European-Style Urban Antique Market: The Randolph Street Market Festival

at Plumbers Union Hall, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sat, September 24
Sat, October 29
Sat, November 19
+ 2 more dates
Sat, September 24
Sat, October 29
Sat, November 19
Sat, November 26
Sat, December 10
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FULL PRICE: $8 - $14
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $7

The Randolph Street Market Festival has been described as a "mecca of cool," "the Barney's of vintage" and the best Chicago venue for people-watching. In other words, it's a can't-miss Chicago shoppin... [more+]

The Randolph Street Market Festival has been described as a "mecca of cool," "the Barney's of vintage" and the best Chicago venue for people-watching. In other words, it's a can't-miss Chicago shopping experience. Home of the world-famous Chicago Antique Market and Indie Designer Market and open monthly to the public, the festival is an internationally recognized European-style shopping extravaganza in Chicago's historic West Loop, featuring select purveyors of high-quality, amazingly priced "finds." Are you a music fiend? Browse through thousands of collectible records at the Vinyl Depot. A gourmand? Feast your senses on the delectable wares of the Fancy Food Market. Perhaps you've got more eclectic taste? The Global Goods Bazaar features handcrafted goods from local artisans representing many cultures. [less-]

Improv and Comedy Showcase With Under The Gun Theater

at Under the Gun Theater, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, September 25
FULL PRICE: $5
OFFER PRICE: COMP

Improv is as much a part of Chicago culture as deep dish pizza, fully loaded hot dogs and Da Bears. And one of the city's hottest groups right now for improv and sketch comedy is Under The Gun Theater... [more+]

Improv is as much a part of Chicago culture as deep dish pizza, fully loaded hot dogs and Da Bears. And one of the city's hottest groups right now for improv and sketch comedy is Under The Gun Theater, performing in the heart of Wrigleyville. You may not have had a chance to check them out yet, but here's a great opportunity to see the best of what they have to offer. "Welcome To The Stage Under The Gun" is an evening showcasing the ensemble's members performing all-new original work. There will be a little something for everyone, including improv, sketch, stand-up, music and solo performance. [less-]

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

at Chopin Theatre Mainstage, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, September 25
Thu, September 29
Fri, September 30
+ 10 more dates
Sun, September 25
Thu, September 29
Fri, September 30
Sat, October 01
Sun, October 02
Thu, October 06
Fri, October 07
Sat, October 08
Sun, October 09
Thu, October 13
Fri, October 14
Sat, October 15
Sun, October 16
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FULL PRICE: $30 - $35
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $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-]

"#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment" -- A Hilarious Look at the Search for Love Online

at UP Comedy Club, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, September 25
Thu, September 29
Fri, September 30
+ 13 more dates
Sun, September 25
Thu, September 29
Fri, September 30
Sun, October 02
Fri, October 07
Sun, October 09
Thu, October 13
Fri, October 14
Sun, October 16
Thu, October 20
Fri, October 21
Sun, October 23
Thu, October 27
Fri, October 28
Sat, October 29
Sun, October 30
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FULL PRICE: $26 - $34
OFFER PRICE: $12 - $17

Anyone who's ever looked for love -- whether online or "IRL" (that's "in real life" to you noobs) -- is sure to get a kick out of this fast-paced, interactive comedy that cleverly combines laugh-out-l... [more+]

Anyone who's ever looked for love -- whether online or "IRL" (that's "in real life" to you noobs) -- is sure to get a kick out of this fast-paced, interactive comedy that cleverly combines laugh-out-loud observations about the world of online dating with a sneaky social experiment. Made up of actual dialogue from interactions on dating site OKCupid, "#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment" uses original music, improvisation and multimedia elements to transpose real-life characters from the online world to the Up Comedy Club stage. As research for the show, "#DateMe"'s writers cleverly posted 38 fake character profiles on the country's most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles -- all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. [less-]

"The Wizengamot: A Harry Potter Debate!"

at Under the Gun Theater, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, September 25
Sun, October 02
Sun, October 09
+ 3 more dates
Sun, September 25
Sun, October 02
Sun, October 09
Sun, October 16
Sun, October 23
Sun, October 30
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FULL PRICE: $15
OFFER PRICE: $7.50

