My mom and dad divorced when I was 2. I don’t remember this, but do remember that, for my formative years, I felt like I was split in two. I shouldn’t complain, I know how lucky I was to have two parents who loved me, but sometimes I wish I'd had them both together in the same space.My dad, …
On May 4, Hindman Auctions will present Joan Mitchell's "Untitled, 1989" as a centerpiece of its Post War and Contemporary Art auction, where it will be offered with an estimate of $500,000-700,000. Mitchell was a renowned female voice who gained recognition during the second wave of the Abs…
Exhibition bringing $35 million worth of Banksy art to Chicago
This spring, the Art Institute of Chicago unveils the breathtaking, monumental Hartwell Memorial Window, a crowning achievement in the medium of stained glass.
The 2120 Oakbrook Center in suburban Oak Brook will transport Chicagoans straight into Vatican City (no travel necessary).
This year's 93rd Academy Awards will be broadcast from its new location at Union Station in Los Angeles with a remote from London. A Red Carpet will have limited attendance due to Covid restrictions. And, according to film critic Richard Roeper, there will be a record number of minority nomi…
Chicago Shakespeare Theater company will celebrate the Bard's birthday on Friday, April 23, with an evening of entertainment from a variety of performers. A previously taped, 45-minute video celebration (available for viewing here https://bit.ly/3sOTPAs) will be broadcast from 7-7:45 CT from…
The Chicago History Museum's plans for a multifaceted park beautification project is scheduled for a fall unveiling. Named for long-time Chicago civic leaders and supporters of the Museum, the Richard M. and Shirley H. Jaffee History Trail will feature a path around the Museum, renovations t…
Cinema/Chicago's International CineYouth Festival will present its biggest lineup ever for a global event spotlighting a diverse selection of 102 international short films in the festival’s first virtual edition. Running May 6-13, the films, created by filmmakers 22 years-old and younger, wi…
PAWS Chicago, the city's largest no-kill humane organization will waive adoption fees through Saturday, April 24, with the virtual adoption event “Don’t Forget Me.”
For more than three decades, 20-time Emmy Award-winning company HMS Media has entertained audiences around Chicago and the world. Now, to keep up with the unusual circumstances brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the company has introduced a cutting-edge hybrid performance model with virtua…
The Service Club of Chicago will host its popular annual hat luncheon, this year themed "Desperately Seeking Fashion" on Friday, May 21. Keynote speaker will be Sandy Schreier, the famed fashion curator and historian.
Artopia, a future-forward immersive art exhibit, is coming April 16 to a gorgeous 32,000 square ft. venue, Morgan Manufacturing (401 N. Morgan)! The exhibit will feature large-scale light art installations, interactive projection mapping, sound reactive LEDs and murals from some of Chicago’s…
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Enjoy 5 acres of tulips at the Richardson Adventure Farm in Spring Grove, Ill., where visitors can find 300,000 bulbs of 30 different varieties and 70,000 tulips of mixed colors in a pick-your-own area design, with 230,000 flowers arranged in colorful blocks with a central design for photos.
The first U.S. exhibition focused on the work of Greek painter Yannis Tsarouchis will debut at Wrightwood 659 next month.
The Chicago Children's Theatre and the Negaunee Music Institute at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra have teamed up to create "Maybe Something Beautiful," a virtual short film based on a children's book about a young girl who brings positivity to her neighborhood through her artwork.
Chicago-based market and deli chain The Goddess and Grocer plans to open a fifth store this summer at 911 W. Randolph St. in the West Loop, the company announced Friday.
The Promise of Hope fashion show, hosted by the Ingalls Development Foundation to raise funds for cancer, goes virtual this year and will be held from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, April 18.
A virtual event honoring women in film and promoting pay equality, education and opportunity will be hosted by the Cinema/Chicago Associate Board and the Women Employed Advocacy Council.
Media artist Adrian Stein’s first art installation, titled "Quantum Mirror,” will premiere March 20. at ArtSpace8, a 14,000-square foot Gold Coast gallery that specializes in contemporary fine art.
The Sideshow Theatre Company is thrilled to announce the continuation of their all-virtual series, The Sideshow House Party Series, consisting of five virtual readings by some of the company's favorite playwrights that will run from March 19 to Sept. 17.
Starting in March, Chicago Shakespeare Theater will debut a series of virtual productions that will be filmed live in the theater's performance spaces and streamed on-demand for viewers at home through the new Chicago ShakesSTREAM website.
