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2020 Chicago Cabaret Week

Chicago Cabaret Week has been postponed. Organizers are working to reschedule the events to a later date, please check back soon for updates.

Cabaret has been at the heartbeat of Chicago’s nightclub scene for more than a century. Come experience Chicago Cabaret Week at intimate venues around the city as artists bring you their personal renditions of the Great American Songbook, blues, jazz, burlesque, pop, comedy and Broadway. Get carried away by Chicago Cabaret!

Helmut Jahn: Life + Architecture
Jul23
Oct31
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Helmut Jahn: Life + Architecture

Helmut Jahn: Life + Architecture is a new exhibit at the Chicago Architecture Center honoring the late Chicago architect and style icon. Get to know…

Friday July 23
11:00 a.m.Sunday October 31
5:00 p.m.
Chicago Architecture Center
111 E. Wacker Drive
The Boxes Experience
Aug14
Dec1
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Boxes Experience

What is Boxed Experience? An Interactive Theatrical Activation where we immerse you into a new, Transformative Adventure. In this world, you’ll have total control as…

Saturday August 14
12:00 p.m.Wednesday December 1
9:00 p.m.
bookspace@boxedxp.com
150 W Roosevelt Rd
Tight Ship Comedy! A live stand-up comedy show!
Sep2
Oct28
Theatre & Performing Arts

Tight Ship Comedy! A live stand-up comedy show!

Tight Ship Comedy has been entertaining the Chicago’s South Loop area with live the best local and national live stand up comedy. Located in the…

Thursday September 2
8:00 p.m.Thursday October 28
9:00 p.m.
755 S Clark St
755 South Clark Street
Neon and Light Museum
Sep9
Oct31
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Neon and Light Museum

The new Neon and Light Museum pop-up invites guests to stand in, under and around some seventy professional neon and light-based sculptures in a dazzling…

Thursday September 9
4:00 p.m.Sunday October 31
6:00 p.m.
Neon and Light Museum
325 West Huron
Tight Ship Comedy! A live stand-up comedy show!
Sep9
Oct28
Theatre & Performing Arts

Tight Ship Comedy! A live stand-up comedy show!

Tight Ship Comedy has been entertaining the Chicago’s South Loop area with live the best local and national live stand up comedy. Located in the…

Thursday September 9
8:00 p.m.Thursday October 28
9:00 p.m.
Half Sour
755 South Clark Street
A La Française: The French Way
Sep17
Dec31
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

A La Française: The French Way

This fall, join Springboard Arts for the opening of its next exhibition, “A La Française: The French Way.” Unprecedented events – like the pandemic –…

Friday September 17
11:00 a.m.Friday December 31
3:00 p.m.
Springboard Arts Chicago
1910 W. North Ave.
Blue Man Group at the Briar Street Theater
Sep29
Jan9
Theatre & Performing Arts

Blue Man Group at the Briar Street Theater

Enjoy a performance of the legendary Blue Man Group, one of Chicago’s longest-running shows, at the Briar Street Theater. This worldwide performance troupe, whose hilarious…

Wednesday September 29, 2021
12:00 a.m.Sunday January 9, 2022
12:00 a.m.
Briar Street Theater
3133 N Halsted St
Illuminations: An Edgewater Art Experience
Oct1
Oct31
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Illuminations: An Edgewater Art Experience

CHICAGO (October 1, 2021) – To bring art and light to available storefronts and areas that have been affected by the ongoing pandemic and CTA…

Friday October 1Sunday October 31
Edgewater, Chicago
1210 W Rosedale
Open House Chicago
Oct1
Oct31
Tours & Attractions

Open House Chicago

The Chicago Architecture Center is proud to host the annual Open House Chicago (OHC) a month-long celebration showcasing Chicago’s built environment. This October, the Chicago Architecture Center hosts an…

Friday October 1Sunday October 31
Chicago Architecture Center
111 E. Wacker Drive
Halloween at Museum of Illusions Chicago
Oct1
Oct31
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Halloween at Museum of Illusions Chicago

Museum of Illusions Chicago has completely transformed into the Museum of Spooky Illusions! Come join us during the month of October and experience mind-bending illusions…

Friday October 1
10:00 a.m.Sunday October 31
9:00 p.m.
museum of illusions chicago
25 E Washington St.
Holy Ghost Bingo: God, Goblins, & Games!
Oct1
Oct31
Theatre & Performing Arts

Holy Ghost Bingo: God, Goblins, & Games!

