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Continuing until Sunday March 01, 2015
Rainforest Adventure Exhibit at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
From November 8 - Spring of 2015 the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is presenting the family-friendly temporary exhibit Rainforest Adventure. It introduces guests to the beauty and diversity of rainforests, and highlights how these distant ecosystems are influenced by our choices. Complete with five different species of live animals: Blue-throated Macaw (of which only 350-400 remain in the wild), Violaceous-Turaco, Green Tree Python, Powder Blue Poison Dart Frogs and Spectacled Caiman. For information on the exhibit and related programs, CLICK HERE.
Where: Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Location: Chicago North
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Continuing until Wednesday February 04, 2015
Lifeline Seeks Families Interested in Adopting from South Korea
Lifelink International Adoption is seeking families interested in adopting children from South Korea. For more information call 630-521-8281 OR CLICK HERE.
Where:
Location: Everywhere
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Continuing until Saturday December 20, 2014
Jove T.'s Holiday Market
Chef Hubbard at Primehouse (616 N. Rush St.) wanted to share his favorite holiday recipes, so he created this mini holiday market with a different sweet every Saturday. December 6: Italian panettone with flavors of apricot, golden raisins, almonds, amaretto; December 13: Cookies and sweets with chocolate bouchons, gingerbread, peppermint brownies, butter spritz, sugarplum pate de fruit, bourbon truffles; December 20: Bailey's caramel cheesecake with chocolate cookie crust. All pastries will be $10 and come in a Primehouse tin. Guests can also sip on some house-made eggnog. Hours are Saturdays from 2pm to 4pm
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Location: Chicago North
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Continuing until Sunday December 21, 2014
Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol
A Naperville family tradition six years in the making, The Organic Theater Company of Chicago returns to North Central College's Fine and Performing Arts Series December 18-21 with their irreverent holiday classic, Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol by Tom Mula. Performances are at North Central College's Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth in Naperville. Showtimes at 7:30pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with 2pm matinees Saturday and Sunday. To purchase tickets online CLICK HERE or call the box office at 630-637-7469.
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Location: Far Southwest Suburbs
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Friday December 19, 2014 - Sunday December 21, 2014
Meet the Kids from 'A Christmas Story' Live in Person
Meet the Kids from 'A Christmas Story' live and in person December 19, 20, 21 at Hollywood Palms Cinema. Scott 'Flick' Schwartz, Ian 'Randy' Petrella, and Zach 'Big Bully' Ward will be featured. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Hollywood Palms Cinema
Location: DuPage / West Cook
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Friday December 19, 2014 - Saturday December 20, 2014
HSCA's Holiday Bake Sale & Photos with Santa
Humane Society Calumet Area's Holiday Bake Sale and Photos with Santa offers a chance for children and/or pets to have their holiday photo taken. The annual event takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 19 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 20 at Paws Resale Shoppe, 8149 Kennedy Ave, Highland. Photos with Santa are $6 each. The bake sale will feature a variety of sweets. Bake sale donations are appreciated and will be accepted beginning Dec. 18 at the resale shop. For additional information, please contact Ashley Boyer at (219) 513-8911 or aboyer@hscalumet.org

Where: Paws Resale Shoppe
Location: Northwestern Indiana
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Friday December 19, 2014 - Sunday December 21, 2014
Humane Society Calumet Area Waived Adoption Fees Weekend
Humane Society Calumet Area is hosting an Adoption Fee Waived weekend with extended hours, featuring adoption fees waived for animals, Dec. 19-21. The adoption special is open to the public and the event takes place with extended hours from noon to 7 p.m. all three days at the shelter located at 421 45th St, Munster, Ind. All adoptions require an approved application and standard adoption procedures apply. Some exclusions and additional fees may apply. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: HSCA
Location: Northwestern Indiana
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Friday December 19, 2014 - Sunday December 21, 2014
Molly Shanahan-Mad Shak and Links Hall present Virtuosity of Forgetting
Molly Shanahan/Mad Shak will present the premiere of Virtuosity of Forgetting, at Links Hall (3111 N. Western, Chicago) at 7PM, Friday-Sunday, December 19-21, 2014. 'Virtuosity of Forgetting' is the newest branch of the company's 'Stamina of Curiosity' ensemble project. Tickets are $10-40 and can be purchased by CLICKING HERE.
Where: Links Hall
Location: Chicago North
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Saturday December 20, 2014
Mommy's Little Piggy Eating Contest Pays Tribute to Iconic Scene from 'A Christmas Story'
From one of the most memorable scenes in the holiday classic 'A Christmas Story,' the Mommy's Little Piggy mashed potato eating contest will feature plates mounded with mashed potatoes and contestants of different age groups showing how the piggies eat. On Saturday, Dec. 20, The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority will host the contest that pays tribute to the scene in which Mrs. Parker devises a plan to ensure an uncooperative Randy finishes his supper. For complete information on how to watch or take part in the competition, CLICK HERE.
Where: South Shore Convention And Visitors Authority
Location: Northwestern Indiana
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Saturday December 20, 2014
Chase Park Nutcracker Drop & Shop
Chase Park will be holding their annual Nutcracker Drop & Shop at Chase Park, 4701 N. Ashland, Chicago, on Saturday, Dec. 20th, 9 a.m. - noon (parent showcase 12-12:30 pm). Ages 3-9. $20 a child. To register please call 312.361.0864 or CLICK HERE.
Where: Chase Park
Location: Chicago North
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Saturday December 20, 2014
Chicago a cappella presents Holidays a cappella
Enjoy a perfect mix of familiar holiday tunes, Renaissance carols, Chanukah songs, Christmas spirituals, and contemporary classics. This year, their seasonal celebration takes place in six glorious venues, including on 12/20 at Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston at 8 p.m. Highly-admired choral director and vocal coach, Paul Nicholson serves as guest music director. This promises to be their most memorable holiday concert ever! For more information, CLICK HERE
Where: Nichols Concert Hall
Location: Cook County North
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Saturday December 20, 2014
Join The Drive Crew at Menards and Register to Win Chicago Basketball Tickets!
Come out and join The Drive Crew at Menards in Matteson on Saturday from noon-1p! We will be raffling off a pair of tickets to see Chicago's favorite Basketball Team! We will also be playing plinko and handing out great prizes! Menards in Matteson is located at 21630 S Cicero Ave.
Where: Mendards
Location: Far South Suburbs
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Saturday December 20, 2014
Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Hosts Meet and Greet
Humane Society Calumet Area's Moraine Ridge Wildlife Rehabilitation Center (MRWRC) will host a meet and greet Dec. 20 from 9 to 11 a.m. The public is invited to visit the center located at 570 N. 450 E., Valparaiso and learn more about MRWRC's work rehabilitating animals. For a $20 donation, attendees can take a tour of the facility, enjoy free coffee and pastries, and receive a MRWRC coffee mug to take home. Staff will be on hand to answer questions. To RSVP, call (219) 299-8027 by Dec. 18.
Where: MRWRC
Location: Northwestern Indiana
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Saturday December 20, 2014
Join Phil Manicki and The Drive Crew at Advance Auto Parts!
Come out and join Phil Manicki and The Drive Crew at Advance Auto Parts in Bourbonnais on Saturday from 3p-5p! We will be playing plinko and handing out great prizes! Advance Auto Parts in Bourbonnais is located at 507 N Convent St.
Where: Advance Auto Parts
Location: Far South Suburbs
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Sunday December 21, 2014
Michael Londra brings his ‘Christmas from Ireland’ to CLC
Michael Londra, the Irish tenor best known as the voice of 'Riverdance' on Broadway, will present "A Christmas from Ireland," a performance told in song, dance and story at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 21 at the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts at the College of Lake County in Grayslake. For more information or to order tickets, CLICK HERE or call (847) 543-2300 (option 5).
Where: James Lumber Center
Location: Far North Suburbs
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Sunday December 21, 2014
Chicago Wings Around the World Holiday Meal for the Homeless
Chicago Wings Around the World (CWAW), 557 E. 75th, is a staple in the Grand Crossing community on the South Side Chicago that offers an extensive variety of mouthwatering flavors from around the world. The menu offers selections from Mexico, India, Japan, Jamaica, China, Italy, Greece, Canada and the USA--easily enough variety to please everyone. Chicago Wingz Around the World will provide a holiday meal for the homeless and very low income families with no place to go over the holidays. For information call 773-454-1648.
Where: Chicago Wings Around The World
Location: Chicago South
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Sunday December 21, 2014
Cook County Forest Preserves - Winter Solstice Bonfire
The Cook County Forest Preserves presents a Winter Solstice Bonfire on Sunday, December 21, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center, 9800 Willow Springs Rd, Willow Springs. Celebrate the shortest day of the year with a nature walk, bonfire and trimming of the wildlife tree. Family program; no organized groups, please. In-person registration required, starting 12/1. $3 per person. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Location: Cook County South
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Sunday December 21, 2014
St. John's Christmas Festival
St. John's Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner, Chicago, presents their Christmas Festival on Sunday, December 21st, 4 p.m. It's the mystery of Christmas told in story and song featuring the St. John's Players and the St. John's Choir. Complete with a festive dinner following the performance. For information call 773-725-9026.
Where: St. John's Episcopal Church
Location: Chicago North
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Monday December 22, 2014
Join The Drive Crew at Buffalo Wild Wings for Monday Night Football!
Join The Drive Crew for another great season of Miller Lite, Monday Night Football Best Seat in the House Party's at Buffalo Wild Wings in Mt. Prospect and Skokie!!! Every Monday night NOW through December!

It's the Buffalo Wild Wings Best Seat in the House Party presented by Miller Lite and Clark Street Sports. Each week at each party, one grand prize winner wins the best seat in the house for the following week. He or she also gets $100 worth of food, soft drink and will be eligible to win the ultimate fan cave prize package:

NFL branded Xzipit leather recliner chair
Miller Lite Beer Can Cooler
Grill
Tailgate Tent
50' Inch Flat Screen HDTV and more!!!

