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The Second City's Legendary Laughs

February 9, 2017 - 1:00pm
02-09-2017 to 02-16-2017 - Second City provides something for everyone in this fast-paced, highly interactive show. We’re putting politics aside for the night and focusing on fun. You’ll see some of our favorite scenes and songs from our rich history and plenty of improvisation created just for you. So laugh with your co-worker, laugh with your friends, or laugh with complete strangers! Enjoy Second City’s Legendary Laughs Thursdays at the Up Comedy Club.

Suggested Rating: R
90 Minutes
Brief Intermission.

Thursday, February 9, 2017: 7:00 PM

Thursday, February 16, 2017: 7:00 PM

See below for how to buy CTW tickets to this show.
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Blizzard '67 – SOLD OUT

February 9, 2017 - 1:00pm
02-09-2017 to 02-09-2017 - *Theatre Week tickets for this production are SOLD OUT. Full price tickets may still be available. Visit the theatre's website for more information. Follow @ChicagoPlays on Twitter or #CTW17 for inventory updates.*

Four businessmen in 1967 Chicago carpool to work along Ogden Avenue navigating the twists and turns of corporate politics, the tensions of which play out when they foolishly attempt to drive home in the record-breaking blizzard. When one man is abandoned, the others face their choice and how it will affect their lives thereafter. 50th anniversary of the blizzard that rocked Chicago!

Thursday, February 9, 2017: 7:30 PM SOLD OUT

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Chinese Lunar New Year Dinner

February 9, 2017 - 1:00pm
02-09-2017 to 02-09-2017 -

Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its 2017 Lunar New Year Dinner to celebrate the Year of the Rooster. A traditional lion dance will kick off the evening bringing good luck to all. Guests will enjoy a multi-course meal featuring specially prepared Chinese new year dishes. Additionally, the US Postal Service will dedicate its Lunar New Year: Year of the Rooster Stamp. Also, there will be a raffle draw with "Lai See" red envelope cash prizes and more! Wear something Chinese or something Red!

Photos courtesy of Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce

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Death of a Salesman - SOLD OUT

February 9, 2017 - 1:00pm
02-09-2017 to 02-09-2017 - *Theatre Week tickets for this production are SOLD OUT. Full price tickets may still be available. Visit the theatre's website for more information. Follow @ChicagoPlays on Twitter or #CTW17 for inventory updates.*

The legendary American drama about dashed hopes and delusional optimism, Miller’s timeless themes unfold in the fractured Loman household where Willy is the worn out king of his castle. He’s also prince of the road as a fading traveling salesman, barely clinging to reality while searching in vain for the life of his dreams, yet failing to embrace the life that he lives.

Thursday, February 9, 2017: 7:30 PM SOLD OUT
Friday, February 10, 2017: 7:30 PM SOLD OUT
Saturday, February 11, 2017: 7:30 PM SOLD OUT
Sunday, February 12, 2017: 3:00 PM SOLD OUT

Thursday, February 16, 2017: 7:30 PM SOLD OUT
Friday, February 17, 2017: 7:30 PM SOLD OUT
Saturday, February 18, 2017: 7:30 PM SOLD OUT
Sunday, February 19, 2017: 3:00 PM SOLD OUT

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Noname

February 9, 2017 - 1:00pm
02-08-2017 to 02-09-2017 - Chicago's very own Noname will be playing the Metro Wednesday, February 8th and Thursday, February 9th.
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Chicago Restaurant Week

February 9, 2017 - 1:00pm
01-27-2017 to 02-09-2017 -

Bring your appetite for the 10th annual Chicago Restaurant Week and get an introduction into Chicago's extraordinary culinary scene. Enjoy top fare at value pricing at restaurants throughout the city and surrounding suburbs.

There are multiple cuisines to choose from and many neighborhoods to explore. Visit EatItUpChicago.com for the full list of participating restaurants and their special menu offerings.

Please note that participating restaurants may not serve all meal options (brunch, lunch & dinner), so we suggest you browse your options in advance.

Photos: Nellcôte, Gemini Bistro, Prasino, Quartino

Kyle Baker’s “Silkscreen Gig Posters”

February 7, 2017 - 1:00pm
01-09-2017 to 02-07-2017 - Saint Xavier University’s (SXU) Art Gallery will feature the screen printing work of Kyle Baker and will serve as the first exhibit installment of the spring semester. This exhibition entitled, “Silkscreen Gig Posters” will run from Monday, January 9 to Tuesday, February 7 in the SXU Art Gallery on the Chicago campus.

Baker is a graphic and web designer who owns Baker Prints, a Chicago-based commercial art and design business. He is a proud accredited professional of the American Poster Institute (API) and an officer of the Chicago Printers Guild (CPG). Baker attended Bradley University on a full academic scholarship, where he receive a Bachelor of Science in psychology and minors in business management and professional writing.

Sampha

February 6, 2017 - 1:00pm
02-06-2017 to 02-06-2017 - Sampha will be playing the Metro Monday, February 6.
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Chinese Lunar New Year Parade

February 5, 2017 - 1:00pm
02-05-2017 to 02-05-2017 -

A Grand Celebration to welcome the Lunar New Year with "Fireworks," Marching Bands, Colorful Floats, Traditional dancing Lion and Dragon Teams.

