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Blue Man Group, open run, Briar Street Theatre

Thirsty! open run, Apollo Theater

The Winner . . .of Our Discontent, open run, Second City

Spamilton, open run, Royal George Theatre

Bright Half Life, through July 1, Theater Wit

Hair, through July 1, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights

Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I, through July 2, Oriental Theatre

Gidion's Knot, through July 2, Athenaeum Theatre

Great Expectations, through July 2, Silk Road Rising

Bette Davis Ain't For Sissies, through July 2, Athenaeum Theatre

The Night That Disco Died, July 6 through July 29, Under The Gun Theater

Beauty's Daughter, July 7 through August 5, Stage 773

Strangest Things! The Musical, through July 8, The Greenhouse Theater Center

Tangerine: A Two-Man Show, through July 8, Conservatory

The Mystery of Love and Sex, through July 9, Writers Theatre

Pass Over, through July 9, Steppenwolf Theatre

Parade, through July 9, Writers Theatre

Hitler On The Roof, through July 9, Strawdog Theatre
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Something Rotten! July 11 through July 23, Oriental Theatre

King Ubu, through July 14, The Greenhouse Theater Center

King Liz, through July 16, Windy City Playhouse

Put The Nuns In Charge, through July 16, Royal George Theatre

Late Company, through July 16, pride Arts Center––The Buena

Macbeth, through July 22, Oak Park Festival Theatre

Ah, Wilderness, through July 23, Goodman Theatre

Paradise Blue, through July 23, TimeLine Theatre

Going to a Place Where You Already Are, through July 23, Redtwist Theatre

3 Blocks From Broadway, through July 27, Annoyance Theatre

The Faculty Lounge, through August 6, Oil Lamp Theater

The Bridges of Madison County, through August 13, Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire

Hir, through August 20, Steppenwolf Theatre

The Gin Game, through August 22, Drury Lane Theatre

Tony n' Tina's Wedding, through September 2, Chicago Theatre Works

Aladdin, through September 10, Cadillac Palace Theatre

Hamilton, through September 17, 2017, PrivateBank Theatre
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT . . .
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Eyes to the Skies Festival, June 28 through July 2, Lisle Community Park

Naperville Ribfest, June 30 through July 3, Knoch Park in Naperville

Exhibitionism (The Rolling Stones exhibit), through July 30, Navy Pier

EN MAS': Carnival and Performance Art of the Caribbean, through August 13, DuSable Museum

Memoria Presente: An Artistic Journey (exhibit), through August 13, National Museum of Mexican Art

Grant Park Music Festival, through August 19, Millennium Park Pritzker Pavilion

Millennium Park Summer Music Series, through August 21, Millennium Park Pritzker Pavilion

Millennium Park Summer Film Series, through September 5, Millennium Park Pritzker Pavilion

Chicago SummerDance, through September 14, Grant Park, Spirit of Music Garden 

The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg (exhibit), through September 24, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
THEATER
CONCERTS
ASSORTED ACTIVITIES
Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs, June 27, Ravinia

Toto, June 28, Arcada Theatre

King Crimson, June 28, Chicago Theatre

Diana Krall, June 28, Ravinia

Paul Shaffer & The World's Most Dangerous Band (plus guest vocalist Valerie Simpson), June 30, Arcada Theatre

25th Anniversary of the African & Caribbean International Festival of Life (featuring Capleton & The Prophecy Band, Lyfe Jennings, Elephant Man, Queen Ifrica, Al Hudson & One Way, The Tommies Reunion & Darius Brooks, Farley Jackmaster Funk, Los Kompas), July 1-4, Union Park

The Beach Boys & The Temptations, July 2, Ravinia

Buddy Guy and Booker T. Jones, July 6, Ravinia

Sheryl Crow, July 7, Ravinia

Dweezil Zappa, July 7, City Winery

Johnny Gill and Angie Stone, July 8, Country Club Hills Theater

WGCI Summer Jam (featuring Lil Wayne, Jeremih, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, YFN Lucci, LeCrae, Kyle, Madeintyo), July 8, United Center

Natalie Merchant, July 9, Chicago Theatre

Les Nubians, July 10, City Winery

Chicago and The Doobie Brothers, July 12, Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

Chanté Moore, July 13, The Promontory

OneRepublic, July 14-15, Ravinia

Phish, July 14, 15, 16, Huntington Bank Paviliion at Northerly Island

Diana Ross, July 15, The Venue at Horseshoe Casino

R Kelly, July 15, Star Plaza Theatre

112, Jagged Edge, Raheem DeVaughn, July 15, Country Club Hills Theater

Guy and Blackstreet, July 22, Country Club Hills Theater

Andrew Bird and Esperanza Spalding, July 23, Ravinia
The Moody Blues, June 30, Ravinia

'Keep On Pushin'" (Tribute to Curtis Mayfield, featuring Howard Sandifer & Friends with Carl King on vocals), June 30, Columbus Park Refectory

Red Hot Chili Peppers, June 30-July 1, United Center

Lila Downs, July 1, Ravinia
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The Mystery of Love and Sex examines race, sexual identity and family dynamics at Writers Theatre through July 9.
Dancers of all ages and skill levels can enjoy one of the city's most popular summer activities during SummerDance at Grant Park through September 14. 
The anticipation associated with the arrival of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I has ended with its two-week run that continues through July 2 at the Oriental Theatre. The Lincoln Center Theater's Bartlett Sher-directed production was presented with four 2015 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical. For this production, Sher will be reunited with the award-winning creative team from South Pacific and The Light in the Piazza. The musical, set in 1860s Bangkok, includes noted songs such as "I Whistle a Happy Tune," "Hello Young Lovers," "Getting To Know You," "Shall We Dance" and "Something Wonderful." The story centers around the unconventional relationship between the King of Siam and British schoolteacher Anna Leonowens. For tickets and information, go to www.broadwayinchicago.com.
Singer, songwriter and actress Lila Downs, a star of both traditional Mexican and popular music, performs July 1 at Ravinia.
The award-winning Blue Man Group continues its open run at Briar Street Theatre.
The 25th anniversary of the African & Caribbean International Festival of Life, featuring a number of musical performers, will be celebrated July 1-4 at Union Park.