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Events Calendar for the week of 3/05 to 3/11

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The Harris Theater for Music and Dance
205 E. Randolph Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601

Theater & Performing Arts
3/5/2015
Alonzo King LINES Ballet brings two distinct programs of rich invention to Chicago, hand-picked by the company's founder and choreographer, Alonzo King. On March 4, LINES Ballet performs Constellation, King's groundbreaking collaboration with Chicago-born visual artist and MIT alumnus Jim Campbell, featuring a live performance by Israeli mezzo-soprano Maya ... Read More

Hours:
  • 7:30 p.m.
Chicago Bulls
United Center
Chicago, IL 60612

Sports & Recreation
3/5/2015
Watch the legendary Chicago Bulls hit the court to play the Oklahoma City Thunder at the United Center! Photo credit: Bill Smith/Chicago Bulls 

Hours:
  • 7 p.m.
Multiple Chicago Locations
Chicago, IL 60654

Theater & Performing Arts, Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy
3/5/2015
The Chicago Flamenco Festival's impressive line-up spans the worlds of music and dance and features some of the art's brightest rising stars as well as established, critically acclaimed artists. These distinctive events further the Instituto Cervantes' dedication to bringing the finest of Spanish and Hispanic culture to Chicago. Festival ... Read More

Multiple Chicago Locations
Chicago, IL

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
3/5/2015
  The Chicago Humanities Festival Winter 2015 season is all about creative individuals who've broken new artistic ground. Get your tickets today! Featured Events January 28: Dinaw Mengestu Old Town School of Folk Music February 13: Scott McCloud The Art Institute of Chicago February 26: Kim Gordon Music Box ... Read More

Multiple Chicago Locations
Chicago, IL 60613

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
3/5/2015
See features, documentaries and shorts offering a representative selection of Irish film from the classics to the contemporary at this event, which is one of only a handful of Irish Film Festivals in the United States. Showings will be at Music Box Theatre and Gallery Theatre. The Films Opening ... Read More

360 CHICAGO (formerly John Hancock Observatory)
875 N. Michigan Ave. 94th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Tours & Attractions
3/5/2015
Make your way to the John Hancock Center - with the crown of lights beaming in red - and enjoy $5.00 off General Admission to 360 CHICAGO during the Chinese New Year celebration! 360 CHICAGO and its one-of-a-kind attraction, TILT, will bring the spirit of this wonderful celebration to ... Read More

State St. between Lake St. and Van Buren St.
Chicago, IL

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
3/5/2015
Enjoy a multisensory experience on State Street, with light displays and music to celebrate the Year of the Sheep. Photo credit: Adam Alexander Photography

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

Theater & Performing Arts
3/5/2015
2015 marks the 30th anniversary of the release of The Breakfast Club, the John Hughes classic which epitomizes one of the most influential pop cultural contributions of our time and changed the way many young people looked at everything from class to friendship, love to sex and fashion to ... Read More

Macy's on State Street
111 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
3/5/2015
Macy's on State Street and Water Tower Place will celebrate the Year of the Goat with the following: Special limited-time 20% discount Exclusive gift with purchase tote bag featuring Year of the Sheep commemorative artwork In-store entertainment and events at State Street store (date TBA) Limited edition merchandise from ... Read More

The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago
1306 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605

Theater & Performing Arts
3/5/2015
Shantala Shivalingappa is an Indian Kuchipudi dancer who infuses her work with contemporary choreography and stagecraft. A "child of the east and west," she was born in Madras, India, and was raised in Paris. Her gurus are Vempati Chinna Satyam and her mother, Savitry Nair, under whom she trained ... Read More

Hours:
  • 8 p.m.
House of Blues
329 N. Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60654

Music & Comedy
3/5/2015
See STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9) live March 5 - 7 at House of Blues! Photo courtesy of House of Blues Chicago

