The chorus Opera News calls “one of Chicago’s musical glories” sings an evening of beautiful, rarely performed works. Discover music rich with glowing color, driving energy, and a unique ability to stir the soul.
The Subject is Chicago is the Chicago Cultural Center's first invitational exhibition in several years, with a call going out for works in all media by artists who reside within the city limits of Chicago. Works by 50 artists will be selected by an external panel of jurors, with ... 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.
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
CAMP: A Comedy Show is a free, year-round weekly summer camp-themed comedy show. Every Monday night at the Village Tap in their outdoor beer garden, you will see some of the best stand up comedy Chicago has to offer. Samantha Berkman and Tessa Orzech started this show because they ... Read More
Millennium Park will unveil six recent sculptures by American artist Chakaia Booker in a new exhibition in the Boeing Galleries - running April 30, 2016, through April 2018. A seventh, site-responsive sculpture (a new work) will be added in September 2016 in the South Boeing Gallery. Ranging in height ... 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
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.
Classicism, as an aesthetic ideal, is often associated with a conventional set of rules founded on supposedly timeless notions such as “order,” “reason,” and “decorum.” As a result, it can be understood as rigid, outdated, or stodgy. But classicism is actually far from a stable concept — throughout history, ... 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
This exhibition will reunite all 32 doors painted by Eugene Eda for the stairwells of the original, now demolished Malcolm X College. Painted in 1917 by one of the principal artists of the Wall of Respect, the monumental doors are a landmark of the Black Arts movement in Chicago. ... Read More
Explore the most eerie and infamous paranormal happenings throughout Chicago's history. The supernatural repurcussions of tragic events from its past still plague Chicago to this very day. See how Chicago is celebrating Halloween in 2015!
By critically engaging with archival materials and living testimonies, Nicole Marroquin and Andres L. Hernandez rewrite two narratives of citizen struggle in Chicago: student walkouts on the Lower West Side between 1968-1973, and resident-led protests at the Cabrini-Green housing development in spring 1981. The artists transform the galleries into ... Read More
The Pritzker Military Museum & Library’s exhibit, Hunting Charlie: Finding the Enemy in the Vietnam War, explores the United States’ enemy during the Vietnam conflict through rarely seen original art pieces. The exhibit displays a point-and-counterpoint perspective by pairing North Vietnamese propaganda art from 1956 to 1973 with photos, ... Read More
From March 10 through May 21, Navy Pier guests will have the opportunity to engage with a new interactive art installation, Impulse. As part of the exhibit, 15 musical and illuminated seesaws will take over Polk Bros Park, inspiring fun and imaginative interaction for kids and adults, alike.
Explore the life and legacy of an enterprising Chicagoan who rose to the heights of the European fashion world at the Chicago History Museum’s newest costume exhibition. Chicago-born Mainbocher established a fashion house serving royalty, Hollywood and the social elite. Featuring thirty garments, fashion illustrations, and photography, this exhibition ... Read More
MCL Chicago is the first theater dedicated to the art of music comedy. It houses productions featuring music improv, musical sketch, as well as new original musicals. Performances happen nearly every night of the week with some staple shows like MINt: Music Improv Night performing year round, and seasonal ... Read More
Photographing Freetowns, a Newberry exhibition, focuses on a series of poignant photographs of African American life in Depression-era Kentucky. The photographer, Helen Balfour Morrison, traveled from her home in Evanston to photograph life in the Freetowns, also known as hamlets, which developed in Kentucky as all black communities originally ... Read More
Seadog's River and Lake Architectural Tour is the only tour that takes you from the lakefront, through the locks and along the Chicago River, all the way to the famous Willis Tower and back! Departing from Navy Pier, this 75-minute narrated cruise is the best way to get up-close ... Read More
Saving landmarks in Chicago has always been a lively challenge. Over the years, public activism, outreach campaigns and governmental legislation have produced notable graphic designs and striking photographs. This exhibit features images, artifacts and ephemera relating to this seldom-told story.
Ritual. Identity. Obsession. Art. Tattoos have a storied and diverse past, with practices dating back at least 5,000 years. Indelibly marking one’s skin has signified passage into adulthood, a sense of community, healing, art, punishment, and personal identity. The new exhibition at The Field Museum, Tattoo, examines myriad and ... Read More