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The Lincoln Lodge
May7
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Lincoln Lodge

The Lincoln Lodge stand-up comedy and variety showcase plays every Friday and Saturday night in Chicago’s glamorous Logan Square! In addition to The Lodge’s rotating…

Friday May 7, 2021
8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
The Lincoln Lodge Theater
2040 N. Milwaukee Ave.
EveryBody Can Dance
May16
Virtual Event

EveryBody Can Dance

EveryBody Can Dance is an inclusive workshop for people with and without disabilities.  Our teachers use structured improvisation and dance games to build community as…

Sunday May 16, 2021
1:00 p.m.2:15 p.m.
Virtual Event
Virtual Event
Comedy Hour at Annoyance Theatre
Jul16
Jul17
Theatre & Performing Arts

Comedy Hour at Annoyance Theatre

Each week, Chicago comics bring the freshest, most experimental new material to the Annoyance for the Comedy Hour. The weekly show is an eclectic mix…

Friday July 16, 2021
12:00 a.m.Saturday July 17, 2021
1:00 a.m.
Annoyance Theatre & Bar
851 W. Belmont Ave., 2nd Fl.
Guided Tour the Historic Former Wabash YMCA, the Birthplace of Black History Month
Aug14
Tours & Attractions

Guided Tour the Historic Former Wabash YMCA, the Birthplace of Black History Month

The Wabash Y was the heart of cultural and economic progress for African Americans in the Bronzeville region of Chicago for over half a century…

Saturday August 14, 2021
10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Wabash YMCA
3757 S Wabash Ave
Chicago Fight Club Presents: Live Stand-Up Comedy
Oct2
Music & Comedy

Chicago Fight Club Presents: Live Stand-Up Comedy

Chicago Fight Club Presents: produces several Stand Up comedy shows featuring up and coming comics in Chicago and the best headliners in the city. If…

Saturday October 2, 2021
9:30 p.m.
The Lincoln Lodge Theater
2040 N. Milwaukee Ave.
A Brunch of Drag
Jan2
Theatre & Performing Arts

A Brunch of Drag

Join us every first Sunday of the month for “A Brunch of Drag” hosted by Jasmine Phoenix! Each Brunch seating includes 3 performers w/ one…

Sunday January 2, 2022
1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Simone’s Bar
960 W. 18th St.
Baby Wants Candy! The Original Completely Improvised Musical
Jan8
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Baby Wants Candy! The Original Completely Improvised Musical

“CRITICS’ PICK. TRULY AMAZING!” – New York Times “BEST VISITING IMPROV COMEDY!”– TimeOut NY “HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!” – The Onion “★★★★★” THEY ARE AN ENTERTAINMENT PHENOMENON AND I…

Saturday January 8, 2022
7:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
The Second City
230 West North Ave, 3rd Floor
Chicago Cultural Center Building Tours
Jan28
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Tours & Attractions

Chicago Cultural Center Building Tours

Building Tours reveal the storied history of the landmark Chicago Cultural Center – offered year round on Thursdays and Fridays at 1:15pm. Tours are FREE…

Friday January 28, 2022
1:15 p.m.2:15 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
Clarke House Museum Tours
Jan29
Tours & Attractions

Clarke House Museum Tours

The Clarke House Museum is Chicago’s oldest home. Tours of this 1836 Greek Revival-style house reveal what life was like for a middle class family…

Saturday January 29, 2022
1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Clarke House Museum
1827 S. Indiana Ave.
Tropical Wednesdays
Mar9
Tours & Attractions

Tropical Wednesdays

Immerge yourself in a cultural experience as Latin dances come alive on Taylor street – Salsa, Bachata, Cumbia, and Cha Cha Cha with margarita!

Wednesday March 9, 2022
6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Vintage Bar Chicago
1449 W. Taylor St.
B.A.D. Waves Remix (Comedy, Music & Art)
Apr1
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Music & Comedy, Virtual Event

B.A.D. Waves Remix (Comedy, Music & Art)

B.A.D. Waves Remix presents the Nation’s brightest artistic multiverse, starting with an art gallery & cocktails from the city’s most poppin culture blessors, live musical…

Friday April 1, 2022
7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Redline VR
Virtual Event
Story Serenade
Apr2
Music & Comedy

Story Serenade

Every first Saturday of the month, Story Jam hosts STORY SERENADE at Madame Zuzu’s in Highland Park. There is a rotating roster of hosts, musicians,…

