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Architecture and Design Film Festival Chicago
Feb1
Feb5
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Theatre & Performing Arts

Architecture and Design Film Festival Chicago

The Architecture and Design Film Fest is back in Chicago for the first time in six years from Feb 1-5. Stories of innovation and sustainability…

Wednesday February 1
5:00 p.m.Sunday February 5
10:00 p.m.
Chicago Architecture Center
111 E. Wacker Dr.
B.A.D. Waves Remix (Comedy, Music & Art)
Feb1
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 February 1
7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Redline VR
Virtual Event
Life Behind the Wire: Prisoners of War
Feb2
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 February 2
Pritzker Military Museum & Library
104 S. Michigan Ave. 2nd Floor
My Painted Lyre: Seeing music in Chicago’s Greektown
Feb2
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

My Painted Lyre: Seeing music in Chicago’s Greektown

Greektown Chicago has opened its new outdoor art exhibit My Painted Lyre: Seeing music in Chicago’s Greektown, with 26 vibrant three-dimensional artworks lining Halsted Street…

Thursday February 2
Greektown Chicago
300 S. Halsted
SPEAK EASY: Will Armstrong
Feb2
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

SPEAK EASY: Will Armstrong

The Jackson Junge Gallery will be kicking off their 2023 season with a solo exhibition featuring the work of Will Armstrong.  Armstrong is well known…

Thursday February 2
Jackson Junge Gallery
1389 N Milwaukee Ave
Human+Nature
Feb2
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Human+Nature

Discover Human+Nature, the latest exhibition at The Morton Arboretum. Created by internationally renowned artist Daniel Popper, five large-scale artworks between 15 to 26 feet tall will inspire…

Thursday February 2
8:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
morton arboretum
4100 ILLINOIS ROUTE 53
Chim: Between Devastation and Resurrection
Feb2
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Tours & Attractions

Chim: Between Devastation and Resurrection

Chim: Between Devastation and Resurrection shines a light on the work of one of the most respected photojournalists of his day. Born Dawid Szymin in Warsaw…

Thursday February 2
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Dark Testament: A Century of Black Writers on Justice
Feb2
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Dark Testament: A Century of Black Writers on Justice

Immerse yourself in Dark Testament: A Century of Black Writers on Justice and honor the significant contributions of Black writers to American literature and history. Explore racial…

Thursday February 2
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
American Writers Museum
180 N. Michigan Ave.
Shawn Michelle Smith: Light in a Dark Box
Feb2
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Shawn Michelle Smith: Light in a Dark Box

Shawn Michelle Smith Light in a Dark Box Slemmons Gallery at Epiphany Center for the Arts January 6, 2023 to February 18, 2023 For the…

Thursday February 2
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 South Ashland Avenue
Special Exhibition: The Negro Motorist Green Book
Feb2
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Tours & Attractions

Special Exhibition: The Negro Motorist Green Book

January 29 – April 23, 2023 The Negro Motorist Green Book highlights the history of “The Green Book,” the annual guide created in 1936 by Harlem…

Thursday February 2
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Musicians Ian Antonio and Ben LaMar Gay interact with Assaf Evron’s Collage for The Arts Club of Chicago
Feb2
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Theatre & Performing Arts

Musicians Ian Antonio and Ben LaMar Gay interact with Assaf Evron’s Collage for The Arts Club of Chicago

Assaf Evron’s Collage for the Arts Club of Chicago is the fourth chapter in the Collages for Mies van der Rohe project, following the McCormick House, The…

Thursday February 2
6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
The Arts Club of Chicago
201 E. Ontario Street
Percussionist Ian Antonio and Ben LaMar Gay interact with Assaf Evron’s Collage for The Arts Club of Chicago
Feb2
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Percussionist Ian Antonio and Ben LaMar Gay interact with Assaf Evron’s Collage for The Arts Club of Chicago

