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Events Calendar for the week of 12/08 to 12/14

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Chicago Bulls
United Center
Chicago, IL 60612

Sports & Recreation
12/8/2016
Watch the legendary Chicago Bulls hit the court to play the San Antonio Spurs December 8 at the United Center! Photo credit: Bill Smith/Chicago Bulls 

Hours:
  • 8:30 p.m.
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
800 E. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
312-595-5600

Theater & Performing Arts
12/8/2016
There are 74 onstage deaths in the works of William Shakespeare — 75 if you count the black ill-favored fly killed in Titus Andronicus. From the Roman suicides in Julius Caesar to the death fall of Prince Arthur in King John; from the carnage at the end of Hamlet ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
12/8/2016
This year marks the 30th annual Day of the Dead exhibition in Chicago. Three decades ago when the Museum first initiated this artistic tradition, few Chicagoans were familiar with the life-affirming holiday. Today, the ancestral rituals involved in honoring deceased loved ones have become part of the popular culture ... Read More

Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place
175 E. Chestnut St.
Chicago, IL 60611
800-775-2000

Theater & Performing Arts
12/8/2016
Tis the season to celebrate everyone’s favorite Peanuts pals as they dig past the commercialized gimmicks of presents and decorations to rediscover the true meaning of Christmas. Through a pageant and a spindly tree, Charlie Brown and friends bring the holiday spirit back to life for families once again! ... Read More

The Second City
1616 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60614
312-664-4032

Theater & Performing Arts, Music & Comedy
12/8/2016
A Red Line Runs Through It rides the rails of Chicago in order to answer life’s tough questions. How does the past sculpt the future? Are we all guided by anger? In this ever-changing landscape of nostalgia and uncertainty sometimes we need a brunch with friends to sort it ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
12/8/2016
Take off on a journey to Above and Beyond, the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago’s new temporary exhibit. Above and Beyond offers guests the opportunity to explore innovations in aviation and aerospace, from the first powered flights to space travel, through hands-on experiences and virtual simulations. The exhibit ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
12/8/2016
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
12/8/2016
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.

Windy City Playhouse
3014 W. Irving Park Rd.
Chicago, IL 60618
773-891-8985

Theater & Performing Arts
12/8/2016
See Apartment 3A by Jeff Daniels September 28 - December 18 at the Windy City Playhouse, directed by Ron OJ Parson. It might be the nicest apartment in the building, but it can't possibly be enough to make up for the day that Annie has had. A nasty breakup, ... Read More

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

Tours & Attractions
12/8/2016
Discover the exciting diversity of Chicago architecture on this wide-ranging odyssey, which traces the city’s development from its founding through the very present.

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

Theater & Performing Arts
12/8/2016
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

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
12/8/2016
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

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Millennium Park
12/8/2016
Millennium Park will unveil six recent sculptures by American artist Chakaia Booker in a new exhibition in the Boeing Galleries - running April 30, 2016, through April 2018. A seventh, site-responsive sculpture (a new work) will be added in September 2016 in the South Boeing Gallery. Ranging in height ... Read More

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

Theater & Performing Arts
12/8/2016
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

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
12/8/2016
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.

Uptown Underground
4707 N. Broadway Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640

Theater & Performing Arts
12/8/2016
The Chicago Magic Lounge is your new home for close-up magic in the Windy City. They perform magic table-side, at the bar, and on the stage. Come back every week for a fully immersive, interactive, and unique theatrical experience. Also, check into their late-night 10 p.m. shows. Thursdays they ... Read More

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
12/8/2016
Square dancing is alive and well in Chicagoland. Visit squaredancechicago.com to find out about upcoming dances, square dancing tips, lessons, news, and more!

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
12/8/2016
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

Daley Plaza
50 W. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
312-494-2175

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
12/8/2016
One of the most timeless Christmas celebrations takes place within the quaint Main Market Square of Nuremberg, Germany. The Christmas Market is a lively and bustling village of stalls in which more than two million come to enjoy the holiday spirit. Thanks to Chicago's international communities, you can enjoy ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
12/8/2016
A holiday favorite also returns to MSI this November, Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light. Guests can celebrate festive traditions from around the globe with a forest of beautifully adorned trees, each one decorated by local volunteers from cultural organizations and Chicago's diverse communities. Looking for the ... Read More

Silk Road Rising
77 W. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
312-857-1234

Theater & Performing Arts
12/8/2016
Silk Road Rising presents Christmas at Christine's. This new holiday musical revue puts a Silk Road spin on the Christmas season. Chicago favorite Christine Bunuan invites you into her world with Christmas at Christine's. Journey from California to Chicago to the Philippines to a Catholic-Jewish household, as Christine sings ... Read More

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

Music & Comedy
12/8/2016
Watch two teams of improvisers compete against each other for the audience's approval and a trophy by performing an array of scenes, songs and games based on audience suggestions.

Comfort Station
2579 Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647

Music & Comedy
12/8/2016
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Homeroom joins forces with Comfort Music, Comfort Station's weekly music series to curate musical performances every Thursday for the month of August. Improvisers from Chicago's jazz scene split bills with rock, ... Read More

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The Newberry Library
60 W. Walton St.
Chicago, IL 60610

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
12/8/2016
Creating Shakespeare is an exhibition exploring Shakespeare’s creative process as well as the countless ways in which he and his work have been re-created, re-imagined, and re-invented over the past four centuries. This year marks the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare—and the beginning of his illustrious ... Read More

Water Tower Place
835 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
12/8/2016
See the DaVinci Machines Exhibition at Water Tower Place through December 31, 2016. The exhibit displays hand-crafted inventions built from Leonardo’s 500 year old designs brought to life the creations by the brilliant scientist, inventor and artist Leonardo DaVinci as well as his Masterpieces digitally remastered for an up ... Read More

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