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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
8/21/2014
Explore Adler Planetarium after hours during this 21+ event. On the third Thursday of each month, Adler becomes a playground for adults as they explore various exhibitions, peek through the Doane Observatory telescope or participate in a demonstration. It's great for groups or an adventerous date with your significant ... Read More

Hours:
  • 6:30 - 10:30 p.m.
Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60601

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
8/21/2014
The Black Harvest Film Festival is our city's largest and longest-running Black film festival and the Gene Siskel Film Center's most vibrant annual showcase featuring provocative films that tell stories, spark lively discussions, and address issues relating to the experiences from the African diaspora. A number of films are ... Read More

City Winery
1200 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607

Music & Comedy
8/21/2014
See Butch Hancock and Jimmie Dale Gilmore & Fred Eaglesmith live August 21 at the intimate settings of City Winery! City Winery features musical performances almost every night of the week! Click here for a complete schedule.  Photo courtesy of City Winery Chicago

Hours:
  • 8 p.m.
Chicago Cubs
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL 60613

Sports & Recreation
8/21/2014
See the Chicago Cubs play against the San Francisco Giants August 19-21 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

Hubbard St. and Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60654

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
8/21/2014
Come out to Clark After Dark to enjoy some great food and entertainment in the heart of River North! Support Illinois troops and their families with live music, drinks, live auction and a raffle. Sport your red, white and blue or cameo for this spirited festival!

Hours:
  • 4 - 10 p.m.
The Second City Mainstage
The Second City
1616 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60614

Music & Comedy
8/21/2014
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

Music & Comedy, Millennium Park
8/21/2014
Our city's great weekly jazz tradition returns to Millennium Park this summer! It celebrates 10 years this summer with a diverse program featuring concerts that explore jazz connections to Africa, the Middle East and the rhythm and roots of the South. The 2014 series includes tribute concerts and retrospectives, ... Read More

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

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Millennium Park
8/21/2014
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

Shoreline Sightseeing Company
Navy Pier
Chicago, IL 60611

Tours & Attractions
8/21/2014
Shoreline Sightseeing's Wine Tasting Cruise will again feature the knoledgeable staff and acclaimed wines of Chicago-area Lynfred Winery. Ninety-minute cruises include a short wine course, generous tastings of a selection of Lynfred wines and light refreshments, all while cruising Lake Michigan aboard Shoreline's elegant Celebration. Guests will also enjoy ... Read More

Hours:
  • 7:30 - 9 p.m.
South Chicago Art Center
3217 E. 91st St.
Chicago, IL 60647

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
8/21/2014
The South Chicago Art Center holds the Garden Party to celebrate the end of their Summer programming with a community potluck at their Artists Garden. Throughout the summer staff, interns, and youth tend and harvest the garden which yeilds vegetables and fruit that are used to create tasty dishes. ... Read More

Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Rd
Highland Park, IL 60035

Music & Comedy
8/21/2014
See Yo-Yo Ma and The Knights live August 21 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.
Lincoln Park Zoo
Cannon Drive at Fullerton Parkway
Chicago, IL 60614

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
8/21/2014
Ditch the drive-ins and crowded theaters. Instead, experience a wildly different twist to movie night with free Zoovies at Lincoln Park Zoo. Audiences can come to the zoo after hours and enjoy a movie on the zoo's south lawn. Snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase. On August ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
8/21/2014
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
8/21/2014
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
8/21/2014
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

Packer Schopf Gallery
942 W. Lake St.
Chicago, IL 60607

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
8/21/2014
The colorful flourishes and calm spaces in Ann Worthing's paintings invite a unique sort of looking that allows the viewer to explore and discover each individual world with the curiosity of an aimless wanderer. Landscapes unfold slowly as different textures, figures, and gestures flicker into and out of view, ... Read More

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

Music & Comedy
8/21/2014
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

The Mercury Theater
3745 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60613

Theater & Performing Arts
8/21/2014
Mercury Theater Chicago presents Chicago's home-grown version of the hilarious Broadway musical Avenue Q. Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book in 2004, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart. The production will be led by Jeff Award ... Read More

Seadog Ventures
Navy Pier
Chicago, IL 60611

Tours & Attractions
8/21/2014
Seadog & Hopothesis co-host a cruise of Blood, Sweat, & Beers. Departing Navy Pier, this 75 minute cruise will travel down the Chicago River as you enjoy the narration about the civil unrest in correlation to beer. At four points throughout the cruise, sample beers including the Seadog private ... Read More

Blue Man Group
3133 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60657

Theater & Performing Arts
8/21/2014
Experience a multi-sensory show that fuses theatrical spectacle and original music with comedy, art, vaudeville and science! Photo: Ken Howard ©BMP

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
8/21/2014
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
8/21/2014
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
8/21/2014
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
8/21/2014
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
8/21/2014
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.

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