Handmade Gifts Galore at the Annual "One of a Kind" Holiday Show

at The Mart Chicago, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Thu, December 01
FULL PRICE: $12 - $20
OFFER PRICE: $6 - $10

If you've ever found yourself ogling the array of amazing creations for sale on Etsy, then you have a bit of an idea what's in store for you at the 16th annual "One of a Kind" Holiday Show -- only in ... [more+]

If you've ever found yourself ogling the array of amazing creations for sale on Etsy, then you have a bit of an idea what's in store for you at the 16th annual "One of a Kind" Holiday Show -- only in this case, you can see everything in person before you buy. Browse original, handmade items from more than 600 artists, including accessories, ceramics, fashion, fiber art, furniture, glass, gourmet, holiday, jewelry, kids, metal, mixed media, painting, paper, photography, sculpture and wood. It's the ultimate opportunity to find the perfect gift for each person on your holiday shopping list. Adding to the festive atmosphere, you'll also be able to enjoy daily fashion shows featuring artist-designed apparel and live performances by local musicians sponsored by the Old School of Folk Music while you shop. It's all happening at The Mart in Chicago. [less-]

Live Comedy at the World Famous Laugh Factory

at Laugh Factory Chicago, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 03
Sat, December 10
Wed, December 14
+ 4 more dates
Sat, December 03
Sat, December 10
Wed, December 14
Sat, December 17
Wed, December 21
Sat, December 24
Wed, December 28
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FULL PRICE: $10 - $17
OFFER PRICE: COMP

Named the No. 1 Comedy Club in the country by "USA Today", the Laugh Factory regularly hosts top-notch headliners, including up-and-coming comedians from Chicagoland and beyond, and big-name stars fro... [more+]

Named the No. 1 Comedy Club in the country by "USA Today", the Laugh Factory regularly hosts top-notch headliners, including up-and-coming comedians from Chicagoland and beyond, and big-name stars from TV and film. You never know who may drop by for a set. Laugh Factory's roster of performers has included Jim Carrey, Dave Chappelle, Ellen DeGeneres, Kathy Griffin, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart and many more -- almost anyone you can think of in the comedy business. With tableside food and drink service and stellar talent on stage, Laugh Factory is a surefire bet for a great night out. [less-]

"Booze Your Own Adventure": Improvised Choose Your Own Adventure Drinking Game

at Laugh Out Loud Chicago, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 03
Sat, January 21
Sat, February 04
+ 15 more dates
Sat, December 03
Sat, January 21
Sat, February 04
Sat, February 18
Sat, March 04
Sat, March 18
Sat, April 01
Sat, April 15
Sat, May 06
Sat, May 20
Sat, June 03
Sat, June 17
Sat, July 01
Sat, July 15
Sat, August 05
Sat, August 19
Sat, September 02
Sat, September 16
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FULL PRICE: $5
OFFER PRICE: COMP

Everything you loved as a kid is always more fun when you throw alcohol in the mix: musical chairs, freeze tag and, of course, those Choose Your Own Adventure books. With "Booze Your Own Adventure", p... [more+]

Everything you loved as a kid is always more fun when you throw alcohol in the mix: musical chairs, freeze tag and, of course, those Choose Your Own Adventure books. With "Booze Your Own Adventure", playtime gets a grown-up spin in this all-new drinking game. The fate of the plot and characters rests in your hands as you get to decide which paths the hero takes throughout the story; meanwhile, the actors furiously gulp down some PBR for added drunken entertainment. Get ready for big laughs and an intoxicatingly good time as "Booze Your Own Adventure" comes to Laugh Out Loud Chicago. [less-]

Tragedy, Vengeance & Murder in Ancient Greek Tale "Electra"

at Court Theatre, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 03
Sat, December 03
Sun, December 04
+ 1 more dates
Sat, December 03
Sat, December 03
Sun, December 04
Sun, December 04
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FULL PRICE: $48 - $68
OFFER PRICE: $24 - $34

Following the murder of her father at the hands of her mother, Electra lives in exile, gripped by a furious desire to avenge his death. When her brother Orestes returns to claim the throne as its righ... [more+]

Following the murder of her father at the hands of her mother, Electra lives in exile, gripped by a furious desire to avenge his death. When her brother Orestes returns to claim the throne as its rightful heir, a tragedy of sacrifice, betrayal and assassination ignites the stage in this gripping production of the ancient Greek drama. Directed by Seret Scott -- whose 2014 production of "Native Son" was called "Gutsy, powerful [and] relentless" by the "Chicago Tribune" -- "Electra" is coming to the Court Theatre. [less-]

A Hilarious Musical Is Written Right Before Your Eyes: "pHamily The Musical"

at pH Comedy Theater, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 03
Sat, December 10
Sat, December 17
+ 3 more dates
Sat, December 03
Sat, December 10
Sat, December 17
Sat, January 07
Sat, January 14
Sat, January 21
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FULL PRICE: $15
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $7.50

