BEST Events In Chicago
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Butterfly Haven YogaPeggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 North Cannon Drive
Chicago, IL 60614
Join us for a rejuvenating class in the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven. Students will leave class feeling energized, balanced, and ready to take their practice off the mat and out into the world. BYO mat. Class takes place 8:30 to 9:45am. Must be 18 or older to participate. Must register online in advance; no drop-ins. Museum admission included in ticket price.
Go Run ChicagoJackson Park
6401 S Stony Island Ave
The Chicago Park District and Chicago Area Runners Association presents this free series of timed 5K and one-mile runs, which have resumed under new social distancing guidelines and capacity limits. 50 participants can register for each run via the 'Go Run Chicago website, meeting on Saturdays at 9am in Chicago parks for a timed 5K or one-mile run.
Field MuseumField Museum
1400 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605
The Field Museum is a must-see destination while you’re here in Chicago. Where else can you meet Máximo the Titanosaur, the largest dinosaur ever discovered; experience SUE, the most complete and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered; descend into an ancient Egyptian tomb, and explore over 10,000 years of Chinese history and culture, all in one afternoon? With 4.6 billion years in one place, the Field Museum takes you to the farthest reaches of this incredible planet we live on. Stop by the Field Museum and unearth a truly must-see experience.
Shaw's Sunday Four-Course BrunchShaw's Crab House
21 E Hubbard St
Shaw’s iconic Sunday Brunch received it’s fame due to its variety of brunch specialties, an overflowing raw bar, and steamed Alaskan King Crab Legs. Shaw’s is always in season, and this summer, is proud to introduce a new way to experience the indulgent Sunday Brunch. In lieu of the buffet, the Shaw’s team has built a four-course brunch delivered right to your table inclusive of all your favorite items starting at $55 per person (plus tax) gratuity not included.
The first course will fulfill all your breakfast cravings with Rita’s Scrambled Eggs, Candied Bacon, Pork Sausage and Hash Browns. The show stopping Signature French Toast Bread Pudding will be finished tableside with flambeed rum caramel sauce and creme anglaise. For the second course, enjoy a sampling from Shaw’s raw bar: Fresh Alaskan Cod Ceviche with hints of orange, grapefruit and avocado, chilled Aloha Mussels, and Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Mighty Vine Tomato and Mozzarella Salad , Caesar Salad, and warm Parker House Rolls are also included in this course. Make sure to save room for the third course – Steamed Alaskan King Crab Legs with drawn butter. To accompany Shaw’s signature shellfish dish, Macaroni and Cheese and Roasted Broccoli with grated parmesan will be served. Fourth course features choice of a Shaw’s classic dessert: Triple Layer Chocolate Cake, Creme Brûlée, Key Lime Pie, Homer’s Vanilla or Peppermint Ice Cream
Gangster Tours with Untouchable Tours600 North Clark St (Clark & Ohio)
Chicago, IL 60654
Take a gangster tour with Untouchable Tours. Our guides are actors and take on the persona of a 1920’s gangster. Our gangster guides present an accurate account of the crimes and activities that were going on in Chicago during the 1920s and ’30s (Prohibition Era). You will hear the exploits of Capone, Moran, Dillinger and the rest of the boys on this unforgettable Chicago crime tour! Some sites included are: the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, the Biograph Theatre, and Holy Name Cathedral. The tour is educational but very entertaining with prizes at the end!
Agora ArtworkGrant (Ulysses) Park
337 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60602
Comprised of 106 nine-foot-tall headless torsos, Agora is one of the most important and extensive sculptural installations in Chicago’s recent history. The artwork gets its name from the Greek word for meeting place. The cast iron figures are arranged in interesting groupings. Some are frozen in positions that suggest great movement, while others appear to be standing completely still. Most of them are in monumental crowds, although some appear to be pulling away from the larger group. Valued at more than $3 million, the 2006 installation is the work of internationally-acclaimed sculptor Magdalena Abakanowicz. The Parkways Foundation received generous gifts from the Polish Ministry of Culture, Association of Fine Art Zacheta Wielkopolska, and numerous private donors for the project. Abakanowicz donated her time as did a group of dedicated Polish artists who helped her construct the pieces in Poznan, Poland.
