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February & March Events Calendar

Museums, Theater, Galleries, Special Events & More

Your Chicago guide to the best museums, galleries, and events in Chicago.


Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave., 312-443-3600, presents Young Chicago, a look at the city’s body of contemporary designers, through April 29. Far from Home: Photography, Travel, and Inspiration continues through May 6. Focus: Kasmalieva and Djumaliev runs through May 6. Cézanne to Picasso: Ambroise Vollard, Patron of the Avant-Garde is on display Feb. 17 through May 13.

Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan Ave., 312-922-3432, presents Prairie Skyscraper: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Price Tower through April 29.

Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe, 847-835-5440, presents Flowering Amazon: Paintings by Margaret Mee through April 8.

Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., 312-744-6630, presents Figures of Thinking: Convergences in Contemporary Cultures through Mar. 25.

Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St., 312-642-4600, presents Ed Paschke, an exhibition focusing on the famed Chicago artist, including paintings and a reproduction of his studio, continuing through Feb. 19. Dior: The New Look runs through May 20.

Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., 312-922-9410, hosts Gregor Mendel: Planting the Seeds of Genetics through April 1. The Ancient Americas, a new permanent exhibition that includes a replica of an 800-year-old pueblo dwelling and the ancient Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan, opens Mar. 9.

Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, presents Dale Washington and Angela Lee: Marking the Body, both continuing through Mar. 11. Lorraine Peltz: Cosmic Hostess runs through Mar. 25.

International Museum of Surgical Science, 1524 N. Lakeshore Dr., 312-642-6502, presents Brian Dettmer’s book dissections and James F. Cleary’s anatomical montage through April 20.

Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave., 312-243-9088, features Ken Grimes: Elusive Messages through April 27 and “Don’t Fence Me In”: The Art of Daniel Watson through June 23.

Loyola University Museum of Art, 820 N. Michigan Ave., 312-915-6394, presents Miserere et Guerre through Mar. 31. Science and Faith Observation and Censorship: Rare Books From The Regione Campania run from Feb. 17 through April 15. Tradition in Transition: Russian Icons in the Age of the Romanovs from the Hillwood Museum & Gardens runs from Feb. 17 through May 20.

Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, 40 Arts Circle, Evanston, 847-491-4000, hosts From the Trenches to the Street: Art from Germany, 1910s-1920s and Lovis Corinth: Weimar-Period Prints through Mar. 18. Nonsense and Experimentation: Dada Film Shorts and Wolfgang Gäfgen: Portfolios continue through the same date.

Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, 1852 W. 19th St., 312-738-1503, presents Arte Textil Maya: Collections of the Centro de Textiles del Mundo Maya through May 27. This exhibition highlights the artistic and creative character of Mayan textiles.

Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, 2600 Central Park Ave., Evanston, 847-475-1030, presents Miigwetch 2: Recent Acquisitions, an exhibition of gifts made to the museum over the last five years, through July 29.

Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave., 312-280-2660, presents Rudolf Stingel, a 20-year retrospective, through May 27.

Museum of Contemporary Photography, 600 S. Michigan Ave., 312-663-5554, exhibits work by Robert Heinecken, Larry Sultan and Misty Keasler through Mar. 24.

Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr., 773-684-1414, hosts Black Creativity Program through Feb. 28. Gunther Von Hagens’ Body Worlds 2: The Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies runs through April 29. The Human Body runs through April 29 at the Omnimax.

National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum, 1801 S. Indiana Ave., 312-326-0270, presents In Defiance of Tradition: Works on Paper through May 1.

Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton, 312-943-9090, present the Chicago Calligraphy Collective’s 21st Annual Juried Exhibition through Mar. 17. The 15th Annual Mystery Book Fair takes place Mar. 2-3.

The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, 5811 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8670, features work by Scott Short through Feb. 18.

Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood, 773-702-0200, presents The Image as Homage: Portrait of the Artist through April 7. Cosmophilia: Islamic Art from the David Collection, Copenhagen runs through May 20.


Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Pkwy., 312-902-1500, presents Diavolo’s Repertoire Highlights Mar. 10-11. The Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg performs Seagull Mar. 23-25.

Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., 773-445-3838, presents Chicago Human Rhythm Project’s Winter Tap JAMboree Feb. 18.

