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Jazz Trumpet Legend Bobby Lewis and His Trio

at Winter's Jazz Club , Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Thu, March 30
FULL PRICE: $15
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $7.50

Trumpet virtuoso Bobby Lewis has earned his title as one of Chicago's true jazz treasures. He's an award-winning composer, producer, soloist, session musician, band leader -- and perhaps most famously... [more+]

Trumpet virtuoso Bobby Lewis has earned his title as one of Chicago's true jazz treasures. He's an award-winning composer, producer, soloist, session musician, band leader -- and perhaps most famously, he served as the music director for the iconic Peggy Lee. As the "Chicago Tribune" once noted, "In concert, he has provided haunting melodic counterpoints to performances by icons of jazz singing, among them Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Tony Bennett, Lena Horne, Joe Williams, Mel Torme, Sarah Vaughn and just about everyone else." He'll take the stage at Winter's Jazz Club with guitarist John Moulder and bassist Stewart Miller. [less-]

Comedy & Live Music @North Bar

at @North Bar , Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Thu, March 30
Sat, April 01
Thu, April 06
FULL PRICE: $5 - $8
OFFER PRICE: COMP

If you have a medical condition that makes it painful to laugh or prevents you from dancing, you may want to reconsider coming to this venue. Live shows at Chicago's @North Bar put fresh faces front a... [more+]

If you have a medical condition that makes it painful to laugh or prevents you from dancing, you may want to reconsider coming to this venue. Live shows at Chicago's @North Bar put fresh faces front and center, introducing you to the best up-and-coming performers living in your own backyard. Whether you need jokes to tell around the water cooler or are looking for a new favorite band, @North Bar is the place to be to see the best in live entertainment. [less-]

"100 Proof Comedy" Featuring Chicago's Best Stand-Ups

at The ComedySportz Theatre, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Thu, March 30
FULL PRICE: $8
OFFER PRICE: COMP

"100 Proof Comedy" provides a bracing shot of stand-up with its lineup of top Chicago comics, courtesy of ComedySportz Theatre. Many of the performers boast credits from such outlets as HBO, "Last Com... [more+]

"100 Proof Comedy" provides a bracing shot of stand-up with its lineup of top Chicago comics, courtesy of ComedySportz Theatre. Many of the performers boast credits from such outlets as HBO, "Last Comic Standing", the "TBS Just For Laughs Festival" and Comedy Central. That show is followed by "The Chaser", a bonus open mic session. Although the laughs are high-octane at "100 Proof Comedy", there is no drink minimum. But you're invited to join the crowd for libations at Bolan's Bar. [less-]

"Thursday Night Prime Time": Laughs Come Live With Improv

at Laugh Out Loud Theater - Schaumburg, Schaumburg
OFFER DATES:
Thu, March 30
Thu, April 06
Thu, April 13
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Thu, March 30
Thu, April 06
Thu, April 13
Thu, April 20
Thu, April 27
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FULL PRICE: $12
OFFER PRICE: $6

The Laugh Out Loud ensemble boasts 20 of the top improv performers in all of Chicagoland, and their popular "Thursday Night Prime Time" show teams a quartet of their best with a host of up-and-coming ... [more+]

The Laugh Out Loud ensemble boasts 20 of the top improv performers in all of Chicagoland, and their popular "Thursday Night Prime Time" show teams a quartet of their best with a host of up-and-coming hopefuls to create three acts of off-the-cuff comedy. Combining live action, video and audience participation, the fun comes fast and furious in this intimate setting where you're part of the action. This seasoned troupe has been one of the Northwest suburbs' favorite entertainment options for more than five years. [less-]

"Mother of Smoke": Violence Sparks World-Premiere Play

at Pride Arts Center , Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Fri, March 31
Sat, April 01
Sun, April 02
+ 8 more dates
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FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $10

Created in reaction to the violence that seems to have spread like wildfire across the city of Chicago and the disparity that spawned it, "Mother of Smoke" weaves together stories, original text, musi... [more+]

Created in reaction to the violence that seems to have spread like wildfire across the city of Chicago and the disparity that spawned it, "Mother of Smoke" weaves together stories, original text, music and movement to tell the story of two women who have two totally different reactions to a city set ablaze. Red Tape Theatre, now in its 13th season, developed this mashup of Chuck Mee's "Trojan Women: A Love Story" and Anton Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard", set to debut at Chicago's Pride Arts Center. [less-]

"Bootycandy": A Sexy, Subversive Comedy From Robert O'Hara

at Windy City Playhouse, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Fri, March 31
Sat, April 01
Sun, April 02
+ 8 more dates
Fri, March 31
Sat, April 01
Sun, April 02
Wed, April 05
Thu, April 06
Fri, April 07
Sat, April 08
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Wed, April 12
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FULL PRICE: $45 - $55
OFFER PRICE: $22 - $55

