A Notice To Our Readers*
April 3: As artists and institutions have pivoted to virtual events online, SpotOnChicago has pivoted along with them. We've reconfigured our website to showcase the full array of virtual events being locally produced and streamed online. Our website has information and links to more than 50 events, with new ones being added each day as cultural institutions ramp-up their streaming capabilities. "We have one goal," says SpotOnChicago founder Jeff Chapman, "to help artists and institutions hang on during these tough times." News media have taken note of our efforts, including ABC7 Chicago, Broadway World and Politico. .
Update as of March 24: Because of the Covid-19 outbreak, we have placed an asterick (*) next to all of our home page categories. In the absence of new events, we've decided to highlight some of the great arts institutions and businesses that make Chicago such a great place to live. Go to Suport the Arts to see these providers. We hope you will take the time to explore these institutions and perhaps, contribute to the non-profits that will suffer greatly due to this pandemic.
March 14: As you no doubt know, almost every public event scheduled for the next month has been cancelled or postponed. We will leave most of our event pages “as is” with the hope that many of these events will be rescheduled later in the year. Readers are advised to check with Every venue as to whether their event will proceed.
Spot-On News Issue No. 11
International Women’s Day is March 8 and Chicago and its environs afford ample opportunities to celebrate the day and to advance the movement for women’s equality and social justice. The International Women’s Day website provides an overview of the day, “An equal world is an enabled world. How will you help forge a gender equal world? Celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.” SpotOnChicago lists over 40 events in the coming weeks related to women and feminism. Among the highlights are:Read More
Spot-On News Issue No. 10
We’re over 1000! Events that is. In the few short months that SpotOnChicago.com has been live, we’ve been able to increase the average number of events featured on the site to over 1000! Except for a few big names, we haven’t even included items scheduled for September 1 and beyond. We’re committed to finding events near and far, at venues large and small, and we hope you’re finding events that appeal to you. Remember, you can always find nearby events by going to a Category page and sorting by the drop-down “Locale.” We’ve divided metro Chicago into 12 different regions so you can find local events more easily…Read More
Spot-On News Issue No. 9
With an ongoing impeachment trial, a looming presidential election, and two major primaries just days away, we thought it would be a good idea to highlight some of the events around Chicago where one could get a fuller picture on the political, economic, and social issues that course through today’s headlines. There is a wealth of such events and we’ve assembled a top 20 list of talks on the topics: Does Impeachment Matter? at the Institute of Politics. Former White House advisor David Axelrod leads the IOP and although the speakers have not yet been announced, the event promises to be a lively discussion of the Trump impeachment. Election 2020 and the Pulse of the Heartland at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs will bring together an all-star panel to discuss the current thinking on the Midwest’s role in the upcoming election.Read More
Spot-On News: Issue No. 8
After a lull for the holidays, Chicagoland’s events calendar is filling up and newly announced and upcoming events present a wealth of interesting and varied activities...In Comedy: Steven Wright, the observational comedian appears at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts. Happy Valen-TINAS Day, “Chicago’s only improvised telenovela” will be performed at The iO Theatre. In Exhibitions: Modernism: Iranian, Turkish, and Indian Highlights opens at the Block Museum of Art. The Discovery of What It Means to be Brazilian (an examination of Brazil’s colonial past and present) will open at Mariane Ibrahim. In Film: Ginger - A Young Women's Battle With Breast Cancer will be shown at the Athenaeum Theatre.Read More