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Events Calendar for the week of 9/30 to 10/06

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Multiple Chicago Locations
Chicago, IL

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
9/30/2014
The 19th Annual Chicago Artists Month highlights the work of hundreds of artists throughout Chicago with performances, exhibitions, open studios, tours and neighborhood art walks. Chicago Artists Month will invite residents and visitors to meet artists and see their work at venues across Chicago. The 2014 theme, Crossing Borders, ... Read More

Hilton Chicago
720 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
9/30/2014
Come & sample from the world's largest gathering of artisanal and independently produced and owned spirits from all over the globe - The USA, Canada, Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Italy, Sweden, France, Russia, Holland, Mexico, the Caribbean, South America, Japan, India, Belgium, Australia, etc. Also, featuring round table discussions of ... Read More

Hours:
  • 4:30 - 9 p.m.
The Second City Mainstage
The Second City
1616 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60614

Music & Comedy
9/30/2014
Ever wonder what people are really thinking? Maybe its positive and sweet. Maybe its weird and dirty. From musical orgies, blind dates and the innocent beginning of an international email scam, Depraved New World takes you on a wild ride to see what's happening behind the eyes of the ... Read More

Wicker Park Bucktown
Chicago, IL 60622

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
9/30/2014
Foodies from near and far are invited to journey through a world of cuisines without ever leaving the neighborhood! The Wicker Park and Bucktown Chamber of Commerce presents the Third Annual Fall Dinner Crawl, where "passport holders" stroll through the streets and experience food and drink from over 30 ... Read More

Hours:
  • 6 - 9 p.m.
The Riviera Theatre
4746 N. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640

Music & Comedy
9/30/2014
See Lily Allen live September 30 at The Riviera! Photo Credit: Azadeh Khastoo  

Hours:
  • 7:30 p.m.
Concord Music Hall
2047 N. Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60647

Music & Comedy
9/30/2014
See MØ live with special guest Holychild September 30 at Concord Music Hall!

Hours:
  • 6:30 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/30/2014
With a twist toward the absurd and theatrical, Patricia Rieger isolates characters and spaces to suggest drama while maintaining ambiguity in All The Names: Patricia Rieger. Rieger creates images in sculpture and paintings with situations of seeming opposition: quiet and movement, private and public, ordinary and extraordinary, spiritual and ... Read More

The Second City e.t.c.
The Second City
1616 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60614

Music & Comedy
9/30/2014
In the world of high stakes, we become a more heightened version of ourselves, which can sometimes resemble more simian behavior than human. From unitard sporting performance artists, an intimate encounter with robot culture and the primal effects of downsizing, Apes of Wrath embraces the dark and light sides ... Read More

Expo 72
72 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/30/2014
Sponsored by Dark Horse Wines, the Chicago International Film Festival will host a special exhibit, Because Everybody Loves Movies, an expansive display of posters, images and videos from its venerable five-decade history. Upon entering, visitors will be greeted by the iconic "eyes" logo that has been the Festival's logo ... Read More

Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago
5550 S. Greenwood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
773-702-0200

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/30/2014
The immersive exhibition Carved, Cast, Crumpled investigates the essential qualities of three-dimensional art across historical and cultural contexts, and questions what it means to be in the presence of an object. Comprised of sculptural works and a handful of related drawings by sculptors, it will showcase a foundational component ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/30/2014
CHGO DSGN: Recent Object and Graphic Design. Curated by Rick Valicenti. is a major exhibition of recent object and graphic design by 100+ of the city's leading designers. Chicago has long been regarded as an international center for design, and this retrospective celebrates the region's creative and innovative spirit. ... Read More

Multiple Chicago Locations
Chicago, IL

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
9/30/2014
Our city's neighborhoods host annual farmers markets May to October! With each location offering various fruits, vegetables, plants, flowers and more, there's a market for everyone to enjoy. Check the Seasonality Chart to see when your favorite produce is available! Community Markets New for 2014, some markets will become ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/30/2014
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.

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

Music & Comedy
9/30/2014
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

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/30/2014
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

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/30/2014
Throughout its history the city of Chicago has inspired myriad urban and architectural innovations, many of which have had far-reaching influence. The collection of the Art Institute's Department of Architecture has extensive holdings on work within the region of Chicago, representing the important innovations, theoretical approaches, and architectural movements ... Read More

Chicago Trolley and Double Decker Co.
Water Tower Pumping Station
Chicago, IL 60611

Tours & Attractions
9/30/2014
The City Lights Night Tour allows passengers to view the city at night in all of its lit up glory. Highlights will include the John Hancock Building, Millennium Park, Navy Pier and the Magnificent Mile.

Loyola University Museum of Art
820 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
312-915-7600

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/30/2014
Using art, historical maps, broadsheets, books, liturgical objects, and textiles, Crossings and Dwellings: Restored Jesuits, Women Religious, American Experience, 1814-2014 tells the story of 19th-century European Jesuits and women religious who arrived on the country's expanding western frontier to serve both indigenous and immigrant populations. This exhibition includes liturgical ... Read More

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

Theater & Performing Arts
9/30/2014
TimeLine Theatre presents the Chicago Premiere of Danny Casolaro Died For You. A thriller based on the true story of Danny Casolaro, a freelance reporter who was mysteriously found dead a year into his journey to uncover the truth about high-level corruption in Washington, D.C.

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/30/2014
David Bowie Is presents the first international retrospective of the extraordinary career of David Bowie -- one of the most pioneering and influential performers of our time. More than 300 objects, including handwritten lyrics, original costumes, photography, set designs, album artwork, and rare performance material from the past five ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/30/2014
Join the National Museum of Mexican Art for the largest annual Day of the Dead exhibition in the U.S. Ofrendas, installations, and works of art created by Mexican artists from both sides of the border, invite visitors to celebrate life by glimpsing death. Delve into the age old traditions ... Read More

Lookingglass Theatre Company
821 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

Theater & Performing Arts
9/30/2014
Lookingglass Theatre Company presents the Chicago Premiere of Death Tax. How much would you pay to stay alive? As her health deteriorates, Maxine is convinced her daughter is paying Nurse Tina to "nudge" her into the grave before the new estate tax become law. So Maxine proposes a deal of ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/30/2014
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

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/30/2014
Over the course of several days, Drury Brennan will create a site-specific installation on the walls of the Michigan Avenue Galleries, titled DIE WELT (The World). Brennan's creative trajectory has taken him from being a jazz drummer and beat producer in Los Angeles to a stint studying photography and ... Read More

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

Theater & Performing Arts
9/30/2014
Bad boys finish last.   Don Juan - selfish, arrogant, dangerous. With a list of conquests longer than a phonebook, the famous ladies' man travels the world, seducing thousands from princesses to peasant girls. But when lust turns to murder, his many victims join forces for revenge. One of ... Read More

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