Get ready for one of pH Productions signature shows: "pHamily The Musical". Audience suggestions help create a family of characters, an on-the-spot plot and more, all of which becomes a totally funny ... [more+]

Get ready for one of pH Productions signature shows: "pHamily The Musical". Audience suggestions help create a family of characters, an on-the-spot plot and more, all of which becomes a totally funny (and totally unpredictable) one-act musical, created by some of Chicago's most talented improvisers and musicians. Presented on the pH Comedy Theater stage, "pHamily The Musical" is a hilarious exploration of family dynamics featuring live music and dance -- and no two shows are ever alike! [less-]

Cure for the Holiday Blues in "Yet Another Holiday Show"

at Laugh Out Loud Theater - Schaumburg, Schaumburg
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 03
Sat, December 03
Fri, December 09
+ 11 more dates
Sat, December 03
Sat, December 03
Fri, December 09
Fri, December 09
Sat, December 10
Sat, December 10
Fri, December 16
Fri, December 16
Sat, December 17
Sat, December 17
Fri, December 23
Fri, December 23
Fri, December 30
Fri, December 30
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FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $10

If you can't take another festive, glowing homage to the glory of the holiday season, "Yet Another Holiday Show" has your cure. Whether singing along with an improvised carol about the worst presents ... [more+]

If you can't take another festive, glowing homage to the glory of the holiday season, "Yet Another Holiday Show" has your cure. Whether singing along with an improvised carol about the worst presents you've ever received or watching Santa guess what people "really" want for Christmas, you provide the inspiration and the actors provide the laughs. Hunker down with some comedy to help you survive the season, or at least the end of the night. Bring the whole family for the early show or go with just the adults for the late show, where anything goes, at Laugh Out Loud Theater in Schaumburg. [less-]

Harold Pinter's "Betrayal": Story of a Love Triangle

at Raven Theatre West Stage, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 03
FULL PRICE: $46
OFFER PRICE: $23

"Betrayal" is regarded as one of Pinter's greatest works, as well as a masterpiece of modern theater. The Nobel Prize-winning playwright tells the story of a love affair in reverse, from the meeting o... [more+]

"Betrayal" is regarded as one of Pinter's greatest works, as well as a masterpiece of modern theater. The Nobel Prize-winning playwright tells the story of a love affair in reverse, from the meeting of two lovers after the affair ends, traveling back over the course of their relationship. Emma and Jerry carry on a seven-year love affair, believing that Emma's husband (and Jerry's best friend) Robert is unaware. It turns out that Robert knew all along, but did nothing. As the story is revealed, the complicated layers of the love triangle peel away, revealing startling truths about the multiple ways people can betray each other. [less-]

Mother & Son Confront a Haunting Past in "The Little Flower of East Orange"

at Athenaeum Theatre, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 03
Sun, December 04
Thu, December 08
+ 7 more dates
Sat, December 03
Sun, December 04
Thu, December 08
Fri, December 09
Sat, December 10
Sun, December 11
Thu, December 15
Fri, December 16
Sat, December 17
Sun, December 18
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FULL PRICE: $30
OFFER PRICE: $7 - $16

When Therese Marie arrives in the emergency room of a small hospital in the Bronx, suffering from hypothermia and in shock, the doctors and nurses think she's just another abandoned elderly woman who ... [more+]

When Therese Marie arrives in the emergency room of a small hospital in the Bronx, suffering from hypothermia and in shock, the doctors and nurses think she's just another abandoned elderly woman who can't even tell them her name. But Therese Marie's dementia is not all that it seems. And when her prodigal son, Danny, returns to New York, she struggles to maintain her dignity despite his insistence on confronting ugly family secrets. Stephen Adly Guirgis' "The Little Flower of East Orange" introduces us to a mother and son who together must face a long family legacy of abuse in order to find the true meaning of grace. Eclipse Theatre Company brings this unconventional family drama to Chicago's Athenaeum Theatre for its Midwest premiere. [less-]

Raunchy Standup Comedy Showcase

at Laugh Factory Chicago, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 03
Sat, December 10
Sat, December 17
+ 1 more dates
Sat, December 03
Sat, December 10
Sat, December 17
Sat, December 24
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FULL PRICE: $17
OFFER PRICE: COMP

If you're looking for good, clean fun then you better steer clear of "The Nasty Show". Bringing together Chicago's best standups onto one stage, this showcase will get down and dirty to entertain you ... [more+]

If you're looking for good, clean fun then you better steer clear of "The Nasty Show". Bringing together Chicago's best standups onto one stage, this showcase will get down and dirty to entertain you with a night of no-holds-barred comedy. Held at Chicago's Laugh Factory, these comics come fully unleashed and will deliver some of the most ground-breaking, shocking, raunchy and hilarious material they've got. Forget adorable puns and get ready to strap in for an evening of in-your-face and (of course) nasty comedy. [less-]

River North Wine Fest: Tastes of More Than 35 Varieties

at Moe's Cantina and Old Crow Smokehouse River North, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 03
FULL PRICE: $50
OFFER PRICE: $22

