Bloomingdale's will ring in the Year of the Monkey this Lunar New Year with unique merchandise, special events and cultural presentations from January 15 - March 1, 2016. Shoppers can join in on the celebration and test their luck with the Chinese red envelope tradition from February 11 - ... Read More
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Tours & Attractions
To celebrate Chinese New Year, visit 360 CHICAGO 1,000 feet above The Magnificent Mile. Celebrate the Year of the Monkey with discounted general admission at Chicago's most popular attraction. 360 CHICAGO and its one-of-a-kind attraction, TILT, will bring the spirit of this wonderful celebration to life with spectacular sky-high ... Read More
Be dazzled by lion dancers as they beat their drums to scare away evil spirits and bring good luck for the New Year. Take in the beauty and elegance of traditional Chinese dance and music presented by some of Chicago's finest artists. Celebrating its 32nd year, the Chinese Fine ... Read More
Macy's on State Street will celebrate the Year of the Monkey with a special window display designed by the Chinese Ministry of Culture on the corner of State and Randolph Streets. The Monkey King himself will be depicted wishing people the best in 2016. Stop by to see the ... Read More
Theater & Performing Arts, Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
Ring in the Year of the Monkey with special Lunar New Year events! Starting January 30 through February 14, enjoy special events, exclusive discounts and special offers from many of our stores and restaurants! Lunar New Year Red Envelopes Visit Concierge Services on Level One to receive a traditional ... Read More
Go on a journey of discovery - into a fascinating new world of art! Meet the explorers, artists, and patrons who were part of the cultural convergence in South America during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries as European conventions merged with indigenous traditions. The installation is accompanied by ... Read More
The Chicago History Museum is proud to host an exhibition of images by renowned disability rights photographer Tom Olin. The nineteen framed prints, on loan from the permanent art collection at Access Living, depict the activists who brought about the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act in July 1990. This ... Read More
Alfred Stieglitz (American, 1864-1946) tirelessly promoted photography as a fine art. Through his own photographic work over the course of a half-century, the photographic journals he edited and published, and the New York galleries at which he organized exhibitions of photographs, paintings, and sculpture, Stieglitz showed photography to be ... Read More
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
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.
The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago will kick off its annual Black Creativity program with a Family Day on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day—Monday, January 18, 2016. This annual program brings together students, families, teachers and the public to explore the rich contributions African Americans have made to ... Read More
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.
City Windows: The Chicago/Beijing Panoramic Paper Cuts of Professor Qiao Xiaoguang at The Field Museum will feature the original paper cuts created by Professor Qiao Xiaoguang for the Chicago O'Hare Airport project. The entire work consists of fifteen panels (each is 51 x 24"). One group depicts iconic Chicago ... Read More
It's exactly what you want a Strauss opera to be - deliciously extravagant! Can the elegantly alluring Marschallin find lasting happiness with her lover Octavian, who's half her age? Does the hot-blooded Baron really think his exalted position guarantees that young Sophie will be his wife? All bets are ... Read More
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
This innovative collaboration between the Department of Ancient and Byzantine Art and the Department of Prints and Drawings examines Renaissance and Baroque printmakers' direct responses to Classical antiquity through the figure of Dionysos, the ancient Greek god of wine and theater. Installed in the Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries ... Read More
Echoes of Stone Age Greece invites you into the enormous caverns and secret lakes of Alepotrypa, which serve as a passageway into Neolithic Greece. The bones and artifacts found there are helping scientists solve the riddle of why some human settlements disappear from history, while others flourish to turn ... Read More
Special Collections Research Center, The University of Chicago Library
From the times of Marco Polo to the British Empire to the postcolonial nation, South Asia has been imagined, pictured, explored, and examined. How did explorers, missionaries, colonial officials, and scholars view South Asia? What did South Asian self-representations look like? This exhibition explores the Regenstein Library’s extraordinary resources ... Read More
Explore the most eerie and infamous paranormal happenings throughout Chicago's history. The supernatural repurcussions of tragic events from its past still plague Chicago to this very day. See how Chicago is celebrating Halloween in 2015!
The School of the Art Institute (SAIC) and the Art Institute of Chicago museum have long shared a symbiotic relationship - one institution training artists and the other establishing an encyclopedic collection of works of art for artists and the public alike to study and enjoy. Since the Art ... Read More
Enjoy outdoor ice skating throughout the city this winter! Open skates and exciting events will be available at all outdoor rinks. Many rinks will also provide Learn to Skate programming, as well as Pond Hockey and Rat Hockey. Sled assisted skating, which allows people of all abilities to skate ... Read More