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Events Calendar for the week of 3/01 to 3/07

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
3/1/2015
In celebration of the Chinese New Year on February 19, 2015, the Art Institute of Chicago is pleased to announce that it will provide Mandarin language audio guides free of charge between February 14 and March 1. The newly created audio guide provides a tour of highlights of the ... Read More

Bloomingdale's
900 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
3/1/2015
Bloomingdale's will be ringing in the Year of the Ram this Chinese New Year with unique merchandise, special events and cultural presentations. Shoppers at Bloomingdale's two downtown Chicago stores can join in on the celebration and test their luck with the Chinese red envelope tradition from February 19-22, 2015. ... Read More

Chicago Bulls
United Center
Chicago, IL 60612

Sports & Recreation
3/1/2015
Watch the legendary Chicago Bulls hit the court to play the Los Angeles Clippers at the United Center! Photo credit: Bill Smith/Chicago Bulls 

Hours:
  • 12 p.m.
Multiple Chicago Locations
Chicago, IL 60613

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
3/1/2015
See features, documentaries and shorts offering a representative selection of Irish film from the classics to the contemporary at this event, which is one of only a handful of Irish Film Festivals in the United States. Showings will be at Music Box Theatre and Gallery Theatre. The Films Opening ... Read More

North Avenue Beach
1600 N. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60613

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Sports & Recreation
3/1/2015
One of the most popular events of the year, the 15th annual Chicago Polar Plunge, returns to the icy waters of Lake Michigan for one fun-filled morning and all in the name of an incredible cause. Last year, nearly 3,400 participants dipped their toes in or went waist high ... Read More

Hours:
  • 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
360 CHICAGO (formerly John Hancock Observatory)
875 N. Michigan Ave. 94th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Tours & Attractions
3/1/2015
Make your way to the John Hancock Center - with the crown of lights beaming in red - and enjoy $5.00 off General Admission to 360 CHICAGO during the Chinese New Year celebration! 360 CHICAGO and its one-of-a-kind attraction, TILT, will bring the spirit of this wonderful celebration to ... Read More

Crystal Gardens at Navy Pier
Navy Pier
600 E. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
3/1/2015
Celebrate the Year of the Sheep with dance, music and multi-arts performances on stage at the Crystal Gardens, a marketplace featuring Chinese cultural vendors and artisans, and family-friendly crafts such as calligraphy, paper cutting and lantern making. Photo credit: Chinese Fine Arts Society

State St. between Lake St. and Van Buren St.
Chicago, IL

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
3/1/2015
Enjoy a multisensory experience on State Street, with light displays and music to celebrate the Year of the Sheep. Photo credit: Adam Alexander Photography

City Winery
1200 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607

Music & Comedy
3/1/2015
See Ed Kowalczyk live during his Throwing Copper Unplugged - 20th Anniversary Tour February 28 - March 1 at the intimate settings of City Winery! City Winery features musical performances almost every night of the week! Click here for a complete schedule.  Photo courtesy of City Winery Chicago. Credit: Douglas Sonders. Read More

Hours:
  • 8 p.m.
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
50 E. Congress Pkwy.
Chicago, IL 60605

Theater & Performing Arts
3/1/2015
World famous Brazilian dance troupe, Grupo Corpo, makes their Auditorium Theatre debut. Melding traditional Brazilian dance with western contemporary movement, Grupo Corpo presents Sem Mim, set to the original soundtrack by Spanish musician and composer Carlos Núñez and Brazilian composer José Miguel Wisnik, as well as Onqotô - also set ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
3/1/2015
Join the DuSable Museum of African American History for a celebration and historical overview of the development of Chicago and its first non-native settler, Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable! The 2015 DuSable Day will feature: Frontier Illinois craft workshops Native American drumming and archery Films Hands on history cart demos ... Read More

Hours:
  • 1 - 4 p.m.
Macy's on State Street
111 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
3/1/2015
Macy's on State Street and Water Tower Place will celebrate the Year of the Goat with the following: Special limited-time 20% discount Exclusive gift with purchase tote bag featuring Year of the Sheep commemorative artwork In-store entertainment and events at State Street store (date TBA) Limited edition merchandise from ... Read More

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

Theater & Performing Arts
3/1/2015
MCA Stage presents the Chicago debut of author and theater director, Mariano Pensotti, whose new work Cineastas revolves around the stories of four eccentric filmmakers in Buenos Aires. The performance takes place in a two-floor structure that invokes the classic cinematic split screen that simultaneously presents two scenarios: the ... Read More

Crystal Gardens at Navy Pier
Navy Pier
600 E. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
3/1/2015
Celebrate our city's rich diversity with this annual cultural tribute, featuring a lively afternoon of folk music, traditional dance, cuisine, crafts and much more from various ethnic Chicago communities each week. Event Schedule* February 8: Celebrate Italy February 15: Celebrate Amazing India February 22: Celebrate Africa and Navy Pier ... Read More

Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
915 E. 60th St.
Chicago, IL 60637

Music & Comedy
3/1/2015
The second Contempo at 50 program again highlights works from across its generations. Two commissions anchor the afternoon event, one by Gunther Schuller, an iconic figure on the American music scene, and another by venerated Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina, who in 2011 became the first composer ever to receive ... Read More

Hours:
  • 3 p.m.
Links Hall
3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618

Theater & Performing Arts
3/1/2015
Same Planet Different World Dance Theatre and The Cambrians (formerly the Nexus Project) announce two world premieres on a shared bill at Links Hall. Same Planet Different World Dance Theatre and The Cambrians are two of Chicago's most highly physical contemporary dance companies. They unite for the first time ... Read More

Hours:
  • 7 p.m.
Timeline Theatre Company
615 W. Wellington Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657

Theater & Performing Arts
3/1/2015
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
3/1/2015
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

Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614

Theater & Performing Arts
3/1/2015
About Face Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of A Kid Like Jake. Alexandra and Greg's intelligent and precocious four year-old son Jake is a leading candidate for enrollment in one of Manhattan's top kindergarten programs. But when attention turns to his passion for Cinderella and dress-up, Jake's gender non-conforming ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
3/1/2015
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

A Red Orchid Theatre
1531 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60610

Theater & Performing Arts
3/1/2015
A Red Orchid Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of Accidentally Like a Martyr. In a dive-y gay bar on Manhattan's lower east side the regulars and the restless others do battle, joke and drink their way through a lonely winter evening. Different generations and backgrounds collide, secrets are revealed and ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
3/1/2015
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

Steppenwolf Garage
Steppenwolf Theatre Company
1650 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614

Theater & Performing Arts
3/1/2015
Pride Films and Plays presents Angry Fags. Topher Payne's comedy illustrates what happens when activism gets angry. Cooper and Bennett are men who feel helpless when their friend is the victim of an assault at a bar. Then, they feel something new: pure, unfiltered rage. Cooper presents the argument ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
3/1/2015
Anne Collier is the photographer's first major exhibition, tracing her career from 2002 to the present. Encompassing more than 40 works, the exhibition presents several themes that have dominated Collier's practice during the past decade, including pop psychology, the clichés and conventions of commercial photography, autobiography, and the act ... Read More

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

Theater & Performing Arts
3/1/2015
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

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