Take The Main Stage
Who said you need to quit with the theatrics? Ever since, well, “Chicago,” this city has been a hotspot for Broadway shows and movie classics like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Dark Knight. Here is a list of film and theater events going on in Chicago this month:
Logan Theatre celebrates International Women’s Day with their Leading Lady Late Nights series dedicated to great leading ladies of film across various decades and genres. Feature films include Frida, Kill Bill, Monster’s Ball, and Black Swan, among many others. Get to the theater early before the films to hang out at our bar and order something delicious from their special cocktail menu or fully stocked bar. Also featured at Logan Theatre is the Soul Summit — Chicago native DJ Dug Infinite will be spinning soul and funk records on Saturday, March 25th for those interested in experiencing the theatre in a different kind of light.
Music Box Theatre
The Music Box Theatre celebrates the groundbreaking year of cinema with its 50th Anniversary of 1967. This was the year that saw traditional, lavish studio pictures give way to the stylish, inventive and boundary-shattering films of what would become known as the “New Hollywood” era. Films include the ever-classic Bonnie & Clyde, Wait Until Dark, and Cool Hand Luke.
Chicago European Union Film Festival
This festival sparkles with new and daring work by some of Europe’s most renowned directors, including: Olivier Assayas (Personal Shopper); the Dardennes brothers (The Unknown Girl); Doris Dörrie (Greetings From Fukushima). These films have been selected to represent their respective nations in the Academy Awards competition for Best Foreign Film. If you’re a serious cinephile, take part in a panel discussion with former Italian Vogue editor Franca Sozzani regarding his controversial work — Franca: Chaos and Creation.
Private Bank Theatre
America’s insanely popular Broadway show has come to Chicago’s Private Bank Theatre! Hamilton, one of the most-sought after musicals will be in town throughout the month of March. Hamilton is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton is “the story of America then, told by America now.” Keep your fingers crossed – a day-of-performance digital lottery for forty-four $10 seats will be held for every performance.
Lyric Opera has been showcasing the country’s finest operas for over 50 years. Today, they’re known for hosting a slew of other fine arts events, including the James Beard Awards which honor America’s best chefs and culinary tastemakers (one of which we’ve had the privilege of inviting to Freehand). Tickets for the James Beard Awards are on sale now.