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Make the most of your stay in the city by viewing our Chicago calendar of events. Whether you’re looking to enjoy a game at one of the city’s premier sports venues, venture out to a neighborhood festival, or take in a lively music, theater or dance performance, let our team at Kinzie Hotel be your Windy City guide on your urban adventure. 

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    #DATEME

    #DATEME

    February 4, 2016 July 31, 2016 Illinois Chicago

    A scientific experiment about the online search for love. Read more.

    Carnival of the Animals

    Carnival of the Animals

    March 26, 2016 Illinois Chicago

    Carnival of the Animals whisks you away on a thrilling circus escapade inspired by Saint-Saens' delightful salute to feathers, fur and fins. Read more.

    Bullets Over Broadway

    Bullets Over Broadway

    April 19, 2016 May 1, 2016 Illinois Chicago

    A playwright who needs someone to back his next show. A mobster who needs some way to please his showgirl girlfriend. Read more.

    Cinderella

    Cinderella

    April 20, 2016 May 1, 2016 Illinois Chicago

    The classic fairy tale Cinderella comes to life in this dazzling ballet by Frederick Ashton and scored by Sergei Prokofiev. Read more.

    When the Wolves Came In

    When the Wolves Came In

    April 28, 2016 May 1, 2016 Illinois Chicago

    Award-winning choreographer Kyle Abraham returns to the MCA with a powerful program that explores questions about race and social progress. Read more.

    Baconfest

    Baconfest

    April 30, 2016 May 1, 2016 Illinois Chicago

    Baconfest is a fun-filled, walk-around tasting event featuring the most creative bacon dishes from the best chefs in Chicago. Read more.

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    100 Proof Comedy & The Chaser

    100 Proof Comedy & The Chaser

    January 4, 2016 ... Illinois Chicago

    See professional grade comics or perform yourself! Read more.

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    Open Mic Night at Lottie's

    Open Mic Night at Lottie's

    December 8, 2015 ... Illinois Chicago

    Some of the best comedians in the city go right after some pretty strange characters Read more.

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    Chicago Magic Lounge

    Chicago Magic Lounge

    January 7, 2016 ... Illinois Chicago

    The Chicago Magic Lounge aims to bring you the city's best magic every Thursday night. Close-up magic just got a lot closer. Read more.

    Little Green Cars

    Little Green Cars

    May 5, 2016 May 5, 2016 Illinois Chicago

    Let Dublin folk rock quintet, Little Green Cars, take you on an adventure! Read more.

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    Ellie Goulding

    Ellie Goulding

    May 6, 2016 May 6, 2016 Illinois Chicago

    See Ellie Goulding live during the Delirium World Tour May 6 at the Allstate Arena! Read more.

    Prime Time

    Prime Time

    May 6, 2016 May 6, 2016 Illinois Chicago

    The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presents Prime Time, a new late night series that reflects the creative pulse of Chicago. Read more.

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    Alton Brown: Eat Your Science

    Alton Brown: Eat Your Science

    May 7, 2016 May 7, 2016 Illinois Chicago

    Television personality, author and Food Network star Alton Brown returns to Chicago with Alton Brown: Eat Your Science. Read more.

    Chicago Beer Classic

    Chicago Beer Classic

    May 7, 2016 May 7, 2016 Illinois Chicago

    Chicago Beer Classic is the city’s largest beer festival, celebrating over 100 unique beers on the grass of Soldier Field. Read more.

    Chicago Kids & Kites Festival

    Chicago Kids & Kites Festival

    May 7, 2016 May 7, 2016 Illinois Chicago

    A favorite family event and a harbinger of springtime in Chicago. Read more.

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    #DATEME

    #DATEME

    February 4, 2016 July 31, 2016 Illinois Chicago

    A scientific experiment about the online search for love. Read more.

    Carnival of the Animals

    Carnival of the Animals

    March 26, 2016 Illinois Chicago

    Carnival of the Animals whisks you away on a thrilling circus escapade inspired by Saint-Saens' delightful salute to feathers, fur and fins. Read more.

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    100 Proof Comedy & The Chaser

    100 Proof Comedy & The Chaser

    January 4, 2016 ... Illinois Chicago

    See professional grade comics or perform yourself! Read more.

    MusicNOW

    MusicNOW

    May 9, 2016 May 9, 2016 Illinois Chicago

    MusicNOW, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's nationally recognized and critically acclaimed new music series, offers innovative works by some Read more.

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    Open Mic Night at Lottie's

    Open Mic Night at Lottie's

    December 8, 2015 ... Illinois Chicago

    Some of the best comedians in the city go right after some pretty strange characters Read more.

    Chicago The Musical

    Chicago The Musical

    May 10, 2016 May 15, 2016 Illinois Chicago

    Broadway In Chicago is pleased to announce that the Tony Award® winning smash-hit CHICAGO The Musical will return to Chicago! Read more.