Being both black and queer isn't the easiest thing in the world (to say the least), but Robert O'Hara shows that there can still be a lighter side to the struggle with his subversive semi-biographical... [more+]

Being both black and queer isn't the easiest thing in the world (to say the least), but Robert O'Hara shows that there can still be a lighter side to the struggle with his subversive semi-biographical comedy "BootyCandy". It's the story of Sutter, a young gay black man on an outrageous journey that takes him from his childhood home through churches, dive bars, motel rooms and even nursing homes. O'Hara weaves together scenes, sermons, sketches and daring meta-theatrics to create a shockingly funny look at the experience of being a homosexual in the black community. This uproarious satire, which "New York" magazine called "insanely entertaining and completely engaging," veers from absurdity to naturalism as Sutter comes to terms with his sexuality. Don't miss "BootyCandy" at Chicago's Windy City Playhouse. [less-]

Aging Hollywood Star Plots Her Comeback in "Born Ready"

at Factory Theater , Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Fri, March 31
Sat, April 01
Sun, April 02
+ 6 more dates
Fri, March 31
Sat, April 01
Sun, April 02
Fri, April 07
Sat, April 08
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FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

Once upon a time, Marion Kroft was a famous Hollywood child actor. Now, it's the 1950s, and Kroft is the aging, washed-up star of a radio variety show. The diva is desperate to get back into the spotl... [more+]

Once upon a time, Marion Kroft was a famous Hollywood child actor. Now, it's the 1950s, and Kroft is the aging, washed-up star of a radio variety show. The diva is desperate to get back into the spotlight by any means necessary, but in an era before Twitter and reality television it's a lot harder to get the public's attention. When she meets an up-and-coming young dancer, the two become fast friends -- and an increasingly popular comedy duo. But as their star rises, the truth behind their partnership starts to come into question. A brand new Old Hollywood fable about the dark side of fame, "Born Ready" is coming to the Factory Theater in Chicago. [less-]

"Boy Toy's Pocket Cabaret": Naughty "Boylesque" Fun Every Month

at Uptown Underground, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Fri, March 31
Fri, May 05
Fri, June 02
FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $10

Every month, Jimmy "the Boy Toy" Swagger brings his talented "boylesque" troupe to the stage for some innovative, naughty fun, with a different theme for each showcase. Talented performers including B... [more+]

Every month, Jimmy "the Boy Toy" Swagger brings his talented "boylesque" troupe to the stage for some innovative, naughty fun, with a different theme for each showcase. Talented performers including Bazuka Joe, Devon Aire, Lee Na-Moo and Lou Lou Lavoie will strut their stuff for you and your friends on stage at the Uptown Underground, Chicago's premier retro-themed adult cabaret. Provocative and sexy, and with an alternating cast of both male and female performers, the show features a mix of burlesque-style acts, pole art, belly dancing and acrobatics that is designed for your maximum entertainment. [less-]

"Bible Bingo": Fun Games, Holy Trivia in Interactive Comedy

at Royal George Theatre, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Fri, March 31
Sat, April 01
Fri, April 07
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Fri, March 31
Sat, April 01
Fri, April 07
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FULL PRICE: $31
OFFER PRICE: $16

From Vicki Quade, the creator of the popular comedy "Late Nite Catechism", comes the new interactive comedy "Bible Bingo". The Archdiocese's new gaming department needs to raise money for the parish. ... [more+]

From Vicki Quade, the creator of the popular comedy "Late Nite Catechism", comes the new interactive comedy "Bible Bingo". The Archdiocese's new gaming department needs to raise money for the parish. That's where you come in: Get ready to hit Chicago's Royal George Theatre to play bingo for a variety of wacky prizes. Along the way, you'll be drawn into conversation about everything from Adam and Eve to modern sins. Just be careful: You might laugh so hard you forget to yell "bingo." [less-]

Ghostly Theatrical Thriller "The Woman in Black"

at The Den Theatre - Main Stage, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Fri, March 31
Sat, April 01
FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $15

In spine-tingling gothic thriller "The Woman in Black", a lawyer's obsessed with a curse that he believes was cast over his family by a specter. He recruits a skeptical young actor to help him tell hi... [more+]

In spine-tingling gothic thriller "The Woman in Black", a lawyer's obsessed with a curse that he believes was cast over his family by a specter. He recruits a skeptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story in an attempt to exorcise the fear that grips his soul. As the two men recreate the events of an ill-fated dark and stormy night, the suspense builds and the exorcism becomes more of a summoning of the ghost herself. WildClaw brings this true horror theater classic -- the second-longest running play in the history of London's West End -- to Chicago's Den Theatre 2A. [less-]

Comic and Radio Host Brian Babylon ("Inside Amy Schumer")

at The Revival, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Fri, March 31
FULL PRICE: $15
OFFER PRICE: $7.50

