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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, 2022
8:00 a.m.Wednesday March 1, 2023
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

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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
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.
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
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.
The Language Between Worlds
Jul17
Oct30
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

The Language Between Worlds

Hyde Park Art Center, the renowned non-profit hub for contemporary art located on Chicago’s vibrant South Side, announces a major new group exhibition, The Language…

Sunday July 17
10:00 a.m.Sunday October 30
7:00 p.m.
Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell Ave
Unbearable Memories, Unspeakable Histories – The Partition Anti-Memorial Project
Aug6
Dec10
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Unbearable Memories, Unspeakable Histories – The Partition Anti-Memorial Project

Pritika Chowdhry’s exhibition “Unbearable Memories, Unspeakable Histories” investigates the Partition of India in 1947, which created Pakistan, and eventually, Bangladesh in 1971. Chowdhry’s experiential art…

Saturday August 6
11:00 a.m.Saturday December 10
6:00 p.m.
South Asia Institute
1925 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60616
VICINITY DIPTYCH
Sep8
Oct16
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Theatre & Performing Arts

VICINITY DIPTYCH

VICINITY DIPTYCH consists of two installation performance works Tend and as though your body were right. These projects are independent companion pieces that explore overlapping…

Thursday September 8
7:00 p.m.Sunday October 16
7:00 p.m.
Indian Boundary Park
2500 W Lunt Avenue
Sentrock: The Boy Who Wanted To Fly
Sep9
Jan15
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Sentrock: The Boy Who Wanted To Fly

The Elmhurst Art Museum presents the first solo museum show of Pilsen-based street artist Sentrock, who uplifts and empowers youth through his murals and educational projects. The…

Friday September 9, 2022
12:00 a.m.Sunday January 15, 2023
12:00 a.m.
Elmhurst Art Museum
150 Cottage Hill Avenue
A Show of Hands: Handwriting in the Age of Print
Sep9
Dec30
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

A Show of Hands: Handwriting in the Age of Print

For centuries, handwriting served as a powerful tool for communicating information, preserving knowledge, shaping identity, and building empires. In our digital world, however, fewer and…

Friday September 9
10:00 a.m.Friday December 30
5:00 p.m.
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
13th Floor Chicago
Sep10
Oct31
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Tours & Attractions

13th Floor Chicago

13th Floor Chicago – Officially open to the public on Saturday, September 10th! Open select nights through November 5th, 13th Floor Chicago will be back…

Saturday September 10Monday October 31
schiller park
Clyde’s
Sep10
Oct9
Theatre & Performing Arts

Clyde’s

“Feisty comedy is on the menu” (Washington Post) in two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage’s latest Broadway triumph. Creating the perfect sandwich is the shared…

Saturday September 10Sunday October 9
Goodman Theatre
170 N. Dearborn St.
Paul B. Moses: Trailblazing Art Historian
Sep12
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Paul B. Moses: Trailblazing Art Historian

The extraordinary life of the art historian Paul B. Moses was defined by barriers overcome. His journey stretched from Ardmore, Pennsylvania, and Haverford College, where…

Monday September 12
9:00 a.m.Monday December 12
4:45 p.m.
Special Collections Research Center Exhibition Gallery
1100 East 57th Street
Destinos
Sep15
Oct16
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Theatre & Performing Arts

Destinos

Destinos: 5th Chicago International Latino Theater Festival The Chicago Latino Theater Alliance is proud to present the citywide annual 5th Destinos: Chicago International Latino Theater…

Thursday September 15Sunday October 16
Prolific Lee’s Solo Exhibition
Sep17
Oct1
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Prolific Lee’s Solo Exhibition

Nostalgic AF Solo Exhibition by LeDonna (Prolific Lee) Bailey instagram: @prolific_lee A collection of paintings plus prints and other items for sale September 17th 3-7pm…

Saturday September 17
3:00 p.m.Saturday October 1
7:00 p.m.
Pose Cultural Art Gallery
2136 W Chicago Ave
Wicked
Sep28
Dec4
Theatre & Performing Arts

Wicked

WICKED, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young…

Wednesday September 28Sunday December 4
Comedy Hour at Annoyance Theatre
Sep30
Oct1
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 September 30
12:00 a.m.Saturday October 1
1:00 a.m.
Annoyance Theatre & Bar
851 W. Belmont Ave., 2nd Fl.
Chicago Tap Summit
Sep30
Oct2
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Theatre & Performing Arts

Chicago Tap Summit

CHICAGO TAP SUMMIT 2022 Friday, Sept. 30 – Sunday, Oct. 2  Times vary by event Harold Washington Cultural Center, 4701 S. Dr. Martin Luther King…

Friday September 30
3:00 p.m.Sunday October 2
6:00 p.m.
Harold Washington Cultural Center
4701 S. King Drive
Teen Nature Days
Oct1
Sports & Recreation

Teen Nature Days

Teen Nature Days provide opportunities for teens to help our blue planet by taking action for animals and the environment in their local communities. Teens…

Saturday October 1
8:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Apple Fest
Oct1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Apple Fest

Usher in the Fall with the Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce’s 35th Annual Apple Fest!  The festivities will take place on Saturday, October 1st and Sunday, October…

Saturday October 1
9:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Lincoln Square Neighborhood
4055 W Petersen Ste 105
Apple Fest
Oct1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Apple Fest

Usher in the Fall with the Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce’s 35th Annual Apple Fest!  The festivities will take place on Saturday, October 1st and Sunday, October…

Saturday October 1
9:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Lincoln Square Neighborhood
4055 W Petersen Ste 105
Leonardo! A Wonderful Show About a Terrible Monster
Oct1
Theatre & Performing Arts

Leonardo! A Wonderful Show About a Terrible Monster

Leonardo is a terrible monster. He tries so hard to be scary, but he just…isn’t. Then Leonardo finds Sam, the most scaredy-cat kid in the…

Saturday October 1
9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Chicago Children’s Theatre
100 S. Racine
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