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Candace Hunter: The Alien‐Nations and Sovereign States of Octavia E Butler
Nov11
Mar3
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Candace Hunter: The Alien‐Nations and Sovereign States of Octavia E Butler

In The Alien‐Nations and Sovereign States of Octavia E Butler, Candace Hunter presents new works created with synthetic plants, remnants of a sustainable food experiment,…

Saturday November 11, 2023
10:00 a.m.Sunday March 3, 2024
4:00 p.m.
Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell Ave
Indigenous Portraits Unbound: Reflections on iconic images of resilience.
Nov28
Mar30
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Tours & Attractions

Indigenous Portraits Unbound: Reflections on iconic images of resilience.

Take a closer look at one of the most imposing, influential, and expensive books published in the United States before the Civil War, Thomas McKenney…

Tuesday November 28, 2023
8:00 a.m.Saturday March 30, 2024
5:00 p.m.
Newberry Library
60 W Walton Street
Uncommon Threads
Jan18
Mar31
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Uncommon Threads

Uncommon Threads is an exhibition featuring work from Gilly Langton, Brooke Marks-Swanson and Myung Urso. Each artist utilizes hand-dyed or hand-sewn fabric to create one-of-a-kind, wearable…

Thursday, January 18th
11:00 a.m.Sunday, March 31st
5:00 p.m.
Pistachios Jewelry
716 N Wabash Ave.
Selling Kabul
Jan25
Theatre & Performing Arts

Selling Kabul

Taroon once served as an interpreter for the U.S. military in Afghanistan. Now that the Americans have withdrawn — along with their promises of protection…

Thursday, January 25th
7:30 p.m.Sunday, February 25th
5:30 p.m.
Northlight Theatre
9501 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, IL 60077, Skokie, Illinois, 60077
Turtel Onli: The Black Age Of Comics
Jan26
Mar31
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Turtel Onli: The Black Age Of Comics

The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts is proud to present Turtel Onli: The Black Age of Comics on view in Café Logan, 915 E…

Friday, January 26th
8:00 a.m.Sunday, March 31st
8:00 p.m.
Logan Center for the Arts – Café Logan
915 East 60th Street
Billy Elliot
Feb7
Mar24
Theatre & Performing Arts

Billy Elliot

The music of Elton John brings to life the story of Billy Elliot, an 11-year-old English boy who stumbles upon a ballet class during his…

Wednesday, February 7th
7:00 p.m.Sunday, March 24th
8:00 p.m.
Paramount Theatre
23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora, IL, 60506
Indulge in a Luxurious Meal this Valentine’s Day
Feb13
Feb17
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Indulge in a Luxurious Meal this Valentine’s Day

Experience luxury this Valentine’s Day at Komo, the hottest dining destination in West Loop. Indulge in their exceptional Valentine’s Day menu for $135, crafted with…

Tuesday, February 13th
5:00 p.m.Saturday, February 17th
9:00 p.m.
Komo
738 W Randolph Street
Girl from the North Country
Feb13
Feb25
Theatre & Performing Arts

Girl from the North Country

Girl from the North Country reimagines 20 legendary songs of Bob Dylan as they’ve never been heard before, including “Forever Young,” “All Along The Watchtower,” “Hurricane,”…

Tuesday, February 13th
7:00 p.m.Sunday, February 25th
3:30 p.m.
CIBC Theatre
18 W. Monroe St. , Chicago, IL, 60602
Celebrate Love at Teatro ZinZanni!
Feb14
Feb18
Theatre & Performing Arts

Celebrate Love at Teatro ZinZanni!

Don’t limit the romance to just one day! Get treated to “Love, Chaos, and Dinner” this Valentine’s Day week, with special performances from February 14…

Wednesday, February 14th
7:00 p.m.Sunday, February 18th
8:30 p.m.
Teatro ZinZanni Chicago
32 West Randolph Street
CIVL Fest 2024
Feb15
Feb25
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy

CIVL Fest 2024

Chicago Independent Venue League is throwing a festival that funds: Venue Staff & Artist Mental Health Programs Venue Safety Initiatives Equal Access & Equity Campaigns…

Thursday, February 15thSunday, February 25th
Multiple Locations
Spirits & Spice Oakbrook Whiskey Experiences
Feb15
Nov29
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Tours & Attractions

Spirits & Spice Oakbrook Whiskey Experiences

Taste some of the finest whiskeys on a 45-minute guided tour at Spirits & Spice Oakbrook. Whether you know nothing about whiskey, know a little…

