August House Studio - 2113 W. Roscoe St. Return of Birds I Have Known. Reception 6-9pm. 5/7-5/29.
Black Walnut Gallery - 220 N. Aberdeen St. May Group Modern Art Exhibit, work by Moca Garcia, Magda Smolenska, Crystal Neiweem, Cooper Link, Bernell Loeb, Claudia Smalley, and Cynthia Lee. Reception 6-9pm. 5/1-5/31.
Catherine Edelman Gallery - 300 W. Superior St. Michael Kenna. Reception 5-7pm. 5/7-7/10.
Chicago Art Source Gallery - 1871 N. Clybourn Ave., 2nd fl. Give + Take, group show. Reception 6-9pm. 5/7-6/19.
Creative Studio Space - 2941 W. Belmont Ave. Art Relief: Help for Haiti, auction and fundraiser. Open 6-10pm.
Elephant Room, Inc. - 704 S. Wabash Ave. The Peculiar Manifestation of Paint in My Life, work by Jennifer Cronin. Reception 6-10pm. 5/3-6/12.
Eyeporium Gallery - 1431 N. Milwaukee Ave. Seen & Unseen, work by Marc Hauser. Reception 6-9pm. 5/7-6/2.
Flat Iron Arts Building - 1579 N. Milwaukee. First Friday Open House. Reception 6-10pm.
Gallery 203 - 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave. Poetix and Color Blocks, work by Bohdan Gernaga. Reception 6-10pm. 5/7-5/29.
Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery - 100 W. Randolph, Suite 2-100. Pathways and Portals, work by Granite Amit. Closing Reception 4-6pm.
Johalla Projects - 1561 N. Milwaukee Ave. Immersioni/Immersions, curated by Anna Cerniglia and Susanna Horvatovicova. Reception 7-11pm. 5/7-5/22.
Las Manos Gallery - 5220 N. Clark St. New American Landscape. Reception 7-10pm. 5/7-6/7.
LivingRoom Gallery - 1530 W. Superior St. Synesthesia for the times, work by Ian McLaughlin. Reception 6-9pm.
Museum of Contemporary Art - 220 E. Chicago Ave. UBS 12 x 12: Steve Krakow, a.k.a. Plastic Crimewave. Reception 6-10pm. 5/7-5/30.
New Wave Coffee - 3103 W. Logan Blvd. Folding the Future, work by Jason Brammer. Reception 6-9pm. 5/7-6/1.
Noble & Superior Projects - 1418 W. Superior St. Alphabetization, work by Brandon Alvendia, Scott Carter, Eric Fleischauer, Brookhart Jonquil and Daniel Lavitt. Reception 6-10pm. 5/7-6/4.
Pritzker Military Library - 610 N. Fairbanks Ct., 2nd fl. The Home Front: What You Can Do! 5/7-7/9.
Richard Gray - 875 N. Michigan Ave., #2503. Chicago, work by Ewan Gibbs. Reception 6-8pm. 5/7-6/19.
Roots and Culture - 1034 N. Milwaukee Ave. Two Black Holes Are Better Than One, work by Carmen Price and Erin Zona. Reception 6-10pm. 5/7-6/12.
Sapere Art - 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave. Keeping Us All A Breast, work by Teresa J. Parker. Reception 6-10pm. 5/7-5/31.
The 1901 Gallery Theatre - 1901 W. Belmont Ave. TAURUS: The May Zodiac. Reception 8pm.
Three Birds Gallery - 1323 N. Milwaukee Ave. Liz Weber. Reception 6pm.
Ukrainian National Museum - 2249 W. Superior St. Mythology of My Motherland, work by Oleksa Kovalenko. Reception 7pm. 5/7-5/30.
Woman Made Gallery - 685 N. Milwaukee Ave. Aviculture, work by Deborah Bryan & Beyond Audobon, group show & Crow Magnus, work by Karen Bondarchuk. Reception 6-9pm. 5/7-7/1.
Fill in the Blank Gallery - 5038 N. Lincoln Ave. Improv. Reception 7-11pm. 5/8-5/28.
Floor Length and Tux - 2332 W. Augusta, #3. Flat 6. Reception 7pm-12am.
Happy Collaborationist Exhibition Space - 1254 N Noble St. Devil’s Barnyard. Reception 8pm-?.
Home Gallery - 1407 E. 54th St. Sketchbook Project. Reception 6-9pm.
Little Black Pearl - 1060 E 47th St. Uncommon Studio, discussion with Derric Clemmons, Luz Castillo, Milton Mizenberg and Jason Middlebrook. Reception 2-4:30pm.
Plaines Project - 1822 S. Desplaines St. new clear winter, work by Paul Erschen. Reception 6-9pm.
Western Exhibitions - 119 N Peoria St. 2A. Hobbies, work by John Parot & As you pass by and cast an eye as you are now so once was I, work by Rachel Niffenegger. Reception 5-8pm.
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago - 280 S. Columbus Dr. Every Fallen Sparrow, work by Joshua Kent. Performance at 7pm.