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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. 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.

Folclórico: An Exploration of Afro-Puerto Rican music and Jazz with Miguel Zenón

Live Music To-Do!: Miguel Zenón's residency presented by the University of Chicago will include a community performance produced in partnership with Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center on May 24, 2016. The evening will include an intimate performance with local groups, including Roy McGrath, Buya and Arawak’Opia, SRBCC’s Youth Bomba Ensemble. Register for this special event, which will be part of SRBCC’s 45-year Anniversary Celebration. Multiple Grammy Nominee and Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow Miguel Zenón represents… Price: Free! Ticket Link: Register Today! Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center 4048 W. Armitage Chicago, IL. For more info visit segundoruizbelvis.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.

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, 7:30 PM – 10:00 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.

Harper Court Summer Music Series f/ Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings and DJ Eric “ET” Taylor

Festivals To-Do!: Since March of 1993, the Chicago Rhythm and Blues Kings have been blasting out their own soul-steeped brand of R&B and blues on a nightly basis. But anyone who knows Windy City blues and R&B realizes that this band's collective history harks back a great deal further than that. Prior to '93, they were the celebrated Mellow Fellows, the high-energy, brass-leavened outfit that supplied skin-tight backing for giant-sized soul/blues singer Big Twist until his tragic 1990 death. For more than a decade, Big Twist… Miscellaneous Info: The University of Chicago, in collaboration with Eric Williams, owner of The Silver Room, will kick off the second year of free, open-air summer concerts, with the Harper Court Summer Music Series The series begins with Blues & Steppers Night on Wednesday, May 25, with the legendary Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings and DJ Eric “ET” Taylor, a member of the V103 elite mix team. Dance instructor Swan will help you brush up on your dancing skills, so bring a partner and your dancing shoes! Jazz Night will be… Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: Wednesday's; May 25, June 29, July 27, and August 31, 2016. Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Harper Courtyard 5235 S. Harper Court Chicago, Il. For more info visit harpercourtmusic.com.

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, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.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.

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.

Heritage and Fashion: At a Global Crossroad?

Fashion & Design To-Do!: The Chicago Cultural Alliance is a consortium of Chicago-area ethnic museums and cultural centers whose mission is to effect social change and public understanding of cultural diversity through first voice perspectives. Heritage and Fashion: At a Global Crossroad? With the growth of the global economy, the line between appropriation and appreciation can be blurry. While some designers are now moving towards designing for a global body, others are rooting themselves in their own and other cultures. We… Price: Free! Thursday, May 26, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Chicago Cultural Center 78 E. Washington St. Chicago, IL 60602. For more info visit www.cityofchicago.org.

Mikel Patrick Avery + Coultrain

Live Music To-Do!: Rebuild’s musicians-in-residence, Mikel Patrick Avery and Coultrain, perform back-to-back. Avery, a percussionist and composer, is recognized for his orchestral and melodic style, often incorporating the use of ‘non-musical’ objects into improvisational performances. Coultrain, a poet; singer, songwriter; and multi-instrumentalist, is known for bringing deep, dark, love through his somber but intriguing soulful music. Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: May 12, 19, 26, 2016. Thursday, May 26, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Stony Island Arts Bank 6760 S Stony Island Ave Chicago, IL. For more info visit rebuild-foundation.org.

Soul Healing Relationships

Singles/Relationships To-Do!: Partnerships, love and relating begin with connection and connection happens in the freestyle. Join us for Soul Healing Relationships™ where we create a defined opportunity to connect with interested others and bring an expanded level of enjoyment to the enthusiasm we have from learning ourselves deeply and intimately. Soul Healer Stacy Patrice will guide you through an evening experience where intention, engaging conversation, reflection and dive-into-action tools for relating, can help you #healyours… Price: Free! Thursday, May 26, 2016, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. The Silver Room 1506 E. 53rd Street Chicago, Il. For more info visit www.stacypatrice.com.

Miguel Zenón

Live Music To-Do!: Saxophonist and MacArthur Fellow Miguel Zenón has masterfully balanced and blended the often-contradictory poles of innovation and tradition. A song cycle for his quartet, plus big band and video, his "Identities Are Changeable" project explores the experience of Puerto Ricans who have moved to New York. "Miguel Zenón is identifiable by his tone, which is floaty and bright and ornate…But he’s also become identifiable by the quality of ideas, his particular kind of intellectual ambition…” – The New York… Price: $5-35. Thursday, May 26, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts 915 E. 60th Street Chicago, IL 60637. For more info visit chicagopresents.uchicago.edu.

Constellations (Preview Performances)

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: Roland (a bee keeper) and Marianne (a theoretical physicist) meet at a party. In that single moment, an unfathomable multitude of possibilities unfold. Their chance meeting might blossom into a meaningful relationship or a brief affair: it might lead to nothing at all. Each step along those possible paths in turn offers a new series of potential outcomes: a marriage can exist alongside a breakup and a tragic illness can exist on a parallel plane to a happily ever after. In this clever, eloquent and moving s… Price: $44-74. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: May 26-July 3, 2016. Thursday, May 26, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Steppenwolf Theatre Company 1650 N Halsted Ave Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit www.steppenwolf.org.

The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window

Theater 2pm Matinee. 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, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.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.

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.

Mole de Mayo

Festivals To-Do!: We cordially invite you to participate in Eighteenth Street Development Corporation’s 7th Annual Mole de Mayo Festival! For the last thirty-eight years, Eighteenth Street Development Corporation (ESDC) has been committed to fostering the economic development and advancement of businesses within the Pilsen community. ESDC’s Mole de Mayo Festival is an outdoor mole cook-off celebrating Pilsen’s Latino culture and more specifically, their Mexican cuisine. Mole pronounced (Moe-le) is a traditional Mexican sa… Miscellaneous Info: Band Lineup: West Stage 6:00pm You Are Here 8:00pm Mambo 911 East Stage 5:00pm Kids Mariachi 6:00pm Orgullo de Morelos y su Mini Banda 7:00pm Vicious de Papa 8:30pm Los Cojolites. Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: May 27-May 29, 2016. Friday, May 27, 2016, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Peoria Street & 16th Street Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.eighteenthstreet.org.

Contratiempo Presents: Rhymes and Rhythms

Poetry To-Do!: A powerful all-women bilingual lineup! Staged readings of urban poetry and short stories that reflect sites and sounds of our multicultural and multilingual city. Come to listen to extraordinary artists showing us how it’s done in Chicago today… Join us in literary and musical journey of México! Let’s explore the varied and distinct rhymes and rhythms of the vast country, using authentic instruments of the different regions, each with its own cultural heritage and traditions. With special guest Sones de… Price: Free! Friday, May 27, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Chicago Cultural Center 78 E. Washington St. Chicago, IL 60602. For more info visit www.cityofchicago.org.

Constellations (Preview Performances)

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: Roland (a bee keeper) and Marianne (a theoretical physicist) meet at a party. In that single moment, an unfathomable multitude of possibilities unfold. Their chance meeting might blossom into a meaningful relationship or a brief affair: it might lead to nothing at all. Each step along those possible paths in turn offers a new series of potential outcomes: a marriage can exist alongside a breakup and a tragic illness can exist on a parallel plane to a happily ever after. In this clever, eloquent and moving s… Price: $44-74. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: May 26-July 3, 2016. Friday, May 27, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Steppenwolf Theatre Company 1650 N Halsted Ave Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit www.steppenwolf.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.

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.

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.

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.

Mole de Mayo

Festivals To-Do!: We cordially invite you to participate in Eighteenth Street Development Corporation’s 7th Annual Mole de Mayo Festival! For the last thirty-eight years, Eighteenth Street Development Corporation (ESDC) has been committed to fostering the economic development and advancement of businesses within the Pilsen community. ESDC’s Mole de Mayo Festival is an outdoor mole cook-off celebrating Pilsen’s Latino culture and more specifically, their Mexican cuisine. Mole pronounced (Moe-le) is a traditional Mexican sa… Miscellaneous Info: Band Lineup: West Stage 12:00pm Son Monarcas 2:00pm Barrio Latino 4:00pm Contra Banda 6:00pm Chicago Samba 8:00pm Mariel Mariel East Stage 12:00pm DJ Ricky Guapo 1:00pm Charangueo 2:30pm Lalo Cura 4:00pm Jugo de Mango 5:30pm Tierra Roja 7:00pm Vicios de Papa 8:30pm Los Cojolites. Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: May 27-May 29, 2016. Saturday, May 28, 2016, 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Peoria Street & 16th Street Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.eighteenthstreet.org.

Chicago House Panel Discussion

Author/Artist Event To-Do!: How Do We Make HOUSE a Home for the Next Generation? Moderated by Craig Loftis Panelists include: Alan King, Lori Branch, Glen Underground, Corky trackman Strong, DJ Alisha, Dj A Train, J-Lektro, DJ Tiger, Czarina Mirani, Dj Lil John. Miscellaneous Info: Don't Miss: Chicago House Party on May 28 at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. Price: Free! Saturday, May 28, 2016, 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Chicago Cultural Center 78 E. Washington St. Chicago, IL 60602. For more info visit www.cityofchicago.org.

