Called the "world's reigning male chorus" by The New Yorker, the Grammy Award-winning voal ensemble Chanticleer shares a program of familiar and new seasonal pieces in a cappella arrangements. This show is part of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's holiday season.
The Harris Theater for Music and Dance, in association with Lyric Unlimited, presents the return of Beyond the Aria - the highly acclaimed performance series produced by the Harris Theater which pairs internationally celebrated opera singers of Lyric's main-stage alongside rising stars from The Patrick G. and Shirley W. ... Read More
See The English Beat live December 1 and 2 at the intimate settings of City Winery! City Winery features performances almost every night of the week! Click here for a complete schedule. Photos courtesy of City Winery Chicago. Credit: Eugenio Iglesias.
Broadway In Chicago and Emerald City Theatre present A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles M. Schulz. Tis the season to celebrate everyone's favorite Peanuts pals as they dig past the commercialized gimmicks of presents and decorations to rediscover the true meaning of Christmas. Through a pageant and a spindly ... Read More
More than 1.2 million theatergoers have attended "the crown jewel of the holiday season" (Daily Herald) since the Goodman established it as an annual offering in 1978 - a time when only a handful of US theaters mounted the production. Dickens' holiday classic is the iconic tale of greedy ... Read More
Back by popular demand, Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents the highly anticipated return of the cheeky holiday classic - A Q Brothers' Christmas Carol, developed by hip-hop sensations the Q Brothers and CST Creative Producer Rick Boynton. This feisty reinterpretation of the perennial holiday favorite by Charles Dickens enjoyed ... 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 Tony Award-winning hit Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will play Chicago's Oriental Theatre. Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her ... Read More
The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presents Ania Jaworska's first solo show, which runs concurrently with the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial. A trained architect and designer with an imaginative style, Jaworska uses humor and irony to consider the history of architecture and its impact on society through prints, drawings, ... Read More
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
Through its constellation of exhibitions, full-scale installations, and program of events, the Chicago Architecture Biennial will invite the public to engage with and think about architecture in new and unexpected ways, and to take part in a global discussion on the future of the field. The title of the 2015 ... Read More
This exhibit will feature the winning entry of an international Lakefront Kiosk Competition plus work by architecture students at the Illinois Institute of Technology, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago. For additional information, visit chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org. The exhibit will be located ... 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.
See the Chicago Symphony Orchestra practically any night of the week! Their 2015/16 season schedule is packed with shows, mixing classic and more contemporary works by various composers. Click here for a complete schedule and to purchase tickets. Fun fact: CSO is celebrating 125 years in its 2015/16 season! ... Read More
Chicago's rich culture and history come alive through Chicago Trolley's Neighborhood Routes touring from Wrigleyville to Hyde Park and everywhere in between. Wrigley Field Route Traveling to the Northside of Chicago, the Wrigley Field Route makes its first stop at one of the oldest zoos in America, Lincoln Park ... Read More
One of the most timeless Christmas celebrations takes place within the quaint Main Market Square of Nuremberg, Germany. The Christmas Market is a lively and bustling village of stalls in which more than two million come to enjoy the holiday spirit. Thanks to Chicago's international communities, you can enjoy ... Read More
Enjoy a one-of-a-kind seasonal celebration by joining the Museum of Science and Industry for Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light, a Chicago tradition which began in 1942 with a single tree dedicated to the Allies of World War II. MSI's 45-foot Grand Tree, complete with a theme ... Read More
Graffiti from the streets of Chicago pours into Hyde Park Art Center's exhibit Creatures from the Concrete, a 90-foot assemblage of graffiti, stencil and wheat-paste collage. With a focus on their inspirations and social justice issues, seven women working in graffiti and street art come together to display their ... Read More
Errol Ortiz (b. 1941) is a Chicago native and former student at the School of the Art Institute in the early 1960s. Participating with the Chicago Imagists group, Ortiz continues to be an integral member in this city's art scene. His iconic puzzle-like paintings are influenced by mass media ... Read More