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Life Behind the Wire: Prisoners of War
Feb3
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…

Friday February 3
Pritzker Military Museum & Library
104 S. Michigan Ave. 2nd Floor
the ripple, the wave that carried me home
Feb3
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…

Friday February 3
Goodman Theatre
170 N. Dearborn St.
Toni Stone
Feb3
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.…

Friday February 3
Goodman Theatre
170 N. Dearborn St.
Dark Testament: A Century of Black Writers on Justice
Feb3
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…

Friday February 3
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
American Writers Museum
180 N. Michigan Ave.
McCormick Tribune Ice Rink
Feb3
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…

Friday February 3
11:00 a.m.10:30 p.m.
Millennium Park
201 E Randolph St
M.A.D.D. Rhythms to Host Engagement as Part of the Cultural Snaps Program
Feb3
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

M.A.D.D. Rhythms to Host Engagement as Part of the Cultural Snaps Program

Culture Snaps features people, places and things nominated and recognized for a cultural contribution to their neighborhood’s vitality and celebrating cultural assets in Chicago’s varied…

Friday February 3
2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
Drunk Shakespeare
Feb3
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…

Friday February 3
7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
The Lion Theatre
182 N Wabash Ave (near E Lake St)
The Factotum
Feb3
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Factotum

Grammy-nominated baritone Will Liverman, a Ryan Opera Center alumnus, is rapidly rising to national prominence and recently triumphed at the Metropolitan Opera. Now he joins…

Friday February 3
7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Cabaret ZaZou presents LUMINAIRE
Feb3
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,…

Friday February 3
7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Spiegeltent – Cambria Hotel
32 W. Randolph
Hansel and Gretel
Feb3
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…

Friday February 3
7:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Lyric Opera House
20 N Wacker Drive
Drunk Shakespeare
Feb3
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…

Friday February 3
9:00 p.m.10:30 p.m.
The Lion Theatre
182 N Wabash Ave (near E Lake St)
Life Behind the Wire: Prisoners of War
Feb4
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 February 4
Pritzker Military Museum & Library
104 S. Michigan Ave. 2nd Floor
the ripple, the wave that carried me home
Feb4
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…

Saturday February 4
Goodman Theatre
170 N. Dearborn St.
Toni Stone
Feb4
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.…

Saturday February 4
Goodman Theatre
170 N. Dearborn St.
Dark Testament: A Century of Black Writers on Justice
Feb4
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 February 4
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
American Writers Museum
180 N. Michigan Ave.
McCormick Tribune Ice Rink
Feb4
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…

Saturday February 4
11:00 a.m.10:30 p.m.
Millennium Park
201 E Randolph St
M.A.D.D. Rhythms to Host Engagement as Part of the Cultural Snaps Program
Feb4
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

M.A.D.D. Rhythms to Host Engagement as Part of the Cultural Snaps Program

Culture Snaps features people, places and things nominated and recognized for a cultural contribution to their neighborhood’s vitality and celebrating cultural assets in Chicago’s varied…

Saturday February 4
2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
Drunk Shakespeare
Feb4
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…

Saturday February 4
5:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
The Lion Theatre
182 N Wabash Ave (near E Lake St)
Drunk Shakespeare
Feb4
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…

Saturday February 4
7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
The Lion Theatre
182 N Wabash Ave (near E Lake St)
Cabaret ZaZou presents LUMINAIRE
Feb4
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,…

Saturday February 4
7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Spiegeltent – Cambria Hotel
32 W. Randolph
Mavis Staples
Feb4
Theatre & Performing Arts

Mavis Staples

Civil rights icon and living legend Mavis Staples returns to Symphony Center for one night only. With a presence “so unfailingly joyful that you never…

Saturday February 4
8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.

220 S. Michigan Ave.
Drunk Shakespeare
Feb4
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…

Saturday February 4
9:00 p.m.10:30 p.m.
The Lion Theatre
182 N Wabash Ave (near E Lake St)
Life Behind the Wire: Prisoners of War
Feb5
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…

Sunday February 5
Pritzker Military Museum & Library
104 S. Michigan Ave. 2nd Floor
the ripple, the wave that carried me home
Feb5
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…

Sunday February 5
Goodman Theatre
170 N. Dearborn St.
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