Chicago, Illinois

Upcoming Events in Chicago Illinois


Holiday Flower Show - Feb thru mid May. This show houses over 1,000 poinsettias, consisting of 30 different varieties, including vibrant red, delicate pink and soft white colors. An additional 2,000 plants such as begonias and Alternanthera will join festively decorated Christmas trees.

Address: Garfield Park Conservatory 300 N. Central Park Ave. , Chicago, Illinois
Ph: (312) 746-5100 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: (773) 638-1777


10 - 12Chicago Cubs Convention - At the convention, fans have the opportunity to mingle with current and former Cubs players, as well as broadcasters and front-office executives. Activities include autograph and photo sessions, question-and-answer seminars, baseball clinics and more.

Address: 720 S. Michigan Ave. Hilton Chicago, Chicago, 60602 , Chicago, Illinois
Ph: (773) 404-CUBS (Always call and confirm events)

16 - 20The Chicago Boat, RV & Outdoors Show - Whether you’re an avid outdoorsman eager to see what’s new or are just looking for a way to escape winter for the day, this is YOUR show! This annual 5-day event turns McCormick Place into a one-stop marketplace for outdoor fun— the best place to see and buy everything you need for your outdoor adventures! See and board hundreds of boats and explore the latest model RVs. Find gear and accessories for your favorite outdoor activities—boating, fishing, RVing, and more. Visit lodges and resorts to plan your next trip or book a vacation, too. There’s really no better place to shop, compare and save!

McCormick Place—North Building
2301 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60616

Show Hours-------------------------
Thursday: 12:00pm–9:00pm
Friday: 11:00am–9:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am–9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am–7:00pm
Monday: 10:00am–5:00pm

Address: McCormick Place—North Building 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive , Chicago, Illinois
Ph: BELOW----- (Always call and confirm events)

17 - 19SoxFest - Annual White Sox Fan Convention - SoxFest offers fans the opportunity to meet their favorite current and former Sox players. These players will participate in skills clinics, question-and-answer sessions and autograph signings throughout the weekend.

Ph: (312) 674-1000 (Always call and confirm events)

23 - 26Strictly Sail - More than 20,000 sailing enthusiasts are expected to visit the four-day event to see the newest sailboats and hottest sailing accessories on the market. Launched in 1996, Strictly Sail is the largest indoor sail show in the country.

Ph: 312-595-PIER (Always call and confirm events)


246Hong Kong Film Festival - One of America's most established contemporary Hong Kong Film Festivals. Sample action, comedy and dramatic features by acclaimed directors and enjoy retrospectives featuring favorite Hong Kong actors.

Address: The Gene Siskel Film Center-School of the Art Institute of Chicago , Chicago, Illinois
Ph: (312) 864-2600 (Always call and confirm events)

7 - 16Chicago Auto Show - Chicago showcases the entire spectrum of automobile manufacturer offerings on a single show floor in the magnificent McCormick Place. This show features more than 1,000 cars, trucks, SUVs and the always-ready-to-steal-the-show concepts.

Address: McCormick Place 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. , Chicago, Illinois
Ph: (312) 791-7000 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: (312) 791-6543

7Chinese New Year Spectacular - Chinese New Year is the most important holiday in Asian culture, and this year's Spectacular promises to be the most exciting and unique Chinese New Year event ever!

Address: 50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago/Auditorium Theatre , Chicago, Illinois
Ph: 312-324-0298 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $28 and up

15 - 16Intergalactic Bead Shows - The excitement of an Intergalactic bead show comes in finding the perfect beads to create your unique jewelry design. But it is not just about the beads it is about seeing the new color selections, learning new techniques and making new friends with similar interests.
At the Intergalactic show you will find a spectacular array of precious and semi- precious gemstone beads, sterling silver, unique findings, fantastic freshwater pearls, beautiful hand blown glass beads, vintage beads, crystals, delicas and much more.

All Intergalactic Bead shows are wholesale/retail. If purchasing wholesale please bring copies of your sales tax license. For more information and a $2 off admission coupon visit or call 888-729-6904. Join us for this limited time offer to find a unique selection of beautiful beads in one easy shopping location.

