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Ice Age Giants
Apr1
Oct30
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Tours & Attractions

Ice Age Giants

A long, long time ago—2.6 million years to be exact—the Quaternary Ice Age began and continues today. However, it wasn’t until more recently that entire…

Southwest Suburbs

Event details
Friday April 1
10:00 a.m.Sunday October 30
5:00 p.m.
The South Asia Institute – The Spider Speaketh in Tongues
Apr8
Jul9
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

The South Asia Institute – The Spider Speaketh in Tongues

The South Asia Institute will host The Spider Speaketh in Tongues- a curated solo exhibition encapsulating Amin Gulgee’s artistic practice. #CommunityFridays Free Admission Every Friday!…

Friday April 8Saturday July 9
South Asia Institute
1925 S. Michigan Ave
Wings of Mexico in Chicago
May5
Oct1
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Wings of Mexico in Chicago

The “Wings of Mexico” sculpture is a symbol of immigrant journey. The sculpture has travelled around the world and will arrive in Chicago on May 5th to…

Thursday May 5Saturday October 1
Plaza of the Americas
Life Behind the Wire: Prisoners of War
May12
Apr1
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…

Thursday May 12, 2022Saturday April 1, 2023
Pritzker Military Museum & Library
104 S. Michigan Ave. 2nd Floor
Flourish: The Garden at 50
May13
Sep25
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Flourish: The Garden at 50

The Chicago Botanic Garden has experienced extraordinary growth over the last five decades and it is marking its 50th birthday in 2022 with Flourish: The…

North Suburbs

Event details
Friday May 13Sunday September 25
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Rd.
Nick Cave: Forothermore
May14
Oct2
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Nick Cave: Forothermore

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presents the first career-spanning retrospective of the internationally renowned Chicagoan Nick Cave (American, b. 1959), an artist celebrated for…

Saturday May 14Sunday October 2
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Ave.
Alebrijes: Creatures of a Dream World
Jun1
Oct30
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Alebrijes: Creatures of a Dream World

The partnership of Cantigny Park, the DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau, Mexican Cultural Center DuPage and the City of West Chicago host a five-month outdoor…

Wednesday June 1Sunday October 30
@CantignyPark
1s151 Winfield Rd.
Crossings: Mapping American Journeys
Jun1
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Crossings: Mapping American Journeys

Crossings invites you to take four historic routes across the United States. Maps, guidebooks, travelogues, postcards, and more from the Newberry’s collection recreate travelers’ experiences along…

Wednesday June 1
10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
An Instrument in the Shape of a Woman
Jun1
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

An Instrument in the Shape of a Woman

With brilliant color and provocative forms, the artists in this exhibition suggest an alternate universe, at once familiar and surreal, seen through the prism of…

Wednesday June 1
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
Jin Lee: Views & Scenes
Jun1
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Jin Lee: Views & Scenes

This one-person exhibition by highly respected Chicago photographer Jin Lee features a series of photographs that closely examine landscapes and built environments around Chicago. The…

Wednesday June 1
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
Museum Free Day
Jun1
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Museum Free Day

Enjoy a self guided tour of the Lizzadro Museum’s permanent collection of art created from stone, rocks, and minerals. See The Artful Soul of Faust…

Wednesday June 1
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Lizzadro Museum
1220 Kensington Road
Pride Night
Jun1
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Pride Night

In partnership with A Queer Pride, join Shedd Aquarium in celebrating our LGBTQ+ community! Meet old friends and new while exploring the diversity of the…

Wednesday June 1
6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.
B.A.D. Waves Remix (Comedy, Music & Art)
Jun1
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Music & Comedy, Virtual Event

B.A.D. Waves Remix (Comedy, Music & Art)

B.A.D. Waves Remix presents the Nation’s brightest artistic multiverse, starting with an art gallery & cocktails from the city’s most poppin culture blessors, live musical…

Wednesday June 1
7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Redline VR
Virtual Event
Crossings: Mapping American Journeys
Jun2
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Crossings: Mapping American Journeys

Crossings invites you to take four historic routes across the United States. Maps, guidebooks, travelogues, postcards, and more from the Newberry’s collection recreate travelers’ experiences along…

Thursday June 2
10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
An Instrument in the Shape of a Woman
Jun2
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

An Instrument in the Shape of a Woman

With brilliant color and provocative forms, the artists in this exhibition suggest an alternate universe, at once familiar and surreal, seen through the prism of…

Thursday June 2
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
Jin Lee: Views & Scenes
Jun2
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Jin Lee: Views & Scenes

This one-person exhibition by highly respected Chicago photographer Jin Lee features a series of photographs that closely examine landscapes and built environments around Chicago. The…

Thursday June 2
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
‘From These Hands’ Opening Reception
Jun2
Aug7
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

‘From These Hands’ Opening Reception

From These Hands June 2nd 2022 – August 7th 2022 Traditional jewelry making is a metal based practice, and we pride ourselves on the cutting…

Thursday June 2
10:30 a.m.Sunday August 7
6:30 p.m.
Pistachios Jewelry
716 N Wabash Ave
PRIDE & Prejudice: LGBTQ+ Voices Under Nazism
Jun2
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Virtual Event

PRIDE & Prejudice: LGBTQ+ Voices Under Nazism

After World War II, the history of LGBTQ+ individuals impacted by the Holocaust was completely erased. In a time when LGBTQ+ history is once again…

Thursday June 2
12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Virtual
Virtual Event
Chicago Cultural Center Building Tours
Jun2
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Tours & Attractions

Chicago Cultural Center Building Tours

Building Tours reveal the storied history of the landmark Chicago Cultural Center – offered year round on Thursdays and Fridays at 1:15pm. Tours are FREE…

Thursday June 2
1:15 p.m.2:15 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
“Art and Wine” Tour at 21c Museum Hotel Chicago
Jun2
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

“Art and Wine” Tour at 21c Museum Hotel Chicago

On June 2nd, 21c Museum Hotel Chicago will kick-off its summer “Art and Wine” series, offering guided tours of current exhibitions alongside complimentary refreshments the…

Thursday June 2
5:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
21c Museum Hotel
55 E. Ontario St.
Crossings: Mapping American Journeys
Jun3
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Crossings: Mapping American Journeys

Crossings invites you to take four historic routes across the United States. Maps, guidebooks, travelogues, postcards, and more from the Newberry’s collection recreate travelers’ experiences along…

Friday June 3
10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
An Instrument in the Shape of a Woman
Jun3
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

An Instrument in the Shape of a Woman

With brilliant color and provocative forms, the artists in this exhibition suggest an alternate universe, at once familiar and surreal, seen through the prism of…

Friday June 3
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
Jin Lee: Views & Scenes
Jun3
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Jin Lee: Views & Scenes

This one-person exhibition by highly respected Chicago photographer Jin Lee features a series of photographs that closely examine landscapes and built environments around Chicago. The…

Friday June 3
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
Chicago Cultural Center Learning Lab: Meet an Artist
Jun3
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Chicago Cultural Center Learning Lab: Meet an Artist

Learning Lab is an interactive studio that offers sights, sounds, and experiences for visitors of all ages and a wide range of abilities. Reinvigorated by…

Friday June 3
12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
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