Self-proclaimed as the "Prince of Bronzeville," Chicago-born comic and radio host Brian Babylon makes his way to The Revival for a fun-filled evening of laughs in "Home Grown". A fixture of the Windy ... [more+]

Self-proclaimed as the "Prince of Bronzeville," Chicago-born comic and radio host Brian Babylon makes his way to The Revival for a fun-filled evening of laughs in "Home Grown". A fixture of the Windy City, Babylon hosted The Morning AMP radio show on Vocalo 91.1 FM and has appeared on NPR's weekly news quiz show "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me". His other credits include being a finalist in the 2009 New York Comedy Contest and appearing on Comedy Central's "Inside Amy Schumer". [less-]

Medieval Thriller "The Scullery Maid"

at The Edge Theater, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Fri, March 31
Sat, April 01
Sat, April 01
+ 6 more dates
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Sat, April 01
Sat, April 01
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Mon, April 03
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Fri, April 07
Sat, April 08
Sun, April 09
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FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $10

A medieval thriller filled with betrayal and secrets, "The Scullery Maid" follows Miriam, a lowly servant from Nottingham, as she hatches an elaborate plot to murder King Edward. Catch this new play f... [more+]

A medieval thriller filled with betrayal and secrets, "The Scullery Maid" follows Miriam, a lowly servant from Nottingham, as she hatches an elaborate plot to murder King Edward. Catch this new play from Joseph Zettelmaier when it makes its Chicago premiere at The Edge Theater. [less-]

Innovative Comedy and Theater at The Public House

at The Public House Theatre, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Fri, March 31
Sun, April 09
Sun, May 21
+ 2 more dates
Fri, March 31
Sun, April 09
Sun, May 21
Sun, June 11
Sun, July 09
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FULL PRICE: $10 - $12
OFFER PRICE: $5 - $6

Are you ready for a show? The performers at The Public House Theatre in Chicago are game for pretty much anything if you are. Shows include sketches incorporating drinking games, lampoons of politics,... [more+]

Are you ready for a show? The performers at The Public House Theatre in Chicago are game for pretty much anything if you are. Shows include sketches incorporating drinking games, lampoons of politics, mash-ups of solo shows, plays, poetry nights, interactive social games and much more. Whatever the occasion, The Public House Theatre delivers innovative, out-of-the-box shows that engage the audience in fresh new ways. [less-]

Telenovela-Inspired Comedy Abounds in "Destiny of Desire"

at Goodman Theatre - The Albert, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Fri, March 31
Sat, April 01
Sat, April 01
+ 6 more dates
Fri, March 31
Sat, April 01
Sat, April 01
Sun, April 02
Tue, April 04
Wed, April 05
Thu, April 06
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Sat, April 08
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FULL PRICE: $25 - $63
OFFER PRICE: $12.50 - $31.50

A dark and stormy night in Mexico. Two baby girls switched at birth. A scheming, nefarious beauty queen. If these sound like plot points from a melodramatic telenovela, you're not wrong -- "Destiny of... [more+]

A dark and stormy night in Mexico. Two baby girls switched at birth. A scheming, nefarious beauty queen. If these sound like plot points from a melodramatic telenovela, you're not wrong -- "Destiny of Desire" draws inspiration from popular Latin American soap operas for its fast-paced, over-the-top comedy. When the two swapped babies are reunited as adults 18 years later, it sets into motion an outlandish tale of revenge, forbidden love and infidelity -- with a few bilingual musical numbers thrown in too, just to keep things interesting. Don't miss "Destiny of Desire" when it comes to the Goodman Theatre at The Albert in Chicago. [less-]

"Truth and Reconciliation" Explores Loss & the Capacity to Forgive

at Richard Christiansen Theater, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Fri, March 31
Sat, April 01
Sun, April 02
FULL PRICE: $20 - $25
OFFER PRICE: $10 - $12.50

"Truth and Reconciliation" asks whether the latter is possible after the first comes to light. Obie Award-winning playwright Debbie Tucker Green's one-hour play weaves together five deadly conflicts a... [more+]

"Truth and Reconciliation" asks whether the latter is possible after the first comes to light. Obie Award-winning playwright Debbie Tucker Green's one-hour play weaves together five deadly conflicts across the globe over a period of 30 years, bringing victims and perpetrators into one room to unravel the aftermath. South Africa, Northern Ireland, Rwanda, Bosnia and Zimbabwe are the war zones, and no less than 22 talented actors portray the oppressors and the oppressed in this Sideshow Theatre Company production at Chicago's Richard Christiansen Theater. [less-]

Interactive Irish Comedy "Flanagan's Wake"

at Chicago Theater Works, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Fri, March 31
Sat, April 01
Fri, April 07
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Sat, April 01
Fri, April 07
Sun, April 09
Sat, April 15
Fri, April 21
Fri, April 28
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FULL PRICE: $29 - $34
OFFER PRICE: $5 - $20

