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Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

Othello: The Remix (Closing Week)

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and 2pm on Sundays. To-Do!: Throw your hands up, Chicago—this fresh urban take on the Bard’s tragedy is back! Following acclaimed international tours and previous sold-out engagements in Chicago, the CST-commissioned hip-hop adaptation is spun out and lyrically rewritten over original beats. Since its world premiere as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad at Shakespeare’s Globe—an artistic collaboration forged between Chicago hip-hop artists The Q Brothers and Chicago Shakespeare Creative Producer Rick Boynton—the production has… Price: $20-35. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 12 - May 8, 2016. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 7:30 PM – 8:50 PM. Chicago Shakespeare Theater 800 East Grand Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit www.chicagoshakes.com.

The Bridge #12

Live Music Doors open at 7:00pm. To-Do!: Since 2013 The Bridge has been a vibrant cultural exchange project that has seen avant garde jazz improvisors from France and Chicago collaborate, explore, and discover on both sides of the Atlantic. The Promontory is honored to welcome The Bridge #12 with Nicole Mitchell (Flute) David Boykin (Tenor Sax), Lionel Garcin (Saxes), Christophe Rocher (Clarinets), Chriistian Pruvost (Trumpet) Mission Statement Jazz – owing to its particular history – has always been an unmatched medium that allowed the s… Price: $10. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Promontory 5311 S. Lake Park Chicago, IL 60615. For more info visit promontorychicago.com.

Lorraine Hansberry Celebration: The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window

Theater To-Do!: Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the heartfelt final work from A Raisin in the Sun playwright Lorraine Hansberry. Greenwich Village, 1964: a magnet for ideals and activism of every stripe. At its center is Sidney Brustein’s apartment, the gathering place for an eclectic group of bohemians during a time of rapid change. As Sidney gets increasingly swept up in the radical issues of the day, however, he ignores the equally dangerous tension mounting between himself and his wife Iris, the one person h… Soleil's Take: View more Lorraine Hansberry Celebration To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: <a href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/Hansberry”Join us for The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration. During her all-too-brief life and career, Lorraine Hansberry left an indelible mark on the American theater. Now, in conjunction with our production of Hanberry’s final work, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, Goodman Theatre proudly presents The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration, a series of programs and performances that focus on the author’s Chicago roots, the forces which shaped her groundbreaking work… Price: $20-50. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 30 - June 5, 2016. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

Tweet

Live Music To-Do!: It’s been quite an exhilarating and enlightening journey for Charlene Keys, who has carried the nickname Tweet since childhood. Born and raised in Rochester, NY, Tweet grew up in the church, sometimes attending service seven days a week, and it was in the pews that her love for music began. She sang in the choir for years as a child, played the drums in the church band, and even became part of a gospel group that performed all over Rochester. “I come from a family of musicians, pastors, and singers,” Tweet… Price: $40-65. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Thursday, May 5, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Promontory 5311 S. Lake Park Chicago, IL 60615. For more info visit promontorychicago.com.

Black World Cinema: In My Father’s House

Film To-Do!: Directors: Annie Sundberg, Ricki Stern Music composed by: Paul Brill Screenplay: Ricki Stern, Pax Wassermann with Special Guest:Donnie Nicole Smith, Executive Director of Donda’s House. Award winning documentary following hip-hop artist Che “Rhymefest” Smith – co-writer of the 2015 Oscar winning song “Glory” from the motion picture ‘Selma’ and 2005 Grammy winner for the song “Jesus Walks” with Kanye West – as he moves into his childhood home on Chicago’s South Side and hesitantly sets out to… Soleil's Take: View more Black World Cinema dates! Also check out the Black World Cinema blog site and FaceBook Page, both of which have frequently updated content! Miscellaneous Info: Black World Cinema, a showcase of seldom seen classic features and new films from around the world. Black World Cinema presents films by filmmakers that bring us story with compelling content and human dimension seldom presented in mainstream cinema. All screenings are followed by lively discussions moderated by program director Floyd Webb or local filmmakers, writers and directors. Price: $6. Other Times To-Do It: First Thursdays. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Studio Movie Grill Chatham 14 Theaters 210 W 87th Street Chicago, IL. For more info visit blackworldcinema.net.

Othello: The Remix (Closing Week)

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and 2pm on Sundays. To-Do!: Throw your hands up, Chicago—this fresh urban take on the Bard’s tragedy is back! Following acclaimed international tours and previous sold-out engagements in Chicago, the CST-commissioned hip-hop adaptation is spun out and lyrically rewritten over original beats. Since its world premiere as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad at Shakespeare’s Globe—an artistic collaboration forged between Chicago hip-hop artists The Q Brothers and Chicago Shakespeare Creative Producer Rick Boynton—the production has… Price: $20-35. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 12 - May 8, 2016. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 7:30 PM – 8:50 PM. Chicago Shakespeare Theater 800 East Grand Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit www.chicagoshakes.com.

Dreamgirls

Theater Matinee performances on Saturdays at 4pm and Sundays at 2pm. To-Do!: Full of on-stage joy and backstage drama, Dreamgirls is the story of an up-and-coming 1960s all-female singing group from Chicago and the triumphs and tribulations that come on the road to fame and fortune, and features unforgettable hits including, "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going," "One Night Only" and "Listen." With a story that lives through the journey of popular music in America, and presented in Porchlight's signature intimate and up-close style, this Tony Award and Academy Award-winning musical… Price: $35-48. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 8 - May 22, 2016. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Stage 773 1225 W Belmont Ave Chicago, IL 60657. For more info visit porchlightmusictheatre.org.

Lorraine Hansberry Celebration: The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window

Theater To-Do!: Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the heartfelt final work from A Raisin in the Sun playwright Lorraine Hansberry. Greenwich Village, 1964: a magnet for ideals and activism of every stripe. At its center is Sidney Brustein’s apartment, the gathering place for an eclectic group of bohemians during a time of rapid change. As Sidney gets increasingly swept up in the radical issues of the day, however, he ignores the equally dangerous tension mounting between himself and his wife Iris, the one person h… Soleil's Take: View more Lorraine Hansberry Celebration To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: <a href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/Hansberry”Join us for The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration. During her all-too-brief life and career, Lorraine Hansberry left an indelible mark on the American theater. Now, in conjunction with our production of Hanberry’s final work, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, Goodman Theatre proudly presents The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration, a series of programs and performances that focus on the author’s Chicago roots, the forces which shaped her groundbreaking work… Price: $20-50. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 30 - June 5, 2016. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

Feral

Theater 3pm Matinee on Sundays. To-Do!: Young black activist Francis Xavier -- known to his friends as FX -- has been waging a politically-motivated graffiti campaign, spraying the word "FERAL" on the sides of buildings all over the city. In the heat of a late July night, FX is caught in a moment of violence with the local police. The resulting controversy engulfs the city and the country, with FX's friends, family and members of his movement pulled into the fray. But will all this commotion overshadow the complex ideas FX hoped to communicate?… Price: $16-25. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 15 - May 29, 2016. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Greenhouse Theater Center 2257 N Lincoln Avenue Chicago Il, 60614. For more info visit www.mpaact.org.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Friday, May 6, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

The SAIC 150th Anniversary Gala

Semi-Formal/Black Tie/Gala To-Do!: Since 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has educated the artists, designers, scholars, and educators who have shaped our visual culture, the creative minds who enliven our city, and those who innovate with our businesses. Join us on May 6 to celebrate SAIC’s 150th Anniversary and the extraordinary impact Walter E. Massey has made on the School and the city of Chicago, as we toast to the future with President Designate, Elissa Tenny. The evening will include a cocktail reception, sea… Miscellaneous Info: After-Party ONLY Tickets $150 This ticket includes admission for one to the dancing and party from 9:00 p.m.–midnight. Party with us as we close out the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s 150th Anniversary year-long celebration. 9:00 p.m.–midnight At Terzo Piano The Art Institute of Chicago, 159 E. Monroe St. Special acoustic performance by Grammy-nominated singer songwriter and SAIC parent Liz Phair Light installations by SAIC alumni duo Luftwerk Music by DJ Emilio Abadia Celeb… Dress Code: Creative Cocktail Attire. Price: $1,000-5,000. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Friday, May 6, 2016, 6:00 PM – Saturday, May 7, 2016, 12:00 AM. The Art Institute of Chicago 111 S Michigan Ave Chicago, IL 60603. For more info visit sites.saic.edu.

Othello: The Remix (Closing Week)

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and 2pm on Sundays. To-Do!: Throw your hands up, Chicago—this fresh urban take on the Bard’s tragedy is back! Following acclaimed international tours and previous sold-out engagements in Chicago, the CST-commissioned hip-hop adaptation is spun out and lyrically rewritten over original beats. Since its world premiere as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad at Shakespeare’s Globe—an artistic collaboration forged between Chicago hip-hop artists The Q Brothers and Chicago Shakespeare Creative Producer Rick Boynton—the production has… Price: $20-35. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 12 - May 8, 2016. Friday, May 6, 2016, 7:30 PM – 8:50 PM. Chicago Shakespeare Theater 800 East Grand Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit www.chicagoshakes.com.

Terisa Griffin

Live Music Show times at 6pm. To-Do!: Terisa Griffin affectionately called, “The Empress of Soul” is an exciting entertainer, song writer, actress, producer, and philanthropist. The daughter of a Baptist minister and the second of four singing girls - her passion for family, music and giving back influence her life. She never disappoints or ceases to amaze her audience. After being mentored by Chicagoʼs Own Jerry “Ice Man” Butler, Terisa landed national exposure singing backup for Diana Ross on an “Oprah” telecast. Through her production… Price: $25-45. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Friday, May 6, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. City Winery 1200 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL, 60607. For more info visit www.citywinery.com.

Lorraine Hansberry Celebration: The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window

Theater To-Do!: Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the heartfelt final work from A Raisin in the Sun playwright Lorraine Hansberry. Greenwich Village, 1964: a magnet for ideals and activism of every stripe. At its center is Sidney Brustein’s apartment, the gathering place for an eclectic group of bohemians during a time of rapid change. As Sidney gets increasingly swept up in the radical issues of the day, however, he ignores the equally dangerous tension mounting between himself and his wife Iris, the one person h… Soleil's Take: View more Lorraine Hansberry Celebration To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: <a href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/Hansberry”Join us for The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration. During her all-too-brief life and career, Lorraine Hansberry left an indelible mark on the American theater. Now, in conjunction with our production of Hanberry’s final work, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, Goodman Theatre proudly presents The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration, a series of programs and performances that focus on the author’s Chicago roots, the forces which shaped her groundbreaking work… Price: $20-50. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 30 - June 5, 2016. Friday, May 6, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

Best of Enemies

Theater 3pm Matinee on Sundays. To-Do!: Chicago Premiere! By Mark St. Germain Based on the bestselling book by Osha Gray Davidson, BEST OF ENEMIES is a true story about the relationship between C.P. Ellis, a Grand Cyclops of the KKK, and Ann Atwater, an African-American civil rights activist, during the desegregation of the Durham, North Carolina, schools in 1971. BEST OF ENEMIES exposes the poison of prejudice in the hearts of Atwater and Ellis who, by facing each other, are forced to face the worst, and best, in themselves. Featuring Broadwa… Price: $10-30. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 27-June 5, 2016. Friday, May 6, 2016, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Provision Theater Company 1001 W Roosevelt Rd Chicago, IL 60608. For more info visit www.provisiontheater.org.

Dreamgirls

Theater Matinee performances on Saturdays at 4pm and Sundays at 2pm. To-Do!: Full of on-stage joy and backstage drama, Dreamgirls is the story of an up-and-coming 1960s all-female singing group from Chicago and the triumphs and tribulations that come on the road to fame and fortune, and features unforgettable hits including, "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going," "One Night Only" and "Listen." With a story that lives through the journey of popular music in America, and presented in Porchlight's signature intimate and up-close style, this Tony Award and Academy Award-winning musical… Price: $35-48. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 8 - May 22, 2016. Friday, May 6, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. Stage 773 1225 W Belmont Ave Chicago, IL 60657. For more info visit porchlightmusictheatre.org.

Feral

Theater 3pm Matinee on Sundays. To-Do!: Young black activist Francis Xavier -- known to his friends as FX -- has been waging a politically-motivated graffiti campaign, spraying the word "FERAL" on the sides of buildings all over the city. In the heat of a late July night, FX is caught in a moment of violence with the local police. The resulting controversy engulfs the city and the country, with FX's friends, family and members of his movement pulled into the fray. But will all this commotion overshadow the complex ideas FX hoped to communicate?… Price: $16-25. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 15 - May 29, 2016. Friday, May 6, 2016, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Greenhouse Theater Center 2257 N Lincoln Avenue Chicago Il, 60614. For more info visit www.mpaact.org.

18th Chicago Kids and Kites Festival

Festivals To-Do!: A favorite family event and a harbinger of springtime in Chicago, the 18th Annual Chicago Kids and Kites Festival returns to Cricket Hill in Lincoln Park. Once again, the City of Chicago will provide kite kits for children to build, decorate and fly, while supplies last. Other activities include face painting, balloon artists and crafts. One of the most popular highlights of the festival is the Big Kite Candy Drop, which is a piñata-like kite filled with candies that drop from the sky, taking place du… Price: Free! Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Cricket Hill West Montrose Drive (Lake Shore Drive, between Montrose Ave. & Wilson Ave.) Chicago, IL 60640. For more info visit www.cityofchicago.org.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

Open House Bronzeville Commercial Vacancy Tour

Community Development To-Do!: Historically recognized as a bustling black metropolis, Bronzeville is fondly known as a hub for cultural expression, soulful enterprise and artistic innovation. Butressed by Cermak Road to the noth, Washington Park to the south, the Dan Ryan Expressway to the west and Cottage Grove Avenue to the east, Bronzeville is a premiere south side neighborhood that is poised to capture significant investment. The Open House Bronzeville vacancy tour is an opportunity to connect to the pulsing energy of our commer… Price: $25. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Saturday, May 7, 2016, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. The Connection 4321 South Cottage Grove Chicago, IL 60653. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Switch On Summer

Family/Children To-Do!: Join ComEd and the Chicago Park District to Switch On Summer in 2016 at Buckingham Fountain. Now in its second year, the annual event will feature some of Chicagoland's most popular organizations to help the city spring into summer with the official season-changing signal - the turning on of Buckingham Fountain. Fun for all ages will be provided with free giveaways, free family activities, and live entertainment. Price: Free! Saturday, May 7, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 337 E. Randolph St. Chicago, IL. For more info visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com.

100 Black Men of Chicago 19th Annual Gala

Semi-Formal/Black Tie/Gala To-Do!: This year our 19th Annual Benefit and Awards Gala is being held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago on May 7, 2016. Our theme is, “Inspiring Generosity: When We Give – Lives Change”. The special evening begins with a Reception at 6:00pm followed by Dinner, an Awards Program hosted by our Emcee, Irika Sargent, CBS 2 Chicago Anchor, and Live Entertainment featuring Terisa Griffin, followed by a DJ and Dancing... The 100BMC is devoted to honoring individuals embodying excellence in their career and wh… Miscellaneous Info: Since its inception in 1994, the 100 Black Men of Chicago, Inc. (100 BMC) has worked to enhance the lives of those youth and their families who live in socially or economically deprived communities. The organization’s primary mission is to help improve the quality of life and enhance educational opportunities for young African American males throughout the Greater Chicago area. We provide on-going educational training programs, mentoring, tutoring, student scholarships, and economic empowerment seminars th… Price: $100-300. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Saturday, May 7, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Hyatt Regency Chicago 151 East Wacker Drive Chicago, Il. For more info visit portal11.bidpal.net.