Assaf Evron’s Collage for the Arts Club of Chicago is the fourth chapter in the Collages for Mies van der Rohe project, following the McCormick House, The Esplanade Apartment, and…

Thursday February 2
6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
The Arts Club of Chicago
201 E. Ontario Street
Exhibit Opening: “The Negro Motorist Green Book”
Feb2
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Exhibit Opening: “The Negro Motorist Green Book”

During the era of Jim Crow laws, a time of segregation through policy and through custom, Victor Green, a Black postal carrier from Harlem, recognized…

Thursday February 2
6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Life Behind the Wire: Prisoners of War
Feb3
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…

Friday February 3
Pritzker Military Museum & Library
104 S. Michigan Ave. 2nd Floor
My Painted Lyre: Seeing music in Chicago’s Greektown
Feb3
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

My Painted Lyre: Seeing music in Chicago’s Greektown

Greektown Chicago has opened its new outdoor art exhibit My Painted Lyre: Seeing music in Chicago’s Greektown, with 26 vibrant three-dimensional artworks lining Halsted Street…

Friday February 3
Greektown Chicago
300 S. Halsted
SPEAK EASY: Will Armstrong
Feb3
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

SPEAK EASY: Will Armstrong

The Jackson Junge Gallery will be kicking off their 2023 season with a solo exhibition featuring the work of Will Armstrong.  Armstrong is well known…

Friday February 3
Jackson Junge Gallery
1389 N Milwaukee Ave
Human+Nature
Feb3
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Human+Nature

Discover Human+Nature, the latest exhibition at The Morton Arboretum. Created by internationally renowned artist Daniel Popper, five large-scale artworks between 15 to 26 feet tall will inspire…

Friday February 3
8:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
morton arboretum
4100 ILLINOIS ROUTE 53
Student Juried Exhibition
Feb3
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Student Juried Exhibition

For over 25 years the Annual Student Art Competition has showcased the best student work being created at Loyola. Students from all majors have been…

Friday February 3
8:00 a.m.Friday March 3
5:00 p.m.
Ralph Arnold Gallery
1131 W Sheridan Road
Chim: Between Devastation and Resurrection
Feb3
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Tours & Attractions

Chim: Between Devastation and Resurrection

Chim: Between Devastation and Resurrection shines a light on the work of one of the most respected photojournalists of his day. Born Dawid Szymin in Warsaw…

Friday February 3
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Dark Testament: A Century of Black Writers on Justice
Feb3
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Dark Testament: A Century of Black Writers on Justice

Immerse yourself in Dark Testament: A Century of Black Writers on Justice and honor the significant contributions of Black writers to American literature and history. Explore racial…

Friday February 3
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
American Writers Museum
180 N. Michigan Ave.
Shawn Michelle Smith: Light in a Dark Box
Feb3
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Shawn Michelle Smith: Light in a Dark Box

Shawn Michelle Smith Light in a Dark Box Slemmons Gallery at Epiphany Center for the Arts January 6, 2023 to February 18, 2023 For the…

Friday February 3
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 South Ashland Avenue
Special Exhibition: The Negro Motorist Green Book
Feb3
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Tours & Attractions

Special Exhibition: The Negro Motorist Green Book

January 29 – April 23, 2023 The Negro Motorist Green Book highlights the history of “The Green Book,” the annual guide created in 1936 by Harlem…

Friday February 3
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Life Behind the Wire: Prisoners of War
Feb4
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…

Saturday February 4
Pritzker Military Museum & Library
104 S. Michigan Ave. 2nd Floor
My Painted Lyre: Seeing music in Chicago’s Greektown
Feb4
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

My Painted Lyre: Seeing music in Chicago’s Greektown

Greektown Chicago has opened its new outdoor art exhibit My Painted Lyre: Seeing music in Chicago’s Greektown, with 26 vibrant three-dimensional artworks lining Halsted Street…

Saturday February 4
Greektown Chicago
300 S. Halsted
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