Holy Ghost Bingo: God, Goblins, & Games is a Halloween-themed interactive comedy play. The premise is that Mrs. Mary Margaret O’Brien, a former nun, is…

Friday October 1
8:00 p.m.Sunday October 31
10:00 p.m.
Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Ave.
As You Like It
Oct6
Nov21
Theatre & Performing Arts

As You Like It

Named one of The New York Times’ best shows of 2017, Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery’s musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s AS YOU LIKE IT is…

Wednesday October 6
7:30 p.m.Sunday November 21
3:30 p.m.
Chicago Shakespeare Theatre
800 E Grand Ave
Raven’s Curse: A Haunted Ravenswood Experience
Oct8
Oct31
Tours & Attractions

Raven’s Curse: A Haunted Ravenswood Experience

Redline VR, located at 4702 N. Ravenswood and Chicago’s immersive entertainment center and virtual reality arcade, is proud to announce their 2021 Halloween events, including…

Friday October 8
6:00 p.m.Sunday October 31
10:00 p.m.
Redline VR
4702 N. Ravenswood
Terror in the Timbers Haunted House
Oct15
Oct31
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Terror in the Timbers Haunted House

We are a haunted trail in its second year, developed by two brothers who created a one-of-a-kind Halloween experience. During the Terror in the Timbers…

Friday October 15
6:30 p.m.Sunday October 31
12:00 a.m.
Haunted House
37W955 Big Timber Rd
Black Summer: Race, Resistance and Resilience
Oct19
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 October 19
Roosevelt University
430 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago Avant-Garde
Oct19
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 October 19
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Future Fossils: SUM
Oct19
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 October 19
Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell Ave
Hello Helios: The warming suns of Chicago’s Greektown
Oct19
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 October 19
Greektown Chicago
300 S. Halsted
Hot Pink, or Ready to Blow
Oct19
Virtual Event

Hot Pink, or Ready to Blow

It’s Pompeii meets Heathers as New American Folk Theatre continues its “season of audio theatre” with a new studio recording of its 2018 hit comedy Hot Pink, or Ready to…

Tuesday October 19
New American Folk Theatre
Virtual Event
Immersive Art Space LP presents Immersive Van Gogh
Oct19
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 October 19
Lighthouse ArtSpace at Germania Place
108 W. Germania Pl.
Kingdom
Oct19
Virtual Event

Kingdom

Broken Nose Theatre, one of Chicago’s premier Pay-What-You-Can theatre companies, is pleased to launch its tenth season with an audio adaptation of its hit 2018…

Tuesday October 19
Broken Nose Theatre
Virtual Event
Othello at the Court Theatre
Oct19
Theatre & Performing Arts

Othello at the Court Theatre

Othello, the great Venetian general, unknowingly seals his fate when he fails to select his standard-bearer, Iago, for a military promotion. When his wife, Desdemona,…

Tuesday October 19
Court Theatre
5535 S. Ellis Ave.
Sense & Sensibility (Audio Drama)
Oct19
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 October 19
Lifeline Theatre
Virtual Event
The Art of Banksy
Oct19
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 October 19
360 N. State St
201 S Ashland Ave
Tony Fitzpatrick: Jesus of Western Avenue
Oct19
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 October 19
The Cleve Carney Museum
425 Fawell Blvd
Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40
Oct19
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 October 19
Smart Museum of Art
5550 S. Greenwood Avenue
African Diaspora: Chicago | An Exhibition Curated by Gallery Guichard
Oct19
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 October 19
6:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
One Two Pru
180 North Stetson Avenue
Michelle Wasson – On Feronia
Oct19
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Michelle Wasson – On Feronia

In “On Feronia”, Chicago-based painter Michelle Wasson presents a new body of work in The Guild Room. Wasson’s paintings offer a sensual refuge from reality.…

