See Diana Ross live July 27 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.
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.
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
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
The University of Chicago and Eric Williams of The Silver Room presents the Harper Court Summer Music Series - four free concerts under the stars in Hyde Park. Genres include Blues & Steppers, Jazz, Latin, and Afro-Beat music - often with free dance instruction.
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Music & Comedy, Tours & Attractions
Have a mid-week celebration filled with fireworks, live music and cocktails! Every Wednesday starting June 22, the Shedd Aquarium will play host to its annual summer concert series, Jazzin' at the Shedd. Dance to the sounds of our city's finest musicians and vocalists, enjoy beverages and light refreshments, and ... 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!
Wednesdays just got more fun! Get over the hump with Locally Sourced, a chance to experience the best in local music, beer and food in the landmark setting of the Patio at Café Brauer located at the picturesque Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo. Each Wednesday a different local ... Read More
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
Natural Gas is the house-improv team of The Gift Theatre that takes one suggestion from the audience every Wednesday night. The Gassers create an entirely improvised world of comedy that is wild, randy, and appropriately inappropriate!
What happens when Chicago's best improvisers are tossed head first into a medley of classic game shows? Come laugh your way through Second City's Game Night and find out! From celebrity-guessing to fill-in-the-blankety-blanks, charades to feuding families to improvised commercial breaks, the laughs come rapid-fire as host, Joey Bland, ... Read More
The show features Chicago's favorite comedians who have been given challenges designed to promote a fun night of comedic risk-taking and fearless fun that's FREE to attend! In addition to having stand-up from Chicago's top headliners, each week's show will feature comedians who have been challenged to come in ... 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
Where does realm of possibility end? With a powerful imagination at the helm anything can and will happen. Join the talented performers of The Second City as they flex their creative muscles to present The Really Awesome Improv Show! 60 minutes of interactive family-friendly creative exploration molded from the ... Read More
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 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
Look up the word "lollapalooza" and you'll find this definition: an extraordinary thing; an outstanding example. You won't find any other music festival with a more fitting moniker than Lollapalooza, Chicago's grandest stage for music legends from across the globe. Each year, some of the top names in alternative, ... Read More
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