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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 Now that the Americans have withdrawn — along with their promises of protection…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
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
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
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
Feb19
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…

Monday, February 19th
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago
601 N. Martingale Road
Topdog/Underdog
Feb19
Mar31
Theatre & Performing Arts

Topdog/Underdog

TOPDOG / UNDERDOG by Suzan-Lori Parks Directed by Aaron Reese Boseman A darkly comic fable of brotherly love and family identity and the way we…

Monday, February 19thSunday, March 31st
Windy City Playhouse
3014 W. Irving Park Rd.
Michael Charles and His Band
Feb19
Music & Comedy, Tours & Attractions

Michael Charles and His Band

When Australian born Michael Charles traveled the 12,500 miles to test the waters for his music in Chicago, he would have never guessed some thirty…

Monday, February 19th
6:00 a.m.
Tall Ship Windy
600 East Grand Avenue Navy Pier
Perfecting the Preparation of Pasta – Cooking Class by Classpop!
Feb19
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Perfecting the Preparation of Pasta – Cooking Class by Classpop!

Join Classpop! for “Perfecting the Preparation of Pasta” with Chef Janet and learn how to craft amazing food! No cooking experience necessary: feel free to…

Monday, February 19th
8:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Illuminated Brew Works
6186 N Northwest Hwy
Evanston Art Center: Exhibition and Opening Reception – Town and Country
Feb19
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,…

Monday, February 19th
9:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Evanston Art Center
1717 Central Street
Bibliosaurus! Dinosaurs in the Popular Imagination
Feb19
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Bibliosaurus! Dinosaurs in the Popular Imagination

Sixty-six million years ago, at the end of the Cretaceous Period, dinosaurs became extinct. Yet look around, and they are everywhere: on billboards, company logos…

Monday, February 19th
9:00 a.m.4:45 p.m.
Special Collections Research Center Exhibition Gallery
1100 East 57th Street
The Art of Ezra Tucker
Feb19
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…

Monday, February 19th
10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
“I’ll Have What She’s Having”: The Jewish Deli
Feb19
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…

Monday, February 19th
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Black History Month Family Free Days
Feb19
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Black History Month Family Free Days

The American Writers Museum (AWM) is pleased to announce its Black History Month Family Free Days, offering complimentary museum admission and a variety of engaging…

Monday, February 19th
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
American Writers Museum
180 N. Michigan Ave.
Boil, Toil + Trouble
Feb19
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…

Monday, February 19th
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Art in Common
400 N Peoria
Dark Testament: A Century of Black Writers on Justice
Feb19
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…

Monday, February 19th
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
American Writers Museum
180 N. Michigan Ave.
2024 Chicago Auto Show
Feb19
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

2024 Chicago Auto Show

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), producer of the Chicago Auto Show, announced the dates and plans for the 2024 public show, Feb. 10-19. Showgoers…

Monday, February 19th
10:00 a.m.9:00 p.m.
McCormick Place
2301 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Beauty and the Beast
Feb19
Theatre & Performing Arts

Beauty and the Beast

Chicago Kids Company – Theater for Children (CKC) presents Beauty and the Beast.  Don’t miss Chicago Kids Company’s newest show! Full of comedy, romance, and…

Monday, February 19th
10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Beverly Arts Center
2407 W. 111th Street
McCormick Tribune Ice Rink
Feb19
Sports & Recreation

McCormick Tribune Ice Rink

Ice skating at the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium Park, presented by Hilton, returns November 17 through March 3 (weather permitting). DCASE presents free…

Monday, February 19th
11:00 a.m.10:30 p.m.
Millennium Park
201 E Randolph St
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