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Two Trains Running (Closing Week)

Theater To-Do!: Goodman Theatre honors August Wilson’s legacy with his Tony-nominated masterpiece, praised by Variety as "perfection . . . [a] work by a writer at the peak of his powers." The civil rights movement is sweeping across Pittsburgh’s Hill District in 1969, but the promise of a better tomorrow hasn’t quite reached all of the city’s residents, some of whom gather daily at Memphis’ diner to gossip about the neighborhood, dream about their futures and confront the brutal realities of the present. Now Memphis mus… Soleil's Take: View the August Wilson Celebration To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: The August Wilson Celebration In honor of the late playwright and his frequent collaborations with the Goodman, the theater will lead a citywide retrospective of his life and work. Featuring a revival of Wilson’s masterpiece Two Trains Running and concert readings of his nine other “20th Century Cycle” plays, this unprecedented exploration of Wilson’s work includes educational seminars, panel discussions and other special events. Presented in collaboration with over 20 theaters, universities and… Price: $27-80. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: March 7 – April 12, 2015. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601 (312) 443-3800. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

An Issue of Blood

Theater To-Do!: by Ensemble Playwright Marcus Gardley | directed by Chay Yew It’s 1676 in Virginia – a time when class, not color, defined an American’s destiny. ​H​istoric figure and wealthy landowner Negro Mary​​ believes a vile curse has been cast upon her family and land. But her plans to break the curse are thwarted by a secret wedding, an interracial love triangle, and a crime of passion. Can Mary cheat fate and change the course of history? Or will ​their lives end in ​​division and destruction? In An Issue of… Miscellaneous Info: Afterwords After every performance of An Issue of Blood (unless otherwise noted) Join us for one of our intimate post show conversations. Led by members from the Victory Gardens community—artistic affiliates, subscribers, Artistic staff, Teen Arts Council members, and community partners— reflect on what you’ve seen and share your response. Price: $15-60. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 3 - May 3, 2015. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Victory Gardens Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614 (773) 871-3000. For more info visit victorygardens.org.

Marie Antoinette

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. Free post-show discussions are offered after every performance in the Subscription Season. To-Do!: Before Britney Spears and Justin Bieber, there was Marie Antoinette. In David Adjmi’s contemporary take on the young queen of France, Marie is a confection created by a society that values extravagance and artifice. But France’s love affair with the royals sours as revolution brews, and for Marie, the political suddenly becomes very personal. From the light and breezy banter at the palace to the surging chants of "Liberte! Egalite! Fraternite!" in the streets, Marie Antoinette holds a mirror up to our conte… Price: $22-82. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 5 - May 10, 2015. Venue Info: Our parking facility consists of both a covered garage and an open-air lot, located just south of our theater at 1624 N Halsted. Just seeing the show? $10. Staying for dinner after a matinee? $12. Cash only. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Steppenwolf Theatre 1650 N Halsted St. Chicago, Illinois (773) 404-7336. For more info visit www.steppenwolf.org.

Cole's Chicago Cabaret

Comedy To-Do!: Cole's Chicago Cabaret - the 2nd season! Featuring a diverse and rotating lineup of the best comedians in Chicago as well as variety acts including - but not limited to: mentalists, rapping violinists, bands, jugglers, and operatic sopranos. This show features: Your host - Cole's Chicago Cabaret's own Bill Bullock (Congrats on Your Success) Kevin Kellam (Hot Cup of Comedy) Brandie Posey (Bridgetown Comedy Festival) Conor Delehanty (Limestone Comedy Festival) and headliner Jeanie Doogan (Laugh… Price: Free! Ticket Link: RSVP Today! Other Times To-Do It: Sundays through May 10, 2015. Venue Info: 2 blocks from the California Blue Line Stop. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Cole's Bar 2338 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL 60647. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

An Issue of Blood

Theater To-Do!: by Ensemble Playwright Marcus Gardley | directed by Chay Yew It’s 1676 in Virginia – a time when class, not color, defined an American’s destiny. ​H​istoric figure and wealthy landowner Negro Mary​​ believes a vile curse has been cast upon her family and land. But her plans to break the curse are thwarted by a secret wedding, an interracial love triangle, and a crime of passion. Can Mary cheat fate and change the course of history? Or will ​their lives end in ​​division and destruction? In An Issue of… Miscellaneous Info: Afterwords After every performance of An Issue of Blood (unless otherwise noted) Join us for one of our intimate post show conversations. Led by members from the Victory Gardens community—artistic affiliates, subscribers, Artistic staff, Teen Arts Council members, and community partners— reflect on what you’ve seen and share your response. Price: $15-60. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 3 - May 3, 2015. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Victory Gardens Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614 (773) 871-3000. For more info visit victorygardens.org.

