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Giggle, Giggle, Quack

Choose Chicago - April 23, 2017 - 1:00pm
03-18-2017 to 04-23-2017 - Running a farm is hard work, especially with cows that type, hens on strike, and a duck who’s always causing trouble. So Farmer Brown takes off for a well-deserved vacation, leaving his brother Bob, an accountant from the city, in charge. Soon it’s no work and all play (and cake, pizza, movies, and bubble baths) as the animals run wild, taking advantage of Bob’s lack of experience. Will the animals come clean about their devious tricks, or is there more to Brother Bob than meets the eye? Take a break from the grind with the gang from Farmer Brown’s farm with our hit musical adaptation of the 2002 New York Times bestselling book.
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In To America

Choose Chicago - April 23, 2017 - 1:00pm
03-18-2017 to 04-23-2017 - Griffin Theatre Company presents the world premiere of IN TO AMERICA, a 400-year journey through the immigrant experience, written by Artistic Director Bill Massolia and directed by Dorothy Milne. The drama traces the American immigrant experience from Jamestown to present day through the stories of ordinary men, women and children who departed their homelands in the hopes of creating a new life. An extraordinary story 400 years in the making that transcends time, space and race to reflect the diversity and commonalities of our shared American experience.
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A Wrinkle In Time

Choose Chicago - April 23, 2017 - 1:00pm
03-02-2017 to 04-23-2017 - Lifeline Theatre presents A Wrinkle in Time, based on the novel by Madeleine L’Engle. Ever since her father vanished under mysterious circumstances, Meg Murray’s life has been spiraling out of control. But one dark and stormy night, Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which appear with a promise to help rescue him from the monstrous darkness that threatens the universe. Join Meg, her brother Charles Wallace, their pal Calvin, and a host of extraterrestrial friends and foes as they journey into the heart of a terrible evil in the hope of reuniting a fragmented family. A heartwarming adventure across the stars, in a newly-revised adaptation of the beloved 1963 favorite by Madeleine L’Engle, not seen on the Lifeline stage since 1999.
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Historical F(r)ictions

Choose Chicago - April 23, 2017 - 1:00pm
02-11-2017 to 04-23-2017 - By critically engaging with archival materials and living testimonies, Nicole Marroquin and Andres L. Hernandez rewrite two narratives of citizen struggle in Chicago: student walkouts on the Lower West Side between 1968-1973, and resident-led protests at the Cabrini-Green housing development in spring 1981. The artists transform the galleries into a suite of active public archives and invite participants to interpret the recent past in order to re-imagine solutions to the crises of our historic present.

This exhibit is located in the Michigan Avenue Galleries, 1st Floor South at the Chicago Cultural Center.

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Brunch Bites

Choose Chicago - April 22, 2017 - 1:00pm
04-22-2017 to 04-22-2017 - What's better than brunch? How about the top brunch destinations of River North teaming up for one SUPER Chicago brunch!

On Saturday, April 22nd from 10am - 2pm, guests can sample brunch food and drinks from participating locations as they walk from restaurant to restaurant, exploring the River North brunch scene.

Participating locations include: GT Fish & Oyster, River Roast, Hub 51, Dolce Italian, Hutch, Brunch, Bottled Blonde and more to come!
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Urbanite XX

Choose Chicago - April 22, 2017 - 1:00pm
04-22-2017 to 04-22-2017 - The Urbanite XX Dance Showcase and Party is happening Saturday, April 22nd at the Metro.
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OF TIME AND TIDE

Choose Chicago - April 22, 2017 - 1:00pm
04-21-2017 to 04-29-2017 - OF TIME AND TIDE is a concert inspired by questions of place, time-sense and self. The two-weekend event features Jan Bartoszek’s 'Four Strong Winds' on both weekends with Madison, Wisconsin-based Kate Corby’s 'Harbor' on the first weekend and Victor Alexander’s 'Parting Shadows' on the second weekend.

'Four Strong Winds' probes the experience of cyclical time in the north. The sextet is informed by Bartoszek’s research of ways in which expression and body language in cold Northern locations have developed as a result of geography, weather, and other forces.

'Harbor', a duet performed by partners in work and life, Ben Law and Chih-Hsien Lin, is an exchange of ideas, a reorganization of shared space, a seeking of balance between power and submission, intimacy and conflict, waiting and action. The work began as an investigation of east and west, conceptually, in relation to identity, and in bodily and creative practices, and transformed into a conflation of a private, domestic space and a broader conversation about cultural exchange.