Do you know enough Potter to have studied at Hogwarts? See how your knowledge of the Harry Potter universe stacks up against the participants at "Wizengamot", a live debate at Under the Gun Theater de... [more+]

Do you know enough Potter to have studied at Hogwarts? See how your knowledge of the Harry Potter universe stacks up against the participants at "Wizengamot", a live debate at Under the Gun Theater dedicated to all things magic. Two teams will face off in a debate about the magical and mysterious world of Harry Potter, as a host hurls topics and questions for consideration. Between rounds, there will be Harry Potter-themed challenges, as well as trivia questions. Play along from the audience, put your knowledge of the books to the test and have fun with other Potter aficionados during the "The Wizengamot: A Harry Potter Debate!" in Chicago. [less-]

"Man in the Ring" Sheds Light on the Real-Life Battles of Boxer Emile Griffith

at Court Theatre, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, September 25
FULL PRICE: $48
OFFER PRICE: $24

Based on the true story of six-time world champion boxer Emile Griffith, "Man in the Ring" charts Griffith's rise from humble beginnings in the U.S. Virgin Islands to his infamous match against arch-r... [more+]

Based on the true story of six-time world champion boxer Emile Griffith, "Man in the Ring" charts Griffith's rise from humble beginnings in the U.S. Virgin Islands to his infamous match against arch-rival 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. Penned by Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Cristofer -- the writer of Tony-winning play "The Shadow Box" -- "Man in the Ring" is a story of violence, love and life under the public eye. Watch one man's fight to get the world back in his corner when this gripping historical drama comes to Chicago's Court Theatre. [less-]

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

at Epworth United Methodist Church , Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, September 25
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-]

"Cheers Live On Stage": Classic '80s Sitcom Comes to Life

at Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, September 25
Tue, September 27
Wed, September 28
+ 2 more dates
Sun, September 25
Tue, September 27
Wed, September 28
Thu, September 29
Sun, October 02
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FULL PRICE: $35 - $125
OFFER PRICE: $25 - $99

Making your way in the world today takes everything you've got -- but now you can take a break from all of your worries because TV's No.1 comedy is now live on stage. "Cheers Live On Stage" at Chicago... [more+]

Making your way in the world today takes everything you've got -- but now you can take a break from all of your worries because TV's No.1 comedy is now live on stage. "Cheers Live On Stage" at Chicago's Broadway Playhouse finds baseball player-turned-bar-owner Sam Malone managing a watering hole full of eccentric customers and staff, like tough-talking waitress Carla, Coach, the slow-witted bartender, regular patrons Cliff and Norm and his newest employee, the lovely poet Diane. Adapted using actual scripts from the first season of the beloved series, "Cheers Live On Stage" gives modern audiences the opportunity to experience the rapid-fire dialog, sexual tension and laughter live and in the moment. Like a popular bar, this show is sure to fill up fast. [less-]

Tony-Winning Musical "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"

at pH Comedy Theater, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, September 25
Sun, October 02
Sat, October 08
+ 9 more dates
Sun, September 25
Sun, October 02
Sat, October 08
Sun, October 09
Sat, October 15
Sun, October 16
Sat, October 22
Sun, October 23
Sat, October 29
Sun, October 30
Sat, November 05
Sun, November 06
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FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $10

The high-stakes world of middle-school spelling competitions takes center stage, as does a plethora of pubescent angst and awkwardness, in this hit musical comedy about six overachieving would-be word... [more+]

The high-stakes world of middle-school spelling competitions takes center stage, as does a plethora of pubescent angst and awkwardness, in this hit musical comedy about six overachieving would-be wordsmiths and their neurotic parents. The hilariously catchy songs capture teenage troubles at their worst, from "Woe Is Me" to "My Unfortunate Erection (Chip's Lament)," and the hard-fought contest teaches the valuable lesson that winning isn't the only definition of success. "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" was nominated for Best Musical and five other Tonys in its original run, winning for Best Book. Find out why as it comes to Chicago's pH Comedy Theater in this fun-filled production complete with audience participation. [less-]

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

at Laugh Factory Chicago, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, September 25
Thu, September 29
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-]

