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CHICAGO UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL Starts May 31, 2017
The 24th Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF) returns to the Logan Theatre at 2646 N. Milwaukee Ave. on May 31, 2017 and features an international slate of innovative, exciting and provocative films and videos. More than 100 features, documentaries and shorts will screen over five days at the longest running underground film festival in the world. 
 
TONY N’ TINA’S WEDDING BIGGEST RECEPTION YET TO CELEBRATE 25 YEARS

This June, 2017 one of Chicago’s longest-running smash-hit shows, Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding, will celebrate 25 years as one of the windy city’s most beloved theatrical institutions.  To honor the occasion, Chicago’s favorite soon-to-be-married couple, Tony Nunzio and Tina Vitale, are welcoming back members of the original 1992 Chicago cast to the performance on Friday, June 16 at 8 p.m.

Cavalia Odysseo is now in Chicago during April 2017

The horse has marked human history and progress more than any other animal. Horses have taken us to the ends of the earth enabling us to build bridges between cultures and expand civilization. It is the beauty and harmony of this ancient relationship, this meeting of two worlds, those of horse and man, that inspired the creators of Odysseo. As friends, partners and inseparable performers on stage, 65 horses and 48 artists lead the viewer on a great journey in yet another world – a world of dreams where together they discover some of the planet’s most unforgettable landscapes.

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!

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