BEST Events In Chicago
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Maxwell Street MarketMaxwell Street Market
800 S. Desplaines St.
Experience a true Chicago tradition. This year-round market has been taking over Maxwell Street every Sunday for almost 100 years. You’ll find a full mile of eclectic mix of merchandise and tons of international flavor, including furniture, clothing, rare finds, collectibles, fresh produce, and more. Just come ready to bargain. And don’t miss the eats as the market has some of the best Mexican and Latin street food in the city.
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.
American Writer's MuseumAmerican Writers Museum
180 N. Michigan Avenue, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
In the heart of downtown Chicago, the American Writers Museum celebrates all genres of writing through interactive exhibits and programming. From Twain to Tupac, there's a story here for everyone. Visitors will explore the great writers’ hometowns and learn about all of the AWM Affiliate homes in Writers Hall. Discover for yourself and visit today!
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
Chicago Ghost Tour Scavenger Hunt: Ghosts of the Chicago River24 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601, United States
Similar to our epic city scavenger hunts, on a ghost hunt you will travel to different landmarks, answering questions and completing challenges...But, these ghost walks have a sinister twist. Perhaps you’ll even see a mysterious figure in your pictures while completing ghost camera challenges! Something spooky's happening beneath Illinois' most iconic skyline. On this Chicago ghost tour scavenger hunt, explore the scary past of storied landmarks and learn about the ghosts that haunt them to this day. What happened to the audience of the Iroquois Theater? Did the Hancock Center inspire the film "Ghostbusters"? Find out on this ghost tour scavenger hunt of Chicago! You can do our interactive scavenger hunt at any time. Explore the culture & history of Chicago. Some of what you'll see: Hancock Center, Iroquois Theater
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.
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.
Laugh Factory ChicagoLaugh Factory Chicago
3175 Broadway Street
Chicago, IL 60657
Standup Comedy is back at Laugh Factory Chicago! Chicago's best standup comedy has returned and will be better than ever. Every safety precaution has been taken to make sure you can enjoy live comedy safely! We know you've been itching to come back out and enjoy standup comedy. Laugh Factory Chicago has compiled the absolute best standup lineup that you will ever see. Some of today's biggest names and local comedians will deliver something for every taste and style of standup comedy at this hilarious event.
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.
Write Where You Are - Wildflower Women's Writing CircleVirtual
This is a safe space and a place of support for creative writing projects of all kinds: novels, poetry, memoir, screenplays, journaling, etc. This group is for both people who are deep into projects and those who are just starting out and/or need more motivation. Our goal will be to have one critique/discussion group meeting a month and weekly "let's just get together and write" meetings.
Center for Spiritual Living Tucson Sunday Celebration ServiceVirtual
Due to the current Coronavirus threat and the Center for Disease Control’s recommendation to limit groups of people, our Sunday Services will now be available only via a virtual Zoom Meeting. Please contact the office administration at email@example.com to be added to the distribution list. Instructions on how to join the Zoom Sunday Services will be emailed to the list.
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.
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.