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Chicago Cubs v Milwaukee Brewers 1:15 pm
Chicago Cubs v Milwaukee Brewers @ Wrigley Field
May 1 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
Chicago Cubs v Milwaukee Brewers @ Wrigley Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From May 1, 2015 – May 3, 2015 See the Chicago Cubs play against the Milwaukee Brewers May 1-3 at The Friendly Confines!
Benjamin Bagby’s “Beowulf” 7:30 pm
Benjamin Bagby’s “Beowulf” @ Performance Hall, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
May 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Benjamin Bagby’s "Beowulf" @ Performance Hall, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Medievalist and musician Benjamin Bagby with his six-string harp bewitches audiences in his “double tour de force of scholarly excavation and artistic dynamism” (San Francisco Chronicle), commissioned by Utrecht Early Music Festival and Lincoln Center. This concert is part of the Music Across Genres series. For decades, the University of Chicago Presents has showcased diverse ensembles and composers from the venerable Classical Continue Reading
Iggy Azalea 7:30 pm
Iggy Azalea @ Allstate Arena
May 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Iggy Azalea @ Allstate Arena | Rosemont | Illinois | United States
After years of honing her signature style on hip-hop’s underground circuit, Iggy Azalea burst onto the charts with her critically acclaimed debut album, The New Classic, and emerged as the breakout story of 2014, with one of the year’s most-streamed albums globally. Iggy is the first international female rapper to reach number one on both the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop and Rap Continue Reading
International Voices 7:30 pm
International Voices @ Fourth Presbyterian Church
May 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
International Voices @ Fourth Presbyterian Church | Chicago | Illinois | United States
The Apollo Chorus will present the soaring concert,International Voices. Audiences will be thrilled by music from distant shores, including mesmerizing vocal effects from Venezuela, Georgian chanting and delightful Celtic melodies with intricate instrumental accompaniments.International Voices will feature a variety of genres from American folksong to gospel and will feature pieces by international luminaries such as Paul Ayres, James MacMillan, Erik Esenvalds, Arvo Pärt, and Eric Continue Reading
Madeon 7:30 pm
Madeon @ House of Blues
May 1 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Madeon @ House of Blues | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Madeon is the electronic music moniker of Hugo Leclercq, a native of Nantes, France. Combining bits and pieces of pop, electro and house, he established himself at the age of just 17 by remixing tracks by deadmau5 and Yelle in 2011. His feel good, dance-friendly style quickly made him a club favorite as he began crafting his full-length debut album. Continue Reading
The Dance COLEctive & Peter Carpenter 7:30 pm
The Dance COLEctive & Peter Carpenter @ Storefront Theater
May 1 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Dance COLEctive & Peter Carpenter  @ Storefront Theater | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From May 1, 2015 – May 2, 2015 The Dance COLEctive and Peter Carpenter Performance Project will present a collaboration in early May. File under collisions and spectacle on the go, Margi Cole and Peter Carpenter collaborate on an evening-length ensemble work focused on themes of mimicry and perspective. Chicago Cultural Center Presents is an ongoing performing arts series that showcases both emerging and established music, theater, Continue Reading
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Central States Dahlia Society Sale 10:00 am
Central States Dahlia Society Sale @ Chicago Botanic Garden
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Central States Dahlia Society Sale @ Chicago Botanic Garden | Glencoe | Illinois | United States
From May 2, 2015 – May 3, 2015 The Central States Dahlia Society presents this plant and root sale in Burnstein Hall. Visitors can take advantage of this opportunity to purchase dahlias seen on display at the society’s annual show in September. They will find dahlias in a wide array of sizes, shapes and colors at prices beginning at $4. Continue Reading
Chicago Kids and Kites Festival 10:00 am
Chicago Kids and Kites Festival @ Montrose Harbor
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Chicago Kids and Kites Festival @ Montrose Harbor | Chicago | Illinois | United States
An annual spring tradition, the Chicago Kids and Kites Festival offers FREE kite kits for children to build, decorate and fly their own unique kites (while supplies last). Families can also purchase kites on site at the Kite Harbor booth and enjoy professional kite flying demonstrations and learn tips on how to fly a kite.
Tchaikovsky Spectacular 11:00 am
Tchaikovsky Spectacular @ Symphony Center
May 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tchaikovsky Spectacular @ Symphony Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Returning conductor Edwin Outwater leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra with guest dancers from Hubbard Street 2 in an exploration of the spectacular sounds of one of the greatest composers of all time. This program focuses on the music of Tchaikovsky, famous for its unparalleled ability to express and inspire emotion. These performances are part of the Family A Series andFamily B Series. Each concert Continue Reading
Creative Music Summit 7:30 pm
Creative Music Summit @ Museum of Contemporary Art
May 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Creative Music Summit @ Museum of Contemporary Art | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From 02 May – 03 May Two musician-composers premiere distinctive projects, both MCA commissions, about the multiple dimensions of our outer and inner lives. May 2 – Nicole Mitchell On May 2, Nicole Mitchell re-frames progressive movements in history through sci-fi and film in Mandorla Awakening: Emerging Worlds (Book 2), featuring Mitchell on electric flute and electronics and her Black Earth Ensemble. May 3 Continue Reading
Ying Quartet 7:30 pm
Ying Quartet @ Music Institute of Chicago Nichols Concert Hall
May 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Ying Quartet @ Music Institute of Chicago Nichols Concert Hall | Evanston | Illinois | United States
The Grammy Award-winning Ying Quartet has established itself as an ensemble of the highest musical order. Quartet-in-residence at the Eastman School of Music, this distinguished Music Institute alumni group performs classic repertoire along with works the quartet has commissioned.  
The Little Foxes 8:00 pm
The Little Foxes @ Goodman Theatre
May 2 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Little Foxes @ Goodman Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From May 2, 2015 – June 7, 2015 Ben and Oscar Hubbard stand to earn millions funding an industrialized cotton mill, and seek help with the initial investment from their sister Regina. The refusal of Regina’s dying husband to finance the scheme sets off an explosive series of betrayals, shattering the Hubbard clan’s genteel façade and exposing their ruthless pursuit of wealth. Ferocious, Continue Reading
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Chicago Botanic Garden Farmers Market 9:00 am
Chicago Botanic Garden Farmers Market @ Chicago Botanic Garden
May 3 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Chicago Botanic Garden Farmers Market @ Chicago Botanic Garden | Glencoe | Illinois | United States
From May 3, 2015 – October 18, 2015 The Chicago Botanic Garden brings together local, sustainable farmers for its Farmers’ Market. Vendors offer seasonal products such as fruits, vegetables and herbs beneath the elm trees on the Esplanade. Handmade pottery, jams, honey and more round out the offerings. Visitors can purchase a special market bag at the Garden Shop to Continue Reading
Mary Macaroni 12:00 pm
Mary Macaroni @ Beat Kitchen
May 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Mary Macaroni @ Beat Kitchen  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Mary Macaroni has entertained audiences on Carnival cruise ships, amusement parks, Navy Pier special events, Chicago Bulls games, and countless birthday parties and family events throughout Chicagoland. She will delight, mystify, and entertain children and parents alike at your next picnic, celebration, gathering or party. My shows incorporate balloon art and face painting, magic, music, and games. Many characters and costumes are Continue Reading
Cédric Tiberghien 3:00 pm
Cédric Tiberghien @ Symphony Center
May 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Cédric Tiberghien @ Symphony Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Cédric Tiberghien’s flourishing international career sees him performing across five continents in some of the world’s most prestigious halls, including, most recently, the Kennedy Centre in Washington, the Royal Albert Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Wigmore Hall and Barbican in London, the Salle Pleyel and the Theatre des Champs Elysees in Paris, Berlin’s Bechstein Hall, Salzburg’s Mozarteum, the Sydney Opera and Continue Reading
David Lindley 8:00 pm
David Lindley @ City Winery
May 3 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
David Lindley @ City Winery | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Multi-instrumentalist David Lindley performs music that redefines the word “eclectic.” Lindley, well known for his many years as the featured accompanist with Jackson Browne, and leader of his own band El Rayo-X, has long championed the concept of world music. The David Lindley electro-acoustic performance effortlessly combines American folk, blues, and bluegrass traditions with elements from African, Arabic, Asian, Celtic, Continue Reading
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Microsoft Ignite 2015 9:00 am
Microsoft Ignite 2015 @ McCormick Place
May 4 @ 9:00 am – May 8 @ 10:00 am
Microsoft Ignite 2015  @ McCormick Place  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
It’s for big thinkers looking for an edge. It’s for anyone who attended the Microsoft Exchange, Lync, Project, SharePoint, MMS, or TechEd conferences—and then some. It’s for senior decision makers seeking what’s next, and who want insights on key technology trends in the industry. It’s for IT professionals who need hands-on experience to enhance their tech skills. It’s for enterprise Continue Reading
Extreme Thrill Rides – Seadog 12:00 pm
Extreme Thrill Rides – Seadog @ Navy Pier
May 4 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Extreme Thrill Rides – Seadog @ Navy Pier | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Started May 4, 2015 An even more intense and jet-propelled experience, the Seadog Extreme at Chicago’s Navy Pier will exhilarate with top speeds and the most horsepower on the water! Prepare for the ultimate thrill! For a truly wet and wild experience, the Seadog Extreme is 30% faster than her doggie siblings! Topping out at 45mph on the open water, Continue Reading
James Beard Foundation Awards Ceremony 6:00 pm
James Beard Foundation Awards Ceremony @ Lyric Opera of Chicago
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
James Beard Foundation Awards Ceremony @ Lyric Opera of Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States
This will be the first year the prestigious JBF Restaurant and Chef Awards Gala will be held outside of New York City. Chicago has a rich history with the Foundation, delivering restaurant and chef winners 23 out of 24 years. In 2009, the James Beard Foundation took its JBF Award nominee breakfast on the road for the first time ever Continue Reading
Robbie Fulks 7:00 pm
Robbie Fulks @ Hideout
May 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Robbie Fulks @ Hideout | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Robbie Fulks is a Chicago-based musician who is known for his outspoken criticism of the mainstream country music genre, despite the fact that Fulks, himself, typically sings and performs music that falls into the country genre. With a socially conscious outlook on life and an ardent respect for intelligence, Fulks writes songs with refined, ballad-like qualities that are oftentimes rare Continue Reading
Doug Benson 8:30 pm
Doug Benson @ Zanies Comedy Night Club
May 4 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Doug Benson @ Zanies Comedy Night Club  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Doug Benson (“Last Comic Standing,” “Super High Me”) has been on an album-a-year schedule since 2008 (his most recent release being “Gateway Doug 2: Forced Fun”), plus he has two popular weekly podcasts (“Doug Loves Movies” and “Getting Doug With High”), does the occasional film (“The Greatest Movie Ever Rolled”) and makes regular appearances on “@midnight” on Comedy Central.  Such Continue Reading
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The Cable Show 2015 9:00 am
The Cable Show 2015 @ McCormick Place - West Building
May 5 @ 9:00 am – May 7 @ 5:00 pm
The Cable Show 2015 @ McCormick Place - West Building | Chicago | Illinois | United States
NCTA is the principal trade association for the U.S. cable industry, representing cable operators serving more than 90 percent of the nation’s cable television households and more than 200 cable program networks. The cable industry is the nation’s largest broadband provider of high-speed Internet access, serving more than 51 million customers, after investing $200 billion to build two-way interactive networks Continue Reading
Chicago White Sox v Detroit Tigers 7:00 pm
Chicago White Sox v Detroit Tigers @ U.S. Cellular Field
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chicago White Sox v Detroit Tigers @ U.S. Cellular Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
See the White Sox play the Detroit Tigers at The Cell!  