Come out and cheer on your favorite team OR fantasy player! While there, enjoy delicious 60 Cent Boneless Wings with your choice of 16 different signature Buffalo Wild Wings Sauces or 5 special Spices!

Play games within the game like Football Bingo, Fantasy Player of the Game, Squares, and Half Time Pong Toss to win COOL NFL gear from Clark Street Sports and Clarkstreetsports.com.

Monday Night Football Best Seat in the House Party's courtesy of Miller Beer, Xzipti Chairs, Clark Street Sports, The Drive and Buffalo Wild Wings. Wings, Beer, Sports!!!
Where: Buffalo Wild Wings
Location: Far North Suburbs
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Thursday December 25, 2014
JCC's Half Way To Summer Party
Bring your whole family! Join JCC as they celebrate 1/2 Way to Summer! On December 25th, 9:30 a.m. - noon, at Bernard Weinger JCC, 300 Revere Drive, Northbrook, they'll have open gym, open swim, bouncy houses, crafts, a dance party with Personalities D.J. and more! Dress in summer attire and bring your bathing suit and towel. Pre-registration is appreciated - CLICK HERE.
Where: Bernard Weinger JCC
Location: Cook County North
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Friday December 26, 2014
Ugly Christmas Sweater Party at The Abbey Pub
The public is invited to an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party at The Green Room Pub at The Abbey on Friday, December 26th. For more information on this and other concerts and events, CLICK HERE.
Where: Abbey Pub
Location: Chicago North
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Saturday December 27, 2014 - Sunday December 28, 2014
RTW Veteran Center - 'One Million Dollar March' Telethon
RTW VETERAN CENTER on Chicago's south side is a life support system for the basic needs of humanity; food, clothing, shelter, and economic empowerment. On December 27-28 they're hosting a 24 hour telethon with the goal of raising one million dollars to help homeless veterans and others. You can watch the telethon and donate at starplanettv.com - CLICK HERE.
Where: RTW Vet Center
Location: Chicago South
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Sunday December 28, 2014
Brandon Marshall Foundation Charity Game Watch
Newport Bar and Grill, 1344 W. Newport in Chicago, invites fans to a charity game watch Sunday, December 28th at noon as the Bears take on Minnesota. The bar is hosting the game watch in partnership with the Brandon Marshall Foundation. A $15 suggested donation at the door will get customers 15-percent off their tab as well as entry into a variety of giveaways. All proceeds fund Project Prevent which is a partnership with Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago to institute mental health awareness programs in Chicago Public Schools. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Newport Bar & Grill
Location: Chicago North
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Monday December 29, 2014 - Friday January 02, 2015
Second City's Kids in the Biz Immersions
The Second City Training Center is proud to launch its Kids in the Biz immersion, an advanced, fast-moving program for children and teens (ages 4-18) looking to pursue a career in professional theater and commercial work. This immersion will highlight the skills needed to succeed in an audition, get an agent and start working professionally in entertainment. Registration is now open for the week-long program December 29 - January 2 with classes from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. every day. Registration information is available by CLICKING HERE.
Where: Second City Training Center
Location: Chicago North
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Wednesday December 31, 2014
Bolingbrook School of Metaphysics Honors Universal Hour of Peace
This is the 18th year of The School of Metaphysics is welcoming people from around the world to usher in the New Year with peaceful thoughts and actions during the Universal Hour of Peace. The Bolingbrook School of Metaphysics will honor the Universal Hour of Peace with 20 hours and 15 minutes (2015) of continual Meditation. Join in the meditation anytime throughout the day, or for the celebration. All are welcome. Singing bowl performance at 9:00 PM, burning bowl ceremony, peace art and mindful conversation. Group reading of The Peace Covenant at Midnight (Download HERE). For more information, CLICK HERE.
Where: School Of Metaphysics
Location: DuPage / West Cook
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Wednesday December 31, 2014 - Thursday January 01, 2015
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago’s New Year’s Celebration
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago will be holding a kid-friendly New Year's celebration on Dec. 31 and Jan. 2015. Ring in 2015 with bricktacular balloon drops both days at noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Guests can also enjoy the Center's nine attractions, including: a Jungle Expedition; Kingdom Quest Laser Ride, LEGO 4D Cinema, and more. The event will be held from 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. on Dec. 31, and from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Jan. 1. General admission is $18. For information, CLICK HERE.


