Now in its fourth year at the historic Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, CA, come experience the magic with Master Illusionist Ivan Amodei in his critically acclaimed show Intimate Illusions. This 90-minute performance blends compelling story-telling, incredible coincidences, psychological illusions and brain games paired with dazzling live music by a ... Read More
See JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound live during the Thanksgiving Rock and Soul party with special guests Archie Powell and the Exports November 28 at House of Blues Chicago! Photo courtesy of House of Blues Chicago
Come and find the most unusual and stylishly crafted mix of vintage and modern fashion, jewelry, decorative objects, housewares and hostess gifts available anywhere else this season. Memorable and exciting treasures in all price ranges await you at the Randolph Street Holiday Market!
Thrilling, humorous, full of head-scratching crimes and dazzling deduction in the face of cunning evil, Sherlock Holmes takes theatregoers on a heart-stopping adventure through the opium dens, the muddy docklands and the gritty backstreets of London during the turn of the century in a gripping new tale ripped from ... Read More
Theater & Performing Arts, Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
The Palmer House Hilton will host dinner, dancing and an all-star performance in celebration of the centennial of Frank Sinatra's birth in the legendary Empire Room. The event begins with a cocktail hour followed by a three-course gourmet dinner with choice of entrée and wine service, then a special ... Read More
The Vienna Boys Choir is returning for its annual Symphony Center appearance as part of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's holiday programming. The choir performs a selection of festive traditional and contemporary pieces. Photo courtesy of Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Winter is coming, and one of Chicago's most legendary neighborhoods is embracing it with the ushering in of a winter festival unlike any other. Winterfest features the best in local shopping and dining for the holidays by interconnecting dozens of West Town businesses.
Broadway In Chicago and Emerald City Theatre present A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles M. Schulz. Tis the season to celebrate everyone's favorite Peanuts pals as they dig past the commercialized gimmicks of presents and decorations to rediscover the true meaning of Christmas. Through a pageant and a spindly ... Read More
More than 1.2 million theatergoers have attended "the crown jewel of the holiday season" (Daily Herald) since the Goodman established it as an annual offering in 1978 - a time when only a handful of US theaters mounted the production. Dickens' holiday classic is the iconic tale of greedy ... Read More
Back by popular demand, Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents the highly anticipated return of the cheeky holiday classic - A Q Brothers' Christmas Carol, developed by hip-hop sensations the Q Brothers and CST Creative Producer Rick Boynton. This feisty reinterpretation of the perennial holiday favorite by Charles Dickens enjoyed ... Read More
Chicago Children's Theatre presents the world premiere of A Snowy Day with Beatrix Potter & Friends. This interactive, four-dimensional winter fairy tale promises to be a popular new entertainment option for Chicago-area families this holiday season. The stories of Helen Beatrix Potter, featuring iconic animal characters like Peter Rabbit and ... Read More
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
The Chicago History Museum is proud to host an exhibition of images by renowned disability rights photographer Tom Olin. The nineteen framed prints, on loan from the permanent art collection at Access Living, depict the activists who brought about the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act in July 1990. This ... Read More
Court Theatre presents the World Premiere of Agamemnon. Ten war-torn years have passed since the Greek fleet sailed from the shores of Aulis on winds conjured by the goddess Artemis in exchange for the bloody sacrifice of King Agamemnon's eldest daughter, Iphigenia. Inside the walls of Argos, Clytemnestra orchestrates an ... Read More
Porchlight Music Theatre presents the return of its multi award-winning hit Ain't Misbehavin'. Set on a wintery night in the jazz age when nightspots like the Cotton Club and the Savoy Ballroom were the playgrounds of high society, this tribute to the Harlem Renaissance, an era of exploding creativity ... Read More
Alfred Stieglitz (American, 1864-1946) tirelessly promoted photography as a fine art. Through his own photographic work over the course of a half-century, the photographic journals he edited and published, and the New York galleries at which he organized exhibitions of photographs, paintings, and sculpture, Stieglitz showed photography to be ... 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
ShPIeL-Performing Identity presents the world premiere of Angina Pectoris. Angina Pectoris tells the fictitious story of an Israeli minister, Dan Yasour, who placates the religious right and gets a seemingly innocuous bill passed so Israeli Jews only receive organ transplants from Jewish donors. Absurdly when the politician himself needs ... Read More
First Floor Theater (FFT) presents the World Premiere of Animals Commit Suicide. Chance Stevens is a young gay man who seems to have everything...but wants something more. He dives deep into the city's seedy underbelly, picks up a drug habit, and begins a relationship with a handsome, HIV-positive baker, while ... 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.
Even after 50 years, Americans still question who shot JFK and why. Investigative reporter and author Hillel Levin reveals the most persuasive proof to date - and sheds light on the Windy City's pivotal connection - in the world premiere of ASSASSINATION THEATER: Chicago's Role in the Crime of ... Read More
Theater Wit presents Joshua Harmon's Bad Jews, a smart, savage comedy about the holy and holier-than-thou. Bad Jews tells the story of Daphna Feygenbaum, a "Real Jew" with an Israeli boyfriend. When Daphna's cousin Liam brings home his shiksa girlfriend Melody and declares ownership of their grandfather's Chai necklace, ... Read More