Lorraine Hansberry Celebration: The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window

Theater To-Do!: Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the heartfelt final work from A Raisin in the Sun playwright Lorraine Hansberry. Greenwich Village, 1964: a magnet for ideals and activism of every stripe. At its center is Sidney Brustein’s apartment, the gathering place for an eclectic group of bohemians during a time of rapid change. As Sidney gets increasingly swept up in the radical issues of the day, however, he ignores the equally dangerous tension mounting between himself and his wife Iris, the one person h… Soleil's Take: View more Lorraine Hansberry Celebration To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: <a href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/Hansberry”Join us for The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration. During her all-too-brief life and career, Lorraine Hansberry left an indelible mark on the American theater. Now, in conjunction with our production of Hanberry’s final work, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, Goodman Theatre proudly presents The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration, a series of programs and performances that focus on the author’s Chicago roots, the forces which shaped her groundbreaking work… Price: $20-50. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 30 - June 5, 2016. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

Othello: The Remix (Closing Week)

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and 2pm on Sundays. To-Do!: Throw your hands up, Chicago—this fresh urban take on the Bard’s tragedy is back! Following acclaimed international tours and previous sold-out engagements in Chicago, the CST-commissioned hip-hop adaptation is spun out and lyrically rewritten over original beats. Since its world premiere as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad at Shakespeare’s Globe—an artistic collaboration forged between Chicago hip-hop artists The Q Brothers and Chicago Shakespeare Creative Producer Rick Boynton—the production has… Price: $20-35. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 12 - May 8, 2016. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM. Chicago Shakespeare Theater 800 East Grand Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit www.chicagoshakes.com.

Best of Enemies

Theater 3pm Matinee on Sundays. To-Do!: Chicago Premiere! By Mark St. Germain Based on the bestselling book by Osha Gray Davidson, BEST OF ENEMIES is a true story about the relationship between C.P. Ellis, a Grand Cyclops of the KKK, and Ann Atwater, an African-American civil rights activist, during the desegregation of the Durham, North Carolina, schools in 1971. BEST OF ENEMIES exposes the poison of prejudice in the hearts of Atwater and Ellis who, by facing each other, are forced to face the worst, and best, in themselves. Featuring Broadwa… Price: $10-30. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 27-June 5, 2016. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Provision Theater Company 1001 W Roosevelt Rd Chicago, IL 60608. For more info visit www.provisiontheater.org.

Dreamgirls

Theater Matinee performances on Saturdays at 4pm and Sundays at 2pm. To-Do!: Full of on-stage joy and backstage drama, Dreamgirls is the story of an up-and-coming 1960s all-female singing group from Chicago and the triumphs and tribulations that come on the road to fame and fortune, and features unforgettable hits including, "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going," "One Night Only" and "Listen." With a story that lives through the journey of popular music in America, and presented in Porchlight's signature intimate and up-close style, this Tony Award and Academy Award-winning musical… Price: $35-48. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 8 - May 22, 2016. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. Stage 773 1225 W Belmont Ave Chicago, IL 60657. For more info visit porchlightmusictheatre.org.

Feral

Theater 3pm Matinee on Sundays. To-Do!: Young black activist Francis Xavier -- known to his friends as FX -- has been waging a politically-motivated graffiti campaign, spraying the word "FERAL" on the sides of buildings all over the city. In the heat of a late July night, FX is caught in a moment of violence with the local police. The resulting controversy engulfs the city and the country, with FX's friends, family and members of his movement pulled into the fray. But will all this commotion overshadow the complex ideas FX hoped to communicate?… Price: $16-25. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 15 - May 29, 2016. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Greenhouse Theater Center 2257 N Lincoln Avenue Chicago Il, 60614. For more info visit www.mpaact.org.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Sunday, May 8, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

Best of Enemies

Theater 3pm Matinee on Sundays. To-Do!: Chicago Premiere! By Mark St. Germain Based on the bestselling book by Osha Gray Davidson, BEST OF ENEMIES is a true story about the relationship between C.P. Ellis, a Grand Cyclops of the KKK, and Ann Atwater, an African-American civil rights activist, during the desegregation of the Durham, North Carolina, schools in 1971. BEST OF ENEMIES exposes the poison of prejudice in the hearts of Atwater and Ellis who, by facing each other, are forced to face the worst, and best, in themselves. Featuring Broadwa… Price: $10-30. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 27-June 5, 2016. Sunday, May 8, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Provision Theater Company 1001 W Roosevelt Rd Chicago, IL 60608. For more info visit www.provisiontheater.org.

Feral

Theater 3pm Matinee on Sundays. To-Do!: Young black activist Francis Xavier -- known to his friends as FX -- has been waging a politically-motivated graffiti campaign, spraying the word "FERAL" on the sides of buildings all over the city. In the heat of a late July night, FX is caught in a moment of violence with the local police. The resulting controversy engulfs the city and the country, with FX's friends, family and members of his movement pulled into the fray. But will all this commotion overshadow the complex ideas FX hoped to communicate?… Price: $16-25. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 15 - May 29, 2016. Sunday, May 8, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Greenhouse Theater Center 2257 N Lincoln Avenue Chicago Il, 60614. For more info visit www.mpaact.org.

Lorraine Hansberry Celebration: Artist Encounter - The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window

Author/Artist Event To-Do!: Join Anne Kauffman, director of the Goodman production of The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, and Joi Gresham, executive director of the Lorraine Hansberry Literary Trust, as they discuss the complex historical, political and social themes and extraordinary prescience of Lorraine Hansberry’s final completed play. Soleil's Take: View more Lorraine Hansberry Celebration To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: <a href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/Hansberry”Join us for The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration. During her all-too-brief life and career, Lorraine Hansberry left an indelible mark on the American theater. Now, in conjunction with our production of Hanberry’s final work, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, Goodman Theatre proudly presents The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration, a series of programs and performances that focus on the author’s Chicago roots, the forces which shaped her groundbreaking work… Price: $5. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Sunday, May 8, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

Othello: The Remix (Closing Week)

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and 2pm on Sundays. To-Do!: Throw your hands up, Chicago—this fresh urban take on the Bard’s tragedy is back! Following acclaimed international tours and previous sold-out engagements in Chicago, the CST-commissioned hip-hop adaptation is spun out and lyrically rewritten over original beats. Since its world premiere as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad at Shakespeare’s Globe—an artistic collaboration forged between Chicago hip-hop artists The Q Brothers and Chicago Shakespeare Creative Producer Rick Boynton—the production has… Price: $20-35. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 12 - May 8, 2016. Sunday, May 8, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:20 PM. Chicago Shakespeare Theater 800 East Grand Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit www.chicagoshakes.com.

Dreamgirls

Theater Matinee performances on Saturdays at 4pm and Sundays at 2pm. To-Do!: Full of on-stage joy and backstage drama, Dreamgirls is the story of an up-and-coming 1960s all-female singing group from Chicago and the triumphs and tribulations that come on the road to fame and fortune, and features unforgettable hits including, "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going," "One Night Only" and "Listen." With a story that lives through the journey of popular music in America, and presented in Porchlight's signature intimate and up-close style, this Tony Award and Academy Award-winning musical… Price: $35-48. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 8 - May 22, 2016. Sunday, May 8, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Stage 773 1225 W Belmont Ave Chicago, IL 60657. For more info visit porchlightmusictheatre.org.

Lorraine Hansberry Celebration: The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window

Theater To-Do!: Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the heartfelt final work from A Raisin in the Sun playwright Lorraine Hansberry. Greenwich Village, 1964: a magnet for ideals and activism of every stripe. At its center is Sidney Brustein’s apartment, the gathering place for an eclectic group of bohemians during a time of rapid change. As Sidney gets increasingly swept up in the radical issues of the day, however, he ignores the equally dangerous tension mounting between himself and his wife Iris, the one person h… Soleil's Take: View more Lorraine Hansberry Celebration To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: <a href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/Hansberry”Join us for The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration. During her all-too-brief life and career, Lorraine Hansberry left an indelible mark on the American theater. Now, in conjunction with our production of Hanberry’s final work, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, Goodman Theatre proudly presents The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration, a series of programs and performances that focus on the author’s Chicago roots, the forces which shaped her groundbreaking work… Price: $20-50. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 30 - June 5, 2016. Sunday, May 8, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

Lorraine Hansberry Celebration: The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window

Theater To-Do!: Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the heartfelt final work from A Raisin in the Sun playwright Lorraine Hansberry. Greenwich Village, 1964: a magnet for ideals and activism of every stripe. At its center is Sidney Brustein’s apartment, the gathering place for an eclectic group of bohemians during a time of rapid change. As Sidney gets increasingly swept up in the radical issues of the day, however, he ignores the equally dangerous tension mounting between himself and his wife Iris, the one person h… Soleil's Take: View more Lorraine Hansberry Celebration To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: <a href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/Hansberry”Join us for The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration. During her all-too-brief life and career, Lorraine Hansberry left an indelible mark on the American theater. Now, in conjunction with our production of Hanberry’s final work, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, Goodman Theatre proudly presents The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration, a series of programs and performances that focus on the author’s Chicago roots, the forces which shaped her groundbreaking work… Price: $20-50. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 30 - June 5, 2016. Monday, May 9, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

Lorraine Hansberry Celebration: Scholar Discussion - A Raisin in the Sun and The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window

Author/Artist Event To-Do!: Northwestern University professor and Lorraine Hansberry scholar Harvey Young analyzes Hansberry’s first and last plays, focusing on the author’s social activism and the political movements which each work predicted. Excerpts from each play will be read by some of Chicago’s most noted actors. Soleil's Take: View more Lorraine Hansberry Celebration To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: <a href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/Hansberry”Join us for The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration. During her all-too-brief life and career, Lorraine Hansberry left an indelible mark on the American theater. Now, in conjunction with our production of Hanberry’s final work, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, Goodman Theatre proudly presents The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration, a series of programs and performances that focus on the author’s Chicago roots, the forces which shaped her groundbreaking work… Price: Free! Ticket Link: RSVP Today!]. Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

Lorraine Hansberry Celebration: The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window

Theater To-Do!: Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the heartfelt final work from A Raisin in the Sun playwright Lorraine Hansberry. Greenwich Village, 1964: a magnet for ideals and activism of every stripe. At its center is Sidney Brustein’s apartment, the gathering place for an eclectic group of bohemians during a time of rapid change. As Sidney gets increasingly swept up in the radical issues of the day, however, he ignores the equally dangerous tension mounting between himself and his wife Iris, the one person h… Soleil's Take: View more Lorraine Hansberry Celebration To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: <a href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/Hansberry”Join us for The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration. During her all-too-brief life and career, Lorraine Hansberry left an indelible mark on the American theater. Now, in conjunction with our production of Hanberry’s final work, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, Goodman Theatre proudly presents The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration, a series of programs and performances that focus on the author’s Chicago roots, the forces which shaped her groundbreaking work… Price: $20-50. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 30 - June 5, 2016. Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Annual Gala “Think Big”

Semi-Formal/Black Tie/Gala To-Do!: An evening of music and celebration to raise funds for Chicago Jazz Philharmonic’s programs — locally and globally. The CJP Chamber Ensemble will be premiering its next “BIG” idea —the CJP Innovation Lab — a performance and workshop series to forge the most ground-breaking, genre-busting artistic collaborations between composers and musicians locally and globally. 5:30 PM Cocktail Reception, Silent Auction and Jazz Alive student performances 7:00 PM CJP Chamber Ensemble Performance premiering… Miscellaneous Info: Chicago Jazz Philharmonic is generously supported in part by: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Polk Bros. Foundation, Reva and David Logan Foundation, Prince Charitable Trusts, Allstate Corporation, Southwest Airlines, Crown Family Philanthropies, Albert Pick, Jr. Fund, CityArts, Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, Mardi Gras Fund, Country Financial, Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, among many other businesses and generous individuals. Price: $275.00. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM. The Arts Club of Chicago 201 E. Ontario St. Chicago, IL. For more info visit www.chicagojazzphilharmonic.org.

Lorraine Hansberry Celebration: The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window

Theater To-Do!: Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the heartfelt final work from A Raisin in the Sun playwright Lorraine Hansberry. Greenwich Village, 1964: a magnet for ideals and activism of every stripe. At its center is Sidney Brustein’s apartment, the gathering place for an eclectic group of bohemians during a time of rapid change. As Sidney gets increasingly swept up in the radical issues of the day, however, he ignores the equally dangerous tension mounting between himself and his wife Iris, the one person h… Soleil's Take: View more Lorraine Hansberry Celebration To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: <a href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/Hansberry”Join us for The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration. During her all-too-brief life and career, Lorraine Hansberry left an indelible mark on the American theater. Now, in conjunction with our production of Hanberry’s final work, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, Goodman Theatre proudly presents The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration, a series of programs and performances that focus on the author’s Chicago roots, the forces which shaped her groundbreaking work… Price: $20-50. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 30 - June 5, 2016. Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Thursday, May 12, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

Dreamgirls

Theater Matinee performances on Saturdays at 4pm and Sundays at 2pm. To-Do!: Full of on-stage joy and backstage drama, Dreamgirls is the story of an up-and-coming 1960s all-female singing group from Chicago and the triumphs and tribulations that come on the road to fame and fortune, and features unforgettable hits including, "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going," "One Night Only" and "Listen." With a story that lives through the journey of popular music in America, and presented in Porchlight's signature intimate and up-close style, this Tony Award and Academy Award-winning musical… Price: $35-48. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 8 - May 22, 2016. Thursday, May 12, 2016, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Stage 773 1225 W Belmont Ave Chicago, IL 60657. For more info visit porchlightmusictheatre.org.

Lorraine Hansberry Celebration: The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window

Theater To-Do!: Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the heartfelt final work from A Raisin in the Sun playwright Lorraine Hansberry. Greenwich Village, 1964: a magnet for ideals and activism of every stripe. At its center is Sidney Brustein’s apartment, the gathering place for an eclectic group of bohemians during a time of rapid change. As Sidney gets increasingly swept up in the radical issues of the day, however, he ignores the equally dangerous tension mounting between himself and his wife Iris, the one person h… Soleil's Take: View more Lorraine Hansberry Celebration To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: <a href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/Hansberry”Join us for The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration. During her all-too-brief life and career, Lorraine Hansberry left an indelible mark on the American theater. Now, in conjunction with our production of Hanberry’s final work, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, Goodman Theatre proudly presents The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration, a series of programs and performances that focus on the author’s Chicago roots, the forces which shaped her groundbreaking work… Price: $20-50. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 30 - June 5, 2016. Thursday, May 12, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

Feral

Theater 3pm Matinee on Sundays. To-Do!: Young black activist Francis Xavier -- known to his friends as FX -- has been waging a politically-motivated graffiti campaign, spraying the word "FERAL" on the sides of buildings all over the city. In the heat of a late July night, FX is caught in a moment of violence with the local police. The resulting controversy engulfs the city and the country, with FX's friends, family and members of his movement pulled into the fray. But will all this commotion overshadow the complex ideas FX hoped to communicate?… Price: $16-25. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 15 - May 29, 2016. Thursday, May 12, 2016, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Greenhouse Theater Center 2257 N Lincoln Avenue Chicago Il, 60614. For more info visit www.mpaact.org.