Mr. Blotto 7:00 pm
Mr. Blotto @ Reggie's Music Joint
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mr. Blotto @ Reggie's Music Joint  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Mr. Blotto was born in Chicago as an off-night vehicle for musicians who loved each others playing but were in different bands at the time. The only rule was that they would only play what they loved. That philosophy continues today and has led Mr. Blotto into unique musical situations.Mr. Blotto takes the Jam band asthetic into areas unfamiliar to Continue Reading
Crosby, Stills & Nash 7:30 pm
Crosby, Stills & Nash @ The Chicago Theatre
May 5 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Crosby, Stills & Nash @ The Chicago Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From May 5, 2015 – May 6, 2015 Crosby, Stills & Nash have announced tour dates in Japan, the Philippines, and Singapore in March, followed by their only US tour dates for 2015, including a stopover in Chicago for two nights at The Chicago Theatre. The group will perform songs from their extensive catalogue, as well as new material from each member. Once again, CSN will be accompanied Continue Reading
The Jesus and Mary Chain 8:00 pm
The Jesus and Mary Chain @ Riviera Theatre
May 5 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Jesus and Mary Chain @ Riviera Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Brothers Jim and William Reid bury their animosity and take the JAM Chain back on the road for a 30th anniversary tour of Psychocandy, the blisteringly loud and gorgeous debut that shook England’s rock scene. Bring earplugs, unless you recently saw the heavily indebted My Bloody Valentine, in which case your hearing is already toast.  Must be 18 or older to Continue Reading
Sean Donnelly 8:30 pm
Sean Donnelly @ Zanies Comedy Night Club
May 5 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Sean Donnelly @ Zanies Comedy Night Club  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From May 5, 2015 – May 10, 2015 When he’s not catching a nap with his bulldog, Rickles, Sean can be found headlining clubs all over New York, including Caroline’s, Gotham, Stand Up NY, and The Stand. He has appeared on MTV’s World of Jenks and The Late Show with David Letterman. Sean was a Comic Stand-Off finalist at the 2010 Magners Continue Reading
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The Waterboys 6:30 pm
The Waterboys @ House of Blues
May 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The Waterboys @ House of Blues | Chicago | Illinois | United States
The Waterboys are a band formed in 1983 by Mike Scott. The band’s membership, past and present, has been composed mainly of musicians from Scotland, Ireland and England, with Edinburgh, London, Dublin, Spiddal, New York and Findhorn serving as homes for the group. They have explored a number of different styles, but their music is a mix of Celtic folk music with rock and roll. They dissolved in 1993 Continue Reading
Chicago White Sox v Detroit Tigers 7:00 pm
Chicago White Sox v Detroit Tigers @ U.S. Cellular Field
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chicago White Sox v Detroit Tigers @ U.S. Cellular Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
See the White Sox play the Detroit Tigers May 5-7 at The Cell!
Minds of Atlantis 7:00 pm
Minds of Atlantis @ Reggie's Rock Club
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Minds of Atlantis @ Reggie's Rock Club  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Minds of Atlantis With The Walkabout and Cheese Fog.  REGGIES brings a music fan’s ultimate dream to reality with a terrific bar and grill, kickin’ rock club, and a music lover’s record store — all under one roof! On September 8, 2007, REGGIES opened its doors, transformed from a once run-down auto bumper repair shop. Now home to one of Chicago’s hottest Continue Reading
Chicago Rhythm Fest 7:30 pm
Chicago Rhythm Fest @ Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
May 6 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Chicago Rhythm Fest @ Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP) re-imagines its inaugural Tap Dance Day concert 25 years ago, with many of Chicago’s finest tap and percussive dance companies, including CHRP’s resident ensemble BAM! Joining CHRP are Trinity Irish Dance Company, Mexican Dance Ensemble, Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago, and Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater. Part of a citywide celebration, this unique collaboration closes Continue Reading
Lila Downs 7:30 pm
Lila Downs @ Auditorium Theatre
May 6 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Lila Downs @ Auditorium Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
The Auditorium Theatre is thrilled to welcome Grammy Award winner Lila Downs to our historic landmark stage.  Making her Auditorium Theatre debut, Lila is one of the world’s most singular voices in music.  From the music of Mexico and South America to American folk, jazz, blues and hip-hop, Lila has performed all over the world, as well as the White Continue Reading
Tomorrow’s Music Today I 7:30 pm
Tomorrow’s Music Today I @ Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
May 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Tomorrow’s Music Today I @ Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Enjoy music by some of today’s finest young composers, performed by Contempo’s resident ensembles, eighth blackbird and the Pacifica Quartet. Programs will include dissertation works by UChicago doctoral candidates in composition.
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Chicago White Sox v Detroit Tigers 1:00 pm
Chicago White Sox v Detroit Tigers @ U.S. Cellular Field
May 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Chicago White Sox v Detroit Tigers @ U.S. Cellular Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
See the White Sox play the Detroit Tigers at The Cell!
StoryCorps’s OutLoud 5:30 pm
StoryCorps’s OutLoud @ Chicago History Museum
May 7 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
StoryCorps’s OutLoud @ Chicago History Museum | Chicago | Illinois | United States
The Chicago History Museum’s program series exploring LGBT issues, Out at CHM, celebrates its twelfth year of programming in 2015. Discover the storied history of Chicago’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities at the Museum’s celebrated series. 
A Streetcar Named Desire 7:30 pm
A Streetcar Named Desire @ The Harris Theater for Music and Dance
May 7 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
A Streetcar Named Desire @ The Harris Theater for Music and Dance | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From May 7, 2015 – May 9, 2015 Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning American drama by Tennessee Williams, Scottish Ballet’s 2012 contemporary adaptation of A Streetcar Named Desire – created in conjunction with the play’s 65th anniversary year – is considered a modern gem of contemporary dance. The impressionable Blanche DuBois and the temperamental Stanley Kowalski find themselves in constant turmoil in this suspenseful take on Continue Reading
Nick Offerman & Megan Mullally 8:00 pm
Nick Offerman & Megan Mullally @ The Chicago Theatre
May 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nick Offerman & Megan Mullally @ The Chicago Theatre  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
In the recently announced Summer of 69: No Apostrophe tour, Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally are yanking the britches right off of their marriage, exposing the salacious details of their fiery union for the entire world to enjoy, featuring songs, funny talking, heavy ribaldry and an astonishing final act of completion. The accomplished entertainers have also won multiple awards including a Television Critics Association Continue Reading
Reveries and Passions Festival 8:00 pm
Reveries and Passions Festival @ Symphony Center
May 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Reveries and Passions Festival @ Symphony Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From May 7, 2015 – May 23, 2015 A French theme appears in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s annual three-week festival in May – Reveries and Passions – conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen. Salonen’s programs emphasize 20th-century operatic and theatrical works drawn together by themes of beauty, fantasy and the darkness of the night. Hours May 7: 8 p.m.May 8: 8 p.m.May 9: 8 p.m.May 14: 8 Continue Reading
Waxahatchee / Carbonleak / Bullnettle 9:00 pm
Waxahatchee / Carbonleak / Bullnettle @ Empty Bottle
May 7 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Waxahatchee / Carbonleak / Bullnettle @ Empty Bottle  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
On her second full-length record as WAXAHATCHEE, former P.S. ELIOT singer KATIE CRUTCHFIELD’s compelling hyper-personal poetry were continuously crushing. Cerulean Salt followed her 2012 release, American Weekend, a collection of minimal acoustic-guitar pop written and recorded in a week at her family’s Birmingham home. On April 7th, WAXAHATCHEE releases her third LP, Ivy Tripp, on the untouchable Merge Records, a gigantic leap forward for this young singer, songwriter and guitarist. Crutchfield’s Continue Reading
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Dozin’ with the Dinos 5:45 pm
Dozin’ with the Dinos @ The Field Museum
May 8 @ 5:45 pm – 11:45 pm
Dozin' with the Dinos @ The Field Museum | Chicago | Illinois | United States
The lights dim as you explore the rituals of ancient Egyptian culture, guided by the light of your flashlight. Next, you prowl an African Savannah with giraffes, hippos, and man-eating lions. Take a break by playing games from around the world or handle giant bugs found right in your backyard. Cap your night of exploration and adventure with cozy bedtime Continue Reading
Chicago White Sox v Cincinnati Reds 7:00 pm
Chicago White Sox v Cincinnati Reds @ U.S. Cellular Field
May 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chicago White Sox v Cincinnati Reds @ U.S. Cellular Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From May 8, 2015 – May 10, 2015 See the White Sox play the Cincinnati Reds at The Cell! Hours Friday: 7:10 p.m.Saturday: 6:10 p.m.Sunday: 1:10 p.m.  
