The Comedy Bar: Top-Rated Stand-Up in the Heart of Chicago

at The Comedy Bar, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Thu, September 29
Sat, October 01
Wed, October 05
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Wed, October 05
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FULL PRICE: $20
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Named one of "Chicago" magazine's "Best Comedy Clubs in Chicago," The Comedy Bar delivers great stand-up comedy in the heart of the city, easily accessible to both locals and out-of-towners -- and wit... [more+]

Named one of "Chicago" magazine's "Best Comedy Clubs in Chicago," The Comedy Bar delivers great stand-up comedy in the heart of the city, easily accessible to both locals and out-of-towners -- and with a kind-to-the-wallet "no drink minimum" policy. Whether it's top touring comics taking the stage or promising local up-and-comers behind the mic, The Comedy Bar is dedicated to giving the funniest comedians in the country their chance to shine. And who knows -- maybe you'll even get to witness an early set from the next Jerry Seinfeld, Amy Schumer or Chris Rock? [less-]

Loss and Family Connection in "Visiting Edna"

at Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre, Chicago
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Thu, September 29
Fri, September 30
Sun, October 02
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Fri, September 30
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FULL PRICE: $52 - $82
OFFER PRICE: $26 - $41

Tony Award-winning director Anna D. Shapiro, Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress Debra Monk and Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe bring you "Visiting Edna", a perceptive play peering into life,... [more+]

Tony Award-winning director Anna D. Shapiro, Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress Debra Monk and Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe bring you "Visiting Edna", a perceptive play peering into life, loss and a complex mother-son relationship. Edna has suffered a number of hurts and setbacks over the years, now facing the specter of cancer embodied in an intimate figure. When her son tries to reconcile the childhood love they shared with the aggressively polite but baffling relationship they have now, they both stumble toward honesty as they wrestle with the distractions -- both mundane and profound -- that stymie real connection. The powerful play comes to Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre in Chicago. [less-]

Puppets Come to Life in House Theatre's "A Comedical Tragedy for Mister Punch"

at Chopin Theatre Mainstage, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Thu, September 29
Fri, September 30
Sat, October 01
+ 9 more dates
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Fri, September 30
Sat, October 01
Sun, October 02
Thu, October 06
Fri, October 07
Sat, October 08
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FULL PRICE: $30 - $35
OFFER PRICE: $15 - $17.50

In the years before television and Saturday morning cartoons, audiences got their fill of slapstick comedy from Punch and Judy shows -- marionette performances about a pair of married puppets, Punch a... [more+]

In the years before television and Saturday morning cartoons, audiences got their fill of slapstick comedy from Punch and Judy shows -- marionette performances about a pair of married puppets, Punch and Judy, whose arguments always turn to violence by the end of the show. Written for adults and teens, "The Comedical Tragedy for Mister Punch" takes place in 18th-century London, just as Punch and Judy shows were rising in popularity in England. Orphaned street-urchin Charlotte goes to work for Pietro, an eccentric puppeteer and master of the Punch and Judy format. As they work together, Charlotte's active imagination calls the puppets to life, helping her to find lightness in a dark world of corrupt authority, class discrepancy and violence. This House Theatre of Chicago production at the Chopin Theatre incorporates live actors, custom masks, hand puppets and a towering, climbable set for a vivid look at a young girl's struggle to survive on her own. [less-]

"I Do Today": A Thoughtful Look at Modern Love

at Greenhouse Theater Center, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Thu, September 29
Fri, September 30
Sat, October 01
+ 7 more dates
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Fri, September 30
Sat, October 01
Sat, October 01
Sun, October 02
Thu, October 06
Fri, October 07
Sat, October 08
Sat, October 08
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FULL PRICE: $42 - $48
OFFER PRICE: $16 - $19

Failed relationships, former lovers and half-eaten wedding cake clutters the mind of one Jewish woman determined to track the trajectory of love and loss in her life thus far. As the play builds a con... [more+]

Failed relationships, former lovers and half-eaten wedding cake clutters the mind of one Jewish woman determined to track the trajectory of love and loss in her life thus far. As the play builds a constantly confounding and quickly changing family tree of many marriages (and even more divorces), it poses questions about how modern marriage fits in with potentially outdated ideals. Bisexuality, Kabbalah and baby teeth dangle from the many branches of this thoughtful play, exploring how we might use our inheritances to reimagine what's possible. Say "I Do Today" at Chicago's Greenhouse Theater Center. [less-]

See Chicago's Funniest Stand-Ups Live at "Chitown's Comedy Shake Down"

at Chicago Improv of Schaumburg, Schaumburg
OFFER DATES:
Thu, September 29
Thu, October 06
Sun, October 23
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Thu, October 06
Sun, October 23
Thu, October 27
Thu, November 03
Thu, December 01
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FULL PRICE: $12
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $6

