Get whisked from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s in this new musical from the Tony Award-winning creators of the classic “Ragtime.” Romance swirls as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past.
Time: Performance times vary.
Place: James M. Nederlander Theatre, 24 W. Randolph.
Cost: $27-$98; tickets at broadwayinchicago.com.
Garfield Park Conservatory Spring Flower Show
With the name “Understory: Layers of Light,” this year’s show guides you on a walk under trees arching toward the sunlight while you learn about the mosaic of plants, shrubs, mushrooms, and flowers that thrive under the forest canopy.
Time: Thurs.-Tues., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wed., 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Place: 300 N. Central Park
Cost: Free; info at garfieldconservatory.org
Chicago Latino Film Festival
Go on a journey through over 100 feature-length and short films from Latin America, Spain, Portugal, and the United States. Kicking things off at the opening-night Noche Cubana gala is Spanish filmmaker Icían Bollaín’s new film “Yuli,” an adaptation of acclaimed Cuban ballet dancer Carlos Acosta’s autobiography.
Time: Opening night gala, 5:30 p.m. Showtimes throughout the fest vary.
Place: AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois
Cost: $60 for opening night gala. Prices vary for other films. Info at chicagolatinofilmfestival.org.
Chicago Children’s Choir “Unsettlement Anthems”
Get inspired by topical sociopolitical works composed by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Chicago Children’s Choir alum Ted Hearne. The program includes a preview of selections from “Place,” a fiery meditation on gentrification.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago
Cost: $25; tickets at ccchoir.org
The UNICEF Gala Chicago
Join the organization’s mission to save and improve the lives of the world’s vulnerable children. Featured speaker Emma Kathleen Hepburn Ferrer will honor the 30th anniversary of her grandmother Audrey Hepburn being named a UNICEF goodwill ambassador. The evening also features a seated dinner, live auction, and entertainment from Musicality and the Ken Arlen Evolution Orchestra.
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: The Geraghty, 2520 S. Hoyne
Cost: $1,000; tickets at unicefgalachi.org
Newberry Consort “A Musical Banquet”
Early music and extravagant cuisine combine harmoniously. Guests will be serenaded by Consort musicians, including artistic codirectors Ellen Hargis and David Douglass and lutenist Paul O’Dette. A four-course dinner is inspired by dishes featured in an 18th-century French cookbook. Proceeds support the Consort’s upcoming season.
Time: 6 p.m.
Place: Halim Time & Glass Museum, 1560 Oak, Evanston
Cost: $250; tickets at newberryconsort.org
Sommeliers go nose to nose in a blind tasting tournament. Cheer them on and take some sips of your own with walk-around tastings of more than 200 wines, plus bites from Prime & Provisions and Siena Tavern.
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: Builders BLDG, 222 N. LaSalle
Cost: $100; tickets at sommmadness.com
Pop-In @Nordstrom Fresh Faces
Beauty gets woke at this concept shop featuring on-the-rise natural and inclusive beauty brands. Imagine: vast shade ranges, gender-neutral beauty, superfood-infused supplements, and more. Discover new-to-you brands like Vitner’s Daughter and Grown Alchemist, plus current obsessions like goop.
Time: Open daily
Place: 55 E. Grand
Cost: Free admission
Cally Spooner “Dead Time”
A “crime novel-turned-performance” by the writer and artist is part of the Art Institute’s new “Iterations” series of specially commissioned works. It unfolds continuously over the course of seven days, alternating between action onstage and backstage and bringing in protagonists to figure out whodunit.
Time: Daily during museum hours
Place: 220 S. Michigan
Cost: Free with museum admission; info at artic.edu