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Multiple Chicago Locations
Chicago, IL 60601

Theater & Performing Arts
8/24/2016
The 10th annual Chicago Dancing Festival will bring together leading ballet, modern and contemporary dancers from Chicago and across the country to present the largest dance festival in the nation. Just as the Festival draws from top dance companies across the nation, this year's program will once again be featured ... Read More

Chicago Fire Soccer Club
Toyota Park
Bridgeview, IL 60455

Sports & Recreation
8/24/2016
See the Chicago Fire live at home against the Los Angeles Galaxy August 24 in this Major League Soccer match!

Hours:
  • 7:30 p.m.
Chicago White Sox
U.S. Cellular Field
Chicago, IL 60616

Sports & Recreation
8/24/2016
See the White Sox play the Philadelphia Phillies August 23 & 24 at U.S. Cellular Field!

FirstMerit Bank Pavillion at Northerly Island
1300 S. Linn White Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605

Music & Comedy
8/24/2016
See Counting Crows and Rob Thomas live August 24 at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island!

Hours:
  • 6:45 p.m.
Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
8/24/2016
The decade from the Wall Street Crash of 1929 until the United States’ entry into World War II was perhaps the most diverse and dynamic artistic period for American artists in the whole of the twentieth century. Painters sought styles that spoke to European abstraction, realism, populism, labor, urban ... Read More

Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
8/24/2016
Opening this May, this special exhibit will showcase the amazing world of amphibians - featuring 40 species of salamanders, frogs and rarely-seen caecilians - highlighting their amazing diversity, unique adaptations and the serious challenges they face. Within Amphibians, guests will immerse themselves in the changing lives of salamanders, sirens, ... Read More

Annoyance Theatre & Bar
851 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657

Music & Comedy
8/24/2016
For over 25 years, The Annoyance Theatre has created some of Chicago's finest comedy. Home of the longest running musical Co-ed Prison Sluts, The Annoyance uses improvisation to create new and original plays, musicals, sketch-comedy and more in a vibrant, uncensored atmosphere.

Shoreline Sightseeing Company
Navy Pier
Chicago, IL 60611
312-222-9328

Tours & Attractions
8/24/2016
Offering spectacular views of Chicago's iconic architecture as well as of the the city's fireworks displays, Shoreline Sightseeing's Architecture Fireworks Tours are a memorable and uniquely Chicago experience. These 90-minute tours depart from two convenient locations: Polk Bros. Park at the southwest corner of Navy Pier and from the ... Read More

Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
773-404-7336

Theater & Performing Arts
8/24/2016
Bloodshot makes its U.S. debut at the Greenhouse Theater Center as part of Greenhouse's Solo Celebration series. Starring acclaimed international actor Simon Slater, Bloodshot is a one-man murder mystery following the character Derek Eveleigh, a photographer in 1957 London. The thriller is co-produced by Ingenious Purpose Ltd.

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

Theater & Performing Arts
8/24/2016
Experience a multi-sensory show that fuses theatrical spectacle and original music with comedy, art, vaudeville and science! The thrilling show is loved by all ages and its open run has just been kicked up another notch with new material, playing off technology with tablet computers of their own, "GiPads." ... Read More

Museum of Science and Industry
57th Street and Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60637

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
8/24/2016
This 7,000-square-foot exhibit, developed and created by MSI, will feature a spectacular collection of more than a dozen giant LEGO®-built structures of engineering marvels, including a 60-foot long Golden Gate Bridge, the International Space Station, St. Louis Gateway Arch, Hoover Dam, Roman Coliseum, and more, constructed by LEGO® Certified ... Read More

Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Rd.
Glencoe, IL 60022

Tours & Attractions
8/24/2016
Butterflies & Blooms is a butterfly exhibition where visitors can immerse themselves in a habitat filled with hundreds of live butterflies. This exhibition is filled with species native to South America, Asia, North America, and Africa, as well as those native to Illinois.

