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Events Calendar for the week of 7/30 to 8/05

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Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
7/30/2015
ACTIVATE transforms iconic Loop alleys into pop-up urban experiences. Combining the talents of Chicago's most creative minds, the events feature art, music, and more in unique urban settings. This interactive exhibition of art and culture takes place over the course of six nights from May through October. Details about ... Read More

Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
50 E. Congress Pkwy.
Chicago, IL 60605

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
7/30/2015
Chef, author, and raconteur Anthony Bourdain is best known for traveling the globe on his stomach, daringly consuming some of the world's most exotic dishes on his hit TV shows Parts Unknown on CNN, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations and The Layover. Somewhat notoriously, he has established himself as a ... Read More

Hours:
  • 7:30 p.m.
Park West
322 W. Armitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614

Music & Comedy
7/30/2015
See Cold War Kids live with special guest Coasts July 30 at Park West! This is an Official Lollapalooza Aftershow.

Hours:
  • 9 p.m.
1400 W. Cermak Rd.
Chicago, IL 60608

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
7/30/2015
It's the largest Latino festival in the Midwest! Enjoy a huge lineup of entertainment and music, savor a variety of food including authentic Mexican favorites, browse works and engage with artists in the Arts & Culture Pavilion, and bring kids to the Children's Area for face painting, books and ... Read More

House of Blues
329 N. Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60654

Music & Comedy
7/30/2015
See Gary Clark Jr. with special guest Black Pistol Fire live July 30 at House of Blues! This is an Official Lollapalooza Aftershow. Photo courtesy of House of Blues Chicago

Hours:
  • 9 p.m.
The Vic Theatre
3145 N. Sheffield Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657

Music & Comedy
7/30/2015
See Hot Chip live with special guest The Hood Internet July 30 at The Vic! This is an Official Lollapalooza Aftershow. Photo Credit: Azadeh Khastoo  

Hours:
  • 9 p.m.
United Center
1901 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60612

Music & Comedy
7/30/2015
See comedian Kevin Hart live during the WHAT NOW TOUR July 30 - 31 at the United Center! Photo courtesy of Live Nation Entertainment

Cadillac Palace Theatre
151 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Theater & Performing Arts
7/30/2015
See the Tony Award® winning Broadway Musical Pippin at Cadillac Palace Theatre. Pippin tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory? ... Read More

Multiple Chicago Locations
Chicago, IL

Theater & Performing Arts, Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
7/30/2015
Rhythm World is America's longest running and most comprehensive festival of American tap and contemporary percussive arts. Rhythm World hosts an opening night concert at Chicago's historic Jazz Showcase, three concerts at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, a tap jam, a student showcase, and a vast array of ... Read More

Theater & Performing Arts
7/30/2015
Opera on Tap Chicago and New World Productions with the support of Main Street Opera are proud to present an evening of Spanish music and theater. The show will feature two one act musical works - an adaptation of Jacinto Guerrero's zarzuela The Guest at the Sevillano Inn and ... Read More

Hours:
  • 7 p.m.
FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
1300 S. Lynn White Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605

Music & Comedy
7/30/2015
See The Australian Pink Floyd Show live with special guest Led Zeppelin 2 July 30 at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island! Photo credit: Live Nation Entertainment; Lee Hogan

Hours:
  • 8 p.m.
Metro
3730 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60613

Music & Comedy
7/30/2015
See The War On Drugs live with special guest Philip Selway July 30 at Metro! This is an Official Lollapalooza Aftershow. Photo credit: Metro/Smart Bar

Hours:
  • 9 p.m.
Berger Park Cultural Center
6205 N. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60660

Theater & Performing Arts
7/30/2015
Jeff award-winning Theater on the Lake celebrates 63 years in 2015, showcasing our city's rich off-Loop theater community. While renovation is underway to convert the historic Theater on the Lake building from a summer-only programming site to a year-round program and event facility, they'll be taking the shows on ... Read More

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

Music & Comedy, Millennium Park
7/30/2015
Returning to Millennium Park for the first time since 2009, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! is NPR's Peabody Award-winning quiz show. Host Peter Sagal will lead a panel of comedians, humorists and journalists; listener contestants and a special celebrity guest through a comic review of the week's news, all in ... Read More

Hours:
  • 7 p.m.
UP Comedy Club
230 W. N. Ave., 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60614

Music & Comedy
7/30/2015
#DateMe is a hilarious romp through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake #DateMe character profiles on the country's most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love ... Read More

Rivendell Theatre
5779 N. Ridge Ave.
Chicago, IL 60660

Theater & Performing Arts
7/30/2015
Struggling writers Jeff and Hunter are working on an original musical with a unique topic: their experience writing an original musical! With friends Susan, Heidi, and accompanist Larry, they embark on a meta-journey of self-expression, documenting all the roadblocks and creative breakthroughs they encounter along the way. Nominated for ... Read More

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon Dr.
Chicago, IL 60614

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
7/30/2015
A Delicate Majesty: The Insect Art of Alix Lukas, by Chicago-based illustrator Alix Lukas, will celebrate the beauty of unusual forms, exalting the intricacies of nature in detailed and colored pencil renderings that make even the creepiest and crawliest of creatures accessible and engaging. This is an addendum exhibit ... Read More

Under The Gun Theater
956 W. Newport Ave,
Chicago, IL 60657

Music & Comedy
7/30/2015
A double feature of Improvisation whodunnit. Two shows for the price of one. One Story Told Week by Week: An Improvised Parody of the popular NPR podcast Serial. We interview an audience member about a time they were falsely accused. Then our Under The Gun Ensemble (in classic NPR ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
7/30/2015
Go on a journey of discovery - into a fascinating new world of art! Meet the explorers, artists, and patrons who were part of the cultural convergence in South America during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries as European conventions merged with indigenous traditions. The installation is accompanied by ... Read More

Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
7/30/2015
The Chicago History Museum is proud to host an exhibition of images by renowned disability rights photographer Tom Olin. The nineteen framed prints, on loan from the permanent art collection at Access Living, depict the activists who brought about the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act in July 1990. This ... Read More

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

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Millennium Park
7/30/2015
Stop by and see Chicago teens discovering their potential all summer long in the After School Matters Summer Program Tents. Visitors are invited to observe exciting teen programming at two locations in Millennium Park: At Chase Promenade South, where you can see teens developing their talents in a variety ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
7/30/2015
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

Annoyance Theatre & Bar
851 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657

Music & Comedy
7/30/2015
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.

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
7/30/2015
Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist celebrates twentieth-century American artist Archibald J. Motley, Jr. (1891-1981) and reveals his continued impact on art history. This survey of paintings chronicles the African-American Jazz Age experience, including life in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood. This exhibit is located in Sidney R. Yates Gallery, 4th Floor ... Read More

Chicago's First Lady Cruises
112 E. Wacker Dr. on Chicago's Riverwalk
Chicago, IL 60601

Tours & Attractions
7/30/2015
Only the Chicago Architecture Foundation and Chicago's First Lady Cruises can showcase Chicago's world renowned city architecture with style, class and comfort. Experience 90 Minutes of Amazing as you learn about the architecture and design of over 50 buildings as described by CAF-Certified Volunteer Docents/Guides. Don't settle for imitations, look for ... Read More

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