Merce Cunningham exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Installation view, décor for Views on Stage, 2004, in Dance Works II: Merce Cunningham/Ernesto Neto, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 2012. Photo: Gene Pittman

Spend an evening at the theater, indulge in chocolate treats, explore a new museum exhibit or annual car show, or shop for a cause this weekend around Chicago.

Chicago Theatre Week

Chicago Theatre Week
Feb. 9-19

Find $15 or $30 tickets (sometimes less) for more than 100 shows around the Chicago area, including “Faceless” at Northlight, “Gloria” at Goodman, “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre and “Quest” at Actors Gymnasium.

With Love From Andersonville

With Love From Andersonville: Milk Handmade

Milk Handmade (5137 N. Clark) storefront displaying “With Love from Andersonville” participation sign. (Photo courtesy of the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce.)

Feb. 10-14

Shop at participating Andersonville businesses this weekend and they’ll give 14 percent of sales to charities and nonprofits like Chicago Women’s Health Center, Alliance for the Great Lakes, Heartland Alliance, Planned Parenthood, Equality Illinois and Misericordia – Heart of Mercy.

Merce Cunningham: Common Time

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago: Merce Cunningham

Merce Cunningham rehearsing “How to Pass, Kick, Fall and Run,” Brooklyn Academy of Music, 1970. (Photo: James Kosty, courtesy of the photographer.)

Opens Feb. 11

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s latest exhibit features video, sets, costumes, photos and more of choreographer and dancer Merce Cunningham, “[…] a seminal figure in modern dance, revolutionizing performance through his choreography and world-renowned dance company […].”

Chocolate Weekend

Morton Arboretum Chocolate Weekend
Feb. 11-12

If you still need a Valentine’s Day gift, or simply want to treat yourself, visit The Morton Arboretum this weekend to sample and buy specialty chocolate.

Chicago Auto Show

Chicago Auto Show

Photo courtesy of the Chicago Auto Show.

Feb. 11-20

You have 10 days to see the latest from Audi, Chevy, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen and other companies, participate in the Chicago Auto Show Blood Drive or Food Drive, meet Denis Savard, Adam Burish, Eddie Olczyk and Tony Esposito, and more at the largest auto show in North America.