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Drama, intrigue, unrequited love, obsessions and death all meet in Tchaikovsky’s eccentric The Queen of Spades.
WHAT TO DO IN CHICAGO
It’s almost easier to tell you what you can’t do in Chicago than what you can. Check our guide to what to do in Chicago and start planning how you’re going to see it all.
Drama, intrigue, unrequited love, obsessions and death all meet in Tchaikovsky’s eccentric The Queen…
WHERE TO EAT & DRINK IN CHICAGO
If you’re hungry or thirsty, you won’t be for long in Chicago! This is an incredible foodie town, with gourmet groceries, an epic beer and spirits scene, world class restaurants, and the best bartenders around.
Whether you’re looking for live music, art fairs, festivals, family-friendly events, theater, tours, farmers markets, or any other fun event you can think of, you’ll never be bored when you’ve got so many options!
Upcoming Featured Events
Calling all Irish jig leprechauns, four-leaf clover wearers, Irish lovers, those with green clothes and who love green beers ... About this Event “Luck Of The Irish Is With You This St Patrick’s Day” Take your tribe of hooligans on a St Patrick’s Day adventure at the 2020 St Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl taking place Saturday, March 14, 2020 at several locations in Chicago presented by Social Scene. From Irish jigs, DJs, live bands & the must-have green drink cheers……Find out more »
Martin Lawrence Galleries Celebrates Spring with Auction Showcasing the Finest 20th/21st Century Artists. Nation’s Preeminent Network of Fine Art Galleries
Every Spring, Martin Lawrence Galleries (MLG), with prime locations in Las Vegas, Soho, San Francisco, La Jolla, Lahaina, Dallas, New Orleans, Schaumburg, and Costa Mesa, offers its clients something extra special…the finest 20th and 21st-century art at low auction prices. And once again, MLG-specializing in unique and original paintings, drawings, sculpture, and limited-edition graphics by masters including Picasso, Chagall, Warhol, Haring, Dali, Francis, Miro, Erté and many, many more, will be holding live auctions at several of its locations, and…Find out more »
Join award-winning author Theresa L. Goodrich as she goes beyond the what, when, and where to tell the how and why of 50 downtown Chicago landmarks. From the parlor used as a meat locker to the fight over the Field Museum, she'll bring history to life with stories featured in her new nontraditional guidebook, "Living Landmarks of Chicago". Presented in the historic Blackstone Hotel, the event begins in the Art Hall with a Prohibition-themed cocktail and era-appropriate music performed by…Find out more »