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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
The Boxes Experience
Aug14
Dec1
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Boxes Experience

What is Boxed Experience? An Interactive Theatrical Activation where we immerse you into a new, Transformative Adventure. In this world, you’ll have total control as…

Saturday August 14
12:00 p.m.Wednesday December 1
9:00 p.m.
bookspace@boxedxp.com
150 W Roosevelt Rd
Tight Ship Comedy! A live stand-up comedy show!
Sep2
Oct28
Theatre & Performing Arts

Tight Ship Comedy! A live stand-up comedy show!

Tight Ship Comedy has been entertaining the Chicago’s South Loop area with live the best local and national live stand up comedy. Located in the…

Thursday September 2
8:00 p.m.Thursday October 28
9:00 p.m.
755 S Clark St
755 South Clark Street
Neon and Light Museum
Sep9
Oct31
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Neon and Light Museum

The new Neon and Light Museum pop-up invites guests to stand in, under and around some seventy professional neon and light-based sculptures in a dazzling…

Thursday September 9
4:00 p.m.Sunday October 31
6:00 p.m.
Neon and Light Museum
325 West Huron
Tight Ship Comedy! A live stand-up comedy show!
Sep9
Oct28
Theatre & Performing Arts

Tight Ship Comedy! A live stand-up comedy show!

Tight Ship Comedy has been entertaining the Chicago’s South Loop area with live the best local and national live stand up comedy. Located in the…

Thursday September 9
8:00 p.m.Thursday October 28
9:00 p.m.
Half Sour
755 South Clark Street
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
11:00 a.m.Friday December 31
3:00 p.m.
Springboard Arts Chicago
1910 W. North Ave.
International Latino Theatre Festival
Sep23
Oct17
Theatre & Performing Arts

International Latino Theatre Festival

After taking a year off due to the pandemic, the citywide annual DESTINOS: Chicago International Latino Theater Festival is back for its fourth outing ready to showcase…

Thursday September 23Sunday October 17
Citywide
Blue Man Group at the Briar Street Theater
Sep29
Jan9
Theatre & Performing Arts

Blue Man Group at the Briar Street Theater

Enjoy a performance of the legendary Blue Man Group, one of Chicago’s longest-running shows, at the Briar Street Theater. This worldwide performance troupe, whose hilarious…

Wednesday September 29, 2021
12:00 a.m.Sunday January 9, 2022
12:00 a.m.
Briar Street Theater
3133 N Halsted St
Illuminations: An Edgewater Art Experience
Oct1
Oct31
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Illuminations: An Edgewater Art Experience

CHICAGO (October 1, 2021) – To bring art and light to available storefronts and areas that have been affected by the ongoing pandemic and CTA…

Friday October 1Sunday October 31
Edgewater, Chicago
1210 W Rosedale
Open House Chicago
Oct1
Oct31
Tours & Attractions

Open House Chicago

The Chicago Architecture Center is proud to host the annual Open House Chicago (OHC) a month-long celebration showcasing Chicago’s built environment. This October, the Chicago Architecture Center hosts an…

Friday October 1Sunday October 31
Chicago Architecture Center
111 E. Wacker Drive
Halloween at Museum of Illusions Chicago
Oct1
Oct31
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Halloween at Museum of Illusions Chicago

Museum of Illusions Chicago has completely transformed into the Museum of Spooky Illusions! Come join us during the month of October and experience mind-bending illusions…

Friday October 1
10:00 a.m.Sunday October 31
9:00 p.m.
museum of illusions chicago
25 E Washington St.
Holy Ghost Bingo: God, Goblins, & Games!
Oct1
Oct31
Theatre & Performing Arts

Holy Ghost Bingo: God, Goblins, & Games!

