• Opportunities to discover, study, and engage the city of Chicago in new ways throughout the academic year

About Chicago Studies Events

Throughout the year, Chicago Studies sponsors opportunities for students to directly engage in the life of Chicago’s diverse communities. Annual events, such as participation in the City’s overnight census of homeless persons in January and attendance with youth-serving community partners at the annual “Louder than a Bomb” poetry slam, foreground diverse voices and experiences that students might not otherwise have been exposed to at the University. Other annual events include Dean Boyer's annual South Side History Bike Tour and leadership/promotion of Jane's Walks Chicago as part of the annual celebration of the birthday of the renowned urbanist Jane Jacobs on the first weekend in May, in partnership with nonprofit partner Friends of Downtown.

Chicago Studies co-sponsors events with a wide range of University and community partners, including UChicago Arts' ArtsPass program, the Office of Civic Engagement, the Office of Sustainability, Spiritual Life, and Student Government, to name just a few. In so doing, we hope to enrich the dialogue (and academic rigor) that can arise from these encounters with the richness of Chicago.

Upcoming in Chicago

  • Starting 03/10/2016 - Recognized for its historic charm and legendary entertainers, The Palmer House, A Hilton Hotel, is thrilled to debut its Thursday and Friday Night Happy Hour – complete with a sophisticated blend of
  • 10/26/2017 to 10/26/2017 -

    Don't miss Janet Jackson on the State Of The World Tour at Allstate Arena on October 26th!

  • 09/28/2017 to 10/29/2017 -

    Just in time to get you in the Halloween spirit, Akvavit Theatre is pleased to present GHOSTS & zombies, a dark dark and hilarious contemporary twist on Henrik Ibsen’s classic Ghosts. As in the

  • 09/28/2017 to 11/05/2017 -

    Interrobang Theatre Project presents the Midwest premiere of Dawn King's darkly comic and politically relevant British drama FOXFINDER. In the not so distant future, the economy is failing, food is

  • 01/19/2017 to 01/25/2018 - The Second City e.t.c.’s 41st revue, Fantastic Super Great Nation Numero Uno, reminds us that as divided as the nation may be, there is still hilarity in our humanity. This exciting new cast
  • Starting 03/05/2015 - The Chicago Magic Lounge is your new home for close-up magic in the Windy City. They perform magic table-side, at the bar, and on the stage. Come back every week for a fully immersive, interactive,