Life's too short to drink bad wine. Luckily, you'll have your pick of several of the good ones at the River North Wine Fest in Chicago. More than 35 wines from all over the world will be ready for you... [more+]

Life's too short to drink bad wine. Luckily, you'll have your pick of several of the good ones at the River North Wine Fest in Chicago. More than 35 wines from all over the world will be ready for you to sample at Moe's Cantina and Old Crow Smokehouse, from pinots and cabs to blends and beyond. Each guest will also receive a cheese plate, with specially chosen pairings. Taste them all and find your new favorite at this entertaining event. [less-]

New Cinderella Play Offers Irreverent Take on the Classic Tale

at The Den Theatre - Heath Main Stage, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 03
Sat, December 03
Sun, December 04
+ 20 more dates
Sat, December 03
Sat, December 03
Sun, December 04
Fri, December 09
Sat, December 10
Sat, December 10
Sun, December 11
Fri, December 16
Sat, December 17
Sat, December 17
Sun, December 18
Thu, December 22
Fri, December 23
Sat, December 24
Sat, December 24
Thu, December 29
Fri, December 30
Sat, December 31
Sat, December 31
Fri, January 06
Sat, January 07
Sat, January 07
Sun, January 08
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FULL PRICE: $36
OFFER PRICE: $18

Adapted from the 1904 comic opera "Cendrillon", this Gilbert and Sullivan-style musical-play is an elegantly irreverent take on the classic fairy tale of Cinderella. This production at The Den Theatre... [more+]

Adapted from the 1904 comic opera "Cendrillon", this Gilbert and Sullivan-style musical-play is an elegantly irreverent take on the classic fairy tale of Cinderella. This production at The Den Theatre in Chicago subverts the classic tropes of the timeless tale by having Cinderella pursue a happily-ever-after ending that doesn't involve being swept off her feet by a handsome prince. Filled with whimsical songs, laughter and surprises, "Cinderella at the Theater of Potatoes" is a piece of fresh and festive holiday season fun for the whole family. [less-]

P.G. Wodehouse's Jeeves & Wooster in "Jeeves Intervenes": A Concert Reading

at Ruth Page Center for the Arts, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 03
Sun, December 04
Mon, December 05
+ 6 more dates
Sat, December 03
Sun, December 04
Mon, December 05
Sat, December 10
Sun, December 11
Mon, December 12
Sat, December 17
Sun, December 18
Mon, December 19
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FULL PRICE: $35
OFFER PRICE: $17.50 - $20

British author P.G. Wodehouse became one of the most widely read humorists of the 20th century for his iconic duo of feather-brained gentleman Bertie Wooster and his resourceful, long-suffering valet,... [more+]

British author P.G. Wodehouse became one of the most widely read humorists of the 20th century for his iconic duo of feather-brained gentleman Bertie Wooster and his resourceful, long-suffering valet, Jeeves. Now, Wodehouse's trademark wit comes to the stage of the Ruth Page Center for the Arts in ShawChicago's concert reading of "Jeeves Intervenes". When his Aunt Agatha forces Bertie to cancel his holiday to the French Riviera, it's only the beginning of his troubles. Now he's stuck attending a family reunion while Agatha attempts to engineer his engagement to the overbearing Gertrude. Meanwhile, Bertie's school chum Eustace is about to be sent to a tragically respectable job in India. Now, it's once again up to Bertie's trusty manservant, Jeeves, to save the day. "Jeeves Intervenes" was adapted for the stage by Margaret Raether. [less-]

"The Christmas Schooner": An Annual Family Holiday Tradition

at Mercury Theater, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 03
Sat, December 03
Wed, December 07
+ 3 more dates
Sat, December 03
Sat, December 03
Wed, December 07
Thu, December 08
Thu, December 08
Fri, December 09
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FULL PRICE: $45
OFFER PRICE: $18 - $33.75

Your whole family will enjoy this heartwarming story of the first Christmas Tree Ship and the people who risked their lives to fill Chicago with the holiday spirit. Based on the shipwrecked Rouse Simm... [more+]

Your whole family will enjoy this heartwarming story of the first Christmas Tree Ship and the people who risked their lives to fill Chicago with the holiday spirit. Based on the shipwrecked Rouse Simmons, "The Christmas Schooner" is a powerful, moving story with an exquisite score by Chicago favorites John Reeger (book) and Julie Shannon (music and lyrics). The musical has entertained audiences for hundreds of productions, including a 12-year run at Chicago's Bailiwick Repertory Theatre. Set in the late 19th century, this holiday musical tells the song and dance-filled story of a close-knit group of German immigrants who receive a message from a Chicago-based cousin lamenting the lack of traditional Christmas trees. A shipping captain and his crew then undertake a risky late-season journey across the notoriously violent Lake Michigan to deliver the precious timber to the city, carrying with them a full cargo of holiday hope and joy. [less-]

"EL Stories: Holiday Train": Real-Life Mass Transit Adventures, With a Seasonal Spin

at Greenhouse Theater Center, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 03
Fri, December 09
Sat, December 10
+ 7 more dates
Sat, December 03
Fri, December 09
Sat, December 10
Fri, December 16
Sat, December 17
Fri, December 30
Fri, January 06
Sat, January 07
Fri, January 13
Sat, January 14
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FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $10

