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AORN Surgical Conference & Expo 2014 8:00 am
AORN Surgical Conference & Expo … @ McCormick Place West Building
Mar 29 @ 8:00 am – Wednesday @ 5:00 pm
AORN Surgical Conference & Expo 2014  @ McCormick Place West Building | Chicago | Illinois | United States
An economic downturn means tough decisions. Which programs to continue, postpone, or eliminate. How to trim costs while delivering more. And how to continue to [...]
The Car Wash Show
The Car Wash Show @ McCormick Place South Building
Mar 31 – Wednesday all-day
The Car Wash Show  @ McCormick Place South Building | Chicago | Illinois | United States
This event is not open to the public. When The Car Wash Show™ arrives in Chicago, vendors and exhibitors won’t be the only ones providing [...]
Subject to Change 12:00 pm
Subject to Change @ Township
Apr 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Subject to Change @ Township | Chicago | Illinois | United States
A rotating roster of DJs joins resident DJs Josie Bush and Panakin Skywalker at this dance party to benefit various local LGBTQ nonprofit groups.
Bits N Giggles 9:00 pm
Bits N Giggles @ Uptown Lounge
Apr 1 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Bits N Giggles @ Uptown Lounge | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Actress Poppy Fields hosts this comedy open mic. Come at 8:30 p.m. to sign up. Drink specials include $3 domestic bottles and $4 call cocktails [...]
Chicago White Sox v Minnesota Twins 1:00 pm
Chicago White Sox v Minnesota Twins @ U.S. Cellular Field
Apr 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Chicago White Sox v Minnesota Twins @ U.S. Cellular Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
See the White Sox play the Twins at The Cell!
Marco Calliari 6:30 pm
Marco Calliari @ Chicago Cultural Center
Apr 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Marco Calliari @ Chicago Cultural Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Quebec native Marco Calliari brings his energetic cultural blend of Italian folklore and jazz along with his festive spirit to the Claudia Cassidy Theater at the Chicago [...]
Mindless Self Indulgence 6:15 pm
Mindless Self Indulgence @ House of Blues
Apr 3 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm
Mindless Self Indulgence @ House of Blues | Chicago | Illinois | United States
See Mindless Self Indulgence live with special guest Death Valley High April 3 at House of Blues!
Chicago Blackhawks v Minnesota Wild 7:00 pm
Chicago Blackhawks v Minnesota Wild @ United Center
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chicago Blackhawks v Minnesota Wild @ United Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Watch the Chicago Blackhawks hit the ice to play the Minnesota Wild at the United Center!
Chicago Bulls v Milwaukee Bucks 7:00 pm
Chicago Bulls v Milwaukee Bucks @ United Center
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chicago Bulls v Milwaukee Bucks @ United Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Watch the legendary Chicago Bulls hit the court to play the Milwaukee Bucks at the United Center!
Anonymous 4 7:30 pm
Anonymous 4 @ Rockefeller Chapel
Apr 4 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Anonymous 4 @ Rockefeller Chapel | Chicago | Illinois | United States
"Pure, simple and stunning" (The Denver Post) describes the four rarified voices of Anonymous 4. The acclaimed quartet returns to Rockefeller Chapel with a program [...]
IPW 2014 8:00 am
IPW 2014 @ McCormick Place South and North Buildings
Apr 5 @ 8:00 am – Wednesday @ 3:00 pm
IPW 2014  @ McCormick Place South and North Buildings | Chicago | Illinois | United States
U.S. Travel Association’s IPW is the travel industry's premier international marketplace and the largest generator of travel to the U.S. - it is NOT a [...]
Carcass 6:15 pm
Carcass @ House of Blues
Apr 5 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm
Carcass @ House of Blues | Chicago | Illinois | United States
See Carcass live during The Decibel Magazine Tour with special guests The Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts, Noisem, and Murmur April 5 at House of Blues Chicago!
Chicago Dance Month 7:30 pm
Chicago Dance Month @ Multiple Chicago Locations
Apr 5 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Chicago Dance Month @ Multiple Chicago Locations | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From April 1, 2014 - April 30, 2014 Celebrate our city's dance scene during Chicago Dance Month! This second annual month-long event includes dance performances, [...]