Chicago House Party

Party To-Do!: Celebrate House music, born in Chicago 35+ years ago. Live Artists: The House Legacy Project - Keys: Jerry C King, Steve Miggedy Maestro, Rob Diggy. Bass: Day Rock, Sam Glover. Guitar: Duane "Rude" Jones. Drums: Chuck Lacy, Phillip Glover. Horns: Led by Eddie Dunn, Evrett Newchurch, Steve Thomas. Background Vocals: Kim Jay, Tony Dyson, Robert Townsend, Bernetta Donalson, Jon Pierce, Gus Lacy, Lady Laronda Maestro. Featuring: Byron Stingily (Ten City), Dajae, Lidell Townsell, Faith Howard, Paris Brigh… Miscellaneous Info: Don't Miss: Chicago House Panel Discussion on May 28 at the Claudia Cassidy Theater in the Chicago Cultural Center. Price: Free! Saturday, May 28, 2016, 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Millennium Park 201 E. Randolph St. Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.cityofchicago.org.

Civic Orchestra of Chicago: Classical + Jazz

Live Music To-Do!: Experience music that spans centuries as the Civic Orchestra of Chicago pairs performances of Beethoven with Chicago-born jazz musician and contemporary composer, George Lewis. George E. Lewis is a Professor of American Music at Columbia University, a 2015 Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a 2002 MacArthur “Genius” awardee. Ludwig van Beethoven is one of the most famous and influential German composers in history. He was as a crucial figure in Western music during the 19th Century.… Price: Free! Saturday, May 28, 2016, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM. Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative 1456 E 70th St Chicago, IL 60637. For more info visit rebuild-foundation.org.

Constellations (Preview Performances)

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: Roland (a bee keeper) and Marianne (a theoretical physicist) meet at a party. In that single moment, an unfathomable multitude of possibilities unfold. Their chance meeting might blossom into a meaningful relationship or a brief affair: it might lead to nothing at all. Each step along those possible paths in turn offers a new series of potential outcomes: a marriage can exist alongside a breakup and a tragic illness can exist on a parallel plane to a happily ever after. In this clever, eloquent and moving s… Price: $44-74. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: May 26-July 3, 2016. Saturday, May 28, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Steppenwolf Theatre Company 1650 N Halsted Ave Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit www.steppenwolf.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.

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.

The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window

Theater 2pm Matinee. 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.

Bike the Drive

Fitness/Athletic/Sporting To-Do!: Kick-Off the Summer with MB Bike the Drive Once a year, people on two wheels own Lake Shore Drive during MB Bike the Drive! See a sunrise over Lake Michigan, hear the birds chirp and enjoy the views of Chicago’s skyline as you experience the best of the city by bike. Join us to celebrate 15 years of this iconic summertime starter! Post-Ride Festival You don't have to start there, but the live music, breakfast, and sponsor contests may entice you to end your ride at the post-ride festival in Butler… Miscellaneous Info: Your Ride Supports a Good Cause The event benefits Active Transportation Alliance which is a non-profit, member-based advocacy organization that works to make bicycling, walking and public transit safe, convenient and fun. Active Trans is supported by more than 7,000 members and 1,000 volunteers. We hope you will consider joining us when you register for the event, and let your ride make an even greater impact on our region. Price: $48; children, $17. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Sunday, May 29, 2016, 5:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Grant Park - Butler Field Columbus & Jackson Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.bikethedrive.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.

Mole de Mayo

Festivals To-Do!: We cordially invite you to participate in Eighteenth Street Development Corporation’s 7th Annual Mole de Mayo Festival! For the last thirty-eight years, Eighteenth Street Development Corporation (ESDC) has been committed to fostering the economic development and advancement of businesses within the Pilsen community. ESDC’s Mole de Mayo Festival is an outdoor mole cook-off celebrating Pilsen’s Latino culture and more specifically, their Mexican cuisine. Mole pronounced (Moe-le) is a traditional Mexican sa… Miscellaneous Info: Band Lineup: West Stage 12:00pm Subele 2:00pm Las Guitarras De Espana 4:00pm Radio Free Honduras 6:00pm El Dusty 8:00pm Los Master Plus East Stage 12:00pm Comparsa La Explosiva y sus Chinelos Mágicos 1:00pm Cumbiasazo 2:00pm Guapachosos 3:00pm Cabildo 4:00pm Rimel 5:30pm Sones de Mexico 6:30pm Dos Santos Antibeat Orquesta 8:00pm Buyepongo 9:00pm TBD. Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: May 27-May 29, 2016. Sunday, May 29, 2016, 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Peoria Street & 16th Street Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.eighteenthstreet.org.

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, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.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.

Constellations (Preview Performances)

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: Roland (a bee keeper) and Marianne (a theoretical physicist) meet at a party. In that single moment, an unfathomable multitude of possibilities unfold. Their chance meeting might blossom into a meaningful relationship or a brief affair: it might lead to nothing at all. Each step along those possible paths in turn offers a new series of potential outcomes: a marriage can exist alongside a breakup and a tragic illness can exist on a parallel plane to a happily ever after. In this clever, eloquent and moving s… Price: $44-74. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: May 26-July 3, 2016. Sunday, May 29, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Steppenwolf Theatre Company 1650 N Halsted Ave Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit www.steppenwolf.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.

Constellations (Preview Performances)

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: Roland (a bee keeper) and Marianne (a theoretical physicist) meet at a party. In that single moment, an unfathomable multitude of possibilities unfold. Their chance meeting might blossom into a meaningful relationship or a brief affair: it might lead to nothing at all. Each step along those possible paths in turn offers a new series of potential outcomes: a marriage can exist alongside a breakup and a tragic illness can exist on a parallel plane to a happily ever after. In this clever, eloquent and moving s… Price: $44-74. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: May 26-July 3, 2016. Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Steppenwolf Theatre Company 1650 N Halsted Ave Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit www.steppenwolf.org.

Millennium Park Summer Workouts

Festivals To-Do!: Millennium Park will once again offer FREE Summer Workouts on the Great Lawn funded by McDonald’s. These free workout sessions will be held from 7 am to 11 am. Workouts are 45 minutes long with classes in Tai Chi, Yoga, Pilates and Zumba®. On Wednesdays, June 3–September 2, Wednesday Yoga is offered 7:30–8:15am. View the full schedule! Classes are 45 minutes long. Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: Saturdays & Wednesdays June 1 - September 3, 2016. Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 7:30 AM – 8:15 AM. Millennium Park Great Lawn 201 E. Randolph St. Chicago, IL 60601. 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. 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.

Anthony Hamilton & Fantasia

Live Music To-Do!: Before Anthony Hamilton laid down the gospel as an R&B singer, the Charlotte, North Carolina native found his calling as a member of the church choir. “It’s like that feeling you get hearing somebody else lead that made me start to really pay attention to music, not just sonically but what it did to people,” says Hamilton, who began singing at six or seven years old. An introvert raised with his brother and sister by a single mother (his father left when he was nine years old), Hamilton found comfort in a f… Price: $35.50-100.50. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM. Arie Crown Theater Tickets 2301 Lake Shore Dr. Chicago, IL 60616. For more info visit www.ariecrown.com.

The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window (Closing Week)

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, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

Joi with special guest DJ Mark Flava

Live Music Doors Open at 6:00pm. To-Do!: JOI As a trailblazer and a maverick, the genre-morphing singer, songwriter and producer, JOI, has always been ahead of the mainstream cultural and artistic landscape. Debuting with the 1994 critically acclaimed The Pendulum Vibe (EMI), JOI and producer Dallas Austin created a sharp, kaleidoscopic set of unclassifiable jams (later dubbed ‘Neo-Soul’) powered by lead single "Sunshine & the Rain". An all-black, all-woman version of the album cut “Freedom” was issued for Mario Van Peebles’ film, “Panther”. Ma… Price: $25-35. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 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. 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.

"Every Year Carries a Number:" Preserving the Endangered Gospel Music Recordings of the Great Migration Era

Author/Artist Event To-Do!: A panel discussion on the many African Americans who moved from the South to Chicago during the Great Migration sang gospel songs to express the joys and sorrows they experienced in their adopted home. Sadly, the recordings of gospel music from that era are in danger of disappearing. Archivists, academics, and historians will discuss their efforts to preserve recorded gospel music for future generations--and how you can help. Panelists Include: • Gregory Gay (Clay Evans Heritage Series) • Janet Harper… Price: Free! Thursday, June 2, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Chicago Cultural Center 78 E. Washington St. Chicago, IL 60602. For more info visit www.cityofchicago.org.

Constellations (Opening Week)

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: Roland (a bee keeper) and Marianne (a theoretical physicist) meet at a party. In that single moment, an unfathomable multitude of possibilities unfold. Their chance meeting might blossom into a meaningful relationship or a brief affair: it might lead to nothing at all. Each step along those possible paths in turn offers a new series of potential outcomes: a marriage can exist alongside a breakup and a tragic illness can exist on a parallel plane to a happily ever after. In this clever, eloquent and moving s… Price: $44-74. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: May 26-July 3, 2016. Thursday, June 2, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Steppenwolf Theatre Company 1650 N Halsted Ave Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit www.steppenwolf.org.

