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Helmut Jahn: Life + Architecture
Jul23
Oct31
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Helmut Jahn: Life + Architecture

Helmut Jahn: Life + Architecture is a new exhibit at the Chicago Architecture Center honoring the late Chicago architect and style icon. Get to know…

Friday July 23
11:00 a.m.Sunday October 31
5:00 p.m.
Chicago Architecture Center
111 E. Wacker Drive
The Boxes Experience
Aug14
Dec1
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Boxes Experience

What is Boxed Experience? An Interactive Theatrical Activation where we immerse you into a new, Transformative Adventure. In this world, you’ll have total control as…

Saturday August 14
12:00 p.m.Wednesday December 1
9:00 p.m.
bookspace@boxedxp.com
150 W Roosevelt Rd
Tight Ship Comedy! A live stand-up comedy show!
Sep2
Oct28
Theatre & Performing Arts

Tight Ship Comedy! A live stand-up comedy show!

Tight Ship Comedy has been entertaining the Chicago’s South Loop area with live the best local and national live stand up comedy. Located in the…

Thursday September 2
8:00 p.m.Thursday October 28
9:00 p.m.
755 S Clark St
755 South Clark Street
Neon and Light Museum
Sep9
Oct31
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Neon and Light Museum

The new Neon and Light Museum pop-up invites guests to stand in, under and around some seventy professional neon and light-based sculptures in a dazzling…

Thursday September 9
4:00 p.m.Sunday October 31
6:00 p.m.
Neon and Light Museum
325 West Huron
Tight Ship Comedy! A live stand-up comedy show!
Sep9
Oct28
Theatre & Performing Arts

Tight Ship Comedy! A live stand-up comedy show!

Tight Ship Comedy has been entertaining the Chicago’s South Loop area with live the best local and national live stand up comedy. Located in the…

Thursday September 9
8:00 p.m.Thursday October 28
9:00 p.m.
Half Sour
755 South Clark Street
A La Française: The French Way
Sep17
Dec31
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

A La Française: The French Way

This fall, join Springboard Arts for the opening of its next exhibition, “A La Française: The French Way.” Unprecedented events – like the pandemic –…

Friday September 17
11:00 a.m.Friday December 31
3:00 p.m.
Springboard Arts Chicago
1910 W. North Ave.
Blue Man Group at the Briar Street Theater
Sep29
Jan9
Theatre & Performing Arts

Blue Man Group at the Briar Street Theater

Enjoy a performance of the legendary Blue Man Group, one of Chicago’s longest-running shows, at the Briar Street Theater. This worldwide performance troupe, whose hilarious…

Wednesday September 29, 2021
12:00 a.m.Sunday January 9, 2022
12:00 a.m.
Briar Street Theater
3133 N Halsted St
Illuminations: An Edgewater Art Experience
Oct1
Oct31
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Illuminations: An Edgewater Art Experience

CHICAGO (October 1, 2021) – To bring art and light to available storefronts and areas that have been affected by the ongoing pandemic and CTA…

Friday October 1Sunday October 31
Edgewater, Chicago
1210 W Rosedale
Open House Chicago
Oct1
Oct31
Tours & Attractions

Open House Chicago

The Chicago Architecture Center is proud to host the annual Open House Chicago (OHC) a month-long celebration showcasing Chicago’s built environment. This October, the Chicago Architecture Center hosts an…

Friday October 1Sunday October 31
Chicago Architecture Center
111 E. Wacker Drive
Halloween at Museum of Illusions Chicago
Oct1
Oct31
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Halloween at Museum of Illusions Chicago

Museum of Illusions Chicago has completely transformed into the Museum of Spooky Illusions! Come join us during the month of October and experience mind-bending illusions…

Friday October 1
10:00 a.m.Sunday October 31
9:00 p.m.
museum of illusions chicago
25 E Washington St.
Holy Ghost Bingo: God, Goblins, & Games!
Oct1
Oct31
Theatre & Performing Arts

Holy Ghost Bingo: God, Goblins, & Games!