Thursday, February 15th
5:45 p.m.Friday, November 29th
6:30 p.m.
Spirits & Spice Oakbrook
441 Oakbrook Center
Comedy Hour at Annoyance Theatre
Feb16
Feb17
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, February 16th
12:00 a.m.Saturday, February 17th
1:00 a.m.
Annoyance Theatre & Bar
851 W. Belmont Ave., 2nd Fl.
An Enemy of the People
Feb16
Mar10
Theatre & Performing Arts

An Enemy of the People

Henrik Ibsen’s drama concerns the actions of Doctor Thomas Stockmann, a medical officer charged with inspecting the public baths on which the prosperity of his…

Friday, February 16th
7:30 p.m.Sunday, March 10th
5:00 p.m.
Saint Bonaventure Church
1625 W. Diversey, Chicago, IL, 60614
Lego Ninjago: Dragon’s Rising Event at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago
Feb17
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Lego Ninjago: Dragon’s Rising Event at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago

Find your Dragon Power! Families can become Spinjitzu masters with powered-up activities, experiences and LEGO builds during the all-new LEGO NINJAGO Dragon’s Rising Event happening…

Saturday, February 17th
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago
601 N. Martingale Road
Project Bound Dance presents Buffering
Feb17
Theatre & Performing Arts

Project Bound Dance presents Buffering

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                             …

Saturday, February 17th
7:00 a.m.8:30 p.m.
Color Club
4146 North Elston Avenue
Late Nite Catechism
Feb17
Theatre & Performing Arts

Late Nite Catechism

Now in its 30th year, Late Nite Catechism is an international comedy hit that started in Chicago. Call it Loretta Young meets Carol Burnett, with…

Saturday, February 17th
8:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Ave. , Chicago, IL, 60614
Middle Eastern Music Ensemble With Chamber Orchestra
Feb17
Theatre & Performing Arts

Middle Eastern Music Ensemble With Chamber Orchestra

Two performances: 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM The Middle East Music Ensemble presents its annual Persian concerts with a twist! The University Chamber Orchestra joins…

Saturday, February 17th
8:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Logan Center for the Arts – Performance Hall
915 E 60th St
Evanston Art Center: Exhibition and Opening Reception – Town and Country
Feb17
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Evanston Art Center: Exhibition and Opening Reception – Town and Country

EXHIBITION DATES: February 10 – March 3, 2024 OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday February 11, 2024;  1–4 pm GALLERY HOURS: Monday–Thursday, 9am–6pm; Friday, 9am–5pm; Saturday and Sunday,…

Saturday, February 17th
9:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Evanston Art Center
1717 Central Street
KATHY HALPER | JOMO: THE JOY OF MISSING OUT
Feb17
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

KATHY HALPER | JOMO: THE JOY OF MISSING OUT

EXHIBITION DATES: January 10 – February 18, 2024 OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, January 14, 2024; 1–4 pm GALLERY HOURS: Monday–Thursday, 9 am–6 pm; Friday, 9 am–5…

Saturday, February 17th
9:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Evanston Art Center
1717 Central Street
Evanston Art Center: Exhibition and Opening Reception – Paul Verburg & Jack Demuth
Feb17
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Evanston Art Center: Exhibition and Opening Reception – Paul Verburg & Jack Demuth

PAUL VERBURG AND JACK DEMUTH EXHIBITION DATES: January 10 – February 18, 2024 OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, January 14, 2024; 1–4 pm GALLERY HOURS: Monday–Thursday, 9…

Saturday, February 17th
9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Evanston Art Center
1717 Central Street
The Art of Ezra Tucker
Feb17
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

The Art of Ezra Tucker

Ezra Tucker is an artist who established his career as a painter by painting wildlife, most notably large mammals. More recently, he has focused on…

Saturday, February 17th
10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
“I’ll Have What She’s Having”: The Jewish Deli
Feb17
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

“I’ll Have What She’s Having”: The Jewish Deli

More than a place to get a meal, the Jewish deli is a community forged in food. “I’ll Have What She’s Having”: The Jewish Deli explores how…

Saturday, February 17th
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Boil, Toil + Trouble
Feb17
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…

Saturday, February 17th
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Art in Common
400 N Peoria
Dark Testament: A Century of Black Writers on Justice
Feb17
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Dark Testament: A Century of Black Writers on Justice

This immersive exhibit, extended through May 6, 2024, explores racial injustice in America through the work of Black American writers from the end of the…

Saturday, February 17th
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
American Writers Museum
180 N. Michigan Ave.
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