"EL Stories: Holiday Train" is the seasonal variation of the long-running hit show about harrowing, hair-raising and hilarious true stories of Chicago train and bus experiences. Based on interviews wi... [more+]

"EL Stories: Holiday Train" is the seasonal variation of the long-running hit show about harrowing, hair-raising and hilarious true stories of Chicago train and bus experiences. Based on interviews with Windy City citizens from various backgrounds and neighborhoods, this show isn't just a collection of funny mass transit stories performed live -- it's a look at the way the people of Chicago interact as a community, particularly during the holidays. Just like every "EL Stories" show, each performance of "Holiday Train" features an audience volunteer's story performed live. [less-]

"Late Nite Catechism" Writer's "Christmas Bingo: It's a Ho-Ho-Holy Night"

at Royal George Theatre, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 03
Sun, December 04
Fri, December 09
+ 10 more dates
Sat, December 03
Sun, December 04
Fri, December 09
Sat, December 10
Sun, December 11
Fri, December 16
Sat, December 17
Sun, December 18
Fri, December 23
Sat, December 24
Fri, December 30
Sat, December 31
Sun, January 01
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FULL PRICE: $31
OFFER PRICE: $16

Vicki Quade, creator of the smash hit "Late Nite Catechism", invites you to get into the Christmas spirit with her hilarious holiday show, "Christmas Bingo: It's a Ho-Ho-Holy Night". Brush up on your ... [more+]

Vicki Quade, creator of the smash hit "Late Nite Catechism", invites you to get into the Christmas spirit with her hilarious holiday show, "Christmas Bingo: It's a Ho-Ho-Holy Night". Brush up on your Yuletide trivia, because with this uniquely interactive show, you'll be playing for actual prizes. Bingo caller Mrs. Mary Margaret O'Brien will have you in stitches as she tackles the wackiest myths and most outrageous facts about Christmas, including jolly old St. Nick's origins and where candy canes come from. [less-]

Joe's Live: National and Local Acts, Plus Great BBQ

at Joe's Live , Rosemont
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 03
Sat, December 17
Sat, December 17
+ 2 more dates
Sat, December 03
Sat, December 17
Sat, December 17
Fri, December 23
Thu, December 29
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FULL PRICE: $8 - $35
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $12

From honky-tonk country to yacht rock, Joe's Live in Rosemont has a band for every fan of a good time. National and local artists bring the best of rock, hip-hop and acoustic country to the stage, and... [more+]

From honky-tonk country to yacht rock, Joe's Live in Rosemont has a band for every fan of a good time. National and local artists bring the best of rock, hip-hop and acoustic country to the stage, and there's also a full bar and great grub to be had, especially with Bub City barbecue right next door. You wouldn't want to get all entertained on an empty stomach, now would you? [less-]

Murder, Intrigue & Forbidden Love Abound in "It's Christmas Goddamnit"

at The Annoyance Theatre & Bar, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 03
Fri, December 09
Sat, December 10
+ 2 more dates
Sat, December 03
Fri, December 09
Sat, December 10
Fri, December 16
Sat, December 17
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FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $10

Going home to visit family for the holidays can be a struggle -- but for the James family, this Christmas is going to be an ordeal for the record books. As the traditional passive-aggressive silences ... [more+]

Going home to visit family for the holidays can be a struggle -- but for the James family, this Christmas is going to be an ordeal for the record books. As the traditional passive-aggressive silences and dinner table sniping begin, Dad shocks the room by announcing that he's been having an affair with the next-door neighbor. Adding to the mayhem, one of the family's loathed uncles has been murdered -- and the slow-witted son of Dad's next-door paramour is the prime suspect! Filled with dysfunction, hilarity and disaster, "It's Christmas Goddamnit" at Chicago's The Annoyance Theatre and Bar will make your family's problems seem quaint by comparison. [less-]

"We Gotta Bingo": Interactive Dinner Theater Experience

at Chicago Theater Works, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 03
Sat, December 10
FULL PRICE: $59 - $69
OFFER PRICE: $29 - $39.50

Get your cards and markers ready for "We Gotta Bingo", a raucous, interactive dinner-theater experience where you're placed in the middle of two rival parishes who are set to be merged into one big pa... [more+]

Get your cards and markers ready for "We Gotta Bingo", a raucous, interactive dinner-theater experience where you're placed in the middle of two rival parishes who are set to be merged into one big parish. Since neither can support the expanding congregation by itself, they decide to raise the money the best way they know how -- through a bingo blowout. In between games, you'll enjoy a tasty Italian dinner, musical interludes between the rival parish choirs, and The Vokel Chords playing hits from today and yesterday, polka-style. Following in the hilarious footsteps of "Tony 'n Tina's Wedding", "We Gotta Bingo" is ready for you to put on your game-face at Chicago Theater Works. [less-]