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    Chicago Magic Lounge

    Chicago Magic Lounge

    January 7, 2016 ... Illinois Chicago

    The Chicago Magic Lounge aims to bring you the city's best magic every Thursday night. Close-up magic just got a lot closer. Read more.

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    Falla in the South of Spain

    Falla in the South of Spain

    May 13, 2016 May 15, 2016 Illinois Chicago

    These performances are part of the Beyond the Score. Conceived and developed by the CSO, live actors and visual projections are interwoven. Read more.

    Lake FX Summit + Expo

    Lake FX Summit + Expo

    May 13, 2016 May 15, 2016 Illinois Chicago

    The Lake FX Summit + Expo is the region's largest free conference for artists, creative professionals and entrepreneurs. Read more.

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    #DATEME

    #DATEME

    February 4, 2016 July 31, 2016 Illinois Chicago

    A scientific experiment about the online search for love. Read more.

    Carnival of the Animals

    Carnival of the Animals

    March 26, 2016 Illinois Chicago

    Carnival of the Animals whisks you away on a thrilling circus escapade inspired by Saint-Saens' delightful salute to feathers, fur and fins. Read more.

    Chicago The Musical

    Chicago The Musical

    May 10, 2016 May 15, 2016 Illinois Chicago

    Broadway In Chicago is pleased to announce that the Tony Award® winning smash-hit CHICAGO The Musical will return to Chicago! Read more.

    Falla in the South of Spain

    Falla in the South of Spain

    May 13, 2016 May 15, 2016 Illinois Chicago

    These performances are part of the Beyond the Score. Conceived and developed by the CSO, live actors and visual projections are interwoven. Read more.

    Lake FX Summit + Expo

    Lake FX Summit + Expo

    May 13, 2016 May 15, 2016 Illinois Chicago

    The Lake FX Summit + Expo is the region's largest free conference for artists, creative professionals and entrepreneurs. Read more.

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    100 Proof Comedy & The Chaser

    100 Proof Comedy & The Chaser

    January 4, 2016 ... Illinois Chicago

    See professional grade comics or perform yourself! Read more.

    Gary Numan performing "The Pleasure Principal"

    Gary Numan performing "The Pleasure Principal"

    May 16, 2016 May 16, 2016 Illinois Chicago

    See Gary Numan perform Pleasure Principle live during the Classic Album Residency Tour May 16 at Metro! Read more.

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    Open Mic Night at Lottie's

    Open Mic Night at Lottie's

    December 8, 2015 ... Illinois Chicago

    Some of the best comedians in the city go right after some pretty strange characters Read more.

    The Used

    The Used

    May 17, 2016 May 17, 2016 Illinois Chicago

    See The Used live during the 15 Year Anniversary Tour: Self-Titled May 17 at House of Blues! Read more.

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    Chicago Magic Lounge

    Chicago Magic Lounge

    January 7, 2016 ... Illinois Chicago

    The Chicago Magic Lounge aims to bring you the city's best magic every Thursday night. Close-up magic just got a lot closer. Read more.

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    Johanna Faustus

    Johanna Faustus

    May 20, 2016 May 29, 2016 Illinois Chicago

    The Hypocrites present the world premiere of Johanna Faustus. Six actors tell a modern Faust story. Read more.

    Mayfest

    Mayfest

    May 20, 2016 May 22, 2016 Illinois Chicago

    Mayfest is Chicago’s annual kick-off event for the festival season. Join them this year as they celebrate their 21st year! Read more.

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    #DATEME

    #DATEME

    February 4, 2016 July 31, 2016 Illinois Chicago

    A scientific experiment about the online search for love. Read more.

    Carnival of the Animals

    Carnival of the Animals

    March 26, 2016 Illinois Chicago

    Carnival of the Animals whisks you away on a thrilling circus escapade inspired by Saint-Saens' delightful salute to feathers, fur and fins. Read more.

    Johanna Faustus

    Johanna Faustus

    May 20, 2016 May 29, 2016 Illinois Chicago

    The Hypocrites present the world premiere of Johanna Faustus. Six actors tell a modern Faust story. Read more.

    Mayfest

    Mayfest

    May 20, 2016 May 22, 2016 Illinois Chicago

    Mayfest is Chicago’s annual kick-off event for the festival season. Join them this year as they celebrate their 21st year! Read more.

    A Musical Feast

    A Musical Feast

    May 22, 2016 May 23, 2016 Illinois Chicago

    Nicholas Kraemer concludes Music of the Baroque's 45th Anniversary Season with a delicious program of instrumental music. Read more.

