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Free Dance Performances Featured at Lights Festival Dance Celebration

Audience Architects, the leading service organization for building and engaging dance audiences in Chicago, showcases the depth and breadth of the Chicago dance industry with a Lights Festival Dance Celebration Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 2 to 4 p.m. at ARTSPACE 8, 900 N. Michigan Avenue, 4th floor. This FREE event is taking place during the BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival®, the beloved kickoff to the holiday season in Chicago.
 

CPS Shakespeare! Macbeth at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents the tenth anniversary of CPS Shakespeare!, a transformative arts-in-education program that empowers an intergenerational ensemble of Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students and teachers—supported by a team o

THE JOFFREY BALLET FAREWELL PERFORMANCES OF ROBERT JOFFREYS CLASSIC

The Joffrey Ballet celebrates the 28th annual, and final, 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 4 – 27, 2015. 

JANUARY IS JUMPING AT UP COMEDY CLUB WITH WEEKLY HEADLINERS

UP Comedy Club, 230 W. North Avenue, known for bringing top stand-up comedy talent to Chicago, announces a month long series of all-stars: Rachel Feinstein, Jan. 7-9; Chris Redd & Megan Gailey, Jan. 15-17; Kate Berlant & John Early,Jan. 21-23; and Sean Patton, Jan. 28-30. Each show includes a feature stand-up comic and a local emcee that hosts the evening. Each headliner is set to perform Thursday 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.

CIMMfest announces reprise of Sones de México Ensemble live-scoring

The Chicago International Movies & Music Festival (CIMMfest) hosts an extraordinary evening of live music, film, food and cocktails at its annual Holiday Fundraiser featuring a special performance by Sones de México Ensemble. The Latin GRAMMY-nominated Mexican folk sextet will perform its original live score to Sergei Eisenstein’s classic silent film ¡Que Viva Mexico! Saturday, December 5, 2015 7:30pm at Music Box Theatre, 3733 N.

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras Opens 69th Season Program

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras’ (CYSO) 125-member Symphony Orchestra presents its fall concert at Orchestra Hall (220 S. Michigan Ave.), Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. under the baton of CYSO Music Director Allen Tinkham.

MoreMonsterJam Action Returning to Chicagoland

The widely popular #MoreMonsterJam tour is returning to the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., Feb. 12-15, 2016, with the tantalizing points-paying endurance showdown, featuring more of what the Monster Jam® fans have been asking to see – #MoreMonsterJam!

Oxygens Finding My Father Premiering Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Oxygen Mediaembarks on a journey of self-discovery with the new family-focused docu-series Finding My Father, premiering Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 9pm ET/PT. The eight-episode series follows 16 young women and men taking a leap of faith in the hope of connecting with their biological fathers for the first time.

The Gift Theatres Good for Otto extends additional 3 weeks

To accommodate demand for tickets, The Gift Theatre has added performances and extended the run of its critically acclaimed new play, Good for Otto, written by Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe and directed by Gift artistic director Michael Patrick Thornton. Originally scheduled to close November 22, Good for Otto, will continue performances December 3- December 20, 2015.

Cirque du Soleil Show Inspired by AVATAR coming to Chicago
The new Cirque du Soleil touring show inspired by James Cameron’s AVATAR TORUK - The First Flight written and directed by Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon. Will be presented at the United Center in Chicago August 3-7, 2016
 
Tickets on pre-sale to Cirque Club members on October 28, 2015 Public on-sale starting November 6, 2015.
 

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