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Chocolate & Chit Chat 5:00 pm
Chocolate & Chit Chat @ The Bridge Teen Center
Apr 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Chocolate & Chit Chat @ The Bridge Teen Center  | Orland Park | Illinois | United States
Come chill out after school with Jenn and one of her favorite things- chocolate!  We’ll have a variety of chocolatey goodies, and answer fun questions from our chit chat boxes.  Relax after school and get to know some new people while getting your chocolate fix! Agenda Agenda Day Month Week April 2015 Apr 2015 Collapse All Expand All Apr 24 Continue Reading
Bleachers 7:30 pm
Bleachers @ The Riviera Theatre
Apr 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Bleachers @ The Riviera Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Bleachers is an American indie pop act based in New York City that was formed by Jack Antonoff, of Steel Train and Fun. Their first single, “I Wanna Get Better”, was released February 18, 2014. About making the album, Antonoff said, “I spent the past year working on the music but not talking about it, and eventually it became this psychotic alter-ego situation, where it was second Continue Reading
Vivid 2015: CCPA Annual Showcase 7:30 pm
Vivid 2015: CCPA Annual Showcase @ Auditorium Theatre
Apr 1 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Vivid 2015: CCPA Annual Showcase @ Auditorium Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
For the finale of the Chicago College of Performing Arts’ (CCPA) Annual Showcase, the Symphony Orchestra performs the William Tell Overture side-by-side with talented York Community High School string students. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week April 2015 Apr 2015 Collapse All Expand All Apr 24 Fri Automechanika Chicago @ McCormick Place - West Building Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – Apr 26 Continue Reading
Clean Bandit 8:00 pm
Clean Bandit @ Metro
Apr 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Clean Bandit @ Metro | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Clean Bandit is a British electronic group founded in Cambridge, England in 2009. The group consists of Jack Patterson, Luke Patterson, Grace Chatto, and Milan Neil Amin-Smith. Their 2013 single “Mozart’s House”, released on Black Butter Records, reached number 17 on the UK Singles Chart. In January 2014, they scored their first UK Singles Chart-topping single with “Rather Be”, featuring elements of classical music along with a dance music Continue Reading
Crying 8:00 pm
Crying @ Subterranean
Apr 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Crying @ Subterranean | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Crying is an American rock band from Purchase, New York. Crying began in 2013. Since then, the band has signed to Run For Cover Records and released two EPs.  Agenda Agenda Day Month Week April 2015 Apr 2015 Collapse All Expand All Apr 24 Fri Automechanika Chicago @ McCormick Place - West Building Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – Apr 26 @ 5:00 pm With more than Continue Reading
Delicate Steve 8:30 pm
Delicate Steve @ Beat Kitchen
Apr 1 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Delicate Steve @ Beat Kitchen  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Delicate Steve is the moniker of musician Steve Marion, a multi-instrumentalist originally hailing from Fredon, New Jersey who leads the band of the same name. Delicate Steve’s sound has been described as hand-crafted with elements of progressive rock, folksy twang, African rhythms, surf rock and 1970′s pop. After opening for Yeasayer at New York City’s Governors Island in summer 2010 and a residency at Brooklyn club Union Pool, the band attracted media and record label attention. That year, Delicate Steve Continue Reading
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Uchida Plays Mozart 8:00 pm
Uchida Plays Mozart @ Symphony Center
Apr 2 @ 8:00 pm – Apr 4 @ 9:30 pm
Uchida Plays Mozart @ Symphony Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Making her annual appearance with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Mitusko Uchida leads two Mozart concertos from the piano – Nos. 6 and 26 (Coronation) - and is joined by German soprano Dorothea Röschmann in Schumann’s song cycle Frauenliebe und -leben.  Hours April 2: 8 p.m.April 3: 1:30 p.m.April 4: 8 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week April 2015 Apr 2015 Collapse All Expand All Apr Continue Reading
Dandy Lion 10:00 am
Dandy Lion @ Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Dandy Lion @ Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From April 2, 2015 - July 12, 2015 Dandy Lion: (Re)Articulating Black Masculine Identityseeks to distinguish the historical and contemporary expressions of the Black Dandy phenomenon in popular culture.  This project highlights young men in city-landscapes who defy stereotypical and monolithic understandings of Black masculinity by remixing Victorian-era fashion with traditional African sartorial sensibilities.  Dandy Lion: (Re)Articulating Black Masculine Identity features work from Continue Reading
Chicago Blackhawks v Vancouver Canucks 7:30 pm
Chicago Blackhawks v Vancouver C... @ United Center
Apr 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Chicago Blackhawks v Vancouver Canucks @ United Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Watch the Chicago Blackhawks hit the ice to play the Vancouver Canucks at the United Center! Agenda Agenda Day Month Week April 2015 Apr 2015 Collapse All Expand All Apr 24 Fri Automechanika Chicago @ McCormick Place - West Building Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – Apr 26 @ 5:00 pm With more than 400 exhibiting companies and 8,500 attendees, Automechanika Chicago Continue Reading
The Herd 7:30 pm
The Herd @ Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Apr 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Herd @ Steppenwolf Theatre Company | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From April 2, 2015 - June 7, 2015 Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the US Premiere of The Herd. It’s Andy’s 21st birthday and preparations for the party are under way. But Andy and his caregiver are running late. As his family gathers, two unexpected guests appear, straining the delicate family dynamic.  Hours Tuesdays: 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays: 7:30 p.m. (additional 2 p.m. performances on May 13, 20, Continue Reading
Look, we are breathing 8:00 pm
Look, we are breathing @ Rivendell Theatre
Apr 2 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Look, we are breathing @ Rivendell Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
  From April 2, 2015 - May 16, 2015 Rivendell Theatre presents the world premiere of Look, we are breathing. Those who die young are mourned for their lost potential. But Mike, a high school hockey player who gets drunk and crashes his car before the play begins, did not show much potential. As they learn to grieve, his mother Alice, his AP English Continue Reading
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Windy City National Qualifier 2015 8:00 am
Windy City National Qualifier 2015 @ McCormick Place - North and South Buildings
Apr 3 @ 8:00 am – Apr 5 @ 8:00 am
Windy City National Qualifier 2015 @ McCormick Place - North and South Buildings  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
The Windy City National Qualifier is a new USAV National Qualifier that will be hosted at McCormick Place in Chicago starting in 2015. This event is open to the public. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week April 2015 Apr 2015 Collapse All Expand All Apr 24 Fri Automechanika Chicago @ McCormick Place - West Building Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – Continue Reading
Chicago Bulls v Detroit Pistons 7:00 pm
Chicago Bulls v Detroit Pistons @ United Center
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Chicago Bulls v Detroit Pistons @ United Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Watch the legendary Chicago Bulls hit the court to play the Detroit Pistons at the United Center! Agenda Agenda Day Month Week April 2015 Apr 2015 Collapse All Expand All Apr 24 Fri Automechanika Chicago @ McCormick Place - West Building Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – Apr 26 @ 5:00 pm With more than 400 exhibiting companies and 8,500 attendees, Automechanika Continue Reading
A Doll’s House 7:30 pm
A Doll’s House @ Chopin Theatre
Apr 3 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
A Doll’s House @ Chopin Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From April 3, 2015 - May 3, 2015 Henrik Ibsen’s revolutionary classic comes to the stage with Definition Theatre Company’s world premiere adaptation. Nora, a young wife and mother is married to Torvald, a recently promoted bank manager. To the neighbors, their life together seems perfectly content, settled and respectable until a terrible secret from Nora’s past comes back to haunt her and Continue Reading
An Issue of Blood 7:30 pm
An Issue of Blood @ Victory Gardens Theater
Apr 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
An Issue of Blood @ Victory Gardens Theater | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From April 3, 2015 - May 3, 2015 Victory Gardens Theater presents the World Premiere ofAn Issue of Blood. Victory Gardens’ Ensemble Playwright Marcus Gardley (The Gospel of Lovingkindness) takes us to an America before Ferguson, before Barack Obama was elected president, before the Civil Rights Movement – even before slavery. Based on a historical figure, Negro Mary, is one of the wealthiest Continue Reading
Belle & Sebastian 8:00 pm
Belle & Sebastian @ The Riviera Theatre
Apr 3 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Belle & Sebastian @ The Riviera Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Belle and Sebastian are an indie pop band formed in Glasgow in January 1996. They are often compared with acts such as Nick Drake. The name “Belle and Sebastian” comes from Belle et Sébastien, a 1965 children’s book by French writer Cécile Aubry later adapted for television. Though consistently lauded by critics, Belle and Sebastian’s “wistful pop” has enjoyed only limited commercial success. After releasing a number of albums and EPs on Jeepster Continue Reading
OK GO 9:00 pm
OK GO @ Metro
Apr 3 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
OK GO @ Metro | Chicago | Illinois | United States
  The band’s lead singer, Damian Kulash, met bassist Tim Nordwind at Interlochen Arts Camp when they were 11. Kulash was in for graphic design, Nordwind for music. The band name comes from their art teacher saying, “OK… Go!” while they were drawing. They kept in touch after camp, often exchanging mixtapes which influenced each other’s musical taste and their future sound. They Continue Reading
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Chicago Quarter Marathon 9:15 am