Marie Antoinette

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. Free post-show discussions are offered after every performance in the Subscription Season. To-Do!: Before Britney Spears and Justin Bieber, there was Marie Antoinette. In David Adjmi’s contemporary take on the young queen of France, Marie is a confection created by a society that values extravagance and artifice. But France’s love affair with the royals sours as revolution brews, and for Marie, the political suddenly becomes very personal. From the light and breezy banter at the palace to the surging chants of "Liberte! Egalite! Fraternite!" in the streets, Marie Antoinette holds a mirror up to our conte… Price: $22-82. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 5 - May 10, 2015. Venue Info: Our parking facility consists of both a covered garage and an open-air lot, located just south of our theater at 1624 N Halsted. Just seeing the show? $10. Staying for dinner after a matinee? $12. Cash only. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Steppenwolf Theatre 1650 N Halsted St. Chicago, Illinois (773) 404-7336. For more info visit www.steppenwolf.org.

An Issue of Blood

Theater To-Do!: by Ensemble Playwright Marcus Gardley | directed by Chay Yew It’s 1676 in Virginia – a time when class, not color, defined an American’s destiny. ​H​istoric figure and wealthy landowner Negro Mary​​ believes a vile curse has been cast upon her family and land. But her plans to break the curse are thwarted by a secret wedding, an interracial love triangle, and a crime of passion. Can Mary cheat fate and change the course of history? Or will ​their lives end in ​​division and destruction? In An Issue of… Miscellaneous Info: Afterwords After every performance of An Issue of Blood (unless otherwise noted) Join us for one of our intimate post show conversations. Led by members from the Victory Gardens community—artistic affiliates, subscribers, Artistic staff, Teen Arts Council members, and community partners— reflect on what you’ve seen and share your response. Price: $15-60. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 3 - May 3, 2015. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Victory Gardens Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614 (773) 871-3000. For more info visit victorygardens.org.

Marie Antoinette

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. Free post-show discussions are offered after every performance in the Subscription Season. To-Do!: Before Britney Spears and Justin Bieber, there was Marie Antoinette. In David Adjmi’s contemporary take on the young queen of France, Marie is a confection created by a society that values extravagance and artifice. But France’s love affair with the royals sours as revolution brews, and for Marie, the political suddenly becomes very personal. From the light and breezy banter at the palace to the surging chants of "Liberte! Egalite! Fraternite!" in the streets, Marie Antoinette holds a mirror up to our conte… Price: $22-82. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 5 - May 10, 2015. Venue Info: Our parking facility consists of both a covered garage and an open-air lot, located just south of our theater at 1624 N Halsted. Just seeing the show? $10. Staying for dinner after a matinee? $12. Cash only. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Steppenwolf Theatre 1650 N Halsted St. Chicago, Illinois (773) 404-7336. For more info visit www.steppenwolf.org.

An Issue of Blood

Theater To-Do!: by Ensemble Playwright Marcus Gardley | directed by Chay Yew It’s 1676 in Virginia – a time when class, not color, defined an American’s destiny. ​H​istoric figure and wealthy landowner Negro Mary​​ believes a vile curse has been cast upon her family and land. But her plans to break the curse are thwarted by a secret wedding, an interracial love triangle, and a crime of passion. Can Mary cheat fate and change the course of history? Or will ​their lives end in ​​division and destruction? In An Issue of… Miscellaneous Info: Afterwords After every performance of An Issue of Blood (unless otherwise noted) Join us for one of our intimate post show conversations. Led by members from the Victory Gardens community—artistic affiliates, subscribers, Artistic staff, Teen Arts Council members, and community partners— reflect on what you’ve seen and share your response. Price: $15-60. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 3 - May 3, 2015. Thursday, April 23, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Victory Gardens Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614 (773) 871-3000. For more info visit victorygardens.org.

Marie Antoinette

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. Free post-show discussions are offered after every performance in the Subscription Season. To-Do!: Before Britney Spears and Justin Bieber, there was Marie Antoinette. In David Adjmi’s contemporary take on the young queen of France, Marie is a confection created by a society that values extravagance and artifice. But France’s love affair with the royals sours as revolution brews, and for Marie, the political suddenly becomes very personal. From the light and breezy banter at the palace to the surging chants of "Liberte! Egalite! Fraternite!" in the streets, Marie Antoinette holds a mirror up to our conte… Price: $22-82. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 5 - May 10, 2015. Venue Info: Our parking facility consists of both a covered garage and an open-air lot, located just south of our theater at 1624 N Halsted. Just seeing the show? $10. Staying for dinner after a matinee? $12. Cash only. Thursday, April 23, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Steppenwolf Theatre 1650 N Halsted St. Chicago, Illinois (773) 404-7336. For more info visit www.steppenwolf.org.

An Issue of Blood

Theater To-Do!: by Ensemble Playwright Marcus Gardley | directed by Chay Yew It’s 1676 in Virginia – a time when class, not color, defined an American’s destiny. ​H​istoric figure and wealthy landowner Negro Mary​​ believes a vile curse has been cast upon her family and land. But her plans to break the curse are thwarted by a secret wedding, an interracial love triangle, and a crime of passion. Can Mary cheat fate and change the course of history? Or will ​their lives end in ​​division and destruction? In An Issue of… Miscellaneous Info: Afterwords After every performance of An Issue of Blood (unless otherwise noted) Join us for one of our intimate post show conversations. Led by members from the Victory Gardens community—artistic affiliates, subscribers, Artistic staff, Teen Arts Council members, and community partners— reflect on what you’ve seen and share your response. Price: $15-60. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 3 - May 3, 2015. Friday, April 24, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Victory Gardens Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614 (773) 871-3000. For more info visit victorygardens.org.