Where: Streets Of Woodfield
Location: Cook County North
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Wednesday December 31, 2014
CIC presents 'Improv New Year's Eve'
CIC Theater, 1422 W. Irving Park, Chicago, announces a New Years Eve Comedy Celebration! Ring in the New Year with laughter. Admission includes: three improv shows - PROCESS, Gigantic, CIC Gameday; open bar; hors d'oeuvres; champagne toast and midnight celebration. Doors open at 8pm. Shows start at 9pm. For tickets and information, CLICK HERE.
Where: CIC Theater
Location: Chicago North
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Wednesday December 31, 2014
Black Ensemble Theater New Year’s Eve 2014 Celebration
Black Ensemble Theater New Year's Eve 2014 Celebration, With Love From The Black Ensemble Theater, will be held Wednesday, December 31, 2014, from 8 p.m. - 1 a.m., at 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago. Guests will enjoy a performance by the stars of Black Ensemble Theater, along with great entertainment, fabulous food, dancing with the stars and champagne flowing all night long! Tickets are $125 for singles, $200 for couples. Call (773) 769-4451 for reservations and more information.
Where: Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center
Location: Chicago North
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Wednesday December 31, 2014
Redmoon's New Years Eve Revolution
Expect a festive evening of sensuous elegance and wild imagination propelled by the classical elements of nature: earth, air, water and fire, at Redmoon's 2nd Annual New Year's Eve Revolution. It's happening December 31st at Redmoon Central, 2120 S. Jefferson, Chicago. For information and tickets, CLICK HERE.
Where: Redmoon Central
Location: Chicago South
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Wednesday December 31, 2014
Otis Day & The Knights Headline New Year's Eve Party at Hollywood Palms
Otis Day & The Knights from Animal House will headline the Annual New Year's Eve party at Hollywood Palms Cinema in Naperville on Wednesday, December 31st. Six great films - 10:30 p.m. Party with Otis - Midnight Big Screen Ball Drop. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Hollywood Palms Cinema
Location: DuPage / West Cook
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Saturday January 03, 2015
Second Sundays at Hyde Park Art Center Features Katie Romans & Jeremiah Jones
On Sunday, January 3 from 1 to 4 pm, the Hyde Park Art Center invites you to Second Sundays. Join artist Katie Romans to create unique artwork using tin foil. Artist Jeremiah Jones will lead a family-friendly acrylic painting workshop. Admission is free and all are welcome. The Hyde Park Art Center is located at 5020 South Cornell Avenue in Chicago. For more information, call 773-324-5520 or CLICK HERE.
Where: HPAC
Location: Chicago South
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Monday January 05, 2015
Hyde Park Art Center's Oakman Clinton School and Studio Programs Begin
On Monday, January 5, the Hyde Park Art Center's Oakman Clinton School and Studio programs begin. They offer a wide range of programs for youth, teens, and adults. Register for classes by December 21 and receive a $10 discount. The Hyde Park Art Center is located at 5020 South Cornell Avenue in Chicago. For more information call 773-324-5520 or CLICK HERE.
Where: HPAC
Location: Chicago South
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Tuesday January 06, 2015
The Chicago 8 Small Gauge Film Festival presents Super 8mm Films by SILT
The Chicago 8 Small Gauge Film Festival presents Super 8mm films by San Francisco Bay Area collective SILT on January 6, 6 p.m., at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art. Films include: Shadow of the Son; Grapefruitfilm; Home Sic and KUCH NAI. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Museum Of Contemporary Art Chicago
Location: Chicago North
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Sunday January 11, 2015
Fermilab Arts Series Presents Chicago Harp Quartet
The Fermilab Gallery Chamber Series 2015 presents the Chicago Harp Quartet, January 11th at 2:30 p.m. with a a reception with the performers immediately following the concert. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where:
Location: Far West Suburbs
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Wednesday January 14, 2015 - Saturday January 17, 2015
Humane Society Calumet Seeks Donations for Book Sale Fundraiser
Humane Society Calumet Area (HSCA) is seeking book donations for its winter book sale fundraiser. Donations of gently used adult and youth books, CDs and DVDs are appreciated and can be delivered to Paws Resale Shoppe, 8149 Kennedy Ave., Highland, Ind. The book sale will be held Jan. 14 through 17 at Paws Resale Shoppe. For additional information, please contact Ashley Boyer at (219) 513-8911 or aboyer@hscalumet.org.
Where: Paws Resale Shoppe
Location: Northwestern Indiana
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Wednesday January 14, 2015
Better Breathers Club at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Join Advocate Illinois Masonic as they launch their new Better Breathers Club, a free group that provides support, hope, encouragement and resources for people with chronic lung disease, such as COPD and asthma, as well as their families and friends. This new club will meet alternate months at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center (836 W. Wellington, Chicago, Ringel Room 3) in 2015 beginning Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. If you, a family member or friend are coping with a lung disease, you're not alone! Come talk with others who understand what you're facing. To register, call (800) 3-ADVOCATE, or (800) 323-8622, and mention Course Code 9G64.
Where: Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Location: Chicago North
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Wednesday January 14, 2015
Handling Commercial Transactions: A Comprehensive Overview
Gain fresh insight into commercial real estate transactions. Five attorneys from Chicago's top firms share their knowledge and experience on how to handle the major aspects of these complex transactions. This is a program for real estate attorneys interested in learning more about commercial real estate. Earn 3.00 MCLE/CLE hours. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: UBS Tower, The Conference Center
Location: Chicago North
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Saturday January 17, 2015
Horicon Marsh Candlelight Snowshoe-Hike
Hiking and snowshoeing by candlelight, a roaring bonfire, roasted marshmallows and warm refreshments await couples, singles and families at the 5th Annual Horicon Marsh Candlelight Hike-Snowshoe on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 from 6-9 p.m. Admission is free; however, please consider bringing a non-perishable food item or hats/gloves/mittens for our food drive and mitten campaign to be donated to local schools and local food pantries. A winter themed basket will also be raffled off to help support the Friends group. For more information, call 920-387-7890 or 920-387-7893 Monday-Friday 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Where: Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center
Location: Wisconsin
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Saturday January 17, 2015
Sway Dance Chicago's 3rd Annual Masquerade Ball
Sway Dance Chicago and Chief O'Neill's Pub and Restaurant (3471 N. Elston, Chicago) are proud to present the 3rd Annual Masquerade Ball on Saturday, January 17th from 7-11pm. Wind down the holiday season with a glorious, obligation-free party full of dancing, dramatic music, fanciful costumes, and scrumptious appetizers. For tickets and information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Chief O'Neill's
Location: Chicago North
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Wednesday January 21, 2015
Technology Center of DuPage Open House
Technology Center of DuPage in Addison will hold its 40th Anniversary Community Open House on January 21st from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. TCD offers 20 advanced college and career readiness programs for high school juniors and seniors in the DuPage County area. Earn high school credit, free college credit, and career-related certifications while still in high school. For more information about Technology Center of DuPage, CLICK HERE.
Where: Technology Center Of DuPage
Location: DuPage / West Cook
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Friday January 23, 2015 - Sunday February 08, 2015
Brown Paper Box Co. Presents 'Spike Heels'
The Brown Paper Box Co. will be presenting 'Spike Heels', a contemporary comedy of manners that pits a volatile young woman against a lawyer, an academic, and the latter's old-money fiancee as they address issues of sexual harassment and the possibility of a four-sided love triangle. The show will run Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:00pm from January 23-February 8 at Raven Theatre in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood (6157 N. Clark St.). For tickets and more information, CLICK HERE.
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Location: Chicago North
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Friday January 23, 2015 - Saturday January 24, 2015
Aquinas Literacy Center Seeks Literacy Volunteers for Tutor Training
Become a volunteer English as a Second Language tutor at Aquinas Literacy Center! Volunteer tutors are needed to instruct limited English proficient adult learners for 90 minutes per week at the Center, located at 3540 S. Hermitage. All instruction is one-on-one and training is provided. Knowledge of a second language is not required; all instruction is in English. The next opportunity for tutor training is Friday, January 23rd (6pm to 9pm) part I and Saturday, January 24th (9am to 3pm) part II. For more information, please contact Alison Altmeyer at 773.927.0512 or Tania Zuniga at aquinasliteracy@gmail.com.
Where: Aquinas Center
Location: Chicago South
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Saturday January 24, 2015
Chris Tucker Comes to Chicago
Live Nation and Madison Square Garden Entertainment have announced that Chris Tucker will be bringing his outrageous comedic stylings to the stage at The Chicago Theatre on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 8:00PM. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Chicago Theatre
Location: Chicago North
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Saturday January 24, 2015
Rocker Jim Peterik's World Stage Comes to North Central College
Rocker Jim Peterik (Survivor, Ides of March) brings his World Stage event, featuring stars from myriad genres including rock, pop, country and jazz fields, to North Central College in Naperville on January 24th, 2015. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: North Central College
Location: DuPage / West Cook
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Saturday January 24, 2015
Regional Judging in Future City Competition
The Engineers Week Committee of Chicago has announced the regional judging in the Future City Competition will take place on Saturday, January 24th at the Campus of UIC - Student Center East (750 S. Halsted), Chicago. Students from more than 30 Chicago area schools will be competing for prizes and the winning school will advance to the final judging. The public is invited to observe the judging, see a vision of the future and attend the awards ceremony. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: UIC - Student Center East
Location: Chicago South
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Saturday January 24, 2015
Wheaton College Artist Series: Spektral Quartet in Concert with Julien Labro
The Wheaton College Artist Series presents Spektral Quartet with special guest Julien Labro in concert Saturday, January 24 at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Founded in 2010, the Spektral Quartet has already gained a reputation as one of Chicago's most magnetic and forward-thinking chamber ensembles. Both concerts take place in Coray Alumni Gym, located in the Todd M. Beamer Student Center. For more information, or to order tickets, call the Ticket and Information Office at 630.752.5010. Online orders may be placed through January 22 - CLICK HERE.
Where: Coray Alumni Gym
Location: DuPage / West Cook
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Saturday January 24, 2015
Opus: The Art of Work presents 'Ebola. Malaria. Stories and Calling of Service in a Dying World'
Opus: The Art of Work, a new institute at Wheaton College, presents an evening of stories and reflections with Nancy and David Writebol and Admiral Timothy Ziemer. The event, titled 'Ebola. Malaria. Callings and Stories of Service in a Dying World,' takes place at 7 p.m. Saturday, January 24 at 500 College Avenue in Wheaton. Free and open to the public, this event will be followed by a Q&A session and reception, all held in Barrows Auditorium at the Billy Graham Center. The evening is co-sponsored by the J. Dennis Hastert Center for Economics, Government and Public Policy. For information, email opus@wheaton.edu.
Where: Billy Graham Center
Location: DuPage / West Cook
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Sunday January 25, 2015
Grammy-winner Janis Siegel at North Central College
Nine-time Grammy winning solo artist and founding member of The Manhattan Transfer Janis Siegel presents 'Nightsongs' with Grammy Award-winning acoustic and electric bassist Boris Koslov and noted pianist John Di Martino. She's performing on January 25, 2015 at North Central College in Naperville. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Madden Theatre
Location: DuPage / West Cook
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Sunday January 25, 2015
Young Women's Leadership Charter School Hosts Open House
The Young Women's Leadership Charter School, Chicago's only all-girls public high school located in Bronzeville, will host an Open House on Sunday, January 25 from 1 - 3 p.m. for prospective families and students for the 2015-16 school year. To RSVP please contact info@ywlcs.org
Where: Young Women's Leadership Charter School
Location: Chicago South
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Sunday January 25, 2015
Leukemia Research Foundation - FREE Town Hall Meeting
At LRF's Free Town Hall Meeting in Elk Grove Village on Sunday, January 25, 2015, a team of medical experts will answer your questions on leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma and myelodysplastic syndromes. CLICK HERE for information and to register online today, or call 847.424.0600.
Where: Belvedere Events And Banquets
Location: Cook County North
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Thursday February 05, 2015 - Saturday February 07, 2015
The Dance Center presents David Rousseve-REALITY: Stardust
David Rousseve and his company REALITY come to The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago (1306 S. Michigan) for three performances Feb. 5-7, 8 p.m. There will be a post-performance conversation with the company on 2/5 and a pre-performance talk with David Rousseve on 2/6. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: The Dance Center Of Columbia College Chicago
Location: Chicago South
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Thursday February 05, 2015 - Sunday February 08, 2015
All-New Monster Jam Heads for Allstate Arena
The widely popular Monster Jam tour is heading to the Allstate Arena, Feb. 5-8, 2015, for an explosive new points-paying endurance showdown, featuring more of what the Monster Jam fans have been asking to see - more trucks, more action, #MoreMonsterJam! For tickets and information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Allstate Arena
Location: Cook County North
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Friday February 06, 2015 - Saturday February 07, 2015
Artemis Singers Concert - 'Loves Lost, Loves Found'
Artemis Singers, Chicago's Lesbian Feminist Chorus, will present 'Loves Lost, Loves Found,' a concert of songs about love in all its complexity, at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, and 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at 7574 N. Lincoln Ave., Skokie, Ill. The 35-member nonprofit chorus specializes in performing music written or arranged by women. For information, CLICK HERE, email info@artemissingers.org or call 773-764-4465.
Where: Ethical Humanist Society
Location: Cook County North
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Saturday February 07, 2015
Natalie Cole at North Central College
Multiple Grammy Award winner Natalie Cole revisits her family's multicultural tradition and introduces a new generation of fans to a collection of Latin music's most beloved standards in this concert at North Central College on Feb. 7th at 8 p.m. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Pfiffer Hall
Location: DuPage / West Cook
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Sunday February 08, 2015
Fight for Air Climb at Oakbrook Terrace Tower
Step up for lung health at the American Lung Association's Fight for Air Climb at the Oakbrook Terrace Tower on Sunday, February 8, 2015. Climb 31 floors, 680 steps, to the top of the suburbs' tallest building! Climb more than once in the ultimate and extreme challenges. Participate as an individual or as part of corporate or family team. To register CLICK HERE or call 312-781-1100.
Where: Oakbrook Terrace Tower
Location: DuPage / West Cook
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Sunday February 08, 2015
Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation's 'Be My Valentine' Family Event
The Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation warms hearts once again this February with the eighth annual 'Be My Valentine' Family Event on Sunday, February eighth, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago. The event will feature special performances by DJ Kareen and other local music talent, a family brunch buffet and Valentine's Day activities for children. For more information or to purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.
Where: Ritz-Carlton Chicago
Location: Chicago North
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Saturday February 14, 2015
'Blues at the Crossroads' featuring Irma Thomas at more at North Central College
A collision of today's top blues talent, 'Blues at the Crossroads' is a soul spectacular not to be missed at North Central College in Naperville. Headlining the show are The Soul Queen of New Orleans Irma Thomas, Faithful Man Lee Fields, Eric Krasno of Soulive and Lettuce, Alecia Chakour - dubbed 'breakout young artist' by the New York Times - and The Dynamites. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Wentz Concert Hall
Location: DuPage / West Cook
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Saturday February 21, 2015
Brushes With Cancer Chicago 2015
Join Twist Out Cancer on Saturday, February 21st for their 3rd annual Brushes with Cancer! This year they will be unveiling their largest show yet! This evening of storytelling, inspiration and hope is happening at Chez, 247 E. Ontario, 2nd floor, Chicago, 6:30 p.m. - midnight. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Chez
Location: Chicago North
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Saturday February 21, 2015
BAC to the Future!
Join the Beverly Arts Center on Saturday, February 21st for their BAC to the future celebration. They'll turn back the clocks to celebrate history... and rocket into the future to embrace the cutting edge... don't miss the launch! Save the date! Details to come, CLICK HERE.
Where: Beverly Arts Center
Location: Chicago South
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Thursday February 26, 2015
Thresholds 4th Annual Charity Poker Tournament
Thresholds' 4th Annual Charity Poker Tournament is happening on Thursday, February 26th, 5 p.m. at River Roast, 315 N. LaSalle, Chicago. It promises to be an exciting night of competitive Texas Hold'em. Help deal a blow to mental illnesses! The winner will have the chance to go all-in at the 46th Annual World Series of Poker in Las Vegas (a $10,000 value)! Other fantastic prizes will be awarded to players at the final table. Guests will enjoy an exciting night full of cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and bar snacks. For tickets, information, or sponsorship, CLICK HERE.
Where: River Roast (formerly Fulton's)
Location: Chicago North
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Thursday February 26, 2015 - Sunday March 01, 2015
Same Planet Different World Dance Theatre & The Cambrians present Two World Premieres
Same Planet Different World Dance Theatre and The Cambrians (formerly the Nexus Project) announce two world premieres on a shared bill (Stripped and Clover) at Links Hall, 3111 N. Western Ave., February 26 - March 1 at 7 p.m. each night. For complete details and tickets, CLICK HERE.
Where: Links Hall
Location: Chicago North
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Sunday March 08, 2015
Fight for Air Climb at Presidential Towers
Step up for lung health at the American Lung Association's Fight for Air Climb at Presidential Towers on Sunday. March 8, 2015. Climb 1, 2, 3, or all 4 of the towers, as an individual or as part of a team. That's a total of 180 floors, 2,340 steps! The event also features Chicago's only stairclimb relay, where each team member tackles one of the four towers. Only 2,000 entries available, so register today by CLICKING HERE or call 312-781-1100.
Where: Presidential Towers, Chicago
Location: Chicago North
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Friday March 13, 2015
Amy Schumer at The Chicago Theatre
One of the funniest, freshest faces on television, Amy Schumer will be performing at The Chicago Theatre on Friday, March 13th, 2015 at 7:30PM. For tickets and information, CLICK HERE or CLICK HERE.
Where: Chicago Theatre
Location: Chicago North
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Thursday May 14, 2015
Open Your Heart to the Children HFC Benefit
Save the date - 5/14/2015 is the 13th Annual Midwest HFC 'Open Your Heart to the Children' Benefit. It's happening from 5:30 - 9 pm at Morgan Manufacturing. For information, email mmasters@hfc.org.
Where: Morgan Manufacturing
Location: Chicago North
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Tuesday June 02, 2015 - Sunday July 05, 2015
ON YOUR FEET! (Gloria & Emilio Estefan Musical) Makes Pre-Broadway Premiere in Chicago
Broadway In Chicago, James L. Nederlander, Estefan Enterprises, Inc and Bernie Yuman are pleased to announce that ON YOUR FEET! - a new musical based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, legendary producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan - will have its five-week Pre-Broadway World Premiere engagement at Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 W Randolph) from June 2 - July 5, 2015. The musical is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Hairspray). For more information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Oriental Theatre
Location: Chicago North
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Friday June 12, 2015 - Sunday June 14, 2015
Fight for Air Ride
Gear up for the American Lung Association's Fight for Air Ride on June 12, 13 & 14, 2015. Join cyclists of all levels for your choice of a 2 or 3 day ride from Crystal Lake to Lake Geneva. Cycle approximately 50 miles per day on a fully supported route. Luxury accommodations and meals provided by the Abbey Resort. Register online - CLICK HERE or call 312-781-1100 today.
Where: Crystal Lake To Lake Geneva
Location: Far Northwest Suburbs
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Saturday June 20, 2015 - Sunday June 21, 2015
44th Annual Old Canal Days Festival
The 44th Annual Old Canal Days Festival, including the annual Arts & Crafts Show will be held on Saturday and Sunday, June 20 - 21 (Father's Day weekend). To receive an application, potential vendors should call 815-838-9400 or email info@gaylordbuilding.org
Where: Downtown Lockport
Location: Far Southwest Suburbs
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Ongoing Events:
Thursday February 06, 2014 - Sunday January 04, 2015
Million Dollar Quartet Extended thru January 2015
Million Dollar Quartet, the Tony-nominated musical inspired by the famed 1956 recording session that brought together legendary rock 'n' roll icons Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley, has been extended through January 2015. The production continues to break box office records at the Apollo Theater, 2540 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. Tickets are available at the Apollo box office, phone (773) 935-6100, and online through Ticketmaster, CLICK HERE.
Where: Apollo Theater
Location: Chicago North
 