Prepare for an evening of big laughs and good ol' fashioned fun when "Chitown's Big Comedy Shakedown" sweeps over the Windy City. Held at the Chicago Improv of Schaumburg, this hilarious night of stan... [more+]

Prepare for an evening of big laughs and good ol' fashioned fun when "Chitown's Big Comedy Shakedown" sweeps over the Windy City. Held at the Chicago Improv of Schaumburg, this hilarious night of stand-up entertainment features nationally touring acts, top-notch local talent and the industry's most talented up-and-coming stars. It's the perfect way to "shake up" your regular routine with some much needed comedic therapy. Please visit the event description below to see who'll be cracking audiences up at future shows. [less-]

"Chicago Magic Lounge": Old-School Magic Show

at Uptown Underground, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Thu, September 29
Sat, October 01
Thu, October 06
+ 7 more dates
Thu, September 29
Sat, October 01
Thu, October 06
Sat, October 08
Thu, October 13
Sat, October 15
Thu, October 20
Sat, October 22
Thu, October 27
Sat, October 29
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FULL PRICE: $27.50
OFFER PRICE: $13.75

You don't have to go far away to see close-up magic now that "Chicago Magic Lounge" has come to Uptown Underground. Take a step back in time to the days of Chicago's old-school magic bars, when myster... [more+]

You don't have to go far away to see close-up magic now that "Chicago Magic Lounge" has come to Uptown Underground. Take a step back in time to the days of Chicago's old-school magic bars, when mystery and mysticism ruled the day. "Chicago Magic Lounge" provides a night full of close-up magic, bar magic, table-hopping magicians and mainstage acts. The show is constantly changing, with new performers and new effects every week, so you never know what you're going to see and every show is a new experience. [less-]

"The Birds": Stage Thriller Shares Inspiration With Hitchcock Film

at Citadel Theatre, Lake Forest
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Thu, September 29
Fri, September 30
Sat, October 01
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Fri, September 30
Sat, October 01
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Wed, October 05
Thu, October 06
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Sun, October 16
Wed, October 19
Thu, October 20
Sat, October 22
Sun, October 23
Thu, October 27
Fri, October 28
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FULL PRICE: $20 - $38
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $19

Daphne du Maurier's short story "The Birds" not only inspired Alfred Hitchcock's classic film, it provided the basis for playwright Conor McPherson's innovative stage play, also called "The Birds", wh... [more+]

Daphne du Maurier's short story "The Birds" not only inspired Alfred Hitchcock's classic film, it provided the basis for playwright Conor McPherson's innovative stage play, also called "The Birds", which comes to Lake Forest's Citadel Theatre Company. Unlike the film, the action here is limited to an abandoned house occupied by two strangers who've taken refuge from the relentless avian attacks outside. Though safe from the onslaught, the pair must overcome a lack of electricity and food, and the dangers continue to mount as things get more desperate. They're soon joined by other fleeing citizens who bring with them grim news about the rest of humanity, in addition to an increased sense of paranoia and anxiety. Soon, the group's discussions turn from simple survival to defining the rules of a new society, resulting in a tense experience that will have you scanning the skies. [less-]

Sizzling Burlesque Meets Soulful Live Music at House of Blues' "Foundation Cabaret"

at House of Blues Chicago, Chicago
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Thu, September 29
Thu, October 06
Thu, October 13
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Thu, October 06
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FULL PRICE: $10
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Classic burlesque meets soulful live music at "Foundation Cabaret", a weekly variety show presented by neo-nerdy traveling showgirl Hot Tawdry. The performers change every time out, with burlesque sta... [more+]

Classic burlesque meets soulful live music at "Foundation Cabaret", a weekly variety show presented by neo-nerdy traveling showgirl Hot Tawdry. The performers change every time out, with burlesque stars such as Dahlia Fatale, Vivacious Miss Audacious, Po'Chop and many others offering up sizzling, scantily clad burlesque numbers full of contortionism, hula-hooping, fabulous costumes and more. With tunes provided by the likes of Anthony Moser and The Fat Tone Blues Band, brassy jazz singer Molly Farrelly, and other local faves, you're guaranteed a good time when you enter the "Foundation Cabaret" at House of Blues Chicago. [less-]

Crushes, Curfews & Suburban Beauty in Touching Comedy "Naperville"

at Theater Wit, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Thu, September 29
Sat, October 01
Sun, October 02
FULL PRICE: $30 - $70
OFFER PRICE: $21 - $35

This heartfelt meditation on the American suburbs from award-winning playwright Mat Smart ("The Royal Society of Antarctica") kicks off the new season of memorable plays at Chicago's Theater Wit. A "N... [more+]

