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Dennis Watkins’ The Magic Parlour
Oct1
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 October 1
7:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
DePaul Ensemble 20+, with members of Ensemble Dal Niente
Oct1
Theatre & Performing Arts

DePaul Ensemble 20+, with members of Ensemble Dal Niente

Friday, October 1 7:15-8:00 PM at DePaul University School of Music, Holtschneider Performance Center, Gannon Hall (2330 North Halsted St) Free Program George Lewis: Connectome…

Friday October 1
7:15 p.m.8:00 p.m.
DePaul University School of Music Holtschneider Performance Center, Gannon Concert Hall
2330 N Halsted St
The Golden Girls: The Lost Episodes, Vol. 5
Oct1
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 October 1
7:30 p.m.
Leather Archives & Museum
6418 N. Greenview Ave.
Jennie Oh Brown, flute
Oct1
Theatre & Performing Arts

Jennie Oh Brown, flute

Friday, October 1 7:30-7:45 PM at DePaul University School of Music, Holtschneider Performance Center, Allen Recital Hall (2330 North Halsted St) Free Program George Lewis:…

Friday October 1
7:30 p.m.7:45 p.m.
DePaul University School of Music Holtschneider Performance Center, Gannon Concert Hall
2330 N Halsted St
4000 Days
Oct1
Theatre & Performing Arts

4000 Days

In 4000 DAYS, Michael awakens from a three week-long coma that has affected his memory. He struggles to find the way back to his true…

Friday October 1
7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Pride Arts Center – The Broadway
4139 N. Broadway
4000 Days
Oct1
Theatre & Performing Arts

4000 Days

In 4000 DAYS, Michael awakens from a three week-long coma that has affected his memory. He struggles to find the way back to his true…

Friday October 1
7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Pride Arts Center – The Broadway
4139 N. Broadway
Songs for a New World
Oct1
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 October 1
7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Howard Street Theatre
721 Howard St.
Thirteen Days
Oct1
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 October 1
7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
City Lit Theater Company
1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
Florian Hollerweger & Christine Scherzer: Stimmen: a five-channel electroacoustic composition
Oct1
Theatre & Performing Arts

Florian Hollerweger & Christine Scherzer: Stimmen: a five-channel electroacoustic composition

Friday, October 1 7:45-8:15 PM at DePaul University School of Music, Holtschneider Performance Center, Allen Recital Hall (2330 North Halsted St) Free Program Florian Hollerweger…

Friday October 1
7:45 p.m.8:15 p.m.
DePaul University School of Music Holtschneider Performance Center, Allen Recital Hall
AMERICA / AMERICANS at Studio5
Oct1
Theatre & Performing Arts

AMERICA / AMERICANS at Studio5

“a Chicago Delight” – Splash Magazine “recommended to anyone looking for a thoughtful, beautiful, and emotional meditation on the state of the world” – Picture…

Friday October 1
8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
studio5
1938 Dempster St
The Lincoln Lodge
Oct1
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 October 1
8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
The Lincoln Lodge Theater
2040 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Blue Man Group
Oct1
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 October 1
8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Briar Street Theatre
3133 N. Halsted Street
Holy Ghost Bingo: God, Goblins, & Games!
Oct1
Theatre & Performing Arts

Holy Ghost Bingo: God, Goblins, & Games!

Holy Ghost Bingo: God, Goblins, & Games is a Halloween-themed interactive comedy play. The premise is that Mrs. Mary Margaret O’Brien, a former nun, is…

Friday October 1
8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Ave.
Brighton Beach Memoirs
Oct1
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…

Friday October 1
8:00 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Citadel Theatre
300 S. Waukegan Road
ChiTown Movies Drive-In Theatre
Oct1
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…

Friday October 1
8:00 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Chitown Movies
2343 S throop St
Holy Ghost Bingo: God, Goblins, & Games!
Oct1
Oct31
Theatre & Performing Arts

Holy Ghost Bingo: God, Goblins, & Games!

Holy Ghost Bingo: God, Goblins, & Games is a Halloween-themed interactive comedy play. The premise is that Mrs. Mary Margaret O’Brien, a former nun, is…

Friday October 1
8:00 p.m.Sunday October 31
10:00 p.m.
Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Ave.
Deidre Huckabay and collaborators: Words For Words From
Oct1
Theatre & Performing Arts

Deidre Huckabay and collaborators: Words For Words From

Friday, October 1 8:15-9:00 PM at DePaul University School of Music, Holtschneider Performance Center, Allen Hall (2330 North Halsted St) Free Program Words For Words…

Friday October 1
8:15 p.m.9:00 p.m.
DePaul University School of Music Holtschneider Performance Center, Allen Recital Hall
Ernest Dawkins Black Star Line: The Chicago Outet Project
Oct1
Theatre & Performing Arts

Ernest Dawkins Black Star Line: The Chicago Outet Project

Friday, October 1 9:15-10:30 PM at DePaul University School of Music, Holtschneider Performance Center, Gannon Hall (2330 North Halsted St) Free Program Totally spontaneous composed…

Friday October 1
9:15 p.m.10:30 p.m.
DePaul University School of Music Holtschneider Performance Center, Gannon Concert Hall
2330 N Halsted St
Susan Merdinger, Steinway Artist
Oct2
Theatre & Performing Arts

Susan Merdinger, Steinway Artist

Saturday, October 2 12:15-1:00 PM at Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Penthouse (9th Floor) (915 E 60th Street) Free Program Aaron…

Saturday October 2
12:15 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Penthouse (9th Floor)
Patricia Morehead
Oct2
Theatre & Performing Arts

Patricia Morehead

Saturday, October 2 1:00-1:15 PM at Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Penthouse (9th Floor) (915 E 60th Street) Free Program Patricia…

Saturday October 2
1:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Penthouse (9th Floor)
Gaudete Brass
Oct2
Theatre & Performing Arts

Gaudete Brass

Saturday, October 2 2:00-2:45 PM at Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Penthouse (9th Floor) (915 E 60th Street) Free Program Who…

Saturday October 2
2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Penthouse (9th Floor)
Tri-Again
Oct2
Theatre & Performing Arts

Tri-Again

Saturday, October 2 3:00-3:45 PM at Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Penthouse (9th Floor) (915 E 60th Street) Free Program Adkins,…

Saturday October 2
3:00 p.m.3:45 p.m.
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Penthouse (9th Floor)
Tri-Again
Oct2
Theatre & Performing Arts

Tri-Again

The relationship between composer and performer is a constantly-shifting, often-ambiguous rule set. Tri-Again, a trio of composers, improvisers, and performers, explores this relationship with an…

Saturday October 2
3:00 p.m.3:45 p.m.
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Penthouse (9th Floor)
Brighton Beach Memoirs
Oct2
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…

Saturday October 2
3:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Citadel Theatre
300 S. Waukegan Road
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