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Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Rd.
Highland Park, IL 60035

Music & Comedy
8/25/2016
See John Fogerty live during the Rollin' On The River tour August 25 at Ravinia! Fun fact: Ravinia is North America's oldest and most diverse music festival presenting over 140 different concerts every summer, including the annual residency of the nation's finest orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Hours:
  • 8 p.m.
House of Blues
329 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60654

Music & Comedy
8/25/2016
See the TLG 2016 Tour live with special guests 5Quad, Loren Gray, Duhitzmark and Flamingeos August 25 at House of Blues Chicago!

Hours:
  • 7 p.m.
The Second City
1616 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60614
312-664-4032

Theater & Performing Arts, Music & Comedy
8/25/2016
A Red Line Runs Through It rides the rails of Chicago in order to answer life’s tough questions. How does the past sculpt the future? Are we all guided by anger? In this ever-changing landscape of nostalgia and uncertainty sometimes we need a brunch with friends to sort it ... Read More

Annoyance Theatre & Bar
851 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657

Music & Comedy
8/25/2016
For over 25 years, The Annoyance Theatre has created some of Chicago's finest comedy. Home of the longest running musical Co-ed Prison Sluts, The Annoyance uses improvisation to create new and original plays, musicals, sketch-comedy and more in a vibrant, uncensored atmosphere.

ComedySportz Theatre
ComedySportz Theater
929 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
773-549-8080

Music & Comedy
8/25/2016
Watch two teams of improvisers compete against each other for the audience's approval and a trophy by performing an array of scenes, songs and games based on audience suggestions.

Comfort Station
2579 Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647

Music & Comedy
8/25/2016
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Hours:
  • Times Vary
The Second City
1616 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60614
312-337-3992

Music & Comedy
8/25/2016
Fool Me Twice, Deja Vu takes you on an uproarious exploration of intuition. Have you been here before? Should you do anything different? Or are mistakes what make us grow? In this ever changing world there are still significant transformations to be made. Take a gleeful glance into funny ... Read More

Lockwood Restaurant & Bar
17 E. Monroe St.
Chicago, IL 60603

Music & Comedy
8/25/2016
Recognized for its historic charm and legendary entertainers, The Palmer House, A Hilton Hotel, is thrilled to debut its Thursday and Friday Night Happy Hour – complete with a sophisticated blend of Jazz, soul and history. Recently dubbed one of the best hotel bars in Chicago, the Lockwood Bar, ... Read More

Laugh Factory
3175 N. Broadway St.
Chicago, IL 60657

Music & Comedy
8/25/2016
Jamie Masada's SoCal comedy club empire established a Chicago foothold in 2012, refurbishing the former Lakeshore Theater space. The club offers lineups of local comics several nights a week, with the occasional touring headliner. Come see the best up-and-coming comedians Chicago has to offer!

MCL Chicago
3110 N. Sheffield Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657

Music & Comedy
8/25/2016
MCL Chicago, formerly known as Studio BE, is the first venue in America dedicated to the art of music comedy. The new name signifies the organization's focus on: music, comedy and live performance (MCL). The performing arts organization has a strong focus on its roots of music improvisation and ... Read More

Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601

Music & Comedy, Millennium Park
8/25/2016
The 2016 Millennium Park Summer Music Series will offer an exciting line-up of 18 FREE outdoor concerts every Monday and Thursday (except where noted) at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. The Millennium Park Music Series (formerly Downtown Sound and Made in Chicago) has been reimagined to feature ... Read More

NEWCITY Lincoln Park
1457 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60642

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy
8/25/2016
Celebrate summer with NEWCITY in the plaza and enjoy warm summer weather food, drink, and music on Thursday nights. Music ranges from Top 40, Tribute Bands, 80’s, Oldies, Blues, Country, Salsa and more! Bring a lawn chair. Grab a drink. Enjoy the show.

MB Financial Park at Rosemont
5501 Park Place
Rosemont, IL 60018

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy
8/25/2016
MB Financial Park will celebrate the summer season with the return of the Rockin’ in the Park free summer concert series. Each concert features the music of classic cover bands, food and beverage tents on the park’s great lawn and a musical fireworks display after every show.

