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January 24, 2020
Magic & Mystery
Jan 24
Theatre & Performing Arts

Magic & Mystery

Experience a miraculous world of magic, mind reading, and hypnosis from world class ‘Astonishment Artist’ Mat LaVore. Is it possible to change someone’s memories? Read…

Friday January 24
The Den Theatre
1331 N. Milwaukee Ave.
MCL Chicago
Jan 24
Music & Comedy

MCL Chicago

MCL Chicago is the first theater dedicated to the art of music comedy. It houses productions featuring music improv, musical sketch, as well as new…

Friday January 24
MCL Chicago
3110 N. Sheffield Ave.
Mean Girls play in Chicago
Jan 24
Theatre & Performing Arts

Mean Girls

Direct from Broadway, MEAN GIRLS is the hilarious hit musical from an award-winning creative team, including book writer TINA FEY (“30 Rock”), composer JEFF RICHMOND…

Friday January 24
James M. Nederlander Theatre
24 W Randolph St.
Night Out in the Parks
Jan 24
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…

Friday January 24
Multiple Locations
Odyssey Chicago River Architecture Lunch Cruises
Jan 24
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Tours & Attractions

Odyssey Chicago River Architecture Lunch Cruises

Experience an elegant take on a classic architecture boat tour aboard the Chicago River’s only lunch cruise. What’s Included A two-hour architecture lunch cruise aboard…

Friday January 24
Odyssey Chicago River
455 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Pimprov
Jan 24
Music & Comedy

Pimprov

You’ve seen the flashy suits and jewelry so bright that a blind man can see it shining. Now ask yourself “who is more entertaining than…

Friday January 24
CiC Theater
1422 Irving Park Rd
The Chinese Helped Build the Railroad – The Railroad Helped Build America
Jan 24
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

The Chinese Helped Build the Railroad – The Railroad Helped Build America

The Chinese American Museum of Chicago is excited to host a new year-long temporary exhibition, The Chinese Helped Build the Railroad – The Railroad Helped…

Friday January 24
The Comedy Bar
Jan 24
Music & Comedy

The Comedy Bar

Located in Chicago’s upbeat River North District, right in the heart of downtown, The Comedy Bar sets the bar for stand-up in the city. Often called one…

Friday January 24
The Comedy Bar
500 N. LaSalle St.
The Infinite Wrench
Jan 24
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Infinite Wrench

The Neo-Futurists in Chicago, along with The New York Neo-Futurists and The San Francisco Neo-Futurists, announced today the new name of their late night shows:…

Friday January 24
Neo-Futurist Theater
5153 N. Ashland Ave.
The iO Theater
Jan 24
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…

Friday January 24
The iO Theater
1501 N. Kingsbury St.
The Lincoln Lodge
Jan 24
Music & Comedy

The Lincoln Lodge

The Lincoln Lodge is the nation’s longest independent stand-up comedy and variety showcase. Photo courtesy of The Lincoln Lodge

Friday January 24
Subterranean
2011 W. North Ave.
The Magic Parlour
Jan 24
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Magic Parlour

The House Theatre of Chicago presents the return of The Magic Parlour at the Palmer House Hilton. Award-winning, third-generation magician Dennis Watkins delivers an evening…

Friday January 24
Palmer House Hilton
17 E. Monroe St.
The Public House Theatre
Jan 24
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…

Friday January 24
The Public House Theatre
3914 N. Clark St
The Second City Training Center Performances
Jan 24
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…

Friday January 24
The Second City
230 W. North Ave.
The Second City’s Improv All-Stars
Jan 24
Music & Comedy

The Second City’s Improv All-Stars

The legendary Mick Napier directs Chicago’s finest improvisers in an evening of unscripted and unequaled improvisational comedy in this highly interactive, hilarious, and thoroughly original…

Friday January 24
UP Comedy Club
230 W. North Ave., 3rd Floor
The Signature Show
Jan 24
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…

Friday January 24
Chicago Magic Lounge
5050 N Clark St.
The Universe: A Walk through Space and Time
Jan 24
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

The Universe: A Walk through Space and Time

Adler Planetarium’s newest exhibition teaches you all about the Universe. Featuring various multi-media interactive stations, The Universe: A Walk through Space and Time is a…

Friday January 24
Adler Planetarium
1300 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Tools of the Trade
Jan 24
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Tools of the Trade

Our next temporary exhibit Tools of the Trade opened June 22 in the Roberta Rubin Writer’s Room. This exhibit examines the tools that have made…

Friday January 24
American Writers Museum
180 N. Michigan Ave.
Transistor Chicago
Jan 24
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy

Transistor Chicago

Transistor Chicago is a local small business record/electronic shop and art gallery in East Lakeview, with work and wares from 80+ artists, many based here…

Friday January 24
Transistor Chicago
3441 N. Broadway St.
Under The Gun Theater
Jan 24
Music & Comedy

Under The Gun Theater

Under the Gun Theater’s mission is to create original theatre combining the mediums of Improvisation, Storytelling, Music and Physical Theater with a bent toward comedy.…

Friday January 24
Under The Gun Theater
956 W Newport Ave
Under The Picasso
Jan 24
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Under The Picasso

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events presents FREE cultural programs year round at the Daley Civic Center. The schedule is posted each month…

Friday January 24
Daley Civic Center
50 W. Washington St.
VAMP
Jan 24
Music & Comedy

VAMP

VAMP: A Music Comedy Drinking Show is a twice-weekly showcase of Chicago’s strongest musical comedy talent. It is a short form audience interactive musical improv…

Friday January 24
MCL Chicago
3110 N. Sheffield Ave.
Wrigleyville Wonderland
Jan 24
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Sports & Recreation

Wrigleyville Wonderland

The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the full list of pop up bars and experiences to be hosted in the Lakeview…

Friday January 24
Wrigleyville
3138 N Broadway
23rd Annual Fillet of Solo Festival
Jan 24
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

23rd Annual Fillet of Solo Festival

The 2020 Fillet of Solo festival will perform January 10-26, 2020, in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood at Lifeline Theatre (6912 N. Glenwood Ave.) and The…

Friday January 24
4:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Lifeline Theatre
6912 N. Glenwood Ave.
Cloudgate (The Bean) at night

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