Chicago A Cappella presents Songs for Lovers Feb. 9, 17 and 18 at various locations. Call 773-755-1628.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand, 312-595-5600, presents The Three Musketeers: A New Musical through Feb. 18. Amajuba: Like Doves We Rise, a production from South Africa, continues through Feb. 11. Short Shakespeare! The Taming of the Shrew runs through Mar. 3.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 220 S. Michigan Ave., 312-294-3000, presents Friday Night at the Movies: Classical Hollywood Feb. 9. Jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves performs Feb. 16.

Chicagoland Pops Orchestra presents The Beach Boys on Mar. 24 at the Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. Call 312-559-1212 for tickets.

Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave., 773-753-4472, presents Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya through Feb. 11. Flyin’ West runs from Mar. 8 through April 8.

The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago presents Together Higher Dance Troupe Feb. 22-24 at 1306 S. Michigan Ave. Association Noa/Company Vincent Mantsoe from South Africa performs Mar. 8-10. Joe Goode Performance Group, celebrating its 20th anniversary, performs Mar. 29-31.

Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oak Brook, 630-530-0111, presents the musical comedy Something’s Afoot Mar. 22 through May 20.

Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, 312-443-3800, features August Wilson’s Radio Golf through Feb. 18. Congo Square Theatre Company presents Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, also by August Wilson, through the same date. Rabbit Hole runs from Mar. 10 through April 15.

Joffrey Ballet presents Destiny’s Dances: Groundbreaking Ballets from the 20th Century Feb. 14-25 at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Pkwy. Call 312-902-1500.

Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Ave., 773-325-1700, presents Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story through the end of February.

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights, 847-577-2121, presents Barefoot in the Park through Mar. 10.

Next Theatre Company, 927 Noyes St., Evanston, 847-475-1875, presents The Adding Machine: A Chamber Musical through Feb. 25.

Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, 847-673-6300, presents Craig Wright’s Lady through Feb. 25.

Northwestern Theatre Department presents Cymbeline, directed by Mary Zimmerman, Feb. 9-18 at the Barber Theatre, 30 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. Call 847-491-7282.

Pegasus Players presents Black Caesar, loosely based on Citizen Kane, Feb. 22 through April 1 at the O’Rourke Center, 1145 W. Wilson Ave. For tickets, call 773-878-9761.

Porchlight Music Theatre, 1225 W. Belmont, 773-327-5252, presents Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins through Mar. 18. The Teapot Scandals also continues through the same date.

A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells St., 312-943-8722, presents Blasted by Sarah Kane through Mar. 4.

Remy Bumppo Theatre presents Mrs. Warren’s Profession by George Bernard Shaw Mar. 7 through April 22 at 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. For tickets, call 773-244-8119.

Saint Sebastian Players present The Play’s the Thing Feb. 9 through Mar. 4 at St. Bonaventure, 1625 W. Diversey.

Steppenwolf Theatre Company, 1650 N. Halsted, 312-335-1650, presents Huck Finn Feb. 24 through Mar. 11. Betrayal continues through May 27 in the Upstairs Theatre.

Strawdog Theatre Company, 3829 N. Broadway, 773-528-9889, hosts Strawdog Radio Theatre 6 through Feb. 24. A Lie of the Mind runs from Mar. 31 through May 12.

TimeLine Theatre Company, 615 W. Wellington Ave., 773-281-8463, features the world premiere of Harmless by Brett Neveu through Mar. 18.

Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood, 773-761-4477, presents The Piano Tuner through Mar. 25.

Lookingglass Theatre Company, 821 N. Michigan, 773-477-8088, presents The Wooden Breeks, a comic tale set in a small hamlet, through Mar. 11. Lookingglass Young Ensemble presents Mary Zimmerman’s The Odyssey through Feb. 18.

Lyric Opera of Chicago, 20 N. Wacker Dr., 312-332-2244, features Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte Feb. 10 through Mar. 16. Dialogues of the Carmelites runs from Feb. 17 through Mar. 17.

The Theatre School at DePaul University presents The Last Five Years through Feb. 11 at Athenaeum Studio Three, 2936 N. Southport Ave., 312-922-1999. The Psychic Life of Savages runs from Mar. 2-11.

