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Great American Dog Show
Aug25
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Great American Dog Show

The Great American Dog Show began in 2023, following the 120 year tradition of the International Kennel Club of Chicago (IKC). Both professional trainers and…

Friday August 25, 2023
8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
McCormick Place
2301 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Makes Me Wanna Holla: Art, Death & Imprisonment
Aug25
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Makes Me Wanna Holla: Art, Death & Imprisonment

Makes Me Wanna Holla: Art, Death & Imprisonment featuring “Artist for the People” Practitioner Fellows Dorothy Burge & Michelle Daniel Jones with Mourning Our Losses…

Friday August 25, 2023
9:00 a.m.9:00 p.m.
Logan Center for the Arts – Gallery
915 E 60th St
Boil, Toil + Trouble
Aug25
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Boil, Toil + Trouble

Curator Zoe Lukov and cultural producer Abby Pucker, co-founders of the nonprofit creative enterprise Art in Common, present the newest iteration of the large-scale group…

Friday August 25, 2023
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Art in Common
400 N Peoria
Harry Potter™️: Magic at Play
Aug25
Tours & Attractions

Harry Potter™️: Magic at Play

Chicago’s residents and visitors can now add some magic to their summer as Harry Potter™: Magic at Play extends its worldwide debut run at Chicago’s…

Friday August 25, 2023
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Water Tower Place
821 N. Michigan Ave.
William Estrata’s Multiples and Multitudes
Aug25
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

William Estrata’s Multiples and Multitudes

Hyde Park Art Center, the renowned non-profit hub for contemporary art located on Chicago’s vibrant South Side, announces Multiples and Multitudes, the first solo exhibition…

Friday August 25, 2023
10:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell Ave
Earrings Galore
Aug25
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Earrings Galore

Heidi Lowe’s traveling exhibition makes a stop in Chicago! The annual juried exhibition has a rich and diverse array of earrings made by emerging and…

Friday August 25, 2023
10:30 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Pistachios Jewelry
716 N Wabash Ave.
Walking Tour: The World Within (Dazzling Interiors of the Loop)
Aug25
Tours & Attractions

Walking Tour: The World Within (Dazzling Interiors of the Loop)

Everyone does a boat tour when they visit Chicago. But as fun as that is, it’s a very tiny sliver of what Chicago has to…

Friday August 25, 2023
11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Inside Chicago Walking Tours
Starting location given upon ticket purchase
The Bicycle: Two Wheels to Adventure
Aug25
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

The Bicycle: Two Wheels to Adventure

Over the past 200 years, the bicycle has evolved into a vehicle that opens doors to new adventures and experiences for all ages. Learn about…

Friday August 25, 2023
1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Elmhurst History Museum
120 E. Park Ave.
Walking Tour: Open Your Eyes (Chicago’s Underground Pedway & Other Secrets of the Loop)
Aug25
Tours & Attractions

Walking Tour: Open Your Eyes (Chicago’s Underground Pedway & Other Secrets of the Loop)

Come experience Chicago’s famous “Pedway” – the mysterious underground tunnels downtown that keeps us all warm & dry in bad weather. Walking in the Pedway,…

Friday August 25, 2023
2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Inside Chicago Walking Tours
Starting location given upon ticket purchase
MJ-The Musical
Aug25
Theatre & Performing Arts

MJ-The Musical

BROADWAY’S MOST ELECTRIFYING NEW MUSICAL! He is one of the greatest entertainers of all time. Now, Michael Jackson’s unique and unparalleled artistry is finally coming…

Friday August 25, 2023
2:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
James M. Nederlander Theatre
24 W. Randolph St.
Working – A Musical
Aug25
Theatre & Performing Arts

Working – A Musical

Based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of interviews with American workers, Working paints a vivid portrait of the workers that the world so often takes…

Friday August 25, 2023
3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Jedlicka Performing Arts Center
3801 S. Central Ave. , Cicero, IL, 60804
The Writer
Aug25
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Writer

Join us for an onstage experience, unlike anything you have ever seen before! A playwright wants to create a new story for a new world…

Friday August 25, 2023
3:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
The Edge Theater
5451 N Broadway Ave, Chicago, IL, 60640
Market by the River!
Aug25
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Market by the River!

