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Chicago Roast Battle Championship – Final 4 Round
Jan1
Mar24
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Chicago Roast Battle Championship – Final 4 Round

Chicago’s Official Roast Battle Championship! Comedians Will Compete For A Shot At The Comedy Roast Battle Championship Belt! Join Us For The Final 4 Round…

Thursday January 1, 1970
12:00 a.m.Thursday March 24, 2022
9:30 p.m.
The Lincoln Lodge
2040 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago Roast Battle Championship – GRAND FINALS
Jan1
Mar31
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Chicago Roast Battle Championship – GRAND FINALS

Chicago’s Official Roast Battle Championship’s Grand Finals! The Top 2 Roasters In Chicago Will Compete In The Final Round Of The 7-Week Roast Competition For…

Thursday January 1, 1970
12:00 a.m.Thursday March 31, 2022
8:30 p.m.
The Lincoln Lodge
2040 N Milwaukee Ave
A La Française: The French Way
Sep17
Dec31
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

A La Française: The French Way

This fall, join Springboard Arts for the opening of its next exhibition, “A La Française: The French Way.” Unprecedented events – like the pandemic –…

Friday September 17, 2021
11:00 a.m.Friday December 31, 2021
3:00 p.m.
Springboard Arts Chicago
1910 W. North Ave.
Holidays in the Loop
Nov5
Jan31
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Holidays in the Loop

Welcome to the Loop, where Chicago’s holiday traditions are made. Witness the transformation of the city’s official downtown into a winter wonderland. You deserve a…

Friday November 5, 2021Monday January 31, 2022
Chicago Loop
Lightscape at Chicago Botanic Garden
Nov12
Jan2
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Lightscape

The popular holiday event is back, with a new path and exciting new delights! We’ve got inventive new installations and all your favorites too. Hum…

North Suburbs

Event details
Friday November 12, 2021
4:30 p.m.Sunday January 2, 2022
9:00 p.m.
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Rd.
Love Actually – The Unauthorized Musical Parody
Nov17
Jan2
Theatre & Performing Arts

Love Actually – The Unauthorized Musical Parody

The Off-Broadway hit and holiday season sendup of the iconic romantic comedy and Christmas movie “Love Actually” debuts in Chicago this holiday season. Written by musical parody duo Bob and…

Wednesday November 17, 2021
7:00 p.m.Sunday January 2, 2022
7:00 p.m.
Apollo Theater Main Stage
2550 N Lincoln Ave
Christkindlmarket
Nov19
Dec24

Christkindlmarket Chicago

The smell of roasted nuts, fresh pretzels, bratwurst and hot spiced wine, the sound of festive music, and the glimmer of sparkling Christmas ornaments, all…

Friday November 19, 2021Friday December 24, 2021
Daley Civic Center
50 W. Washington St.
ZooLights
Nov19
Jan2

ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo

ZooLights Chicago’s favorite holiday tradition is back and better than ever in 2021 with our new Pepper Family Wildlife Center at the heart of the…

Friday November 19, 2021
4:00 p.m.Sunday January 2, 2022
10:00 p.m.
Lincoln Park Zoo
Cannon Drive at Fullerton Parkway
Illumination: Tree Lights
Nov20
Jan2
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum

The ninth annual Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum returns as a walking experience. Explore 50 acres of the Arboretum’s majestic trees during this one-of-a-kind spectacle of color,…

Saturday November 20, 2021
4:30 p.m.Sunday January 2, 2022
9:00 p.m.
morton arboretum
4100 ILLINOIS ROUTE 53
Light Up the Lake
Nov26
Jan2
Tours & Attractions

Light Up the Lake

Brighten the winter season with Chicagoland’s biggest indoor, temperature-controlled light garden, featuring large-scale light-sculpture displays with more than 600,000 lights; Alpine ice rink with free…

Friday November 26, 2021Sunday January 2, 2022
Navy Pier, Festival Hall
Navy Pier, Festival Hall
Greektown Holiday Karavákia Display
Dec1
Jan15
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Greektown Holiday Karavákia Display

Greektown Chicago is celebrating the holiday season with a traditional Holiday Karavákia Display now through January 15, 2022. In Greece, there is an old Christmas…

Wednesday December 1, 2021Saturday January 15, 2022
Greektown Chicago
300 S. Halsted
Shark Feeding Tour
Dec6
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Shark Feeding Tour