Hours:
  • 9 p.m.
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL 60077

Theater & Performing Arts
3/5/2015
Lyric Unlimited presents the world-premiere klezmer opera The Property. Adapted from the acclaimed graphic novel by Rutu Modan, The Property tells the story of Regina Segal and her granddaughter Mica, who travel to modern Warsaw to try to regain family property lost during World War II. As their journey ... Read More

Hours:
  • 7:30 p.m.
Timeline Theatre Company
615 W. Wellington Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657

Theater & Performing Arts
3/5/2015
Tony Award winner Richard Nelson's widely celebrated series of four The Apple Family Plays explores politics, change, and family dynamics. Set on dates of historic significance between 2010 and 2013, the plays have been heralded by The New York Times as "a rare and radiant mirror on the way ... Read More

National Veterans Art Museum
4041 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60641

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
3/5/2015
100 Faces of War Experience: Portraits and Words of Americans Who Served in Iraq and Afghanistan is timed to coincide with the official end of war in Afghanistan and it is meant to be a place of open contemplation upon the American experience of these wars. These portraits represent ... Read More

Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614

Theater & Performing Arts
3/5/2015
About Face Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of A Kid Like Jake. Alexandra and Greg's intelligent and precocious four year-old son Jake is a leading candidate for enrollment in one of Manhattan's top kindergarten programs. But when attention turns to his passion for Cinderella and dress-up, Jake's gender non-conforming ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
3/5/2015
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

A Red Orchid Theatre
1531 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60610

Theater & Performing Arts
3/5/2015
A Red Orchid Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of Accidentally Like a Martyr. In a dive-y gay bar on Manhattan's lower east side the regulars and the restless others do battle, joke and drink their way through a lonely winter evening. Different generations and backgrounds collide, secrets are revealed and ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
3/5/2015
In this new installation situated in all three Michigan Avenue Galleries, Alison Ruttan presents her earlier photographic and video project, based on Jane Goodall's disturbing study of Chimpanzee behavior along with a new series of ceramic maquettes based on photographic documentation of recent global conflict. This exhibit is located ... Read More

Steppenwolf Garage
Steppenwolf Theatre Company
1650 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614

Theater & Performing Arts
3/5/2015
Pride Films and Plays presents Angry Fags. Topher Payne's comedy illustrates what happens when activism gets angry. Cooper and Bennett are men who feel helpless when their friend is the victim of an assault at a bar. Then, they feel something new: pure, unfiltered rage. Cooper presents the argument ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
3/5/2015
Anne Collier is the photographer's first major exhibition, tracing her career from 2002 to the present. Encompassing more than 40 works, the exhibition presents several themes that have dominated Collier's practice during the past decade, including pop psychology, the clichés and conventions of commercial photography, autobiography, and the act ... Read More

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

Theater & Performing Arts
3/5/2015
Sideshow Theatre Company presents Antigonick. Ancient Greece looks suspiciously similar to the present day in the hands of world-renowned poet and MacArthur Genius Anne Carson (The Autobiography of Red). Antigone has lost two brothers but by law can only bury one. She takes a stand for her beliefs, pitting morality ... Read More

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

Theater & Performing Arts
3/5/2015
Experience a multi-sensory show that fuses theatrical spectacle and original music with comedy, art, vaudeville and science! Photo: Ken Howard ©BMP

Storefront Theater
66 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601

Theater & Performing Arts
3/5/2015
Akvavit Theatre, in association with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, presents the U.S. Premiere of Blue Planet by Icelandic playwright Andri Snær Magnason, which will entertain both adults and children alike. Best friends Hulda and Brimir live on a planet much like Earth - populated only ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
3/5/2015
This exhibition explores identity, gender, and doubling in contemporary art, focusing on artists who use and depict the human body as a site for transformation. Body Doubles complements David Bowie Is, grounding Bowie's gender play, musical performance, and use of his body within the context of contemporary art practice. ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
3/5/2015
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.

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