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"Spamilton": A Musical Parody of Broadway Hit "Hamilton"

at Royal George Theatre, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, August 20
Tue, August 22
Wed, August 23
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FULL PRICE: $59 - $99
OFFER PRICE: $40 - $59

"Spamilton", the acclaimed show that celebrates, roasts and eviscerates the Broadway blockbuster, is coming to Chicago. "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda claims he laughed his brains out upon seei... [more+]

"Spamilton", the acclaimed show that celebrates, roasts and eviscerates the Broadway blockbuster, is coming to Chicago. "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda claims he laughed his brains out upon seeing this theatrical parody. Written by Gerard Alessandrini ("Forbidden Broadway"), "Spamilton" is not just a send-up of its Tony-winning source material; it also pokes fun at such Broadway icons as Patti LuPone, Audra McDonlad, Stephen Sondheim and more. See the spoof that the "New York Times" called "smart, silly and convulsively funny" when it comes to the Royal George Theatre. [less-]

"Moby Dick": David Caitlin's Acclaimed Aerial & Acrobatic Adaptation

at Lookingglass Theatre, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, August 20
Wed, August 23
Thu, August 24
FULL PRICE: n/a
OFFER PRICE: Sold Out

Winner of four Jeff Awards, including Best Production, this visceral version of Herman Melville's whale of a tale takes "Moby Dick" in a new direction, with the high-flying help of cirque-style aerial... [more+]

Winner of four Jeff Awards, including Best Production, this visceral version of Herman Melville's whale of a tale takes "Moby Dick" in a new direction, with the high-flying help of cirque-style aerial and acrobatic performers. This action-packed production from Chicago's acclaimed Lookingglass Theatre Company is built to bring you along for the ride with Ishmael, Starbuck, Queequeg and the crew as the famed Captain Ahab sets out to find and kill the giant sea creature that gravely injured him once before. David Catlin ("The Little Prince") adapted this timeless tale of adventure and obsession, which the "Chicago Sun-Times" called "a triumph of grand theatrical imagination, deep thought, superb acting, and eye-popping, ingeniously deployed physical daring." Catch this show when it returns to the Lookingglass Theatre. [less-]

George Fludas Trio Live at Winter's Jazz Club

at Winter's Jazz Club , Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, August 20
Sun, August 20
Sun, September 03
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FULL PRICE: $15
OFFER PRICE: $7.50

Revered by the "Chicago Tribune" for his "razor sharp technique and relentless rhythmic drive," jazz drummer George Fludas has performed with indomitable jazz greats like Johnny Griffin, Tommy Flanaga... [more+]

Revered by the "Chicago Tribune" for his "razor sharp technique and relentless rhythmic drive," jazz drummer George Fludas has performed with indomitable jazz greats like Johnny Griffin, Tommy Flanagan, Hank Jones, Phil Woods and more over his illustrious 30-year career. Now, partnered with Ron Perrillo on piano and Dennis Carroll on bass, the George Fludas Trio brings some stunning jazz and swing to the stage of Winter's Jazz Club in Chicago. [less-]

"In the Wake": Liberal Writer Grapples With Politics and Love

at Greenhouse Theater Center, Chicago
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Sun, August 20
Thu, August 24
Fri, August 25
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FULL PRICE: n/a
OFFER PRICE: Sold Out

Set between 2000 and 2005, "In the Wake" is the story of Ellen, a liberal journalist struggling to cope with her changing beliefs about politics and love. Ellen is vocally, actively opposed to the Bus... [more+]

Set between 2000 and 2005, "In the Wake" is the story of Ellen, a liberal journalist struggling to cope with her changing beliefs about politics and love. Ellen is vocally, actively opposed to the Bush Administration and the War in Iraq, but is confounded when her closest friends and lovers don't share her outrage and passionate opposition to what's being done to their country. Eventually, Ellen is forced to confront a blind spot in her thinking about the world -- and herself. This bitingly humorous play from Tony Award-winning playwright and actress Lisa Kron ("Fun Home") is coming to the Greenhouse Theater Center in Chicago. [less-]

Sunset Cocktail Cruises Brighten Your Monday Nights

at Anita Dee II Yacht, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Mon, August 21
Mon, August 28
Mon, September 04
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FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

No one likes Mondays, but congratulate yourself for getting through the first workday of the week by enjoying a Sunset Cocktail Cruise this summer aboard the Anita Dee II yacht. Enjoy DJ dancing and t... [more+]

No one likes Mondays, but congratulate yourself for getting through the first workday of the week by enjoying a Sunset Cocktail Cruise this summer aboard the Anita Dee II yacht. Enjoy DJ dancing and the fully-stocked cash bars on the yacht's two interior decks. And you can soak up unparalleled views of Chicago's world-famous skyline through the panoramic windows or outdoors on the observation deck. This leisurely 2.5-hour sail around Lake Michigan is the perfect way to kick back, relax and get your week off to a great start. [less-]

