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First Chicago mural by Banksy collaborator EINE in Wabash Arts Corridor

The Wabash Arts Corridor (WAC), in partnership with Columbia College Chicago and Vertical Gallery, unveils this week the first Chicago mural from acclaimed London-based street artist Ben Eine (EINE). A former collaborator of Banksy, EINE’s new work will read “Harmony” in his iconic Circus Font on the Wabash-facing exterior of University Center, a residence hall located at 525 S. State Street.

French film director and visual artist Agnes Varda exhibits new works
The University of Chicago’s Logan Center Gallery will host an exhibition of recent work by renowned French film director and visual artist Agnès Varda. Curated by Dominique Bluher – Lecturer and Director of M.A. Studies in the Department of Cinema and Media Studies – the multimedia Photographs Get Moving (potatoes and shells, too) can be seen from September 11-November 8, 2015 in the Logan Center Gallery, 915 E. 60th Street. The artist will be in residence October 8-15 for gallery talks and film screenings.
Me, Myself & I in Brazil!

We are EXCITED to  produce THE event of the YEAR! We would love for you to be part of it this year! 

We are bringing to Chicago a Brazilian Carnavale featuring some of the HOTTEST Samba Dancers from Chicago Samba Group, performers from Gingarte Capoeira Chicago, Brazilian Infused Body Art, LIVE Brazilian music, and Raffle prizes and of course we can't have an event without a Fashion show highlighting some of the most trendiest current swimwear Fashion trends on the Runway!  

Date: July 30th, 2015

Time: 7-10pm

SHORELINE SIGHTSEEING AND THE SHEDD AQUARIUM TEAM UP
Shoreline Sightseeing and the Shedd Aquarium are offering Chicagoans a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience the magic of Navy Pier’s legendary firework displays aboard a Shoreline cruise and enjoy the Shedd Aquarium’s signature summer evening event series, Jazzin’ at the Shedd, all in one night. For four nights (July 15, 22, 29 and August 5, 2015), guests can purchase a package for a night of jazz music and fireworks.
Chicago alley transformed live art, hip hop and house music July 30, 2015

Chicago Loop Alliance (CLA) will transform the Couch Place alley (171 N. Dearborn Street) into an urban celebration with ACTIVATE on Thursday, July 30, 2015 from 5-10 p.m. The free pop-up event is part of an ongoing monthly series that immerses the public in a spectacle of sound, art and performance.

World Sport Chicago Hosts 5th Annual Valor Games To Honor Wounded Veterans

World Sport Chicago (WSC) will host the fifth annual Valor Games Midwest in Chicago on August 18-20, 2015. The nonprofit honors those who have served our country with this regional, introductory competition for injured, ill and wounded veterans and active duty service members. During the three-day event, athletes compete in discus, shot put, cycling, indoor rowing, powerlifting and archery.

9th CHICAGO DANCING FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2015 REPERTOIRE

The Chicago Dancing Festival, the nation’s largest dance festival, proudly announcesrepertoire for its 9th annual serieswith George Balanchine’s Allegro Brilliante (performed by Miami City Ballet in its Chicago Dancing Festival debut), Mark Morris’ Sandpaper Ballet (Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, 2015 Festival debut), Justin Peck’s In Creases (Chicago’s The Joffrey Ballet), Gustavo Ramírez Sansano’s El Beso (Ballet Hispanico, 2015 Festival debut) and

Grant Park Music Festivals A Sondheim Celebration conductor Paul Gemignani
The 81st annual Grant Park Music Festival – the nation’s only free, summer-long outdoor classical music series of its kind – continues into July with the theatrical A Sondheim Celebration, Friday and Saturday, July 10 and 11, 2015 8:00 p.m. in the Jay Pritzker Pavilion of Millennium Park.
Carrie Ann Inaba Joins Institute for Therapy Arts To Celebrate 40 Years

The Institute for Therapy through the Arts (ITA) celebrated 40 years of providing creative arts therapies to children, adults, and families by welcoming more than 130 guests to a festive celebration Tuesday, June 9 at Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston.
 

Aaron Axelrod Paints Live to Literature at Barnsdall Arts Parks BAMBOOZLE

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