Apart, Together, 360 CHICAGO Observation’s newest exhibit, features 21 images from eight Chicago photographers whose portraits capture the challenges and loss 2020 brought to so many, between COVID-19 and social unrest, while simultaneously capturing the incomparable resilience and the stren…
A new exhibit presented by the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, "Mandela: Struggle for Freedom," shines a spotlight on the life and legacy of former South African president and anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela.
Ballet aficionados can watch the online world premiere of The Joffrey's newest original work, Boléro, at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 at joffrey.org.
Award-winning filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick (The Vietnam War, Prohibition, The War, Frank Lloyd Wright) announced the launch of their virtual event, “Conversations on Hemingway,” Feb. 2 at the Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour.
Marvel comic fans, mask and suit up — the “Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes” exhibit is set to take place next month at the Chicago Museum of Sciences and Industries, making it the world’s largest interactive Marvel Comics exhibit.
The latest piece of public art installed in Streeterville evokes images of travel and possibility -- a story based on the real-life journey of a young woman inspired to see the world.
Ice skating at the Maggie Daley Park Ice Skating Ribbon, a Chicago staple, continues to be a frequently sold-out activity despite pandemic shutdowns.
Darida Fine Art Gallery, on the promenade along the Ogden Slip at 465 N. McClurg Court, showcases the work of Alexandru Darida, an award-winning artist who can often be found in his studio painting, creating and absorbing life around him.
From scenic landscapes to whimsical night skies, get ready to be transported straight into a Van Gogh painting as the famous artist’s digital exhibit, “Immersive Van Gogh” hits Chicago next month.
Due to the ongoing pandemic and the city’s COVID-19 restrictions, Lincoln Park Zoo decided to shut down its facilities this week and will remain closed for the next two months, with plans to reopen on March 4.
The Joffrey Ballet's Joffrey Studio Series, featuring a combination of live and prerecorded content, is premiering two new works that will be streamed live from the Joffrey's Gerald Arpino Black Box Theatre.
An online market hosted by Chicago Shakespeare Theater is helping support local artisans by providing them with a platform to share and sell their work.
Celebrating the holidays may look a little different this year, but Chicago has plenty of wintertime activities to offer, including holiday takeout meals, visits with Santa and charitable drives to make children's Christmas wishes come true.
This December, Chicagoans can enjoy many of their favorite wintertime productions from the comfort of their living room.
Gin and Juice is a new delivery and carryout service that can quench a group thirst with the click of a mouse. Created by award-winning Beverage Director Kevin Beary and the team behind Three Dots and a Dash, the virtual cocktail bar offers dozens of traditional and customized ready-to-mix c…
Streeterville Week is Nov. 13-22; the kickoff event is Nov. 14, 12:30 p.m., at Ogden Plaza, where local celebrities, businesses and musicians will join forces to launch this inaugural celebration of the community.
Mayor Lightfoot refuses to let the pandemic ruin Chicago's holiday spirit. In a press release issued with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), she has invited everyone to watch this year’s Tree Lighting ceremony on YouTube.
The Village Market is hosting a Holiday Shoppe at 333. E. Benton Place.
The recipe to a stress-free Thanksgiving is simple. It begins with ordering food from a restaurant and ends with dessert. Below is a list of nearby venues opening for carryout and delivery of pre-ordered meals on Thanksgiving and, if the restrictions are lifted, dine-in service.
Were the streets of Chicago quiet during the summer because there were no street performers? Or were there no street performers because the streets were so quiet?
Open House Chicago, a citywide architectural showcase organized by the Chicago Architecture Center, is returning this fall in a modified format that emphasizes neighborhood exploration and self-guided tours, as well as virtual programming.
Martha Washington, Eleanor Roosevelt and other former First Ladies are given new life in a new online production by The Neo-Futurists that examines the multifaceted roles of the women of the White House, with a particular focus on how race and gender have shaped their lives and experiences.
The 2020 Chicago Marathon is officially canceled, but runners are finding ways to participate during what would have been the 43rd annual edition.
Christkindlmarket in downtown Chicago is transitioning to an online format this year out of concern for guests' safety, site organizers have announced.
Chicagoland residents have plenty of outdoor opportunities to enjoy this fall, with trips to area farms and orchards, visits to scenic gardens and other seasonal activities available for the picking.
Starting Thursday, Oct. 1, Chicago will relax Phase Four guidelines for businesses, Mayor Lori Lightfoot, the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection and the Chicago Department of Public Health announced on Monday, Sept. 28.According to a city news release, the new guidelines …
The Chicago International Film Festival today released its full film program for the 56th annual run, Oct. 14-25.