All-Star Improv Comedy With Cross Pollination, RATZ & Dumb John

at iO Theater, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Mon, August 21
Mon, August 28
Mon, September 04
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Mon, August 21
Mon, August 28
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FULL PRICE: $5
OFFER PRICE: COMP

Three of Chicago's favorite improv teams combine their comedy powers for a night of fast-paced lunacy. Catch big laughs when Cross Pollination, RATZ and Dumb John storm the stage at the iO Theater in ... [more+]

Three of Chicago's favorite improv teams combine their comedy powers for a night of fast-paced lunacy. Catch big laughs when Cross Pollination, RATZ and Dumb John storm the stage at the iO Theater in the Near North Side neighborhood. All three teams have been performing throughout the city for years and this all-star show will showcase their honed stage presence and raw talent. [less-]

Comics Roast Each Other Anonymously at "Afterthoughts"

at Laugh Factory Chicago, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Mon, August 21
FULL PRICE: $17
OFFER PRICE: COMP

The Laugh Factory Chicago presents a fresh and unconventional roast show where the roasting is done anonymously. As comedians perform their best material onstage, the other comics on the night's roste... [more+]

The Laugh Factory Chicago presents a fresh and unconventional roast show where the roasting is done anonymously. As comedians perform their best material onstage, the other comics on the night's roster write jokes about the performing comedian. The resulting notecards are then read aloud to the audience, resulting in even more laughs and maybe a few red faces. Can you guess who said what? This hilarious roast is proof that you don't have to be famous to get a brutal (yet loving) round of mockery from a room full of comics. [less-]

Famed Improv Theater iO's "The Armando Diaz Experience"

at iO Theater, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Mon, August 21
Mon, August 28
FULL PRICE: $12
OFFER PRICE: $6

Chicago has long been known as a hotbed for creating comedy stars, and one of the main reasons for that is the iO Theater, one of the premier places in the world to catch improv comedy. Begun by Adam ... [more+]

Chicago has long been known as a hotbed for creating comedy stars, and one of the main reasons for that is the iO Theater, one of the premier places in the world to catch improv comedy. Begun by Adam McKay ("SNL", "Anchorman"), David Koechner ("The Office", "American Dad!") and Armando Diaz (founder of Magnet Theater in New York), "The Armando Diaz Theatrical Experience Movement & Hootenanny" is iO's longest-running show and a Chicago comedy institution. In this two-act, long-form improv show, a monologist kicks things off by telling a few stories from his or her life, which some of the city's best improvisers then spin off into hilarious off-the-cuff scenes. [less-]

"That's Weird, Grandma: It Came From the Voting Booth" -- Written by Kids, Staged by Adults

at The Neo-Futurarium, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Mon, August 21
Mon, August 28
FULL PRICE: $6 - $12
OFFER PRICE: $6 - $8

"That's Weird, Grandma" is a weekly show of short sketches and songs adapted from stories written by students in Barrel of Monkeys' arts education programs. The special 20th anniversary performance --... [more+]

"That's Weird, Grandma" is a weekly show of short sketches and songs adapted from stories written by students in Barrel of Monkeys' arts education programs. The special 20th anniversary performance -- dubbed "It Came From the Voting Booth" -- features a sketch collection focusing on the 2016 election and all things political. The show runs the gamut from clever and funny to touching and poignant, and includes live music, original song-and-dance numbers, wigs and props galore and a rotating cast of talented professional actors. [less-]

Improv Teams Show Their Teeth in "Cats vs. Dogs: Battle of the Beasts"

at iO Theater, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Mon, August 21
Mon, August 28
Mon, September 04
FULL PRICE: $12
OFFER PRICE: $6

Already an astoundingly good time, improv comedy is even more hilarious when there's a competitive aspect. In "Cats vs. Dogs: Battle of the Beasts", two of iO Chicago's best teams compete each week to... [more+]

Already an astoundingly good time, improv comedy is even more hilarious when there's a competitive aspect. In "Cats vs. Dogs: Battle of the Beasts", two of iO Chicago's best teams compete each week to prove which animal truly is superior. Will Law Dog and Ms. Mistofolees emerge victorious? Find out, and then go back again the following week, when the same teams compete again in a completely different show. That's the magic of improv at Del Close Theater. [less-]

Drinking & Writing Theater: "James Brown vs. Charlie Brown"

at Drinking & Writing Theater at Haymarket Pub & Brewery, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, August 22
Sat, August 26
FULL PRICE: $10
OFFER PRICE: $5