Thursday June 05, 2014 - Tuesday December 30, 2014
Free Rapid HIV Testing for Chicagoans
Every nine and a half minutes, someone in the U.S. is infected with HIV, and many don't know they've been infected until they've passed it along to others. Step up. Get tested. And help us stamp out HIV in Chicagoland. This summer, HIV testing events will take place across the city. Each event will include access to FREE rapid HIV testing, education and support services. Testing is private and results are accurate and quick. To find a testing event near you, CLICK HERE.
Where: Various
Location: Everywhere
 
Wednesday June 18, 2014 - Wednesday December 31, 2014
Driehaus Museum Extends 'Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection' Exhibition
Over sixty works by Louis Comfort Tiffany and his associated firms will remain on display throughout the second floor galleries of the Driehaus Museum, 40 E. Erie Chicago, including lamps, stained-glass windows, vases, metalwork and furnishings including four new objects through the end of 2014. All of the works are selected from the Driehaus Collection, one of the country's significant private collections of Tiffany. For information on the exhibition and related programs, CLICK HERE.
Where: Driehaus Museum
Location: Chicago North
 
Monday September 01, 2014 - Saturday December 20, 2014
Make-A-Wish Illinois Seeks Air Miles
You can help children with life-threatening illnesses continue to go where their imagination takes them by donating your frequent flier miles. Join Make-A-Wish Illinois' Wishes in Flight campaign and give at wishes.org or call 800-978-9474. Your miles mean the world to wish kids.
Where: Everywhere
Location: Everywhere
 
Monday September 01, 2014 - Wednesday December 31, 2014
Heartland Blood Centers Scholarship Opportunity
Heartland Blood Centers is offering the opportunity for all eligible 17-21 year olds to earn one of (5) $1,000 scholarships with the first annual Students Saving Lives Scholarship opportunity. To be eligible for the scholarship, a student must make a minimum of (1) successful blood donation at any of Heartland's mobile blood drives or center locations between Sept. 1st and Dec. 31st, 2014. In addition, family and friends can also donate on behalf of the student. All blood donors must download an entry form - CLICK HERE.
Where: Heartland Blood Centers
Location: Everywhere
 
Tuesday September 02, 2014 - Sunday December 21, 2014
Writers Theatre Opens 2014-15 Season with Issac's Eye
Writers Theatre opens its 2014-2015 season with the Midwest Premiere of
ISAAC'S EYE, running September 2 - December 21 (Extended) at Books on Vernon: 664 Vernon Ave, Glencoe. For information, call 847-242-6000 or CLICK HERE.
Where: Books On Vernon
Location: Cook County North
 
Monday September 08, 2014 - Tuesday June 30, 2015
Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force Offers FREE Mammograms to Uninsured
The Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force, through its Metro-wide initiative known as Beyond October! is providing over 1,000 FREE mammograms to uninsured women in the Chicagoland area. Annual mammograms are critical for early breast cancer detection. Call 312-942-0346 for your FREE mammogram or CLICK HERE.
Where: Various Hospitals
Location: Everywhere
 
Tuesday September 09, 2014 - Tuesday January 27, 2015
Toddler Tuesdays at LEGOLAND Discovery Center
The tiniest LEGO fans are invited to join in the fun and learning during LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago's Toddler Tuesdays, featuring brand new, educational activities. Every Tuesday from Sept. 9 to Jan. 27 (excluding Nov. 11 and 25 and Dec. 23 and 30), the Center opens early on the second floor exclusively for toddlers and their parents, offering programs perfect for the youngest LEGO enthusiasts. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago
Location: Cook County North
 
Saturday September 13, 2014 - Sunday January 11, 2015
The President's Photographer Exhibition
For 50 years, presidential photographers have served as visual historians, providing a rare glimpse inside the White House and the historic moments of the presidents they served. On September 13, the Lake County Discovery Museum opens the National Geographic exhibition 'The President's Photographer: 50 Years Inside the Oval Office.' It runs through January 11th. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Lake Co. Discovery Museum
Location: Far North Suburbs
 
Wednesday September 17, 2014 - Saturday January 03, 2015
'Chicago, Europe and the Great War' at The Newberry
The Newberry, 60 W. Walton Street, is opening its latest exhibit, 'Chicago, Europe, and the Great War,' which allows visitors to experience what the Chicagoans of 1914 were feeling as the world went to war. The exhibit underscores the deep connections between Chicago and the battlefields of Europe by drawing on the Newberry's collection of striking wartime propaganda posters, news reports, editorial cartoons, and a number of never-before-seen photographs. The exhibit runs September 17 - January 3. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: The Newberry
Location: Chicago North
 
Tuesday September 23, 2014 - Sunday December 21, 2014
TimeLine Theatre presents 'Danny Casolaro Died for You'
TimeLine Theatre Company continues the 2014-15 season with its second production, the Chicago premiere of DANNY CASOLARO DIED FOR YOU, written by Dominic Orlando and directed by TimeLine Associate Artistic Director Nick Bowling. It runs October 2 - December 21, 2014 (previews September 23 through October 1) at TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: TimeLine Theatre Co.
Location: Chicago North
 
