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Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss & More: Outlaw Fest

at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park
OFFER DATES:
Fri, June 28
FULL PRICE: $41.43 - $86.71
OFFER PRICE: $20 - $59

Willie Nelson is on the road again, and when you've got the living legend as your headliner, you've got some big names coming along for the ride. The latest edition of Nelson's Outlaw Festival at the ... [more+]

Willie Nelson is on the road again, and when you've got the living legend as your headliner, you've got some big names coming along for the ride. The latest edition of Nelson's Outlaw Festival at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park is set to feature the Red-Headed Stranger himself, of course, along with The Avett Brothers, Alison Krauss, Dawes, Old Crow Medicine Show and the Grateful Dead's Phil Lesh. And lest you think Willie's been resting on his many laurels as an actor, author, activist and Americana singer-songwriter, he put out not one, but two new albums in 2018. The highly-acclaimed "Last Man Standing" debuted at No. 3 on the "Billboard" country charts, and his 68th studio release, a collection of Great American Songbook classics called "My Way", won Nelson his 13th Grammy Award. [less-]

Jill Scott, Anthony Hamilton & More at V103 Summer Block Party

at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sat, July 13
FULL PRICE: n/a
OFFER PRICE: Sold Out

One of the hottest Windy City summer block parties is back at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, this time featuring Grammy-Winning R&B artist Jill Scott. Scott can do it all: Go platinum, ... [more+]

One of the hottest Windy City summer block parties is back at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, this time featuring Grammy-Winning R&B artist Jill Scott. Scott can do it all: Go platinum, win Grammys, star in TV (HBO's "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency") and film (Tyler Perry's "Why Did I Get Married?" and "Get On Up") and sing the sweetest and "realest" love songs. And now you have the chance to see the multi-talented musician perform some of her hits (“A Long Walk,” “He Loves Me,” “So in Love and more) alongside Anthony Hamilton. The soul singer has established himself as one of the most unique and charismatic voices in the genre, leading to a pile of honors including Grammy, BET and Vibe awards and multi-platinum selling, top ten R&B records. In 2016, he released his seventh studio album, "What I'm Feelin'". With Mase and Carl Thomas rounding out the lineup, you won’t want to miss Midwest's biggest block party of the year. [less-]

"West Side Story": Bernstein & Sondheim's Classic

at Lyric Opera House, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, May 21
Thu, May 23
Tue, May 28
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Thu, May 23
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FULL PRICE: $53 - $73
OFFER PRICE: $41 - $56

One of the most beloved musicals ever, "West Side Story" takes the most famous romantic drama of all time, Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet", and sets it loose in epic fashion on the streets of 1950s N... [more+]

One of the most beloved musicals ever, "West Side Story" takes the most famous romantic drama of all time, Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet", and sets it loose in epic fashion on the streets of 1950s New York, finding two idealistic young lovers caught between warring street gangs -- the Jets and the Sharks. The famed 1961 film adaptation won 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and this Broadway version has become a true American classic. Written by the creative dream team of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, "West Side Story"'s legendary jazz, Latin and classical-inspired score features treasured numbers like "Something's Coming," "Tonight," "I Feel Pretty" and "America" -- not to mention original choreography by Jerome Robbins. Get ready to snap your fingers and sing along at Broadway at Lyric's annual production. [less-]

"Falsettos": The Hit Broadway Revival

at James M. Nederlander Theatre, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, May 28
Wed, May 29
Thu, May 30
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FULL PRICE: $55 - $98
OFFER PRICE: $30 - $49

Fresh off its Tony-nominated Broadway revival, "Falsettos" arrives at the James M. Nederlander Theatre in Chicago as "an exceptional production of a perfect musical" ("The New York Times"). The story ... [more+]

