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PAWS Chicago, the Midwest's largest No Kill animal shelter, will host Animal Magnetism, a furry fun-filled fundraiser for you and your pets to support PAWS' life-saving work. The event will be held on Friday, March 11 (7 pm) at Morgan Manufacturing, 401 N. Morgan St., Chicago.

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Broadway in Chicago presents "The Simon & Garfunkel Story" at the CIBC Theatre, 18 W. Monroe, Feb. 22-27. With more than 100 million album sales since 1965, Simon & Garfunkel’s perfect harmonies and songs poignantly captured the times and made them one of the most successful folk-roc…

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Fever Up's Candlelight Gospel series brings you the popular classics and all-time favorite gospel tunes from artists such as Marvin Gaye and Aretha Franklin! On Saturday, Feb. 26 (7 pm and 9:15 pm), feel the spiritual delight while you surround yourself with the warm glow of candlelight at C…

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The winter edition of the Chicago Ale Fest returns to Navy Pier January 29. En­joy craft beers from 150 vendors, food trucks, games and activities and a DJ at one of the most an­ticipated winter beer events of the year. Saturday, Jan. 29, noon-5 p.m., Aon Grand Ballroom, 840 E. Grand. (https…

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The Goodman Theatre has canceled all remaining performances of "A Christmas Carol." Executive Director Roche Schulfer announced today that all remaining performances, directed by Jessica Thebus, have been cancelled through closing (December 31). COVID-19 exposure within the production compan…

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Kick off the New Year in style, whether you're looking for a low-key affair or a fun-filled balloon drop amid 100s of revelers, Chicago Star has you covered! There's something here for everyone on your party list. Champagne anyone?

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After a yearlong run at the Germania Club Building in Old Town, the popular experiential art exhibit “Immersive Van Gogh” will be replaced by a new visual spectacle, "Frida: Immersive Dream," from production company Lighthouse Immersive, this time dedicated to the work of Mexican painter Fri…

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Santa is coming to Maggie Daley Park, 337 E. Randolph, on Saturday, December 18! Skate with Santa and/or visit Santa's Workshop from 11 am-- 1 pm.

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During the winter months, you will never have to step outside to enjoy award-winning pizza and world class jazz as they are both under one roof! Robert's Pizza & Dough Company and Winter's Jazz Club in Streeterville have teamed up to create one perfect night of dining and entertainment.

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The first thing you notice are the lights, millions of them, once you enter this magical wonderland all enclosed within the warm, inviting Festival Hall at Navy Pier. This first time attraction is a great way to welcome the holidays and offers so many experiences.

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Offshore, the world's largest rooftop deck as certified by Guinness World Records, will be hosting its first Luxe New Year's Ever Party on Friday, December 31. Located on the 3rd floor of Navy Pier, Offshore will offer partygoers the opportunity to ring in the New Year surrounded by spectacu…

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Oak Street debuts its own light show tonight, November 26, with Lighting Up Oak Street! More than 100,000 white lights on the 40+ trees and light poles on Oak Street between Michigan Avenue and Rush Street will blink, fade and shimmer in concert with the ambient, festive holiday music on the…

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For the first time, Randolph Street Market will host a holiday pop-up at the NW corner of Michigan Avenue and Pearson Street beginning December 4. The Market will feature over 100 dealers offering a variety of antiques, vintage treasures, art, fashion, beauty, food and more. The Market will …

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From the producers of The Lion King and Aladdin, Disney’s Frozen, the Tony®-nominated Best Musical, began its exclusive 11-week premiere engagement at Broadway In Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph), Friday night, October 19. Every seat was filled and when the VOG (voice of G…

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One Tail at a Time, an animal rescue group in Bucktown, will celebrate the holidays with its first Winter Wonderland event on Saturday, December 4. The event will feature activities and refreshments for people and their furry friends 3-6 p.m. Dec. 4 on the heated patio of Park & Field, 3…

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Steppenwolf Theatre will raise the curtain once again on its blistering and extraordinary revival of BUG by Tracy Letts, featuring ensemble members Carrie Coon and Namir Smallwood. Shut down one week before closing, this production’s return is the company's bold refusal to let the disaster o…

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The Joffrey Ballet celebrates the holidays with Christopher Wheeldon’s reimagined classic, "The Nutcracker." Follow young Marie and the Nutcracker Prince on a Christmas Eve journey through the 1893 World’s Fair, a dazzling spectacle of sights, sounds, and enchantment. This annual holiday tra…

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Fa-la-la-la-la! Millennium Park Holiday Sing-Along (previously known as "Caroling at Cloud Gate") returns! This festive series is part concert, part sing-along at Cloud Gate, aka "The Bean" returns this year on Fridays, November 26 through December 17. This joyous series will invite Chicagoa…

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Skating at the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium Park returns for its 20th anniversary season, open daily from November 19 through March 6 (weather permitting). Admission is free, but online reservation tickets will be required. Snacks and hot drinks will be available from Momentum Co…

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Navy Pier debuted a free outdoor festival, Chicago LIVE Again!, in September to celebrate the welcome return of the city’s arts and entertainment scene. The weekend-long event featured performances by over 40 of the city’s brightest cultural icons, including Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Chic…

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Chicagoland residents are invited to make Rosemont a one-stop holiday destination this winter by participating in the community’s many attractions, whether enjoying a brand-new holiday light show or shopping for a special gift at the Fashion Outlets of Chicago.

