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Blue Man Group, dates and times vary, Briar Street Theatre, 773/348-4000​​

Adler After Dark, every third Thursday, Adler Planetarium

The Best Of The Second City, open run, The Second City e.t.c. Theatre

Geoffrey & Carmen: A Memoir in Four Movements (exhibit), through May 5, DuSable Museum of African American History. www.dusablemuseum.org

Big Fish, through May 5, Oriental Theatre

Anything Goes, through May 5, Cadillac Palace Theatre

The Joffrey Ballet's presentation of Othello, through May 5, Auditorium Theatre

Irving Penn: Underfoot (a photography exhibit that features the artistic findings on Manhattan sidewalks), through May 12, Art Institute of Chicago

Picasso And Chicago (exhibit), through May 12, Art Institute of Chicago

The Happiest Song Plays Last, through May 12, Goodman Theatre

Alice In Wonderland, through May 18, Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire

Still Alice, through May 19, Lookingglass Theatre at Water Tower Water Works

Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Music of Leiber & Stoller, through May 26, Royal George Cabaret

The Elephant & The Whale, through May 26, Ruth Page Center for the Arts
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Mother's Day '70s Jam with Stylistics, Dramatics, The Manhattans, Heatwave, Main Ingredient, May 11, Arie Crown Theater

Brad Paisley with Chris Young and Lee Brice, May 11, First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

The Buckinghams & The Grass Roots, May 11, Arcada Theatre

The Susan G. Komen Chicagoland Race for the Cure, May 12, Grant Park

Kirk Franklin's Gospel Brunch, May 12, House of Blues

Mother's Day Comedy Jam: Earthquake, Tommy Davidson, Joe Torry, Arnez J, May 12, Arie Crown Theater

"The Tenors: Lead With Your Heart," May 12, Auditorium Theatre

Pat Boone, May 13-May14, Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace

Music + Movement Showcase (featuring Giodrano Dance Chicago), May 15, Auditorium Theatre

Mike Epps, May 16, Venue at Horseshoe Casino

Fall Out Boy, May 16, Riviera Theatre

Lincoln Hall & Schubas Present: Rodriguez with special guest, May 17, Arie Crown Theater

10,000 Maniacs & Todd Kessler, May 17, City Winery

The Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg, May 17 through May 19, Auditorium Theatre

Survivor and John Waite, May 17, Egyptian Theatre in DeKalb, IL

Switchback in Concert, May 18, Egyptian Theatre in DeKalb, IL

Fawzia Mirza and Armando Riesco are shown in a scene from Quiara Alegria Hudes' play, The Happiest Song Plays Last, at the Goodman Theatre. The play, directed by Edward Torres, runs through May 12. 
Fall Out Boy performs at the Riviera Theatre on May 16.
James Blake, May 2, Metro

50 Shades! The Musical, May 2, House of Blues

Elmo Makes Music, May 2 through May 5, Rosemont Theatre

The Whispers and The Temptations Revue (featuring Dennis Edwards), May 3, The Venue at Horseshoe Casino

George Lopez, May 3, Star Plaza Theatre

Frankie Avalon (with a salute to Annette Funicello), May 4, Arcada Theatre

Russell Peters, May 4 and May 5, Chicago Theatre

Oklahoma! May 4 through May 19, Lyric Opera

Cathy Richardson, Steve Dawson, Katie Todd, Ingrid Graudins, Liam Davis, Emily Hurd and others, May 5, SPACE Evanston (a benefit for Center on Halsted)

David Knopfler, May 9, SPACE Evanston

"Good vs Evil: An Evening With Anthony Bourdain & Eric Ripert," May 9, Auditorium Theatre

"Tracy Morgan: Excuse My French," May 9, House of Blues

Paramore Live (with Kitten), May 9, Chicago Theatre

The Misanthrope, May 9 through June 9, Court Theatre

Jillian Michaels' "Maximize Your Life" Tour, May 10, Auditorium Theatre

Rickey Smiley, Eric Benét and Avant, May 11, Chicago Theatre
Music + Movement Showcase (featuring Giodrano Dance Chicago), hits the Auditorium Theatre stage (left) on May 15. Tracy Morgan (above) appears at House of Blues on May 9.
Tate Stevens, May 18, Joe's Bar

Herman's Hermits (featuring Peter Noone) and Ides of March, May 18, Paramount Theatre

T.I, May 19, Adrianna's Nightclub

Gretchen Wilson, May 24, Arcada Theatre

A Piece Of My Soul (special performance by Vickie Winans and special tribute to Albertina Walker and Delois Barrett-Campbell), May 24-May 25, Christ Universal Temple

Bitoy Productions Riv Reunion (featuring Shannon OutThere Brothers, Rob Base, Ten City), May 25, Riviera Theatre

The Rolling Stones, May 28 and May 31, United Center

Don McLean and Judy Collins, June 6, Ravinia

Chicago Blues Festival (featuring Irma Thomas, Bobby Rush, James Cotton, Billy Branch, Otis Clay & The Platinum Band, Memphis Soul Revue, The Bar-Kays, Eddie Floyd, Shemekia Copeland and others), June 6, 7, 8, 9, Grant Park-Petrillo Music Shell

Billy Branch & Sons of the Blues, June 8, SPACE Evanston

The Chicago Sinfonietta performs City-Scapes, performsJune 8 at North Central College in Naperville and on June 9 at Symphony Center in Chicago

Celtic Woman, June 12, Ravinia

Fleetwood Mac, June 14, Allstate Arena

Cheech and Chong, June 15, The Venue at Horseshoe Casino

BoDeans, June 20, Ravinia

George Benson and Boney James, June 21, Chicago Theatre
A scene from Head of Passes includes (left to right) Ron Cephas Jones, Kyle Beltran, Jacqueline Williams and Cheryl Lynn Bruce. The Steppenwolf Theatre play, written by ensemble member Tarell Alvin McCraney, runs through June 9. 

Pal Joey, through May 26, Porchlight Music Theater at Stage 773

Death Takes A Holiday, through May 26, Porchlight Music Theater at Stage 773

South Pacific, through June 2, Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire

Oliver! through June 2, Drury Lane Oakbrook Theatre

Head of Passes, through June 9, Steppenwolf Theatre

Barnum, through June 16, Mercury Theater

Forlesen (exhibit), through June 23, The Renaissance Society, University of Chicago

Brighton Beach Memoirs, through June 29, Raven Theatre

Drawing The Future: Chicago Architecture On The International Stage, 1900-1925 (exhibit), through August 11, Northwestern University's Block Museum

Mucha––Expanding Art Nouveau (exhibit), through August 25, Lake County Discovery Museum in Waucondo

The Book of Mormon, through September 8, Bank of America Theatre

Million Dollar Quartet, through September, Apollo Theater​

"Dinosaurs Alive!" through October 27, Brookfield Zoo

Legends, Myths And Truths: Jun Kaneko, through November 3, Boeing Galleries at Millennium Park

"Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair," through January 5, 2014, Chicago History Museum