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Black Summer: Race, Resistance and Resilience
Dec28
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Black Summer: Race, Resistance and Resilience

Black Summer: Race, Resistance and Resilience, inspired by James Baldwin’s No Name in the Street, showcases the work of 11 photographers of color during the…

Tuesday December 28, 2021
Roosevelt University
430 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago Avant-Garde
Dec28
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 December 28, 2021
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Disney’s Frozen
Dec28
Theatre & Performing Arts

Disney’s Frozen

From the producer of The Lion King and Aladdin, Frozen, the Tony®-nominated Best Musical, is now on tour across North America and the critics rave,…

Tuesday December 28, 2021
Cadillac Palace Theatre
151 W. Randolph St.
Drawn to Combat: Bill Mauldin and the Art of War
Dec28
Virtual Event

Drawn to Combat: Bill Mauldin and the Art of War

Pritzker Military Museum & Library Launches Virtual Exhibition of Legendary Political Cartoonists Bill Mauldin’s Work View A One-of-a-Kind Virtual Exhibit That Tells the Real Story…

Tuesday December 28, 2021
Hello Helios: The warming suns of Chicago’s Greektown
Dec28
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 December 28, 2021
Greektown Chicago
300 S. Halsted
Ice Rink at Gallagher Way
Dec28

Ice Rink at Gallagher Way

ICE SKATE NEXT TO WRIGLEY FIELD Skate all winter long underneath the twinkling lights of Winterland at Gallagher Way! The 8,000 sq.ft. ice rink is…

Tuesday December 28, 2021
Gallagher Way
3635 North Clark Street
Ice Skating Ribbon at Maggie Daley Park
Dec28

Ice Skating Ribbon at Maggie Daley Park

Prices: ALL reservations include Gogh Skating – there is not an additional fee. Monday-Thursday -Skate Rental $16 on-line + tax $18 walkup + tax Skate with…

Tuesday December 28, 2021
Maggie Daley Park
337 E. Randolph Street
Skating in the Park at Rosemont
Dec28
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Skating in the Park at Rosemont

Rosemont’s Parkway Bank Park entertainment district is thrilled to kick off the holiday season with the return of its Chicago Wolves Ice Rink Friday, Nov.…

Tuesday December 28, 2021
Parkway Bank Park
5501 Park Place
Tony Fitzpatrick: Jesus of Western Avenue
Dec28
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Tony Fitzpatrick: Jesus of Western Avenue

The Cleve Carney Museum of Art opens its inaugural season with Tony Fitzpatrick: Jesus of Western Avenue. This will be the final museum exhibition by…

Tuesday December 28, 2021
The Cleve Carney Museum
425 Fawell Blvd
The Chicago Reader at 50
Dec28
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

The Chicago Reader at 50

The Chicago Reader started small. Four college friends published a free weekly newspaper of eight pages, working out of two apartments, one on Chicago’s south side, the…

Tuesday December 28, 2021
8:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Chicago Avant-Garde: Five Women Ahead of Their Time
Dec28
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Chicago Avant-Garde: Five Women Ahead of Their Time

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 December 28, 2021
8:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Present Artifacts
Dec28
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Present Artifacts

Efrat Hakimi, Sahand Heshmati Afshar, and zakkiyyah najeebah dumas – o’neal address decolonization, Futurism, and evolving histories. Hakimi’s photographs, Heshmati Afshar’s sculptural works and najeebah dumas – o’neal’s drawings show…

Tuesday December 28, 2021
8:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Ralph Arnold Fine Arts Gallery
1131 W Sheridan Road
Like Queer Animals: We Hold Your Gaze
Dec28
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Like Queer Animals: We Hold Your Gaze

Like Queer Animals (LQA), the collaborative team of artist Jessie Mott and writer and queer scholar Chantal Nadeau, presents the exhibition “We Hold Your Gaze”…

Tuesday December 28, 2021
9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 South Ashland Avenue
Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott
Dec28
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott

Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott is the first comprehensive retrospective of one of America’s most compelling and controversial artists, Robert Colescott…

Tuesday December 28, 2021
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
Successful Failures: Thirty Years of Lumpens, Radical Media and Building Communities of the Future
Dec28
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Successful Failures: Thirty Years of Lumpens, Radical Media and Building Communities of the Future

In Chicago, we can make and do anything we want, when we try. Through the certainty of chance, collective engagement, casual encounters, and accidental actions,…

Tuesday December 28, 2021
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
The Dr. Seuss Experience
Dec28
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

The Dr. Seuss Experience

The Dr. Seuss Experience is an imaginative, interactive, Instagram-able immersion into the wondrous world of Dr. Seuss. ​ This Seuss-tacular sensory spectacle takes each guest…

Tuesday December 28, 2021
10:00 a.m.6:30 p.m.
Water Tower Place
835 N. Michigan Ave.
A Christmas Carol
Dec28
Theatre & Performing Arts

A Christmas Carol

Experience the heartwarming story of Ebenezer Scrooge’s discovery of kindness, compassion and redemption—a must-see Chicago holiday tradition now in its fifth decade at Goodman Theatre,…

Tuesday December 28, 2021
2:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Goodman Theatre
170 N. Dearborn St.
Willow Hill’s Winter Magic | A Drive-Thru Christmas Lights Experience
Dec28
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Willow Hill’s Winter Magic | A Drive-Thru Christmas Lights Experience

Willow Hill’s Winter Magic | A Drive-Thru Christmas Lights Experience at Willow Hill Golf Course in Northbrook, IL BUY TICKETS NOW! www.WillowHillsWinterMagic.com OPEN NIGHTLY Nov…

Tuesday December 28, 2021
4:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Willow Hill Golf Course
1350 Willow Rd
Let It Shine | Northbrook
Dec28
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Let It Shine | Northbrook

Let It Shine returns with its newest Christmas drive-thru light show at Northbrook Court! Prepared to be immersed into a wonderland of lights as you…

Tuesday December 28, 2021
4:30 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Northbrook Court – West Lot, 1515 Lake Cook Road, Northbrook, IL 60062
1515 Lake Cook Road
Let It Shine | Schaumburg
Dec28
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Let It Shine | Schaumburg

Let It Shine is proud to present its newest Christmas drive-thru light show at Wintrust Field! Prepared to be immersed into a wonderland of lights…

Tuesday December 28, 2021
4:30 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Wintrust Field
1999 Springinsguth Rd
The Play That Goes Wrong
Dec28
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Play That Goes Wrong

What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You’d get THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, Broadway & London’s award-winning…

Tuesday December 28, 2021
7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
ChiTown Movies Drive-In Theatre
Dec28
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…

Tuesday December 28, 2021
8:00 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Chitown Movies
2343 S throop St
Annual Holiday Show at The Factory Theater
Dec29
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts, Virtual Event

Annual Holiday Show at The Factory Theater

The Factory Theater,1623 W. Howard St., is pleased to announce the return of their annual Holiday Show available for viewing exclusively online. The Factory Theater…

Wednesday December 29, 2021
The Factory Theater
Virtual Event
Black Summer: Race, Resistance and Resilience
Dec29
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Black Summer: Race, Resistance and Resilience

Black Summer: Race, Resistance and Resilience, inspired by James Baldwin’s No Name in the Street, showcases the work of 11 photographers of color during the…

Wednesday December 29, 2021
Roosevelt University
430 S. Michigan Ave.
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