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Events Calendar for the week of 9/02 to 9/08

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Chicago Cubs
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL 60613

Sports & Recreation
9/2/2014
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

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

Music & Comedy
9/2/2014
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

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

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Millennium Park
9/2/2014
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

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

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
9/2/2014
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

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Music & Comedy
9/2/2014
The Museum of Contemporary Art's Terrace turns into a jazz concert every Tuesday evening starting June 3. Hosted by Al Carter-Bay and Richton Guy Thomas from WHPK 88.5fm, this live entertainment event will let you unwind while enjoying the sounds of Chicago's quintessential jazz musicians outdoors. Dining Options Dinner ... Read More

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

Music & Comedy
9/2/2014
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

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/2/2014
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
9/2/2014
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
9/2/2014
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
9/2/2014
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
9/2/2014
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
9/2/2014
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
9/2/2014
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
9/2/2014
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
9/2/2014
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

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

Theater & Performing Arts
9/2/2014
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
9/2/2014
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

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/2/2014
Earthly Delights features the work of artists who rejected one of the central tenets of modernism - the elimination of content and external references - in favor of embracing the decorative, feminine, and playful. This irreverence takes a variety of forms. Swiss artist Balthus remained a committed realist, even ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/2/2014
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
9/2/2014
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

DuSable Museum of African American History
740 E. 56th Pl.
Chicago, IL 60637

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/2/2014
Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Animation Art From Classic Cartoons of '70s commemorates the 40th anniversaries of 1970's Saturday Morning cartoons that featured positive Black characters for the first time in television history. The exhibition includes original production cels and drawings used to produce these cartoons. Also included ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/2/2014
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
9/2/2014
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
9/2/2014
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
9/2/2014
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

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