New Millennium Orchestra – Olga Bell 7:00 pm
New Millennium Orchestra – Olga Bell @ Thalia Hall
May 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
New Millennium Orchestra - Olga Bell @ Thalia Hall | Chicago | Illinois | United States
After their last performance made the Chicago Sun-Times “Best Classical Performances of 2014″ list, the New Millennium Orchestra returns to Thalia Hall with a diverse program alongside singer/songwriter OLGA BELL. Alternating between sets showcasing the virtuosity of the orchestra and Bell’s mesmerizing original songs, the evening will feature performances of Schubert’s 5th Symphony, Nico Muhly’s concerto for electric violin and orchestra featuring the Continue Reading
Kathleen Madigan 7:30 pm
Kathleen Madigan @ City Winery
May 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Kathleen Madigan @ City Winery | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Kathleen Madigan is an American comedian and TV personality. In addition to her stand up comedy performances she is a regular guest on a variety of U.S. television programs. Kathleen Madigan is one of seven children in the large Irish Catholic family of Jack and Vicki Madigan, a lawyer and a nurse respectively. She grew up mostly in the St. Louis suburb of Florissant, although the family also lived for periods of time Continue Reading
Tender is the Night 7:30 pm
Tender is the Night @ Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
May 8 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Tender is the Night @ Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From May 8, 2015 – May 10, 2015 Eifman Ballet returns to the Auditorium Theatre to present the American premiere of Tender is the Night set to a jazz score. Famous for his unique story ballets, Boris Eifman’s newest work is based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous novel about the tumultuous relationship of one glamorous American couple living abroad, and the jet set friends that complicate Continue Reading
Point Break Live! 8:00 pm
Point Break Live! @ Bottom Lounge
May 8 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Point Break Live! @ Bottom Lounge | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Think you can out act Keanu Reeve’s iconic portrayal of Special Agent Johnny Utah in the 90s action classic POINT BREAK? Here’s your chance brah! EXTREME! sports action + senseless violence + the unintentionally hilarious dialogue of the original movie + lead role cast night of from the audience = Point Break LIVE! After being featured by the New York Times, Continue Reading
Ministry 9:00 pm
Ministry @ House of Blues
May 8 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Ministry @ House of Blues | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Ministry is an American industrial metal band founded by lead singer Al Jourgensen in 1981. Originally a new wave synthpop outfit, Ministry changed its style to industrial metal in the late 1980s. Ministry found mainstream success in the early 1990s with its most successful album Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs(1992) and touring as part of the Lollapalooza festival. After 27 years of performing, Jourgensen decided Continue Reading
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American Rhododendron Society Show 10:00 am
American Rhododendron Society Show @ Chicago Botanic Garden
May 9 @ 10:00 am – May 10 @ 4:30 pm
American Rhododendron Society Show @ Chicago Botanic Garden | Glencoe | Illinois | United States
American Rhododendron Society Show & Sale The Midwest Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society presents this show with 100 rhododendron and azalea varieties grown by members on display. Members will be available to answer questions about growing rhododendrons and azaleas. Plants are available for purchase. Admission Parking: $25
S, M, L, XL 10:00 am
S, M, L, XL @ Museum of Contemporary Art
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
S, M, L, XL @ Museum of Contemporary Art | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From May 9, 2015 – October 4, 2015 During the 1960s, many sculptors abandoned the use of the pedestal, placing their artworks in the same physical space as their viewers. This democratized approach to the role art plays within a museum, gallery, or home continues to the present day, with contemporary artists self-consciously creating works that interact with audiences. S, M, L, XL highlights four Continue Reading
American Beer Classic 11:30 am
American Beer Classic @ Soldier Field
May 9 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
American Beer Classic @ Soldier Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Celebrate and experience our country’s finest beers at Soldier Field! You’ll sample and learn from a diverse lineup of breweries as you connect and mingle with fellow beer enthusiasts. The event will also offer all of your favorite ballpark classics for your dining pleasure: hot dogs, burgers, pretzels, and more! Hours Session 1: 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Session 2: Continue Reading
Jessie J 7:00 pm
Jessie J @ House of Blues
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jessie J @ House of Blues | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Jessica Ellen Cornish, better known by her stage name Jessie J, is an English singer and songwriter. Born and brought up in London, England, she studied at the BRIT School before signing with Gut Records and striking a songwriting deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing where she wrote for artists including Chris Brown and Miley Cyrus.  After signing with Universal Republic, Jessie J came to prominence following the release of her debut single, “Do It Like a Dude”, which Continue Reading
Lang Lang In Recital 7:30 pm
Lang Lang In Recital @ Lyric Opera of Chicago
May 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Lang Lang In Recital @ Lyric Opera of Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States
One night only – and only at Lyric! Lang Lang rocked the Grammys with Metallica – now Lyric has your only chance to see this superstar pianist in Chicago in 2015. A charismatic artist with theatricality to spare, his powerful and passionate playing will fill the Civic Opera House. And you won’t miss a moment with large-screen video enhancements that will Continue Reading
Nephew Tommy 7:30 pm
Nephew Tommy @ The Chicago Theatre
May 9 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Nephew Tommy @ The Chicago Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Nephew Tommy – The I Got People In My Head Comedy Tour He makes you laugh every day on The Steve Harvey Morning Show,  it’s Nephew Tommy’s 1st National Theatre Tour and he is bringing a host of guest with him. Get ready to be entertained as Nephew Tommy unleashes his cast of characters including Eugene and Oatmeal. Joining him live on stage, also from The Steve Harvey Morning Continue Reading
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Mother’s Day Brunch 9:00 am
Mother’s Day Brunch @ Chicago Botanic Garden
May 10 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Mother’s Day Brunch @ Chicago Botanic Garden | Glencoe | Illinois | United States
Treat your mother to the best on Mother’s Day. Enjoy an elegant and sumptuous brunch at the Garden and spend the rest of the day viewing all that spring has to offer. The all-you-can-eat buffet includes a carving station, made-to-order omelets, and an abundance of fresh, delicious selections. Tickets are available online or at the Visitor Center. Tables accommodate ten Continue Reading
Alexandre Tharaud 3:00 pm
Alexandre Tharaud @ Symphony Center
May 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Alexandre Tharaud @ Symphony Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Alexandre Tharaud is a French pianist, born in Paris on 9 December 1968. He is active on the concert stage and has released a large and diverse discography. Alexandre Tharaud discovered the music scene through his mother who was a dance teacher at the Opéra de Paris, and his father, an amateur director and singer of operettas. Tharaud thus appeared as a child in theatres around northern France, Continue Reading
TECH N9NE 6:30 pm
TECH N9NE @ House of Blues
May 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
TECH N9NE @ House of Blues | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Aaron Dontez Yates  better known by his stage name Tech N9ne (pronounced Tech Nine), is an American rapper. In 1999, Yates and Travis O’Guin founded the record label Strange Music. He has sold over two million albums and has had his music featured in film, television, and video games. In 2009, he won the Left Field Woodie award at the mtvU Woodie Awards. His stage name originated from the TEC-9 semi-automatic Continue Reading
Another Kind of Love 7:30 pm
Another Kind of Love @ Chopin Theatre
May 10 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Another Kind of Love @ Chopin Theatre  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From May 10, 2015 – Jun. 14, 2015 A punk rock star comes back home to her former bandmates and sisters after 15 years in Seattle, for a one night gathering to honor their mother a legend in the rock world, seeking a relationship with her fifteen year old rock-star-to be niece… at the price of destroying the only family she’s got Continue Reading
Young Fathers 9:00 pm
Young Fathers @ Lincoln Hall
May 10 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Young Fathers @ Lincoln Hall  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
You know the kind, when a credible bunch of guitar, bass and drum twenty-somethings from some northern town in the UK or from Indianapolis USA put something together in the studio that reaches out and reminds everyone that modern life isn’t rubbish. Which is a weird reaction for a group who sit in some non-categorisable space between genres ancient and Continue Reading
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Chicago Cubs v New York Mets 7:00 pm
Chicago Cubs v New York Mets @ Wrigley Field
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chicago Cubs v New York Mets @ Wrigley Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From May 11, 2015 – May 14, 2015 See the Chicago Cubs play against the New York Mets at The Friendly Confines! Hours Monday – Wednesday: 7:05 p.m.Thursday: 1:20 p.m.