Lake FX Summit + Expo

Educational/Seminars To-Do!: Immerse yourself in the 2nd annual Lake FX Summit + Expo – the Midwest’s largest free convening of artists and creative entrepreneurs. Join national leaders in the arts and creative industries for conversations, panels and workshops. Connect with expo resources. Discover new talent at evening showcases – and shop our marketplace. General Advance Registration is not required but recommended to get up to date information about the event. There are several workshops and events that do require advance regist… Price: Free! Ticket Link: Register Today! Other Times To-Do It: May 13-15, 2016. Friday, May 13, 2016, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Varies. For more info visit www.cityofchicago.org.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Friday, May 13, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

The CrossRhodes (Raheem Devaughn + Wes Felton)

Live Music Two shows! Doors open at 6:00pm for the 7:00pm show and 8:30pm for the 9:30pm show. To-Do!: The son of jazz cellist Abdul Wadud, Raheem DeVaughn kicked his career into gear after initiating a series of independent releases, aided in part by the cash reward earned from winning a talent contest. Jive became interested, signed him, and released The Love Experience in 2005. The album peaked within the Top 50 of the Billboard 200 album chart, with the singles "You" and "Guess Who Loves You More". Love Behind the Melody followed in January 2008. Its first single, "Woman," was his biggest hit yet and was… Price: $20-45. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Friday, May 13, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Promontory 5311 S. Lake Park Chicago, IL 60615. For more info visit promontorychicago.com.

Lorraine Hansberry Celebration: The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window

Theater To-Do!: Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the heartfelt final work from A Raisin in the Sun playwright Lorraine Hansberry. Greenwich Village, 1964: a magnet for ideals and activism of every stripe. At its center is Sidney Brustein’s apartment, the gathering place for an eclectic group of bohemians during a time of rapid change. As Sidney gets increasingly swept up in the radical issues of the day, however, he ignores the equally dangerous tension mounting between himself and his wife Iris, the one person h… Soleil's Take: View more Lorraine Hansberry Celebration To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: <a href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/Hansberry”Join us for The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration. During her all-too-brief life and career, Lorraine Hansberry left an indelible mark on the American theater. Now, in conjunction with our production of Hanberry’s final work, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, Goodman Theatre proudly presents The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration, a series of programs and performances that focus on the author’s Chicago roots, the forces which shaped her groundbreaking work… Price: $20-50. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 30 - June 5, 2016. Friday, May 13, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

Best of Enemies

Theater 3pm Matinee on Sundays. To-Do!: Chicago Premiere! By Mark St. Germain Based on the bestselling book by Osha Gray Davidson, BEST OF ENEMIES is a true story about the relationship between C.P. Ellis, a Grand Cyclops of the KKK, and Ann Atwater, an African-American civil rights activist, during the desegregation of the Durham, North Carolina, schools in 1971. BEST OF ENEMIES exposes the poison of prejudice in the hearts of Atwater and Ellis who, by facing each other, are forced to face the worst, and best, in themselves. Featuring Broadwa… Price: $10-30. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 27-June 5, 2016. Friday, May 13, 2016, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Provision Theater Company 1001 W Roosevelt Rd Chicago, IL 60608. For more info visit www.provisiontheater.org.

Dreamgirls

Theater Matinee performances on Saturdays at 4pm and Sundays at 2pm. To-Do!: Full of on-stage joy and backstage drama, Dreamgirls is the story of an up-and-coming 1960s all-female singing group from Chicago and the triumphs and tribulations that come on the road to fame and fortune, and features unforgettable hits including, "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going," "One Night Only" and "Listen." With a story that lives through the journey of popular music in America, and presented in Porchlight's signature intimate and up-close style, this Tony Award and Academy Award-winning musical… Price: $35-48. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 8 - May 22, 2016. Friday, May 13, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. Stage 773 1225 W Belmont Ave Chicago, IL 60657. For more info visit porchlightmusictheatre.org.

Feral

Theater 3pm Matinee on Sundays. To-Do!: Young black activist Francis Xavier -- known to his friends as FX -- has been waging a politically-motivated graffiti campaign, spraying the word "FERAL" on the sides of buildings all over the city. In the heat of a late July night, FX is caught in a moment of violence with the local police. The resulting controversy engulfs the city and the country, with FX's friends, family and members of his movement pulled into the fray. But will all this commotion overshadow the complex ideas FX hoped to communicate?… Price: $16-25. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 15 - May 29, 2016. Friday, May 13, 2016, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Greenhouse Theater Center 2257 N Lincoln Avenue Chicago Il, 60614. For more info visit www.mpaact.org.

Lake FX Summit + Expo

Educational/Seminars To-Do!: Immerse yourself in the 2nd annual Lake FX Summit + Expo – the Midwest’s largest free convening of artists and creative entrepreneurs. Join national leaders in the arts and creative industries for conversations, panels and workshops. Connect with expo resources. Discover new talent at evening showcases – and shop our marketplace. General Advance Registration is not required but recommended to get up to date information about the event. There are several workshops and events that do require advance regist… Price: Free! Ticket Link: Register Today! Other Times To-Do It: May 13-15, 2016. Saturday, May 14, 2016, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Varies. For more info visit www.cityofchicago.org.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Saturday, May 14, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

Lorraine Hansberry Celebration: Carl Hansberry - His World and Legacy

Author/Artist Event To-Do!: Architecture critic and writer Lee Bey leads a bus tour of the South Side neighborhoods where Lorraine Hansberry grew up—and tells the inspiring story of her father, realtor and activist Carl Hansberry, and his fight against some of the most restrictive housing laws in the country. Soleil's Take: View more Lorraine Hansberry Celebration To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: <a href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/Hansberry”Join us for The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration. During her all-too-brief life and career, Lorraine Hansberry left an indelible mark on the American theater. Now, in conjunction with our production of Hanberry’s final work, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, Goodman Theatre proudly presents The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration, a series of programs and performances that focus on the author’s Chicago roots, the forces which shaped her groundbreaking work… Price: $10-15. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Saturday, May 14, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

Lorraine Hansberry Celebration: The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window

Theater To-Do!: Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the heartfelt final work from A Raisin in the Sun playwright Lorraine Hansberry. Greenwich Village, 1964: a magnet for ideals and activism of every stripe. At its center is Sidney Brustein’s apartment, the gathering place for an eclectic group of bohemians during a time of rapid change. As Sidney gets increasingly swept up in the radical issues of the day, however, he ignores the equally dangerous tension mounting between himself and his wife Iris, the one person h… Soleil's Take: View more Lorraine Hansberry Celebration To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: <a href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/Hansberry”Join us for The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration. During her all-too-brief life and career, Lorraine Hansberry left an indelible mark on the American theater. Now, in conjunction with our production of Hanberry’s final work, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, Goodman Theatre proudly presents The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration, a series of programs and performances that focus on the author’s Chicago roots, the forces which shaped her groundbreaking work… Price: $20-50. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 30 - June 5, 2016. Saturday, May 14, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

Best of Enemies

Theater 3pm Matinee on Sundays. To-Do!: Chicago Premiere! By Mark St. Germain Based on the bestselling book by Osha Gray Davidson, BEST OF ENEMIES is a true story about the relationship between C.P. Ellis, a Grand Cyclops of the KKK, and Ann Atwater, an African-American civil rights activist, during the desegregation of the Durham, North Carolina, schools in 1971. BEST OF ENEMIES exposes the poison of prejudice in the hearts of Atwater and Ellis who, by facing each other, are forced to face the worst, and best, in themselves. Featuring Broadwa… Price: $10-30. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 27-June 5, 2016. Saturday, May 14, 2016, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Provision Theater Company 1001 W Roosevelt Rd Chicago, IL 60608. For more info visit www.provisiontheater.org.

Dreamgirls

Theater Matinee performances on Saturdays at 4pm and Sundays at 2pm. To-Do!: Full of on-stage joy and backstage drama, Dreamgirls is the story of an up-and-coming 1960s all-female singing group from Chicago and the triumphs and tribulations that come on the road to fame and fortune, and features unforgettable hits including, "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going," "One Night Only" and "Listen." With a story that lives through the journey of popular music in America, and presented in Porchlight's signature intimate and up-close style, this Tony Award and Academy Award-winning musical… Price: $35-48. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 8 - May 22, 2016. Saturday, May 14, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. Stage 773 1225 W Belmont Ave Chicago, IL 60657. For more info visit porchlightmusictheatre.org.

Feral

Theater 3pm Matinee on Sundays. To-Do!: Young black activist Francis Xavier -- known to his friends as FX -- has been waging a politically-motivated graffiti campaign, spraying the word "FERAL" on the sides of buildings all over the city. In the heat of a late July night, FX is caught in a moment of violence with the local police. The resulting controversy engulfs the city and the country, with FX's friends, family and members of his movement pulled into the fray. But will all this commotion overshadow the complex ideas FX hoped to communicate?… Price: $16-25. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 15 - May 29, 2016. Saturday, May 14, 2016, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Greenhouse Theater Center 2257 N Lincoln Avenue Chicago Il, 60614. For more info visit www.mpaact.org.

Lake FX Summit + Expo

Educational/Seminars To-Do!: Immerse yourself in the 2nd annual Lake FX Summit + Expo – the Midwest’s largest free convening of artists and creative entrepreneurs. Join national leaders in the arts and creative industries for conversations, panels and workshops. Connect with expo resources. Discover new talent at evening showcases – and shop our marketplace. General Advance Registration is not required but recommended to get up to date information about the event. There are several workshops and events that do require advance regist… Price: Free! Ticket Link: Register Today! Other Times To-Do It: May 13-15, 2016. Sunday, May 15, 2016, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Varies. For more info visit www.cityofchicago.org.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Sunday, May 15, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

Soul Brunch Cafe Day Party

Party To-Do!: Join WE Love Soul DJ Sean Alvarez for his monthly day party in the Promontory lounge parallel to the Hyde Park Handmande artisans baaar. The delicious drinks are flowing, the dance floor is open, and the jazzy, soulful sounds are abundant. Have brunch in the restaurant and then head upstairs for your favorite afternoon of the month. Price: Free! Ticket Link: RSVP Today! Sunday, May 15, 2016, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. The Promontory 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. Chicago, IL 60615. For more info visit promontorychicago.com.

Dreamgirls

Theater Matinee performances on Saturdays at 4pm and Sundays at 2pm. To-Do!: Full of on-stage joy and backstage drama, Dreamgirls is the story of an up-and-coming 1960s all-female singing group from Chicago and the triumphs and tribulations that come on the road to fame and fortune, and features unforgettable hits including, "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going," "One Night Only" and "Listen." With a story that lives through the journey of popular music in America, and presented in Porchlight's signature intimate and up-close style, this Tony Award and Academy Award-winning musical… Price: $35-48. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 8 - May 22, 2016. Sunday, May 15, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Stage 773 1225 W Belmont Ave Chicago, IL 60657. For more info visit porchlightmusictheatre.org.

Best of Enemies

Theater 3pm Matinee on Sundays. To-Do!: Chicago Premiere! By Mark St. Germain Based on the bestselling book by Osha Gray Davidson, BEST OF ENEMIES is a true story about the relationship between C.P. Ellis, a Grand Cyclops of the KKK, and Ann Atwater, an African-American civil rights activist, during the desegregation of the Durham, North Carolina, schools in 1971. BEST OF ENEMIES exposes the poison of prejudice in the hearts of Atwater and Ellis who, by facing each other, are forced to face the worst, and best, in themselves. Featuring Broadwa… Price: $10-30. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 27-June 5, 2016. Sunday, May 15, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Provision Theater Company 1001 W Roosevelt Rd Chicago, IL 60608. For more info visit www.provisiontheater.org.

Feral

Theater 3pm Matinee on Sundays. To-Do!: Young black activist Francis Xavier -- known to his friends as FX -- has been waging a politically-motivated graffiti campaign, spraying the word "FERAL" on the sides of buildings all over the city. In the heat of a late July night, FX is caught in a moment of violence with the local police. The resulting controversy engulfs the city and the country, with FX's friends, family and members of his movement pulled into the fray. But will all this commotion overshadow the complex ideas FX hoped to communicate?… Price: $16-25. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 15 - May 29, 2016. Sunday, May 15, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Greenhouse Theater Center 2257 N Lincoln Avenue Chicago Il, 60614. For more info visit www.mpaact.org.

Lorraine Hansberry Celebration: The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window

Theater To-Do!: Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the heartfelt final work from A Raisin in the Sun playwright Lorraine Hansberry. Greenwich Village, 1964: a magnet for ideals and activism of every stripe. At its center is Sidney Brustein’s apartment, the gathering place for an eclectic group of bohemians during a time of rapid change. As Sidney gets increasingly swept up in the radical issues of the day, however, he ignores the equally dangerous tension mounting between himself and his wife Iris, the one person h… Soleil's Take: View more Lorraine Hansberry Celebration To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: <a href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/Hansberry”Join us for The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration. During her all-too-brief life and career, Lorraine Hansberry left an indelible mark on the American theater. Now, in conjunction with our production of Hanberry’s final work, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, Goodman Theatre proudly presents The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration, a series of programs and performances that focus on the author’s Chicago roots, the forces which shaped her groundbreaking work… Price: $20-50. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 30 - June 5, 2016. Sunday, May 15, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

Lorraine Hansberry Celebration: Scholar Discussion - The Drinking Gourd and What Use Are Flowers?