Chicago Quarter Marathon @ Soldier Field
Apr 4 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Chicago Quarter Marathon @ Soldier Field  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
This 6.55-mile run follows the Lake Michigan shoreline; a post-race party includes snacks, awards and a live band. A portion of Quarter Marathon proceeds benefit Prevent Child Abuse America. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week April 2015 Apr 2015 Collapse All Expand All Apr 24 Fri Automechanika Chicago @ McCormick Place - West Building Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – Apr Continue Reading
The Mowgli’s 6:45 pm
The Mowgli’s @ Metro
Apr 4 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm
The Mowgli's @ Metro | Chicago | Illinois | United States
4 childhood friends from the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, augmented by 3 mid-western transplants, The Mowgli’s are a quintessential California band. Inspired by the magnetism of San Francisco, the grind of Los Angeles and the serenity of the Big Sur Coast, their songs are a joyous revival of rock n’ roll, a twisting indie-folk dance and a heartfelt Continue Reading
Chicago Music Fest 8:00 pm
Chicago Music Fest @ Portage Theater
Apr 4 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Chicago Music Fest @ Portage Theater | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Located at Six Corners in the Portage Park neighborhood of Chicago’s Northwest Side, the Portage Theater is one of the oldest movie houses in Chicago. The Portage Theater opened on December 11, 1920 as the Portage Park Theatre (the former name is still visible on the building’s facade). Built for the Ascher Brothers circuit with 1,938 seats, the Portage was the first theater built specifically for film (and not vaudeville) in Continue Reading
Walk the Moon 8:00 pm
Walk the Moon @ House of Blues
Apr 4 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Walk the Moon @ House of Blues | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Walk the Moon (sometimes stylized as WALK THE MOON) is an American pop/indie rock band based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Lead singer Nicholas Petricca started the band in 2008 and went through several member changes before finally coming together with current members Kevin Ray, Sean Waugaman, and Eli Maiman in 2010. The band derives their name from the song “Walking on the Moon” by The Police. The group independently Continue Reading
Self Defense Family 8:30 pm
Self Defense Family @ Beat Kitchen
Apr 4 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Self Defense Family @ Beat Kitchen  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Your favorite band’s favorite band, Cohoes New York’s End of a Year Self Defense Family enjoys a distinct renown within the punk community. Well-respected and critically lauded but difficult and idiosyncratic, the band has done things their way almost to a fault. Eschewing sing-alongs and easy anthems in favor of personal lyrics, End of a Year Self Defense Family stands Continue Reading
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Easter Egg Brunch 10:00 am
Easter Egg Brunch @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Easter Egg Brunch @ Chicago Botanic Garden | Glencoe | Illinois | United States
Celebrate spring and enjoy a festive brunch buffet at the Easter Egg Brunch. Bring a basket because the hunt begins after brunch. Hop to the Rose Garden lawn and join in the Easter egg hunt before taking a stroll to explore the vibrant colors and spring blooms. A cash bar will be available. Hours Four seatings are available: 10 a.m., Continue Reading
Chicago Blackhawks v St. Louis Blues 6:30 pm
Chicago Blackhawks v St. Louis B... @ United Center
Apr 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Chicago Blackhawks v St. Louis Blues @ United Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Watch the Chicago Blackhawks hit the ice to play the St. Louis Blues at the United Center! Agenda Agenda Day Month Week April 2015 Apr 2015 Collapse All Expand All Apr 24 Fri Automechanika Chicago @ McCormick Place - West Building Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – Apr 26 @ 5:00 pm With more than 400 exhibiting companies and 8,500 attendees, Automechanika Continue Reading
La Dispute 6:30 pm
La Dispute @ Metro
Apr 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
La Dispute @ Metro | Chicago | Illinois | United States
La Dispute is five close friends from the Upper Midwest with a mutual passion for using music as a means to express, challenge, inform, and connect, but also as a fantastic excuse to have fun, make tons of new friends, and travel anywhere and everywhere that people will have them. Always learning, often touring, sometimes writing (as much as time Continue Reading
Chicago Cubs v St. Louis Cardinals 7:00 pm
Chicago Cubs v St. Louis Cardinals @ Wrigley Field
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chicago Cubs v St. Louis Cardinals @ Wrigley Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
  From April 5, 2015 - April 8, 2015 See the Chicago Cubs play against the St. Louis Cardinals April 5-8 at The Friendly Confines! Hours Sunday: 7:05 p.m. (Cubs home opener) Tuesday: 7:05 p.m.Wednesday: 1:20 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week April 2015 Apr 2015 Collapse All Expand All Apr 24 Fri Automechanika Chicago @ McCormick Place - West Building Apr 24 @ 10:00 am Continue Reading
What Dreams May Come 7:00 pm
What Dreams May Come @ Links Hall Studio
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
What Dreams May Come @ Links Hall Studio | Chicago | Illinois | United States
In 2015 Berlin-born Turkish choreographer Nejla Y. Yatkin celebrates both her 5th year in Chicago and her 15th anniversary as a solo artist with a new solo world premiere titled What Dreams May Come. What Dreams May Come is an evening length multi media dance theatre piece choreographed and danced by Nejla Yatkin. The solo explores the intersection and connections Continue Reading
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School Day Off Camp 9:30 am
School Day Off Camp @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Apr 6 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
School Day Off Camp @ Chicago Botanic Garden  | Glencoe | Illinois | United States
Your child might have a day off of school, but it is a day “on” at the Garden! Children will participate in high-quality learning activities with experienced teachers who use inquiry-based, hands-on activities. Programming connects nature to a range of themes including art, cuisine, and conservation. GRADE LEVEL: Grades K–3 Agenda Agenda Day Month Week April 2015 Apr 2015 Collapse All Expand Continue Reading
Peep Show 7:00 pm
Peep Show @ Links Hall At Constellation
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Peep Show @ Links Hall At Constellation | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Peep Show: Winifred Haun + Vershawn Ward/red Clay Dance Company + Olivia Block Created by Annie Arnault and Curated by Amanda Lower Voted “Best Behind the Scenes Dance Series” by Chicago Reader. Peep 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 Continue Reading
Jessie Ware 7:30 pm
Jessie Ware @ Metro
Apr 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Jessie Ware @ Metro | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Jessie Ware has been one of the most talked about musicians over the past two years. After the release of her debut album Devotion in 2012, Jessie Ware has been popping up in blogs, websites, and magazines all across the globe. Her hard work and devotion to her work as an artist is evident in Tough Love, her sophomore album released October 2014. Continue Reading
The Decibel Magazine Tour 7:30 pm
The Decibel Magazine Tour @ House of Blues
Apr 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Decibel Magazine Tour @ House of Blues | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Decibel is a monthly heavy metal magazine published by the Philadelphia-based Red Flag Media since October 2004. Its sections include Upfront, Features, Reviews, Guest Columns and the Decibel Hall of Fame. The magazine’s tag-line is currently “Extremely Extreme” (previously “The New Noise”); the editor-in-chief is Albert Mudrian. Each issue of Decibel features an article dubbed the Hall of Fame which pays tribute to a significant album in Continue Reading
Michael Issac Plus 8:30 pm
Michael Issac Plus @ Zanies Comedy Club
Apr 6 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Michael Issac Plus @ Zanies Comedy Club | Chicago | Illinois | United States
“Chicago’s Comedian” Michael Issac, has built up quite a reputation here at Zanies. He is one of our House MCs. He is the first comedian to film a comedy special (“GOT NEXT”) at our Rosemont location. And he is the newest addition to our roster of headliners! Michael has been featured on Nickelodeon (“Nick Mom Night Out”) MTV (“Underemployed”) and Continue Reading
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Conscious Capitalism 2015 1:30 pm
Conscious Capitalism 2015 @ JW Marriott Chicago
Apr 7 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Conscious Capitalism 2015 @ JW Marriott Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Sharpen your corporate aims at this special seminar for CEOs and their eventual successors. Network with and learn from entrepreneurs, coaches and consultants who aim to make attendees more conscious capitalists. “This event is designed to deepen your practical application of the principles of Conscious Capitalism,” according to promotional materials, with keynote speeches by the likes of: author Simon Sinek; Continue Reading
An Evening with Poet Jim Reiss 7:00 pm
An Evening with Poet Jim Reiss @ Glenview Public Library
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
An Evening with Poet Jim Reiss @ Glenview Public Library | Glenview | Illinois | United States
An Evening with Poet Jim Reiss: The Poet Within Series Hear Jim Reiss, award-winning and frequently published poet, read from his latest book, The Novel. Enter Jim’s world as he speaks of the ordinary in his extraordinary voice. Open mic opportunity follows the reading. Advance registration recommended. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week April 2015 Apr 2015 Collapse All Expand All Continue Reading
Chicago Blackhawks v Minnesota Wild 7:30 pm
Chicago Blackhawks v Minnesota Wild @ United Center
Apr 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Chicago Blackhawks v Minnesota Wild @ United Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Watch the Chicago Blackhawks hit the ice to play the Minnesota Wild at the United Center! Agenda Agenda Day Month Week April 2015 Apr 2015 Collapse All Expand All Apr 24 Fri Automechanika Chicago @ McCormick Place - West Building Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – Apr 26 @ 5:00 pm With more than 400 exhibiting companies and 8,500 attendees, Automechanika Chicago Continue Reading
