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Events Calendar for the week of 7/30 to 8/05

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Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Rd
Highland Park, IL 60035

Music & Comedy
7/30/2014
See Bebel Gilberto and Chucho Valdés live July 30 at Ravinia! We recommend you pack a picnic and bring a blanket or outdoor chairs to enjoy the concert. Photo credit: Ravinia Festival 

Hours:
  • 8 p.m.
Chicago Cubs
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL 60613

Sports & Recreation
7/30/2014
See the Chicago Cubs play against the Colorado Rockies July 28-31 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

Chicago Fire Soccer Club
Toyota Park
Bridgeview, IL 60455

Sports & Recreation
7/30/2014
See the Chicago Fire live at home against the Vancouver Whitecaps FC in this Major League Soccer match!

Hours:
  • 7:30 p.m.
The Second City Mainstage
The Second City
1616 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60614

Music & Comedy
7/30/2014
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

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

Theater & Performing Arts
7/30/2014
Shakespeare's Globe embarks on a two-year, international tour, travelling to 205 countries around the globe with its production of Hamlet including only two U.S. engagements: Chicago Shakespeare and Washington, D.C.'s Folger Theatre. The production touches down in Chicago with a fresh version of Shakespeare's classic tragedy of deferred revenge ... Read More

House of Blues
329 N. Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60654

Music & Comedy
7/30/2014
See Interpol with special guest Strand of Oaks live July 30 at House of Blues! This is an Official Lollapalooza Aftershow. Photo courtesy of House of Blues Chicago

Hours:
  • 9 p.m.
Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Music & Comedy
7/30/2014
Have a mid-week celebration filled with fireworks, live music and cocktails! Every Wednesday starting June 25, the Shedd Aquarium will play host to its annual summer concert series, Jazzin' at the Shedd, now celebrating its 20th anniversary. Dance to the sounds of our city's finest musicians and voalists, enjoy ... Read More

Links Hall
3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618

Theater & Performing Arts, Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
7/30/2014
Physical is a nine day festival celebrating contemporary physical theater. Offering a series of films, performances and workshops, Physical intends to bring Chicago-based performers and audiences together with physical theater practitioners from across the U.S. and create a platform for national and Chicago based performers to build their relationships ... Read More

Multiple Chicago Locations
Chicago, IL

Theater & Performing Arts, Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
7/30/2014
Highlighting the depth and breadth of Chicago, national and international tap artistry, Chicago Human Rhythm Project, the nation's premier presenter of American tap dance and contemporary percussive arts, presents Rhythm World, the oldest and most comprehensive festival of American tap and contemporary percussive arts in the world. Rhythm World ... Read More

Washington Park Refectory
5531 S. Russell Dr.
Chicago, IL 60637

Theater & Performing Arts
7/30/2014
Jeff award-winning Theater on the Lake celebrates 62 years in 2014, showcasing our city's rich off-Loop theater community. While renovation is underway to convert the historic Theater on the Lake building from a summer-only programming site to a year-round program and event facility, they'll be taking the shows on ... Read More

Lincoln Park Zoo
Cannon Drive at Fullerton Parkway
Chicago, IL 60614

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
7/30/2014
Calling all foodies, wine lovers, and gardeners! Enjoy live music, upscale bites and delicious wines while soaking up the zoo's lush landscapes along the verdant shore of the Swan Pond. This special event celebrates and supports the spectacular gardens of Lincoln Park Zoo. Photos courtesy of Lincoln Park Zoo Read More

Hours:
  • 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
7/30/2014
Shane Huffman is swimming to the Moon. If ignorance of the laws of nature is the basis of superstition, there's an element of deliberate superstition in Huffman's willful revision of cosmic order. Huffman reinvests interplanetary space, drained of mystery by the imposed order of cosmological description, with something "extra ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
7/30/2014
From studio critique, a mode of conversation about art works, Adelheid Mers has evolved a generative, productive method of talking about other issues as well, by diagramming them onto her Fractal 3-Line Matrix. In this exhibit, Adelheid Mers: Enter the Matrix, she presents diagrams of conversations with artists about ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
7/30/2014
In AGAIN GONE ~ Miller & Shellabarger, Miller & Shellabarger use gunpowder and black oil sunflower seeds to outline their bodies and hands. Both materials hold immense amounts of energy, even when distilled into diminutive containers, and are utilized for their rich metaphorical connotation. One is used to feed ... Read More

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

Music & Comedy
7/30/2014
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
7/30/2014
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

Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell Ave.
Chicago, IL 60615

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
7/30/2014
Hyde Park Art Center presents Facetime, an exhibit showcasing work from area high school students as the culmination of this year's ArtShop program. ArtShop invests in teens particularly talented and interested in the visual arts by providing hands-on training, guidance in developing a portfolio, mentorship from a working artist, ... Read More

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

Theater & Performing Arts
7/30/2014
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
7/30/2014
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

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
7/30/2014
Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints: Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil tells the story of how African, European and indigenous cultural traditions have interacted over a period of more than 500 years to form the distinctive culture of this fascinating area of the largest country in South ... Read More

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

Theater & Performing Arts
7/30/2014
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
7/30/2014
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

Goodman Theatre
170 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60601

Theater & Performing Arts
7/30/2014
An unforgettable musical adventure comes alive in a bountiful new adaptation directed by Chicago's own Rachel Rockwell, hailed as an artist of "astounding and very rare talents" by Chicago Tribune. When American tourists Tommy and Jeff get lost on vacation in Scotland they stumble into Brigadoon, a mythical village ... Read More

Spirit of Chicago
Navy Pier
Chicago, IL 60611

Tours & Attractions
7/30/2014
This two-hour cruise along Chicago's magnificent lakefront is perfect for an afternoon getaway, a birthday, church group, entertaining out-of-town guests, you name it. Enjoy this truly interactive entertainment experience with the Spirit of Chicago Cabaret Show. They will delight you with a broad repertoire - everything from sing-along show ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
7/30/2014
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

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