This heartfelt meditation on the American suburbs from award-winning playwright Mat Smart ("The Royal Society of Antarctica") kicks off the new season of memorable plays at Chicago's Theater Wit. A "New York Times" Critic's Pick, "Naperville" sets its sights on the namesake Chicago suburb, where Howard is considering quitting his career in Seattle and moving home to care for his mother, who's been rendered blind in the wake of an accident. But when Howard crosses paths with Anne, a former high school classmate, at a Caribou Coffee in downtown Naperville, the stakes are raised in this comedy about crushes, curfews and the hidden beauty of the 'burbs. [less-]

Die-Hard Baseball Fans in Comedy "Bleacher Bums"

at The Broadway, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Thu, September 29
Fri, September 30
Sat, October 01
+ 9 more dates
Thu, September 29
Fri, September 30
Sat, October 01
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Thu, October 06
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FULL PRICE: $20 - $30
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $15

In the bleachers at Chicago's Wrigley Field, a mixed bag of die-hard Cubs fans are more fascinating than the game itself. The "Bleacher Bums" include a rabid cheerleader, a blind man who follows the g... [more+]

In the bleachers at Chicago's Wrigley Field, a mixed bag of die-hard Cubs fans are more fascinating than the game itself. The "Bleacher Bums" include a rabid cheerleader, a blind man who follows the game by transistor radio, a bathing beauty, a nerd and various other bleacher denizens. As the game proceeds, they place bets on every conceivable event. The villainous Marvin, who always bets against the Cubs, waits for the inevitable ninth-inning flop. Will he clean up again, or will the Cubs triumph this time? Win or lose, the bleacher bums remain undaunted in this comedy at The Broadway in Chicago. [less-]

"The Black Slot": Hilarious Satire About Racial Politics in the Theater

at Raven Theatre West Stage, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Thu, September 29
Fri, September 30
Sat, October 01
+ 1 more dates
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Fri, September 30
Sat, October 01
Sun, October 02
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FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $10

Ask an actor or producer and they'll tell you: The real drama happens "off" the stage. Now Warren Hoffman's daring new play takes you behind the scenes ... and into a tangle of race, politics and the ... [more+]

Ask an actor or producer and they'll tell you: The real drama happens "off" the stage. Now Warren Hoffman's daring new play takes you behind the scenes ... and into a tangle of race, politics and the business of "show business." In "The Black Slot", Beth, a dramaturg at a regional theatre, reads countless new scripts in the hopes of finding "the one." But when her boss rejects the exciting work of a young African American playwright in favor of producing an August Wilson classic, Beth and the writer hatch a plan to reveal the racism and hypocrisy of the American theater. But their plot quickly goes awry. The first new work to be selected from AstonRep's annual Writers' Series to receive a full production, "The Black Slot" is the company's first full world premiere. [less-]

"Chicago's Best Stand-Up" at the Laugh Factory

at Laugh Factory Chicago, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Thu, September 29
Sat, October 01
Fri, October 07
+ 11 more dates
Thu, September 29
Sat, October 01
Fri, October 07
Sat, October 08
Sat, October 08
Sun, October 09
Sun, October 09
Thu, October 13
Sat, October 15
Sat, October 15
Sat, October 22
Sat, October 22
Sat, October 29
Sat, October 29
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FULL PRICE: $17
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $8

Head over to the world-famous Laugh Factory and see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet. Located in the heart of the new Belmont Theater District just minutes from downtown, the Laugh F... [more+]

Head over to the world-famous Laugh Factory and see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet. Located in the heart of the new Belmont Theater District just minutes from downtown, the Laugh Factory is renowned for attracting high-caliber stand-up talent, including up-and-coming comics and big-name stars from TV and film. For its recurring "Chicago's Best Stand-Up" show, the club pulls together an ever-changing and original lineup of comedy titans, representing the best the Windy City has to offer. [less-]

"Hamlet": Ancient Chinese Twist on Shakespeare's Classic Drama

at Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Thu, September 29
FULL PRICE: $55 - $95
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $47.50

Internationally renowned Shanghai Jingju Theatre Company transforms Shakespeare's "Hamlet" into one of China's most impressive forms of traditional art. As in the original, the prince is visited by th... [more+]

Internationally renowned Shanghai Jingju Theatre Company transforms Shakespeare's "Hamlet" into one of China's most impressive forms of traditional art. As in the original, the prince is visited by the ghost of his father and called to seek revenge for the king's unjust death. Prince Zi Dan meditates on the nature of life versus death, art versus reality and fate versus choice. The Peking opera follows Chinese dramatic aesthetics, including music, vocal performance, mime, dance and acrobatics. Get ready for a fresh vision in this exciting tale of vengeance and loyalty set in the fictitious ancient Chinese Red City. Chicago's Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park hosts the international Peking opera troupe. [less-]