Marie Antoinette

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. Free post-show discussions are offered after every performance in the Subscription Season. To-Do!: Before Britney Spears and Justin Bieber, there was Marie Antoinette. In David Adjmi’s contemporary take on the young queen of France, Marie is a confection created by a society that values extravagance and artifice. But France’s love affair with the royals sours as revolution brews, and for Marie, the political suddenly becomes very personal. From the light and breezy banter at the palace to the surging chants of "Liberte! Egalite! Fraternite!" in the streets, Marie Antoinette holds a mirror up to our conte… Price: $22-82. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 5 - May 10, 2015. Venue Info: Our parking facility consists of both a covered garage and an open-air lot, located just south of our theater at 1624 N Halsted. Just seeing the show? $10. Staying for dinner after a matinee? $12. Cash only. Friday, April 24, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Steppenwolf Theatre 1650 N Halsted St. Chicago, Illinois (773) 404-7336. For more info visit www.steppenwolf.org.

An Issue of Blood

Theater 4pm Matinee. To-Do!: by Ensemble Playwright Marcus Gardley | directed by Chay Yew It’s 1676 in Virginia – a time when class, not color, defined an American’s destiny. ​H​istoric figure and wealthy landowner Negro Mary​​ believes a vile curse has been cast upon her family and land. But her plans to break the curse are thwarted by a secret wedding, an interracial love triangle, and a crime of passion. Can Mary cheat fate and change the course of history? Or will ​their lives end in ​​division and destruction? In An Issue of… Miscellaneous Info: Afterwords After every performance of An Issue of Blood (unless otherwise noted) Join us for one of our intimate post show conversations. Led by members from the Victory Gardens community—artistic affiliates, subscribers, Artistic staff, Teen Arts Council members, and community partners— reflect on what you’ve seen and share your response. Price: $15-60. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 3 - May 3, 2015. Saturday, April 25, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Victory Gardens Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614 (773) 871-3000. For more info visit victorygardens.org.

Marie Antoinette

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. Free post-show discussions are offered after every performance in the Subscription Season. To-Do!: Before Britney Spears and Justin Bieber, there was Marie Antoinette. In David Adjmi’s contemporary take on the young queen of France, Marie is a confection created by a society that values extravagance and artifice. But France’s love affair with the royals sours as revolution brews, and for Marie, the political suddenly becomes very personal. From the light and breezy banter at the palace to the surging chants of "Liberte! Egalite! Fraternite!" in the streets, Marie Antoinette holds a mirror up to our conte… Price: $22-82. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 5 - May 10, 2015. Venue Info: Our parking facility consists of both a covered garage and an open-air lot, located just south of our theater at 1624 N Halsted. Just seeing the show? $10. Staying for dinner after a matinee? $12. Cash only. Saturday, April 25, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Steppenwolf Theatre 1650 N Halsted St. Chicago, Illinois (773) 404-7336. For more info visit www.steppenwolf.org.

An Issue of Blood

Theater To-Do!: by Ensemble Playwright Marcus Gardley | directed by Chay Yew It’s 1676 in Virginia – a time when class, not color, defined an American’s destiny. ​H​istoric figure and wealthy landowner Negro Mary​​ believes a vile curse has been cast upon her family and land. But her plans to break the curse are thwarted by a secret wedding, an interracial love triangle, and a crime of passion. Can Mary cheat fate and change the course of history? Or will ​their lives end in ​​division and destruction? In An Issue of… Miscellaneous Info: Afterwords After every performance of An Issue of Blood (unless otherwise noted) Join us for one of our intimate post show conversations. Led by members from the Victory Gardens community—artistic affiliates, subscribers, Artistic staff, Teen Arts Council members, and community partners— reflect on what you’ve seen and share your response. Price: $15-60. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 3 - May 3, 2015. Sunday, April 26, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Victory Gardens Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614 (773) 871-3000. For more info visit victorygardens.org.

Marie Antoinette

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. Free post-show discussions are offered after every performance in the Subscription Season. To-Do!: Before Britney Spears and Justin Bieber, there was Marie Antoinette. In David Adjmi’s contemporary take on the young queen of France, Marie is a confection created by a society that values extravagance and artifice. But France’s love affair with the royals sours as revolution brews, and for Marie, the political suddenly becomes very personal. From the light and breezy banter at the palace to the surging chants of "Liberte! Egalite! Fraternite!" in the streets, Marie Antoinette holds a mirror up to our conte… Price: $22-82. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 5 - May 10, 2015. Venue Info: Our parking facility consists of both a covered garage and an open-air lot, located just south of our theater at 1624 N Halsted. Just seeing the show? $10. Staying for dinner after a matinee? $12. Cash only. Sunday, April 26, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Steppenwolf Theatre 1650 N Halsted St. Chicago, Illinois (773) 404-7336. For more info visit www.steppenwolf.org.

