Enjoy works by 200 participating artists, plus three music stages, craft beers, food and so much more at this premier arts festival and Bucktown neighborhood tradition. Photo credit: Bucktown Arts Fest
The 10th annual Chicago Dancing Festival will bring together leading ballet, modern and contemporary dancers from Chicago and across the country to present the largest dance festival in the nation. Just as the Festival draws from top dance companies across the nation, this year's program will once again be featured ... Read More
See Laurie Berkner live August 27 at Ravinia! Fun fact: Ravinia is North America's oldest and most diverse music festival presenting over 140 different concerts every summer, including the annual residency of the nation's finest orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Hellenic pride will take center stage when this popular culinary and cultural fest in Chicago's West Loop returns for its 27th year. In addition to food, the festival features music and entertainment including Greek bands, artisans and a play area for kids. Participating restaurants include: Artopolis Athena Mr. Greek ... Read More
THRUST! is a one of a kind double feature of tap and modern dance showcasing the work of long-time Tapman collaborators Tristan Bruns (tap) and Kate O’Hanlon (modern) and special guest choreographer Ian Berg (tap). The pieces performed are created specifically for this thrust (three-sided) stage with elaborate props ... Read More
See Train live with special guest Andy Grammer August 26 & 27 at Ravinia! Fun fact: Ravinia is North America's oldest and most diverse music festival presenting over 140 different concerts every summer, including the annual residency of the nation's finest orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Enjoy bears and beers, lions and lagers, anteaters and ales...all at Brookfield Zoo's fifth annual ZooBrew. ZooBrew is a one-of-a-kind, unique beer-tasting event featuring over 80 beers. Photo courtesy of Brookfield Zoo/Chicago Zoological Society
A Red Line Runs Through It rides the rails of Chicago in order to answer life’s tough questions. How does the past sculpt the future? Are we all guided by anger? In this ever-changing landscape of nostalgia and uncertainty sometimes we need a brunch with friends to sort it ... Read More
The decade from the Wall Street Crash of 1929 until the United States’ entry into World War II was perhaps the most diverse and dynamic artistic period for American artists in the whole of the twentieth century. Painters sought styles that spoke to European abstraction, realism, populism, labor, urban ... Read More
Opening this May, this special exhibit will showcase the amazing world of amphibians - featuring 40 species of salamanders, frogs and rarely-seen caecilians - highlighting their amazing diversity, unique adaptations and the serious challenges they face. Within Amphibians, guests will immerse themselves in the changing lives of salamanders, sirens, ... Read More
For over 25 years, The Annoyance Theatre has created some of Chicago's finest comedy. Home of the longest running musical Co-ed Prison Sluts, The Annoyance uses improvisation to create new and original plays, musicals, sketch-comedy and more in a vibrant, uncensored atmosphere.
Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare Hotel & Conference Center
World record holders, film stars and icons of the video game industry will be featured at the first annual Arcade, Video & Game Room Expo at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel & Conference Center. Rob Berk, founder of Pinball Expo, the first and longest running vintage pinball exposition ... Read More
Offering spectacular views of Chicago's iconic architecture as well as of the the city's fireworks displays, Shoreline Sightseeing's Architecture Fireworks Tours are a memorable and uniquely Chicago experience. These 90-minute tours depart from two convenient locations: Polk Bros. Park at the southwest corner of Navy Pier and from the ... Read More
Midsommer Flight announces its fifth season presenting free Shakespeare productions, returning to Chicago parks this summer with the delightful comedy As You Like It. In addition, live music will be presented 30 minutes prior to each performance. Music programming varies with each venue. Audiences are encouraged to come early ... Read More
Hell in a Handbag Productions is bringing back last season’s steamy, sell-out hit Bette, Live at the Continental Baths, with Caitlin Jackson recreating Bette Midler’s historic bathhouse concert in New York City. This year, Handbag is bringing the bathhouse to Boystown. Handbag Diva Caitlin Jackson returns to pay tribute ... Read More
From Vicki Quade, the co-creator of the popular hit Late Nite Catechism, comes this interactive comedy Bible Bingo, now in its 3rd year at the Royal George Theatre. The show features the character, Mrs. Mary Margaret O'Brien, a former nun who now runs the Archdiocese's new bingo fundraising department. ... Read More
This leisurely ride takes you through our city’s "Green Necklace," a combination of streets and parks designed by William LeBaron Jenney and Jens Jensen. Admire the eclectic architecture of both recreational and residential buildings and learn about the eccentric personalities who left their marks on the Humboldt Park and ... Read More
Bloodshot makes its U.S. debut at the Greenhouse Theater Center as part of Greenhouse's Solo Celebration series. Starring acclaimed international actor Simon Slater, Bloodshot is a one-man murder mystery following the character Derek Eveleigh, a photographer in 1957 London. The thriller is co-produced by Ingenious Purpose Ltd.
Experience a multi-sensory show that fuses theatrical spectacle and original music with comedy, art, vaudeville and science! The thrilling show is loved by all ages and its open run has just been kicked up another notch with new material, playing off technology with tablet computers of their own, "GiPads." ... Read More
This 7,000-square-foot exhibit, developed and created by MSI, will feature a spectacular collection of more than a dozen giant LEGO®-built structures of engineering marvels, including a 60-foot long Golden Gate Bridge, the International Space Station, St. Louis Gateway Arch, Hoover Dam, Roman Coliseum, and more, constructed by LEGO® Certified ... Read More