"The Happiest Place on Earth": Loss Spurs Journey to Magical Kingdom in New Play

at Greenhouse Theater Center, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Thu, September 29
Fri, September 30
Sat, October 01
+ 16 more dates
Thu, September 29
Fri, September 30
Sat, October 01
Sun, October 02
Wed, October 05
Thu, October 06
Fri, October 07
Sat, October 08
Sun, October 09
Wed, October 12
Thu, October 13
Fri, October 14
Sat, October 15
Sun, October 16
Wed, October 19
Thu, October 20
Fri, October 21
Sat, October 22
Sun, October 23
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FULL PRICE: $42 - $48
OFFER PRICE: $20

Once upon a time in Anaheim, California in an orange grove, a magical kingdom was built and dedicated to America's history, dreams and wildest hopes. Eight years later, an American prince died on live... [more+]

Once upon a time in Anaheim, California in an orange grove, a magical kingdom was built and dedicated to America's history, dreams and wildest hopes. Eight years later, an American prince died on live television while delivering the Albuquerque sports scores, leaving four daughters and their mother behind. Left reeling from the loss of their patriarch, the family underwent a quest to reach the magical kingdom and seek solace and recovery. Now, more than fifty years after their journey, acclaimed playwright Philip Dawkins retraces and illustrates the true story of the women in his family in "The Happiest Place on Earth", exploring their history and asking if there really is a place where dreams can come true. See this world premiere at the Greenhouse Theater Center in Chicago. [less-]

"BATSU! Chicago": Comedians Compete in Hilarious (and Painful!) Challenges

at Kamehachi Old Town , Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Thu, September 29
Fri, September 30
Thu, October 06
+ 3 more dates
Thu, September 29
Fri, September 30
Thu, October 06
Fri, October 07
Thu, October 13
Fri, October 14
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FULL PRICE: $25.50 - $40.50
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $37.50

Eating a bowl of wasabi, wrestling a sumo champion or filling your underwear with ice... You've seen examples of bizarre and over-the-top Japanese television and their American counterparts like "Wipe... [more+]

Eating a bowl of wasabi, wrestling a sumo champion or filling your underwear with ice... You've seen examples of bizarre and over-the-top Japanese television and their American counterparts like "Wipeout", now see "BATSU! Chicago" live on stage with comedy troupe Face Off Unlimited. Batsu is Japanese for "penalty game" and you can expect these four warrior-comedians get shocked and splattered as they compete in the lounge theater at Kamehachi. Chicago's original sushi bar, Kamehachi is in the heart of old town and offers a full bar and menu. [less-]

Immersive Theater "The Tragic Romance of Star-Crossed Lovers"

at Epworth United Methodist Church , Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Thu, September 29
Fri, September 30
Sat, October 01
FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

Step into an immersive world of fated love as you travel through multiple rooms exploring the paralleled tragedies of Romeo and Juliet and Tristan and Iseult. "Farewell My Friend: The Tragic Romance o... [more+]

Step into an immersive world of fated love as you travel through multiple rooms exploring the paralleled tragedies of Romeo and Juliet and Tristan and Iseult. "Farewell My Friend: The Tragic Romance of Star-Crossed Lovers" exposes secret plots and raw, inner truths and offers an intimate connection with the characters. Using an equal blend of Shakespeare's text and devised movement, you'll experience a new take on these timeless tales of love that resonate through time and transcend language. Experience (re)discover theatre's "Farewell My Friend" in Chicago. [less-]

"ComedySportz": Fast & Funny Improv Comedy for the Whole Family

at The ComedySportz Theatre, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Thu, September 29
Sat, October 01
Thu, October 06
+ 6 more dates
Thu, September 29
Sat, October 01
Thu, October 06
Sat, October 08
Thu, October 13
Sat, October 15
Thu, October 20
Sat, October 22
Thu, October 27
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FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

Fans of comedy and improv shows like "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" will love Chicago's "ComedySportz", a fun, fast-paced event that's great for the whole family. Two highly skilled teams battle for laugh... [more+]

Fans of comedy and improv shows like "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" will love Chicago's "ComedySportz", a fun, fast-paced event that's great for the whole family. Two highly skilled teams battle for laughs and points as they create scenes, games and songs on the spot with audience participation and suggestions incorporated into the act. It's never the same show twice, and you might even end up on stage yourself! The competition moves at a blazing pace, and you ultimately get to decide the winner. [less-]

"Mama Said Knock You Out: A Hip-Hop Comedy Challenge"

at Under the Gun Theater, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Thu, September 29
FULL PRICE: $12
OFFER PRICE: $6

The inventive minds at Chicago's Under the Gun Theater bring you their latest competition, in which a pair of hip-hop improv acts face off for comedy supremacy. Two teams of skilled performers, both b... [more+]

The inventive minds at Chicago's Under the Gun Theater bring you their latest competition, in which a pair of hip-hop improv acts face off for comedy supremacy. Two teams of skilled performers, both bursting at the seams with streetwise swagger, get ready to throw down, armed only with a suggestion from you and your fellow audience members. Both troupes come up with a new show based on that premise, and the losers have a week to complete a task akin to the ones doled out on "Real World/Road Rules Challenge". [less-]