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Best-selling soprano Sarah Brightman, will bring A Christmas Symphony to the historic Auditorium Theatre on Friday, December 10 at 8PM CST.Accompanied by orchestra and a choir, Sarah decks the halls with show-stopping renditions of classics from the Christmas canon, along with personal holid…

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Who could have predicted that on a snowy Christmas Eve in 1983, when the operator of a vintage movie theater in Chicago decided to show two old holiday movies and sing a few Christmas carols during the intermission, that nearly 40 years later the Music Box Christmas Show would become a 9-day…

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Will Smith’s transformation from a West Philadelphia kid to one of the biggest rap stars of his era and then one of the biggest movie stars in Hollywood history is an epic tale – but it’s only half the story. Coming to the Chicago Theatre November 10, Will Smith will open up fully about his …

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After two years away, Giordano Dance Chicago (GDC) returns home to the Harris Theater on October 22 and 23 with a dynamic and joyous program of classic and contemporary jazz works featuring the Company premiere of Adam Houston’s “All For You," and the newly reimagined “Take A Gambol” by Josh…

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Catch in-person or virtual screenings on the final weekend of the 57th CIFF. Highlights include an early look at Pablo Larraín’s Spencer, starring Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana, and the closing-night presentation at the Music Box of King Richard, with Will Smith as Venus and Serena Willi…

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Deeply Rooted dance company concludes its 25th anniversary season with “Roots & Wings,” a full length program at the Auditorium Theatre, on Saturday, October 23. The program’s first act features work by nationally renowned choreographers, followed by the second act finale, GOSHEN, the St…

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The Princess Diana Exhibition: Accredited Access, will debut in Chicago this fall with tickets going on sale beginning October 20. For the first time, world famous Royal Photographers, Anwar Hussein and his two sons Zak and Samir, will share collections of their original images and the intim…

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Since 1973, the Historic Pullman Foundation and the Pullman Civic Organization have co-sponsored the annual Pullman House Tour making this one of Chicago's oldest continuing tour of homes. This year's tour, October 9/10, 11 am- 5pm beginning at 11141 S. Cottage Grove Ave., will highlight sel…

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Happy haunting. Offshore, the world’s largest rooftop deck and one of Chicago’s most popular destinations located on the third floor of Navy Pier, 1000 East Grand Ave, will host a Halloween Costume Party for those looking to slay on Saturday, October 30.

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The Chicago Beer Festival will take place at the Field Museum for a one of a kind experience -- a night at the museum! The event will take place on Saturday, October 9 and will feature over 65 breweries with samplings of over 200 seasonal beers. Guests are allowed access throughout the museum.

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Fear not, Halloween fans. Chicago’s favorite pop-up bar, Replay Lincoln Park, 2833 N. Sheffield, has announced their latest pop up installment, Slasher Museum. Running now through Sunday, October 31, this Lincoln Park bar has transformed its gaming areas into a manor of the macabre filled wi…

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Chicago’s Music of the Baroque (MOB) has announced its 2021-22 season, the 51st for the ensemble, under the musical direction of Dame Jane Glover (named Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2021 New Year's Honors).

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Gather your ghoulfriends, little ghosts, and goblins for this fun-filled family event at Brookfield Zoo, 8400 W. 31st St.  Check out the creatures, creepy crawlers, and more in your costumes at the Halloween-themed event that's perfect for family photo ops.  All ages are in for a fang-tastic…

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The Lakeview Halloween Pup Crawl, hosted by the one and only Miss Lucy Foozie and presented by A Dog's Best Friend and Northalsted, will return to Boystown Saturday, October 23. The doggy Halloween Trick or Treat and neighborhood walk will take place along Halsted between Belmont and Corneli…

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The Apparel Industry Board (AIBI) will host its 6th annual Rev UP! Chicago event on Thursday, October 21. Get ready to experience fall fashion through the magic of video at a VIP viewing party at Bentley Gold Coast, 834 N. Rush St.

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Chicago Pride Fest, now spanning 3 days from October 1-3, will be packed with even more live music and entertainment! The festival recently announced adding Sunday October 3, following the cancellation of the Chicago Pride Parade. Newly added headliners include: Debbie Gibson, Jamila Woods, …