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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
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
In the Family
Jan6
Theatre & Performing Arts

In the Family

IN THE FAMILY is a drag theater production written by Tirrany Reigns and co-directed by Ramona Mirage and Tirrany Reigns, produced in tandem with PrideArts.…

Friday January 6
7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Pride Arts Center
4139 N. Broadway
Alsop Conducts Wolfe: Her Story
Jan6
Theatre & Performing Arts

Alsop Conducts Wolfe: Her Story

Conductor Marin Alsop leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in three pivotal works by 21st-century women composers. This Midnight Hour, a single-movement orchestral composition by former Mead…

Friday January 6
8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.

220 S. Michigan Ave.
Sentrock: The Boy Who Wanted To Fly
Jan7
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…

Saturday January 7
12:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Elmhurst Art Museum
150 Cottage Hill Avenue
City of Chicago Christmas Tree
Jan7
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.…

Saturday January 7
Millennium Park
201 E Randolph St
Life Behind the Wire: Prisoners of War
Jan7
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…

Saturday January 7
Pritzker Military Museum & Library
104 S. Michigan Ave. 2nd Floor
My Painted Lyre: Seeing music in Chicago’s Greektown
Jan7
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…

Saturday January 7
Greektown Chicago
300 S. Halsted
The Twenty-Sided Tavern
Jan7
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…

Winterland at Gallagher Way
Jan7
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…

Saturday January 7
Gallagher Way
3635 North Clark Street
Filament Theatre’s FORTS: Build Your Adventure and FORTS: Adult Night
Jan7
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 January 7
1:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Filament Theatre
4041 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Human+Nature
Jan7
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…

Saturday January 7
8:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
morton arboretum
4100 ILLINOIS ROUTE 53
Abraham – Being Mickey
Jan7
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…

Saturday January 7
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 South Ashland Avenue
Anne Hughes – Phenomena
Jan7
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…

Saturday January 7
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 South Ashland Avenue
Chim: Between Devastation and Resurrection
Jan7
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Tours & Attractions

Chim: Between Devastation and Resurrection

Chim: Between Devastation and Resurrection shines a light on the work of one of the most respected photojournalists of his day. Born Dawid Szymin in Warsaw…

Saturday January 7
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Dark Testament: A Century of Black Writers on Justice
Jan7
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Dark Testament: A Century of Black Writers on Justice

Immerse yourself in Dark Testament: A Century of Black Writers on Justice and honor the significant contributions of Black writers to American literature and history. Explore racial…

Saturday January 7
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
American Writers Museum
180 N. Michigan Ave.
Even So
Jan7
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…

Saturday January 7
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 South Ashland Avenue
Jordan A. Porter-Woodruff – Portraits: An Intimate View
Jan7
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…

Saturday January 7
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 South Ashland Avenue
Shawn Michelle Smith: Light in a Dark Box
Jan7
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…

Saturday January 7
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 South Ashland Avenue
Harry Potter: Magic at Play
Jan7
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…

Saturday January 7
10:00 a.m.10:00 p.m.
Water Tower Place
821 N. Michigan Ave.
“Skating in the Park” at Parkway Bank Park
Jan7
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 January 7
11:00 a.m.9:00 p.m.
Parkway Bank Park
5501 Park Place
Light Up the Lake Navy Pier
Jan7

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…

Saturday January 7
11:00 a.m.9:00 p.m.
Navy Pier
300 East Grand Avenue
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