"The Peoples' Choice": Comedy Show Makes Light of Election Chaos

at Redtwist Theatre , Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, September 25
Wed, September 28
Sat, October 01
+ 13 more dates
Sun, September 25
Wed, September 28
Sat, October 01
Sun, October 02
Wed, October 05
Sat, October 08
Sun, October 09
Wed, October 12
Sat, October 15
Sun, October 16
Wed, October 19
Sat, October 22
Sun, October 23
Wed, October 26
Sat, October 29
Sun, October 30
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FULL PRICE: $30
OFFER PRICE: $15

With months still to go until Election Day, you might not think it was possible for the 2016 presidential election to get any weirder -- but the keen political observers at Genesis Theatre Company hav... [more+]

With months still to go until Election Day, you might not think it was possible for the 2016 presidential election to get any weirder -- but the keen political observers at Genesis Theatre Company have found a way. "The Peoples' Choice" at the Redtwist Theatre in Chicago is making political satire great again with this comedy revue lampooning the egos and excesses of our democratic process. No politician or party is spared in this truly bipartisan extravaganza, which features enough "yuuuge" laughs to get you to November with your sanity intact. [less-]

"Smokey Joe's Cafe": Musical Revue Salutes '50s-'60s Rock

at Drury Lane Theatre, Oakbrook Terrace
OFFER DATES:
Sun, September 25
FULL PRICE: $57
OFFER PRICE: $31

"Hound Dog," "Stand by Me," "Love Potion #9" -- the list of rock 'n' roll classics penned by the songwriting duo of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller is jam-packed with legendary hits. A high-energy celeb... [more+]

"Hound Dog," "Stand by Me," "Love Potion #9" -- the list of rock 'n' roll classics penned by the songwriting duo of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller is jam-packed with legendary hits. A high-energy celebration of this chart-topping body of work from "the Rodgers and Hammerstein of rock 'n' roll," "Smokey Joe's Café" is built around a series of comic and romantic vignettes set in the 1950s, and boasts nearly 40 landmark tunes, like "Yakety Yak," "Jailhouse Rock," "Spanish Harlem," "On Broadway," "Kansas City" and "Fools Fall in Love." This all-singing, all-dancing spectacular holds the record for the longest-running musical revue ever on Broadway, and the show's music won the 1996 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album. Don't miss "Smokey Joe's Cafe" when it finally makes its Drury Lane debut this season. [less-]

"That's Weird, Grandma: It Came From the Voting Booth" -- Written by Kids, Staged by Adults

at The Neo-Futurarium, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Mon, September 26
Mon, October 03
Mon, October 24
+ 3 more dates
Mon, September 26
Mon, October 03
Mon, October 24
Mon, October 31
Mon, November 07
Mon, November 14
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FULL PRICE: $6 - $12
OFFER PRICE: $6 - $8

"That's Weird, Grandma" is a weekly show of short sketches and songs adapted from stories written by students in Barrel of Monkeys' arts education programs. The special 20th anniversary performance --... [more+]

"That's Weird, Grandma" is a weekly show of short sketches and songs adapted from stories written by students in Barrel of Monkeys' arts education programs. The special 20th anniversary performance -- dubbed "It Came From the Voting Booth" -- features a sketch collection focusing on the 2016 election and all things political. The show runs the gamut from clever and funny to touching and poignant, and includes live music, original song-and-dance numbers, wigs and props galore and a rotating cast of talented professional actors. [less-]

Unscripted Laughs From Second City's Improv All-Stars

at UP Comedy Club, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Mon, September 26
FULL PRICE: $18
OFFER PRICE: $9

Chicago is renowned across the world as the home of great improv comedy. With this show, the Windy City's finest improvisers prove it, as they perform under the direction of the legendary Mick Napier,... [more+]

Chicago is renowned across the world as the home of great improv comedy. With this show, the Windy City's finest improvisers prove it, as they perform under the direction of the legendary Mick Napier, who's helmed numerous shows for the famed Second City. Called "slick and entertaining" by the "Chicago Tribune", the hour-long show includes plenty of audience interaction, with hilarious and thoroughly original results. The talented cast includes the cream of the crop from the company that birthed the careers of Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert and many more. Plus, no matter how many times you go, it's always a one-of-a-kind evening with fresh laughs. [less-]

