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Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
9/17/2014
A new series from Chicago Loop Alliance, ACTIVATE is part spectacle, part happy hour hangout. Combining the talents of Chicago's most creative minds, the events will feature art, live music and more in unique urban settings. No two alleys will be the same, so stay tuned for all the ... Read More

Chicago Cubs
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL 60613

Sports & Recreation
9/17/2014
See the Chicago Cubs play against the Cincinnati Reds September 15-17 at The Friendly Confines! Celebrate Wrigley Field's 100th Birthday The 2014 season marks Wrigley Field's 100th birthday! The team will celebrate the ballpark's rich century of history during 10 decade-themed homestands complete with historic player uniforms, specialty food ... Read More

The Second City Mainstage
The Second City
1616 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60614

Music & Comedy
9/17/2014
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

Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601

Theater & Performing Arts, Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy, Millennium Park
9/17/2014
The inaugural Fifth Star Awards will honor exemplary Chicago artists and arts institutions at a free public celebration of Chicago's art, architecture, dance, music and theater legacy at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park as well as feature a diverse lineup of performances in tribute to the honorees. ... Read More

Hours:
  • 7 p.m.
Multiple Chicago Locations
Chicago, IL

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
9/17/2014
View downtown Chicago in a whole new way during this ten-day, contemporary architecture and art event exploring the latest in design and technology through large-scale structures and media installations. LEVEL 2014 is the second installment of this annual event, and will feature: 11+ original architecture, art and technology installations ... Read More

The Harris Theater for Music and Dance
205 E. Randolph Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601

Theater & Performing Arts
9/17/2014
Chicago Opera Theater (COT) presents Macbeth, a bone-chilling thriller. Macbeth, incited by witches' prophecies and the promptings of his manipulating wife, sells his soul to be king. Once a great man, he trades honor for power. This production is sung in English. Fun fact: Macbeth features the collective talents of ... Read More

Multiple Chicago Locations
Chicago, IL

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy
9/17/2014
Hear traditional and contemporary music from diverse cultures by acclaimed musicians from around the world during the 16th Annual World Music Festival Chicago. The 11-day, 20-venue festival features 62 artists and groups representing 33 countries from around the world. This year's striking lineup includes a four night concert series ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/17/2014
With a twist toward the absurd and theatrical, Patricia Rieger isolates characters and spaces to suggest drama while maintaining ambiguity in All The Names: Patricia Rieger. Rieger creates images in sculpture and paintings with situations of seeming opposition: quiet and movement, private and public, ordinary and extraordinary, spiritual and ... Read More

American Junkie
15 W. Illinois St.
Chicago, IL 60611

Music & Comedy
9/17/2014
American Junkie's second level will come to life as the stage ignites every Wednesday to include some of the country's most sought-after performers along with up-and-coming artists. Live sets from bands spanning across genres from pop to punk, rock and country will be knocking the retractable roof off! Whether ... Read More

Hours:
  • 6 - 9 p.m.
The Second City e.t.c.
The Second City
1616 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60614

Music & Comedy
9/17/2014
In the world of high stakes, we become a more heightened version of ourselves, which can sometimes resemble more simian behavior than human. From unitard sporting performance artists, an intimate encounter with robot culture and the primal effects of downsizing, Apes of Wrath embraces the dark and light sides ... Read More

The Mercury Theater
3745 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60613

Theater & Performing Arts
9/17/2014
Mercury Theater Chicago presents Chicago's home-grown version of the hilarious Broadway musical Avenue Q. Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book in 2004, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart. The production will be led by Jeff Award ... Read More

Emil Bach House
7415 N. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60626

Tours & Attractions
9/17/2014
Step inside one of Frank Lloyd Wright's more intimate homes on the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust's new tour of the Emil Bach House in Chicago, meticulously restored to its original 1915 appearance by Harboe Architects. Built for Emil Bach, president of Chicago's Bach Brick Co, the house was executed ... Read More

