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Ballet Chicago's Platinum Anniversary

Choose Chicago - May 6, 2017 - 1:00pm
05-06-2017 to 05-06-2017 - The 2017 Season marks the 20th Anniversary of the Ballet Chicago Studio Company, an intensive performance program for highly talented pre-professional dance students who are preparing for careers on the stage. As a centerpiece of the Anniversary, on May 6, 2017, Ballet Chicago will present its annual Spring Series of two performances at the Harris Theater. This season’s production, Platinum Anniversary, will celebrate the Ballet Chicago Studio Company’s 20th Anniversary with a program featuring a World Premiere by renowned Chicago-based choreographer Frank Chaves set to original music composed by Josephine Lee, president and artistic director of Chicago Children’s Choir, and performed live by Lee and cellist Meena Cho. The performance will also feature George Balanchine's 'Serenade', Ballet Chicago Founder and Artistic Director Daniel Duell's 'Ellington Suite', and Ballet Chicago Resident Choreographer Ted Seymour's 'Fragile, This Side Up' and 'Secrets de Printemps'. 'a quiet miracle…impeccably clean technical execution…organic sense of breath…a rare treat for Chicago audiences.” Lynn Colburn Shapiro
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Chicago Beer Classic

Choose Chicago - May 6, 2017 - 1:00pm
05-06-2017 to 05-06-2017 -

Chicago Beer Classic is the city’s largest beer festival, celebrating over 100 unique beers on the grass of Soldier Field. Draft your perfect lineup of beers and cheers to the huge variety, including upcoming and undiscovered Chicago favorites. It’s the summer kick-off you don’t need game-day tickets to enjoy.

Click here for more information on beer tasting events and festivals in Chicago.  

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Chicago Kids and Kites Festival

Choose Chicago - May 6, 2017 - 1:00pm
05-06-2017 to 05-06-2017 -

A favorite family event and a harbinger of springtime in Chicago, the 19th Annual Chicago Kids and Kites Festival presented by COUNTRY Financial returns to Cricket Hill in Lincoln Park.

New this year, the Windjammers International Kite Team will thrill the crowd with their synchronized kite flying maneuvers, and once again, the City of Chicago will provide kite kits for children to build, decorate and fly, while supplies last.

One of the highlights of the festival is the Big Kite Candy Drop - a piñata-like kite filled with candies that drop from the sky - will take place in the afternoon, weather permitting. Other activities include face painting, balloon artists and crafts.

Chicago Kite will be onsite for kite buyers, and professional kite flyers will demonstrate their skills with oversized and uniquely-shaped kites.

Photo credit: City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events 

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Dylan Brody's Driving Hollywood

Choose Chicago - May 6, 2017 - 1:00pm
05-03-2017 to 05-20-2017 - Blue Panther Productions presents award winning humorist and actor Dylan Brody in his new solo show 'Dylan Brody's Driving Hollywood' starting at Chicago's Apollo Theater.The show's multi-city tour takes off in Chicago before traveling to Barcelona, London and New York.

Driving into Hollywood to meet a big time player that could change the course of his career, Dylan Brody flashes back to his boyhood in Schuylerville, New York where his precociousness made him a regular at the principal's office. His father, a Skidmore College professor also called in ostensibly to reprimand his son, instead responded by generously offering to “hear both sides of the story”. With his signature wit and playfulness he goes on to describe early misunderstandings working in the entertainment industry and his adult life as a comic and writer in Los Angeles. In a town where success and fame are constantly almost happening, Brody's hilarious stories combine passion and heartbreak with unique humor to leave us with a spark of hope at the intersection of art and commerce.
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Vulfpeck

Choose Chicago - May 5, 2017 - 1:00pm
05-04-2017 to 05-05-2017 - Vulpeck performs a two night run at the Metro Thursday, May 4th and Friday, May 5th.
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Cinco de Mayo Piñata Parties

