Agenda Calendar

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The Comedy Exposition various locations July 21
Chicago's annual four-day independent comedy festival features local and national stand-ups. This year's headliners include Greg Proops, Rhea Butcher, and Megan Gailey.
Known Unknowns: Painting in Chicago McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage June 02
Work by eight local experimental painters. Opening reception Sat 6/4, 1-3 PM.
Grave Robbing 101 Chicago History Museum July 26
Meet outside the Chicago History Museum for this walking tour hosted by Atlas Obscura field agent Adam Selzer. Explore the history of Lincoln Park, which once housed the city cemetery.
America After the Fall: Painting in the 1930s Art Institute of Chicago June 05
Behold 50 works by major American artists—including Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Grant Wood—who were creating work considering America's identity during and after the Great Depression.
Batsu! Kamehachi June 16
Apparently no one informed Face Off Unlimited—the New York improv troupe now franchising its East Village hit based on humiliation-prone Japanese game shows—that Chicago is America’s improv capital. Otherwise host Brian Walters mightn’t have felt the need opening night to teach us how to shout suggestions for scenes. »
Thirteen Laughing at Each Other Art Institute of Chicago April 28
An immersive exhibition by the late Spanish sculptor Juan Muñoz (1953-2001).
Bristol Renaissance Faire Bristol Renaissance Faire July 09
Transport back to Elizabethan England with more than 30 acres of 16th-century-themed games, rides, arts, crafts, food, and music.
Taste of River North Montgomery Ward Park July 22
Celebrate all that River North has to offer featuring neighborhood culinary hot spots and live music.
The 1943 Harlem riots broke out on August 1, just a few days after the photographer Gordon Parks moved to the neighborhood. He considered shooting the chaos around him, but decided against it. »
The city honors the acclaimed Chicago documentary company with an outdoor screening.
Exile Inside Out Heaven Gallery July 15
An exhibition from artists Soheila Azadi, Grace Cross, Sherwin Ovid, Soo Hyun Kim and Roni Packer that combines painting, mixed-media and performance to showcase immigrants' perspectives on the domestic sphere and immigration. Opening reception Fri 7/15, 7-11 PM.
Kerry James Marshall: Mastry Museum of Contemporary Art April 23
An exhibition of the artist's paintings from the last 35 years.
Brick by Brick Museum of Science and Industry March 10
Brick by Brick: Find Your Inner Builder is a new yearlong exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry. Its subject? »
The Kates Book Cellar August 01 1
Stories, monologues, and more by this all-female comedy troupe and recent Best of Chicago winners.
Chicago Craft Beer Festival Sheffield between Webster and Fullerton July 23 1
This festival hosts more than 40 breweries and more than 80 craft beers available for tasting.
White Sox vs. Cubs various locations July 25
Watch these two Windy City teams face off, first on the south side's home field, then on the north side's.
Amy Rose Spiegel Women & Children First July 26
Amy Rose Spiegel reads from her autobiography, Action: A Book About Sex. Local authors Ernest Wilkins and Diamond Sharp join for a discussion.
Gemini Spacecraft Morpho Gallery June 03
An exhibit of vibrant paintings by local artists Randal Stringer and Peter Steeves. Opening reception Fri 6/3, 6-9 PM.
Petcoke: Tracing Dirty Energy Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College July 21
The Museum of Contemporary Photography presents an exhibit of photographs and other artworks exploring Chicago's petcoke industry and its associated environmental and social impacts.
Broken Journey Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum May 06
When you walk into the second-floor gallery space of the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum you might be surprised to see Art Fox's photographs of birds literally hovering off the wall. For the exhibition "Broken Journey," instead of being displayed in a standard gallery presentation—where the artworks are positioned flush against the wall—15 of Fox's images are hung with wire to appear as if they are floating. »
The Art of Dr. Seuss Gallery Water Tower Place June 16
Like many of us, Ted Geisel felt unfulfilled by his day job. Does it matter that, as Dr. Seuss, Geisel produced some of the world's most beloved picture books and introduced generations of children to the pleasures of reading? »

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