Saturday April 2, 2022
8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Madame Zuzu’s
1876 1st St, Highland Park, IL
B.A.D. Waves Remix (Comedy, Music & Art)
Jul1
Music & Comedy

B.A.D. Waves Remix (Comedy, Music & Art)

B.A.D.Waves Remix presents the Nation’s brightest artistic multiverse, starting with an art gallery & cocktails from the city’s most poppin culture blessors, live musical performances…

Friday July 1, 2022
7:00 p.m.11:30 p.m.
Redline VR
4702 N. Ravenswood
Drunk Shakespeare
Jul15
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Drunk Shakespeare

Five classically-trained actors meet as members of “The Drunk Shakespeare Society.” One drinks at least 5 shots of whiskey and then attempts to perform a…

Friday July 15, 2022
5:00 p.m.10:30 p.m.
The Lion Theatre
182 N Wabash Ave (near E Lake St)
Dennis Watkins’ The Magic Parlour
Jul29
Theatre & Performing Arts

Dennis Watkins’ The Magic Parlour

Experience Jaw-Dropping Magic. Step into the grand Palmer House lobby and meet 3rd Generation Magician and Mind-Reader Dennis Watkins. Bask in the glamour of historic…

Friday July 29, 2022
7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Roast Battle Chicago
Aug18
Music & Comedy

Roast Battle Chicago

Chicago’s Premiere Roast Battle Comedy Show! Featuring some of the best roast writers in the country. Each show begins with judges being introduced by performing…

Thursday August 18, 2022
8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
The Lincoln Lodge
2040 N Milwaukee Ave
Sentrock: The Boy Who Wanted To Fly
Sep9
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Sentrock: The Boy Who Wanted To Fly

The Elmhurst Art Museum presents the first solo museum show of Pilsen-based street artist Sentrock, who uplifts and empowers youth through his murals and educational projects. The…

Friday September 9, 2022
12:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Elmhurst Art Museum
150 Cottage Hill Avenue
Chim: Between Devastation and Resurrection
Sep22
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Tours & Attractions

Chim: Between Devastation and Resurrection

Chim: Between Devastation and Resurrection shines a light on the work of one of the most respected photojournalists of his day. Born Dawid Szymin in Warsaw…

Thursday September 22, 2022
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Dark Testament: A Century of Black Writers on Justice
Sep27
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Dark Testament: A Century of Black Writers on Justice

Immerse yourself in Dark Testament: A Century of Black Writers on Justice and honor the significant contributions of Black writers to American literature and history. Explore racial…

Tuesday September 27, 2022
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
American Writers Museum
180 N. Michigan Ave.
Cabaret ZaZou presents LUMINAIRE
Sep28
Theatre & Performing Arts

Cabaret ZaZou presents LUMINAIRE

Randolph Entertainment LLC, producer of the fan favorite Teatro ZinZanni Chicago,  announced CABARET ZAZOU’s premier production, Luminaire will open on September 7, 2022. The new, groundbreaking,…

Wednesday September 28, 2022
7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Spiegeltent – Cambria Hotel
32 W. Randolph
Prince: The Immersive Experience
Oct13
Tours & Attractions

Prince: The Immersive Experience

Chicago can party like it’s 1999 because Prince: The Immersive Experience will extend its run in Chicago through January 1, 2023. Due to popular demand,…

Thursday October 13, 2022
3:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
The Shops at North Bridge
540 N Michigan Ave
The Twenty-Sided Tavern
Oct27
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Twenty-Sided Tavern

“A new family-friendly franchise that celebrates fantasy gaming. The audience has a total blast. Clearly authentic and fun.” – Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune Where laughter…

Thursday October 27, 2022
The Roar Speakeasy: A Prohibition Era Experience
Nov8
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Roar Speakeasy: A Prohibition Era Experience

Go back in time to Chicago’s Prohibition Era at The Roar on Rush! A lively Speakeasy that lights the way to a hidden 4-room cocktail…

Tuesday November 8, 2022
7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
The Roar on Rush
437 N. Rush Street
Harry Potter: Magic at Play
Nov11
Tours & Attractions

Harry Potter: Magic at Play

This fall, wizards and witches of all ages are invited to experience and celebrate a Wizarding World of their own at Harry Potter™: Magic at…

Friday November 11, 2022
12:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Water Tower Place
821 N. Michigan Ave.
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