The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window (Closing Week)

Theater 2pm Matinee. 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, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

A Small Oak Tree Runs Red (Opening Week)

Theater 2pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: A Small Oak Tree Runs Red written by Lekethia Delcoe Directed: Tony-nominated Actor/Director Harry Lennix Shackled, bound, and trapped within someplace between reality and make believe, lies swollen bellied, bloodied Mary Turner and the accused murderer Sidney Johnson. He must force her to remember so they both can move on. In this world, entangled in history and unforgivable acts against humanity, to forget is to forever perish, just like the countless stories before them; trapped within old newspape… Price: $20-37. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: June 3rd - July 3rd 2016. Friday, June 3, 2016, 7:30 AM – 9:45 AM. Athenaeum Theatre Studio 3 2936 N Southport Chicago, IL 60657. For more info visit www.congosquaretheatre.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.

Chicago Gospel Music Festival f/ Chicago Mass Choir

Festivals To-Do!: The Chicago Gospel Music Festival showcases the best in local, national and international Gospel Music performers. Friday, June 3, 2016: Chicago Cultural Center - Randolph Square, 1st Floor North • 12 Noon-12:30pm - Jessica Love (a.k.a. JLove) • 1-1:30pm - Candy LaFlora • 2-2:45pm - “Chicago’s Next” featuring Kymar Garner, Ebony and Ron Poindexter • 3-3:30pm - When Shepherds Worship Chicago Cultural Center - Preston Bradley Hall, 3rd Floor South • 12:30-1pm - Kenwood Academy High School… Miscellaneous Info: One of the biggest components of Chicago's musical history is gospel music, which was started here in the early 1900s. The Chicago Gospel Music Festival keeps that tradition alive June 3-4, 2016 in Millennium Park and the Chicago Cultural Center showcasing the depth of this genre — traditional and contemporary, lively choral groups, extraordinary vocalists, dynamic duos and more. Spread the word! The annual festival is free and family-friendly so settle in for some powerful performances at the Chicago C… Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: June 3-4, 2016. Friday, June 3, 2016, 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Varies. For more info visit www.cityofchicago.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.

Constellations (Opening Week)

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: Roland (a bee keeper) and Marianne (a theoretical physicist) meet at a party. In that single moment, an unfathomable multitude of possibilities unfold. Their chance meeting might blossom into a meaningful relationship or a brief affair: it might lead to nothing at all. Each step along those possible paths in turn offers a new series of potential outcomes: a marriage can exist alongside a breakup and a tragic illness can exist on a parallel plane to a happily ever after. In this clever, eloquent and moving s… Price: $44-74. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: May 26-July 3, 2016. Friday, June 3, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Steppenwolf Theatre Company 1650 N Halsted Ave Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit www.steppenwolf.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, 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.

The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window (Closing Week)

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.

Millennium Park Summer Workouts

Festivals To-Do!: Millennium Park will once again offer FREE Summer Workouts on the Great Lawn funded by McDonald’s. These free workout sessions will be held from 7 am to 11 am. Workouts are 45 minutes long with classes in Tai Chi, Yoga, Pilates and Zumba®. On Wednesdays, June 3–September 2, Wednesday Yoga is offered 7:30–8:15am. View the full schedule! Classes are 45 minutes long. Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: Saturdays & Wednesdays June 1 - September 3, 2016. Saturday, June 4, 2016, 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Millennium Park Great Lawn 201 E. Randolph St. Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.cityofchicago.org.

A Small Oak Tree Runs Red (Opening Week)

Theater 2pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: A Small Oak Tree Runs Red written by Lekethia Delcoe Directed: Tony-nominated Actor/Director Harry Lennix Shackled, bound, and trapped within someplace between reality and make believe, lies swollen bellied, bloodied Mary Turner and the accused murderer Sidney Johnson. He must force her to remember so they both can move on. In this world, entangled in history and unforgivable acts against humanity, to forget is to forever perish, just like the countless stories before them; trapped within old newspape… Price: $20-37. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: June 3rd - July 3rd 2016. Saturday, June 4, 2016, 7:30 AM – 9:45 AM. Athenaeum Theatre Studio 3 2936 N Southport Chicago, IL 60657. For more info visit www.congosquaretheatre.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.

Chicago Gospel Music Festival w/ Hezekiah Walker and the Love Fellowship Choir

Festivals To-Do!: The Chicago Gospel Music Festival showcases the best in local, national and international Gospel Music performers. Friday, June 3, 2016: Chicago Cultural Center - Randolph Square, 1st Floor North • 12 Noon-12:30pm - Jessica Love (a.k.a. JLove) • 1-1:30pm - Candy LaFlora • 2-2:45pm - “Chicago’s Next” featuring Kymar Garner, Ebony and Ron Poindexter • 3-3:30pm - When Shepherds Worship Chicago Cultural Center - Preston Bradley Hall, 3rd Floor South • 12:30-1pm - Kenwood Academy High School… Miscellaneous Info: One of the biggest components of Chicago's musical history is gospel music, which was started here in the early 1900s. The Chicago Gospel Music Festival keeps that tradition alive June 3-4, 2016 in Millennium Park and the Chicago Cultural Center showcasing the depth of this genre — traditional and contemporary, lively choral groups, extraordinary vocalists, dynamic duos and more. Spread the word! The annual festival is free and family-friendly so settle in for some powerful performances at the Chicago C… Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: June 3-4, 2016. Saturday, June 4, 2016, 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Millennium Park 201 E. Randolph St. Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.cityofchicago.org.

Constellations (Opening Week)

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: Roland (a bee keeper) and Marianne (a theoretical physicist) meet at a party. In that single moment, an unfathomable multitude of possibilities unfold. Their chance meeting might blossom into a meaningful relationship or a brief affair: it might lead to nothing at all. Each step along those possible paths in turn offers a new series of potential outcomes: a marriage can exist alongside a breakup and a tragic illness can exist on a parallel plane to a happily ever after. In this clever, eloquent and moving s… Price: $44-74. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: May 26-July 3, 2016. Saturday, June 4, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Steppenwolf Theatre Company 1650 N Halsted Ave Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit www.steppenwolf.org.

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.

The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window (Closing Week)

Theater 2pm Matinee. 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.

Res

Live Music Doors open at 9:00pm. To-Do!: Res Res is a powerful soul rock singer whose single, They Say Vision, was a Top 40 hit with the remix going to number 1 on the dance charts. Other singles from her debut album, How I Do, include Golden Boys and Ice King both which received radio play and struck a chord with music lovers from all walks of life. This album has paved the way for her cult following today. Res’ live show is incredibly engaging and entertaining. Her dynamic vocals pull all of the attention to the stage and the audience is… Price: $20-50. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Saturday, June 4, 2016, 9:00 PM – Sunday, June 5, 2016, 12:00 AM. The Promontory 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. Chicago, IL 60615. For more info visit promontorychicago.com.

A Small Oak Tree Runs Red (Opening Week)

Theater 2pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: A Small Oak Tree Runs Red written by Lekethia Delcoe Directed: Tony-nominated Actor/Director Harry Lennix Shackled, bound, and trapped within someplace between reality and make believe, lies swollen bellied, bloodied Mary Turner and the accused murderer Sidney Johnson. He must force her to remember so they both can move on. In this world, entangled in history and unforgivable acts against humanity, to forget is to forever perish, just like the countless stories before them; trapped within old newspape… Price: $20-37. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: June 3rd - July 3rd 2016. Sunday, June 5, 2016, 7:30 AM – 9:45 AM. Athenaeum Theatre Studio 3 2936 N Southport Chicago, IL 60657. For more info visit www.congosquaretheatre.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.

Constellations (Opening Week)

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: Roland (a bee keeper) and Marianne (a theoretical physicist) meet at a party. In that single moment, an unfathomable multitude of possibilities unfold. Their chance meeting might blossom into a meaningful relationship or a brief affair: it might lead to nothing at all. Each step along those possible paths in turn offers a new series of potential outcomes: a marriage can exist alongside a breakup and a tragic illness can exist on a parallel plane to a happily ever after. In this clever, eloquent and moving s… Price: $44-74. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: May 26-July 3, 2016. Sunday, June 5, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Steppenwolf Theatre Company 1650 N Halsted Ave Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit www.steppenwolf.org.

The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window (Closing Week)

Theater 2pm Matinee. 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, 7:30 PM – 10:00 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.

Constellations

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: Roland (a bee keeper) and Marianne (a theoretical physicist) meet at a party. In that single moment, an unfathomable multitude of possibilities unfold. Their chance meeting might blossom into a meaningful relationship or a brief affair: it might lead to nothing at all. Each step along those possible paths in turn offers a new series of potential outcomes: a marriage can exist alongside a breakup and a tragic illness can exist on a parallel plane to a happily ever after. In this clever, eloquent and moving s… Price: $44-74. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: May 26-July 3, 2016. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Steppenwolf Theatre Company 1650 N Halsted Ave Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit www.steppenwolf.org.

Millennium Park Summer Workouts

Festivals To-Do!: Millennium Park will once again offer FREE Summer Workouts on the Great Lawn funded by McDonald’s. These free workout sessions will be held from 7 am to 11 am. Workouts are 45 minutes long with classes in Tai Chi, Yoga, Pilates and Zumba®. On Wednesdays, June 3–September 2, Wednesday Yoga is offered 7:30–8:15am. View the full schedule! Classes are 45 minutes long. Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: Saturdays & Wednesdays June 1 - September 3, 2016. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 7:30 AM – 8:15 AM. Millennium Park Great Lawn 201 E. Randolph St. Chicago, IL 60601. 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. 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.