Cole's Chicago Cabaret

Comedy To-Do!: Cole's Chicago Cabaret - the 2nd season! Featuring a diverse and rotating lineup of the best comedians in Chicago as well as variety acts including - but not limited to: mentalists, rapping violinists, bands, jugglers, and operatic sopranos. This show features: Your host - Cole's Chicago Cabaret's own Bill Bullock (Congrats on Your Success) Kevin Kellam (Hot Cup of Comedy) Brandie Posey (Bridgetown Comedy Festival) Conor Delehanty (Limestone Comedy Festival) and headliner Jeanie Doogan (Laugh… Price: Free! Ticket Link: RSVP Today! Other Times To-Do It: Sundays through May 10, 2015. Venue Info: 2 blocks from the California Blue Line Stop. Sunday, April 26, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Cole's Bar 2338 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL 60647. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

An Issue of Blood (Closing Week)

Theater To-Do!: by Ensemble Playwright Marcus Gardley | directed by Chay Yew It’s 1676 in Virginia – a time when class, not color, defined an American’s destiny. ​H​istoric figure and wealthy landowner Negro Mary​​ believes a vile curse has been cast upon her family and land. But her plans to break the curse are thwarted by a secret wedding, an interracial love triangle, and a crime of passion. Can Mary cheat fate and change the course of history? Or will ​their lives end in ​​division and destruction? In An Issue of… Miscellaneous Info: Afterwords After every performance of An Issue of Blood (unless otherwise noted) Join us for one of our intimate post show conversations. Led by members from the Victory Gardens community—artistic affiliates, subscribers, Artistic staff, Teen Arts Council members, and community partners— reflect on what you’ve seen and share your response. Price: $15-60. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 3 - May 3, 2015. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Victory Gardens Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614 (773) 871-3000. For more info visit victorygardens.org.

Marie Antoinette

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. Free post-show discussions are offered after every performance in the Subscription Season. To-Do!: Before Britney Spears and Justin Bieber, there was Marie Antoinette. In David Adjmi’s contemporary take on the young queen of France, Marie is a confection created by a society that values extravagance and artifice. But France’s love affair with the royals sours as revolution brews, and for Marie, the political suddenly becomes very personal. From the light and breezy banter at the palace to the surging chants of "Liberte! Egalite! Fraternite!" in the streets, Marie Antoinette holds a mirror up to our conte… Price: $22-82. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 5 - May 10, 2015. Venue Info: Our parking facility consists of both a covered garage and an open-air lot, located just south of our theater at 1624 N Halsted. Just seeing the show? $10. Staying for dinner after a matinee? $12. Cash only. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Steppenwolf Theatre 1650 N Halsted St. Chicago, Illinois (773) 404-7336. For more info visit www.steppenwolf.org.

An Issue of Blood (Closing Week)

Theater To-Do!: by Ensemble Playwright Marcus Gardley | directed by Chay Yew It’s 1676 in Virginia – a time when class, not color, defined an American’s destiny. ​H​istoric figure and wealthy landowner Negro Mary​​ believes a vile curse has been cast upon her family and land. But her plans to break the curse are thwarted by a secret wedding, an interracial love triangle, and a crime of passion. Can Mary cheat fate and change the course of history? Or will ​their lives end in ​​division and destruction? In An Issue of… Miscellaneous Info: Afterwords After every performance of An Issue of Blood (unless otherwise noted) Join us for one of our intimate post show conversations. Led by members from the Victory Gardens community—artistic affiliates, subscribers, Artistic staff, Teen Arts Council members, and community partners— reflect on what you’ve seen and share your response. Price: $15-60. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 3 - May 3, 2015. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Victory Gardens Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614 (773) 871-3000. For more info visit victorygardens.org.

Marie Antoinette

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. Free post-show discussions are offered after every performance in the Subscription Season. To-Do!: Before Britney Spears and Justin Bieber, there was Marie Antoinette. In David Adjmi’s contemporary take on the young queen of France, Marie is a confection created by a society that values extravagance and artifice. But France’s love affair with the royals sours as revolution brews, and for Marie, the political suddenly becomes very personal. From the light and breezy banter at the palace to the surging chants of "Liberte! Egalite! Fraternite!" in the streets, Marie Antoinette holds a mirror up to our conte… Price: $22-82. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 5 - May 10, 2015. Venue Info: Our parking facility consists of both a covered garage and an open-air lot, located just south of our theater at 1624 N Halsted. Just seeing the show? $10. Staying for dinner after a matinee? $12. Cash only. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Steppenwolf Theatre 1650 N Halsted St. Chicago, Illinois (773) 404-7336. For more info visit www.steppenwolf.org.

