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2017 Summer in the Loop Calendar

Harry Styles: Live in Concert

Tue Sep 26  7pm-11pm

The Chicago Theatre →

Harry Styles, of One Direction fame, returns to Chicago as part of his first solo tour. The British hearthrob has been known to sell out arenas, so be sure to get your tickets before it's too late. 

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Chicago City Market in Daley Plaza

Thu Sep 28  7am - 3pm

Daley Plaza →

The Daley Plaza City Market is the longest running Farmers Market in Chicago. Shop for fresh fruit, vegetables, plants and flowers all while under the gaze of the giant Chicago Picasso sculpture every Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. through October 26, 2017. 

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Underground Railroad: A Spiritual Journey at the Auditorium Theatre

Sat Sep 30  7:30pm

Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University →

Legendary soprano Kathleen Battle makes her Auditorium Theatre debut with a powerful program of songs inspired by the Underground Railroad, the secret network that helped bring 19th-century slaves to freedom. The five-time Grammy winner and opera star brings “remarkable freshness and beauty” (The New York Times) to this performance of classic spirituals and traditional pieces, including “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,” “Wade in the Water,” and “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” 

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The Rookery Building Tours

Jun 1 - Sep 30

Set in the heart of Chicago’s financial district, Daniel Burnham and John Root’s 1888 Rookery Building is a Chicago landmark, containing one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most dramatic interior compositions – a luminous and brilliantly articulated central light court. Tours occur on Monday-Friday

The Rookery Light Court Guided Tour: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m.; $10 adults, $8 children, seniors (65+) and military

The Rookery Light Court + Burnham Library Guided Tour: Mondays and Wednesdays; 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m.; $15 adults, $12 children, seniors (65+) and military

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From $8


Jun 1 - Jan 7

The PrivateBank Theatre →

HAMILTON is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now. 

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The Magic Parlour at Palmer House Hilton

Jun 2 - Sep 30

Palmer House Hilton Chicago →

Award-winning, third-generation magician Dennis Watkins delivers an evening of sophisticated tom-foolery in one of the Windy City's most unique entertainment experiences presented by The House Theatre of Chicago. The Magic Parlour is replete with mind-blowing magic and mind reading in an intimate suite at the historic Palmer House Hilton Hotel.

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Steve McQueen: End Credits at The Art Institute of Chicago

Jul 20 - Oct 4

The Art Institute of Chicago →

Over the last 25 years, Steve McQueen has earned a reputation as one of the most important and influential artists of his generation, making film and video installations designed for gallery-based presentation as well as feature films for cinematic release. Whether they emerge from a seemingly journalistic impulse or remain more abstract, shaped instead by allegory or metaphor, most of McQueen’s works exhibit a potent, at times oblique, political consciousness.


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A View From The Bridge

Sep 9 - Oct 15

The Goodman Theatre →

Direct from sold-out runs on Broadway and London’s West End comes Ivo van Hove’s “magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold” (London Evening Standard) revival of Arthur Miller’s famed drama. Brooklyn longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his immigrant cousins to America. But when one of them falls for Eddie’s young niece, Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes an unspeakable secret—one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal.

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Motown The Musical

Sep 25 - Oct 8

Cadillac Palace Theatre  →

It began as one man’s story… became everyone’s music… and is now Broadway’s musical. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Featuring classic songs such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” experience the story behind the music in the record-breaking smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL!

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