"Thursday Night Prime Time": Laughs Come Live With Improv

at Laugh Out Loud Theater - Schaumburg, Schaumburg
OFFER DATES:
Thu, September 29
Thu, October 06
Thu, October 13
+ 2 more dates
Thu, September 29
Thu, October 06
Thu, October 13
Thu, October 20
Thu, October 27
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FULL PRICE: $12
OFFER PRICE: $6

The Laugh Out Loud ensemble boasts 20 of the top improv performers in all of Chicagoland, and their popular "Thursday Night Prime Time" show teams a quartet of their best with a host of up-and-coming ... [more+]

The Laugh Out Loud ensemble boasts 20 of the top improv performers in all of Chicagoland, and their popular "Thursday Night Prime Time" show teams a quartet of their best with a host of up-and-coming hopefuls to create three acts of off-the-cuff comedy. Combining live action, video and audience participation, the fun comes fast and furious in this intimate setting where you're part of the action. This seasoned troupe has been one of the Northwest suburbs' favorite entertainment options for more than five years. [less-]

Laugh Out Loud Improvises "Ridiculous Jackassery"

at Laugh Out Loud Chicago, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Thu, September 29
FULL PRICE: $15
OFFER PRICE: $7.50

Don't try this at home. The bravest (or dumbest) improvisers at Chicago's Laugh Out Loud are taking a page out of the "Jackass" playbook and turning themselves into guinea pigs for comedy. They'll sub... [more+]

Don't try this at home. The bravest (or dumbest) improvisers at Chicago's Laugh Out Loud are taking a page out of the "Jackass" playbook and turning themselves into guinea pigs for comedy. They'll subject themselves to everything from mousetraps to marshmallows for your amusement, because let's face it: sometimes you laugh so hard it hurts, and sometimes some idiot hurts so hard you have no choice but to laugh. If you thought "Jackass" was funny onscreen, wait till you see what these skilled improvisers come up with live onstage in "Ridiculous Jackassery". [less-]

Sep 2016

Next To Normal

at Theater Wit in Lakeview
OFFER DATES:
16 Sep 2016 until 9 Oct 2016
All Day

This contemporary musical explores how one suburban household copes with crisis. With provocative lyrics and an electrifying score of more than 30 original songs, Next To Normal shows how far two parents will go to keep themselves sane and their family’s world intact.
Performances run Thursdays – Saturdays @ 8pm and Sundays @ 2pm.

Amour

at Athenaeum Theatre Studio One
OFFER DATES:
16 Sep 2016 until 8 Oct 2016
7:30 pm

Adapted from the short story “Le Passe-Muraille” by beloved French author Marcel Aymé, Amour tells the story of Dusoleil, a shy clerk working in a dreary office in post-World War II Paris. One day he discovers he has the ability to walk through walls, and embraces a life of romance and adventure. With music by multiple Oscar and Grammy Award-winner Michel Legrand and adapted into English by Jeremy Sams from the French Libretto by Didier van Cauwelaert, Amour was nominated for multiple Tony awards when it played on Broadway in 2002.

Hand To God

at Victory Gardens Theater
OFFER DATES:
16 Sep 2016 until 23 Oct 2016
7:30 pm

The God-fearing children of Cypress, Texas spend their after-school hours practicing Christian Puppet Ministry at the local church. When one devout young boy discovers that his hand puppet has a life of its own, all hell breaks loose. Literally. This satanic sock puppet comedy thrilled audiences on Broadway last season and received a Tony nomination for best new play.

Man In The Ring

at Court Theatre
OFFER DATES:
16 Sep 2016 until 16 Oct 2016
7:30 pm

Based on the true story of six-time world champion boxer Emile Griffith, Man in the Ring charts Emile’s humble beginnings in the U.S. Virgin Islands to his infamous match against his archrival Benny “Kid” Paret. When Benny challenges Emile’s sexual identity, Griffith responds in the ring and leaves a mark that lingers long after their legendary encounter.

Wonderful Town

at Goodman Theatre
OFFER DATES:
16 Sep 2016 until 16 Oct 2016
7:30 pm

Mary Zimmerman directs a lavish revival of Leonard Bernstein’s classic musical, featuring a company of 44 actors and musicians! Two sisters. Join Ruth and Eileen Sherwood as they leave behind their mundane Ohio lives in pursuit of making it big in New York City. Chock-full of swinging show tunes, breathtaking choreography and effervescent charm, Wonderful Town captures the thrill of chasing one’s dreams like no other musical.

You On the Moors Now

at The Hypocrites at The Den Theatre
OFFER DATES:
16 Sep 2016 until 30 Oct 2016
8:00 pm

This crazy, funny show sets heroines from the 19th century novels of Louis May Alcott, Jane Austen, and the Bronte sisters in a mythical place of Moors. When the heroines receive proposals of marriage, they decide to escape. The men wage war on the women starting the Moors Wars.

