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Events Calendar for the week of 10/30 to 11/05

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Multiple Chicago Locations
Chicago, IL

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
10/30/2014
The 19th Annual Chicago Artists Month highlights the work of hundreds of artists throughout Chicago with performances, exhibitions, open studios, tours and neighborhood art walks. Chicago Artists Month will invite residents and visitors to meet artists and see their work at venues across Chicago. The 2014 theme, Crossing Borders, ... Read More

Multiple Chicago Locations
Chicago, IL 60613

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
10/30/2014
The Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema (CFIC) is an annual October film festival with several outreach events throughout the year. Its mission is to share a love and appreciation of Israeli culture with the Jewish community and the community at large. Screenings take place at various venues in Chicago ... Read More

Multiple Chicago Locations
Chicago, IL

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
10/30/2014
The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) announces Journeys as the theme for the 25th Anniversary Fall Festival. More than 80 programs will take place in and around Chicago as part of the annual arts and ideas festival. Presenters Confirmed 2014 presenters include: Jazz composer-pianist Vijay Iyer NYU professor and scholar ... Read More

Multiple Chicago Locations
Chicago, IL

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
10/30/2014
Join children, adults and educators at the largest annual festival of films for children ages 2-18 in the world. Programming 250 of the best, new cinema for children's and young people from 40 countries, the Festival welcomes audiences of 23,000 and features hand-on filmmaking workshops with post-screening Q&A's with ... Read More

Unity Temple
875 Lake St.
Oak Park, IL 60301

Theater & Performing Arts, Music & Comedy
10/30/2014
A multitalented group of local, up-and-coming writers and musicians will collaborate in three separate performances this fall at Unity Temple in Oak Park for the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust's inaugural Emerging Chicago Artists Series. The series will showcase the creativity and skill of Fellows of the Luminarts Cultural Foundation ... Read More

Hours:
  • 7 p.m.
The Merchandise Mart
222 Merchandise Mart Plz.
Chicago, IL 60654

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
10/30/2014
The Harlem Fine Arts Show continues with it's 5th Year Anniversary nationwide tour in Chicago. HFAS 2014 is one of the largest and most prestigious collections of works featuring African-American emerging and established artists from around the world. The Chicago show will include many artists from around the world. ... Read More

Subterranean
2011 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647

Music & Comedy
10/30/2014
See Jon Bellion live during The Beautiful Mind Tour October 30 at Subterranean!

Hours:
  • 7:30 p.m.
Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Music & Comedy
10/30/2014
Fans of Jazzin' at the Shedd rejoice! The aquarium would like to invite you to an encore, Jazzin-like special event this October! Savor live music and an after-hours visit with the aquarium's 32,000 animals while sipping the limited edition Penguin Hops beer, brewed in partnership with Revolution Brewing using ... Read More

Hours:
  • 5 - 10 p.m.
The Vic Theatre
3145 N. Sheffield Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657

Music & Comedy
10/30/2014
See Slowdive live with special guest Low October 30 at The Vic! Photo Credit: Azadeh Khastoo  

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

Music & Comedy
10/30/2014
See St. Paul & The Broken Bones live October 30 at Metro! Photo credit: Metro/Smart Bar

Hours:
  • 7:30 p.m.
Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts
1021 N. Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60610
312-642-4400

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
10/30/2014
Impressionist artist Randie LeVan, along with landscape & still life artists Sue Anderson & Sabrina Omar display 75 plus beautiful paintings at the infamous Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts. An opening reception with food, wine, and music will take place on October 24, 2014.

Music Box Theatre
3733 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60613

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
10/30/2014
It's Halloween, which means The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Music Box Theatre! A Halloween tradition for years, the Music Box is the only venue in Chicago to catch a screening of the definitive cult classic, complete with a live shadowcast performance, audience interaction, pre-show dance party, and ... Read More

360 CHICAGO (formerly John Hancock Observatory)
875 N. Michigan Ave. 94th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Tours & Attractions
10/30/2014
More than 1,000 feet above The Magnificent Mile®, 360 CHICAGO, will host a one-of-a-kind family-friendly Halloween event: TILT & Treat. Enjoy breathtaking views from the 360 CHICAGO space. Then, take a frightful ride on TILT, 360 CHICAGO's thrilling new feature that will forever change the way you see Chicago. ... Read More

Ukrainian National Museum
2249 W. Superior St.
Chicago, IL 60612

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
10/30/2014
With participation from the Ukrainian Community A Century of Embroidered Fashion will feature, in addition to those items in the museum's permanent collection, party dresses embroidered in the 40's and 50's, wedding and graduation dresses embroidered with 60's and 70's as well as accessories and jewelry. Incorporating a traditional ... Read More

Hilton | Asmus Contemporary
716 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60654

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
10/30/2014
Agua Nacida, meaning "water born" in Spanish, is a unique collection of large-scale underwater nudes, photographed amidst the unspoiled depths of the seas surrounding Fiji and Gozo by photographer Hugh Arnold. Inspired in part by the human life cycle, Agua Nacida explores the beauty of the human form and ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
10/30/2014
With a twist toward the absurd and theatrical, Patricia Rieger isolates characters and spaces to suggest drama while maintaining ambiguity in All The Names: Patricia Rieger. Rieger creates images in sculpture and paintings with situations of seeming opposition: quiet and movement, private and public, ordinary and extraordinary, spiritual and ... Read More

Bank of America Theatre
18 W. Monroe
Chicago, IL 60603
312-977-1700

Theater & Performing Arts
10/30/2014
Amazing Grace is a world premiere musical based on the awe-inspiring true story behind the world's most beloved song. A captivating tale of romance, rebellion and redemption, this radiant production follows one man whose incredible journey ignited a historic wave of change. John Newton, a willful and musically talented ... Read More

Steppenwolf Theatre Company
1650 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614

Theater & Performing Arts
10/30/2014
George Orwell's revolutionary masterpiece comes to the stage with Steppenwolf for Young Adults' world premiere adaptation of Animal Farm. After revolting against the reign of their negligent human master, the animals of Mr. Jones's farm create their own ideal society in which all animals are equal and rules are ... Read More

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

Music & Comedy
10/30/2014
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

Expo 72
72 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
10/30/2014
Sponsored by Dark Horse Wines, the Chicago International Film Festival will host a special exhibit, Because Everybody Loves Movies, an expansive display of posters, images and videos from its venerable five-decade history. Upon entering, visitors will be greeted by the iconic "eyes" logo that has been the Festival's logo ... Read More

The Gift Theatre
4802 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60630

Theater & Performing Arts
10/30/2014
The Gift Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of Bethany. Caught in the middle of the Great Recession, cash-strapped Crystal navigates the worlds of motivational speaking, survivalism and a Saturn dealership to make a home in this shocking drama.

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

Theater & Performing Arts
10/30/2014
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
10/30/2014
This exhibition explores identity, gender, and doubling in contemporary art, focusing on artists who use and depict the human body as a site for transformation. Body Doubles complements David Bowie Is, grounding Bowie's gender play, musical performance, and use of his body within the context of contemporary art practice. ... Read More

Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago
5550 S. Greenwood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
773-702-0200

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
10/30/2014
The immersive exhibition Carved, Cast, Crumpled investigates the essential qualities of three-dimensional art across historical and cultural contexts, and questions what it means to be in the presence of an object. Comprised of sculptural works and a handful of related drawings by sculptors, it will showcase a foundational component ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
10/30/2014
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

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