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The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) presents 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, DCASE hires the artists and provides performance space as well as technical and marketing support.


OnEdge, Court/Garden by a canary torsi pictured (Photo by: Maria Baranova)OnEdge

February 23-March 25, 2017

FREE Admission

Multiple Locations including the Chicago Cultural Center, Dfbrl8r gallery, American Theater Company, The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts and the Hamlin Park Fieldhouse.

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) presents the fourth annual OnEdge, the experimental live performance series, February 23–March 25, 2017. The FREE admission series will feature Chicago and world premieres from national and international artists and companies


CVRTAIN by Yehuda DuenyasCVRTAIN by Yehuda Duenyas

April 21 & 22, 2017

FREE Admission

Chicago Cultural Center, Randolph Square

CVRTAIN is a virtual reality (VR) experience starring you. Placed center stage in a beautiful theater, the curtain parts to reveal an audience of thousands teaming with adulation. Do you freeze in the spotlight or bow graciously?