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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!

 

Jul 4 Thu
“Grease” Sing-A-Long @ Music Box Theatre
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Back by popular demand, the original high school musical returns to the Music Box Theatre this Independence Day! Wear your best poodle skirt and saddle shoes, biker jacket and shades, and bring your heartiest vocals for a rollicking ’50s sing-along. Belt it out with the T-Birds and Pink Ladies to “Greased Lightning,” “You’re the One that I Want,” “We Go Together,” “Summer Nights” and many more at this special summer event.

"Grease" Sing-A-Long_opt

Fourth of July Fireworks @ Navy Pier
9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Watch the sky light up during a spectacular fireworks show choreographed to a patriotic score on Lake Michigan.

Where to Watch

  • Arrive early and cozy up on Navy Pier’s dock.
  • Board an evening cruise with Odyssey Cruises, Shoreline Sightseeing Company or Spirit of Chicago off Navy Pier.
  • View the fireworks from 1,000ft above the city in theJohn Hancock Observatory.

Fourth of July Fireworks

Jul 5 Fri
Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival @ Chicago Botanic Garden
10:00 am – Sunday @ 5:00 pm

This one-of-a-kind art festival brings botanic-themed and botanic-made photography, paintings, ceramics, cement, metal, fiber, wood, jewelry, and other pieces to the Chicago Botanic Garden. Find remarkable items to purchase or just admire them during your visit to the third annual event, set on the Esplanade. Bring budding artists to the Family Activity tent to create their own masterpieces!

Hours

Friday (members only): 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival

Chicago Tribune N. Michigan Ave. Art Festival @ Pioneer Court
10:00 am – Sunday @ 6:00 pm

300 of the finest artists in the country will converge upon Pioneer Court in the heart of Downtown Chicago for a three-day juried outdoor gallery style art exhibit. A wide variety of original artwork will be on display and for sale with prices set to suit all budgets. All artists are juried by an independent panel of expert judges and hand-selected from hundreds of applicants based on quality and diversity in order to ensure a wide array of art that will appeal to a variety of art enthusiasts and collectors. The artistic media represented include paintings, life size sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage, mixed media, and ceramics.

Chicago Tribune N. Michigan Ave. Art Festival

Conflict Zones: Three Generations @ Ukrainian National Museum
11:00 am – 4:00 pm

From July 5, 2013 - August 25, 2013

The Ukrainian National Museum invites you to view freedoms’ struggle through a solider’s eyes in their new exhibit Conflict Zones: Three Generations. This multimedia exhibit showcases three conflicts (Korea, Vietnam and the Global War on Terror) and three generations of soldiers whom are all different, yet very much the same. This exhibit includes photographs by combat photo journalists, paintings by combat veterans and a digital presentation by Ukrainian American Veterans.

This exhibit is dedicated to all the generations of brave men and women who served, and continue to serve, in our Armed Forces.

Conflict Zones Three Generations

Wavefront Music Festival @ Montrose Beach
12:00 pm – Sunday @ 10:00 pm

Lather up the sunscreen, throw on your favorite swimsuit, rock your shades and get ready to dance as Montrose Beach turns into the hottest beach club in the city! This electronic dance music festival will feature the hottest DJs in the country, keeping you fist pumping from morning ’til night.

Admission

VIP includes express festival entry; hosted beer, wine, and liquor open bar; elevated views of both stages; and VIP bathrooms.

Wavefront Music Festival

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

From July 5, 2013 - July 19, 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.

Includes dinner and continental breakfast.

Sleep Under the Skyscrapers - Jul 2013

Jul 8 Mon
10th Wheel Gymnastics World Championship @ North Park University Gymnasium
9:00 am – 7:00 pm

See more than 240 athletes from approximately 36 nations at the 10th Wheel Gymnastics World Championships! Competition will be divided between males and females, and junior and senior competitors, with awards going out for best All-Around, Spirale, Straight-line, Vault and Mono Wheel.

10th Wheel Gymnastics World Championship

Jul 9 Tue
Justin Bieber @ United Center
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Bieber Fever shows no signs of letting up! As millions of fans celebrated the success of the BELIEVE album and accompanying sold-out BELIEVE world tour, global superstar Justin Bieber announces 30 additional 2013 shows on his headlining tour of North America. The “Believe” Tour, presented by Motorola and produced by AEG Live comes to the United Center.

Gates Open at 5:30 PM

Justin Bieber

Movies in the Parks – Despicable Me @ Armour Square Park
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Chicago Park District shows free outdoor movies throughout the summer for free at 150 parks around the city! On July 9, see Despicable Me (PG) at Armour Square Park.

Movies in the Parks - Despicable Me