Chicago, Illinois

Upcoming Events in Chicago Illinois


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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
Web: www.garfield-conservatory.org

January

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)
Web: www.chicagocubs.com

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)
Web: http://www.chicagoboatshow.com
CONTACT INFORMATION::::::::::::: www.chicagoboatshow.com/contacts/default.aspx

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)
Web: www.whitesox.com

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)
Web: www.strictlysail.com

February

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)
Web: www.siskelfilmcenter.org

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
Web: www.chicagoautoshow.com

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)
Email: chicagogala@ntdtv.com
Web: shows.ntdtv.com
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 www.beadshows.com 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)
Email: contact.beadshows@gmail.com
Web: www.beadshows.com
Fee: $5 Sat $4 Sun – 12 and under free

May

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)
Email: info@chicagoantiquemarket.com
Web: www.randolphstreetmarket.com
Fee: 10.00

June

12 - 14IL0201024e054 - ChicagoRibfest Chicago - 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 - 5 pm to 10 pm
Saturday - Noon to 10 pm
Sunday - Noon to 10 pm
****Kids Square open Saturday – Noon to 8 pm, & Sunday – Noon to 7 pm

Address: 4000 - 4165 N. Lincoln Ave. , Chicago, Illinois
Ph: 773-525-3609 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@BigBuzzIdeaGroup.com
Web: www.Ribfest-Chicago.com
Fee: Free ($5 Gate Donation Requested)

September

45Global Medical Device Regulation: US, EU and Canada 2014 at Chicago IL - Overview: This course provides an overview of international medical device regulations. Beginning with a discussion of the similarity of global requirements, including both voluntary and mandatory standards and directives, and progressing to in-depth analyses of market specific requirements, the course provides the student with resources to meet the regulatory requirements for the largest world markets. Country-specific regulatory requirements for Canada, EU, and US are included.

Why should you attend?
This course provides a basic description of global regulatory strategy for medical devices and explains the relationships between regulatory strategy and product development. It offers guidelines for developing successful global strategies for medical devices, including definitions and classifications worldwide, elements of regulatory strategy, sources of regulatory intelligence, and selection of development and product approval pathways.

Areas Covered in the Session:
• Describe the elements impacting the definition and classification of medical devices globally
• Determine the points to consider in the development of a global regulatory strategy
• Define the tools for global regulatory strategy development
• Recognize sources of regulatory and competitive intelligence
• Identify the elements of a regulatory plan
• Apply global regulatory principles to develop a regulatory plan

Who Will Benefit:
Regulatory professionals working in the medical device field

Instructor/Speaker Profile:
Dr. Thomas E. Colonna earned a bachelor of science in microbiology from the University of Sciences in Philadelphia (formerly the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science), a Ph.D. in molecular biology from the Johns Hopkins University, and a law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center. In addition, Dr. Colonna holds academic appointments at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Sciences in Philadelphia.

Dr. Colonna provides consulting services in the scientific and regulatory aspects of a wide range of medical devices and biologics with particular expertise in the areas of in vitro diagnostics (ELISA-based, PCR-based, SNPs, microarrays, and pharmacogenomics), medical device software (including bioinformatics), and biotechnology-based products.

Date, Venue and Price:
Location: Chicago, IL
Date: September 4th & 5th, 2014
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: Courtyard Chicago O'Hare
Address: 2950 S. River Road Des Plaines Illinois 60018 USA
Price: $1295.00(Seminar for one Delegate)

Discount: Register now and save $200. (Early Bird)
Until August 08, Early Bird Price: $1,295.00,
From August 09 to September 02, Regular Price: $1,495.00

Contact Information:
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Fax: 302 288 6884
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Address: Courtyard Chicago O'Hare , Chicago, Illinois
Ph: 800-447-9407 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 302-288-6884
Email: support@globalcompliancepanel.com
Web: bit.ly/1k8aYkz
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)
Email: Specialevents@cityofchicago.org
Web: www.cityofchicago.org/specialevents
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)
Email: info@chicagoantiquemarket.com
Web: www.chicagoantiquemarket.com

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
Email: info@lakevieweast.com
Web: www.lakevieweast.com
Fee: FREE

October

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
Web: www.chicagoparkdistrict.com

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)
Web: www.chicagofilmfestival.com

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
Web: www.chicagoparkdistrict.com

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)
Web: www.chicagomarathon.com

11 - 12Intergalactic 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, gemstone chain, findings, and much more.

All Intergalactic Bead Shows are wholesale/retail. If purchasing wholesale please bring multiple copies of your sales tax license. For more information and a $2 off admission coupon visit on our website 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)
Fax: 678-924-0819
Email: contact.beadshows@gmail.com
Web: www.beadshows.com
Fee: $5 Sat $4 Sun – 12 and under free

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)
Email: info@chicagoantiquemarket.com
Web: www.chicagoantiquemarket.com

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)
Web: www.cityofchicago.org/specialevents/

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)
Web: www.cso.org

November

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)
Email: reeling@chicagofilmmakers.org
Web: www.reelingfilmfestival.org

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
Web: www.goodmantheatre.org

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)
Web: www.magnificentmilelightsfestival.com/

15IL0201024e052 - ChicagoGreat Choices Directory's Annual Business Expo - Health & Job - Shopping
Free Health/Wellness Screenings
Employment Opportunities
Free Empowering Seminars
Networking
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)
Email: info@greatchoicesil.com
Web: www.GreatChoicesDirectory.com
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)
Web: www.cityofchicago.org/specialevents

27State 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)
Web: www.chicagofestivals.org

December

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
Email: Specialevents@cityofchicago.org
Web: www.cityofchicago.org/specialevents
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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