Constellations

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: Roland (a bee keeper) and Marianne (a theoretical physicist) meet at a party. In that single moment, an unfathomable multitude of possibilities unfold. Their chance meeting might blossom into a meaningful relationship or a brief affair: it might lead to nothing at all. Each step along those possible paths in turn offers a new series of potential outcomes: a marriage can exist alongside a breakup and a tragic illness can exist on a parallel plane to a happily ever after. In this clever, eloquent and moving s… Price: $44-74. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: May 26-July 3, 2016. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Steppenwolf Theatre Company 1650 N Halsted Ave Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit www.steppenwolf.org.

Cécile McLorin Salvant

Live Music Shows at 7pm and 9:30pm. To-Do!: Cécile McLorin Salvant performs unique interpretations of unknown and scarcely recorded jazz and blues compositions. She focuses on a theatrical portrayal of the jazz standard and composes music and lyrics which she also sings in French, her native language as well as in Spanish. She enjoys popularity in Europe and in the United States, performing in clubs, concert halls, and festivals accompanied by renowned musicians like Jean-Francois Bonnel, Rodney Whitaker, Aaron Diehl, Dan Nimmer, Sadao Watanabe, Jac… Soleil's Take: Three VIP tickets remain for our Simply Social Outing to see Grammy Award nominated and Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition winner Cécile McLorin Salvant at The Promontory​! Join us for Drinks, Bites and the Show on Wednesday, June 8th. Contact me at Soleil@so-LAZE.com for details! Price: $20-40. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 9:30 PM – 11:30 PM. The Promontory 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. Chicago, IL 60615. For more info visit promontorychicago.com.

A Small Oak Tree Runs Red

Theater 2pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: A Small Oak Tree Runs Red written by Lekethia Delcoe Directed: Tony-nominated Actor/Director Harry Lennix Shackled, bound, and trapped within someplace between reality and make believe, lies swollen bellied, bloodied Mary Turner and the accused murderer Sidney Johnson. He must force her to remember so they both can move on. In this world, entangled in history and unforgivable acts against humanity, to forget is to forever perish, just like the countless stories before them; trapped within old newspape… Price: $20-37. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: June 3rd - July 3rd 2016. Thursday, June 9, 2016, 7:30 AM – 9:45 AM. Athenaeum Theatre Studio 3 2936 N Southport Chicago, IL 60657. For more info visit www.congosquaretheatre.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.

Constellations

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: Roland (a bee keeper) and Marianne (a theoretical physicist) meet at a party. In that single moment, an unfathomable multitude of possibilities unfold. Their chance meeting might blossom into a meaningful relationship or a brief affair: it might lead to nothing at all. Each step along those possible paths in turn offers a new series of potential outcomes: a marriage can exist alongside a breakup and a tragic illness can exist on a parallel plane to a happily ever after. In this clever, eloquent and moving s… Price: $44-74. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: May 26-July 3, 2016. Thursday, June 9, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Steppenwolf Theatre Company 1650 N Halsted Ave Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit www.steppenwolf.org.

A Small Oak Tree Runs Red

Theater 2pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: A Small Oak Tree Runs Red written by Lekethia Delcoe Directed: Tony-nominated Actor/Director Harry Lennix Shackled, bound, and trapped within someplace between reality and make believe, lies swollen bellied, bloodied Mary Turner and the accused murderer Sidney Johnson. He must force her to remember so they both can move on. In this world, entangled in history and unforgivable acts against humanity, to forget is to forever perish, just like the countless stories before them; trapped within old newspape… Price: $20-37. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: June 3rd - July 3rd 2016. Friday, June 10, 2016, 7:30 AM – 9:45 AM. Athenaeum Theatre Studio 3 2936 N Southport Chicago, IL 60657. For more info visit www.congosquaretheatre.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.

Andersonville Midsommarfest

Festivals To-Do!: Midsommarfest is Andersonville’s annual summer street festival, celebrating its 51st year in 2016! Nearly 50,000 people throng Clark Street from Foster to Catalpa for two days and three nights of music, dancing, kids’ entertainment, and delicious food. Vendors from around the region sell their wares to passersby, local shops and restaurants welcome the warm season with specials and sales, and dance troupes, DJs, and cutting-edge plus longtime favorite bands keep the party going. Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: June 10, 11 & 12, 2016. Friday, June 10, 2016, 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM. 5200 N. Clark Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.andersonville.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.

Constellations

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: Roland (a bee keeper) and Marianne (a theoretical physicist) meet at a party. In that single moment, an unfathomable multitude of possibilities unfold. Their chance meeting might blossom into a meaningful relationship or a brief affair: it might lead to nothing at all. Each step along those possible paths in turn offers a new series of potential outcomes: a marriage can exist alongside a breakup and a tragic illness can exist on a parallel plane to a happily ever after. In this clever, eloquent and moving s… Price: $44-74. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: May 26-July 3, 2016. Friday, June 10, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Steppenwolf Theatre Company 1650 N Halsted Ave Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit www.steppenwolf.org.

Millennium Park Summer Workouts

Festivals To-Do!: Millennium Park will once again offer FREE Summer Workouts on the Great Lawn funded by McDonald’s. These free workout sessions will be held from 7 am to 11 am. Workouts are 45 minutes long with classes in Tai Chi, Yoga, Pilates and Zumba®. On Wednesdays, June 3–September 2, Wednesday Yoga is offered 7:30–8:15am. View the full schedule! Classes are 45 minutes long. Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: Saturdays & Wednesdays June 1 - September 3, 2016. Saturday, June 11, 2016, 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Millennium Park Great Lawn 201 E. Randolph St. Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.cityofchicago.org.

A Small Oak Tree Runs Red

Theater 2pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: A Small Oak Tree Runs Red written by Lekethia Delcoe Directed: Tony-nominated Actor/Director Harry Lennix Shackled, bound, and trapped within someplace between reality and make believe, lies swollen bellied, bloodied Mary Turner and the accused murderer Sidney Johnson. He must force her to remember so they both can move on. In this world, entangled in history and unforgivable acts against humanity, to forget is to forever perish, just like the countless stories before them; trapped within old newspape… Price: $20-37. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: June 3rd - July 3rd 2016. Saturday, June 11, 2016, 7:30 AM – 9:45 AM. Athenaeum Theatre Studio 3 2936 N Southport Chicago, IL 60657. For more info visit www.congosquaretheatre.org.

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.

Wells Street Art Festival

Festivals To-Do!: Iconic. Trailblazing. Inspirational. And bursting with creativity. The early summer street extravaganza that is the Wells Street Art Festival returns for its 42nd year to the eponymous strip of Wells Street between North Avenue and Division in Chicago's historic Old Town neighborhood. An eclectic mix of juried art. The tasty cuisine of neighborhood restaurants. A breezy music stage lineup. And activities for kids and families are just a few of many highlights of this post-Memorial Day celebration of art… Miscellaneous Info: Planning on eating and drinking at the Wells Street Art Festival? Of course you are! This pre-event package will save you money and time at this year's festival. The package is only available in advance (until Friday, June 10 @ Noon), so don't miss out on this opportunity! Here's the details: Ticket Price: $54 • Two gate donations • Two beverage tickets ($5 each) • Four food tickets ($5 each) • Two commemorative cups Best Fest Package Pre-Sale Purchase Tickets! Festival proceeds benefit the… Price: $7 Suggested Admission. Other Times To-Do It: June 11-12, 2016. Saturday, June 11, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. North Avenue and Division Street Chicago, IL 60610. For more info visit www.wellsstreetartfest.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. 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.

Andersonville Midsommarfest

Festivals To-Do!: Midsommarfest is Andersonville’s annual summer street festival, celebrating its 51st year in 2016! Nearly 50,000 people throng Clark Street from Foster to Catalpa for two days and three nights of music, dancing, kids’ entertainment, and delicious food. Vendors from around the region sell their wares to passersby, local shops and restaurants welcome the warm season with specials and sales, and dance troupes, DJs, and cutting-edge plus longtime favorite bands keep the party going. Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: June 10, 11 & 12, 2016. Saturday, June 11, 2016, 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM. 5200 N. Clark Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.andersonville.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.

Remix Chicago

Festivals To-Do!: Back for its sixth year but held in a new month, Remix Chicago features a unique mix of juried art made from recycled and found materials. Adding to its draw is Remix's location on the red hot strip of Milwaukee Avenue between the equally hot Bucktown and the Logan Square neighborhoods. In addition to great art, also back will be an awesome music lineup, tasty food and popular educational workshops. Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: June 11-12, 2016. Saturday, June 11, 2016, 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM. N Milwaukee Ave & N California Ave Chicago, IL 60647. For more info visit www.remixchicago.com.

Constellations

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: Roland (a bee keeper) and Marianne (a theoretical physicist) meet at a party. In that single moment, an unfathomable multitude of possibilities unfold. Their chance meeting might blossom into a meaningful relationship or a brief affair: it might lead to nothing at all. Each step along those possible paths in turn offers a new series of potential outcomes: a marriage can exist alongside a breakup and a tragic illness can exist on a parallel plane to a happily ever after. In this clever, eloquent and moving s… Price: $44-74. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: May 26-July 3, 2016. Saturday, June 11, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Steppenwolf Theatre Company 1650 N Halsted Ave Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit www.steppenwolf.org.

