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Events Calendar for the week of 8/05 to 8/11

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The Ballpark at Rosemont
Jennie Finch Way
Rosemont, IL 60018

Sports & Recreation
8/5/2015
See the Chicago Bandits play the Akron Racers live in a National Pro Fastpitch game August 3 - 5 at The Ballpark at Rosemont! Fun fact: The Ballpark at Rosemont is the only stadium in the United States designed for a professional women's softball team.

Music Box Theatre
3733 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60613

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
8/5/2015
Vive le cinema! The 5th annual Chicago French Film Festival celebrates the best in recent French cinema. All films are in French with English subtitles. The Films SK1 (L'affaire SK1) The King and the Mockingbird Forbidden Games    Blame it on Voltaire (La faute à Voltaire)  Number One Fan ... Read More

Chicago White Sox
U.S. Cellular Field
Chicago, IL 60616

Sports & Recreation
8/5/2015
See the White Sox play the Tampa Bay Rays August 3-5 at The Cell!

Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Rd
Highland Park, IL 60035

Music & Comedy
8/5/2015
See the Chicago Symphony Orchestra live August 5 at Ravinia! The program includes pieces by Beethoven, Mozart and Mendelssohn. We recommend you pack a picnic and bring a blanket or outdoor chairs to enjoy the concert. Photo credit: Ravinia Festival 

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  • 7:30 p.m.
Cadillac Palace Theatre
151 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Theater & Performing Arts
8/5/2015
See the Tony Award® winning Broadway Musical Pippin at Cadillac Palace Theatre. Pippin tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory? ... Read More

Garfield Park Conservatory
300 N. Central Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60624

Theater & Performing Arts
8/5/2015
Walkabout Theater Company presents the The Wild at Garfield Park Conservatory. The Wild is a laboratory performance full of rhythm, energy, and risk. The performance is based on the works of playwright Charles Mee, Dionysian rituals, and a pulsing mix of image, music, and movement. Bring a blanket and ... Read More

Berger Park Cultural Center
6205 N. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60660

Theater & Performing Arts
8/5/2015
Jeff award-winning Theater on the Lake celebrates 63 years in 2015, showcasing our city's rich off-Loop theater community. While renovation is underway to convert the historic Theater on the Lake building from a summer-only programming site to a year-round program and event facility, they'll be taking the shows on ... Read More

Washington Park Refectory
5531 S. Russell Dr.
Chicago, IL 60637

Theater & Performing Arts
8/5/2015
Jeff award-winning Theater on the Lake celebrates 63 years in 2015, showcasing our city's rich off-Loop theater community. While renovation is underway to convert the historic Theater on the Lake building from a summer-only programming site to a year-round program and event facility, they'll be taking the shows on ... Read More

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon Dr.
Chicago, IL 60614

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
8/5/2015
A Delicate Majesty: The Insect Art of Alix Lukas, by Chicago-based illustrator Alix Lukas, will celebrate the beauty of unusual forms, exalting the intricacies of nature in detailed and colored pencil renderings that make even the creepiest and crawliest of creatures accessible and engaging. This is an addendum exhibit ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
8/5/2015
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

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
8/5/2015
The Chicago History Museum is proud to host an exhibition of images by renowned disability rights photographer Tom Olin. The nineteen framed prints, on loan from the permanent art collection at Access Living, depict the activists who brought about the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act in July 1990. This ... Read More

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

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Millennium Park
8/5/2015
Stop by and see Chicago teens discovering their potential all summer long in the After School Matters Summer Program Tents. Visitors are invited to observe exciting teen programming at two locations in Millennium Park: At Chase Promenade South, where you can see teens developing their talents in a variety ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
8/5/2015
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

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

Music & Comedy
8/5/2015
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
8/5/2015
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

Shoreline Sightseeing Company
Navy Pier
Chicago, IL 60611

Tours & Attractions
8/5/2015
Designed to showcase both Chicago's iconic architecture and the city's dazzling fireworks displays, Shoreline Sightseeing's Architecture Fireworks Tours offers a memorable, uniquely Chicago experience. Architecture Fireworks Tours begin with a guided architecture cruise on the Chicago River featuring close-up views of the city's beautifully lit skyscrapers twinkling against the ... Read More

Chicago's First Lady Cruises
112 E. Wacker Dr. on Chicago's Riverwalk
Chicago, IL 60601

Tours & Attractions
8/5/2015
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
8/5/2015
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

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

Theater & Performing Arts
8/5/2015
Experience a multi-sensory show that fuses theatrical spectacle and original music with comedy, art, vaudeville and science! The thrilling show is loved by all ages and its open run has just been kicked up another notch with new material, playing off technology with tablet computers of their own, "GiPads." ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
8/5/2015
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

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
8/5/2015
Painter Mahwish Chishty; photographer Cecil McDonald Jr.; and film, video and installation artist Adebukola Bodunrin represent the inaugural group of DCASE Artists in Residence at the Chicago Cultural Center working in the Private Studio. This exhibition presents an intimate view of their ever-evolving studio practice, evident in their work ... Read More

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon Dr.
Chicago, IL 60614

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
8/5/2015
BUGS: Outside the Box features enormous sculptures of giant bugs that aim to educate and shine a light on these species, showcase the importance of Museum collections, taxonomy and the power of magnification. Exhibit Highlights Walk into the exhibit space and be greeted by a butterfly with a five-foot ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Tours & Attractions
8/5/2015
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

National Museum of Mexican Art
1852 W. 19th St.
Chicago, IL 60608

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
8/5/2015
Since childhood, Carmen Parra was exposed to both colonial and Mesoamerican art, which made a lifelong impression on her. She studied art in Mexico, Italy and England. She has done set design for several plays, and has illustrated a variety of publications. Carmen Parra investigates, examines, creates and re-creates ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
8/5/2015
Charles Ray has been redefining sculptural practice for decades, and his pioneering use of machined aluminum and stainless steel to create large-scale, fluid, highly reflective figures is unprecedented in the history of art. This exhibition - the first major showing of the artist's work since 1998 - fills the ... Read More

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