The irreverent interactive funeral of "Flanagan's Wake" transports you to the fictional Irish village of Grapplin, where local roustabout Flanagan has died. The villagers have gathered to grieve as on... [more+]

The irreverent interactive funeral of "Flanagan's Wake" transports you to the fictional Irish village of Grapplin, where local roustabout Flanagan has died. The villagers have gathered to grieve as only the Irish can -- with a quick stop at the pub first. Gather 'round and meet an eclectic cast of characters and participate in this partially improvised comedic memorial with plenty o' pints, crazy sing-alongs and witty tales based on your suggestions. After 16 successful years in Chicago and a run off-Broadway, "Flanagan's Wake" returns to Chicago Theater Works. [less-]

Chicago Chamber Choir in Concert

at Unity Lutheran Church, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Fri, March 31
FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $10

Forty voices strong and acclaimed for its "precision and clarity" ("Chicago Classical Review"), the Chicago Chamber Choir recently celebrated its 20th anniversary of performing emotionally stirring ha... [more+]

Forty voices strong and acclaimed for its "precision and clarity" ("Chicago Classical Review"), the Chicago Chamber Choir recently celebrated its 20th anniversary of performing emotionally stirring harmonies. This springtime concert welcomes April Fools' Day with surprisingly light, whimsical and humorous flair. The CCC's seasonal concerts feature both secular and sacred works that mix contemporary favorites and true classics for a merry and mirthful experience celebrating the unlimited power of the human voice at Chicago's Unity Lutheran Church. [less-]

"Horrible Fun": Your Favorite Party Card Games Get Twisted

at Under the Gun Theater, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Fri, March 31
Fri, April 07
Sat, April 08
+ 6 more dates
Fri, March 31
Fri, April 07
Sat, April 08
Fri, April 14
Sat, April 15
Fri, April 21
Sat, April 22
Fri, April 28
Sat, April 29
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FULL PRICE: $15
OFFER PRICE: $7.50

"Horrible Fun" takes all the terrible apple mad lib incorrect against humanity party card games that you love so much and turns them into improv comedy fodder for the sick, twisted masses. When you wa... [more+]

"Horrible Fun" takes all the terrible apple mad lib incorrect against humanity party card games that you love so much and turns them into improv comedy fodder for the sick, twisted masses. When you walk in the door at Under the Gun Theater, you'll get three cards to use throughout the night. During the show, if you have a good card that matches the main card pulled by the judge on stage, raise your hand and share it. Under the Gun's comedy experts will then do improvisations based on the hilarious ensuing combinations. Be aware that just like your favorite party games, this show is dirty, ridiculous, offensive and horrible. Are you ready to be horrible too? [less-]

"Drink, Date, Laugh!" -- Comics Share Their Worst Dating Nightmares

at Laugh Factory Chicago, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Fri, March 31
FULL PRICE: $17
OFFER PRICE: COMP

Dating is hard. Meeting someone and trying to figure out if you two are a match can be scary, awkward, embarrassing -- and absolutely hilarious, especially when you've got a drink in your hand. In "Dr... [more+]

Dating is hard. Meeting someone and trying to figure out if you two are a match can be scary, awkward, embarrassing -- and absolutely hilarious, especially when you've got a drink in your hand. In "Drink, Date, Laugh!" at Chicago's Laugh Factory, host Paul Farahvar takes to the stage along with comedians Jeanie Doogan, Chris Bader, Calvin Evans and a few special guests to share some of their most hilarious dating horror stories. But they're not the only ones with stories to tell -- selected audience members will also have a chance to share their funniest dating tales, with a $100 gift certificate for the best story at the end of the night. [less-]

"Linda Vista": A Coming-of-(Middle)-Age Play by Tracy Letts

at Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Fri, March 31
Sun, April 02
Wed, April 05
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Fri, March 31
Sun, April 02
Wed, April 05
Thu, April 06
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FULL PRICE: $50 - $64
OFFER PRICE: $25 - $64

Steppenwolf ensemble member and prolific playwright Tracy Letts ("August: Osage County") brings his latest work, "Linda Vista", to Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre for its world premiere. Wheeler is 5... [more+]

Steppenwolf ensemble member and prolific playwright Tracy Letts ("August: Osage County") brings his latest work, "Linda Vista", to Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre for its world premiere. Wheeler is 50. His marriage is over, his job is boring, and it seems like the best years of his life are behind him. But making the move from a cot in his ex-wife's garage to his own apartment opens up new possibilities for love and sex -- complicated, painful and hilarious though they may be. Wheeler is full of opinions yet falls short on self-awareness, which makes reconciling the man he's become with the man he wants to be a challenge. [less-]

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