Handel's enduring tribute to music's magical ability to arouse intense emotions, Alexander's Feast is a dramatic, vividly colorful work that moves listeners from heartfelt pity to fiery revenge, and from tender love to transcendent joy. The harp concerto heard at its London premiere rounds out an evening celebrating the ... Read More
Chicago Ideas Week (CIW), hosted by Chicago Ideas, is one of the largest and most affordable ideas festivals in the world that connects attendees to globally recognized speakers and entrepreneurs—including entertainment executive Ariel Emanuel, FIFA World Cup Champion Abby Wambach, Skinnygirl cocktail creator Bethenny Frankel and more. It is ... Read More
Now in its 52nd year, this celebrated festival offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the sights, sounds and experiences of other cultures on the big screen and the chance to hear and maybe even meet some of the artists behind them. One of the Festival's most notable features is ... Read More
When it comes to world-class museums and cultural offerings, Chicago is second to no city. Allow your inner curiosity to roam free during the second annual Chicago Museum Week October 13 - 23. There will be discounted admission, exclusive offers and special programs. This year, Chicago Museum Week will ... Read More
Chili Fest Chicago is a showcase of the city’s finest chili vendors, brought together in an outdoor party setting. Come for the variety of gourmet chili… and stay for the sounds and views of the weekend’s best football games. The Sampling & Drink Packages are an ideal fit for ... Read More
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Tours & Attractions
Join in on the fun and fright at Navy Pier as they celebrate Halloween with a wicked week of special events, including two feature films, Pier-wide trick-or-treating, a costume contest, Haunted Maze, Halloween-themed boat cruises and parties, a spooktacular fireworks show and more!
The Joffrey Ballet launches its 2016-2017 season with the return of Polish National Ballet Director Krzysztof Pastor’s popular Romeo & Juliet, which mesmerized audiences at its Chicago premiere in spring 2014. Romeo & Juliet is presented in 10 performances only at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University.
Pianist Rudolf Buchbinder is one of today’s legendary performers. For more than 50 years he has appeared in concert all over the world with the most renowned orchestras and conductors. Program to include: Bach English Suite No. 3 in G Minor, BWV 808 Schubert Four Impromptus, D. 899 Beethoven ... Read More
This year marks the 30th annual Day of the Dead exhibition in Chicago. Three decades ago when the Museum first initiated this artistic tradition, few Chicagoans were familiar with the life-affirming holiday. Today, the ancestral rituals involved in honoring deceased loved ones have become part of the popular culture ... Read More
Thirty-eight "Undateable" profiles were placed on the world's most popular online dating site to see who would interact with them. The results were tracked with a shockingly hilarious outcome. #DateMe = months of research of REAL people talking to FAKE characters. A scientific experiment about the online search for ... Read More
Artist Khrystyna Kozyuk comments, “Being an observer first, much of my inspiration comes from the world around us. When traveling I find myself appreciating all that the new landscapes have to offer. Recently, my time has been spent exploring different traditions and cultures. From the vibrant colored powders thrown ... Read More
See A Comedical Tragedy for Mister Punch September 2 - October 25, 2016 at the Chopin Theatre! Charlotte, a young orphan, has made a home for herself thieving on the streets of London. She soon falls into employment as the assistant to an eccentric Italian puppeteer, Pietro. A master ... Read More
The Gift Theatre presents the world premiere of A Life Extra Ordinary. Annabel Anderson McCafferty is an expectant mother who vanishes from her small Ohio town on Christmas Eve. Both mystery and memory play, A Life Extra Ordinary untangles and re-assembles the moments that make a life.
A Red Line Runs Through It rides the rails of Chicago in order to answer life’s tough questions. How does the past sculpt the future? Are we all guided by anger? In this ever-changing landscape of nostalgia and uncertainty sometimes we need a brunch with friends to sort it ... Read More
Take off on a journey to Above and Beyond, the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago’s new temporary exhibit. Above and Beyond offers guests the opportunity to explore innovations in aviation and aerospace, from the first powered flights to space travel, through hands-on experiences and virtual simulations. The exhibit ... 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.
See Apartment 3A by Jeff Daniels September 28 - December 18 at the Windy City Playhouse, directed by Ron OJ Parson. It might be the nicest apartment in the building, but it can't possibly be enough to make up for the day that Annie has had. A nasty breakup, ... Read More
This leisurely ride takes you through our city’s "Green Necklace," a combination of streets and parks designed by William LeBaron Jenney and Jens Jensen. Admire the eclectic architecture of both recreational and residential buildings and learn about the eccentric personalities who left their marks on the Humboldt Park and ... Read More
Experience a multi-sensory show that fuses theatrical spectacle and original music with comedy, art, vaudeville and science! The thrilling show is loved by all ages and its open run has just been kicked up another notch with new material, playing off technology with tablet computers of their own, "GiPads." ... Read More