Itzhak Perlman 2:00 pm
Itzhak Perlman @ Lyric Opera of Chicago
Apr 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Itzhak Perlman @ Lyric Opera of Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States
See a special performance by world-renowned violinistItzhak Perlman live April 6 at the Civic Opera House! Following the end of the regular opera season March 23, [...]
Chicago Blackhawks v St. Louis Blues 6:30 pm
Chicago Blackhawks v St. Louis B… @ United Center
Apr 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Chicago Blackhawks v St. Louis Blues @ United Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Watch the Chicago Blackhawks hit the ice to play the St. Louis Blues at the United Center!
Moksha Yoga Classes 12:00 pm
Moksha Yoga Classes @ Moksha Yoga Center
Apr 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Moksha Yoga Classes @ Moksha Yoga Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Get those muscles warmed up at a free basic/intro level yoga class on Monday or an $8 class on Thursday!
The Sandbox 8:00 pm
The Sandbox @ The Playground Theater
Apr 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Sandbox @ The Playground Theater  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Local improv team Bella performs and hosts sets by emerging and established troupes. BYOB.
Chicago Cubs v Pittsburgh Pirates 7:00 pm
Chicago Cubs v Pittsburgh Pirates @ Wrigley Field
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chicago Cubs v Pittsburgh Pirates @ Wrigley Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
See the Chicago Cubs play against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Chicagoland and Fishnuts 8:00 pm
Chicagoland and Fishnuts @ The Annoyance Theatre
Apr 8 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Chicagoland and Fishnuts @ The Annoyance Theatre  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Local comics T.J. Jagodowski, Mark Piebenga, Linda Orr, Tom Blanford and Alex Fendrich perform an improv set as Chicagoland. The four-person improv troupe Fish Nuts [...]
The NAMA OneShow 2014 7:30 am
The NAMA OneShow 2014 @ McCormick Place Lakeside Center
Apr 9 @ 7:30 am – Friday @ 2:00 pm
The NAMA OneShow 2014  @ McCormick Place Lakeside Center   | Chicago | Illinois | United States
The 2014 NAMA OneShow will be the one great show for all things vending, coffee service, foodservice and micro markets.
Chicago Blackhawks v Montreal Canadiens 6:30 pm
Chicago Blackhawks v Montreal Ca… @ United Center
Apr 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Chicago Blackhawks v Montreal Canadiens @ United Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Watch the Chicago Blackhawks hit the ice to play the Montreal Canadiens at the United Center!
An Evening with John Legend 8:00 pm
An Evening with John Legend @ Cadillac Palace Theatre
Apr 9 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
An Evening with John Legend @ Cadillac Palace Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Nine-time Grammy Award winning artist John Legend has announced dates for his 2014 North American tour, which will feature John in an intimate and acoustic [...]
Chicago Cubs v Pittsburgh Pirates 1:15 pm
Chicago Cubs v Pittsburgh Pirates @ Wrigley Field
Apr 10 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
Chicago Cubs v Pittsburgh Pirates @ Wrigley Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
See the Chicago Cubs play against the Pittsburgh Pirates at the Friendly Confines!
Chicago White Sox v Cleveland Indians 7:00 pm
Chicago White Sox v Cleveland In… @ U.S. Cellular Field
Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chicago White Sox v Cleveland Indians @ U.S. Cellular Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
See the White Sox play the Indians at The Cell!
Antiques & Garden Fair 10:00 am
Antiques & Garden Fair @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – Sunday @ 5:00 pm
Antiques & Garden Fair @ Chicago Botanic Garden | Glencoe | Illinois | United States
The Antiques & Garden Fair heralds the return of spring to the Chicago Botanic Garden. Fair-goers will find a variety of treasures in every price [...]
Chicago Bulls V Detroit Pistons 7:00 pm
Chicago Bulls V Detroit Pistons @ United Center
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chicago Bulls V Detroit Pistons @ United Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Watch the legendary Chicago Bulls hit the court to play the Detroit Pistons at the United Center!