Author/Artist Event To-Do!: Director and writer Coya Paz leads an in-depth look at two unproduced works by Lorraine Hansberry, the teleplays The Drinking Gourd and What Use Are Flowers? The evening will feature excerpts from these rarely-performed works, as well as contextual discussions of race, justice and the power artists hold to incite change. Soleil's Take: View more Lorraine Hansberry Celebration To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: <a href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/Hansberry”Join us for The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration. During her all-too-brief life and career, Lorraine Hansberry left an indelible mark on the American theater. Now, in conjunction with our production of Hanberry’s final work, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, Goodman Theatre proudly presents The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration, a series of programs and performances that focus on the author’s Chicago roots, the forces which shaped her groundbreaking work… Price: Free! Ticket Link: RSVP Today! Monday, May 16, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

Lorraine Hansberry Celebration: The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window

Theater To-Do!: Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the heartfelt final work from A Raisin in the Sun playwright Lorraine Hansberry. Greenwich Village, 1964: a magnet for ideals and activism of every stripe. At its center is Sidney Brustein’s apartment, the gathering place for an eclectic group of bohemians during a time of rapid change. As Sidney gets increasingly swept up in the radical issues of the day, however, he ignores the equally dangerous tension mounting between himself and his wife Iris, the one person h… Soleil's Take: View more Lorraine Hansberry Celebration To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: <a href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/Hansberry”Join us for The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration. During her all-too-brief life and career, Lorraine Hansberry left an indelible mark on the American theater. Now, in conjunction with our production of Hanberry’s final work, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, Goodman Theatre proudly presents The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration, a series of programs and performances that focus on the author’s Chicago roots, the forces which shaped her groundbreaking work… Price: $20-50. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 30 - June 5, 2016. Monday, May 16, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

Lorraine Hansberry Celebration: Scholar Discussion - Les Blancs

Author/Artist Event To-Do!: Completed after her death and not performed until 1970, Lorraine Hansberry’s complex chronicle of race, oppression and an Africa on the brink of colonial revolt is discussed by Northwestern University professor Ivy Wilson, author of Specters of Democracy: Blackness and the Aesthetics of Nationalism. In addition, scenes from the play will be performed by local actors. Soleil's Take: View more Lorraine Hansberry Celebration To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: <a href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/Hansberry”Join us for The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration. During her all-too-brief life and career, Lorraine Hansberry left an indelible mark on the American theater. Now, in conjunction with our production of Hanberry’s final work, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, Goodman Theatre proudly presents The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration, a series of programs and performances that focus on the author’s Chicago roots, the forces which shaped her groundbreaking work… Price: Free! Ticket Link: RSVP Today! Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Arts Incubator 301 East Garfield Boulevard Chicago, Il. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

Lorraine Hansberry Celebration: The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window

Theater To-Do!: Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the heartfelt final work from A Raisin in the Sun playwright Lorraine Hansberry. Greenwich Village, 1964: a magnet for ideals and activism of every stripe. At its center is Sidney Brustein’s apartment, the gathering place for an eclectic group of bohemians during a time of rapid change. As Sidney gets increasingly swept up in the radical issues of the day, however, he ignores the equally dangerous tension mounting between himself and his wife Iris, the one person h… Soleil's Take: View more Lorraine Hansberry Celebration To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: <a href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/Hansberry”Join us for The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration. During her all-too-brief life and career, Lorraine Hansberry left an indelible mark on the American theater. Now, in conjunction with our production of Hanberry’s final work, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, Goodman Theatre proudly presents The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration, a series of programs and performances that focus on the author’s Chicago roots, the forces which shaped her groundbreaking work… Price: $20-50. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 30 - June 5, 2016. Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

Lorraine Hansberry Celebration: The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window

Theater To-Do!: Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the heartfelt final work from A Raisin in the Sun playwright Lorraine Hansberry. Greenwich Village, 1964: a magnet for ideals and activism of every stripe. At its center is Sidney Brustein’s apartment, the gathering place for an eclectic group of bohemians during a time of rapid change. As Sidney gets increasingly swept up in the radical issues of the day, however, he ignores the equally dangerous tension mounting between himself and his wife Iris, the one person h… Soleil's Take: View more Lorraine Hansberry Celebration To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: <a href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/Hansberry”Join us for The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration. During her all-too-brief life and career, Lorraine Hansberry left an indelible mark on the American theater. Now, in conjunction with our production of Hanberry’s final work, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, Goodman Theatre proudly presents The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration, a series of programs and performances that focus on the author’s Chicago roots, the forces which shaped her groundbreaking work… Price: $20-50. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 30 - June 5, 2016. Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Thursday, May 19, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

Lorraine Hansberry Day in Chicago

Theater To-Do!: On what would have been her 86th birthday, Lorraine Hansberry’s legacy is celebrated with a number of special events at the newly-opened Alice Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement at Goodman Theatre. Event Overview: • 12pm: Join Goodman artists and members of the cast of The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window to celebrate the day with cake, refreshments and a special mayoral proclamation honoring Hansberry and her work. Reserve Tickets! • 12:30pm: Goodman staff offer a special pre-performance… Soleil's Take: View more Lorraine Hansberry Celebration To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: <a href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/Hansberry”Join us for The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration. During her all-too-brief life and career, Lorraine Hansberry left an indelible mark on the American theater. Now, in conjunction with our production of Hanberry’s final work, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, Goodman Theatre proudly presents The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration, a series of programs and performances that focus on the author’s Chicago roots, the forces which shaped her groundbreaking work… Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: April 30 - June 5, 2016. Thursday, May 19, 2016, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

Dreamgirls (Closing Week)

Theater Matinee performances on Saturdays at 4pm and Sundays at 2pm. To-Do!: Full of on-stage joy and backstage drama, Dreamgirls is the story of an up-and-coming 1960s all-female singing group from Chicago and the triumphs and tribulations that come on the road to fame and fortune, and features unforgettable hits including, "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going," "One Night Only" and "Listen." With a story that lives through the journey of popular music in America, and presented in Porchlight's signature intimate and up-close style, this Tony Award and Academy Award-winning musical… Price: $35-48. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 8 - May 22, 2016. Thursday, May 19, 2016, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Stage 773 1225 W Belmont Ave Chicago, IL 60657. For more info visit porchlightmusictheatre.org.

Lorraine Hansberry Celebration: The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window

Theater To-Do!: Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the heartfelt final work from A Raisin in the Sun playwright Lorraine Hansberry. Greenwich Village, 1964: a magnet for ideals and activism of every stripe. At its center is Sidney Brustein’s apartment, the gathering place for an eclectic group of bohemians during a time of rapid change. As Sidney gets increasingly swept up in the radical issues of the day, however, he ignores the equally dangerous tension mounting between himself and his wife Iris, the one person h… Soleil's Take: View more Lorraine Hansberry Celebration To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: <a href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/Hansberry”Join us for The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration. During her all-too-brief life and career, Lorraine Hansberry left an indelible mark on the American theater. Now, in conjunction with our production of Hanberry’s final work, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, Goodman Theatre proudly presents The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration, a series of programs and performances that focus on the author’s Chicago roots, the forces which shaped her groundbreaking work… Price: $20-50. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 30 - June 5, 2016. Thursday, May 19, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

Grown Folks Stories

Author/Artist Event To-Do!: You know that story... that good, a little too truthful, story. Here's where you tell it. Grown Folks Stories is exactly the place to share and listen to those stories, by grown people. The third Thursday of every month, Cara Brigandi orchestrates two hours of five minute stories that range from the hilarious to the absolutely somber. Come join this ever-popular gathering of nonprofessional, unrehearsed storytellers, who give us the real stories we live everyday. There is no theme, no judging, no poetr… Miscellaneous Info: Seats are limited, get there early or bring a chair. Price: $5 Donation. Other Times To-Do It: Third Thursday of the month. Thursday, May 19, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Silver Room 1506 E 53rd St Chicago, IL. For more info visit thesilverroom.com.

Feral

Theater 3pm Matinee on Sundays. To-Do!: Young black activist Francis Xavier -- known to his friends as FX -- has been waging a politically-motivated graffiti campaign, spraying the word "FERAL" on the sides of buildings all over the city. In the heat of a late July night, FX is caught in a moment of violence with the local police. The resulting controversy engulfs the city and the country, with FX's friends, family and members of his movement pulled into the fray. But will all this commotion overshadow the complex ideas FX hoped to communicate?… Price: $16-25. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 15 - May 29, 2016. Thursday, May 19, 2016, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Greenhouse Theater Center 2257 N Lincoln Avenue Chicago Il, 60614. For more info visit www.mpaact.org.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Friday, May 20, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

Long Grove Chocolate Fest

Festivals To-Do!: Surrender to temptation when you and your family bite into fresh strawberries dipped in double dark chocolate, or crunchy popcorn drizzled with melted chocolate. Bask in the flavor of a perfect chocolate cake, taste the sweetness of the ultimate chocolate donut - even sip up a chocolate martini! Long Grove's many shops and special vendors are waiting for your visit with chocolate-themed items and our restaurants are geared up with chocolate inspirations as well. Back by popular demand, Long Grove invite… Price: $5. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: May 20-22, 2015. Venue Info: Long Grove is located about 35 minutes northwest of Chicago, near Routes 53 and 83, north of Lake-Cook Rd. For more information, phone the Visitor's Information Center at (847) 634-0888. Friday, May 20, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM. Old McHenry Rd & Robert Parker Coffin Rd Long Grove, IL 60047. For more info visit www.visitlonggrove.com.

Zhou B Art Center 3rd Friday's

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The Zhou B Art Center opens Exhibitions every 3rd Friday of the month with an evening reception from 7pm-10pm. These events are free of charge and provide the community of Bridgeport and the Chicago area a unique opportunity to explore a blend of international and local art. The artists-in-residence at the Art Center open their studios to visitors, making this a unique opportunity for the community to meet working artists and discuss their work in person. The variety of the work produced by the artists-in-r… Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: Every third Friday of the month. Friday, May 20, 2016, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Zhou B Art Center 1029 West 35th Street Chicago, IL. For more info visit www.zhoubartcenter.com.

Dreamgirls (Closing Week)

Theater Matinee performances on Saturdays at 4pm and Sundays at 2pm. To-Do!: Full of on-stage joy and backstage drama, Dreamgirls is the story of an up-and-coming 1960s all-female singing group from Chicago and the triumphs and tribulations that come on the road to fame and fortune, and features unforgettable hits including, "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going," "One Night Only" and "Listen." With a story that lives through the journey of popular music in America, and presented in Porchlight's signature intimate and up-close style, this Tony Award and Academy Award-winning musical… Price: $35-48. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 8 - May 22, 2016. Friday, May 20, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. Stage 773 1225 W Belmont Ave Chicago, IL 60657. For more info visit porchlightmusictheatre.org.

Lorraine Hansberry Celebration: The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window

Theater To-Do!: Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the heartfelt final work from A Raisin in the Sun playwright Lorraine Hansberry. Greenwich Village, 1964: a magnet for ideals and activism of every stripe. At its center is Sidney Brustein’s apartment, the gathering place for an eclectic group of bohemians during a time of rapid change. As Sidney gets increasingly swept up in the radical issues of the day, however, he ignores the equally dangerous tension mounting between himself and his wife Iris, the one person h… Soleil's Take: View more Lorraine Hansberry Celebration To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: <a href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/Hansberry”Join us for The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration. During her all-too-brief life and career, Lorraine Hansberry left an indelible mark on the American theater. Now, in conjunction with our production of Hanberry’s final work, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, Goodman Theatre proudly presents The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration, a series of programs and performances that focus on the author’s Chicago roots, the forces which shaped her groundbreaking work… Price: $20-50. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 30 - June 5, 2016. Friday, May 20, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

Best of Enemies

Theater 3pm Matinee on Sundays. To-Do!: Chicago Premiere! By Mark St. Germain Based on the bestselling book by Osha Gray Davidson, BEST OF ENEMIES is a true story about the relationship between C.P. Ellis, a Grand Cyclops of the KKK, and Ann Atwater, an African-American civil rights activist, during the desegregation of the Durham, North Carolina, schools in 1971. BEST OF ENEMIES exposes the poison of prejudice in the hearts of Atwater and Ellis who, by facing each other, are forced to face the worst, and best, in themselves. Featuring Broadwa… Price: $10-30. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 27-June 5, 2016. Friday, May 20, 2016, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Provision Theater Company 1001 W Roosevelt Rd Chicago, IL 60608. For more info visit www.provisiontheater.org.

Feral

Theater 3pm Matinee on Sundays. To-Do!: Young black activist Francis Xavier -- known to his friends as FX -- has been waging a politically-motivated graffiti campaign, spraying the word "FERAL" on the sides of buildings all over the city. In the heat of a late July night, FX is caught in a moment of violence with the local police. The resulting controversy engulfs the city and the country, with FX's friends, family and members of his movement pulled into the fray. But will all this commotion overshadow the complex ideas FX hoped to communicate?… Price: $16-25. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 15 - May 29, 2016. Friday, May 20, 2016, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Greenhouse Theater Center 2257 N Lincoln Avenue Chicago Il, 60614. For more info visit www.mpaact.org.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Saturday, May 21, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

Long Grove Chocolate Fest

Festivals To-Do!: Surrender to temptation when you and your family bite into fresh strawberries dipped in double dark chocolate, or crunchy popcorn drizzled with melted chocolate. Bask in the flavor of a perfect chocolate cake, taste the sweetness of the ultimate chocolate donut - even sip up a chocolate martini! Long Grove's many shops and special vendors are waiting for your visit with chocolate-themed items and our restaurants are geared up with chocolate inspirations as well. Back by popular demand, Long Grove invite… Price: $5. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: May 20-22, 2015. Venue Info: Long Grove is located about 35 minutes northwest of Chicago, near Routes 53 and 83, north of Lake-Cook Rd. For more information, phone the Visitor's Information Center at (847) 634-0888. Saturday, May 21, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM. Old McHenry Rd & Robert Parker Coffin Rd Long Grove, IL 60047. For more info visit www.visitlonggrove.com.

Lincoln Park Wine Festival

Festivals To-Do!: Vinous lovers unite! Spring will be in full swing when the glorious grape, as well as smooth tunes, artisans and tasty edibles, take center stage at this 2nd annual wine happening. Lincoln Park Wine Fest will again transform the tranquil northside pocket park into an open-air market featuring wine and food pavilions. The highlight will be ticketed wine tastings where scores of varietals will be showcased. Within the park's two acres, wine connoisseurs will also appreciate hearing the expertise of brand… Price: $50-90. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: May 21-22, 2016. Saturday, May 21, 2016, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Jonquil Park 1001 W. Wrightwood Ave Chicago, Il.

South Side Community Art Center’s 51th Annual Art Auction ~ An Art Collector’s Dream

Art/Exhibit Tickets are $75.00 and include a year long membership to SSCAC. To-Do!: As part of the South Side Community Art Center’s (SSCAC) Diamond Anniversary we are pleased to announce our 51th Annual Art Auction. The auction is a highly anticipated arts event in Chicago, one that provides experienced and novice collectors an opportunity to purchase fine art. Monies raised at the auction enable the SSCAC to continue its mission of preserving, conserving and promoting African American art. LeeAnn Trotter of NBC 5 Chicago will be emceeing the event. Miscellaneous Info: Over its 75-year existence, SSCAC’s role and mission remains relevant and vital. The Center stands as a cultural icon in the city of Chicago and a sustaining symbol of endurance in the community. Dr. Margaret Burroughs was instrumental in the growth of the SSCAC and was among its earliest fundraisers. Plans are underway to rehab our historic structure in a manner that will support Dr. Burroughs vision, and our next 75 years. It is in her memory and spirit of legacy that we ask for your support of this 51th… Price: $75. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Saturday, May 21, 2016, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. School of the Art Institute of Chicago 112 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60603. For more info visit www.sscartcenter.org.

Dreamgirls (Closing Week)

Theater Matinee performances on Saturdays at 4pm and Sundays at 2pm. To-Do!: Full of on-stage joy and backstage drama, Dreamgirls is the story of an up-and-coming 1960s all-female singing group from Chicago and the triumphs and tribulations that come on the road to fame and fortune, and features unforgettable hits including, "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going," "One Night Only" and "Listen." With a story that lives through the journey of popular music in America, and presented in Porchlight's signature intimate and up-close style, this Tony Award and Academy Award-winning musical… Price: $35-48. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 8 - May 22, 2016. Saturday, May 21, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. Stage 773 1225 W Belmont Ave Chicago, IL 60657. For more info visit porchlightmusictheatre.org.

