Lists & Calendars of Chicago Events

Lists & Calendars of Chicago Events
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Chicago is a city for all seasons, and no matter which month you choose to visit, you're bound to find something exciting going on. With a number of festivals, exhibits, and events, there's something for everyone in the Windy City. Check out our events calendar to find all the best things to do in Chicago every month!

Chicago Events April 2014

  • March 23 - April 6- Macy’s Flower Show
    Celebrate the arrival of spring at Macy’s annual flower show. Events are going on through SUnday, April 6th and include demonstrations, a family fun day, and even a 3-D chalk mural. Most events are happening at Macy’s State Street.
  • March 31 - April 6- Chicago Improv Festival
    How underground are you? Find your new favorite indie film this April at the 21st annual Underground Film Festival. From special events to interesting flicks - come enjoy this year’s features.
  • April 2 - 6- Chicago Underground Film Festival
    It’s that time of the year! Gear up in green and come downtown for this year’s St. Patty’s Day parade! The dyeing of the river will start at 10am, and the parade follows at 12pm. Don’t miss the action.
  • April 5 - Festival of Colors
    What could be more fun than throwing handfuls of colorful powder at your friends? We can’t imagine anything better than that. Unless there was live music…. wait! There is! Highlights include live music, food, and of course, a colorful fight. The event takes place from 11am to 4pm at Grand Pavilion downtown Naperville.
  • April 19 - Lincoln Park Easter Egg-stravaganza!
    Grab the little ones and enjoy a day on free carousel and train rides, an egg hunt, and meeting the world famous Easter bunny. Tickets must be purchased in advance, and all ages are welcome. Ticket prices vary depending on age.
  • April 25 - 26 - Chicago Baconfest
    Yumm… bacon is one of those all - the - time foods, and thankfully there is a whole festival dedicated to praising all that is bacon. The event includes 3 exhibitions: Friday dinner, Saturday lunch, and Saturday dinner. General admission tickets are $100, and include access to chef area, 7 drink tickets, a baconfest bag to fill with fun stuff, and SAMPLES. Come hungry.
  • April 25 - 27 - Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo
    C2E2, or Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, brings the best of popular culture to the Windy City… with exhibitors, autograph signing, and sneak peeks at upcoming films and television shows before the rest of the world! Events take place in South Building at McCormick Place.

Popular Concerts in Chicago April 2014


April 2 - The Sounds at Metro Smart Bar
April 4 - London Grammer at Metro Smart Bar
April 5 - St. Vincent at Riviera Theatre
April 5 - Carcass at House at Blues
April 5 - The Used & Taking Back Sunday at Concord Music Hall
April 8 - EmmyLou Harris at Vic Theatre
April 23 - The Knife at Aragon Ballroom
April 30 - Diana Ross at The Chicago Theatre
April 30 - Bombay Bicycle Club at House of Blues



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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Adler After Dark

4/17/14

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Event Type: Cultural

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Adler Planetarium

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Latino Film Festival

4/03/14 - 4/17/14

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Landmark Theatres –Century Shopping Centre

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Chevelle

Time: 04/17/2014 6:30PM
Price: $80 - $80

Location

House Of Blues - Chicago
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Chicago White Sox vs. Boston Red Sox

Time: 04/17/2014 7:10PM
Price: $12 - $110

Location

US Cellular Field
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The National

Time: 04/17/2014 7:30PM
Price: $44 - $1095

Location

The Chicago Theatre
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5 Seconds of Summer

Time: 04/17/2014 7:30PM
Price: $235 - $299

Location

Riviera Theatre - IL
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Chicago Symphony: Gershwin's An American In Paris

Time: 04/17/2014 8:00PM
Price: $340 - $780

Location

Chicago Symphony Center
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Willy Porter

Time: 04/17/2014 8:00PM
Price: $75 - $75

Location

City Winery - Chicago
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Friday, April 18, 2014

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Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds

