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United Center
1901 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60612

Music & Comedy
8/27/2014
See Arcade Fire live during the Reflektor Tour August 26-27 at the United Center!

Hours:
  • 7:30 p.m.
Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60601

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
8/27/2014
The Black Harvest Film Festival is our city's largest and longest-running Black film festival and the Gene Siskel Film Center's most vibrant annual showcase featuring provocative films that tell stories, spark lively discussions, and address issues relating to the experiences from the African diaspora. A number of films are ... Read More

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

Sports & Recreation
8/27/2014
See the White Sox play the Indians at The Cell!

The Second City Mainstage
The Second City
1616 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60614

Music & Comedy
8/27/2014
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

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Music & Comedy
8/27/2014
Have a mid-week celebration filled with fireworks, live music and cocktails! Every Wednesday starting June 25, the Shedd Aquarium will play host to its annual summer concert series, Jazzin' at the Shedd, now celebrating its 20th anniversary. Dance to the sounds of our city's finest musicians and voalists, enjoy ... Read More

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

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Millennium Park
8/27/2014
Calling all movie buffs! Head to Millennium Park on Tuesday evenings this summer to enjoy free movies at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. It's now home to the latest and most sophisticated outdoor screen with sound projected from the Pavilion's state-of-the-art sound system. The images are bright, clear and visible ... Read More

Willye B. White Park
7631 N. Ashland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
8/27/2014
The Chicago Park District shows free outdoor movies throughout the summer for free at parks around the city! On August 27, see Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (PG) at Willye B. White Park. Movies in the Parks runs May 29-August 30. Click here for the complete schedule. Read More

South Shore Cultural Center
7059 S. South Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60649

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
8/27/2014
The Chicago Park District shows free outdoor movies throughout the summer for free at parks around the city! On August 27, see The Wiz (G) at South Shore Cultural Center. Movies in the Parks runs May 29-August 30. Click here for the complete schedule.

Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Rd
Highland Park, IL 60035

Music & Comedy
8/27/2014
See the Summer '80s New Wave Tour live featuring Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey, Howard Jones and others August 18 at Ravinia! We recommend you pack a picnic and bring a blanket or outdoor chairs to enjoy the concert. Photo credit: Ravinia Festival 

Hours:
  • 6:30 p.m.
North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
8/27/2014
The nation's first shopping festival celebrates its fourth year with stylish events, fashion shows, culinary demos, concerts and more! 2014 Highlights August 22: "A Magnificent Taste" - the summer's premier culinary event August 23-24: ShopFest - a weekend of pop-up shopping along North Michigan Avenue August 23: Music on ... Read More

American Junkie
15 W. Illinois St.
Chicago, IL 60611

Music & Comedy
8/27/2014
American Junkie's second level will come to life as the stage ignites every Wednesday to include some of the country's most sought-after performers along with up-and-coming artists. Live sets from bands spanning across genres from pop to punk, rock and country will be knocking the retractable roof off! Whether ... Read More

Hours:
  • 6 - 9 p.m.
The Second City e.t.c.
The Second City
1616 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60614

Music & Comedy
8/27/2014
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

The Mercury Theater
3745 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60613

Theater & Performing Arts
8/27/2014
Mercury Theater Chicago presents Chicago's home-grown version of the hilarious Broadway musical Avenue Q. Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book in 2004, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart. The production will be led by Jeff Award ... Read More

Emil Bach House
7415 N. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60626

Tours & Attractions
8/27/2014
Step inside one of Frank Lloyd Wright's more intimate homes on the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust's new tour of the Emil Bach House in Chicago, meticulously restored to its original 1915 appearance by Harboe Architects. Built for Emil Bach, president of Chicago's Bach Brick Co, the house was executed ... Read More

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

Theater & Performing Arts
8/27/2014
Experience a multi-sensory show that fuses theatrical spectacle and original music with comedy, art, vaudeville and science! Photo: Ken Howard ©BMP

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
8/27/2014
For his exhibit, Cahill presents Snow: USSA 2012: The Wellness Center, the third phase of his project exploring the role institutions play in society. His earlier parts include USSA 2012: The Orphanage Project (2011), where he re-imagined an orphanage and a gift shop, USSA 2012: The People's Palace's Gift ... Read More

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Dr.
Skokie, IL 60077

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
8/27/2014
In the early years of World War II, Charlotte Salomon - a 23-year-old Jewish artist from Berlin - fled to the south of France where she shut herself into a hotel room and spent two years feverishly painting the history of her life. She called it Life? or Theater?: ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
8/27/2014
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
8/27/2014
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
8/27/2014
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.

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
8/27/2014
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
8/27/2014
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

Pepsi® Skyline Stage at Navy Pier
Navy Pier
600 E. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

Theater & Performing Arts
8/27/2014
Cirque Shanghai is proud to return this summer to Navy Pier with a brand new show, Cirque Shanghai: Warriors. This latest installment of Cirque Shanghai combines the impressive acrobatics audiences have enjoyed in the past with the martial prowess of Chinese Kung Fu and Wu Shu masters. The result ... Read More

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

Tours & Attractions
8/27/2014
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
8/27/2014
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

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