Septicflesh / Moonspell / Deathstars 7:00 pm
Septicflesh / Moonspell / Deathstars @ Reggie's Rock Club
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Septicflesh / Moonspell / Deathstars @ Reggie's Rock Club | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Behold the new masters of darkness! SEPTICFLESH kindly invite you to join “The Great Mass”. The Greeks’ seventh full length is a new symphonic masterpiece that constitutes a quantum leap in the art of amalgamating orchestral music with Heavy Metal. These songs are audible evidence of guitarist Christos Antoniou finishing his studies of classical composition with academic honours and distinction.  Continue Reading
Snapshots featuring Kevin Naughton 8:30 pm
Snapshots featuring Kevin Naughton @ Zanies Comedy Club
May 11 @ 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 Continue Reading
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Printers Row: How Not to Live 6:30 pm
Printers Row: How Not to Live @ City Winery
May 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Printers Row: How Not to Live @ City Winery | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Comedian Richard Lewis and illustrator Carl Nicholas Titolo will join Tribune jazz critic Howard Reich in conversation about Lewis’s new book, “Reflections from Hell: Richard Lewis’ Guide on How Not to Live.” This book brings the darkly humorous observations of Lewis to life through the imagery of Titolo’s art. As an actor/comedian/writer, Lewis has entertained audiences for decades through his Continue Reading
Jersey Boys 7:30 pm
Jersey Boys @ Cadillac Palace Theatre
May 12 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Jersey Boys @ Cadillac Palace Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From May 12, 2015 – May 24, 2015 The Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical Jersey Boys returns to Chicago! Jersey Boys is the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the story of how a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American pop Continue Reading
Drew Michael 8:30 pm
Drew Michael @ Zanies Comedy Night Club
May 12 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Drew Michael @ Zanies Comedy Night Club  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From May 12, 2015 – May 17, 2015 Drew recently won NYC’s Laughing Devil Comedy Festival & Comedy Album “Lovely” Debuted #1 on the iTunes Comedy Charts! Drew Michael is a clinical narcissist who spends hours each day reading his own tweets, lamenting the fact that they were under-appreciated. He only cares about himself and that’s why he’ll never learn how to be Continue Reading
Full of Hell + the Body / Anatomy of Habit 9:00 pm
Full of Hell + the Body / Anatomy of Habit @ Empty Bottle
May 12 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Full of Hell + the Body / Anatomy of Habit @ Empty Bottle  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Full of Hell is an American grindcore band from Ocean City, Maryland and Central Pennsylvania. They are currently signed to A389 Records and Profound Lore Records.  The Body are an American sludge metal band formed in 1999 in Providence, Rhode Island. The band features Chip King on guitars and vocals and Lee Buford on drums and programming. Anatomy of Habit formed in Chicago in October 2008 and is composed of Theo Continue Reading
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A Chicago Rhythm Fest 7:30 pm
A Chicago Rhythm Fest @ Auditorium Theatre
May 13 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
A Chicago Rhythm Fest @ Auditorium Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP) reimagines its inaugural Tap Dance Day concert 25 years ago, with many of Chicago’s finest tap and percussive dance companies, including CHRP’s resident ensemble BAM! Joining CHRP are Trinity Irish Dance Company, Mexican Dance Ensemble, Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago, and Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater.  Part of a citywide celebration, this unique collaboration closes the Continue Reading
Saul Hernandez 7:30 pm
Saul Hernandez @ House of Blues
May 13 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Saul Hernandez @ House of Blues | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Saúl Alfonso Hernández Estrada is the former lead singer, songwriter and guitarist of Caifanes, a Mexican rock en español group formed in 1986.  In 1996, Saúl Hernández sang a duet with Algerian raï singer Khaled. The song, called “Ki Kounti”, is sung partially in Arabic and Spanish. After Caifanes’ breakup, Saul Hernández formed a new band in late 1995, called Jaguares, along with former Caifanes drummerAlfonso André and two long time friends, Federico Fong on Continue Reading
The Who 7:30 pm
The Who @ Allstate Arena
May 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Who @ Allstate Arena | Rosemont | Illinois | United States
Fifty years ago today The Who’s recording career really took off when their first single, ‘I Can’t Explain’ b/w ‘Bald Headed Woman’ was released on the Brunswick label in Britain. Released a few weeks earlier in the US on the Decca label, the single didn’t make much impact, only reaching #93, but in the UK it managed to reach a Continue Reading
Mack and Mabel 8:00 pm
Mack and Mabel @ Stage 773
May 13 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mack and Mabel @ Stage 773 | Chicago | Illinois | United States
It’s the roaring 1920s, a time when movies were silent and cinema was magic. Movie Director Mack Sennett, the “King of Comedy” and creator of The Keystone Kops, discovers Mabel Normand, a waitress from Brooklyn, and turns her into a star. So begins one of the most tempestuous, hilarious and heart-wrenching American love stories. With a spectacular, soaring score including Continue Reading
Mrstealyourwig Comedy Series 8:00 pm
Mrstealyourwig Comedy Series @ The Promontory
May 13 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mrstealyourwig Comedy Series  @ The Promontory | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Luenell is a force of nature. This talented comedienne, actress and singer. Luenell had made appearances in three #4 feature films – “Think Like A Man and Think Like a Man too” with Arielle Kebell and Meagan Good, 3D animated hit “Hotel Transylvania” with Adam Sandler, and “Taken 2″ with Liam Neeson. She also starred in the hilarious comedy “That’s Continue Reading
Richard Lewis 8:00 pm
Richard Lewis @ Zanies Comedy Night Club
May 13 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Richard Lewis @ Zanies Comedy Night Club  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From May 13, 2015 – May 14, 2015 Lewis has taken his lifelong therapy fodder and carved it into a commanding, compelling art form. His early career as a stand-up brought him to the top of his ranks. Over time and through a variety of mediums, he broadened his exposure and more and more came on  board to appreciate his brilliantly warped world. Continue Reading
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Beer at the conservatory 6:30 pm
Beer at the conservatory @ Garfield Park Conservatory
May 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Beer at the conservatory @ Garfield Park Conservatory | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Please join us in the official celebration and kick-off of the summer beer festival season with the 6th Annual Beer Under Glass (BUG) event! With the restoration of the Conservatory’s glass roofs now complete, brewers will once again be located both inside the historic show houses and within the outdoor gardens of the Conservatory campus. Event attendees will be able Continue Reading
Brent Morin 8:00 pm
Brent Morin @ UP Comedy Club
May 14 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Brent Morin @ UP Comedy Club | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From May 14, 2015 – May 16, 2015 Brent Morin is a Los Angeles-based American comedian, stand-up comic and actor. Morin was born in South Windsor, Connecticut to two inner city high school English teacher parents. Morin has an older brother who was a concert pianist and a younger brother who became a professional figure skater. He graduated from South Windsor High School. He is of Irish and Italian Continue Reading
Atlas Road Crew 8:30 pm
Atlas Road Crew @ Subterranean
May 14 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Atlas Road Crew @ Subterranean  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
It seems as if Atlas Road Crew has arrived from another decade as their old-school sound oozes vintage 70’s rock dripping with influences ranging from the Rolling Stones to The Band to the Allmans but with modern influences like The Black Keys and Kings of Leon. With an extensive catalog of covers and a rapidly growing list of in-demand originals, Continue Reading
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Mayfest 5:00 pm
Mayfest
May 15 @ 5:00 pm – May 17 @ 6:00 pm
Mayfest @ Chicago | Illinois | United States
Mayfest kicks Chicago’s street festival season into full swing with their 20th annual celebration, bringing music, food, and fun to Lakeview and it is the FIRST big party event of the season. Get out of the house and get ready to ROCK! Quench your thirst with ice-cold beer, sangria, and other cold beverages – what could be better? Called a “reintroduction Continue Reading
Amphibians 9:00 am
Amphibians @ Shedd Aquarium
May 15 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Amphibians @ Shedd Aquarium | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Opening this May, this special exhibit will showcase the amazing world of amphibians – featuring 40 species of salamanders, frogs and rarely-seen caecilians – highlighting their amazing diversity, unique adaptations and the serious challenges they face. Within Amphibians, guests will immerse themselves in the changing lives of salamanders, sirens, frogs, toads, newts – including a 4 ft. giant salamander – all transforming from Continue Reading
Chicago Cubs v Pittsburgh Pirates 1:15 pm
Chicago Cubs v Pittsburgh Pirates @ Wrigley Field
May 15 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
Chicago Cubs v Pittsburgh Pirates @ Wrigley Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From May 15, 2015 – May 17, 2015 See the Chicago Cubs play against the Pittsburgh Pirates at The Friendly Confines! Hours Friday: 1:20 p.m.Saturday: 3:05 p.m.Sunday: 1:20 p.m.
