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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
The Clinic
Sep9
Oct10
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Clinic

Congo Square Theatre Company (Congo Square), one of the nation’s premier African American theatres, launches its 2021-2022 season with THE CLINIC, introducing the old-school serial…

Thursday September 9Sunday October 10
Virtual
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
Wicker Park-Bucktown Art Quest
Sep15
Tours & Attractions

Wicker Park-Bucktown Art Quest

Take part in our upcoming month–long event to celebrate the roots of Art in WPB. Art enthusiasts will go on a self-curated quest to check…

Wednesday September 15Friday October 15
Wicker Park/Bucktown
5K Route Available Upon Registration
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.
International Latino Theatre Festival
Sep23
Oct17
Theatre & Performing Arts

International Latino Theatre Festival

After taking a year off due to the pandemic, the citywide annual DESTINOS: Chicago International Latino Theater Festival is back for its fourth outing ready to showcase…

Thursday September 23Sunday October 17
Citywide
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.
Chicago Fashion Week
Oct2
Oct17
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Chicago Fashion Week

CHICAGO – FashionBar, LLC is pleased to announce Chicago Fashion Week, powered by FashionBar LLC, scheduled from October 10th to October 17th 2021 which kicks…

Saturday October 2
4:00 p.m.Sunday October 17
7:00 p.m.
Water Tower Place
835 N. Michigan Ave.
Rent – 25th Anniversary Farewell Tour
Oct5
Oct10
Theatre & Performing Arts

Rent – 25th Anniversary Farewell Tour

For a quarter of a century, Jonathan Larson’s RENT has inspired us to choose love over fear and to live without regret. This Tony Award…

Tuesday October 5Sunday October 10
CIBC Theatre
18 West Monroe Street
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
Alpine Trio Live At The Northman Oktoberfest
Oct7
Oct10
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Alpine Trio Live At The Northman Oktoberfest

Join us for the final weekend in our 4 weekend series celebrating all things Oktoberfest! This weekend we party with free live music, sausage, cider,…

Thursday October 7
5:00 p.m.Sunday October 10
7:00 p.m.
The Northman Beer & Cider Garden on The Riverwalk
233 East Riverwalk
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
Black Summer: Race, Resistance and Resilience
Oct10
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…

Sunday October 10
Roosevelt University
430 S. Michigan Ave.
Future Fossils: SUM
Oct10
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…

Sunday October 10
Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell Ave
Hello Helios: The warming suns of Chicago’s Greektown
Oct10
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…

Sunday October 10
Greektown Chicago
300 S. Halsted
Hot Pink, or Ready to Blow
Oct10
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…

Sunday October 10
New American Folk Theatre
Virtual Event
Immersive Art Space LP presents Immersive Van Gogh
Oct10
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…

Sunday October 10
Lighthouse ArtSpace at Germania Place
108 W. Germania Pl.
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