A Night at the Peking Opera 7:30 pm
A Night at the Peking Opera @ Logan Center for the Arts
Apr 12 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
A Night at the Peking Opera @ Logan Center for the Arts | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Chinese opera star Ling Ke (凌柯) and the members of the Tianjin Peking Opera Company will perform a variety of world-famous Peking Opera highlights in [...]
Rebelution 9:00 pm
Rebelution @ Aragon Ballroom
Apr 12 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Rebelution @ Aragon Ballroom | Chicago | Illinois | United States
See Rebelution live with special guest Common Kings April 12 at the Aragon Ballroom!
Chicago White Sox v Cleveland Indians 1:00 pm
Chicago White Sox v Cleveland In… @ U.S. Cellular Field
Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Chicago White Sox v Cleveland Indians @ U.S. Cellular Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
See the White Sox play the Cleveland Indians at The Cell!
Ling Ke Salon Recital of Chinese Opera 2:00 pm
Ling Ke Salon Recital of Chinese… @ Logan Center for the Arts
Apr 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Ling Ke Salon Recital of Chinese Opera @ Logan Center for the Arts | Chicago | Illinois | United States
In this intimate afternoon recital of Chinese Opera arias, Chinese opera star Ling Ke (凌柯) will perform Ballad (弹词) from The Palace of Lasting Life (长生殿) in a virtuoso [...]
IEEE – PES Transmission & Distribution Conference 8:30 am
IEEE – PES Transmission & Distri… @ McCormick Place West Building
Apr 14 @ 8:30 am – Thursday @ 3:00 pm
IEEE - PES Transmission & Distribution Conference  @ McCormick Place West Building | Chicago | Illinois | United States
The 2014 IEEE PES Transmission & Distribution Conference & Exposition is coming to the Windy City, bringing a half-century of industry innovation to our biggest [...]
Chicago Bulls v Orlando Magic 7:00 pm
Chicago Bulls v Orlando Magic @ United Center
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chicago Bulls v Orlando Magic @ United Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Watch the legendary Chicago Bulls hit the court to play the Orlando Magic at the United Center!
The Sandbox 8:00 pm
The Sandbox @ The Playground Theater
Apr 14 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Sandbox @ The Playground Theater | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Local improv team Bella performs and hosts sets by emerging and established troupes. BYOB.
Chicago White Sox v Boston Red Sox 7:00 pm
Chicago White Sox v Boston Red Sox @ U.S. Cellular Field
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chicago White Sox v Boston Red Sox @ U.S. Cellular Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
See the White Sox play the Red Sox at The Cell!
Godflesh 9:00 pm
Godflesh @ Metro
Apr 15 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Godflesh @ Metro | Chicago | Illinois | United States
See Godflesh live with special guests Cut Hands and Czar April 15 at Metro! Godflesh are an industrial metal band from Birmingham, England. They were formed in 1988 by Justin Broadrick (guitar, vocals, andprogramming) and G.C. Green (bass) and [...]
Chicago White Sox v Boston Red Sox 7:00 pm
Chicago White Sox v Boston Red Sox @ U.S. Cellular Field
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chicago White Sox v Boston Red Sox @ U.S. Cellular Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
See the White Sox play the Red Sox at The Cell!
Seraphic Fire & Spektral Quartet 7:30 pm
Seraphic Fire & Spektral Quartet @ Rockefeller Chapel
Apr 16 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Seraphic Fire & Spektral Quartet @ Rockefeller Chapel | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Under the baton of conductor Patrick Quigley, Grammy®-nominated choir Seraphic Fire and Chicago's own Spektral Quartet join forces to perform Josef Haydn's Seven Last Words of Christ, a powerful, deeply [...]
Adler After Dark – Apr 2014 6:30 pm
Adler After Dark – Apr 2014 @ Adler Planetarium
Apr 17 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Adler After Dark - Apr 2014 @ 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 [...]
Armin Van Buuren 8:00 pm
Armin Van Buuren @ United Center
Apr 17 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Armin Van Buuren @ United Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Award-winning electronic music producer and global superstar DJ, Armin van Buuren, announced ARMIN ONLY: INTENSE World Tour, produced by Alda Events and promoted exclusively by Live Nation. His [...]
