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World Music FestivalWorld Music Festival

September 17, 2016


This city-wide, multi-venue, eleven-day festival has attracted over 650,000 concertgoers and has presented more than 650 artists and ensembles from over 80 countries since it began in 1999.



Little Kids Rock 2016–17 School Year Kickoff ConcertLittle Kids Rock 2016–17 School Year Kickoff Concert

October 14, 2016


Little Kids Rock serves 120 schools in the Chicago area with donated instruments and more. Come rock out with them and the CPS Department of Arts Education during this lunchtime event.



Open House Chicago (Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion pictured)Open House Chicago

October 15 & 16, 2016


Go behind the scenes of Frank Gehry’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion as part of Open House Chicago, presented by the Chicago Architecture Foundation.



Works-in-Progress by Ayako Kato/Art Union Humanscape and Megan Young l MegLouise (Photo Credit: Ralph Kuehne)SpinOff

Works-in-Progress by Ayako Kato/Art Union Humanscape and Megan Young l MegLouise

October 28 & 29


In this split bill, two artists present works-in-progress at a special evening on the closed-door stage of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. 



Christmas Tree Lighting CeremonyChristmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

November 22, 2016


The City of Chicago is proud to present the 103rd Anniversary of the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Millennium Park, Tuesday, November 22.



Caroling at Cloud GateCaroling at Cloud Gate

Fridays, November 25, December 2, 9, 16 & 23, 2016


Bundle up and get ready to belt out some holiday classics at these festive events that are part concert, part sing-along as local Chicago choral groups lead hundreds of celebrants in song.