Tuesday October 19
9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S Ashland Ave
Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes
Oct19
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 October 19
9:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Museum of Science and Industry
57th Street and Lake Shore Dr.
Take My Hand, Feel Your Fantasy Slip Away
Oct19
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 October 19
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S Ashland Ave
Shoreline Sightseeing Architecture River Tours
Oct19
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 October 19
10:00 a.m.7:30 p.m.
Shoreline Sightseeing Company
Navy Pier 66 North Streeter Drive
Shoreline Sightseeing Architecture River Tour
Oct19
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 October 19
11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Shoreline Sightseeing Company
Navy Pier 66 North Streeter Drive
Sweet Dreams: Halloween Pop-up Experience
Oct19
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Sweet Dreams: Halloween Pop-up Experience

Celebrate October in spooktacular style with our 20,000 square foot indoor outdoor Halloween pop-up! This fanciful nightmare come to life, is a creepy fragment of…

Tuesday October 19
5:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Rizzo’s Bar & Inn
3658 North Clark Street
In Case You Missed It: Buildings From Our Pandemic Year
Oct19
Virtual Event

In Case You Missed It: Buildings From Our Pandemic Year

While COVID-19 has driven us indoors and online, Chicago architects have still been bringing their visions to life around town. In this special edition of…

Tuesday October 19
6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Chicago Architecture Center
Virtual Event
Celebrating Sir Andrew Davis, from Mozart to Stravinsky
Oct19
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…

Tuesday October 19
6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Lyric Opera House
20 N Wacker Drive
“One Museum, One Book” Book Club: “Giovanni’s Room”
Oct19
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

“One Museum, One Book” Book Club: “Giovanni’s Room”

“Giovanni’s Room,” James Baldwin’s classic narrative, explores the hidden life of David, an American expatriate in Paris. When David meets an Italian bartender, Giovanni, he…

Tuesday October 19
7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Chicago Blackhawks vs. New York Islanders
Oct19
Sports & Recreation

Chicago Blackhawks vs. New York Islanders

Chicago Blackhawks vs. New York Islanders, Oct 19, 7:00PM. Tickets are on sale at TicketNetwork.

Tuesday October 19
7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
United Center
1901 W Madison St
Halloween at The SoFo Tap
Oct19
Nov1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Halloween at The SoFo Tap

Bubble, bubble, beards and stubble… it’s time for Halloween! Check out all the dirty details for the Halloween goings-on at The SoFo Tap!  Pumpkin Carving…

Tuesday October 19
7:00 p.m.Monday November 1
1:00 a.m.
The SoFo Tap
4923 N. Clark Street
Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
Oct19
Theatre & Performing Arts

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog

Black Button Eyes Productions is pleased to welcome back live audiences this fall with the popular internet musical Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, an authorized fan…

Tuesday October 19
7:30 p.m.
The Edge Theater
5451 N. Broadway St.
Andrew McMahon Live At The Chicago Theatre
Oct19
Music & Comedy

Andrew McMahon Live At The Chicago Theatre

Singer-songwriter Andrew McMahon is bringing his brand new ‘Three Pianos’ tour to Chicago on Oct 19, 2021! Tickets for the show are available online at…

Tuesday October 19
7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
ChiTown Movies Drive-In Theatre
Oct19
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 October 19
8:00 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Chitown Movies
2343 S throop St
Black Summer: Race, Resistance and Resilience
Oct20
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 October 20
Roosevelt University
430 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago Avant-Garde
Oct20
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…

Wednesday October 20
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Future Fossils: SUM
Oct20
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…

Wednesday October 20
Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell Ave
Hello Helios: The warming suns of Chicago’s Greektown
Oct20
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…

Wednesday October 20
Greektown Chicago
300 S. Halsted
Hot Pink, or Ready to Blow
Oct20
Virtual Event

Hot Pink, or Ready to Blow

It’s Pompeii meets Heathers as New American Folk Theatre continues its “season of audio theatre” with a new studio recording of its 2018 hit comedy Hot Pink, or Ready to…

Wednesday October 20
New American Folk Theatre
Virtual Event
Immersive Art Space LP presents Immersive Van Gogh
Oct20
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…

Wednesday October 20
Lighthouse ArtSpace at Germania Place
108 W. Germania Pl.
Kingdom
Oct20
Virtual Event