Address: White Eagle Banquets-Allison Room 6839 N Milwaukee Ave Niles, IL 60714 , Chicago, Illinois
Ph: 888-729-6904 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $5 Sat $4 Sun – 12 and under free


28IL0201024e056 - ChicagoInterview with Frank Gilchriest of Virgin Steele - Address: , Chicago, Illinois
Fee: Free


9 - 11Shen Yun Performing Arts - Shen Yun presents colorful and exhilarating performances of classical Chinese dance and music. A performance by Shen Yun is a presentation of traditional Chinese culture as it once was: a study in grace, wisdom, and the virtues distilled from the five millennia of Chinese civilization.

Every year, Shen Yun unveils an entirely new lineup of dances, songs, and musical scores. At the core of Shen Yun’s performances is classical Chinese dance with China's numerous ethnic and folk dance styles rounding out the evening.

In a collection of short pieces, audiences travel from the Himalayas to tropical lake-filled regions; from the legends of the culture’s creation over 5,000 years ago through to the story of Falun Dafa in China today; from the highest heavens down to the dusty plateaus of the Middle Kingdom.

Address: Civic Opera House 20 North Wacker Drive Chicago, Illinois 60606 , Chicago, Illinois
Ph: 800-515-3468 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $200, $150, $100, $80

17 - 18Chicago Antique Market - The CHICAGO ANTIQUE MARKET is an indoor air-conditioned and outdoor European-style urban antique market located in the historic and distinctive Randolph Street Market District at the beautiful Beaux Arts Plumbers Hall complex at 1340 W. Washington Street. Features 150 quality antique dealers of furnishings, housewares, artifacts, vintage clothing, jewelry, sterling, porcelain, lighting, ephemera, toys and collectibles galore. Opening weekend is Memorial day weekend and from June through September it's the last weekend of the month. Come join us!

Address: 1350 Randolph Street , Chicago, Illinois
Ph: Sally Swartz (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: 10.00


68IL0201024e054 - ChicagoRibfest Chicago 2012 - What ignited in 1999 as a community block party has exploded into one of Chicago’s most anticipated street festivals. Averaging 50,000 pounds of ribs and BBQ from more than 30 restaurants, Ribfest Chicago is expected to draw more than 50,000 people.

As a nationally recognized music festival, we host a hot blend of Indie, pop, Indie Roots, rock and alt country for one of the most unique band lineups in the city. The 3rd Annual RibMania features a dozen professional eaters in the Midwest’s only sanctioned rib-eating contest on Friday night, and families can spend the whole weekend in Kids Square to enjoy live entertainment, inflatables, games and more.

$5 Donation requested. Sponsored by the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce.

Northcenter neighborhood on Lincoln Avenue between Irving Park Road (4000N-2000W) and Berteau Avenue (4185N-2100W).
CTA Bus 11, 50, 80 stop at Damen/Irving Park Rd. El: Brown Line to Irving Park.

Friday, June 8, 2012 - 5 pm to 10 pm
Saturday, June 9, 2012 - Noon to 10 pm
Sunday, June 10, 2012 - Noon to 10 pm
****Kids Square open Saturday – Noon to 8 pm, & Sunday – Noon to 7 pm

Address: 4000 - 4165 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago IL 60618 , Chicago, Illinois
Ph: 773-525-3609 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free ($5 Gate Donation Requested)

27IL0201024e057 - ChicagoThe Zombies @ Mayne Stage Chicago IL - Back by popular demand! 93XRT presents THE ZOMBIES featuring Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent with special guests from London Et Tu Brucé. The Zombies are an English rock band, formed in 1962, best known for their Million Selling hits "She's Not There", "Tell Her No" and the coolest song ever recorded, "Time of the Season". The Zombies' Odessey and Oracle is #80 in Rolling Stone Top 500 Rock Albums Of All Time. This is one of the best live bands you will ever see! There are over 100 Zombies covers released by the hottest arena rockers to the hippest new Alternative bands. Doors Open 6:30pm, Showtime 8:00pm. Tickets are on sale now.....Who's Your daddy?

