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Shows, films, exhibits and more to look forward to in the year ahead

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Pablo Picasso's "The Red Armchair" is part of a special Art Institute of Chicago exhibit celebrating the city's relationship to the famed Spanish artist.

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Pablo Picasso's "Self Portrait with Palette" is part of a special Art Institute of Chicago exhibit celebrating the city's relationship to the famed Spanish artist.

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Pablo Picasso's "Man with a Pipe" is part of a special Art Institute of Chicago exhibit celebrating the city's relationship to the famed Spanish artist.

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Chicago hosts another Broadway-bound world premiere musical when "Big Fish" plays the Oriental Theatre from April 2 through May 5.

Actor Norbert Leo Butz will star in the pre-Broadway world premiere musical version of "Big Fish" at Chicago's Oriental Theatre.

A new coproduction of "Die Meistersinger von Nuremberg" by director David McVicar plays the Lyric Opera of Chicago to commemorate the 200th anniversary of composer Richard Wagner.

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The Lyric Opera of Chicago revives its production of the tragedy "Rigoletto" as part of the 200th anniversary of composer Giuseppi Verdi's birth.

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A prehistoric cave painting of a bison is part of the "Scenes from the Stone Age: The Cave Paintings of Lascaux" exhibit, opening March 20 at The Field Museum.

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Carey Mulligan stars as Daisy Buchanan and Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby in Warner Bros. Pictures' "The Great Gatsby."

"Man of Steel," starring Henry Cavill as Superman, hits theaters in June. The movie was filmed in Sugar Grove and other Illinois sites.

Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell) and husband Phillip (Matthew Rhys) are Soviet spies living secretly in suburbia in FX's latest drama, "The Americans," premiering Jan. 30.

Taylor Swift plays Soldier Field this summer.

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Superman! Suburban spies! Special shows! We look ahead at entertainment options we're excited about in the coming year. We can't wait for "Picasso and Chicago" at The Art Institute starting in February, "Big Fish" at Chicago's Oriental Theatre in April, the new "igNIGHT" show this summer at Great America, Taylor Swift headlining Soldier Field in August and many more.
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