Lorraine Hansberry Celebration: The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window

Theater To-Do!: Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the heartfelt final work from A Raisin in the Sun playwright Lorraine Hansberry. Greenwich Village, 1964: a magnet for ideals and activism of every stripe. At its center is Sidney Brustein’s apartment, the gathering place for an eclectic group of bohemians during a time of rapid change. As Sidney gets increasingly swept up in the radical issues of the day, however, he ignores the equally dangerous tension mounting between himself and his wife Iris, the one person h… Soleil's Take: View more Lorraine Hansberry Celebration To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: <a href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/Hansberry”Join us for The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration. During her all-too-brief life and career, Lorraine Hansberry left an indelible mark on the American theater. Now, in conjunction with our production of Hanberry’s final work, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, Goodman Theatre proudly presents The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration, a series of programs and performances that focus on the author’s Chicago roots, the forces which shaped her groundbreaking work… Price: $20-50. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 30 - June 5, 2016. Saturday, May 21, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

Best of Enemies

Theater 3pm Matinee on Sundays. To-Do!: Chicago Premiere! By Mark St. Germain Based on the bestselling book by Osha Gray Davidson, BEST OF ENEMIES is a true story about the relationship between C.P. Ellis, a Grand Cyclops of the KKK, and Ann Atwater, an African-American civil rights activist, during the desegregation of the Durham, North Carolina, schools in 1971. BEST OF ENEMIES exposes the poison of prejudice in the hearts of Atwater and Ellis who, by facing each other, are forced to face the worst, and best, in themselves. Featuring Broadwa… Price: $10-30. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 27-June 5, 2016. Saturday, May 21, 2016, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Provision Theater Company 1001 W Roosevelt Rd Chicago, IL 60608. For more info visit www.provisiontheater.org.

Feral

Theater 3pm Matinee on Sundays. To-Do!: Young black activist Francis Xavier -- known to his friends as FX -- has been waging a politically-motivated graffiti campaign, spraying the word "FERAL" on the sides of buildings all over the city. In the heat of a late July night, FX is caught in a moment of violence with the local police. The resulting controversy engulfs the city and the country, with FX's friends, family and members of his movement pulled into the fray. But will all this commotion overshadow the complex ideas FX hoped to communicate?… Price: $16-25. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 15 - May 29, 2016. Saturday, May 21, 2016, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Greenhouse Theater Center 2257 N Lincoln Avenue Chicago Il, 60614. For more info visit www.mpaact.org.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Sunday, May 22, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

Long Grove Chocolate Fest

Festivals To-Do!: Surrender to temptation when you and your family bite into fresh strawberries dipped in double dark chocolate, or crunchy popcorn drizzled with melted chocolate. Bask in the flavor of a perfect chocolate cake, taste the sweetness of the ultimate chocolate donut - even sip up a chocolate martini! Long Grove's many shops and special vendors are waiting for your visit with chocolate-themed items and our restaurants are geared up with chocolate inspirations as well. Back by popular demand, Long Grove invite… Price: $5. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: May 20-22, 2015. Venue Info: Long Grove is located about 35 minutes northwest of Chicago, near Routes 53 and 83, north of Lake-Cook Rd. For more information, phone the Visitor's Information Center at (847) 634-0888. Sunday, May 22, 2016, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Old McHenry Rd & Robert Parker Coffin Rd Long Grove, IL 60047. For more info visit www.visitlonggrove.com.

Lincoln Park Wine Festival

Festivals To-Do!: Vinous lovers unite! Spring will be in full swing when the glorious grape, as well as smooth tunes, artisans and tasty edibles, take center stage at this 2nd annual wine happening. Lincoln Park Wine Fest will again transform the tranquil northside pocket park into an open-air market featuring wine and food pavilions. The highlight will be ticketed wine tastings where scores of varietals will be showcased. Within the park's two acres, wine connoisseurs will also appreciate hearing the expertise of brand… Price: $50-90. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: May 21-22, 2016. Sunday, May 22, 2016, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Jonquil Park 1001 W. Wrightwood Ave Chicago, Il.

Best of Enemies

Theater 3pm Matinee on Sundays. To-Do!: Chicago Premiere! By Mark St. Germain Based on the bestselling book by Osha Gray Davidson, BEST OF ENEMIES is a true story about the relationship between C.P. Ellis, a Grand Cyclops of the KKK, and Ann Atwater, an African-American civil rights activist, during the desegregation of the Durham, North Carolina, schools in 1971. BEST OF ENEMIES exposes the poison of prejudice in the hearts of Atwater and Ellis who, by facing each other, are forced to face the worst, and best, in themselves. Featuring Broadwa… Price: $10-30. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 27-June 5, 2016. Sunday, May 22, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Provision Theater Company 1001 W Roosevelt Rd Chicago, IL 60608. For more info visit www.provisiontheater.org.

Feral

Theater 3pm Matinee on Sundays. To-Do!: Young black activist Francis Xavier -- known to his friends as FX -- has been waging a politically-motivated graffiti campaign, spraying the word "FERAL" on the sides of buildings all over the city. In the heat of a late July night, FX is caught in a moment of violence with the local police. The resulting controversy engulfs the city and the country, with FX's friends, family and members of his movement pulled into the fray. But will all this commotion overshadow the complex ideas FX hoped to communicate?… Price: $16-25. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 15 - May 29, 2016. Sunday, May 22, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Greenhouse Theater Center 2257 N Lincoln Avenue Chicago Il, 60614. For more info visit www.mpaact.org.

I AM THE CONNECT

Prof. Dev./Networking To-Do!: We are so excited to Present the 1st Annual " I AM THE CONNECT" Networking + Empowerment Mixer. Brought to you by the brother and sister duo Jessica Slaughter (I AM The Collection®) and Lekeith Taylor (Taylored by Lekeith®) Our Mission is simple: We are starting a worldwide movement bringing in successful entrepreneurs to inspire dreamers and aspiring entrepreneurship to never stop dreaming, all while having tons of fun. We invite you to join us for an evening of Networking, Empowerment, and live pa… Miscellaneous Info: So are you planning to join us? If so, I just want to urge you to register quickly. Get it in early because once we're down to the wire... the window of opportunity closes QUICKLY! WE ONLY HAVE LIMITED SEATING... REGISTER NOW! See you Soon! Price: Free! Ticket Link: Register Today! Sunday, May 22, 2016, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Zhou B Art Center 1029 West 35th Street Chicago, IL. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Dreamgirls (Closing Week)

Theater Matinee performances on Saturdays at 4pm and Sundays at 2pm. To-Do!: Full of on-stage joy and backstage drama, Dreamgirls is the story of an up-and-coming 1960s all-female singing group from Chicago and the triumphs and tribulations that come on the road to fame and fortune, and features unforgettable hits including, "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going," "One Night Only" and "Listen." With a story that lives through the journey of popular music in America, and presented in Porchlight's signature intimate and up-close style, this Tony Award and Academy Award-winning musical… Price: $35-48. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 8 - May 22, 2016. Sunday, May 22, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. Stage 773 1225 W Belmont Ave Chicago, IL 60657. For more info visit porchlightmusictheatre.org.

Lorraine Hansberry Celebration: The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window

Theater To-Do!: Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the heartfelt final work from A Raisin in the Sun playwright Lorraine Hansberry. Greenwich Village, 1964: a magnet for ideals and activism of every stripe. At its center is Sidney Brustein’s apartment, the gathering place for an eclectic group of bohemians during a time of rapid change. As Sidney gets increasingly swept up in the radical issues of the day, however, he ignores the equally dangerous tension mounting between himself and his wife Iris, the one person h… Soleil's Take: View more Lorraine Hansberry Celebration To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: <a href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/Hansberry”Join us for The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration. During her all-too-brief life and career, Lorraine Hansberry left an indelible mark on the American theater. Now, in conjunction with our production of Hanberry’s final work, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, Goodman Theatre proudly presents The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration, a series of programs and performances that focus on the author’s Chicago roots, the forces which shaped her groundbreaking work… Price: $20-50. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 30 - June 5, 2016. Sunday, May 22, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

Lorraine Hansberry Celebration: Scholar Discussion - To Be Young, Gifted and Black - How Much Has Changed?

Author/Artist Event To-Do!: Director and critic Dani Snyder-Young explores Lorraine Hansberry’s autobiography in an interactive analysis of Hansberry’s background as it relates to contemporary urban education, intersections between race and class and the ways in which African American women learn to navigate public life. Excerpts from the book will be performed by playwright and actress Lydia R. Diamond. Soleil's Take: View more Lorraine Hansberry Celebration To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: <a href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/Hansberry”Join us for The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration. During her all-too-brief life and career, Lorraine Hansberry left an indelible mark on the American theater. Now, in conjunction with our production of Hanberry’s final work, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, Goodman Theatre proudly presents The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration, a series of programs and performances that focus on the author’s Chicago roots, the forces which shaped her groundbreaking work… Price: Free! Ticket Link: RSVP Today!]. Monday, May 23, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Harold Washington Library 400 South State Street Chicago, Il. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

Lorraine Hansberry Celebration: The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window

Theater To-Do!: Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the heartfelt final work from A Raisin in the Sun playwright Lorraine Hansberry. Greenwich Village, 1964: a magnet for ideals and activism of every stripe. At its center is Sidney Brustein’s apartment, the gathering place for an eclectic group of bohemians during a time of rapid change. As Sidney gets increasingly swept up in the radical issues of the day, however, he ignores the equally dangerous tension mounting between himself and his wife Iris, the one person h… Soleil's Take: View more Lorraine Hansberry Celebration To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: <a href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/Hansberry”Join us for The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration. During her all-too-brief life and career, Lorraine Hansberry left an indelible mark on the American theater. Now, in conjunction with our production of Hanberry’s final work, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, Goodman Theatre proudly presents The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration, a series of programs and performances that focus on the author’s Chicago roots, the forces which shaped her groundbreaking work… Price: $20-50. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 30 - June 5, 2016. Monday, May 23, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

The Lorraine Hansberry Awards

Semi-Formal/Black Tie/Gala To-Do!: Presented by Goodman Resident Director Chuck Smith, New Federal Theatre Artistic Director Woodie King, Jr. and members of the Hansberry family, these one-time-only awards honor the unique cultural contributions of five Hansberry contemporaries—African American women who were raised and educated in Chicago, and who went on to make indelible impacts on the American theater. Goodman Theatre is proud to honor these artists, whose work and legacies mirror the pioneering spirit of Lorraine Hansberry. The Lorra… Soleil's Take: View more Lorraine Hansberry Celebration To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: <a href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/Hansberry”Join us for The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration. During her all-too-brief life and career, Lorraine Hansberry left an indelible mark on the American theater. Now, in conjunction with our production of Hanberry’s final work, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, Goodman Theatre proudly presents The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration, a series of programs and performances that focus on the author’s Chicago roots, the forces which shaped her groundbreaking work… Price: Free! Ticket Link: RSVP Today!]. Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Chicago Cultural Center 78 East Washington Street Chicago, IL 60602. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

Lorraine Hansberry Celebration: The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window

Theater To-Do!: Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the heartfelt final work from A Raisin in the Sun playwright Lorraine Hansberry. Greenwich Village, 1964: a magnet for ideals and activism of every stripe. At its center is Sidney Brustein’s apartment, the gathering place for an eclectic group of bohemians during a time of rapid change. As Sidney gets increasingly swept up in the radical issues of the day, however, he ignores the equally dangerous tension mounting between himself and his wife Iris, the one person h… Soleil's Take: View more Lorraine Hansberry Celebration To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: <a href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/Hansberry”Join us for The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration. During her all-too-brief life and career, Lorraine Hansberry left an indelible mark on the American theater. Now, in conjunction with our production of Hanberry’s final work, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, Goodman Theatre proudly presents The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration, a series of programs and performances that focus on the author’s Chicago roots, the forces which shaped her groundbreaking work… Price: $20-50. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 30 - June 5, 2016. Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

"The Lynching of (Insert the Name of Any white Killer of an Unarmed Black Here)": an Avant Garde Soul Jazz Hip H-Opera

Live Music Doors open at 7:00pm. To-Do!: "The Lynching of (Insert the Name of Any white Killer of an Unarmed Black Here)": an Avant Garde Soul Jazz Hip H-Opera is the story of two young lovers that are activists in the movement for black liberation. Composed and performed by David Boykin and the SEBAU The SEBAU is a new band formed specifically for this project featuring Isaiah Spencer on drums, Rollo Radford on bass, Gira Dahnee on piano, Brenda Gilbert on violin, Jayve Montgomery on turntables and samples, Sankara Harouna on vocals, Manu… Price: $10-15. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Promontory 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. Chicago, IL 60615. For more info visit promontorychicago.com.

Lorraine Hansberry Celebration: The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window

Theater To-Do!: Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the heartfelt final work from A Raisin in the Sun playwright Lorraine Hansberry. Greenwich Village, 1964: a magnet for ideals and activism of every stripe. At its center is Sidney Brustein’s apartment, the gathering place for an eclectic group of bohemians during a time of rapid change. As Sidney gets increasingly swept up in the radical issues of the day, however, he ignores the equally dangerous tension mounting between himself and his wife Iris, the one person h… Soleil's Take: View more Lorraine Hansberry Celebration To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: <a href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/Hansberry”Join us for The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration. During her all-too-brief life and career, Lorraine Hansberry left an indelible mark on the American theater. Now, in conjunction with our production of Hanberry’s final work, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, Goodman Theatre proudly presents The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration, a series of programs and performances that focus on the author’s Chicago roots, the forces which shaped her groundbreaking work… Price: $20-50. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 30 - June 5, 2016. Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Thursday, May 26, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

Feral (Closing Week)

Theater 3pm Matinee on Sundays. To-Do!: Young black activist Francis Xavier -- known to his friends as FX -- has been waging a politically-motivated graffiti campaign, spraying the word "FERAL" on the sides of buildings all over the city. In the heat of a late July night, FX is caught in a moment of violence with the local police. The resulting controversy engulfs the city and the country, with FX's friends, family and members of his movement pulled into the fray. But will all this commotion overshadow the complex ideas FX hoped to communicate?… Price: $16-25. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 15 - May 29, 2016. Thursday, May 26, 2016, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Greenhouse Theater Center 2257 N Lincoln Avenue Chicago Il, 60614. For more info visit www.mpaact.org.

Lorraine Hansberry Celebration: The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window

Theater To-Do!: Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the heartfelt final work from A Raisin in the Sun playwright Lorraine Hansberry. Greenwich Village, 1964: a magnet for ideals and activism of every stripe. At its center is Sidney Brustein’s apartment, the gathering place for an eclectic group of bohemians during a time of rapid change. As Sidney gets increasingly swept up in the radical issues of the day, however, he ignores the equally dangerous tension mounting between himself and his wife Iris, the one person h… Soleil's Take: View more Lorraine Hansberry Celebration To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: <a href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/Hansberry”Join us for The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration. During her all-too-brief life and career, Lorraine Hansberry left an indelible mark on the American theater. Now, in conjunction with our production of Hanberry’s final work, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, Goodman Theatre proudly presents The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration, a series of programs and performances that focus on the author’s Chicago roots, the forces which shaped her groundbreaking work… Price: $20-50. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 30 - June 5, 2016. Thursday, May 26, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Friday, May 27, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

Feral (Closing Week)

Theater 3pm Matinee on Sundays. To-Do!: Young black activist Francis Xavier -- known to his friends as FX -- has been waging a politically-motivated graffiti campaign, spraying the word "FERAL" on the sides of buildings all over the city. In the heat of a late July night, FX is caught in a moment of violence with the local police. The resulting controversy engulfs the city and the country, with FX's friends, family and members of his movement pulled into the fray. But will all this commotion overshadow the complex ideas FX hoped to communicate?… Price: $16-25. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 15 - May 29, 2016. Friday, May 27, 2016, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Greenhouse Theater Center 2257 N Lincoln Avenue Chicago Il, 60614. For more info visit www.mpaact.org.

