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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
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
7:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
The Second City
230 West North Ave, 3rd Floor
“Open Mic” Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday
Mar23
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

“Open Mic” Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday

Open Mic Series Singers, comedians, and entertainers, the spotlight is yours! You are invited to tell jokes, sing a song, or just kick back and relax,…

Wednesday March 23
7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
eta Creative Arts Foundation
7558 S South Chicago Ave
Chicago’s Own Comedy Series
Apr2
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Chicago’s Own Comedy Series

Produced by Just Roland Entertainment, Inc. in conjunction with GRP Productions. Going on every 1st Saturday of the month starting March 5th. Doors Open at…

Saturday April 2
7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
eta Creative Arts Foundation
7558 S South Chicago Ave
Mural Dances
Jun25
Theatre & Performing Arts

Mural Dances

“Mural Dances” gathers local dancers and musicians to create and perform projects inspired by Chicago’s fascinating neighborhood murals. Bring a chair and bring the family!…

Saturday June 25
1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Various Chicago Parks
Chicago Drag Brunch
Jul9
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Chicago Drag Brunch

Muffy Fishbasket & BimBamBoom present… CHICAGO DRAG BRUNCH Saturdays at 11AM, join us a for delicious brunch, served with a heaping helping of Camp &…

Saturday July 9
11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Rock Bottom Brewery
1 W. Grand Ave
Comedy Dance Chicago at Northcenter Town Square
Jul9
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Comedy Dance Chicago at Northcenter Town Square

Comedy Dance Chicago is excited to share some laughs with you! Join us for a FREE comedy dance show at Northcenter Town Square. Fun for…

Saturday July 9
7:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Northcenter Town Square
4100 N Damen Ave
Free Summer Screenings Program
Jul13
Theatre & Performing Arts

Free Summer Screenings Program

The Chicago International Film Festival presents Summer Screenings, a free weekly film series that casts a spotlight on different national cinemas from around the world.…

Wednesday July 13
6:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
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
5:00 p.m.10:30 p.m.
The Lion Theatre
182 N Wabash Ave (near E Lake St)
Poetry @ The Green at 320 S. Canal
Jul19
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Theatre & Performing Arts

Poetry @ The Green at 320 S. Canal

The Chicago Poetry Center and The Green at 320 S. Canal present Poetry @ The Green at 320, a free, weekly reading and open mic…

Tuesday July 19
5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
The Green at 320 S. Canal
320 South Canal St.
Porchlight Music Theatre’s Broadway In Your Backyard
Jul19
Theatre & Performing Arts

Porchlight Music Theatre’s Broadway In Your Backyard

Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to announce the return of its free concert series Broadway in Your Backyard, July 19 – September 6, as part…

Tuesday July 19
6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Porchlight Music Theatre
1016 N. Dearborn Ave.
Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show
Jul23
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts, Tours & Attractions

Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show

The Dinner Detective is an interactive murder mystery set in present day and based on real cold cases. Feast on a fantastic dinner, but just…

Saturday July 23
6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Courtyard by Marriott Downtown/Magnificent Mile
165 E. Ontario 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
7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Bands on Broadway
Aug5
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Bands on Broadway

Bring your friends and head out for some good music the first three Friday nights in August for Bands on Broadway. You’ll have the opportunity…

Friday August 5
6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Edgewater, Chicago
1210 W Rosedale
Are You Smarter Than Your 8th Grade Nun?
Aug12
Theatre & Performing Arts

Are You Smarter Than Your 8th Grade Nun?

Continuing her series of religious comedies, including the hit Late Nite Catechism, Vicki Quade is pleased her latest comedy has been extended. It’s a new…

Friday August 12
8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 North Lincoln Avenue, Illinois
Dance the Walk
Aug13
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Theatre & Performing Arts

Dance the Walk

Dance with us on the Chicago Riverwalk! Links Hall is celebrating the Year of Chicago Dance with FREE performances and community workshops on the Riverwalk!…

Saturday August 13
12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Rock Bottom Revue – A Jazz Series
Aug18
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Rock Bottom Revue – A Jazz Series

Thursday evenings of music and magic make a perfect outing for any couple looking for something special for Date Night! About this event BimBamBoom &…

Thursday August 18
7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Rock Bottom Brewery
1 W. Grand Ave
Elastic Mind
Aug18
Theatre & Performing Arts

Elastic Mind

This world premiere work by emerging playwright Christian Alexander, follows the life of a young, black couple of artists James & Michelle living in Harlem,…

Thursday August 18
8:00 p.m.
Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 North Lincoln Avenue, Illinois
Vinyl Vixens – A Rock & Roll Burlesque Series
Aug20
Aug21
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Vinyl Vixens – A Rock & Roll Burlesque Series

This wild adult burlesque revue showcases burlesque striptease to classic rock tracks performed by the striptease rockstars of BimBamBoom! Including brand new acts by Cyn…

Saturday August 20
11:00 p.m.Sunday August 21
12:30 a.m.
Rock Bottom Brewery
1 W. Grand Ave
Northside Southside Oneside
Aug21
Theatre & Performing Arts

Northside Southside Oneside

Chicago Human Rhythm Project presents Mayfair Arts Center – Free classes, performances – and fun! Join us 1 Sunday each month from 1:00-4:30pm for 6…

Sunday August 21
1:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Mayfair Arts Center
8701 S Bennett Ave
Poetry @ The Green at 320 S. Canal
Aug23
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Theatre & Performing Arts

Poetry @ The Green at 320 S. Canal

The Chicago Poetry Center and The Green at 320 S. Canal present Poetry @ The Green at 320, a free, weekly reading and open mic…

Tuesday August 23
5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
The Green at 320 S. Canal
320 South Canal St.
Porchlight Music Theatre’s Broadway In Your Backyard
Aug23
Theatre & Performing Arts

Porchlight Music Theatre’s Broadway In Your Backyard

Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to announce the return of its free concert series Broadway in Your Backyard, July 19 – September 6, as part…

Tuesday August 23
6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Porchlight Music Theatre
1016 N. Dearborn Ave.
DAME MYRA HESS MEMORIAL CONCERTS | TERRA STRING QUARTET
Aug24
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts, Tours & Attractions

DAME MYRA HESS MEMORIAL CONCERTS | TERRA STRING QUARTET

DAME MYRA HESS MEMORIAL CONCERTS | TERRA STRING QUARTET Harriet Langley and Amelia Dietrich, violins Ramón Carrero Martínez, viola Geirþrúður Anna Guðmundsdóttir, cello Program: Vivian…

Wednesday August 24
12:15 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago
55 E. Wacker Drive
Summer Spotlight Performance – The Union of Power and Grace!
Aug24
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Theatre & Performing Arts, Tours & Attractions

Summer Spotlight Performance – The Union of Power and Grace!

Like a finely tuned dancer, the most highly trained and athletic horse can create a picture of elegance through movement. Witness the beauty of classical…

Wednesday August 24
1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Tempel Farms
17000 W Wadsworth Rd
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