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The Tortoise and the Hare
Jan19
Mar10
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Tortoise and the Hare

Chicago Kids Company – Theater for Children (CKC) presents The Tortoise and the Hare, a one-hour musical adaptation! The Hare is ready to win all…

Thursday January 19
10:30 a.m.Friday March 10
10:30 a.m.
Chicago Restaurant Week
Jan20
Feb5
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Chicago Restaurant Week

Chicago Restaurant Week is a 17-day celebration of the city’s award-winning culinary scene. The 16th annual event brings together hundreds of the city’s top restaurants,…

Friday January 20Sunday February 5
Citywide
Architecture and Design Film Festival Chicago
Feb1
Feb5
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Theatre & Performing Arts

Architecture and Design Film Festival Chicago

The Architecture and Design Film Fest is back in Chicago for the first time in six years from Feb 1-5. Stories of innovation and sustainability…

Wednesday February 1
5:00 p.m.Sunday February 5
10:00 p.m.
Chicago Architecture Center
111 E. Wacker Dr.
Life Behind the Wire: Prisoners of War
Feb2
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 February 2
Pritzker Military Museum & Library
104 S. Michigan Ave. 2nd Floor
My Painted Lyre: Seeing music in Chicago’s Greektown
Feb2
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…

Thursday February 2
Greektown Chicago
300 S. Halsted
SPEAK EASY: Will Armstrong
Feb2
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

SPEAK EASY: Will Armstrong

The Jackson Junge Gallery will be kicking off their 2023 season with a solo exhibition featuring the work of Will Armstrong.  Armstrong is well known…

Thursday February 2
Jackson Junge Gallery
1389 N Milwaukee Ave
the ripple, the wave that carried me home
Feb2
Theatre & Performing Arts

the ripple, the wave that carried me home

A family responds to injustice and a daughter reckons with her political inheritance in this new play by “a poet, a playwright to pay attention…

Thursday February 2
Goodman Theatre
170 N. Dearborn St.
Toni Stone
Feb2
Theatre & Performing Arts

Toni Stone

Play ball! The sensational true story of the first woman to play professional baseball knocks it out of the park as a can’t-miss theatrical event.…

Thursday February 2
Goodman Theatre
170 N. Dearborn St.
Human+Nature
Feb2
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…

Thursday February 2
8:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
morton arboretum
4100 ILLINOIS ROUTE 53
Chim: Between Devastation and Resurrection
Feb2
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Tours & Attractions

Chim: Between Devastation and Resurrection

Chim: Between Devastation and Resurrection shines a light on the work of one of the most respected photojournalists of his day. Born Dawid Szymin in Warsaw…

Thursday February 2
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Dark Testament: A Century of Black Writers on Justice
Feb2
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Dark Testament: A Century of Black Writers on Justice

Immerse yourself in Dark Testament: A Century of Black Writers on Justice and honor the significant contributions of Black writers to American literature and history. Explore racial…

Thursday February 2
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
American Writers Museum
180 N. Michigan Ave.
Shawn Michelle Smith: Light in a Dark Box
Feb2
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Shawn Michelle Smith: Light in a Dark Box

Shawn Michelle Smith Light in a Dark Box Slemmons Gallery at Epiphany Center for the Arts January 6, 2023 to February 18, 2023 For the…

Thursday February 2
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 South Ashland Avenue
Special Exhibition: The Negro Motorist Green Book
Feb2
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Tours & Attractions

Special Exhibition: The Negro Motorist Green Book

January 29 – April 23, 2023 The Negro Motorist Green Book highlights the history of “The Green Book,” the annual guide created in 1936 by Harlem…

Thursday February 2
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
McCormick Tribune Ice Rink
Feb2
Sports & Recreation, Tours & Attractions

McCormick Tribune Ice Rink

Skating at the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium Park returns November 18 through March 5 (weather permitting). Admission is free, but online reservation tickets…

