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Chicago Cubs
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL 60613

Sports & Recreation
5/25/2015
See the Chicago Cubs play against the Washington Nationals May 25-27 at The Friendly Confines!

Mystic Blue Cruises
Navy Pier
Chicago, IL 60611

Tours & Attractions
5/25/2015
Memorial Day Weekend will be here before you know it. Kick off the summer with a fun and festive Chicago cruise aboard Mystic Blue at Navy Pier! You'll get tasty treats, hot DJ beats and the best views of the city skyline.  Friday Dinner Cruise Saturday Skyline Lunch Cruise ... Read More

Spirit of Chicago
Navy Pier
Chicago, IL 60611

Tours & Attractions
5/25/2015
Kick off the summer with a Memorial Day Weekend cruise aboard Spirit of Chicago at Navy Pier! Taste Spirit's new buffet menu, dance to music from their interactive DJ and take in amazing views of the Chicago skyline from Lake Michigan.  Saturday Skyline Lunch Cruise Lake Breeze Dinner Lounge ... Read More

ComedySportz Theatre
929 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
773-549-8080

Music & Comedy
5/25/2015
See professional grade stand-up by comics from around the city!

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
5/25/2015
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

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
5/25/2015
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

David Weinberg Photography
300 W. Superior St., Ste. 203
Chicago, IL 60654

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
5/25/2015
An Invisible Hand is an exhibition curated in collaboration with the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law that attempts to unpack the many diverse experiences of poverty. In presenting an eclectic collection of photographs, sculpture, moving image and sound, this group show looks to study the topic of ... Read More

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

Music & Comedy
5/25/2015
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
5/25/2015
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
5/25/2015
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

Shoreline Sightseeing Company
Navy Pier
Chicago, IL 60611

Tours & Attractions
5/25/2015
Led by Shoreline's famously knowledgeable and entertaining guides, the 75 minute Architecture River Tours highlight more than 40 of Chicago's world-famous landmarks. While tours cruise the historic Chicago River, Shoreline guides recount the dramatic story of Chicago's rise from the ashes of the Great Fire of 1871 to become ... Read More

Chicago Children's Museum
700 E. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
5/25/2015
Captain your own adventure this summer at Chicago Children's Museum! In this custom-made exhibit, children can lose themselves in an immersive nautical experience with docks and fishing boats. Lending to the realism is the spectacular view of Lake Michigan and the boats moored along Navy Pier's South Dock that ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
5/25/2015
Burnishing the Night: Baroque to Contemporary Mezzotints from the Collection brings together mezzotint prints, books with mezzotint illustrations, and other works on paper from the permanent collection that span the medium's predominantly Northern European origins through its worldwide use in the 20th century. Several works in the show are by ... Read More

Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Rd.
Glencoe, IL 60022

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Tours & Attractions
5/25/2015
The popular exhibition returns for its third season. Visitors will be immersed in a tropical habitat full of hundreds of colorful butterflies interacting with plant life. Butterflies & Blooms features butterflies from places around the world, including South America, Asia, North America and Africa, as well as those native ... Read More

Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater
2433 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614

Theater & Performing Arts
5/25/2015
Sideshow Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Chalk with Boston's Fresh Ink Theatre. Maggie survived the end of the world, but it hasn't really ended, has it? Stuck in an abandoned building with nearly unlimited supplies, a broken radio and a book of spells, she bides her time and ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
5/25/2015
The Art Institute of Chicago announces a groundbreaking exhibition featuring five ultra-current practitioners alongside works from its vast collection of architecture and design in Chatter: Architecture Talks Back, on view in the Architecture and Design galleries in the museum's Modern Wing. The exhibition focuses on the creative process of ... Read More

Multiple Chicago Locations
Chicago, IL

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
5/25/2015
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! Photo credit: City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs and ... Read More

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
312-744-6630

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
5/25/2015
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.

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
5/25/2015
Featuring more than twenty ensembles from the Museum's permanent collection, Chicago Styled explores the development of North Michigan Avenue into one of the country's most recognized and renowned destinations for upscale retail. Set against a shifting cityscape, the clothing tells the story of the growth of this landmark district, ... Read More

Chicago Architecture Foundation
224 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
5/25/2015
Did you know data has become a 21st century design material? Architects, planners, engineers and citizens increasingly use data to understand urban issues and spark design innovation. This explosion of digital information, known as "Big Data," encompasses everything from data collected by environmental sensors to messages on social media. ... Read More

The Field Museum
1400 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
5/25/2015
City Windows: The Chicago/Beijing Panoramic Paper Cuts of Professor Qiao Xiaoguang at The Field Museum will feature the original paper cuts created by Professor Qiao Xiaoguang for the Chicago O'Hare Airport project. The entire work consists of fifteen panels (each is 51 x 24"). One group depicts iconic Chicago ... Read More

The University of Chicago Library - Special Collections Research Center Exhibition Gallery
1100 E. 57th St.
Chicago, IL 60637

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
5/25/2015
From lesbian relationships in the early 1900s to the founding of Chicago Gay Liberation in 1970 to today, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning individuals have long been part of the University of Chicago's history. More than 95 oral histories gathered from alumni, faculty and staff join with archival and ... Read More

Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago
600 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60605
312-663-5554

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
5/25/2015
Dandy Lion: (Re)Articulating Black Masculine Identity seeks to distinguish the historical and contemporary expressions of the Black Dandy phenomenon in popular culture.  This project highlights young men in city-landscapes who defy stereotypical and monolithic understandings of Black masculinity by remixing Victorian-era fashion with traditional African sartorial sensibilities.  Dandy Lion: ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
5/25/2015
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

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
5/25/2015
In 2012, the celebrated artist Eldzier Cortor made an extraordinary gift to the Art Institute: a painting, 30 prints, and several printing matrices. Presenting selected works from the gift - many on display for the first time - Eldzier Cortor Coming Home: Recent Gifts to the Art Institute celebrates ... Read More

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