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Chicago Cabaret Week

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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
Field Explorers Camp
Jul26
Jul30
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Field Explorers Camp

There’s so much to learn about the natural world and the part we all play in its continued survival. Explore this and more with our…

Monday July 26
9:00 a.m.Friday July 30
3:00 p.m.
The Field Museum
1400 S Lake Shore Dr,
Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Convention
Jul30
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Convention

Since 2002, Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Con is Chicago’s largest and longest running Horror Convention known for its major celebrity guests, innovative programming, lavish parties…

Friday July 30
Hyatt Regency O’Hare
9300 West Bryn Mawr Avenue
Appalachian Spring: A Musical Romance with America
Jul30
Virtual Event

Appalachian Spring: A Musical Romance with America

This program will be available to you through the month of July.  A private link will be emailed to you upon ticket purchase. $20 Member…

Friday July 30
Driehaus Museum
Virtual Event
Artists on the Lam’s 10th Anniversary Show: DECAHEDRON Online Art Exhibition
Jul30
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,…

Friday July 30
Artists on the Lam
PO Box 47875
Hello Helios: The warming suns of Chicago’s Greektown
Jul30
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…

Friday July 30
Greektown Chicago
300 S. Halsted
Immersive Art Space LP presents Immersive Van Gogh
Jul30
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…

Friday July 30
Lighthouse ArtSpace at Germania Place
108 W. Germania Pl.
Sole e Amore (Sun and Love)
Jul30
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…

Friday July 30
Lyric Opera of Chicago
20 N. Wacker Dr., Ste. 860
Sweet Bitter Love
Jul30
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…

Friday July 30
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
The Music of Black Voices
Jul30
Virtual Event

The Music of Black Voices

‘The Music of Black Voices: Inspiring today’s youth through a choreographic reflection of our era and celebrating the history of black artists in music.’ Six…

The Northman Live Music Summer Series
Jul30
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…

Friday July 30
The Northman Beer & Cider Garden on The Riverwalk
233 East Riverwalk
Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40
Jul30
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…

Friday July 30
Smart Museum of Art
5550 S. Greenwood Avenue
Yannis Tsarouchis: Dancing in Real Life
Jul30
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Yannis Tsarouchis: Dancing in Real Life

Wrightwood 659 is pleased to host the first U.S. exhibition devoted to the work of Yannis Tsarouchis (1910–1989), widely regarded as one of the greatest Greek painters of the…

Friday July 30
Wrightwood 659
659 W. Wrightwood Avenue
Steppenwolf Theatre Virtual Productions
Jul30
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…

Friday July 30
Virtual
Virtual Event
The Devil Wears Prada
Jul30
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Devil Wears Prada

Andy, an ambitious young writer in New York City, lands a job at a prestigious magazine. Trying to survive under her stylish yet terrifying boss,…

Friday July 30
The Obama Portraits
Jul30
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

The Obama Portraits

In summer 2021 , the Art Institute of Chicago welcomes two acclaimed portraits to its galleries: Kehinde Wiley’s painting of President Barack Obama and Amy…

Friday July 30
Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Ave.
Comedy Hour at Annoyance Theatre
Jul30
Jul31
Theatre & Performing Arts

Comedy Hour at Annoyance Theatre

Each week, Chicago comics bring the freshest, most experimental new material to the Annoyance for the Comedy Hour. The weekly show is an eclectic mix…

Friday July 30
12:00 a.m.Saturday July 31
1:00 a.m.
Annoyance Theatre & Bar
851 W. Belmont Ave., 2nd Fl.
African Diaspora: Chicago | An Exhibition Curated by Gallery Guichard
Jul30
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…

Friday July 30
6:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
One Two Pru
180 North Stetson Avenue
Redemption: Adrian Dunn and Chicago Philharmonic
Jul30
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…

Friday July 30
8:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Teen Digital Learning Program
Jul30
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…

Friday July 30
9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The Field Museum
1400 S Lake Shore Dr,
Camp Shedd: Summer Splash
Jul30
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Camp Shedd: Summer Splash