Lorraine Hansberry Celebration: The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window

Theater To-Do!: Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the heartfelt final work from A Raisin in the Sun playwright Lorraine Hansberry. Greenwich Village, 1964: a magnet for ideals and activism of every stripe. At its center is Sidney Brustein’s apartment, the gathering place for an eclectic group of bohemians during a time of rapid change. As Sidney gets increasingly swept up in the radical issues of the day, however, he ignores the equally dangerous tension mounting between himself and his wife Iris, the one person h… Soleil's Take: View more Lorraine Hansberry Celebration To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: <a href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/Hansberry”Join us for The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration. During her all-too-brief life and career, Lorraine Hansberry left an indelible mark on the American theater. Now, in conjunction with our production of Hanberry’s final work, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, Goodman Theatre proudly presents The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration, a series of programs and performances that focus on the author’s Chicago roots, the forces which shaped her groundbreaking work… Price: $20-50. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 30 - June 5, 2016. Friday, May 27, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

Best of Enemies

Theater 3pm Matinee on Sundays. To-Do!: Chicago Premiere! By Mark St. Germain Based on the bestselling book by Osha Gray Davidson, BEST OF ENEMIES is a true story about the relationship between C.P. Ellis, a Grand Cyclops of the KKK, and Ann Atwater, an African-American civil rights activist, during the desegregation of the Durham, North Carolina, schools in 1971. BEST OF ENEMIES exposes the poison of prejudice in the hearts of Atwater and Ellis who, by facing each other, are forced to face the worst, and best, in themselves. Featuring Broadwa… Price: $10-30. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 27-June 5, 2016. Friday, May 27, 2016, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Provision Theater Company 1001 W Roosevelt Rd Chicago, IL 60608. For more info visit www.provisiontheater.org.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Saturday, May 28, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

Feral (Closing Week)

Theater 3pm Matinee on Sundays. To-Do!: Young black activist Francis Xavier -- known to his friends as FX -- has been waging a politically-motivated graffiti campaign, spraying the word "FERAL" on the sides of buildings all over the city. In the heat of a late July night, FX is caught in a moment of violence with the local police. The resulting controversy engulfs the city and the country, with FX's friends, family and members of his movement pulled into the fray. But will all this commotion overshadow the complex ideas FX hoped to communicate?… Price: $16-25. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 15 - May 29, 2016. Saturday, May 28, 2016, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Greenhouse Theater Center 2257 N Lincoln Avenue Chicago Il, 60614. For more info visit www.mpaact.org.

Lorraine Hansberry Celebration: The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window

Theater To-Do!: Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the heartfelt final work from A Raisin in the Sun playwright Lorraine Hansberry. Greenwich Village, 1964: a magnet for ideals and activism of every stripe. At its center is Sidney Brustein’s apartment, the gathering place for an eclectic group of bohemians during a time of rapid change. As Sidney gets increasingly swept up in the radical issues of the day, however, he ignores the equally dangerous tension mounting between himself and his wife Iris, the one person h… Soleil's Take: View more Lorraine Hansberry Celebration To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: <a href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/Hansberry”Join us for The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration. During her all-too-brief life and career, Lorraine Hansberry left an indelible mark on the American theater. Now, in conjunction with our production of Hanberry’s final work, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, Goodman Theatre proudly presents The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration, a series of programs and performances that focus on the author’s Chicago roots, the forces which shaped her groundbreaking work… Price: $20-50. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 30 - June 5, 2016. Saturday, May 28, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

Best of Enemies

Theater 3pm Matinee on Sundays. To-Do!: Chicago Premiere! By Mark St. Germain Based on the bestselling book by Osha Gray Davidson, BEST OF ENEMIES is a true story about the relationship between C.P. Ellis, a Grand Cyclops of the KKK, and Ann Atwater, an African-American civil rights activist, during the desegregation of the Durham, North Carolina, schools in 1971. BEST OF ENEMIES exposes the poison of prejudice in the hearts of Atwater and Ellis who, by facing each other, are forced to face the worst, and best, in themselves. Featuring Broadwa… Price: $10-30. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 27-June 5, 2016. Saturday, May 28, 2016, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Provision Theater Company 1001 W Roosevelt Rd Chicago, IL 60608. For more info visit www.provisiontheater.org.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Sunday, May 29, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

Best of Enemies (Closing Week)

Theater 3pm Matinee on Sundays. To-Do!: Chicago Premiere! By Mark St. Germain Based on the bestselling book by Osha Gray Davidson, BEST OF ENEMIES is a true story about the relationship between C.P. Ellis, a Grand Cyclops of the KKK, and Ann Atwater, an African-American civil rights activist, during the desegregation of the Durham, North Carolina, schools in 1971. BEST OF ENEMIES exposes the poison of prejudice in the hearts of Atwater and Ellis who, by facing each other, are forced to face the worst, and best, in themselves. Featuring Broadwa… Price: $10-30. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 27-June 5, 2016. Sunday, May 29, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Provision Theater Company 1001 W Roosevelt Rd Chicago, IL 60608. For more info visit www.provisiontheater.org.

Feral (Closing Week)

Theater 3pm Matinee on Sundays. To-Do!: Young black activist Francis Xavier -- known to his friends as FX -- has been waging a politically-motivated graffiti campaign, spraying the word "FERAL" on the sides of buildings all over the city. In the heat of a late July night, FX is caught in a moment of violence with the local police. The resulting controversy engulfs the city and the country, with FX's friends, family and members of his movement pulled into the fray. But will all this commotion overshadow the complex ideas FX hoped to communicate?… Price: $16-25. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 15 - May 29, 2016. Sunday, May 29, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Greenhouse Theater Center 2257 N Lincoln Avenue Chicago Il, 60614. For more info visit www.mpaact.org.

Lorraine Hansberry Celebration: The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window

Theater To-Do!: Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the heartfelt final work from A Raisin in the Sun playwright Lorraine Hansberry. Greenwich Village, 1964: a magnet for ideals and activism of every stripe. At its center is Sidney Brustein’s apartment, the gathering place for an eclectic group of bohemians during a time of rapid change. As Sidney gets increasingly swept up in the radical issues of the day, however, he ignores the equally dangerous tension mounting between himself and his wife Iris, the one person h… Soleil's Take: View more Lorraine Hansberry Celebration To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: <a href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/Hansberry”Join us for The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration. During her all-too-brief life and career, Lorraine Hansberry left an indelible mark on the American theater. Now, in conjunction with our production of Hanberry’s final work, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, Goodman Theatre proudly presents The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration, a series of programs and performances that focus on the author’s Chicago roots, the forces which shaped her groundbreaking work… Price: $20-50. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 30 - June 5, 2016. Sunday, May 29, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

Lorraine Hansberry Celebration: The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window

Theater To-Do!: Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the heartfelt final work from A Raisin in the Sun playwright Lorraine Hansberry. Greenwich Village, 1964: a magnet for ideals and activism of every stripe. At its center is Sidney Brustein’s apartment, the gathering place for an eclectic group of bohemians during a time of rapid change. As Sidney gets increasingly swept up in the radical issues of the day, however, he ignores the equally dangerous tension mounting between himself and his wife Iris, the one person h… Soleil's Take: View more Lorraine Hansberry Celebration To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: <a href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/Hansberry”Join us for The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration. During her all-too-brief life and career, Lorraine Hansberry left an indelible mark on the American theater. Now, in conjunction with our production of Hanberry’s final work, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, Goodman Theatre proudly presents The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration, a series of programs and performances that focus on the author’s Chicago roots, the forces which shaped her groundbreaking work… Price: $20-50. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 30 - June 5, 2016. Monday, May 30, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

Lorraine Hansberry Celebration: The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window

Theater To-Do!: Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the heartfelt final work from A Raisin in the Sun playwright Lorraine Hansberry. Greenwich Village, 1964: a magnet for ideals and activism of every stripe. At its center is Sidney Brustein’s apartment, the gathering place for an eclectic group of bohemians during a time of rapid change. As Sidney gets increasingly swept up in the radical issues of the day, however, he ignores the equally dangerous tension mounting between himself and his wife Iris, the one person h… Soleil's Take: View more Lorraine Hansberry Celebration To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: <a href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/Hansberry”Join us for The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration. During her all-too-brief life and career, Lorraine Hansberry left an indelible mark on the American theater. Now, in conjunction with our production of Hanberry’s final work, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, Goodman Theatre proudly presents The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration, a series of programs and performances that focus on the author’s Chicago roots, the forces which shaped her groundbreaking work… Price: $20-50. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 30 - June 5, 2016. Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

Lorraine Hansberry Celebration: The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window

Theater To-Do!: Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the heartfelt final work from A Raisin in the Sun playwright Lorraine Hansberry. Greenwich Village, 1964: a magnet for ideals and activism of every stripe. At its center is Sidney Brustein’s apartment, the gathering place for an eclectic group of bohemians during a time of rapid change. As Sidney gets increasingly swept up in the radical issues of the day, however, he ignores the equally dangerous tension mounting between himself and his wife Iris, the one person h… Soleil's Take: View more Lorraine Hansberry Celebration To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: <a href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/Hansberry”Join us for The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration. During her all-too-brief life and career, Lorraine Hansberry left an indelible mark on the American theater. Now, in conjunction with our production of Hanberry’s final work, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, Goodman Theatre proudly presents The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration, a series of programs and performances that focus on the author’s Chicago roots, the forces which shaped her groundbreaking work… Price: $20-50. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 30 - June 5, 2016. Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Thursday, June 2, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

Lorraine Hansberry Celebration: The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window

Theater To-Do!: Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the heartfelt final work from A Raisin in the Sun playwright Lorraine Hansberry. Greenwich Village, 1964: a magnet for ideals and activism of every stripe. At its center is Sidney Brustein’s apartment, the gathering place for an eclectic group of bohemians during a time of rapid change. As Sidney gets increasingly swept up in the radical issues of the day, however, he ignores the equally dangerous tension mounting between himself and his wife Iris, the one person h… Soleil's Take: View more Lorraine Hansberry Celebration To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: <a href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/Hansberry”Join us for The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration. During her all-too-brief life and career, Lorraine Hansberry left an indelible mark on the American theater. Now, in conjunction with our production of Hanberry’s final work, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, Goodman Theatre proudly presents The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration, a series of programs and performances that focus on the author’s Chicago roots, the forces which shaped her groundbreaking work… Price: $20-50. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 30 - June 5, 2016. Thursday, June 2, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Friday, June 3, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

Taste of Little Village: Flavors of Mexico Chicago's Taste of Mexico

Festivals To-Do!: Call it Chicago's "Taste of Mexico." Lovers of South-of-the-Border foods will be in culinary heaven when the second annual Flavors of Mexico turns 26th Street in the heart Chicago's Little Village neighborhood into a flavorful food and music happening. Beyond authentic Mexican treats (tacos, gorditas, flautas, enchiladas and tortas) from nearly a dozen Chicago restaurants, there's also a non-stop music lineup, daily cooking demonstrations on a Culinary Stage with top chefs, carnival rides and arts/craft… Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: June 3-5, 2016. Friday, June 3, 2016, 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 26th & Kedzie to 26th & California Chicago, IL.

Lincoln Park Greek Fest

Festivals To-Do!: Yiasou! (Hello! Or Greetings!) The Lincoln Park Greek Fest brings all the aromas, sounds, tastes and traditions of Greece to your doorstep. Being Greek means relishing the world around you and enjoying life to its fullest. Come experience the Ancient Greek concept of “filoxenia” and the famous hospitality of the Greek culture. The Lincoln Park Greek Fest gives us the opportunity to open our arms, our hearts and our kitchens as we share our culture with you! The St. George Greek Orthodox Church and… Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: June 3-5, 2016. Friday, June 3, 2016, 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 2701 N. Sheffield Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.lincolnparkgreekfest.com.

Best of Enemies

Theater 3pm Matinee on Sundays. To-Do!: Chicago Premiere! By Mark St. Germain Based on the bestselling book by Osha Gray Davidson, BEST OF ENEMIES is a true story about the relationship between C.P. Ellis, a Grand Cyclops of the KKK, and Ann Atwater, an African-American civil rights activist, during the desegregation of the Durham, North Carolina, schools in 1971. BEST OF ENEMIES exposes the poison of prejudice in the hearts of Atwater and Ellis who, by facing each other, are forced to face the worst, and best, in themselves. Featuring Broadwa… Price: $10-30. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 27-June 5, 2016. Friday, June 3, 2016, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Provision Theater Company 1001 W Roosevelt Rd Chicago, IL 60608. For more info visit www.provisiontheater.org.

Lorraine Hansberry Celebration: The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window

Theater To-Do!: Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the heartfelt final work from A Raisin in the Sun playwright Lorraine Hansberry. Greenwich Village, 1964: a magnet for ideals and activism of every stripe. At its center is Sidney Brustein’s apartment, the gathering place for an eclectic group of bohemians during a time of rapid change. As Sidney gets increasingly swept up in the radical issues of the day, however, he ignores the equally dangerous tension mounting between himself and his wife Iris, the one person h… Soleil's Take: View more Lorraine Hansberry Celebration To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: <a href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/Hansberry”Join us for The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration. During her all-too-brief life and career, Lorraine Hansberry left an indelible mark on the American theater. Now, in conjunction with our production of Hanberry’s final work, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, Goodman Theatre proudly presents The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration, a series of programs and performances that focus on the author’s Chicago roots, the forces which shaped her groundbreaking work… Price: $20-50. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 30 - June 5, 2016. Friday, June 3, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Saturday, June 4, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

57th Street Art Fair

Festivals To-Do!: The 57th Street Art Fair is a two-day outdoor celebration of the visual arts held in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, adjacent to the University of Chicago campus and the home of President Barack Obama. Artists and art lovers reunite at Chicago's oldest juried art fair in the Midwest, featuring the work of 200 exhibitors. Most are returning artists, but each year between 50 and 75 new exhibitors are invited to participate by a jury made up of collectors, critics, curators and artists. The goal of t… Soleil's Take: This festival is family-friendly and dog friendly and is the first fest of the year. It's got a nice, laid-back, leisurely feel, as you meander through several Hyde Park Streets. You'll find a variety of art, medium and price-point, artsy-craftsy, contemporary and everything in between. This fest is definitely one of my faces and I consider it to be the season opener! Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: June 4-5, 2016. Saturday, June 4, 2016, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM. 56th to 57th Street Kimbark to Kenwood (about 6 blocks east of Cottage Grove) Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.57thstreetartfair.org.

Hyde Park Community Art Fair

Festivals To-Do!: The Hyde Park Community Art Fair features local talent as well as outstanding artists from around the Midwest. It's a great place to buy and sell art. There is an adjacent food court, lots of great local Hyde Park restaurants, music, and two playgrounds for the kids. Make it a family day! The Hyde Park Community Art Fair (HPCAF) started in 1974 ago as a group of unorganized artists and vendors who were set up at will in the park on 57th Street Art Fair Weekend. Later, it was organized a little more b… Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: June 4-5, 2016. Saturday, June 4, 2016, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM. Bixler Park E 57th St & S Kenwood Ave Chicago, IL 60637. For more info visit www.hydeparkcommunityartfair.org.