"Misalliance": George Bernard Shaw's Country House Comedy -- Concert Reading

at Ruth Page Center for the Arts, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Mon, September 26
Sat, October 01
Sun, October 02
+ 4 more dates
Mon, September 26
Sat, October 01
Sun, October 02
Mon, October 03
Sat, October 08
Sun, October 09
Mon, October 10
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FULL PRICE: $35
OFFER PRICE: $15 - $20

Without giving away any spoilers: Never before has the idea of "party crashers" been portrayed with more drama or wit than in George Bernard Shaw's farcical comedy "Misalliance". But that's only one o... [more+]

Without giving away any spoilers: Never before has the idea of "party crashers" been portrayed with more drama or wit than in George Bernard Shaw's farcical comedy "Misalliance". But that's only one of the many surprises the Nobel Prize winner crams into this capacious country house comedy set during the time of "Downton Abbey" (but with a spirit closer to "Jeeves and Wooster"). In this "cavalcade of ideas wrapped around a full portion of wit," Shaw investigates Socialism, feminism, classism and even the new-fangled idea of "physical fitness" while painting a hilarious picture of the very peculiar mating habits of the British upper classes. Shaw's dialogue sparkles in this concert reading of "Misalliance" from ShawChicago Theater Company at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts in Chicago. [less-]

See Chicago's Architecture From the River on a Kayak Trip + Architectural Tour

at Kayak Chicago - Chicago River, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, September 27
Wed, September 28
Wed, September 28
+ 4 more dates
Tue, September 27
Wed, September 28
Wed, September 28
Thu, September 29
Thu, September 29
Fri, September 30
Fri, September 30
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FULL PRICE: $75.21
OFFER PRICE: $37.61

Get off the gritty, noisy streets for awhile and put your paddle in the water. That's right -- now you can kayak along the tranquil Chicago River while learning the history of the city's iconic waterw... [more+]

Get off the gritty, noisy streets for awhile and put your paddle in the water. That's right -- now you can kayak along the tranquil Chicago River while learning the history of the city's iconic waterway and the skyscrapers built along it. During this fun, informative and slightly wet three-hour tour, you'll navigate with your group through the heart of the loop, learning why Chicago was built on this spot, where Al Capone hid, where the first settlers to the area lived and more. Never paddled a kayak before? No worries, all tours are preceded by a brief orientation and training session. [less-]

The Laugh Factory's "Top Ten Tuesdays!"

at Laugh Factory Chicago, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, September 27
FULL PRICE: $10
OFFER PRICE: COMP

OK, so you've made it through the drudgery of Monday, but now the rest of the week stretches out before you like a humorless hurdle. Well count your lucky stars, because Chicago's Laugh Factory is her... [more+]

OK, so you've made it through the drudgery of Monday, but now the rest of the week stretches out before you like a humorless hurdle. Well count your lucky stars, because Chicago's Laugh Factory is here to give you just the endorphin-fueled boost you'll need to coast through to the weekend with "Top Ten Tuesdays!" Every week, 10 of the best acts in the city make their way to the stage of The Laugh Factory to deliver standout stand-up sets. Come see one of your personal favorites -- or discover a new one -- at this ever-revolving comedy lineup. [less-]

Loss and Family Connection in "Visiting Edna"

at Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, September 27
Wed, September 28
Thu, September 29
+ 3 more dates
Tue, September 27
Wed, September 28
Thu, September 29
Fri, September 30
Sun, October 02
Sun, October 02
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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-]

Rock 'n' Roll Classics at "Rock Baby Rock!" -- A Dinner Show

at Hard Rock Cafe, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, September 27
FULL PRICE: $30
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $20

Inspired by Jerry Lee Lewis, Lance Lipinsky's piano-pounding, pompadour-bopping style is so spot-on, even Lewis himself gave Lipinsky his blessing. After stealing the show in the Broadway hit "Million... [more+]

Inspired by Jerry Lee Lewis, Lance Lipinsky's piano-pounding, pompadour-bopping style is so spot-on, even Lewis himself gave Lipinsky his blessing. After stealing the show in the Broadway hit "Million Dollar Quartet", this dynamic young performer is touring on his own, backed by his rocking band the Lovers, and they're coming to Chicago's Hard Rock Cafe for a special dinner show. Hear the biggest hits of the biggest artists from rock's first years performed the way they were intended: brimming with the authenticity and energy of pop music's most exciting era. The Lovettes, a tribute to the "girl groups" of the '50s and '60s, join the Lovers during this sure-to-be-memorable performance. You can also order great food from the cafe's menu, available for purchase at your table. [less-]

