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November 17, 2019
The Second City Training Center Performances
Nov 17
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…

Sunday November 17
The Second City
230 W. North Ave.
The Signature Show
Nov 17
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Signature Show

The Signature Show was conceived in 2015 as an homage to the historic, Chicago magic bar scene. Experience close-up magic right at your table during…

Sunday November 17
Chicago Magic Lounge
5050 N Clark St.
The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley Chicago promo
Nov 17
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley

While the Bennets and Darcys are celebrating upstairs, the servants below stairs find themselves in the midst of a holiday scandal. Lydia’s ne’er-do-well husband Mr.…

Sunday November 17
Northlight Theatre
9501 Skokie Boulevard
Too Much Light…
Nov 17
Theatre & Performing Arts

Too Much Light…

The Neo-Futurists’ signature show, performed since 1988, is the longest-running production in Chicago history. Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind is an ever-changing…

Sunday November 17
Neo-Futurist Theater
5153 N. Ashland Ave.
Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile
Nov 17
Theatre & Performing Arts

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile

Lifeline Theatre’s KidSeries presents Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, based on the children’s book by Bernard Waber. While the Primm family is busily moving into their new…

Sunday November 17
11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Lifeline Theatre
6912 N. Glenwood Ave.
Happily Ever After
Nov 17
Theatre & Performing Arts

Happily Ever After

Co-Presented by International Voices Project, with support from Ministry of Culture, Taiwan and Taipei Cultural Center in New York. Co-curated by Yu Chien Liu and…

Sunday November 17
12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Christmas Bingo: It’s a Ho-Ho-Holy Night
Nov 17
Theatre & Performing Arts

Christmas Bingo: It’s a Ho-Ho-Holy Night

Get into the Christmas spirit with Christmas Bingo: It’s a Ho-Ho-Holy Night. Brush up on your Yuletide trivia, play for actual prizes in this uniquely…

Sunday November 17
2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Royal George Theatre Center
1641 N. Halsted St.
Six Stories Up in the Deep Blue Sea
Nov 17
Theatre & Performing Arts

Six Stories Up in the Deep Blue Sea

Written and performed by middle school students and their mentors, Tellin’ Tales Theatre’s Six Stories Up in The Deep Blue Sea plunges headfirst into topics faced…

Sunday November 17
2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Filament Theatre
4041 N. Milwaukee Ave.
The Merchant of Venice
Nov 17
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Merchant of Venice

The importance of storytelling is to bear witness to the events of the past. Invictus Theatre Company’s production of The Merchant of Venice is set…

Sunday November 17
3:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Pride Arts Center – The Buena
4147 N. Broadway
My Life is a Country Song
Nov 17
Theatre & Performing Arts

My Life is a Country Song

New American Folk Theatre presents the world premiere musical MY LIFE IS A COUNTRY SONG by Co-Artistic Director Anthony Whitaker, the story of a woman starting…

Sunday November 17
6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Chief O'Neill's
3471 N. Elston Ave.
Peg
Nov 17
Theatre & Performing Arts

Peg

Peg is excited. Steve is nervous. Sure, they’ve opened a nice bottle of wine, dinner smells delicious… but the brand new strap-on they ordered has…

Sunday November 17
7:30 p.m.
The Den Theater
1331 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Monty Pythn's Spamalot at Mercury Theater in Chicago
Nov 17
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Mercury Theater Chicago’s SPAMALOT Extension

By popular demand, Mercury Theater Chicago’s critically acclaimed production of Monty Python’s SPAMALOT will be extended into the fall and winter, with performances now running…

Sunday November 17
8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Mercury Theater Chicago
3745 North Southport Avenue
November 18, 2019
Chicago Actor as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol
Nov 18
Theatre & Performing Arts

A Christmas Carol

Goodman Theatre’s classic A Christmas Carol is the heartwarming story of Ebenezer Scrooge’s discovery of kindness, compassion and redemption—a must-see Chicago holiday tradition enjoyed by…

Monday November 18
Goodman Theatre
170 N. Dearborn St.
Annoyance Theatre & Bar
Nov 18
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…

Monday November 18
Annoyance Theatre & Bar
851 W. Belmont Ave., 2nd Fl.
Night Out in the Parks
Nov 18
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…

Monday November 18
Multiple Locations
TEATRO ZINZANNI presents LOVE, CHAOS & DINNER
Nov 18
Theatre & Performing Arts

TEATRO ZINZANNI presents LOVE, CHAOS & DINNER

Enter a realm where reality and dreams converge; an experience unlike any other! Teatro ZinZanni is a whirlwind of international cirque, comedy and cabaret served…

Monday November 18
12:00 a.m.
Spiegeltent ZaZou – Cambria Hotel
32 W. Randolph
The iO Theater
Nov 18
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…

Monday November 18
iO Theater
1501 N. Kingsbury St.
The Public House Theatre
Nov 18
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…

Monday November 18
The Public House Theatre
3914 N. Clark St
The Second City Training Center Performances
Nov 18
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…

Monday November 18
The Second City
230 W. North Ave.
Happy Birthday Mars Rover
Nov 18
Theatre & Performing Arts

Happy Birthday Mars Rover

The Passage Theatre (TPT) kicks off its second season with the world premiere of HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARS ROVER by Chicago playwright Preston Choi, directed by…

Monday November 18
7:30 p.m.
Ravenswood Fellowship United Methodist Church
4511 N Hermitage Ave
Monty Pythn's Spamalot at Mercury Theater in Chicago
Nov 18
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Mercury Theater Chicago’s SPAMALOT Extension

By popular demand, Mercury Theater Chicago’s critically acclaimed production of Monty Python’s SPAMALOT will be extended into the fall and winter, with performances now running…

Monday November 18
8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Mercury Theater Chicago
3745 North Southport Avenue
Comedy Dance Chicago
Nov 18
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Comedy Dance Chicago

From Pumpkin Spice Girls to T-Rexes to Monster Butts, this fun, joyful, visually-hilarious, interactive, dance-filled show will leave your face hurting from all the laughter…

Monday November 18
8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Stage 773
1225 W. Belmont Ave.
My Life is a Country Song
Nov 18
Theatre & Performing Arts

My Life is a Country Song

New American Folk Theatre presents the world premiere musical MY LIFE IS A COUNTRY SONG by Co-Artistic Director Anthony Whitaker, the story of a woman starting…

Monday November 18
8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Chief O'Neill's
3471 N. Elston Ave.
November 19, 2019
Open Door Series: Marcy Rae Henry & David Trinidad in Chicago
Nov 19
Theatre & Performing Arts

Open Door Series: Marcy Rae Henry & David Trinidad

The Open Door series presents work from Chicago’s new and emerging poets and highlights the area’s outstanding writing programs. Each hour-long event features readings by…

Tuesday November 19
Poetry Foundation
61 W. Superior St.
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