Holy Ghost Bingo: God, Goblins, & Games is a Halloween-themed interactive comedy play. The premise is that Mrs. Mary Margaret O’Brien, a former nun, is…

Friday October 1
8:00 p.m.Sunday October 31
10:00 p.m.
Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago Fashion Week
Oct2
Oct17
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Chicago Fashion Week

CHICAGO – FashionBar, LLC is pleased to announce Chicago Fashion Week, powered by FashionBar LLC, scheduled from October 10th to October 17th 2021 which kicks…

Saturday October 2
4:00 p.m.Sunday October 17
7:00 p.m.
Water Tower Place
835 N. Michigan Ave.
As You Like It
Oct6
Nov21
Theatre & Performing Arts

As You Like It

Named one of The New York Times’ best shows of 2017, Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery’s musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s AS YOU LIKE IT is…

Wednesday October 6
7:30 p.m.Sunday November 21
3:30 p.m.
Chicago Shakespeare Theatre
800 E Grand Ave
Raven’s Curse: A Haunted Ravenswood Experience
Oct8
Oct31
Tours & Attractions

Raven’s Curse: A Haunted Ravenswood Experience

Redline VR, located at 4702 N. Ravenswood and Chicago’s immersive entertainment center and virtual reality arcade, is proud to announce their 2021 Halloween events, including…

Friday October 8
6:00 p.m.Sunday October 31
10:00 p.m.
Redline VR
4702 N. Ravenswood
Twenty One Pilots Live At Bottom Lounge
Oct12
Oct16
Music & Comedy

Twenty One Pilots Live At Bottom Lounge

Platinum-selling duo Twenty One Pilots is bringing their brand new ‘TAKEOVER TOUR’ to Chicago on Oct 12-16, 2021! Tickets for the show are available online…

Tuesday October 12
8:00 p.m.Saturday October 16
10:00 p.m.
Bottom Lounge
1375 W Lake St.
Holidays in the Loop
Oct15
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.

Friday October 15, 2021Monday January 31, 2022
Chicago Loop
Comedy Hour at Annoyance Theatre
Oct15
Oct16
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 October 15
12:00 a.m.Saturday October 16
1:00 a.m.
Annoyance Theatre & Bar
851 W. Belmont Ave., 2nd Fl.
Terror in the Timbers Haunted House
Oct15
Oct31
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Terror in the Timbers Haunted House

We are a haunted trail in its second year, developed by two brothers who created a one-of-a-kind Halloween experience. During the Terror in the Timbers…

Friday October 15
6:30 p.m.Sunday October 31
12:00 a.m.
Haunted House
37W955 Big Timber Rd
Alton Brown Live: Beyond The Eats
Oct16
Theatre & Performing Arts

Alton Brown Live: Beyond The Eats

Alton Brown is hitting the road with a new culinary variety show. Audiences can expect more comedy, more music, more highly unusual cooking demos, and…

Saturday October 16
CIBC Theatre
18 West Monroe Street
Elks National Memorial
Oct16
Oct17
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Open House Chicago

Open the door to architectural gems all over Chicago. Every October, the Chicago Architecture Center hosts one of the largest architecture events in the world — Open House…

Saturday October 16Sunday October 17
Citywide
Tony Fitzpatrick: Jesus of Western Avenue
Oct16
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Tony Fitzpatrick: Jesus of Western Avenue

The Cleve Carney Museum of Art opens its inaugural season with Tony Fitzpatrick: Jesus of Western Avenue. This will be the final museum exhibition by…

Saturday October 16
The Cleve Carney Museum
425 Fawell Blvd
Black Summer: Race, Resistance and Resilience
Oct16
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Black Summer: Race, Resistance and Resilience

Black Summer: Race, Resistance and Resilience, inspired by James Baldwin’s No Name in the Street, showcases the work of 11 photographers of color during the…

Saturday October 16
Roosevelt University
430 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago Avant-Garde
Oct16
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Chicago Avant-Garde

Chicago Avant-Garde puts the spotlight on Chicago as a site of historic, boundary-pushing experimentation in art, literature, and dance. At the center of the exhibition…

Saturday October 16
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
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