Marie Antoinette

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. Free post-show discussions are offered after every performance in the Subscription Season. To-Do!: Before Britney Spears and Justin Bieber, there was Marie Antoinette. In David Adjmi’s contemporary take on the young queen of France, Marie is a confection created by a society that values extravagance and artifice. But France’s love affair with the royals sours as revolution brews, and for Marie, the political suddenly becomes very personal. From the light and breezy banter at the palace to the surging chants of "Liberte! Egalite! Fraternite!" in the streets, Marie Antoinette holds a mirror up to our conte… Price: $22-82. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 5 - May 10, 2015. Venue Info: Our parking facility consists of both a covered garage and an open-air lot, located just south of our theater at 1624 N Halsted. Just seeing the show? $10. Staying for dinner after a matinee? $12. Cash only. Thursday, April 30, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Steppenwolf Theatre 1650 N Halsted St. Chicago, Illinois (773) 404-7336. For more info visit www.steppenwolf.org.

An Issue of Blood (Closing Week)

Theater To-Do!: by Ensemble Playwright Marcus Gardley | directed by Chay Yew It’s 1676 in Virginia – a time when class, not color, defined an American’s destiny. ​H​istoric figure and wealthy landowner Negro Mary​​ believes a vile curse has been cast upon her family and land. But her plans to break the curse are thwarted by a secret wedding, an interracial love triangle, and a crime of passion. Can Mary cheat fate and change the course of history? Or will ​their lives end in ​​division and destruction? In An Issue of… Miscellaneous Info: Afterwords After every performance of An Issue of Blood (unless otherwise noted) Join us for one of our intimate post show conversations. Led by members from the Victory Gardens community—artistic affiliates, subscribers, Artistic staff, Teen Arts Council members, and community partners— reflect on what you’ve seen and share your response. Price: $15-60. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 3 - May 3, 2015. Friday, May 1, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Victory Gardens Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614 (773) 871-3000. For more info visit victorygardens.org.

Marie Antoinette

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. Free post-show discussions are offered after every performance in the Subscription Season. To-Do!: Before Britney Spears and Justin Bieber, there was Marie Antoinette. In David Adjmi’s contemporary take on the young queen of France, Marie is a confection created by a society that values extravagance and artifice. But France’s love affair with the royals sours as revolution brews, and for Marie, the political suddenly becomes very personal. From the light and breezy banter at the palace to the surging chants of "Liberte! Egalite! Fraternite!" in the streets, Marie Antoinette holds a mirror up to our conte… Price: $22-82. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 5 - May 10, 2015. Venue Info: Our parking facility consists of both a covered garage and an open-air lot, located just south of our theater at 1624 N Halsted. Just seeing the show? $10. Staying for dinner after a matinee? $12. Cash only. Friday, May 1, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Steppenwolf Theatre 1650 N Halsted St. Chicago, Illinois (773) 404-7336. For more info visit www.steppenwolf.org.

An Issue of Blood (Closing Week)

Theater 4pm Matinee. To-Do!: by Ensemble Playwright Marcus Gardley | directed by Chay Yew It’s 1676 in Virginia – a time when class, not color, defined an American’s destiny. ​H​istoric figure and wealthy landowner Negro Mary​​ believes a vile curse has been cast upon her family and land. But her plans to break the curse are thwarted by a secret wedding, an interracial love triangle, and a crime of passion. Can Mary cheat fate and change the course of history? Or will ​their lives end in ​​division and destruction? In An Issue of… Miscellaneous Info: Afterwords After every performance of An Issue of Blood (unless otherwise noted) Join us for one of our intimate post show conversations. Led by members from the Victory Gardens community—artistic affiliates, subscribers, Artistic staff, Teen Arts Council members, and community partners— reflect on what you’ve seen and share your response. Price: $15-60. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 3 - May 3, 2015. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Victory Gardens Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614 (773) 871-3000. For more info visit victorygardens.org.

Marie Antoinette

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. Free post-show discussions are offered after every performance in the Subscription Season. To-Do!: Before Britney Spears and Justin Bieber, there was Marie Antoinette. In David Adjmi’s contemporary take on the young queen of France, Marie is a confection created by a society that values extravagance and artifice. But France’s love affair with the royals sours as revolution brews, and for Marie, the political suddenly becomes very personal. From the light and breezy banter at the palace to the surging chants of "Liberte! Egalite! Fraternite!" in the streets, Marie Antoinette holds a mirror up to our conte… Price: $22-82. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 5 - May 10, 2015. Venue Info: Our parking facility consists of both a covered garage and an open-air lot, located just south of our theater at 1624 N Halsted. Just seeing the show? $10. Staying for dinner after a matinee? $12. Cash only. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Steppenwolf Theatre 1650 N Halsted St. Chicago, Illinois (773) 404-7336. For more info visit www.steppenwolf.org.

