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February 21, 2017 - February 26, 2017

‘The Illusionists – Live From Broadway’ Comes to Chicago’s Oriental Theatre

Broadway In Chicago presents the world’s best-selling touring magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY. On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, THE ILLUSIONISTS will play Chicago’s Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph) from Feb. 21 to Feb. 26 for a limited one-week engagement. For information go to

Where: Chicago
Location: Oriental Theatre

February 24, 2017

“Sleep In” to Benefit Chicago Youth Homeless Agencies

With winter already spreading its arctic grip across the Chicago area, more than 20,000 young adults and students are looking for a permanent home, not just overnight shelter. In response to this housing crisis, a region-wide “Sleep In” will be held at Chicago’s Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Avenue, Friday night, Feb. 24, to benefit 13 organizations providing shelter, drop-in space and advocacy for youth experiencing homelessness in the region. To donate, sign up for the event, or learn more go to .

Where: Chicago
Location: Second Presbyterian Church

February 25, 2017

Thodos Dance Chicago’s ‘Timeless Motion’

Thodos Dance Chicago makes its annual return to Skokie’s North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie with a fun, fresh and electrifying concert titled Timeless Motion, Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $28 to $58 and are available online at or by calling (847) 673-6300.

Where: Skokie
Location: North Shore Center for the Performing Arts

February 25, 2017

DuPage Area STEM Expo

Plan now to attend the 33nd Annual STEM Expo, “Engineers Make a World of Difference,” a fun, free, family interactive event providing children and adults the chance to experience and explore the many fields of science and engineering through displays and presentations. The event is happening on Saturday, Feb. 25th, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Illinois Institute of Technology, Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Campus, 201 E. Loop Road, Wheaton. For information go to or call 630-682-6000.

Where: Wheaton, IL
Location: IIT, Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Campus

March 3, 2017 - March 5, 2017

Kelly Anderson Dance Theatre’s ‘Livin’ the Dream’

Kelly Anderson Dance Theatre presents “Livin’ the Dream,” a comedic dance theater piece honoring the childhood dreamer in all of us. It premieres March 3-5 at Links Hall in Chicago. For complete information go to

Where: Chicago
Location: Links Hall

March 5, 2017 - April 16, 2017

Kokandy Productions presents ‘The Wiz’

Kokandy Productions presents a revival of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical THE WIZ, directed by guest director Lili-Anne Brown with music direction by Jimmy Morehead and choreography by Breon Arzell, playing March 5 – April 16, 2017 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago.  Tickets for THE WIZ are currently available at, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at the Theater Wit Box Office.

Where: Chicago
Location: Theater Wit

March 10, 2017

Hedwignites 2017

Save the date for Hedwig Dances Annual Benefit Gala. Hedwignites 2017 is happening Friday, March 10th, 6-10 p.m., at the Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario. For information go to

Where: Chicago
Location: Arts Club of Chicago

March 11, 2017

DuPage Area Moms Spring/Summer Children’s Clothing & Toy Resale

Mark your calendars for the DuPage Area Moms Spring/Summer Children’s Clothing & Toy Resale. It’s happening at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton on March 11th. Shoppers will find gently used Spring/Summer children’s clothing (sizes newborn to 18, Girl’s Jr 0-7) swimwear, shoes, toys, games, books, and baby gear. 7:30am-12:00pm $1 admission; 1:00pm-2:30pm blue & white tag half-price sale – free admission. For more information go to

Where: Wheaton
Location: DuPage Co. Fairgrounds

March 16, 2017 - March 18, 2017

Good Food Festival & Conference

The 13th Annual Good Food Festival & Conference is coming up March 16-18 at the UIC Forum in Chicago! The Midwest’s premier annual celebration of the fast-growing Good Food movement is presented by FamilyFarmed, a leader in promoting locally and sustainably produced food for almost two decades. The Good Food Festival & Conference will bring together regional and national leaders in local, sustainable food — from farmers to chefs, entrepreneurs to policy makers — to discuss the movement that’s transforming the way we eat. For a full itinerary go to

Where: Chicago
Location: UIC Forum

March 17, 2017

Forever Green 42

It’s the largest and longest running St. Patrick’s Day Party in Chicago. Forever Green, presented by the Young Irish Fellowship Club, and benefiting the Andrew Weishar Foundation and March 4 Meg. It’s happening on St. Patrick’s Day, Friday, March 17th at the Chicago Cultural Center, featuring live Irish Music and dancing, beer, wine, light bites and more. For information go to

Where: Chicago
Location: Chicago Cultural Center

April 8, 2017

The Bridge’s Secret Garden Gala

Save the date – Support The Bridge Youth & Family Services at their ‘Secret Garden Gala,’ Saturday, April 8th at Chandler’s Chophouse in Schaumburg. For more information about the gala or the organization go to or call 847-485-3073.

Where: Schaumburg
Location: Chandler's Chophouse

November 9, 2017

Jimmy Buffett Musical ‘Escape to Margaritaville’ Premieres in Chicago

Broadway In Chicago and Producers Frank Marshall, Mindy Rich, Anita Waxman and Beth Williams announced today that Escape to Margaritaville, the new musical featuring the songs of legendary singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett, will play a limited pre-Broadway engagement beginning November 9, 2017 at Broadway In Chicago’s Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph). More information will be available soon at!

Where: Chicago
Location: Oriental Theatre