Tuesday September 23, 2014 - Sunday January 04, 2015
'David Bowie Is' at MCA
The'David Bowie Is' exhibition makes its U.S. debut at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Sept. 23 - Januart 4. The exhibition, meticulously curated by the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum in London, explores the incredibly diverse work of one of the greatest artists of our time. For complete information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Museum Of Contemporary Art
Location: Chicago North
 
Friday September 26, 2014 - Friday December 19, 2014
Gorilla Tango - The Rack of Khan: A Star Trek Burlesque
Khan's Genesis Device has transformed our Federation heroes Captain James T. Kirk, Mr. Spock and the entire Enterprise crew from their manly selves into smart, sexy women! Join them on their adventure as they time travel to the 'Next Generation.' Presented by Gorilla Tango Burlesque at Gorilla Tango (Bucktown), 1919 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, Fridays at 9 p.m. Ongoing. For tickets and information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Gorilla Tango (Bucktown)
Location: Chicago North
 
Saturday September 27, 2014 - Sunday January 11, 2015
'At Last: A Tribute to Etta James' Returns to Black Ensemble Theater
Black Ensemble Theater announces the return of the Black Ensemble classic 'At Last: A Tribute to Etta James,' written and directed by Jackie Taylor and co-directed by Daryl D. Brooks. At Last: A Tribute to Etta James will be presented at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago, September 27- January 11, 2015. For tickets and information, CLICK HERE
Where: Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center
Location: Chicago North
 
Tuesday September 30, 2014 - Sunday January 11, 2015
Richard Koppe Exhibition at Elmhurst Art Museum
Elmhurst Art Museum has opened the first museum exhibition in more than forty years of works by Richard Koppe (1916-1973), reintroducing an American modernist and one of the early stalwarts of abstraction in Chicago. Well-respected as a painter, sculptor, printmaker and designer, Koppe exhibited his work widely during his lifetime, yet is now largely unknown. The exhibit runs through January 11, 2015. For information on the exhibition and related programs, CLICK HERE.
Where: Elmhurst Art Museum
Location: DuPage / West Cook
 
Wednesday October 01, 2014 - Tuesday December 30, 2014
Host an Exchange Student Through NWS Peace Program
NWS Peace Program, a non-profit and Department of State approved program, is seeking caring families in our area to host international exchange students, ages 15-18, for 5-12 months only. For information call 1-866-846-3977 or CLICK HERE.
Where:
Location: Everywhere
 
Wednesday October 01, 2014 - Wednesday December 31, 2014
Support Brides Against Breast Cancer at Chicago Wedding Dress Cleaners
From October 1st through December 31, Chicago Wedding Dress Cleaners (1809 S Wehrli Rd Naperville) will donate 10 percent of its proceeds to Brides Against Breast Cancer, an organization that sells donated wedding dresses to benefit cancer patients and their families. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Chicago Wedding Dress Cleaners
Location: DuPage / West Cook
 
Friday October 17, 2014 - Saturday December 20, 2014
Humane Society Calumet Area Holiday Raffle
Enter for a chance to win cash prizes during Humane Society Calumet Area's Annual Holiday Raffle. Tickets are available for purchase at HSCA's Adoption Center, 421 45th St., Munster, Ind. and Paws Resale Shoppe, 8149 Kennedy Ave., Highland, Ind. Grand prize - $1,000. Ticket sales end on Saturday, December 20 and winners will be drawn on Monday, December 22. Winner need not be present - participants must be 18 years of age or older. Proceeds benefit the animals of HSCA. For more information, call 219.513.8911 or CLICK HERE.
Where: HSCA’s Adoption Center & Paws Resale Shoppe
Location: Northwestern Indiana
 
Sunday October 19, 2014 - Sunday January 11, 2015
Forbidden Art at The Polish Museum of America
A temporary exhibit, which opened on Oct. 19 at The Polish Museum of America, showcases photos of 20 rare pieces of art - created despite great personal danger - by prisoners of German Nazi concentration camps during World War II. The pieces, made illegally during the prisoners' captivity, document the reality of the camps as well as demonstrate how making art was an important escape and respite from the horrors of imprisonment. The exhibit runs through Jan. 11, 2015. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Polish Museum Of America
Location: Chicago North
 
Tuesday October 28, 2014 - Saturday December 20, 2014
Irish American Heritage Center Plans Second Annual Holiday Food Drive
Irish American Heritage Center Plans Second Annual Holiday Food Drive for the Greater Chicago Food Depository Show your holiday spirit by donating to the second annual Holiday Food Drive at the Irish American Heritage Center, benefiting the Greater Chicago Food Depository. The IAHC is located at 4626 North Knox Avenue, Chicago. 773-282-7035, ext. 10. During key December events at the IAHC, such as the Christmas Bazaar on December 7 and the Christmas Tea on December 20, attendees bringing a canned good can receive a coupon for a food discount in the Fifth Province in 2015.
Where: IAHC
Location: Chicago North
 
Thursday October 30, 2014 - Wednesday December 31, 2014
United Way of Kenosha County Seeks Volunteers for Income Tax Prep.
The United Way of Kenosha County is looking for volunteers in Kenosha, Salem and Twin Lakes Wisconsin to help with free income tax preparation assistance for lower income individuals and families. Training is available...and no prior experience is necessary. To volunteer, call 262-658-4104.
Where: Various
Location: Wisconsin
 
Saturday November 01, 2014 - Wednesday December 31, 2014
Heartland Blood Centers Seek Holiday Season Blood Donations
With the holiday season approaching, Heartland Blood Centers reminds all healthy members of our community to give thanks for their good health by sharing it with others less fortunate by donating blood. Type O Blood is especially needed. Find a donation location near you - CLICK HERE.
Where: Various
Location: Everywhere
 
Saturday November 01, 2014 - Thursday January 22, 2015
Host An International Teen Through Youth For Understanding USA
Who says you have to leave home to go on a great adventure? Discover new things about your family by hosting a YFU international exchange student. Call YFU at 800.TEENAGE or CLICK HERE and get started on your greatest journey yet.
Where:
Location: Everywhere
 
Tuesday November 04, 2014 - Sunday January 04, 2015
World Premiere of Dee Snider's Rock & Roll Christmas Tale Comes to Chicago
The world premiere of DEE SNIDER'S ROCK & ROLL CHRISTMAS TALE, written by and starring iconic rocker Dee Snider, will play the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E Chestnut) Nov. 4, 2014 through Jan. 4, 2015. For complete information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Broadway Playhouse
Location: Chicago North
 
Tuesday November 04, 2014 - Thursday January 01, 2015
Support the Catholic Campaign for Human Development During the Holiday Season & Year Around
How would your family's life change if you were living on or below $2,000 a month, amounting to less than 24,000 per year? About 650,000 of your fellow Chicagoans living in poverty are facing that reality. This statistic fuels the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) in their efforts to fund organizations working to empower the poor. To contribute to CCHD and for more information please CLICK HERE.
Where:
Location: Everywhere
 
Wednesday November 05, 2014 - Wednesday December 31, 2014
Support the Anti-Cruelty Society's 2014 Holiday Fund Drive
The holidays are a time to celebrate and get together with loved ones. But for homeless animals, the cold winter months can be a time of loneliness and despair. You can help by supporting the Anti-Cruelty Society. Their 2014 Holiday Fund Drive is going on now. To donate, CLICK HERE.
Where:
Location: Everywhere
 
Friday November 07, 2014 - Thursday January 29, 2015
Gorilla Tango - A Nude Hope: A Star Wars Burlesque
Join Gorilla Tango Burlesque for 'A Nude Hope: A Star Wars Burlesque.' A long time ago...in a galaxy...far...far...away...in a discotheque...circa 1977... A sexually frustrated farmer, Luke Skywalker, is longing to rescue the luscious Princess Leia, prisoner of villain, Darth Vader. This burlesque parody runs Saturdays at 9 p.m. at Gorilla Tango (Bucktown), 1919 N. Milwaukee, Chicago. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Gorilla Tango (Bucktown)
Location: Chicago North
 
Friday November 07, 2014 - Sunday January 11, 2015
'Hellcab' Returns to Profiles Theatre
Profiles Theatre announces that actor Richard Cotovsky returns to the role of the Driver in Profiles Theatre's holiday season revival of Hellcab by Will Kern. Directed by Profiles ensemble member Eric Burgher, a cast of 34 joins Cotovsky as the beleaguered cab driver, a role he played for over two hundred performances during the world premiere run. Profiles' production runs at The Main Stage, 4139 N. Broadway, November 7, 2014 - January 11, 2015. For tickets and information, CLICK HERE.
Where: The Main Stage
Location: Chicago North
 
Saturday November 08, 2014 - Sunday January 04, 2015
'A Christmas Story' Comes Home Exhibit at Indiana Welcome Center
This holiday season, the 'A Christmas Story' Comes Home exhibit, presented in collaboration with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, will be on display from Nov. 8, 2014 until Jan. 4, 2015 in the W.F. Wellman Exhibit Hall. The design takes visitors to the streets of downtown Hohman, a fictional Indiana town which was a disguise for Jean Shepherd's hometown Hammond. As part of the exhibit, the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond will feature six animated display scenes from 'A Christmas Story.' The Indiana Welcome Center is located at the intersection of I-80/94 and Kennedy Avenue South in Hammond; only 30 minutes from downtown Chicago and two hours north of Indianapolis.
Where: Indiana Welcome Center
Location: Northwestern Indiana
 
Wednesday November 12, 2014 - Sunday February 15, 2015
Lookingglass Theatre presents 'Lookingglass Alice'
Imagination soars and laughter and awe abound when this signature production returns with all its gravity-defying spectacle and breathtaking theatricality. Lookingglass Alice, from the works of Lewis Carroll
 and produced in association with The Actors Gymnasium, runs November 12, 2014 - February 15, 2015 at Lookingglass Theatre, 821 N. Michigan, Chicago. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Lookingglass Theatre
Location: Chicago North
 
