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Alfredo Jaar: The Structure of Images
Aug28
Jul3
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Alfredo Jaar: The Structure of Images

In our image-saturated and media-obsessed world, what stories remain untold? Employing images, lights, and mirrors, Alfredo Jaar(Chilean, b. 1956) asks us to acknowledge subjects who…

Saturday August 28, 2021
5:30 p.m.Sunday July 3, 2022
4:30 p.m.
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Ave.
Human+Nature
Mar1
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…

Tuesday March 1
8:00 a.m.Saturday October 1
5:00 p.m.
morton arboretum
4100 ILLINOIS ROUTE 53
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
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
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.
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.
Alebrijes: Creatures of a Dream World
Jun1
Oct30
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Alebrijes: Creatures of a Dream World

The partnership of Cantigny Park, the DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau, Mexican Cultural Center DuPage and the City of West Chicago host a five-month outdoor…

Wednesday June 1Sunday October 30
@CantignyPark
1s151 Winfield Rd.
‘From These Hands’ Opening Reception
Jun2
Aug7
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

‘From These Hands’ Opening Reception

From These Hands June 2nd 2022 – August 7th 2022 Traditional jewelry making is a metal based practice, and we pride ourselves on the cutting…

Thursday June 2
10:30 a.m.Sunday August 7
6:30 p.m.
Pistachios Jewelry
716 N Wabash Ave
My Painted Lyre: Seeing music in Chicago’s Greektown
Jun3
May10
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…

Friday June 3, 2022Wednesday May 10, 2023
Greektown Chicago
300 S. Halsted
Hooking Up: Meet the Collection
Jun4
Aug7
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Hooking Up: Meet the Collection

The Cleve Carney Museum of Art (CCMA), located at 425 Fawell Blvd. on the College of DuPage campus, presents Hooking Up: Meet the Collection, June…

Saturday June 4
11:00 a.m.Sunday August 7
5:00 p.m.
Cleve Carney Museum
425 Fawell Blvd
Alebrijes: Creatures of a Dream World
Jun12
Oct31
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Alebrijes: Creatures of a Dream World

Alebrijes is Cantigny Park’s newest and wholly unique outdoor art exhibit that combines true Mexican culture with the natural splendor found in the gardens of…

Sunday June 12
8:00 a.m.Monday October 31
5:00 p.m.
@CantignyPark
1s151 Winfield Rd.
Mandala Makers Festival
Jun16
Jun26
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Mandala Makers Festival

Mandala Makers Festival is a celebration of artistic perspectives in the South Asian diaspora. In its fourth year, the festival has established itself as an…

Thursday June 16Sunday June 26
Devon Avenue
410 S Michigan Ave, Suite 528
FÁTIMA – AXKAUIA
Jun17
Jul23
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

FÁTIMA – AXKAUIA

In the exhibition AXKAUIA, Chicago-based artist FÁTIMA lights up the Catacombs from June 17 to July 23 with sculptures made of neon and steel. The AXKAUIA series represents…

Friday June 17
10:00 a.m.Saturday July 23
5:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S. Ashland
Nature’s Blueprints: Biomimicry in Art and Design
Jun18
Aug14
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Nature’s Blueprints: Biomimicry in Art and Design

Central to Elmhurst Art Museum summer season is the interactive, family-friendly exhibition, Nature’s Blueprints: Biomimicry in Art and Design, open June 18 – August 14,…

Saturday June 18Sunday August 14
Elmhurst Art Museum
150 Cottage Hill Avenue
Comedy Hour at Annoyance Theatre
Jun24
Jun25
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 June 24
12:00 a.m.Saturday June 25
1:00 a.m.
Annoyance Theatre & Bar
851 W. Belmont Ave., 2nd Fl.
GRRR: Beary Proud
Jun24
Jun25
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

GRRR: Beary Proud

Get down, get proud and get furry on Pride Weekend at a special Chicago’s Best Bear Night, GRRR: Beary Proud, on Friday, June 24th starting…

Friday June 24
9:00 p.m.Saturday June 25
9:00 p.m.
The SoFo Tap
4923 N. Clark Street
Pride in the Park
Jun25
Jun26
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Pride in the Park

Pride in the Park is a two-day Pride and music festival celebrating Chicago Pride, hosted in historic Grant Park. Pride in the Park is excited to feature two stages, top…

Saturday June 25Sunday June 26
Grant Park
337 E Randolph St
Teatro Zinzanni
Jun25
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 June 25
Spiegeltent ZaZou – Cambria Hotel
32 W. Randolph
SIX
Jun25
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 June 25
CIBC Theatre
18 West Monroe Street
Penguin Encounter
Jun25
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 June 25
8:30 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Beluga Encounter
Jun25
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 June 25
9:45 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Shark Feeding Tour
Jun25
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 June 25
10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.
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