Spring is coming! We have the must-see events this season
WHAT // The Wizard of Oz
WHERE // Music Box | 3733 N Southport Avenue
WHEN // Saturday, April 4th & Sunday, April 5th | 1:30pm
WHY // We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the holiday weekend than with a beloved classic. Join the Music Box Easter weekend for the screening of this quintessential childhood fantasy, along with preshow singing and costume contest.
MORE // Tickets $12.50 | More info here
WHAT // Chicago International Movies & Music Festival
WHERE // Various venues
WHEN // Thursday, April 16th-Sunday, April 19th
WHY // A four-day showcase of films, concerts, industry panels and more. The Chicago International Movies & Music Festival features the films by day and live music by night—at theaters, galleries, bars, concert spaces, and some of the city’s most storied venues. This year brings a night with Spike Lee, an event with acclaimed composer Marc Ribot and more events inspired by film or feature visual accompaniment.
MORE // Ticket prices vary | 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 // Broadway Chicago Presents First Wives Club the Musical
WHERE // Oriental Theatre | 24 W Randolph Street
WHEN // February 17th – March 29th
WHY // Based on the bestselling novel, rally your friends together for a hilarious performance about friendship and strength at First Wives Club. Forget Goldie, forget Bette—new and original songs by Motown legends empower these female characters in a story about settling the score with the men that did them wrong. Perfect for the anti-valentine within all of us.
MORE // Tickets start at $30 | More info here