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Chicago Cubs
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL 60613

Sports & Recreation
9/15/2014
See the Chicago Cubs play against the Cincinnati Reds September 15-17 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

Multiple Chicago Locations
Chicago, IL

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
9/15/2014
View downtown Chicago in a whole new way during this ten-day, contemporary architecture and art event exploring the latest in design and technology through large-scale structures and media installations. LEVEL 2014 is the second installment of this annual event, and will feature: 11+ original architecture, art and technology installations ... Read More

Multiple Chicago Locations
Chicago, IL

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy
9/15/2014
Hear traditional and contemporary music from diverse cultures by acclaimed musicians from around the world during the 16th Annual World Music Festival Chicago. The 11-day, 20-venue festival features 62 artists and groups representing 33 countries from around the world. This year's striking lineup includes a four night concert series ... Read More

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

Music & Comedy
9/15/2014
See professional grade stand-up by comics from around the city!

The Den Theatre
1333 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

Theater & Performing Arts
9/15/2014
The Hypocrites are pleased to launch their 2014-15 Season with the world premiere of All Our Tragic, an unparalleled twelve-hour theatrical adaptation that combines all 32 surviving Greek tragedies into a single epic narrative, adapted and directed by Founding Artistic Director Sean Graney. All Our Tragic is designed to create ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/15/2014
With a twist toward the absurd and theatrical, Patricia Rieger isolates characters and spaces to suggest drama while maintaining ambiguity in All The Names: Patricia Rieger. Rieger creates images in sculpture and paintings with situations of seeming opposition: quiet and movement, private and public, ordinary and extraordinary, spiritual and ... Read More

Expo 72
72 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/15/2014
Sponsored by Dark Horse Wines, the Chicago International Film Festival will host a special exhibit, Because Everybody Loves Movies, an expansive display of posters, images and videos from its venerable five-decade history. Upon entering, visitors will be greeted by the iconic "eyes" logo that has been the Festival's logo ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/15/2014
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
9/15/2014
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

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/15/2014
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.

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/15/2014
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

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/15/2014
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

Chicago Trolley and Double Decker Co.
Water Tower Pumping Station
Chicago, IL 60611

Tours & Attractions
9/15/2014
The City Lights Night Tour allows passengers to view the city at night in all of its lit up glory. Highlights will include the John Hancock Building, Millennium Park, Navy Pier and the Magnificent Mile.

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/15/2014
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

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/15/2014
Over the course of several days, Drury Brennan will create a site-specific installation on the walls of the Michigan Avenue Galleries, titled DIE WELT (The World). Brennan's creative trajectory has taken him from being a jazz drummer and beat producer in Los Angeles to a stint studying photography and ... Read More

Museum of Science and Industry
57th Street and Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/15/2014
Join the longest insect migration on Earth! Flight of the Butterflies is an awe-inspiring story of extraordinary animal endurance and human perseverance. The film follows the captivating story of one creature - Dana (Danaus Plexippus) - and three generations of her offspring on their perilous journey from Mexico to ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/15/2014
Hebru Brantley explores the human experience of emotion in a solo show, Hebru Brantley: Parade Day Rain. Looking at optimism and pessimism and their place in the journey from Light to Dark through a narrative of his flyboys and girls and a parade, this exhibition of a "float" and ... Read More

City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower
806 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/15/2014
Jason Reblando: New Deal Utopias is a solo show by the Chicago-based photographer. The exhibit examines Franklin Roosevelt's idealistic vision to resettle displaced farmers and poor urban dwellers in model cities. These "Greenbelt Towns" were testing grounds for a new American way of life as envisioned by the short-lived ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Millennium Park
9/15/2014
In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Millennium Park will feature a special installation of work by Jaume Plensa, the world-renowned sculptor and creator of one of the Park's most prominent attractions, the Crown Fountain. Jaume Plensa: 1004 Portraits features four large-scale sculpted portraits positioned in the park such that ... Read More

Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605
312-939-2438

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/15/2014
Visit the beautiful and mysterious world of sea jellies and discover the intriguing ways these pulsing, translucent animals survive—and thrive—in the world’s oceans without blood, bones, or brains. Jellies Species This special exhibition features various sea jellies species, ranging in size and habitat.  Here are some that fasincate us: ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/15/2014
Explore the extraordinary images of René Magritte in the first major museum exhibition to focus on his breakthrough years. It will feature over 100 paintings, collages, drawings, and objects, along with a selection of photographs, periodicals, and early commercial work, that trace the birth of the themes and strategies ... Read More

McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum
376 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60601

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/15/2014
Friends of the Chicago River's McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum celebrates Chicago's river and world-famous movable bridges by shining light on their significance to the city. Beginning at river level and spiraling five stories up, this vertical adventure provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity to explore a historic landmark bridgehouse. ... Read More

Chicago Cultural Center Visitor Information Center
77 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Tours & Attractions, Millennium Park
9/15/2014
Learn all about the dazzling art and architecture of Millennium Park during a free 45-minute guided walk with a knowledgeable Chicago Greeter! Groups depart from the Visitor Information Center at the Chicago Cultural Center. No advanced reservations are required.

Hours:
  • 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Millennium Park
9/15/2014
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of Millennium Park, this exhibition is curated by John Vinci of Vinci/Hamp Architects and features over 50 images - including historical photographs; images of the Park before, during and after construction; and the work of numerous photographers who used the Park as their subject.

Richard Gray Gallery
875 N Michigan Ave., Ste. 3800
Chicago, IL 60611

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/15/2014
Private Dreams will feature eight new sculptures from Jaume Plensa's iconic series of heads in a range of materials including bronze, glass, and for the first time, volcanic basalt. Standing six feet tall, the basalt sculptures Paula, Awilda, and Rui Rui emerge from stone as Plensa retains sections of ... Read More

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