Saturday, September 24

Top 10 summer 2022 lists for arts and entertainment

All of the Tribune’s Top 10 lists for summer 2022 dance, art, movies, music, TV and theater.

After a two-year delay and some unsuccessful starts, summer music in the city is back. Britt Julious has picked out some of the most worthwhile events taking place this summer.

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Summer classical music in Chicago is much more than just Grant Park and Ravinia (although those giants never slouch). Be sure to carve out a spot on your summer gig calendar for these highlights selected by Hannah Edgar.

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It’s shaping up to be a very Chicago summer as usual — touring acts are back, capacity restrictions are mostly moot and festivals are returning to their regularly scheduled length. Here are Hannah Edgar’s highlights for summer jazz.

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It’s the Year of Chicago Dance, so it’s no surprise that there are a ton of dance events this summer, indoors and out. Lauren Warnecke has the details on 10 great choices for summer dance.

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While summer is not the traditional high season for art viewing, there will be no shortage of exciting exhibitions on display in Chicago this season. Lori Waxman has selected 10 standout exhibits.

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Chicago theater proved a tough business in the winter and spring of 2022, but there’s hope that the warmer weather and lighter evenings of summer will bring recovery. Chris Jones offers a preview of 10 exciting shows.

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If it succeeds in drawing moviegoers into theaters, 2022 might well be on its way to a throwback summer season approaching pre-COVID 2019 box office action. Michael Phillips discusses 10 movies to watch this summer.

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Back when the TV season took place between autumn and spring, the summer months were awash in reruns. Streaming upended all of that for good, and here we are with new shows and new seasons premiering year-round. Nina Metz has the scoop on what’s to come this summer.

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