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.
Now through September 19, Chicago’s Asian Pop Up Cinema (APUC) is presenting an eclectic selection of Japanese films that boast a fascinating diversity of styles and themes. Delivering on a mission to be ‘your passport to Asian Cinema,’ APUC is streaming the films so that they can be enjoyed…
Starting Tuesday, Sept. 15, Lawry's The Prime Rib will begin offering private tours of the former McCormick Mansion where the restaurant has been located since 1973.
The world premiere of RJ Cutler’s Belushi will light up a Pilsen drive-in and thousands of homes across the country for the Chicago International Film Festival’s opening night on Wednesday, Oct. 14. Chronicling the life and career of the native son and Second City alumnus, the documentary wi…
Chicago Friends fans can enjoy a hands-on look at their beloved show this fall when an interactive experience based on the hit television series opens in the Magnificent Mile.
Despite the statewide, COVID-19, capacity-diminishing burdens, many Chicago bars and restaurants are still feeling football. Game day destinations in and around downtown are keeping traditions alive by offering multiple televisions, food specials, drink deals, and, in at least one case, grid…
2020 has become the year of small gatherings, and major life events such as weddings are no exception. But thanks to area venues offering micro-wedding packages, Chicago couples have no shortage of opportunities to make their big day a special and meaningful experience.
Five Taiwanese films will stream for free during a presentation made possible by the Taiwanese American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Chicago (TACCGC) and Chicago’s Asian Pop Up Cinema. Packaged in a series titled, @Home with Taiwan Cinema: Love and Hope, the films will stream via Asian Pop…
Chicago Children's Theatre announced in an Aug. 27 news release that it plans to convert its parking lot into an outdoor drive-in for a socially distanced production this October.
The Adler Planetarium has published a do-it-yourself guide for creating stomp rockets at home.
The Chicago Architecture Center announced several exciting promotions and family programs including a BOGO offer for Chicago locals and free exploration kits for families visiting the Center’s galleries.
AMC Theaters will sell tickets for 15 cents (plus sales tax) at more than 100 locations scheduled to reopen on August 20. Offering “Movies in 2020 at 1920 Prices,” the cinema is promoting the deal as part of its 100th birthday celebration.
To honor the Centennial of Ray Bradbury’s birth, the American Writers Museum (AWM) will open its doors for free on Saturday, August 22.
The Navy Pier Neighborhood Artisan Market will showcase the people and talent of Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood from Friday August 7 through Sunday August 9, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Chicago Help Initiative (CHI) has released a teaser for its upcoming documentary, I Have a Name.
With summer in full swing, the Chicago Park District is welcoming back visitors to many of its facilities, in addition to offering modified programs and activities for families.
Chance The Rapper, LCD Soundsystem, and Metallica are among more than 150 artists whose past performances will be featured during Lollapalooza’s four-night broadcast to commemorate the festival this weekend.
Three birds greet a woman in a garden on a mural spanning an entire wall of the Chicago Riverwalk. Part of a colorful new installation titled, The Radiance of Being, by Kate Lynn Lewis, the scene is just one of many that have recently come to life in the promenade’s Community Marketplace wes…
Lakeshore East Food & Beer Garden has unveiled a schedule of movies, music, and trivia to go along with the drinks and munchies it will be serving all summer long.
The Loews Chicago Hotel at 455 Park Dr. reopened for business on July 7. Steps from the Magnificent Mile and Navy Pier, the downtown luxury destination earned the 2019 Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor.
The Museum of the Art Institute of Chicago will offer free admission to Illinois residents for one week after it reopens to the public on July 30, according to an announcement posted on the venue’s website.
Dozens of Streeterville Residents attended the second annual “Cap Streeter Run A’Ground Party” at Streeterville Social on Friday, July 10.
Keegan-Michael Key, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jim Belushi and Rachel Ray are among the dozens of stars who appear in a new ‘Sweet Home Chicago’ COVID-19 Artists Relief Video released today. The cast members, all of whom got their start in the Windy City, contributed footage of themselves singing,…
Today, the Windy City reimagines its legendary food festival by launching Taste of Chicago To-Go, a five-day feast of free public programming that includes online cooking demonstrations, virtual music and dance events, and a series of “Community Eats” meals for nonprofits serving frontline a…
Chicago-based composer, arranger, and percussionist Thaddus Tukes will launch the Museum of Contemporary Art’s “Tuesdays on the Terrace: 2020 At-Home Edition” series tonight at 5:30 p.m.
An all-day rainstorm dampened Chicago’s return to indoor drinking and dining on Friday, June 26, when the multi-part Restore Chicago plan allowed patrons to actually enter and sit down in restaurants and bars. Alternating between downpour and drizzle, it seemed to chase everyone away from th…