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Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Rd
Highland Park, IL 60035

Music & Comedy
8/30/2015
See Santana live during The Corazón Tour August 29 - 30 at Ravinia! We recommend you pack a picnic and bring a blanket or outdoor chairs to enjoy the concert. Photo credit: Ravinia Festival 

Hours:
  • 7:30 p.m.
City Winery
1200 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607

Music & Comedy
8/30/2015
See Ricky Nelson Remembered starring Matthew & Gunnar Nelson live August 30 at the intimate settings of City Winery! City Winery features performances almost every night of the week! Click here for a complete schedule.  Photo courtesy of City Winery Chicago

Hours:
  • 8 p.m.
UP Comedy Club
230 W. N. Ave., 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60614

Music & Comedy
8/30/2015
#DateMe is a hilarious romp through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake #DateMe character profiles on the country's most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love ... Read More

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

Music & Comedy
8/30/2015
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.

Grant Park
601 S. Michigan
Chicago, IL 60605

Theater & Performing Arts, Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy
8/30/2015
The largest annual outdoor live music and dance series in the United States Chicago SummerDance invites fanciful feet to flock to the Spirit of Music Garden as it blossoms into a unique, urban dance space all summer long. With interactive dance lessons spanning diverse genres of dance, a dynamic ... Read More

House of Blues
329 N. Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60654

Music & Comedy
8/30/2015
Gospel Brunch is a soul-stirring, foot stomping one-of-a-kind event.  Start your day with a delicious all-you-can-eat family style buffet featuring a tasty mix of morning favorites and House of Blues specialties.  From omelette stations and homemade waffles to fried chicken and macaroni and cheese, there's a little something for ... Read More

Hours:
  • 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Laugh Factory
3175 N. Broadway St.
Chicago, IL 60657

Music & Comedy
8/30/2015
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
8/30/2015
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

The Second City Mainstage
The Second City
1616 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60614

Music & Comedy
8/30/2015
Join the incredibly talented and funny cast of The Second City Mainstage for Panic on Cloud 9, a hilarious and smart collection of original scenes and songs that invite you to relax, take a breath and laugh as they brave everything from Ebola to modern parenting to the lies ... Read More

MB Financial Park
5501 Park Place
Rosemont, IL 60018

Music & Comedy
8/30/2015
MB Financial Park kicks off the summer season with Rockin' in the Park 2015. The weekly concert series features the music of classic cover bands, as well as fireworks, food and beverage tents on the park's great lawn. The Schedule May 24: Johnny Russler & The Beach Bums Band ... Read More

UP Comedy Club
230 W. N. Ave., 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60614

Music & Comedy
8/30/2015
Everyone wins at Second City's Game Night! Get ready to join in the fun with Chicago's best improvisers for an evening of unscripted improvisational comedy. This hour of hilarity is Second City's spin on classic game shows. And since the audience is in on the act, it's new every ... Read More

The Second City e.t.c.
The Second City
1616 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60614

Music & Comedy
8/30/2015
Soul Brother, Where Art Thou? hilariously explores the ups and downs of modern life - our co-dependent relationship with technology, the paranoid perils of online dating and battling the loud chorus of judgment we hear in our heads and from the world around us. From the very real threat ... Read More

UP Comedy Club
230 W. N. Ave., 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60614

Music & Comedy
8/30/2015
UP Comedy Club has combined two of Chicago's favorite things, brunch & comedy, for the ultimate Sunday-Funday. Join UP Comedy Club every Sunday for a delicious brunch followed by their hilarious improv comedy show. Your belly will thank you. Photo credit: UP Comedy Club

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

Music & Comedy
8/30/2015
pH is adding a whole new night with all new performances. pH's house teams from its pHarm House program will mix it up with guests from the Chicago community as well as special pH guests each week.

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

Music & Comedy
8/30/2015
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

UP Comedy Club
230 W. N. Ave., 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60614

Music & Comedy
8/30/2015
UP Comedy Club presents The Second City's Life Hacks. Pulling from over half a century of hilarious scenes and songs, Second City experiments with tweaking the little things to make life easier​... or at least tries to. Always seeming to lose the phone charger down the back of your ... Read More

The Second City
1616 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60614

Music & Comedy, Tours & Attractions
8/30/2015
The Second City kicks off another glorious summer with the return of The Second City's Neighborhood Tour. This humorous walking tour is a historic mix of The Second City, Chicago and the beautiful Old Town neighborhood. Written by Margaret Hicks, an experienced Chicago tour guide and author of Chicago ... Read More

UP Comedy Club
230 W. N. Ave., 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60614

Music & Comedy
8/30/2015
From the great books to the worst presidents, The Second City has spent half a century laughing in the face of our past, present and future. And now it's all in one show...sort of. UP Comedy Club presents The Second City's Incomplete Guide to Everything, a hilarious collection of ... Read More

The Mission Theater
1501 N. Kingsbury St.
Chicago, Illinois 60642

Music & Comedy
8/30/2015
Hailed by The New York Times as "Second City-seasoned masters of long form improv," TJ Jagodowski and David Pasquesi have become living legends in their field. Continuing their 13-year-long run of one of Chicago's most loved improv shows, TJ & Dave, both Jagodowski and Pasquesi have found a new ... Read More

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

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy
8/30/2015
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

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

Music & Comedy
8/30/2015
See the best stand-up comedy every week at Zanies Comedy Club! Photo courtesy of Zanies Comedy Club

Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Rd
Highland Park, IL 60035

Music & Comedy
8/31/2015
See Alan Jackson live during the Keepin' it Country Tour August 31 at Ravinia! We recommend you pack a picnic and bring a blanket or outdoor chairs to enjoy the concert. Photo credit: Ravinia Festival 

Hours:
  • 7 p.m.
ComedySportz Theatre
929 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
773-549-8080

Music & Comedy
8/31/2015
See professional grade stand-up by comics from around the city!

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

Music & Comedy
8/31/2015
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.

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

Music & Comedy
8/31/2015
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

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