Holy Ghost Bingo: God, Goblins, & Games is a Halloween-themed interactive comedy play. The premise is that Mrs. Mary Margaret O’Brien, a former nun, is…

Friday October 1
8:00 p.m.Sunday October 31
10:00 p.m.
Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Ave.
As You Like It
Oct6
Nov21
Theatre & Performing Arts

As You Like It

Named one of The New York Times’ best shows of 2017, Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery’s musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s AS YOU LIKE IT is…

Wednesday October 6
7:30 p.m.Sunday November 21
3:30 p.m.
Chicago Shakespeare Theatre
800 E Grand Ave
Raven’s Curse: A Haunted Ravenswood Experience
Oct8
Oct31
Tours & Attractions

Raven’s Curse: A Haunted Ravenswood Experience

Redline VR, located at 4702 N. Ravenswood and Chicago’s immersive entertainment center and virtual reality arcade, is proud to announce their 2021 Halloween events, including…

Friday October 8
6:00 p.m.Sunday October 31
10:00 p.m.
Redline VR
4702 N. Ravenswood
Holidays in the Loop
Oct15
Jan31
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Holidays in the Loop

Welcome to the Loop, where Chicago’s holiday traditions are made. Witness the transformation of the city’s official downtown into a winter wonderland.

Friday October 15, 2021Monday January 31, 2022
Chicago Loop
Terror in the Timbers Haunted House
Oct15
Oct31
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Terror in the Timbers Haunted House

We are a haunted trail in its second year, developed by two brothers who created a one-of-a-kind Halloween experience. During the Terror in the Timbers…

Friday October 15
6:30 p.m.Sunday October 31
12:00 a.m.
Haunted House
37W955 Big Timber Rd
Halloween at The SoFo Tap
Oct19
Nov1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Halloween at The SoFo Tap

Bubble, bubble, beards and stubble… it’s time for Halloween! Check out all the dirty details for the Halloween goings-on at The SoFo Tap!  Pumpkin Carving…

Tuesday October 19
7:00 p.m.Monday November 1
1:00 a.m.
The SoFo Tap
4923 N. Clark Street
Halloween at Meeting House Tavern
Oct20
Oct31
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Halloween at Meeting House Tavern

Happy Shocktober, Babes and Ghouls! We’ve got all kinds of tricks up our sleeves this Halloween season. Wil’s Wicked Workshop Wednesday, October 20th 8–11pm We…

Wednesday October 20
8:00 p.m.Sunday October 31
11:30 p.m.
Meeting House Tavern
5025 N Clark St
Metal Meets Clay
Oct23
Nov20
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Metal Meets Clay

Metal Meets Clay Artists:  Stephen Christena & Nancy Pirri Location: Arc Academy 2225 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60622 (312) 912-8622 Dates: Saturday, Oct. 23rd…

Saturday October 23
11:00 a.m.Saturday November 20
4:00 p.m.
Arc Academy
2225 W. Chicago Avenue
Metal Meets Clay
Oct23
Nov20
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Metal Meets Clay

Metal Meets Clay Artists:  Stephen Christena & Nancy Pirri Location: Arc Academy 2225 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60622 (312) 912-8622 Dates: Saturday, Oct. 23rd…

Saturday October 23
11:00 a.m.Saturday November 20
4:00 p.m.
Arc Academy
2225 W. Chicago Avenue
Halloween at Fox in a Box
Oct25
Oct31
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Halloween at Fox in a Box

Event Name: Halloween at Fox in a Box! Event Date: October 25-31 Link to Event: www.foxinaboxchicago.com Details: Any guest who wears a Halloween costume to play Fox…

Monday October 25Sunday October 31
Fox in a Box
47 W Polk St suite l5
Black Summer: Race, Resistance and Resilience
Oct25
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Black Summer: Race, Resistance and Resilience

Black Summer: Race, Resistance and Resilience, inspired by James Baldwin’s No Name in the Street, showcases the work of 11 photographers of color during the…

Monday October 25
Roosevelt University
430 S. Michigan Ave.
Future Fossils: SUM
Oct25
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Future Fossils: SUM

Hyde Park Art Center, the renowned non-profit hub for contemporary art located on Chicago’s vibrant South Side, announces a major new sculpture exhibition by Chicago…

Monday October 25
Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell Ave
Hello Helios: The warming suns of Chicago’s Greektown
Oct25
Tours & Attractions

Hello Helios: The warming suns of Chicago’s Greektown

Greektown Chicago is proud to present its new outdoor art exhibit Hello Helios: The warming suns of Chicago’s Greektown, with 24 vibrant three-dimensional artworks lining…

Monday October 25
Greektown Chicago
300 S. Halsted
Hot Pink, or Ready to Blow
Oct25
Virtual Event

Hot Pink, or Ready to Blow

It’s Pompeii meets Heathers as New American Folk Theatre continues its “season of audio theatre” with a new studio recording of its 2018 hit comedy Hot Pink, or Ready to…

Monday October 25
New American Folk Theatre
Virtual Event
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