Camp is back! Are you ready to make a splash? Join us this summer at Shedd Aquarium for one of our week-long camps for kids…

Friday July 30
9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Trailblazers Summer Camp
Jul30
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…

Friday July 30
9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
The Vittum Theater
1012 N. Noble Street
Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall
Jul30
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…

Friday July 30
9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
The Field Museum
1400 S Lake Shore Dr,
Andersonville Summer Sidewalk Sale
Jul30
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Andersonville Summer Sidewalk Sale

The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is pleased to announce the return of the annual Andersonville Summer Sidewalk Sale. More than 40 businesses from 4800…

Friday July 30
9:00 a.m.9:00 p.m.
Andersonville Chamber of Commerce
Tween Saturday Clubs
Jul30
Virtual Event

Tween Saturday Clubs

Join a one-day, Saturday club from 9:30–1:30pm. Middle-school science-lovers can learn what it takes to be a field observer. They’ll hear from real scientists at…

Friday July 30
9:30 a.m.1:30 p.m.
The Field Museum
Virtual Event
Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes
Jul30
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…

Friday July 30
9:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Museum of Science and Industry
57th Street and Lake Shore Dr.
Dinos Everywhere!
Jul30
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

Event details
Friday July 30
9:30 a.m.6:00 p.m.
The Ruth Page School of Dance – Summer Dance Workshop
Jul30
Sports & Recreation

The Ruth Page School of Dance – Summer Dance Workshop

The Summer Dance Workshop, ages 7-14, is a fun and focused mini-intensive for beginning dancers. No audition is required. Classes are Monday through Friday, from 10:00 am…

Friday July 30
10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Ruth Page Center for the Arts
1016 N. Dearborn St.
Special Exhibit – Fan Favorites from the Lizzadro Collection
Jul30
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…

Friday July 30
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Lizzadro Museum
1220 Kensington Road
Still Life in Real Life: Charles Ethan Porter
Jul30
Tours & Attractions

Still Life in Real Life: Charles Ethan Porter

We’re so happy to invite you to the 2021 Artist’s Garden exhibit Still Life in Real Life: Charles Ethan Porter. The garden will be filled…

Garfield Park

Event details
Friday July 30
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Garfield Park Conservatory
300 N. Central Park Ave.
Thresholds Identity: Perspectives on Y(OUR)selves
Jul30
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Thresholds Identity: Perspectives on Y(OUR)selves

Identity: Perspectives on Y(OUR)selves presents artwork created in Thresholds’ Art Therapy Program. The exhibition examines the topic of identity through the lens of creative expression.…

Friday July 30
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S Ashland Ave
Frida Kahlo: Timeless
Jul30
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Frida Kahlo: Timeless

The exhibition, on view June 5 to Sept. 6, 2021, will be the largest Frida Kahlo exhibition in the Chicago area in more than 40…

Friday July 30
10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Cleve Carney Museum
425 Fawell Blvd
Shoreline Sightseeing Skyline Lake Tour
Jul30
Tours & Attractions

Shoreline Sightseeing Skyline Lake Tour

Shoreline Sightseeing Skyline Lake Tours are a family favorite offering panoramic views of the city’s world-famous skyline on a relaxing 40-mintue cruise. Passengers learn about…

Friday July 30
10:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
Shoreline Sightseeing Company
Navy Pier 66 North Streeter Drive
Shoreline Sightseeing Architecture River Tours
Jul30
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…

Friday July 30
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
Jul30
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…

Friday July 30
10:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
Summer Café
Jul30
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Summer Café

The Museum is opening its main gallery and courtyard for a summer café. We will start simple with Swedish coffee and cookies as we build…

Friday July 30
11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Swedish American Museum
5211 N Clark Street
Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford: League of Nations
Jul30
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford: League of Nations

This exhibition is partially supported by the Illinois Arts Council and Indiana University Northwest. Throughout the underpinning of modernist design, aspirations of efficiency and comfort…

Friday July 30
11:00 a.m.3:30 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
Paradigm Exhibit
Jul30
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Paradigm Exhibit

This summer, join Springboard Arts for the opening of their third exhibition, “Paradigm.” As the world around us evolves, so must one’s disposition, and in…

