Around Town: Now and Coming

There is always so much going on in Chicago it is easy to miss something you will want to see or find that the tickets you wanted are gone. So check out the following events and opportunities.

Tchaikovsky opera 'Eugene Onegin' opens at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Lyric photo
Tchaikovsky opera ‘Eugene Onegin’ opens at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Lyric photo

Lyric Opera

If you love the music of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, you will love his beautiful, dramatic “Eugene Onegin” opera. The Lyric Opera of Chicago completes its 2016-2017 series with the musically lush opera starting Feb. 26 and going through Mar. 20, 2017.

Based on a Alexander Pushkin’s poetic novel about ill-fated romantic attractions, the Lyric production stars soprano Ana Maria Martinez as Tatiana Larina and baritone Mariusz Kwiecień as Eugene Onegin. The Lyric production is at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. For tickets and other information visit Lyric Opera.


Rolling Stones

Tickets are available for the Chicago stop of “Exhibitionism,” the first major touring exhibit of Rolling Stones memorabilia. Opened first in London and currently in NYC, the show will take over Navy Pier’s Festival Hall April 15 –July 30, 2017. Time dated tickets range from  $25- $35 for adults to $20-$22 for juniors. Special tickets are $80 for two visits, any time, fast-track entry.m Group tickets are available from  Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710. Navy Pier is at 600 E. Grand Ave. Chicago.


Hyde Park Art Center

Go over to the Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell, Chicago, Sept. 27, 2017 for Super Sunday. Visitors can go inside art studios, stop at the gallery receptions and do free screen printing from 2 to 5 p.m. The activities are followed by a dance party until 7  p.m.


Hamilton Tickets

Hamilton Company at Private Bank Theatre Photo by Joan Marcus
Hamilton Company at PrivateBank Theatre Photo by Joan Marcus

If you haven’t gotten your tickets to “Hamilton,” the mega hit now appearing at The PrivateBank Theatre (18 W. Monroe St., Chicago), more tickets are available. The show has been extended for 16 more weeks so performances will be going through Jan. 7, 2018.

You can pick up tickets at The PrivateBank from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., by calling Broadway in Chicago at (800) 775-2000 and on line at Broadway In Chicago. Tickets are $65-$190 and limited to six per household. For other ticket information visit Broadway Hamilton Lottery.


Symphony Center

The final concert of the 2016-17 orcehestra series at Symphony Centr will feature the Russian Orchestra performing Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 and pianist Nikolai Lugansky playing Brahm’s Piano Concerto No. 1 at 7 p.m.. March . Tickets are available by calling (800) 223-7114 and by visiting CSO.


Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE)

Several free performances will be at the Chicago Cultural Center and other venues for the annual “On Edge,”  now through March 25, 2017.  The series presents world and Chicago premiers of shows by international and national artists.  nAmong them is Berlin-based choreographer Ligia Lewis’ program at 6 p.m., March 3-4 at the Cultural Center’s Dance Studio, 78 E. Washington St., Chicago. For other programs visit DCASE




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