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The Tortoise and the Hare
Jan19
Mar10
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Tortoise and the Hare

Chicago Kids Company – Theater for Children (CKC) presents The Tortoise and the Hare, a one-hour musical adaptation! The Hare is ready to win all…

Thursday January 19
10:30 a.m.Friday March 10
10:30 a.m.
Chicago Restaurant Week
Jan20
Feb5
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Chicago Restaurant Week

Chicago Restaurant Week is a 17-day celebration of the city’s award-winning culinary scene. The 16th annual event brings together hundreds of the city’s top restaurants,…

Friday January 20Sunday February 5
Citywide
Life Behind the Wire: Prisoners of War
Feb1
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…

Wednesday February 1
Pritzker Military Museum & Library
104 S. Michigan Ave. 2nd Floor
My Painted Lyre: Seeing music in Chicago’s Greektown
Feb1
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…

Wednesday February 1
Greektown Chicago
300 S. Halsted
SPEAK EASY: Will Armstrong
Feb1
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

SPEAK EASY: Will Armstrong

The Jackson Junge Gallery will be kicking off their 2023 season with a solo exhibition featuring the work of Will Armstrong.  Armstrong is well known…

Wednesday February 1
Jackson Junge Gallery
1389 N Milwaukee Ave
the ripple, the wave that carried me home
Feb1
Theatre & Performing Arts

the ripple, the wave that carried me home

A family responds to injustice and a daughter reckons with her political inheritance in this new play by “a poet, a playwright to pay attention…

Wednesday February 1
Goodman Theatre
170 N. Dearborn St.
Toni Stone
Feb1
Theatre & Performing Arts

Toni Stone

Play ball! The sensational true story of the first woman to play professional baseball knocks it out of the park as a can’t-miss theatrical event.…

Wednesday February 1
Goodman Theatre
170 N. Dearborn St.
Human+Nature
Feb1
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…

Wednesday February 1
8:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
morton arboretum
4100 ILLINOIS ROUTE 53
Chim: Between Devastation and Resurrection
Feb1
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…

Wednesday February 1
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Shawn Michelle Smith: Light in a Dark Box
Feb1
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…

Wednesday February 1
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 South Ashland Avenue
Special Exhibition: The Negro Motorist Green Book
Feb1
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Tours & Attractions

Special Exhibition: The Negro Motorist Green Book

January 29 – April 23, 2023 The Negro Motorist Green Book highlights the history of “The Green Book,” the annual guide created in 1936 by Harlem…

Wednesday February 1
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
“Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited”
Feb1
Apr30
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

“Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited”

Presented by the Chicago African Americans in Philanthropy (CAAIP) Chicago African Americans in Philanthropy (CAAIP) hosts the groundbreaking national exhibition that explores the African-American philanthropy…

Wednesday February 1
10:00 a.m.Sunday April 30
4:45 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
McCormick Tribune Ice Rink
Feb1
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…

Wednesday February 1
11:00 a.m.10:30 p.m.
Millennium Park
201 E Randolph St
Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts | Anita Graef, Cello and Louise Chan, Piano
Feb1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts | Anita Graef, Cello and Louise Chan, Piano

DAME MYRA HESS MEMORIAL CONCERTS | ANITA GRAEF, CELLO LOUISE CHAN, PIANO   Program: Nikolai Kapustin – Nearly Waltz, Op. 98 Arvo Pärt – Fratres…

Wednesday February 1
12:15 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago
55 E. Wacker Drive
Hansel and Gretel
Feb1
Theatre & Performing Arts

Hansel and Gretel

When this universally cherished production debuted 20 years ago, it captivated Chicago audiences. It did the same in 2012, and this season it returns again…

Wednesday February 1
2:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Lyric Opera House
20 N Wacker Drive
Architecture and Design Film Festival Chicago
Feb1
Feb5
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Theatre & Performing Arts

Architecture and Design Film Festival Chicago

The Architecture and Design Film Fest is back in Chicago for the first time in six years from Feb 1-5. Stories of innovation and sustainability…

Wednesday February 1
5:00 p.m.Sunday February 5
10:00 p.m.
Chicago Architecture Center
111 E. Wacker Dr.
Tropical Wednesdays
Feb1
Tours & Attractions

Tropical Wednesdays

Immerge yourself in a cultural experience as Latin dances come alive on Taylor street – Salsa, Bachata, Cumbia, and Cha Cha Cha with margarita!

Wednesday February 1
6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Vintage Bar Chicago
1449 W. Taylor St.
B.A.D. Waves Remix (Comedy, Music & Art)
Feb1
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Music & Comedy, Virtual Event

B.A.D. Waves Remix (Comedy, Music & Art)

B.A.D. Waves Remix presents the Nation’s brightest artistic multiverse, starting with an art gallery & cocktails from the city’s most poppin culture blessors, live musical…

Wednesday February 1
7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Redline VR
Virtual Event
Cabaret ZaZou presents LUMINAIRE
Feb1
Theatre & Performing Arts

Cabaret ZaZou presents LUMINAIRE

Randolph Entertainment LLC, producer of the fan favorite Teatro ZinZanni Chicago,  announced CABARET ZAZOU’s premier production, Luminaire will open on September 7, 2022. The new, groundbreaking,…

Wednesday February 1
7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Spiegeltent – Cambria Hotel
32 W. Randolph
Drunk Shakespeare
Feb1
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Drunk Shakespeare

Five classically-trained actors meet as members of “The Drunk Shakespeare Society.” One drinks at least 5 shots of whiskey and then attempts to perform a…

Wednesday February 1
7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
The Lion Theatre
182 N Wabash Ave (near E Lake St)
CCPA Symphony Orchestra Concert
Feb1
Music & Comedy

CCPA Symphony Orchestra Concert

Emanuele Andrizzi, conductor Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: The Song of Hiawatha, Overture Richard Wagner: Prelude and Isolde’s Death Ottorino Respighi: Fountains of Rome Leonard Bernstein: West Side Story:…

Wednesday February 1
7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.

220 S. Michigan Ave.
Life Behind the Wire: Prisoners of War
Feb2
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 February 2
Pritzker Military Museum & Library
104 S. Michigan Ave. 2nd Floor
My Painted Lyre: Seeing music in Chicago’s Greektown
Feb2
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 February 2
Greektown Chicago
300 S. Halsted
SPEAK EASY: Will Armstrong
Feb2
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

SPEAK EASY: Will Armstrong

The Jackson Junge Gallery will be kicking off their 2023 season with a solo exhibition featuring the work of Will Armstrong.  Armstrong is well known…

Thursday February 2
Jackson Junge Gallery
1389 N Milwaukee Ave
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