February 1, 2019

What to do when the show is closed

Here's a selection of events taking place in and around the ProMat show's venue in early April.d

By DC Velocity Staff

All good things must come to an end, and ProMat 2019 is no exception. Every day at 5 p.m. (3 p.m. on Thursday), ProMat will close its doors for the evening. What to do then? Here's an arbitrary selection of special events taking place in and around the ProMat show's venue in early April:

  • The renowned Broadway musical "Hamilton" is playing at The PrivateBank Theatre. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster and other resellers for the 7:30 p.m. shows on April 9 and 10. For Hamilton fans, Chicago will host the world premiere of "Hamilton: The Exhibition" on April 6. Open daily at Northerly Island Park through July 1, the exhibit offers a deeper look into the life and times of Alexander Hamilton. The exhibition will feature interactive scenography, lighting, sound, multimedia, and music that will guide visitors through Hamilton's life, starting from his childhood in St. Croix, Virgin Islands, to his death in Weehawken, N.J.
  • If you're a baseball fan, the National League Chicago Cubs will host their home opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, April 8, although it will be a day game. The two teams will also play Wednesday, April 10, and Thursday, April 11, at 7:05 p.m. If you're an American League fan, the Chicago White Sox will welcome the Tampa Bay Rays for a three-game series Monday, April 8, through Wednesday, April 10.
  • Watch the National Basketball Association (NBA) Chicago Bulls hit the court at the United Center to play the New York Knicks in a regular season game on Tuesday, April 9, at 7 p.m.
  • Chicago's renowned improvisational theater troupe will present "The Best of Second City," an evening featuring some of the best sketches and songs from its 52-year history. The 8 p.m. performance on Monday, April 8, will take place at The Second City Mainstage Theater, located at 1616 N. Wells St.
  • Enjoy the city's legendary architecture from the water with Chicago's Original Architecture Tour. Organized by Wendella Tours & Cruises, the 75-minute tour is led by a trained architectural guide, who will take you on a journey through more than 130 years of the city's innovations in design and style.
  • Travel back to India in 1648 and follow two hapless Taj Mahal imperial guards on their journey to find the true meaning of beauty, in the play "Guards at the Taj" at the Steppenwolf Theatre. Tickets are available for the 7:30 p.m. shows on Tuesday, April 9, and Wednesday, April 10.
  • "360 Chicago," formerly known as the John Hancock Observatory, offers visitors a breathtaking 360-degree view of the city's skyline and Lake Michigan. The observation deck is also the home of "Tilt," an enclosed moving platform that provides visitors with a unique downward-facing view from 1,000 feet. 360 Chicago is open every day until 11 p.m.
  • The Goodman Theatre is featuring the Broadway production "Sweat," written by Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright Lynn Nottage. This play tells the story of a group of friends from a Rust Belt town who suddenly find themselves pitted against one another when the factory they work for announces layoffs. Performances are Tuesday, April 9, and Wednesday, April 10.

For more ideas, check out Choose Chicago events calendar.