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March Arts Preview

February 27, 2012 6:00 AM

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by Amy Cavanaugh

There aren’t enough hours in the day to check out every noteworthy event in Chicago. Check out our quick guide to five can’t-miss picks for March.

mythbusters March Arts Preview


Museum of Science and Industry

57th Street and Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Il

What: MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition
When: March 15-September 3
Why: Uncover scientific truths with hands-on experiments, and see props and gadgets from Discovery Channel’s show MythBusters

rethinkingtypologies March Arts Preview

Ron Gilad. Wallpiercing, 2010. Gift of Flos (credit:

Art Institute of Chicago

111 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, Il

What: Rethinking Typologies: Architecture and Design from the Permanent Collection
When: March 3-July 29
Why: Learn about developments and innovation in modern and contemporary architecture and design

genghiskhan March Arts Preview


Field Museum

1400 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, Il

What: Gengis Khan
When: February 24-March 3
Why: Discover the backstory behind the conqueror

yoyoma March Arts Preview

(credit: Amy Sussman/Getty Images for the New Yorker)

Symphony Center

220 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, Il

What: Yo-Yo Ma and Chicago Symphony Orchestra Musicians
When: March 18
Why: The renowned cellist plays Sollima and Brahms

hubbardstreetdance roseeichenbaum 2 March Arts Preview

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Harris Theatre at Millennium Park

205 E. Randolph Dr.
Chicago, Il

What: Hubbard Street Dance’s Spring Series
When: March 15-18
Why: See dynamic new work by a Hubbard choreographer

Amy Cavanaugh, CBS Chicago
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