Lincoln Park Greek Fest

Festivals To-Do!: Yiasou! (Hello! Or Greetings!) The Lincoln Park Greek Fest brings all the aromas, sounds, tastes and traditions of Greece to your doorstep. Being Greek means relishing the world around you and enjoying life to its fullest. Come experience the Ancient Greek concept of “filoxenia” and the famous hospitality of the Greek culture. The Lincoln Park Greek Fest gives us the opportunity to open our arms, our hearts and our kitchens as we share our culture with you! The St. George Greek Orthodox Church and… Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: June 3-5, 2016. Saturday, June 4, 2016, 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 2701 N. Sheffield Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.lincolnparkgreekfest.com.

Taste of Little Village: Flavors of Mexico Chicago's Taste of Mexico

Festivals To-Do!: Call it Chicago's "Taste of Mexico." Lovers of South-of-the-Border foods will be in culinary heaven when the second annual Flavors of Mexico turns 26th Street in the heart Chicago's Little Village neighborhood into a flavorful food and music happening. Beyond authentic Mexican treats (tacos, gorditas, flautas, enchiladas and tortas) from nearly a dozen Chicago restaurants, there's also a non-stop music lineup, daily cooking demonstrations on a Culinary Stage with top chefs, carnival rides and arts/craft… Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: June 3-5, 2016. Saturday, June 4, 2016, 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 26th & Kedzie to 26th & California Chicago, IL.

Reggie Watts & his band Karen

Live Music To-Do!: A special evening with Reggie Watts backed by his 4-piece Late Late Show band Karen! Reggie Watts is an internationally renowned vocal artist/ beatboxer/ musician/ comedian who wows audiences with his live performances which are 100% improvised. Using his formidable voice, looping pedals, and his vast imagination, Reggie blends and blurs the lines between music and comedy. No two performances are the same and to that end, ?genius? is the word most often used to describe Reggie Watts. LA Weekly crowne… Price: $30. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Saturday, June 4, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Thalia Hall 1807 S. Allport St. Chicago, IL 60608. For more info visit thaliahallchicago.com.

Best of Enemies

Theater 3pm Matinee on Sundays. To-Do!: Chicago Premiere! By Mark St. Germain Based on the bestselling book by Osha Gray Davidson, BEST OF ENEMIES is a true story about the relationship between C.P. Ellis, a Grand Cyclops of the KKK, and Ann Atwater, an African-American civil rights activist, during the desegregation of the Durham, North Carolina, schools in 1971. BEST OF ENEMIES exposes the poison of prejudice in the hearts of Atwater and Ellis who, by facing each other, are forced to face the worst, and best, in themselves. Featuring Broadwa… Price: $10-30. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 27-June 5, 2016. Saturday, June 4, 2016, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Provision Theater Company 1001 W Roosevelt Rd Chicago, IL 60608. For more info visit www.provisiontheater.org.

Lorraine Hansberry Celebration: The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window

Theater To-Do!: Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the heartfelt final work from A Raisin in the Sun playwright Lorraine Hansberry. Greenwich Village, 1964: a magnet for ideals and activism of every stripe. At its center is Sidney Brustein’s apartment, the gathering place for an eclectic group of bohemians during a time of rapid change. As Sidney gets increasingly swept up in the radical issues of the day, however, he ignores the equally dangerous tension mounting between himself and his wife Iris, the one person h… Soleil's Take: View more Lorraine Hansberry Celebration To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: <a href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/Hansberry”Join us for The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration. During her all-too-brief life and career, Lorraine Hansberry left an indelible mark on the American theater. Now, in conjunction with our production of Hanberry’s final work, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, Goodman Theatre proudly presents The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration, a series of programs and performances that focus on the author’s Chicago roots, the forces which shaped her groundbreaking work… Price: $20-50. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 30 - June 5, 2016. Saturday, June 4, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

57th Street Art Fair

Festivals To-Do!: The 57th Street Art Fair is a two-day outdoor celebration of the visual arts held in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, adjacent to the University of Chicago campus and the home of President Barack Obama. Artists and art lovers reunite at Chicago's oldest juried art fair in the Midwest, featuring the work of 200 exhibitors. Most are returning artists, but each year between 50 and 75 new exhibitors are invited to participate by a jury made up of collectors, critics, curators and artists. The goal of t… Soleil's Take: This festival is family-friendly and dog friendly and is the first fest of the year. It's got a nice, laid-back, leisurely feel, as you meander through several Hyde Park Streets. You'll find a variety of art, medium and price-point, artsy-craftsy, contemporary and everything in between. This fest is definitely one of my faces and I consider it to be the season opener! Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: June 4-5, 2016. Sunday, June 5, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 56th to 57th Street Kimbark to Kenwood (about 6 blocks east of Cottage Grove) Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.57thstreetartfair.org.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Sunday, June 5, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

Hyde Park Community Art Fair

Festivals To-Do!: The Hyde Park Community Art Fair features local talent as well as outstanding artists from around the Midwest. It's a great place to buy and sell art. There is an adjacent food court, lots of great local Hyde Park restaurants, music, and two playgrounds for the kids. Make it a family day! The Hyde Park Community Art Fair (HPCAF) started in 1974 ago as a group of unorganized artists and vendors who were set up at will in the park on 57th Street Art Fair Weekend. Later, it was organized a little more b… Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: June 4-5, 2016. Sunday, June 5, 2016, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM. Bixler Park E 57th St & S Kenwood Ave Chicago, IL 60637. For more info visit www.hydeparkcommunityartfair.org.

Lincoln Park Greek Fest

Festivals To-Do!: Yiasou! (Hello! Or Greetings!) The Lincoln Park Greek Fest brings all the aromas, sounds, tastes and traditions of Greece to your doorstep. Being Greek means relishing the world around you and enjoying life to its fullest. Come experience the Ancient Greek concept of “filoxenia” and the famous hospitality of the Greek culture. The Lincoln Park Greek Fest gives us the opportunity to open our arms, our hearts and our kitchens as we share our culture with you! The St. George Greek Orthodox Church and… Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: June 3-5, 2016. Sunday, June 5, 2016, 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 2701 N. Sheffield Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.lincolnparkgreekfest.com.

Taste of Little Village: Flavors of Mexico Chicago's Taste of Mexico

Festivals To-Do!: Call it Chicago's "Taste of Mexico." Lovers of South-of-the-Border foods will be in culinary heaven when the second annual Flavors of Mexico turns 26th Street in the heart Chicago's Little Village neighborhood into a flavorful food and music happening. Beyond authentic Mexican treats (tacos, gorditas, flautas, enchiladas and tortas) from nearly a dozen Chicago restaurants, there's also a non-stop music lineup, daily cooking demonstrations on a Culinary Stage with top chefs, carnival rides and arts/craft… Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: June 3-5, 2016. Sunday, June 5, 2016, 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 26th & Kedzie to 26th & California Chicago, IL.

Best of Enemies

Theater 3pm Matinee on Sundays. To-Do!: Chicago Premiere! By Mark St. Germain Based on the bestselling book by Osha Gray Davidson, BEST OF ENEMIES is a true story about the relationship between C.P. Ellis, a Grand Cyclops of the KKK, and Ann Atwater, an African-American civil rights activist, during the desegregation of the Durham, North Carolina, schools in 1971. BEST OF ENEMIES exposes the poison of prejudice in the hearts of Atwater and Ellis who, by facing each other, are forced to face the worst, and best, in themselves. Featuring Broadwa… Price: $10-30. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 27-June 5, 2016. Sunday, June 5, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Provision Theater Company 1001 W Roosevelt Rd Chicago, IL 60608. For more info visit www.provisiontheater.org.

Lorraine Hansberry Celebration: The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window

Theater To-Do!: Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the heartfelt final work from A Raisin in the Sun playwright Lorraine Hansberry. Greenwich Village, 1964: a magnet for ideals and activism of every stripe. At its center is Sidney Brustein’s apartment, the gathering place for an eclectic group of bohemians during a time of rapid change. As Sidney gets increasingly swept up in the radical issues of the day, however, he ignores the equally dangerous tension mounting between himself and his wife Iris, the one person h… Soleil's Take: View more Lorraine Hansberry Celebration To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: <a href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/Hansberry”Join us for The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration. During her all-too-brief life and career, Lorraine Hansberry left an indelible mark on the American theater. Now, in conjunction with our production of Hanberry’s final work, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, Goodman Theatre proudly presents The Lorraine Hansberry Celebration, a series of programs and performances that focus on the author’s Chicago roots, the forces which shaped her groundbreaking work… Price: $20-50. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 30 - June 5, 2016. Sunday, June 5, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

Tuesdays on the Terrace: Pat Mallinger Quartet

Festivals To-Do!: Pat Mallinger is a jazz saxophonist, composer, and bandleader currently based in Chicago. He is the co-leader of Sabertooth who has been performing at the Green Mill Lounge in Chicago every Saturday night as the house band since 1992. He has performed nationally and internationally and has recorded and performed with several notable jazz musicians. Soleil's Take: MCA returns with this summer fave! Can you take chairs? Blankets? Bring food? Check out our blog post - SunSpots: Tuesdays On the Terrace and the accompanying SunSpots vlog for a preview of the experience! View our Tuesdays On the Terrace picks! Miscellaneous Info: Enjoy an evening of free music on the MCA's Anne and John Kern Terrace and sculpture garden lawn with our annual summer performance series highlighting artists from Chicago's internationally renowned jazz community. Tuesdays on the Terrace features Chicago's quintessential jazz musicians, including the Fred Anderson Legacy Band, acclaimed cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm, and saxophone and clarinetist Mwata Bowden on the MCA's terrace and sculpture garden. The performances take are hosted by are hosted by Al Ca… Price: Free! Buffet, $27. Other Times To-Do It: Tuesdays, June 7, 2016 - September 27, 2016. Venue Info: Parking? In the Gold Coast?!?! $4 discounted parking is available, but 4 bucks off of $34 is like taking a tablespoon of sand of the beach. Okay, it's not that expensive, but you ought to consider public transportation, cab or jitney (pack a bunch of folks in your car and charge them $1 each). Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art 220 E Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Thursday, June 9, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Friday, June 10, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

Chicago Blues Festival f/ Shemekia Copeland

Festivals To-Do!: The Chicago Blues Festival kicks-off with Shemekia Copeland and Special Guest Curtis Salgado and more. Petrillo Music Shell - Alligator Records 45th Anniversary • 6-6:45pm - Tommy Castro & The Painkillers guest appearance by Toronzo Cannon • 7-8pm - Lil' Ed and The Blues Imperials guest appearance by Corky Siegel • 8:15-9:30pm - Shemekia Copeland and Special Guest Curtis Salgado Bud Light Crossroads Stage - Alligator Records Day • 11:15-12:15am - Peaches Staten • 12:45-2pm - Maurice John… Miscellaneous Info: The Chicago Blues Festival is the largest free blues festival in the world and remains the largest of Chicago's Music Festivals. During three days on five stages, more than 500,000 blues fans prove that Chicago is the "Blues Capital of the World." Past performers include Bonnie Raitt, Ray Charles, B.B. King, the late Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy and the late Koko Taylor. Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: June 10-12, 2016. Venue Info: Alcoholic beverages are not allowed into the festival grounds. Coolers are NOT allowed in the seating area of the Petrillo Music Shell. Friday, June 10, 2016, 11:00 AM – 9:30 PM. Grant Park 300 S. Columbus Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.chicagobluesfestival.us.

Annual Sickle Cell Walk/Jog/Bike–A–Thon

Benefit/Charitable To-Do!: Thirty four years makes this one of the pioneer lakefront charity events. Yes, it's a fundraiser, but don't let that fool you, it's a fun raiser, too. You'll have fun visiting our outdoor bazaar with food (delicious), games (for the entire family) and entertainment (wholesome). The goal for this year’s WJBAT is to raise $250,000 to continue the speicalized services that we offer to the community. The WJBAT is SCDAI’s major fundraiser for the year, Its financial success depends on the support of the comm… Soleil's Take: I am SURE that Saturday is going to be a beautiful day, so get your butt out in and support this cause! There's no time to be a renegade at this one, so don't walk, run or ride along like you registered if you didn't. :|. Saturday, June 11, 2016, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM. 31st Street and South Lake Shore Drive Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.sicklecelldisease-illinois.org.

Printers Row Lit Fest

Festivals To-Do!: The Printers Row Lit Fest was founded in 1985 by the Near South Planning Board to attract visitors to the Printers Row neighborhood (once the city's bookmaking hub). By 2002, it had grown to five city blocks (on Dearborn, from Congress to Polk), attracting more than 200 booksellers from across the country displaying new, used and antiquarian books and featuring more than 200 authors participating in panels, discussions and a variety of other programs. As part of its ongoing commitment to the written wor… Soleil's Take: I'm totally digging the diversity! View the schedule to the the 411 on ticketed programming, including, a conversation with Harold Washington Literary Prize Awardee Edward P. Jones, Conversation with Chicago Tribune Young Adult Literary Award winner LeVar Burton, Tavis Smiley in conversation with Dawn Turner Trice - and so much more! Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: June 11-12, 2016. Saturday, June 11, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Harrison & Dearborn Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit printersrowlitfest.org.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Saturday, June 11, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

Chicago Blues Festival f/ Fred Wesley & The New JB's

Festivals To-Do!: The Chicago Blues Festival featuring Fred Wesley & The New JB's and more. Petrillo Music Shell - Soul/R&B Night • 5:30-6:15pm - Wee Willie Walker & We "R" • 6:30-7:45pm - Irma Thomas • 8:05-9:30pm - Fred Wesley & The New JB's Bud Light Crossroads Stage - Soul/R&B Dayt • 11:15am-12:15pm - Cicero Blake • 12:45-2pm - Theo Huff • 2:30-3:45pm - Nora Jean • 4:15-5:30pm - Otis Clay Tribute Band Jackson Mississippi Rhythm & Blues Stage • 11:30am-12:30pm - Panel Discussion – Artist… Miscellaneous Info: The Chicago Blues Festival is the largest free blues festival in the world and remains the largest of Chicago's Music Festivals. During three days on five stages, more than 500,000 blues fans prove that Chicago is the "Blues Capital of the World." Past performers include Bonnie Raitt, Ray Charles, B.B. King, the late Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy and the late Koko Taylor. Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: June 10-12, 2016. Venue Info: Alcoholic beverages are not allowed into the festival grounds. Coolers are NOT allowed in the seating area of the Petrillo Music Shell. Saturday, June 11, 2016, 11:00 AM – 9:30 PM. Grant Park 300 S. Columbus Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.chicagobluesfestival.us.