Friday July 30
11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Springboard Arts Chicago
1910 W. North Ave.
Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady
Jul30
Tours & Attractions

Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady

#1 boat tour in Chicago according to TripAdvisor user reviews! For more than 25 years, the Chicago Architecture Center’s expertly trained docent volunteers have led…

Friday July 30
11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Chicago’s First Lady Cruises Dock
112 E. Wacker
Shoreline Sightseeing Architecture River Tour
Jul30
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.…

Friday July 30
11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Shoreline Sightseeing Company
Navy Pier 66 North Streeter Drive
The Sindhu Project: Enigma of Roots
Jul30
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

The Sindhu Project: Enigma of Roots

The Sindhu Project: Enigma of Roots is a multi-site exhibition debuting at the South Asia Institute in Chicago on June 17, 2021 and will run…

Friday July 30
11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
South Asia Institute
1925 S. Michigan Ave.
Lollapalooza: Foo Fighters, Post Malone, Tyler The Creator & Miley Cyrus
Jul30
Music & Comedy

Lollapalooza: Foo Fighters, Post Malone, Tyler The Creator & Miley Cyrus

The Lollapalooza lineup for 2021! Thursday is Miley Cyrus as headliner, also with Illenium, Kaytranda, Playboi Carti, Tchami and more. Friday has Tyler The Creator…

Friday July 30
12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Hutchinson Field Grant Park
Zg Summer Group Show
Jul30
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Zg Summer Group Show

Join us on Friday, July 9th for our Zg Summer group show featuring 18 artists working in painting, sculpture and works on paper. Opening during…

Friday July 30
12:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Zg Gallery
300 W. Superior St.
Gateway to the West Loop Food Tour
Jul30
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…

Friday July 30
1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
West Loop
Washington & Morgan
Cooking with Bubbie
Jul30
Music & Comedy

Cooking with Bubbie

Cooking with Bubbie stars America’s most famous grandmother, The Bubbie. The show takes place at a “taping” of her fictional TV cooking show. Bubbie will…

Friday July 30
1:30 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Skokie Theatre
7924 N. Lincoln Ave.
Fibsfest – Live Music, Food Trucks, Watermelon Jolly Rancher Ale Release
Jul30
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Fibsfest – Live Music, Food Trucks, Watermelon Jolly Rancher Ale Release

Fibs Brewing is turning two and throwing a huge TWO DAY BASH to celebrate! Two days of Live Music (7 Bands), tasty street tacos and…

Friday July 30
3:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Fibs Brewing Company
260 Howard Avenue
Celebrating Sir Andrew Davis, from Mozart to Stravinsky
Jul30
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…

Friday July 30
6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Lyric Opera House
20 N Wacker Drive
Music at The Foundry
Jul30
Music & Comedy

Music at The Foundry

Weekends at The Forge just got better with live music! Starting June 4, you can gather your friends after a fun day of adventure, grab…

Friday July 30
6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
The Forge: Lemont Quarries
1001 Main St
Summer on the Patio – Open Rehearsals
Jul30
Theatre & Performing Arts

Summer on the Patio – Open Rehearsals

The Artistic Home is inviting the public to share in their process of play selection this summer by offering free admission each weekend to staged…

Friday July 30
6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
The Artistic Home
1376 W. Grand Ave.
Grant Park Music Festival
Jul30
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Grant Park Music Festival

A Chicago tradition returns! The Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus return to Millennium Park with a thrilling lineup of Festival favorites, including the Grieg Piano…

Friday July 30
6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Millennium Park
201 E Randolph Street
Chicago Dance Month
Jul30
Theatre & Performing Arts

Chicago Dance Month

See Chicago Dance, the dance industry’s nonprofit service organization, is proud to announce that this June will see the return of its popular annual offering,…

Friday July 30
7:00 p.m.
Multiple Locations
Rockin’ in the Park at Parkway Bank Park
Jul30
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Rockin’ in the Park at Parkway Bank Park

