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Chicago Hip-Hop Heritage Month Exhibition Recommended Free All Ages Agenda Early Warnings (Music) Closing (Theater and Galleries)

Through 7/31: Sat-Sun 11 AM-7 PM, Mon-Fri by appointment
4505 S. Indiana 4505 S. Indiana, Chicago Bronzeville

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A pop-up exhibition of local hip-hop ephemera, vinyl records, vintage publications, and more, organized by Chi-ROCK Nation’s Darrell “Artistic” Roberts and collaborators Brian Gorman and Kingdom Rock, with donations from a variety of Chicago hip-hop veterans.

Friday Night Fuzzbox Recommended Free All Ages Online

Fridays, 9 p.m.


Every Friday night, the Fuzz Box DJs live stream a five-hour set of party music including soul, post-punk, psych, noise-rock, and more on their Twitch channel.

Chris Foreman Free Early Warnings (Music)

Fridays, 5 p.m. Continues through Dec. 17
Green Mill 4802 N. Broadway St., Chicago Uptown


773-878-5552

Art on the Mart presents Footnotes, the light of the dark, Woven, and images from Frida Kahlo: Timeless and The Obama Portraits Free All Ages Agenda Outdoors

Through 9/16: seven days
Riverwalk Main and Jackson, Naperville Other Suburbs West

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Art on the Mart presents short films and visual collaborations between musicians and artists, projected onto the Merchandise Mart twice each evening. The images are best viewed from the Riverwalk between Wells and Lake Street.

Summer program features:
Footnotes: an animated projection focusing on footwork and featuring original music by DJ Spinn, Angel Bat Dawid, and more.

the light of the dark: a collaboration between Eighth Blackbird and new media artist Xuan

Woven: Music and animation by the duo Spectralina (artist Selina Trepp and musician Dan Bitney)

Pasión Latina Free Online

Streaming anytime

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Lyric Opera's Ryan Opera Center presents a free streaming virtual concert, hosted by soprano Ana María Martínez and featuring songs from Puerto Rico, Mexico, Cuba, Guatemala, Argentina, and Spain. The lineup includes Ryan alums René Barbera, David Portillo, Mario Rojas, and Richard Ollarsaba and two current Ryan ensemble members—Denis Vélez and Puerto Ricardo José Rivera. It's available through the Lyric YouTube and Facebook pages.

Civic Orchestra of Chicago episode 2: Shared Reality Free All Ages Online

Ongoing


Members of the Civic Orchestra perform in Buntrock Hall at Symphony Center with a program of work by Jeff Scott, Missy Mazzoli, Nicole Mitchell, Justina Repečkaitė, and Lisa Atkinson. Streaming on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's cso.tv website and app.

Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration Free All Ages Online

Available any time on YouTube

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In honor of Stephen Sondheim's 90th birthday and the 50th anniversary of the Broadway opening of Company, Raúl Esparza, who won a Tony as Bobby in the 2006 revival of the latter, produced this all-star virtual concert of Sondheim's work. The lineup includes performances and tributes from Patti LuPone, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Nathan Lane, Bernadette Peters, Kelli Peters, and many others. Mary-Mitchell Campbell served as music director and Paul Wontorek as director. Available free, but donations accepted for ASTEP (Artists Striving to End Poverty), a nonprofit founded by Campbell and Juilliard students to help youth in underserved communities receive access to arts training.

Civic Orchestra of Chicago episode 3: Saint-Georges, Clarke, and Hensel Free All Ages Early Warnings (Music) Online

Ongoing


Members of the Civic Orchestra perform work by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Rebecca Clarke, and Fanny Hensel. Streaming on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's cso.tv website and app.

Civic Orchestra of Chicago episode 1: Montgomery, Akiho, Sorey, and Adams Free All Ages Online

Ongoing


Members of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago perform work by Jessie Montgomery, Andy Akiho, Tyshawn Sorey, and John Adams. Streaming on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's cso.tv website and app.

Beyond the Aria featuring Janai Brugger, Will Liverman, Kathleen Felty, and Craig Terry Agenda Online

Ongoing

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Opera and classical repertoire filmed on the stage of the Harris Theater in February 2021. Streaming on the Harris Theater website; viewers must create a free account with the theater to watch.

CSO for Kids: School's Out! featuring Justin Roberts and musicians from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra All Ages Early Warnings (Music) Online

Ongoing

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A program designed for children ages five and up, streaming at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's website (Roberts, Beethoven).

Tom Muellner & Rob Kassinger Early Warnings (Music)

Fridays, 7:30 p.m.
Tortoise Supper Club 350 N. State, Chicago River North


312-755-1700

Giraffage Free All Ages Early Warnings (Music) Online

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 8 p.m.


Livestream on Twitch.

Dermot Kennedy All Ages Early Warnings (Music) Sold Out (Music)

Sat., July 31, 7 p.m.
Aragon Ballroom 1106 W. Lawrence, Chicago Uptown

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sold out 773-561-9500

Randall Pike Free Early Warnings (Music)

Sat., July 31, 7 p.m.
Montrose Saloon 2933 W. Montrose, Chicago Albany Park


773-463-7663

Smithereens with Marshall Crenshaw All Ages Early Warnings (Music)

Sat., July 31, 8 p.m.
City Winery 1200 W. Randolph St., Chicago Near West Side

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312-733-9463

Jason Stein Trio 18+ Early Warnings (Music)

Sat., July 31, 8:30 p.m.
Constellation 3111 N. Western Ave., Chicago Roscoe Village

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DJ Eves Free Early Warnings (Music)

Sat., July 31, 9 p.m.
Punch House 1227 W. 18th St., Chicago Pilsen/Little Village


312-526-3851

Honey Dijon, Lady D, Lori Branch Early Warnings (Music)

Sat., July 31, 10 p.m.
Smart Bar 3730 N. Clark St., Chicago Wrigleyville

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773-549-4140