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

at The Comedy Bar, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 03
Wed, December 07
Thu, December 08
+ 11 more dates
Sat, December 03
Wed, December 07
Thu, December 08
Sat, December 10
Wed, December 14
Thu, December 15
Sat, December 17
Tue, December 20
Wed, December 21
Thu, December 22
Tue, December 27
Wed, December 28
Tue, January 03
Wed, January 04
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FULL PRICE: $10 - $20
OFFER PRICE: COMP

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-]

"Late Nite Catechism": The Interactive Comedy Hit

at Royal George Theatre, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 03
Sat, December 10
Sat, December 17
+ 10 more dates
Sat, December 03
Sat, December 10
Sat, December 17
Sat, December 24
Sat, December 31
Sat, January 07
Sun, January 08
Sat, January 14
Sun, January 15
Sat, January 21
Sun, January 22
Sat, January 28
Sun, January 29
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FULL PRICE: $31
OFFER PRICE: $16

This is no easygoing modern Sunday school, this is old-time religion. "Late Nite Catechism" is a hilarious two-act solo performance that's part catechism class from back in the day, part stand-up rout... [more+]

This is no easygoing modern Sunday school, this is old-time religion. "Late Nite Catechism" is a hilarious two-act solo performance that's part catechism class from back in the day, part stand-up routine. Dressed in her head-to-toe habit, Sister will command the stage at the Royal George Theatre in Chicago, taking you back to the days of Latin Mass and meatless Fridays when discipline meant a smack of the old ruler across the knuckles. You heard right, this interactive comedy turns the audience into Sister's class as she rewards you, the "students," for correct answers with glow-in-the-dark rosaries and other nifty prizes. Naughty students may well find themselves on stage, sitting in a corner while reflecting upon their naughty actions. [less-]

Nov 2016

End of the Rainbow

at Porchlight Music Theatre
OFFER DATES:
4 Nov 2016 until 4 Dec 2016
All Day

It’s December 1968 and Judy Garland is about to make her comeback….again. In a London hotel room, with both her new young fiancé and her adoring accompanist, Garland struggles to get “beyond the rainbow” with her signature cocktail of talent, tenacity and razor-sharp wit. Featuring some of Garland’s most memorable songs, this savagely funny play with music offers unique insight into the inner conflict that inspired and consumed one of the most beloved figures in American history.

The Nutcracker

at Chopin Theatre
OFFER DATES:
4 Nov 2016 until 30 Dec 2016
7:30 pm - 3:00 pm

This ballet-free edition of a classic is a great way to spend an evening in the city! Bring your family, or that special someone in your life to this heartwarming, darkly moving story of magic and hope!

Electra

at Court Theatre
OFFER DATES:
10 Nov 2016 until 11 Dec 2016
All Day

The final tragic chapter of Court’s groundbreaking Greek Cycle. Proclaiming justice, Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus murdered her husband, Agamemnon, after his triumphant return from the Trojan War. Now, many long, quiet years have passed and she cannot anticipate the judgments that will soon arrive in Argos. Her vengeful daughter Electra and son Orestes reunite and scheme to confront their mother—upholding the House of Atreus’ eternal mission to balance the scales, they seek to reclaim their father’s throne.

The Fundamentals

at Steppenwolf Theatre
OFFER DATES:
10 Nov 2016 until 23 Dec 2016
All Day

Millie is a smart, resourceful young mother who works as a housekeeper in one of New York’s premier luxury hotels. When an opportunity to move into management gives her the chance to leave behind her blue collar life, Millie must decide how much, and who, she’s willing to sacrifice to secure her family’s future. A funny and scathing look at America’s corporate culture, The Fundamentals examines the compromises we make in order to fulfill our dreams.

Roz and Ray

at Victory Gardens Theater
OFFER DATES:
11 Nov 2016 until 11 Dec 2016
All Day

A medical drama about the healers and the healed. In 1976, Ray, a newly single parent of twin hemophiliac boys, has only one goal: keep his sons alive. His days are filled by endless trips to the hospital, rigorous testing, and frequent blood transfusions. This all changes when Ray meets Roz, an optimistic and caring doctor with a miracle treatment. Roz appears to be Ray’s savior until the miracle turns into a nightmare. Roz and Ray tells the profound story of love, trust, sacrifice, and forgiveness between two friends.

A Charlie Brown Christmas

at Broadway Playhouse
OFFER DATES:
11 Nov 2016 until 8 Jan 2017
10:00 am

Come enjoy this holiday classic to get you into the Christmas mood! Bring the whole family! Tickets are on sale now.

A Christmas Carol

at Goodman Theatre
OFFER DATES:
19 Nov 2016 until 31 Dec 2016
All Day

Get into the holiday spirit with Charles Dickens’ classic tale- now featuring more stage magic and surprises than ever! Tickets are on sale now.

A Christmas Carol

at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
OFFER DATES:
30 Nov 2016 until 22 Dec 2016
All Day

Get into the holiday spirit with Charles Dickens’ classic tale! This event is perfect for the whole family! Tickets are on sale now.