Kingdom

Broken Nose Theatre, one of Chicago’s premier Pay-What-You-Can theatre companies, is pleased to launch its tenth season with an audio adaptation of its hit 2018…

Wednesday October 20
Broken Nose Theatre
Virtual Event
Othello at the Court Theatre
Oct20
Theatre & Performing Arts

Othello at the Court Theatre

Othello, the great Venetian general, unknowingly seals his fate when he fails to select his standard-bearer, Iago, for a military promotion. When his wife, Desdemona,…

Wednesday October 20
Court Theatre
5535 S. Ellis Ave.
Sense & Sensibility (Audio Drama)
Oct20
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,…

Wednesday October 20
Lifeline Theatre
Virtual Event
The Art of Banksy
Oct20
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…

Wednesday October 20
360 N. State St
201 S Ashland Ave
Tony Fitzpatrick: Jesus of Western Avenue
Oct20
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…

Wednesday October 20
The Cleve Carney Museum
425 Fawell Blvd
Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40
Oct20
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…

Wednesday October 20
Smart Museum of Art
5550 S. Greenwood Avenue
African Diaspora: Chicago | An Exhibition Curated by Gallery Guichard
Oct20
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…

Wednesday October 20
6:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
One Two Pru
180 North Stetson Avenue
Michelle Wasson – On Feronia
Oct20
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Michelle Wasson – On Feronia

In “On Feronia”, Chicago-based painter Michelle Wasson presents a new body of work in The Guild Room. Wasson’s paintings offer a sensual refuge from reality.…

Wednesday October 20
9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S Ashland Ave
Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes
Oct20
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…

Wednesday October 20
9:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Museum of Science and Industry
57th Street and Lake Shore Dr.
Take My Hand, Feel Your Fantasy Slip Away
Oct20
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…

Wednesday October 20
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S Ashland Ave
Shoreline Sightseeing Architecture River Tours
Oct20
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…

Wednesday October 20
10:00 a.m.7:30 p.m.
Shoreline Sightseeing Company
Navy Pier 66 North Streeter Drive
Shoreline Sightseeing Architecture River Tour
Oct20
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.…

Wednesday October 20
11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Shoreline Sightseeing Company
Navy Pier 66 North Streeter Drive
The Dr. Seuss Experience
Oct20
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…

Wednesday October 20
11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Water Tower Place
835 N. Michigan Ave.
Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts | Natasha Stojanovska, Piano
Oct20
Theatre & Performing Arts

Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts | Natasha Stojanovska, Piano

DAME MYRA HESS MEMORIAL CONCERTS | NATASHA STOJANOVSKA, PIANO Program Frédéric Chopin – Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise brillante Op.22 Modest Mussorgsky – The Seamstress…

Wednesday October 20
12:15 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago
55 E. Wacker Drive
Groomed x Blesswell Chicago
Oct20
Tours & Attractions

Groomed x Blesswell Chicago

GRAMMY® Award-winning artist and wellness guru DJ Khaled is bringing his CBD-infused skincare to fans with GROOMED x BLESSWELL Chicago. Due to the early success of…

Wednesday October 20
2:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
The Kimpton Gray Hotel
126 W Monroe Street
Uptown Farmers Market
Oct20
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Uptown Farmers Market

The Uptown Farmers Market, produced by Chicago Market, connects you with the region’s best farmed goods and locally produced foods. Every Wednesday from May to…

Wednesday October 20
2:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Wilson & Broadway
Wilson & Broadway
Andersonville Farmers Market
Oct20
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Andersonville Farmers Market

The Andersonville Farmers Market (AFM) is pleased to return for its 12th season on Wednesdays from 3 – 7 pm from May 12 – October 20, 2021…

Wednesday October 20
3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Andersonville Farmers Market
Sweet Dreams: Halloween Pop-up Experience
Oct20
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Sweet Dreams: Halloween Pop-up Experience

Celebrate October in spooktacular style with our 20,000 square foot indoor outdoor Halloween pop-up! This fanciful nightmare come to life, is a creepy fragment of…

Wednesday October 20
5:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Rizzo’s Bar & Inn
3658 North Clark Street
Celebrating Design Excellence in Chicago’s Neighborhoods
Oct20
Virtual Event

