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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!

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,
Appalachian Spring: A Musical Romance with America
Jul27
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…

Tuesday July 27
Driehaus Museum
Virtual Event
Artists on the Lam’s 10th Anniversary Show: DECAHEDRON Online Art Exhibition
Jul27
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,…

Tuesday July 27
Artists on the Lam
PO Box 47875
Hello Helios: The warming suns of Chicago’s Greektown
Jul27
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 July 27
Greektown Chicago
300 S. Halsted
Immersive Art Space LP presents Immersive Van Gogh
Jul27
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 July 27
Lighthouse ArtSpace at Germania Place
108 W. Germania Pl.
Sole e Amore (Sun and Love)
Jul27
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…

Tuesday July 27
Lyric Opera of Chicago
20 N. Wacker Dr., Ste. 860
Sweet Bitter Love
Jul27
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…

Tuesday July 27
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
The Music of Black Voices
Jul27
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
Jul27
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…

Tuesday July 27
The Northman Beer & Cider Garden on The Riverwalk
233 East Riverwalk
Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40
Jul27
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 July 27
Smart Museum of Art
5550 S. Greenwood Avenue
Steppenwolf Theatre Virtual Productions
Jul27
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…

Tuesday July 27
Virtual
Virtual Event
The Devil Wears Prada
Jul27
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,…

Tuesday July 27
The Obama Portraits
Jul27
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…

Tuesday July 27
Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Ave.
African Diaspora: Chicago | An Exhibition Curated by Gallery Guichard
Jul27
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 July 27
6:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
One Two Pru
180 North Stetson Avenue
Redemption: Adrian Dunn and Chicago Philharmonic
Jul27
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…

Tuesday July 27
8:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Teen Digital Learning Program
Jul27
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…

Tuesday July 27
9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The Field Museum
1400 S Lake Shore Dr,
Camp Shedd: Summer Splash
Jul27
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…

Tuesday July 27
9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Trailblazers Summer Camp
Jul27
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…

Tuesday July 27
9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
The Vittum Theater
1012 N. Noble Street
Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall
Jul27
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…

Tuesday July 27
9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
The Field Museum
1400 S Lake Shore Dr,
Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes
Jul27
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 July 27
9:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Museum of Science and Industry
57th Street and Lake Shore Dr.
Dinos Everywhere!
Jul27
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
Tuesday July 27
9:30 a.m.6:00 p.m.
The Ruth Page School of Dance – Summer Dance Workshop
Jul27
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…

Tuesday July 27
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
Jul27
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…

Tuesday July 27
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Lizzadro Museum
1220 Kensington Road
Frida Kahlo: Timeless
Jul27
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…

Tuesday July 27
10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Cleve Carney Museum
425 Fawell Blvd
Shoreline Sightseeing Skyline Lake Tour
Jul27
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…

Tuesday July 27
10:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
Shoreline Sightseeing Company
Navy Pier 66 North Streeter Drive
Shoreline Sightseeing Architecture River Tours
Jul27
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 July 27
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
Jul27
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 July 27
10:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford: League of Nations
Jul27
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…

Tuesday July 27
11:00 a.m.3:30 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
Paradigm Exhibit
Jul27
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…

Tuesday July 27
11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Springboard Arts Chicago
1910 W. North Ave.
Shoreline Sightseeing Architecture River Tour
Jul27
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 July 27
11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Shoreline Sightseeing Company
Navy Pier 66 North Streeter Drive
Par Excellence Redux: The Front 9
Jul27
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…

Tuesday July 27
12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Elmhurst Art Museum
150 Cottage Hill Avenue
Zg Summer Group Show
Jul27
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…

Tuesday July 27
12:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Zg Gallery
300 W. Superior St.
Wave Wall Wax at Navy Pier
Jul27
Music & Comedy

Wave Wall Wax at Navy Pier

Jam out to free outdoor DJ performances every Saturday afternoon this summer. This weekly live DJ music summer series will take place every Saturday afternoon…

Tuesday July 27
5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Navy Pier
600 E. Grand Ave.
Tuesdays on the Terrace at MCA
Jul27
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Music & Comedy

