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October 23, 2019
Andares - Destinos 3rd Chicago International Latino Theater Festival
Oct 23
Theatre & Performing Arts

Andares – Destinos 3rd Chicago International Latino Theater Festival

Destinos: 3rd Chicago International Latino Theater Festival Mexico | U.S. Premiere Devised Narrative 80min Written by Makuyeika Colectivo Teatral Directed by Hector Flores Komatsu Woven…

Wednesday October 23
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
800 E. Grand Ave.
Chicago's Poetry off the Shelf: Kevin Coval & Idris Goodwin
Oct 23
Theatre & Performing Arts

Poetry off the Shelf: Kevin Coval & Idris Goodwin

Join us for a joint book launch of Everything Must Go and Can I Kick It?, featuring Chicago poet and editor Kevin Coval and award-winning…

Wednesday October 23
Poetry Foundation
61 W. Superior St.
The Penis Talk Show in Chicago
Oct 23
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Penis Talk Show

Ronnie Larsen, producer of the long running off-Broadway hit MAKING PORN, and director/bookwriter of the musical NOW & THEN, which just completed a five-run run…

Wednesday October 23
Pride Arts Center – The Buena
4147 N. Broadway
An Evening with C.S. Lewis event in Chicago poster
Oct 23
Theatre & Performing Arts

An Evening with C.S. Lewis

The year is 1963 and C.S. Lewis, the famous British author, is hosting a group of American writers at his home near Oxford. They are…

Wednesday October 23
Annoyance Theatre & Bar
Oct 23
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…

Wednesday October 23
Annoyance Theatre & Bar
851 W. Belmont Ave., 2nd Fl.
Art on theMART Fall Program promo on the side of a building
Oct 23
Theatre & Performing Arts

Art on theMART Fall Program

The Fall Launch of Art on theMART, the largest permanent digital art projection in the world, will take place on Saturday, September 21, unveiling new…

Wednesday October 23
Merchandise Mart
Wacker Dr. between N. Wells St. and N. Orleans St.
Belmont Theater District Celebrates October “Month of Theater”
Oct 23
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts, Tours & Attractions

Belmont Theater District Celebrates October “Month of Theater”

The Belmont Theater District, Chicago’s Largest Theater District hosts a celebration of theater for the month of October including New Shows, Promotions and Events The…

Wednesday October 23
Belmont Theater District
Lakeview
Sign with lights around it that says Cabaret
Oct 23
Theatre & Performing Arts

CABARET the Musical

This October forget about your troubles and the uncomfortable political reality right outside your door and join Cowardly Scarecrow Theatre Company for a drink or…

Wednesday October 23
Chief O'Neill's
3471 N. Elston Ave.
Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts
Oct 23
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts

The International Music Foundation presents the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts. Enjoy free weekly classical music performances in Preston Bradley Hall located on the 3rd…

Wednesday October 23
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington Street
Hamilton
Oct 23
Theatre & Performing Arts

Hamilton

HAMILTON is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary…

Wednesday October 23
CIBC Theatre
18 West Monroe Street
Monty Pythn's Spamalot at Mercury Theater in Chicago
Oct 23
Theatre & Performing Arts

Mercury Theater Chicago’s SPAMALOT

Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of…

Wednesday October 23
Mercury Theater Chicago
3745 North Southport Avenue
Night Out in the Parks
Oct 23
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…

Wednesday October 23
Multiple Locations
The Facts of Life – Satan’s School for Girls
Oct 23
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Facts of Life – Satan’s School for Girls

Ensemble member Ed Jones stars as Mrs. Edna Garrett – the house mother with a deep dark secret in this parody of the beloved TV…

Wednesday October 23
Mary’s Attic
5400 N. Clark St.
The iO Theater
Oct 23
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…

Wednesday October 23
iO Theater
1501 N. Kingsbury St.
The Public House Theatre
Oct 23
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…

Wednesday October 23
The Public House Theatre
3914 N. Clark St
The Second City Training Center Performances
Oct 23
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…

Wednesday October 23
The Second City
230 W. North Ave.
DAME MYRA HESS MEMORIAL CONCERTS | Kristina Bachrach & Daniel Anastasio
Oct 23
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

DAME MYRA HESS MEMORIAL CONCERTS | Kristina Bachrach & Daniel Anastasio

The International Music Foundation presents the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts. Enjoy free weekly classical music performances in Preston Bradley Hall, located on the 3rd…

Wednesday October 23
12:15 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Immortal Schubert
Oct 23
Millennium Park, Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Immortal Schubert

There are few works in all of music which command the awe and affection of Schubert’s Cello Quintet. Written at a feverish pace as the…

Wednesday October 23
7:30 p.m.
Directors Haven
Oct 23
Theatre & Performing Arts

Directors Haven

Haven presents its fifth DIRECTORS HAVEN, the company’s ever-growing initiative annually showcasing the talents of three rising directors. This season, Lauren Katz directs Caryl Churchill’s…

Wednesday October 23
7:30 p.m.
The Den Theatre
1331 N. Milwaukee Ave.
October 24, 2019
Andares - Destinos 3rd Chicago International Latino Theater Festival
Oct 24
Theatre & Performing Arts

Andares – Destinos 3rd Chicago International Latino Theater Festival

Destinos: 3rd Chicago International Latino Theater Festival Mexico | U.S. Premiere Devised Narrative 80min Written by Makuyeika Colectivo Teatral Directed by Hector Flores Komatsu Woven…

Thursday October 24
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
800 E. Grand Ave.
Man getting ready for his Between Gestures performance in Chicago
Oct 24
Theatre & Performing Arts

Between Gestures

  “a powerful demanding performance with an erotic subtext” -Toute La Culture How can a choreographer’s legacy be preserved? In ECCE (H)OMO, Pol Pi reconstructs…

Thursday October 24
Directo Productions Presents Paris! The Show for Chicago
Oct 24
Theatre & Performing Arts

Directo Productions Presents Paris! The Show

Directo Productions (France) is proud to present for one night only Paris! The Show, Thursday, Oct. 24 at 8 p.m., at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936…

Thursday October 24
Athenaeum Theatre
2936 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago's Poetry off the Shelf: Susan Kinsolving & Devin Johnston
Oct 24
Theatre & Performing Arts

Poetry off the Shelf: Susan Kinsolving & Devin Johnston

Join us for a reading featuring Poetry contributor Susan Kinsolving and author and editor Devin Johnston. Kinsolving has published four books of poems, most recently…

Thursday October 24
Poetry Foundation
61 W. Superior St.
She The People
Oct 24
Theatre & Performing Arts

She The People

Kokandy Productions presents the Chicago premiere of the bold new musical comedy HEAD OVER HEELS, featuring songs by The Go-Go’s. A hilarious, exuberant celebration of…

Thursday October 24
The Second City
1616 N. Wells St. Chicago
Cloudgate (The Bean) at night

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