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Events Calendar for the week of 9/29 to 10/05

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

Sports & Recreation
9/29/2016
See the White Sox play the Tampa Bay Rays September 26-29 at U.S. Cellular Field!

Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
50 E. Congress Pkwy.
Chicago, IL 60605
312-341-2300

Theater & Performing Arts
9/29/2016
Celebrating their 40th Anniversary, Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater returns to the Auditorium Theatre, making their debut in the “Made in Chicago” Dance Series, with the presentation of Founder & Artistic Director Dame Libby Komaiko’s stunning work, Bolero, described as a “most phenomenal piece” and “extraordinary” by the Chicago ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/29/2016
Kicking off the fourth edition of this exhibit tour in North America, Chicago's Wrigley Square located in Millennium Park is the ideal place to showcase the finalist of the Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2016, where light boxes will stand side by side with the famous Millennium Monument and ... Read More

Multiple Locations
Chicago, IL 60657

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
9/29/2016
Chicago Filmmakers presents the 34th edition of Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival. The second-oldest LGBTQ film festival in the world and a beloved Chicago cultural institution for more than 30 years, Reeling returns with an exciting slate of movies that showcases the diversity of the queer experience. ... Read More

UP Comedy Club
230 W. N. Ave., 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60614
312-664-4032

Music & Comedy
9/29/2016
Thirty-eight "Undateable" profiles were placed on the world's most popular online dating site to see who would interact with them. The results were tracked with a shockingly hilarious outcome. #DateMe = months of research of REAL people talking to FAKE characters. A scientific experiment about the online search for ... Read More

Chopin Theatre
1543 W. Division St
Chicago, IL 60642
773-769-3832

Theater & Performing Arts
9/29/2016
See A Comedical Tragedy for Mister Punch September 2 - October 25, 2016 at the Chopin Theatre! Charlotte, a young orphan, has made a home for herself thieving on the streets of London. She soon falls into employment as the assistant to an eccentric Italian puppeteer, Pietro. A master ... Read More

The Gift Theatre
4802 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60630

Theater & Performing Arts
9/29/2016
The Gift Theatre presents the world premiere of A Life Extra Ordinary. Annabel Anderson McCafferty is an expectant mother who vanishes from her small Ohio town on Christmas Eve. Both mystery and memory play, A Life Extra Ordinary untangles and re-assembles the moments that make a life.

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

Theater & Performing Arts, Music & Comedy
9/29/2016
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

The Athenaeum Theatre
2936 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
773-935-6875

Theater & Performing Arts
9/29/2016
Black Button Eyes Productions presents the Chicago premiere of the Tony Award-nominated musical Amour. Adapted from the short story Le Passe-Muraille by beloved French author Marcel Aymé, Amour tells the story of Dusoleil, a shy clerk working in a dreary office in post-World War II Paris. One day he ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/29/2016
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
9/29/2016
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
9/29/2016
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
9/29/2016
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.

Stage 773
1225 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
773.281.8463x6

Theater & Performing Arts
9/29/2016
“Miracles happen. Don’t they?” TimeLine Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere of Bakersfield Mist. A provocative and hilarious look at what makes art—and people—authentic. Maude has bought the ugliest thrift store painting she could get her hands on as a gag gift. When she’s told it might be an ... Read More

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

Theater & Performing Arts
9/29/2016
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

Steep Theatre
1115 W. Berwyn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
773-649-3186

Theater & Performing Arts
9/29/2016
Steep Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Bobbie Clearly. Nobody from the town of Milton, Nebraska, ever gave much thought to Bobbie before the tragedy in the cornfield. Two years later, it's hard for them to think of much else. In the darkly comic Bobbie Clearly, a community ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/29/2016
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

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

Theater & Performing Arts
9/29/2016
Based on the best and most memorable moments from the Emmy® Award-winning classic hit TV series, Cheers Live On Stage gives modern audiences the chance to experience live for the first time since its original taping, that rare sophisticated TV comedy that seamlessly combines slapstick comedy, romance and drama. Read More

Chicago's First Lady Cruises
112 E. Wacker Dr. on Chicago's Riverwalk
Chicago, IL 60601
312-922-3432

Tours & Attractions
9/29/2016
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

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

Theater & Performing Arts
9/29/2016
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

Multiple Chicago Locations
Chicago, IL

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
9/29/2016
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

Wheel Fun Rentals
305 E. Riverwalk
Chicago, IL 60611
773-458-0868

Tours & Attractions, Sports & Recreation
9/29/2016
Sightsee while cycling on this unique guided bike tour of Chicago! Wheel Fun Rental’s professional guides will immerse you with an insider’s look into the Windy City's historical landmarks and beautiful waterfront. Their tour groups assure an intimate experience while you pedal your way along the shores of Lake ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/29/2016
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.

Multiple Locations
Chicago, IL 60605

Theater & Performing Arts, Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy
9/29/2016
The 11th Chicago Latino Music Festival runs September 8 – December 1, opening with a free program of Spanish music from a range of periods, including a 17th century piece dedicated to Miguel de Cervantes. The festival revisits Cervantes with two programs featuring Ravinia’s Welz Kauffman. 

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

Theater & Performing Arts
9/29/2016
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

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