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Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Rd.
Glencoe, IL 60022

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Tours & Attractions
4/19/2015
  The Antiques, Garden & Design Show inspires stylish living and presents beautiful gardens and objects in a way that transcends the ordinary. The Chicago Botanic Garden has teamed up with leaders in the field of horticulture and design, Craig Bergmann of Craig Bergmann Landscape Design and Bill Heffernan ... Read More

Hours:
  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Music Institute of Chicago Nichols Concert Hall
1490 Chicago Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201

Music & Comedy
4/19/2015
The highly regarded Cavani Quartet, ensemble in residence at the Cleveland Institute of Music, celebrates its 30th anniversary at Nichols Concert Hall. The program includes the Mendelssohn Octet, also featuring students from the Music Institute's Academy for gifted pre-college musicians. This concert is part of the Music Institute of ... Read More

Hours:
  • 3 p.m.
Chicago Cubs
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL 60613

Sports & Recreation
4/19/2015
See the Chicago Cubs play against the San Diego Padres April 17-19 at The Friendly Confines!

Multiple Chicago Locations
Chicago
IL

Theater & Performing Arts
4/19/2015
Celebrate our city's dance scene during the third annual Chicago Dance Month! Chicago Dance Month seeks to highlight the breadth, variety and artistic richness of the Chicago dance community by promoting a wealth of dance performances, classes, educational opportunities, open rehearsals and other events, many for free or offered ... Read More

Multiple Chicago Locations
Chicago
IL

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
4/19/2015
The 7th Chicago International Movies & Music Festival (CIMMfest), the annual four-day showcase celebrating the inseparable connection between music and movies, unspools April 16 - 19. This year the multi-venue festival expands beyond its home base along the Milwaukee Avenue corridor - from Wicker Park to Logan Square - ... Read More

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

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
4/19/2015
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 31st year, which stresses the importance of the artistic and educational value of film and represents the great diversity of themes and genres ... Read More

Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60601

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
4/19/2015
The Chicago Palestine Film Festival (CPFF) is an independent, not-for-profit, nonsectarian film festival based in Chicago that exhibits and promotes films by Palestinian directors and films about Palestine. The first of its kind, they are dedicated to presenting a film festival that is open, critical, and reflective of the ... Read More

Performance Hall, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
915 E. 60th St.
Chicago, IL 60637

Music & Comedy
4/19/2015
See the Delfeayo Marsalis Quartet live during The Last Southern Gentlemen Tour. From the Crescent City come the sweet sounds of classic and original compositions in this concert led by trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis, an NEA Jazz Master and member of "the first family of jazz." The music is relaxed, ... Read More

Hours:
  • 3 p.m.
Multiple Chicago Locations
Chicago, IL

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
4/19/2015
The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is excited to announce the launch of the Lake FX Summit + Expo, the region's largest FREE conference for artists, creative professionals and entrepreneurs. The four-day Summit + Expo will welcome thousands of individuals, businesses and organizations for keynotes ... Read More

Metro
3730 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60613

Music & Comedy
4/19/2015
See Local H live April 19 at Metro! Photo credit: Metro/Smart Bar

Hours:
  • 7 p.m.
Brookfield Zoo/Chicago Zoological Society
31st Street and First Avenue
Brookfield, IL 60513

Tours & Attractions
4/19/2015
Brookfield Zoo knows that steps, big or small, can make a huge difference when it comes to going green. That's why this Earth Day it will be showcasing some of the changes you can commit to that will truly make a difference for animals across the globe. Party for ... Read More

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall
50 Arts Circle Dr.
Evanston, IL 60208

Music & Comedy
4/19/2015
Spring is in the air as the Chicago Philharmonic opens its April concert with Debussy's fragrant Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun. Actress Barbara Robertson performs a dramatic reading of the poem by Mallarme that inspired Debussy's famous work. Next, pianist Jorge Federico Osorio takes audience members' senses ... Read More

Hours:
  • 7 p.m.
Newhart Family Theatre
1020 W. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60660

