Edit Module
Edit Module
Edit Module
Edit Module

Chicago’s Best Readings, Festivals, Comedy, and Film Events in February

And here’s a bonus: The Chicago Auto Show gets going next weekend.

Lunar New Year 177   Photo: Nancy Stone/Chicago Tribune

Comedy


Wayne Brady

2/28 at 8 Although he’s not known for his standup, the genial Whose Line Is It Anyway? performer tries the format on for size in his It’s My Line tour. $38.50–$58.50. Chicago Theatre, 175 N State. thechicagotheatre.com

Greg Fitzsimmons

2/7–8 at 8 and 10:30 Host of the podcast Fitzdog Radio and an Emmy winner for his work on The Ellen Degeneres Show, the friendly Irish American ponders the pros and cons of middle age. $22. UP Comedy Club, 230 W North. upcomedyclub.com

Festivals


FREE!

Lunar New Year Parade

2/2 at 1 Celebrate the Year of the Horse in the heart of Chinatown with dragon dances, a parade, and cheap eats. Wentworth & 24th. chicagochinatown.org

Film


Midwest Independent Film Festival

2/4–12/31 What do the charming dramedy Liberal Artss and the searing documentary Sole Survivors have in common? Both screened at this year-round festival, which shows indie films from the Midwest on the first Tuesday of every month. $10. Landmark Century Centre Cinema, 2828 N Clark. midwestfilm.com

CRITIC’S PICK

Alliance Française de Chicago

2/12 at 6:30 My Favorite French Film: Amour. Every month, the Alliance Française asks a prominent Chicagoan to select his or her favorite French film for the cultural institution to screen. For February, photojournalist Art Shay chooses Michael Haneke’s heartbreaking film Amour, about a long-married couple dealing with a debilitating stroke. $8. Alliance Française de Chicago, 810 N Dearborn. af-chicago.org

Readings & Lectures


Louder Than A Bomb

2/15–3/15 Watch some of the country’s finest young bards verbally spar in the nation’s oldest and largest slam poetry festival. $3–$20. Various times and venues. youngchicagoauthors.org

Seasonal


CHILD FRIENDLY

Disney on Ice: Let’s Celebrate!

Through 2/9 The kids will be eternally grateful for the opportunity to watch Mickey and Minnie do triple axels. $22–$77. United Center, 1901 W Madison. ticketmaster.com

Miscellaneous


Chicago Auto Show

2/8–17 Get your vehicular fix for the year at this sprawling showcase, which includes the most-fuel-efficient cars as well as conceptual models of the future. $12. McCormick Place, 2301 S Lakeshore. chicagoautoshow.com

Share

Edit Module

Advertisement

Edit Module
Edit Module
Submit your comment

Comments are moderated. We review them in an effort to remove foul language, commercial messages, abuse, and irrelevancies.

Edit Module