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Events Calendar for the week of 9/01 to 9/07

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Washington Park
5100 S. Cottage Grove Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
9/1/2014
Experience a four-day immersion into African culture and heritage in Chicago's Washington Park, which becomes transformed into an authentic African village during the Labor Day holiday weekend. Over 300 vendors and artisans from Africa and the African Diaspora will present artifacts, textiles, traditional crafts and museum quality art. Enjoy ... Read More

Chicago Cubs
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL 60613

Sports & Recreation
9/1/2014
See the Chicago Cubs play against the Milwaukee Brewers September 1-3 at The Friendly Confines! Celebrate Wrigley Field's 100th Birthday The 2014 season marks Wrigley Field's 100th birthday! The team will celebrate the ballpark's rich century of history during 10 decade-themed homestands complete with historic player uniforms, specialty food offerings, ... Read More

Multiple Chicago Locations
Chicago, IL 60616

Theater & Performing Arts, Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
9/1/2014
This annual festival is all about pushing boundaries. It brings together daring theatregoers with emerging performing artists from around the world. With 50 shows to choose from, the Chicago Fringe Festival offers something for everyone. All performances will be held at venues in our city's Jefferson Park neighborhood. Schedule ... Read More

Music Box Theatre
3733 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60613

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
9/1/2014
The 6th edition of the Music Box's annual film noir festival is going international, exploding the long-held belief that noir stories are a specifically American phenomenon. Focusing on the years immediately following World War II, this year's Noir City: Chicago festival features classic noir films from France, Japan, Argentina, ... Read More

Copernicus Center
5216 W. Lawrence Ave.
Chicago, IL 60630

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
9/1/2014
The 34th Taste of Polonia over Labor Day weekend in Jefferson Park packs in four stages of live music, delicious Polish food favorites, items from local merchants and more! Authentic Food Dine on authentic Polish food like polska kielbasa, pierogi, potato pancakes and more! Festival Highlights Four stages and ... Read More

North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
9/1/2014
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

The Den Theatre
1333 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

Theater & Performing Arts
9/1/2014
The Hypocrites are pleased to launch their 2014-15 Season with the world premiere of All Our Tragic, an unparalleled twelve-hour theatrical adaptation that combines all 32 surviving Greek tragedies into a single epic narrative, adapted and directed by Founding Artistic Director Sean Graney. All Our Tragic is designed to create ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/1/2014
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
9/1/2014
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

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/1/2014
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
9/1/2014
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
9/1/2014
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
9/1/2014
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.

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/1/2014
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

Willis Tower
233 S. Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60606

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/1/2014
Willis Tower is currently holding its first fashion exhibition, Enduring Style: Practice Makes Perfect, in partnership with the Fashion Studies Department at Columbia College Chicago. Located in the ground floor lobby of Willis Tower, the exhibition showcases: 38 fashion ensembles enhanced by 14 large-scale fashion photographs focusing on the ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/1/2014
Join the longest insect migration on Earth! Flight of the Butterflies is an awe-inspiring story of extraordinary animal endurance and human perseverance. The film follows the captivating story of one creature - Dana (Danaus Plexippus) - and three generations of her offspring on their perilous journey from Mexico to ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/1/2014
Hebru Brantley explores the human experience of emotion in a solo show, Hebru Brantley: Parade Day Rain. Looking at optimism and pessimism and their place in the journey from Light to Dark through a narrative of his flyboys and girls and a parade, this exhibition of a "float" and ... Read More

City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower
806 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/1/2014
Jason Reblando: New Deal Utopias is a solo show by the Chicago-based photographer. The exhibit examines Franklin Roosevelt's idealistic vision to resettle displaced farmers and poor urban dwellers in model cities. These "Greenbelt Towns" were testing grounds for a new American way of life as envisioned by the short-lived ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Millennium Park
9/1/2014
In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Millennium Park will feature a special installation of work by Jaume Plensa, the world-renowned sculptor and creator of one of the Park's most prominent attractions, the Crown Fountain. Jaume Plensa: 1004 Portraits features four large-scale sculpted portraits positioned in the park such that ... Read More

Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605
312-939-2438

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/1/2014
Visit the beautiful and mysterious world of sea jellies and discover the intriguing ways these pulsing, translucent animals survive—and thrive—in the world’s oceans without blood, bones, or brains. Jellies Species This special exhibition features various sea jellies species, ranging in size and habitat.  Here are some that fasincate us: ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/1/2014
Explore the extraordinary images of René Magritte in the first major museum exhibition to focus on his breakthrough years. It will feature over 100 paintings, collages, drawings, and objects, along with a selection of photographs, periodicals, and early commercial work, that trace the birth of the themes and strategies ... Read More

McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum
376 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60601

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/1/2014
Friends of the Chicago River's McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum celebrates Chicago's river and world-famous movable bridges by shining light on their significance to the city. Beginning at river level and spiraling five stories up, this vertical adventure provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity to explore a historic landmark bridgehouse. ... Read More

Chicago Cultural Center Visitor Information Center
77 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Tours & Attractions, Millennium Park
9/1/2014
Learn all about the dazzling art and architecture of Millennium Park during a free 45-minute guided walk with a knowledgeable Chicago Greeter! Groups depart from the Visitor Information Center at the Chicago Cultural Center. No advanced reservations are required.

Hours:
  • 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Millennium Park
9/1/2014
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of Millennium Park, this exhibition is curated by John Vinci of Vinci/Hamp Architects and features over 50 images - including historical photographs; images of the Park before, during and after construction; and the work of numerous photographers who used the Park as their subject.

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/1/2014
Organized around Earth's spectacular eco-zones - Polar Regions, Oceans, Rain Forests, Mountains and Caves, and the African Savanna - Earth Explorers brings the unparalleled adventures of National Geographic to life. Learn about the daring men and women who venture into dangerous and remote parts of the world to discover ... Read More

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