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Pallatto-Vente: Together Again 12:45 pm
Pallatto-Vente: Together Again @ Pianoforte Studios
Apr 8 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Pallatto-Vente: Together Again @ Pianoforte Studios | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Joanie Pallatto and Marshall Vente perform in support of their new “Two Again” album at PianoForte Studios. Presented by 90.9-FM WDCB Public Radio, the free show also features an interview with Barry Winograd, which will be broadcast live on YouTube and 90.9-FM.   Agenda Agenda Day Month Week April 2015 Apr 2015 Collapse All Expand All Apr 24 Fri Automechanika Continue Reading
Julie Butler Chanteuse 2:00 pm
Julie Butler Chanteuse @ Skokie Theatre
Apr 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Julie Butler Chanteuse @ Skokie Theatre  | Skokie | Illinois | United States
Julie Butler Chanteuse sings the music of TIN PAN ALLEY. You’re sure to enjoy Julie’s renditions of the music of Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, George M. Cohan and Fats Waller, to name a few. Some of your favorites may be sung in French as well! Accompanied on Piano by Bobby Schiff, Julie Butler Chanteuse will take you back Continue Reading
Max Raabe & Palast Orchester: Golden Age 8:00 pm
Max Raabe & Palast Orchester: Go... @ Symphony Center
Apr 8 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Max Raabe & Palast Orchester: Golden Age @ Symphony Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States
An evening of elegance and nostalgia is assured when Max Raabe and his Palast Orchester make their biennial trip to Symphony Center, performing their signature dance tunes from the 1920′s and 1930′s, brought to brilliant life in their contemporary arrangements. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week April 2015 Apr 2015 Collapse All Expand All Apr 24 Fri Automechanika Chicago @ McCormick Place - West Building Continue Reading
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Small Business Expo 2015 – Chicago 10:00 am
Small Business Expo 2015 – Chicago @ Navy Pier
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Small Business Expo 2015 - Chicago @ Navy Pier  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Small business owners can learn ways to grow their business, network and more. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week April 2015 Apr 2015 Collapse All Expand All Apr 24 Fri Automechanika Chicago @ McCormick Place - West Building Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – Apr 26 @ 5:00 pm With more than 400 exhibiting companies and 8,500 attendees, Automechanika Chicago is Continue Reading
Reptar: Icky Blossoms 7:00 pm
Reptar: Icky Blossoms @ Abbey Pub
Apr 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Reptar: Icky Blossoms @ Abbey Pub | Chicago | Illinois | United States
There are four boys who make up Reptar. They have offered twice as many (if not more) explanations for why they chose to name their band after a Rugrats character.  But these days, the Athens, GA based group is sticking to this one: “I first tried to name the band Invisible Boyfriend,” giggles singer-guitarist Graham Ulicny. “And everybody goes, ‘that is Continue Reading
Break of Reality 8:00 pm
Break of Reality @ Mayne Stage
Apr 9 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Break of Reality @ Mayne Stage | Chicago | Illinois | United States
“Classic Rock” takes on a whole new meaning when Break of Reality hits the stage. The quartet’s boundary breaking music blends classical technique and rock’n’roll into something that brings together the best of both genres. When asked how he categorizes Break of Reality, percussionist Ivan Trevino’s response is usually: “I don’t. Our sound came naturally from studying classical music by Continue Reading
The Grown-Up 8:00 pm
The Grown-Up @ Theater Wit
Apr 9 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Grown-Up @ Theater Wit | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From April 9, 2015 - May 23, 2015 Shattered Globe Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of Jordan Harrison’s magical coming-of-age tale The Grown-Up. Kai is a ten-year-old boy at his grandfather’s knee listening to a story of a magic doorknob. Jump 25 years into the future to his doomed book “pitch” in LA. Jump in time again as he watches the caterer streak through his Continue Reading
Erik Griffin 8:30 pm
Erik Griffin @ Zanies Comedy Night Club
Apr 9 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Erik Griffin @ Zanies Comedy Night Club | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From Apr. 9, 2015 – Apr. 10, 2015 Fans of the hit Comedy Central series “Workaholics” instantly recognize Erik Griffin as the show’s iconic series regular Montez.  Erik also tours the country headlining popular comedy clubs and colleges every weekend.  His debut comedy album, Technical Foul: Volume One, will be released this March.  His Comedy Central Presents Half-Hour Stand-Up Special will Continue Reading
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Carousel 1:30 pm
Carousel @ Lyric Opera of Chicago
Apr 10 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Carousel @ Lyric Opera of Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From April 10, 2015 - May 3, 2015    Swaggering, carefree carnival barker, Billy Bigelow, captivates and marries the naive mill worker, Julie Jordan. But all too soon, they fall on hard times and unbearable loss. Yet the power of love perseveres, as do the tuneful hits, in this masterpiece of American musical theater. You’ll hear “If I Loved You,” “June Is Bustin’ Out Continue Reading
Chicago White Sox v Minnesota Twins 3:00 pm
Chicago White Sox v Minnesota Twins @ U.S. Cellular Field
Apr 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Chicago White Sox v Minnesota Twins @ U.S. Cellular Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
 From April 10, 2015 - April 12, 2015 See the White Sox play the Minnesota Twins April 10-12 at The Cell! Hours Friday: 3:10 p.m. (White Sox home opener) Saturday & Sunday: 1:10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week April 2015 Apr 2015 Collapse All Expand All Apr 24 Fri Automechanika Chicago @ McCormick Place - West Building Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – Apr 26 Continue Reading
Anthony McGill, Arnaud Sussmann 7:30 pm
Anthony McGill, Arnaud Sussmann @ Mandel Hall
Apr 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Anthony McGill, Arnaud Sussmann @ Mandel Hall | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Anthony McGill, Arnaud Sussmann, Anna Polonsky & Orion Weiss Clarinetist Anthony McGill, with his “luscious tone and superb musicianship,” joins violinist Arnaud Sussmann, the charismatic and captivating pianist Anna Polonsky, and pianist Orion Weiss. Together they present a program of music that shows the passing of an era, from the Romantics of the late nineteenth century through the pivotal years of World War I. Continue Reading
Song of the Jasmine 7:30 pm
Song of the Jasmine @ Museum of Contemporary Art
Apr 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Song of the Jasmine @ Museum of Contemporary Art | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From April 10, 2015 - April 12, 2015 Choreographers Aparna Ramaswamy and Ranee Ramaswamy collaborate with jazz saxophonist and composer Rudresh Mahanthappa on a new work informed by their shared bicultural identities as Indian Americans. Inspired by medieval Indian poetry, the performance features an ensemble of five contemporary South Indian musicians who share the stage with six Ragamaladancers under a canopy of brass bells. Ragamala is acclaimed as one of Continue Reading
Twin Shadow 9:00 pm
Twin Shadow @ Metro
Apr 10 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Twin Shadow @ Metro | Chicago | Illinois | United States
George Lewis Jr., the nom de plume of Brooklyn indie pop sensation Twin Shadow, first broke through with 2010’s Forget. That first record, co-produced by Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor and initially released on Taylor’s Terrible Records label before getting picked up by 4AD, garnered a lot of praise from the likes of Rolling Stone (“fully-formed, haunted and haunting”), Allmusic (“lush, Continue Reading
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CHIRP Record Fair & Other Delights 8:00 am
CHIRP Record Fair & Other Delights @ Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Union Hall
Apr 11 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
CHIRP Record Fair & Other Delights @ Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Union Hall | Chicago | Illinois | United States
The 13th annual CHIRP Record Fair & Other Delights is gearing up. Great coffee & food, delightful entertainment on the stage, and TONS of vinyl & music-related merch, of course! Clear out your weekend, you’re going to need extra sleep Friday night, and recovery time on Sunday… Vinyl lovers can sift through thousands of records, including rare finds, at this Continue Reading
Reptile show 10:00 am
Reptile show
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Reptile show @ Chicago | Illinois | United States
To educate the general public about these frequently misunderstood animals, promote conservation of all wildlife, especially reptiles and amphibians, and to encourage cooperation between amateur and professional herpetologists toward a broader and deeper knowledge of this fascinating field. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week April 2015 Apr 2015 Collapse All Expand All Apr 24 Fri Automechanika Chicago @ McCormick Place - Continue Reading
Chicago Bulls v Philadelphia 76ers 7:00 pm
Chicago Bulls v Philadelphia 76ers @ United Center
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Chicago Bulls v Philadelphia 76ers @ United Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Agenda Agenda Day Month Week April 2015 Apr 2015 Collapse All Expand All Apr 24 Fri Automechanika Chicago @ McCormick Place - West Building Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – Apr 26 @ 5:00 pm With more than 400 exhibiting companies and 8,500 attendees, Automechanika Chicago is set to lead the industry in a showcase of the latest technology covering Continue Reading
Sounds So Sweet 7:30 pm
Sounds So Sweet @ Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center
Apr 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Sounds So Sweet @ Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From April 11, 2015 - May 17, 2015 The Black Ensemble Theater presents Sounds So Sweet. It’s a battle of the Girl Groups. Old School vs. New School, from the Supremes, to En Vogue to Danity Kane, this fun filled musical will thrill all ages while featuring more than 20 girl group knock out hits from the 60′s to the 90′s to today. Hours Thursdays: Continue Reading
Cedric The Entertainer and Friends 8:00 pm
Cedric The Entertainer and Friends @ Arie Crown Theater