Fresh off its Tony-nominated Broadway revival, "Falsettos" arrives at the James M. Nederlander Theatre in Chicago as "an exceptional production of a perfect musical" ("The New York Times"). The story revolves around a charming, intelligent, neurotic gay man named Marvin, his wife, his lover, his about-to-be-Bar-Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians next door. At times both hilarious and achingly poignant, "Falsettos" shines an ahead-of-its-time spotlight on the infinite iterations that make up a modern family ... and a beautiful reminder that love can tell a million stories. A hit when it premiered on Broadway in 1992, this always-timely show won Tony Awards for its book by James Lapine and William Finn ("The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee") and its score, also by Finn. [less-]

North American Premiere of "SIX"

at The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, May 21
Thu, May 23
Fri, May 24
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FULL PRICE: $42 - $48
OFFER PRICE: $31 - $36

Divorced, beheaded, died; divorced, beheaded, survived. On the heels of its UK debut and wildly popular West End run, Chicago Shakespeare stages the North American premiere of "SIX". The wives of Henr... [more+]

Divorced, beheaded, died; divorced, beheaded, survived. On the heels of its UK debut and wildly popular West End run, Chicago Shakespeare stages the North American premiere of "SIX". The wives of Henry VIII join forces for an electrifying pop-concert spectacle, shining a spotlight on these six women as never before. The queens take the mic to reclaim their identities out of the shadow of their infamous spouse, remixing 500 years of historical heartbreak into an exuberant celebration of 21st-century female empowerment. Backed by a band known as the “Ladies in Waiting,” the all-woman ensemble traverses the spectrum of modern-day pop with a soundtrack that has stormed to the top of the UK charts. Don’t miss this entertaining show when it comes to The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare. [less-]

Enjoy Great Food, Endless Mimosas & Big Laughs

at UP Comedy Club, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, May 26
FULL PRICE: $49
OFFER PRICE: $24.50

Sundays are tough for everybody. With the work week looming in less than 24 hours, it can be hard to make the most of your last day of the weekend -- unless, of course, you go to the Improv Brunch at ... [more+]

Sundays are tough for everybody. With the work week looming in less than 24 hours, it can be hard to make the most of your last day of the weekend -- unless, of course, you go to the Improv Brunch at UP Comedy Club. This legendary Sunday funday kicks off with a scrumptious spread including chicken and waffles, biscuits and gravy, shrimp and grits and bottomless mimosas, followed by an all-you-can-laugh improv show starring some of Chicago's finest and funniest performers. With a belly full of a brunch and a heart full of laughter, the week ahead will look a lot more manageable. [less-]

Chicago Taco & Tequila Fest

at Lincoln Park, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sat, June 15
FULL PRICE: $10 - $40
OFFER PRICE: $8 - $29

It’s finally summer in the Windy City, and tacos and tequila are the perfect combination for setting that warm-weather vibe. Stuffed tortillas and the juices of the blue agave plant (better known to... [more+]

It’s finally summer in the Windy City, and tacos and tequila are the perfect combination for setting that warm-weather vibe. Stuffed tortillas and the juices of the blue agave plant (better known to distilled spirits aficionados as tequila) will be taking the spotlight at this June’s all-new Chicago Taco & Tequila Fest. As you enter the gates, your first margarita is on the house, included with your ticket. The festival will feature Chicago's best tacos and curated summer cocktails from the can’t-beat location at the south end of scenic Lincoln Park. Both traditional and exotic tortillas will be smartly paired with tequila-infused cocktails ranging from the classic margarita to the trendy grapefruit-flavored Paloma, zesty Sangre Maria, and ginger and berry-infused El Diablo. The festival will also feature margarita flights, three-hour tequila tastings, mixologists, art vendors, live island bands and DJs. So gather your friends and head down to the park! [less-]

"Emma"

at Lifeline Theatre, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Fri, May 24
Sat, May 25
Sun, May 26
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FULL PRICE: $20 - $40
OFFER PRICE: $10 - $20

After a successful experiment in matchmaking, Emma Woodhouse is convinced she can do no wrong. So the high-spirited socialite inserts herself in the love lives of everyone around her, meddling despite... [more+]