Bobbie Clearly

at Steep Theatre
OFFER DATES:
19 Sep 2016 until 5 Nov 2016
12:00 am

Nobody from the town of Milton, Nebraska ever gave much thought to Bobbie before the tragedy in the cornfield. Two years later, it’s hard for them to think of much else. In the darkly comic Bobbie Clearly, a community opens up about life in the aftermath and making sense of senseless violence.

How We Got On

at Haven Theatre at The Den Theatre
OFFER DATES:
19 Sep 2016 until 12 Nov 2016
12:00 am

In this remixed coming-of-age an all-knowing DJ loops you through the tracks of three Midwestern teen rappers stranded in suburbia. Determined to find their artistic voices, Hank, Julian, and Luann are forced to combat the discord of crude technology, family disfunction, and ruthless rivalries as this B-Side of 1980’s hip-hop history is spun.

Life Sucks

at Lookingglass Theatre
OFFER DATES:
19 Sep 2016 until 6 Nov 2016
12:00 am

Incurably lustful and lonely, hapless and hopeful, seven souls collide and stumble their way towards a new understanding that life sucks! Or does it? From the mind of Aaron Posner, author of Stupid F*#king Bird, comes this brash and revelatory reworking of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. Never has unhappiness been so much fun.

Miss Holmes

at Lifeline Theatre
OFFER DATES:
19 Sep 2016 until 30 Oct 2016
12:00 am

Two unconventional women, trapped in an era that refuses to accept them, must work together to uncover the secrets surrounding a corrupt police investigator whose wives have a habit of turning up dead. A thrilling murder mystery that re-introduces familiar characters from the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle under a brand new light.

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Sep 2016

Museum of Science and Industry Free Days

at Museum of Science and Industry
OFFER DATES:
26 Sep 2016 until 30 Sep 2016
9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Explore the Museum of Science and Industry for free! General admission is free with a valid Illinois ID. Tickets for special exhibits including the U-505 Submarine On-board Tour can be purchased at a discounted price.

Chicago Children’s Museum: Target Free Family Night

at Chicago Children’s Museum
OFFER DATES:
29 Sep 2016
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Every Thursday evening is free for kids and adults of all ages at the Chicago Children’s Museum!

The Art Institute of Chicago Free Days

at The Art Institute of Chicago
OFFER DATES:
29 Sep 2016
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

General admission is free to Illinois residents every Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. throughout the year.

Oct 2016

Scopes in the City

at Kilbourn Park
OFFER DATES:
1 Oct 2016
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Adler Planetarium is sending astronomers out to bring the Universe a little closer to you. Come peer through telescopes right in your neighborhood – if your lucky you might just get to see the Sun, Moon or even Jupiter!

Field Museum Free Admission Day

at The Field Museum
OFFER DATES:
2 Oct 2016
All Day

Field Museum, along with other Chicago museums, participate in Free Museum Days program that allows Illinois residents to enjoy museums via free basic admission with valid proof of residency. Access to special exhibits and 3D films can be purchased at a reduced price.

Discount Days at the Shedd Aquarium

at Shedd Aquarium
OFFER DATES:
3 Oct 2016 until 4 Oct 2016
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Come experience the wonders of the sea at a great discount, or free! Just bring your valid Illinois ID.

 

Option 1: Free!

Includes: Includes Caribbean Reef, Waters of the World and Amazon Rising

 

Option 2: Total Experience Pass $15

Includes: Access to all exhibits and shows, including the aquatic presentation, Stingray Touch,*Amphibians special exhibit and a 4-D Experience.

 

Museum of Science and Industry Free Days

at Museum of Science and Industry
OFFER DATES:
4 Oct 2016 until 6 Oct 2016
9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Explore the Museum of Science and Industry for free! General admission is free with a valid Illinois ID. Tickets for special exhibits including the U-505 Submarine On-board Tour can be purchased at a discounted price.

Museum of Contemporary Art Free Days

at Museum of Contemporary Art
OFFER DATES:
4 Oct 2016
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Admission to the Museum of Contemporary Art is free for Illinois residents on Tuesdays, year-round!

Scopes in the City

at Dark Matter Coffee
OFFER DATES:
5 Oct 2016
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Adler Planetarium is sending astronomers out to bring the Universe a little closer to you. Come peer through telescopes right in your neighborhood – if your lucky you might just get to see the Sun, Moon or even Jupiter!

Chicago Children’s Museum: Target Free Family Night

at Chicago Children’s Museum
OFFER DATES:
6 Oct 2016
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Every Thursday evening is free for kids and adults of all ages at the Chicago Children’s Museum!