A Small Oak Tree Runs Red

Theater 2pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: A Small Oak Tree Runs Red written by Lekethia Delcoe Directed: Tony-nominated Actor/Director Harry Lennix Shackled, bound, and trapped within someplace between reality and make believe, lies swollen bellied, bloodied Mary Turner and the accused murderer Sidney Johnson. He must force her to remember so they both can move on. In this world, entangled in history and unforgivable acts against humanity, to forget is to forever perish, just like the countless stories before them; trapped within old newspape… Price: $20-37. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: June 3rd - July 3rd 2016. Sunday, June 12, 2016, 7:30 AM – 9:45 AM. Athenaeum Theatre Studio 3 2936 N Southport Chicago, IL 60657. For more info visit www.congosquaretheatre.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. Sunday, June 12, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Harrison & Dearborn Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit printersrowlitfest.org.

Wells Street Art Festival

Festivals To-Do!: Iconic. Trailblazing. Inspirational. And bursting with creativity. The early summer street extravaganza that is the Wells Street Art Festival returns for its 42nd year to the eponymous strip of Wells Street between North Avenue and Division in Chicago's historic Old Town neighborhood. An eclectic mix of juried art. The tasty cuisine of neighborhood restaurants. A breezy music stage lineup. And activities for kids and families are just a few of many highlights of this post-Memorial Day celebration of art… Miscellaneous Info: Planning on eating and drinking at the Wells Street Art Festival? Of course you are! This pre-event package will save you money and time at this year's festival. The package is only available in advance (until Friday, June 10 @ Noon), so don't miss out on this opportunity! Here's the details: Ticket Price: $54 • Two gate donations • Two beverage tickets ($5 each) • Four food tickets ($5 each) • Two commemorative cups Best Fest Package Pre-Sale Purchase Tickets! Festival proceeds benefit the… Price: $7 Suggested Admission. Other Times To-Do It: June 11-12, 2016. Sunday, June 12, 2016, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. North Avenue and Division Street Chicago, IL 60610. For more info visit www.wellsstreetartfest.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. 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.

Andersonville Midsommarfest

Festivals To-Do!: Midsommarfest is Andersonville’s annual summer street festival, celebrating its 51st year in 2016! Nearly 50,000 people throng Clark Street from Foster to Catalpa for two days and three nights of music, dancing, kids’ entertainment, and delicious food. Vendors from around the region sell their wares to passersby, local shops and restaurants welcome the warm season with specials and sales, and dance troupes, DJs, and cutting-edge plus longtime favorite bands keep the party going. Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: June 10, 11 & 12, 2016. Sunday, June 12, 2016, 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM. 5200 N. Clark Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.andersonville.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.

Remix Chicago

Festivals To-Do!: Back for its sixth year but held in a new month, Remix Chicago features a unique mix of juried art made from recycled and found materials. Adding to its draw is Remix's location on the red hot strip of Milwaukee Avenue between the equally hot Bucktown and the Logan Square neighborhoods. In addition to great art, also back will be an awesome music lineup, tasty food and popular educational workshops. Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: June 11-12, 2016. Sunday, June 12, 2016, 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM. N Milwaukee Ave & N California Ave Chicago, IL 60647. For more info visit www.remixchicago.com.

Constellations

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: Roland (a bee keeper) and Marianne (a theoretical physicist) meet at a party. In that single moment, an unfathomable multitude of possibilities unfold. Their chance meeting might blossom into a meaningful relationship or a brief affair: it might lead to nothing at all. Each step along those possible paths in turn offers a new series of potential outcomes: a marriage can exist alongside a breakup and a tragic illness can exist on a parallel plane to a happily ever after. In this clever, eloquent and moving s… Price: $44-74. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: May 26-July 3, 2016. Sunday, June 12, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Steppenwolf Theatre Company 1650 N Halsted Ave Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit www.steppenwolf.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 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.

Constellations

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: Roland (a bee keeper) and Marianne (a theoretical physicist) meet at a party. In that single moment, an unfathomable multitude of possibilities unfold. Their chance meeting might blossom into a meaningful relationship or a brief affair: it might lead to nothing at all. Each step along those possible paths in turn offers a new series of potential outcomes: a marriage can exist alongside a breakup and a tragic illness can exist on a parallel plane to a happily ever after. In this clever, eloquent and moving s… Price: $44-74. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: May 26-July 3, 2016. Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Steppenwolf Theatre Company 1650 N Halsted Ave Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit www.steppenwolf.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.

Millennium Park Summer Workouts

Festivals To-Do!: Millennium Park will once again offer FREE Summer Workouts on the Great Lawn funded by McDonald’s. These free workout sessions will be held from 7 am to 11 am. Workouts are 45 minutes long with classes in Tai Chi, Yoga, Pilates and Zumba®. On Wednesdays, June 3–September 2, Wednesday Yoga is offered 7:30–8:15am. View the full schedule! Classes are 45 minutes long. Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: Saturdays & Wednesdays June 1 - September 3, 2016. Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 7:30 AM – 8:15 AM. Millennium Park Great Lawn 201 E. Randolph St. Chicago, IL 60601. 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. 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.

Constellations

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: Roland (a bee keeper) and Marianne (a theoretical physicist) meet at a party. In that single moment, an unfathomable multitude of possibilities unfold. Their chance meeting might blossom into a meaningful relationship or a brief affair: it might lead to nothing at all. Each step along those possible paths in turn offers a new series of potential outcomes: a marriage can exist alongside a breakup and a tragic illness can exist on a parallel plane to a happily ever after. In this clever, eloquent and moving s… Price: $44-74. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: May 26-July 3, 2016. Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Steppenwolf Theatre Company 1650 N Halsted Ave Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit www.steppenwolf.org.

A Small Oak Tree Runs Red

Theater 2pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: A Small Oak Tree Runs Red written by Lekethia Delcoe Directed: Tony-nominated Actor/Director Harry Lennix Shackled, bound, and trapped within someplace between reality and make believe, lies swollen bellied, bloodied Mary Turner and the accused murderer Sidney Johnson. He must force her to remember so they both can move on. In this world, entangled in history and unforgivable acts against humanity, to forget is to forever perish, just like the countless stories before them; trapped within old newspape… Price: $20-37. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: June 3rd - July 3rd 2016. Thursday, June 16, 2016, 7:30 AM – 9:45 AM. Athenaeum Theatre Studio 3 2936 N Southport Chicago, IL 60657. For more info visit www.congosquaretheatre.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.

Fiestas Puertorriqueñas

Festivals To-Do!: The annual celebration of all things Puerto Rico is one of the largest Latin events in the nation and is held in Chicago's landmark and majestic Humboldt Park. It features four days of fun, food, and festivities. Drawing crowds from all over the Midwest, this community-wide gathering celebrates a rich culture with lively music, entertainment, authentic Caribbean cuisine, arts & crafts, carnival rides and much more. And on Saturday, June 20, the fest will be the epicenter for lots of merriment follow… Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: June 16-19, 2016. Image Credit: "Sea of Flags," a mural by Gamaliel Ramirez. Thursday, June 16, 2016, 3:00 PM – 10:30 PM. N California Ave & W Division St Chicago, IL 60622.

Constellations

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: Roland (a bee keeper) and Marianne (a theoretical physicist) meet at a party. In that single moment, an unfathomable multitude of possibilities unfold. Their chance meeting might blossom into a meaningful relationship or a brief affair: it might lead to nothing at all. Each step along those possible paths in turn offers a new series of potential outcomes: a marriage can exist alongside a breakup and a tragic illness can exist on a parallel plane to a happily ever after. In this clever, eloquent and moving s… Price: $44-74. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: May 26-July 3, 2016. Thursday, June 16, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Steppenwolf Theatre Company 1650 N Halsted Ave Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit www.steppenwolf.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.

A Small Oak Tree Runs Red

Theater 2pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: A Small Oak Tree Runs Red written by Lekethia Delcoe Directed: Tony-nominated Actor/Director Harry Lennix Shackled, bound, and trapped within someplace between reality and make believe, lies swollen bellied, bloodied Mary Turner and the accused murderer Sidney Johnson. He must force her to remember so they both can move on. In this world, entangled in history and unforgivable acts against humanity, to forget is to forever perish, just like the countless stories before them; trapped within old newspape… Price: $20-37. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: June 3rd - July 3rd 2016. Friday, June 17, 2016, 7:30 AM – 9:45 AM. Athenaeum Theatre Studio 3 2936 N Southport Chicago, IL 60657. For more info visit www.congosquaretheatre.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 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.

Fiestas Puertorriqueñas

Festivals To-Do!: The annual celebration of all things Puerto Rico is one of the largest Latin events in the nation and is held in Chicago's landmark and majestic Humboldt Park. It features four days of fun, food, and festivities. Drawing crowds from all over the Midwest, this community-wide gathering celebrates a rich culture with lively music, entertainment, authentic Caribbean cuisine, arts & crafts, carnival rides and much more. And on Saturday, June 20, the fest will be the epicenter for lots of merriment follow… Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: June 16-19, 2016. Image Credit: "Sea of Flags," a mural by Gamaliel Ramirez. Friday, June 17, 2016, 3:00 PM – 10:30 PM. N California Ave & W Division St Chicago, IL 60622.

