November 7, 9 & 10
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s “Forge Forward”
The venerable dance company’s season opener continues to push boundaries by presenting work by three choreographers at varying moments in their careers. Expect two world premieres by New York-based choreographer Kyle Abraham, artistic director of A.I.M; and Hubbard Street choreographic fellow Rena Butler; as well as the return of Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite’s full company work, “Grace Engine.”
Time: Thurs., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.
Place: Harris Theater at Millennium Park, 205 E. Randolph
Cost: $25-$110; tickets at harristheaterchicago.org
Through January 26
“Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again”
The first Warhol exhibition to be organized by a U.S. institution in 30 years sweeps from the pop artist’s early days as an illustrator to his last efforts. More than 400 works offer a new view of his practice and the overarching idea that it was Warhol who prefigured the look-at-me culture we inhabit today.
Time: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Thurs. open until 8 p.m.
Place: 111 S. Michigan
Cost: $7, in addition to regular museum admission; tickets at artic.edu
October 31-November 3
SOFA culls together prominent galleries featuring collectible three-dimensional art and objects by an international roster of fine artists and designers. This year, expect a diverse group of over 60 galleries from across the globe this season with expanded collections of glass works, wood and metal sculpture, textile art, and conceptual and contemporary jewelry, alongside traditional paintings.
Time: Thurs., 5-9 p.m. opens with a VIP preview benefiting the Chicago Foundation for Women for the Arts; public preview is 7-9 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Place: Navy Pier Festival Hall, 600 E. Grand
Cost: VIP preview, $70; general admission starts at $20; info at sofaexpo.com
Lyric Opera of Chicago’s “Dead Man Walking”
First a New York Times best-selling book, then an Academy Award-winning film, this story is now a profoundly moving opera getting its Lyric premiere. Composed by Jake Heggie with Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally, it’s inspired by the true story of a convicted murderer sitting on death row. He’s taken under the wing of a nun who develops new perceptions of how human beings treat each other.
Time: Performance times vary.
Place: Civic Opera Building, 20 N. Wacker
Cost: $39-$299; tickets at lyricopera.org
Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry
Chefs and tastemakers join forces to fight childhood hunger. In celebration of its 30-year milestone, the food-and-drink-filled event will feature the first “Taste of the Midwest” pop-up, at which notable chefs like Heather Terhune (Tre Rivali), Jon Brooks (Beholder), and Justin Sutherland (Pearl & the Thief) will serve exclusive bites. Proceeds benefit No Kid Hungry.
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: Revel Fulton Market, 1215 W. Fulton Market
Cost: $115; tickets at nokidhungry.com/chicago
This black-tie event is hosted by the University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation Women’s Board and helps raise money for cancer research at
the University of Chicago. Gather in support of having a breakthrough and enjoy dinner, dancing, and a live and silent auction.
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, 120 E. Delaware
Cost: $750-$1,500; tickets at breakthroughball.org
November 15 & 16
Kathleen Turner: Finding My Voice
Go behind the scenes with the actresses in an intimate evening of storytelling and song. You know her from everything from her Tony-nominated role in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” to the box office smash “Romancing the Stone.” On the roster: pieces from the Great American Songbook like “Let’s Fall in Love” and “On the Street Where You Live.”
Time: 8 p.m.
Place: Broadway Playhouse, 175 E. Chestnut
Cost: Starting at $50; tickets at broadwayinchicago.com
Wings to Cure Gala
The Hippocratic Cancer Research Foundation’s annual gala inspires support and raises money for its mission: to find and implement new treatments for cancer patients by promoting and supporting breakthrough research at Lurie Cancer Center. The evening includes drinks, dinner, dancing, a silent auction, and more.
Time: 6 p.m.
Place: Navy Pier, Aon Grand Ballroom, 600 E. Grand
Cost: Starting at $450; tickets at aesbid.com
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Behold the man and his trumpet. At this Symphony Center Presents special concert, Marsalis is joined by vocalists Melanie Scholtz and Vuyo Sotashe to perform a South African Songbook.
Time: 8 p.m.
Place: Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan
Cost: $45-$100; tickets at victorygardens.org
Through January 5
It’s back and full of the tightly curated selection of apparel, accessories, and clean beauty essentials that you go Goop-crazy for. Look for Goop’s own lines of luxury skin care, apparel, wellness, and fragrance, rounded out by other brands (Adidas by Stella McCartney, Vitner’s Daughter, Childrensalon). In true Chicago style, this year’s space is designed by local icon Sasha Adler. (Above photo is of last year’s MRKT.)
Time: Open daily.
Place: 48 E. Oak
Cost: Admission is free; goop.com