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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
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
Best Night Ever Comedy Show
Feb20
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Best Night Ever Comedy Show

Best Night Ever is one of the city’s longest-running standup comedy showcases. Since 2009 the show has been highlighting comics from all over the city…

Tuesday, February 20th
8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
The Lincoln Lodge
2040 N Milwaukee Ave
Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts | Hannah Christiansen, Violin & Jonathan Hannau, Piano
Feb21
Music & Comedy

Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts | Hannah Christiansen, Violin & Jonathan Hannau, Piano

DAME MYRA HESS MEMORIAL CONCERTS | HANNAH CHRISTIANSEN, VIOLIN JONATHAN HANNAU, PIANO Program: Leos Janacek – Sonata for Violin and Piano Grazyna Bacewicz – Sonata…

Wednesday, February 21st
12:15 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago
55 E. Wacker Drive
Keystone: Rise of the Decon!
Feb21
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Keystone: Rise of the Decon!

Originated by Del Close, the Decon is one of the oldest improvised forms originally helmed by Chicago renowned improv troupe The Family and now performed…

Wednesday, February 21st
9:00 p.m.10:30 p.m.
iO Theater
1501 N. Kingsbury St.
Teatro Zinzanni
Feb22
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…

Thursday, February 22nd
6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Spiegeltent – Cambria Hotel
32 W. Randolph
ANARCHY: The Improvised Rock Opera
Feb22
Music & Comedy

ANARCHY: The Improvised Rock Opera

ANARCHY: The Improvised Rock Opera is a completely sung and completely improvised rock musical featuring Chicago’s finest musical improvisers. These one-night-only comedy rock operas showcase…

Thursday, February 22nd
7:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
iO Theater
1501 N. Kingsbury St.
Zaid Fouzi and Friends
Feb22
Music & Comedy

Zaid Fouzi and Friends

Join us for some laughs off the Magnificent Mile featuring Zaid Fouzi!

Thursday, February 22nd
8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
The Comedy Bar
500 N. LaSalle St.
Teatro Zinzanni
Feb23
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…

Friday, February 23rd
6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Spiegeltent – Cambria Hotel
32 W. Randolph
The Infinite Wrench
Feb23
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…

Friday, February 23rd
7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Neo-Futurist Theater
5153 N. Ashland Ave.
Candlelight Jazz: A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
Feb23
Music & Comedy

Candlelight Jazz: A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong

⭐ Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before in Chicago. Get your tickets now…

Friday, February 23rd
7:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Salvage One
1840 West Hubbard Street
DRINK! The Sketch Comedy Drinking Game: S.A.D. Edition
Feb23
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…

Friday, February 23rd
7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Cornservatory
4210 N Lincoln Ave
Natalie Clein, cello
Feb23
Music & Comedy

Natalie Clein, cello

British cellist Natalie Clein has built a distinguished career regularly performing at major venues and with orchestras worldwide. Clein came to widespread attention at the…

Friday, February 23rd
7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Mandel Hall, University of Chicago
1131 East 57th Street
Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich
Feb23
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich

With his Ninth Symphony, Shostakovich delivered a tragicomic work with nods to Haydn and circus tunes. Uzbek pianist Behzod Abduraimov makes his debut with the…

Friday, February 23rd
7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Chicago Symphony Center
220 S Michigan Ave
Live at Studio5! Howard Levy with Michael and Lorenzo Riessler
Feb23
Music & Comedy

Live at Studio5! Howard Levy with Michael and Lorenzo Riessler

Howard Levy, a multiple Grammy-winning harmonica and piano virtuoso and a founding member of Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, returns to Studio5 with two father-and-son…

Friday, February 23rd
8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
studio5
1934 Dempster Street
Voila: The Improvised Musical
Feb23
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Voila: The Improvised Musical

iO Chicago presents: a fully made-up, off-off-off Broadway style musical every Friday at 10pm in the Fremont Theater. Spend your Friday night with us. See…

Friday, February 23rd
10:00 p.m.11:30 p.m.
The iO Theater, 1501 N Kingsbury St, Chicago, IL 60642, USA,
The iO Theater, 1501 N Kingsbury St, Chicago, IL 60642, USA,
Teatro Zinzanni
Feb24
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 24th
12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Spiegeltent – Cambria Hotel
32 W. Randolph
Crain-Maling Foundation CSO Young Artists Competition Finals
Feb24
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Crain-Maling Foundation CSO Young Artists Competition Finals

The Crain-Maling Foundation CSO Young Artists Competition is a prestigious concerto competition for Illinois’ top young soloists. This year’s competition was open to woodwinds, brass,…

Saturday, February 24th
2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Chicago Symphony Center
220 S Michigan Ave
Teatro Zinzanni
Feb24
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 24th
6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Spiegeltent – Cambria Hotel
32 W. Randolph
The Infinite Wrench
Feb24
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 24th
7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Neo-Futurist Theater
5153 N. Ashland Ave.
Baby Wants Candy! The Original Completely Improvised Musical
Feb24
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 24th
7:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
The Second City
1616 N. Wells St. , Chicago, IL, 60614
Clued In
Feb24
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 24th
7:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
The Second City
1616 N. Wells St., Theater on the Second Floor
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