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Robie House
5757 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637

Tours & Attractions
4/18/2014
Every Friday evening in April, the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust will a festive, casual gathering with live music, refreshments and light hors d'oeuvres. The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed residence is located in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood. During the evening, guests will have the chance to explore Frank Lloyd Wright's quintessential ... Read More

House of Blues
329 N. Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60654

Music & Comedy
4/18/2014
See Chevelle live with special guests Middle Class Rut and Nothing More April 17-18 at House of Blues! Photo courtesy of House of Blues Chicago

Hours:
  • 8 p.m.
Chicago Cubs
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL 60613

Sports & Recreation
4/18/2014
See the Chicago Cubs play against the Cincinnati Reds April 18-20 at the Friendly Confines!

Multiple Chicago Locations
Chicago
IL

Theater & Performing Arts
4/18/2014
Celebrate our city's dance scene during Chicago Dance Month! This second annual month-long event includes dance performances, master classes and more. Thematically, Chicago Dance Month 2014 connects many of these events through the rubric of "Open Doors, Open Spaces," a construct that illuminates Chicago's rich dance tapestry, while simultaneously ... Read More

PianoForte Studios
1335 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60619

Music & Comedy
4/18/2014
See Cole DeGenova perform live April 18 at PianoForte Studios!

Hours:
  • 7:30 p.m.
The Second City Mainstage
The Second City
1616 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60614

Music & Comedy
4/18/2014
Ever wonder what people are really thinking? Maybe its positive and sweet. Maybe its weird and dirty. From musical orgies, blind dates and the innocent beginning of an international email scam, Depraved New World takes you on a wild ride to see what's happening behind the eyes of the ... Read More

Aragon Ballroom
1106 W. Lawrence Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640

Music & Comedy
4/18/2014
See Excision live with special guests Dirty Phonics and Ill Gates April 18 at the Aragon Ballroom! Photo credit: Azadeh Khastoo 

Hours:
  • 7:30 p.m.
Subterranean
2011 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647

Music & Comedy
4/18/2014
Chicago is home to some of the best Funk bands in the country. It's time to celebrate. There will be funk. There will be soul. There will be dancing. Celebrate two nights of Funk in Chicago April 18-19 at Subterranean! The Lineup - Friday bq Swamp Heat New Sound ... Read More

Metro
3730 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60613

Music & Comedy
4/18/2014
See G. Love and Special Sauce live with special guest Ethan Tucker at Metro! Photo credit: Metro/Smart Bar

Hours:
  • 8:30 p.m.
Rosemont Theatre
5400 N. River Rd.
Rosemont, IL 60018

Music & Comedy
4/18/2014
See Il Divo - A Musical Affair - The Greatest Songs of Broadway Live April 18 at Rosemont Theatre!

Hours:
  • 8 p.m.
Red Line Tap
7006 N. Glenwood
Chicago, IL 60626

Music & Comedy
4/18/2014
Fans from around the Chicago area, the country and the world will converge on Chicago this spring as International Pop Overthrow explodes into its 13th year in the Windy City! IPO Chicago will feature more than 70 of the best pop artists from the Chicago area and around the ... Read More

City Winery
1200 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607

Music & Comedy
4/18/2014
See Johnny Clegg live April 18 at City Winery! He'll be joined by special guest Jesse Clegg for his 10 p.m. performance. City Winery features musical performances almost every night of the week! Click here for a complete schedule.  Photo courtesy of City Winery

Hours:
  • 7:30 & 10 p.m.
Symphony Center
220 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604

Music & Comedy
4/18/2014
Renowned soul and gospel singer Mavis Staples performs at Symphony Center for the first time since her critically-acclaimed 2011 Grammy® Award-winning album You Are Not Alone, which was followed up by One True Vine in June 2013. Protean jazz violinist and MacArthur "genius grant" recipient Regina Carter opens with ... Read More

Hours:
  • 8 p.m.
The Chicago Theatre
175 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60601

Music & Comedy
4/18/2014
See The National live with special guest Daughter April 15-18 at The Chicago Theatre!

