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ChiTown Movies Drive-In Theatre
Aug10
Theatre & Performing Arts

ChiTown Movies Drive-In Theatre

A fun and safe outdoor movie experience every night at ChiTown Movies! Enjoy blockbuster and classic movies under the stars at our permanent drive-in located…

Tuesday August 10
8:00 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Chitown Movies
2343 S throop St
The Boxes Experience
Aug14
Dec1
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Boxes Experience

What is Boxed Experience? An Interactive Theatrical Activation where we immerse you into a new, Transformative Adventure. In this world, you’ll have total control as…

Saturday August 14
12:00 p.m.Wednesday December 1
9:00 p.m.
bookspace@boxedxp.com
150 W Roosevelt Rd
Tight Ship Comedy! A live stand-up comedy show!
Sep2
Oct28
Theatre & Performing Arts

Tight Ship Comedy! A live stand-up comedy show!

Tight Ship Comedy has been entertaining the Chicago’s South Loop area with live the best local and national live stand up comedy. Located in the…

Thursday September 2
8:00 p.m.Thursday October 28
9:00 p.m.
755 S Clark St
755 South Clark Street
The Clinic
Sep9
Oct10
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Clinic

Congo Square Theatre Company (Congo Square), one of the nation’s premier African American theatres, launches its 2021-2022 season with THE CLINIC, introducing the old-school serial…

Thursday September 9Sunday October 10
Virtual
Tight Ship Comedy! A live stand-up comedy show!
Sep9
Oct28
Theatre & Performing Arts

Tight Ship Comedy! A live stand-up comedy show!

Tight Ship Comedy has been entertaining the Chicago’s South Loop area with live the best local and national live stand up comedy. Located in the…

Thursday September 9
8:00 p.m.Thursday October 28
9:00 p.m.
Half Sour
755 South Clark Street
Thirteen Days
Sep10
Theatre & Performing Arts

Thirteen Days

A world premiere adaptation of THIRTEEN DAYS by Robert F. Kennedy, his memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis. On October 16, 1962, long-range Soviet missiles…

Friday September 10
7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
City Lit Theater Company
1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
Late Nite Catechism
Sep10
Theatre & Performing Arts

Late Nite Catechism

The hit comedy, Late Nite Catechism, reopens in September 2021, at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, on an open run. Call…

Friday September 10
8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Ave.
Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992
Sep11
Theatre & Performing Arts

Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992

Anna Deavere Smith’s performance piece TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992, directed by Tim Rhoze and featuring Jazzma Pryor, tells the story of the Los Angeles riots…

Saturday September 11
7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Noyes Cultural Center
927 Noyes St
Brighton Beach Memoirs
Sep15
Theatre & Performing Arts

Brighton Beach Memoirs

Dreaming of baseball and girls, Eugene must cope with the mundane existence of his family life in Brooklyn: formidable mother, overworked father, and his worldly…

Wednesday September 15
7:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Citadel Theatre
300 S. Waukegan Road
The Golden Girls: The Lost Episodes, Vol. 5
Sep16
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Golden Girls: The Lost Episodes, Vol. 5

Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to welcome back audiences this fall with the return of Chicago’s favorite drag seniors in its long-running parody…

Thursday September 16
7:30 p.m.
Leather Archives & Museum
6418 N. Greenview Ave.
Lyric Opera’s Macbeth
Sep17
Theatre & Performing Arts

Lyric Opera’s Macbeth

Lyric’s riveting season-opener is the inaugural production of Music Director Enrique Mazzola’s tenure, and a brand-new production from Sir David McVicar. Adapting one of the…

Friday September 17
7:00 p.m.
Lyric Opera House
20 N Wacker Drive
Blue Man Group
Sep17
Theatre & Performing Arts

Blue Man Group

Theatrical phenomenon Blue Man Group has resumed its Chicago Residency at Briar Street Theatre. Blue Man Group is a dynamic combination of art, music, comedy…

Friday September 17
8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Briar Street Theatre
3133 N. Halsted Street
International Latino Theatre Festival
Sep23
Oct17
Theatre & Performing Arts