Apr 11 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Cedric The Entertainer and Friends @ Arie Crown Theater | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Charismatic actor/ comedian CEDRIC “THE ENTERTAINER” is best known for his many crowd-pleasing performances in such hit films as BARBERSHOP, BE COOL with John Travolta, MADAGASCAR, INTOLERABLE CRUELTY with George Clooney, JOHNSON FAMILY VACATION (the 2004 box office hit in which Cedric was both star and producer), and THE ORIGINAL KINGS OF COMEDY (MTV’S phenomenally successful documentary feature directed by Continue Reading
Dr. Dog 9:00 pm
Dr. Dog @ House of Blues
Apr 11 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Dr. Dog @ House of Blues | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From April 11, 2015 - April 12, 2015 Dr. Dog is a rock band from West Grove, Pennsylvania. Its lineup consists of Toby Leaman (bass guitar), Scott McMicken (lead guitar), Frank McElroy (rhythm guitar), Zach Miller (keyboard), Eric Slick (drums), and Dimitri Manos [Multi-instrument]. Lead vocal duties are shared between Leaman and McMicken, with all members contributing harmonies. In addition, each band member has a nickname beginning with the letter T, and Continue Reading
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HIMSS Annual Convention & Exhibition 9:00 am
HIMSS Annual Convention & Exhibi... @ McCormic-South, North & Lakeside Center Building
Apr 12 @ 9:00 am – Apr 16 @ 5:00 pm
HIMSS Annual Convention & Exhibition @ McCormic-South, North & Lakeside Center Building | Chicago | Illinois | United States
HIMSS is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT). HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information technology. HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition is the industry’s largest health IT educational program and exhibition center. This event is not open to the public. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week April 2015 Apr Continue Reading
Pacifica Quartet 3:00 pm
Pacifica Quartet @ Performance Hall, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
Apr 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Pacifica Quartet @ Performance Hall, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts | Chicago | Illinois | United States
As the University of Chicago’s Don Michael Randel Ensemble-in-Residence, the Pacifica Quartet offers impeccable performances of the finest works written for string quartet. In spring 2015 the Quartet explores music written during the years of the Great War in a centenary retrospective, enhanced by collaborations with guest artists and UChicago scholars. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week April 2015 Apr 2015 Continue Reading
Cartel 5:00 pm
Cartel @ Bottom Lounge
Apr 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cartel  @ Bottom Lounge | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Cartel with Hit the Lights,Team,Driver Friendly. A lot has transpired since we last put forth a full length album. This band has gone through many tumultuous yet exciting experiences that have brought us to this point – the release of our 4th album, Collider. The title is a representation of those aforementioned experiences that shaped the continuing career of Cartel. Continue Reading
These Saints Will Burn-A Tale Of Joan Of Arc 6:00 pm
These Saints Will Burn-A Tale Of... @ The Den Theater
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
These Saints Will Burn-A Tale Of Joan Of Arc @ The Den Theater | Chicago | Illinois | United States
In these saints will burn, Joan of Arc’s familiar story is re-imagined as a world full of giant puppets, poetry, a talking crow, and a trio of saints who may be less benevolent than they appear as they work to secure Joan’s place in history. Equal parts farce, war epic, and tragedy, ridiculous and sublime, these saints will burn examines Continue Reading
Pesedjet 8:30 pm
Pesedjet @ Constellation
Apr 12 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Pesedjet @ Constellation | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Pesedjet seeks to produce sound, together and individually, that makes things better. Like – everything, including your day and our culture. On this evening the trio presents a concert featuring the world premieres of six new pieces. Carrie Henneman Shaw – sopranoJesse Langen – guitarsMabel Kwan – keyboards Admission 18 and over Agenda Agenda Day Month Week April 2015 Apr Continue Reading
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Chicago Cubs v Cincinnati Reds 7:00 pm
Chicago Cubs v Cincinnati Reds @ Wrigley Field
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chicago Cubs v Cincinnati Reds @ Wrigley Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From April 13, 2015 - April 15, 2015 See the Chicago Cubs play against the Cincinnati Reds at The Friendly Confines! Hours Monday: 7:05 p.m. Tuesday: 7:05 p.m. Wednesday: 7:05 p.m. (Jackie Robinson Day) Agenda Agenda Day Month Week April 2015 Apr 2015 Collapse All Expand All Apr 24 Fri Automechanika Chicago @ McCormick Place - West Building Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – Apr 26 Continue Reading
Kurt Elling 8:00 pm
Kurt Elling @ City Winery
Apr 13 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Kurt Elling @ City Winery | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Kurt Elling is a jazz vocalist from Chicago, Illinois who is perhaps best known for his abilities and contributions to the style of singing known as vocalese, which is similar to scat singing, where the voice is used as a solo instrument typically accompanied by a band or orchestra; however, vocalese consists of actual lyrics instead of the nonsensical syllables Continue Reading
Snapshots featuring Kevin Naughton 8:30 pm
Snapshots featuring Kevin Naughton @ Zanies Comedy Club
Apr 13 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Snapshots featuring Kevin Naughton @ Zanies Comedy Club  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Hilarious emotionally disturbed comics snapping at a wide range of subjects! Hosted by veteran Chicago comedian Kevin “Don’t Make Me Snap” Naughton SNAPSHOTS is a show enlisting hilarious emotionally disturbed comics snapping at a wide range of subjects and taking shots at the world of idiocy we’re subjected to every day.From soft spoken to in your face, SNAPSHOTS will be Continue Reading
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Neil Diamond 8:00 pm
Neil Diamond @ United Center
Apr 14 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Neil Diamond @ United Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Neil Diamond, iconic Grammy Award®-winning Rock and Pop Singer/Songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, will embark on his highly anticipated NEIL DIAMOND TOUR 2015, including a stop in Chicago. “Neil is one of the greatest live performers touring today and we are honored to be working with him on his 2015 world tour,” said Michael Rapino, president and Continue Reading
Pat Tomasulo 8:30 pm
Pat Tomasulo @ Zanies Comedy Club
Apr 14 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Pat Tomasulo @ Zanies Comedy Club | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From Apr 14, 2015 - Apr 15, 2015 I realized my talents at a young age. As a 3-year old, I regularly performed a one boy, all-nude revue in my parents’ living room, called “The Johnny Lenny Show” (I knew neither a “Johnny” nor a “Lenny”). In grade school, I was the only kid not to throw up or cry before giving speeches. In Continue Reading
Pete RG 9:00 pm
Pete RG @ Empty Bottle
Apr 14 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Pete RG @ Empty Bottle  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
At the core of Pete RG’s rustic yet soulful sound is a voice that reflects on the passing of time. “The fleeting preciousness of it is always my biggest lyrical inspiration,” reveals the singer-songwriter. “We all seem to find a way to waste time away, and it really frustrates me.” It’s a revelation that’s present within each song off of Continue Reading
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SAH 68th Annual International Conference 11:00 am
SAH 68th Annual International Co... @ Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza
Apr 15 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
SAH 68th Annual International Conference @ Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From Apr. 15, 2015 - Apr. 19, 2015 As we mark the 75th anniversary of the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) founding, it is indeed fitting that we gather in the hometown of the Society’s headquarters in Chicago, a city situated at the global crossroads. Strategically located between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River Valley system, Chicago grew rapidly with westward Continue Reading
Chicago Bulls v Atlanta Hawks 7:00 pm
Chicago Bulls v Atlanta Hawks @ United Center
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Chicago Bulls v Atlanta Hawks @ United Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Watch the legendary Chicago Bulls hit the court to play the Atlanta Hawks at the United Center! Agenda Agenda Day Month Week April 2015 Apr 2015 Collapse All Expand All Apr 24 Fri Automechanika Chicago @ McCormick Place - West Building Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – Apr 26 @ 5:00 pm With more than 400 exhibiting companies and 8,500 Continue Reading
The Gibson Brothers 8:00 pm
The Gibson Brothers @ City Winery
Apr 15 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Gibson Brothers @ City Winery | Chicago | Illinois | United States
A No Depression blogger referred to members of the band as “..the Gibson Brothers who don’t share the Gibson name.” But there’s no doubt they’re a band of musical brothers as Steve Leftridge of Pop Matters described them this way:  “Eric and Leigh Gibson might have, pound-for-pound, the most impeccably fine-sounding traditional bluegrass band on the contemporary scene. …the reason these guys Continue Reading
U of C Ballroom & Latin Dance Association 8:00 pm
U of C Ballroom & Latin Dance As... @ The Promontory
Apr 15 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
U of C Ballroom & Latin Dance Association @ The Promontory | Chicago | Illinois | United States
U of C Ballroom & Latin Dance Association & WHPK Present Salsa The University of Chicago’s  Ballroom and Latin Dance Association in association with the WHPK International Format and El Caobo Internacial present Salsa at the Promontory. Experts, beginners, and fun loving folks with curious feet are all welcome every third Wednesday for this fabulous night. WHPK disc jockey El Caobo Continue Reading
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Adler After Dark – Apr 2015 6:30 pm
Adler After Dark – Apr 2015 @ Adler Planetarium
