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Helmut Jahn: Life + Architecture
Jul23
Oct31
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Helmut Jahn: Life + Architecture

Helmut Jahn: Life + Architecture is a new exhibit at the Chicago Architecture Center honoring the late Chicago architect and style icon. Get to know…

Friday July 23
11:00 a.m.Sunday October 31
5:00 p.m.
Chicago Architecture Center
111 E. Wacker Drive
Field Explorers Camp
Jul26
Jul30
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Field Explorers Camp

There’s so much to learn about the natural world and the part we all play in its continued survival. Explore this and more with our…

Monday July 26
9:00 a.m.Friday July 30
3:00 p.m.
The Field Museum
1400 S Lake Shore Dr,
Appalachian Spring: A Musical Romance with America
Jul28
Virtual Event

Appalachian Spring: A Musical Romance with America

This program will be available to you through the month of July.  A private link will be emailed to you upon ticket purchase. $20 Member…

Wednesday July 28
Driehaus Museum
Virtual Event
Artists on the Lam’s 10th Anniversary Show: DECAHEDRON Online Art Exhibition
Jul28
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Artists on the Lam’s 10th Anniversary Show: DECAHEDRON Online Art Exhibition

2021 marks the 10th anniversary of Artists on the Lam. Celebrate with us! It was on Monday, June 6, 2011, that local artist, independent curator,…

Wednesday July 28
Artists on the Lam
PO Box 47875
Hello Helios: The warming suns of Chicago’s Greektown
Jul28
Tours & Attractions

Hello Helios: The warming suns of Chicago’s Greektown

Greektown Chicago is proud to present its new outdoor art exhibit Hello Helios: The warming suns of Chicago’s Greektown, with 24 vibrant three-dimensional artworks lining…

Wednesday July 28
Greektown Chicago
300 S. Halsted
Immersive Art Space LP presents Immersive Van Gogh
Jul28
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Immersive Art Space LP presents Immersive Van Gogh

Lighthouse ArtSpace Chicago, a new venue within Chicago’s recently renovated landmark Germania Club Building, will open Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021 with the U.S. premiere of…

Wednesday July 28
Lighthouse ArtSpace at Germania Place
108 W. Germania Pl.
Sole e Amore (Sun and Love)
Jul28
Theatre & Performing Arts

Sole e Amore (Sun and Love)

Revel in the sounds of Italy with a virtual program awash with beautiful lesser-known musical gems by beloved Italian opera composers, curated and hosted by…

Wednesday July 28
Lyric Opera of Chicago
20 N. Wacker Dr., Ste. 860
Sweet Bitter Love
Jul28
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Sweet Bitter Love

Sweet Bitter Love: An Initiative of Toward Common Cause presents Jeffrey Gibson’s reflections on representations of Indigenous people in cultural institutions. Responding to a series of…

Wednesday July 28
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
The Music of Black Voices
Jul28
Virtual Event

The Music of Black Voices

‘The Music of Black Voices: Inspiring today’s youth through a choreographic reflection of our era and celebrating the history of black artists in music.’ Six…

The Northman Live Music Summer Series
Jul28
Music & Comedy

The Northman Live Music Summer Series

The Northman Summer Music Series will run daily on our Pergola Stage, Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day. The FREE live music series by the…

Wednesday July 28
The Northman Beer & Cider Garden on The Riverwalk
233 East Riverwalk
Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40
Jul28
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40

Presented in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the MacArthur Fellows Program, this multi-site exhibition uses the idea of “the commons” to explore the current socio-political…

Wednesday July 28
Smart Museum of Art
5550 S. Greenwood Avenue
Steppenwolf Theatre Virtual Productions
Jul28
Virtual Event

Steppenwolf Theatre Virtual Productions

Steppenwolf NOW is a new virtual programming stream featuring six breakthrough stories written by America’s most talented voices, spotlighting the nation’s premier ensemble theatre. Offering…

Wednesday July 28
Virtual
Virtual Event
The Devil Wears Prada
Jul28
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Devil Wears Prada

Andy, an ambitious young writer in New York City, lands a job at a prestigious magazine. Trying to survive under her stylish yet terrifying boss,…

Wednesday July 28
The Obama Portraits
Jul28
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

The Obama Portraits

In summer 2021 , the Art Institute of Chicago welcomes two acclaimed portraits to its galleries: Kehinde Wiley’s painting of President Barack Obama and Amy…

Wednesday July 28
Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Ave.
African Diaspora: Chicago | An Exhibition Curated by Gallery Guichard
Jul28
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

African Diaspora: Chicago | An Exhibition Curated by Gallery Guichard

Gallery Guichard, the most notable and respected gallery in Bronzeville — the largest African American art district in the country — is located on the…

Wednesday July 28
6:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
One Two Pru
180 North Stetson Avenue
Redemption: Adrian Dunn and Chicago Philharmonic
Jul28
Music & Comedy

Redemption: Adrian Dunn and Chicago Philharmonic

On June 5 2021, Chicago Philharmonic will collaborate for the first time with critically acclaimed multi-genre musical artist and social justice advocate Adrian Dunn for…

Wednesday July 28
8:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Still Life in Real Life: Charles Ethan Porter
Jul28
Tours & Attractions

Still Life in Real Life: Charles Ethan Porter

We’re so happy to invite you to the 2021 Artist’s Garden exhibit Still Life in Real Life: Charles Ethan Porter. The garden will be filled…

Garfield Park

Event details
Wednesday July 28
8:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Garfield Park Conservatory
300 N. Central Park Ave.
Teen Digital Learning Program
Jul28
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Teen Digital Learning Program

The High School Science and Digital Learning Program introduces students entering grades 10–12 to the science and technology of the Field Museum. In this 6-week…

Wednesday July 28
9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The Field Museum
1400 S Lake Shore Dr,
Camp Shedd: Summer Splash
Jul28
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Camp Shedd: Summer Splash

Camp is back! Are you ready to make a splash? Join us this summer at Shedd Aquarium for one of our week-long camps for kids…

Wednesday July 28
9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Trailblazers Summer Camp
Jul28
Theatre & Performing Arts

Trailblazers Summer Camp

Adventure Stage Chicago’s Trailblazers is a unique summer arts program that engages 30 Chicago youth (ages 12-18) in an intensive 8-week creative journey. Under the…

Wednesday July 28
9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
The Vittum Theater
1012 N. Noble Street
Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall
Jul28
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall

Step into the field to explore the trailblazing life and legacy of Dr. Jane Goodall, from her groundbreaking work with chimpanzees to becoming an acclaimed…

Wednesday July 28
9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
The Field Museum
1400 S Lake Shore Dr,
Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes
Jul28
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes

Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes celebrates Marvel history with more than 300 artifacts including original comic book pages, sculptures, interactive displays and costumes and props…

Wednesday July 28
9:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Museum of Science and Industry
57th Street and Lake Shore Dr.
Dinos Everywhere!
Jul28
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Dinos Everywhere!

The zoo’s popular Dinos Everywhere!, sponsored by Meijer, returns for a limited time through September 6, 2021. A few surprises will be featured on some…

Southwest Suburbs

Event details
Wednesday July 28
9:30 a.m.6:00 p.m.
The Ruth Page School of Dance – Summer Dance Workshop
Jul28
Sports & Recreation

The Ruth Page School of Dance – Summer Dance Workshop

The Summer Dance Workshop, ages 7-14, is a fun and focused mini-intensive for beginning dancers. No audition is required. Classes are Monday through Friday, from 10:00 am…

Wednesday July 28
10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Ruth Page Center for the Arts
1016 N. Dearborn St.
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