Bronzeville Summer Nights

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: It is with great pleasure that we present the new Bronzeville Artist District - Bronzeville Summer Nights collaboration. This collaborative builds on the momentum of previous years by combining Bronzeville Nights & Bronzeville Trolley Tour. Our goal is to ignite & stimulate the community with art, music, food, local performances and so much more. Join us & bring your friends to the evolution of Bronzeville. Admission is FREE. Continuous rotating trollies at each gallery in 15 minute intervals wi… Price: Free! Ticket Link: Register Today! Other Times To-Do It: Every 3rd Friday through September. Friday, June 17, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. The Greater Bronzeville Area Chicago, IL. For more info visit bronzevillenights.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, 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.

Constellations

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: Roland (a bee keeper) and Marianne (a theoretical physicist) meet at a party. In that single moment, an unfathomable multitude of possibilities unfold. Their chance meeting might blossom into a meaningful relationship or a brief affair: it might lead to nothing at all. Each step along those possible paths in turn offers a new series of potential outcomes: a marriage can exist alongside a breakup and a tragic illness can exist on a parallel plane to a happily ever after. In this clever, eloquent and moving s… Price: $44-74. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: May 26-July 3, 2016. Friday, June 17, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Steppenwolf Theatre Company 1650 N Halsted Ave Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit www.steppenwolf.org.

Millennium Park Summer Workouts

Festivals To-Do!: Millennium Park will once again offer FREE Summer Workouts on the Great Lawn funded by McDonald’s. These free workout sessions will be held from 7 am to 11 am. Workouts are 45 minutes long with classes in Tai Chi, Yoga, Pilates and Zumba®. On Wednesdays, June 3–September 2, Wednesday Yoga is offered 7:30–8:15am. View the full schedule! Classes are 45 minutes long. Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: Saturdays & Wednesdays June 1 - September 3, 2016. Saturday, June 18, 2016, 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Millennium Park Great Lawn 201 E. Randolph St. Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.cityofchicago.org.

A Small Oak Tree Runs Red

Theater 2pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: A Small Oak Tree Runs Red written by Lekethia Delcoe Directed: Tony-nominated Actor/Director Harry Lennix Shackled, bound, and trapped within someplace between reality and make believe, lies swollen bellied, bloodied Mary Turner and the accused murderer Sidney Johnson. He must force her to remember so they both can move on. In this world, entangled in history and unforgivable acts against humanity, to forget is to forever perish, just like the countless stories before them; trapped within old newspape… Price: $20-37. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: June 3rd - July 3rd 2016. Saturday, June 18, 2016, 7:30 AM – 9:45 AM. Athenaeum Theatre Studio 3 2936 N Southport Chicago, IL 60657. For more info visit www.congosquaretheatre.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 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.

Fiestas Puertorriqueñas

Festivals To-Do!: The annual celebration of all things Puerto Rico is one of the largest Latin events in the nation and is held in Chicago's landmark and majestic Humboldt Park. It features four days of fun, food, and festivities. Drawing crowds from all over the Midwest, this community-wide gathering celebrates a rich culture with lively music, entertainment, authentic Caribbean cuisine, arts & crafts, carnival rides and much more. And on Saturday, June 20, the fest will be the epicenter for lots of merriment follow… Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: June 16-19, 2016. Image Credit: "Sea of Flags," a mural by Gamaliel Ramirez. Saturday, June 18, 2016, 12:00 PM – 10:30 PM. N California Ave & W Division St Chicago, IL 60622.

Rachelle Ferrell, Robert Glasper and Avery Sunshine

Festivals 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.

Constellations

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: Roland (a bee keeper) and Marianne (a theoretical physicist) meet at a party. In that single moment, an unfathomable multitude of possibilities unfold. Their chance meeting might blossom into a meaningful relationship or a brief affair: it might lead to nothing at all. Each step along those possible paths in turn offers a new series of potential outcomes: a marriage can exist alongside a breakup and a tragic illness can exist on a parallel plane to a happily ever after. In this clever, eloquent and moving s… Price: $44-74. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: May 26-July 3, 2016. Saturday, June 18, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Steppenwolf Theatre Company 1650 N Halsted Ave Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit www.steppenwolf.org.

A Small Oak Tree Runs Red

Theater 2pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: A Small Oak Tree Runs Red written by Lekethia Delcoe Directed: Tony-nominated Actor/Director Harry Lennix Shackled, bound, and trapped within someplace between reality and make believe, lies swollen bellied, bloodied Mary Turner and the accused murderer Sidney Johnson. He must force her to remember so they both can move on. In this world, entangled in history and unforgivable acts against humanity, to forget is to forever perish, just like the countless stories before them; trapped within old newspape… Price: $20-37. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: June 3rd - July 3rd 2016. Sunday, June 19, 2016, 7:30 AM – 9:45 AM. Athenaeum Theatre Studio 3 2936 N Southport Chicago, IL 60657. For more info visit www.congosquaretheatre.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.

Fiestas Puertorriqueñas

Festivals To-Do!: The annual celebration of all things Puerto Rico is one of the largest Latin events in the nation and is held in Chicago's landmark and majestic Humboldt Park. It features four days of fun, food, and festivities. Drawing crowds from all over the Midwest, this community-wide gathering celebrates a rich culture with lively music, entertainment, authentic Caribbean cuisine, arts & crafts, carnival rides and much more. And on Saturday, June 20, the fest will be the epicenter for lots of merriment follow… Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: June 16-19, 2016. Image Credit: "Sea of Flags," a mural by Gamaliel Ramirez. Sunday, June 19, 2016, 12:00 PM – 10:30 PM. N California Ave & W Division St Chicago, IL 60622.

Constellations

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: Roland (a bee keeper) and Marianne (a theoretical physicist) meet at a party. In that single moment, an unfathomable multitude of possibilities unfold. Their chance meeting might blossom into a meaningful relationship or a brief affair: it might lead to nothing at all. Each step along those possible paths in turn offers a new series of potential outcomes: a marriage can exist alongside a breakup and a tragic illness can exist on a parallel plane to a happily ever after. In this clever, eloquent and moving s… Price: $44-74. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: May 26-July 3, 2016. Sunday, June 19, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Steppenwolf Theatre Company 1650 N Halsted Ave Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit www.steppenwolf.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.

Millennium Park Summer Film Series: Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Film Seating at the pavilion is first-come, first-served. Schedule is subject to change. To-Do!: Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986; PG-13, 103 min) Celebrating the 30th anniversary of this iconic ‘80s classic of a Chicago-area high school wise guy who is determined to have a day off from school. Miscellaneous Info: Chicagoans and visitors alike are invited to enjoy outdoor movies downtown as the popular Summer Film Series returns to Millennium Park, Tuesdays, June 21 – August 30, at 6:30pm. Guests may take a seat at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion or lounge on the Great Lawn as crowd-pleasing movies are presented on a state-of-the-art, 40-foot LED screen. Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: June 21-August 30, 2016. Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Millennium Park 201 E. Randolph St. Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.cityofchicago.org.

Constellations

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: Roland (a bee keeper) and Marianne (a theoretical physicist) meet at a party. In that single moment, an unfathomable multitude of possibilities unfold. Their chance meeting might blossom into a meaningful relationship or a brief affair: it might lead to nothing at all. Each step along those possible paths in turn offers a new series of potential outcomes: a marriage can exist alongside a breakup and a tragic illness can exist on a parallel plane to a happily ever after. In this clever, eloquent and moving s… Price: $44-74. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: May 26-July 3, 2016. Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Steppenwolf Theatre Company 1650 N Halsted Ave Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit www.steppenwolf.org.

Millennium Park Summer Workouts

Festivals To-Do!: Millennium Park will once again offer FREE Summer Workouts on the Great Lawn funded by McDonald’s. These free workout sessions will be held from 7 am to 11 am. Workouts are 45 minutes long with classes in Tai Chi, Yoga, Pilates and Zumba®. On Wednesdays, June 3–September 2, Wednesday Yoga is offered 7:30–8:15am. View the full schedule! Classes are 45 minutes long. Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: Saturdays & Wednesdays June 1 - September 3, 2016. Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 7:30 AM – 8:15 AM. Millennium Park Great Lawn 201 E. Randolph St. Chicago, IL 60601. 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. 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.

Constellations

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: Roland (a bee keeper) and Marianne (a theoretical physicist) meet at a party. In that single moment, an unfathomable multitude of possibilities unfold. Their chance meeting might blossom into a meaningful relationship or a brief affair: it might lead to nothing at all. Each step along those possible paths in turn offers a new series of potential outcomes: a marriage can exist alongside a breakup and a tragic illness can exist on a parallel plane to a happily ever after. In this clever, eloquent and moving s… Price: $44-74. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: May 26-July 3, 2016. Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Steppenwolf Theatre Company 1650 N Halsted Ave Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit www.steppenwolf.org.

A Small Oak Tree Runs Red

Theater 2pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: A Small Oak Tree Runs Red written by Lekethia Delcoe Directed: Tony-nominated Actor/Director Harry Lennix Shackled, bound, and trapped within someplace between reality and make believe, lies swollen bellied, bloodied Mary Turner and the accused murderer Sidney Johnson. He must force her to remember so they both can move on. In this world, entangled in history and unforgivable acts against humanity, to forget is to forever perish, just like the countless stories before them; trapped within old newspape… Price: $20-37. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: June 3rd - July 3rd 2016. Thursday, June 23, 2016, 7:30 AM – 9:45 AM. Athenaeum Theatre Studio 3 2936 N Southport Chicago, IL 60657. For more info visit www.congosquaretheatre.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.