Apr 16 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Adler After Dark - Apr 2015 @ Adler Planetarium | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Explore Adler Planetarium after hours during this 21+ event. On the third Thursday of each month, Adler becomes a playground for adults as they explore various exhibitions, peek through the Doane Observatory telescope or participate in a demonstration. It’s great for groups or an adventurous date with your significant other. Each month features different activities and drink specials, including a cash bar and full Continue Reading
Joe Bonamassa 8:00 pm
Joe Bonamassa @ The Chicago Theatre
Apr 16 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Joe Bonamassa @ The Chicago Theatre  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From Apr. 16, 2015 - Apr. 17, 2015 Bonamassa has been lauded as one of the world’s greatest guitarists and he is fast evolving into a full-blown truly charismatic and mesmerizing blues-rock star, as well as a singer-songwriter of stylistic depth and emotional resonance. Joe currently has TWELVE #1 albums on the Billboard Blues Chart. To support his upcoming new studio Album “Different Shades of Continue Reading
Martyr 8:00 pm
Martyr @ Steep Theatre
Apr 16 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Martyr @ Steep Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From April 16, 2015 - May 23, 2015 Steep Theatre Company presents the U.S. Premiere ofMartyr. Benjamin’s mother and teachers are alarmed when he begins espousing Fundamentalist Christian beliefs. Is it a ploy to ditch swimming class, or is it something more? Steep brings one of Germany’s most widely produced playwrights to its audiences. Hours Thursdays – Saturdays: 8 p.m. Sunday matinee performances April Continue Reading
Sarah Colonna 8:30 pm
Sarah Colonna @ Zanies Comedy Club
Apr 16 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Sarah Colonna @ Zanies Comedy Club | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Sarah is well known as a popular roundtable regular on the hit late night talk show “Chelsea Lately.” She also served as a full time writer on “Chelsea Lately,” as well as a producer, writer and star of the show’s spin-off scripted series “After Lately.” She was recently seen in Michael Rosenbaum’s new movie “Back in the Day,” alongside Rosenbaum, Continue Reading
The Soft Moon 9:00 pm
The Soft Moon @ Empty Bottle
Apr 16 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Soft Moon @ Empty Bottle  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
The one-man project of LUIS VASQUEZ, THE SOFT MOON brings new life to the darkly hypnotic sounds of dark-wave precursors like SUICIDE, JOY DIVISION and BAUHAUS with a stripped-down, lo-fi approach. Similarly inspired by his Afro-Cuban heritage and the wide-open space of the Mojave Desert where he was raised, the San Francisco-based artist’s evolution since its 2009 inception has seen a Continue Reading
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Baconfest Chicago 6:00 pm
Baconfest Chicago @ UIC Forum
Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 18 @ 10:00 pm
Baconfest Chicago @ UIC Forum | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Baconfest is a fun-filled, walk-around tasting event featuring the most creative bacon dishes from the best chefs in Chicago. Hours Friday Dinner – April 17 Cooking Channel VIP Hour: 6 – 7 p.m.  General Admission Period: 7 – 10 p.m. Saturday Lunch – April 18 Cooking Channel VIP Hour: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.  General Admission Period: 12 – 3 Continue Reading
Antiques, Garden & Design Show 10:00 am
Antiques, Garden & Design Show @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Apr 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Antiques, Garden & Design Show @ Chicago Botanic Garden | Glencoe | Illinois | United States
From April 17, 2015 – April 19, 2015 Proving that good design transforms any space, the Chicago Botanic Garden has rejuvenated the previous Antiques & Garden Fair into the Garden, Antiques & Design Show for Spring 2015. Celebrating its 15th year, the show inspires stylish living and presents beautiful gardens and objects in a way that transcends the ordinary. Held Continue Reading
Chicago Cubs v San Diego Padres 1:15 pm
Chicago Cubs v San Diego Padres @ Wrigley Field
Apr 17 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
Chicago Cubs v San Diego Padres @ Wrigley Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From April 17, 2015 - April 19, 2015 See the Chicago Cubs play against the San Diego Padres April 17-19 at The Friendly Confines! Agenda Agenda Day Month Week April 2015 Apr 2015 Collapse All Expand All Apr 24 Fri Automechanika Chicago @ McCormick Place - West Building Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – Apr 26 @ 5:00 pm With more than 400 exhibiting companies Continue Reading
Blue Heron 7:30 pm
Blue Heron @ Rockefeller Chapel
Apr 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Blue Heron @ Rockefeller Chapel | Chicago | Illinois | United States
The professional vocal ensemble, under the direction of Scott Metcalfe, is hailed by the New Yorker for the “expressive intensity” of its interpretations, presents a program from Tudor England, including the colorful and ornate Veni sancte spiritus mass by Richard Pygott, and music by Nicholas Ludford. The program is titled Music from Canterbury Cathedral. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week April 2015 Apr 2015 Collapse All Expand Continue Reading
Lady Windermere’s Fan 7:30 pm
Lady Windermere’s Fan @ Stage 773
Apr 17 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Lady Windermere’s Fan @ Stage 773 | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From April 17, 2015 - June 7, 2015 Dead Writers Theatre Collective presents Oscar Wilde’s four-act comedy of morals Lady Windermere’s Fan. On her 21st birthday, Lady Windermere learns from a friend that her husband has been seen visiting Mrs. Erlynne’s home and spending large sums of money on her. When Lady Windermere confronts her husband, he curiously invites Mrs. Erlynne to his wife’s Continue Reading
April Macie 8:30 pm
April Macie @ Zanies Comedy Night Club
Apr 17 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
April Macie @ Zanies Comedy Night Club  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From Apr. 17, 2015 - Apr. 19, 2015 Do you remember the girl in your high school who had a horrible rumor spread about her? It might have involved a football team, or a dog and some peanut butter or maybe processed meat. Well, that girl in Easton, Pennsylvania was April Macie. So, where did she turn for comfort? While some Continue Reading
Iration 8:30 pm
Iration @ House of Blues
Apr 17 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Iration @ House of Blues | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Iration is a reggae group from Santa Barbara, CA. All members originally hail from Hawaii. They play a mix of reggae, dub, rock and are known for playing a lot of Sunshine Reggae. Iration began in Isla Vista, CA, the small college town connected to UC Santa Barbara, playing reggae covers in college towns such as Cal Poly SLO, Chico State and UC Davis. They recorded an EP, New Roots, in 2006, and built a Continue Reading
They Might Be Giants 9:00 pm
They Might Be Giants @ The Vic Theatre
Apr 17 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
They Might Be Giants @ The Vic Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
They Might Be Giants (often abbreviated as TMBG) is an American alternative rock band formed in 1982 by John Flansburgh and John Linnell. During TMBG’s early years Flansburgh and Linnell frequently performed as a duo, often accompanied by a drum machine. In the early 1990s, TMBG expanded to include a backing band.[1]The duo’s current backing band consists of Marty Beller, Dan Miller, and Danny Weinkauf. The group is best known for Continue Reading
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Diabetes EXPO 2015 10:00 am
Diabetes EXPO 2015 @ McCormick Place - Lakeside Center
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Diabetes EXPO 2015 @ McCormick Place - Lakeside Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States
The EXPO is FREE and includes health screenings, cooking demonstrations, product and service exhibitors, as well as leading experts talking about diabetes management, research and prevention. Get the latest information on preventing and managing diabetes and its deadly complications to help keep you and your family healthy. Visit the American Diabetes Association EXPO Chicago and Join the Millions® in the Continue Reading
The Daily Show Writers Standup Tour 7:00 pm
The Daily Show Writers Standup Tour @ Lincoln Hall
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Daily Show Writers Standup Tour @ Lincoln Hall | Chicago | Illinois | United States
THE DAILY SHOW WRITERS STANDUP TOUR, AN EVENING OF POLITICAL-ISH COMEDY is a nationwide comedy tour starring the writers and producers from behind the Daily Show. Standup credits of performers include, John Oliver’s NY standup show, The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Adam DeVine’s House Party, performances for the USO in Afghanistan and more. Post Continue Reading
Sense and Sensibility 7:30 pm
Sense and Sensibility @ Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Apr 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Sense and Sensibility @ Chicago Shakespeare Theater | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From April 18, 2015 - June 7, 2015 Jane Austen’s particular genius for reflecting the human spirit has proven ageless. With her wit and intelligence, and range of expressions from soaring emotion to repressed feeling, a new musical brings us into the world of the Dashwood family. The heartwarming tale focuses on two sisters as bound by their love for each other as they Continue Reading
The American Clock 7:30 pm
The American Clock @ Redtwist Theatre
Apr 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The American Clock @ Redtwist Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From April 18, 2015 - May 17, 2015 Redtwist Theatre presents The American Clock. Arthur Miller’s The American Clock, is a taut, uncompromising, yet highly compassionate microscope of the Great Depression, zeroing in on a few select lives as they climb a mountain of despair and reach for fresh air through the crushing underbelly of a crumbling society. Miller elevates the resilient spirit of everyday Continue Reading
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The history & culture of Old Cairo 1:00 pm
The history & culture of Old Cairo @ Oriental Institute
Apr 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The history & culture of Old Cairo @ Oriental Institute  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Everyone can celebrate Old Cairo at the Oriental Institute. Both adults and families are invited to drop by the Museum throughout the afternoon to experience the topic of our special exhibition A Cosmopolitan City: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Old Cairo through music, hands-on activities, poetry, and more. The event begins with a lecture on the history of Old Cairo Continue Reading