Dec 2016

A Christmas Carol

at Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
OFFER DATES:
1 Dec 2016 until 31 Dec 2016
All Day

Charles Dickens’ messages of hope, charity and kindness towards others mean more than ever this season. Share this heartwarming tradition—chock full of festive music, glorious costumes and more stage magic than ever—with friends and loved ones

Christmas Bingo: It’s a Ho-Ho-Holy Night

at Nuns4Fun at the Royal George Theatre
OFFER DATES:
1 Dec 2016 until 1 Jan 2017
All Day

In this interactive comedy, audience members play bingo while also answering questions about Christmas traditions, the origin of St. Nick, where do candy canes come from, miracles in the Bible… and a clever re-creation of the Annunciation, complete with audience members in angel wings and halos.

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Nov 2016

Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light

at Museum of Science and Industry
OFFER DATES:
17 Nov 2016 until 8 Jan 2017
All Day

Come celebrate the holidays at the Museum of Science and Industry with the Christmas around the World and the Holiday of Light celebration! This event is free with general admission to the museum!

Winter Flower & Train Show

at Lincoln Park Conservatory
OFFER DATES:
27 Nov 2016 until 3 Jan 2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Come celebrate the holiday season with a Winter Wonderland filled with poinsettias, trees, sparkling lights, and model trains that traverse through the plantings! Best of all, this event is free!

Dec 2016

ZooLights

at Lincoln Park Zoo
OFFER DATES:
2 Dec 2016 until 4 Dec 2016
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Come enjoy ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo! This fun, free, family-oriented holiday celebration has so much to offer: Crafts, holiday snacks, gift shopping, ice-sculpting, and so much more!

Holiday Magic

at Brookfield Zoo
OFFER DATES:
3 Dec 2016 until 4 Dec 2016
All Day

Come to the 35th annual Holiday Magic Festival! Enjoy Chicagoland’s Largest and Longest Running Lights Festival with over one million Twinkling LED Lights!

Adler Planetarium Free Day

at Adler Planetarium
OFFER DATES:
3 Dec 2016 until 9 Dec 2016
9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Come explore the mysteries, stars, planets and black holes of space absolutely free! Just bring a valid ID with an Illinois address to claim this special admission.

Museum of Contemporary Art Free Days

at Museum of Contemporary Art
OFFER DATES:
6 Dec 2016
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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

Holiday Cheers!

at Chicago Botanic Garden
OFFER DATES:
7 Dec 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Celebrate the holidays with tastings of local spirits, wine, and winter brews, while you enjoy the surrounding Wonderland Express exhibition with trains and more than 80 Chicago landmarks. Light fare and drinks will be available for purchase.
Ticket prices:
Advance: member/nonmember: $25/$30
Day-of: member/nonmember: $28/$33

BrewLights

at Lincoln Park Zoo
OFFER DATES:
8 Dec 2016
5:30 am - 10:00 pm

Join us at Lincoln Park Zoo’s adult only ZooLights beer-tasting event! Regular adult ZooLights activities are included, and food will be available for purchase throughout the evening. The evening will also include opportunities for photos with Santa at the Helen Brach Primate House, free rides on the AT&T Endangered Species Carousel, music at the Kovler Lion House and more. Purchase tickets early for an Early-Bird Discount!

Chicago Children’s Museum: Target Free Family Night

at Chicago Children’s Museum
OFFER DATES:
8 Dec 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:
8 Dec 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.

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Nov 2016

Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light

at Museum of Science and Industry
OFFER DATES:
17 Nov 2016 until 8 Jan 2017
All Day

Come celebrate the holidays at the Museum of Science and Industry with the Christmas around the World and the Holiday of Light celebration! This event is free with general admission to the museum!

Christkindlmarket

at Daley Plaza
OFFER DATES:
18 Nov 2016 until 24 Dec 2016
11:00 am - 8:30 pm

Each year, people from all over the world visit the Christkindlmarket Chicago. The unique outdoor shopping experience, typical German food and drinks, as well as diverse holiday entertainment make the Christkindlmarket Chicago a preferred and popular destination. Admission is free!

Holiday Flower Show at Garfield Conservatory

at Garfield Park Conservatory
OFFER DATES:
24 Nov 2016 until 8 Jan 2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Garfield Park Conservatory’s Show House turns into “Sky Forest”, evoking a walk through wintery woods and highlights the towering beauty of the Fraser fir tree. This event runs every day except for Wednesdays.

Bring the whole family to this fun, free event!

Chicago Botanic Garden: Wonderland Express

at Chicago Botanic Garden
OFFER DATES:
25 Nov 2016 until 15 Dec 2016
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wonderland Express is one of the Chicago area’s top holiday “must-sees,” and a family-friendly, made-for-memories experience. Highlights include caroling, handmade wreaths for sale, ice sculpting, movie weekend, and the holiday market.

Ticket Price Member/Nonmember:
Adults: $11/$13
Seniors 62+: $8/$10
Children 3 – 12: $8/$10
Children 2 and under are free.
Tuesdays are half-price!