After a successful experiment in matchmaking, Emma Woodhouse is convinced she can do no wrong. So the high-spirited socialite inserts herself in the love lives of everyone around her, meddling despite their wishes, and leaves a tangle of heartbreak in her wake. To restore happiness to her fractured world, Emma must swallow her pride and learn to value the needs of others over her own desires. Navigate the blunders of the heart in this world premiere adaptation of the 1815 romantic comedy by Jane Austen. Making his Lifeline playwriting debut, ensemble member Phil Timberlake joins ensemble member Elise Kauzlaric, director of 2012’s "Pride and Prejudice" and 2016’s "Northanger Abbey" (Non-Equity Jeff nomination: Best Production–Musical), for a fresh, intimate look at this beloved Austen romp. [less-]

Chicago Wolves Hockey at Allstate Arena

at Allstate Arena, Rosemont
OFFER DATES:
Mon, May 27
FULL PRICE: $27
OFFER PRICE: $13.50

The Chicago Wolves take to the ice at Allstate Arena for fast-paced American Hockey League action. The Wolves are four-time league champions -- winning the 2002 and 2008 Calder Cups, and 1998 and 2000... [more+]

The Chicago Wolves take to the ice at Allstate Arena for fast-paced American Hockey League action. The Wolves are four-time league champions -- winning the 2002 and 2008 Calder Cups, and 1998 and 2000 International Hockey League Turner Cups -- and more than five million fans have enjoyed Wolves Hockey at Allstate Arena. With exciting hockey action, fun pregame activities and promotions, and a fireworks show to open every game, a Wolves game is fun, affordable entertainment for families and fans of all ages. [less-]

The Second City's Late Night Improv: "After Hours"

at UP Comedy Club, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Fri, May 24
Sat, May 25
Fri, May 31
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Sat, May 25
Fri, May 31
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FULL PRICE: $18
OFFER PRICE: $9

Stay up late with The Second City as they bring you their latest and greatest with "After Hours", a late-night improv show. It's interactive. It's hyperactive. It's the most fun you can have past bedt... [more+]

Stay up late with The Second City as they bring you their latest and greatest with "After Hours", a late-night improv show. It's interactive. It's hyperactive. It's the most fun you can have past bedtime. Come see an entirely improvised, entirely ridiculous 60 minutes that'll leave you with a full-fledged comedy hangover at Chicago's UP Comedy Club. [less-]

Gangsters, Grub and Audience Participation at Tommy Gun's Garage Dinner Theater

at Tommy Gun's Garage Dinner Theater, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Fri, May 24
Sat, May 25
Thu, May 30
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FULL PRICE: $67 - $77
OFFER PRICE: $55 - $65

Enter the world of a Roaring '20s Chicago speakeasy featuring gangsters, flappers, food, hooch and plenty of fun at Tommy Gun's Garage Dinner Theater. Following a delicious sit-down dinner, you'll be ... [more+]

Enter the world of a Roaring '20s Chicago speakeasy featuring gangsters, flappers, food, hooch and plenty of fun at Tommy Gun's Garage Dinner Theater. Following a delicious sit-down dinner, you'll be treated to a musical comedy revue featuring the songs of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington and more, all with gorgeous flappers performing the Charleston. Be ready to get in on the act at Tommy Gun's Garage Dinner Theater -- Chicago's longest-running audience interactive dinner show -- as Officer Murphy could pull you up on stage at any time to undergo a sobriety test. [less-]

"Pride & Joy: The Marvin Gaye Musical"

at The Chicago Theatre, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Thu, June 20
Fri, June 21
Sun, June 23
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Fri, June 21
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FULL PRICE: $65.44 - $111.11
OFFER PRICE: $32.50 - $67.50

From the secret diary of Anna Gordy Gaye comes the greatest Motown love story never told: "Pride & Joy". The tumultuous and passionate journey of one of music's most intriguing power couples, iconic R... [more+]

