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Entertainment & Events in Chicago, Illinois

Cinema

  • ICE 62nd and Western
    2258 West 62nd Street
    Chicago, IL 60624
    773-746-4959
    Enjoy featured motion pictures at this quality establishment. more

  • ICE Chatham
    210 West 87th Street
    Chicago, IL 60620
    773-783-8711
    Enjoy featured motion pictures at this quality establishment.  more

  • ICE Lawndale
    3330 West Roosevelt Road
    Chicago, IL 60624
    773-265-1010
    Enjoy featured motion pictures at this quality establishment.  more

  • Marcus Cinema Chicago Heights
    1301 Hilltop Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60411
    Chicago Heights
    708-747-0800
    Enjoy featured motion pictures at this quality establishment.  more

Night Life

  • Senese's Barrel Of Laughs Comedy Club
    10345 South Central Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60453
    Located in Oak Lawn
    708-499-2969
    The longest running comedy show that features headliners from across the country, this comedy club features top stand up comedy acts Wednesday through Sunday evenings. more

  • Ground Zero
    19081 Old LaGrange Road
    Chicago, IL 60448
    Located in Mokena
    708-478-0600
    The largest 21 and over entertainment complex in the area, this night spot features a game room with pool tables, dart boards, and more, as well as a sports bar with three large screen TVs and a nightclub with comedy and live music.

  • Comedy Sportz of Chicago
    929 West Belmont
    Chicago, IL 60657
    773-549-8080
    This unique comedy club features two teams of comedians that compete in improvisational sketches based on audience suggestions. The shows are appropriate for all ages and are available on Thursdays at 8:00 p.m., as well as on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. more

  • Second City, The
    1616 North Wells Street
    Chicago, IL 60614
    312-337-3992
    This comedy club has been entertaining audiences with its signature brand of sociopolitical satire since 1959. Dinner show packages are available. more

  • Zanies Comedy Club
    1548 North Wells Street
    Chicago, IL 60610
    312-337-4027
    Chicago's premier comedy club, this comedy club has featured many major comedy stars including Jay Leno, Tim Allen, and Jerry Seinfeld since 1978. more

  • Mystique
    157 West Ontario Street
    Chicago, IL 60610
    312-642-2582
    This casual, fun nightclub features two floors with four distinct rooms and atmospheres. Visitors can enjoy a lounge style area on the top floor while retro tunes and more are featured downstairs.

  • Brando's Speakeasy
    343 South Dearbourn
    Chicago, IL 60604
    773-216-3213
    Brando's Speakeasy, a Chicago Loop bar in the historic south loop of Chicago, is where everyone wants to be. Brando's Speakeasy is housed in a 100-year old building, called the Fisher building, which was designed by Architect Burnham. Once you enter Brando's Speakeasy, which is a landmark status building, you will be impressed with the intimate, warm feeling you get from the staff, as well as the patrons.  more

  • Vertigo Sky Lounge
    2 West Erie Street
    Chicago, IL 60654
    312-202-6060
    Private parties. The Vertigo Sky Lounge is on everyon'e "hot list" and a consistent 'best of" winner. Located 26 floors above the dana hotel and spa. Make Vertigo your after work destination for rooftop cocktails and happy hour food specials. Enjoy the dramatic Chicago skyline in chic modern furnishings, sip custom crafted cocktails by renown Chicago mixologists, and sample delectable bites at Happy Hour pricing.  more

Concerts & Performances

  • Joffrey Ballet
    10 East Randolph Street
    Chicago, IL 60601
    Joffrey Tower
    312-386-8905 (Tickets)
    "The Joffrey is a world-class, Chicago-based ballet company and dance education organization committed to artistic excellence and innovation, presenting a unique repertoire encompassing masterpieces of the past and cutting-edge works." more

  • Aragon Entertainment Center
    1106 West Lawrence Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60640
    773-561-9500
    Designed to replicate a Spanish palace courtyard, the famous and historic Aragon is "Chicago's premiere venue for live entertainment." more

  • Harris Theater
    205 East Randolph Drive
    Chicago, IL 60601
    Located in Millennium Park
    312-629-8696
    This 1,500 seat state-of-the-art intimate theater is one of the finest venues in Chicago for music and dance. The theater has fine acoustics and presents a number of diverse performing companies throughout the year.

  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    220 South Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60604
    312-294-3000
    Playing at the Symphony Center, the musical heart of Chicago, this symphony orchestra performs over 100 beautiful classical music concerts each year from September to June. more

  • Noble Horse Theatre
    1410 North Orleans Street
    Chicago, IL 60610
    312-266-7878
    Chicago's only riding hall. Renovated in 2003, built in 1871. A live dinner performance with 290 seats. See horses and riders from around the world in spectacular performances! These performances are some that will never be forgotten! more

  • Lyric Opera of Chicago
    20 North Wacker Drive
    Chicago, IL 60606
    312-332-2244
    "One of the world's greatest opera companies," Lyric Opera of Chicago's season lasts from late September through late March. The entrance of the Ardis Krainik Theatre of the Civic Opera House can be found on the northwest corner of Madison Street and Wacker Drive. more

  • First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
    19100 Ridgeland Avenue
    Tinley Park, IL 60477
    708-614-1616
    A premier amphitheatre in Chicago's metropolitan area that has a capacity of 28,000. more

  • Chicago Theatre, The
    175 North State Street (Box Office)
    Chicago, IL 60601
    800-745-3000 (Box Office)
    Live performances. more