Rosemont’s Parkway Bank Park entertainment district welcomes summer with the return of “Rockin’ in the Park” free summer concert series! The 2021 series will feature…

Friday July 30
7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Parkway Bank Park
5501 Park Place
The Lincoln Lodge
Jul30
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Lincoln Lodge

The Lincoln Lodge stand-up comedy and variety showcase plays every Friday and Saturday night in Chicago’s glamorous Logan Square! In addition to The Lodge’s rotating…

Friday July 30
8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
The Lincoln Lodge Theater
2040 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chalo Haso Desi Comedy Showcase
Jul30
Theatre & Performing Arts

Chalo Haso Desi Comedy Showcase

Ladies And Gentlemen We would love to announce that we are back and stronger then ever! With the new year brings new comics and new…

Friday July 30
8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Seven Bar and Restaurant
400 E. Randolph 7th Floor
Chinatown Summer Fair
Jul31
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Chinatown Summer Fair

This iconic event is one of the most ethnically unique outdoor events in Chicago and the Midwest. Attracting more than 40,000 people from throughout the…

Saturday July 31
Chinatown
2200 S. Wentworth
Appalachian Spring: A Musical Romance with America
Jul31
Virtual Event

Appalachian Spring: A Musical Romance with America

This program will be available to you through the month of July.  A private link will be emailed to you upon ticket purchase. $20 Member…

Saturday July 31
Driehaus Museum
Virtual Event
Artists on the Lam’s 10th Anniversary Show: DECAHEDRON Online Art Exhibition
Jul31
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,…

Saturday July 31
Artists on the Lam
PO Box 47875
Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Convention
Jul31
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Convention

Since 2002, Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Con is Chicago’s largest and longest running Horror Convention known for its major celebrity guests, innovative programming, lavish parties…

Saturday July 31
Hyatt Regency O’Hare
9300 West Bryn Mawr Avenue
Hello Helios: The warming suns of Chicago’s Greektown
Jul31
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…

Saturday July 31
Greektown Chicago
300 S. Halsted
Immersive Art Space LP presents Immersive Van Gogh
Jul31
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…

Saturday July 31
Lighthouse ArtSpace at Germania Place
108 W. Germania Pl.
Sole e Amore (Sun and Love)
Jul31
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…

Saturday July 31
Lyric Opera of Chicago
20 N. Wacker Dr., Ste. 860
Sweet Bitter Love
Jul31
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…

Saturday July 31
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
The Music of Black Voices
Jul31
Virtual Event

The Music of Black Voices

‘The Music of Black Voices: Inspiring today’s youth through a choreographic reflection of our era and celebrating the history of black artists in music.’ Six…

The Northman Live Music Summer Series
Jul31
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…

Saturday July 31
The Northman Beer & Cider Garden on The Riverwalk
233 East Riverwalk
Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40
Jul31
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…

Saturday July 31
Smart Museum of Art
5550 S. Greenwood Avenue
Yannis Tsarouchis: Dancing in Real Life
Jul31
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Yannis Tsarouchis: Dancing in Real Life

Wrightwood 659 is pleased to host the first U.S. exhibition devoted to the work of Yannis Tsarouchis (1910–1989), widely regarded as one of the greatest Greek painters of the…

Saturday July 31
Wrightwood 659
659 W. Wrightwood Avenue
Steppenwolf Theatre Virtual Productions
Jul31
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…

Saturday July 31
Virtual
Virtual Event
The Devil Wears Prada
Jul31
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Devil Wears Prada

Andy, an ambitious young writer in New York City, lands a job at a prestigious magazine. Trying to survive under her stylish yet terrifying boss,…

Saturday July 31
The Obama Portraits
Jul31
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

The Obama Portraits

In summer 2021 , the Art Institute of Chicago welcomes two acclaimed portraits to its galleries: Kehinde Wiley’s painting of President Barack Obama and Amy…

Saturday July 31
Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Ave.
African Diaspora: Chicago | An Exhibition Curated by Gallery Guichard
Jul31
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…

Saturday July 31
6:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
One Two Pru
180 North Stetson Avenue
Redemption: Adrian Dunn and Chicago Philharmonic
Jul31
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…

Saturday July 31
8:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Millennium Park Summer Workouts
Jul31
Sports & Recreation

Millennium Park Summer Workouts

Millennium Park Summer Workouts will return in person on the Great Lawn featuring Tai Chi, Yoga, Pilates, and Zumba.