Watch "Piya Behrupiya", Shakespeare's Classic "Twelfth Night", Performed in Hindi

at Chicago Shakespeare Theater - Courtyard Theater on Navy Pier, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, September 27
Thu, September 29
FULL PRICE: $48
OFFER PRICE: $29

Experience one of Shakespeare's timeless comedies through the eyes of an award-winning Hindi translation from Company Theatre Mumbai. Part of the 2016 Eye On India festival, "Piya Behrupiya", otherwis... [more+]

Experience one of Shakespeare's timeless comedies through the eyes of an award-winning Hindi translation from Company Theatre Mumbai. Part of the 2016 Eye On India festival, "Piya Behrupiya", otherwise known as "Twelfth Night", is a gender bender that follows a mixed yet hilarious set of lovers. When twins Viola and Sebastian are separated in a shipwreck and wash ashore in the beautiful but mysterious land of Illyria, they're quickly caught up in a maze of mistaken identity and mismatched passions. Viola falls hopelessly in love with Duke Orsino and disguises herself as a man so she can enter his world. Filled with juicy comedic characters and beloved scoundrels, "Twelfth Night" features some of Shakespeare's wittiest wordplay and the most exquisite songs he ever wrote. [less-]

Aug 2016

International Screenings Program

at Chicago Cultural Center
OFFER DATES:
3 Aug 2016 until 28 Sep 2016
All Day

Come out to the Chicago Cultural Center and enjoy some free films every Wednesday at 6:30pm. This event consists of 18 films that features different styles of drama and comedy,

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.

Rose

at Greenhouse Theater Center
OFFER DATES:
16 Sep 2016 until 25 Sep 2016
All Day

In this intimate portrait of Camelot’s queen-mother, we meet a stalwart 79-year old Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy just after the tragedy at Chappaquiddick, which led to the accidental death of Mary Jo Kopechne at the hands Senator Edward M. Kennedy. Alone with her invalid husband in the house in Hyannis Port, Rose attempts to retrace the rise and fall of this great family as they traversed continents, shaped history, and inspired a people.
Performances run Wednesday-Saturdays @ 7:30pm and Saturdays & Sundays @ 2:00 pm.

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.

Ultra American: A Patriot Act

at Pierce Hall at the Historic Chicago Temple Building
OFFER DATES:
16 Sep 2016 until 25 Sep 2016
7:30 pm

Famed comedian, Azhar Usman, takes to the stage with this brutally honest, unflinching one-man world premiere show. Ultra American explores the tensions and paradoxes surrounding the double consciousness of American Muslims living in an ever-polarizing world.

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.

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Sep 2016

The Shedd Aquarium’s Discount Days

at Shedd Aquarium
OFFER DATES:
26 Sep 2016 until 27 Sep 2016
9:00 am - 9:00 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:
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.

Museum of Contemporary Art Free Days

at Museum of Contemporary Art
OFFER DATES:
27 Sep 2016
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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

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!

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Sep 2016

World Music Festival

at millennium park
OFFER DATES:
9 Sep 2016 until 25 Sep 2016
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The 18th Annual World Music Festival Chicago is a city-wide, multi-venue, eleven-day festival has attracted over 650,000 music enthusiasts and has presented more than 650 artists from over 80 countries. Come enjoy the musicians you love and maybe experience something new! The main stages are at the Chicago Cultural Center and Millennium Park.

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.

Edgewater Arts Festival

at Edgewater Arts Festival
OFFER DATES:
24 Sep 2016 until 25 Sep 2016
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

This arts festival features over 100 local artists, three live performing stages, one craft beer garden and various activities for kids. Come enjoy whatever gets your artistic juices flowing!

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.

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Sep 2016

World Music Festival

at millennium park
OFFER DATES:
9 Sep 2016 until 25 Sep 2016
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The 18th Annual World Music Festival Chicago is a city-wide, multi-venue, eleven-day festival has attracted over 650,000 music enthusiasts and has presented more than 650 artists from over 80 countries. Come enjoy the musicians you love and maybe experience something new! The main stages are at the Chicago Cultural Center and Millennium Park.

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.

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