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Events Calendar for the week of 7/29 to 8/04

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Chicago Cubs
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL 60613

Sports & Recreation
7/29/2014
See the Chicago Cubs play against the Colorado Rockies July 28-31 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 ... Read More

Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Rd
Highland Park, IL 60035

Music & Comedy
7/29/2014
See Chucho Valdés live with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra July 29 at Ravinia! We recommend you pack a picnic and bring a blanket or outdoor chairs to enjoy the concert. Photo credit: Ravinia Festival 

Hours:
  • 8 p.m.
The Second City Mainstage
The Second City
1616 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60614

Music & Comedy
7/29/2014
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

Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier
800 E. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
312-595-5600

Theater & Performing Arts
7/29/2014
Shakespeare's Globe embarks on a two-year, international tour, travelling to 205 countries around the globe with its production of Hamlet including only two U.S. engagements: Chicago Shakespeare and Washington, D.C.'s Folger Theatre. The production touches down in Chicago with a fresh version of Shakespeare's classic tragedy of deferred revenge ... Read More

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

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Millennium Park
7/29/2014
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

A. Montgomery Ward Park
630 N. Kingsbury St.
Chicago, IL 60654

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
7/29/2014
The Chicago Park District shows free outdoor movies throughout the summer for free at parks around the city! On July 29, see Gravity (PG-13) at A. Montgomery Ward Park. Movies in the Parks runs May 29-August 30. Click here for the complete schedule.

Links Hall
3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618

Theater & Performing Arts, Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
7/29/2014
Physical is a nine day festival celebrating contemporary physical theater. Offering a series of films, performances and workshops, Physical intends to bring Chicago-based performers and audiences together with physical theater practitioners from across the U.S. and create a platform for national and Chicago based performers to build their relationships ... Read More

Multiple Chicago Locations
Chicago, IL

Theater & Performing Arts, Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
7/29/2014
Highlighting the depth and breadth of Chicago, national and international tap artistry, Chicago Human Rhythm Project, the nation's premier presenter of American tap dance and contemporary percussive arts, presents Rhythm World, the oldest and most comprehensive festival of American tap and contemporary percussive arts in the world. Rhythm World ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Music & Comedy
7/29/2014
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

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
7/29/2014
Shane Huffman is swimming to the Moon. If ignorance of the laws of nature is the basis of superstition, there's an element of deliberate superstition in Huffman's willful revision of cosmic order. Huffman reinvests interplanetary space, drained of mystery by the imposed order of cosmological description, with something "extra ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
7/29/2014
From studio critique, a mode of conversation about art works, Adelheid Mers has evolved a generative, productive method of talking about other issues as well, by diagramming them onto her Fractal 3-Line Matrix. In this exhibit, Adelheid Mers: Enter the Matrix, she presents diagrams of conversations with artists about ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
7/29/2014
In AGAIN GONE ~ Miller & Shellabarger, Miller & Shellabarger use gunpowder and black oil sunflower seeds to outline their bodies and hands. Both materials hold immense amounts of energy, even when distilled into diminutive containers, and are utilized for their rich metaphorical connotation. One is used to feed ... Read More

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

Music & Comedy
7/29/2014
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

Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell Ave.
Chicago, IL 60615

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
7/29/2014
Hyde Park Art Center presents Facetime, an exhibit showcasing work from area high school students as the culmination of this year's ArtShop program. ArtShop invests in teens particularly talented and interested in the visual arts by providing hands-on training, guidance in developing a portfolio, mentorship from a working artist, ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
7/29/2014
Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints: Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil tells the story of how African, European and indigenous cultural traditions have interacted over a period of more than 500 years to form the distinctive culture of this fascinating area of the largest country in South ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
7/29/2014
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

Goodman Theatre
170 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60601

Theater & Performing Arts
7/29/2014
An unforgettable musical adventure comes alive in a bountiful new adaptation directed by Chicago's own Rachel Rockwell, hailed as an artist of "astounding and very rare talents" by Chicago Tribune. When American tourists Tommy and Jeff get lost on vacation in Scotland they stumble into Brigadoon, a mythical village ... Read More

Spirit of Chicago
Navy Pier
Chicago, IL 60611

Tours & Attractions
7/29/2014
This two-hour cruise along Chicago's magnificent lakefront is perfect for an afternoon getaway, a birthday, church group, entertaining out-of-town guests, you name it. Enjoy this truly interactive entertainment experience with the Spirit of Chicago Cabaret Show. They will delight you with a broad repertoire - everything from sing-along show ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
7/29/2014
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

Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place
175 E. Chestnut
Chicago, IL 60611

Theater & Performing Arts
7/29/2014
The favorite on every child's bookshelf, Charlotte's Web, comes to the stage! When Wilbur is saved and sent to live on farm, he finds a new unexpected family. Follow this piggy hero as he grows from being the runt of the litter to "Some Pig" with the help of ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
7/29/2014
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
7/29/2014
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
7/29/2014
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.

Multiple Chicago Locations
Chicago, IL

Theater & Performing Arts
7/29/2014
Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents A Midsummer Night's Dream for its 2014 Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks season! A specially equipped truck will roll into parks around the city, a stage will unfold, and a company of professional actors will share the delight of Shakespeare with families and neighbors of all ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
7/29/2014
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

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