Celebrating Design Excellence in Chicago’s Neighborhoods

Join us as we celebrate 25 years of the Driehaus Foundation Award, which encourages quality design in Chicago’s neighborhoods. Our panel discussion will explore the…

Wednesday October 20
5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Chicago Architecture Center
Virtual Event
Celebrating Sir Andrew Davis, from Mozart to Stravinsky
Oct20
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…

Wednesday October 20
6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Lyric Opera House
20 N Wacker Drive
The Comedy Sanctuary
Oct20
Music & Comedy

The Comedy Sanctuary

1st & 3rd Wednesdays – The Comedy Sanctuary 7:30pm & 9:30pm (if added) The Comedy Sanctuary is Chicago’s newest stand up comedy showcase featuring a…

Wednesday October 20
7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S Ashland Ave
CCPA Student Composition Recital
Oct20
Music & Comedy

CCPA Student Composition Recital

CCPA Student Composition Recital Wednesday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m. Ganz Hall (Roosevelt University, 425 S. Wabash Ave) Free concert – advanced reservations required. RSVP…

Wednesday October 20
7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Roosevelt University
430 S. Michigan Ave.
Verified Laughs
Oct20
Music & Comedy

Verified Laughs

WELCOME TO THE FUTURE! Where everyone and their grammy needs followers! Brand! And a constant stream of content! Out of this hellscape comes Verified Laughs,…

Wednesday October 20
7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Laugh Factory Chicago
3175 N Broadway St
“The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe: A Love Story” by David Rice
Oct20
Theatre & Performing Arts

“The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe: A Love Story” by David Rice

Oak Park Festival Theatre brings David Rice’s immersive “The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe: A Love Story,” directed by Bryan Wakefield to the historic Pleasant…

Wednesday October 20
8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Pleasant Home
217 Home Avenue
Blue Man Group
Oct20
Theatre & Performing Arts

Blue Man Group

Theatrical phenomenon Blue Man Group has resumed its Chicago Residency at Briar Street Theatre. Blue Man Group is a dynamic combination of art, music, comedy…

Wednesday October 20
8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Briar Street Theatre
3133 N. Halsted Street
Pink Martini Live At The Chicago Theatre
Oct20
Music & Comedy

Pink Martini Live At The Chicago Theatre

Pink Martini will perform live at The Chicago Theatre on Oct 20, 2021! Tickets for the show are available online at TicketNetwork.

Wednesday October 20
8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
ChiTown Movies Drive-In Theatre
Oct20
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…

Wednesday October 20
8:00 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Chitown Movies
2343 S throop St
Halloween at Meeting House Tavern
Oct20
Oct31
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Halloween at Meeting House Tavern

Happy Shocktober, Babes and Ghouls! We’ve got all kinds of tricks up our sleeves this Halloween season. Wil’s Wicked Workshop Wednesday, October 20th 8–11pm We…

Wednesday October 20
8:00 p.m.Sunday October 31
11:30 p.m.
Meeting House Tavern
5025 N Clark St
Black Summer: Race, Resistance and Resilience
Oct21
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…

Thursday October 21
Roosevelt University
430 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago Avant-Garde
Oct21
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…

Thursday October 21
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Future Fossils: SUM
Oct21
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…

Thursday October 21
Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell Ave
Hello Helios: The warming suns of Chicago’s Greektown
Oct21
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 October 21
Greektown Chicago
300 S. Halsted
Hot Pink, or Ready to Blow
Oct21
Virtual Event

Hot Pink, or Ready to Blow

It’s Pompeii meets Heathers as New American Folk Theatre continues its “season of audio theatre” with a new studio recording of its 2018 hit comedy Hot Pink, or Ready to…

Thursday October 21
New American Folk Theatre
Virtual Event
Immersive Art Space LP presents Immersive Van Gogh
Oct21
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 October 21
Lighthouse ArtSpace at Germania Place
108 W. Germania Pl.
Kingdom
Oct21
Virtual Event

Kingdom

Broken Nose Theatre, one of Chicago’s premier Pay-What-You-Can theatre companies, is pleased to launch its tenth season with an audio adaptation of its hit 2018…