International Latino Theatre Festival

After taking a year off due to the pandemic, the citywide annual DESTINOS: Chicago International Latino Theater Festival is back for its fourth outing ready to showcase…

Thursday September 23Sunday October 17
Citywide
Muti Conducts Saint-Georges, Price & Beethoven 3
Sep23
Theatre & Performing Arts

Muti Conducts Saint-Georges, Price & Beethoven 3

Riccardo Muti and the CSO reunite! Their first performance together since February 2020 features Beethoven’s stirring Eroica Symphony. The program opens with music from the only surviving…

Thursday September 23
7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.

220 S. Michigan Ave.
Comedy Hour at Annoyance Theatre
Sep24
Sep25
Theatre & Performing Arts

Comedy Hour at Annoyance Theatre

Each week, Chicago comics bring the freshest, most experimental new material to the Annoyance for the Comedy Hour. The weekly show is an eclectic mix…

Friday September 24
12:00 a.m.Saturday September 25
1:00 a.m.
Annoyance Theatre & Bar
851 W. Belmont Ave., 2nd Fl.
Muti Conducts Saint-Georges, Price & Beethoven 3
Sep24
Theatre & Performing Arts

Muti Conducts Saint-Georges, Price & Beethoven 3

Riccardo Muti and the CSO reunite! Their first performance together since February 2020 features Beethoven’s stirring Eroica Symphony. The program opens with music from the only surviving…

Friday September 24
1:30 p.m.3:00 p.m.

220 S. Michigan Ave.
Celebrating Sir Andrew Davis, from Mozart to Stravinsky
Sep24
Theatre & Performing Arts

Celebrating Sir Andrew Davis, from Mozart to Stravinsky

Music Director Sir Andrew Davis leads members of the Lyric Opera Orchestra and star soloists in a rousing concert that celebrates his remarkable career at…

Friday September 24
6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Lyric Opera House
20 N Wacker Drive
Dennis Watkins’ The Magic Parlour
Sep24
Theatre & Performing Arts

Dennis Watkins’ The Magic Parlour

Acclaimed third-generation magician and mind reader Dennis Watkins’ long-running show, Dennis Watkins’ The Magic Parlour is back at Chicago’s Palmer House Hilton for in-person performances.…

Friday September 24
7:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
The Golden Girls: The Lost Episodes, Vol. 5
Sep24
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Golden Girls: The Lost Episodes, Vol. 5

Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to welcome back audiences this fall with the return of Chicago’s favorite drag seniors in its long-running parody…

Friday September 24
7:30 p.m.
Leather Archives & Museum
6418 N. Greenview Ave.
Songs for a New World
Sep24
Theatre & Performing Arts

Songs for a New World

It’s about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice… or take a stand… or turn around and go back.…

Friday September 24
7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Howard Street Theatre
721 Howard St.
Thirteen Days
Sep24
Theatre & Performing Arts

Thirteen Days

A world premiere adaptation of THIRTEEN DAYS by Robert F. Kennedy, his memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis. On October 16, 1962, long-range Soviet missiles…

Friday September 24
7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
City Lit Theater Company
1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
The Lincoln Lodge
Sep24
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Lincoln Lodge

The Lincoln Lodge stand-up comedy and variety showcase plays every Friday and Saturday night in Chicago’s glamorous Logan Square! In addition to The Lodge’s rotating…

Friday September 24
8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
The Lincoln Lodge Theater
2040 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Blue Man Group
Sep24
Theatre & Performing Arts

Blue Man Group

Theatrical phenomenon Blue Man Group has resumed its Chicago Residency at Briar Street Theatre. Blue Man Group is a dynamic combination of art, music, comedy…

Friday September 24
8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Briar Street Theatre
3133 N. Halsted Street
Late Nite Catechism
Sep24
Theatre & Performing Arts

Late Nite Catechism

The hit comedy, Late Nite Catechism, reopens in September 2021, at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, on an open run. Call…

Friday September 24
8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Ave.
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