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Events Calendar for the week of 3/31 to 4/06

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Theater & Performing Arts
3/31/2015
Celebrate our city's dance scene during the third annual Chicago Dance Month! Chicago Dance Month seeks to highlight the breadth, variety and artistic richness of the Chicago dance community by promoting a wealth of dance performances, classes, educational opportunities, open rehearsals and other events, many for free or offered ... Read More

Timeline Theatre Company
615 W. Wellington Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657

Theater & Performing Arts
3/31/2015
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
3/31/2015
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

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
3/31/2015
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 Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
3/31/2015
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

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

Theater & Performing Arts
3/31/2015
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

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
3/31/2015
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

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
3/31/2015
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

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
3/31/2015
Burnishing the Night: Baroque to Contemporary Mezzotints from the Collection brings together mezzotint prints, books with mezzotint illustrations, and other works on paper from the permanent collection that span the medium's predominantly Northern European origins through its worldwide use in the 20th century. Several works in the show are by ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
3/31/2015
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

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
3/31/2015
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.

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
3/31/2015
Featuring more than twenty ensembles from the Museum's permanent collection, Chicago Styled explores the development of North Michigan Avenue into one of the country's most recognized and renowned destinations for upscale retail. Set against a shifting cityscape, the clothing tells the story of the growth of this landmark district, ... Read More

Symphony Center
220 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604

Music & Comedy
3/31/2015
See the Chicago Symphony Orchestra practically any night of the week! Their 2014/15 schedule is packed with shows, mixing classic and more contemporary works by various composers. Click here for a complete schedule and to purchase tickets. Other Programs The Symphony Center also features a variety of events and ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
3/31/2015
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago presents South Shore Chicago artist Faheem Majeed's first solo museum exhibition. His sculptural works are on view along with a room-sized installation - a new iteration of an ongoing project titled Planting and Maintaining a Perennial Garden - in which the artist ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
3/31/2015
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

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
3/31/2015
City Windows: The Chicago/Beijing Panoramic Paper Cuts of Professor Qiao Xiaoguang at The Field Museum will feature the original paper cuts created by Professor Qiao Xiaoguang for the Chicago O'Hare Airport project. The entire work consists of fifteen panels (each is 51 x 24"). One group depicts iconic Chicago ... Read More

Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell Ave.
Chicago, IL 60615

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
3/31/2015
Hyde Park Art Center presents Collective Possibilities, an exhibition showcasing painting, drawing, photography and fashion made by area high school students as the culmination of this year's ArtShop program. ArtShop invests in talented teens interested in the visual arts by providing hands-on training, guidance in developing a portfolio, mentorship ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
3/31/2015
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

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
3/31/2015
Empty chairs hanging off the side of a government building, stacks of neatly folded shirts punctured by a steel bar, an armoire filled with concrete, a 40-foot blanket of rose petals sewn together by hand. These works are part of the first retrospective of renowned Colombian sculptor Doris Salcedo ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
3/31/2015
Born in rural Mexico, René Arceo spent his teenage years in Guadalajara and crossed into the U.S. in 1979, eventually settling in Chicago. Working at graphics workshops, he reached his artistic maturity in the printing medium of linocuts. He deliberately chooses to create multiples rather than one-of-a-kind compositions enabling ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
3/31/2015
In 2012, the celebrated artist Eldzier Cortor made an extraordinary gift to the Art Institute: a painting, 30 prints, and several printing matrices. Presenting selected works from the gift - many on display for the first time - Eldzier Cortor Coming Home: Recent Gifts to the Art Institute celebrates ... Read More

The Den Theatre Mainstage
1329 N Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60622

Theater & Performing Arts
3/31/2015
Hamm is blind and cannot stand. His servant, Clov, cannot sit. And then there’s his legless parents Nagg and Nell who live in trashcans. Trapped in a tiny house by the sea after some sort of apocalyptic disaster, Beckett’s comic masterpiece follows their absurd, cyclical existence. "Endgame will allow ... Read More

Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60601

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
3/31/2015
Tthe Gene Siskel Film Center welcomes you to the "18th Annual European Union Film Festival," a colorful and diverse European escape from the Chicago winter. This largest showcase in North America for the cinema of the European Union nations presents Chicago premieres of 61 new feature films from 27 ... Read More

DuSable Museum of African American History
740 E. 56th Pl.
Chicago, IL 60637

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
3/31/2015
Free At First: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians will be as broad and wide-ranging an exhibition as is the music created by the AACM. From historic and iconic photographs to a musical soundscape inclusive of AACM founders and the newest generation; from ... Read More

Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago
5550 S. Greenwood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
773-702-0200

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
3/31/2015
Galleryx is a temporary 1,150-square-foot space designed by Chicago-based Kujawa Architecture to be installed in the center of the Smart Museum amidst the exhibitions. This non-traditional hub will be home to informal displays of art, University of Chicago courses, public discussions, programs hosted by community partners, workshops, performances, and ... Read More

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