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Sep 2016

Reeling LGBTQ+ Film Festival

at Reeling Film Festival
OFFER DATES:
22 Sep 2016 until 29 Sep 2016
6:00 pm - 9:15 pm

Reeling prides itself with being the second longest-running film festival showcasing the best LGBTQ+ films and videos. The festival hosts a variety of films ranging from documentaries to shorts.

28th Annual Oyster Fest

at Corner of Hubbard St. and Rush St.
OFFER DATES:
30 Sep 2016
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Come enjoy fresh sea food and live blues music! Plus, this year the first ever oyster roast will be a part of the festival!

St. Benedict’s OktoberFest

at St. Benedict’s Courtyard
OFFER DATES:
30 Sep 2016
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Come celebrate St. Benedict’s 51st annual Oktoberfest! Admission is free!

Evanston Art & Big Fork Festival

at Downton Evanston
OFFER DATES:
30 Sep 2016 until 2 Oct 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This art festival will showcase everything from traditional art to usable art – photography and paintings to jewelry and furniture. There will be 130 artist’s works filling the streets supported by live music and a whole lot of art loving Chicagoans.

Friday, September 30: 4pm – Dusk

Saturday, October 1: 10 am – Dusk

Sunday, October 2: 10am – 5 pm.

6th Annual West Town Art Walk

at West Town Art Walk
OFFER DATES:
30 Sep 2016 until 1 Oct 2016
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The West Town Art Walk presents art from all walks of life – visual, musical, culinary, fashion and more! All showcases will be within West Town’s shops, businesses restaurants and bars. You can walk for a little or as long as you would like; you are in charge of your experience.

 

Hosting shops will be along: Chicago Avenue (between Milwaukee Ave and Hoyne Ave) and Ashland Avenue (between Chicago Ave and Division St).

Oct 2016

Apple Fest

at Ravenswood
OFFER DATES:
1 Oct 2016 until 2 Oct 2016
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Come fulfill all your apple needs! Pick up fresh apple pie, hot apple cider, or even a whole bushel of apples. When you’re finished, bring your food to the Leland Stage to hear local music while you eat.

Chicago VeganMania 2016

at The Broadway Armory
OFFER DATES:
1 Oct 2016
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Come to VeganMania! A free event full of samples, speakers, music, and plenty of vegan food!

Bacon and Beer Classic

at Solider Field
OFFER DATES:
1 Oct 2016
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

Come enjoy music, games, beer, and everything bacon at Soldier Field during the Bacon and Beer Classic. Tickets can be purchased for $65 from Groupon and LivingSocial.

4th Annual Logan Square Beer Festival

at Logan Square Auditorium
OFFER DATES:
1 Oct 2016
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come taste over 50 beers from 20 breweries in Chicago!

Session 1: (1pm – 4pm)

Session 2: (5pm – 8pm)

St. Benedict’s OktoberFest

at St. Benedict’s Courtyard
OFFER DATES:
1 Oct 2016
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Come celebrate St. Benedict’s 51st annual Oktoberfest! Admission is free!

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Sep 2016

Miss Holmes

at Lifeline Theatre
OFFER DATES:
19 Sep 2016 until 30 Oct 2016
12:00 am

Two unconventional women, trapped in an era that refuses to accept them, must work together to uncover the secrets surrounding a corrupt police investigator whose wives have a habit of turning up dead. A thrilling murder mystery that re-introduces familiar characters from the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle under a brand new light.

Reeling LGBTQ+ Film Festival

at Reeling Film Festival
OFFER DATES:
22 Sep 2016 until 29 Sep 2016
6:00 pm - 9:15 pm

Reeling prides itself with being the second longest-running film festival showcasing the best LGBTQ+ films and videos. The festival hosts a variety of films ranging from documentaries to shorts.

Cheers, Live on Stage

at Broadway Playhouse
OFFER DATES:
23 Sep 2016 until 22 Oct 2016
7:30 pm

The Boston bar is making a comeback. But this time, it’s live and in person. Come enjoy your favorite TV show at the Broadway Playhouse and get a great laugh out of it. You don’t want to miss this opportunity.

28th Annual Oyster Fest

at Corner of Hubbard St. and Rush St.
OFFER DATES:
30 Sep 2016
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Come enjoy fresh sea food and live blues music! Plus, this year the first ever oyster roast will be a part of the festival!

Evanston Art & Big Fork Festival

at Downton Evanston
OFFER DATES:
30 Sep 2016 until 2 Oct 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This art festival will showcase everything from traditional art to usable art – photography and paintings to jewelry and furniture. There will be 130 artist’s works filling the streets supported by live music and a whole lot of art loving Chicagoans.

Friday, September 30: 4pm – Dusk

Saturday, October 1: 10 am – Dusk

Sunday, October 2: 10am – 5 pm.

Oct 2016

St. Benedict’s OktoberFest

at St. Benedict’s Courtyard
OFFER DATES:
1 Oct 2016
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Come celebrate St. Benedict’s 51st annual Oktoberfest! Admission is free!