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    100 Proof Comedy & The Chaser

    100 Proof Comedy & The Chaser

    January 4, 2016 ... Illinois Chicago

    See professional grade comics or perform yourself! Read more.

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    Open Mic Night at Lottie's

    Open Mic Night at Lottie's

    December 8, 2015 ... Illinois Chicago

    Some of the best comedians in the city go right after some pretty strange characters Read more.

    Disney's Beauty and the Beast

    Disney's Beauty and the Beast

    May 24, 2016 May 29, 2016 Illinois Chicago

    Celebrating 21 years since its Broadway premiere in 1994, Disney's Beauty and the Beast is coming to Chicago! Read more.

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    Chicago Magic Lounge

    Chicago Magic Lounge

    January 7, 2016 ... Illinois Chicago

    The Chicago Magic Lounge aims to bring you the city's best magic every Thursday night. Close-up magic just got a lot closer. Read more.

    The Planets

    The Planets

    May 26, 2016 May 31, 2016 Illinois Chicago

    The Women of the Chicago Symphony Chorus perform with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and conductor Cristian Măcelaru in The Planets! Read more.

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    Chicago Memorial Day Parade

    Chicago Memorial Day Parade

    May 28, 2016 May 28, 2016 Illinois Chicago

    The City of Chicago's Memorial Day Parade honors all men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country. Read more.

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    #DATEME

    #DATEME

    February 4, 2016 July 31, 2016 Illinois Chicago

    A scientific experiment about the online search for love. Read more.

    Carnival of the Animals

    Carnival of the Animals

    March 26, 2016 Illinois Chicago

    Carnival of the Animals whisks you away on a thrilling circus escapade inspired by Saint-Saens' delightful salute to feathers, fur and fins. Read more.

    Johanna Faustus

    Johanna Faustus

    May 20, 2016 May 29, 2016 Illinois Chicago

    The Hypocrites present the world premiere of Johanna Faustus. Six actors tell a modern Faust story. Read more.

    Disney's Beauty and the Beast

    Disney's Beauty and the Beast

    May 24, 2016 May 29, 2016 Illinois Chicago

    Celebrating 21 years since its Broadway premiere in 1994, Disney's Beauty and the Beast is coming to Chicago! Read more.

    The Planets

    The Planets

    May 26, 2016 May 31, 2016 Illinois Chicago

    The Women of the Chicago Symphony Chorus perform with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and conductor Cristian Măcelaru in The Planets! Read more.

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    100 Proof Comedy & The Chaser

    100 Proof Comedy & The Chaser

    January 4, 2016 ... Illinois Chicago

    See professional grade comics or perform yourself! Read more.

    General John A. Logan Memorial Day Commemoration

    General John A. Logan Memorial Day Commemoration

    May 30, 2016 May 30, 2016 Illinois Chicago

    The Chicago Cultural Mile Association is honored to host the Annual Ceremony and Dedication of the General John A. Logan Monument. Read more.

    Chicago Cubs vs LA Dodgers

    Chicago Cubs vs LA Dodgers

    May 30, 2016 June 2, 2016 Illinois Chicago

    Watch the Cubs take on the Dodgers at Wrigley Field! Read more.

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    Open Mic Night at Lottie's

    Open Mic Night at Lottie's

    December 8, 2015 ... Illinois Chicago

    Some of the best comedians in the city go right after some pretty strange characters Read more.

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    Chicago Magic Lounge

    Chicago Magic Lounge

    January 7, 2016 ... Illinois Chicago

    The Chicago Magic Lounge aims to bring you the city's best magic every Thursday night. Close-up magic just got a lot closer. Read more.

    Roscoe Village Wine Stroll

    Roscoe Village Wine Stroll

    June 2, 2016 June 2, 2016 Illinois Chicago

    You will enjoy “Wines of the World” at your favorite businesses in Roscoe Village. Read more.

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    Chicago Cubs vs Arizona Diamondbacks

    Chicago Cubs vs Arizona Diamondbacks

    June 3, 2016 June 5, 2016 Illinois Chicago

    See the Chicago Cubs play against the Arizona Diamondbacks June 3-5 at Wrigley Field! Read more.

    Aesop Rock

    Aesop Rock

    June 3, 2016 June 3, 2016 Illinois Chicago

    See Aesop Rock live with special guests Rob Sonic, DJ Zone and Homeboy Sandman! Read more.

    Chicago Gospel Music Festival

    Chicago Gospel Music Festival

    June 3, 2016 June 4, 2016 Illinois Chicago

    The 31st Chicago Gospel Music Festival features local and national artists celebrating the genre's foundational roots in Chicago. Read more.

    Lincoln Park Greek Fest

    Lincoln Park Greek Fest

    June 3, 2016 June 5, 2016 Illinois Chicago

    This lively annual happening that returns for its 39th year. Read more.

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