Who's the best Brown around? The Godfather of Soul, James Brown? Or Charles Schulz's perpetually pessimistic Peanut, Charlie Brown? As part of the Drinking & Writing Theater series, two teams of Chica... [more+]

Who's the best Brown around? The Godfather of Soul, James Brown? Or Charles Schulz's perpetually pessimistic Peanut, Charlie Brown? As part of the Drinking & Writing Theater series, two teams of Chicago writers and performers will down some drinks and go head to head at Haymarket Pub & Brewery to decide which of these cultural icons comes out on top. [less-]

"Fudge" at iO Theater: Where Music and Comedy Meet

at iO Theater, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, August 22
Tue, August 29
Tue, September 05
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Tue, August 22
Tue, August 29
Tue, September 05
Tue, September 12
Tue, September 19
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FULL PRICE: $12
OFFER PRICE: $6

"Fudge" is an evening of comedy and music brought to you by the independent improv team Fudge. Comprised of Damian Anaya, Tim Lyons, Vince Portacci and Dan White, Fudge's goal has always been to exist... [more+]

"Fudge" is an evening of comedy and music brought to you by the independent improv team Fudge. Comprised of Damian Anaya, Tim Lyons, Vince Portacci and Dan White, Fudge's goal has always been to exist at the intersection of creative disciplines. Every show's unique atmosphere is directly influenced by that night's musical and comedic performances, which either compliment or juxtapose one another. Half concert, half comedy show, "Fudge" is a wholly unique experience unlike any other comedy show in Chicago. [less-]

"The Second City's Fast, Loud & Funny": Sketches & Songs

at UP Comedy Club, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, August 22
Wed, August 23
Sat, August 26
FULL PRICE: $26 - $31
OFFER PRICE: $13 - $15.50

For more than 50 years The Second City has been synonymous with cutting-edge comedy. Bill Murray, John Belushi, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Bob Odenkirk, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Amy Poehler -- the lis... [more+]

For more than 50 years The Second City has been synonymous with cutting-edge comedy. Bill Murray, John Belushi, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Bob Odenkirk, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Amy Poehler -- the list of comedy legends that got their start in The Second City goes on and on. Now you can see some of the company's greatest sketches and songs that launched these careers as UP Comedy Club presents "The Second City's Fast, Loud & Funny!". Culled from over a half century of classic comedy shows, "Fast, Loud & Funny!" is sure to be just that. You might even witness the next big comedy star being born. [less-]

Sears Tower: iO Theater's Veteran Improv Team

at iO Theater, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, August 22
Tue, August 29
FULL PRICE: $12
OFFER PRICE: $6

Chicago is the birthplace of one of the world's tallest buildings -- the Sears Tower -- and one of the world's most popular forms of long-form improv: the Harold, which has become the signature format... [more+]

Chicago is the birthplace of one of the world's tallest buildings -- the Sears Tower -- and one of the world's most popular forms of long-form improv: the Harold, which has become the signature format of the iO Theater's improv teams. So when iO's funniest and most experienced improv team was looking for a name, it's only fitting that they decided to name themselves for the city's most iconic building. Don't miss Sears Tower at the iO Theater, performing with a different warm-up team every week. [less-]

An Evening With Jazz Vocalist Rose Colella and Her Trio

at Winter's Jazz Club , Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, August 22
Tue, August 22
Tue, September 26
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Tue, August 22
Tue, August 22
Tue, September 26
Tue, September 26
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FULL PRICE: $15
OFFER PRICE: $7.50

A rising star in the jazz world, vocalist Rose Colella released her latest album, "Cocktail", to sold-out audiences and critical acclaim. Now, she hits the stage at Winter's Jazz Club in her hometown ... [more+]

A rising star in the jazz world, vocalist Rose Colella released her latest album, "Cocktail", to sold-out audiences and critical acclaim. Now, she hits the stage at Winter's Jazz Club in her hometown of Chicago, along with her jamming trio, for a concert. Together, they'll raise a musical toast to some of their favorite songs, including some cuts off her album. Sip on your favorite tipple as Colella pours forth vocals that have been described as "elegantly tipsy," "pure seduction" and "cooly coquettish." [less-]

Award-Winning Luxury Dining Cruises Aboard the Odyssey

at The Odyssey II, Chicago
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Tue, August 22
Fri, August 25
Mon, August 28
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FULL PRICE: $95.06 - $179.66
OFFER PRICE: $57.04 - $106

This sophisticated three-hour getaway cruise was featured on HGTV as one of the Top 10 Reasons to Live in Chicago and has something for everyone, whether you're looking for fine dining, entertainment ... [more+]