Cavani Quartet 3:00 pm
Cavani Quartet @ Music Institute of Chicago Nichols Concert Hall
Apr 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Cavani Quartet @ Music Institute of Chicago Nichols Concert Hall | Evanston | Illinois | United States
The Cavani Quartet has dedicated its artistic life to performing at the highest level and communicating the joy of discovery in the service of some of the most powerful music ever written. We remain profoundly committed to sharing our passion for chamber music with audiences of all ages and all walks of life.  The quartet’s musical career maintains an energetic Continue Reading
Delfeayo Marsalis Quartet 3:00 pm
Delfeayo Marsalis Quartet @ Performance Hall, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
Apr 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Delfeayo Marsalis Quartet @ Performance Hall, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts | Chicago | Illinois | United States
See the Delfeayo Marsalis Quartet live during The Last Southern Gentlemen Tour. From the Crescent City come the sweet sounds of classic and original compositions in this concert led by trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis, an NEA Jazz Master and member of “the first family of jazz.” The music is relaxed, thoughtful and provocative, honoring the Southern traditions that birthed America’s original music. This concert Continue Reading
Sound Culture Presents Dakhabrakha 6:00 pm
Sound Culture Presents Dakhabrakha @ Mayne Stage
Apr 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sound Culture Presents Dakhabrakha @ Mayne Stage | Chicago | Illinois | United States
DakhaBrakha is music quartet from Kyiv, Ukraine. Reflecting fundamental elements of sound and soul, Ukrainian “ethno chaos” band DakhaBrakha creates a world of unexpected new music. DakhaBrakha was created in 2004 at the Kyiv Center of Contemporary Art “DAKH” by the avant-garde theatre director – Vladyslav Troitskyi – and given the name that means “give/take” in the old Ukrainian language. Theatre Continue Reading
IAM 7:30 pm
IAM @ Bottom Lounge
Apr 19 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
IAM @ Bottom Lounge | Chicago | Illinois | United States
IAM is a French hip hop band from Marseille, created in 1989, and composed of Akhenaton (Philippe Fragione), Shurik’n (Geoffroy Mussard), Khéops (Eric Mazel), Imhotep (Pascal Perez), and Kephren (François Mendy). ‘IAM’ has several meanings, including ‘Invasion Arrivée de Mars’ (‘Invasion from Mars’, ‘Mars’ is frequently used as a metaphor for Marseille in IAM’s songs). Another meaning is Imperial Asiatic Man, while AKH often refers to L’homme Impérial Asiatique. The group is one of Continue Reading
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Chicago White Sox v Cleveland Indians 7:00 pm
Chicago White Sox v Cleveland In... @ U.S. Cellular Field
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chicago White Sox v Cleveland Indians @ U.S. Cellular Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From April 20, 2015 - April 22, 2015 See the White Sox play the Cleveland Indians April 20-22 at The Cell! Hours Monday & Tuesday: 7:10 p.m.Wednesday: 1:10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week April 2015 Apr 2015 Collapse All Expand All Apr 24 Fri Automechanika Chicago @ McCormick Place - West Building Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – Apr 26 @ 5:00 pm With more Continue Reading
Sixx:AM 7:00 pm
Sixx:AM @ The Vic Theatre
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sixx:AM @ The Vic Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Sixx:A.M. is a hard rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 2007 by Nikki Sixx, DJ Ashba, and James Michael, and is the side project of Sixx, who is also the bass guitarist for Mötley Crüe. The group is best known for their songs “Life Is Beautiful” and “Lies of the Beautiful People”. The name Sixx:A.M. is a combination of all of the member’s last names (Sixx, Ashba, Michael). To date, Sixx:A.M. have released Continue Reading
Female Funnies 8:30 pm
Female Funnies @ Zanies Comedy Club
Apr 20 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Female Funnies @ Zanies Comedy Club | Chicago | Illinois | United States
A ladies night of laughs…Hosted by Chicago’s Latin Diva of Comedy: Patti Vasquez! Featuring 5 to 10 of Chicago’s funniest female comics! This event is 21 and over. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week April 2015 Apr 2015 Collapse All Expand All Apr 24 Fri Automechanika Chicago @ McCormick Place - West Building Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – Apr 26 @ Continue Reading
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Chicago White Sox v Cleveland Indians 7:00 pm
Chicago White Sox v Cleveland In... @ U.S. Cellular Field
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chicago White Sox v Cleveland Indians @ U.S. Cellular Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
See the White Sox play the Cleveland Indians at The Cell! Agenda Agenda Day Month Week April 2015 Apr 2015 Collapse All Expand All Apr 24 Fri Automechanika Chicago @ McCormick Place - West Building Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – Apr 26 @ 5:00 pm With more than 400 exhibiting companies and 8,500 attendees, Automechanika Chicago is set to Continue Reading
The New Jim Crow Author at Benedictine 7:00 pm
The New Jim Crow Author at Bened... @ Krasa Student Center, Benedictine University
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The New Jim Crow Author at Benedictine @ Krasa Student Center, Benedictine University | Lisle | Illinois | United States
Author of critically-acclaimed book “The New Jim Crow” to visit Benedictine The impact of racial injustice in the American legal system is the focus of a lecture by a civil-rights lawyer turned legal scholar, Michelle Alexander. She is the author of the 2010 book, “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness,” which has been heralded Continue Reading
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New Works 7:30 pm
New Works @ Cadillac Palace Theatre
Apr 22 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
New Works @ Cadillac Palace Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From April 22, 2015 - May 3, 2015 The Joffrey 20th Chicago Anniversary season closes with a third mixed repertory program featuring three more premieres, including the Joffrey Premiere of In Creases by New York City Ballet soloist Justin Peck, a World Premiere by British choreographer Ashley Page, and the Joffrey Premiere of Evenfall by the company’s own ballet master Nicolas Blanc. The first work Peck choreographed Continue Reading
Simon Amstell 8:00 pm
Simon Amstell @ Thalia Hall
Apr 22 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Simon Amstell @ Thalia Hall | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Comedian Simon Amstell makes his Chicago debut in his newest show. Simon explores freedom, joy, love, death, adventure, art, peace, sex, regret, success, eating, suffering, dreaming, healing, forgiving and everything in between. Simon Amstell became a household name as the presenter of Popworld – Channel 4’s weekly pop programme. He was the host of Never Mind The Buzzcocks on BBC2 Continue Reading
Sales 9:00 pm
Sales @ Empty Bottle
Apr 22 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sales @ Empty Bottle  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
SALES is a collaboration between long-time friends, Lauren Morgan (guitar/vocals) and Jordan Shih (guitar/programming). The duo has been recording together on and off for years, eating an abundance of Thai food, and dreaming of tennis — but never really going the distance to the court. Instead, they have remained dedicated to their musical project, which has been described as minimalist Continue Reading
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Joan Armatrading 8:00 pm
Joan Armatrading @ City Winery
Apr 23 @ 8:00 pm – Apr 24 @ 9:30 pm
Joan Armatrading @ City Winery | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Joan Anita Barbara Armatrading, MBE (born 9 December 1950) is a British singer, songwriter and guitarist. Armatrading is a three-time Grammy Award-nominee and has been nominated twice for BRIT Awards as Best Female Artist. She also received an Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contemporary Song Collection in 1996. In a recording career spanning 40 years she has released a total of 18 studio albums, as well as several Continue Reading
Salesforce1 World Tour – Chicago 8:00 am
Salesforce1 World Tour – Chicago @ McCormick Place - Lakeside Center
Apr 23 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Salesforce1 World Tour - Chicago @ McCormick Place - Lakeside Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Come experience the all-new Salesforce World Tour in Chicago on Thursday, April 23 and see how to connect with your customers in a whole new way. Learn firsthand from leading customers how to sell, service, market, and succeed like never before. Register today for this day of innovation and learning including: Inspirational Keynote from Lynn Vojvodich, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Continue Reading
Wine & Wildlife: Home for Snow Monkeys 6:00 pm
Wine & Wildlife: Home for Snow M... @ Lincoln Park Zoo
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wine & Wildlife: Home for Snow Monkeys @ Lincoln Park Zoo | Chicago | Illinois | United States
What does it take to design a brand new zoo habitat? Not only does it require manpower and money-creating a new exhibit also involves intensive training for zookeepers who will care for the animals, time for educators to develop a suite of new enriching programs, and in the case of the Regenstein Japanese Macaque Forest a specialized scientist has been Continue Reading
Chicago White Sox v Kansas City Royals 7:00 pm
Chicago White Sox v Kansas City ... @ U.S. Cellular Field
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chicago White Sox v Kansas City Royals @ U.S. Cellular Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From April 23, 2015 - April 26, 2015 See the White Sox play the Kansas City Royals April 23-26 at The Cell! Hours Thursday & Friday: 7:10 p.m.Saturday & Sunday: 1:10 p.m.   Agenda Agenda Day Month Week April 2015 Apr 2015 Collapse All Expand All Apr 24 Fri Automechanika Chicago @ McCormick Place - West Building Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – Apr 26 Continue Reading
UChicago Resident Ensemble Showcase 7:30 pm
UChicago Resident Ensemble Showcase @ Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
Apr 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
