How to Celebrate Black History Month in Chicago
Black History Month is almost over, but luckily for us, we're living in one of the best cities to celebrate. Chicago is rich with black history, so if you're looking for an excuse to get off of campus this month, consider checking out one of these many amazing events.
Victory Gardens Theatre, Until March 11
Directed by Lisa Portes and written by Antionette Nwandu, who calls this play her "love letter to black women," BREACH tells the story of Margaret who "uproots her life, including her dead-end job and fizzling relationship, after finding out that she is unexpectedly expecting." Take advantage of Chicago's excellent drama scene and check out this highly rated comedy.
The Second City, Feb 21 - Feb 28
Enjoy one of Chicago's most iconic comedy shows with a special twist! For one week, The Second City feature iconic sketches originally created by African American Alumni. Whether you've been to Second City before or you're a newbie, you're sure to enjoy this special show.
DePaul Art Museum, Until March 25
The DePaul Art Museum is showing a gallery of work by Barbara Jones-Hogu, a central figure of the Black Arts Movement. Go enjoy some cool art while seeing Barbara Jones-Hogu's first solo art exhibit. Did I mention that entry is completely free?
The Promontory, Feb 25
"Chicago's most diverse partying experience." Celebrate the end of Black History Month with a fusion of Hip-Hip, Reggae, R&B, and Afrobeats. Note: This event is 21+
Harold Washington Library Center, Until March 3
Everyone loves Michelle Obama right? Until March 3, you can see images of our favorite First Lady taken by her whitehouse photographer, Amanda Lucidon, on display at the Harold Washington Library Center. All images are from Lucidon's book Chasing Light: Michelle Obama Through the Lense of a Whitehouse Photographer.
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