Victory Gardens Theater Announces Lineup for 10th Anniversary IGNITION Festival of New Plays 2018 Festival runs August 3 – 5, 2018

Victory Gardens Theater Artistic Director Chay Yew, Managing Director Erica Daniels and Director of New Play Development Skyler Gray announce the lineup for the 10th Anniversary IGNITION Festival of New Plays, including Prosthesis by Robert AskinsUntitled Road Trip Play by Lauren Yee;White History by Dave HarrisHow to Defend Yourself by Lily PadillaSeeing Eye by Nick Malakhow; and The First Deep Breath by Lee Edward Colston II. The 2018 Festival runs August 3 -5, 2018 at Victory Gardens Theater, located at 2433 N Lincoln Avenue. Read more

“Get on Up” at Navy Pier’s Inaugural Chi-Soul Fest June 27-June 30

Navy Pier is paying homage to Chicago’s longstanding history of soul music with the inaugural Chi-Soul Fest, a free, four-day music festival, kicking off on Wednesday, June 27. Jammed-packed with talented intergenerational artists, the festival honors and celebrates Black Music Appreciation Month and pays musical tributes to the city’s soulful roots, with a nod to the genre’s past, present and future. Read more

9th ANNUAL CHICAGO ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL: June 26 & 27, 2018 at The Den Theatre

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The CHICAGO ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL (#1MPF) returns for its ninth year! The marathon evening of one-minute plays by 70 of Chicago’s established and emerging playwrights and directors plays two nights onlyTuesday, June 26 and Wednesday, June 27 at 8 pm at The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. Tickets, priced at $20, are currently available thedentheatre.com. Read more

Third Annual Navy Pier Pride Celebrates LGBTQ+ Community and Culture

Navy Pier Pride Presented by American Airlines is coming through with flying colors this year! Kicking off Monday, June 18, the third annual free event will consist of a full week of family-friendly festivities in honor of the LGBTQ+ community, culminating in a daylong grand celebration on Saturday, June 23 from 11 a.m. to midnight. As part of its Pride Month tribute, the Pier will also be decked out with Pride flags all month and feature the symbolic rainbow colors in the center digital screen of the iconic Centennial Wheel in celebration of diversity and inclusion, two essential tenants of Navy Pier’s mission and values. Read more

Navy Pier’s Free Inaugural ‘LatiNxt’ Brings World-Renowned Talent in Latin Music to Chicago’s Lakefront Stage

 Experience the bold and future sounds of Latin music at Navy Pier’s inaugural LatiNxt Presented by Sola free, two-day Latin music and art festival on Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16. Co-curated by Future Rootz – a collective of Latinx music curators, artists, taste-makers and socio-cultural instigators – the festival features world-renowned talent in Latin music and includes a crafts and vinyl record fair in Pier Park on Saturday, with a special 10th anniversary tribute to Buenos Aires’ ZZK Records, one of South America’s prominent and leading labels in emerging and transglobal music. Read more

Fifth Third Bank Family Pavilion at Navy Pier Opens for Business

Navy Pier, Chicago’s iconic, year-round lakefront destination, will debut its newly renovated Fifth Third Bank Family Pavilion this Memorial Day weekend. A key element of the Pier’s ongoing Centennial Vision redevelopment, the Pavilion, which stretches more than 200,000 square feet from the west main entrance of the Pier to WBEZ, is now a hub of more than 50 Chicago-centric experiences that showcase and represent the city’s best offerings in dining, entertainment, retail and more. Read more

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