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Shoreline Sightseeing Architecture River Tour
Sep20
Tours & Attractions

Shoreline Sightseeing Architecture River Tour

Discover Chicago’s world-famous architecture and dramatic history on Shoreline Sightseeing’s Architecture River Tour, named as TripAdvisor’s #1 Travel experience in the United states for 2020.…

Monday September 20
11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Shoreline Sightseeing Company
Navy Pier 66 North Streeter Drive
Par Excellence Redux: The Front 9
Sep20
Sports & Recreation

Par Excellence Redux: The Front 9

In a unique collision of recreation and art, the Museum has commissioned a two-part miniature golf course of playable works of art by local and…

Monday September 20
12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Elmhurst Art Museum
150 Cottage Hill Avenue
Gateway to the West Loop Food Tour
Sep20
Tours & Attractions

Gateway to the West Loop Food Tour

On our #1 TripAdvisor Rated Gateway To The West Loop Food Tour, you’ll experience an impressive introduction and subsequent deep dive into the West Loop’s…

Monday September 20
1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
West Loop
Washington & Morgan
Storytelling at Stone Temple Peace Garden
Sep20
Theatre & Performing Arts

Storytelling at Stone Temple Peace Garden

Join Open Books, Stone Temple Baptist Church, and our partners for a free story time for kids of all ages each Monday beginning in June…

Monday September 20
2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Stone Temple Peace Garden
3622 W Douglas Blvd
Celebrating Sir Andrew Davis, from Mozart to Stravinsky
Sep20
Theatre & Performing Arts

Celebrating Sir Andrew Davis, from Mozart to Stravinsky

Music Director Sir Andrew Davis leads members of the Lyric Opera Orchestra and star soloists in a rousing concert that celebrates his remarkable career at…

Monday September 20
6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Lyric Opera House
20 N Wacker Drive
Baroque Fireworks
Sep20
Theatre & Performing Arts

Baroque Fireworks

Music of the Baroque’s new season opens on a triumphant note with Handel’s two majestic works for outdoor celebrations: Water Music and Music for the…

Monday September 20
7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Judas Priest Live At Rosemont Theatre
Sep20
Music & Comedy

Judas Priest Live At Rosemont Theatre

Metal pioneers Judas Priest are bringing their brand new ’50 Heavy Metal Years Tour’ to Rosemont on Sep 20, 2021! Special guest: Sabaton. Tickets are available online at TicketNetwork.

Monday September 20
7:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Rosemont Theatre
ChiTown Movies Drive-In Theatre
Sep20
Theatre & Performing Arts

ChiTown Movies Drive-In Theatre

A fun and safe outdoor movie experience every night at ChiTown Movies! Enjoy blockbuster and classic movies under the stars at our permanent drive-in located…

Monday September 20
8:00 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Chitown Movies
2343 S throop St
Chicago Avant-Garde
Sep21
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…

Tuesday September 21
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Future Fossils: SUM
Sep21
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…

Tuesday September 21
Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell Ave
Hello Helios: The warming suns of Chicago’s Greektown
Sep21
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…

Tuesday September 21
Greektown Chicago
300 S. Halsted
Immersive Art Space LP presents Immersive Van Gogh
Sep21
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…

Tuesday September 21
Lighthouse ArtSpace at Germania Place
108 W. Germania Pl.
Sense & Sensibility (Audio Drama)
Sep21
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,…

Tuesday September 21
Lifeline Theatre
Virtual Event
The Art of Banksy
Sep21
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…

Tuesday September 21
360 N. State St
201 S Ashland Ave
Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40
Sep21
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…

Tuesday September 21
Smart Museum of Art
5550 S. Greenwood Avenue
African Diaspora: Chicago | An Exhibition Curated by Gallery Guichard
Sep21
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…

Tuesday September 21
6:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
One Two Pru
180 North Stetson Avenue
Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes
Sep21
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…

Tuesday September 21
9:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Museum of Science and Industry
57th Street and Lake Shore Dr.
Metro Farms Tours
Sep21
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…

Tuesday September 21
10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
@metro Farms
4250 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60651
Take My Hand, Feel Your Fantasy Slip Away
Sep21
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Take My Hand, Feel Your Fantasy Slip Away

“Take My Hand, Feel Your Fantasy Slip Away” is an exhibition that approaches the figure as a manifestation of vulnerability, sensibility, and human emotion, through…

Tuesday September 21
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S Ashland Ave
Shoreline Sightseeing Architecture River Tours
Sep21
Tours & Attractions

Shoreline Sightseeing Architecture River Tours

Shoreline Sightseeing’s award-winning Architecture River Tours depart daily from Polk Bros Park at the southwest corner of Navy Pier and from the northeast corner of…

Tuesday September 21
10:00 a.m.7:30 p.m.
Shoreline Sightseeing Company
Navy Pier 66 North Streeter Drive
Wendella’s Chicago Architecture Tour From The Riverwalk
Sep21
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…

Tuesday September 21
10:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
MAVerick Ensemble
Sep21
Music & Comedy

MAVerick Ensemble

Tuesday, September 21 11:00 AM-12:00 PM at Chicago State University Breakey Theatre (9501 S King Drive) Free Program New work composed by William Jason Raynovich

Tuesday September 21
11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Chicago State Breakey Theatre
9501 S King Dr
MAVerick Ensemble
Sep21
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

MAVerick Ensemble

MAVerick Ensemble presents a performance of William Jason Raynovich’s newest work composed for Ear Taxi Festival 2021 for newly made instruments and computers. This event…

Tuesday September 21
11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Chicago State Breakey Theatre
9501 S King Dr
Shoreline Sightseeing Architecture River Tour
Sep21
Tours & Attractions

Shoreline Sightseeing Architecture River Tour

Discover Chicago’s world-famous architecture and dramatic history on Shoreline Sightseeing’s Architecture River Tour, named as TripAdvisor’s #1 Travel experience in the United states for 2020.…

Tuesday September 21
11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Shoreline Sightseeing Company
Navy Pier 66 North Streeter Drive
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