Printers Row Lit Fest

Festivals To-Do!: The Printers Row Lit Fest was founded in 1985 by the Near South Planning Board to attract visitors to the Printers Row neighborhood (once the city's bookmaking hub). By 2002, it had grown to five city blocks (on Dearborn, from Congress to Polk), attracting more than 200 booksellers from across the country displaying new, used and antiquarian books and featuring more than 200 authors participating in panels, discussions and a variety of other programs. As part of its ongoing commitment to the written wor… Soleil's Take: I'm totally digging the diversity! View the schedule to the the 411 on ticketed programming, including, a conversation with Harold Washington Literary Prize Awardee Edward P. Jones, Conversation with Chicago Tribune Young Adult Literary Award winner LeVar Burton, Tavis Smiley in conversation with Dawn Turner Trice - and so much more! Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: June 11-12, 2016. Sunday, June 12, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Harrison & Dearborn Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit printersrowlitfest.org.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Sunday, June 12, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

Chicago Blues Festival f/ Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater

Festivals To-Do!: The Chicago Blues Festival featuring Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater, Muddy Waters'. Otis Rush Tribute featuring Jimmy Johnson, Abb Locke and more. Petrillo Music Shell - Tribute to Otis Rush • 5-6:15pm - Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters • 6:30-7:45pm - Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater • 8-9:30pm - Otis Rush Tribute featuring Jimmy Johnson, Abb Locke, Brian Jones, Carl Weathersby, Bob Stroger, Sumito Ariyoshi, Big Ray, Eddy Clearwater, John Kattke, Mike Welch, Rawl Hardman, Harlan Terson, Bob Levis, Billy… Miscellaneous Info: The Chicago Blues Festival is the largest free blues festival in the world and remains the largest of Chicago's Music Festivals. During three days on five stages, more than 500,000 blues fans prove that Chicago is the "Blues Capital of the World." Past performers include Bonnie Raitt, Ray Charles, B.B. King, the late Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy and the late Koko Taylor. Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: June 10-12, 2016. Venue Info: Alcoholic beverages are not allowed into the festival grounds. Coolers are NOT allowed in the seating area of the Petrillo Music Shell. Sunday, June 12, 2016, 11:00 AM – 9:30 PM. Grant Park 300 S. Columbus Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.chicagobluesfestival.us.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

Tuesdays on the Terrace: Matt Ulery Nonet featuring eighth blackbird

Festivals To-Do!: Chicago based bassist/composer and bandleader, Matt Ulery, has developed an instantly recognizable sound. Known for his sweeping lyricism, unconventional phrase structures, expressionistic emotionalism, Ulery’s music is informed by the entire spectrum of jazz, classical, rock, pop, and folk– specifically American, South American, Balkan, and other European folk styles. He has been performing for 20 years on upright, electric, and brass basses. For a decade, Ulery has been the leader of his own groups and… Soleil's Take: MCA returns with this summer fave! Can you take chairs? Blankets? Bring food? Check out our blog post - SunSpots: Tuesdays On the Terrace and the accompanying SunSpots vlog for a preview of the experience! View our Tuesdays On the Terrace picks! Miscellaneous Info: Enjoy an evening of free music on the MCA's Anne and John Kern Terrace and sculpture garden lawn with our annual summer performance series highlighting artists from Chicago's internationally renowned jazz community. Tuesdays on the Terrace features Chicago's quintessential jazz musicians, including the Fred Anderson Legacy Band, acclaimed cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm, and saxophone and clarinetist Mwata Bowden on the MCA's terrace and sculpture garden. The performances take are hosted by are hosted by Al Ca… Price: Free! Buffet, $27. Other Times To-Do It: Tuesdays, June 7, 2016 - September 27, 2016. Venue Info: Parking? In the Gold Coast?!?! $4 discounted parking is available, but 4 bucks off of $34 is like taking a tablespoon of sand of the beach. Okay, it's not that expensive, but you ought to consider public transportation, cab or jitney (pack a bunch of folks in your car and charge them $1 each). Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art 220 E Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

CeeLo Green - The Love Train Tour Part 2

Live Music Doors open at 9:00pm. To-Do!: As an entertainer and businessman with many layers, CeeLo Green cannot be summed up in just one title. He is a five-time Grammy Award Winning singer-songwriter-producer, television personality, actor, entrepreneur, pop culture & fashion icon. In 2011, CeeLo received five Grammy nominations for his worldwide hit “Forget You” (aka “F—k You”), winning the category for “Best Urban/Alternative Performance”. The single is certified Gold in the United States and Denmark and achieved platinum status in Canada, New… Price: $45-75. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 10:00 PM – Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 12:00 AM. City Winery 1200 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL, 60607. For more info visit www.citywinery.com.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Thursday, June 16, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

Grown Folks Stories

Author/Artist Event To-Do!: You know that story... that good, a little too truthful, story. Here's where you tell it. Grown Folks Stories is exactly the place to share and listen to those stories, by grown people. The third Thursday of every month, Cara Brigandi orchestrates two hours of five minute stories that range from the hilarious to the absolutely somber. Come join this ever-popular gathering of nonprofessional, unrehearsed storytellers, who give us the real stories we live everyday. There is no theme, no judging, no poetr… Miscellaneous Info: Seats are limited, get there early or bring a chair. Price: $5 Donation. Other Times To-Do It: Third Thursday of the month. Thursday, June 16, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Silver Room 1506 E 53rd St Chicago, IL. For more info visit thesilverroom.com.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Friday, June 17, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

Zhou B Art Center 3rd Friday's

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The Zhou B Art Center opens Exhibitions every 3rd Friday of the month with an evening reception from 7pm-10pm. These events are free of charge and provide the community of Bridgeport and the Chicago area a unique opportunity to explore a blend of international and local art. The artists-in-residence at the Art Center open their studios to visitors, making this a unique opportunity for the community to meet working artists and discuss their work in person. The variety of the work produced by the artists-in-r… Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: Every third Friday of the month. Friday, June 17, 2016, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Zhou B Art Center 1029 West 35th Street Chicago, IL. For more info visit www.zhoubartcenter.com.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Saturday, June 18, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

Rachelle Ferrell, Robert Glasper and Avery Sunshine

Live Music Gates Open at 4:30pm. To-Do!: -Rachelle Ferrell is an composer, lyricist, arranger, musician, and vocalist . Although she has had some success in the mainstream R&B, pop, gospel, and classical music scene, she is noted for her talents as a contemporary jazz singer. -Robert Glasper “Jazz musicians are becoming more comfortable with music that speaks to them personally,” he muses. “I think it’s very important that musicians feed off the fruit of the music that actually is the soundtrack of their lives. The only way to keep something… Price: $40-65. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Saturdays & Sundays. Saturday, June 18, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Country Club Hills Amphitheater 4116 W 183rd Street Country Club Hills, Il 60478. For more info visit countryclubhills.org.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Sunday, June 19, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

Real Men Cook

Holiday/Seasonal To-Do!: This To-Do will be updated as information becomes available. Choose "Notify me of changes" on the Other Event Action pulldown menu to receive automatic e-mail or mobile text updates about this To-Do! Soleil's Take: I remember way back when this To-Do was held at a southside school. My how the movement has grown - even in these economic times! Visit the website for details about the Real Men Cook mission and movement. Sunday, June 19, 2016, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. TBD. For more info visit www.realmencookchicago.com.

Father's Day Jazz Special f/ Ramsey Lewis

Live Music Gates open at 4pm. **Lawn ticket prices are increased by $5 on the day of the show. To-Do!: Father's Day Jazz Special: Ramsey Lewis John Pizzarelli Monty Alexander Allan Harris Joey Alexander Trio. Soleil's Take: Visit Sun Spots: Simply Social w/ the Buena Vista Social Club and SunSpots: Anita Baker at Ravinia Festival for my take on the Ravinia Park experience! View our select Ravinia schedule! Price: $20-65. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Venue Info: Ravinia is a spot that must be visited at least once each season. The park grounds are absolutely beautiful and nothing beats a lazy summer afternoon, turned to balmy evening under the stars, sprawled out on a blanket. (Or lawn chair for those of you who prefer to remain off the ground.) Purchase lawn seats or get reserve seats and start your evening on the lawn. Wine and a reasonable variety of tasty treats, meals and sweets are available for purchase and lawn chairs available for rent. But, it's so much f… Sunday, June 19, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Ravinia 200 Ravinia Park Rd Highland Park, IL 60035. For more info visit www.ravinia.org.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

Tuesdays on the Terrace: Josh Berman Trio

Festivals To-Do!: Josh Berman's first album as leader was a long time coming, but that’s OK. Old Idea is no rookie quickie: its too nuanced and layered for that, wide ranging and confident, the work of players who interconnect like telepaths and a leader who points them in the right directions. If they’re ideas are old it’s not as in old-fashioned, but well seasoned. Every jazz fan is enamored of old ideas—that’s why we have record collections—and every musician nowadays has broad listening habits. But not every brass pla… Soleil's Take: MCA returns with this summer fave! Can you take chairs? Blankets? Bring food? Check out our blog post - SunSpots: Tuesdays On the Terrace and the accompanying SunSpots vlog for a preview of the experience! View our Tuesdays On the Terrace picks! Miscellaneous Info: Enjoy an evening of free music on the MCA's Anne and John Kern Terrace and sculpture garden lawn with our annual summer performance series highlighting artists from Chicago's internationally renowned jazz community. Tuesdays on the Terrace features Chicago's quintessential jazz musicians, including the Fred Anderson Legacy Band, acclaimed cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm, and saxophone and clarinetist Mwata Bowden on the MCA's terrace and sculpture garden. The performances take are hosted by are hosted by Al Ca… Price: Free! Buffet, $27. Other Times To-Do It: Tuesdays, June 7, 2016 - September 27, 2016. Venue Info: Parking? In the Gold Coast?!?! $4 discounted parking is available, but 4 bucks off of $34 is like taking a tablespoon of sand of the beach. Okay, it's not that expensive, but you ought to consider public transportation, cab or jitney (pack a bunch of folks in your car and charge them $1 each). Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art 220 E Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Thursday, June 23, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

Patti LaBelle w/ The Commodores

Live Music Gates open at 5pm. **Lawn ticket prices are increased by $5 on the day of the show. To-Do!: Patti LaBelle With Special Guest: The Commodores. Soleil's Take: Visit Sun Spots: Simply Social w/ the Buena Vista Social Club and SunSpots: Anita Baker at Ravinia Festival for my take on the Ravinia Park experience! View our select Ravinia schedule! Price: $38-70. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Venue Info: Ravinia is a spot that must be visited at least once each season. The park grounds are absolutely beautiful and nothing beats a lazy summer afternoon, turned to balmy evening under the stars, sprawled out on a blanket. (Or lawn chair for those of you who prefer to remain off the ground.) Purchase lawn seats or get reserve seats and start your evening on the lawn. Wine and a reasonable variety of tasty treats, meals and sweets are available for purchase and lawn chairs available for rent. But, it's so much f… Thursday, June 23, 2016, 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM. Ravinia 200 Ravinia Park Rd Highland Park, IL 60035. For more info visit www.ravinia.org.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Friday, June 24, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

Monica and Joe

Live Music Gates Open at 5:00pm. To-Do!: -Monica, is an American singer, songwriter, producer, and actress. Born and raised in College Park, Georgia, she began performing as a child and became part of a traveling gospel choir at the age of ten. She rose to prominence after releasing her debut studio album Miss Thang in 1995. It went multiplatinum, while its first two singles "Don't Take It Personal" and "Before You Walk Out of My Life" made her the youngest recording act to ever have two consecutive chart-topping hits on the Billboard Top R&B Sing… Price: $45-85. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Saturdays & Sundays. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM. Country Club Hills Amphitheater 4116 W 183rd Street Country Club Hills, Il 60478. For more info visit countryclubhills.org.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Sunday, June 26, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

Lalah Hathaway

Live Music To-Do!: An instrument embodied, timbre unmatched and words that call our most internal emotion . . . Lalah Hathaway’s presence is never mistaken nor forgotten. Skilled to the highest order, Hathaway’s voice possesses both power and vulnerability with a quiet resonance that fills spaces of grandeur and the hearts of many. Born into musical legacy, the offspring of musicians Donny Hathaway and Eulaulah Hathaway, Lalah Hathaway’s career was never a choice: “I was always a musician” Hathaway clarifies, “there was never… Soleil's Take: Show times at 6pm and 9pm are guaranteed to sell out - but, you can still waitlist! Price: $45-75. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Sunday, June 26, 2016, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM. City Winery 1200 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL, 60607. For more info visit www.citywinery.com.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

Tuesdays on the Terrace: Marquis Hill

Festivals To-Do!: Trumpeter and composer Marquis Hill is widely recognized as one of the preeminent voices on the instrument of his generation. Raised in the Chatham neighborhood on Chicago's South Side, his introduction to music was made by taking up the drum kit in the fourth grade. However, after being inspired by a cousin his focus soon shifted to what was to become his primary instrument, the trumpet. Upon finalizing his formal education with a Master of Music degree in Jazz Pedagogy from DePaul University, Marquis… Soleil's Take: MCA returns with this summer fave! Can you take chairs? Blankets? Bring food? Check out our blog post - SunSpots: Tuesdays On the Terrace and the accompanying SunSpots vlog for a preview of the experience! View our Tuesdays On the Terrace picks! Miscellaneous Info: Enjoy an evening of free music on the MCA's Anne and John Kern Terrace and sculpture garden lawn with our annual summer performance series highlighting artists from Chicago's internationally renowned jazz community. Tuesdays on the Terrace features Chicago's quintessential jazz musicians, including the Fred Anderson Legacy Band, acclaimed cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm, and saxophone and clarinetist Mwata Bowden on the MCA's terrace and sculpture garden. The performances take are hosted by are hosted by Al Ca… Price: Free! Buffet, $27. Other Times To-Do It: Tuesdays, June 7, 2016 - September 27, 2016. Venue Info: Parking? In the Gold Coast?!?! $4 discounted parking is available, but 4 bucks off of $34 is like taking a tablespoon of sand of the beach. Okay, it's not that expensive, but you ought to consider public transportation, cab or jitney (pack a bunch of folks in your car and charge them $1 each). Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art 220 E Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Thursday, June 30, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Friday, July 1, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Saturday, July 2, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Sunday, July 3, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

MJ Live Michael Jackson Tribute

Live Music Gates Open at 6:00pm. To-Do!: The world's number one Michael Jackson tribute arrives in Country Club Hills straight from Las Vegas. This theatrical production combines spectacular lighting, visual effects, teams of dancer and a live band on stage to bring The King of Pop's iconic catalogue of hits to life. Expect to hear all of Jackson's best known tracks including Do You Wanna Be Startin' Something, Black Or White, Billie Jean, Thriller, Smooth Criminal, The Way You Make Make Feel, Rock With You, Bad, Man in the Mirror, Heal the World… Price: $20-45. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Saturdays & Sundays. Sunday, July 3, 2016, 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM. Country Club Hills Amphitheater 4116 W 183rd Street Country Club Hills, Il 60478. For more info visit countryclubhills.org.

Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton

Live Music Gates open at 3pm. **Lawn ticket prices are increased by $5 on the day of the show. To-Do!: Chick Corea Trio Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton Chick Corea with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra Chick Corea Trio Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton. Soleil's Take: Visit Sun Spots: Simply Social w/ the Buena Vista Social Club and SunSpots: Anita Baker at Ravinia Festival for my take on the Ravinia Park experience! View our select Ravinia schedule! Price: $15-50. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Venue Info: Ravinia is a spot that must be visited at least once each season. The park grounds are absolutely beautiful and nothing beats a lazy summer afternoon, turned to balmy evening under the stars, sprawled out on a blanket. (Or lawn chair for those of you who prefer to remain off the ground.) Purchase lawn seats or get reserve seats and start your evening on the lawn. Wine and a reasonable variety of tasty treats, meals and sweets are available for purchase and lawn chairs available for rent. But, it's so much f… Monday, July 4, 2016, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Ravinia 200 Ravinia Park Rd Highland Park, IL 60035. For more info visit www.ravinia.org.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been… Miscellaneous Info: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and cocurated by former Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at LAMOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met; with the assistance of Karsten Lund, former Curatorial Assistant, and Abigail Winograd, former Research Associate at the MCA. It travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, and the Museum of… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 23 – September 25, 2016. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009. Tuesday, July 5, 2016, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.