Things To Do

Take advantage of everything Chicago has to offer with our highlights of events, activities and entertainment in and around the city.

‘The Book of Mormon,’ Lyric Opera’s ‘Proximity,’ Wilco in concert and the Greek Heritage Parade are among the highlights in the week ahead.
The show is a complete rethink of a modern circus. The tour includes a November stop at the Allstate Arena.
Festival tickets — three-day passes ($219) and single-day passes ($109) — are now on sale.
In a radical departure, the three new operas featured in ‘Proximity’ are not being treated as stand-alone pieces presented in succession, but are interwoven.
The summerlong music festival also features a six-week residency by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and concerts by Jethro Tull, Buddy Guy, Boys II Men, Santana and more.
Tedeschi Trucks Band, Shamrock Shenanigans and “Tuk Tuks on Devon” are among the entertainment highlights in the week ahead.
The city-sponsored major summer festivals are all returning this year, including the Chicago Blues Festival, the Chicago Jazz Festival and the Chicago Air and Water Show.
The Colombian singer, songwriter, and actor got his start on an original Disney Channel series —now he’s making his own path in music with a unique sound inspired by his roots.
The annual St. Patrick’s Day dyeing of the Chicago River and the opening of a touring Tina Turner musical are among the week’s entertainment highlights.
The family musical “Annie,” the dancers of Alvin Ailey and new interactive art at Navy Pier are among the highlights in the week ahead.
‘1776,’ a ‘Stevie Wonder Experience’ stage revue, and the 26th annual Chicago European Union Film Festival are among the highlights in the week ahead.
Clocking in at just over two and a half hours, Sara Gmitter’s adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s “Villette,” feels abridged to the point of incompleteness.
The stage musicals “Les Miserables,” “Cats” and “Once” are among the entertainment highlights in the week ahead.
“Salvador Dali: The Image Disappears” seeks to repair Dali’s artistic standing and remind the art world and public why the Spaniard was one of the most important artists of his time.
The rapper-singer is taking to the road this spring in a solo headlining tour.
The Tina Fey & Amy Poehler: Restless Leg Tour is the duo’s first-ever joint road trek.
This year, dozens of restaurants are taking part in the two-week event running Feb. 12-26, with cuisines spanning from traditional soul to vegan to Cajun to Jamaican to much more.
The Joffrey Ballet, ‘Les Mis’ and a full-on staging of “Trial in the Delta: The Murder of Emmett Till” are among the entertainment highlights in the week ahead.
Running at the snug Mercury Theater’s Venus Cabaret space, “Lady Day” stands as a showcase for Holiday and the actress playing her, Alexis J. Roston.
Lydia R. Diamond’s play, now running at the Goodman Theatre, provides a compelling character study of a woman driven to achieve what she was told she couldn’t.
The sense of the over-the-top fantastical that should define the show’s core aesthetic is more shrugging than spectacular.
The company loves to spoof everything about ballet from its European origins to its formality and prissiness.