Explore performances, exhibits, concerts, and more from creators at the vanguard of artistic expression in Chicago and beyond.
Discover the Fine Arts Building, a treasure trove on Michigan Avenue and learn how it went from a carriage showroom to a high-profile artists’ colony that housed tenants like Frank Lloyd Wright, Lorado Taft and Harriet Monroe.
Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me! is NPR’s Peabody Award-winning quiz show. Host Peter Sagal leads a rotating panel of comedians, listener contestants, and celebrity guests through a rollicking review of the week’s news.
An unforgettable story of enduring love and triumph over adversity, The Color Purple is a landmark musical from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker. This stirring family chronicle follows the inspirational Celie, as she journeys from childhood through joy and despair, anguish and hope to discover the power of love and life.
The Studebaker Theater invites students, technicians, lighting designers, technical directors, and theater professionals for an exclusive and FREE lighting equipment demonstration event, featuring guided presentations of equipment ,open houses, and staff recruitment opportunities.
In the presence of Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia the Camerata Chicago Chamber Orchestra holds its 20th Anniversary Celebration concert. Internationally renowned violinist Stefan Milenkovich performs the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto. Conducted by Maestro Drostan Hall, Camerata Chicago will also perform Beethoven's Symphony No. 6, the Pastoral, and the Barber of Seville Overture by Rossini.
Join Ira Flatow and the rest of the SciFri crew as they hit the road to uncover and report on the amazing science news and stories happening in Chicago, IL! This is your chance to look behind the curtain of your favorite national radio show and participate in a special live performance with the experts and conversations you love.
The live theatrical adaptation of “Jim Henson’s Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas” is making its Chicago debut this holiday season at the Studebaker Theater! Packed with puppets created by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas is a heartwarming celebration of the true spirit of the holidays.
Paula Poundstone is known for her smart, observational humor and a spontaneous wit that has become the stuff of legend. Time magazine, in the March 2020 “Best of” issue, listed Paula’s HBO special, Cats, Cops and Stuff as one of The 5 Funniest Stand-Up Specials Ever. Paula can be heard weekly as the host of the comedy podcast, Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone and as a regular panelist on NPR’s comedy news quiz, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!