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Chicago
IL

Theater & Performing Arts
4/21/2015
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, Music & Comedy
4/21/2015
The 18th annual Chicago Improv Festival takes over the city for a week, showcasing the best local, national and international on-the-spot comedic talent!

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

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
4/21/2015
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
4/21/2015
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

Multiple Chicago Locations
Chicago, IL

Theater & Performing Arts
4/21/2015
The Chicago Rhythm Fest spotlights Chicago's exceptional and diverse percussive dance community while celebrating African, Irish, Mexican, Spanish and American cultural traditions. This inaugural event is a citywide celebration of the rhythmic arts that connects diverse communities through rhythm. This series of free events in five distinct communities showcase ... Read More

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

Sports & Recreation
4/21/2015
See the White Sox play the Cleveland Indians April 20-22 at The Cell!

Emporium
2363 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
4/21/2015
Happy anniversary to SAUCED, which celebrates the six-month-mark with its final night market at Emporium in Logan Square (for now). April's event brings together the best food, drinks and art vendors for one last night of eating, drinking, shopping and debauchery. Culinary highlights include new vendor Frontier as well ... Read More

Hours:
  • 6 - 11 p.m.
Thalia Hall
1807 S. Allport St.
Chicago, IL 60608

Music & Comedy
4/21/2015
From Putin to Palin and Netanyahu to Newtown, THE NEWS is a fast-paced, 90-minute pop opera in which current international broadcast news clips about politics, economy, religion, war and peace, showbiz and global warming are the stars. Brilliant "avant pop" Dutch composer JacobTV uses speech grooves and melodies from the videos in a ... Read More

Hours:
  • 8 p.m.
National Veterans Art Museum
4041 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60641

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
4/21/2015
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

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
4/21/2015
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
4/21/2015
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
4/21/2015
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

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
4/21/2015
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

Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater at the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater
2433 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614

Theater & Performing Arts
4/21/2015
In Between You, Me and the Lampshade the lives of Jesse, a single mother (Sandra Marquez), and her teenage son (Tommy Rivera-Vega) are turned upside down one night when a wounded, undocumented immigrant (Ayssette Muñoz) breaks into their trailer home in rural South Texas. As Jesse covertly takes in the ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
4/21/2015
Burnishing the Night: Baroque to Contemporary Mezzotints from the Collection brings together mezzotint prints, books with mezzotint illustrations, and other works on paper from the permanent collection that span the medium's predominantly Northern European origins through its worldwide use in the 20th century. Several works in the show are by ... Read More

National Museum of Mexican Art
1852 W. 19th St.
Chicago, IL 60608

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
4/21/2015
Since childhood, Carmen Parra was exposed to both colonial and Mesoamerican art, which made a lifelong impression on her. She studied art in Mexico, Italy and England. She has done set design for several plays, and has illustrated a variety of publications. Carmen Parra investigates, examines, creates and re-creates ... Read More

Lyric Opera of Chicago
20 N. Wacker Dr., Ste. 860
Chicago, IL 60606

Theater & Performing Arts
4/21/2015
Join the Lyric Opera of Chicago in 2015 for a new production: Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel. Swaggering, carefree carnival barker, Billy Bigelow, captivates and marries the naïve millworker, Julie Jordan. But all too soon, they fall on hard times and unbearable loss. Yet the power of love perseveres, as ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
4/21/2015
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.

Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
4/21/2015
Featuring more than twenty ensembles from the Museum's permanent collection, Chicago Styled explores the development of North Michigan Avenue into one of the country's most recognized and renowned destinations for upscale retail. Set against a shifting cityscape, the clothing tells the story of the growth of this landmark district, ... Read More

Symphony Center
220 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604

Music & Comedy
4/21/2015
See the Chicago Symphony Orchestra practically any night of the week! Their 2014/15 schedule is packed with shows, mixing classic and more contemporary works by various composers. Click here for a complete schedule and to purchase tickets. Other Programs The Symphony Center also features a variety of events and ... Read More

Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
4/21/2015
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago presents South Shore Chicago artist Faheem Majeed's first solo museum exhibition. His sculptural works are on view along with a room-sized installation - a new iteration of an ongoing project titled Planting and Maintaining a Perennial Garden - in which the artist ... Read More

Chicago Architecture Foundation
224 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
4/21/2015
Did you know data has become a 21st century design material? Architects, planners, engineers and citizens increasingly use data to understand urban issues and spark design innovation. This explosion of digital information, known as "Big Data," encompasses everything from data collected by environmental sensors to messages on social media. ... Read More

The Field Museum
1400 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
4/21/2015
City Windows: The Chicago/Beijing Panoramic Paper Cuts of Professor Qiao Xiaoguang at The Field Museum will feature the original paper cuts created by Professor Qiao Xiaoguang for the Chicago O'Hare Airport project. The entire work consists of fifteen panels (each is 51 x 24"). One group depicts iconic Chicago ... Read More

Chicago Artists Coalition
217 N. Carpenter St.
Chicago, IL 60607

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
4/21/2015
Featuring the work of Kelly Lloyd, Andrew Rosinski and Julie Weber, Closer Still considers the reciprocity between form and content, exploring the possibilities of the binary. The symbolic enters the narrative within each artist's process, bringing two visible aspects to an intermediate point where ambiguity and truth reach a ... Read More

The University of Chicago Library - Special Collections Research Center Exhibition Gallery
1100 E. 57th St.
Chicago, IL 60637

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
4/21/2015
From lesbian relationships in the early 1900s to the founding of Chicago Gay Liberation in 1970 to today, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning individuals have long been part of the University of Chicago's history. More than 95 oral histories gathered from alumni, faculty and staff join with archival and ... Read More

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