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May 5, 2017

Cinco De Mayo

The Arts

1:30 pmChicago Symphony Orchestra: Riccardo Muti - Brahms Symphonies 1 & 2.
Program includes: Brahms Symphony No. 1 and Brahms Symphony No. 2. Symphony Center. (Arts - Concert - Classical / Symphony). 312-294-3333
7:00 pmLyric Opera of Chicago: My Fair Lady.
The charming story of Eliza Doolittle, a young flower seller with a strong Cockney accent, and Professor Henry Higgins, the phon… Civic Opera House. (Arts - Opera). 312-419-0033
7:00 pmThe Great and Terrible Wizard of Oz.
The Great and Terrible Wizard of Oz, adapted from L. Frank Baum's book by The House Theatre Company Member Phillip Klapperich an… Chopin Theatre. (Performance - Musical). 773-278-1500
7:00 pmInternational Voices Project 2017 Germany Performance.
From Germany - IVP presents Franz Xaver Kroetz's The Nest, directed by Andy Hager, translated by Conor McPherson in collaboratio… Instituto Cervantes. (Performance - Theater). 312-335-1996
7:00 pmTurn the Page.
A magical book transports our young artists and their mentors on a journey through time to World War II and the Civil Rights mov… Adventure Stage Chicago at the Vittum Theater. (Performance - Theater). 773-342-4141
7:30 pmHamilton.
A musical story about the life and very interesting times of Alexander Hamilton. PrivateBank Theatre. (Performance - Musical). 312-977-1700
7:30 pmAladdin.
Aladdin frees a genie from a lamp, he finds his wishes granted. However, he soon finds that the evil has other plans for the lam… Cadillac Palace Theatre. (Performance - Musical). 312-384-1502
7:30 pmThe Joffrey Ballet: Global Visionaries.
Featuring: The Miraculous Mandarin - Choreographer: Yuri Possokhov & Music: Bela Bartok and Mammatus - Choreographer: Annabelle… Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. (Performance - Ballet). 312-922-2110
7:30 pmMary Poppins.
Disney's 1964 film Mary Poppins the musical. Mercury Theater. (Performance - Musical). 312-325-1700
7:30 pmArtemisia's Visiting.
Visiting is an unflinching exploration of the impact of bipolar disorder on four generations of women and the life-affirming dis… The Edge Theater. (Performance - Theater). 773-729-9112
8:00 pmBye Bye Liver: The Chicago Drinking Play.
Outrageous interactive comedy revolving around the joys and pitfalls of boozing in the windy city. Yep, it's just as fun as it… The Public House Theater. (Performance - Theater). 800-650-6449
8:00 pmBible Bingo.
The audience shares stories about religion in society while playing seven games of Bingo and winning prizes. Royal George Theatre. (Performance). 312-988-9000
8:00 pmJesus Christ Superstar.
This is not just the story of the last 7 days of the greatest idol in history. It's the story of the close friend who tried to s… Paramount Theatre. (Performance - Musical). 630-896-6666
8:00 pmImprobable Fiction.
Sharp comedy and affectionate satire characterize this zany play where imagination becomes reality to offer a peek into the crea… McAninch Arts Center. (Performance - Theater). 630-942-4200
8:00 pmMarry Me A Little.
Two urban singles, each alone in their apartments in the same building, share a Saturday night of sweet fantasies and deep yearn… Stage 773. (Performance - Theater). 773-327-5252
8:00 pmObjects In The Mirror.
A story of an African refugee's attempts to find peace by exposing a potentially dangerous, lifelong secret. Albert Ivar Goodman Theatre. (Performance - Theater). 312-443-3800
8:00 pmThe Other Theatre Company's Threesome.
Leila and Rashid, Egyptian-Americans with ties to Cairo, attempt to solve their relationship issues by inviting a relative stran… Greenhouse Theatre Center. (Performance - Theater). 773-404-7336
8:00 pmHansel and Gretel: How Hansel Came to Be.
A performance filled with tap dance, artistic collaboration with David Lee Csicsko, and a vibrantly creative atmosphere, the dan… Fulton Street Collective. (Performance - Dance). 847-477-8386
8:00 pmWe're Gonna Die.
A singer takes the stage, backed by her rock-band compatriots, to share Young Jean Lee's life-affirming show about the one thing… The Den Theatre. (Performance - Theater). 773-609-2336
10:00 pmBye Bye Liver: The Chicago Drinking Play.
Outrageous interactive comedy revolving around the joys and pitfalls of boozing in the windy city. Yep, it's just as fun as it… The Public House Theater. (Performance - Theater). 800-650-6449


1:20 pmChicago Cubs vs. New York Yankees.
MLB Baseball Game. Wrigley Field. (Sports - Pro Baseball). 312-831-CUBS

For Children

8:00 am-
6:00 pm
Open Play Days.
Corner Playroom is a Parent/Caregiver supervised indoor play place for kids ages 6 months to 5 years. My Corner Playroom. (Kids - Children's Activities). 773-388-2121
10:00 am
&1:00 pm
Studio Drop In.
Each session will explore alternating math, science, and art-related projects that support a different learning theme each month. The DuPage Children's Museum. (Kids - Children's Activities). 630-637-8000


7:30 am-
12:15 pm
BuiltWorlds Summit 2017.
An exclusive 3-day gathering of the built industry's largest companies, leading startups, and most innovative CEOs and strategis… TheWit Hotel, A Doubletree Hotel. (Business - Conference). 847-337-3777


6:00 am-
7:30 am
Silent Sitting.
The thoughts and feelings that might arise during the silent sitting are simply to be allowed to pass by without engaging oursel… Inner Metamorphosis University - IMU. (Community - Self Help). 773-262-1468
Judy Istock Butterfly Haven.
The Judy Istock Butterfly Haven features a kaleidoscope of butterflies with 75 species from around the world. Notebaert Nature Museum. (Educational - Science & Nature). 773-755-5100
River Works.
Splash through this waterplay experience and learn about Chicago's waterways and how they support plants, animals, and humans. Notebaert Nature Museum. (Educational - Science & Nature). 773-755-5100
Mysteries of the Marsh.
Explore the variety of local wetlands and the creatures that live there and find out why these increasingly scarce species are s… Notebaert Nature Museum. (Educational - Science & Nature). 773-755-5100
Wilderness Walk.
Three meticulously re-created environments in Wilderness Walk immerse visitors in a prairie, savanna, and dune complete with tru… Notebaert Nature Museum. (Educational - Science & Nature). 773-755-5100
Hands-on Habitat.
Hands-on Habitat invites budding naturalists (ages 3 - 7) to explore the secret world of animal homes. Notebaert Nature Museum. (Educational - Science & Nature). 773-755-5100
The Extreme Green House.
The Extreme Green House explains how our homes are linked to nature and offers recycling tips. Notebaert Nature Museum. (Educational - Science & Nature). 773-755-5100
Istock Family Look-in Animal Lab.
A detailed look at our native wetlands and their residents. Notebaert Nature Museum. (Educational - Science & Nature). 773-755-5100
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