The Market by the River is free to attend and offers a variety of rotating vendor lists every Friday until October 20th. Come hangout with…

Friday August 25, 2023
3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
333 W Wolf Point Plaza
333 W Wolf Point Plaza
Taste Of Greektown Festival
Aug25
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Taste Of Greektown Festival

Greektown Chicago’s popular Taste of Greektown festival returns for its 33rd year this summer with the city’s largest celebration of Hellenic cuisine and culture, Friday,…

Friday August 25, 2023
4:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Halsted Street from Belmont to Addison
“DISARM, Everyday Violence, Every Day” Exhibition at Weinberg/Newton Gallery
Aug25
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

“DISARM, Everyday Violence, Every Day” Exhibition at Weinberg/Newton Gallery

After nine years of serving the Chicago community as a non-commercial gallery dedicated to promoting social justice causes through art and programming, Weinberg/Newton Gallery is…

Friday August 25, 2023
5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Weinberg/Newton Gallery
688 N. Milwaukee Avenue
CLUE: A Walking Mystery
Aug25
Tours & Attractions

CLUE: A Walking Mystery

CLUE: A Walking Mystery is an interactive game that takes place across multiple locations in downtown Chicago, starting at Block 37, including popular sites and…

Friday August 25, 2023
5:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Block 37
108 N. State Street
Bands on Broadway
Aug25
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy

Bands on Broadway

The Edgewater Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the exciting return of Bands on Broadway this August. This month-long series encourages people to enjoy…

Friday August 25, 2023
6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Edgewater, Chicago
1210 W Rosedale
Chicago Alliance of Visual Artists: The Happiness Show
Aug25
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Chicago Alliance of Visual Artists: The Happiness Show

Chicago Alliance of Visual Artists The Happiness Show Chase Gallery July 14, 2023 to August 26, 2023 In this exhibition, CAVA (Chicago Alliance of Visual…

Friday August 25, 2023
6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S. Ashland
Chicago SummerDance
Aug25
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Chicago SummerDance

Citywide in the neighborhoods and Grant Park The beloved Chicago SummerDance series returns this summer at parks across the city and downtown. Dancers of all…

Friday August 25, 2023
6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Grant Park
Chicago
Darby Jack: Giblets and Other Entrails
Aug25
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Darby Jack: Giblets and Other Entrails

Darby Jack Giblets and Other Entrails The Sacristy Gallery July 21, 2023 to September 2, 2023 “Darby Jack is a Birmingham, Alabama born artist whose…

Friday August 25, 2023
6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S. Ashland
On the Lawn: Hosted by Roxanne Shanté with Music by DJ Spinderella
Aug25
Music & Comedy

On the Lawn: Hosted by Roxanne Shanté with Music by DJ Spinderella

Join the National Public Housing Museum and WBEZ for a free concert featuring artists with meaningful connections to public housing. Iconic rapper Roxanne Shanté will host the evening with music by legendary…

Friday August 25, 2023
6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Millennium Park
201 E Randolph Street
Viy: Disposophobia
Aug25
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Viy: Disposophobia

Viy Disposophobia Slemmons Gallery July 21, 2023 to September 2, 2023 Disposophobia: the selfish acquisition of items and failure to use or discard them. Though…

Friday August 25, 2023
6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S. Ashland
The Infinite Wrench
Aug25
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

The Infinite Wrench

Don’t miss the longest running late-night show in Chicago! At The Infinite Wrench you’ll see 30 original plays in 60 minutes written and performed by…

Friday August 25, 2023
7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Neo-Futurist Theater
5153 N. Ashland Ave.
PUFFS, or, Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic
Aug25
Theatre & Performing Arts

PUFFS, or, Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic

Otherworld Theatre Company, the premier sci-fi and fantasy theatre company in North America, stages Matt Cox’s PUFFS, or, Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain…

Friday August 25, 2023
7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Otherworld Theatre
3914 N. Clark St.
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