One of a Kind Spring show
Chicago International Movies & Music Festival
The 8th annual CIMMfest will feature 100 film screenings and concerts presented in various venues throughout the Logan Square and Wicker Park neighborhoods of Chicago. Each spring, filmmakers, musicians and their passionate fans descend upon two of Chicago’s most eclectic, vibrant neighborhoods. Films by day and live music by night at theaters, galleries, bars, concert spaces, and some of the city’s most storied venues.. A four-day pass ranges from $79–$149.
Joffrey Ballet Spring Gala
This celebrated evening benefits the world-renowned Joffrey Ballet and its commitment to creating positive impacts through its Academy of Dance and Community Engagement programs. Purchase tickets for the Gala and for the reception.
Location: Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 East Congress Parkway.
April 22-May 7
This critically-acclaimed piece, Beyond Caring is re-imagined for Chicago by writer/director, Alexander Zeldin. While it's a gritty portrait of those who cling precariously to the bottom rung of the ladder, it's also full of life, humor, and tenderness. Beyond Caring sheds light on America’s shadow economy and shines an unflinching spotlight on the incendiary intersection of race and class. Tickets are $35–$40.
Location: 821 N. Michigan Avenue. 312.337.0665
Chicago Artisan Chocolate Show
Located in the West Loop’s historic Randolph Street Market District, the Chicago Artisan Chocolate Show will feature 40 chocolate artisans with wine tastings and raffles to enhance the fun. Parking is free, and tickets range from $38-$66.
Location: Plumbers Hall, 1340 W. Washington Boulevard. 310.358.9097
April 26-May 7
The Joffrey Ballet continues its tradition of showcasing international choreographers three modern ballet pieces by Alexander Ekman, Yuri Possokhov, and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa. Master of invention, Possokhov brings his gift of powerful narrative and wild imagination to Bartók's dramatic post-World War I tableau. Celebrated as a "reliably unpredictable choreographer" by the San Francisco Chronicle. Tickets start at $86.
Location: The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway.
5th Annual Heshima Kenya Fashion Challenge
This runway show highlighting Heshima Kenya’s social enterprise, The Maisha Collective, features Chicago designers tasked to create a unique look that incorporates Maisha scarves for a Project Runway-inspired competition. Tickets are $150
Location: Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street. 312.985.5667
2nd Annual One of a Kind Spring Show
The 2nd annual One of a Kind Spring Show offers three days of unique shopping from 300 talented makers with a wide range of art, accessories, home goods, jewelry, and more. There’s also great food and entertainment—including fashion shows. Tickets start at $10, kids under 12 free.
Location: The Mart, 7th Floor, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 470. 312.527.4141
Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence
Driehaus Design Initiative will celebrate the future of fashion at The 16th Annual Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence. The event, themed Elements, features a runway show highlighting the talents of top emerging Chicago fashion design students, showcasing 25 designers’ innovative collections, and excellence in sewing techniques and garment construction. Tickets are $175-$300.
Location: Vintage Studios, 700 S. Desplaines Street. 312.932.8648
UNICEF Hope Gala
Celebrating its tenth year, UNICEF’s Hope Gala brings together more than 400 philanthropists and community leaders in the Chicago area to support UNICEF’s mission of putting children first. Tickets are $1000.
Location: The Geraghty, 2520 S. Hoyne Avenue. 857.453.8017