Expo 72
72 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/17/2014
Sponsored by Dark Horse Wines, the Chicago International Film Festival will host a special exhibit, Because Everybody Loves Movies, an expansive display of posters, images and videos from its venerable five-decade history. Upon entering, visitors will be greeted by the iconic "eyes" logo that has been the Festival's logo ... Read More

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

Theater & Performing Arts
9/17/2014
Experience a multi-sensory show that fuses theatrical spectacle and original music with comedy, art, vaudeville and science! Photo: Ken Howard ©BMP

Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/17/2014
For his exhibit, Cahill presents Snow: USSA 2012: The Wellness Center, the third phase of his project exploring the role institutions play in society. His earlier parts include USSA 2012: The Orphanage Project (2011), where he re-imagined an orphanage and a gift shop, USSA 2012: The People's Palace's Gift ... Read More

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Dr.
Skokie, IL 60077

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/17/2014
In the early years of World War II, Charlotte Salomon - a 23-year-old Jewish artist from Berlin - fled to the south of France where she shut herself into a hotel room and spent two years feverishly painting the history of her life. She called it Life? or Theater?: ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/17/2014
CHGO DSGN: Recent Object and Graphic Design. Curated by Rick Valicenti. is a major exhibition of recent object and graphic design by 100+ of the city's leading designers. Chicago has long been regarded as an international center for design, and this retrospective celebrates the region's creative and innovative spirit. ... Read More

Multiple Chicago Locations
Chicago, IL

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
9/17/2014
Our city's neighborhoods host annual farmers markets May to October! With each location offering various fruits, vegetables, plants, flowers and more, there's a market for everyone to enjoy. Check the Seasonality Chart to see when your favorite produce is available! Community Markets New for 2014, some markets will become ... Read More

Spirit of Chicago
Navy Pier
Chicago, IL 60611

Tours & Attractions
9/17/2014
This two-hour cruise along Chicago's magnificent lakefront features exciting views of Chicago's most famous architecture and landmarks. It's the perfect for an afternoon getaway, a birthday, office party, entertaining out-of-town guests, you name it. As you cruise and delight in their celebrity-designed buffet, sit-back and learn about Chicago's history ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/17/2014
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.

Chicago Architecture Foundation
224 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/17/2014
Did you know data has become a 21st century design material? Architects, planners, engineers and citizens increasingly use data to understand urban issues and spark design innovation. This explosion of digital information, known as "Big Data," encompasses everything from data collected by environmental sensors to messages on social media. ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/17/2014
Throughout its history the city of Chicago has inspired myriad urban and architectural innovations, many of which have had far-reaching influence. The collection of the Art Institute's Department of Architecture has extensive holdings on work within the region of Chicago, representing the important innovations, theoretical approaches, and architectural movements ... Read More

Chicago Trolley and Double Decker Co.
Water Tower Pumping Station
Chicago, IL 60611

Tours & Attractions
9/17/2014
The City Lights Night Tour allows passengers to view the city at night in all of its lit up glory. Highlights will include the John Hancock Building, Millennium Park, Navy Pier and the Magnificent Mile.

Loyola University Museum of Art
820 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
312-915-7600

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/17/2014
Using art, historical maps, broadsheets, books, liturgical objects, and textiles, Crossings and Dwellings: Restored Jesuits, Women Religious, American Experience, 1814-2014 tells the story of 19th-century European Jesuits and women religious who arrived on the country's expanding western frontier to serve both indigenous and immigrant populations. This exhibition includes liturgical ... Read More

Lookingglass Theatre Company
821 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

Theater & Performing Arts
9/17/2014
Lookingglass Theatre Company presents the Chicago Premiere of Death Tax. How much would you pay to stay alive? As her health deteriorates, Maxine is convinced her daughter is paying Nurse Tina to "nudge" her into the grave before the new estate tax become law. So Maxine proposes a deal of ... Read More

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