Witness mealtime with the ocean’s most dynamic, and misunderstood, predators in this 60-minute behind-the-scenes feeding tour. Beyond spotting all sorts of underwater life from corals…

Monday December 6, 2021
10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Q Brothers Christmas Carol
Dec7
Dec23
Theatre & Performing Arts

Q Brothers Christmas Carol

Chicago hip hop sensations, the Q Brothers Collective, heat up the holiday season with a wildly entertaining ad-rap-tation of Charles Dickens’ classic at Chicago Shakespeare…

Tuesday December 7, 2021Thursday December 23, 2021
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
800 E. Grand Ave.
Like Queer Animals: We Hold Your Gaze
Dec10
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Like Queer Animals: We Hold Your Gaze

Like Queer Animals (LQA), the collaborative team of artist Jessie Mott and writer and queer scholar Chantal Nadeau, presents the exhibition “We Hold Your Gaze”…

Friday December 10, 2021
6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S Ashland Ave
Winter in the Wildwood
Dec10
Theatre & Performing Arts

Winter in the Wildwood

WINTER IN THE WILDWOOD is an immersive walking holiday experience to be staged December 9, 2021 – January 9, 2022 at the Otherworld Theatre, 3914…

Friday December 10, 2021
7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Otherworld Theatre
3914 N. Clark St.
Holiday 2021 at Meeting House Tavern
Dec12
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Holiday 2021 at Meeting House Tavern

World’s Shortest Bar Crawl Sunday, December 12th, 3–9pm We’re so grateful for you—our customers—and thrilled that we can show our appreciation and celebrate with you,…

Sunday December 12, 2021
3:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Meeting House Tavern
5025 N Clark St
Ice Skating Ribbon at Maggie Daley Park
Dec13

Ice Skating Ribbon at Maggie Daley Park

Prices: ALL reservations include Gogh Skating – there is not an additional fee. Monday-Thursday -Skate Rental $16 on-line + tax $18 walkup + tax Skate with…

Monday December 13, 2021
Maggie Daley Park
337 E. Randolph Street
The Play That Goes Wrong
Dec14
Jan30
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Play That Goes Wrong

What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You’d get THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, Broadway & London’s award-winning…

Tuesday December 14, 2021Sunday January 30, 2022
Santa Experience at Fashion Outlets of Chicago
Dec14
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Santa Experience at Fashion Outlets of Chicago

Macerich’s Fashion Outlets of Chicago, located at 5220 Fashion Outlets Way in Rosemont, will get guests in the holiday spirit with the return of Santa…

Tuesday December 14, 2021
12:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Fashion Outlets of Chicago
5520 Fashion Outlets Way
Santa at Luft Balloons
Dec15
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Santa at Luft Balloons

Santa is back at Luft Balloons! Changing the balloon game for four years and counting, Luft Balloons is thrilled to present the Santa Wonderland immersive…

Wednesday December 15, 2021
1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Luft Balloons
2300 W. Fullerton Ave.
All Together Now: Sound x Design
Dec16
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

All Together Now: Sound x Design

Sound is what happens when air is pushed. Design is what happens when space is manipulated. Designers and musicians are complementary. Each rely on rhythm,…

Thursday December 16, 2021
11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Design Museum of Chicago
72 E Randolph St
Blitzens Holiday Experience
Dec16
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Blitzens Holiday Experience

⭐ Blitzen’s Holiday Pop-Up is a family-friendly event with a holiday market, a bar with festive drinks, photo-ops, and more experiences to discover. Explore a…

Thursday December 16, 2021
5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Artifact Events
4325 N Ravenswood Ave
Annual Holiday Show at The Factory Theater
Dec17
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts, Virtual Event

Annual Holiday Show at The Factory Theater

The Factory Theater,1623 W. Howard St., is pleased to announce the return of their annual Holiday Show available for viewing exclusively online. The Factory Theater…

Friday December 17, 2021
The Factory Theater
Virtual Event
Drawn to Combat: Bill Mauldin and the Art of War
Dec17
Virtual Event

Drawn to Combat: Bill Mauldin and the Art of War

Pritzker Military Museum & Library Launches Virtual Exhibition of Legendary Political Cartoonists Bill Mauldin’s Work View A One-of-a-Kind Virtual Exhibit That Tells the Real Story…

Friday December 17, 2021
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