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The Great Chicago Fire in Focus
Jan1
Dec31
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

The Great Chicago Fire in Focus

For over fifty years, historian and photographic collector David R. Phillips sought and discovered the long-forgotten glass plate negatives that photographers inserted into their cameras…

Friday January 1, 2021
10:00 a.m.Sunday December 31, 2023
5:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
The Twenty-Sided Tavern
Oct27
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Twenty-Sided Tavern

“A new family-friendly franchise that celebrates fantasy gaming. The audience has a total blast. Clearly authentic and fun.” – Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune Where laughter…

Thursday October 27, 2022
The Roar Speakeasy: A Prohibition Era Experience
Nov8
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Roar Speakeasy: A Prohibition Era Experience

Go back in time to Chicago’s Prohibition Era at The Roar on Rush! A lively Speakeasy that lights the way to a hidden 4-room cocktail…

Tuesday November 8, 2022
7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
The Roar on Rush
437 N. Rush Street
Harry Potter: Magic at Play
Nov11
Tours & Attractions

Harry Potter: Magic at Play

This fall, wizards and witches of all ages are invited to experience and celebrate a Wizarding World of their own at Harry Potter™: Magic at…

Friday November 11, 2022
12:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Water Tower Place
821 N. Michigan Ave.
The Steadfast Tin Soldier
Nov13
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Steadfast Tin Soldier

Chicago’s beloved holiday tradition returns to the stage this holiday season, a classic the whole family will treasure! Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s story about…

Sunday November 13, 2022
7:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Lookingglass Theatre Company
821 N. Michigan Ave.
Winterland at Gallagher Way
Nov18
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Winterland at Gallagher Way

Gallagher Way is thrilled to announce the return of Winterland and, for the first time since launching six years ago, the extension of the holiday…

Friday November 18, 2022
Gallagher Way
3635 North Clark Street
McCormick Tribune Ice Rink
Nov18
Sports & Recreation, Tours & Attractions

McCormick Tribune Ice Rink

Skating at the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium Park returns November 18 through March 5 (weather permitting). Admission is free, but online reservation tickets…

Friday November 18, 2022
11:00 a.m.10:30 p.m.
Millennium Park
201 E Randolph St
Winter Bryn Market
Nov18
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy, Tours & Attractions

Winter Bryn Market

Come shop on Bryn Mawr where you’ll find makers and artists from across the city all gathered at The Winter Bryn Mawrkets! Shop everything for…

Friday November 18, 2022
3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Bryn Mawr Historic District
1052 W Bryn Mawr
Amaze Light Festival
Nov18
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Amaze Light Festival

Don’t miss the chance to explore this holiday season at the Amaze Light Festival in Chicago! This wonderland of light welcomes guests of all ages…

Friday November 18, 2022
4:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Odyssey Fun World
19111 Oak Park Ave
Jordan A. Porter-Woodruff – Portraits: An Intimate View
Nov18
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Jordan A. Porter-Woodruff – Portraits: An Intimate View

Jordan A. Porter-Woodruff Portraits: An Intimate View The Sanctuary Hallways at Epiphany Center for the Arts November 18, 2022 to January 7, 2023 An absolute…

Friday November 18, 2022
6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 South Ashland Avenue
“Skating in the Park” at Parkway Bank Park
Nov19
Sports & Recreation

“Skating in the Park” at Parkway Bank Park

Rosemont’s Parkway Bank Park entertainment district is thrilled to kick off the holiday season with the return of its Chicago Wolves Ice Rink, open from…

Saturday November 19, 2022
11:00 a.m.10:00 p.m.
Parkway Bank Park
5501 Park Place
Filament Theatre’s FORTS: Build Your Adventure and FORTS: Adult Night
Nov19
Theatre & Performing Arts

Filament Theatre’s FORTS: Build Your Adventure and FORTS: Adult Night

Chicago’s Filament Theatre returns with its hit immersive play experience for families FORTS: Build Your Own Adventure, in which Filament transforms into a play space for…

Saturday November 19, 2022
1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Filament Theatre
4041 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Light Up the Lake Navy Pier
Nov25

Light Up the Lake

Chicagoland’s largest indoor lights experience is back at Navy Pier for the holiday season. From November 25 to January 7, you can experience the magic…

Friday November 25, 2022
11:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
Navy Pier
300 East Grand Avenue
Best Night Ever Comedy Show
Nov29
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Best Night Ever Comedy Show

Best Night Ever is one of the city’s longest-running standup comedy showcases. Since 2009 the show has been highlighting comics from all over the city…

Tuesday November 29, 2022
8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
The Lincoln Lodge
2040 N Milwaukee Ave
Even So
Dec2
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Even So

Even So The Guild Room December 2, 2022 to January 28, 2023 Curated by Chicago artist CZR PRZ and Epiphany Center for the Arts, Even So showcases…

Friday December 2, 2022
6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 South Ashland Avenue
City of Chicago Christmas Tree
Dec8
Tours & Attractions

City of Chicago Christmas Tree

Chicago’s “official” Christmas tree in Millennium Park will shine brightly near the intersection of Michigan Ave. and Washington St. from November 18 through January 9.…

Thursday December 8, 2022
Millennium Park
201 E Randolph St
Life Behind the Wire: Prisoners of War
Dec8
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 December 8, 2022
Pritzker Military Museum & Library
104 S. Michigan Ave. 2nd Floor
My Painted Lyre: Seeing music in Chicago’s Greektown
Dec8
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…

Thursday December 8, 2022
Greektown Chicago
300 S. Halsted
Human+Nature
Dec8
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…

Thursday December 8, 2022
8:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
morton arboretum
4100 ILLINOIS ROUTE 53
Abraham – Being Mickey
Dec9
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Abraham – Being Mickey

Abraham Being Mickey The Catacombs December 9, 2022 to January 21, 2023 Abraham’s latest series is inundated with Mickey-like characters and references. Why Mickey? It…

Friday December 9, 2022
6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 South Ashland Avenue
Anne Hughes – Phenomena
Dec9
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Anne Hughes – Phenomena

Anne Hughes Phenomena The Sacristy Gallery December 9, 2022 to Jan 21, 2022 Anne Hughes sees each creative journey as an adventure in which she…

Friday December 9, 2022
6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 South Ashland Avenue
36th Young Playwrights Festival
Jan4
Theatre & Performing Arts

36th Young Playwrights Festival

Pegasus Theatre Chicago is proud to announce the authors and plays being presented at the 36th Annual Young Playwrights Festival, Wednesday, Jan. 4 – Saturday,…

Wednesday January 4
7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Chicago Dramatists
1105 W. Chicago Ave.
The Great American Dog Show
Jan6
Jan8
Sports & Recreation

The Great American Dog Show

What: The Great American Dog Show When: January 6-8 Where: Rennaissance Schaumburg Convention Center; 1551 Thoreau Dr N, Schaumburg, IL 60173 Who: Anyone, with tickets…

Friday January 6Sunday January 8
Rennaissance Schaumburg Convention Center
1551 Thoreau Dr N
Shawn Michelle Smith: Light in a Dark Box
Jan6
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Shawn Michelle Smith: Light in a Dark Box

Shawn Michelle Smith Light in a Dark Box Slemmons Gallery at Epiphany Center for the Arts January 6, 2023 to February 18, 2023 For the…

Friday January 6
6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 South Ashland Avenue
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