UIC Theatre, 1040 W. Harrison, 312-996-2939, features King Lear Mar. 2-11.

Victory Gardens Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-871-3000, presents Court-Martial at Fort Devens through Mar. 11.

Writers’ Theatre, 325 Tudor Ct., Glencoe, 847-242-6000, features Bach at Leipzig through Mar. 25. The Puppetmaster of Lodz runs from Mar. 27 through July 8 at 664 Vernon Ave.


Andrew Bae Gallery, 300 W. Superior, 312-335-8601, presents a show of gallery artists through the end of February.

Ann Nathan Gallery, 212 W. Superior, 312-664-6622, features work by George Klauba Feb. 9 through March.

Byron Roche Gallery, 750 N. Franklin, 312-654-0144, presents new sculpture by Sharon Que and new paintings by Steve Zieverink through Feb. 28.

Carl Hammer Gallery, 740 N. Wells, 312-266-8512, presents Angela West’s Sweet Sixteen Feb. 9 through Mar. 10.

Catherine Edelman Gallery, 300 W. Superior, 312-266-2350, features Kate Breakey: Stilled Lives through Feb. 24.

Donald Young Gallery, 933 W. Washington, 312-455-0100, presents work by Anne Chu in February. Jean Albano Gallery, 215 W. Superior, 312-440-0770, features Relationships, a group exhibition addressing metaphorical and literal relations of all types, through Mar. 3.

Judy A Saslow Gallery, 300 W. Superior, 312-943-0530, presents Far Out, an annual exhibition of outsider artists from around the world, Feb. 16 through April 14.

Kasia Kay Art Projects Gallery, 1044 W. Fulton Market, 312-492-8828, hosts Brian Yates: The New Anomie and Kinga Czerska: New Works Feb. 23 through Mar. 31.

Linda Warren Gallery, 1052 W. Fulton Market, 312-432-9500, features Normal: Peter Drake, Carson Fox, Elliott Green, David Humphrey and Jon Waldo through Feb. 17.

Marx-Saunders Gallery, 230 W. Superior, 312-573-1400, features Hank Adams’ Food Fight and Jose Chardiet’s Coalescence through the end of February.

Packer Schopf Gallery, 942 W. Lake, 312-226-8984, features Northwest Coast Invasion through Feb. 17.

Perimeter Gallery, 210 W. Superior, 312-266-9473, presents paintings by Philip Livingston Feb. 9 through Mar. 10,

Printworks Gallery, 311 W. Superior, 312-664-9407, features work by Ellen Lanyon through Feb. 24.

Rhona Hoffman Gallery, 118 N. Peoria, 312-455-1990, presents work by Fred Sandback through Feb. 24.

Richard Gray Gallery, 875 N. Michigan, 312-642-8877, presents Jaume Plensa: I In His Eyes As One That Found Peace Feb. 15 through Mar. 17.

Roy Boyd Gallery, 739 N. Wells, 312-642-1606, features Vadim Katznelson: The Interiority of Paint through Feb. 13. William Conger: Recent Paintings runs from Feb. 16 through April 10. Russell Bowman Art Advisory, 311 W. Superior, 312-751-9500, presents Kara Walker Prints through Feb. 10.

Schneider Gallery, 230 W. Superior, 312-988-4033, features new work by RES, in collaboration with Constanza Piaggio, through Feb. 24.

Zg Gallery, 300 W. Superior, 312-654-9900, presents work by Molly Briggs Feb. 9-28.

Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, 325 W. Huron, 312-944-1990, presents Tony Berlant’s Hidden in Plain Sight and work by Peter Stephens’ My Vicarious Life in France Feb. 16 through Mar. 31.

Special Events

The Chicago Auto Show takes place

Feb. 9-18 at McCormick Place. Visit www.chicagoautoshow.com for details.

The Annual Winnetka Antiques Show takes place Mar. 2- 4. Call 847-446-0537.

The Annual Chicagoland Depression Glass Era Show and Sale takes place Mar. 11-12. Call 847-394-2491.

Don’t miss the Chicagoland Flower & Garden Show Mar. 10-18 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont.

Poliform Chicago, 445 N. Franklin, is hosting its partial sample sale of up to 40% off, Feb. 10-17, 312-321-9600.

Published: February 18, 2007
Issue: Winter 2007