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The Chinese Lady
May8
Jun18
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Chinese Lady

Chicago Premiere! This story of the first Chinese woman to arrive in the United States unearths hidden history with humor and insight, asking us to…

Sunday May 8
2:00 p.m.Saturday June 18
8:00 p.m.
Theater Wit
1229 W. Belmont Ave.
M.A.D.D Rhythms Presents Black Dance United 2022
May18
Jun1
Theatre & Performing Arts, Virtual Event

M.A.D.D Rhythms Presents Black Dance United 2022

In association with African American Arts Alliance of Chicago and Black Dance United, M.A.D.D. Rhythms will participate in workshops and a panel sharing best practices…

Wednesday May 18
12:00 a.m.Wednesday June 1
12:00 a.m.
Virtual Event
Virtual Event
Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations
May24
Jun5
Theatre & Performing Arts

Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations

Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations is the electrifying, new smash-hit Broadway musical that follows The Temptations’ extraordinary journey from…

Tuesday May 24Sunday June 5
Cadillac Palace Theatre
151 W. Randolph St.
Free Street Announces A One-Of-A-Kind Experience with 57 BLOCKS
May25
Jun18
Theatre & Performing Arts

Free Street Announces A One-Of-A-Kind Experience with 57 BLOCKS

This spring, Free Street merges their Pulaski Park and Storyfront Youth Ensembles to create the moving production, 57 Blocks. This immersive play investigates issues of…

Wednesday May 25
7:30 p.m.Saturday June 18
9:30 p.m.
Pulaski Park
1419 W Blackhawk St.
Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
May30
Theatre & Performing Arts

Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

George, a professor at a small college, and his wife, Martha, have just returned home, drunk from a Saturday night party when Martha announces that…

Monday May 30
7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Invictus Theatre Company’s Reginald Vaughn Theater
1106 W. Thorndale Avenue
After The Blast
May30
Theatre & Performing Arts

After The Blast

Broken Nose Theatre, one of Chicago’s premier Pay-What-You-Can theatre companies, is pleased to continue its tenth season with the Chicago premiere of Zoe Kazan’s smart…

Monday May 30
7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
The Den Theatre
1331 N. Milwaukee Ave.
SIX
May31
Theatre & Performing Arts

SIX

Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. After taking Broadway by storm, SIX makes a triumphant return to Chicago this spring. From Tudor Queens to Pop…

Tuesday May 31
CIBC Theatre
18 West Monroe Street
Salonen Conducts Ravel & Stravinsky
May31
Theatre & Performing Arts

Salonen Conducts Ravel & Stravinsky

Esa-Pekka Salonen takes listeners on a voyage through astonishing terrains, from Ravel’s exquisite setting of Perrault’s fairy tales to Stravinsky’s 1940s “war symphony,” with its…

Tuesday May 31
7:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Chicago Symphony Center
220 S Michigan Ave
Chicago Writers’ Bloc 2022 New Plays Festival
May31
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Chicago Writers’ Bloc 2022 New Plays Festival

Staged readings of 10 new works presented as part of its 2022 New Plays Festival, running May 23 to June 14 at the Raven Theater…

Tuesday May 31
7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Raven Theatre Company
6157 N. Clark St.
Salonen Conducts Ravel & Stravinsky
May31
Theatre & Performing Arts

Salonen Conducts Ravel & Stravinsky

Esa-Pekka Salonen takes listeners on a voyage through astonishing terrains, from Ravel’s exquisite setting of Perrault’s fairy tales to Stravinsky’s 1940s “war symphony,” with its…

Tuesday May 31
7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.