This sophisticated three-hour getaway cruise was featured on HGTV as one of the Top 10 Reasons to Live in Chicago and has something for everyone, whether you're looking for fine dining, entertainment or simply relaxing and watching the beautiful scenery. Departing from festive Navy Pier, the recently renovated luxury vessel known as the Odyssey sails along the lakefront, with its fabulous views of Chicago's mighty skyline, while you enjoy a delicious three-course meal prepared fresh on board, plus an included champagne cocktail on dinner cruises. Later, dance to music provided by a top DJ. Odyssey also offers a variety of fun brunch and holiday cruises as well, and the ship's update includes creative new cocktails, an expanded micro-brew selection, a lit dance floor, chic modern furniture and more. [less-]

"Chicago's Best Stand-Up" at the Laugh Factory

at Laugh Factory Chicago, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, August 22
Tue, August 22
Sun, August 27
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FULL PRICE: $10 - $17
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Head over to the world-famous Laugh Factory and see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet. Located in the heart of the new Belmont Theater District just minutes from downtown, the Laugh F... [more+]

Head over to the world-famous Laugh Factory and see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet. Located in the heart of the new Belmont Theater District just minutes from downtown, the Laugh Factory is renowned for attracting high-caliber stand-up talent, including up-and-coming comics and big-name stars from TV and film. For its recurring "Chicago's Best Stand-Up" show, the club pulls together an ever-changing and original lineup of comedy titans, representing the best the Windy City has to offer. [less-]

Thrilling Seadog Speedboat Tour of Chicago's Scenic Lakefront

at Seadog Chicago, Chicago
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Tue, August 22
Tue, August 22
Wed, August 23
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FULL PRICE: $29.54 - $46.94
OFFER PRICE: $17.72 - $28.16

If you feel the need -- the need for speed -- then climb aboard the high-powered Seadog for a thrilling boat ride along Chicago's scenic lakefront, while your captain regales you with fun and fascinat... [more+]

If you feel the need -- the need for speed -- then climb aboard the high-powered Seadog for a thrilling boat ride along Chicago's scenic lakefront, while your captain regales you with fun and fascinating facts about the city. Choose from a variety of tours, all departing from Navy Pier, including the 30-minute Lakefront Tour, which jets to the city's Museum Campus, and returns by way of the Magnificent Mile, racing past the Sears Tower, Buckingham Fountain and Grant Park. The 75-minute River and Lake Architectural Tour takes you through the historic locks and up the Chicago River, while a friendly and knowledgeable guide shares stories about some of the Windy City's most famous buildings, including the famed Willis Tower. Then it's back to Navy Pier to the thrilling sound of turbo-charged engines, seeing more lakefront landmarks and highlights. And then there's the 60-minute Lakefront Fireworks Cruise, with an extended speedboat ride and narration, along with strategic positioning designed to give Seadog sailors the absolute best spot to see the Navy Pier sky spectacular. For more details on each cruise, please see the full event description. [less-]

Improv Comedy Troupe Devil's Daughter Earns Big Laughs at iO Theater

at iO Theater, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, August 22
Tue, August 29
FULL PRICE: $5
OFFER PRICE: COMP

Improv comedy reaches new heights when placed within the structure known as the Harold, a performative feedback loop of intertwined scenes and bits that build on each other toward a big finish. Few gr... [more+]

Improv comedy reaches new heights when placed within the structure known as the Harold, a performative feedback loop of intertwined scenes and bits that build on each other toward a big finish. Few groups perform the Harold better than the clever troupe Devil's Daughter, who you can see with their Harold compadres Scout in a riotous double billing at famed Chicago improv outlet iO Theater. You'll laugh, you'll cry... with laughter, and then you'll laugh some more. [less-]

Unwind With a Tuesday Night Happy Hour Cruise

at Anita Dee II Yacht at DuSable Harbor, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, August 22
Tue, August 29
Tue, September 05
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Tue, August 22
Tue, August 29
Tue, September 05
Tue, September 12
Tue, September 19
Tue, September 26
Tue, October 10
Tue, October 17
Tue, October 24
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FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

Work week got you down already? Take a break with a Tuesday night happy-hour cruise aboard the lovely Anita Dee II yacht. Enjoy dancing to a live DJ and the fully-stocked cash bars on the yacht's two ... [more+]

Work week got you down already? Take a break with a Tuesday night happy-hour cruise aboard the lovely Anita Dee II yacht. Enjoy dancing to a live DJ and the fully-stocked cash bars on the yacht's two interior decks. And you can soak up unparalleled views of Chicago's world-famous skyline through the panoramic windows or outdoors on the observation deck. This fun, leisurely 2.5-hour sail around Lake Michigan is a great way to unwind, kick back and mingle with old friends and new. [less-]