Address: Mayne Stage,1328 West Morse Avenue, Chicago, IL 60626 , Chicago, Illinois
Ph: 773-381-4554 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $45.


28 - 29Mastering the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules at Chicago, IL 2013 - 2-day In-person Seminar - Overview:
This session is designed to provide intensive, two-day training in HIPAA compliance, including what's new in the regulations, what's changed recently, and what needs to be addressed for compliance by covered entities and business associates.

The session provides the background and details for any manager of healthcare information privacy and security to know what are the most important privacy and security issues, what needs to be done for HIPAA compliance, and what can happen when compliance is not adequate.

Audits and enforcement will be explained, as well as privacy and security breaches and how to prevent them. Numerous references and sample documents will be provided.

Who Will Benefit:
Information Security Officers
Risk Managers
Compliance Officers
Privacy Officers
Health Information Managers
Information Technology Managers
Medical Office Managers
Chief Financial Officers
Systems Managers
Legal Counsel
Operations Directors

Course Details:
Day 1 - Agenda
Day one sets the stage with an overview of the HIPAA regulations and then continues with presentation of the specifics of the Privacy Rule, recent changes to the rules, and the basics of the Security Rule
Lecture 1: Overview of HIPAA Regulations
Lecture 2: HIPAA Privacy Rule Principles, Policies and Procedures
Lecture 3: Recent and Proposed Changes to the HIPAA Rules
Lecture 4: HIPAA Security Rule Principles

Day 2- Agenda

Day two begins with a detailed examination of HIPAA Security Rule requirements and what must be done to survive audits by the US Department of Health and Human Services, including an examination of how risk analysis can be used to drive compliance by the systematic examination of information flows and mitigation of risks discovered, and an exploration of the official HHS HIPAA Audit Protocol, including how to use the protocol to help manage your compliance work and its documentation. Finally, the day concludes with a session on the essential activities of documenting policies, procedures, and activities, training staff and managers in the issues and policies they need to know about, and examining compliance readiness through drills and self-audits.

Lecture 5: HIPAA Security Policies and Procedures and Audits
Lecture 6: Risk Analysis for Security and Meaningful Use
Lecture 7: Risk Mitigation and Compliance Remediation
Lecture 8: Documentation, Training, Drills and Self-Audits

Held: 29-30 August 2013, Chicago, IL, USA
Hotel: Courtyard Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile
Address: 165 E. Ontario Street Chicago, IL 60611 USA

Register now and save $200. (Early Bird)
Until July 16, Early Bird Price: $1,295.00
From July 17 to August 27, Regular Price: $1,495.00

Meet Your Instructor:
Jim Sheldon-Dean is the founder and director of compliance services at Lewis Creek Systems, LLC, a Vermont-based consulting firm founded in 1982, providing information privacy and security regulatory compliance services to a wide variety of health care entities.

Sheldon-Dean serves on the HIMSS Information Systems Security Workgroup, has co-chaired the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange Privacy and Security Workgroup, and is a recipient of the WEDI 2011 Award of Merit. He is a frequent speaker regarding HIPAA and information privacy and security compliance issues at seminars and conferences, including speaking engagements at numerous regional and national healthcare association conferences and conventions and the annual NIST/OCR HIPAA Security Conference in Washington, D.C.

Contact Information:
Event Coordinator
Toll free: 1800 447 9407
Fax: 302 288 6884
NetZealous LLC
161 Mission Falls Lane, Suite 216, Fremont, CA 94539, USA
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Address: Courtyard Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile,165 E. Ontario Street Chicago, IL 60611 USA , Chicago, Illinois
Ph: 800-447-9407 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 302-288-6884
Fee: $1295.00


67Celtic Fest Chicago - Celebrating the music, dance, art, products and cuisine of the Celtic regions. Regions represented will include Brittany, France, Ireland, Galicia, Spain, Scotland, Isle of Man, Cornwall, Wales, Nova Scotia and the United States. Directions and Attractions Highway: I-290 E. Congress Pkwy., turn left on State St., turn right on Monroe to Columbus Dr.