Photo credit: Adam Alexander Photography

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Arts & Culture Doc Fest – Edition Two

February 5, 2017 - 1:00pm
02-05-2017 to 02-05-2017 - Curated by Sophia's Choice and co-presented with the Center of International Cultural Exchange in Beijing (CICE) through the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Chicago, Arts & Culture Doc Fest (ACDF) is an annual documentaries festival featuring some never-before-seen documentaries covering music, dance, art and history from China. A total of seven documentaries with running times vary from 25 to 50 minutes will be shown in either Mandarin with English subtitles or in English with Chinese subtitles. Full schedule at www.asianpopupcinema.org/acdf-schedule-synopsis.
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7: Galerie F Trail Blazers

February 5, 2017 - 1:00pm
01-13-2017 to 02-05-2017 - '7' brings together the gallery's featured artists who range from esteemed printmakers to beloved street artists and the space in between those two realms with a couple of makers who push the frontiers of the handcut stencil medium. These artists have long supported the gallery since its opening in 2012 and have become local icons and favorites.

'7's collection will spotlight the talents of these magnificent seven artists with fresh work in the new year. These guys are ones to keep your eyes on with upcoming print releases, murals and solo shows through Galerie F in 2017!

Andrew Ghrist • Epyon5 • Jason Rowland • JC Rivera • Justin Van Genderen • Mosher • Sentrock

Chris D’Elia

February 4, 2017 - 1:00pm
02-04-2017 to 02-04-2017 -

See comedian Chris D'Elia live February 4 at The Vic!

Photo Credit: Azadeh Khastoo  

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Jackie Chan’s Long Yun Kung Fu Troupe

February 4, 2017 - 1:00pm
02-04-2017 to 02-04-2017 -

Heart stopping and moving, the Long Yun Kung Fu Troupe is returning for one show only during the 2017 Chinese New Year season! Comprised of some of the best martial artists from across China, each performer was handpicked by Hollywood sensation, Jackie Chan, to create a new art form that melds martial arts with elegant traditional Chinese dance. Rarely seen outside of China, this troupe's artistry and athleticism is sure to take your breath away.

Photo courtesy of Chinese Fine Arts Society

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Leftover Salmon

February 4, 2017 - 1:00pm
02-04-2017 to 02-04-2017 - See Leftover Salmon live with Horseshoes & Hand Grendades February 4 at Park West!
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Retro Ski Lodge Block Party

February 4, 2017 - 1:00pm
02-04-2017 to 02-04-2017 -

Nestled in Chicago’s esteemed Gold Coast entertainment district, is a winter block party soon to take storm! All participating venues will open doors at 10 a.m., Saturday, February 4 for a retro ski-lodge themed bash guaranteed not to miss.

It is strongly encouraged to dress and be prepared for a wild time. You have nothing to do the next day except watch the Super Bowl. Neon, spandex, goggles, ear muffs, and leg warmers welcome. Please watch out for Yeti sightings.

The first 500 patrons to show will also receive up to $30 in local gift cards.

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STS9

February 4, 2017 - 1:00pm
02-03-2017 to 02-04-2017 - Don't miss STS9 at the Aragon Ballroom!
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Argyle Lunar New Year Celebration

February 4, 2017 - 1:00pm
02-04-2017 to 02-04-2017 - Take part in a long-standing Argyle tradition and watch colorful lion and dragon dancers make their way through the Uptown neighborhood and along the main thoroughfare of Argyle Street to celebrate the start of the new Lunar Year - the year of the rooster!
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Chicago Voices Gala Concert

February 4, 2017 - 1:00pm
02-04-2017 to 02-04-2017 -

Lyric Opera Creative Consultant Renée Fleming and Lyric Unlimited join forces to present Chicago Voices, a multi-year initiative celebrating Chicago’s vibrant, diverse vocal music culture. For more information about the full initiative, visit chicagovoices.org

A signature event of Chicago Voices is the Gala Concert on Saturday, February 4 at the Civic Opera House. Renée Fleming will perform alongside an array of vocal talent with deep ties to Chicago, paying tribute to the city’s rich musical traditions and its wide-reaching influence across genres. This extraordinary evening of vocal artistry will include top singers in blues, jazz, rock, folk, hip-hop, gospel, and classical music. The evening will feature performances and musical collaborations by Shemekia Copeland, The Handsome Family, Jessie Mueller, Matthew Polenzani, John Prine, Michelle Williams, and more artists still to be announced! Music director for the gala concert is five-time Jeff award winner Doug Peck.

A unique, eclectic performance that is sure to be one of the highlights of Chicago’s cultural season, join us for Chicago Voices Gala Concert, and celebrate the glory of the human voice in its many sounds and styles.

Photo by Todd Rosenberg

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Student Juried Exhibition 2017

February 4, 2017 - 1:00pm
01-28-2017 to 02-18-2017 - The senior class of Loyola University's Fine Arts program present their works in this annual event. This exhibit is open to the public in the Ralph Arnold Fine Arts Gallery.

Chinese New Year Dumpling Making Dinner

February 4, 2017 - 1:00pm
01-21-2017 to 02-04-2017 -

It's not too late to celebrate the New Year! The Chinese New Year, the Year of the Rooster, begins January 28. The Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute will showcase the 1,800-year-old Chinese tradition of dumpling making during its 13rd Annual Dumpling Making Dinner.

Chinese families celebrate the New Year by making dumplings, know as jiaozi. a coin was hidden in a dumpling, which believed to bring its recipient wealth. The Lunar New Year, or Chinese New Year, comes from an agrarian tradition and the dumpling making dinner honors this history by encouraging people to make the food that they will eat. 

Guests to the New Year dinner will learn the history and significance of the Chinese dumpling and how to prepare the dumplings. After which they will be served a full meal may including Chicken Corn Soup, Crab Rangoon, Vegetable Egg Roll, Deep Friend Shrimp Ball, Chicken and Vegetarian Dumplings, Kung Pao Chicken, Fish with Soy Bean Paste, Mongolian Beef, Braised Bean Curd with Black Mushroom, Vegetable Friend Rice, and Water Chestnut Cake.