Theater & Performing Arts
4/19/2015
Loyola University Chicago's Department of Fine and Performing Arts presents Spring Awakening. Ten students struggle to become adults, ill-equipped by their parents and teachers in this adaptation of Frank Wedekind's controversial 1891 play about teenage sexuality and society's efforts to control it. This edgy musical rocks with a sense ... Read More

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

Theater & Performing Arts
4/19/2015
Tyler Perry returns to Chicago in his new and highly anticipated live stage play, Madea On The Run starring Tyler Perry. Madea is at it again in Tyler Perry's most outrageously funny stage play ever. In trouble with local authorities, Mabel Simmons, notoriously known as Madea, is on the ... Read More

UP Comedy Club
230 W. N. Ave., 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60614

Music & Comedy
4/19/2015
#DateMe is a hilarious romp through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake #DateMe character profiles on the country's most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love ... Read More

Timeline Theatre Company
615 W. Wellington Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657

Theater & Performing Arts
4/19/2015
Tony Award winner Richard Nelson's widely celebrated series of four The Apple Family Plays explores politics, change, and family dynamics. Set on dates of historic significance between 2010 and 2013, the plays have been heralded by The New York Times as "a rare and radiant mirror on the way ... Read More

National Veterans Art Museum
4041 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60641

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
4/19/2015
100 Faces of War Experience: Portraits and Words of Americans Who Served in Iraq and Afghanistan is timed to coincide with the official end of war in Afghanistan and it is meant to be a place of open contemplation upon the American experience of these wars. These portraits represent ... Read More

Chopin Theatre
1543 W. Division
Chicago, IL 60622

Theater & Performing Arts
4/19/2015
Henrik Ibsen's revolutionary classic comes to the stage with Definition Theatre Company's world premiere adaptation. Nora, a young wife and mother is married to Torvald, a recently promoted bank manager. To the neighbors, their life together seems perfectly content, settled and respectable until a terrible secret from Nora's past ... Read More

Stage 773
1225 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657

Theater & Performing Arts
4/19/2015
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum takes place way back in ancient Rome, where the house slave Pseudolus yearns for freedom, while his young master pines for the pretty girl next door. In exchange for his freedom, Pseudolus promises to find a way to unite ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
4/19/2015
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

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
4/19/2015
In this new installation situated in all three Michigan Avenue Galleries, Alison Ruttan presents her earlier photographic and video project, based on Jane Goodall's disturbing study of Chimpanzee behavior along with a new series of ceramic maquettes based on photographic documentation of recent global conflict. This exhibit is located ... Read More

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

Theater & Performing Arts
4/19/2015
Victory Gardens Theater presents the World Premiere of An Issue of Blood. Victory Gardens' Ensemble Playwright Marcus Gardley (The Gospel of Lovingkindness) takes us to an America before Ferguson, before Barack Obama was elected president, before the Civil Rights Movement - even before slavery. Based on a historical figure, ... Read More

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

Theater & Performing Arts
4/19/2015
Pride Films and Plays presents Angry Fags. Topher Payne's comedy illustrates what happens when activism gets angry. Cooper and Bennett are men who feel helpless when their friend is the victim of an assault at a bar. Then, they feel something new: pure, unfiltered rage. Cooper presents the argument ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
4/19/2015
Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist celebrates twentieth-century American artist Archibald J. Motley, Jr. (1891-1981) and reveals his continued impact on art history. This survey of paintings chronicles the African-American Jazz Age experience, including life in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood. This exhibit is located in Sidney R. Yates Gallery, 4th Floor ... Read More

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

Theater & Performing Arts
4/19/2015
Griffin Theatre Company presents Lanford Wilson's acclaimed drama Balm In Gilead, featuring an ensemble cast of 27 actors and musicians. Enter the world of Frank's café, an all-night coffee shop on Manhattan's Upper West Side frequented by a makeshift community of dealers, junkies, hustlers, prostitutes, dreamers and runaways. Balm ... Read More

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