Address: Jackson Blvd. and Columbus Dr. Chicago, 60602 Grant Park , Chicago, Illinois
Ph: (312) 744-3370 (Always call and confirm events)
TTY Number: (312) 744-2964

14Chicago Antique Market - Collectors, dealers, retail buyers, designers, domestic and international visitors, families and friends will come together to celebrate, preserve, swap and shop for treasures from the past. Randolph St. between Ada and Ogden Chicago, 60606

Ph: (312) 951-9939 (Always call and confirm events)

20 - 21LakeView East Festival of Arts - The Lakeview Festival of the Arts is an annual event that showcases over 150 juried artists from across the country. The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce is proud to present to the community this free event for all to enjoy. The festival features some of the best works of art ranging from paintings, sculptures, photography, jewelry, to furniture.

The Lakeview East community is a culturally diverse community, home to several nationally recognized galleries and theaters. While in our area, we encourage you to visit our boutiques, restaurants, specialty shops and cafes while enjoying the festival. We invite you to stop by the chamber booth and find out more about our exciting neighborhood

Address: Chicago, Lake View East, Along Broadway Ave from Belmont St. to Roscoe Ave. , Chicago, Illinois
Ph: 773-348-8608 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 773-348-7409


21Fall Flower Show - This year's mum show is being held outdoors to showcase some of the hardier varieties. Also featured are other fall blooming flowers including asters, calendulas and zinnias.

Address: Garfield Park Conservatory 300 N. Central Park Ave. Chicago, 60624 , Chicago, Illinois
Ph: (312) 746-5100 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: (773) 638-1777

2 - 16Chicago International Children's Film Festival - The largest festival of films for children in North America, features over 250 animated and live action films from 40 countries. The festival welcomes over 20,000 children, adults, educators and filmmakers to the screenings, and interactive workshops.

Address: 1517 W. Fullerton Ave. , Chicago, Illinois
Ph: (773) 281-9075 (Always call and confirm events)

4 - 21Chrysanthemum Show at Lincoln Park Conservatory - Approximately 600 chrysanthemums will be on display at this annual flower show. Spider, pom pom, quill, anemone and daisy mums are some of the varieties you'll find.

Address: 300 N. Central Park Ave. Chicago, 60624 Garfield Park Conservatory , Chicago, Illinois
Ph: (312) 746-5100 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: (773) 638-1777

5The LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon - The pinnacle of achievement for elite athletes and everyday runners alike, the marathon is the focal point of race weekend. Close to a million spectators line the 26.2-mile course, cheering on the runners to help them accomplish a personal dream.

Ph: (888) 243-3344 (Always call and confirm events)

19Chicago Antique Market - Collectors, dealers, retail buyers, designers, domestic and international visitors, families and friends will come together to celebrate, preserve, swap and shop for treasures from the past. Randolph St. between Ada and Ogden Chicago, 60606

Ph: (312) 951-9939 (Always call and confirm events)

24 - 26Halloween Happening - Witches, vampires, princesses and cartoon characters are just some of the visitors you’ll see invade Daley Plaza as costumed children celebrate Halloween for three full days of free fun during Franken Plaza, presented by safety sponsor, UL.

Franken Plaza offers plenty of free entertainment, trick or treat candy, arts & crafts, storytelling and more, including a kids costume contest with special prizes.

For more than a decade Chicago’s Midnight Circus has been entertaining crowds at Daley Plaza for Halloween. This year Midnight Circus performs an all new, gravity defying show that features heart-stopping feats of otherworldy acrobatics and wickedly wonderful theatrics. with plenty of tricks to treat both young and old.

Friday at Franken Plaza also includes a pumpkin carving demonstration from Steve Dahlke at 2:30 pm, a Harvest Market featuring fall produce from 7 am-3 pm and at 5:50 pm,, the after-work crowd can enjoy a screening of the classic film “Beetlejuice”, followed by the day’s last performance of Midnight Circus.

On Saturday, Franken Plaza hosts the Monster Bash, when kids in costume have the chance to compete for prizes. The costume contest is open to children ages 12 and under. All contestants will line up beginning at 11:30 am to showcase their costumes across the stage at 12:15 pm.