Winter Flower & Train Show

at Lincoln Park Conservatory
OFFER DATES:
27 Nov 2016 until 3 Jan 2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Come celebrate the holiday season with a Winter Wonderland filled with poinsettias, trees, sparkling lights, and model trains that traverse through the plantings! Best of all, this event is free!

Dec 2016

Winter WonderFest

at Navy Pier
OFFER DATES:
2 Dec 2016 until 8 Jan 2017
All Day

Get into the Holiday Spirit at Navy Pier’s Winter WonderFest! Packed with indoor family fun, the 16th annual Fifth Third Bank Winter WonderFest features 170,000 square feet filled with rides, giant slides, Chicago Blackhawks indoor ice skating rink and holiday decor that is sure to get you into the holiday spirit.

ZooLights

at Lincoln Park Zoo
OFFER DATES:
2 Dec 2016 until 4 Dec 2016
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Come enjoy ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo! This fun, free, family-oriented holiday celebration has so much to offer: Crafts, holiday snacks, gift shopping, ice-sculpting, and so much more!

Holiday Magic

at Brookfield Zoo
OFFER DATES:
3 Dec 2016 until 4 Dec 2016
All Day

Come to the 35th annual Holiday Magic Festival! Enjoy Chicagoland’s Largest and Longest Running Lights Festival with over one million Twinkling LED Lights!

Polar Express

at Union Station
OFFER DATES:
3 Dec 2016 until 1 Jan 2017
All Day

Come relive the classic holiday tale- complete with a golden ticket, hot chocolate, and cookies served by dancing chefs! This one hour train ride is sure to get you into the holiday spirit! Tickets are on sale now.

Winterfest

at Winterfest- Downtown Oak Park
OFFER DATES:
3 Dec 2016
All Day

Come get into the Holiday Spirit at Oak Park’s Winterfest! Catch a glimpse of Saint Nicholas on Marion Street, enjoy a variety of family-friendly acts and warm up inside the hospitality tent with free hot chocolate & coffee! Best of all, this event is free!

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Dec 2016

Christmas Bingo: It’s a Ho-Ho-Holy Night

at Nuns4Fun at the Royal George Theatre
OFFER DATES:
1 Dec 2016 until 1 Jan 2017
All Day

In this interactive comedy, audience members play bingo while also answering questions about Christmas traditions, the origin of St. Nick, where do candy canes come from, miracles in the Bible… and a clever re-creation of the Annunciation, complete with audience members in angel wings and halos.

Polar Express

at Union Station
OFFER DATES:
3 Dec 2016 until 1 Jan 2017
All Day

Come relive the classic holiday tale- complete with a golden ticket, hot chocolate, and cookies served by dancing chefs! This one hour train ride is sure to get you into the holiday spirit! Tickets are on sale now.

Lycée French Market

at Lycée Français de Chicago
OFFER DATES:
3 Dec 2016
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Come see the Lycée campus transform into a bustling Parisian Marché where many local and French artisans sell decorative arts, home décor, jewelry, apparel, accessories, gourmet food and more! Highlights not to be missed are the parent run Bistrot, featuring homemade French food made by French parents as well as our Lycée Gourmet, featuring baked goods also made by parents.

Lycée French Market

at Lycée Français de Chicago
OFFER DATES:
4 Dec 2016
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come see the Lycée campus transform into a bustling Parisian Marché where many local and French artisans sell decorative arts, home décor, jewelry, apparel, accessories, gourmet food and more! Highlights not to be missed are the parent run Bistrot, featuring homemade French food made by French parents as well as our Lycée Gourmet, featuring baked goods also made by parents.

Julmarknad

at Swedish American Museum
OFFER DATES:
5 Dec 2016
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Come celebrate the holidays with the Swedish American Museum’s annual Christmas Bazaar, where traditional Scandinavian and modern handicrafts will be available for purchase. Visit the Children’s Museum for crafts, games and a special visit from Santa. It’s entertainment for the whole family and includes a kaffestuga, Lucia processions and folk dancers! $2 suggested donation for admission for all.

Open Market

at Revel Fulton Market
OFFER DATES:
5 Dec 2016
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Come enjoy the 3rd annual Chicago Open Market! Enjoy plenty of food, drinks, and holiday shopping all day long! General admission tickets are free with registration!

Julmarknad

at Swedish American Museum
OFFER DATES:
6 Dec 2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come celebrate the holidays with the Swedish American Museum’s annual Christmas Bazaar, where traditional Scandinavian and modern handicrafts will be available for purchase. Visit the Children’s Museum for crafts, games and a special visit from Santa. It’s entertainment for the whole family and includes a kaffestuga, Lucia processions and folk dancers! $2 suggested donation for admission for all.

Joyola!

at Loyola University Chicago
OFFER DATES:
8 Dec 2016
7:30 pm

Loyola’s Christmas tradition, Joyola! returns this season for a grandiose evening of holiday celebration through secular tunes. Featuring performances the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Women’s Chorus, University Chorale, Chamber Choir, and Jazz Ensemble! Tickets are available online.

