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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
Chicago Gourmet
Sep1
Sep30
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Chicago Gourmet

In 2021, Chicago Gourmet is reunited, and it tastes so good! All September, join top chefs, sommeliers, and mixologists for a month of deliciousness. From…

Wednesday September 1
8:00 a.m.Thursday September 30
10:00 p.m.
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
The Clinic
Sep9
Oct10
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Clinic

Congo Square Theatre Company (Congo Square), one of the nation’s premier African American theatres, launches its 2021-2022 season with THE CLINIC, introducing the old-school serial…

Thursday September 9Sunday October 10
Virtual
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
Wicker Park-Bucktown Art Quest
Sep15
Tours & Attractions

Wicker Park-Bucktown Art Quest

Take part in our upcoming month–long event to celebrate the roots of Art in WPB. Art enthusiasts will go on a self-curated quest to check…

Wednesday September 15Friday October 15
Wicker Park/Bucktown
5K Route Available Upon Registration
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.
Chicago Textile Week Deep, Far, Home
Sep18
Sep25
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Chicago Textile Week Deep, Far, Home

Chicago Textile Week presents “Deep, Far, Home”, a group exhibition of textile and multimedia artists with ties to the city. These contemporary artists’ works explore…

Saturday September 18
6:00 p.m.Saturday September 25
9:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S Ashland Ave
International Latino Theatre Festival
Sep23
Oct17
Theatre & Performing Arts

International Latino Theatre Festival

After taking a year off due to the pandemic, the citywide annual DESTINOS: Chicago International Latino Theater Festival is back for its fourth outing ready to showcase…

Thursday September 23Sunday October 17
Citywide
Black Summer: Race, Resistance and Resilience
Sep23
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…

Thursday September 23
Roosevelt University
430 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago Avant-Garde
Sep23
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Chicago Avant-Garde

Chicago Avant-Garde puts the spotlight on Chicago as a site of historic, boundary-pushing experimentation in art, literature, and dance. At the center of the exhibition…

Thursday September 23
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Future Fossils: SUM
Sep23
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…

Thursday September 23
Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell Ave
Hello Helios: The warming suns of Chicago’s Greektown
Sep23
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…

Thursday September 23
Greektown Chicago
300 S. Halsted
Hot Pink, or Ready to Blow
Sep23
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…

Thursday September 23
New American Folk Theatre
Virtual Event
Immersive Art Space LP presents Immersive Van Gogh
Sep23
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…

Thursday September 23
Lighthouse ArtSpace at Germania Place
108 W. Germania Pl.
Sense & Sensibility (Audio Drama)
Sep23
Virtual Event

Sense & Sensibility (Audio Drama)

Lifeline Theatre concludes its first virtual season with a six-episode audio drama adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensibility, adapted by ensemble member Christopher Hainsworth,…

Thursday September 23
Lifeline Theatre
Virtual Event
The Art of Banksy
Sep23
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

The Art of Banksy

The world’s largest collection of privately-owned Banksy coming to Chicago. Seen by over 750,000 people worldwide, The Art of Banksy hosts prints, canvasses, screenprints, sculptures…

Thursday September 23
360 N. State St
201 S Ashland Ave
Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40
Sep23
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…

Thursday September 23
Smart Museum of Art
5550 S. Greenwood Avenue
African Diaspora: Chicago | An Exhibition Curated by Gallery Guichard
Sep23
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…

Thursday September 23
6:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
One Two Pru
180 North Stetson Avenue
Wendella’s Chicago Architecture Tour From The Riverwalk
Sep23
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…

Thursday September 23
10:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
2021 Puerto Rican Festival of Chicago
Sep23
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

2021 Puerto Rican Festival of Chicago

THE PUERTO RICAN FESTIVAL OF CHICAGO IS AN INCLUSIVE NONPARTISAN ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO PROMOTING THE CULTURE, ART, AND VALUES OF THE PUERTO RICAN COMMUNITY THROUGH…

Thursday September 23
3:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Humboldt Park
1400 N. Humboldt Dr
Chicago Comedy Club – Stand-up Comedy at the House of Blues
Sep23
Music & Comedy

Chicago Comedy Club – Stand-up Comedy at the House of Blues

Every Thursday, the members-only Foundation Room at the House of Blues Chicago turns into the best stand-up show in the city. Experience a one-of-a-kind comedy…

Thursday September 23
6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
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