Chicago Cubs v Cincinnati Reds 1:15 pm
Chicago Cubs v Cincinnati Reds @ Wrigley Field
Apr 18 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
Chicago Cubs v Cincinnati Reds @ Wrigley Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
See the Chicago Cubs play against the Cincinnati Reds at the Friendly Confines!
Excision 7:30 pm
Excision @ Aragon Ballroom
Apr 18 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Excision @ Aragon Ballroom | Chicago | Illinois | United States
See Excision live with special guests Dirty Phonics and Ill Gates April 18 at the Aragon Ballroom!
Easter Egg-Stravaganza 8:30 am
Easter Egg-Stravaganza @ Lincoln Park Zoo
Apr 19 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Easter Egg-Stravaganza @ Lincoln Park Zoo | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Bring the whole family for an egg-cellent celebration at Farm-in-the-Zoo located in Lincoln Park Zoo! Kids can meet the Easter bunny, hunt for eggs, create [...]
Chicago Cubs v Cincinnati Reds 1:15 pm
Chicago Cubs v Cincinnati Reds @ Wrigley Field
Apr 19 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
Chicago Cubs v Cincinnati Reds @ Wrigley Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
See the Chicago Cubs play against the Cincinnati Reds at the Friendly Confines!
Easter Champagne Brunch 11:00 am
Easter Champagne Brunch @ Brookfield Zoo/Chicago Zoological Society
Apr 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Easter Champagne Brunch @ Brookfield Zoo/Chicago Zoological Society | Riverside | Illinois | United States
Bring an appetite and hop to Brookfield Zoo for its extravagant Easter Brunch. The menu will feature a buffet of delectable items, including omelets, carving [...]
Chicago Cubs v Cincinnati Reds 1:15 pm
Chicago Cubs v Cincinnati Reds @ Wrigley Field
Apr 20 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
Chicago Cubs v Cincinnati Reds @ Wrigley Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
See the Chicago Cubs play against the Cincinnati Reds at the Friendly Confines!
Chicago Cubs v Arizona Diamondbacks 7:00 pm
Chicago Cubs v Arizona Diamondbacks @ Wrigley Field
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chicago Cubs v Arizona Diamondbacks @ Wrigley Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
See the Chicago Cubs play against the Arizona Diamondbacks at The Friendly Confines!
Handel & Bach – Italian Style 7:30 pm
Handel & Bach – Italian Style @ The Harris Theater for Music and Dance
Apr 21 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Handel & Bach - Italian Style @ The Harris Theater for Music and Dance | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Rarely heard works for orchestra and voice - Handel's passionate Apollo e Dafne for soprano and baritone, and Bach's Non sa che sia dolore for solo soprano - highlight [...]
Chicago Cubs v Arizona Diamondbacks 7:00 pm
Chicago Cubs v Arizona Diamondbacks @ Wrigley Field
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chicago Cubs v Arizona Diamondbacks @ Wrigley Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
See the Chicago Cubs play against the Arizona Diamondbacks at The Friendly Confines!
Goo Goo Dolls 8:00 pm
Goo Goo Dolls @ City Winery
Apr 22 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Goo Goo Dolls @ City Winery | Chicago | Illinois | United States
The Goo Goo Dolls will hit the road in April for a spring acoustic tour called The Otis Midnight Sessions. The shows will be performed [...]
Chicago Cubs v Arizona Diamondbacks 1:15 pm
Chicago Cubs v Arizona Diamondbacks @ Wrigley Field
Apr 23 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
Chicago Cubs v Arizona Diamondbacks @ Wrigley Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
See the Chicago Cubs play against the Arizona Diamondbacks at The Friendly Confines! Fun fact: the game on April 23 will celebrate Wrigley Field's 100th birthday!
Juno 7:30 pm
Juno @ Timeline Theatre Company
Apr 23 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Juno @ Timeline Theatre Company | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From April 23, 2014 - July 27, 2014 TimeLine Theatre presents the Chicago Premiere of Juno, a musical based on the 1924 classic Irish play Juno and the Paycock. This epic [...]
Chicago Cubs v Arizona Diamondbacks 1:15 pm
Chicago Cubs v Arizona Diamondbacks @ Wrigley Field
Apr 24 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