Thursday February 2
11:00 a.m.10:30 p.m.
Millennium Park
201 E Randolph St
Harry Potter: Magic at Play
Feb2
Tours & Attractions

Harry Potter: Magic at Play

This fall, wizards and witches of all ages are invited to experience and celebrate a Wizarding World of their own at Harry Potter™: Magic at…

Thursday February 2
12:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Water Tower Place
821 N. Michigan Ave.
Artist Talk with Jordan A. Porter-Woodruff on Portraits: An Intimate View
Feb2
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Artist Talk with Jordan A. Porter-Woodruff on Portraits: An Intimate View

Attend an artist talk with Jordan A. Porter-Woodruff as part of her solo exhibition, Portraits: An Intimate View on on Thursday, February 2nd at 6pm! Doors will…

Thursday February 2
6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 South Ashland Avenue
Musicians Ian Antonio and Ben LaMar Gay interact with Assaf Evron’s Collage for The Arts Club of Chicago
Feb2
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Theatre & Performing Arts

Musicians Ian Antonio and Ben LaMar Gay interact with Assaf Evron’s Collage for The Arts Club of Chicago

Assaf Evron’s Collage for the Arts Club of Chicago is the fourth chapter in the Collages for Mies van der Rohe project, following the McCormick House, The…

Thursday February 2
6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
The Arts Club of Chicago
201 E. Ontario Street
Percussionist Ian Antonio and Ben LaMar Gay interact with Assaf Evron’s Collage for The Arts Club of Chicago
Feb2
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Percussionist Ian Antonio and Ben LaMar Gay interact with Assaf Evron’s Collage for The Arts Club of Chicago

Assaf Evron’s Collage for the Arts Club of Chicago is the fourth chapter in the Collages for Mies van der Rohe project, following the McCormick House, The Esplanade Apartment, and…

Thursday February 2
6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
The Arts Club of Chicago
201 E. Ontario Street
Exhibit Opening: “The Negro Motorist Green Book”
Feb2
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Exhibit Opening: “The Negro Motorist Green Book”

During the era of Jim Crow laws, a time of segregation through policy and through custom, Victor Green, a Black postal carrier from Harlem, recognized…

Thursday February 2
6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Latinx Poetics Anthology Launch Celebration
Feb2
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Latinx Poetics Anthology Launch Celebration

Join us for a celebration of University of New Mexico Press’s landmark anthology Latinx Poetics: Essays on the Art of Poetry, featuring editor Ruben Quesada and…

Thursday February 2
7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
The Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street
NBA Chicago Bulls vs. Charlotte Hornets
Feb2
Sports & Recreation

NBA Chicago Bulls vs. Charlotte Hornets

Come cheer on the Bulls as they take on the Hornets on February 2 at United Center! – Use special code 1114RK15 to get %15…

Thursday February 2
7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
United Center
1901 W Madison St
Cabaret ZaZou presents LUMINAIRE
Feb2
Theatre & Performing Arts

Cabaret ZaZou presents LUMINAIRE

Randolph Entertainment LLC, producer of the fan favorite Teatro ZinZanni Chicago,  announced CABARET ZAZOU’s premier production, Luminaire will open on September 7, 2022. The new, groundbreaking,…

Thursday February 2
7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Spiegeltent – Cambria Hotel
32 W. Randolph
The Roar Speakeasy: A Prohibition Era Experience
Feb2
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Roar Speakeasy: A Prohibition Era Experience

Go back in time to Chicago’s Prohibition Era at The Roar on Rush! A lively Speakeasy that lights the way to a hidden 4-room cocktail…

Thursday February 2
7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
The Roar on Rush
437 N. Rush Street
“The Great Khan” at Redtwist Theatre
Feb2
Theatre & Performing Arts

“The Great Khan” at Redtwist Theatre

Redtwist Theatre announces the world premiere ofThe Great Khan, written by Michael Gene Sullivan and directed by Jamal Howard, January 19 – February 26, 2023,…

Thursday February 2
7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Redtwist Theatre
1044 W. Bryn Mawr Ave
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