Soultrap and Taste (Brunch and Day Party)Bracket Room
1315 South Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60607
Come Chill Ent. presents: A LUXURY DAY PARTY EXPERIENCE. Location & Venue Description: Bracket Room is located at 1315 N. Halsted in the West Loop near downtown area of Chicago. It’s a great versatile venue to host private upscale events with its classy and roomy atmosphere. Our Brunch has an undefeated vibe filled with professionals and great music!
Charnley-Persky House ToursCharnley-Persky House Museum
1365 North Astor Street
Chicago, IL 60610
Saturday 45-minute, docent-led tours of Louis Sullivan & Frank Lloyd Wright's 1892 Charnley-Persky House. Tour offered at 10:00 AM (April–October) and 12:00 PM (year round). Tour includes exterior and interior spaces on 3 levels. Tours are limited to 8 individuals. Visitors limited to those 12 and up.
Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady112 E. Wacker Dr.
For more than 25 years, the CAC's expertly trained docent volunteers have led the river cruise, sharing fascinating stories behind more than 50 buildings along the Chicago River. Hear how Chicago grew from a small settlement into one of the world's largest cities in less than 100 years. In just 90 minutes, you'll get the best overview of Chicago’s architecture and its history.
We Game Murder at the MTV AwardsOnline
A crime has been committed at the iconic TV Music Worldwide Awards, and a select group of celebrities are among the suspects. They'll soon discover that Michael Johnson, the crazy and eccentric King of Pop who was the favorite to win most prizes, has died under rather suspicious circumstances. Seeing as it's nigh on impossible to gather everyone in the police station, the police has instead decided to hold the interrogations online. Will the culprit be among the stars? Is it all a trap? Could other artists meet the same unfortunate fate as the King of Pop? Step onto the red carpet and find out! Ticket includes access to the online game that will be lead by an actor in real time, and everything necessary to play with your friends from home.
3453 N Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60657
This show is an affordable treat, and a quick something to do after dinner. The show itself is a short one-hour long, but tickets prices won't break the bank. The venue is intimate at just 30 seats and everything happens just a few feet away. The decor is sumptuous and old-world. The age limit recommended is 12 and this is a BYOB venue, so if you are over 21, you can bring in your own beer, wine or liquor. But what about the magician you ask? Aaron and his trusty side-kick, Hoppy the amazing psychic wonder bunny, put on a very entertaining show, and it is obvious that Aaron loves what he does.
Newport Peek-Easy: Burlesque, Drag, and Variety ShowThe Newport Theater
956 West Newport Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
Catch some of Chicago's finest burlesque, belly dance, drag, and variety entertainers plus screenings of incredible digital content, played live in this hour-long show. Specialty cocktails, intimate tables and a true speakeasy feel make this a memorable experience for date night, bachelorette parties, or a place to kick off your bar crawl - we're a block from both Boystown and Wrigleyville! Within walking distance of the Addison Red Line, Belmont Brown Line, and off a Clark Street bus stop. Bring your tipping dollars for an interactive night you'll never forget.
Chicago Magic LoungeChicago Magic Lounge
5050 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL, 60640
Chicago, IL 60640
Behind an unassuming entrance that leads into a laundromat, is the secret door to the 7,200 square-foot Deco-styled Chicago Magic Lounge. Once you've solved the mystery of how to get in, you hope ordering yourself a cocktail at one of two bars won't be anywhere nearly as difficult. Then enjoy the Chicago magic in the bar with no ticket required. Or come to see the show which begins with an hour of up-close magic followed by a cabaret show. There are both in-house magicians and special guests, so there is always someone new to see at the Chicago Magic Lounge. You can also order fun "small plates" from their full kitchen for a snack during the show.
Virtual ComedySportzTwitch Livestream
Our signature show ComedySportz now comes to you four times a weekend on our brand new Twitch channel! Two teams take each other on virtually for your laughs, chats and emojis. The classic games you love with new twists, our players come to you live from their living rooms to provide the perfect end to your stressful week. All matches end with our insanely intense Six Things Face-off, made popular by our online audiences.