Holiday Remix

at Broadway Armory Park
OFFER DATES:
10 Dec 2016
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Don’t miss the 2nd annual Chicago Holiday Remix event! Come find one-of-a-kind items from 50 artists working with recycled/repurposed materials.

There will also be free workshops where you can learn how to make your own ornaments, and food and beverages will be served.

Holiday Treasure Hunt and Tea Party

at The Art Institute of Chicago
OFFER DATES:
11 Dec 2016
10:45 am - 4:00 pm

Bring the whole family and make a holiday tradition at the 35th annual Holiday Treasure Hunt and Tea Party!

Visit five stops within the museum’s galleries and the Ryan Learning Center while learning fascinating stories about select works and filling your activity book with colorful stamps and stickers. After this fun-filled expedition, stop by the historic Stock Exchange Trading Room for a tea party with Artie the Lion!

Tickets for the 10:45, 12:00, or 1:30 events are available online now.

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Nov 2016

End of the Rainbow

at Porchlight Music Theatre
OFFER DATES:
4 Nov 2016 until 4 Dec 2016
All Day

It’s December 1968 and Judy Garland is about to make her comeback….again. In a London hotel room, with both her new young fiancé and her adoring accompanist, Garland struggles to get “beyond the rainbow” with her signature cocktail of talent, tenacity and razor-sharp wit. Featuring some of Garland’s most memorable songs, this savagely funny play with music offers unique insight into the inner conflict that inspired and consumed one of the most beloved figures in American history.

The Nutcracker

at Chopin Theatre
OFFER DATES:
4 Nov 2016 until 30 Dec 2016
7:30 pm - 3:00 pm

This ballet-free edition of a classic is a great way to spend an evening in the city! Bring your family, or that special someone in your life to this heartwarming, darkly moving story of magic and hope!

Electra

at Court Theatre
OFFER DATES:
10 Nov 2016 until 11 Dec 2016
All Day

The final tragic chapter of Court’s groundbreaking Greek Cycle. Proclaiming justice, Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus murdered her husband, Agamemnon, after his triumphant return from the Trojan War. Now, many long, quiet years have passed and she cannot anticipate the judgments that will soon arrive in Argos. Her vengeful daughter Electra and son Orestes reunite and scheme to confront their mother—upholding the House of Atreus’ eternal mission to balance the scales, they seek to reclaim their father’s throne.

The Fundamentals

at Steppenwolf Theatre
OFFER DATES:
10 Nov 2016 until 23 Dec 2016
All Day

Millie is a smart, resourceful young mother who works as a housekeeper in one of New York’s premier luxury hotels. When an opportunity to move into management gives her the chance to leave behind her blue collar life, Millie must decide how much, and who, she’s willing to sacrifice to secure her family’s future. A funny and scathing look at America’s corporate culture, The Fundamentals examines the compromises we make in order to fulfill our dreams.

Roz and Ray

at Victory Gardens Theater
OFFER DATES:
11 Nov 2016 until 11 Dec 2016
All Day

A medical drama about the healers and the healed. In 1976, Ray, a newly single parent of twin hemophiliac boys, has only one goal: keep his sons alive. His days are filled by endless trips to the hospital, rigorous testing, and frequent blood transfusions. This all changes when Ray meets Roz, an optimistic and caring doctor with a miracle treatment. Roz appears to be Ray’s savior until the miracle turns into a nightmare. Roz and Ray tells the profound story of love, trust, sacrifice, and forgiveness between two friends.

A Charlie Brown Christmas

at Broadway Playhouse
OFFER DATES:
11 Nov 2016 until 8 Jan 2017
10:00 am

Come enjoy this holiday classic to get you into the Christmas mood! Bring the whole family! Tickets are on sale now.

Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light

at Museum of Science and Industry
OFFER DATES:
17 Nov 2016 until 8 Jan 2017
All Day

Come celebrate the holidays at the Museum of Science and Industry with the Christmas around the World and the Holiday of Light celebration! This event is free with general admission to the museum!

Christkindlmarket

at Daley Plaza
OFFER DATES:
18 Nov 2016 until 24 Dec 2016
11:00 am - 8:30 pm

Each year, people from all over the world visit the Christkindlmarket Chicago. The unique outdoor shopping experience, typical German food and drinks, as well as diverse holiday entertainment make the Christkindlmarket Chicago a preferred and popular destination. Admission is free!

A Christmas Carol

at Goodman Theatre
OFFER DATES:
19 Nov 2016 until 31 Dec 2016
All Day

Get into the holiday spirit with Charles Dickens’ classic tale- now featuring more stage magic and surprises than ever! Tickets are on sale now.

Holiday Flower Show at Garfield Conservatory

at Garfield Park Conservatory
OFFER DATES:
24 Nov 2016 until 8 Jan 2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Garfield Park Conservatory’s Show House turns into “Sky Forest”, evoking a walk through wintery woods and highlights the towering beauty of the Fraser fir tree. This event runs every day except for Wednesdays.

Bring the whole family to this fun, free event!

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