Plays & Productions

  • Apollo Theater
    2540 North Lincoln Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60614
    Located in Lincoln Park Neighborhood
    773-935-6100
    This lush theatre has 450 plush seats configured in just eleven rows that allows visitors unparalleled intimacy and accessibility to the stage. A wide range of comedies, musicals, off Broadway hits, and special events are performed here throughout the year. more

  • Broadway in Chicago
    22 West Monroe Street
    Chicago, IL 60603
    Located in the Downtown Theatre District
    312-977-1710
    This theatre presents a variety of the finest in touring Broadway musicals, plays, and dances throughout the year. more

  • Chicago Center for the Performing Arts
    777 North Green Street
    Chicago, IL 60622
    312-327-2000
    A wide range of original live theatrical productions, classic plays and musicals, and performing arts are showcased at this multi-venue facility that includes a 330 seat theater and can be used to host corporate and group events. more

  • Chicago Theatre
    175 North State Street
    Chicago, IL 60601
    312-263-1138
    Bringing you the best performing arts from some of the world's best touring artists, this Historic Landmark theatre also offers space for conference, banquets, meetings, and events with state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, sound, lighting, and catering services available. more

  • Goodman Theatre
    170 North Dearborn Street
    Chicago, IL 60601
    312-443-3800
    Named "The Best Regional Theatre in the United States" by Time Magazine, this theatre is the oldest and largest nonprofit theatre in Chicago. A wide array of classic with new visions, as well as premiering new plays, are presented at this theatre. more

  • Royal George Theatre Center
    1641 North Halsted Street
    Chicago, IL 60614
    312-988-9000
    Featuring four theatres within one complex, this center features a 450 seat main stage, one of Chicago's premier, mid-sized theatres, as well as a 190 seat Cabaret with an intimate club atmosphere, a 50 seat Gallery Theatre that features productions by new and developing theatre companies, and a 190 seat Great Room that is the home to long running comedies.

  • Steppenwolf Theatre Company
    1650 North Halsted Street
    Chicago, IL 60614
    312-335-1650
    "America’s longest standing, most distinguished ensemble theater." more

  • Lookingglass Theatre Company
    821 North Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60611
    Inside the Water Tower Water Works Building
    312-337-0665
    "Lookingglass Theatre Company is a nationwide leader in the creation and presentation of new, cutting-edge theatrical works." more

Art Exhibits

  • Annual Gold Coast Art Fair
    Corner of Monroe and Lake Shore Drive
    Chicago, IL 60603
    Grant Park's Butler Field
    847-926-4300
    The Gold Coast Art Fair, the granddaddy of American Art Festivals, returns to Grant Park's Butler Field, with more than 350 artists from around the world. Currently rated as one of the top 30 juried art festivals in the country, the Gold Coast Art Fair attracts hundreds of thousands of art enthusiasts annually. Extraordinary artwork of all mediums is offered at the Gold Coast Art Fair with prices ranging from $25 to $25,000. Incredible artwork, live music on the music stage sponsored by WLIT, great food, and fun activities for kids make the Gold Coast Art Fair a destination for all. See the masters at work with live art demos and speed-painting taking place throughout the weekend.  more

Festivals & Fairs

  • Goose Island Fest
    Marcey Street
    Chicago, IL 60616
    Located at Clybourn & Sheffield Avenues
    312-915-0071
    Known as the last big outdoor event of the summer, this summer festival showcases Goose Island brewed beer and features live entertainment by top name musical talent.

  • Chicago Flower & Garden Show
    Located on the Lake Front at Navy Pier
    312-595-5701
    Themed gardens, how-to lectures, seminars, floral designers, and exhibitors will be on hand to give garden enthusiasts ideas for their outside oasis. There will be horticulture and flower arranging competitions. more

Sporting Events

  • Balmoral Park Race Track
    26435 South Dixie Highway
    Chicago, IL 60417
    Located in Crete
    708-672-7544
    Enjoy live and simulcast harness racing at this race track that offers racing throughout the year except during the months of May and June. The dining room and club house have private TV booths and picnic areas are on site. more

  • Chicago Bulls
    1901 West Madison Street
    Chicago, IL 60612
    Located at the United Center
    312-455-4000
    Basketball fans can enjoy fast paced, exciting basketball action by this NBA team whose regular season is from October to April. more

  • Chicago Cubs
    1060 West Addison Street
    Chicago, IL 60613
    The whole family will enjoy a day out to see the world famous Cubs play hard hitting baseball from April to September. more

  • Chicago Rush Arena Football
    8735 West Higgins Road, Suite 160
    Chicago, IL 60631
    773-243-3434
    Don't miss the hard hitting, high scoring action as this arena football team prepares to challenge for an ArenaBowl championship. Their season runs from February to May. more

  • Chicago White Sox
    333 West Thirty-Fifth Street
    Chicago, IL 60616
    312-674-1000
    A MLB baseball team that provides exciting, hard hitting, and fast paced games the whole family can enjoy from April to September. more

  • Brixen Ivy
    1044 West Waveland Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60613
    773-472-7889
    Brixen Ivy Wrigley Rooftop exists to deliver an unforgettable rooftop experience every time, with every guest. They provide an upscale environment and professional atmosphere, with personalized service and quality that is second-to-none. From offering specially-tailored packages to remembering a guest's preferred beverage, they go above-and-beyond at every point of contact to ensure that each visitor walks away feeling like a VIP. more

  

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