Choose Chicago - May 5, 2017 - 1:00pm
05-05-2017 to 05-05-2017 - Join us to build creative items for Lincoln Park Zoo’s animals! All ages are welcome to help create edible piñatas, willow balls, and other craft items for animal enrichment. After creation, visitors can see similar enrichment masterpieces in action in various exhibits throughout the zoo. Keepers, animal care staff and veterinary staff collaborate and use their expertise to design appropriate enrichment items, which volunteers help create. Enrichment encourages natural behaviors, stimulates the senses, activates the mind, works muscles and engages animals socially. This event is an open house format, so registered participants can drop by anytime between 1:30-3:30 p.m.
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Chicago Cubs v Philadelphia Phillies

Choose Chicago - May 4, 2017 - 1:00pm
05-01-2017 to 05-04-2017 - See the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs play against the Philadelphia Phillies May 1-4 at Wrigley Field!
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Chicago Latino Film Festival

Choose Chicago - May 4, 2017 - 1:00pm
04-20-2017 to 05-04-2017 - The Festival will present 71 feature-length and 42 short films from Latin America, Spain, Portugal and the United States. The Festival opens Friday, April 20 with the Chicago premiere of the Argentinian comedy 'One Night of Love' directed by Hernán Guerschuny and starring Sebastián Wainraich and Carla Peterson and ends Thursday, May 4 with the Chicago premiere of the Venezuelan biopic 'Tamara', winner of the Nueva Vision Award for Spanish/Latin American Cinema at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. All of the films will be shown in their original language with English subtitles (unless otherwise noted). The audience will also have the opportunity to participate in discussions with local and international filmmakers after most of the screenings.
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Slowdive

Choose Chicago - May 3, 2017 - 1:00pm
05-03-2017 to 05-03-2017 -

See Slowdive live with special guest Japanese Breakfast May 3 at The Vic!

Photo Credit: Azadeh Khastoo  

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Desiigner

Choose Chicago - May 2, 2017 - 1:00pm
05-02-2017 to 05-02-2017 -

See Desiigner live May 2 at The Vic!

Photo Credit: Azadeh Khastoo  

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Discover the Wines of South Africa

Choose Chicago - May 2, 2017 - 1:00pm
05-02-2017 to 05-02-2017 - Wines of South Africa (www.wosa.us) will be hosting a walk around wine tasting at City Winery Chicago. A dazzling area of wineries representing the quality and diversity of South Africa’s burgeoning wine scene will be presented by a principal representative from the winery and hosted by Jim Clarke, U.S. Marketing Manager for Wines of South Africa.

Jim Clarke is the U.S. Marketing Manager for Wines of South Africa (WOSA), a levy-funded marketing body that promotes exports of South African wines. Prior to joining WOSA in 2013, Jim was the wine director at Armani Ristorante and Megu, both in New York City. He is also a writer, regularly contributing to a number of trade and consumer publications including Bloomberg, World of Fine Wine, Beverage Media, and Wine Review Online. Each winery representative will put the wines in context, discussing terroir, traditions, and current trends through tastings of their wine(s).

Executive Chef Andres Barrera will present a curated selection of hors d'oeuvre designed as a paired element for the wines. Cheese, charcuterie and baguette will be on display, as well.

#SAWineWeek
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The xx

Choose Chicago - May 1, 2017 - 1:00pm
05-01-2017 to 05-01-2017 - Don't miss The xx's I See You Tour at Aragon Ballroom on Monday, May 1st!
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James Beard Awards Gala

Choose Chicago - May 1, 2017 - 1:00pm
05-01-2017 to 05-01-2017 - The 2017 James Beard Awards Gala, hosted by Jesse Tyler Ferguson of ABC's award-winning Modern Family, will take place on Monday, May 1, at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Established in 1990, the James Beard Awards recognize culinary professionals for excellence and achievement in their fields. Each award category has an individual committee made up of industry professionals who volunteer their time to oversee the policies, procedures, and selection of judges for their respective Awards program. All JBF Award winners receive a certificate and a medallion engraved with the James Beard Foundation Awards insignia. There are no cash prizes.
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James Beard Eats Week

