Fabrice Calmels & Victoria Jaiani. Photo Credit: Cheryl Mann
February 10–21, 2016
The Joffrey Ballet’s February show, Bold Moves, includes Forgotten Land, inspired by an Edvard Munch painting of women on a beach; World Premiere from prestigious choreographer Ashley Page; and RakU, a story of love, treachery, separation, and tragedy set in Japan’s past. Tickets range from $32 to $155. For more information, visit joffrey.org
Family Day at the Museum of Contemporary Art
February 13, 2016
The Museum of Contemporary Art is offering a free event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. that the whole family can enjoy. Kids will have the opportunity to interact and have fun with pieces of fantastic art inspired by exhibits, including Pop Art Design; The Street, the Store, and the Silver Screen; and Surrealism: The Conjured Life.
For more information, visit mcachicago.org
February 8–March 13, 2016
Head down to the Lyric Opera of Chicago to enjoy one of their fabulous February operas from Richard Strauss. Billed as “deliciously extravagant,” Der Rosenkavalier is full of love, sex, and questions of fidelity, as Marschallin attempts to find lasting happiness with her young lover, Octavian. Tickets range from $17 to $239. For more information, visit lyricopera.org
February 16–21, 2016
Ideal for children ages three to eight, Snow Angel will delight as it uses movement, masks, and music in a wordless piece about a brother and sister who discover a magical winter wonderland in a new snowfall. Tickets are $28 for children and $39 for adults at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts.
For more information, visit chicagochildrenstheatre.org
In Search of Van Gogh
February 16–May 10, 2016
Van Gogh: In Search Of is a photography presentation of the artist’s various residences during his career as a painter. Meant to run in concert with the Art Institute of Chicago’s exhibit, Van Gogh’s Bedrooms, the photos in the show reveal Van Gogh was something of a nomad who never found the domestic stability he longed for. The photo exhibit is open on weekdays only in the Art Institute’s Ryerson and Burnham Libraries. For more information, visit artic.edu.