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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
8/22/2014
Explore the museum late night with After Dark in the Modern Wing. Check out special tours of Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938, then enjoy performances by Kinky Love, CENOB1TE and acclaimed theatrical ensemble Collaboraction. Plus, see the winning design of the Threadless Surrealism Challenge. Photos courtesy of Art ... Read More

Hours:
  • 9 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60601

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
8/22/2014
The Black Harvest Film Festival is our city's largest and longest-running Black film festival and the Gene Siskel Film Center's most vibrant annual showcase featuring provocative films that tell stories, spark lively discussions, and address issues relating to the experiences from the African diaspora. A number of films are ... Read More

Chicago Cubs
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL 60613

Sports & Recreation
8/22/2014
See the Chicago Cubs play against the Baltimore Orioles August 22-24 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 offerings, ... Read More

Multiple Chicago Locations
Chicago, IL 60601

Theater & Performing Arts, Millennium Park
8/22/2014
See a variety of dance performances and dance-themed events, all for free August 20-23 throughout the city! It's your chance to see top ballet, modern, ethnic and rhythmic dance companies from Chicago and across the country. Wednesday - Harris Theater for Music and Dance - "Classics and Creations" Opening ... Read More

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

Music & Comedy
8/22/2014
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

The Vic Theatre
3145 N. Sheffield Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657

Music & Comedy
8/22/2014
See Passenger live during Whispers North American Tour 2014 on August 22 at The Vic! Photo Credit: Azadeh Khastoo  

Hours:
  • 7:30 p.m.
W. North Ave. and N. Cleveland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60610

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
8/22/2014
Get Ready for SausageFest Chicago... Now in Old Town! An event aimed to feature the greatest sausages the city has to offer. From Polish to Kielbasa, any and all types will be represented and celebrated. This 4-year high-rising fest will be held on August 22, 23, & 24 in the ... Read More

Logan & Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60622

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
8/22/2014
Enjoy an eclectic mix of some of Chicago's hippest bands on two music stages, delicious craft beers, and foods from many of the area's restaurants, cafes, bakeries, and bistros in our city's historic Logan Square neighborhood. Chicago's Brazil Fest The Boulevard features Chicago's Brazil Fest. This is the 3rd ... Read More

North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
8/22/2014
The nation's first shopping festival celebrates its fourth year with stylish events, fashion shows, culinary demos, concerts and more! 2014 Highlights August 22: "A Magnificent Taste" - the summer's premier culinary event August 23-24: ShopFest - a weekend of pop-up shopping along North Michigan Avenue August 23: Music on ... Read More

Arie Crown Theater
2301 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60616

Music & Comedy
8/22/2014
See The Shout Out Tour live August 22 at the Arie Crown Theater! Hosted by Mindless Behavior and featuring Bow Wow, OMG Girlz, Trevor Jackson, and Jacob Latimore.

Hours:
  • 7 p.m.
Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Rd
Highland Park, IL 60035

Music & Comedy
8/22/2014
See Train live August 21 at Ravinia! We recommend you pack a picnic and bring a blanket or outdoor chairs to enjoy the concert. Photo credit: Ravinia Festival 

Hours:
  • 7 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
8/22/2014
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
8/22/2014
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
8/22/2014
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

Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool
2391 N. Stockton Dr.
Chicago, IL 60614

Tours & Attractions
8/22/2014
Enjoy the sites and tranquil sounds of the historic Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool during this seasonal tour! Photo credit: Adam Alexander Photography

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

Theater & Performing Arts
8/22/2014
The Hypocrites are pleased to launch their 2014-15 Season with the world premiere of All Our Tragic, an unparalleled twelve-hour theatrical adaptation that combines all 32 surviving Greek tragedies into a single epic narrative, adapted and directed by Founding Artistic Director Sean Graney. All Our Tragic is designed to create ... Read More

Packer Schopf Gallery
942 W. Lake St.
Chicago, IL 60607

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
8/22/2014
The colorful flourishes and calm spaces in Ann Worthing's paintings invite a unique sort of looking that allows the viewer to explore and discover each individual world with the curiosity of an aimless wanderer. Landscapes unfold slowly as different textures, figures, and gestures flicker into and out of view, ... Read More

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

Music & Comedy
8/22/2014
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 Mercury Theater
3745 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60613

Theater & Performing Arts
8/22/2014
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

The pH Comedy Theater
1515 W. Berwyn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640

Music & Comedy
8/22/2014
pH is starting your weekend off with some Bad Advice. Four players take your suggestion and spin it into three acts full of memorable characters, madcap situations and unbelievably horrible advice. At the end of each act, one of the characters from the show will offer you their unique ... Read More

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

Theater & Performing Arts
8/22/2014
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
8/22/2014
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

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
8/22/2014
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

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
8/22/2014
CHGO DSGN: Recent Object and Graphic Design. Curated by Rick Valicenti. is a major exhibition of recent object and graphic design by 100+ of the city's leading designers. Chicago has long been regarded as an international center for design, and this retrospective celebrates the region's creative and innovative spirit. ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
8/22/2014
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.

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