Premier Dinner Cruise on the Chicago RiverHornblower Odyssey Chicago
455 N Cityfront Plaza Dr
Chicago, IL 60611
Odyssey Chicago River is the perfect setting for celebrating with friends, connecting with colleagues, or enjoying a romantic evening. Includes:
A two-and-a-half-hour cruise along the Chicago River
A three-course plated dinner with attentive tableside service
Unlimited coffee, hot tea, iced tea and water
The most breathtaking views of Chicago’s architecture from the Chicago River
Exclusive reserved tables for your group size
Curated music selection from our onboard DJ
Our freshly prepared, three-course plated dinner menu is included in the base ticket price for all standard dinner cruises. Our chefs are happy to prepare vegetarian and vegan options, and we can also accommodate most dietary restrictions - just inform your server onboard. Menu items subject to change.
Virtual Events Today
Birding 101 Virtual WorkshopVirtual
Let an internationally celebrated birding expert and National Geographic introduce you to the joys of birding across the North American continent.
Santa Fe, NM
The zazen schedule is 7:00 a.m., and 5:30 p.m. MT and Wednesday Dharma Talks (5:30 p.m. MT). Join us online for the 7am and 5:30pm meditation on Upaya Zen Center’s YouTube page.
Family Story TimeVirtual
Join South Shore Branch's storytime for the whole family as we read books, sing songs, and enjoy rhymes together!
Virtual Book ClubsVirtual
Chicago Public Library offers a variety of book clubs for all ages! Children, teens, and adults alike can join on various days. See the Chicago Public Library website for times and days.
Readings of Shakespeare: The Show Must Go OnlineVirtual
The Show Must Go Online is the first, best and most prolific creator of made-for-digital Shakespeare in response to the pandemic. First featured on BBC Newsnight, in The Guardian, Playbill and more, the show has become a global movement and a cultural export, committed to making Shakespeare for everyone, for free, forever.
Saturday Craft SeriesOnline
New York City, NY
Get the family together to make these quick and fun crafts! Sponsored by Langston Hughes Library. These events are FREE!
LIVE Vegan Cooking Class with Chef Gabrielle ReyesOnline
Chef Gabrielle Reyes in a LIVE Musical Cooking Class where you'll learn how to make some Colorful Home Cooking. Mark your calendars and get ready for a tasty and entertaining experience with One Great Vegan! The Singing Chef Gabrielle Reyes in a Live-Streaming Musical Cooking Class where you'll learn how to make some colorful and flavortastic treats that you can create easily from the comfort of your own kitchen!
Are you itching to escape your four walls? Do you dream of unknown places, new faces, and a story that you can make your own? We've got just the ticket. Ditch the crowds and do away with stiff seats, bringing the thrill of immersive theatre to your own home. There's a tale waiting to be told, are you ready to be a part of it?
Step out of the world as you know it and into a thrilling story filled with twists, turns, and plenty of fun! Become an undercover spy for the night or work as a world-saving scientist battling a deadly virus. With the chance to slip into a new world of mystery and excitement, adventure awaits for all those ready for it.
The Metropolitan Opera - Nightly Opera StreamsVirtual
New York City, NY
Seize this unique opportunity to watch opera every night of the week! Each day, a different encore presentation from the company’s Live in HD series is being made available for free streaming on the Met website, with each performance available for a period of 23 hours, from 7:30 p.m. EDT until 6:30 p.m. the following day. The schedule will include outstanding complete performances from the past 14 years of cinema transmissions, starring all of opera’s greatest singers.
Online Dance PartyOnline
New York City, NY
This is an inclusive party, and it is FREE. Everyone is welcome and made to feel so. Do you want to party, but don't really feel like going out? Unlimited drinks are on the house, there's no cover charge and you don't have to pay for parking, cabs, or baby sitters. Mostly top hits of the last 20 years and club/dance music, as well as some 90s, 80s, Disco, Rap, Latin, and International tunes. Requests are welcome.