The 23 Must-Know Chicago Arts and Culture Events for 2023

Marc Vitali | January 3, 2023 1:55 pm

From the obvious to the obscure, we’ve pulled together a rundown of promising arts and culture events to stir the senses in the new year.

There’s much to look forward to in a year heavy on puppets, Brontë sisters and supernatural fairy tales – sometimes all in the same show. Plus, Chicago is set to experience the music of Pete Townshend and Michael Jackson.

Step Afrika! | A crowd-pleasing blend of percussion and dance, Step Afrika! was founded as an exchange program between the Soweto Dance Theatre of Johannesburg, South Africa and a dance company from Washington, D.C. These cultural ambassadors blend syncopated styles of the U.S. with traditional African dance. They’ve performed from Broadway to the White House, and now their national tour brings them to the historic Auditorium Theatre.

Look for some of these to be featured on “Chicago Tonight” throughout the year.

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