220 S. Michigan Ave.
Teatro Zinzanni
Jun1
Theatre & Performing Arts

Teatro Zinzanni

It has been a long couple of years of dreams delayed and hopes dashed, but it’s time to move from “What if?” to “Let’s find…

Wednesday June 1
Spiegeltent ZaZou – Cambria Hotel
32 W. Randolph
SIX
Jun1
Theatre & Performing Arts

SIX

Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. After taking Broadway by storm, SIX makes a triumphant return to Chicago this spring. From Tudor Queens to Pop…

Wednesday June 1
CIBC Theatre
18 West Monroe Street
Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts | Katya Moeller, Violin and Ksenia Nosikova, Piano
Jun1
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts | Katya Moeller, Violin and Ksenia Nosikova, Piano

DAME MYRA HESS MEMORIAL CONCERTS |   KATYA MOELLER, VIOLIN KSENIA NOSIKOVA, PIANO Program Johannes Brahms – Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op.…

Wednesday June 1
12:15 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago
55 E. Wacker Drive
Lookingglass Alice
Jun1
Theatre & Performing Arts

Lookingglass Alice

Lookingglass Alice returns for a fantastical trip down the rabbit hole, through the looking glass, and deep into your heart. The New York Times calls this circus-infused adaptation…

Wednesday June 1
7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Water Tower Water Works
821 N. Michigan Ave.
The Chicago PUNtathlon – REDUX
Jun1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy, Sports & Recreation, Theatre & Performing Arts, Tours & Attractions

The Chicago PUNtathlon – REDUX

Chicago’s ONLY Pun Competition Returns! Who will take home the glory of $100 and crowned “Dad of the Year”? Anyone can enter to win! Warm…

Wednesday June 1
7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Call Bar
1547 W Bryn Mawr Ave
Chicago Writers’ Bloc 2022 New Plays Festival
Jun1
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Chicago Writers’ Bloc 2022 New Plays Festival

Staged readings of 10 new works presented as part of its 2022 New Plays Festival, running May 23 to June 14 at the Raven Theater…

Wednesday June 1
7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Raven Theatre Company
6157 N. Clark St.
Free Street Announces A One-Of-A-Kind Experience with 57 BLOCKS
Jun1
Theatre & Performing Arts

Free Street Announces A One-Of-A-Kind Experience with 57 BLOCKS

This spring, Free Street merges their Pulaski Park and Storyfront Youth Ensembles to create the moving production, 57 Blocks. This immersive play investigates issues of…

Wednesday June 1
7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Pulaski Park
1419 W Blackhawk St.
Teatro Zinzanni
Jun2
Theatre & Performing Arts

Teatro Zinzanni

It has been a long couple of years of dreams delayed and hopes dashed, but it’s time to move from “What if?” to “Let’s find…

Thursday June 2
Spiegeltent ZaZou – Cambria Hotel
32 W. Randolph
SIX
Jun2
Theatre & Performing Arts

SIX

Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. After taking Broadway by storm, SIX makes a triumphant return to Chicago this spring. From Tudor Queens to Pop…

Thursday June 2
CIBC Theatre
18 West Monroe Street
Sticks & Stones – A Roast Battle Comedy Show
Jun2
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Sticks & Stones – A Roast Battle Comedy Show

Chicago’s premiere roast battle comedy show is at the Lincoln Lodge! Sticks & Stones may break your bones, but words sure can hurt too!  …

Thursday June 2
8:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
The Lincoln Lodge
2040 N Milwaukee Ave
Lookingglass Alice
Jun2
Theatre & Performing Arts

Lookingglass Alice

Lookingglass Alice returns for a fantastical trip down the rabbit hole, through the looking glass, and deep into your heart. The New York Times calls this circus-infused adaptation…

Thursday June 2
1:30 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Water Tower Water Works
821 N. Michigan Ave.
Navy Pier Dance
Jun2
Theatre & Performing Arts

Pier Dance

A new Chicago Dance Month event this year, each Thursday a dance company teaches an introductory dance lesson to movers of all ages and skill…

Thursday June 2
6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Navy Pier
600 E. Grand Ave.
Hades Danse Macabre
Jun2
Theatre & Performing Arts

Hades Danse Macabre

Hades Danse Macabre Open Friday the 13th of May Danse Macabre is seeking joyful souls to join an immersive journey into the nightscape to reveal…

Thursday June 2
7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
River Park Field House Theatre
5100 North Francisco Ave
Lookingglass Alice
Jun2
Theatre & Performing Arts

Lookingglass Alice

Lookingglass Alice returns for a fantastical trip down the rabbit hole, through the looking glass, and deep into your heart. The New York Times calls this circus-infused adaptation…

Thursday June 2
7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Water Tower Water Works
821 N. Michigan Ave.
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