All Time Low 7:00 pm
All Time Low @ Aragon Ballroom
May 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
All Time Low @ Aragon Ballroom | Chicago | Illinois | United States
All Time Low is an American pop punk band from Towson, Maryland, a suburb of Baltimore, formed in 2003. Since their formation the band has consisted of vocalist and rhythm guitarist Alex Gaskarth, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Jack Barakat, bassist and backing vocalist Zack Merrick and drummer Rian Dawson. The band’s name is taken from lyrics in the song “Head on Collision” by New Found Glory. The Continue Reading
The Dear Hunter Presents Acts II & III 7:00 pm
The Dear Hunter Presents Acts II & III @ Bottom Lounge
May 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Dear Hunter Presents Acts II & III @ Bottom Lounge | Chicago | Illinois | United States
A STATEMENT FROM CASEY CRESCENZO OF THE DEAR HUNTER Having spent the better part of the last 6 months indoors, I’ve developed a bit of a necessary wall in regards to contact and communications, but Ill do my best in this message to convey surreal internal musings with realistic external translation. Within the past decade spent behind The Dear Hunter Continue Reading
Tomorrow’s Music Today II 7:30 pm
Tomorrow’s Music Today II @ Ganz Hall
May 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Tomorrow’s Music Today II @ Ganz Hall | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Enjoy music by some of today’s finest young composers, performed by Contempo’s resident ensembles, eighth blackbird and the Pacifica Quartet. Programs will include dissertation works by UChicago doctoral candidates in composition.
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Midwest Bonsai Society Spring Exhibition 9:00 am
Midwest Bonsai Society Spring Exhibition @ Chicago Botanic Garden
May 16 @ 9:00 am – May 17 @ 5:00 pm
Midwest Bonsai Society Spring Exhibition @ Chicago Botanic Garden | Glencoe | Illinois | United States
The Midwest Bonsai Society’s spring show features spring-blooming trees, bonsai on rocks and suiseki (the Japanese art of stones). It also highlights trees in various stages of development with interpretive signs explaining the goals of each tree’s caretaker. Hundreds of bonsai specimens will be on display or for sale. Vendors will sell bonsai trees, raw nursery stock, pots, tools and supplies. Admission Continue Reading
National Restaurant Association 10:00 am
National Restaurant Association @ McCormick Place
May 16 @ 10:00 am – May 19 @ 11:00 am
National Restaurant Association @ McCormick Place  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Everything and everyone foodservice. Together in person. That’s the recipe for these four unique days of opportunity—where companies like yours can engage with more customers and prospects than at any other time of year. 44,000+ foodservice professionals from around globe converge in Chicago—hungry for new products like yours with the budgets to act. Buyers and prospects are scouting the floor. Continue Reading
School of Rock Hinsdale 11:00 am
School of Rock Hinsdale @ Subterranean
May 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
School of Rock Hinsdale @ Subterranean  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
School of Rock Hinsdale will be paying tribute to five great music cities; London, Austin, Detroit, New York City, & San Francisco. Each set will feature artists that helped shape the familiar sounds of each great city.School of Rock has been “inspiring kids to rock on stage and in life” in Hinsdale since 2011 and nationally has over 10,000 students Continue Reading
Swing Gitan 7:00 pm
Swing Gitan @ Unity Temple
May 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Swing Gitan @ Unity Temple  | Oak Park | Illinois | United States
Wrap-up your Wright Plus experience at Unity Temple with a lively evening concert by Chicago’s premier gypsy-jazz band, Swing Gitan. The group plays foot-tapping music on acoustic instruments in the style of 1930s guitarist Django Reinhardt. It’s a blend of the jubilant swing of early jazz and the feisty passion of gypsy music, with a strong dose of guitar pyrotechnics Continue Reading
Felipe Esparza 7:30 pm
Felipe Esparza @ Joe's Bar
May 16 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Felipe Esparza @ Joe's Bar  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From May 16, 2015 – May 17, 2015 Felipe Esparza is a comedian and actor, best known for his raw, real-life comedy that audiences everywhere can relate to. Recognized for his wild hair and his often-imitated phrase, “what’s up, fool?”, people are surprised to find out that Felipe is also the same person referred to and imitated in infamous stories Continue Reading
The Rentals, Rey Pila, Radiation City 8:00 pm
The Rentals, Rey Pila, Radiation City @ Bottom Lounge
May 16 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Rentals, Rey Pila, Radiation City @ Bottom Lounge | Chicago | Illinois | United States
January 7, 2014. The temperature read 4 degrees in Central Park, the coldest day in New York City since 1896. The Rentals’ Matt Sharp (lead vocalist, bassist, keyboardist and songwriter) sat in warmth at a friend’s loft just off Union Square eagerly awaiting the first reviews to come in for the band’s long awaited third album, Lost In Alphaville. Just Continue Reading
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Yo-Yo Ma with Musicians from the CSO 3:00 pm
Yo-Yo Ma with Musicians from the CSO @ Symphony Center
May 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Yo-Yo Ma with Musicians from the CSO @ Symphony Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Beloved cellist and CSO Judson and Joyce Green Creative Consultant Yo-Yo Ma combines forces with musicians from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in what is sure to be a warm-hearted and engaging afternoon of intimate music-making. “The concert’s atmosphere was spontaneous and congenial … The idea was to gather gifted musician friends and turn them loose on music they rarely get Continue Reading
Bad Manners / the Crombies / Run and Punch 7:30 pm
Bad Manners / the Crombies / Run and Punch @ Abbey Pub
May 17 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Bad Manners / the Crombies / Run and Punch @ Abbey Pub | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Bad Manners // the Crombies // Run and Punch // DJ Chuck Wren Bad Manners are an English ska band led by frontman Buster Bloodvessel. Early appearances included Top of The Pops and the live film documentary, Dance Craze. The CROMBIES are 2 TONE! Hey you! Are you missing that live 2 Tone sound? Well listen buster…you better start to move your feet. The dance Continue Reading
CYSO Spring Concert 7:30 pm
CYSO Spring Concert @ Symphony Center
May 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
CYSO Spring Concert @ Symphony Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras’ Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Allen Tinkham, will perform Franz Liszt’s S.100 (Symphonic Poem No.6); Sergei Rachmaninov’s Dances, op.45; and Grammy Award nominee Bryce Dessner’s St. Carolyn by the Sea, featuring Dessner and another guest guitarist to be announced. The concert will also feature a performance of Copeland’s Rodeo by CYSO’s Concert Orchestra, conducted by Terrance Malone Gray.
Godsmack 7:30 pm
Godsmack @ Aragon Ballroom
May 17 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Godsmack @ Aragon Ballroom  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Godsmack is an American alternative metal band from Lawrence, Massachusetts, formed in 1995. The band is composed of founder, frontman and songwriter Sully Erna, guitarist Tony Rombola, bassist Robbie Merrill, and drummer Shannon Larkin. Since its formation, Godsmack has released six studio albums, one EP (The Other Side), four DVDs, one compilation album (Good Times, Bad Times… Ten Years of Godsmack), and one live album (Live and Inspired). Continue Reading
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Kodaline 6:30 pm
Kodaline @ House of Blues
May 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Kodaline @ House of Blues | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Kodaline are an Irish rock band. Originally known as 21 Demands, in 2011 the band changed its name to Kodaline. Steve Garrigan and Mark Prendergast grew up in Swords, Dublin, and have known each other since childhood. They both attended secondary school at Colaiste Choilm in Swords, where they would take part in many battles of the bands. Years later, they began to share Continue Reading
Chicago White Sox v Cleveland Indians 7:00 pm
Chicago White Sox v Cleveland Indians @ U.S. Cellular Field
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chicago White Sox v Cleveland Indians @ U.S. Cellular Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From May 18, 2015 – May 21, 2015 See the White Sox play the Cleveland Indians at The Cell!
Ensiferum and Korpiklaani with Trollfest 7:00 pm
Ensiferum and Korpiklaani with Trollfest @ Bottom Lounge
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ensiferum and Korpiklaani with Trollfest @ Bottom Lounge | Chicago | Illinois | United States
After founding the band in 1995, Ensiferum’s mastermind, guitarist/main songwriter/vocalist Markus Toivonen has taken the band safely through turmoils of line-up changes and busy schedules ever since.  It is very early in the morning and still dark outside. Next to two enormous heaps of luggage on trolleys which can barely hold, we find a unusual group. Some of them sip coffee; Continue Reading
War and Peace 7:30 pm
War and Peace @ The Harris Theater for Music and Dance
May 18 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
War and Peace @ The Harris Theater for Music and Dance | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Two brilliant choral works bring the season to a stirring close as Jane Glover leads the Music of the Baroque orchestra, chorus, and soloists in a moving musical exploration of the perils of war and the joys of victory. Admission $10 student tickets at the door.
