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Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale
November 4, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Broadway Playhouse 175 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL

Dee Snider, infamous lead singer of Twisted Sister, has created and stars in a VERY funny, VERY rocking and (sshhh!) VERY sweet new holiday musical, guaranteed to rock your whole family’s holiday. Details.
The Nutcracker
December 5 - 28, 2014
Joffrey Tower 10 E. Randolph St. Chicago, IL

Don’t miss the glorious Chicago holiday tradition: America’s #1 Nutcracker! A grand production with Tchaikovsky’s glorious score played live by The Chicago Philharmonic. Details.
Holiday Bricktacular
December 6, 2014 - January 4, 2015
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Chicago 601 N. Martingale Rd Schaumburg, IL

Step out of the cold and into a winter wonderland filled with LEGO brick at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Chicago’s annual Holiday Bricktacular! Throughout the month of December, young brick fans are invited to play special seasonal games and deck the halls with loads of brick-tastic holiday fun! Details.
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
December 16, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Cadillac Palace Theatre 151 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL

This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs. Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream… or a really great pair of shoes. Details.
Handel’s Messiah
December 21 - 22, 2014
Harris Theater 205 E. Randolph Dr Chicago, IL

The music of Handel comes to life in Chicago every Christmas with his magnificent Messiah performed by a chorus of thousands, world-class soloists and a full orchestra of local professional and amateur volunteer musicians. Details.
The Resolution Gala
December 31, 2014
Navy Pier 600 East Grand Ave Chicago, IL

The greatest celebration of the New Year, and the party that will create the threshold of excitement for the entire year, will be held at the Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier in Chicago. This event will outshine the amazing outcome of the first and allow first time attendees to realize what they had missed last year. Details.
30th Annual New Year's Day 5K Run/Walk
January 1, 2015
Lincoln Park (Stockton Drive & LaSalle) | Chicago, IL

A portion of run/walk proceeds will benefit the Lake View Citizens' Council, a non-profit neighborhood organization. In addition, there will be a post-event party at a local neighborhood establlishment that includes the awarding of winner trophies and raffle prizes. This gathering will also include a complimentary drink to those 21 years of age and older (with ID) as well as non-alcoholic drinks for participants of all ages. Details.
Luxury Bridal Expo
January 4, 2015
Chicago Marriott O’Hare 8535 W. Higgins Rd. Chicago, IL

The Expo allows you and your entire bridal party to sample wedding cake, hear music, meet wedding photographers, hold flowers, sit in a limousine, and see the bridal fashion show that everyone is talking about! Details.
14th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival
January 8 - 18, 2015
Stage 773 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Chicago, IL 60657
The world's largest sketch comedy festival celebrates its 14th hilarious year with performances by more than 130 groups! Showcasing the best in local, national and international sketch comedy, SketchFest features more than 800 artists performing more than 170 shows on four stages. Details.
Fillet of Solo Festival
January 9 - 25, 2015
Various venues, Chicago, IL
Lifeline Theatre and Live Bait Theater are thrilled to bring 16 storytelling collectives and numerous solo performers together for a three-week, multi-venue selection of powerful personal stories. Details.
Chicago Boat, Sports & RV Show
January 14 - 18, 2015
McCormick Place 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL

If you love boating, camping, fishing, RVing, OR sailing, this is YOUR show! There’s no better place to see and buy. Plus, an incredible line up of family-friendly features, boating, sailing and RVing education and hands-on activities that make a day at the show fun for everyone! Details.
UChicago MLK Celebration 2014
January 19, 2015
Rockefeller Memorial Chapel 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL
Join the University of Chicago in celebrating diversity and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the annual MLK Celebration. Details.
Ideal Home Show Chicago
January 23 - 25,2015
McCormick Place 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL
From the most comprehensive shopping opportunity for buyers and sellers of remodeling, comfy interiors, ideal kitchen-baths to lively outdoor spaces, new trends, leading edge products never seen before, innovative features in the marketplace and MUCH More! Details.
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Chicago Restaurant Week
January 30 - February 12, 2015
Various Venues in Chicago, IL

Over 250 restaurants take part so get a taste of the city's rich, culinary diversity: Italian, French, Spanish, Korean, Thai and more! Between the neighborhood favorites and downtown hotspots, you can feast on delicious multi-course menus all across the city and suburbs. Details.
Mardi Gras Chaser 5K/10K
February 21, 2015
Montrose Harbor 601 W Montrose Ave Chicago, IL
Join us for the only Mardi Gras race in town that also promises to be the most festive 5K/10K! There will be masks, music and motivation. The good times will then continue at the post-race party. All proceeds from the race will support Back on My Feet in providing programming to change lives one job, house, and mile at a time. Details.
Chicago Irish Film Festival
February 28 - March 7, 2015
Various Venues in Chicago, IL
The Chicago Irish Film Festival is dedicated to presenting the works of Irish filmmakers to the Chicago film community. Since 1999 the festival has screened over 500 features, documentaries and short films by many of Ireland’s most talented and award-winning filmmakers. Details.
Fight for Air Climb
March 8, 2015
Presidential Towers 555 W Madison St, Chicago, IL
Climb 1, 2, 3, or all 4 of the towers, as an individual or as part of a team. That's a total of 180 floors, 2,340 steps! The event also features Chicago's only stairclimb relay, where each team member tackles one of the four towers. Details.
Chicago Flower and Garden Show
March 14 – 22, 2015
Chicago's Navy Pier 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL
The Chicago Flower & Garden Show has roots dating back as far as 1847 and is just not a "pretty face" we offer inspiration, education and motivation to help you become the envy of your neighborhood! Details.
The 13th Annual Chicago Maritime Festival
April 18, 2015
The Old Town School of Folk Music 4544 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL
Celebrate the city’s diverse maritime community and heritage. Activities include seminars, demonstrations, exhibits, and workshops. Topics include underwater archeology, boating safety,Great Lakes history, marine art, maritime music, tall ships, lighthouses, privateers, and much more. Details.


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