'Parting Shadows' by Victor Alexander is a quartet about perception and illusion. It is inspired by Plato’s cave allegory describing enchained, deluded people for whom shadows are the only reality. Originally performed by Hubbard Street 2, Parting Shadows is being remounted on Hedwig Dances.
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The Snowy Day and Other Stories

Choose Chicago - April 22, 2017 - 1:00pm
02-04-2017 to 04-22-2017 - Celebrating first experiences, young Peter’s childhood adventures are told through shadow puppetry and movement for a visual feast in Emerald City Theatre’s 100th production! Enjoy the enchantment of a small child growing up in the big city experiencing a first snowfall, a first pet, and a first crush. Featuring the first African-American protagonist in a full-color picture book series, four of author Ezra Jack Keats’ best-selling books – including two Caldecott Award winners – are combined to bring this captivating and poignant play to life. A Chicago premiere!
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FashionChicago® Designer Shopping

Choose Chicago - April 21, 2017 - 1:00pm
04-21-2017 to 04-21-2017 -

Join StyleChicago.com for the 15th season of FashionChicago®. This spring’s indoor designer shopping event & party will feature Chicago’s finest designers at Germania Place, a stunning, landmarked building in Chicago’s Gold Coast/Old Town neighborhood. The event will span two incredible ballrooms with 36′ ceilings and overlooking balconies.

Event Highlights

  • Shop & meet Chicago’s top apparel, jewelry & accessories designers
  • Complimentary cocktails, wine, Strongbow & Amstel Light
  • Hors d’oeuvres by Wow Bao, Orso’s Restaurant & more!
  • Red Carpet photos
  • Great music by iHeart Media and 103.5 Kiss FM.
  • StyleChicago.com signature Goodie Bags (~25 brands, est. value $125+) for VIP ticketbuyers

Designer Shopping

Anna Hovet • Ann Everett • Calvin Tran • Christina Karin • Dragonfly by J. Claire • Elysia Ganier • Fab’rik Wicker Park • FU Clothing • Gidi • Heidi Hess • Idrine Bishweka • Nomadic Ant Jewelry • Squasht • Subeena Z • Suki + Solaine • SWABY | Shernett Swaby • Luxelle | Rahat Khan • Tsonga • Wanda Cobar • 4 Tamara Nicole…and many more!

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Jeff Tweedy

Choose Chicago - April 21, 2017 - 1:00pm
04-21-2017 to 04-21-2017 -

See Jeff Tweedy live April 21 at The Vic!

Photo Credit: Azadeh Khastoo  

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The New Pornographers

Choose Chicago - April 21, 2017 - 1:00pm
04-19-2017 to 04-21-2017 - The New Pornographers are playing the Metro with Waxahatchee on Wednesday, April 19 and Friday, April 21.
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Chicago International Movies & Music Festival

Choose Chicago - April 20, 2017 - 1:00pm
04-20-2017 to 04-23-2017 -

The nineth annual Chicago International Movies & Music Festival (CIMMfest) is a showcase that celebrates the inseparable connection between music and movies. While the multi-venue festival continues to be centered along the 1.5-mile stretch of Milwaukee Avenue from Wicker Park Bucktown to Logan Square, this year the CIMMfest footprint expands throughout Chicago's most arts-friendly neighborhoods, from Hyde Park to Lincoln Square. Also expanded this year, CIMMfest has added two film categories in competition, including Best Soundtrack and Best Original Score, further showcasing the connection of music in film.

Photos courtesy of Chicago International Movies & Music Festival
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this land is your land

Choose Chicago - April 20, 2017 - 1:00pm
03-31-2017 to 04-20-2017 - The Chicago Artists Coalition is pleased to present 'this land is your land,' a HATCH Projects exhibition featuring work by Azadeh Gholizadeh, Frances Lightbound, and Verónica Casado Hernández, and is curated by Ariel Gentalen.

'this land is your land' is an exhibition featuring three international artists investigating the invisible forces at play in our built environment. The American musician Woody Guthrie composed the famous, eponymous folk song as an alternative national anthem, one that sings the praises of a migrant traveler, whom can freely survey the beauty of the United States. Whereas Guthrie captured a populist postwar America that was open and progressive to him, these artists use their practices to explore the imagery and philosophy that attempt to keep us apart.

With insidious nationalism on the rise, the themes within these three bodies of work are highlighted in an urgent, more pressing tone. Azadeh Gholizadeh examines the man-made borders and stigma between the US and Iran, while Frances Lightbound tackles the visual language of infrastructure and development. Both artists look at how bodily autonomy is slowly stripped from us the more cognizant we become of the regulations within the Western world. Verónica Casado Hernández blends performance and textile-based work to address the feminized idealization of Lady Liberty, born from the Enlightenment and molded into a righteous figure, while posing questions about the ways the virtues of consent of the governed become twisted out of our reach.
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Gods Do Handstands; Spices Simmer

Choose Chicago - April 20, 2017 - 1:00pm
03-31-2017 to 04-20-2017 - The Chicago Artists Coalition is pleased to present "Gods Do Handstands; Spices Simmer," a solo exhibition by BOLT Resident, Kaveri Raina.