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2015 Sweets & Snacks Expo 7:00 am
2015 Sweets & Snacks Expo @ McCormick Place - West Building
May 19 @ 7:00 am – May 21 @ 6:00 pm
2015 Sweets & Snacks Expo @ McCormick Place - West Building | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Sponsored by the National Confectioners Association, the Expo is the candy & snacks industry’s most successful, world class event and the only show that represents all of the major U.S. distribution channels of confectionery and snack products in one location. Discover more than three and a half acres of candy and snack items in one place! Attend one of the Continue Reading
Of Mice & Men 6:30 pm
Of Mice & Men @ House of Blues
May 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Of Mice & Men @ House of Blues | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From May 19, 2015 – May 20, 2015 Of Mice & Men is an American metalcore band from Costa Mesa, California. The group was founded by Austin Carlile and Jaxin Hall in mid-2009 after Carlile’s departure from Attack Attack!. The name of the band is derived from John Steinbeck’s novel of the same title. Of Mice & Men was founded by Austin Carlile, the original vocalist of Attack Attack!, and bassist Jaxin Hall, an import from Auckland, New Zealand Continue Reading
Vince Maranto 8:30 pm
Vince Maranto @ Zanies Comedy Club
May 19 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Vince Maranto @ Zanies Comedy Club | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From  May 19, 2015 – May 20, 2015 Vince started his comedy career, at the now defunct Comedy Cottage in suburban Chicago, in 1982. He quickly became a regular at the local clubs, and then, worked his way throughout the U.S.  During the years that followed, Vince performed for  ZANIES,  THE FUNNY BONE,  THE IMPROV,  CATCH A RISING STAR, and  FUNNY  BUSINESS, Continue Reading
Fred Thomas [Saturday Looks Good To Me] 9:00 pm
Fred Thomas [Saturday Looks Good To Me] @ Empty Bottle
May 19 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fred Thomas [Saturday Looks Good To Me] @ Empty Bottle  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Born as a basement recording project in the year 2000, Saturday Looks Good To Me brought together the jubilant fun of Motown and Northern soul with a decidedly indie approach. Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Fred Thomas poured generations of influences ranging from the Beach Boys to Guided by Voices into dusty pocket symphonies recorded on four track cassettes. Enlisting friends from a community of musicians Continue Reading
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California wine tasting 6:00 pm
California wine tasting @ City Winery
May 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
California wine tasting @ City Winery | Chicago | Illinois | United States
The West Sonoma Coast, part of Sonoma County, has distinguished itself as one of the world’s leading regions for top quality Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. It contains many distinct growing areas including Annapolis, Fort Ross/Seaview, Occidental, Freestone, Green Valley and the Sebastopol Hills. Our association of wineries and growers is dedicated to preserving and protecting the history, landscape and culture Continue Reading
Casse-Tete Chinois (Chinese Puzzle) 6:30 pm
Casse-Tete Chinois (Chinese Puzzle) @ Alliance Francaise de Chicago Downtown Location
May 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Casse-Tete Chinois (Chinese Puzzle) @ Alliance Francaise de Chicago Downtown Location  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Cedric Klapish directed this 2014 comedy, in French with English subtitles, as a follow up to “The Spanish Apartment” and “Russian Dolls.” The protagonist is now 40, the father of two and still navigating a very complicated path. 
Volbeat 7:00 pm
Volbeat @ Aragon Ballroom
May 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Volbeat @ Aragon Ballroom | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Volbeat are a Danish metal band which was formed in Copenhagen. They play a fusion of rock and roll, heavy metal and rockabilly. They are inspired by classic rock and roll artists such as Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash, as well as modern hard rock, heavy metal, alternative rock and hardcore groups. Their current line-up consists of vocalist and guitarist Michael Poulsen, bassist Anders Kjølholm, guitarist Rob Caggiano, and drummer Jon Larsen. The band is signed to Dutch label Mascot Records and has released Continue Reading
Mozart, Liebermann, and Tchaikovsky 7:30 pm
Mozart, Liebermann, and Tchaikovsky @ The Harris Theater for Music and Dance
May 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Mozart, Liebermann, and Tchaikovsky @ The Harris Theater for Music and Dance | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Chicago gets its first opportunity to hear the new Emerson String Quartet, now with newly appointed cellist Paul Watkins, marking the quartet’s first membership change in more than three decades. Watkins replaces former Emerson String Quartet member and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Co-Artistic Director David Finckel, one of today’s foremost classical cellists.  Described by Fortune magazine as “arguably Continue Reading
Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles 7:30 pm
Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles @ Bank of America Theatre
May 20 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles @ Bank of America Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From May 20, 2015 – May 24, 2015 The internationally-acclaimed Beatles concert, Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles, makes its return to Chicago for one week only. As “the next best thing to seeing The Beatles!” (Associated Press), Rain performs the full range of The Beatles’ discography live onstage, including the most complex and challenging songs that The Beatles themselves recorded in the studio but never Continue Reading
Laibach // Cocksure // DJ Bud Sweet 8:00 pm
Laibach // Cocksure // DJ Bud Sweet @ Abbey Pub
May 20 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Laibach // Cocksure // DJ Bud Sweet @ Abbey Pub | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Laibach is a Slovenian avant-garde music group associated with industrial, martial, and neo-classical musical styles. Laibach was formed on 1 June 1980 in Trbovlje, Slovenia, at the time SFR Yugoslavia. The band represents the music wing of the Neue Slowenische Kunst (NSK) art collective, of which it was a founding member in 1984. The name “Laibach” is the German name for Slovenia’s capital city, Ljubljana. Christopher J. Connelly and Jason C. Novak bridge the gap between Continue Reading
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Robot Revolution 9:30 am
Robot Revolution @ Museum of Science and Industry
May 21 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Robot Revolution @ Museum of Science and Industry | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From May 21, 2015 – January 10, 2016 They’re coming … and they’ll be here to help and improve our lives. The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI), is excited to announce the creation of a new national touring exhibit, Robot Revolution, supported by Google. This exhibit will explore how robots, created by human ingenuity, will ultimately be our companions and colleagues, changing Continue Reading
Adler After Dark – May 2015 6:30 pm
Adler After Dark – May 2015 @ Adler Planetarium
May 21 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Adler After Dark - May 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 adventerous date with your significant other. Each month features different activities and drink specials, including a cash Continue Reading
Matt & Kim 7:30 pm
Matt & Kim @ The Riviera Theatre
May 21 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Matt & Kim @ The Riviera Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Matt and Kim is an American indie dance duo from Brooklyn, New York. The group formed in 2004 and is composed of Matt Johnson (vocals/keyboards) and Kim Schifino (drums). They are known for their DIY attitude toward music. Matt and Kim released their first album, Matt & Kim, on October 26, 2006. The album sold modestly, primarily at live shows. Many indie fans praised their music, and the two Continue Reading
The Secret Garden 7:30 pm
The Secret Garden @ Court Theatre
May 21 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Secret Garden @ Court Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From May 21, 2015 – June 21, 2015 After a vicious cholera outbreak in the British Raj claims the lives of both her parents, ten year-old Mary Lennox is sent back to England to live at her estranged uncle’s estate. Orphaned and alone, Mary finds herself haunted not only by the ghosts of her own past, but by those of her melancholy uncle, Continue Reading
Wild Sound 7:30 pm
Wild Sound @ Museum of Contemporary Art
May 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Wild Sound @ Museum of Contemporary Art | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From May 21, 2015 – May 22, 2015 Composer Glenn Kotche and Third Coast Percussion challenge the distinction between music and noise in this new work. The performance features custom-made percussion instruments, designed and built by students and faculty at the University of Notre Dame’s School of Engineering, along with field recordings created while Kotche toured internationally with Grammy-winning rock band Wilco. Central to the work is an exploration Continue Reading
Les Liaisons Dangereuses 8:00 pm
Les Liaisons Dangereuses @ The Raven Theatre
May 21 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Les Liaisons Dangereuses @ The Raven Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
  From May 21st, 2015 -june  21st 2015 AstonRep Theatre Company presents Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Christopher Hampton. A pair of rivals and former lovers use sex to humiliate and destroy others in this drama based on Choderlos de Laclos’ novel published six years before the French Revolution. This new production transports the audience from eighteenth-century France to 1917 Russia before the dawn Continue Reading
Jonathan Kite 8:30 pm
Jonathan Kite @ Zanies Comedy Night Club
May 21 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Jonathan Kite @ Zanies Comedy Night Club  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From May 21, 2015 – May 22, 2015 Jonathan Kite is quickly becoming known for his wide array of characters that he has brought to life on television, and in film. He can be seen co-starring as “Oleg,” the Russian cook, opposite Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs in CBS’ hit comedy “Two Broke Girls.” Born and raised in Chicago, Kite was immersed Continue Reading
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The Early November, Lydia, Restorations 6:00 pm
The Early November, Lydia, Restorations @ Bottom Lounge
May 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Early November, Lydia, Restorations @ Bottom Lounge | Chicago | Illinois | United States
The Early November is an American rock band from Hammonton, New Jersey. The group formed in 1999 and signed with Drive-Thru Records in 2002. As of 2006, they have released two EPs (2002’s For All of This and 2002’s The Acoustic EP), as well as two full-length albums (2003’s The Room’s Too Cold and 2006’s triple album The Mother, the Mechanic, and the Path). Lydia is an indie rock band from Gilbert, Arizona formed in Continue Reading
Chevelle and The Used 7:00 pm
Chevelle and The Used @ Aragon Ballroom
May 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chevelle and The Used @ Aragon Ballroom | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Chevelle is an American alternative metal band that formed in 1995 in Grayslake, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. The band was originally composed of brothers: Pete Loeffler (lead vocals and guitar), Sam Loeffler (drums and percussion) and Joe Loeffler (bass and backing vocals). When Joe left the band in 2005, Geno Lenardosubbed-in as the bassist until he was replaced by Pete and Sam’s brother-in-law, Dean Bernardini. The Used is an American post-hardcore band from Orem, Utah, formed in 2001. Continue Reading
Chicago White Sox v Minnesota Twins 7:00 pm
Chicago White Sox v Minnesota Twins @ U.S. Cellular Field
May 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chicago White Sox v Minnesota Twins @ U.S. Cellular Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
  From May 22, 2015 – May 24, 2015 See the White Sox play the Minnesota Twins at The Cell! Hours Friday: 7:10 p.m. Saturday: 3:10 p.m. Sunday: 1:10 p.m.  
