Tuesday December 11 2:47 pm

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

Arts

Lyric's Ryan Opera Center announces 2019/20 Ensemble

LyricEnsemble2018-19.jpg

Dan Novak, director of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center, the professional artist development program at Lyric Opera of Chicago, is pleased to announce that soprano Mathilda Edge, mezzo-soprano Kathleen Felty, and bass Anthony Reed, have been accepted into this prestigious program for its 2019/20 Ensemble.

THE JOFFREY BALLET WELCOMES SEVEN NEW DANCERS TO THE COMPANY

JoffreyBallet.jpg

Ashley Wheater, The Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet, is pleased to announce the addition of seven dancers to the Joffrey roster for the 2018-2019 season:

EXPO CHICAGO ANNOUNCES 2019 ALIGNMENTS

ExpoChicago19.jpg

EXPO CHICAGO, the International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art (September 19–22, 2019), is pleased to announce its year-round alignments with several globally recognized creative partners surrounding the eighth annual edition. In early 2019, EXPO CHICAGO will partner with Snarkitecture and Navy Pier to present the immersive installation The Beach Chicago in Navy Pier’s Aon Grand Ballroom; the third edition of the Chicago Architecture Biennial will align with the exposition; the DuSable Museum of African American History’s proposed exhibition Reclamation! Pan-African Works from the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection will align with EXPO ART WEEK at the Roundhouse; and the Ilya and Emilia Kabakov Foundation’s major public work and educational activation entitled The Ship of Tolerance will be on view during EXPO CHICAGO at Navy Pier as part of IN/SITU Outside.

Lubeznik Center for the Arts Celebrates Three New Exhibitions

AnythingIsPossible-JoelRoss.jpg

On November 2 from 5:00 to 8:00PM (CDT) Lubeznik Center for the Arts will host the opening reception for its latest exhibition "Waiting for a Sign." Visitors are invited to come meet the artists and enjoy discussion about their artwork. Light bites will be served and a cash bar will be available. Admission is free.

Art Design Chicago Announces Fall Exhibition Schedule and Public Programming Highlights

ArtDesignChicago.jpg

Initiated by the Terra Foundation for American Art, Art Design Chicago is a citywide exploration of Chicago’s role as a catalyst and incubator for innovations in art and design. Running throughout 2018, the initiative features more than 30 exhibitions, hundreds of public and academic programs, and the creation of several scholarly publications as well as a four-part television series. Together, these activities shine a light on Chicago as a creative hub that has spurred and influenced developments in fine and decorative arts, graphic and commercial design, product development, and film, past and present.

SALUTE TO VIENNA NEW YEAR’S CONCERT COMING TO SYMPHONY CENTER December 30th

SalutetoVienna-dancer.jpg

Usher in the New Year with the dazzling spectacle of Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert at Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center. This concert, celebrating 24 years in North America, is a crystalline moment of timeless beauty. Inspired by the annual Viennese “Neujahrskonzert”, this frothy celebration blends acclaimed European singers and dancers with a full orchestra in a fresh new programme each year. Step into Vienna’s golden age and spend the evening caught up in the joy, grandeur, and music of a time past but not forgotten.

The Ruth Page Civic Ballet Present its Annual Production of "The Nutcracker"

Exquisite dancing, stunning costumes and magical settings in the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of the Sweets, these performances promise world-class entertainment and holiday joy for children of all ages.

Lyric Opera Announces 2018/19 Season

Lyric-2018-19season.jpg

Thrilling music, powerhouse international casts, company premieres, and stirring new productions to experience in Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 2018/19 Season, "La bohème", "Idomeneo", "Siegfried", "Il trovatore", "Cendrillon", "Elektra", "La traviata", "Ariodante", and "An American Dream". Next season also includes a new coproduction and Lyric premiere of "West Side Story", plus special performances: Anna Netrebko in Recital and The Renée Fleming 25th Anniversary Concert and Gala.