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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.
Holidays in the Loop
Nov5
Jan31
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Holidays in the Loop

Welcome to the Loop, where Chicago’s holiday traditions are made. Witness the transformation of the city’s official downtown into a winter wonderland. You deserve a…

Friday November 5, 2021Monday January 31, 2022
Chicago Loop
Lightscape at Chicago Botanic Garden
Nov12
Jan2
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Lightscape

The popular holiday event is back, with a new path and exciting new delights! We’ve got inventive new installations and all your favorites too. Hum…

North Suburbs

Event details
Friday November 12, 2021
4:30 p.m.Sunday January 2, 2022
9:00 p.m.
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Rd.
Love Actually – The Unauthorized Musical Parody
Nov17
Jan2
Theatre & Performing Arts

Love Actually – The Unauthorized Musical Parody

The Off-Broadway hit and holiday season sendup of the iconic romantic comedy and Christmas movie “Love Actually” debuts in Chicago this holiday season. Written by musical parody duo Bob and…

Wednesday November 17, 2021
7:00 p.m.Sunday January 2, 2022
7:00 p.m.
Apollo Theater Main Stage
2550 N Lincoln Ave
ZooLights
Nov19
Jan2

ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo

ZooLights Chicago’s favorite holiday tradition is back and better than ever in 2021 with our new Pepper Family Wildlife Center at the heart of the…

Friday November 19, 2021
4:00 p.m.Sunday January 2, 2022
10:00 p.m.
Lincoln Park Zoo
Cannon Drive at Fullerton Parkway
Illumination: Tree Lights
Nov20
Jan2
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum

The ninth annual Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum returns as a walking experience. Explore 50 acres of the Arboretum’s majestic trees during this one-of-a-kind spectacle of color,…

Saturday November 20, 2021
4:30 p.m.Sunday January 2, 2022
9:00 p.m.
morton arboretum
4100 ILLINOIS ROUTE 53
Light Up the Lake
Nov26
Jan2
Tours & Attractions

Light Up the Lake

Brighten the winter season with Chicagoland’s biggest indoor, temperature-controlled light garden, featuring large-scale light-sculpture displays with more than 600,000 lights; Alpine ice rink with free…

Friday November 26, 2021Sunday January 2, 2022
Navy Pier, Festival Hall
Navy Pier, Festival Hall
Greektown Holiday Karavákia Display
Dec1
Jan15
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Greektown Holiday Karavákia Display

Greektown Chicago is celebrating the holiday season with a traditional Holiday Karavákia Display now through January 15, 2022. In Greece, there is an old Christmas…

Wednesday December 1, 2021Saturday January 15, 2022
Greektown Chicago
300 S. Halsted
The Play That Goes Wrong
Dec14
Jan30
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Play That Goes Wrong

What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You’d get THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, Broadway & London’s award-winning…

Tuesday December 14, 2021Sunday January 30, 2022
Annual Holiday Show at The Factory Theater
Dec30
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts, Virtual Event

Annual Holiday Show at The Factory Theater

The Factory Theater,1623 W. Howard St., is pleased to announce the return of their annual Holiday Show available for viewing exclusively online. The Factory Theater…

Thursday December 30
The Factory Theater
Virtual Event
Black Summer: Race, Resistance and Resilience
Dec30
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 December 30
Roosevelt University
430 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago Avant-Garde
Dec30
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 December 30
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Disney’s Frozen
Dec30
Theatre & Performing Arts

Disney’s Frozen

From the producer of The Lion King and Aladdin, Frozen, the Tony®-nominated Best Musical, is now on tour across North America and the critics rave,…

Thursday December 30
Cadillac Palace Theatre
151 W. Randolph St.
Drawn to Combat: Bill Mauldin and the Art of War
Dec30
Virtual Event

Drawn to Combat: Bill Mauldin and the Art of War

Pritzker Military Museum & Library Launches Virtual Exhibition of Legendary Political Cartoonists Bill Mauldin’s Work View A One-of-a-Kind Virtual Exhibit That Tells the Real Story…

Hello Helios: The warming suns of Chicago’s Greektown
Dec30
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 December 30
Greektown Chicago
300 S. Halsted
Ice Rink at Gallagher Way
Dec30

Ice Rink at Gallagher Way

ICE SKATE NEXT TO WRIGLEY FIELD Skate all winter long underneath the twinkling lights of Winterland at Gallagher Way! The 8,000 sq.ft. ice rink is…

Thursday December 30
Gallagher Way
3635 North Clark Street
Ice Skating Ribbon at Maggie Daley Park
Dec30

Ice Skating Ribbon at Maggie Daley Park

Prices: ALL reservations include Gogh Skating – there is not an additional fee. Monday-Thursday -Skate Rental $16 on-line + tax $18 walkup + tax Skate with…

Thursday December 30
Maggie Daley Park
337 E. Randolph Street
Skating in the Park at Rosemont
Dec30
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Skating in the Park at Rosemont

Rosemont’s Parkway Bank Park entertainment district is thrilled to kick off the holiday season with the return of its Chicago Wolves Ice Rink Friday, Nov.…

Thursday December 30
Parkway Bank Park
5501 Park Place
Tony Fitzpatrick: Jesus of Western Avenue
Dec30
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 December 30
The Cleve Carney Museum
425 Fawell Blvd
The Chicago Reader at 50
Dec30
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

The Chicago Reader at 50

The Chicago Reader started small. Four college friends published a free weekly newspaper of eight pages, working out of two apartments, one on Chicago’s south side, the…

Thursday December 30
8:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Chicago Avant-Garde: Five Women Ahead of Their Time
Dec30
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Chicago Avant-Garde: Five Women Ahead of Their Time

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 December 30
8:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Present Artifacts
Dec30
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Present Artifacts

Efrat Hakimi, Sahand Heshmati Afshar, and zakkiyyah najeebah dumas – o’neal address decolonization, Futurism, and evolving histories. Hakimi’s photographs, Heshmati Afshar’s sculptural works and najeebah dumas – o’neal’s drawings show…

Thursday December 30
8:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Ralph Arnold Fine Arts Gallery
1131 W Sheridan Road
Like Queer Animals: We Hold Your Gaze
Dec30
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Like Queer Animals: We Hold Your Gaze

Like Queer Animals (LQA), the collaborative team of artist Jessie Mott and writer and queer scholar Chantal Nadeau, presents the exhibition “We Hold Your Gaze”…

Thursday December 30
9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S Ashland Ave
Ray Bradbury: Inextinguishable
Dec30
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Ray Bradbury: Inextinguishable

Ray Bradbury: Inextinguishable honors the incredible writing and enduring impact of one of America’s most celebrated writers. Featuring personal artifacts from Bradbury’s life like his…

Thursday December 30
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
American Writers Museum
180 N. Michigan Ave.
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