Tuesdays on the Terrace

Summer Tuesdays come alive on the MCA’s Anne and John Kern Terrace Garden with free music highlighting artists from Chicago’s internationally renowned jazz community. Enjoy…

Tuesday July 27
5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Ave.
MCA Chicago Tuesdays on the Terrace
Jul27
Music & Comedy

MCA Chicago Tuesdays on the Terrace

Summer Tuesdays come alive on the MCA’s Anne and John Kern Terrace Garden with free music highlighting artists from Chicago’s internationally renowned jazz community. Enjoy…

Tuesday July 27
5:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
MCA Chicago Anne and John Kern Terrace Garden
220 E Chicago Ave
Rush Hour Concerts // The Grand Tour: A Journey Through Baroque Europe
Jul27
Theatre & Performing Arts

Rush Hour Concerts // The Grand Tour: A Journey Through Baroque Europe

RUSH HOUR CONCERTS // THE GRAND TOUR: A Journey Through Baroque Europe Ars Musica Chicago Kiyoe Matsuura, baroque violin Cora Swenson Lee, baroque cello Jason…

Tuesday July 27
5:45 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Rush Hour Concerts // The Grand Tour: A Journey Through Baroque Europe
Jul27
Theatre & Performing Arts

Rush Hour Concerts // The Grand Tour: A Journey Through Baroque Europe

RUSH HOUR CONCERTS // THE GRAND TOUR: A Journey Through Baroque Europe Ars Musica Chicago Kiyoe Matsuura, baroque violin Cora Swenson Lee, baroque cello Jason…

Tuesday July 27
5:45 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Pier Fitness: Rush Hour Workouts at Navy Pier
Jul27
Sports & Recreation

Pier Fitness: Rush Hour Workouts at Navy Pier

Break a sweat with cardio workouts led by professional fitness instructors in Polk Bros Park Performance Lawn, the gateway to Navy Pier. For all ages…

Tuesday July 27
6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Navy Pier’s Polk Bros Park
600 E Grand Ave
Celebrating Sir Andrew Davis, from Mozart to Stravinsky
Jul27
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 July 27
6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Lyric Opera House
20 N Wacker Drive
Chicago Dance Month
Jul27
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,…

Tuesday July 27
7:00 p.m.
Multiple Locations
Pier Fitness: Sunset Yoga at Navy Pier
Jul27
Sports & Recreation

Pier Fitness: Sunset Yoga at Navy Pier

Unwind with the serenity of the city scene and lakefront as your backdrop for free yoga on the lawn. Relieve your stress once you hit…

Tuesday July 27
7:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Navy Pier’s Polk Bros Park
600 E Grand Ave
Appalachian Spring: A Musical Romance with America
Jul28
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…

Wednesday July 28
Driehaus Museum
Virtual Event
Artists on the Lam’s 10th Anniversary Show: DECAHEDRON Online Art Exhibition
Jul28
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,…

Wednesday July 28
Artists on the Lam
PO Box 47875
Hello Helios: The warming suns of Chicago’s Greektown
Jul28
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 July 28
Greektown Chicago
300 S. Halsted
Immersive Art Space LP presents Immersive Van Gogh
Jul28
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 July 28
Lighthouse ArtSpace at Germania Place
108 W. Germania Pl.
Sole e Amore (Sun and Love)
Jul28
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…

Wednesday July 28
Lyric Opera of Chicago
20 N. Wacker Dr., Ste. 860
Sweet Bitter Love
Jul28
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…

Wednesday July 28
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
The Music of Black Voices
Jul28
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
Jul28
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…

Wednesday July 28
The Northman Beer & Cider Garden on The Riverwalk
233 East Riverwalk
Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40
Jul28
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 July 28
Smart Museum of Art
5550 S. Greenwood Avenue
Steppenwolf Theatre Virtual Productions
Jul28
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…

Wednesday July 28
Virtual
Virtual Event
The Devil Wears Prada
Jul28
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,…

Wednesday July 28
The Obama Portraits
Jul28
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…

Wednesday July 28
Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Ave.
African Diaspora: Chicago | An Exhibition Curated by Gallery Guichard
Jul28
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 July 28
6:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
One Two Pru
180 North Stetson Avenue
Redemption: Adrian Dunn and Chicago Philharmonic
Jul28
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…

