Cirque du Soleil: Dralion
Subway: Blue to UIC/Halsted$35–$80; students, seniors and military $31.50–$67.50; 12 and under $28–$65
Event Info: (312) 455-4500 unitedcenter.com
Appropriate to the Year of the Dragon, CdS has its Chinese-ish 1999 show Dralion out on the road for an arena tour. The typically Cirque, bare-bones premise involves the four elements (air, earth, fire and water) plus East (a dragon) and West (a lion) coming together. Pro tip: Don't worry about all that and just enjoy the extravagant costumes and polished stunts.