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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
Wicker Park Fest
Jul24
Jul25
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Wicker Park Fest

As one of Chicago’s most anticipated summer festivals, and dubbed “Chicago’s Best Street Festival of the Summer ” by the Chicago Tribune, Wicker Park Fest…

Saturday July 24
12:00 p.m.Sunday July 25
10:00 p.m.
@wickerparkfestchicago
Milwaukee Ave at Damen Ave
Appalachian Spring: A Musical Romance with America
Jul25
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…

Sunday July 25
Driehaus Museum
Virtual Event
Artists on the Lam’s 10th Anniversary Show: DECAHEDRON Online Art Exhibition
Jul25
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,…

Sunday July 25
Artists on the Lam
PO Box 47875
Hello Helios: The warming suns of Chicago’s Greektown
Jul25
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…

Sunday July 25
Greektown Chicago
300 S. Halsted
Immersive Art Space LP presents Immersive Van Gogh
Jul25
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…

Sunday July 25
Lighthouse ArtSpace at Germania Place
108 W. Germania Pl.
Sole e Amore (Sun and Love)
Jul25
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…

Sunday July 25
Lyric Opera of Chicago
20 N. Wacker Dr., Ste. 860
Sweet Bitter Love
Jul25
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…

Sunday July 25
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
The Music of Black Voices
Jul25
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
Jul25
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…

Sunday July 25
The Northman Beer & Cider Garden on The Riverwalk
233 East Riverwalk
Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40
Jul25
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…

Sunday July 25
Smart Museum of Art
5550 S. Greenwood Avenue
Steppenwolf Theatre Virtual Productions
Jul25
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…

Sunday July 25
Virtual
Virtual Event
The Devil Wears Prada
Jul25
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,…

Sunday July 25
The Obama Portraits
Jul25
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…

Sunday July 25
Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Ave.
African Diaspora: Chicago | An Exhibition Curated by Gallery Guichard
Jul25
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…

Sunday July 25
6:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
One Two Pru
180 North Stetson Avenue
Dinos Everywhere!
Jul25
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Dinos Everywhere!

The zoo’s popular Dinos Everywhere!, sponsored by Meijer, returns for a limited time through September 6, 2021. A few surprises will be featured on some…

Southwest Suburbs

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Sunday July 25
9:30 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Shoreline Sightseeing Skyline Lake Tour
Jul25
Tours & Attractions

Shoreline Sightseeing Skyline Lake Tour

Shoreline Sightseeing Skyline Lake Tours are a family favorite offering panoramic views of the city’s world-famous skyline on a relaxing 40-mintue cruise. Passengers learn about…

Sunday July 25
10:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
Shoreline Sightseeing Company
Navy Pier 66 North Streeter Drive
Shoreline Sightseeing Architecture River Tours
Jul25
Tours & Attractions

Shoreline Sightseeing Architecture River Tours

Shoreline Sightseeing’s award-winning Architecture River Tours depart daily from Polk Bros Park at the southwest corner of Navy Pier and from the northeast corner of…

Sunday July 25
10:00 a.m.7:30 p.m.
Shoreline Sightseeing Company
Navy Pier 66 North Streeter Drive
Wendella’s Chicago Architecture Tour From The Riverwalk
Jul25
Tours & Attractions

Wendella’s Chicago Architecture Tour From The Riverwalk

Experience Chicago’s legendary architecture and the exceptional architects who created this ever-changing legacy for all to admire. This family-friendly introduction to the Windy City’s rich…

Sunday July 25
10:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady
Jul25
Tours & Attractions

Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady

#1 boat tour in Chicago according to TripAdvisor user reviews! For more than 25 years, the Chicago Architecture Center’s expertly trained docent volunteers have led…

Sunday July 25
11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Chicago’s First Lady Cruises Dock
112 E. Wacker
Shoreline Sightseeing Architecture River Tour
Jul25
Tours & Attractions

Shoreline Sightseeing Architecture River Tour

Discover Chicago’s world-famous architecture and dramatic history on Shoreline Sightseeing’s Architecture River Tour, named as TripAdvisor’s #1 Travel experience in the United states for 2020.…

Sunday July 25
11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Shoreline Sightseeing Company
Navy Pier 66 North Streeter Drive
Sundays on State
Jul25
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Sundays on State

Chicago’s most iconic street, State Street, will close to traffic from Lake to Madison on select Sundays this summer and transform into an open street…

Sunday July 25
11:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
State Street between Lake and Madison
175 N. State St.
Wicker Park Fest
Jul25
Jul26
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Wicker Park Fest

As one of Chicago’s most anticipated summer festivals, and dubbed “Chicago’s Best Street Festival of the Summer ” by the Chicago Tribune, Wicker Park Fest…

Sunday July 25
12:00 p.m.Monday July 26
10:00 p.m.
@wickerparkfestchicago
Milwaukee Ave at Damen Ave
Sunday Social: Drag & Burlesque
Jul25
Theatre & Performing Arts

Sunday Social: Drag & Burlesque

We’re back and ready to slay Sunday Funday at Sunday Social–one of our longest-running events–every Sunday starting at 2pm! Chamilla Foxx hosts as DJ Rons…

Sunday July 25
2:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Meeting House Tavern
5025 N Clark St
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