See Bob Dylan and his band live with special guest Mavis Staples June 24 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.
Thirty-eight "Undateable" profiles were placed on the world's most popular online dating site to see who would interact with them. The results were tracked with a shockingly hilarious outcome. #DateMe = months of research of REAL people talking to FAKE characters. A scientific experiment about the online search for ... Read More
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
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.
Theater & Performing Arts, Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy
Swing, waltz, cha-cha...or simply enjoy the music at the largest annual outdoor live music and dancing series in the United States. Dancers of all ages and skill levels are invited to take part in introductory, one-hour dance lessons by professional instructors followed by live music and dancing. June ... Read More
See the Chicago Symphony Orchestra practically any night of the week! Their 2015/16 season schedule is packed with shows, mixing classic and more contemporary works by various composers. Click here for a complete schedule and to purchase tickets. Fun fact: CSO is celebrating 125 years in its 2015/16 season! ... Read More
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
After receiving a hugely positive response in short form at Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival 2015, the 90-minute musical tribute Friends: The One Where They Sing! (An Unauthorized Musical Parody), opens an eight-week limited run, exclusively at MCL Chicago. This is a live opportunity to see what happens when your ... Read More
Theater & Performing Arts, Music & Comedy, Millennium Park
The Grant Park Music Festival is the nation’s only free, outdoor classical music series of its kind. Each summer, the Festival presents ten weeks of free classical concerts to all of Chicago at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. Season Highlights An All-Tchaikovsky Weekend featuring the Piano Concerto ... Read More
Tara DeFrancisco and Rance Rizzutto are certified masters of musical improvisation. Over a thousand shows. In nine countries. With the kind of chemistry that can only exist between best friends who have been performing together for more than twelve years. Here is DeFrancisco and Rizzuttoʼs two-person improvised musical. Together ... Read More
Hitch*Cocktails begins with an audience suggestion of an unusual fear. Then sit at the edge of your seat as the nefarious and well-dressed improvisers create a full-length improvised thriller in the style of Alfred Hitchcock. There could be murder, car chases, gun play, beautiful women, exciting music and drinks...plenty ... Read More
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
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, 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
You've seen the flashy suits and jewelry so bright that a blind man can see it shining. Now ask yourself "who is more entertaining than a pimp?" Pimprov revolves around four pimps who took improv classes...on accident. The group's lack of political correctness and outrageous costumes are only part ... Read More
The Blue Show is comedy for the 18+ crowd. See players from the ComedySportz Professional Ensemble shed their uniforms and play dirty. No audience suggestion will be turned away, and nothing will hold these players back from the bawdy, the outrageous, the downright hilarious. This is pure, unfiltered, late-night ... Read More
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
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
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