The 10th annual Chicago Dancing Festival will bring together leading ballet, modern and contemporary dancers from Chicago and across the country to present the largest dance festival in the nation. Just as the Festival draws from top dance companies across the nation, this year's program will once again be featured ... Read More
The decade from the Wall Street Crash of 1929 until the United States’ entry into World War II was perhaps the most diverse and dynamic artistic period for American artists in the whole of the twentieth century. Painters sought styles that spoke to European abstraction, realism, populism, labor, urban ... Read More
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
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.
Offering spectacular views of Chicago's iconic architecture as well as of the the city's fireworks displays, Shoreline Sightseeing's Architecture Fireworks Tours are a memorable and uniquely Chicago experience. These 90-minute tours depart from two convenient locations: Polk Bros. Park at the southwest corner of Navy Pier and from the ... Read More
Bloodshot makes its U.S. debut at the Greenhouse Theater Center as part of Greenhouse's Solo Celebration series. Starring acclaimed international actor Simon Slater, Bloodshot is a one-man murder mystery following the character Derek Eveleigh, a photographer in 1957 London. The thriller is co-produced by Ingenious Purpose Ltd.
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
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
Butterflies & Blooms is a butterfly exhibition where visitors can immerse themselves in a habitat filled with hundreds of live butterflies. This exhibition is filled with species native to South America, Asia, North America, and Africa, as well as those native to Illinois.
Experience the “top tour in Chicago and one of the top ten tours in the U.S.” according to TripAdvisor users. The Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise is a must for out-of-towners. CAF-certified volunteer tour guides — called docents — interpret more than 50 buildings along the Chicago River. You’ll ... Read More
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
Across Chicago at locations downtown and throughout the city's neighborhoods, the markets managed by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) sell fresh fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers, as well as other prepared food items. Photo credit: City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Read More
Sightsee while cycling on this unique guided bike tour of Chicago! Wheel Fun Rental’s professional guides will immerse you with an insider’s look into the Windy City's historical landmarks and beautiful waterfront. Their tour groups assure an intimate experience while you pedal your way along the shores of Lake ... Read More
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.
Stand among larger-than-life soldiers in The Field Museum's newest exhibition, China's First Emperor and His Terracotta Warriors. Tasked to guard Qin Shihuangdi's tomb for eternity, archers, infantrymen, and armored officers hold watch over a striking underground model of China's first empire. Explore the life of the ruler who vanquished ... Read More
The work of Dan Ramirez (b. 1941, Chicago) explores the unknown, the spiritual and the beautiful, in an intellectual, philosophical and poetic manner. The Minimalist Movement and Geometric Abstraction were his points of departure. The works of art in this exhibition were created in a twenty-eight year period and ... Read More
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Cyrus Baldridge was an artist, illustrator and author whose travels took him across Africa, Europe, Asia and the Far East. His prodigious artistic talents and education at the University of Chicago (PhB 1911), combined with a humanistic political awareness, led to the publication of several lavishly illustrated books focusing ... Read More
See the DaVinci Machines Exhibition at Water Tower Place through December 31, 2016. The exhibit displays hand-crafted inventions built from Leonardo’s 500 year old designs brought to life the creations by the brilliant scientist, inventor and artist Leonardo DaVinci as well as his Masterpieces digitally remastered for an up ... Read More
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
Drapetomanía is a tribute to Grupo Antillano (1978-1983), a suppressed visual arts and cultural movement that privileged the importance of African and Afro-Caribbean influences in the formation of the Cuban nation. Grupo Antillano valiantly proclaimed the centrality of African practices in national culture and saw their work as part ... Read More