Saturday November 15, 2014 - Sunday December 28, 2014
Goodman Theatre presents 'A Christmas Carol'
'There's no better way to get into the holiday spirit' (Chicago Sun-Times) than experiencing the magic of Goodman Theatre's A Christmas Carol, running November 15 - December 28 in the Albert. For tickets and information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Goodman Theatre
Location: Chicago North
 
Sunday November 16, 2014 - Saturday December 27, 2014
The Second City's Holidazed and Confused Revue at Up Comedy Club
UP Comedy Club presents 'The Second City's Holidazed and Confused Revue.' It runs November 16 - December 27 at UP Comedy Club, Piper's Alley, 3rd Floor, 230 W North Ave, Chicago. Tickets at the Box Office: 230 W North Ave; by phone at 312-662-4562; online at www.upcomedyclub.com (CLICK HERE).
Where: UP Comedy Club
Location: Chicago North
 
Monday November 17, 2014 - Friday January 16, 2015
FREE Training from Chicago Women in Trades
Women - are you tired of those dead end jobs? Chicago Women in Trades offers a FREE pre-apprenticeship training that can prepare you for opportunities as a carpenter, electrician, plumber, or other high-paying skill careers in the construction industry. For information call 312-942-1444.
Where: Various
Location: Everywhere
 
Wednesday November 19, 2014 - Sunday December 28, 2014
A Q Brothers Christmas Carol
Chicago Shakespeare Theatre presents A Q Brothers' Christmas Carol, a hip-hop adaptation of Charles Dickens'
 A Christmas Carol written by
 GQ, JQ, Jackson Doran and Postell Pringle
. It runs November 19-December 28, 2014 Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare. Tickets: $30-$48 - call 312-595-5600 or CLICK HERE
Where: Upstairs At Chicago Shakespeare Theatre
Location: Chicago North
 
Wednesday November 19, 2014 - Thursday January 29, 2015
CIC Theater presents 'Married'
CIC Theater, 1422 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago is excited to announce a new show: Married(a two-person improvised show), will perform on Thursday evenings at 8pm, beginning 11/19 and continuing through 1/29. CIC artistic director Farrell Walsh(Rainbow Deli, Revolver, The Scene) and veteran Lindsey Smith(Mad Contender, Felt) build a world around two characters. Inspired by a pair of monologues, the show seamlessly transitions between characters and scenes. The will be joined each week by a CIC house team. Tickets are $5 - CLICK HERE.
Where: CIC Theater
Location: Chicago North
 
Thursday November 20, 2014 - Sunday February 15, 2015
Erie Family Health Center Holds ObamaCare Enrollment Fairs
Erie Family Health Center is hosting a series of fifteen ObamaCare Enrollment Fairs aimed at educating and enrolling individuals so that they can have access to care. The fairs will provide relevant information and assistance in Spanish and in English to participants. Individuals will be able to immediately sign up for health care coverage with the help of certified Navigators. Additionally, Navigators will enroll eligible patients in Medicaid coverage. For more information, please call 312-666-3494 or visit www.eriefamilyhealth.org (CLICK HERE). Appointments are available ahead of time and walk-ins on date of fair are welcomed.
Where:
Location: Everywhere
 
Friday November 21, 2014 - Sunday December 21, 2014
Step Up Productions HoliDaze
Tis the season! Step Up Productions is pleased to continue its 2014-15 season with the return of its wildly popular HoliDaze, a hilarious and heartwarming line-up of original holiday-themed short works by Kristiana Rae Colon, Dana Lynn Fromby, Aline Lathrop, Steven Peterson, Joshua Rollins and Steve Simoncic playing November 21 - December 21, 2014 at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available by CLICKING HERE or by calling (312) 316-8255.
Where: Chicago Dramatists
Location: Chicago North
 
Friday November 21, 2014 - Sunday December 28, 2014
Theater Wit Launches Season with Return of 'The Santaland Diaries'
Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, launches its 11th season November 21-December 28 with The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris, adapted by Joe Mantello, directed by Theater Wit Artistic Director Jeremy Wechsler, once again starring Mitchell Fain. For tickets and information, CLICK HERE or call 773.975.8150.
Where: Theater Wit
Location: Chicago North
 
Saturday November 22, 2014 - Sunday January 04, 2015
'Hansel & Gretel: A Wickedly Delicious Musical Treat'
Broadway In Chicago and Emerald City Theatre are thrilled to announce the World Premiere of HANSEL & GRETEL: A WICKEDLY DELICIOUS MUSICAL TREAT, with music and lyrics by GRAMMY-nominated Justin Roberts and a book by Emerald City Theatre Artistic Director Ernie Nolan. The classic story of Hansel & Gretel reimagined as a rock musical for all ages will play the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut) November 22, 2014 through January 4, 2015. For more information and tickets, CLICK HERE.
Where: Broadway Playhouse
Location: Chicago North
 
Tuesday November 25, 2014 - Sunday January 25, 2015
The House Theatre's 'The Magic Parlour' Continues Successful Run
The House Theatre of Chicago presents a full slate of performances of the long-running hit show, The Magic Parlour, presented at The Palmer House Hilton Hotel in downtown Chicago. This intimate, sophisticated, close-up magic show in one of the hotel's historic private event rooms features an evening of mind-blowing magic and mind reading with Chicago's own Dennis Watkins. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Palmer House, Chicago
Location: Chicago North
 
Wednesday November 26, 2014 - Monday December 22, 2014
Dee Snider Auctions Off Memorabilia to Benefit Broadway Cares / Equity Fights Aids
Dee Snider, creator and star of DEE SNIDER'S ROCK & ROLL CHRISTMAS TALE, will auction off various personally autographed awards and memorabilia for charity. In the spirit of the holiday, all proceeds from the auction will benefit one of his favorite charities Broadway Cares/Equity Fight AIDS. The charity auction is currently running through December 22, 2014 - CLICK HERE. A select number of awards and memorabilia will be available each week for one week only. Dee Snider is starring as the narrator in DEE SNIDER'S ROCK & ROLL CHRISTMAS TALE at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E Chestnut) through Jan. 4, 2015.
Where: Cyberspace
Location: Everywhere
 
Wednesday November 26, 2014 - Sunday January 04, 2015
Disney and Cameron Macintosh's Mary Poppins at Paramount Theatre
Here's how to celebrate the holidays in the most delightful way: take the entire family to an absolutely eye-popping, song-and-dance-filled, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious production of Disney and Cameron Macintosh's Mary Poppins at the beautiful Paramount Theatre in downtown Aurora. It runs November 26 - January 4. For tickets and information, CLICK HERE, call (630) 896-6666
Where: Paramount Theatre
Location: Far West Suburbs
 
Wednesday November 26, 2014 - Saturday February 07, 2015
The Hypocrites present H.M.S. Pinafore, The Mikado & The Pirates of Penzance
On the heels of their critically acclaimed hit ALL OUR TRAGIC, The Hypocrites are pleased to continue their 2014-15 Season with another world premiere: a playful re-imaging of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera H.M.S. PINAFORE, running in repertory with remounts of the company's wildly popular productions of THE MIKADO and THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE. The productions will will play November 26, 2014 - February 7, 2015 at their new home, The Den Theatre, 1329-1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. For tickets and information, CLICK HERE.
Where: The Den Theatre
Location: Chicago North
 
Wednesday November 26, 2014 - Sunday January 04, 2015
Seanachai Theatre Company Changes Name to Irish Theatre of Chicago & Presents 'Shining City'
Seanachai Theatre Company is pleased to celebrate its 20th anniversary season with an official name change to Irish Theatre of Chicago. The 2014-15 Season opens with Conor McPherson's haunting drama SHINING CITY, running November 26 - January 4 at its artistic home The Den Theatre,1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., in Chicago. For information and tickets CLICK HERE or call (773) 878-3727.
Where: The Den Theatre
Location: Chicago North
 
Friday November 28, 2014 - Thursday December 25, 2014
'Tis the Season to Visit Long Grove
Charming, historic downtown Long Grove invites you to experience a winter wonderland this holiday season as you stroll quaint, festively decorated cobblestone streets and enjoy one-of-a-kind shopping, dining, and family fun! Enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides, Santa visits and storytelling (Saturdays and Sundays), a Cookie Walk (Dec 6-7), and donate your new or gently-used mittens in their 'Smitten with Mittens' donation drive. For details on these activities and more, CLICK HERE.
Where: Various In Long Grove
Location: Cook County North
 
Friday November 28, 2014 - Wednesday December 31, 2014
Holiday Lights at Mooseheart
The 5th Annual 'Holiday Lights at Mooseheart' will run every evening from 5:00 to 9:00 P.M. beginning November 28th until December 31st. Located on the Mooseheart Campus just two miles north of the I-88 Exit on IL Route 31, one of the largest Shows in the Chicagoland area includes almost 100 displays and a Giant Light Tunnel on a 1.8 Mile route through the Campus, weekend visits from Santa, and a phenomenal viewing experience, all for only $10 a car. All proceeds benefit the Mooseheart children. CLICK HERE for more information.
Where: Mooseheart
Location: Far West Suburbs
 
Sunday November 30, 2014 - Sunday January 18, 2015
Chicago Shakespeare Theatre present Pericles
Chicago Shakespeare Theatre presents Pericles by William Shakespeare (Directed by David H. Bell). It runs November 30 - January 18 at Chicago Shakespeare's Courtyard Theater, 800 East Grand Avenue, Chicago. Tickets: $48-$78 - call 312-595-5600 or CLICK HERE.
Where: Chicago Shakespeare Theatre
Location: Chicago North
 
Monday December 01, 2014 - Monday February 09, 2015
After Hours Film Society at Tivoli Theatre
The After Hours Film Society meets on the second and fourth Monday of every month (with the exception of December where they meet on the first Monday) at TIVOLI THEATRE in Downers Grove. For more info on this month's features call 630-534-4528 or CLICK HERE.
Where: Tivoli Theatre
Location: DuPage / West Cook
 