Thursday October 21
Broken Nose Theatre
Virtual Event
Othello at the Court Theatre
Oct21
Theatre & Performing Arts

Othello at the Court Theatre

Othello, the great Venetian general, unknowingly seals his fate when he fails to select his standard-bearer, Iago, for a military promotion. When his wife, Desdemona,…

Thursday October 21
Court Theatre
5535 S. Ellis Ave.
Sense & Sensibility (Audio Drama)
Oct21
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,…

Thursday October 21
Lifeline Theatre
Virtual Event
The Art of Banksy
Oct21
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 October 21
360 N. State St
201 S Ashland Ave
Tony Fitzpatrick: Jesus of Western Avenue
Oct21
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…

Thursday October 21
The Cleve Carney Museum
425 Fawell Blvd
Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40
Oct21
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 October 21
Smart Museum of Art
5550 S. Greenwood Avenue
African Diaspora: Chicago | An Exhibition Curated by Gallery Guichard
Oct21
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 October 21
6:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
One Two Pru
180 North Stetson Avenue
Michelle Wasson – On Feronia
Oct21
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Michelle Wasson – On Feronia

In “On Feronia”, Chicago-based painter Michelle Wasson presents a new body of work in The Guild Room. Wasson’s paintings offer a sensual refuge from reality.…

Thursday October 21
9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S Ashland Ave
Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes
Oct21
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 October 21
9:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Museum of Science and Industry
57th Street and Lake Shore Dr.
Take My Hand, Feel Your Fantasy Slip Away
Oct21
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…

Thursday October 21
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S Ashland Ave
Shoreline Sightseeing Architecture River Tours
Oct21
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…

Thursday October 21
10:00 a.m.7:30 p.m.
Shoreline Sightseeing Company
Navy Pier 66 North Streeter Drive
Shoreline Sightseeing Architecture River Tour
Oct21
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.…

Thursday October 21
11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Shoreline Sightseeing Company
Navy Pier 66 North Streeter Drive
The Dr. Seuss Experience
Oct21
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…

Thursday October 21
11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Water Tower Place
835 N. Michigan Ave.
The Office Experience
Oct21
Tours & Attractions

The Office Experience

This fall, get ready to be transported to the world of Dunder Mifflin Paper Company when The Office Experience makes its debut in Chicago on…

Thursday October 21
12:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
The Shops at North Bridge
540 N Michigan Ave
Gateway to the West Loop Food Tour
Oct21
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…

Thursday October 21
1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
West Loop
Washington & Morgan
A conversation with Veronica Chambers and Jen Harlan
Oct21

A conversation with Veronica Chambers and Jen Harlan

Join us for a great time for the whole family! We are excited to interview two amazing authors, Veronica Chambers and Jen Harlan. During the…

Thursday October 21
2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Burst Into Books
A conversation with Veronica Chambers and Jen Harlan
Oct21

A conversation with Veronica Chambers and Jen Harlan

About this event Join us for a great time for the whole family! We are excited to interview two amazing authors, Veronica Chambers and Jen…

Thursday October 21
2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Burst Into Books
A conversation with Veronica Chambers and Jen Harlan
Oct21
Virtual Event

A conversation with Veronica Chambers and Jen Harlan

About this event Join us for a great time for the whole family! We are excited to interview two amazing authors, Veronica Chambers and Jen…

Thursday October 21
2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Burst Into Books
Virtual Event
Groomed x Blesswell Chicago
Oct21
Tours & Attractions

Groomed x Blesswell Chicago

GRAMMY® Award-winning artist and wellness guru DJ Khaled is bringing his CBD-infused skincare to fans with GROOMED x BLESSWELL Chicago. Due to the early success of…

Thursday October 21
2:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
The Kimpton Gray Hotel
126 W Monroe Street

Chicago Cabaret Week is presented by Chicago Cabaret Professionals, Working In Concert, Acts Of Kindness Cabaret, and The Cabaret Project. For more info or questions please contact the Chicago Cabaret Professionals at (877) 554-7714

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Chicago Cabaret Professionals
The Cabaret Project
WDCB Jazz
Working in Concert

Chicago Cabaret Week is part of the Year of Chicago Music celebration

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