St. Benedict’s OktoberFest

at St. Benedict’s Courtyard
OFFER DATES:
2 Oct 2016
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come celebrate St. Benedict’s 51st annual Oktoberfest! Admission is free!

Sep 2016

Next To Normal

at Theater Wit in Lakeview
OFFER DATES:
16 Sep 2016 until 9 Oct 2016
All Day

This contemporary musical explores how one suburban household copes with crisis. With provocative lyrics and an electrifying score of more than 30 original songs, Next To Normal shows how far two parents will go to keep themselves sane and their family’s world intact.
Performances run Thursdays – Saturdays @ 8pm and Sundays @ 2pm.

Amour

at Athenaeum Theatre Studio One
OFFER DATES:
16 Sep 2016 until 8 Oct 2016
7:30 pm

Adapted from the short story “Le Passe-Muraille” by beloved French author Marcel Aymé, Amour tells the story of Dusoleil, a shy clerk working in a dreary office in post-World War II Paris. One day he discovers he has the ability to walk through walls, and embraces a life of romance and adventure. With music by multiple Oscar and Grammy Award-winner Michel Legrand and adapted into English by Jeremy Sams from the French Libretto by Didier van Cauwelaert, Amour was nominated for multiple Tony awards when it played on Broadway in 2002.

Hand To God

at Victory Gardens Theater
OFFER DATES:
16 Sep 2016 until 23 Oct 2016
7:30 pm

The God-fearing children of Cypress, Texas spend their after-school hours practicing Christian Puppet Ministry at the local church. When one devout young boy discovers that his hand puppet has a life of its own, all hell breaks loose. Literally. This satanic sock puppet comedy thrilled audiences on Broadway last season and received a Tony nomination for best new play.

Man In The Ring

at Court Theatre
OFFER DATES:
16 Sep 2016 until 16 Oct 2016
7:30 pm

Based on the true story of six-time world champion boxer Emile Griffith, Man in the Ring charts Emile’s humble beginnings in the U.S. Virgin Islands to his infamous match against his archrival Benny “Kid” Paret. When Benny challenges Emile’s sexual identity, Griffith responds in the ring and leaves a mark that lingers long after their legendary encounter.

Wonderful Town

at Goodman Theatre
OFFER DATES:
16 Sep 2016 until 16 Oct 2016
7:30 pm

Mary Zimmerman directs a lavish revival of Leonard Bernstein’s classic musical, featuring a company of 44 actors and musicians! Two sisters. Join Ruth and Eileen Sherwood as they leave behind their mundane Ohio lives in pursuit of making it big in New York City. Chock-full of swinging show tunes, breathtaking choreography and effervescent charm, Wonderful Town captures the thrill of chasing one’s dreams like no other musical.

You On the Moors Now

at The Hypocrites at The Den Theatre
OFFER DATES:
16 Sep 2016 until 30 Oct 2016
8:00 pm

This crazy, funny show sets heroines from the 19th century novels of Louis May Alcott, Jane Austen, and the Bronte sisters in a mythical place of Moors. When the heroines receive proposals of marriage, they decide to escape. The men wage war on the women starting the Moors Wars.

Bobbie Clearly

at Steep Theatre
OFFER DATES:
19 Sep 2016 until 5 Nov 2016
12:00 am

Nobody from the town of Milton, Nebraska ever gave much thought to Bobbie before the tragedy in the cornfield. Two years later, it’s hard for them to think of much else. In the darkly comic Bobbie Clearly, a community opens up about life in the aftermath and making sense of senseless violence.

How We Got On

at Haven Theatre at The Den Theatre
OFFER DATES:
19 Sep 2016 until 12 Nov 2016
12:00 am

In this remixed coming-of-age an all-knowing DJ loops you through the tracks of three Midwestern teen rappers stranded in suburbia. Determined to find their artistic voices, Hank, Julian, and Luann are forced to combat the discord of crude technology, family disfunction, and ruthless rivalries as this B-Side of 1980’s hip-hop history is spun.

Life Sucks

at Lookingglass Theatre
OFFER DATES:
19 Sep 2016 until 6 Nov 2016
12:00 am

Incurably lustful and lonely, hapless and hopeful, seven souls collide and stumble their way towards a new understanding that life sucks! Or does it? From the mind of Aaron Posner, author of Stupid F*#king Bird, comes this brash and revelatory reworking of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. Never has unhappiness been so much fun.

Miss Holmes

at Lifeline Theatre
OFFER DATES:
19 Sep 2016 until 30 Oct 2016
12:00 am

Two unconventional women, trapped in an era that refuses to accept them, must work together to uncover the secrets surrounding a corrupt police investigator whose wives have a habit of turning up dead. A thrilling murder mystery that re-introduces familiar characters from the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle under a brand new light.

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