Chicago arts and entertainment heats up just in time for the sunshine and humidity. For Chicagoans who are looking for a stay-cation or for visitors to this fine city wanting to experience the rich art and entertainment that Chicago has to offers there are many options.
The Looking Glass Theatre with its creative, acrobatic staging is a must-see for all ages. This season opens with a new musical set in the Chicago River, when the ship Eastland begins to sink with thousands of passengers stranded on deck. Eastland: An Original Musical, per the theatre’s website, shows begin June 6 and tickets can be purchased directly through the Looking Glass Theatre Box Office.
For those seeking outdoor entertainment, head to Ravinia. The summer outdoor festival starts June 7 and continues throughout the summer. The 2012 line up begins with Concert Dance Inc., and continue with other great shows and concerts including Iron and Wine on June 10 and Steve Martin and Steep Canyon Rangers, a night of bluegrass and comedy. The shows availaable are as varied as Chicago itself. At Ravinia there is something for everyone. Tickets and a full schedule can be found on Ravinia’s calendar.
For those seeking some entertainment through history, book The Untouchable Tour which gives ticket holder a “bang up time” sightseeing through the eyes of 1920s gangster. The tours promise to be historically accurate and as exciting as the Jazz age Prohibition.