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Comedy Hour at Annoyance Theatre
Jul23
Jul24
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 July 23
12:00 a.m.Saturday July 24
1:00 a.m.
Annoyance Theatre & Bar
851 W. Belmont Ave., 2nd Fl.
Bands on Broadway and Beyond
Jul23
Jul25
Music & Comedy

Bands on Broadway and Beyond

Bands on Broadway and Beyond: Bringing Live Music to Edgewater July 23-25 The Edgewater Chamber of Commerce is excited to host Bands on Broadway as…

Friday July 23
4:00 p.m.Sunday July 25
7:00 p.m.
Fixer
5840 N Broadway
Chicago Latin Jazz Festival
Jul23
Jul24
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Chicago Latin Jazz Festival

The Chicago Latin Jazz Festival returns to Humboldt Park with a drive-in concert featuring a line-up of the hottest Latin Jazz ensembles. While free, pre-registration…

Friday July 23
6:00 p.m.Saturday July 24
8:00 p.m.
Humboldt Park Boathouse
1301 N Humboldt Dr.
¡Viva la Libertad! Latin America and the Age of Revolutions
Jul24
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

¡Viva la Libertad! Latin America and the Age of Revolutions

As revolutions broke out in the United States, France, and Haiti, freedom movements took root in Latin America, where the colonies of Spain and Portugal…

Saturday July 24
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Appalachian Spring: A Musical Romance with America
Jul24
Virtual Event

Appalachian Spring: A Musical Romance with America

This program will be available to you through the month of July.  A private link will be emailed to you upon ticket purchase. $20 Member…

Saturday July 24
Driehaus Museum
Virtual Event
Artists on the Lam’s 10th Anniversary Show: DECAHEDRON Online Art Exhibition
Jul24
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Artists on the Lam’s 10th Anniversary Show: DECAHEDRON Online Art Exhibition

2021 marks the 10th anniversary of Artists on the Lam. Celebrate with us! It was on Monday, June 6, 2011, that local artist, independent curator,…

Saturday July 24
Artists on the Lam
PO Box 47875
Hello Helios: The warming suns of Chicago’s Greektown
Jul24
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…

Saturday July 24
Greektown Chicago
300 S. Halsted
Immersive Art Space LP presents Immersive Van Gogh
Jul24
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Immersive Art Space LP presents Immersive Van Gogh

Lighthouse ArtSpace Chicago, a new venue within Chicago’s recently renovated landmark Germania Club Building, will open Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021 with the U.S. premiere of…

Saturday July 24
Lighthouse ArtSpace at Germania Place
108 W. Germania Pl.
Sole e Amore (Sun and Love)
Jul24
Theatre & Performing Arts

Sole e Amore (Sun and Love)

Revel in the sounds of Italy with a virtual program awash with beautiful lesser-known musical gems by beloved Italian opera composers, curated and hosted by…

Saturday July 24
Lyric Opera of Chicago
20 N. Wacker Dr., Ste. 860
Sweet Bitter Love
Jul24
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Sweet Bitter Love

Sweet Bitter Love: An Initiative of Toward Common Cause presents Jeffrey Gibson’s reflections on representations of Indigenous people in cultural institutions. Responding to a series of…

Saturday July 24
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
The Music of Black Voices
Jul24
Virtual Event

The Music of Black Voices

‘The Music of Black Voices: Inspiring today’s youth through a choreographic reflection of our era and celebrating the history of black artists in music.’ Six…

The Northman Live Music Summer Series
Jul24
Music & Comedy

The Northman Live Music Summer Series

The Northman Summer Music Series will run daily on our Pergola Stage, Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day. The FREE live music series by the…

Saturday July 24
The Northman Beer & Cider Garden on The Riverwalk
233 East Riverwalk
Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40
Jul24
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40

Presented in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the MacArthur Fellows Program, this multi-site exhibition uses the idea of “the commons” to explore the current socio-political…

Saturday July 24
Smart Museum of Art
5550 S. Greenwood Avenue
Yannis Tsarouchis: Dancing in Real Life
Jul24
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Yannis Tsarouchis: Dancing in Real Life

Wrightwood 659 is pleased to host the first U.S. exhibition devoted to the work of Yannis Tsarouchis (1910–1989), widely regarded as one of the greatest Greek painters of the…

Saturday July 24
Wrightwood 659
659 W. Wrightwood Avenue
Steppenwolf Theatre Virtual Productions
Jul24
Virtual Event

Steppenwolf Theatre Virtual Productions

Steppenwolf NOW is a new virtual programming stream featuring six breakthrough stories written by America’s most talented voices, spotlighting the nation’s premier ensemble theatre. Offering…

Saturday July 24
Virtual
Virtual Event
The Devil Wears Prada
Jul24
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Devil Wears Prada

Andy, an ambitious young writer in New York City, lands a job at a prestigious magazine. Trying to survive under her stylish yet terrifying boss,…

Saturday July 24
The Obama Portraits
Jul24
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

The Obama Portraits

In summer 2021 , the Art Institute of Chicago welcomes two acclaimed portraits to its galleries: Kehinde Wiley’s painting of President Barack Obama and Amy…

Saturday July 24
Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Ave.
African Diaspora: Chicago | An Exhibition Curated by Gallery Guichard
Jul24
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

African Diaspora: Chicago | An Exhibition Curated by Gallery Guichard

Gallery Guichard, the most notable and respected gallery in Bronzeville — the largest African American art district in the country — is located on the…

Saturday July 24
6:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
One Two Pru
180 North Stetson Avenue
Redemption: Adrian Dunn and Chicago Philharmonic
Jul24
Music & Comedy

Redemption: Adrian Dunn and Chicago Philharmonic

On June 5 2021, Chicago Philharmonic will collaborate for the first time with critically acclaimed multi-genre musical artist and social justice advocate Adrian Dunn for…

Saturday July 24
8:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Millennium Park Summer Workouts
Jul24
Sports & Recreation

Millennium Park Summer Workouts

Millennium Park Summer Workouts will return in person on the Great Lawn featuring Tai Chi, Yoga, Pilates, and Zumba.

Saturday July 24
8:30 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Millennium Park
201 E Randolph St
Teen Digital Learning Program
Jul24
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Teen Digital Learning Program

The High School Science and Digital Learning Program introduces students entering grades 10–12 to the science and technology of the Field Museum. In this 6-week…

Saturday July 24
9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The Field Museum
1400 S Lake Shore Dr,
Trailblazers Summer Camp
Jul24
Theatre & Performing Arts

Trailblazers Summer Camp

Adventure Stage Chicago’s Trailblazers is a unique summer arts program that engages 30 Chicago youth (ages 12-18) in an intensive 8-week creative journey. Under the…

Saturday July 24
9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
The Vittum Theater
1012 N. Noble Street
Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall
Jul24
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall

Step into the field to explore the trailblazing life and legacy of Dr. Jane Goodall, from her groundbreaking work with chimpanzees to becoming an acclaimed…

Saturday July 24
9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
The Field Museum
1400 S Lake Shore Dr,
Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes
Jul24
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes

Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes celebrates Marvel history with more than 300 artifacts including original comic book pages, sculptures, interactive displays and costumes and props…

Saturday July 24
9:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Museum of Science and Industry
57th Street and Lake Shore Dr.
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