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The Magic Parlour Recommended Member Picks The Short List (Theater)

Through 7/1: Fri 7:30 and 9:30 PM, Sat 4:30, 7:30, and 9:30 PM
Palmer House Hilton 17 E. Monroe St., Chicago Loop


This magic show is exactly what it should be: funny, lively, intimate, and utterly baffling. House Theatre of Chicago member Dennis Watkins blends quick-witted improv and physical comedy with freewheeling patter as he performs classic illusions. Though his sleight of hand is impossibly subtle, it was the mind-reading tricks that seemed to have drawn several inquisitive skeptics back for another look on the night I attended. A curio-shop intimacy encourages audience participation, and Watkins, with his Eagle Scout looks, clearly takes a mischievous pleasure in the unexpected. Just let your cell phone go off during the show and see what kind of fun he has. Drinks (wine, beer, and soda) are included in the cost of admission. —Keith Griffith 312-726-7500

Decadance/Chicago

Thu 3/12, 7:30 PM; Sat 3/14, 8 PM; Sun 3/15, 3 PM
Harris Theater 205 E. Randolph St., Chicago Loop

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UPDATE Friday, March 13: this event has been canceled. Refunds available at point of purchase.


Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's spring series features a revival of Israeli choreographer (and former artistic director of Batsheva Dance Company) Ohad Naharin's Decadance/Chicago, curated especially for the company and featuring excerpts from several Naharin pieces. The choreographer has recreated the series every ten years; this time the pieces excerpted include Minus 16, KYR, Mabul, Anaphase, Zachacha, Naharin’s Virus, Three, George and Zalman, Max, Seder, and Sadeh21. 312-334-7777

Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers All Ages Early Warnings (Music) Canceled

Wed., Aug. 19, 6 p.m.
Harris Theater 205 E. Randolph St., Chicago Loop

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canceled 312-334-7777

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Free All Ages Early Warnings (Music) New Early Warnings (Music)

Thu., Sept. 17, 6:30 p.m.
Millennium Park Michigan and Randolph, Chicago Loop


Riccardo Muti, conductor (Beethoven, Rimsky-Korsakov) 312-742-1169

Cody Ko & Noel Miller: Tiny Meat Gang Global Domination All Ages Agenda

Thu., Oct. 1, 8 p.m.
Chicago Theatre 175 N. State St., Chicago Loop

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date changed; tickets purchased for 3/21 will be honored 312-462-6300

Tiny Meat Gang (Cody Ko & Noel Miller) All Ages Early Warnings (Music)

Sat., July 17, 8 p.m.
Chicago Theatre 175 N. State St., Chicago Loop

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rescheduled 312-462-6300

Wardruna All Ages Early Warnings (Music)

Fri., Oct. 1, 8:30 p.m.
Auditorium Theatre 50 E. Ida B. Wells Dr., Chicago Loop

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rescheduled; tickets purchased for the original date will be honored 800-982-2787

Bob Weir & Wolf Bros All Ages Early Warnings (Music) Canceled

Tue., Oct. 20, 7 p.m.
Chicago Theatre 175 N. State St., Chicago Loop

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canceled 312-462-6300

Little Big Town All Ages Early Warnings (Music) New Early Warnings (Music)

Thu., Oct. 22, 8 p.m. and Fri., Oct. 23, 8 p.m.
Chicago Theatre 175 N. State St., Chicago Loop

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312-462-6300

THINKING OF YOU. I MEAN ME. I MEAN YOU. Recommended All Ages

11/1/20-2/14/21
Art Institute of Chicago 111 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago Loop


This major solo exhibition of Barbara Kruger’s work will look at the last four decades of the artist’s practice. Kruger is one of the most significant artists of our time, commenting on consumerism and pop culture through text, stereotypes, humor, and empathy. 312-443-3600

Gregory Porter, Ledisi All Ages Early Warnings (Music)

Wed., Feb. 17, 7 p.m.
Chicago Theatre 175 N. State St., Chicago Loop

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rescheduled 312-462-6300

Widespread Panic All Ages Early Warnings (Music)

Thu., April 1, 8 p.m., Fri., April 2, 8 p.m. and Sat., April 3, 8 p.m.
Chicago Theatre 175 N. State St., Chicago Loop

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rescheduled; tickets purchased for previously scheduled dates will be honored 312-462-6300

Louis Tomlinson All Ages Early Warnings (Music) New Early Warnings (Music)

Thu., April 15, 8 p.m.
Chicago Theatre 175 N. State St., Chicago Loop

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Dead Can Dance, Agnes Obel All Ages Early Warnings (Music)

Wed., April 28, 6:30 p.m.
Chicago Theatre 175 N. State St., Chicago Loop

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rescheduled; tickets purchased for the original date will be honored 312-462-6300

Barenaked Ladies, Gin Blossoms, Toad the Wet Sprocket All Ages Early Warnings (Music)

Mon., June 28, 7 p.m.
Chicago Theatre 175 N. State St., Chicago Loop

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rescheduled 312-462-6300

Primus, Wolfmother, Battles All Ages Early Warnings (Music)

Tue., July 20, 7 p.m.
Chicago Theatre 175 N. State St., Chicago Loop

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rescheduled 312-462-6300

Decemberists All Ages Early Warnings (Music)

Tue., Aug. 10, 7:30 p.m.
Auditorium Theatre 50 E. Ida B. Wells Dr., Chicago Loop

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rescheduled 800-982-2787

Brit Floyd All Ages Early Warnings (Music)

Sat., Aug. 14, 8 p.m.
Chicago Theatre 175 N. State St., Chicago Loop

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rescheduled; tickets purchased for original date will be honored 312-462-6300

Wilco, Sleater-Kinney, Nnamdï Recommended All Ages Early Warnings (Music) Soundboard

Sat., Aug. 28, 6 p.m.
Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park Michigan and Randolph, Chicago Loop

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rescheduled; tickets purchased for the original date will be honored 312-742-1168