An Issue of Blood (Closing Week)

Theater To-Do!: by Ensemble Playwright Marcus Gardley | directed by Chay Yew It’s 1676 in Virginia – a time when class, not color, defined an American’s destiny. ​H​istoric figure and wealthy landowner Negro Mary​​ believes a vile curse has been cast upon her family and land. But her plans to break the curse are thwarted by a secret wedding, an interracial love triangle, and a crime of passion. Can Mary cheat fate and change the course of history? Or will ​their lives end in ​​division and destruction? In An Issue of… Miscellaneous Info: Afterwords After every performance of An Issue of Blood (unless otherwise noted) Join us for one of our intimate post show conversations. Led by members from the Victory Gardens community—artistic affiliates, subscribers, Artistic staff, Teen Arts Council members, and community partners— reflect on what you’ve seen and share your response. Price: $15-60. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: April 3 - May 3, 2015. Sunday, May 3, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Victory Gardens Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614 (773) 871-3000. For more info visit victorygardens.org.

Marie Antoinette

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. Free post-show discussions are offered after every performance in the Subscription Season. To-Do!: Before Britney Spears and Justin Bieber, there was Marie Antoinette. In David Adjmi’s contemporary take on the young queen of France, Marie is a confection created by a society that values extravagance and artifice. But France’s love affair with the royals sours as revolution brews, and for Marie, the political suddenly becomes very personal. From the light and breezy banter at the palace to the surging chants of "Liberte! Egalite! Fraternite!" in the streets, Marie Antoinette holds a mirror up to our conte… Price: $22-82. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 5 - May 10, 2015. Venue Info: Our parking facility consists of both a covered garage and an open-air lot, located just south of our theater at 1624 N Halsted. Just seeing the show? $10. Staying for dinner after a matinee? $12. Cash only. Sunday, May 3, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Steppenwolf Theatre 1650 N Halsted St. Chicago, Illinois (773) 404-7336. For more info visit www.steppenwolf.org.

Cole's Chicago Cabaret

Comedy To-Do!: Cole's Chicago Cabaret - the 2nd season! Featuring a diverse and rotating lineup of the best comedians in Chicago as well as variety acts including - but not limited to: mentalists, rapping violinists, bands, jugglers, and operatic sopranos. This show features: Your host - Cole's Chicago Cabaret's own Bill Bullock (Congrats on Your Success) Kevin Kellam (Hot Cup of Comedy) Brandie Posey (Bridgetown Comedy Festival) Conor Delehanty (Limestone Comedy Festival) and headliner Jeanie Doogan (Laugh… Price: Free! Ticket Link: RSVP Today! Other Times To-Do It: Sundays through May 10, 2015. Venue Info: 2 blocks from the California Blue Line Stop. Sunday, May 3, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Cole's Bar 2338 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL 60647. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Marie Antoinette (Closing Week)

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. Free post-show discussions are offered after every performance in the Subscription Season. To-Do!: Before Britney Spears and Justin Bieber, there was Marie Antoinette. In David Adjmi’s contemporary take on the young queen of France, Marie is a confection created by a society that values extravagance and artifice. But France’s love affair with the royals sours as revolution brews, and for Marie, the political suddenly becomes very personal. From the light and breezy banter at the palace to the surging chants of "Liberte! Egalite! Fraternite!" in the streets, Marie Antoinette holds a mirror up to our conte… Price: $22-82. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 5 - May 10, 2015. Venue Info: Our parking facility consists of both a covered garage and an open-air lot, located just south of our theater at 1624 N Halsted. Just seeing the show? $10. Staying for dinner after a matinee? $12. Cash only. Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Steppenwolf Theatre 1650 N Halsted St. Chicago, Illinois (773) 404-7336. For more info visit www.steppenwolf.org.

Marie Antoinette (Closing Week)

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. Free post-show discussions are offered after every performance in the Subscription Season. To-Do!: Before Britney Spears and Justin Bieber, there was Marie Antoinette. In David Adjmi’s contemporary take on the young queen of France, Marie is a confection created by a society that values extravagance and artifice. But France’s love affair with the royals sours as revolution brews, and for Marie, the political suddenly becomes very personal. From the light and breezy banter at the palace to the surging chants of "Liberte! Egalite! Fraternite!" in the streets, Marie Antoinette holds a mirror up to our conte… Price: $22-82. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 5 - May 10, 2015. Venue Info: Our parking facility consists of both a covered garage and an open-air lot, located just south of our theater at 1624 N Halsted. Just seeing the show? $10. Staying for dinner after a matinee? $12. Cash only. Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Steppenwolf Theatre 1650 N Halsted St. Chicago, Illinois (773) 404-7336. For more info visit www.steppenwolf.org.