Monday December 01, 2014 - Saturday January 31, 2015
Help Your Local Lions Club by Eating at Chili's
Help your local Lions Club this holiday season by eating at any Chili's restaurant in Illinois. By participating in the Chili's Give Back fundraiser you will be helping the Lions of Illinois raise money for their Low Vision Screenings. Just bring in a voucher from your Local Lions Club to any Chili's location and the Lions of Illinois Foundation will receive 15% towards their mission for improving the lives of people with low vision. The vouchers for this fundraiser are valid from December 1, 2014 through January 31, 2015. So ask a Lions for a voucher and enjoy a tasty treat at Chili's today!
Where: Chili's Locations In Illinois
Location: Everywhere
 
Friday December 05, 2014 - Sunday December 28, 2014
Joffrey Ballet's 'The Nutcracker' Returns
The Joffrey Ballet celebrates the 27th annual presentation of Robert Joffrey's The Nutcracker, Chicago's most popular holiday tradition, in a 24-performance engagement at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, December 5 - 28. For tickets and information, call 800) 982-2787 or CLICK HERE.
Where: Auditorium Theatre
Location: Chicago North
 
Friday December 05, 2014 - Saturday December 20, 2014
CIC presents 'Process, A Holiday Production'
CIC Theater (1422 W. Irving Park Road) announces a five performance run of the new improvised holiday comedy PROCESS, A Holiday Production. PROCESS will premiere on Friday, December 5, at 8pm. The show will then run Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm from December 12 through December 20th. The play gives you a peek behind the scenes of a unique, holiday-themed play. You'll witness the entire production process from the auditions to the curtain call of closing night as an improvised three-act play unfurls before your eyes. For tickets and information, CLICK HERE.
Where: CIC Theater
Location: Chicago North
 
Friday December 05, 2014 - Sunday December 21, 2014
The Second City Dysfunctional Holiday Revue in Aurora
It's an escape from the holiday madness...The Second City Dysfunctional Holiday Revue, December 5-21 at the Copley Theatre, 8 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora. For tickets and information, CLICK HERE, call the Paramount Theatre box office, (630) 896-6666, or purchase in person at the Paramount box office (located directly across the street from the Copley, at 23 E. Galena Blvd.)
Where: Copley Theatre
Location: Far West Suburbs
 
Saturday December 06, 2014 - Sunday January 04, 2015
Holiday Bricktacular at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago
Step out of the cold and into a winter wonderland filled with LEGO brick at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago's annual Holiday Bricktacular! Throughout the month of December, young brick fans are invited to play special seasonal games and deck the halls with loads of brick-tastic holiday fun! Festivities include: a winter-themed MINILAND decked out with snowmen and hundreds of holiday-themed minifigures; make a LEGO Gingerbread House in the Master Builder Academy; a festive photo with the Center's life-sized Santa and Snowman LEGO models in Santa's Grotto, and more. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Streets Of Woodfield
Location: Cook County North
 
Wednesday December 10, 2014 - Sunday January 04, 2015
Broadway in Chicago presents NEWSIES
Broadway In Chicago presents the Tony Award-winning smash hit musical, Disney's NEWSIES. NEWSIES will play Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 W Randolph) December 10, 2014 through January 4, 2015. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Oriental Theatre
Location: Chicago North
 
Friday December 12, 2014 - Sunday December 21, 2014
Redmoon Winter Pageant 2014
Chicago's acclaimed Spectacle company Redmoon announces its annual family-friendly Winter Pageant for two weekends in December. The Winter Pageant 2014 takes place December 12-21 at Redmoon, 2120 S. Jefferson St. Performances are Fridays at 7pm, and Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm and 5pm. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for kids 3+, and are available at CLICK HERE or call 312-850-8440, x123.
Where:
Location: Chicago South
 
Friday December 12, 2014 - Monday December 22, 2014
Randhurst Village Magical Animated Holiday Light Show
Randhurst Village in Mount Prospect is kicking off the holiday shopping season with a Magical Animated Holiday Light Show that will make the whole family awestruck. It runs from December 12 through December 22, complete with a customized 3-D projection featuring elves, icicles, snow and other holiday images, all set to dramatic holiday music. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Randhurst Village
Location: Cook County North
 
Friday December 12, 2014 - Thursday January 01, 2015
Quest Theatre Ensemble presents 'Blue Nativity'
Quest Theatre Ensemble, the People's Theatre of Chicago, proudly celebrates the holiday season with its 13th annual production of Blue Nativity, Dec. 12- Jan. 1. Embraced by many as a holiday tradition, Blue Nativity tells the story of Christmas and the birth of Christ with beautiful large-scale puppetry accompanied by live music. Suitable for audiences of all ages and a favorite of families, Blue Nativity breaks the mold of Holiday productions, portraying 'the greatest story ever told' with original puppets guaranteed to dazzle and beautiful music to enhance the experience. Find a performance near you by CLICKING HERE.
Where: Various In Chicago
Location: Everywhere
 
Saturday December 13, 2014 - Sunday January 04, 2015
The Ruffians present 'Burning Bluebeard'
The Ruffians are pleased to announce the return of their critically acclaimed holiday hit BURNING BLUEBEARD by Jay Torrence, directed by Halena Kays and featuring most of the original cast and creative team. This fantastical tale inspired by Chicago's 1903 Iroquois Theatre fire will play for three weeks only December 13, 2014 - January 4, 2015 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. For information, CLICK HERE or call (773) 975-8150.
Where: Theater Wit
Location: Chicago North
 
Tuesday December 16, 2014 - Sunday January 04, 2015
'Cinderella' Comes to Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre
Broadway In Chicago is pleased to announce that RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony Award winning Broadway musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music, will play the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W Randolph) for a limited engagement from December 16, 2014 through January 4, 2015. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Cadillac Palace Theatre
Location: Chicago North
 
Friday December 19, 2014 - Sunday January 11, 2015
Elmhurst Art Museum Acquires Monika Wulfers' Light Installation
Five Equal Lines, not a pentagon, an important site-specific light installation by German-American artist Monika Wulfers, was purchased by Elmhurst Art Museum earlier this month. The work is a significant example of Wulfer's large-scale neon 'drawings' which fills the glass-walled lobby of the Museum from floor to ceiling and is visible from adjacent Wilder Park. The work will be reintroduced to the community on Friday, December 19th from 3 to 7 PM at the Museum's 3rd annual Winter Solstice Celebration and remain on view until Sunday, January 11, 2015. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Elmhurst Art Museum
Location: DuPage / West Cook
 
Friday January 02, 2015 - Friday February 06, 2015
CIC's 'That Just Happened!'
CIC announces the 6th season of That Just Happened! Chicago's weekly sketch comedy news hour, running January 2nd -February 6th at 1422 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago. Each week, the writers and cast focus on the politics and current events of the week, with a format that combines all the elements of a nightly talk show - opening monologue, sketches , guest appearances, and improvisation. Each week is a completely new show! For tickets ($10) and information, CLICK HERE.
Where: CIC Theater
Location: Chicago North
 
Thursday January 08, 2015 - Saturday February 14, 2015
Cor Theatre presents 'A Map of Virtue'
Cor Theatre, the ambitious new Chicago company that first made its mark with Skin Tight at A Red Orchid Theatre in 2012, opens the first half of 2015 with the Midwest premiere of Erin Courtney's psychological thriller A Map of Virtue (January 8-February 14, 2015). The production will be presented at Rivendell Theatre, 5779 N. Ridge Ave., Chicago. For details, CLICK HERE or call (866) 811-4111.
Where: Rivendell Theatre
Location: Chicago North
 
Thursday January 08, 2015 - Saturday February 14, 2015
Trap Door Theatre presents 'Cookie Play'
Trap Door Theatre, 1655 W. Cortland in Chicago, present the world premiere of 'Cookie Play,' running January 8 - February 14 (Thursdays - Sundays). In Cookie Play, a mother from the heartland, fearing her son may be the next Edward Snowden, agrees to hold him captive in her basement to save both son and country. For information and tickets, CLICK HERE.
Where: Trap Door Theatre
Location: Chicago North
 
Friday January 09, 2015 - Saturday February 21, 2015
2015 Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Fest
The 2015 Chicago Bluegrass & Blues fest is back with more bands, more nights, and more venues, expanding to six venues and 22 shows throughout January and February. Headline acts include: Eddy Clearwater's 80th Birthday Party; Otis Clay; Terrence Simien; Robert Randolph; Steve Earle and more. For details, CLICK HERE.
Where: Various
Location: Cook County North
 
Friday January 09, 2015 - Sunday March 01, 2015
Theater Wit's 'Mr. Burns'
Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., will present the Midwest premiere of Mr. Burns, a post-electric play by Anne Washburn. Washburn's meta-apocalyptic comedy/drama/musical about America rebuilding itself from the ashes of an apocalypse - and the enduring power of Bart Simpson - begins previews on January 9 and runs through March 1. For tickets and information, CLICK HERE or call 773.975.8150.
Where: Theater Wit
Location: Chicago North
 
Sunday January 11, 2015 - Saturday January 31, 2015
First Floor Theater (FFT) presents 'Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them'
First Floor Theater (FFT) is thrilled to continue their third season with the Chicago Premiere of EDITH CAN SHOOT THINGS AND HIT THEM, playwright A. Rey Pamatmat's darkly comic and moving exploration of separation and the power of family. FFT Artistic Director Hutch Pimentel directs this powerful Chicago premiere, playing January 11 - January 31 at Collaboraction's Pentagon Theatre in The Flat Iron Arts Building. Tickets for EDITH CAN SHOOT THINGS AND HIT THEM will be available by CLICKING HERE.
Where: Pentagon Theatre
Location: Chicago North
 