Hours:
  • 7:30 p.m.
The Riviera Theatre
4746 N. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640

Music & Comedy
4/18/2014
See twenty one pilots live with special guests NONONO and Hunter Hunted April 18 at The Riviera! Photo Credit: Azadeh Khastoo  

Hours:
  • 7:30 p.m.
The Second City e.t.c.
The Second City
1616 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60614

Music & Comedy
4/18/2014
The Second City e.t.c. presents their 37th Revue, A Clown Car Named Desire. Join the limber and handsome cast of this sketch comedy show for a spectacular night of illusion featuring brave, multitasking mothers expressing themselves; hyper hipsters competing for the ultimate in cool; and long term monogamous couples ... Read More

Victory Gardens Theater
2433 N. Lincoln Ave. - Biograph Theater
Chicago, IL 60614

Theater & Performing Arts
4/18/2014
Teatro Vista presents Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge. It follows the cataclysmic downfall of Eddie Carbone, who spends his days as a hardworking longshoreman and his nights at home with his wife, Beatrice, and niece, Catherine. But the routine of his life is interrupted when Beatrice's cousins, ... Read More

The Silver Room
1442 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
4/18/2014
The Silver Room announces the exhibition of Natasha Kohli's latest work entitled Abstracted. In this unique showcase, Kohli's work remains timely, accessible and beautiful. A Chicago native, Kohli began painting iconic images of the city for local businesses and restaurants at the age of eighteen. Her inquiry into the ... Read More

Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
4/18/2014
This focused exhibition threads together eight works that visually register the sweeping economic, material, social, and political changes that took place across the African continent during the early to mid-20th century. As artworks of the modern age, these objects each tell an individual story of local tradition and artistic ... Read More

Perspective Gallery
1310-1/2B Chicago Ave
Evanston, IL 60201

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
4/18/2014
In this series, Suzanne Metzel set out to capture the juxtaposition of the natural versus the mechanical with images of random construction materials hoisted by large cranes against the a backdrop of sky and clouds. Eventually she became stuck on the notion of "backdrop" and began to construct alternative ... Read More

Pritzker Military Library
104 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
4/18/2014
Drawn exclusively from the Pritzker Military Library's extensive collections of posters and other printed material, the six-part, 27-image exhibition tells the story of the role that art and artists played in persuading everyone in America, not only the men in uniform, to join the fight for victory during World ... Read More

Packer Schopf Gallery
942 W. Lake St.
Chicago, IL 60607

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
4/18/2014
Adcock takes a minimalistic route with Trompe l'oeil painting leading to frameless paintings of building materials. The paintings resemble common flat surfaces that accumulate indexical information from hours or years of labor, use and reuse. The illusionistic quality allows the paintings to be viewed as minimalist sculptures, which enables ... Read More

The pH Comedy Theater
1515 W. Berwyn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640

Music & Comedy
4/18/2014
pH is starting your weekend off with some Bad Advice. Four players take your suggestion and spin it into three acts full of memorable characters, madcap situations and unbelievably horrible advice. At the end of each act, one of the characters from the show will offer you their unique ... Read More

Blue Man Group
3133 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60657

Theater & Performing Arts
4/18/2014
Experience a multi-sensory show that fuses theatrical spectacle and original music with comedy, art, vaudeville and science! Photo: Ken Howard ©BMP

Silk Road Rising, Pierce Hall at the Chicago Temple Building
77 W. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Theater & Performing Arts, Music & Comedy
4/18/2014
About Face Theatre and Silk Road Rising present the Chicago premiere of Brahman/i: A One-Hijra Stand Up Comedy Show. In this provocative play masquerading as a stand-up comedy routine, an Indian intersex person, or "hijra," explores history, mythology, gender roles... and high school. Brahman/i - funny, cynical, inventive and ... Read More

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