Theater & Performing Arts, Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy
8/25/2016
Enjoy SummerDance in the Parks every Thursday and Saturday, presented at different neighborhood parks throughout the city. With interactive dance lessons spanning diverse genres of dance, the line-up includes something for everybody to enjoy. The Locations Douglas Park Humboldt Park Boathouse Austin Town Hall Park Ping Tom Memorial Park ... Read More

The Comedy Bar
500 N. LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL 60654

Music & Comedy
8/25/2016
Located in Chicago's upbeat River North District, right in the heart of downtown, The Comedy Bar sets the bar for stand-up in the city. Often called one of Chicago's best kept secrets, The Comedy Bar is committed to providing the funniest comedians at the best venue for the lowest prices in ... Read More

The iO Theater
1501 N. Kingsbury St.
Chicago, IL 60642

Music & Comedy
8/25/2016
Widely considered to be the premier venue for long-form improvisational performances and classes, the iO Theater (formerly known as the ImprovOlympic Theater) was founded in 1981 by Charna Halpern and the late great improvisational teacher and director, Del Close. After almost 20 years in Chicago's Wrigleyville neighborhood, Charna Halpern ... Read More

The pH Comedy Theater
1515 W. Berwyn Ave
Chicago, IL 60640

Music & Comedy
8/25/2016
See a live comedy show at The pH Comedy Theater, featuring improv, sketch and stand-up!

Transistor Chicago
3441 N. Broadway St.
Chicago, IL 60657

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy
8/25/2016
Transistor Chicago is a local small business record/electronic shop and art gallery in East Lakeview, with work and wares from 80+ artists, many based here in this dynamic city. It's a recording space and screening room, with live music, movie nights, and a webcast. Time Out Chicago likens Transistor ... Read More

Under The Gun Theater
956 W. Newport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657

Music & Comedy
8/25/2016
Under the Gun Theater's mission is to create original theatre combining the mediums of Improvisation, Storytelling, Music and Physical Theater with a bent toward comedy. The 100 seat theater and bar is located in the heart of Wrigleyville. They serve a selection of craft beers, PBR, wine, soft drinks ... Read More

UP Comedy Club
230 W. N. Ave., 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60614
312-662-4562

Theater & Performing Arts, Music & Comedy
8/25/2016
In this new era of viral gaffes and social-media campaigning, of rebels preaching to the disenchanted on both sides of the aisle, who even knows what makes a presidential candidate electable anymore? Join Slate and The Second City as they try to figure it out, in an evening of ... Read More

Zanies Comedy Club
1548 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60610

Music & Comedy
8/25/2016
See the best stand-up comedy every week at Zanies Comedy Club! Photo courtesy of Zanies Comedy Club

House of Blues
329 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60654

Music & Comedy
8/26/2016
See Ace Frehley live with special guests Enuff Z'Nuff and Simo August 26 at House of Blues Chicago!

Hours:
  • 8 p.m.
Wrigley Field
1060 W. Addison St.
Chicago, IL 60613

Music & Comedy
8/26/2016
See Billy Joel live August 26 at Wrigley Field! Fun fact: He will be the first artist ever to play Wrigley Field three years in a row!

Hours:
  • 8 p.m.
Shoreline Sightseeing Company
Navy Pier
Chicago, IL 60611

Music & Comedy, Tours & Attractions
8/26/2016
Take in the laughs - and spectacular nighttime views of Chicago - as two of Zanies Comedy Club's funniest comedy acts perform on the last Shoreline Sightseeing Comedy Cruise of the season.

Unity in Chicago
1925 W. Thome Ave.
Chicago, IL 60660
773-973-0007

Music & Comedy
8/26/2016
Unity in Chicago presents 1980’s disco legend Linda Clifford live in concert! The five-time Grammy nominee will perform an evening of hits including “If My Friends Could See Me Now,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Runaway Love,” Fame’s “Red Light” and other chart-toppers.

Hours:
  • 7 p.m.
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