Chicago's First Lady Cruises
112 E. Wacker Dr. on Chicago's Riverwalk
Chicago, IL 60601
312-922-3432

Tours & Attractions
8/24/2016
Experience the “top tour in Chicago and one of the top ten tours in the U.S.” according to TripAdvisor users. The Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise is a must for out-of-towners. CAF-certified volunteer tour guides — called docents — interpret more than 50 buildings along the Chicago River. You’ll ... Read More

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Theater & Performing Arts
8/24/2016
The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events' Theater and Dance Residencies give emerging and established performing artists the opportunity to test-drive new work in a public setting. Each residency is tailored to the needs of the artist or company and their project and takes place in the ... Read More

Multiple Chicago Locations
Chicago, IL

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
8/24/2016
Across Chicago at locations downtown and throughout the city's neighborhoods, the markets managed by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) sell fresh fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers, as well as other prepared food items.  Photo credit: City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Read More

Wheel Fun Rentals
305 E. Riverwalk
Chicago, IL 60611
773-458-0868

Tours & Attractions, Sports & Recreation
8/24/2016
Sightsee while cycling on this unique guided bike tour of Chicago! Wheel Fun Rental’s professional guides will immerse you with an insider’s look into the Windy City's historical landmarks and beautiful waterfront. Their tour groups assure an intimate experience while you pedal your way along the shores of Lake ... Read More

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
312-744-6630

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
8/24/2016
This ongoing exhibition presented by the Commission on Chicago Landmarks features 72 black and white photographs of 24 landmarks and historic districts by Richard Nickel, Barbara Crane, Bob Thall, and Stephen Beal.

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
8/24/2016
Square dancing is alive and well in Chicagoland. Visit squaredancechicago.com to find out about upcoming dances, square dancing tips, lessons, news, and more!

The Field Museum
1400 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
8/24/2016
Stand among larger-than-life soldiers in The Field Museum's newest exhibition, China's First Emperor and His Terracotta Warriors. Tasked to guard Qin Shihuangdi's tomb for eternity, archers, infantrymen, and armored officers hold watch over a striking underground model of China's first empire. Explore the life of the ruler who vanquished ... Read More

National Museum of Mexican Art
1852 W. 19th St.
Chicago, IL 60608

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
8/24/2016
The work of Dan Ramirez (b. 1941, Chicago) explores the unknown, the spiritual and the beautiful, in an intellectual, philosophical and poetic manner. The Minimalist Movement and Geometric Abstraction were his points of departure. The works of art in this exhibition were created in a twenty-eight year period and ... Read More

Special Collections Research Center, The University of Chicago Library
1100 E. 57th St.
Chicago, IL 60637

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
8/24/2016
Cyrus Baldridge was an artist, illustrator and author whose travels took him across Africa, Europe, Asia and the Far East. His prodigious artistic talents and education at the University of Chicago (PhB 1911), combined with a humanistic political awareness, led to the publication of several lavishly illustrated books focusing ... Read More

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Music & Comedy
8/24/2016
Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts features solo and ensemble performances of classical music that showcase emerging performers. Held year round in Preston Bradley Hall.

Water Tower Place
835 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
8/24/2016
See the DaVinci Machines Exhibition at Water Tower Place through December 31, 2016. The exhibit displays hand-crafted inventions built from Leonardo’s 500 year old designs brought to life the creations by the brilliant scientist, inventor and artist Leonardo DaVinci as well as his Masterpieces digitally remastered for an up ... Read More

Adler Planetarium
1300 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
8/24/2016
Destination Solar System is a live show that takes adventurous space explorers on an immersive tour of the Solar System. Set in the future, Destination Solar System flies audiences from one end of the Solar System to the other in under 30 minutes! From sizzling solar flares on the ... Read More

DuSable Museum of African American History
740 E. 56th Pl.
Chicago, IL 60637

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
8/24/2016
Drapetomanía is a tribute to Grupo Antillano (1978-1983), a suppressed visual arts and cultural movement that privileged the importance of African and Afro-Caribbean influences in the formation of the Cuban nation. Grupo Antillano valiantly proclaimed the centrality of African practices in national culture and saw their work as part ... Read More

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