Chicago Cubs v Arizona Diamondbacks @ Wrigley Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
See the Chicago Cubs play against the Arizona Diamondbacks at The Friendly Confines!
Ingrid Michaelson 6:30 pm
Ingrid Michaelson @ The Riviera Theatre
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Ingrid Michaelson @ The Riviera Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
See Ingrid Michaelson live with special guests Storyman and The Alternate Routes April 24 at The Riviera!
C2E2 Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo 10:00 am
C2E2 Chicago Comic and Entertain… @ McCormick Place South Building
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – Sunday @ 11:00 am
C2E2 Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo  @ McCormick Place South Building | Chicago | Illinois | United States
The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo - also known as C2E2 - is a convention spanning the latest and greatest from the worlds of comics, [...]
Baconfest Chicago 7:00 pm
Baconfest Chicago @ UIC Forum
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – Saturday @ 9:30 pm
Baconfest Chicago @ UIC Forum | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Calling all bacon lovers! Baconfest is your paradise! Our city's best chefs concoct and serve bacon dishes for you to enjoy along with cocktails, beer [...]
Bach Week Festival 7:30 pm
Bach Week Festival @ Multiple Locations
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Bach Week Festival @ Multiple Locations | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From April 25, 2014 - May 4, 2014 The 41st annual edition of the Chicago area's Bach Week Festival will offer four different concerts of Johann Sebastian Bach's [...]
American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists 10:00 am
American College of Obstetrician… @ McCormick Place West Building
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – Wednesday @ 11:00 am
American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists  @ McCormick Place West Building | Chicago | Illinois | United States
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (the College) invites you to attend and exhibit at the 2014 Annual Clinical Meeting (ACM) in Chicago, IL, [...]
Chicago White Sox v Tampa Bay Rays 6:00 pm
Chicago White Sox v Tampa Bay Rays @ U.S. Cellular Field
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Chicago White Sox v Tampa Bay Rays @ U.S. Cellular Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
See the White Sox play the Rays at The Cell!
Chicago White Sox v Tampa Bay Rays 1:00 pm
Chicago White Sox v Tampa Bay Rays @ U.S. Cellular Field
Apr 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Chicago White Sox v Tampa Bay Rays @ U.S. Cellular Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
See the White Sox play the Rays at The Cell!
Chicago White Sox v Tampa Bay Rays 7:00 pm
Chicago White Sox v Tampa Bay Rays @ U.S. Cellular Field
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chicago White Sox v Tampa Bay Rays @ U.S. Cellular Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
See the White Sox play the Rays at The Cell!
Alter Bridge 8:00 pm
Alter Bridge @ House of Blues
Apr 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Alter Bridge @ House of Blues | Chicago | Illinois | United States
See Alter Bridge live with special guests Monster Truck and Man the Mighty April 28-29 at House of Blues!
Chicago White Sox v Detroit Tigers 7:00 pm
Chicago White Sox v Detroit Tigers @ U.S. Cellular Field
Apr 29 @ 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 Tigers at The Cell!
Cello Sonatas 7:30 pm
Cello Sonatas @ The Harris Theater for Music and Dance
Apr 29 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Cello Sonatas @ The Harris Theater for Music and Dance | Chicago | Illinois | United States
This program by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center features a collaboration with David Finckel and Wu Han. They've been praised for the boldness, imagination and collaborative [...]
Chicago White Sox v Detroit Tigers 1:00 pm
Chicago White Sox v Detroit Tigers @ U.S. Cellular Field
Apr 30 @ 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 Tigers at The Cell!
Bombay Bicycle Club 8:00 pm
Bombay Bicycle Club @ House of Blues
Apr 30 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bombay Bicycle Club @ House of Blues | Chicago | Illinois | United States
See Bombay Bicycle Club live with special guest Royal Canoe April 30 at House of Blues!

