If you want a taste of European classic theater in Chicago, then head to the historic Chopin Theater at Wicker Park. It was built in 1918, and served as an anchor of Chicago's Polish community for years. In its legendary existence that spans across more than two decades, this theater has put up an impressive number of performing arts events. The theater has many productions of its own and has also played host to veterans like Gwendolyn Brooks. The theater is beautiful, old and quirky, matured well over the years, you'll find European theater at its best here and literary events, annual festivals and some great performers.