Entertainment Guide

Like the seasons, Chicago’s live entertainment landscape is always changing. Here’s a look at what’s happening on stages across the area.

Art
With more than 250 sculptures from cultures across the continent, it is the largest show to date to explore the aesthetic appreciation of these objects through the eyes of their African makers and users and to make clear that their appearance is intimately tied to their function.
This fall, warm up with some live tunes at Chicago-area venues.
The season’s most promising titles have us asking: How could that have happened? Who did the crime? And do we need another ‘Pinocchio’?
There’s an avalanche of incredible music heading to Chicago this fall. We highlight 10 concerts you won’t want to miss.
Riccardo Muti’s last season as music director of the CSO, and Lyric Opera’s “Don Carlo” are also among the highlights of the season.
As the weather cools down, take advantage of family-friendly fall activities, like pumpkin picking, theater shows and special events in the Chicago area.
Chicago’s impressive list of museums has something for everyone, from the explorers to the art gurus to those looking for a fun and refreshing experience. We’ve compiled a few of our favorites to check out this fall.
The Kyiv City Ballet undertakes its first-ever American tour Sept. 16 through Oct. 24, including performances at the Auditorium Theatre.
Big names including Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer and Kevin James will be performing at the area’s clubs, theaters and arenas.
Find something fun to do in the city with our Fall/Winter Entertainment Guide.
Ron Onesti, president of Onesti Entertainment, said it would be irresponsible of him to put on the festival, given that so many businesses are already stretched thin for staff.
Pritzker said the bill, which takes effect immediately, offers “our hardest-hit businesses another lifeline as we recover from the pandemic.”
Thinking ahead to your next few meals? Here are some main dishes and sides to try.
Barbie announced the former first lady has become the newest doll in the brand’s “Inspiring Women” series.
Virtual (and some in-person) holiday happenings abound this year. Take time to support the theater/dance/music community through myriad presentations.
Like its live stage predecessors, the pre-recorded audio “Christmas Carol” is rich with compelling drama and well-drawn characters. There are real stakes, memorable performances and glorious music.
The annual showcase of “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “White Christmas” will take place at Chi-Town Movies Drive-In.
During a pandemic, there’s no place like home for the holiday screenings. This season, you can watch George Clooney, Tom Hanks and (twice) Meryl Streep.
Harris is a well-known fixture in the cheerleading community and a part of “Cheer,” Netflix’s “docuseries.”
AT&T is investing billions in its first big entertainment venture since it spent $85 billion for Time Warner in 2018.