Wednesday July 28
8:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Still Life in Real Life: Charles Ethan Porter
Jul28
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
Wednesday July 28
8:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Garfield Park Conservatory
300 N. Central Park Ave.
Teen Digital Learning Program
Jul28
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…

Wednesday July 28
9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The Field Museum
1400 S Lake Shore Dr,
Camp Shedd: Summer Splash
Jul28
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…

Wednesday July 28
9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Trailblazers Summer Camp
Jul28
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…

Wednesday July 28
9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
The Vittum Theater
1012 N. Noble Street
Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall
Jul28
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…

Wednesday July 28
9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
The Field Museum
1400 S Lake Shore Dr,
Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes
Jul28
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 July 28
9:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Museum of Science and Industry
57th Street and Lake Shore Dr.
Dinos Everywhere!
Jul28
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
Wednesday July 28
9:30 a.m.6:00 p.m.
The Ruth Page School of Dance – Summer Dance Workshop
Jul28
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…

Wednesday July 28
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
Jul28
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…

Wednesday July 28
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Lizzadro Museum
1220 Kensington Road
Frida Kahlo: Timeless
Jul28
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…

Wednesday July 28
10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Cleve Carney Museum
425 Fawell Blvd
Shoreline Sightseeing Skyline Lake Tour
Jul28
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…

Wednesday July 28
10:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
Shoreline Sightseeing Company
Navy Pier 66 North Streeter Drive
Shoreline Sightseeing Architecture River Tours
Jul28
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 July 28
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
Jul28
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…

Wednesday July 28
10:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford: League of Nations
Jul28
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…

Wednesday July 28
11:00 a.m.3:30 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
Original Contemporary Comic Artwork Exhibition
Jul28
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Original Contemporary Comic Artwork Exhibition

In tandem with CHICAGO: Where comics Came to Life, 1880 – 1960, the DCASE exhibition openning in late June, Buddy will host an exhibition of…

Wednesday July 28
11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Buddy at the Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Paradigm Exhibit
Jul28
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…

Wednesday July 28
11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Springboard Arts Chicago
1910 W. North Ave.
Shoreline Sightseeing Architecture River Tour
Jul28
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 July 28
11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Shoreline Sightseeing Company
Navy Pier 66 North Streeter Drive
Toward a Greener and More Resilient Chicago
Jul28
Virtual Event

Toward a Greener and More Resilient Chicago

Sustainability is more than solar panels and green roofs. Join the Chicago Architecture Center as we highlight a range of green building and sustainability initiatives…

Wednesday July 28
12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Chicago Architecture Center
Virtual Event
Zg Summer Group Show
Jul28
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…

Wednesday July 28
12:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Zg Gallery
300 W. Superior St.
Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts | Julia Hamos, Piano
Jul28
Theatre & Performing Arts

Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts | Julia Hamos, Piano

DAME MYRA HESS MEMORIAL CONCERTS | JULIA HAMOS, PIANO   Program Clara Schumann – Romances, Op. 11 Frédéric Chopin – Ballade No. 3 in A-flat…

Wednesday July 28
12:15 p.m.1:00 p.m.
International Music Foundation
11 E. Adams St., Suite 350-B
Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts | Julia Hamos, Piano
Jul28

Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts | Julia Hamos, Piano

DAME MYRA HESS MEMORIAL CONCERTS | JULIA HAMOS, PIANO   Program   Clara Schumann – Romances, Op. 11   Frédéric Chopin – Ballade No. 3…

Wednesday July 28
12:15 p.m.1:00 p.m.
International Music Foundation
11 E. Adams St., Suite 350-B
How a Lipizzan Stallion learns to dance – Presentation
Jul28
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

How a Lipizzan Stallion learns to dance – Presentation

Designed for horse lovers that want to know more: Our equine dancers may be born with the genetic material to perform their graceful moves, but…

