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Feb
11
Thu
Chicago Theatre Week @ Multiple Locations
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

February 11, 2016 – February 21, 2016

chicago-theatre-weekChicago Theatre Week, an annual celebration of the rich tradition of theatre-going in Chicago, will take place February 11 – 21, 2016, spanning a week and two full weekends.
Now in its fourth year, Chicago Theatre Week is a program of the League of Chicago Theatres in partnership with Choose Chicago.

Admission:

Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 10 a.m. CST at www.ChicagoTheatreWeek.com.

Tickets are $30, $15, or less

Chicago Blackhawks v Dallas Stars @ United Center
Feb 11 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

chicago blackhawksWatch the Chicago Blackhawks hit the ice to play the Dallas Stars February 11 at the United Center!

Thank You for Coming: Attendance @ Museum of Contemporary Art
Feb 11 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

February 11, 2016 – February 14, 2016

thank-you-for-comingThank You for Coming: Attendance begins with five performers gradually becoming entangled together into one ever-morphing body — building new formations, and revealing fleeting feelings and states of being. Staged in the round, the audience is slowly invited to join in, singing an extensive song and dancing an urban folk piece that crescendos and transforms the experiences of the dancers and the audience. Faye Driscoll, the Bessie Award-winning choreographer, makes her Chicago debut with this work, the first phase of a trilogy she is developing. Presented in tandem with the IN>TIME festival.

Hours:

February 11 – 13: 7:30 p.m.
February 14: 3 p.m.

A Widow of No Importance @ Rasaka Theatre Company, Victory Gardens Theater
Feb 11 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

February 11, 2016 – February 21, 2016

a-widow-of-no-importanceThe Midwest Premiere of the Romantic Comedy A Widow of No Importance by playwright Shane Sakhrani. Deepa, a devout Hindu woman living in Mumbai India, has been a widow for two years. Her only desire now is to see her daughter Tara married so that she can die in peace. But when she starts receiving romantic advances from her recently divorced neighbor Vinod (who is also her son’s best friend), she starts to see the benefits of living.

Hours:

Thursday, February 11, 2016: 8:00 PM
Friday, February 12, 2016: 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 13, 2016: 4:00PM and 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 14, 2016: 3:30 PM

Thursday, February 18, 2016: 8:00 PM
Friday, February 19, 2016: 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 20, 2016: 4:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 21, 2016: 3:30 PM

Muti Conducts Tchaikovsky & Mozart @ Symphony Center
Feb 11 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

February 11, 2016 – February 16, 2016

mozart, liebermann and tchaikovskyLigeti’s eerie and evocative Ramifications opens a program featuring CSO Principal Clarinet Stephen Williamson performing Mozart’s beautiful Clarinet Concerto. A world premiere specially commissioned for the CSO’s 125th season is followed by Tchaikovsky’s treasured Serenade for Strings, which spotlights the Orchestra’s brilliant string section.

Hours:

February 11 – 13: 8 p.m.
February 16: 7:30 p.m.

Feb
12
Fri
A Funny Thing Happened @ Wirtz Center at Northwestern University, Ethel M. Barber Theater
Feb 12 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

February 12, 2016 – February 21, 2016

a-funny-thing-happenedRome is flipped upside down when a quick-thinking slave named Pseudolus attempts to win freedom in a matchmaking scheme that sparks a vaudevillian romp of Grecian slaves, soldiers, and whores! Turning the ancient comedies of Plautus into a farce for the ages, House Theatre Company Member and Northwestern Theatre Adjunct Professor Matt Hawkins directs this satirical Tony Award-winning musical comedy with a reimagined take on gender stereotypes, social class, and the intersection of love and comedy.

Please Note: This event is located in Evanston and not downtown Chicago.

Hours:

Friday, February 12, 2016: 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 13, 2016: 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 14, 2016: 2:00 PM

Friday, February 19, 2016: 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 20, 2016: 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 21, 2016: 2:00 PM

Cocked @ Victory Gardens Theater
Feb 12 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

February 12, 2016 – March 13, 2016

cockedAttorney Taylor and her journalist girlfriend Izzie live a comfortable life in Andersonville. Their apartment, relationship and strong anti-gun beliefs are shattered when Taylor’s troubled brother Frank crashes, uninvited, into their lives. As secrets and betrayals rise to the surface, the line between self-defense and safety is blurred. Cocked, a timely world premiere thriller from Chicago playwright Sarah Gubbins and directed by Victory Gardens’ Associate Artistic Producer Joanie Schultz (Rest, The Whale), returns to Victory Gardens after gripping audiences at the 2014 IGNITION Festival of New Plays.

Backstage at the Biograph – New Work: Realizing Sarah Gubbin’s Cocked – February 4

Victory Gardens Theater introduces Backstage at the Biograph, a new event series that takes audiences behind-the-scenes for an in-depth look at a unique aspect of the rehearsal process of each production throughout the season.

Hours:

Tuesdays: 7:30 p.m.
Wednesdays: 2 & 7:30 p.m.
Thursdays: 7:30 p.m.
Fridays: 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays: 3 & 7:30 p.m.
Sundays: 3 p.m.

Previews: February 12 – 18

Admission:

Backstage at the Biograph is free and open to the public. Space is limited and an RSVP is required.

Monster Jam @ Allstate Arena
Feb 12 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

monster jamMonster Jam is a live motorsport event tour and television show operated by Feld Entertainment. The series is sanctioned under the umbrella of the United States Hot Rod Association and takes place primarily in the United States.

Warren Wolf & Wolfpack @ Performance Hall, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
Feb 12 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

warren-wolfFollowing in the footsteps of vibes masters Bobby Hutcherson and Stefon Harris, the phenomenal multi-instrumentalist Warren Wolf is one of the most important and exciting young jazz artists performing today. Steeped in tradition with a progressive eye toward the evolving art form, Wolf makes his Chicago debut as a leader of his quintet, the Wolfpack.

Jerusalem @ Profiles Theatre - The Main Stage
Feb 12 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

February 12, 2016 – April 3, 2016

jerusalemProfiles Theatre presents the Midwest Premiere of Jerusalem. On St George’s Day, the morning of the local county fair, Johnny “Rooster” Byron is a wanted man. The council officials want to serve him an eviction notice, his son wants his dad to take him to the fair, and a motley crew of locals want his ample supply of drugs and alcohol. A comic, contemporary vision of rural England, Jez Butterworth’s wildly original epic play is both a lament about the erosion of country life, as well as a rebuff to the antiseptic modern world.

Fun Fact: Following successful runs at London’s Royal Court Theatre and transfer to London’s West End, Jerusalem opened on Broadway in 2011 receiving a Tony Award nomination for Best Play and the award for Best Actor in a Play for Mark Rylance

Hours:

Thursdays & Fridays: 8 p.m.
Saturdays: 5 & 8 p.m.
Sundays: 7 p.m.

Previews: February 12 – 17

Admission:

Parking is available for $14 – $16 at 4100 N. Clarendon (one block east of the theatre at the corner of Clarendon and Belle Plaine).