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Disney’s Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation
Mar15
Jun12
Music & Comedy

Disney’s Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation

After its acclaimed, record-breaking run in New York City, Jonathan Rockefeller’s Disney’s Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation will arrive in Chicago on…

Tuesday March 15
8:00 a.m.Sunday June 12
5:00 p.m.
THEATRE & PERFORMING ARTS
3745 North Southport Avenue
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.
The South Asia Institute – The Spider Speaketh in Tongues
Apr8
Jul9
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

The South Asia Institute – The Spider Speaketh in Tongues

The South Asia Institute will host The Spider Speaketh in Tongues- a curated solo exhibition encapsulating Amin Gulgee’s artistic practice. #CommunityFridays Free Admission Every Friday!…

Friday April 8Saturday July 9
South Asia Institute
1925 S. Michigan Ave
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
The Chinese Lady
May8
Jun18
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Chinese Lady

Chicago Premiere! This story of the first Chinese woman to arrive in the United States unearths hidden history with humor and insight, asking us to…

Sunday May 8
2:00 p.m.Saturday June 18
8:00 p.m.
Theater Wit
1229 W. Belmont Ave.
Teatro Zinzanni
May11
Dec31
Theatre & Performing Arts

Teatro Zinzanni

It has been a long couple of years of dreams delayed and hopes dashed, but it’s time to move from “What if?” to “Let’s find…

Wednesday May 11Saturday December 31
Spiegeltent ZaZou – Cambria Hotel
32 W. Randolph
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
Teatro Zinzanni
May12
Jan1
Theatre & Performing Arts

Teatro Zinzanni

It has been a long couple of years of dreams delayed and hopes dashed, but it’s time to move from “What if?” to “Let’s find…

Thursday May 12, 2022Sunday January 1, 2023
Spiegeltent ZaZou – Cambria Hotel
32 W. Randolph
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.
Teatro Zinzanni
May13
Jan2
Theatre & Performing Arts

Teatro Zinzanni

It has been a long couple of years of dreams delayed and hopes dashed, but it’s time to move from “What if?” to “Let’s find…

Friday May 13, 2022Monday January 2, 2023
Spiegeltent ZaZou – Cambria Hotel
32 W. Randolph
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.
Teatro Zinzanni
May14
Jan3
Theatre & Performing Arts

Teatro Zinzanni

It has been a long couple of years of dreams delayed and hopes dashed, but it’s time to move from “What if?” to “Let’s find…

Saturday May 14, 2022Tuesday January 3, 2023
Spiegeltent ZaZou – Cambria Hotel
32 W. Randolph
Teatro Zinzanni
May15
Jan4
Theatre & Performing Arts

Teatro Zinzanni

It has been a long couple of years of dreams delayed and hopes dashed, but it’s time to move from “What if?” to “Let’s find…

Sunday May 15, 2022Wednesday January 4, 2023
Spiegeltent ZaZou – Cambria Hotel
32 W. Randolph
Fiddler on the Roof
May17
May22
Theatre & Performing Arts

Fiddler on the Roof

Tony®-winning director Bartlett Sher and the team behind South Pacific, The King and I and 2017 Tony-winning Best Play Oslo, bring a fresh and authentic…

Tuesday May 17Sunday May 22
Cadillac Palace Theatre
151 W. Randolph St.
To Kill A Mockingbird
May17
May29
Theatre & Performing Arts

To Kill A Mockingbird

All rise for Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork. The New York Times Critic’s Pick TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD…

Tuesday May 17Sunday May 29
M.A.D.D Rhythms Presents Black Dance United 2022
May18
Jun1
Theatre & Performing Arts, Virtual Event

M.A.D.D Rhythms Presents Black Dance United 2022

In association with African American Arts Alliance of Chicago and Black Dance United, M.A.D.D. Rhythms will participate in workshops and a panel sharing best practices…

Wednesday May 18
12:00 a.m.Wednesday June 1
12:00 a.m.
Virtual Event
Virtual Event
Mayfest
May20
May22
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Mayfest

The annual kick-off event for our summer festival season. We promise to give event goers a weekend of endless fun. Formerly a parking lot block…

Friday May 20Sunday May 22
1000 W Armitage Ave
1000 W Armitage Ave
Comedy Hour at Annoyance Theatre
May20
May21
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 May 20
12:00 a.m.Saturday May 21
1:00 a.m.
Annoyance Theatre & Bar
851 W. Belmont Ave., 2nd Fl.
Wonderland: A Taylor Swift Inspired Dance Party
May20
May21
Music & Comedy

Wonderland: A Taylor Swift Inspired Dance Party

Swifties, WE CANNOT CALM DOWN!! Get ready to party to Taylor on a Friday night! Come dressed in your favorite Taylor outfit, merch, etc. There…

Friday May 20
8:00 p.m.Saturday May 21
8:00 p.m.
The Country Club in Wrigleyville
3462 N Clark
National Tap Dance Weekend
May21
Theatre & Performing Arts

National Tap Dance Weekend

Celebrating National Tap Dance Day, M.A.D.D. Rhythms partners with Chicago Tap Theatre for a weekend of classes and intensives. Representing the breadth of diversity of…

Saturday May 21
Harold Washington Cultural Center
4701 S. King Drive
SIX
May21
Theatre & Performing Arts

SIX

Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. After taking Broadway by storm, SIX makes a triumphant return to Chicago this spring. From Tudor Queens to Pop…

Saturday May 21
CIBC Theatre
18 West Monroe Street
Penguin Encounter
May21
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Penguin Encounter

Meet one of the penguins at Shedd! During this extraordinary 30-minute experience you’ll learn what makes these birds so amazing and watch a penguin explore,…

Saturday May 21
8:30 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Beluga Encounter
May21
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Beluga Encounter

Get a chance to meet the belugas at Shedd right where they live! Standing side by side with a trainer on an underwater ledge, in this…

Saturday May 21
9:45 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Shark Feeding Tour
May21
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…

Saturday May 21
10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.
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