Saturday July 31
8:30 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Millennium Park
201 E Randolph St
Teen Digital Learning Program
Jul31
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…

Saturday July 31
9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The Field Museum
1400 S Lake Shore Dr,
Trailblazers Summer Camp
Jul31
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…

Saturday July 31
9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
The Vittum Theater
1012 N. Noble Street
Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall
Jul31
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…

Saturday July 31
9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
The Field Museum
1400 S Lake Shore Dr,
Andersonville Summer Sidewalk Sale
Jul31
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Andersonville Summer Sidewalk Sale

The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is pleased to announce the return of the annual Andersonville Summer Sidewalk Sale. More than 40 businesses from 4800…

Saturday July 31
9:00 a.m.9:00 p.m.
Andersonville Chamber of Commerce
Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes
Jul31
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…

Saturday July 31
9:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Museum of Science and Industry
57th Street and Lake Shore Dr.
Dinos Everywhere!
Jul31
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

Event details
Saturday July 31
9:30 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Special Exhibit – Fan Favorites from the Lizzadro Collection
Jul31
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…

Saturday July 31
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Lizzadro Museum
1220 Kensington Road
Still Life in Real Life: Charles Ethan Porter
Jul31
Tours & Attractions

Still Life in Real Life: Charles Ethan Porter

We’re so happy to invite you to the 2021 Artist’s Garden exhibit Still Life in Real Life: Charles Ethan Porter. The garden will be filled…

Garfield Park

Event details
Saturday July 31
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Garfield Park Conservatory
300 N. Central Park Ave.
Thresholds Identity: Perspectives on Y(OUR)selves
Jul31
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Thresholds Identity: Perspectives on Y(OUR)selves

Identity: Perspectives on Y(OUR)selves presents artwork created in Thresholds’ Art Therapy Program. The exhibition examines the topic of identity through the lens of creative expression.…

Saturday July 31
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S Ashland Ave
Frida Kahlo: Timeless
Jul31
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Frida Kahlo: Timeless

The exhibition, on view June 5 to Sept. 6, 2021, will be the largest Frida Kahlo exhibition in the Chicago area in more than 40…

Saturday July 31
10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Cleve Carney Museum
425 Fawell Blvd
Shoreline Sightseeing Skyline Lake Tour
Jul31
Tours & Attractions

Shoreline Sightseeing Skyline Lake Tour

Shoreline Sightseeing Skyline Lake Tours are a family favorite offering panoramic views of the city’s world-famous skyline on a relaxing 40-mintue cruise. Passengers learn about…

Saturday July 31
10:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
Shoreline Sightseeing Company
Navy Pier 66 North Streeter Drive
Shoreline Sightseeing Architecture River Tours
Jul31
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…

Saturday July 31
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
Jul31
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…

Saturday July 31
10:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
Virtual Sea Otter Encounter
Jul31
Virtual Event

Virtual Sea Otter Encounter

Meet the sea otters at Shedd Aquarium—virtually! In our new Virtual Sea Otter Encounter, come face-to-face with the playful, adorable sea otters that call Shedd…

Saturday July 31
11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Shedd Aquarium
Virtual Event
Downtown Interior Architecture Walking Tour (“The World Within”)
Jul31
Tours & Attractions

Downtown Interior Architecture Walking Tour (“The World Within”)

Did you know that the #1-ranked tour in Chicago out of 340+ on TripAdvisor is a woman-owned small business consisting of ONLY ONE full-time employee…

Saturday July 31
11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Inside Chicago Walking Tours
Starting location given upon ticket purchase
Chinatown Lunch Tour
Jul31
Tours & Attractions

Chinatown Lunch Tour

On our #1 TripAdvisor Rated Chinatown Adventure, you’ll enjoy seated dining at five restaurants and bakeries featuring upscale Chinese recipes while navigating Chicago’s historic Chinatown…

