Thursday, January 03, 2019

DCASE News & Events - January 2019 (Chicago, IL.)

Chicago Deaprtment of Cultural Affairs & Special Events news & events  
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Featured Events
Year of Chicago Theatre

Millennium Park McCormick Tribune Ice Rink

Happy New Year! Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and the League of Chicago Theatres have designated 2019 the "Year of Chicago Theatre." This citywide, year-long focus on theatre is the first of its kind in the U.S. Learn more, find a show and buy tickets at

Through March 10, 2019 (weather dependent)
Skating Theme Nights: Most Thursdays, 6-8pm
Millennium Park
Take a spin the ice this winter during the 18th season of this Chicago tradition. Most Thursday nights, the rink will feature themed skating parties including Jan 3: Bling in the New Year (90s hip hop music) with DJ Shon Dervis, Jan 17: Totally Tubular (80s pop and rock music) and Jan 31: Soul Train (70s disco, funk and soul music) with DJ John Simmons. For those looking for some extra guidance on the ice, check out the free lessons happening Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings and other select dates. See the full schedule of Skating Theme Nights and skating lessons at  
January Events
African American Designers in Chicago Gallery TalksPeacemakers and Community Connections Project with Changing WorldsSkating Theme Nights
Chicago Cultural Center 
Peacemakers and Community Connections Project Gallery Talk
January 3 
Chicago Cultural Center 
Skating Theme Nights
January 3, 17 & 31
McCormick Tribune Ice Rink, Millennium Park 
Laura DohertyErin CramerUniversity of Chicago First Friday Lecture Series
Juicebox featuring Laura Doherty
January 4 & 5    
Chicago Cultural Center & Garfield Park Conservatory
Presented by
Lifeway EST. 1986  
Learning Lab Meet an Artist
January 4, 5, 12, 18, 19 & 26   
Chicago Cultural Center
University of Chicago First Friday Lecture Series
January 4
Chicago Cultural Center 
African American Designers in Chicago_ Art_ Commerce and the Politics of RaceTuned Mass_ Jeff Carter_ Faheem Majeed _ Susan GilesYear of Creative Youth Exhibitions _PR Colonial Identity_ Inc._
Chicago Cultural Center
Chicago Cultural Center
Chicago Cultural Center
Presented by
Good Starts Young Allstate 
City of Chicago Christmas TreeChamber MondaysDame Myra Hess Concerts
City of Chicago Christmas Tree
Through January 7
Millennium Park  
Chamber Mondays
January 7 & 28
Chicago Cultural Center
Dame Myra Hess Concerts
January 9, 16, 23 & 30  
Chicago Cultural Center
Everyone_s a Designer_Everyone_s Design
Chicago Cultural Center
Chicago Cultural Center
Juicebox featuring Duke Otherwise
January 18 & 19
Chicago Cultural Center & Garfield Park Conservatory

Presented by
WTTW Saturday Film Series
January 19    
Chicago Cultural Center
Design Museum Presents: Biking for Change and Empowerment
January 22
Expo 72, 72 E. Randolph St.
Through February 3
Chicago Cultural Center
Chicago Cultural Center
Through March 3
Expo 72, 72 E. Randolph 
Through March 10
Millennium Park
Chicago Cultural Center   
Hanging from the street poles along Wabash Ave. between Washington and Randolph Streets
City Gallery on the Historic Water Tower
Featured News
Maxwell Street Market Maxwell Street Market will Offer New Hours and Programming this Winter
Beginning in 2019, the historic Maxwell Street Market will have new hours of operation, open every Sunday from 9am until 3pm. This January and February, shoppers will also enjoy a convenient winter layout with all vendors located on Desplaines St. between Polk St. and Taylor St. as well as a free parking lot (enter on Polk St.).

Recently, the Maxwell Street Market - the year-round Chicago tradition of bargains and bargaining with an international flavor - received an "Our Town" grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Funding will be used to support creative entrepreneurship, to enliven the street with performances and public art works and to improve the design, function and sustainability of the market in the South Loop community.

Presented by
COUNTRY Financial
Save the Dates
Save the Dates
DCASE recently announced the 2019 dates of its marquee festivals, events and exhibitions. Initiatives highlight the upcoming "Year of Chicago Theatre," Chicago's Music Legacy and thousands of public programs in downtown Chicago and across the city's neighborhoods. To see the full list of 2019 highlights, visit

Free, Free, Free!
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon Drive
The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is an accessible and affordable family destination located in the heart of Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood:  

- Free admission for children under 3  

- Thursdays are suggested donation days for Illinois residents.  

- Illinois teachers with a school ID can receive free admission for themselves when visiting alone or with friends and/or family.  

- Blue Star Families: Active duty service members and their families can enjoy free admission year-round. Additional details.  

- Museums for All: We are pleased to offer a discounted admission fee of $1 to individuals and families presenting an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Card. Museum visitors who display their EBT Card and a valid form of identification will receive a discounted admission rate of $1 per person, for up to six people in their party. Children under three are, as always, free. This admission rate is available during all normal operating hours.

- Kids Museum Passports: A Kids Museum Passport is good for free on-site admission for two adults and two children. They can be checked out at Chicago Public Library branches.

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Other Highlights

Chicago Cultural Center Calendar
Millennium Park  
Millennium Park Calendar
Presented by
COUNTRY Financial 
Chicago Riverwalk 


Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, 78 E. Washington St., 4th Fl., Chicago, IL 60602

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