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The Second City e.t.c.: Out of the House Party
Improv, In-Person, Indoor
Runs Jun 03 - Jun 27, 2021
THIS NEWS MIGHT REQUIRE ALL-CAPS. The Second City’s favorite e.t.c. stage is back, live and in-person! Join our raring-to-go cast of comedians for this laugh-packed adventure. From improv games to classic sketches from the archives, this experience is a great way for us all to laugh our way into the new normal. We can’t wait to welcome you back to The Second City e.t.c, where laughs (and masks!) are mandatory.
8:00PM Thu, Jun 17, 2021
8:00PM Fri, Jun 18, 2021
10:30PM Fri, Jun 18, 2021
8:00PM Sat, Jun 19, 2021
10:30PM Sat, Jun 19, 2021
4:00PM Sun, Jun 20, 2021
8:00PM Thu, Jun 24, 2021
8:00PM Fri, Jun 25, 2021
10:30PM Fri, Jun 25, 2021
8:00PM Sat, Jun 26, 2021
10:30PM Sat, Jun 26, 2021
4:00PM Sun, Jun 27, 2021
Legends of the 50s and 60s
In-Person, Music, Outdoor
Runs Jun 18 - Jun 27, 2021
Join in for a performance filled with beloved hits from the 50s and 60s. This flashback performance features the songs made famous by iconic names like Buddy Holly, Doris Day, Aretha Franklin, The Supremes, The Temptations, Elvis, and many others. This concert is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.
1:00PM Fri, Jun 18, 2021
$39 – $48
2:00PM Sat, Jun 19, 2021
$39 – $48
2:00PM Sun, Jun 20, 2021
$39 – $48
1:00PM Wed, Jun 23, 2021
$39 – $48
1:00PM Thu, Jun 24, 2021
$39 – $48
8:00PM Fri, Jun 25, 2021
$39 – $48
2:00PM Sat, Jun 26, 2021
$39 – $48
8:00PM Sat, Jun 26, 2021
$39 – $48
2:00PM Sun, Jun 27, 2021
$39 – $48
Out Back Summer Sessions
In-Person, Music, Outdoor
Runs Jun 11 - Aug 05, 2021
Who’s hungry for a return to live performing arts? North Shore Center is looking forward to their second season of Out Back Summer Sessions in the back parking lot.
1:00PM Fri, Jun 18, 2021
$39 – $48
7:30PM Fri, Jun 18, 2021
$32 – $40
2:00PM Sat, Jun 19, 2021
$39 – $48
7:30PM Sat, Jun 19, 2021
$32 – $40
2:00PM Sun, Jun 20, 2021
$39 – $48
7:30PM Sun, Jun 20, 2021
$32 – $40
1:00PM Wed, Jun 23, 2021
$39 – $48
1:00PM Thu, Jun 24, 2021
$39 – $48
8:00PM Fri, Jun 25, 2021
$39 – $48
2:00PM Sat, Jun 26, 2021
$39 – $48
8:00PM Sat, Jun 26, 2021
$39 – $48
2:00PM Sun, Jun 27, 2021
$39 – $48
7:00PM Sun, Jun 27, 2021
$36 – $42
7:30PM Thu, Jul 01, 2021
$36 – $42
11:00AM Sat, Jul 03, 2021
$18
7:30PM Fri, Jul 09, 2021
$35 – $45
7:30PM Sat, Jul 10, 2021
$35 – $45
7:30PM Thu, Jul 15, 2021
$24 – $32
7:30PM Sat, Jul 17, 2021
$36 – $42
11:00AM Sat, Jul 24, 2021
$18
7:00PM Sun, Jul 25, 2021
$36 – $42
7:30PM Thu, Aug 05, 2021
$32 – $48
57 Blocks
New Work, Performance Art, Virtual
Runs Jun 11 - Jun 21, 2021
A collaboration between Free Street’s two youth ensembles, 57 Blocks (digital) examines the intersections of immigration, education and incarceration, asking, “What are the pathways set up for us?”, “What pipelines do we wish to dismantle?”, and “If we would create portals to new realities, what would be waiting there for us?”
7:00PM Fri, Jun 18, 2021
7:00PM Mon, Jun 21, 2021
An Evening of Legends
Music, Virtual
Jun 18, 2021
Join award-winning American Blues Artistic Affiliate Denzel Tsopnang for an unforgettable 60 minute tribute concert to America’s 1950s/60s legends of Rhythm & Blues, Jazz, and Rock & Roll. Featuring incredible music from icon Sammy Davis Jr, “the most popular black female recording artist of the 50s” Dinah Washington, “The High Priestess of Soul” Nina Simone, and much more. Don’t miss this special concert from the comforts of your own home.
7:00PM Fri, Jun 18, 2021
The Comedy of Errors
Comedy, In-Person, Outdoor
Runs Jun 18 - Jun 27, 2021
One of Shakespeare’s hysterical comedies! Egeon travels to Ephesus with his son Antipholus and servant, Dromio. Antipholus learns that he has a twin brother, separated from him at birth and assumed lost at sea during a shipwreck in his infanthood. The other set of twins, also named Antipholus and Dromio, live in Ephesus, and the new arrivals cause a series of hilarious incidents of mistaken identity.
7:30PM Fri, Jun 18, 2021
$10 – $24
7:30PM Sat, Jun 19, 2021
$10 – $24
3:00PM Sun, Jun 20, 2021
$10 – $24
7:30PM Sat, Jun 26, 2021
$10 – $24
3:00PM Sun, Jun 27, 2021
$10 – $24
Solo Show & Storytelling Warrior Weekend Intensive (Spring 2021)
Class, Virtual
Jun 19, 2021

