Spring is coming! We have the must-see events this season
WHAT // Smashbox Photo Event Featuring Steven Khan
WHERE // Nordstrom | 55 E Grand Avenue
WHEN // Friday, April 24th & Saturday, April 25th | 10am-6pm
WHY // Meet celebrity photographer, Steven Khan and let him shoot your perfect headshot. Purchase $100 in Smashbox cosmetics, then get glammed up on set and star in your very own photoshoot. Not only will you get a professional headshot, but you’ll also learn the latest insider secrets from Smashbox Artists. Book your appointment today and don’t miss the perfect excuse to update your 5-year-old profile picture or play supermodel for a day.
MORE // $75 booking fee | More info here
WHAT // Lyric Opera presents Carousel
WHERE // Civic Opera House | 20 N Wacker Drive
WHEN // Now through May 3rd
WHY // See an iconic American musical come to life on the Lyric Opera stage–Carousel. Follow the story of carnival barker, Billy Bigelow, as he captivates the naive millworker, Julie Jordan. Even through hard times and loss, you’ll see the power of their love preserve. This cast of luminaries is directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Rob Ashford and conducted by Broadway’s David Chase. Don’t miss this classic!
MORE // Tickets start at $29 | More info here
WHAT // Something Wonderful! The Music of Rodgers & Hammerstein
WHERE // Symphony Center | 220 S Michigan Avenue
WHEN // Sunday, April 26th | 7:30pm
WHY // Musical theatre enthusiasts unite! What could be more wonderful than nearly 300 musicians and friends performing the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein? For an evening of joyous melody and song, join the Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra to celebrate the men behind the golden age of musical theatre, from classics like Oklahoma! to The Sound Of Music. MORE // Tickets starting at $20 | More info here
WHAT // FashioNext Finale
WHERE // Chicago History Museum | 1601 N Clark Street
WHEN // Thursday, April 30th | 6pm
WHY // FashioNext, Chicago History Museum’s sixth annual fashion design contest, features the work of talented local teens inspired by the exhibition Chicago Styled: Fashioning The Magnificent Mile. Vote for your favorite look while enjoying music, mocktails, red carpet photo ops and more.
MORE // Free for teens, $5 suggested donation for adults | More info here
WHAT // Sense and Sensibility the Musical
WHERE // Chicago Shakespeare Theater | 800 E Grand Avenue
WHEN // April 18th – June 7th
WHY // Jane Austen’s charming romance of wit and passion now comes alive on stage through glorious song. Two sisters whose fortunes change following their father’s untimely death–one practical and dutiful, the other consumed by youthful passion, their quest for suitable husbands entertainly unfolds. This world premiere musical from Tony Award-nominated composer Paul Gordon was specially commissioned by CST for the 2014/15 Season.
MORE // Tickets start at $48 | More info here