Black World Cinema: Concerning Violence

Film To-Do!: From the director of The Black Power Mixtape comes a bold and fresh visual narrative on Africa, based on newly discovered archival material covering the struggle for liberation from colonial rule in the late ’60s and ’70s, accompanied by text from Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth. Concerning Violence is both an archive-driven documentary covering the most daring moments in the struggle for liberation in the Third World, as well as an exploration into the mechanisms of decolonization through text… Soleil's Take: View more Black World Cinema dates! Also check out the Black World Cinema blog site and FaceBook Page, both of which have frequently updated content! Miscellaneous Info: Black World Cinema, a showcase of seldom seen classic features and new films from around the world. Black World Cinema presents films by filmmakers that bring us story with compelling content and human dimension seldom presented in mainstream cinema. All screenings are followed by lively discussions moderated by program director Floyd Webb or local filmmakers, writers and directors. Price: $6. Other Times To-Do It: First Thursdays. Thursday, May 7, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Studio Movie Grill Chatham 14 Theaters 210 W 87th Street Chicago, IL. For more info visit blackworldcinema.net.

Marie Antoinette (Closing Week)

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. Free post-show discussions are offered after every performance in the Subscription Season. To-Do!: Before Britney Spears and Justin Bieber, there was Marie Antoinette. In David Adjmi’s contemporary take on the young queen of France, Marie is a confection created by a society that values extravagance and artifice. But France’s love affair with the royals sours as revolution brews, and for Marie, the political suddenly becomes very personal. From the light and breezy banter at the palace to the surging chants of "Liberte! Egalite! Fraternite!" in the streets, Marie Antoinette holds a mirror up to our conte… Price: $22-82. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 5 - May 10, 2015. Venue Info: Our parking facility consists of both a covered garage and an open-air lot, located just south of our theater at 1624 N Halsted. Just seeing the show? $10. Staying for dinner after a matinee? $12. Cash only. Thursday, May 7, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Steppenwolf Theatre 1650 N Halsted St. Chicago, Illinois (773) 404-7336. For more info visit www.steppenwolf.org.

Marie Antoinette (Closing Week)

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. Free post-show discussions are offered after every performance in the Subscription Season. To-Do!: Before Britney Spears and Justin Bieber, there was Marie Antoinette. In David Adjmi’s contemporary take on the young queen of France, Marie is a confection created by a society that values extravagance and artifice. But France’s love affair with the royals sours as revolution brews, and for Marie, the political suddenly becomes very personal. From the light and breezy banter at the palace to the surging chants of "Liberte! Egalite! Fraternite!" in the streets, Marie Antoinette holds a mirror up to our conte… Price: $22-82. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 5 - May 10, 2015. Venue Info: Our parking facility consists of both a covered garage and an open-air lot, located just south of our theater at 1624 N Halsted. Just seeing the show? $10. Staying for dinner after a matinee? $12. Cash only. Friday, May 8, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Steppenwolf Theatre 1650 N Halsted St. Chicago, Illinois (773) 404-7336. For more info visit www.steppenwolf.org.

Marie Antoinette (Closing Week)

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. Free post-show discussions are offered after every performance in the Subscription Season. To-Do!: Before Britney Spears and Justin Bieber, there was Marie Antoinette. In David Adjmi’s contemporary take on the young queen of France, Marie is a confection created by a society that values extravagance and artifice. But France’s love affair with the royals sours as revolution brews, and for Marie, the political suddenly becomes very personal. From the light and breezy banter at the palace to the surging chants of "Liberte! Egalite! Fraternite!" in the streets, Marie Antoinette holds a mirror up to our conte… Price: $22-82. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 5 - May 10, 2015. Venue Info: Our parking facility consists of both a covered garage and an open-air lot, located just south of our theater at 1624 N Halsted. Just seeing the show? $10. Staying for dinner after a matinee? $12. Cash only. Sunday, May 10, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Steppenwolf Theatre 1650 N Halsted St. Chicago, Illinois (773) 404-7336. For more info visit www.steppenwolf.org.

Cole's Chicago Cabaret

Comedy To-Do!: Cole's Chicago Cabaret - the 2nd season! Featuring a diverse and rotating lineup of the best comedians in Chicago as well as variety acts including - but not limited to: mentalists, rapping violinists, bands, jugglers, and operatic sopranos. This show features: Your host - Cole's Chicago Cabaret's own Bill Bullock (Congrats on Your Success) Kevin Kellam (Hot Cup of Comedy) Brandie Posey (Bridgetown Comedy Festival) Conor Delehanty (Limestone Comedy Festival) and headliner Jeanie Doogan (Laugh… Price: Free! Ticket Link: RSVP Today! Other Times To-Do It: Sundays through May 10, 2015. Venue Info: 2 blocks from the California Blue Line Stop. Sunday, May 10, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Cole's Bar 2338 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL 60647. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

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 13, 2015, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM. 31st Street and South Lake Shore Drive Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.sicklecelldisease-illinois.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 21, 2015, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. TBD. For more info visit www.realmencookchicago.com.

RaviniaTedeschi Trucks Band/Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings

Festivals Gates open at 4pm. **Lawn ticket prices are increased by $5 on the day of the show. To-Do!: Wheels of Soul Tour Tedeschi Trucks Band Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings Doyle Bramhall II. 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: $33-75. 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 21, 2015, 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM. Ravinia 200 Ravinia Park Rd Highland Park, IL 60035. For more info visit ravinia.org.