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Northshore Iris & Daylily Society Iris Show 10:00 am
Northshore Iris & Daylily Society Iris Show @ Chicago Botanic Garden
May 23 @ 10:00 am – May 24 @ 4:30 pm
Northshore Iris & Daylily Society Iris Show @ Chicago Botanic Garden | Glencoe | Illinois | United States
Northshore Iris & Daylily Society Iris Show & Sale. Sponsored by the Northshore Iris & Daylily Society, the show on Sunday will feature more than ten artistic arrangements and 75 irises in bloom in Burnstein Hall. Visitors will also be able to purchase irises and daylilies on both days. Admission Parking: $25
Randolph Street Market Fest – May 2015 10:00 am
Randolph Street Market Fest – May 2015 @ Randolph Street Market Festival
May 23 @ 10:00 am – May 24 @ 5:00 pm
Randolph Street Market Fest - May 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. Fun Features: Complimentary Furniture Delivery (within downtown Chicago) Shopping Refund Vouchers for Admission by Vendors Vinyl Swap Meet Fancy Food Market Global Goods Bazaar Continue Reading
Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival 12:00 pm
Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival
May 23 @ 12:00 pm – May 24 @ 10:00 pm
Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival @ Chicago | Illinois | United States
Celebrating its 31st anniversary in 2015, Belmont-Sheffield Music Fest will kick off Chicago’s outdoor street fest season when it again welcomes the start of summer and warm weather. Located just steps from the bustling Belmont Red Line “El” stop, this wildly popular street party in the heart of Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood will again showcase the region’s favorite tribute bands. This iconic Continue Reading
Butterflies & Blooms 10:00 am
Butterflies & Blooms @ Chicago Botanic Garden
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Butterflies & Blooms @ Chicago Botanic Garden | Glencoe | Illinois | United States
From May 23, 2015 – September 7, 2015 The popular exhibition returns for its third season. Visitors will be immersed in a tropical habitat full of hundreds of colorful butterflies interacting with plant life. Butterflies & Blooms features butterflies from places around the world, including South America, Asia, North America and Africa, as well as those native to Illinois. A window into the pupa emergence Continue Reading
Memorial Day Parade 11:00 am
Memorial Day Parade @ Daley Plaza
May 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Memorial Day Parade @ Daley Plaza | Chicago | Illinois | United States
After a wreath is laid at the eternal flame in Daley Plaza, Chicago’s annual Memorial Day Parade heads down State Street, from Lake to Van Buren, as onlookers wave the stars and stripes. The procession has been a city tradition since 1870, honoring the men, women and families who have fought for our country.
Chicago Memorial Day Parade 12:00 pm
Chicago Memorial Day Parade
May 23 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Chicago Memorial Day Parade @ Chicago | Illinois | United States
Chicago’s Memorial Day Parade honors all men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country. The Wreath Laying Ceremony will begin at 11am at the Eternal Flame on Daley Plaza (Dearborn and Washington Streets). The parade will step off at noon and proceed south on State Street from Lake Street to Van Buren Street. The City Continue Reading
New Kids on the Block 7:00 pm
New Kids on the Block @ Allstate Arena
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
New Kids on the Block @ Allstate Arena | Rosemont | Illinois | United States
New Kids On The Block are stepping into the ring for 2015 with THE MAIN EVENT, a summer headlining tour featuring very special guests, Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling artists TLC and Nelly. NKOTB surprised viewers with a special reveal of TLC and a personal message from Nelly (who is currently overseas with the armed forces). The groups hinted at Continue Reading
Stop reset. 8:00 pm
Stop reset. @ Goodman Theatre
May 23 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Stop reset. @ Goodman Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From May 23, 2015 – June 21, 2015 As e-books and digital technologies transform the literary world, Chicago businessman Alex Ames must confront the likely demise of his long-standing African-American book publishing company. While his employees fret over losing their jobs, Alex finds unlikely inspiration from a mysterious teenager, whose inventive, forward-thinking ideas may provide the solution to preserving Alex’s legacy. The Goodman Continue Reading
We’re Still Here 8:00 pm
We’re Still Here @ The Harris Theater for Music and Dance
May 23 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We're Still Here @ The Harris Theater for Music and Dance | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Celebrate the 85th birthday of Stephen Sondheim and use his profound work to reflect on where Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus has been and where they’re going! Hear songs from Company, Follies, Anyone Can Whistle,Into the Woods and more!
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Boys Vs. Girls / Owltree / Sunblvd 9:00 pm
Boys Vs. Girls / Owltree / Sunblvd @ Empty Bottle
May 24 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Boys Vs. Girls / Owltree / Sunblvd @ Empty Bottle | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Boys Vs. Girls / Owltree / Sunblvd / Ross Berman In 1992 the Empty Bottle started out as a cat-ridden hole-in-the-wall bar in Ukrainian Village (just south of Wicker Park) where you could get any one of nine beers for a buck-fifty or less, play pool for 50 cents, and find everything from Monster Magnet to Bill Monroe on the Continue Reading
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Chicago Cubs v Washington Nationals 1:15 pm
Chicago Cubs v Washington Nationals @ Wrigley Field
May 25 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
Chicago Cubs v Washington Nationals @ Wrigley Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From May 25, 2015 – May 27, 2015 See the Chicago Cubs play against the Washington Nationals at The Friendly Confines! Hours Monday: 1:20 p.m. Tuesday: 6:05 p.m. Wednesday: 7:05 p.m.  
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Russ Williamson 8:00 pm
Russ Williamson @ Zanies Comedy Club
May 26 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Russ Williamson @ Zanies Comedy Club | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From May 26, 2015 – May 31, 2015 New Jersey native Russ Williamson moved to Chicago in 2005 to pursue a career in comedy. During that time hes played Chicago’s biggest rooms and has worked with comedy’s biggest names. You can currently see him in the new NBC show “Chicago Fire”. You may also have seen Russ in the Starz Continue Reading
Haunted Summer 9:00 pm
Haunted Summer @ Empty Bottle
May 26 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Haunted Summer @ Empty Bottle  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Through the cracks of a tree that has lived beyond love & destruction came two souls who have taken the task to communicate the mystic forest’s message. When two souls that had lost each other in past lives found each other again in this life, they decided to translate the deepest thoughts and sounds they had heard in the woods through Continue Reading
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Nico & Vinz 5:30 pm
Nico & Vinz @ House of Blues
May 27 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Nico & Vinz @ House of Blues | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Nico & Vinz presented by Ones to Watch with Skype Nico & Vinz are a Norwegian singing/songwriting duo composed of Kahouly Nicolay “Nico” Sereba from Holmlia, Oslo and Vincent “Vinz” Dery from Lambertseter, Oslo. They formed in 2009 as Envy and are based in Oslo. They changed their name to Nico & Vinz in January 2014 after the international success of “Am I Wrong”. Nico Sereba of Norwegian-Ivorian origin and Continue Reading
Grapevines & Wines 6:00 pm
Grapevines & Wines @ Chicago Botanic Garden
May 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Grapevines & Wines @ Chicago Botanic Garden | Glencoe | Illinois | United States
Have a crush on wine? Make an evening of it at the Garden’s spring tasting event! In the idyllic backdrop of McGinley Pavilion, sample wines from around the world. Indulge your senses with the range of bouquets. Light fare will be available for purchase as well as wine by the glass. Admission Parking: $25 Ages: 21+
Orion Ensemble: “Celebration” 7:30 pm
Orion Ensemble: “Celebration” @ PianoForte Studios
May 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Orion Ensemble: “Celebration” @ PianoForte Studios | Chicago | Illinois | United States
The Orion Ensemble, our city’s nationally recognized and critically acclaimed chamber music ensemble, is joined by violist Stephen Boe for Marc Mellits’ Tapas for Violin, Viola and Cello (2007); Rezsö Kókai’s Quartettino for Clarinet, Violin, Viola and Cello (1952); and Johannes Brahms’ Quartet in A Major for Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano, Op. 26. Also on the program is Paquito D’Rivera’sVals Venezolano (1990) and Contradanza (1991) for Clarinet Continue Reading
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Josh Wolf and Jiffy Wild 7:30 pm
Josh Wolf and Jiffy Wild @ Zanies Comedy Night Club
May 28 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Josh Wolf and Jiffy Wild @ Zanies Comedy Night Club  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Comedian, actor, and writer JOSH WOLF has become one of the most sought after personalities in comedy today. From adding his quick witted commentary on comedy round tables, to becoming a New York Times Bestselling Author for his contributions to Chelsea Handler’s bestselling book Lies that Chelsea Handler Told Me, writing on hit television shows, and headlining stand-up comedy tours across the nation, Wolf Continue Reading
Oblivians 9:00 pm
Oblivians @ Empty Bottle
May 28 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Oblivians @ Empty Bottle  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Legendary garage-punk trio THE OBLIVIANS return to the Bottle TONIGHT and if you’re not beyond stoked about it, you might want to check for a pulse and/or question your very existence. Formed in Memphis in 1993, THE OBLIVIANS released three full-lengths and a shitload of singles before breaking up in 1998 and leaving a hole in our hearts. The band played Continue Reading
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American Society Of Clinical Oncology 9:00 am
American Society Of Clinical Oncology @ McCormick Place
May 29 @ 9:00 am – Jun 2 @ 5:00 pm
American Society Of Clinical Oncology  @ McCormick Place  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
With record attendance and over 5,500 abstract submissions in 2014, the ASCO Annual Meeting is the premiere venue to present and discuss your research with a global audience of oncology professionals. This cutting-edge research represents the latest in the areas of cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, and helps set the standard for cancer care around the world.