 

Aug 1 Thu
Laugh Shack @ Chicago Children\'s Museum
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

From August 1, 2013 - August 31, 2013

Chicago Children’s Museum is opening a comedy club just for kids! Welcome to the Laugh Shack, a place to hone your funny bone and get seriously silly. Try out some goofy faces, learn a wacky walk or build an arsenal of original knock-knock jokes. Once your material is ready, it’s time to hit the stage and showcase your best bits! Does your comedy personality wear a hat? Use a prop? Or maybe you’re a bit of prankster! Whatever your sense of humor, you’re sure to have your family in stitches at the Laugh Shack!

Hours

Daily: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday Evenings: 5 – 8 p.m.

Laugh Shack

Chicago Cubs v Los Angeles Dodgers @ Wrigley Field
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Chicago’s legendary MLB NL team hosts at the Friendly Confines!

Chicago Cubs v Los Angeles Dodgers

Aug 2 Fri
School of Rock All-Stars @ House of Blues
5:30 pm – Saturday @ 7:00 pm

School of Rock (formerly known as The Paul Green School of Rock Music) is a music education program. This for-profit educational company operates and franchises after-school music instruction schools in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Philippines, serving nearly 10,000 students in 121 locations, becoming the largest after-school music program in the United States.

School of Rock All-Stars

Sleep Under the Skyscrapers – Aug 2013 @ Lincoln Park Zoo
6:00 pm – Saturday @ 8:30 am

From August 2, 2013 - August 16, 2013

Grab your nighttime gear for a sleepover at Lincoln Park Zoo! This indoor overnight adventure begins with dinner, followed by opportunities to explore the nightlife of the zoo’s residents. You’ll also hear stories from zoo experts and end with a movie and bedtime snack.

You can choose to attend just the evening activities or stay for the entire program and sleep over at the zoo.

Admission

For families with children ages 5 – 12. Adults must be accompanied by a child.

Sleep Under the Skyscrapers - Aug 2013

Backstreet Boys @ FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Backstreet Boys (sometimes referred to as BSB) are an American vocal harmony group, formed in Orlando, Florida in 1993. The group consists of A. J. McLean, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson, and Brian Littrell. They rose to fame with their debut international album, Backstreet Boys (1996). In the following year, they released their second international album Backstreet’s Back (1997) and their U.S. debut album which continued the group’s success worldwide. They rose to superstardom with their third studio album Millennium (1999) and its follow-up album, Black & Blue (2000).

Backstreet Boys

Aug 3 Sat
American Flower Show Series: Aug 3-4 @ Chicago Botanic Garden
10:00 am – Sunday @ 4:30 pm

Ikebana International Show

The Ikebana International Society presents this exhibition of traditional Japanese flower arranging. Visitors will also get the chance to learn the mechanics and techniques of Ikebana for themselves.

Admission

Parking: $20

American Flower Show Series: Aug 3-4

Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra @ Ravinia Festival
11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Founded in 1976, the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra (EYSO) is the oldest and largest youth orchestra program in northwest Illinois and is composed of three full orchestras, two string orchestras, a brass choir, and a large Chamber Music Institute.

We recommend you pack a picnic and bring a blanket or outdoor chairs to enjoy the concert.

Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra

Edge Fest
12:00 pm – Sunday @ 10:00 pm

This street festival is all about the bacon. Smoked, boiled, fried, baked, grilled. You name it, they have it along with other foods from area restaurants. While you’re chowing down on salty goodness, view some of our city’s best artists and dance to live music in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood. Music lineup to be announced.

Hours

Saturday: 12 – 10 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Edge Fest

Wrigleyville Summerfest
12:00 pm – Sunday @ 10:00 pm

Wrigleyville Summerfest offers plenty of tasty food and beverages to be enjoyed, plus many local vendors showcasing their products and services. Not your average festival, Wrigleyville Summerfest features a Kids Zone with interactive games and family-friendly activities during the day in addition to the live music, beer, and savory flavors that Chicagoans know and love. Admission to this home run on the street is only $5, with proceeds benefiting Lakeview Pantry, The Night Ministry, and the children’s programs and other ministries of Resurrection Lutheran Church. Make sure you and your family check out this out of the park celebration beginning August 3rd at NOON sharp!

Hours

Saturday: 12 – 10 p.m.
Sunday: 12 – 9 p.m.

Wrigleyville Summerfest

Comcast Bears Family Fest @ Soldier Field
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Comcast Bears Family Fest presented by Chase is a perfect event for the entire family! Join the Bears at Soldier Field on Saturday, August 3 for the special opportunity to see new Head Coach Marc Trestman and the Chicago Bears suiting up for the very first time.

At Bears Family Fest, fans will visit the stadium and watch the Bears practice under the lights on our home field.

Hours

Outdoor activities: 3 p.m.
Gates open: 5 p.m.
Practice: 6:45 p.m.

Comcast Bears Family Fest