Time: 04/18/2014 1:20PM
Price: $12 - $150

Location

Wrigley Field
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Chicago Symphony: Gershwin's An American In Paris

Time: 04/18/2014 1:30PM
Price: $330 - $780

Location

Chicago Symphony Center
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The National

Time: 04/18/2014 7:30PM
Price: $59 - $1095

Location

The Chicago Theatre
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Mavis Staples

Time: 04/18/2014 8:00PM
Price: $39 - $800

Location

Chicago Symphony Center
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G. Love and Special Sauce

Time: 04/18/2014 8:30PM
Price: $20 - $65

Location

Metro Smart Bar
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Excision

Time: 04/18/2014 TBA
Price: $73 - $73

Location

Aragon Ballroom
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Twenty One Pilots

Time: 04/18/2014 TBA
Price: $92 - $92

Location

Riviera Theatre - IL
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Saturday, April 19, 2014

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Mike Epps

Time: 04/19/2014 10:30PM
Price: $106 - $200

Location

Arie Crown Theater
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Emerald City Theatre: Ramona Quimby

Time: 04/19/2014 1:00PM
Price: $59 - $122

Location

Apollo Theater Main Stage - Chicago
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Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds

Time: 04/19/2014 1:20PM
Price: $10 - $250

Location

Wrigley Field
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Late Nite Catechism

Time: 04/19/2014 5:00PM
Price: $279 - $279

Location

Royal George Theatre
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The Wanted

Time: 04/19/2014 7:30PM
Price: $56 - $1649

Location

House Of Blues - Chicago
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Chicago Symphony: Gershwin's An American In Paris

Time: 04/19/2014 8:00PM
Price: $98 - $780

Location

Chicago Symphony Center
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Mike Epps

Time: 04/19/2014 8:00PM
Price: $104 - $200

Location

Arie Crown Theater
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Late Nite Catechism: Bible Bingo - An Act of Charity

Time: 04/19/2014 8:00PM
Price: $279 - $279

Location

Royal George Theatre
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Ghost

Time: 04/19/2014 8:00PM
Price: $65 - $65

Location

Vic Theatre
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Sunday, April 20, 2014

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Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds

Time: 04/20/2014 1:20PM
Price: $4 - $170

Location

Wrigley Field
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Late Nite Catechism

Time: 04/20/2014 2:00PM
Price: $279 - $279

Location

Royal George Theatre
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NBA Eastern Conference Quarterfinals: Chicago Bulls vs. Washington Wizards - Home Game 1

Time: 04/20/2014 6:00PM
Price: $35 - $1048

Location

United Center
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Mindless Behavior

Time: 04/20/2014 6:00PM
Price: $119 - $119

Location

Jones Convocation Center
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Monday, April 21, 2014

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Chicago Cubs vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

Time: 04/21/2014 7:05PM
Price: $3 - $299

Location

Wrigley Field
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NHL Divisional Semifinals - Round 1: Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues - Home Game 1

Time: 04/21/2014 7:30PM
Price: $25 - $850

Location

United Center
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Neil Young

Time: 04/21/2014 8:00PM
Price: $70 - $1095

Location

The Chicago Theatre
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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Chicago Cubs vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

Time: 04/22/2014 7:05PM
Price: $3 - $299

Location

Wrigley Field
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Chicago Symphony: Gershwin's An American In Paris

Time: 04/22/2014 7:30PM
Price: $98 - $680

Location

Chicago Symphony Center
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Neil Young

Time: 04/22/2014 8:00PM
Price: $75 - $700

Location

The Chicago Theatre
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The Goo Goo Dolls

Time: 04/22/2014 8:00PM
Price: $108 - $272

Location

Park West
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NBA Eastern Conference Quarterfinals: Chicago Bulls vs. Washington Wizards - Home Game 2

Time: 04/22/2014 8:30PM
Price: $28 - $750

Location

United Center
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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Emerald City Theatre: The Three Little Pigs

