Explore The Art of The Brick at the Museum of Science and Industry, attend the C2E2 comic convention at McCormick Place, see WICKED when it returns to Chicago, look for the August opening of The St. Regis Chicago, and dine on steaks and seafood at José Andrés’ Bazaar Meat.

Explore The Art of the Brick

The Art of the Brick at the Museum of Science and Industry

The world’s largest display of LEGO art makes its Chicago debut with The Art of the Brick, on view at the Museum of Science and Industry through Sept. 5. The first-ever major museum exhibit to use LEGO bricks as the sole art medium features more than 100 incredible works. See world-famous masterpieces such as da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and van Gogh’s Starry Night creatively reimagined with colorful LEGO bricks.

Learn more about The Art of the Brick.

C2E2 is back at McCormick Place

The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) returns to McCormick Place from Aug. 5 – 7. This fun comic, cosplay, and pop culture convention features celebrity appearances and panels, autograph sessions, incredible comic artists showcased in Artist Alley, and a show floor packed with exhibitors. There are also escape room experiences, a beer garden hosted by Chicago’s Revolution Brewing, a Tattoo Pavilion, and After Dark activities like karaoke and cocktails.

Learn more about C2E2.

WICKED returns to Chicago

Allison Bailey and Talia Suskauer in the North American Tour of WICKED

Broadway sensation WICKED is back in Chicago, onstage at the downtown Nederlander Theatre from Sept. 28 – Dec. 4. This award-winning play tells the wildly inventive friendship story behind the Witches of Oz, with a musical score that features beloved hits such as Defying Gravity and For Good.

Learn more about WICKED.

The St. Regis Chicago to open late August

The hotly anticipated St. Regis Chicago hotel is set to open on Aug. 31. Designed by internationally renowned architect Jeanne Gang, the 101-story tower is the third-tallest building in Chicago. It’s also the tallest building in the world designed by a female architect. The chic 192-room hotel features two upscale restaurants and the luxe St. Regis Spa, with an outdoor sundeck boasting sweeping lakefront views.

Learn more about The St. Regis Chicago.

Bazaar Meat and Bar Mar debut

Global humanitarian and chef José Andrés has teamed up with the local Gibsons Restaurant Group to open Bazaar Meat and Bar Mar along the Chicago River. Located within the 57-story Bank of America headquarters, Bar Mar welcomes guests on the first floor with creative cocktails and a raw bar, while the second-floor Bazaar Meat features everything from bison carpaccio to tapas and Wagyu steaks.

Learn more about Bazaar Meat and Bar Mar.