Events

From wacky games to watercolors, Chicago offers an exciting events calendar with fun events, exhibitions, conventions and concerts.  Throughout the year you’ll find thrilling Chicago events at vibrant venues like McCormick Place, Chicago Art Institute, Soldier Field and Navy Pier - the historic playground of Lake Michigan. Discover art, culture, music, science and sports, and of course Chicago Bears football, as you celebrate the upcoming Chicago events schedule and party in true Chicagoland style!

St. Patrick’s Day Fun at Elephant & Castle

Lads & Lassies are invited to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day week with all kinds of Irish fun at Elephant & Castle, our on-site restaurant. Enjoy traditional corned beef and cabbage or famous fish and chips and wash it all …

When: Mar, 15 2013 to Mar, 17 2013.   Mar, 15 2013 to Mar, 17 2013.   
Where: Elephant & Castle Pub  160 E Huron, Chicago, IL 60611    
Event Type: Events
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Chicago Cubs Opening Day

Step inside historic Wrigley Field on April 8th to see the Chicago Cubs take on the Milwaukee Brewers for Opening Day 2013. The atmosphere is always fun and exciting inside America’s second oldest ballpark. Experience the traditions that have made …

When: Apr, 08 2013;     
Where: Wrigley Field  1060 W Addison St, Chicago, IL 60613    
Event Type: Events
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Chicago Chef Week

Chicago cuisine is so much more than deep dish pizza and great tasting hot dogs. Each year, Chicago Chef Week provides an opportunity for local masters of the kitchen to show off some serious culinary skill. With over 75 chefs/restaurants …

When: Mar, 17 2013 to Mar, 22 2013.   
Where: Chicago      
Event Type: Concierge RecommendationEvents
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St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Dyeing of the Chicago River

Join one of the biggest celebrations of Irish heritage across the country. The day starts with the traditional dyeing of the river between Columbus and Wacker drives. Watch as Chicago literally ‘goes green’. Shortly after, follow the sound of bagpipes …

When: Mar, 16 2013;         
Where: Downtown Chicago,  Columbus Drive,  
Event Type: EventsThings To Do
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Chicago International Children’s Film Festival

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

11/1/2012

Join 25,000 children, adults, and educators at the largest festival of films for children in North America. Showcasing the best in culturally diverse, non-violent, value-affirming new cinema for children, this event screens more than …

When: Nov, 11 2012;   
Where: Facets Cinema  1517 W. Fullerton  Chicago, IL  
Event Type: Events
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Mike Daisey: American Utopias

Theater & Performing Arts

11/1/2012

Co-presented by the MCA and Chicago Humanities Festival, renowned storyteller Mike Daisey will take the stage to premiere his new monologue about the American obsession with utopia. Mixing fiction, field research and autobiography, Daisey will …

When: Nov, 11 2012;   
Where: Museum of Contemporary Art  220 E. Chicago Ave.  Chicago, IL 60611  
Event Type: Events
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Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey®: Dragons

Theater & Performing Arts

11/1/2012

For the first time in circus history, myth and majesty will share the arena during this must-see family event! Dragon tribes from the far reaches of the earth are brought together in a single performance, …

When: Nov, 11 2012;   
Where: Allstate Arena  6920 Mannheim Rd.  Rosemont, IL 60018  
Event Type: Events
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Blue Man Group

Theater & Performing Arts

11/1/2012

Experience a multi-sensory show that fuses theatrical spectacle and original music with comedy, art, vaudeville and science! Photo: Ken Howard ©BMP…

When: Nov, 11 2012;   
Where: Blue Man Group  3133 N. Halsted St.  Chicago, IL 60657  
Event Type: Events
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ComedySportz

Theater & Performing Arts, Music & Comedy

11/1/2012

Watch two teams of improvisers compete against each other for the audience’s approval and a trophy by performing an array of scenes, songs and games based on audience suggestions…

When: Nov, 11 2012;   
Where: ComedySportz Theatre  929 W. Belmont Ave.  Chicago, IL 60657  
Event Type: Events
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Danh Vo: We the People

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

11/1/2012

Vietnamese-born, New York-based artist Danh Vo’s work show how objects mark the intersection between biographies and historic events. Vo draws on documents and artifacts that both directly and indirectly touch his life. This exhibition will …

When: Nov, 11 2012;   
Where: Art Institute of Chicago  111 S. Michigan Ave.  Chicago, IL 60603  
Event Type: Events
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Navy Pier Really Big Halloween Party

October 19-21, 26-28 and 31
Fridays – Saturdays: Noon – 9:00 PM
Sundays and Halloween: Noon – 8:00 PM

Join us for Halloween thrills this October at Navy Pier’s Really Big Halloween Party! From animal rides and a petting zoo, …

When: Oct, 19 2012 to Oct, 31 2012.   
Where:
Event Type: Events
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SOFA Chicago 2012 @ Navy Pier Chicago

The critically acclaimed and popular 19th annual International Sculpture Objects and Functional Art Fair – SOFA Chicago returns to Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, November 2-4. Presented by The Art Fair Company, this three-day event features international art galleries and dealers …

When: Nov, 02 2012 to Nov, 04 2012.   
Where: Festival Hall  Chicago, Illinois    
Event Type: Events
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Chicago’s Perfect 10 (10K, 10 mile and Kid’s Fun Run) @ Navy Pier Chicago

Welcome to the second annual Chicago’s Perfect 10! Chicago’s Perfect 10 was created with you in mind, quenching your desire to explore some of the city’s greatest landmarks in a new light, without the hustle and bustle of the crowds …

When: Nov, 10 2012;   
Where: Chicago, Illinois      
Event Type: Events
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Chicago Fine Chocolate Show @ Navy Pier Chicago

The Chicago Fine Chocolate Show, a unique fine chocolate & culinary event open to the general, chocolate-loving public features fine artisanal chocolate creations from around the world. Over 125 vendors, many offering samples for you to taste and enjoy as …

When: Nov, 16 2012 to Nov, 18 2012.   
Where: Festival Hall B  Chicago, Illinois    
Event Type: Events
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Chicago Toy & Game Fair @ Navy Pier Chicago

Come out and play at the 10th Anniversary of the Chicago Toy & Game Fair, America’s largest consumer toy fair! Preview, play and purchase the hottest new toys and games. It’s the perfect place to kick-off your holiday shopping! Plus, …

When: Nov, 17 2012 to Nov, 18 2012.   
Where: Festival Hall A      
Event Type: Events
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