Eight Seasons @ Pick-Staiger Concert Hall
Feb 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

eight-seasonsJoin the Chicago Philharmonic for an afternoon of stunning string music in Eight Seasons. Antonio Vivaldi’s four short violin concertos known as The Four Seasons form the centerpiece of this concert. Argentina’s greatest tango composer and master of the bandoneon, Astor Piazzolla, pays tribute to Vivaldi with a tango masterpiece, The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. David Perry lends his inestimable artistry to the solo violin part in both works. And in turn, the living Argentinian composer Osvaldo Golijov honors the tangos of Piazzolla with Last Round. Visceral Dance Chicago, whose collaboration on Martinu’s La revue de cuisine was one of the highlights of the Chicago Philharmonic’s 2014-15 season, returns to join the orchestra for Last Round, with the world premiere of choreography by Nick Pupillo. To enhance the evening’s orchestral music by Argentinian composers, the Chicago Philharmonic welcomes bandoneonist Richard Scofano to perform in the foyer.

Schubertiade Shuffle @ PianoForte Chicago
Feb 7 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

schubertiadeAs a tip of the hat to the annual Schubertiade events that happen in late January/early February, CHAI Collaborative Ensemble will present German Romantic works by Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann, and Louis Spohr, as well as Schubert himself. And, there will be audience involvement… We chose the music, but YOU get to choose the order of the program. Brahms: Trio for Violin, Horn and piano Brahms: Zwei Gesaenge, Op. 91 Franz Schubert: Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, D. 965 Schumann: Three Romances for Oboe and Piano Spohr: Sechs Deutsche Lieder, Op. 103 Katherine Adams, oboe Katy Compton, soprano Gillian Hollis, soprano Brian Locke, piano Nora Shaffer, clarinet Bridget Skaggs, mezzo-soprano We look forward to seeing you there!

Dirty Dozen Brass Band @ City Winery
Feb 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

dirty-dozen-brass-bandIn 1977, The Dirty Dozen Social and Pleasure Club in New Orleans began showcasing a traditional Crescent City brass band. It was a joining of two proud, but antiquated, traditions at the time: social and pleasure clubs dated back over a century to a time when black southerners could rarely afford life insurance, and the clubs would provide proper funeral arrangements. Brass bands, early predecessors of jazz as we know it, would often follow the funeral procession playing somber dirges, then once the family of the deceased was out of earshot, burst into jubilant dance tunes as casual onlookers danced in the streets. By the late ’70s, few of either existed. The Dirty Dozen Social and Pleasure Club decided to assemble this group as a house band, and over the course of these early gigs, the seven-member ensemble adopted the venue’s name:The Dirty Dozen Brass Band.

Chinese New Year Kickoff @ Chicago Cultural Center
Feb 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Be dazzled by lion dancers as they beat their drums to scare away evil spirits and bring good luck for the New Year. Take in the beauty and elegance of traditional Chinese dance and music presented by some of Chicago’s finest artists. Celebrating its 32nd year, the Chinese Fine Arts Society welcomes the Year of the Monkey with this colorful kickoff celebration.

Der Rosenkavalier @ Lyric Opera of Chicago
Feb 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

February 8, 2016 – March 13, 2016

der-rosenkavalierIt’s exactly what you want a Strauss opera to be – deliciously extravagant!
Can the elegantly alluring Marschallin find lasting happiness with her lover Octavian, who’s half her age? Does the hot-blooded Baron really think his exalted position guarantees that young Sophie will be his wife? All bets are off when Sophie receives an engagement rose from the Baron – delivered by the devastatingly handsome Octavian.

Love, sex, fidelity, and aging are delicately explored in a masterwork that artfully blends laugh-out-loud humor with insightful poignancy. Der Rosenkavalier is a grand event with more than 100 musicians, famous waltzes, and ravishing performances.

Baio @ Schuba's
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

baioChristopher Baio is an American musician, best known for being the bassist for the New York City-based indie rock band Vampire Weekend. He also releases as a record producer under the stage name Baio, and his debut solo album The Names was released through Glassnote Records on 18 September 2015.

Carson McHone | Jeremy Pinnell @ Uncommon Ground – Edgewater
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

carson-mchoneCarson McHone is an alt-country/americana songwriter from Austin, Texas. She released her debut self titled EP in 2013 and toured nationally and internationally in its support. Her vocals are featured on Shinyribs‘ newest album (Okra Candy, 2015), on Ray Wylie Hubberd’s newest song “Chick Singer Badass Rockin”, as well as a duet on Mike and The Moonpies 2015 release, Mockingbird. In 2014 McHone was selected as one of six songwriters to represent the city of Austin in “Project #ATX6”.

Jeremy Pinnell grew up in Northern Kentucky just south of the Ohio River, where the towns are equal parts Southern hospitality, Northern attitude, and Midwestern charm. As a kid he sang in church and learned how to play the guitar with his dad, and as he got older he figured out he wasn’t just carrying a tune; he could really sing. When Jeremy sang, the room got quiet. Heads turned. at 18 he left home and began writing and singing country music. His voice made him a hometown hero but his demons kept him a secret to the world.

Cabaret @ The PrivateBank Theatre
Feb 9 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

February 9, 2016 – February 21, 2016

cabaretDirect from Broadway, the acclaimed masterpiece returns to Chicago! As part of their 50th Anniversary Season, the critically acclaimed and award-winning Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to present Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall’s (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award®-winning production of Cabaret. Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including Cabaret, Willkommen and Maybe This Time. Leave your troubles outside – life is beautiful at Cabaret, John Kander, Fred Ebb and Joe Masteroff’s Tony-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way.


Tuesdays: 7:30 p.m.
Wednesdays: 2 & 7:30 p.m. (no matinee on February 10)
Thursdays: 7:30 p.m.
Fridays: 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays: 2 & 8 p.m.
Sundays: 2 & 7:30 p.m. (no evening performance on February 21)

Chicago Blackhawks v San Jose Sharks @ United Center
Feb 9 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

chicago blackhawksWatch the Chicago Blackhawks hit the ice to play the San Jose Sharks February 9 at the United Center!

Long Yun Kung Fu Troupe @ Reva & David Logan Center for the Arts
Feb 9 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

February 9, 2016 – February 13, 2016

long-yun-kung-fu-troupeHeart stopping and moving, the Long Yun Kung Fu Troupe makes its Midwest debut at the Reva & David Logan Center for the Arts this Chinese New Year season. Comprised of some of the best martial artists from across China, each performer was handpicked by Hollywood sensation, Jackie Chan, to create a new art form that melds martial arts with elegant traditional Chinese dance. Rarely seen outside of China, this troupe’s artistry and athleticism is sure to take your breath away.


February 9: 7:30 p.m.
February 13: 7:30 p.m.