In addition to the costume contest and costume showcase on the main stage, other Saturday activities include arts & crafts, Trick or Treating and the Batbuck$ Game Show at both 2:20 pm and 6:30 pm, giving youngsters the chance to try their luck at Halloween themed games.

Storyteller Oba King provides a frighteningly good time with Not So Scary, Scary Stories on Saturday and Sunday at 3p.m.

Address: State and Randolph St. , Chicago, Illinois
Ph: (312) 744-3315 (Always call and confirm events)

25Hallowed Haunts: Halloween Concert for Families - Come dressed in your favorite costume as the Civic Orchestra of Chicago delights audiences in this annual Halloween tradition. Orchestra Hall is turned into a giant haunted house, with ghoulish musicians performing a program of spine-tingling music.

Address: Chicago Symphony Orchestra 220 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, 60604 , Chicago, Illinois
Ph: (312) 294-3000 (Always call and confirm events)


308Reeling: The Chicago Lesbian and Gay International Film Festival - The Chicago Lesbian & Gay International Film Festival celebrates the second-oldest LGBT film festival in the world, showcasing innovative gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender films from around the world. This year, films are featured at six different Chicago area theatres. The festival will include 60+ screenings.

Ph: 773-293-1447 (Always call and confirm events)

14 - 27A Christmas Carol - Dance/Theater - Chicago's best-loved holiday entertainment will shine brightly again this year on the Goodman's Albert stage. Each year, thousands of Chicago families flock to the Goodman to enjoy Dickens' classic tale either for the first time or for the 25th.

Address: Goodman Theatre170 N. Dearborn St , Chicago, Illinois
Ph: (312) 443-3800 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: (312) 443-3821

15Magnificent Mile Lights Festival - Mickey Mouse, as master of ceremonies, will illuminate over one million lights on 200 trees along Chicago's Magnificent Mile from Oak Street to the Chicago River. The highly anticipated lighting procession steps onto the Avenue at 5:30pm and features a host of Disney friends, more than 30 floats, giant balloons, exciting marching bands, celebrities, musical performers and, of course, Santa. More than one million lights on 200 trees along The Magnificent Mile will be illuminated this magical evening. The procession culminates with a spectacular fireworks display along the Chicago River.

Ph: (312) 642-3570 (Always call and confirm events)

15IL0201024e052 - ChicagoGreat Choices Directory's Annual Business Expo - Health & Job - Shopping
Free Health/Wellness Screenings
Employment Opportunities
Free Empowering Seminars
Free Gift Bags
Free Raffle Prizes
10am - 4pm

Address: Homan Square Community Center, 3517 W Arlington , Chicago, Illinois
Ph: 312-301-1060 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free Admission (Employers, Exhibitors and Vendors call for Registration Details)

19Chicago's Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony - The City of Chicago and UL are proud to present the official start of the holiday season! The Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is a highly-anticipated event drawing people of all ages to the heart of Chicago’s downtown "Loop." Live performances and festive holiday music begin at 4:30 pm and the holiday season officially commences at 5:00 pm, when the switch is flipped and the lights begin to sparkle in Daley Plaza.

Address: Daley Plaza, Washington St. and Dearborn Pkwy. , Chicago, Illinois
Ph: (312) 744-3315 (Always call and confirm events)

20State Street Thanksgiving Parade - More than 300,000 spectators are expected to line the parade route, cheering on more than 100 high-stepping marching bands, gigantic helium balloons, majestic equestrian units, fabulous floats and performance groups. 8-11am

Ph: (312) 781-5681 (Always call and confirm events)


13 - 14Mayor Daley's Annual Holiday Sports Festival - This sports festival is family friendly with tournaments for all ages. Tournaments in floor hockey, Nerf football, volleyball and soccer are featured along with many other "virtual sports."

Address: McCormick Place 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. , Chicago, Illinois
Ph: (312) 791-7000 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: (312) 791-6543
TTY Number: (312) 744-2964 Directions and Attractions Highway: Stevenson Expressway east to Lake Shore Dr. south and follow the signs to McCormick Place. Cermack and Martin Luther King Dr. Parking entrance is south of intersection.

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