“To paint as Raina paints is to build worlds, at least in the form of propositions. Her canvases are mostly scaled to the artist’s own body, often dyed with rich violets and greens, and occupied with flatly painted signs scrambled into effusive narratives about their own making. Her worlds are collapsed across the fronts and backs of loosely woven burlap supports, stretched over wooden frames—underlying structures that border the final compositions. Tectonic shapes are painted from the backside, pressing through the fabric’s weave, mapping the site of Raina’s ensuing fantasies. The paintings resist being coded into overly stabilized dichotomies; east is not always the back, nor west the front. Rather, the works model the flipsides of open-ended arguments with attention to where one locates a point of view. Spicy, earthy hues puddle juicily into post-industrial plastic (sub) continents that drift across all sides, embedding the burlap grid into sensuous formal arrangements.” —Matt Morris (Hyperreal Hanuman: Painting into Global Flows, 2016, Hammond Harkins Gallery)

Matter and material serve as the principle metaphors in Kaveri Raina’s work. Her paintings explore the often conflicting aspects of her hybrid identity and the pictorial push-and-pull of Western Modernism. Raina connotes the complex experience of being located between two cultures by highlighting the permeable surface of burlap as she paints from both the back and front of the textured fabric. As a result, this technique challenges the viewer to discern if the painting is behind, in front, or absorbed into the surface. For Raina, painting on the backside of the burlap creates a level of uncertainty, in which the reward is ultimately recognized by the striking outcome when one releases control.
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LIVE TALK: ARTISTIC RESISTANCE

Choose Chicago - April 19, 2017 - 1:00pm
04-19-2017 to 04-19-2017 - Pivot Arts presents an evening of artists and curators addressing how the current political climate is impacting their work. LIVE TALK: Artistic Resistance will feature the Lit Trio Eighty Foots Per Minute and Jenny Magnus of Curious Theater Branch, plus interviews with top multidisciplinary performance curators Shoni Currier, Director of Performance at DCASE, Jordan Martins of Logan Square's Comfort Station and Steven Wang, Executive Director of High Concept Labs.

Part performance, part live talk show, Pivot Arts’ monthly LIVE TALK Series includes quirky performances, interviews, live music and the Pivot DIY, an interactive audience segment. Live Talk is an evening meant to bring us together around the arts and meaningful discussions.
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Chicago Cubs v Milwaukee Brewers

Choose Chicago - April 19, 2017 - 1:00pm
04-17-2017 to 04-19-2017 -

See the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs play against the Milwaukee Brewers April 17-19 at Wrigley Field!

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Mysteries of the Mind

Choose Chicago - April 19, 2017 - 1:00pm
03-08-2017 to 04-19-2017 - Mind Reader Mark Toland knows what you’re thinking and proves it in this fast-paced, mind-blowing show presented by The Chicago Magic Lounge. Join us every Wednesday to witness incredible psychological illusions and mysteries of the mind.
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SNEAK PEEK SOIREE 2017

Choose Chicago - April 17, 2017 - 1:00pm
04-17-2017 to 04-17-2017 - On April 17th at Untitled Supper Club, CS magazine will once again partner with Choose Chicago, the Illinois Restaurant Association and the James Beard Foundation to host the ultimate culinary celebration to kick off the James Beard Foundation Awards returning to Chicago. Over 300 Chicago foodies and influencers will gather to sample James Beard-inspired dishes from 20 top restaurants, sipping paired cocktails and wine from Southern Glazer’s and Spirits and Stella Artois, among “green” themed activations. The event will kick-off the third annual Eats Week (April 21 - May 1), in which more than 100 restaurants will offer an inspired menu or dish for 11 days in honor of the culinary legend, James Beard.
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The Flaming Lips

Choose Chicago - April 17, 2017 - 1:00pm
04-17-2017 to 04-17-2017 -

See The Flaming Lips live April 17 at The Riviera!

Photo Credit: Azadeh Khastoo  

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Odyssey Easter Brunch Cruise

Choose Chicago - April 16, 2017 - 1:00pm
04-16-2017 to 04-16-2017 -

Get out on the water this Easter for an exceptional celebration aboard Chicago's most luxurious cruising vessel, Odyssey. Make a lasting memory this year and celebrate Easter in style.

  • Incredible views of Chicago's iconic skyline
  • Freshly prepared, three-course meal
  • Onboard entertainment with DJ music
  • Special appearance by the Easter Bunny
  • Additional upgrades available at checkout
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