Make the most of the season at these essential happenings across the city.
Fom the liveaction Cinderella (2015), this glass slipper is on display in the “Where Do the Stories Come From?” gallery at Disney100: The Exhibition.
In celebration of the The Walt Disney Company’s centennial anniversary, Disney100: The Exhibition has debuted at the Exhibition Hub Art Center in Lincoln Park. More than 250 rarely seen pieces of art, artifacts, memorabilia, costumes and props from historical collections across Disney’s many realms are on view along with 10 immersive galleries. Through winter, 2367 W. Logan Blvd.
The Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival will present a performance of The Beast Dance by Mexico’s La Liga-Teatro Elástico.
Now an annual event, Chicago International Puppet Theatre Festival is the largest of its kind in North America. Hosted at sites across the city, the festival presents more than 100 shows, workshops and other special events featuring the work of artists from Chicago (including Rough House Theatre Co., Matthew Gawryk and Dan Kerr-Hobert), Belgium, Chile, China, Kenya, Norway and more. Jan. 18-28, 410 S. Michigan Ave.
Tanaka Yu, “Bag Work” (2018)
The Art Institute showcases 36 contemporary ceramic artists in new exhibition Radical Clay: Contemporary Women Artists from Japan. The presentation showcases 40 works by notable female artists, such as Konno Tomoko, Aoki Katsuyo and Oishi Sayaka, who have frequently rejected gender-imposed constraints through unconventional approaches to “feminine” subjects by creating “masculine” works. Dec. 16-June 3, 111 S. Michigan Ave.
Tony Award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon’s enchanting rendition of The Nutcracker returns to the Lyric Opera House. Set to Tchaikovsky’s iconic score, the seasonal classic once again brings the story of Marie and her Nutcracker Prince’s adventure to the stage in fanciful fashion. Dec. 2-27, 20 N. Upper Wacker Drive
Kareem Bandealy and Larry Yando in Goodman Theatre’ s A Christmas Carol
One of the city’s most beloved holiday stage traditions, Goodman Theatre’s A Christmas Carol is back. Adapted by Tom Creamer, the heartwarming show returns for its 46th iteration, in which Larry Yando reprises his role as Scrooge for the 16th year. Nov. 18- Dec. 31, 170 N. Dearborn St.