Millennium Art Festival 11:00 am
Millennium Art Festival
May 29 @ 11:00 am – May 31 @ 6:00 pm
Millennium Art Festival @ Chicago | Illinois | United States
Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, this top-ranked art show offers original works from more than 130 acclaimed artists! The annual fest features artwork of every medium, including ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, sculpture, mixed media, paintings, drawings, photography, wood and furniture. Besides the fabulous works of art, you can also enjoy live music and festival fare from neighborhood restaurants. For the sixth annual festival, Continue Reading
Do Division Street Fest 5:00 pm
Do Division Street Fest
May 29 @ 5:00 pm – May 31 @ 6:00 pm
Do Division Street Fest @ Chicago | Illinois | United States
The annual Do Division Street Fest & Sidewalk Sale rings in Summer Fest Season for a 9th consecutive year Friday, May 29th through Sunday, May 31st. The signature West Town event combines all the best elements of a great Chicago street fest: a rousing live music bill, local independent retailers and artisans, and exciting family fun. The 2015 Fest also Continue Reading
Chicago Cubs v Kansas City Royals 3:00 pm
Chicago Cubs v Kansas City Royals @ Wrigley Field
May 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Chicago Cubs v Kansas City Royals @ Wrigley Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From May 29, 2015 – May 31, 2015 See the Chicago Cubs play against the Kansas City Royals at The Friendly Confines! Budweiser Bleacher Fridays: Budweiser Bleacher Fridays kick off in true summer style with a Beach Bash May 29 vs. the Kansas City Royals. Each guest in the Budweiser Bleachers will receive a pair of summer sunglasses for the game while enjoying special entertainment, music, concessions and Continue Reading
Jason Moran and The Bandwagon 7:30 pm
Jason Moran and The Bandwagon @ Performance Hall, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
May 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Jason Moran and The Bandwagon @ Performance Hall, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts | Chicago | Illinois | United States
In almost every category that matters – improvisation, composition, group concept, repertoire, technique and experimentation – pianist Jason Moran and his group The Bandwagon, with bassist Tarus Mateen and drummer Nasheet Waits, have challenged the status quo and earned their reputation as “the future of jazz.” This concert is part of the Jazz at the Logan series. World-class jazz artists bring the Continue Reading
Metropolis 8:00 pm
Metropolis @ Symphony Center
May 29 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Metropolis @ Symphony Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Fritz Lang’s genre-defining science fiction film Metropoliscomes to Symphony Center! In this unique event, the CSO will accompany the film with music by composers from the silent film period, including selections from Schoenberg, Grieg and Bartók. “A masterpiece of visionary silent cinema… one of the strangest, most fascinating films ever made, a futuristic nightmare that is both sublime in its grandeur Continue Reading
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds 8:30 pm
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds @ The Riviera Theatre
May 29 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds @ The Riviera Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds are an English rock band formed in 2011 as the solo moniker of former Oasis lead guitarist/songwriter Noel Gallagher. The band consists of former Oasis session pianist Mike Rowe, drummer Jeremy Stacey of The Lemon Trees, The Zutons bassist Russell Pritchard and guitarist Tim Smith. The band also has a variety of guests on their debut album such as the Crouch End Festival Chorus and The Wired Strings. Since his Continue Reading
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Northern Illinois Hosta Society 10:00 am
Northern Illinois Hosta Society @ Chicago Botanic Garden
May 30 @ 10:00 am – May 31 @ 4:30 pm
Northern Illinois Hosta Society @ Chicago Botanic Garden | Glencoe | Illinois | United States
Northern Illinois Hosta Society’s Show & Sale The Northern Illinois Hosta Society presents this show, which will feature more than 100 cut-leaf specimens of hosta, including rare and hard-to-find varieties in Burnstein Hall. Hosta growers will have garden-ready plants for sale. A workshop will take place each day to educate visitors on hostas. Admission Parking: $25
His Way – Sinatra’s Centennial Celebration 7:30 pm
His Way – Sinatra’s Centennial Celebration @ Auditorium Theatre
May 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
His Way – Sinatra’s Centennial Celebration @ Auditorium Theatre  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
In honor of Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday in 2015, the Auditorium Theatre is thrilled to bring back to the city one of Chicago’s longest running shows for this special one-night-only performance – His Way – Sinatra’s Centennial Celebration starring Ron Hawking. His Way is an audience favorite that promises to be a ring-a-ding good time! The National Historic Landmark Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University Continue Reading
Lana Del Rey 7:30 pm
Lana Del Rey @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
May 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Lana Del Rey @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre | Tinley Park | Illinois | United States
American singer-songwriter Lan Del Rey from New York stared her career when she was just 18, it wasn’t until 2012 with the release of her second studio album ‘Born To Die’ did she rise to global fame, the album reached the No.2 on the Billboard 200. A remix of its fifth single “Summertime Sadness”, produced by Cedric Gervais, became her Continue Reading
The Weepies 8:00 pm
The Weepies @ Park West
May 30 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Weepies @ Park West | Chicago | Illinois | United States
The Weepies are an indie pop-folk duo of married singer-songwriters Deb Talan and Steve Tannen. Their music has been described as “subtly intoxicating folk-pop”. In 2001, Talan and Tannen were individually active as singer-songwriters but mutual fans of each other’s music; Tannen played Talan’s album “constantly”, even singing along in harmony, while Talan in turn was captivated by and had “formed a kind of a relationship” with Tannen’s music. After Continue Reading
Calexico 9:00 pm
Calexico @ Lincoln Hall
May 30 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Calexico @ Lincoln Hall | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From May 30, 2015 – May 31, 2015 Calexico is a Tucson, Arizona-based Americana / Tex-Mex / indie rock band. The band’s two main members, Joey Burns and John Convertino, first played together inLos Angeles as part of the group Giant Sand. They have recorded a number of albums on Quarterstick Records, while their 2005 EP In the Reins recorded with Iron & Wine has reached the Billboard 200 album charts. Their musical style is influenced by traditional Latin sounds Continue Reading
Chicago by NIght 9:15 pm
Chicago by NIght @ Mercury, Chicago's Skyline Cruiseline
May 30 @ 9:15 pm – 10:45 pm
Chicago by NIght @ Mercury, Chicago's Skyline Cruiseline  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From May 30, 2015 – September 6, 2015 Glide along the Chicago River and Lakefront as you’re dazzled by the sparkle of the city at night. Enjoy spectacular views of the dramatic skyscrapers and breathtaking Buckingham Fountain’s light display. Hear lively commentary and see Chicago’s skyline transformed into a million twinkling lights. To help light up the night even more, Continue Reading
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Souvenir of Florence 3:00 pm
Souvenir of Florence @ Music Institute of Chicago Nichols Concert Hall
May 31 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Souvenir of Florence @ Music Institute of Chicago Nichols Concert Hall | Evanston | Illinois | United States
Beginning with an original composition by David Schrader in honor of Rembrandt’s 10th anniversary, this concert will feature all the instruments of Rembrandt. Allow yourself to be swept away by Roussel’s impressionistic Trio, evocative of afternoons on the banks of the Seine in late 19th century France. The concert concludes with Tchaikovsky’s incomparable sextet Souvenir of Florence, imbued with flowing Russian Continue Reading
JBL Presents – A.R. Rahman 7:30 pm
JBL Presents – A.R. Rahman @ Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
May 31 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
JBL Presents - A.R. Rahman @ Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University | Chicago | Illinois | United States
JBL Presents – A.R. Rahman: The Intimate Concert Tour The Auditorium Theatre welcomes global superstar and international sensation A.R. Rahman, making his debut on our landmark stage.  Rahman, a Grammy and Academy Award winning musician and composer, returns on tour to North America after a four year absence!  Dubbed the “Mozart of Madras”, his works are notable for integrating Eastern Continue Reading
Orion Ensemble: “Celebration” 7:30 pm
Orion Ensemble: “Celebration” @ Music Institute of Chicago Nichols Concert Hall
May 31 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Orion Ensemble: “Celebration” @ Music Institute of Chicago Nichols Concert Hall | Evanston | Illinois | United States
The Orion Ensemble, our city’s nationally recognized and critically acclaimed chamber music ensemble, is joined by violist Stephen Boe for Marc Mellits’ Tapas for Violin, Viola and Cello (2007); Rezsö Kókai’s Quartettino for Clarinet, Violin, Viola and Cello (1952); and Johannes Brahms’ Quartet in A Major for Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano, Op. 26. Also on the program is Paquito D’Rivera’sVals Venezolano (1990) and Contradanza (1991) for Continue Reading
Kiasmos 9:00 pm
Kiasmos @ Empty Bottle
May 31 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Kiasmos @ Empty Bottle  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Kiasmos (featuring Olafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen) Kiasmos is made up of Icelandic BAFTA-winning composer ÓLAFUR ARNALDS, known for his unique blend of minimal piano and string compositions with electronic sounds, and JANUS RASMUSSEN from the Faroe Islands, known as the mastermind of the electro-pop outfit BLOODGROUP. By focusing solely on their self-titled debut album, Ólafur and Janus have combined and further Continue Reading