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Human+Nature
Mar1
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Human+Nature

Discover Human+Nature, the latest exhibition at The Morton Arboretum. Created by internationally renowned artist Daniel Popper, five large-scale artworks between 15 to 26 feet tall will inspire…

Tuesday March 1
8:00 a.m.Saturday October 1
5:00 p.m.
morton arboretum
4100 ILLINOIS ROUTE 53
Ice Age Giants
Apr1
Oct30
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Tours & Attractions

Ice Age Giants

A long, long time ago—2.6 million years to be exact—the Quaternary Ice Age began and continues today. However, it wasn’t until more recently that entire…

Southwest Suburbs

Event details
Friday April 1
10:00 a.m.Sunday October 30
5:00 p.m.
Wings of Mexico in Chicago
May5
Oct1
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Wings of Mexico in Chicago

The “Wings of Mexico” sculpture is a symbol of immigrant journey. The sculpture has travelled around the world and will arrive in Chicago on May 5th to…

Thursday May 5Saturday October 1
Plaza of the Americas
Life Behind the Wire: Prisoners of War
May12
Apr1
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Tours & Attractions

Life Behind the Wire: Prisoners of War

What happens when a soldier, sailor, airman, or marine is captured during war? Most people aren’t aware of the drastic differences that exist between varying…

Thursday May 12, 2022Saturday April 1, 2023
Pritzker Military Museum & Library
104 S. Michigan Ave. 2nd Floor
Flourish: The Garden at 50
May13
Sep25
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Flourish: The Garden at 50

The Chicago Botanic Garden has experienced extraordinary growth over the last five decades and it is marking its 50th birthday in 2022 with Flourish: The…

North Suburbs

Event details
Friday May 13Sunday September 25
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Rd.
Nick Cave: Forothermore
May14
Oct2
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Nick Cave: Forothermore

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presents the first career-spanning retrospective of the internationally renowned Chicagoan Nick Cave (American, b. 1959), an artist celebrated for…

Saturday May 14Sunday October 2
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Ave.
My Painted Lyre: Seeing music in Chicago’s Greektown
Jun3
May10
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

My Painted Lyre: Seeing music in Chicago’s Greektown

Greektown Chicago has opened its new outdoor art exhibit My Painted Lyre: Seeing music in Chicago’s Greektown, with 26 vibrant three-dimensional artworks lining Halsted Street…

Friday June 3, 2022Wednesday May 10, 2023
Greektown Chicago
300 S. Halsted
Alebrijes: Creatures of a Dream World
Jun12
Oct31
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Alebrijes: Creatures of a Dream World

Alebrijes is Cantigny Park’s newest and wholly unique outdoor art exhibit that combines true Mexican culture with the natural splendor found in the gardens of…

Sunday June 12
8:00 a.m.Monday October 31
5:00 p.m.
@CantignyPark
1s151 Winfield Rd.
Jack’s Big City Ranch
Jun28
Aug27
Tours & Attractions

Jack’s Big City Ranch

We are ‘Big City Ranch’ Chicago. We do a lot of pop up activities in the Chicagoland area. We have pop ups such as Frosty’s,…

Tuesday June 28Saturday August 27
1261 West Le Moyne, Chicago, IL 60642
1261 West Le Moyne
Victoria Fuller: Bring Back The Extinct Northern White Rhino
Jul1
Aug20
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Victoria Fuller: Bring Back The Extinct Northern White Rhino

Bring Back the Extinct Northern White Rhino is Victoria Fuller’s tribute to a species of animal that is functionally extinct. The last male northern white rhinoceros,…

Friday July 1
10:00 a.m.Saturday August 20
5:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S. Ashland
The Langham Chicago’s Pavilion Summer Afternoon Tea
Jul16
Aug28
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

The Langham Chicago’s Pavilion Summer Afternoon Tea

Influenced by the sweet and savory flavors of summer, guests can delight in a brand new menu of light bites, indulgent desserts, and crisp refreshers…

Saturday July 16
12:00 p.m.Sunday August 28
4:00 p.m.
The Langham Chicago
330 N Wabash Ave
The Language Between Worlds
Jul17
Oct30
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

The Language Between Worlds

Hyde Park Art Center, the renowned non-profit hub for contemporary art located on Chicago’s vibrant South Side, announces a major new group exhibition, The Language…

Sunday July 17
10:00 a.m.Sunday October 30
7:00 p.m.
Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell Ave
The Black Metropolis Research Consortium: Documenting and Preserving Black History and Culture in Chicago
Jul25
Sep2
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

