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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
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.
Square Roots
Jul8
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Square Roots

The Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce and Old Town School of Folk Music are working together to bring the best of the neighborhood to the…

Friday July 8
5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Lincoln Square Neighborhood
4055 W Petersen Ste 105
West Fest Chicago
Jul8
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

West Fest Chicago

West Fest Chicago is an annual street festival in Chicago’s West Town community that delivers some of the most highly anticipated live music of the…

Friday July 8
5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
West Fest Chicago
1800 W. Chicago Ave.
West Fest Chicago
Jul8
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy, Tours & Attractions

West Fest Chicago

West Fest Chicago is an annual street festival in Chicago’s West Town Community on Chicago Avenue between Damen Avenue and Wood Street.  West Fest Chicago…

Friday July 8
5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
West Fest Chicago
1800 W. Chicago Ave.
Get Out Alive
Jul8
Theatre & Performing Arts

Get Out Alive

Haven is pleased to present, Get Out Alive a new interdisciplinary musical written and performed by independent artist, actor and activist Nikki Lynette. This autobiographical afrogoth musical…

Friday July 8
7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
The Den Theatre
1331 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Avenue Q
Jul8
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Avenue Q

Winner of the Tony Triple Crown for Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book, the hilarious “Avenue Q” tells the timeless story of a recent…

Friday July 8
7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Skokie Theatre
7924 N. Lincoln Ave.
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