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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
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.
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
Carmilla (Audio Drama)
Oct30
Virtual Event

Carmilla (Audio Drama)

Lifeline Theatre presents a three-part audio drama adaptation of J. Sheridan Le Fanu’s gothic novella Carmilla, adapted by ensemble member Aly Renee Amidei, directed by…

Saturday October 30Tuesday November 30
Lifeline Theatre
Virtual Event
Pump Boys & Dinettes
Oct30
Dec12
Theatre & Performing Arts

Pump Boys & Dinettes

Porchlight Music Theatre returns to live performances and launches its 27th Mainstage season with Pump Boys & Dinettes, October 30 – December 12 at The…

Saturday October 30Sunday December 12
Ruth Page Center for the Arts
1016 N. Dearborn St.
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

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Friday November 12, 2021
4:30 p.m.Sunday January 2, 2022
9:00 p.m.
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Rd.
Primer
Nov15
Dec5
Theatre & Performing Arts, Virtual Event

Primer

Broken Nose Theatre, one of Chicago’s premier Pay-What-You-Can theatre companies, is pleased to continue its tenth season with the world premiere audio drama Primer, a deeply…

Monday November 15Sunday December 5
Broken Nose Theatre
Virtual Event
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 19Friday December 24
Daley Civic Center
50 W. Washington St.
Disney’s Frozen
Nov19
Jan22
Theatre & Performing Arts

Disney’s Frozen

From the producer of The Lion King and Aladdin, Frozen, the Tony®-nominated Best Musical, is now on tour across North America and the critics rave,…

Friday November 19, 2021Saturday January 22, 2022
Cadillac Palace Theatre
151 W. Randolph 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
James Kennedy Performs at The Underground Chicago
Nov26
Dec1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

James Kennedy Performs at The Underground Chicago

James Kennedy is a famous British DJ and Producer, television personality, and social media influencer. He is the star of the hit reality TV show…

Friday November 26
10:00 p.m.Wednesday December 1
4:00 a.m.
The Underground Chicago
56 W Illinois St
James Kennedy Performs at The Underground Chicago
Nov27
Dec2
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

James Kennedy Performs at The Underground Chicago

James Kennedy is a famous British DJ and Producer, television personality, and social media influencer. He is the star of the hit reality TV show…

Saturday November 27
10:00 p.m.Thursday December 2
4:00 a.m.
The Underground Chicago
56 W Illinois St
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Nov28
Nov29
Theatre & Performing Arts

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

In this musical, Charlie Brown and the entire Peanuts gang explore life’s great questions as they play baseball, struggle with homework, sing songs, swoon over…

Sunday November 28
3:00 p.m.Monday November 29
5:00 p.m.
Citadel Theatre
300 S. Waukegan Road
Hershey Felder Presents Dante and Beatrice in Florence
Nov28
Dec5
Virtual Event

Hershey Felder Presents Dante and Beatrice in Florence

Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to partner with Hershey Felder Presents – Live from Florence and its second season of productions. The launch of this…

Sunday November 28
7:00 p.m.Sunday December 5
7:00 p.m.
Virtual Event
Virtual Event
James Kennedy Performs at The Underground Chicago
Nov28
Dec3
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

James Kennedy Performs at The Underground Chicago

James Kennedy is a famous British DJ and Producer, television personality, and social media influencer. He is the star of the hit reality TV show…

Sunday November 28
10:00 p.m.Friday December 3
4:00 a.m.
The Underground Chicago
56 W Illinois St
Black Summer: Race, Resistance and Resilience
Nov29
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…

Monday November 29
Roosevelt University
430 S. Michigan Ave.
Hello Helios: The warming suns of Chicago’s Greektown
Nov29
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…

Monday November 29
Greektown Chicago
300 S. Halsted
Hot Pink, or Ready to Blow
Nov29
Virtual Event

Hot Pink, or Ready to Blow

It’s Pompeii meets Heathers as New American Folk Theatre continues its “season of audio theatre” with a new studio recording of its 2018 hit comedy Hot Pink, or Ready to…

Monday November 29
New American Folk Theatre
Virtual Event
Love in the Time of Jonestown – A Radio Play
Nov29
Virtual Event

Love in the Time of Jonestown – A Radio Play

The New Coordinates, formerly The New Colony, is pleased to launch its 2021-22 season with the world premiere of Love in the Time of Jonestown –…

Monday November 29
The New Coordinates
Virtual Event
Tony Fitzpatrick: Jesus of Western Avenue
Nov29
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…

Monday November 29
The Cleve Carney Museum
425 Fawell Blvd
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