The Black Metropolis Research Consortium: Documenting and Preserving Black History and Culture in Chicago

How can we connect all who seek to document, share, understand, and preserve Black experiences? Making these connections is the mission of the Black Metropolis…

Monday July 25
9:00 a.m.Friday September 2
4:45 p.m.
Special Collections Research Center Exhibition Gallery
1100 East 57th Street
Cesar Conde & C.J. Hungerman: C + C = COLLISION
Jul29
Sep10
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Cesar Conde & C.J. Hungerman: C + C = COLLISION

Abstract collides with Realism. The exhibition C + C = COLLISION presents a collaborative series between Cesar Conde and C.J. Hungerman. With their own unique style, Cesar…

Friday July 29
10:00 a.m.Saturday September 10
5:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S. Ashland
Unbearable Memories, Unspeakable Histories – The Partition Anti-Memorial Project
Aug6
Dec10
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Unbearable Memories, Unspeakable Histories – The Partition Anti-Memorial Project

Pritika Chowdhry’s exhibition “Unbearable Memories, Unspeakable Histories” investigates the Partition of India in 1947, which created Pakistan, and eventually, Bangladesh in 1971. Chowdhry’s experiential art…

Saturday August 6
11:00 a.m.Saturday December 10
6:00 p.m.
South Asia Institute
1925 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60616
Plan B Art Project
Aug11
Sep18
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Plan B Art Project

Traveling exhibition featuring 60+ artists in which proceeds are donated to Planned Parenthood About this event This traveling exhibition will be at Pistachios Jewelry in…

Thursday August 11
11:00 a.m.Sunday September 18
5:00 p.m.
Pistachios Jewelry
716 N Wabash Ave
Project Onward and [salonlb.] Got Soul
Aug12
Sep24
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Project Onward and [salonlb.] Got Soul

Project Onward and [salonlb.] Got Soul The Catacombs at Epiphany Center for the Arts August 12, to September 24, 2022 Soul is the active or…

Friday August 12
10:00 a.m.Saturday September 24
5:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S. Ashland
Crazy or Nah? A one woman show by Kellye Howard
Aug18
Aug21
Theatre & Performing Arts

Crazy or Nah? A one woman show by Kellye Howard

Crazy or Nah?! is something like a one woman show, comedically questioning the lasting effects of emotional and psychological trauma. Using storytelling, poetry, and stand-up comedy, Kellye tells…

Thursday August 18Sunday August 21
Steppenwolf Theatre Company
1650 N. Halsted St.
The Devil Wears Prada
Aug19
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Devil Wears Prada

From Tony®, Grammy®, and Academy Award® winner Elton John, Tony-winning director Anna D. Shapiro (August: Osage County, Steppenwolf Theatre), and Tony-winning producer Kevin McCollum (In…

Friday August 19
Comedy Hour at Annoyance Theatre
Aug19
Aug20
Theatre & Performing Arts

Comedy Hour at Annoyance Theatre

Each week, Chicago comics bring the freshest, most experimental new material to the Annoyance for the Comedy Hour. The weekly show is an eclectic mix…

Friday August 19
12:00 a.m.Saturday August 20
1:00 a.m.
Annoyance Theatre & Bar
851 W. Belmont Ave., 2nd Fl.
Little Bear Ribfest
Aug19
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Little Bear Ribfest

Vernon Hills Park District’s 11th Annual Little Bear Ribfest Little Bear Ribfest will be held Friday, August 19 from 6-11 pm and Saturday, August 20…

Friday August 19
6:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Century Park
1002 Lakeview Parkway
Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Strokes & Thundercat
Aug19
Music & Comedy

Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Strokes & Thundercat

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Red Hot Chili Peppers with special guests The Strokes and Thundercat will perform live at Soldier Field on Aug…

Friday August 19
6:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
How Did This Get Made? – Live!
Aug19
Music & Comedy

How Did This Get Made? – Live!

Have you ever seen a movie so bad, it’s good? Paul Scheer (The League, Black Monday), Jason Mantzoukas (The League, Brooklyn 99) and June Diane…

Friday August 19
6:55 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Chicago Theatre
175 N. State
Kid Rock & Foreigner – Bad Reputation Tour
Aug19
Music & Comedy

Kid Rock & Foreigner – Bad Reputation Tour

Multi-Platinum artist Kid Rock with special guest Foreigner will perform live at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on Fri, Aug 19 at 7:00pm.

Friday August 19
7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
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