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The Riviera Theatre
4746 N. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640

Music & Comedy
4/17/2014
See 5 Seconds of Summer live with special guest Jackson Guthy April 17 at The Riviera! Photo Credit: Azadeh Khastoo  

Hours:
  • 7:30 p.m.
Adler Planetarium
1300 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
4/17/2014
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.
Adler Planetarium
1300 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
4/17/2014
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.
United Center
1901 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60612

Music & Comedy
4/17/2014
See Armin van Buuren live during the Armin Only: Intense Tour April 17 at the United Center!

Hours:
  • 8 p.m.
Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N. State
Chicago, IL 60601

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
4/17/2014
The Gene Siskel Film Center and the Foundation for Asian American Independent Media (FAAIM) present the 19th edition of Asian American Showcase. Four thought-provoking documentaries, three highly creative independent dramas, and one special short make up this year's selection. The Films Cambodian Son Awesome Asian Bad Guys The Haumana ... Read More

House of Blues
329 N. Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60654

Music & Comedy
4/17/2014
See Chevelle live with special guests Middle Class Rut and Nothing More April 17-18 at House of Blues! Photo courtesy of House of Blues Chicago

Hours:
  • 8 p.m.
Multiple Chicago Locations
Chicago
IL

Theater & Performing Arts
4/17/2014
Celebrate our city's dance scene during Chicago Dance Month! This second annual month-long event includes dance performances, master classes and more. Thematically, Chicago Dance Month 2014 connects many of these events through the rubric of "Open Doors, Open Spaces," a construct that illuminates Chicago's rich dance tapestry, while simultaneously ... Read More

AMC River East 21
322 E. Illinois St.
Chicago, IL 60611

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
4/17/2014
See more than 100 of the finest and most recent films from Latin America, Spain, Portugal, and the United States during this festival, now in its 30th year, which stresses the importance of the artistic and educational value of film and represents the great diversity of themes and genres ... Read More

Chicago White Sox
U.S. Cellular Field
Chicago, IL 60616

Sports & Recreation
4/17/2014
See the White Sox play the Red Sox at The Cell!

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

Music & Comedy
4/17/2014
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

Red Line Tap
7006 N. Glenwood
Chicago, IL 60626

Music & Comedy
4/17/2014
Fans from around the Chicago area, the country and the world will converge on Chicago this spring as International Pop Overthrow explodes into its 13th year in the Windy City! IPO Chicago will feature more than 70 of the best pop artists from the Chicago area and around the ... Read More

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

Music & Comedy
4/17/2014
See The National live with special guest Daughter April 15-18 at The Chicago Theatre!

Hours:
  • 7:30 p.m.
Metro
3730 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60613

Music & Comedy
4/17/2014
See Travis Scott live with special guests King Louie, King Marquis, Alex Wiley, Sir WJ, Star Barksdale, and DJ Sets by Million Dollar Mano April 17 at Metro! Photo credit: Metro/Smart Bar

Hours:
  • 8 p.m.
The Second City e.t.c.
The Second City
1616 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60614

Music & Comedy
4/17/2014
The Second City e.t.c. presents their 37th Revue, A Clown Car Named Desire. Join the limber and handsome cast of this sketch comedy show for a spectacular night of illusion featuring brave, multitasking mothers expressing themselves; hyper hipsters competing for the ultimate in cool; and long term monogamous couples ... Read More

Victory Gardens Theater
2433 N. Lincoln Ave. - Biograph Theater
Chicago, IL 60614

Theater & Performing Arts
4/17/2014
Teatro Vista presents Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge. It follows the cataclysmic downfall of Eddie Carbone, who spends his days as a hardworking longshoreman and his nights at home with his wife, Beatrice, and niece, Catherine. But the routine of his life is interrupted when Beatrice's cousins, ... Read More

The Silver Room
1442 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
4/17/2014
The Silver Room announces the exhibition of Natasha Kohli's latest work entitled Abstracted. In this unique showcase, Kohli's work remains timely, accessible and beautiful. A Chicago native, Kohli began painting iconic images of the city for local businesses and restaurants at the age of eighteen. Her inquiry into the ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
4/17/2014
This focused exhibition threads together eight works that visually register the sweeping economic, material, social, and political changes that took place across the African continent during the early to mid-20th century. As artworks of the modern age, these objects each tell an individual story of local tradition and artistic ... Read More

Perspective Gallery
1310-1/2B Chicago Ave
Evanston, IL 60201

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
4/17/2014
In this series, Suzanne Metzel set out to capture the juxtaposition of the natural versus the mechanical with images of random construction materials hoisted by large cranes against the a backdrop of sky and clouds. Eventually she became stuck on the notion of "backdrop" and began to construct alternative ... Read More

Pritzker Military Library
104 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
4/17/2014
Drawn exclusively from the Pritzker Military Library's extensive collections of posters and other printed material, the six-part, 27-image exhibition tells the story of the role that art and artists played in persuading everyone in America, not only the men in uniform, to join the fight for victory during World ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
4/17/2014
Adcock takes a minimalistic route with Trompe l'oeil painting leading to frameless paintings of building materials. The paintings resemble common flat surfaces that accumulate indexical information from hours or years of labor, use and reuse. The illusionistic quality allows the paintings to be viewed as minimalist sculptures, which enables ... Read More

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

Theater & Performing Arts
4/17/2014
Experience a multi-sensory show that fuses theatrical spectacle and original music with comedy, art, vaudeville and science! Photo: Ken Howard ©BMP

Silk Road Rising, Pierce Hall at the Chicago Temple Building
77 W. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Theater & Performing Arts, Music & Comedy
4/17/2014
About Face Theatre and Silk Road Rising present the Chicago premiere of Brahman/i: A One-Hijra Stand Up Comedy Show. In this provocative play masquerading as a stand-up comedy routine, an Indian intersex person, or "hijra," explores history, mythology, gender roles... and high school. Brahman/i - funny, cynical, inventive and ... Read More

Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
756 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
4/17/2014
Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art is excited to collaborate with the MADmusée of Liège, Belgium, in an exhibition of artwork from their international collection. MADmusée exhibits the work of intellectually disabled artists and promotes understanding and appreciation through education, conservation and documentation. Founded in 1998, MADmusée ... Read More

Northlight Theatre
9501 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL 60076

Theater & Performing Arts
4/17/2014
Northlight Theatre presents the world premiere of Chapatti, a play about two lonely animal-lovers living in Dublin who re-discover the importance of human companionship. Photo credit: Michael Brosilow

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
4/17/2014
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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