Top 5 things to see before they are going, going, going, gone

Top 5 things to see before they are going, going, going, gone
Sue will be leaving her home in th main lobby of the Field Museum making room for the worlds largest dinosaur

Are you a procrastinator? You think you have all the time in the world to see a show, a performer or a special exhibition so you put it off. When you finally decide to go, it’s gone. Here are some things you may want to see before they, too, are gone.

Turandot

Puccinii's Turandot Dress Rehearsal Stefano La Colla. Photo Todd Rosenberg Photography 2017

Puccinii’s Turandot Dress Rehearsal Stefano La Colla. Photo Todd Rosenberg Photography 2017

Only one more performance, Saturday, January 27, is left for Puccini’s enchanting masterpiece, Turandot, at Chicago’s Lyric Opera. Turandot (1926), which premiered after the composer’s death, showcases his magnificent melodic outpourings (including the tenor’s celebrated “Nessun dorma”) and reveals Puccini at his peak as a creator of exotically beautiful orchestration. For tickets and information call (312) 827-5600 or click here. 

Hungry?  You may want to Dine at Lyric. For reservations and information click here. 

SUE

SUE, the T. rex–Chicago’s favorite resident dinosaur, will come down from her current mount at the Field Museum on February 5 2018 to make way for the world’s largest dinosaur. If you want to see her, hurry or you’ll have to wait until the spring of 2019. 

When SUE returns, you’ll find her in a room of her own. A whole new gallery will be added to the dinosaur section of Griffin Halls Evolving Planet to showcase SUE and tell the story of her life on Earth. The new exhibition space, will span around 5,800 square feet and feature cutting-edge multimedia technology, digital interactives, and fossils discovered alongside SUE that illustrate the world she lived in.

Beautiful

Abby Mueller (Carole) BEAUTIFUl from the 2015 tour Photo Credit: Nathan Johnson Dec 1 - Feb 21, 2016

Abby Mueller (Carole) BEAUTIFUl from the 2015 tour Photo Credit: Nathan Johnson Dec 1 – Feb 21, 2016

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical’  tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Beautiful features songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend” and the title song. Beautiful runs through Sunday,January 28 at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. Click here for tickets and information.

RODIN

rodin

Rodin: Sculptor and Storyteller at the Art Institute of Chicago celebrates the life and work of renowned artist, Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) on view in Gallery 246 through March 4, 2018. The exhibit features rarely seen sculptures and drawings from private collections and the museum’s rich holdings. 

We Are Everywhere

Photo: Kendall McCaugherty – Hall+Merrick Photographers, © MCA Chicago

Photo: Kendall McCaugherty – Hall+Merrick Photographers, © MCA Chicago

If you haven’t been to Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art lately, you’ve really got to go. After a $16 million facelift the space is more exciting than ever.

Make a day of it.

Check out the exhibits including the We Are Everywhere exhibit–a major three-part exhibition drawn from the MCA’s significant collection of contemporary masterworks explores how contemporary art and culture have the power to change the way we see the world focusing on how contemporary artists critique the world around them through January 28, 2018 (Griffin Galleries of Contemporary Art, 4th floor).

Then explore the rest of the museum and stop for lunch at Marisol, the ground-floor destination restaurant headed by Jason Hammel (the chef behind Lula Cafe in Logan Square),that features an immersive art environment by international artist Chris Ofili (pictured here).

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