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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.
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.
‘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.
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
Jack’s Big City Ranch
Jun28
Aug27
Tours & Attractions

Jack’s Big City Ranch

We are ‘Big City Ranch’ Chicago. We do a lot of pop up activities in the Chicagoland area. We have pop ups such as Frosty’s,…

Tuesday June 28Saturday August 27
1261 West Le Moyne, Chicago, IL 60642
1261 West Le Moyne
Victoria Fuller: Bring Back The Extinct Northern White Rhino
Jul1
Aug20
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Victoria Fuller: Bring Back The Extinct Northern White Rhino

Bring Back the Extinct Northern White Rhino is Victoria Fuller’s tribute to a species of animal that is functionally extinct. The last male northern white rhinoceros,…

Friday July 1
10:00 a.m.Saturday August 20
5:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S. Ashland
Hyde Park Architecture Tour by Brick of Chicago
Jul2
Tours & Attractions

Hyde Park Architecture Tour by Brick of Chicago

Hyde Park has long been hailed for its architectural treasures – on this walking tour we’ll look deeper into the details that make up some…

Saturday July 2
10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Hyde Park
S. Woodlawn Ave. & Midway Plaisance
Bronzeville Architecture Tour by Brick of Chicago
Jul2
Tours & Attractions

Bronzeville Architecture Tour by Brick of Chicago

This tour explores the history and architecture of Bronzeville’s Grand Boulevard neighborhood. Grand Boulevard is home to the former mansions of some of Chicago’s wealthiest…

Saturday July 2
3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Bronzeville
4448 S Michigan Ave
Old Town Architecture Tour by Brick of Chicago
Jul3
Tours & Attractions

Old Town Architecture Tour by Brick of Chicago

Old Town is one of Chicago’s most unique neighborhoods, with a blend of Victorian workers cottages, unique midcentury buildings, and massive modern homes. First built…

Sunday July 3
10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Old Town
1500 N. Wells Street
McKinley Park Architecture Tour by Brick of Chicago
Jul3
Tours & Attractions

McKinley Park Architecture Tour by Brick of Chicago

Located on the Southwest Side (and claimed to be the geographic center of Chicago), the neighborhood of McKinley Park was created through the intersection of infrastructure, industry, and immigration. Initially a swampy backwater of Chicago, McKinley Park grew into Chicago’s industrial hub, home to factories producing chewing gum, wallpaper, bricks, steel, and everything in between. Join this tour to learn about the massive Central Manufacturing District, how good fireproof housing was brought to the masses, and hear stories of the people who built the things that built Chicago. About Brick of Chicago Tours: Chicago is a city built out of brick, of course, along with stone, wood, glass, and steel. But Chicago…

Sunday July 3
3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
McKinley Park
2110 W Pershing Rd
Prix Fixe Dinner Cruise
Jul3
Tours & Attractions

Prix Fixe Dinner Cruise

Experience the best of Chicago with the Prix Fixe Dinner Cruise and spend your evening on Lake Michigan with dining, picturesque views, DJ entertainment, and…

Sunday July 3
6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Navy Pier
600 E. Grand Ave.
Light Falls
Jul6
Jul8
Theatre & Performing Arts

Light Falls

For one clear moment, rain and light fall from a cloudless sky. For one clear moment, Christine sees the lives of her family, her town,…

Wednesday July 6
7:30 p.m.Friday July 8
10:00 p.m.
Theater Wit
1229 W. Belmont Ave.
2022 FAN EXPO Chicago
Jul7
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

2022 FAN EXPO Chicago

Nathan Fillion (“Firefly,” “Castle”), Charlie Hunnam (“Sons of Anarchy”); The Lord of the Rings trilogy’s Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Billy Boyd and Dominic Monaghan; Anthony…

Thursday July 7
4:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Donald E Stephens Convention Center
5555 N River Rd
White Sox vs. Tigers
Jul7
Thursday July 7
7:10 p.m.
Guaranteed Rate Field
333 West 35th Street
The Laser Comedy Show
Jul7
Music & Comedy

The Laser Comedy Show

A unique, improvised show created by Chris Fair who uses laser reactive technology to illustrate hilarious adventures where he voice acts the characters inspired by…

Thursday July 7
10:00 p.m.11:30 p.m.
The Comedy Clubhouse
1462 North Ashland Ave.
Sights and Sips Cruises
Jul8
Jul31
Tours & Attractions

Sights and Sips Cruises

Experience a Sights & Sips Cocktail Cruise on Lake Michigan or the Chicago River and revel in striking views of the Chicago skyline. No matter…

Friday July 8
4:00 p.m.Sunday July 31
5:30 p.m.
Navy Pier
600 E. Grand Ave.
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