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Theater & Performing Arts, Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
1/19/2017
Today, puppetry is a living and thriving art; this Festival is a celebration of its many forms. More than a dozen Chicago presenting organizations have joined together to ignite the spirit of this citywide event, which spans 10 days and features artists from abroad, across the nation, and unique ... Read More

ComedySportz Theatre
CSz Theater Chicago
929 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
773-549-8080

Music & Comedy
1/19/2017
See professional grade stand-up by comics from around the city!

Galerie F
2415 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL IL

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
1/19/2017
'7' brings together the gallery's featured artists who range from esteemed printmakers to beloved street artists and the space in between those two realms with a couple of makers who push the frontiers of the handcut stencil medium. These artists have long supported the gallery since its opening in ... Read More

Adler Planetarium
1300 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
1/19/2017
An extraordinary opportunity to see Adler Planetarium at night. This 21+ evening offers full access and admission to museum exhibits and galleries, unlimited sky shows in their 3 state-of-the-art theaters, special guests and lectures, stellar hands-on educational programs, access to the Doane Observatory (weather permitting), live entertainment, and the ... Read More

Metro
3730 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60613

Music & Comedy
1/19/2017
See Alkaline Trio live during their three night run at the Metro January 18-20.

Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
1/19/2017
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

Annoyance Theatre & Bar
851 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657

Music & Comedy
1/19/2017
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.

Museum of Science and Industry
57th Street and Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60637

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
1/19/2017
The 2017 Black Creativity program, an annual tradition at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI) kicks off on January 16 with a Family Day event, the annual Juried Art Exhibition and an Innovation Studio experience. The program, which is centered around Black History Month, invites students, teachers, ... Read More

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

Theater & Performing Arts
1/19/2017
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

Museum of Science and Industry
57th Street and Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60637

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
1/19/2017
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

Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Millennium Park
1/19/2017
Millennium Park will unveil six recent sculptures by American artist Chakaia Booker in a new exhibition in the Boeing Galleries - running April 30, 2016, through April 2018. A seventh, site-responsive sculpture (a new work) will be added in September 2016 in the South Boeing Gallery. Ranging in height ... Read More

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

Theater & Performing Arts
1/19/2017
The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events' Theater and Dance Residencies give emerging and established performing artists the opportunity to test-drive new work in a public setting. Each residency is tailored to the needs of the artist or company and their project and takes place in the ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
1/19/2017
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.

Uptown Underground
4707 N. Broadway Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640

Theater & Performing Arts
1/19/2017
The Chicago Magic Lounge is your new home for close-up magic in the Windy City. They perform magic table-side, at the bar, and on the stage. Come back every week for a fully immersive, interactive, and unique theatrical experience. Also, check into their late-night 10 p.m. shows. Thursdays they ... Read More

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
1/19/2017
Square dancing is alive and well in Chicagoland. Visit squaredancechicago.com to find out about upcoming dances, square dancing tips, lessons, news, and more!

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

Theater & Performing Arts, Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
1/19/2017
With one of the largest Chinatowns in North America, Chicago is the proud home to a vibrant Chinese community. Join us as we celebrate the Chinese New Year-the Year of the Rooster-with special installations, events, and Chinese culinary specialties January 17-February 11, 2017. Highlights Mini-Tour: Fowl Friends Public Tours ... Read More

Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
773-404-7336

Theater & Performing Arts
1/19/2017
Greenhouse Theater Center is pleased to conclude its Solo Celebration! Series with the Chicago premiere of John Walch’s savagely funny one-man show CIRCUMFERENCE OF A SQUIRREL, directed by Artistic Director Jacob Harvey and starring Will Allan. An inner tube, a bagel, a donut, a lifesaver, a holiday wreath, a ... Read More

ComedySportz Theatre
CSz Theater Chicago
929 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
773-549-8080

Music & Comedy
1/19/2017
Watch two teams of improvisers compete against each other for the audience's approval and a trophy by performing an array of scenes, songs and games based on audience suggestions.

Comfort Station
2579 Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647

Music & Comedy
1/19/2017
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Factory Theater
1623 W. Howard St.
Chicago, IL 60626
866-811-4111

Theater & Performing Arts
1/19/2017
Strawdog Theatre Company is proud to announce the second production in its 2016 - 2017 season, William Shakespeare’s Cymbeline. Shakespeare’s Cymbeline has all the vicious insults, bloody blades, cross-dressed ladies and compromised bedchambers that has made the Bard famous. It is also a no-holds-barred epic, a dark fairy tale ... Read More

Adler Planetarium
1300 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
1/19/2017
Destination Solar System is a live show that takes adventurous space explorers on an immersive tour of the Solar System. Set in the future, Destination Solar System flies audiences from one end of the Solar System to the other in under 30 minutes! From sizzling solar flares on the ... Read More

The Second City
1616 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60614
312-337-3992

Music & Comedy
1/19/2017
Fool Me Twice, Deja Vu takes you on an uproarious exploration of intuition. Have you been here before? Should you do anything different? Or are mistakes what make us grow? In this ever changing world there are still significant transformations to be made. Take a gleeful glance into funny ... Read More

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon Dr.
Chicago, IL 60614

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
1/19/2017
Leap into the amazing and colorful world of frogs when the Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum opens the awe-inspiring ex-“ribbit” Frogs: A Chorus of Colors. Get eyeball to eyeball with 70 vibrant and vocal frogs from around the world, including delicate tree frogs, fat bullfrogs, ... Read More

Goodman Theatre
170 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60601
312-443-3800

Theater & Performing Arts
1/19/2017
Goodman Theatre presents The Vineyard Theatre's acclaimed world premiere production Gloria. A workplace nightmare paves the way for “sharp-toothed…whip-smart satire” (The New York Times) in Obie Award winner Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ dark comedy. Style. Status. Success. A group of twentysomething editorial assistants are pursuing it all at one of New ... Read More

The PrivateBank Theatre
18 W. Monroe
Chicago, IL 60603
312-977-1700

Theater & Performing Arts
1/19/2017
Hamilton is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation's first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton is the ... Read More

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