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SummerDance in the Parks
Aug18
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

SummerDance in the Parks

The Chicago SummerDance in the Parks series returns this summer, presented with the Chicago Park District. Dancers of all ages and skill levels are invited…

Wednesday August 18
5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Rogers Park
Comedy Dance Chicago
Aug18
Music & Comedy

Comedy Dance Chicago

Two more chances to catch us at Northcenter Town Square! Bring a chair/blanket and join Comedy Dance Chicago for our family-friendly comedy dance show. What…

Wednesday August 18
7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Northcenter Town Square
4100 N Damen Ave
Blue Man Group Chicago
Aug18
Theatre & Performing Arts

Blue Man Group Chicago

A dynamic combination of art, music, comedy and technology, Blue Man Group encourages audiences to reconnect with their inner (and outer) child in order to…

Wednesday August 18
8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Briar Street Theatre
3133 N. Halsted Street
Chicago In Tune
Aug19
Music & Comedy

Chicago In Tune

Chicago In Tune is a new citywide festival celebrating Chicago’s diverse and legendary music scene and the 2021 Year of Chicago Music. This month of…

Thursday August 19Sunday September 19
Millennium Park
201 E Randolph Street
Artists on the Lam’s 10th Anniversary Show: DECAHEDRON Online Art Exhibition
Aug19
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,…

Thursday August 19
Artists on the Lam
PO Box 47875
Hello Helios: The warming suns of Chicago’s Greektown
Aug19
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 August 19
Greektown Chicago
300 S. Halsted
Immersive Art Space LP presents Immersive Van Gogh
Aug19
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 August 19
Lighthouse ArtSpace at Germania Place
108 W. Germania Pl.
Sole e Amore (Sun and Love)
Aug19
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…

Thursday August 19
Lyric Opera of Chicago
20 N. Wacker Dr., Ste. 860
Sweet Bitter Love
Aug19
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…

Thursday August 19
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
The Art of Banksy
Aug19
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 August 19
360 N. State St
201 S Ashland Ave
The Northman Live Music Summer Series
Aug19
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…

Thursday August 19
The Northman Beer & Cider Garden on The Riverwalk
233 East Riverwalk
Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40
Aug19
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 August 19
Smart Museum of Art
5550 S. Greenwood Avenue
Steppenwolf Theatre Virtual Productions
Aug19
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…

Thursday August 19
Virtual
Virtual Event
African Diaspora: Chicago | An Exhibition Curated by Gallery Guichard
Aug19
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 August 19
6:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
One Two Pru
180 North Stetson Avenue
Daley Plaza City Market
Aug19
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Daley Plaza City Market

Chicago City Markets sell fresh seasonal produce, flowers, prepared foods, unique Chicago-made products and rare finds – at Chicago’s longest running farmers market on Daley…

Thursday August 19
7:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Daley Civic Center
50 W. Washington St.
SOAR Farmer’s Market on the MCA Plaza
Aug19
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

SOAR Farmer’s Market on the MCA Plaza

Every Tuesday, beginning June 1—rain or shine—shop the SOAR Farmer’s Market on the MCA Plaza and support local farmers and producers. This amazing group offers…

Thursday August 19
7:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
MCA Chicago
220 E Chicago Ave
Redemption: Adrian Dunn and Chicago Philharmonic
Aug19
Music & Comedy

Redemption: Adrian Dunn and Chicago Philharmonic

On June 5 2021, Chicago Philharmonic will collaborate for the first time with critically acclaimed multi-genre musical artist and social justice advocate Adrian Dunn for…

Thursday August 19
8:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Teen Digital Learning Program
Aug19
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Teen Digital Learning Program

The High School Science and Digital Learning Program introduces students entering grades 10–12 to the science and technology of the Field Museum. In this 6-week…

Thursday August 19
9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The Field Museum
1400 S Lake Shore Dr,
Trailblazers Summer Camp
Aug19
Theatre & Performing Arts

Trailblazers Summer Camp

Adventure Stage Chicago’s Trailblazers is a unique summer arts program that engages 30 Chicago youth (ages 12-18) in an intensive 8-week creative journey. Under the…

Thursday August 19
9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
The Vittum Theater
1012 N. Noble Street
Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall
Aug19
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall

Step into the field to explore the trailblazing life and legacy of Dr. Jane Goodall, from her groundbreaking work with chimpanzees to becoming an acclaimed…

Thursday August 19
9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
The Field Museum
1400 S Lake Shore Dr,
Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes
Aug19
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes

Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes celebrates Marvel history with more than 300 artifacts including original comic book pages, sculptures, interactive displays and costumes and props…

Thursday August 19
9:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Museum of Science and Industry
57th Street and Lake Shore Dr.
Dinos Everywhere!
Aug19
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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Thursday August 19
9:30 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Metro Farms Tours
Aug19
Tours & Attractions

Metro Farms Tours

Come check out an indoor aquaponics and have a tour to learn more about how urban Farms impact the local community and learn more about…

Thursday August 19
10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
@metro Farms
4250 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60651
Special Exhibit – Fan Favorites from the Lizzadro Collection
Aug19
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Special Exhibit – Fan Favorites from the Lizzadro Collection

Special Exhibit – Fan Favorites from the Lizzadro Collection continues through August 29, 2021 Missing some of your favorite pieces in the Museum? Re-visit the…

Thursday August 19
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Lizzadro Museum
1220 Kensington Road
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