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Girlfriend
Aug25
Theatre & Performing Arts

Girlfriend

The Chicago premiere of the musical GIRLFRIEND, by Todd Almond and Matthew Sweet, based on Sweet’s album of the same name. Set in Nebraska in…

Thursday August 25
7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Pride Arts Center
4139 N. Broadway
National Merit
Aug25
Theatre & Performing Arts

National Merit

In NATIONAL MERIT, seven students embark on an intensive PSAT prep program in the hopes to become National Merit Scholars. As the pressure rises, these…

Thursday August 25
7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Theater Wit
1229 W. Belmont Ave.
Babes With Blades Theatre Company’s RICHARD III
Aug25
Theatre & Performing Arts

Babes With Blades Theatre Company’s RICHARD III

Babes With Blades Theatre Company (BWBTC) returns to live performances with its 2022 season and its presentation of William Shakespeare’s Richard III, in partnership with…

Thursday August 25
8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
The Edge Theater
5451 N. Broadway St.
Comedy Hour at Annoyance Theatre
Aug26
Aug27
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 August 26
12:00 a.m.Saturday August 27
1:00 a.m.
Annoyance Theatre & Bar
851 W. Belmont Ave., 2nd Fl.
Bands on Broadway
Aug26
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 26
6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Edgewater, Chicago
1210 W Rosedale
Festival au Cinéma
Aug26
Theatre & Performing Arts

Festival au Cinéma

Haven Chicago is pleased to present its first annual Festival au Cinéma, the company’s new platform for visionary and innovative filmmakers and media artists staking their claim in…

Friday August 26
6:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
The Den Theatre
1331 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Booms Day
Aug26
Theatre & Performing Arts

Booms Day

It’s the end of days… my oh my! Chicago Dance Crash’s flagship production of their 20th anniversary season pulls out ALL the bells and whistles…

Friday August 26
7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Ruth Page Center for the Arts
1016 N. Dearborn St.
Drunk Shakespeare
Aug26
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 August 26
7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
The Lion Theatre
182 N Wabash Ave (near E Lake St)
Girlfriend
Aug26
Theatre & Performing Arts

Girlfriend

The Chicago premiere of the musical GIRLFRIEND, by Todd Almond and Matthew Sweet, based on Sweet’s album of the same name. Set in Nebraska in…

Friday August 26
7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Pride Arts Center
4139 N. Broadway
Hay Fever
Aug26
Theatre & Performing Arts

Hay Fever

Noël Coward’s masterpiece. The four members of the eccentric Bliss family have each, without the other three knowing it, invited a guest to spend the…

Friday August 26
7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
City Lit Theater Company
1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
National Merit
Aug26
Theatre & Performing Arts

National Merit

In NATIONAL MERIT, seven students embark on an intensive PSAT prep program in the hopes to become National Merit Scholars. As the pressure rises, these…

Friday August 26
7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Theater Wit
1229 W. Belmont Ave.
Lifeline Theatre Presents “Miss Homes Returns”
Aug26
Theatre & Performing Arts

Lifeline Theatre Presents “Miss Homes Returns”

Lifeline Theatre presents Miss Holmes Returns, written by ensemble member Christopher M. Walsh and directed by Lifeline ensemble member Elise Kauzlaric, running August 26–October 16…

Friday August 26
7:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Lifeline Theatre
6912 N. Glenwood Ave.
The Wild Party
Aug26
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Wild Party

In 1920’s New York City, a pair of lovers throw a wild, wild party. Ready to break all the rules, the colorful cast of characters…

Friday August 26
7:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Invictus Theatre Company’s Reginald Vaughn Theater
1106 W. Thorndale Avenue
Elastic Mind
Aug26
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,…

Friday August 26
8:00 p.m.
Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 North Lincoln Avenue, Illinois
Are You Smarter Than Your 8th Grade Nun?
Aug26
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 26
8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 North Lincoln Avenue, Illinois
The Lincoln Lodge
Aug26
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 August 26
8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
The Lincoln Lodge Theater
2040 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Babes With Blades Theatre Company’s RICHARD III
Aug26
Theatre & Performing Arts

Babes With Blades Theatre Company’s RICHARD III

Babes With Blades Theatre Company (BWBTC) returns to live performances with its 2022 season and its presentation of William Shakespeare’s Richard III, in partnership with…

Friday August 26
8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
The Edge Theater
5451 N. Broadway St.
World Premiere Comedy “Chagall In School” at Theater Wit
Aug26
Theatre & Performing Arts

World Premiere Comedy “Chagall In School” at Theater Wit

Grippo Stage Company is proud to present “Chagall In School,” a world premiere comedy inspired by the real story of the famed artist, Marc Chagall,…

Friday August 26
8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Theater Wit
1229 W. Belmont Ave.
Drunk Shakespeare
Aug26
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 August 26
9:00 p.m.10:30 p.m.
The Lion Theatre
182 N Wabash Ave (near E Lake St)
Chicago Drag Brunch
Aug27
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 August 27
11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Rock Bottom Brewery
1 W. Grand Ave
Mural Dances
Aug27
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 August 27
1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Various Chicago Parks
Lifeline Theatre Presents “Miss Homes Returns”
Aug27
Theatre & Performing Arts

Lifeline Theatre Presents “Miss Homes Returns”

Lifeline Theatre presents Miss Holmes Returns, written by ensemble member Christopher M. Walsh and directed by Lifeline ensemble member Elise Kauzlaric, running August 26–October 16…

Saturday August 27
2:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Lifeline Theatre
6912 N. Glenwood Ave.
Dennis Watkins’ The Magic Parlour
Aug27
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…

Saturday August 27
4:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Drunk Shakespeare
Aug27
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…

Saturday August 27
5:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
The Lion Theatre
182 N Wabash Ave (near E Lake St)
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