Monday January 12, 2015 - Monday February 09, 2015
THAT’S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Hot Cocoa Time
Chase away the winter blues at Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Hot Cocoa Time directed by Artistic Director Joseph Schupbach playing January 12 - February 9, 2015 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. Barrel of Monkeys' critically acclaimed revue is conceived and written by Chicago Public School students and adapted for the stage and performed by Barrel of Monkeys Company Members. For tickets, reservations and information CLICK HERE or call (312) 409-1954.
Where: Neo-Futurist Theater
Location: Chicago North
 
Tuesday January 13, 2015 - Sunday January 18, 2015
50 Shades! The Musical Parody Returns to Chicago
Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announced that with sold-out audiences across the country begging for more, 50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL PARODY returns to Chicago for a limited one-week engagement at the Broadway Playhouse (175 East Chestnut) January 13 - 18, 2015. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Broadway Playhouse
Location: Chicago North
 
Wednesday January 14, 2015 - Sunday February 15, 2015
The Who's Tommy at Aurora's Paramount Theatre
Aurora's Paramount Theatre follows its smash hits CATS and Mary Poppins with The Who's Tommy, a story of hope, healing and human spirit, filled with soaring anthems and bursting ballads, mind-exploding images and pulsating dance numbers. The production starts previews at the Paramount on January 14. Press opening is Saturday, January 17 at 8 p.m. Regular performances continue through February 15 at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Paramount Theatre
Location: Far West Suburbs
 
Wednesday January 14, 2015 - Sunday January 25, 2015
International Puppet Theater Festival
Chicago residents and visitors can look forward to an exciting and wildly creative new city-wide cultural festival in 2015. The inaugural Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival, debuting January 14-25, 2015, will celebrate the full breadth of the art of contemporary puppetry with an international pageant of top puppets and puppet artists from Chicago, the U.S. and around the world. For updates and information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Various
Location: Everywhere
 
Thursday January 15, 2015 - Saturday February 21, 2015
Bailiwick Chicago presents 'Princess Mary Demands Your Attention'
Bailiwick Chicago is pleased to continue its 2014-15 season with the world premiere of the fierce new play PRINCESS MARY DEMANDS YOUR ATTENTION by Resident Playwright Aaron Holland, directed by Artistic Director Lili-Anne Brown, playing January 15 - February 21, 2015 at Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.victorygardens.org, by calling (773) 871-3000 or in-person at the Victory Gardens Box Office.
Where: Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theatre
Location: Chicago North
 
Thursday January 15, 2015 - Sunday February 08, 2015
The Arc Theatre presents TOP GIRLS
The Arc Theatre concludes its 2014-15 season with Caryl Churchill's popular drama TOP GIRLS, directed by Artistic Director Mark Boergers*, playing January 15 - February 8, 2015 at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available by CLICKING HERE.
Where: The Den Theatre
Location: Chicago North
 
Friday January 16, 2015 - Sunday February 22, 2015
New Colony presents the World Premiere of PLASTIC REVOLUTION
It's an airtight slice of Americana! The New Colony is pleased to launch its 2014-15 mainstage season with the world premiere musical PLASTIC REVOLUTION at its new permanent home - The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. This new musical, based on the company's 2009 hit production Tupperware: An American Musical Fable, runs January 16 - February 22. For tickets and information, CLICK HERE.
Where: The Den Theatre
Location: Chicago North
 
Tuesday January 20, 2015 - Sunday January 25, 2015
STOMP Returns to Chicago!
Broadway In Chicago presents the return of STOMP by popular demand for a limited one-week engagement at the Bank of America Theatre (18 W. Monroe) January 20 - 25, 2015. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Bank Of America Theatre
Location: Chicago North
 
Friday January 23, 2015 - Sunday February 22, 2015
Chicago Children's Theatre presents the return of 'The Selfish Giant'
Celebrate the rebirth of spring (early) when Chicago Children's Theatre presents the return of Blair Thomas & Co.'s The Selfish Giant. Chicago master puppeteer Blair Thomas's and Chicago folk music legend Michael Smith's all-ages musical spectacle is an enormously imaginative retelling of the classic Oscar Wilde story. It runs 1/23-2/22/15 at at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Ruth Page Center For The Arts
Location: Chicago North
 
Saturday January 31, 2015 - Sunday May 24, 2015
Emerald City Theatre presents 'Fancy Nancy The Musical'
Emerald City Theatre Artistic Director Ernie Nolan is bringing Fancy Nancy The Musical to the Apollo Theater stage as part of its 2014 - 2015 Season. Based on the books by Jane O'Connor with illustrations by Robin Preiss Glasser, this musical was written by Susan DiLallo and composed by Danny Abosch. Fancy Nancy The Musical runs January 31 - May 24, 2015 at the Apollo Theater in Lincoln Park. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Apollo Theater
Location: Chicago North
 
Saturday February 14, 2015 - Sunday January 03, 2016
'Maker & Muse: Women & Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry' Exhibition at Driehaus Museum
The Richard H. Driehaus Museum (40 East Erie Street, Chicago, IL, 60611) proudly presents the major exhibition Maker & Muse: Women & Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry, opening February 14, 2015. Maker & Muse is comprised of works drawn from the Collection of Richard H. Driehaus and prominent private and public collections throughout the United States. For more information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Driehaus Museum
Location: Chicago North
 
Saturday February 14, 2015 - Saturday May 16, 2015
Emerald City Theatre's 'Elephant and Piggie's We Are in a Play'
On February 14th, Director Morgan Ashley Madison will bring Elephant and Piggie's We Are in a Play to the Apollo Theater stage as part of Emerald City Theatre's 2014 - 2015 Season. Based on the books by Mo Willems, this musical was written by Mo Willems with music by Deborah Wicks La Puma. The production runs February 14 - May 16, 2015 at the Apollo Theater in Lincoln Park. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Apollo Theater
Location: Chicago North
 
Tuesday February 17, 2015 - Sunday February 21, 2016
New Subscriptions Available for Broadway in Chicago's Spring Season
Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce their upcoming 2015 Spring Season will go on sale to new subscribers on Sunday, September 7. Productions include: First Wives Club (Feb 17-March 29); The Illusionists (March 10 - 22); On Your Feet! ( June 2 - July 5); Kinky Boots (July 7 -26); Pippin (July 28 - Aug 9); Beautiful - The Carole King Musical (Dec 1 - Feb 21). For tickets and information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Various
Location: Chicago North
 
Tuesday February 24, 2015 - Sunday May 17, 2015
The Book of Mormon Returns to Chicago's Bank of America Theatre
Following its record-breaking 43-week engagement in the 13-14 season, THE BOOK OF MORMON will return to Chicago's Bank of America Theatre in 2015 for a strictly limited engagement from February 24, 2015 - May 17, 2015. Tickets are on sale now for groups of 15 or more by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710. Single tickets will go on sale Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 10 AM - CLICK HERE for information.
Where: Bank Of America Theatre
Location: Chicago North
 
Tuesday March 10, 2015 - Sunday April 12, 2015
Kokandy Productions presents The Full Monty
Kokandy Productions is pleased present its 2015 season opener, the hilarious and heartfelt musical comedy THE FULL MONTY with music and lyrics by David Yazbek, book by Terrence McNally, direction by Co-Artistic Director John D. Glover, choreography by Danny Spagnuolo and musical direction by Resident Music Director Kory Danielson. THE FULL MONTY will play March 10 - April 12, 2015 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available at kokandyproductions.com, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at the Theater Wit Box Office
Where: Theater Wit
Location: Chicago North
 
Saturday March 14, 2015 - Sunday April 19, 2015
Griffin Theatre To Present BALM IN GILEAD
Griffin Theatre Company is pleased to announce the second production of its 2014-15 season: Lanford Wilson's acclaimed drama BALM IN GILEAD directed by Jonathan Berry and featuring an ensemble cast of 27 actors and musicians. BALM IN GILEAD will play March 14 - April 19, 2015 at The Den Theatre, 1329-1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Casting will be announced shortly. Single tickets go on sale Monday, December 1, 2014 - CLICK HERE.
Where: The Den Theatre
Location: Chicago North
 
Thursday March 26, 2015 - Thursday April 30, 2015
South Shore CVA Seeking Participants for Classic Car Exhibit
The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority is seeking classic car owners who are interested in participating in a classic car exhibit at the Indiana Welcome Center March 26, 2015, through April 30, 2015. The exhibit would feature approximately 18 vehicles and include a historical component. Cars from all eras, makes and models are welcome to participate.
Where: Indiana Welcome Center
Location: Northwestern Indiana
 
Tuesday April 14, 2015 - Sunday April 19, 2015
RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles Returns to Chicago
Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce that direct from their phenomenally successful Broadway engagement, the internationally-acclaimed Beatles concert, RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles, makes its return to Chicago for one week only. RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles will play the Oriental Theatre (24 W Randolph) April 14 - 19, 2015. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Oriental Theatre
Location: Chicago North
 
Monday June 01, 2015 - Sunday August 30, 2015
Return Engagement for The Hypocrites 'All Our Tragic'
The Hypocrites are pleased to announce that due to popular demand its critically acclaimed world premiere ALL OUR TRAGIC will make a return engagement June - August, 2015 at its new home at The Den Theatre, 1329-1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Adapted and directed by Founding Artistic Director Sean Graney, ALL OUT TRAGIC is an unparalleled twelve-hour theatrical event that combines all 32 surviving Greek tragedies into a single epic narrative. For tickets, CLICK HERE.
Where: The Den Theatre
Location: Chicago North
 
Tuesday December 01, 2015 - Sunday February 21, 2016
BEAUTIFUL - The Carole King Musical Comes to Chicago
Broadway In Chicago and producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing are thrilled to announce that the Tony Award-winning hit BEAUTIFUL--The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will play Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph) for an extended 12-week limited engagement December 1, 2015 through February 21, 2016. CLICK HERE for details in the coming months.
Where: Oriental Theatre
Location: Chicago North
 

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