Chicago Cultural Center Presents is an ongoing performing arts series that showcases both emerging and established music, theater, dance and multi-disciplinary artists at the Chicago Cultural Center and other venues. Dedicated to capacity building in the arts, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events hires the artists and provides performance space as well as technical and marketing support.
Let Be – evening of experimental dance, music and video
Friday, May 31, 6:30pm
Saturday, June 1, 6:30pm
Sunday, June 2, 2pm
Chicago Cultural Center (Dance Studio)
Contemplate and enjoy the art of being, to experience the moments of letting yourself just be. The evenings introduce the form of contemporary and cutting edge dance, music and video improvisation with award-winning performers from Chicago. Witness how they free themselves caught in the moment, and release from it again.
Saturday, June 8, Chicago Cultural Center – Yates Gallery
Sunday, June 16, National Museum of Mexican Art – 1852 W. 19th St.
Saturday, June 22, Broadway Armory – 5917 N. Broadway St.
Sunday, June 30, South Shore Cultural Center – 7059 S. Shore Dr.
Showtimes: 10am, 1pm and 3pm
A spectacle in miniature, this epic tale invites audiences of all ages to discover the majesty of the largest animals on our planet, and a story of friendship conquering all obstacles.
Thursday, June 13–Sunday, June 30, 2013
Thursday-Saturday: 7:30pm, Sunday: 2pm
Storefront Theater, 66 E. Randolph St.
See what’s next in Chicago theatre at this year’s LeapFest. Join us for a 10th smash year, when six new plays “take the leap” in development in this three week festival of politically-minded new work.
Monday, June 17, 2013
Chicago Cultural Center (Preston Bradley Hall), 6:30pm
Melding the sensibilities of traditional Asian folk music with the sounds of avant-garde jazz and the forms of contemporary new music and improvisation. Featuring musicians from China, France and California. First time performance in Chicago.
Wednesday, June 26–Sunday, July 21, 2013
Wednesdays at 7pm, Logan Square Night Market – Kedzie & Milwaukee
Thursdays at 7pm (no show July 4), Argyle Night Market – Argyle & Broadway
Sundays at 5pm and 8pm: June 30, Sherman Park – 1301 W. 52nd St.; July 7, Garfield Park Conservatory – 300 N. Central Park Ave.; July 14, Midway Palisance Park – 1130 Midway Plaisance; July 21, Margate Park – 4921 N. Marine Dr.
Romeo Juliet, presented by The Hypocrites, is a contemporary version of the infamous classic. Four actors perform in an intimate setting of shag carpet and vintage vinyl and in a circus tent for an audience of 40.