See the Chicago Symphony Orchestra live July 26 at Ravinia! Fun fact: Ravinia is North America's oldest and most diverse music festival presenting over 140 different concerts every summer, including the annual residency of the nation's finest orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
The decade from the Wall Street Crash of 1929 until the United States’ entry into World War II was perhaps the most diverse and dynamic artistic period for American artists in the whole of the twentieth century. Painters sought styles that spoke to European abstraction, realism, populism, labor, urban ... Read More
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
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.
Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago Premiere of Between Riverside and Crazy. Ex-cop "Pops" Washington and his ex-con son Junior are barely holding on to one of the last great rent stabilized apartments in Manhattan. Pops has his hands (not to mention his apartment) full as he navigates a steady ... Read More
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
Maria Gaspar (b.1980 Chicago) explores the NMMA Permanent Collection in dialogue with ephemera from her own personal surroundings. By reproducing, manipulating and preserving artifactual materials from history to promotional mementos and images, Gaspar attempts to reimagine new and complex realities for a contemporary cultural identity. The installation serves as ... Read More
Butterflies & Blooms is a butterfly exhibition where visitors can immerse themselves in a habitat filled with hundreds of live butterflies. This exhibition is filled with species native to South America, Asia, North America, and Africa, as well as those native to Illinois.
A Chicago native, Carlos Rolón, also known as Dzine, is recognized for his elaborately crafted paintings, ornate sculptures and custom works. This solo exhibition will feature his signature works that address his own biography by melding memory and the imaginary with carefully crafted, hybrid works. This exhibit is located ... Read More
Experience the “top tour in Chicago and one of the top ten tours in the U.S.” according to TripAdvisor users. The Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise is a must for out-of-towners. CAF-certified volunteer tour guides — called docents — interpret more than 50 buildings along the Chicago River. You’ll ... 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
Across Chicago at locations downtown and throughout the city's neighborhoods, the markets managed by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) sell fresh fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers, as well as other prepared food items. Photo credit: City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events 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.
Stand among larger-than-life soldiers in The Field Museum's newest exhibition, China's First Emperor and His Terracotta Warriors. Tasked to guard Qin Shihuangdi's tomb for eternity, archers, infantrymen, and armored officers hold watch over a striking underground model of China's first empire. Explore the life of the ruler who vanquished ... Read More
Mystery Science Theater 3000 and RiffTrax turned watching terrible movies into comedy gold. Now Cinema Sacrifice Theater is carrying on that tradition for a new generation with a series of fun film screenings at The Public House Theater in Chicago. And just like MST3K, the show's conceit is as ... Read More
The work of Dan Ramirez (b. 1941, Chicago) explores the unknown, the spiritual and the beautiful, in an intellectual, philosophical and poetic manner. The Minimalist Movement and Geometric Abstraction were his points of departure. The works of art in this exhibition were created in a twenty-eight year period and ... Read More
MB Financial Park at Rosemont will celebrate the summer season with the return of the “Country in the Park” free summer concert series, featuring some of Nashville’s most popular emerging country music artists. Guests can enjoy food and beverage tents on the park’s great lawn and a musical fireworks ... Read More
Special Collections Research Center, The University of Chicago Library
Cyrus Baldridge was an artist, illustrator and author whose travels took him across Africa, Europe, Asia and the Far East. His prodigious artistic talents and education at the University of Chicago (PhB 1911), combined with a humanistic political awareness, led to the publication of several lavishly illustrated books focusing ... Read More
Dan Gamble's meticulously crafted paintings and drawings feature imagery and vast spaces that reconcile or hold in suspension both science and art, the sublime and the particular, theory and closely observed reality. Somehow playful and serious at the same time, his landscape-like visions suggest a world beyond our sensory ... Read More
Morpho Gallery presents this solo exhibition from David Cook. Born in 1964, he grew up in Minnetonka, Minnesota. As a small child, Cook had the innate ability to see the world as a blank canvas that needed to be interpreted through the mediums of pencils, paint, and clay. He ... Read More
After playing sold-out crowds in Chicago and Miami from January through August of 2012 and again in the summer of 2013, The House Theatre of Chicago is thrilled to bring back this dynamic, award-winning, magic-filled production. A ringmaster leads us through the events of Harry's life, all told through ... Read More
I’m @ekpendds and I'm #TakingOverChooseChicago's Instagram. Nothing is more beautiful than a Chicago sunset over it's magnificent skyline. This shot was captured from Adler Planetarium, a part of Chicago's Museum Campus. #mychicagopix