Things To Do

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

A Grinch musical, a hip-hop ‘Nutcracker’ and holiday concerts from jazz, blues and CSO musicians are among the highlights of the week ahead.
The former movie palace is set for its public debut after an upgrade that cost nearly $40 million.
End the year in style with dance beats, comedy or a night of musical nostalgia.
A Doja Cat tour stop, Cirque du Soleil’s holiday show and several ‘Nutcracker’ productions are among the entertainment highlights of the week ahead.
The Joffrey ‘Nutcracker,’ Holiday Magic at Brookfield Zoo, the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball, and a Pre-Kwanzaa Marketplace are among the highlights in the week ahead.
Formerly ‘cutthroat’ castmates now perform together in ‘a gentler, kinder way,’ says group member Michael Ian Black.
A revival of ‘The Wiz,’ a Pentatonix holiday concert and the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade are among the entertainment highlights of the week ahead.
Sony Pictures Entertainment’s first immersive entertainment/dining complex is situated in the site of the former Sears store.
“Boop! The Betty Boop Musical,” the City’s official tree lighting ceremony, and the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival area among the cool things to check out in the week ahead.
From pop icons to symphonies to holiday tunes, here’s where to see hundreds of acts live during the yuletide season.
A Jerry Seinfeld and Jim Gaffigan teamup, a stage version of ‘Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas’ and a Kesha concert are among the upcoming entertainment highlights.
Paramount Theatre’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” a Dwight Yoakam concert in Gary and the Black Harvest Film Festival are among the entertainment highlights of the week to come.
A mourning widow keeps her adult children captive in Emilio Williams’ streamlined adaptation of ‘The House of Bernarda Alba’ being performed at Steppenwolf Theatre.
The Chicago debut of ‘POTUS,’ a show by Grammy winner Samara Joy and Halloween events for young and old are among this week’s entertainment highlights
A mix of cirque, cabaret and a touch of old-school vaudeville is at the core of this dinner-theater experience.
The Indiana Dunes, Illinois state parks or the city’s forest preserves offer the best views of the light show.
Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade, a relocated ‘Twelfth Night’ and a museum exhibit on Jewish delis are among the entertainment highlights this week.
A Kim Petras concert, the Frankenstein story as both ballet and comic musical, and several Halloween happenings are among the entertainment highlights of the week ahead.
iLuminate is a dance company that combines glow-in-the-dark LED suits with music, dance and comedy.
Los poseedores del pase también recibirán al entrar una taza de recuerdo anual muy codiciada.
Bonnie Raitt’s post-Grammy victory tour, a Broadway-bound Louis Armstrong musical and the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns are among this week’s entertainment highlights.
There will be an open talent show starting at 5 p.m., a showing of ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ at 7 and a full moon viewing at 9.