Choose Chicago - May 1, 2017 - 1:00pm
04-21-2017 to 05-01-2017 - James Beard Eats Week is a weeklong culinary celebration inspired by James Beard, known as the "Dean of American Cookery." More than 130 restaurants will offer an inspired menu or dish for 11 days in honor of the culinary legend. James Beard Eats Week is a prelude to the 2017 James Beard Foundation Awards Gala to be held on Monday, May 1, 2017 at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
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Hellenic Heritage Parade (Greek Independence Day Parade)

Choose Chicago - April 30, 2017 - 1:00pm
04-30-2017 to 04-30-2017 - The Hellenic Heritage Parade commemorates the 197th Anniversary of Greek Declaration of Independence.
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Randolph Street Market

Choose Chicago - April 30, 2017 - 1:00pm
04-29-2017 to 04-30-2017 - All year round, one weekend each month, Randolph Street Market transforms Plumbers Hall into the ultimate shopping, eating, drinking and people watching experience in the West Loop/Fulton Market District-just west of Downtown! From October-April the market is indoors on three levels with 125 vendors of vintage, antique, indie designer, global and fancy foods. Enjoy live music, libations and local eateries while you shop! From May-September the market is brought outside in the parking lot as well as the inside to give you an awesome festival experience! 300 vendors outside/inside, live bands each day, eateries, market bars, a DJ, shade cabanas and more! Be sure to get your ticket discounted on our site or at the gate for "America's Largest (& liveliest) Urban Antiques Market!"

2017 SCHEDULE, 10am-5pm both days: Jan 28+29, Feb 25+26, Mar 25+26, Apr 29+30, May 27+28, Jun 24+25, July 29+30, Aug 26+27, Sept 23+24, Oct 28+29, Nov 18+19, Dec 16+17
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One Of a Kind Spring Show and Sale

Choose Chicago - April 30, 2017 - 1:00pm
04-28-2017 to 04-30-2017 - After a great first Spring show in 2016, we are thrilled to welcome the 2nd annual One of a Kind Spring Show. The Show offers 3 days of unique shopping from 300 talented makers. Shoppers will find a wide range of price points and media/categories including accessories, bath & body, ceramics, fashion, fiber art, furniture, glass, gourmet, home goods, jewelry, kids, metal, mixed media, paintings, pet products, photography, sculpture and wood. In addition to great food and entertainment, special Spring-oriented programming will round out the one-of-a-kind experience!
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Cubs Moments of Victory - The Exhibition

Choose Chicago - April 30, 2017 - 1:00pm
04-08-2017 to 04-30-2017 - On November 3, 2016 the 108-year wait was over and fans across the country cheered as never before as the Chicago Cubs won the World Series. For his 15th consecutive year, MLB- sanctioned artist Opie Otterstad created a celebratory masterpiece titled, It Happened: Cubs 2016 World Victory, which captures the historic moment The Cubs became World Series Champions. Widely recognized as one of the greatest sports painters today, Otterstad is commissioned to create artworks which capture the most significant milestones in a professional baseball player’s career. Chicago Cubs fans now have the opportunity to own and to savor daily the thrill of this historic win by collecting their own limited edition fine art print of It Happened. The Chicago Cubs World Series celebration paintings will be on public display at Narrative Gallery inside Chicago’s Water Tower Place April 8-30.
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Chicago Dance Month

Choose Chicago - April 30, 2017 - 1:00pm
04-01-2017 to 04-30-2017 -

Celebrate our city's dance scene during the fifth annual Chicago Dance Month!

Highlighting Chicago's vibrant dance scene, Chicago Dance Month features discounted or free events, classes, and performances all over Chicago.

Photos courtesy of Audience Architects

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The Chainsmokers

Choose Chicago - April 29, 2017 - 1:00pm
04-29-2017 to 04-29-2017 - Don't miss The Chainsmokers with special guests KIIARA featuring Emily Warren on the Memories: Do Not Open Tour April 29th at the Allstate Arena!
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