The Calendar: Coming up in Chicago

A sweet MCA exhibit, Maks and Val on tour more.

April 18: Integrative Medicine Benefit
Northwestern Medicine’s Osher Center for Integrative Medicine celebrates its fourth gala. The event — which supports research, education and the Center’s Food As Medicine Program — features healthy-living pioneer Tieraona Low Dog as keynote speaker.
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Place: Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, 120 E. Delaware
Cost: $500. For tickets, visit

Through April 19: Chicago Latino Film Festival
Film fanatics, immerse yourself in more than 100 feature-length and short films from Argentina, Brazil, the Dominican Republic and more at this 34th annual fest. Featured films — shown in their original languages with English subtitles — include the James Franco-produced “Voices Beyond the Wall” and “Tigers Are Not Afraid,” which has been lauded by Academy Award winner Guillermo del Toro.
Place: AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois
Cost: $10-$13 individual showings, $110 for 12 screenings. For tickets, visit

April 22: ‘Confidential’ tour
The real stars of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” — professional dancers Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Valentin Chmerkovskiy (pictured) and Peta Murgatroyd — hit the stage for a tour stop in Chicago. The artists put on an engaging performance inspired by their families (Maks and Val are brothers), lives and love stories (Peta and Maks are married).
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State
Cost: $30 and up. For tickets, visit

April 26: Power Women Series
Plus-size fashion label Eloquii is all about women’s empowerment — and now, they’re inviting local girl bosses to join in. In the first installment of this new series, Chicago influencers like 
Patrice Grell Yursik (the “Brown Beauty Blogger” behind Afrobellaand Lisa M. Key of the MCA talk about their careers and experiences in the workplace. Guests will be treated to Champagne, light bites and mini makeovers while networking with other leading ladies
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Place: The Shops at North Bridge (Level 2), 520 N. Michigan
Cost: Free. RSVP to

April 27-29: One of a Kind Show + Sale
More than 300 artists and creators show off their wares — from bath and body products to fashion and fiber art — at this third annual fair. The three-day event also includes a fashion show, emerging designers market and live music.
Time: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
Place: theMart, 222 W. Merchandise Mart, 7th Floor
Cost: $12, kids 12 and under free. For tickets, visit

Through April 30: #AxThePinkTax at European Wax Center
The waxing salon joins the #AxThePinkTax movement this month: In an effort to inspire women to raise a brow — literally — and take a stand against the extra $1,351 they spend annually on personal care products, EWC is offering ladies 13.51 percent off a single service or product through the end of the month. As if we needed an excuse to treat ourselves. Locations citywide;

Through May 20: ‘Howardena Pindell: What Remains To Be Seen’ (pictured at top) 
This new exhibit  covers 50 years of the New York-based artist’s figure paintings, abstract works, political art and more. Free with general admission ($15), Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 E Chicago;

Through May 27: ‘The Doppelgänger (An International Farce)’
Rainn Wilson (above)— you may know him as “The Office’s” Dwight Schrute — joins the Steppenwolf cast as the lead in this new production, written by Chicago native Matthew-Lee Erlbach.
Place: Steppenwolf Theatre Company, 1650 N. Halsted
Cost: $20-$99. For tickets, visit