From the secret diary of Anna Gordy Gaye comes the greatest Motown love story never told: "Pride & Joy". The tumultuous and passionate journey of one of music's most intriguing power couples, iconic R&B singer Marvin Gaye and Anna Gordy -- who just happened to be a songwriter/producer and the sister of Motown founder Berry Gordy -- comes to The Chicago Theatre. This hot new musical features 28 songs from the legendary Motown catalog, including major hits from the "Prince of Soul" himself. [less-]

Weekend Improv Comedy Shows at Laugh Out Loud Theater

at Laugh Out Loud Theater - Schaumburg, Schaumburg
OFFER DATES:
Fri, May 24
Fri, May 24
Sat, May 25
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FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $10

The show is guaranteed to be hilarious and new every time Laugh Out Loud Theater performs "Weekend Improv". Done in the same fully improvised style as hit shows like "Whose Line Is it Anyway?", "Weeke... [more+]

The show is guaranteed to be hilarious and new every time Laugh Out Loud Theater performs "Weekend Improv". Done in the same fully improvised style as hit shows like "Whose Line Is it Anyway?", "Weekend Improv" combines live action, video and audience participation into a truly unique, laugh-filled evening -- all in an intimate, cabaret setting. From scenes and songs to crazy games -- it's all made up on the spot and based on audience suggestions. You never know what might happen next, but it's sure to leave you in stitches. [less-]

A Unique, Award-Winning Theatrical Experience

at Greenhouse Theater Center, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Thu, May 23
Fri, May 24
Sat, May 25
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Fri, May 24
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Thu, May 30
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FULL PRICE: $25 - $28
OFFER PRICE: $15 - $19

Antidepressants and psychotherapy did nothing to help Adam Strauss deal with his debilitating obsessive-compulsive disorder, so after reading a scientific study showing that hallucinogenic mushrooms m... [more+]

Antidepressants and psychotherapy did nothing to help Adam Strauss deal with his debilitating obsessive-compulsive disorder, so after reading a scientific study showing that hallucinogenic mushrooms may cure OCD, Adam set out on a psychopharmacological journey of his own. "The Mushroom Cure" earned great acclaim when it debuted at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and the laughs kept coming when it played at New York's International Fringe Festival, where it won the "Overall Excellence Award for Solo Performance." Hailed by "The New York Times" for the clever way in which it "mines a great deal of laughter from disabling pain,” "The Mushroom Cure" now comes to Chicago’s Greenhouse Theater Center. [less-]

Johnny Mathis: "The Voice of Romance Tour"

at Rosemont Theatre, Rosemont
OFFER DATES:
Sat, July 27
FULL PRICE: $92.98
OFFER PRICE: $59

Barbra Streisand may have said it best: "There are a number of good singers, a smaller handful of truly great singers, and then there's Johnny Mathis." The uber-romantic crooner, whose enduring hits i... [more+]

Barbra Streisand may have said it best: "There are a number of good singers, a smaller handful of truly great singers, and then there's Johnny Mathis." The uber-romantic crooner, whose enduring hits include standards like "Misty," "Chances Are," "The Twelfth of Never" and "It's Not for Me to Say," is Columbia Records' longest-running artist, with more than 350 million albums sold. Celebrating more than 60 years in showbiz, his crazy-versatile catalog of more than 70 albums ranges from jazz, pop, soul, soft rock, R&B, blues and country to his ever-popular Christmas collections. Catch this legendary entertainer at the Rosemont Theatre as part of his "Voice of Romance Tour". [less-]

"Pier Pressure" Pre-July 4th Yacht Party

at Spirit of Chicago, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Wed, July 03
FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $13

Set sail on Lake Michigan harbor for a July 3rd party cruise aboard the "Spirit of Chicago" that kicks off Independence Day in high style. Get ready to groove the night away with entertainment from tw... [more+]

Set sail on Lake Michigan harbor for a July 3rd party cruise aboard the "Spirit of Chicago" that kicks off Independence Day in high style. Get ready to groove the night away with entertainment from two of the city's hottest DJs, spinning Top 40, house and hip hop on two different decks. Cocktails will be available for purchase, and you can check out the top deck to enjoy the open air and the gorgeous nighttime views of the Windy City skyline and more. [less-]

