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Water/Agua Exhibition Recommended Free All Ages

3/20-6/6
Open Center for the Arts 2214 S. Sacramento, Chicago Bridgeport


This exhibition is a collection of 24 prints from artists all over the U.S., Mexico, and Puerto Rico. The opening reception is Friday 3/20, 6-10pm with music from Madera Once. Update: To help slow the spread of COVID-19, this show has been postponed till further notice.

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Canceled

3/20-6/28: Thu-Sat 8:30, Sun 3:30 and 7:30 PM
Mercury Theater Chicago 3745 N. Southport Ave., Chicago Lakeview

Buy Tickets$65


UPDATE Friday, March 13: this event has been postponed. Contact box office for information and exchanges.


Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott created this 2006 musical, based on Elliott's 1994 film about two drag queens and a transgender woman who set off on a trip to perform a show at a resort in the remote Australian town of Alice Springs. The score features pop hits such as "I've Never Been to Me" and "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun." L. Walter Stearns directs for Mercury Theater Chicago, with music direction by Eugene Dizon and choreography by Breon Arzell. The cast includes longtime Chicago favorite Honey West as Bernadette. 773-325-1700

Re-carving the Past: The Art of Chinese Bronzes and Jades All Ages Canceled

2/5-6/20
Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art 220 S. Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst Suburbs Southwest


Update: To help slow the spread of COVID-19, the museum is closed until further notice. This exhibition focuses on two prominent art forms in Chicago with 11 bronzes and 16 Jade carvings. 630-833-1616

The Habit of Art and The Croft

Available streaming anytime through 6/2

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The Original Theatre Company, based in Bury St. Edmunds in the U.K., offers a double bill: Alan Bennett's The Habit of Art, which imagines a meeting between poet W.H. Auden and composer Benjamin Britten, and The Croft by Ali Milles, a thriller about two women on a romantic holiday in the Scottish Highlands who find themselves drawn into a tangled world of their own histories and that of the region.

The Last Match Canceled

4/15-6/7: Tue-Fri 7:30 PM, Sat 3 and 7:30 PM, Sun 2 and 6 PM; also Wed 4/8 and 4/29, 3 PM and Tue 4/21, 10:15 AM; Sat 3/21, 7:30 PM only; Sun 3/22, 4/12, and 5/3, 2 PM only; no show 7:30 PM Tue, 4/21
Writers Theatre 325 Tudor Ct., Glencoe Other Suburbs North

Buy Tickets$35-$80, $20 student tickets in advance, student rush tickets free, pending availability


UPDATE Friday, March 13: this event has been postponed until at least April 15. Please check with box office for updates.


A young Russian rising star in the world of tennis and an American superstar face off at the U.S. Open in Anna Ziegler's play, directed for Writers by Keira Fromm. The action moves between their on-court competition and their private lives, which involve their equally-driven partners. The performance on Sat 4/4 at 3 PM is open captioned. 847-242-6000

To Master the Art Recommended

5/12-6/7: Tue-Fri 7:30 PM, Sat 4 and 8 PM, Sun 2 PM

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TimeLine Theatre presents a ticketed limited-time streaming presentation of William Brown and Doug Frew's 2010 play about Julia Child's life in 1950s Paris with her husband Paul, an intelligence officer, and the growth of her culinary career and determination to bring French cooking to American homes. This recording is of the encore production in 2013 at the Broadway Playhouse. Reader critic Kerry Reid called the premiere production "an unlikely but thoroughly engaging love story." Karen Janes Woditsch stars as Julia, and Craig Spidle plays Paul Child. Tickets are available for purchase for specific dates and times. Patrons are then able to stream their performance anytime within a one-week window that begins with the performance date and time purchased. Only 99 tickets are available for each streamed performance, reflecting the number of seats in TimeLine’s theater. There will also be scheduled hour-long discussions via Zoom at 6 PM on Tuesday, May 26, Wednesday, June 3, and Thursday, June 11.