UChicago Resident Ensemble Showcase @ Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Contempo’s resident ensembles and guests showcase highlights of the repertoire created by UChicago doctoral composition students past and present. Emerging composers’ active engagement with the University’s faculty and performers define Contempo’s dedication to the living art of composition. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week April 2015 Apr 2015 Collapse All Expand All Apr 24 Fri Automechanika Chicago @ McCormick Place - Continue Reading
Anna in the Afterlife 8:00 pm
Anna in the Afterlife @ Greenhouse Theater Center
Apr 23 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Anna in the Afterlife @ Greenhouse Theater Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From April 23, 2015 - May 24, 2015 Polarity Ensemble Theatre presents the world premiere of Richard Engling’s Anna in the Afterlife. Novelist Matthew Harken finds himself in the afterlife. While his body is in a coma, Matthew must decide whether to return to the living. He discovers his dear friend and fellow novelist Anna Toyevsky has split into three separate beings. Is that Continue Reading
Six Organs of Admittance 9:00 pm
Six Organs of Admittance @ Empty Bottle
Apr 23 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Six Organs of Admittance @ Empty Bottle  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE is the primary project of BEN CHASNEY, an electric entity not without precedent. CHASNEY returns to our stage this time performing with a full, electric band featuring members of MAGIK MARKERS and MAJOR STARS. The band last played the Bottle way back in December of 2012, touring in support of that year’s excellent full length Ascent, out via Drag Continue Reading
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Automechanika Chicago 10:00 am
Automechanika Chicago @ McCormick Place - West Building
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – Apr 26 @ 5:00 pm
Automechanika Chicago @ McCormick Place - West Building | Chicago | Illinois | United States
With more than 400 exhibiting companies and 8,500 attendees, Automechanika Chicago is set to lead the industry in a showcase of the latest technology covering the entire spectrum of the automotive aftermarket industry. The explosion of new technology in today’s vehicles means technicians must keep pace. Automechanika Chicago will be THE venue for shop-level training in North America. This event Continue Reading
C2E2 Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo 10:00 am
C2E2 Chicago Comic and Entertain... @ McCormick Place - South Building
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm
C2E2 Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo @ McCormick Place - South Building | Chicago | Illinois | United States
  The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo – also known as C2E2 – is a convention spanning the latest and greatest from the worlds of comics, movies, television, toys, anime, manga and video games. Bringing the best of popular culture to Downtown Chicago, C2E2’s show floor is packed with hundreds of exhibitors, panels and autograph sessions giving fans a chance Continue Reading
Salesforce1 World Tour – Chicago 8:30 am
Salesforce1 World Tour – Chicago @ McCormick Place
Apr 24 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Salesforce1 World Tour - Chicago  @ McCormick Place  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Join us April 24 at the Salesforce1 World Tour Chicago to learn how leading nonprofits and higher education institutions are using Salesforce to build lifelong relationships and deliver programs and services in whole new ways. Join the force of giving back at the Salesforce1 World Tour! The Salesforce Foundation and Greater Chicago Food Depository are partnering to help end hunger Continue Reading
The Maine 4:30 pm
The Maine @ House of Blues
Apr 24 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
The Maine @ House of Blues | Chicago | Illinois | United States
The Maine is an American rock band from Tempe, Arizona that formed on January, 2007. Their first release, the EP Stay Up, Get Down was released in late 2007, followed by a five song EP titled The Way We Talk released on December 11, 2007. The band’s first full-length album, Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop was released July 8, 2008. Their holiday release …And a Happy New Year was released in December 2008. The Continue Reading
Ghost Gardens 7:30 pm
Ghost Gardens @ Chicago Dramatists
Apr 24 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Ghost Gardens @ Chicago Dramatists | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From April 24, 2015 - May 31, 2015 Pegasus Theatre Chicago presents Ghost Gardens by Steven Simoncic. In a forgotten corner of Detroit where smoke stacks tower over industrial runoff, and power lines dot a landscape of burned out homes and broken families, there is a pimp-turned-preacher looking for redemption, a stripper-turned-nurse looking for justice, and Lorelie…who just wants a baby. Hours Thursdays – Saturdays: Continue Reading
Side Man 7:30 pm
Side Man @ Greenhouse Theater Center
Apr 24 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Side Man @ Greenhouse Theater Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From April 24, 2015 - May 24, 2015 Spanning three decades, Side Man is the heartbreaking story of a splintered family as told through the eyes of Clifford, the only son of Gene, a jazz trumpet player, and Terry, an alcoholic mother. Alternating between their New York City apartment and a smoke-filled music club, Clifford narrates the story of his broken family and the decline Continue Reading
The Divine Order of Becoming 8:00 pm
The Divine Order of Becoming @ Greenhouse Theater Center
Apr 24 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Divine Order of Becoming @ Greenhouse Theater Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From April 24, 2015 - June 7, 2015 MPAACT presents The Divine Order of Becoming. In the darkest moment of her life, Erica is suddenly overtaken by a deluge of memories of her life with her mother Eva. In The Divine Order of Becoming you watch the relationship of mother and daughter unfold with joy and angst – fear and forgiveness…and Erica ultimately realizing her mother’s Continue Reading
JB and the Moonshine Band 8:30 pm
JB and the Moonshine Band @ Joe's Bar
Apr 24 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
JB and the Moonshine Band @ Joe's Bar  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Some might say the four-piece JB and the Moonshine Band was born the day JB Patterson looked up to see that only three musicians had shown up at his open- call audition in his Tyler, Texas, hometown. Fortunately, Gabe Guevara (drums), Hayden McMullen (lead guitar) and Chris Flores (bass guitar) turned out to be the right three and, after a Continue Reading
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Randolph Street Market Fest – Apr 2015 10:00 am
Randolph Street Market Fest – Ap... @ Randolph Street Market Festival
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – Apr 26 @ 5:00 pm
Randolph Street Market Fest - Apr 2015 @ Randolph Street Market Festival | Chicago | Illinois | United States
This European-style market offers shopping options indoors and outside! Located in our city’s West Loop neighborhood, this monthly market features 200 select purveyors of high quality and wonderfully priced items like furnishings, vintage clothing, jewelry, collectibles and more. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week April 2015 Apr 2015 Collapse All Expand All Apr 24 Fri Automechanika Chicago @ McCormick Place - West Building Continue Reading
Midwest Daffodil Society Show 12:00 pm
Midwest Daffodil Society Show @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – Apr 26 @ 4:30 pm
Midwest Daffodil Society Show @ Chicago Botanic Garden | Glencoe | Illinois | United States
The Midwest Daffodil Society’s show features hundreds of daffodils on display that will be judged by the society. The show includes cut blooms, floral design, and photography competitions inspired by the display gardens at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Daffodil growers of all skill levels are invited to participate.  Hours Saturday: 12 – 4:30 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Continue Reading
Chicago Horticultural Society’s Anniversary 10:00 am
Chicago Horticultural Society’s ... @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Chicago Horticultural Society's Anniversary @ Chicago Botanic Garden | Glencoe | Illinois | United States
From April 25, 2015 - August 16, 2015 Keep Growing: Chicago Horticultural Society’s 125th Anniversary Enjoy this rare book exhibition at Chicago Botanic Garden. Hours Daily: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday: open until 6:30 p.m. Admission Parking: $25 Agenda Agenda Day Month Week April 2015 Apr 2015 Collapse All Expand All Apr 24 Fri Automechanika Chicago @ McCormick Place - West Building Continue Reading
Artisan food festival 11:00 am
Artisan food festival @ Chicago French Market
Apr 25 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Artisan food festival @ Chicago French Market | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine and the Chicago French Market are proud to announce the 5th Annual Pastoral’s Artisan Producer Festival at the Chicago French Market. This a FREE tasting and meet-the-maker event featuring producers of artisan cheese, bread, beer, wine, charcuterie, confections, and other food stuffs. Stay tuned for more details as the big day approaches.   Agenda Continue Reading
Love & Heros Written & Directed – Bemaji 7:00 pm
Love & Heros Written & Directed ... @ Harold Washington Cultural Center
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Love & Heros Written & Directed - Bemaji @ Harold Washington Cultural Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From Apr 25, 2015 - Apr 26, 2015 Love and Heros Written and Directed By Bemaji Tillman This romantic musical comedy is the story of a woman in love dealing with the burden of being engaged to the worlds most powerful man.  We explore the black presence in comic books and how the world is in need of love today.  Hours Apr Continue Reading
A Coffin in Egypt 7:30 pm
A Coffin in Egypt @ The Harris Theater for Music and Dance
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
A Coffin in Egypt @ The Harris Theater for Music and Dance | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From April 25, 2015 – May 3, 2015 Chicago Opera Theater presents A Coffin in Egypt, composed by Ricky Ian Gordon. Celebrated mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade stars in this tour-de-force portrayal of 90-year-old grand dame Myrtle Bledsoe living in Egypt, Texas. Having outlived all her family and friends, she confronts a life of missed opportunities, broken dreams, and a family Continue Reading
In the Light of Air 7:30 pm
In the Light of Air @ Museum of Contemporary Art
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
In the Light of Air @ Museum of Contemporary Art | Chicago | Illinois | United States
