Clinical Congress 2015 @ McCormick Place - West Building
Oct 4 – Oct 8 all-day

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has arranged Clinical Congress 2015 Abstract Programs.


Cinderella @ Lyric Opera of Chicago
Oct 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

From October 4, 2015 – October 30, 2015

cinderellaThe beloved tale of Cinderella (La Cenerentola) meets operatic delight in this bubbling Rossini hit! You know the story: Cinderella is dressed in rags and destined to toil away for her nasty stepsisters and horrible stepfather – who is scheming to convince the Prince to marry one of his “real” daughters. But not so fast, ladies – mean girls aren’t the Prince’s style, and there’s a happily-ever-after ending for the maid with the heart of gold in this “triumphant, dazzling production…that blends a riot of color with sophisticated comedy just oozing with mirth.” Houston Chronicle


Performances take place at various times weekends and weekdays. Search on Lyric Opera’s performance calendar.

Fashion Focus CHICago Fashion Week @ Multiple Chicago Locations
Oct 4 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

From October 4, 2015 – October 12, 2015

fashion-focusFashion Focus CHICago Fashion Week is a citywide celebration of Chicago’s fashion industry. Locations include the Chicago Cultural Center and Millennium Park.

Lianne La Havas @ Park West
Oct 4 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

lianne-la-havasLianne Charlotte Barnes known professionally as Lianne La Havas, is a British folk and soul singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Born in London her career began after being introduced to various musicians and singer Paloma Faith, whom she sang backing vocals for. In 2010, Lianne signed to Warner Bros. Records, spending two years developing her songwriting skills before releasing any music publicly. La Havas’ debut album, Is Your Love Big Enough? (2012), was released to positive reviews from critics and earned her a nomination for the BBC’s Sound of 2012 poll and awards for the iTunes Album of The Year 2012.

Peep Show: The Instant Choreography Series @ Links Hall
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

From October 5, 2015 – December 7, 2015

peep-showPeep Show gives audiences a behind the scenes peek into the unique dance making processes of innovative Chicago choreographers as they develop world premiere dance works live and in the moment.

Each performance features two choreographers working simultaneously against the clock (45 min) in two different studios, to realize completely new pieces that incorporate suggestions from the audience, original music from an experimental composer (chosen by Constellation) and their choreography. The audience is invited to grab drinks and mingle between sittings in on each studio.


October 5: 7 p.m.
November 2: 7 p.m.
December 7:7 p.m.

Tap In. Turn Up @ Symphony Center
Oct 5 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

tap-in-turn-upThe percussive rhythms of dancing feet punctuate the sounds of classical works in a breathtaking collaboration featuring performances from Chicago-based flamenco troupe Clinard Dance Theatre and acclaimed Washington, D.C based tap-prodigy Cartier Williams. This global twist on classical masterworks begins with the Spanish sounds of Grammy® Award nominee Roberto Sierra’s Fandangos paired with contemporary flamenco movement followed by excerpts from Stravinsky’s The Firebird: Suite accompanied by the staccato rhythms of tap dancing. Then, all of the dancers unite in a joyful performance set to Alexander Borodin’s Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances to conclude the first half of the concert. In a spectacular grand finale, the entire Chicago Sinfonietta orchestra joins together in a sultry Arabian Nights performance of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade.

Chris Cornell @ The Chicago Theatre
Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Chris CornellMulti-Grammy Award winning, Golden Globe nominated and acclaimed singer-songwriter Chris Cornell has announced solo acoustic tour dates for next fall, including an October 6 date at The Chicago Theatre. Showtime is 7:30pm. $1 from every ticket sold will go to the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation, an organization that supports children facing tough challenges, including homelessness, poverty, abuse and neglect.

Cornell’s recent solo acoustic ‘Songbook’ tour attracted sellout crowds and critical acclaim worldwide. Jim Farber of the New York Daily News observed, “Sometimes you don’t recognize the full power of a voice until you strip everything away from it.” The tour’s reinterpretations of classic Cornell songs are featured on his 2011 live album of the same name. Plans have also been announced to release a brand new studio album, Higher Truth, on September 18.

Taylor Davis @ Park West
Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

taylor-davisTaylor Davis is an American violinist, arranger, and composer. Davis is best known for her violin-covers of music from video games featured on her YouTube channel “ViolinTay”, where she also features performances of her own arrangements of music from films and musicals. From July 2013, she has begun releasing her own original compositions as well.

During 2012 Davis released two albums and an assortment of singles. The first album is called Gaming Fantasy, and it features tunes from various video games arranged for violin. Six months later An Enchanted Christmas was released (as the name says, this album contains a collection of warm re-arrangements of several Christmas songs). In January 2013, Davis published her third album, called Game On: 2 Player mode. It has been co-produced and arranged along with Australian pianist Lara de Wit. With the help of a MIDI keyboard and the DAW “Logic Pro”, Davis created all of the orchestral backtracks for these works.

Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls @ House of Blues
Oct 6 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

frank-turnerWhen is an underdog no longer an underdog? Is it when he’s the act who begins the Olympics Opening Ceremony? Maybe it’s when he has headlined both Wembley Arena and O2 Arena, two of the UK capital’s biggest venues? Or perhaps it’s when each of his records is bigger and more successful than the last: selling more, playing more, infiltrating the nation’s consciousness more? Or maybe it’s simpler than that: maybe an underdog is no longer an underdog when he connects in the way that Frank Turner connects, writing songs that inspire their crowd to reflect, to singalong, to holler along, to hold their arms aloft, all at once.

Mew @ Metro
Oct 6 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

mewSome bands take the easier route, and then there is Mew.

Matching their fascinating, enigmatic album titles and lyrics, the Danes’ music follows its own unique path, transporting a pure-pop sensibility through ever-evolving scenery and around exhilarating hairpin bends, making music as layered and expansive as it is charismatic and melodic.

Following Mew’s fifth album No More Stories Are Told Today, I’m Sorry They Washed Away // No More Stories, The World Is Grey, I’m Tired, Let’s Wash Away, they are releasing a career-defining record, this time with the much shorter title of +-. The symbols capture the extremities of the band’s DNA: the pop ingenuity – Mew could be the new A-Ha if so desired – and the ambitious expansion of progressive giants such as Genesis and Yes.