The Doobie Brothers

Festivals Gates open at 5pm. **Lawn ticket prices are increased by $5 on the day of the show. To-Do!: The Doobie Brothers! 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: $33-80. 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… Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Ravinia 200 Ravinia Park Rd Highland Park, IL 60035. For more info visit ravinia.org.

Ravinia

Festivals Gates open at 5pm. **Lawn ticket prices are increased by $5 on the day of the show. To-Do!: This To-Do will be updated as information becomes available. Choose "Notify me of changes" on the Other Event Action toolbar menu to receive automatic e-mail or mobile text updates about this To-Do! 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: $. 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… Friday, July 3, 2015, 8:00 PM – Saturday, July 4, 2015, 12:00 AM. Ravinia 200 Ravinia Park Rd Highland Park, IL 60035. For more info visit www.ravinia.org.

Ravinia

Festivals Gates open at 5pm. **Lawn ticket prices are increased by $5 on the day of the show. To-Do!: This To-Do will be updated as information becomes available. Choose "Notify me of changes" on the Other Event Action toolbar menu to receive automatic e-mail or mobile text updates about this To-Do! 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: $. 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… Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 8:00 PM – Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 12:00 AM. Ravinia 200 Ravinia Park Rd Highland Park, IL 60035. For more info visit www.ravinia.org.

Gershwin's Porgy and Bess f/ Bobby McFerrin, Conductor

Festivals Gates open at 5pm. **Lawn ticket prices are increased by $5 on the day of the show. To-Do!: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Bobby McFerrin, Conductor Nicole Cabell, Soprano Brian Stokes Mitchell, Vocalist Choir prepared by Josephine Lee, President and Artistic Director of Chicago Children’s Choir Program Thee Greatest Hits from The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess Introduction Jasbo Brown Blues Summertime A Woman Is a Sometime Thing Gone, Gone, Gone Overflow My Man’s Gone Now It Take a Long Pull to Get There I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin’ Bess, You Is My Woman Oh, I Can’t Sit Down… 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: $10-75. 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… Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Ravinia 200 Ravinia Park Rd Highland Park, IL 60035. For more info visit ravinia.org.

Aretha Franklin

Festivals Gates open at 5pm. **Lawn ticket prices are increased by $5 on the day of the show. To-Do!: This To-Do will be updated as information becomes available. Choose "Notify me of changes" on the Other Event Action toolbar menu to receive automatic e-mail or mobile text updates about this To-Do! 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: $38-95. 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… Saturday, July 11, 2015, 8:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Ravinia 200 Ravinia Park Rd Highland Park, IL 60035. For more info visit ravinia.org.

Ravinia

Festivals Gates open at 5pm. **Lawn ticket prices are increased by $5 on the day of the show. To-Do!: This To-Do will be updated as information becomes available. Choose "Notify me of changes" on the Other Event Action toolbar menu to receive automatic e-mail or mobile text updates about this To-Do! 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: $. 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… Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 8:00 PM – Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 12:00 AM. Ravinia 200 Ravinia Park Rd Highland Park, IL 60035. For more info visit www.ravinia.org.

Ravinia

Festivals Gates open at 5pm. **Lawn ticket prices are increased by $5 on the day of the show. To-Do!: This To-Do will be updated as information becomes available. Choose "Notify me of changes" on the Other Event Action toolbar menu to receive automatic e-mail or mobile text updates about this To-Do! 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: $. 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… Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 8:00 PM – Thursday, July 16, 2015, 12:00 AM. Ravinia 200 Ravinia Park Rd Highland Park, IL 60035. For more info visit www.ravinia.org.

Ravinia

Festivals Gates open at 5pm. **Lawn ticket prices are increased by $5 on the day of the show. To-Do!: This To-Do will be updated as information becomes available. Choose "Notify me of changes" on the Other Event Action toolbar menu to receive automatic e-mail or mobile text updates about this To-Do! 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: $. 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… Friday, July 17, 2015, 8:00 PM – Saturday, July 18, 2015, 12:00 AM. Ravinia 200 Ravinia Park Rd Highland Park, IL 60035. For more info visit www.ravinia.org.

Sound System Block Party

Festivals To-Do!: For the past 11 years, The Silver Room has hosted The Annual Sound System Block Party, a highly anticipated event where festivalgoers enjoy a culturally diverse celebration of people, unity, art, fashion and music. Founded in 1997, The Silver Room consistently pushes the parameters of traditional retail operation—building community through social exchange. Soleil's Take: This is a fantastic annual event enjoyed by young and old, black and white and everything in between! In addition to the way cool jewelry you'll find at the Silver Room, the whole area has great shops! Miscellaneous Info: Celebrating cultural diversity, the annual Sound System Block Party, has become a highly anticipated day-long festival of art, music, fashion, dance, and family activities. Hosted by the esteemed Wicker Park boutique The Silver Room, this free event brings together people of all ages and lifestyles from across the Chicago-land area. Price: Free! Saturday, July 18, 2015, 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Milwaukee Avenue and Evergreen Avenue Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit thesilverroom.com.