Saturday July 31
11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Chinatown
2200 S. Wentworth
Summer Café
Jul31
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Summer Café

The Museum is opening its main gallery and courtyard for a summer café. We will start simple with Swedish coffee and cookies as we build…

Saturday July 31
11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Swedish American Museum
5211 N Clark Street
Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford: League of Nations
Jul31
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford: League of Nations

This exhibition is partially supported by the Illinois Arts Council and Indiana University Northwest. Throughout the underpinning of modernist design, aspirations of efficiency and comfort…

Saturday July 31
11:00 a.m.3:30 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
Paradigm Exhibit
Jul31
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Paradigm Exhibit

This summer, join Springboard Arts for the opening of their third exhibition, “Paradigm.” As the world around us evolves, so must one’s disposition, and in…

Saturday July 31
11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Springboard Arts Chicago
1910 W. North Ave.
Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady
Jul31
Tours & Attractions

Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady

#1 boat tour in Chicago according to TripAdvisor user reviews! For more than 25 years, the Chicago Architecture Center’s expertly trained docent volunteers have led…

Saturday July 31
11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Chicago’s First Lady Cruises Dock
112 E. Wacker
Shoreline Sightseeing Architecture River Tour
Jul31
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.…

Saturday July 31
11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Shoreline Sightseeing Company
Navy Pier 66 North Streeter Drive
The Sindhu Project: Enigma of Roots
Jul31
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

The Sindhu Project: Enigma of Roots

The Sindhu Project: Enigma of Roots is a multi-site exhibition debuting at the South Asia Institute in Chicago on June 17, 2021 and will run…

Saturday July 31
11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
South Asia Institute
1925 S. Michigan Ave.
Lollapalooza: Foo Fighters, Post Malone, Tyler The Creator & Miley Cyrus
Jul31
Music & Comedy

Lollapalooza: Foo Fighters, Post Malone, Tyler The Creator & Miley Cyrus

The Lollapalooza lineup for 2021! Thursday is Miley Cyrus as headliner, also with Illenium, Kaytranda, Playboi Carti, Tchami and more. Friday has Tyler The Creator…

Saturday July 31
12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Hutchinson Field Grant Park
Zg Summer Group Show
Jul31
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Zg Summer Group Show

Join us on Friday, July 9th for our Zg Summer group show featuring 18 artists working in painting, sculpture and works on paper. Opening during…

Saturday July 31
12:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Zg Gallery
300 W. Superior St.
Fibsfest – Live Music, Food Trucks, Watermelon Jolly Rancher Ale Release
Jul31
Aug1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Fibsfest – Live Music, Food Trucks, Watermelon Jolly Rancher Ale Release

Fibs Brewing is turning two and throwing a huge TWO DAY BASH to celebrate! Two days of Live Music (7 Bands), tasty street tacos and…

Saturday July 31
12:00 p.m.Sunday August 1
11:00 p.m.
Fibs Brewing Company
260 Howard Avenue
Luau Brunch with Hugo’s ELVIS Tribute Show
Jul31
Music & Comedy

Luau Brunch with Hugo’s ELVIS Tribute Show

A brand NEW special BRUNCH menu featuring $20 Prosecco bottles, various mimosa flavors, spicy bloody mary, all while enjoying a wonderful ELVIS tribute show!!! Seats…

Saturday July 31
12:30 p.m.
Asian Outpost Hawaiian Hideout
1315 S Wabash
Book Club Online
Jul31
Virtual Event

Book Club Online

The Museum book club reads a wide range of books from the Nordic countries. This is a free event and you can register by emailing…

Saturday July 31
1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Swedish American Museum
Virtual Event
Rivers Empyrean at Night Out in the Parks
Jul31
Music & Comedy

Rivers Empyrean at Night Out in the Parks

At a time when the environment is more threatened than ever with pollution and our life-giving waterways at risk, Fifth House Ensemble traces the life…

Saturday July 31
1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
North Park Village Nature Center Park
5801 North Pulaski Rd

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 Week is part of the Year of Chicago Music celebration

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