Constellations

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: Roland (a bee keeper) and Marianne (a theoretical physicist) meet at a party. In that single moment, an unfathomable multitude of possibilities unfold. Their chance meeting might blossom into a meaningful relationship or a brief affair: it might lead to nothing at all. Each step along those possible paths in turn offers a new series of potential outcomes: a marriage can exist alongside a breakup and a tragic illness can exist on a parallel plane to a happily ever after. In this clever, eloquent and moving s… Price: $44-74. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: May 26-July 3, 2016. Thursday, June 23, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Steppenwolf Theatre Company 1650 N Halsted Ave Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit www.steppenwolf.org.

A Small Oak Tree Runs Red

Theater 2pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: A Small Oak Tree Runs Red written by Lekethia Delcoe Directed: Tony-nominated Actor/Director Harry Lennix Shackled, bound, and trapped within someplace between reality and make believe, lies swollen bellied, bloodied Mary Turner and the accused murderer Sidney Johnson. He must force her to remember so they both can move on. In this world, entangled in history and unforgivable acts against humanity, to forget is to forever perish, just like the countless stories before them; trapped within old newspape… Price: $20-37. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: June 3rd - July 3rd 2016. Friday, June 24, 2016, 7:30 AM – 9:45 AM. Athenaeum Theatre Studio 3 2936 N Southport Chicago, IL 60657. For more info visit www.congosquaretheatre.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.

Constellations

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: Roland (a bee keeper) and Marianne (a theoretical physicist) meet at a party. In that single moment, an unfathomable multitude of possibilities unfold. Their chance meeting might blossom into a meaningful relationship or a brief affair: it might lead to nothing at all. Each step along those possible paths in turn offers a new series of potential outcomes: a marriage can exist alongside a breakup and a tragic illness can exist on a parallel plane to a happily ever after. In this clever, eloquent and moving s… Price: $44-74. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: May 26-July 3, 2016. Friday, June 24, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Steppenwolf Theatre Company 1650 N Halsted Ave Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit www.steppenwolf.org.

Millennium Park Summer Workouts

Festivals To-Do!: Millennium Park will once again offer FREE Summer Workouts on the Great Lawn funded by McDonald’s. These free workout sessions will be held from 7 am to 11 am. Workouts are 45 minutes long with classes in Tai Chi, Yoga, Pilates and Zumba®. On Wednesdays, June 3–September 2, Wednesday Yoga is offered 7:30–8:15am. View the full schedule! Classes are 45 minutes long. Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: Saturdays & Wednesdays June 1 - September 3, 2016. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Millennium Park Great Lawn 201 E. Randolph St. Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.cityofchicago.org.

A Small Oak Tree Runs Red

Theater 2pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: A Small Oak Tree Runs Red written by Lekethia Delcoe Directed: Tony-nominated Actor/Director Harry Lennix Shackled, bound, and trapped within someplace between reality and make believe, lies swollen bellied, bloodied Mary Turner and the accused murderer Sidney Johnson. He must force her to remember so they both can move on. In this world, entangled in history and unforgivable acts against humanity, to forget is to forever perish, just like the countless stories before them; trapped within old newspape… Price: $20-37. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: June 3rd - July 3rd 2016. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 7:30 AM – 9:45 AM. Athenaeum Theatre Studio 3 2936 N Southport Chicago, IL 60657. For more info visit www.congosquaretheatre.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

Festivals 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.

Constellations

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: Roland (a bee keeper) and Marianne (a theoretical physicist) meet at a party. In that single moment, an unfathomable multitude of possibilities unfold. Their chance meeting might blossom into a meaningful relationship or a brief affair: it might lead to nothing at all. Each step along those possible paths in turn offers a new series of potential outcomes: a marriage can exist alongside a breakup and a tragic illness can exist on a parallel plane to a happily ever after. In this clever, eloquent and moving s… Price: $44-74. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: May 26-July 3, 2016. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Steppenwolf Theatre Company 1650 N Halsted Ave Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit www.steppenwolf.org.

A Small Oak Tree Runs Red (Closing Week)

Theater 2pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: A Small Oak Tree Runs Red written by Lekethia Delcoe Directed: Tony-nominated Actor/Director Harry Lennix Shackled, bound, and trapped within someplace between reality and make believe, lies swollen bellied, bloodied Mary Turner and the accused murderer Sidney Johnson. He must force her to remember so they both can move on. In this world, entangled in history and unforgivable acts against humanity, to forget is to forever perish, just like the countless stories before them; trapped within old newspape… Price: $20-37. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: June 3rd - July 3rd 2016. Sunday, June 26, 2016, 7:30 AM – 9:45 AM. Athenaeum Theatre Studio 3 2936 N Southport Chicago, IL 60657. For more info visit www.congosquaretheatre.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.

Constellations

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: Roland (a bee keeper) and Marianne (a theoretical physicist) meet at a party. In that single moment, an unfathomable multitude of possibilities unfold. Their chance meeting might blossom into a meaningful relationship or a brief affair: it might lead to nothing at all. Each step along those possible paths in turn offers a new series of potential outcomes: a marriage can exist alongside a breakup and a tragic illness can exist on a parallel plane to a happily ever after. In this clever, eloquent and moving s… Price: $44-74. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: May 26-July 3, 2016. Sunday, June 26, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Steppenwolf Theatre Company 1650 N Halsted Ave Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit www.steppenwolf.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.

Millennium Park Summer Film Series: Soul Food

Film Seating at the pavilion is first-come, first-served. Schedule is subject to change. To-Do!: Soul Food (1997; R*, 115 mins) Follows the trials of a close-knit Chicago family that gets together to have Sunday dinner every week. Miscellaneous Info: Chicagoans and visitors alike are invited to enjoy outdoor movies downtown as the popular Summer Film Series returns to Millennium Park, Tuesdays, June 21 – August 30, at 6:30pm. Guests may take a seat at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion or lounge on the Great Lawn as crowd-pleasing movies are presented on a state-of-the-art, 40-foot LED screen. Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: June 21-August 30, 2016. Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Millennium Park 201 E. Randolph St. Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.cityofchicago.org.

Constellations (Closing Week)

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: Roland (a bee keeper) and Marianne (a theoretical physicist) meet at a party. In that single moment, an unfathomable multitude of possibilities unfold. Their chance meeting might blossom into a meaningful relationship or a brief affair: it might lead to nothing at all. Each step along those possible paths in turn offers a new series of potential outcomes: a marriage can exist alongside a breakup and a tragic illness can exist on a parallel plane to a happily ever after. In this clever, eloquent and moving s… Price: $44-74. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: May 26-July 3, 2016. Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Steppenwolf Theatre Company 1650 N Halsted Ave Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit www.steppenwolf.org.

Millennium Park Summer Workouts

Festivals To-Do!: Millennium Park will once again offer FREE Summer Workouts on the Great Lawn funded by McDonald’s. These free workout sessions will be held from 7 am to 11 am. Workouts are 45 minutes long with classes in Tai Chi, Yoga, Pilates and Zumba®. On Wednesdays, June 3–September 2, Wednesday Yoga is offered 7:30–8:15am. View the full schedule! Classes are 45 minutes long. Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: Saturdays & Wednesdays June 1 - September 3, 2016. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 7:30 AM – 8:15 AM. Millennium Park Great Lawn 201 E. Randolph St. Chicago, IL 60601. 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. 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.

Harper Court Summer Music Series f/ Makaya McCraven

Festivals To-Do!: Drummer/producer , Makaya McCraven brings together "future-is-now drumming” with his roots in jazz and world music to form his unique and powerful sound. Regarded as “one of Chicago’s most versatile and in demand drummers” (Chicago Reader) and described by Downbeat Magazine as “exceptional on the drums,” Makaya McCraven moves between genres at lightning speed. Makaya has been called “one of the hardest drummers on the live music circuit” (revivalist.okayplayer.com). He has worked with an array of world… Miscellaneous Info: The University of Chicago, in collaboration with Eric Williams, owner of The Silver Room, will kick off the second year of free, open-air summer concerts, with the Harper Court Summer Music Series The series begins with Blues & Steppers Night on Wednesday, May 25, with the legendary Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings and DJ Eric “ET” Taylor, a member of the V103 elite mix team. Dance instructor Swan will help you brush up on your dancing skills, so bring a partner and your dancing shoes! Jazz Night will be… Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: Wednesday's; May 25, June 29, July 27, and August 31, 2016. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Harper Courtyard 5235 S. Harper Court Chicago, Il. For more info visit harpercourtmusic.com.

Constellations (Closing Week)

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: Roland (a bee keeper) and Marianne (a theoretical physicist) meet at a party. In that single moment, an unfathomable multitude of possibilities unfold. Their chance meeting might blossom into a meaningful relationship or a brief affair: it might lead to nothing at all. Each step along those possible paths in turn offers a new series of potential outcomes: a marriage can exist alongside a breakup and a tragic illness can exist on a parallel plane to a happily ever after. In this clever, eloquent and moving s… Price: $44-74. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: May 26-July 3, 2016. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Steppenwolf Theatre Company 1650 N Halsted Ave Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit www.steppenwolf.org.