Time: 04/23/2014 10:15AM
Price: $59 - $59

Location

Apollo Theater Main Stage - Chicago
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Chicago Cubs vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

Time: 04/23/2014 1:20PM
Price: $24 - $999

Location

Wrigley Field
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The Knife

Time: 04/23/2014 8:30PM
Price: $47 - $100

Location

Aragon Ballroom
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NHL Divisional Semifinals - Round 1: Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues - Home Game 2

Time: 04/23/2014 8:30PM
Price: $25 - $950

Location

United Center
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Petty Fest

Time: 04/23/2014 9:00PM
Price: $75 - $189

Location

Metro Smart Bar
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Summer

The Chicago Blues Festival

The Chicago Blues Festival is a great place to catch some smooth tunes.

As the weather gets warmer, a number of free outdoor festivals and events are held. The Chicago Blues Festival is a great place to hang out and catch some smooth tunes. Held annually since 1984, this free summertime Chicago event is perfect for the entire family. The festival is held over three days, and features some of the top blues performers from around the country.

For another fun, free event, head on over to the Chicago Air and Water Show, which features impressive displays from civilian and military aircraft, including displays from the U.S. military's parachuting teams.

Indie film-lovers will enjoy the annual Chicago Underground Film Festival which features a number of wonderful, and often shocking independent films from around the country and the world. Now in its 18th year, the cultural event is one of Chicago's top film festivals and is designed to make the film festival experience more accessible to the general public

And for a gay old time, don't miss Chicago's Pride Parade! Drawing both straight and gay people to the festivities, Pride Parade Chicago is one of the main events in the gay community. The parade is held on the last Sunday every June, and is always a good time. Every year, the colorful floats, crazy costumes, and plenty of gay pride draws thousands of revelers to the Chicago neighborhood of East Lakeview.

Fall

Bank of America Chicago Marathon

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon draws runners from all over the world

Fall is one of the nicest times to visit Chicago. The weather has cooled down, and only a light coat is required. Speaking of coats, there are plenty of designer coats on display at the Fashion Focus Chicago event. This good-looking event features haute couture fashion, with everything from casual day-wear to elegant evening ball gowns parading down the catwalk. The week-long event features shopping exhibitions, high-end fashion shows, and brings in some of the biggest names in the fashion world.

Another big Chicago event during the Fall is the Bank of America Chicago Marathon which draws runners from all over the world. The 26-mile race winds through a number of Chicago neighborhoods and passes some of the major Chicago attractions. At the end of the race is the 27th Mile Post Race Party which offers food, drinks, and live entertainment.

Ghosts and goblins take over the city during the annual Chicagoween festival. The event is perfect for the entire family, and has plenty of live entertainment. Pick out your own pumpkin at the Fall Harvest farmer's market, and don't forget to scare yourself silly at one of the many haunted houses that are set up throughout the city.

Winter

The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

Chicago's most famous street is decked out in more than a million sparkling lights

As the holidays begin to roll around, Chicago comes alive! There are a number of wonderful seasonal events that add a touch of sparkle and magic to the Windy City.

The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival is a popular holiday event that begins the week before Thanksgiving. Chicago's most famous street is decked out in more than a million sparkling lights, adding a festive feel to the area. The month-long family-friendly event also features live musical entertainment, a parade, and fireworks displays.

A popular post-holiday tradition is the Chicago Winter Delights event which is held in January and February. Winter Delights celebrates all that the frosty season has to offer, with free ice skating rinks set up in Grant Park and Millennium Park, and more than 100 events including cultural exhibitions, musical performances, and arts and crafts fairs around the city.

The Chinese New Year Parade is one of Chicago's most colorful parades. Held towards the end of January and the beginning of February, this free event is all about the celebration of the Chinese culture. Lion dancers parade down the streets to welcome in the New Year, and there is plenty of delicious Chinese food to sample.