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December 13, 2019
249th Beethoven Birthday Bash
Dec 13
Dec 16
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy

249th Beethoven Birthday Bash

The International Beethoven Project is excited to announce the 10th annual Beethoven Birthday Bash celebration in honor of the composer’s 249th birthday. This multi-day and…

Friday December 13
8:30 p.m.Monday December 16
6:30 p.m.
Hairpin Arts Center
2810 N. Milwaukee Ave., 2nd Floor
December 15, 2019
Annoyance Theatre & Bar
Dec 15
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Annoyance Theatre & Bar

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…

Sunday December 15
Annoyance Theatre & Bar
851 W. Belmont Ave., 2nd Fl.
House of Blues World Famous Gospel Brunch
Dec 15
Music & Comedy

House of Blues World Famous Gospel Brunch

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…

Sunday December 15
House of Blues
329 N. Dearborn St.
Laugh Factory
Dec 15
Music & Comedy

Laugh Factory

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…

Sunday December 15
Laugh Factory
3175 N Broadway Chicago
MCL Chicago
Dec 15
Music & Comedy

MCL Chicago

MCL Chicago is the first theater dedicated to the art of music comedy. It houses productions featuring music improv, musical sketch, as well as new…

Sunday December 15
MCL Chicago
3110 N. Sheffield Ave.
Night Out in the Parks
Dec 15
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Night Out in the Parks

Night Out in the Parks brings over 1,000 cultural events to neighborhood parks each year. Chicagoans and visitors alike, enjoy the breadth of world-class events…

Sunday December 15
Multiple Locations
The iO Theater
Dec 15
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

The iO Theater

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…

Sunday December 15
iO Theater
1501 N. Kingsbury St.
The pH Comedy Theater
Dec 15
Music & Comedy

The pH Comedy Theater

See a live comedy show at The pH Comedy Theater, featuring improv, sketch and stand-up!

Sunday December 15
The pH Comedy Theater
1515 W. Berwyn Ave
The Public House Theatre
Dec 15
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

The Public House Theatre

With its skillfully executed shows, cabaret-style seating, and comfortable and inviting lobby, The Public House Theatre has an experience for everyone! We offer only the…

Sunday December 15
The Public House Theatre
3914 N. Clark St
The Second City Training Center Performances
Dec 15
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

The Second City Training Center Performances

The Second City Training Center is home to four stages featuring up-and-coming comedic talent as well as local comedy vets! Featuring sketch comedy, improv, stand-up…

Sunday December 15
The Second City
230 W. North Ave.
Transistor Chicago
Dec 15
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy

Transistor Chicago

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…

Sunday December 15
Transistor Chicago
3441 N. Broadway St.
Under The Gun Theater
Dec 15
Music & Comedy

Under The Gun Theater

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.…

Sunday December 15
Under The Gun Theater
956 W Newport Ave
The Annoyance Christmas Pageant 2019
Dec 15
Music & Comedy

The Annoyance Christmas Pageant 2019

The Annoyance Christmas Pageant takes two well loved, holiday children specials and combines them into two acts. Charley Brown Christmas follows Charley Brown on his…

Sunday December 15
3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Annoyance Theatre & Bar
851 W. Belmont Ave., 2nd Fl.
John Heffron
Dec 15
Music & Comedy

John Heffron

Energetic and accessible, acclaimed standup John Heffron shares an array of relatable experiences from childhood through life as a married father. Heffron was the winner…

Sunday December 15
7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Chicago Improv
5 Woodfield Rd.
Gingerbread House
Dec 15
Music & Comedy

Gingerbread House

Lydia House could not resist writing a Christmas show called Gingerbread House.  This silly show exploits holiday cheer and lightly, ever so gently, so quick…

Sunday December 15
7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Annoyance Theatre & Bar
851 W. Belmont Ave., 2nd Fl.
Monty Pythn's Spamalot at Mercury Theater in Chicago
Dec 15
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Mercury Theater Chicago’s SPAMALOT Extension

By popular demand, Mercury Theater Chicago’s critically acclaimed production of Monty Python’s SPAMALOT will be extended into the fall and winter, with performances now running…

Sunday December 15
8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Mercury Theater Chicago
3745 North Southport Avenue
Here, Chicago Live Storytelling Show
Dec 15
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Here, Chicago Live Storytelling Show

Here, Chicago Story Show & Potluck is a long-running creative community event featuring a giant potluck dinner and true stories told live by some of…

Sunday December 15
8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Stage 773
1225 W. Belmont Ave.
Improv at The Annoyance: Missed Call!!!
Dec 15
Music & Comedy

Improv at The Annoyance: Missed Call!!!

We’re terrible at answering our phones so we get a lot of voicemails. To start the show we’re going to listen to one of our…

Sunday December 15
8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Annoyance Theatre & Bar
851 W. Belmont Ave., 2nd Fl.
Finally, Some Improv!
Dec 15
Music & Comedy

Finally, Some Improv!

Have you been asking yourself, “Why aren’t there any goddamn improv shows happening in this city?” Good Question! “FINALLY, SOME IMPROV” is an improv showcase…

Sunday December 15
9:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Annoyance Theatre & Bar
851 W. Belmont Ave., 2nd Fl.
December 16, 2019
Merry-Achi Christmas Concert Chicago promo
Dec 16
Music & Comedy

Merry-Achi Christmas Concert

Mariachi Institute of Chicago (MIC) proudly presents its third annual Merry-Achi Christmas Concert 2018 featuring the Los Angeles based and highly acclaimed Mariachi Garibaldi de…

Monday December 16
Coopernicus Foundation
5216 W. Lawrence Ave.
Annoyance Theatre & Bar
Dec 16
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Annoyance Theatre & Bar

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…

Monday December 16
Annoyance Theatre & Bar
851 W. Belmont Ave., 2nd Fl.
CAMP: A Comedy Show
Dec 16
Music & Comedy

CAMP: A Comedy Show

CAMP: A Comedy Show is a free, year-round weekly summer camp-themed comedy show. Every Monday night at the Village Tap in their outdoor beer garden,…

Monday December 16
The Village Tap
2055 W. Roscoe St.
Chamber Mondays
Dec 16
Music & Comedy

Chamber Mondays

Chamber Mondays explore a rich diversity of chamber music, featuring Chicago’s most talented classical, jazz, and ethnic music instrumentalists and vocalists, year round.

Monday December 16
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Laugh Out Loud Theater Chicago
Dec 16
Music & Comedy

Laugh Out Loud Theater Chicago

See a variety of improv shows almost every night of the week in North Center! Featuring family-friendly shows, drinking games for adults, storytelling and more,…

Monday December 16
Laugh Out Loud Theater Chicago
3851 N. Lincoln Ave.
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