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Events Calendar for the week of 3/29 to 4/04

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Symphony Center
220 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604

Music & Comedy
3/29/2015
In the summer of 1883, vacationing in the ancient German spa town of Wiesbaden, Brahms celebrated his recent 50th birthday by composing one of his mellowest and most open-hearted orchestral works. When he showed the score to his lifelong friend Clara Schumann, she exclaimed: "One beat of the heart, ... Read More

Multiple Chicago Locations
Chicago
IL

Theater & Performing Arts
3/29/2015
Celebrate our city's dance scene during the third annual Chicago Dance Month! Chicago Dance Month seeks to highlight the breadth, variety and artistic richness of the Chicago dance community by promoting a wealth of dance performances, classes, educational opportunities, open rehearsals and other events, many for free or offered ... Read More

Chicago Fire Soccer Club
Toyota Park
Bridgeview, IL 60455

Sports & Recreation
3/29/2015
See the Chicago Fire live at home against the Philadelphia Union March 29 in this Major League Soccer match!

Hours:
  • 4 p.m.
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Dr.
Skokie, IL 60077

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
3/29/2015
The action-filled feature based on the true story of the Bielski brothers - whose partisan unit sheltered Jewish families and fought the Nazis - is followed by a post-screening discussion with Featured speaker: Laurie Hasten, whose grandmother was saved by the Bielskis.  

Hours:
  • 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Cadillac Palace Theatre
151 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Theater & Performing Arts
3/29/2015
Disney's Beauty and the Beast is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be ... Read More

Lyric Opera of Chicago
20 N. Wacker Dr., Ste. 860
Chicago, IL 60606

Theater & Performing Arts
3/29/2015
Don't miss the world premiere of a new mariachi opera Lyric took Chicago by storm with its first mariachi opera, Cruzar la Cara de la Luna, in 2013. Now hear a world premiere from the same dynamic team of Pepe Martínez and Leonard Foglia: El Pasado Nunca se Termina. ... Read More

Crystal Gardens at Navy Pier
Navy Pier
600 E. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
3/29/2015
Celebrate our city's rich diversity with this annual cultural tribute, featuring a lively afternoon of folk music, traditional dance, cuisine, crafts and much more from various ethnic Chicago communities each week. Event Schedule* February 8: Celebrate Italy February 15: Celebrate Amazing India February 22: Celebrate Africa and Navy Pier ... Read More

Randolph Street Market Festival
1340 W. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60610
312-666-1200

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
3/29/2015
This European-style market offers shopping options indoors and outside! Located in our city's West Loop neighborhood, this monthly market features 200 select purveyors of high quality and wonderfully priced items like furnishings, vintage clothing, jewelry, collectibles and more. Fun Features Complimentary Furniture Delivery (within downtown Chicago) Shopping Refund Vouchers ... Read More

Hours:
  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

Theater & Performing Arts
3/29/2015
Choreographer Carrie Hanson's new multidisciplinary dance work explores the nature of political power and its relationship to social action and change. The piece draws upon the figure of President Lyndon B. Johnson as a lens onto a broader inquiry about power and its meaning throughout history. In Power Goes, ... Read More

Stage 773
1225 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657

Theater & Performing Arts
3/29/2015
Chicago Tap Theatre is excited to premiere their newest original story show, TightWire, for Chicago audiences of all ages! CTT has gained notoriety for their annual story show, wherein they tell a story using tap dance and live music (not to mention Poetry Slam creator Marc Smith narrating) to ... Read More

Timeline Theatre Company
615 W. Wellington Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657

Theater & Performing Arts
3/29/2015
Tony Award winner Richard Nelson's widely celebrated series of four The Apple Family Plays explores politics, change, and family dynamics. Set on dates of historic significance between 2010 and 2013, the plays have been heralded by The New York Times as "a rare and radiant mirror on the way ... Read More

National Veterans Art Museum
4041 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60641

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
3/29/2015
100 Faces of War Experience: Portraits and Words of Americans Who Served in Iraq and Afghanistan is timed to coincide with the official end of war in Afghanistan and it is meant to be a place of open contemplation upon the American experience of these wars. These portraits represent ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
3/29/2015
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

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
3/29/2015
In this new installation situated in all three Michigan Avenue Galleries, Alison Ruttan presents her earlier photographic and video project, based on Jane Goodall's disturbing study of Chimpanzee behavior along with a new series of ceramic maquettes based on photographic documentation of recent global conflict. This exhibit is located ... Read More

Steppenwolf Garage
Steppenwolf Theatre Company
1650 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614

Theater & Performing Arts
3/29/2015
Pride Films and Plays presents Angry Fags. Topher Payne's comedy illustrates what happens when activism gets angry. Cooper and Bennett are men who feel helpless when their friend is the victim of an assault at a bar. Then, they feel something new: pure, unfiltered rage. Cooper presents the argument ... Read More

Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater
2433 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614

Theater & Performing Arts
3/29/2015
Sideshow Theatre Company presents Antigonick. Ancient Greece looks suspiciously similar to the present day in the hands of world-renowned poet and MacArthur Genius Anne Carson (The Autobiography of Red). Antigone has lost two brothers but by law can only bury one. She takes a stand for her beliefs, pitting morality ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
3/29/2015
Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist celebrates twentieth-century American artist Archibald J. Motley, Jr. (1891-1981) and reveals his continued impact on art history. This survey of paintings chronicles the African-American Jazz Age experience, including life in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood. This exhibit is located in Sidney R. Yates Gallery, 4th Floor ... Read More

The Den Theatre
1333 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

Theater & Performing Arts
3/29/2015
Griffin Theatre Company presents Lanford Wilson's acclaimed drama Balm In Gilead, featuring an ensemble cast of 27 actors and musicians. Enter the world of Frank's café, an all-night coffee shop on Manhattan's Upper West Side frequented by a makeshift community of dealers, junkies, hustlers, prostitutes, dreamers and runaways. Balm ... Read More

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

Theater & Performing Arts
3/29/2015
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
3/29/2015
This exhibition explores identity, gender, and doubling in contemporary art, focusing on artists who use and depict the human body as a site for transformation. Body Doubles complements David Bowie Is, grounding Bowie's gender play, musical performance, and use of his body within the context of contemporary art practice. ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
3/29/2015
Burnishing the Night: Baroque to Contemporary Mezzotints from the Collection brings together mezzotint prints, books with mezzotint illustrations, and other works on paper from the permanent collection that span the medium's predominantly Northern European origins through its worldwide use in the 20th century. Several works in the show are by ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
3/29/2015
Since childhood, Carmen Parra was exposed to both colonial and Mesoamerican art, which made a lifelong impression on her. She studied art in Mexico, Italy and England. She has done set design for several plays, and has illustrated a variety of publications. Carmen Parra investigates, examines, creates and re-creates ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
3/29/2015
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 History Museum
1601 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
3/29/2015
Featuring more than twenty ensembles from the Museum's permanent collection, Chicago Styled explores the development of North Michigan Avenue into one of the country's most recognized and renowned destinations for upscale retail. Set against a shifting cityscape, the clothing tells the story of the growth of this landmark district, ... Read More

Symphony Center
220 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604

Music & Comedy
3/29/2015
See the Chicago Symphony Orchestra practically any night of the week! Their 2014/15 schedule is packed with shows, mixing classic and more contemporary works by various composers. Click here for a complete schedule and to purchase tickets. Other Programs The Symphony Center also features a variety of events and ... Read More

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