Saturday Night Standup Comedy at Laugh Factory Chicago - 9pm

at Laugh Factory, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sat, May 25
Sat, June 01
Sat, June 08
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Sat, June 01
Sat, June 08
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Sat, June 22
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FULL PRICE: COMP
OFFER PRICE: FREE

FREE RSVP WITH EVENTBRITE! THESE ARE STANDBY TICKETS. LATE ENTRY FOR $10 FEE. We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of stand up comedy imaginable. Week afte... [more+]

FREE RSVP WITH EVENTBRITE! THESE ARE STANDBY TICKETS. LATE ENTRY FOR $10 FEE. We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of stand up comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago's Best is never the same, it's never boring, and it's always hilarious. Come see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet! Age restriction: 18 years and over2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage) [less-]

The Second City's "Legendary Laughs" Mocks Modern Life

at UP Comedy Club, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sat, May 25
Sun, May 26
Sat, June 01
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FULL PRICE: $26 - $31
OFFER PRICE: $13 - $15.50

Put politics aside for a night and focus on having fun as The Second City presents "Legendary Laughs" at UP Comedy Club. This fast-paced and highly interactive hybrid of sketch and improv skewers famo... [more+]

Put politics aside for a night and focus on having fun as The Second City presents "Legendary Laughs" at UP Comedy Club. This fast-paced and highly interactive hybrid of sketch and improv skewers famous scenes and songs culled from the rich, vibrant swath of American history. The only thing more legendary than the title of this hilarious show is the group putting it on: Chicago's legendary Second City, a comedy troupe whose illustrious alumni include the likes of Bill Murray, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Stephen Colbert and many other greats. [less-]

"If I Forget": A Powerful Tale of Family

at Victory Gardens Zacek McVay Theater, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Fri, June 07
Sat, June 08
Sun, June 09
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FULL PRICE: $35 - $50
OFFER PRICE: $17.50 - $25

In the final months before 9/11, liberal Jewish studies professor Michael Fischer has reunited with his two sisters to celebrate their father’s 75th birthday. Each deeply invested in their own versi... [more+]

In the final months before 9/11, liberal Jewish studies professor Michael Fischer has reunited with his two sisters to celebrate their father’s 75th birthday. Each deeply invested in their own version of family history, the siblings clash over everything from Michael’s controversial scholarly work to the mounting pressures of caring for an ailing parent. As destructive secrets and long-held resentments bubble to the surface, the three negotiate — with biting humor and razor-sharp insight — just how much of the past they’re willing to sacrifice for a chance at a new beginning. "If I Forget" tells a powerful tale of a family and a culture at odds with itself. Enjoy this production at Victory Gardens Zacek McVay Theater in Chicago. [less-]

"Late Nite Catechism": The Interactive Comedy Hit

at Royal George Theatre, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sat, May 25
Sun, May 26
Sat, June 01
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Sun, May 26
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FULL PRICE: $31
OFFER PRICE: $16

This is no easygoing modern Sunday school, this is old-time religion. "Late Nite Catechism" is a hilarious two-act solo performance that's part catechism class from back in the day, part stand-up rout... [more+]

This is no easygoing modern Sunday school, this is old-time religion. "Late Nite Catechism" is a hilarious two-act solo performance that's part catechism class from back in the day, part stand-up routine. Dressed in her head-to-toe habit, Sister will command the stage at the Royal George Theatre in Chicago, taking you back to the days of Latin Mass and meatless Fridays when discipline meant a smack of the old ruler across the knuckles. You heard right, this interactive comedy turns the audience into Sister's class as she rewards you, the "students," for correct answers with glow-in-the-dark rosaries and other nifty prizes. Naughty students may well find themselves on stage, sitting in a corner while reflecting upon their naughty actions. [less-]