A Small Oak Tree Runs Red (Closing Week)

Theater 2pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: A Small Oak Tree Runs Red written by Lekethia Delcoe Directed: Tony-nominated Actor/Director Harry Lennix Shackled, bound, and trapped within someplace between reality and make believe, lies swollen bellied, bloodied Mary Turner and the accused murderer Sidney Johnson. He must force her to remember so they both can move on. In this world, entangled in history and unforgivable acts against humanity, to forget is to forever perish, just like the countless stories before them; trapped within old newspape… Price: $20-37. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: June 3rd - July 3rd 2016. Thursday, June 30, 2016, 7:30 AM – 9:45 AM. Athenaeum Theatre Studio 3 2936 N Southport Chicago, IL 60657. For more info visit www.congosquaretheatre.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.

Constellations (Closing Week)

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: Roland (a bee keeper) and Marianne (a theoretical physicist) meet at a party. In that single moment, an unfathomable multitude of possibilities unfold. Their chance meeting might blossom into a meaningful relationship or a brief affair: it might lead to nothing at all. Each step along those possible paths in turn offers a new series of potential outcomes: a marriage can exist alongside a breakup and a tragic illness can exist on a parallel plane to a happily ever after. In this clever, eloquent and moving s… Price: $44-74. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: May 26-July 3, 2016. Thursday, June 30, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Steppenwolf Theatre Company 1650 N Halsted Ave Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit www.steppenwolf.org.

A Small Oak Tree Runs Red (Closing Week)

Theater 2pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: A Small Oak Tree Runs Red written by Lekethia Delcoe Directed: Tony-nominated Actor/Director Harry Lennix Shackled, bound, and trapped within someplace between reality and make believe, lies swollen bellied, bloodied Mary Turner and the accused murderer Sidney Johnson. He must force her to remember so they both can move on. In this world, entangled in history and unforgivable acts against humanity, to forget is to forever perish, just like the countless stories before them; trapped within old newspape… Price: $20-37. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: June 3rd - July 3rd 2016. Friday, July 1, 2016, 7:30 AM – 9:45 AM. Athenaeum Theatre Studio 3 2936 N Southport Chicago, IL 60657. For more info visit www.congosquaretheatre.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.

Constellations (Closing Week)

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: Roland (a bee keeper) and Marianne (a theoretical physicist) meet at a party. In that single moment, an unfathomable multitude of possibilities unfold. Their chance meeting might blossom into a meaningful relationship or a brief affair: it might lead to nothing at all. Each step along those possible paths in turn offers a new series of potential outcomes: a marriage can exist alongside a breakup and a tragic illness can exist on a parallel plane to a happily ever after. In this clever, eloquent and moving s… Price: $44-74. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: May 26-July 3, 2016. Friday, July 1, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Steppenwolf Theatre Company 1650 N Halsted Ave Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit www.steppenwolf.org.

Millennium Park Summer Workouts

Festivals To-Do!: Millennium Park will once again offer FREE Summer Workouts on the Great Lawn funded by McDonald’s. These free workout sessions will be held from 7 am to 11 am. Workouts are 45 minutes long with classes in Tai Chi, Yoga, Pilates and Zumba®. On Wednesdays, June 3–September 2, Wednesday Yoga is offered 7:30–8:15am. View the full schedule! Classes are 45 minutes long. Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: Saturdays & Wednesdays June 1 - September 3, 2016. Saturday, July 2, 2016, 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Millennium Park Great Lawn 201 E. Randolph St. Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.cityofchicago.org.

A Small Oak Tree Runs Red (Closing Week)

Theater 2pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: A Small Oak Tree Runs Red written by Lekethia Delcoe Directed: Tony-nominated Actor/Director Harry Lennix Shackled, bound, and trapped within someplace between reality and make believe, lies swollen bellied, bloodied Mary Turner and the accused murderer Sidney Johnson. He must force her to remember so they both can move on. In this world, entangled in history and unforgivable acts against humanity, to forget is to forever perish, just like the countless stories before them; trapped within old newspape… Price: $20-37. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: June 3rd - July 3rd 2016. Saturday, July 2, 2016, 7:30 AM – 9:45 AM. Athenaeum Theatre Studio 3 2936 N Southport Chicago, IL 60657. For more info visit www.congosquaretheatre.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.

Constellations (Closing Week)

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: Roland (a bee keeper) and Marianne (a theoretical physicist) meet at a party. In that single moment, an unfathomable multitude of possibilities unfold. Their chance meeting might blossom into a meaningful relationship or a brief affair: it might lead to nothing at all. Each step along those possible paths in turn offers a new series of potential outcomes: a marriage can exist alongside a breakup and a tragic illness can exist on a parallel plane to a happily ever after. In this clever, eloquent and moving s… Price: $44-74. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: May 26-July 3, 2016. Saturday, July 2, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Steppenwolf Theatre Company 1650 N Halsted Ave Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit www.steppenwolf.org.

A Small Oak Tree Runs Red (Closing Week)

Theater 2pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: A Small Oak Tree Runs Red written by Lekethia Delcoe Directed: Tony-nominated Actor/Director Harry Lennix Shackled, bound, and trapped within someplace between reality and make believe, lies swollen bellied, bloodied Mary Turner and the accused murderer Sidney Johnson. He must force her to remember so they both can move on. In this world, entangled in history and unforgivable acts against humanity, to forget is to forever perish, just like the countless stories before them; trapped within old newspape… Price: $20-37. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: June 3rd - July 3rd 2016. Sunday, July 3, 2016, 7:30 AM – 9:45 AM. Athenaeum Theatre Studio 3 2936 N Southport Chicago, IL 60657. For more info visit www.congosquaretheatre.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.

Constellations (Closing Week)

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: Roland (a bee keeper) and Marianne (a theoretical physicist) meet at a party. In that single moment, an unfathomable multitude of possibilities unfold. Their chance meeting might blossom into a meaningful relationship or a brief affair: it might lead to nothing at all. Each step along those possible paths in turn offers a new series of potential outcomes: a marriage can exist alongside a breakup and a tragic illness can exist on a parallel plane to a happily ever after. In this clever, eloquent and moving s… Price: $44-74. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: May 26-July 3, 2016. Sunday, July 3, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Steppenwolf Theatre Company 1650 N Halsted Ave Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit www.steppenwolf.org.

MJ Live Michael Jackson Tribute

Festivals 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.

Millennium Park Summer Film Series: A League of Their Own

Film Seating at the pavilion is first-come, first-served. Schedule is subject to change. To-Do!: A League of Their Own (1992; PG, 125 mins) Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it success amidst their own growing rivalry. A special presentation to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the USO will take place before the film. Miscellaneous Info: Chicagoans and visitors alike are invited to enjoy outdoor movies downtown as the popular Summer Film Series returns to Millennium Park, Tuesdays, June 21 – August 30, at 6:30pm. Guests may take a seat at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion or lounge on the Great Lawn as crowd-pleasing movies are presented on a state-of-the-art, 40-foot LED screen. Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: June 21-August 30, 2016. Tuesday, July 5, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Millennium Park 201 E. Randolph St. Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.cityofchicago.org.

Millennium Park Summer Workouts

Festivals To-Do!: Millennium Park will once again offer FREE Summer Workouts on the Great Lawn funded by McDonald’s. These free workout sessions will be held from 7 am to 11 am. Workouts are 45 minutes long with classes in Tai Chi, Yoga, Pilates and Zumba®. On Wednesdays, June 3–September 2, Wednesday Yoga is offered 7:30–8:15am. View the full schedule! Classes are 45 minutes long. Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: Saturdays & Wednesdays June 1 - September 3, 2016. Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 7:30 AM – 8:15 AM. Millennium Park Great Lawn 201 E. Randolph St. Chicago, IL 60601. 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. Wednesday, July 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.

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, July 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.

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 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.

Millennium Park Summer Workouts

Festivals To-Do!: Millennium Park will once again offer FREE Summer Workouts on the Great Lawn funded by McDonald’s. These free workout sessions will be held from 7 am to 11 am. Workouts are 45 minutes long with classes in Tai Chi, Yoga, Pilates and Zumba®. On Wednesdays, June 3–September 2, Wednesday Yoga is offered 7:30–8:15am. View the full schedule! Classes are 45 minutes long. Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: Saturdays & Wednesdays June 1 - September 3, 2016. Saturday, July 9, 2016, 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Millennium Park Great Lawn 201 E. Randolph St. Chicago, IL 60601. 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, July 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.

Tony Toni Tone and Dru Hill

Festivals Gates Open at 5:00pm. To-Do!: -Tony Toni Tone Brothers Dwayne and Raphael Wiggins and cousin Timothy Christian have proven themselves durable guardians of the soul and funk tradition, while also infusing their music with enough contemporary devices to remain popular. This Oakland trio scored a number one R&B hit right out of the box in 1988 with "Little Walter," a song that generated some criticism from gospel audiences for its use of the melody from "Wade in the Water." But they've since been able to keep things going on their own, as… Price: $40-70. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Saturdays & Sundays. Saturday, July 9, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 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, July 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.

Nikki Giovanni and Morris Gearring Celebrate the Music and Lyric of Oscar Brown,Jr.

Poetry Doors Open at 2:00pm Two shows 3pm and 6pm. To-Do!: Nikki Giovanni and Morris Gearring Celebrate the Soul, Jazz and Spoken Word of Black Life in Chicago, featuring the Music and Lyric of Oscar Brown, Jr. Directed by Chuck Smith with "Koco" Brunson & his Quartet. Price: $20-50. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Sunday, July 10, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. The Promontory 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. Chicago, IL 60615. For more info visit promontorychicago.com.