FALL/WINTER 2017-2018 HOT HAPPENINGS ONGOING YEAR OF PUBLIC ART Citywide cityofchicago.org/yopa ART DESIGN CHICAGO Ongoing in 2018 Citywide artdesignchicago.org EXPO ART WEEK/ EXPO CHICAGO OCTOBER INHERIT CHICAGO MONTEVERDI 450 Through December 31 September 11-17/ September 13-17 Citywide/Navy Pier expochicago.com A free Public Art Festival (held in October), various exhibitions and exciting live performances are all part of the city’s 2017 celebrations presented throughout Chicago. Throughout 2018, more than 25 exhibitions and hundreds of public programs introduce the people, places and ideas that have shaped Chicago’s art and design legacy. ADLER AFTER DARK Ongoing Adler Planetarium adlerplanetarium.org CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE BIENNIAL ART INSTITUTE AFTER DARK Ongoing artic.edu CHICAGO GOURMET CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL October 12-26 AMC River East 21 chicagofilmfestival.com Art Institute of Chicago On select Fridays, the Art Institute hosts late-night tours of featured exhibitions for guests ages 21+; the event also offers live music, appetizers and a cash bar. September 16, 2017-January 7, 2018 Chicago Cultural Center + Citywide chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org September 19-24 Millennium Park chicagogourmet.org HISTORIC PULLMAN HOUSE TOUR October 7-8 Pullman Historic District pullmanil.org/housetour.htm Free exhibitions, full-scale installations and programming provide an opportunity for the public to engage with and think about architecture in new, exciting ways. SEPTEMBER WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL CHICAGO Over two weeks’ time, North America’s longest-running competitive film festival showcases international cinema, as well as the work of filmmakers from across the state of Illinois. MCCORMICK TRIBUNE ICE RINK Mid-November 2017-early March 2018 Millennium Park millenniumpark.org Cooking demos, book signings, seminars, and food/ drink tastings enliven the Chicago Gourmet festival, which this year celebrates a decade with special 10th-anniversary events called eXtraordinary Chefs — eXtraordinary Places. 21+. HYDE PARK JAZZ FESTIVAL September 23-24 Hyde Park One weekend annually, Pullman residents open their 120-year-old landmark homes to the public. From mansions to 14-foot-wide workers’ cottages, the dwellings possess a uniqueness characteristic of the Pullman experience. IN THE KNOW ➜ THEATER chicagoplays.com features upcoming shows for over 200 theaters, all in one calendar September 8-24 Millennium Park + Citywide worldmusicfestivalchicago.org hydeparkjazzfestival.org BANK OF AMERICA CHICAGO MARATHON October 8 Grant Park chicagomarathon.com ➜ DANCE seechicagodance.com is the most comprehensive source for dance performances and events Glide around the spacious outdoor rink, a Chicago winter tradition for more than 15 years. Skating is free and open to the public, with skate rentals available for a fee. Enjoy global grooves by artists and ensembles from around the world at the 19th-annual World Music Festival Chicago, a free, citywide, multi-venue event. This two-day free festival features stellar local, national and international jazz artists; diverse performance venues; an outdoor dance floor; food/beverage and artisan vendors; and family-friendly programming. During the Chicago Marathon’s 40th anniversary, runners from all 50 states and more than 100 countries will set out to reach the finish line in Grant Park. ➜ TICKETS hottix.org offers half-price, last-minute tickets for more than 200 theaters 8 choosechicago.com Dates subject to change. Find more events at choosechicago.com/events ©CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION; ©CITY OF CHICAGO; ©GAIL REICH; ©SEGUNDO RUIZ BELVIS CENTER; ©MICHELE CROSERA This ever-changing event series, for guests ages 21+, takes place the third Thursday of every month. In conjunction with EXPO CHICAGO, EXPO ART WEEK spotlights prestigious Chicago institutions celebrating art in myriad ways: from museum exhibitions to gallery openings, outdoor installations, public art projects, music, theater and dance. The annual EXPO CHICAGO, which returns to Navy Pier to usher in the international fall art season, hosts leading art galleries and showcases the work of global artists. October 12, 13 & 15 Harris Theater for Music and Dance harristheaterchicago.org October 1-29 Citywide inheritchicago.org Inherit Chicago, which kicks off with the World Dumpling Fest on October 7 at Millennium Park, is a month-long, multi-event intercultural festival happening in 30 neighborhood-based heritage museums and cultural centers. This U.S. premiere in an international tour celebrates the 450th anniversary of composer Claudio Monteverdi’s birth. Monteverdi’s three surviving operas, which explore the gamut of human emotion, are performed.