- Playing at: Cadillac Palace Theatre
- Dates: April 11, 2017 – September 10, 2017
- Runtime: 2 hours and 30 minutes with an intermission
Over 3 million people have seen ALADDIN worldwide. Now, it’s Chicago’s turn!
From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of ALADDIN, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite.
Hailed by USA Today as “Pure Genie-Us,” ALADDIN features all your favorite songs from the film as well as new music written by Tony® and Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (Newsies) with lyrics penned by the legendary Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast), Tony Award winner Tim Rice (The Lion King, Aida), and book writer Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer).
Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Something Rotten!), this “Fabulous” and “Extravagant” (The New York Times) new musical boasts an incomparable design team, with sets, costumes and lighting from Tony Award winners Bob Crowley (Mary Poppins), Gregg Barnes (Kinky Boots), and Natasha Katz (An American in Paris).
Summer is just around the corner! Summer concerts will be happening at Millennium Park, starting on June 12th with Otis Taylor; Ben Sollee & Kentucky Native. All concerts are free and will be held at Jay Pritzker Pavilion, rain or shine starting at 6:30 P.M. Click here for a full list of free summer concerts at Jay Pritzker Pavilion.
It hasn’t been long since the city erupted in celebration of the Cubs overcoming the curse and becoming World Series Champions. Evidence of the historical win still lingers throughout the city even months later. Fans continue to “Fly the W” and adorn their “World Champions” apparel while everyone anxiously awaits the start of the 2017 Season.
Fans will see the Cubs take the field once again on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 7:05 PM against the Los Angeles Dodgers, kicking-off their first home game of the 2017 Season. The first official game of the season for the Cubs will be played on the road against the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday, April 3, 2017 at 7:35 PM.
Whether your a lifelong Cubs fan, recent enthusiast, or only at the games for the hot dogs, there’s no doubt that tickets for the 2017 season will be snatched up quickly when they go on sale this weekend. Fortunately, CUI has access to the best seats and unlimited resources to get you to the game. Contact your CUI concierge to reserve your tickets for opening day or any of the other 2017 games and we look forward to being at your service!
Playing at: Oriental Theatre
Dates: March 28, 2017 – April 2, 2017
Run time: 2 hours and 20 minutes with an intermission
RAIN – A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES celebrates the 50th anniversary of the release of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band! For the first time ever, RAIN will bring the historic album to life in its entirety for this psychedelic multimedia spectacular!
This mind blowing performance takes you back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that is the next best thing to seeing the Beatles. Experience the world’s most iconic band and come celebrate 50 years of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band with RAIN – A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES.
Regina Spektor will play at The Chicago Theatre on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 7:30 PM. The concert is part of a full North American tour this spring, just announced after Spektor completed a sold-out run of performances in select U.S. cities this fall.
Born in the Soviet Union, Spektor began studying classical piano when she was six. Her family emigrated in 1989, landing in New York City, where she continued her classical training. Spektor eventually studied composition at the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College where she graduated with honors. She began writing pop songs in her late teens and made her recorded debut in 2001 with the self-released 11:11, a collection of songs heavily influenced by jazz and blues. Songs followed in 2002 and Soviet Kitsch in 2004.
Spektor’s commercial breakthrough came in 2006 on her fourth LP, Begin to Hope. The gold-certified album included the singles “On the Radio,” “Better” and “Fidelity,” which climbed the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Spektor’s fifth album, Far released in 2009, and sixth album, What We Saw From the Cheap Seats released in 2012, both debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
Spektor’s songs have appeared in TV shows and movies including Orange Is The New Black, Grey’s Anatomy, Weeds, How I Met Your Mother, Veronica Mars, The Good Wife and (500) Days of Summer. Spektor played for the Obamas and guests at the White House and performed as part of philanthropic campaigns for Tibet, Doctors Without Borders, and many more.
Call your CUI concierge to reserve your tickets! We look forward to being at your service.
Upon hearing the words “Mardi Gras,” images of green, purple and gold beads, king cake and of course, the vibrant city of New Orleans instantly flash to mind. While the coastal city is in many ways the mother of Mardi Gras, many other countries have their own particular way to celebrate Fat Tuesday.
This Saturday, January 28, marks the official start to the Chinese New Year with celebrations lasting until February 9, entering us into the Year of the Rooster according to the 12-year animal zodiac. This centuries old holiday, also known as the Lunar New Year, honors ancestors and serves as a celebration of life at home, relaxation and time spent with family. Lanterns are hung outside the home and red clothing is adorned, inviting good fortune, health and happiness in the coming year.
The city of Chicago comes alive with a plethora of activities including parades, cultural events and dining specials, celebrating the start of the new year. Below are some ideas of how to welcome the Year of the Rooster.
ARGYLE STREET LUNAR NEW YEAR PARADE
Saturday, 1/28 @ 1:00PM
Argyle Street and Sheridan Road in Uptown
Free to the public
More information here!
CHINESE NEW YEAR KICK OFF CELEBRATION
Monday, 1/30 @12:00 PM
Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall
78 East Washington Street
Free to the public
More information here!
PHOENIX RESTAURANT: CHINESE LUNAR NEW YEAR DINNER
Thursday, 2/9 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
2131 South Archer Avenue
$75 / person
More information here!
As the winter months drone-on with seemingly little relief, we take comfort in knowing that the wide array of weekend activities in Chicago provides some excitement and warmth to the ever-lingering cold. There are enough shows to see, concerts to attend and sports teams to cheer to distract us from the fact that our cars doors are frozen shut and even our pets are reluctant to go outdoors. CUI has scoured the city and identified a variety of activities for this weekend that are sure to combat the winter blues.
Batsheva Dance Company is the premiere dance company hailing all the way from Israel. Artistic Director Ohad Naharin remains one of the most influential and preeminent choreographers of this century. Naharin is the originator of the movement language, Gaga, which has revolutionized the movement vocabulary of dancers and companies across the world. Batsheva will be presenting their evening-length work entitled Last Work at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance this Friday and Saturday evening. Don’t miss the opportunity to see one of the most celebrated and unique companies of our time.
The American pop band, Twenty One Pilots, will be in Chicago this weekend as a part of their Emotional Roadshow World Tour 2017. The duo quickly rose to fame in the mid 2010’s and has been on a collision course of success ever since. They’re only in Chicago for one night!
Just in time for restaurant week, Boleo is launching its very own Fernet inspired by the South American flavors of the restaurant’s cuisine. The private dining room will be transformed into a tasting room featuring live music and food and drink specials. The event is open to the public and free to attend. If you’re interested in making a night of it, contact your CUI Concierge for preferred rates at the Kimpton Gray Hotel.