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CIVL Fest 2024
Feb15
Feb25
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy

CIVL Fest 2024

Chicago Independent Venue League is throwing a festival that funds: Venue Staff & Artist Mental Health Programs Venue Safety Initiatives Equal Access & Equity Campaigns…

Thursday, February 15thSunday, February 25th
Multiple Locations
Carnival of the Animals
Feb17
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Carnival of the Animals

Lina González-Granados leads members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Saint-Saëns’ playful The Carnival of the Animals. Guided by narration from master storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston,…

Saturday, February 17th
11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Chicago Symphony Center
220 S Michigan Ave
Teatro Zinzanni
Feb17
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Teatro Zinzanni

Tickets are on sale Now at https://zinzanni.com/chicago/ for Love, Chaos, & Dinner ! Teatro Zinzanni returns to the vibrant Chicago Loop inside the velvet walls…

Saturday, February 17th
12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Spiegeltent – Cambria Hotel
32 W. Randolph
Carnival of the Animals
Feb17
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Carnival of the Animals

Lina González-Granados leads members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Saint-Saëns’ playful The Carnival of the Animals. Guided by narration from master storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston,…

Saturday, February 17th
12:45 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Chicago Symphony Center
220 S Michigan Ave
Love Notes: An R&B Violin Experience
Feb17
Music & Comedy

Love Notes: An R&B Violin Experience

Enjoy a romantic evening filled with the sounds of your favorite love songs played by the incomparable Omari Dillard. Classically trained, with a contemporary style,…

Saturday, February 17th
6:00 p.m.
Harold Washington Cultural Center
4701 S. King Drive
Love Notes: An R&B Violin Experience
Feb17
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Love Notes: An R&B Violin Experience

Enjoy a romantic evening filled with the sounds of your favorite love songs played by the incomparable Omari Dillard. Hosted by Chicago’s Own Leon Rogers.…

Saturday, February 17th
6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Harold Washington Cultural Center
4701 S. King Drive
Teatro Zinzanni
Feb17
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Teatro Zinzanni

Tickets are on sale Now at https://zinzanni.com/chicago/ for Love, Chaos, & Dinner ! Teatro Zinzanni returns to the vibrant Chicago Loop inside the velvet walls…

Saturday, February 17th
6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Spiegeltent – Cambria Hotel
32 W. Randolph
The Infinite Wrench
Feb17
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

The Infinite Wrench

Don’t miss the longest running late-night show in Chicago! At The Infinite Wrench you’ll see 30 original plays in 60 minutes written and performed by…

Saturday, February 17th
7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Neo-Futurist Theater
5153 N. Ashland Ave.
Baby Wants Candy! The Original Completely Improvised Musical
Feb17
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, February 17th
7:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
The Second City
1616 N. Wells St. , Chicago, IL, 60614
Clued In
Feb17
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Clued In

After getting a single suggestion, the cast of six professional comedians asks the audience to choose a detective. Enjoy as they invent a tale of…

Saturday, February 17th
7:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
The Second City
1616 N. Wells St., Theater on the Second Floor
DRINK! The Sketch Comedy Drinking Game: S.A.D. Edition
Feb17
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

DRINK! The Sketch Comedy Drinking Game: S.A.D. Edition

Corn Productions Presents DRINK: The Sketch Comedy Drinking Game – S.A.D. Edition. Listen, winter is tough. The days are shorter, the sun goes down way…

Saturday, February 17th
7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Cornservatory
4210 N Lincoln Ave
Cambridge Concert
Feb17
Saturday, February 17th
7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 Division St., River Forest
7300 Division Street
Sheku Kanneh-Mason Plays Elgar
Feb17
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Sheku Kanneh-Mason Plays Elgar

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, hailed by The New Yorker as “a cellist of blazing sensitivity,” makes his CSO debut in Elgar’s rhapsodic Cello Concerto. Paavo Järvi conducts Nielsen’s Fifth…

Saturday, February 17th
7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Chicago Symphony Center
220 S Michigan Ave
Best Of Annoyance Sketch
Feb17
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Best Of Annoyance Sketch

Enjoy the best sketch comedy Chicago has to offer! The Annoyance Theatre has been at the crux of the comedy scene in Chicago for over…

Saturday, February 17th
9:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
The Annoyance Theatre
851 W. Belmont Ave.
People Presenting Things
Feb17
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

People Presenting Things

People Presenting Things is an improvised comedy experience like no other. Performers take the stage ready to present a slideshow – but, they have no…

Saturday, February 17th
9:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Bughouse Theater
1910 West Irving Park Road, Illinois
Teatro Zinzanni
Feb18
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Teatro Zinzanni

Tickets are on sale Now at https://zinzanni.com/chicago/ for Love, Chaos, & Dinner ! Teatro Zinzanni returns to the vibrant Chicago Loop inside the velvet walls…

Sunday, February 18th
5:00 a.m.9:00 p.m.
Spiegeltent – Cambria Hotel
32 W. Randolph
Lakeview Orchestra: Wagner, Strauss, Beethoven
Feb18
Music & Comedy

Lakeview Orchestra: Wagner, Strauss, Beethoven

Join Lakeview Orchestra for an unforgettable afternoon of music at 2 pm on Sunday, February 18, at the Athenaeum Center for Thought & Culture, 2936…

Sunday, February 18th
2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Athenaeum Center for Thought & Culture
2936 N. Southport Ave. , Chicago, IL, 60657
Organ Concert: Victoria Requiem
Feb18
Music & Comedy

Organ Concert: Victoria Requiem

Voices of Madonna performs Officium Defunctorum by Tomás Luis de Victoria.

Sunday, February 18th
3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Madonna della Strada Chapel
1032 W Sheridan Rd.
Sheku Kanneh-Mason Plays Elgar
Feb18
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Sheku Kanneh-Mason Plays Elgar

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, hailed by The New Yorker as “a cellist of blazing sensitivity,” makes his CSO debut in Elgar’s rhapsodic Cello Concerto. Paavo Järvi conducts Nielsen’s Fifth…

Sunday, February 18th
3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Chicago Symphony Center
220 S Michigan Ave
Cambridge Concert
Feb18
Sunday, February 18th
4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 939 Hinman Ave., Evanston
939 Hinman Ave.
Chicago Sunday Splash
Feb18
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Chicago Sunday Splash

Dive into the extraordinary at ‘Chicago Sunday Splash,’ where the city’s artistic currents converge in a spectacular variety show. Immerse yourself in a wave of…

Sunday, February 18th
8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
The iO Theater
1501 North Kingsbury Street
Michael Charles and His Band
Feb19
Music & Comedy, Tours & Attractions

Michael Charles and His Band

When Australian born Michael Charles traveled the 12,500 miles to test the waters for his music in Chicago, he would have never guessed some thirty…

Monday, February 19th
6:00 a.m.
Tall Ship Windy
600 East Grand Avenue Navy Pier
Cole Porter Festival – A Celebration of the Man and His Music
Feb19
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Cole Porter Festival – A Celebration of the Man and His Music

Award-winning Porchlight Music Theatre launches its 29th season with Chicago’s Cole Porter Festival – A Celebration of the Man and his Music, launching October 16…

Monday, February 19th
12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Porchlight Music Theatre
1016 N. Dearborn Ave.
Chicago’s Best Standup
Feb20
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Chicago’s Best Standup

Chicago’s Best Standup Comedy is back better than ever. We’ve compiled the absolute best standup comedy lineup that you will see in the city. Today’s…

Tuesday, February 20th
7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60657
3175 N. Broadway St
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