An incomplete list:

Short Shakespeare! Macbeth at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater (January)
The Merchant of Venice, Broadway in Chicago (March)
Carmen at the Lyric Opera (March)
Leif Ove Andsnes at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (April)
Art Institute of Chicago (May)
The Winter’s Tale at the Illinois Shakespeare Festival (July)
Bristol Renaissance Faire (July)
West Side Story, Broadway in Chicago (July)
Brookfield Zoo (August)
Art Institute of Chicago (September)
Don Quixote at the Joffrey Ballet (October)
Morton Arboretum (October)
Shedd Aquarium (October)
Adler Planetarium (October)
Brookfield Zoo (November)
Elizabeth Rex at Chicago Shakespeare Theater (December)
Trainer for a Day at Shedd Aquarium (December)