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Events Calendar for the week of 9/28 to 10/04

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Chicago Blackhawks
United Center
Chicago, IL 60612

Sports & Recreation
9/28/2016
Watch the Chicago Blackhawks hit the ice to play the Pittsburgh Penguins in this preseason game September 28 at the United Center! Fun fact: The Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup in 2015!   Photo: Chicago Blackhawks 

Hours:
  • 7:30 p.m.
Chicago White Sox
U.S. Cellular Field
Chicago, IL 60616

Sports & Recreation
9/28/2016
See the White Sox play the Tampa Bay Rays September 26-29 at U.S. Cellular Field!

Multiple Locations
Chicago, IL 60657

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
9/28/2016
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

Metro
3730 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60613

Music & Comedy
9/28/2016
See The Temper Trap live with special guest Coast Modern September 28 at Metro!

Hours:
  • 7:30 p.m.
Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/28/2016
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
9/28/2016
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.

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

Theater & Performing Arts
9/28/2016
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

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

Theater & Performing Arts
9/28/2016
“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
9/28/2016
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
9/28/2016
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

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

Theater & Performing Arts
9/28/2016
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
9/28/2016
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

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

Theater & Performing Arts
9/28/2016
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
9/28/2016
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
9/28/2016
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
9/28/2016
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.

Multiple Locations
Chicago, IL 60605

Theater & Performing Arts, Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy
9/28/2016
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. 

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
9/28/2016
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
9/28/2016
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

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/28/2016
The work of Dan Ramirez (b. 1941, Chicago) explores the unknown, the spiritual and the beautiful, in an intellectual, philosophical and poetic manner. The Minimalist Movement and Geometric Abstraction were his points of departure. The works of art in this exhibition were created in a twenty-eight year period and ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/28/2016
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

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

Music & Comedy
9/28/2016
Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts features solo and ensemble performances of classical music that showcase emerging performers. Held year round in Preston Bradley Hall.

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/28/2016
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

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/28/2016
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

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
9/28/2016
Drapetomanía is a tribute to Grupo Antillano (1978-1983), a suppressed visual arts and cultural movement that privileged the importance of African and Afro-Caribbean influences in the formation of the Cuban nation. Grupo Antillano valiantly proclaimed the centrality of African practices in national culture and saw their work as part ... Read More

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