Wednesday July 28
1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
The Tempel Lipizzans
17000 Wadsworth Road
Uptown Farmers Market
Jul28
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 July 28
2:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Wilson & Broadway
Wilson & Broadway
Andersonville Farmers Market
Jul28
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 July 28
3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Andersonville Farmers Market
Outdoor Summer Concert Series @ Copernicus Center
Jul28
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Outdoor Summer Concert Series @ Copernicus Center

The Copernicus Foundation is happy to announce its 2021 8-week Outdoor Summer Concert Series. Beginning Saturday July 10th music lovers of all ages can come…

Wednesday July 28
5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Copernicus Center
5216 W. Lawrence Ave.
Celebrating Sir Andrew Davis, from Mozart to Stravinsky
Jul28
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 July 28
6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Lyric Opera House
20 N Wacker Drive
Grant Park Music Festival
Jul28
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…

Wednesday July 28
6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Millennium Park
201 E Randolph Street
You Are My Passion | Free Summer Screenings
Jul28
Jul29
Virtual Event

You Are My Passion | Free Summer Screenings

Pedro eats, sleeps, and breathes soccer. He schedules his entire life around the sport, dropping anything and everything to watch his beloved, downtrodden club, Cruz…

Wednesday July 28
6:30 p.m.Thursday July 29
6:30 p.m.
Chicago Dance Month
Jul28
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,…

Wednesday July 28
7:00 p.m.
Multiple Locations
Rhythm World 30 – Tap and Jazz Improv
Jul28
Theatre & Performing Arts

Rhythm World 30 – Tap and Jazz Improv

Hoofers and jazz virtuosos from Broadway and concert stages come together for three consecutive weeks to celebrate the 30th annual Rhythm World Festival at the…

Wednesday July 28
7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Jazz Showcase
806 S Plymouth Ct.
Opera Festival of Chicago – Dante 700
Jul28
Music & Comedy

Opera Festival of Chicago – Dante 700

More than a year after the COVID-19 pandemic canceled all live performances, opera returns to Chicago stages this summer with a new two-week festival. The…

Wednesday July 28
8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Artifact Events
4325 N Ravenswood Ave
Shoreline Sightseeing Fireworks Tours
Jul28
Tours & Attractions

Shoreline Sightseeing Fireworks Tours

Shoreline Sightseeing joins all of Chicago in welcoming the return of Navy Pier’s summer Fireworks. Shoreline offers two tour options to take in these dazzling…

Wednesday July 28
8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Shoreline Sightseeing Company
Navy Pier 66 North Streeter Drive
Shoreline Sightseeing Fireworks Tours
Jul28
Tours & Attractions

Shoreline Sightseeing Fireworks Tours

Shoreline Sightseeing joins all of Chicago in welcoming the return of Navy Pier’s summer Fireworks. Shoreline offers two tour options to take in these dazzling…

Wednesday July 28
8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Shoreline Sightseeing Company
Navy Pier 66 North Streeter Drive
Appalachian Spring: A Musical Romance with America
Jul29
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…

Thursday July 29
Driehaus Museum
Virtual Event
Artists on the Lam’s 10th Anniversary Show: DECAHEDRON Online Art Exhibition
Jul29
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 July 29
Artists on the Lam
PO Box 47875
Hello Helios: The warming suns of Chicago’s Greektown
Jul29
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 July 29
Greektown Chicago
300 S. Halsted
Immersive Art Space LP presents Immersive Van Gogh
Jul29
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 July 29
Lighthouse ArtSpace at Germania Place
108 W. Germania Pl.
Sole e Amore (Sun and Love)
Jul29
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 July 29
Lyric Opera of Chicago
20 N. Wacker Dr., Ste. 860
Sweet Bitter Love
Jul29
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 July 29
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
The Music of Black Voices
Jul29
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
Jul29
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 July 29
The Northman Beer & Cider Garden on The Riverwalk
233 East Riverwalk
Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40
Jul29
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 July 29
Smart Museum of Art
5550 S. Greenwood Avenue
Steppenwolf Theatre Virtual Productions
Jul29
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 July 29
Virtual
Virtual Event
The Devil Wears Prada
Jul29
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,…

Thursday July 29
The Obama Portraits
Jul29
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…

Thursday July 29
Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Ave.

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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The Cabaret Project
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Working in Concert

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

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