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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
11/20/2014
Explore Adler Planetarium after hours during this 21+ event. On the third Thursday of each month, Adler becomes a playground for adults as they explore various exhibitions, peek through the Doane Observatory telescope or participate in a demonstration. It's great for groups or an adventerous date with your significant ... Read More

Hours:
  • 6:30 - 10:30 p.m.
Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625

Music & Comedy
11/20/2014
The National Museum of Mexican Art and the Old Town School of Folk Music welcome the Ballet Folklórico y Grupo de Tamborileros de la UJAT to Chicago. This group from Tabasco, Mexico, preserves the pre-hispanic musical roots of their region teaching basic drum and flute music and dance.

Kendall College
900 N. North Branch St.
Chicago, IL 60642

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
11/20/2014
Experience delicious food and great films all wrapped up in one! With a different theme each night, this festival will please all five senses. Wednesday: Opening Night A screening of director Matt Reynold's The Great Chicken Wing Hunt, the full-length documentary about Buffalo Wings and the band of misfits ... Read More

The Chicago Theatre
175 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60601

Theater & Performing Arts
11/20/2014
The classic Christmas story by Dr. Seuss springs to life on stage bringing the spirit of the holiday season to children and adults alike. The limited engagement of Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical has been called "100 times better than any bedside story" by The ... Read More

Zanies Comedy Club
1548 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60610

Music & Comedy
11/20/2014
See comedian Gilbert Gottfried live November 20 at Zanies Comedy Club! Photo courtesy of Zanies Comedy Club

Alhambra Palace
1240 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
11/20/2014
While kids play dress-up, the rest play chic. For the third year, the runway will become the funway at the annual playCHIC fashion show. This one-of-a-kind fashion event pairs top toy and game developers with visionary fashion designers to fabricate unique haute couture looks. The 2014 playCHIC show will ... Read More

Hours:
  • 7 p.m.
United Center
1901 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60612

Theater & Performing Arts
11/20/2014
See Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Legends live November 19-30 at the United Center! Photo credit: Adam Alexander Photography

Multiple Chicago Locations
Chicago, IL

Theater & Performing Arts
11/20/2014
Now in its second year, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events' month-long series celebrating contemporary dance is back. SpinOff 2014 will feature a series of work by emerging and mid-career Midwest-based choreographers and dance companies. SpinOff will feature dance presentations from Darrell Jones, Elements Contemporary Ballet, ... Read More

UP Comedy Club
230 W. N. Ave., 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60614

Music & Comedy
11/20/2014
See comedian Todd Glass live November 20-22 at UP Comedy Club! He has appeared on numerous television series including Last Comic Standing, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Louie, and many more. Photo courtesy of UP Comedy Club 

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
11/20/2014
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

Ukrainian National Museum
2249 W. Superior St.
Chicago, IL 60612

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
11/20/2014
With participation from the Ukrainian Community A Century of Embroidered Fashion will feature, in addition to those items in the museum's permanent collection, party dresses embroidered in the 40's and 50's, wedding and graduation dresses embroidered with 60's and 70's as well as accessories and jewelry. Incorporating a traditional ... Read More

Goodman Theatre
170 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60601
312-443-3800

Theater & Performing Arts
11/20/2014
The Goodman's 37th annual production of A Christmas Carol, adapted from Charles Dickens' classic 1843 novella, is the unforgettable tale of miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, a wealthy business man with a disdain for holiday cheer in Victorian London. One Christmas, Scrooge is visited by four ghosts who take him on ... Read More

Chicago Shakespeare Theater
800 E. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
312-595-5600

Theater & Performing Arts
11/20/2014
A hip-hop holiday treat set to a bangin' beat! CST and Chicago hip-hop sensation the Q Brothers - creators of Othello: The Remix and Funk It Up About Nothin' - have toured around the world, playing to sold-out houses in Edinburgh, Germany, South Korea, Australia and London. Now the ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
11/20/2014
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

Cadillac Palace Theatre
151 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Theater & Performing Arts
11/20/2014
Leapin' Lizards! The world's best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin, this production of Annie will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original. Featuring book and score by Tony Award®-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie includes such ... Read More

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

Music & Comedy
11/20/2014
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 Gift Theatre
4802 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60630

Theater & Performing Arts
11/20/2014
The Gift Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of Bethany. Caught in the middle of the Great Recession, cash-strapped Crystal navigates the worlds of motivational speaking, survivalism and a Saturn dealership to make a home in this shocking drama.

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

Theater & Performing Arts
11/20/2014
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
11/20/2014
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

Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago
5550 S. Greenwood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
773-702-0200

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
11/20/2014
The immersive exhibition Carved, Cast, Crumpled investigates the essential qualities of three-dimensional art across historical and cultural contexts, and questions what it means to be in the presence of an object. Comprised of sculptural works and a handful of related drawings by sculptors, it will showcase a foundational component ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
11/20/2014
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 History Museum
1601 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
11/20/2014
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
11/20/2014
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

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
11/20/2014
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
11/20/2014
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

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