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Events Calendar for the week of 4/28 to 5/04

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Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
50 E. Congress Pkwy.
Chicago, IL 60605

Sports & Recreation
4/28/2016
Fans watch in anticipation at the 81st annual meeting of the National Football League franchises as they select newly eligible players. Several components of the Draft will be housed in the historic Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University while a three-day football festival for fans of all ages, Draft Town ... Read More

The PrivateBank Theatre
18 W. Monroe
Chicago, IL 60603
312-977-1700

Theater & Performing Arts
4/28/2016
A playwright who needs someone to back his next show. A mobster who needs some way to please his showgirl girlfriend. This could be the start of a beautiful friendship - or a brand new musical comedy! Loaded with big laughs, colorful characters and the songs that made the ... Read More

Chicago Cubs
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL 60613

Sports & Recreation
4/28/2016
See the Chicago Cubs play against the Milwaukee Brewers April 26-28 at Wrigley Field!

Riviera Theatre
4746 N. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640

Music & Comedy
4/28/2016
See Courtney Barnett live with special guest Bully April 28 at The Riviera! Photo Credit: Azadeh Khastoo  

Hours:
  • 8 p.m.
Multiple Chicago Locations
Chicago, IL

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
4/28/2016
Celebrate James Beard and Chicago's vibrant culinary scene with a week of exclusive restaurant menus and dishes inspired by James Beard's American Classic recipes. Nearly 100 top Chicago restaurants will honor the man known as the "Dean of American cookery" through their food. Join them during the second annual ... Read More

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

Theater & Performing Arts
4/28/2016
This new experimental dance uses minimal choreography based on the words used to describe the body - along with words in Inglash, a constructed language. Versus is directed by Adam Rose, and performed by Eryka Dellenbach, Onye Ozuzu, Xinqi Tao, and Adam Rose. The work also features original music ... Read More

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

Theater & Performing Arts
4/28/2016
Award-winning choreographer Kyle Abraham returns to the MCA with a powerful program that explores questions about race and social progress. Abraham pairs his choreography with an evocative set design by contemporary visual artist Glenn Ligon. The suite of three dances moves from the singular, contemporary classical composer Nico Muhly, ... Read More

UP Comedy Club
230 W. N. Ave., 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60614
312-662-4562

Music & Comedy
4/28/2016
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

Stage 773
1225 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
773-327-5252

Theater & Performing Arts
4/28/2016
ARLA Productions presents the Midwest premiere of Alan Lester Brooks’ gripping post-World War II drama A Splintered Soul. Set in San Francisco in 1947, a group of Jewish Holocaust survivors arrive from Poland, aided by the American Jewish community. Haunted by the death of their loved ones, they are ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
4/28/2016
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
4/28/2016
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.

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

Tours & Attractions
4/28/2016
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
4/28/2016
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
4/28/2016
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

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
4/28/2016
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

Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago
600 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60605

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
4/28/2016
This group exhibition seeks to convey the variety of ways in which decades of political unrest and social upheaval have impacted the Iranian people through a mix of documentary photography, portraiture and fine art photography. Moving through urban and rural locales, the exhibition will offer a rare opportunity to ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
4/28/2016
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

Goodman Theatre
170 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60601

Theater & Performing Arts
4/28/2016
"Darkly hilarious provocateur" (The Village Voice) Thomas Bradshaw presents an outrageous comedy of political culture clashes - just in time for election year. In a ferocious comedy of political "bash" and cultural "clash," Carlyle Meyers is an ambitious politician facing one potentially major barrier in his burgeoning career: He ... Read More

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

Tours & Attractions
4/28/2016
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

Multiple Chicago Locations
Chicago
IL

Theater & Performing Arts
4/28/2016
Celebrate our city's dance scene during the fourth annual Chicago Dance Month! Highlighting the breadth, diversity and artistic richness of the Chicago dance community, Chicago Dance Month features a wide variety of performances, classes, educational opportunities, open rehearsals and more, many for free or offered at a special "Hot ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
4/28/2016
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
4/28/2016
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

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

Music & Comedy
4/28/2016
See the Chicago Symphony Orchestra practically any night of the week! Their 2015/16 season schedule is packed with shows, mixing classic and more contemporary works by various composers. Click here for a complete schedule and to purchase tickets. Fun fact: CSO is celebrating 125 years in its 2015/16 season! ... Read More

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
4/28/2016
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
4/28/2016
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

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