The 7th Annual Chicago Craft Beer Week invites you to explore our city via great beer venues! The goal of Chicago Craft Beer Week is as always, to entice patrons to explore the depth and breadth of local craft beer and honor those who enrich our community of beer ... Read More
Kick off the summer with a Memorial Day Weekend cruise aboard Spirit of Chicago at Navy Pier! Taste Spirit's new buffet menu, dance to music from their onboard DJ and take in amazing views of the Chicago skyline from Lake Michigan.
With Memorial Day Weekend’s arrival comes the beginning of summer. Start the season on a high note with an extraordinary cruise aboard the sophisticated Odyssey at Navy Pier. Sailing all weekend long, join the crew out on Lake Michigan for creative plated cuisine, DJ entertainment, gracious service and stunning ... Read More
Join the Chicago Cultural Center in a literary and musical journey of México! Explore the varied and distinct rhymes and rhythms of the vast country, using authentic instruments of the different regions, each with its own cultural heritage and traditions. Featuring special guest Sones de México Ensemble and the ... Read More
Disney's Beauty and the Beast is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be ... Read More
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Millennium Park
Gelato World Tour is a traveling international event where 16 gelato artisans compete to create the best gelato flavor in the world! Gelato tastings and free demonstrations will be held throughout the weekend.
The Hypocrites present the world premiere of Johanna Faustus. Six actors tell a modern Faust story. The performers are also the design team, with purposeful limited resources they will enact the tale using the barest elements. In this new adaptation, Faust is a woman questioning her choices that brought ... Read More
Tthe 7th annual Mole de Mayo festival will feature mole, pitting local chefs and restaurants against one another to find out whose version of the Mexican staple is best. In addition, the outdoor festival will also feature a number of the city's finest food vendors, an open-air Mercado/Market that ... Read More
Renowned sitarist Gaurav Mazumdar, a student of the legendary Ravi Shankar, joins Crossing Borders Music to present his original compositions for sitar, tabla, and European strings. The compositions depict through music a human life journeying from birth to the worldly affairs of adulthood to the renunciation of old age. ... Read More
Shoreline Sightseeing and Revolution Brewing celebrate Chicago's 7th annual Craft Beer Week with a special Brew Cruise! The evening kicks off Shoreline's brew cruise season and includes samplings of Revolution's award-winning craft beers, appetizers, live DJ music and a 90-minute Chicago River cruise. Photos courtesy of Shoreline Sightseeing Company Read More
The Women of the Chicago Symphony Chorus perform with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Cristian Măcelaru in Holst's The Planets, which received its U.S. premiere by the CSO in 1920. Ibert's Bacchanale and the world premiere of a CSO-commissioned cello concerto by Dusapin round out the program. ... Read More
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
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
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
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
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.
From Vicki Quade, the co-creator of the popular hit Late Nite Catechism, comes this interactive comedy Bible Bingo, now in its 3rd year at the Royal George Theatre. The show features the character, Mrs. Mary Margaret O'Brien, a former nun who now runs the Archdiocese's new bingo fundraising department. ... Read More
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
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
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
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
I’m @zachlipson and I’m #TakingOverChooseChicago’s Instagram this week. Today’s my final day of this takeover but I’ve saved some of my favorite shots for last. For me, the best time to shoot the city is at night. Between the light trails on the streets and iconic buildings creating a backdrop, the shots are always fun to work with and very Gotham-esque..#mychicagopix