In the Light of Air is comprised of four movements -Luminance, Serenity, Existence, and Remembrance - that are connected by short transitions to form a seamless musical experience. Lighting designed by International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and an installation of metallic ornaments enliven the visual aspects of the performance, creating an all-encompassing atmosphere. Parts of the work explore the role of the soloist in the context of a Continue Reading
Spandau Ballet 7:30 pm
Spandau Ballet @ House of Blues
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Spandau Ballet @ House of Blues | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Spandau Ballet: Soul Boys Of The Western World Tour The band was formed in 1976 and was originally called The Cut, with Gary Kemp and Steve Norman on guitar, later saxophone and percussion. Kemp and Norman were both attending Dame Alice Owen’s School,Potters Bar, and were close friends, as they shared a similar interest in music and a common desire to form a band. They Continue Reading
Dar Williams / Jill Sobule 8:00 pm
Dar Williams / Jill Sobule @ Thalia Hall
Apr 25 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dar Williams / Jill Sobule @ Thalia Hall | Chicago | Illinois | United States
The initial idea came in a flash. Dar Williams was driving on an isolated highway, crossing from New York into Ontario, surrounded by frozen fields, silver trees, and empty sky, when inspiration struck. “I thought, ‘I want to write a biker song!,’” Williams says with a laugh. “And then my second thought was, ‘I want to write an epic biker song.’ Continue Reading
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LCC Spring Fling wine tasting 3:00 pm
LCC Spring Fling wine tasting @ Stellar Wine Company
Apr 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
LCC Spring Fling wine tasting @ Stellar Wine Company  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
This casual wine-tasting event features a variety of fine wines, appetizers and mingling. The event benefits Lutheran Choirs of Chicago.   Agenda Agenda Day Month Week April 2015 Apr 2015 Collapse All Expand All Apr 24 Fri Automechanika Chicago @ McCormick Place - West Building Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – Apr 26 @ 5:00 pm With more than 400 Continue Reading
Broadway musicals 7:30 pm
Broadway musicals @ Symphony Center
Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Broadway musicals @ Symphony Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States
SOMETHING WONDERFUL. THE MUSIC OF RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN. What something could be more wonderful than nearly 300 lawyers-musicians and friends performing the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein? Join us for an evening of joyous melody and song with the Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, the Elgin Master Chorale, and award-winning soloists of The American Prize in Voice, conducted Continue Reading
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Chicago Cubs v Pittsburgh Pirates 7:00 pm
Chicago Cubs v Pittsburgh Pirates @ Wrigley Field
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chicago Cubs v Pittsburgh Pirates @ Wrigley Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From April 27, 2015 - April 29, 2015 See the Chicago Cubs play against the Pittsburgh Pirates April 27-29 at The Friendly Confines! Agenda Agenda Day Month Week April 2015 Apr 2015 Collapse All Expand All Apr 24 Fri Automechanika Chicago @ McCormick Place - West Building Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – Apr 26 @ 5:00 pm With more than 400 exhibiting companies and Continue Reading
Tuck & Patti 8:00 pm
Tuck & Patti @ The Promontory
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tuck & Patti @ The Promontory | Chicago | Illinois | United States
“I Remember You”  Love: That Certain Standard  Tuck & Patti Embrace the Great American Songbook Vocalist Patti Cathcart and guitarist Tuck Andress have been a steady performing duo for so long now, going on three decades, that it’s somewhat surprising that I Remember You—their new T&P Records recording, licensed to Universal Music—zeroes in on the Great American Songbook. Surely they’ve Continue Reading
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Reptiles 4:00 pm
Reptiles @ The Bridge Teen Center
Apr 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Reptiles @ The Bridge Teen Center | Orland Park | Illinois | United States
Members of a local reptile club are visiting The Bridge and bringing their cold—blooded friends with them. Students will learn about the natural habitats of the different creatures before getting to touch several of the animals. In attendance will be a ball python, tortoise, iguana, hedge hog (not cold-blooded, but still cool), and more. No venomous animals will be present. Continue Reading
DIY: Nail String Art 4:30 pm
DIY: Nail String Art @ The Bridge Teen Center
Apr 28 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
DIY: Nail String Art @ The Bridge Teen Center | Orland Park | Illinois | United States
At this program you’ll slowly watch your vision come together one string at a time. Pick a shape, letter, or abstract design and create it by hammering nails into a piece of wood, then wrapping string around the nails.  Everyone’s piece will look different, and that’s the great thing about art.  Express yourself and create a cool item for your Continue Reading
Europe 8:00 pm
Europe @ House of Blues
Apr 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Europe @ House of Blues | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Europe is a Swedish hard rock/heavy metal band formed in Upplands Väsby, Stockholm in 1979 under the name Force by vocalist Joey Tempest, guitarist John Norum, bassist Peter Olsson and drummer Tony Reno. Since its formation, Europe has released ten studio albums, three live albums, three compilations and nineteen videos. Europe rose to international fame in the 1980s with its third album The Final Countdown (1986), which became a substantial commercial success and sold over Continue Reading
Kevin Bozeman 8:30 pm
Kevin Bozeman @ Zanies Comedy Night Club
Apr 28 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Kevin Bozeman @ Zanies Comedy Night Club  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From Apr. 28, 2015 - May 3, 2015 It was 1999, six years after finishing his collegiate basketball career at Division III Whitewater College, and bouncing around jobs that Kevin found himself in the real world with no real job skills and a strong desire to work an hour a day. What to do? Inspired by nights on the couch watching Def Continue Reading
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Manic Street Preachers 8:00 pm
Manic Street Preachers @ Metro
Apr 29 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Manic Street Preachers @ Metro | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Manic Street Preachers are the last truly great mainstream British rock group… but even a partisan fan could be forgiven for wondering occasionally about how much longer they can carry on at their momentous pace of creativity and relevancy. After all, they formed in South Wales in 1986, released their first single ‘Suicide Alley’ in 1988, debut album ‘Generation Terrorists’ Continue Reading
Sick of Sarah / George Morris 8:00 pm
Sick of Sarah / George Morris @ Fizz Bar and Grill
Apr 29 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sick of Sarah / George Morris  @ Fizz Bar and Grill | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Sick of Sarah / George Morris and the Gypsy Chorus. Sick of Sarah began in Minneapolis, MN in April 2005 as an all-female band with catchy hooks, unique lyrics, and thoughtful, well-crafted music. The band displays talent, passion, and an ever-present sense of humor that shapes many of their songs. They combine sympathetic acoustic moments with driving electric rock, often Continue Reading
Joey Fatts / A$ton Matthews 10:00 pm
Joey Fatts / A$ton Matthews @ Empty Bottle
Apr 29 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Joey Fatts / A$ton Matthews @ Empty Bottle  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Joey Fatts  is an American rapper from Long Beach, California. He is one-third of the Hip hop group Cutthroat Boyz, alongside fellow California rappers Vince Staples and Aston Matthews. Joey Fatts dropped 3 songs on the internet. A$AP Rocky found a way to get his phone number. So he called him , so Joey quickly hung up because he thought someone was playing on his phone , then Continue Reading
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Death Cab For Cutie 7:30 pm
Death Cab For Cutie @ The Chicago Theatre
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Death Cab For Cutie @ The Chicago Theatre  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From April 30, 2015 – May 1, 2015 When people listen to music, some are consoled by musicians who sing about heartbreak, loneliness and various life struggles. If a listener is going through a difficult personal problem, they are typically comforted by hearing someone sing about a similar problem they faced, and overcame. This is one reason why Death Cab Continue Reading
The White Road 7:30 pm
The White Road @ The Den Theatre
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The White Road @ The Den Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From April 30, 2015 - June 15, 2015 The Irish Theatre of Chicago, formerly Seanachaí Theatre Company, presents the World Premiere of The White Road, the story of Ernest Shackleton’s ill-fated attempt to cross Antarctica from sea to sea via the South Pole. The crew is forced to abandon their ship, The Endurance, having been crushed by pack ice. They have one path ahead – The Continue Reading
Amy Speace 9:00 pm
Amy Speace @ Hideout
Apr 30 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Amy Speace @ Hideout | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Possessing a commanding voice, a distinctive melodic sensibility and an uncanny knack for nailing complex emotions in song, Nashville based singer-songwriter Amy Speace makes music that’s both illuminating and effortlessly accessible. Paste Magazine called Speace’s latest release, “The Killer In Me,” a “resolutely hopeful take on heartache and loss, [Speace's] beautiful lyrics are spun with a soulful, husky voice that Continue Reading
Speedy Ortiz / Krill / Two Inch Astronaut 9:00 pm
Speedy Ortiz / Krill / Two Inch ... @ Empty Bottle
Apr 30 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Speedy Ortiz / Krill / Two Inch Astronaut @ Empty Bottle  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Oh hell yes! SPEEDY ORTIZ is bringing their raw power back to Chicago to conquer the Bottle stage once again. Starting as a combination of summer teaching at summer camp and lap top recordings, SPEEDY ORTIZ has evolved from SADIE DUPUIS’s solo project to a full-on noise-pop attack of epic proportion. With a love for 1990’s alt-rock and the undeniable ability Continue Reading