Jun. 19 - Jun. 20 1:00pm - 5:15pm Central Time Instructor: Arlene Malinowski This workshop focuses on finding your voice and the voice of the story. It is filled with hands-on activities, …

1:00PM Sat, Jun 19, 2021
Sola en la Pandemia está Cañón
Comedy, In-Person, Indoor, Music, Stand-Up
Jun 19, 2021
The renowned Puerto Rican actress and comedian, Marian Pabón, returns to Chicago, for the U.S. Premiere of her stand up comedy, Sola en la Pandemia está Cañón, directed and produced by Julio Ramos. With a whole lot of laughs, Marian Pabón shares how she has been able to cope with the madness of the pandemic and all it entails: quarantine, masks, hand sanitizer, distancing, gloves, tests, five baths a day, and to top it all off, celibacy.
7:00PM Sat, Jun 19, 2021
$25
The Magic Parlour at Home
Magic, Virtual
Runs Apr 16 - Jun 26, 2021
Audiences can experience Watkins’ world-class mind reading and interactive magic directly in their home with new performance dates for every Friday and Saturday this Fall. The show is designed for family and group viewings.
8:00PM Sat, Jun 19, 2021
$24.50
8:00PM Sat, Jun 26, 2021
$24.50
Mudlark Theater Summer Camps 2021
Class, In-Person, Summer Camp
Runs Jun 07 - Aug 09, 2021
Mudlark is offering over 35 different camps, meaning there’s still something for everyone at Mudlark this summer!
9:00AM Mon, Jun 21, 2021
$155 – $750
9:00AM Mon, Jun 28, 2021
$155 – $750
9:00AM Mon, Jul 05, 2021
$155 – $750
9:00AM Mon, Jul 12, 2021
$155 – $750
9:00AM Mon, Jul 19, 2021
$155 – $750
9:00AM Mon, Jul 26, 2021
$155 – $750
9:00AM Mon, Aug 02, 2021
$155 – $750
9:00AM Mon, Aug 09, 2021
$155 – $750
That's Weird, Grandma: House Par-Tay
Virtual
Runs Apr 05 - Jun 28, 2021

PlayMakers Laboratory is taking its signature revue online with That’s Weird, Grandma: House Par-Tay, featuring a creative line-up of stories written by elementary school students, adapted and performed …

8:00PM Mon, Jun 21, 2021
$2 – $4
8:00PM Mon, Jun 28, 2021
$2 – $4
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Comedy, Staged Reading, Virtual
Jun 22, 2021
Director Peter Vamvakas will direct the classic as a gender bending romp through ancient Greece. In his staging, several of the roles will be taken by actors of the opposite genders from those originally indicated by the text. The characters’ genders will not be changed, thus showing the universality of love, regardless of gender pairings of the lovers. A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM will be performed one night only, on Tuesday, June 22 at 7 pm.
7:00PM Tue, Jun 22, 2021
$10
Ride Share
Drama, Virtual
Runs Jun 23 - Jul 25, 2021
The driver listens. The night darkens. The mystery deepens. Written and directed by Black Lives, Black Words co-founders Reginald Edmund and Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway respectively, RIDE SHARE steps on the gas and takes you along for the dangerous, thrilling ride. Hop in.
7:00PM Wed, Jun 23, 2021
7:00PM Thu, Jun 24, 2021
7:00PM Fri, Jun 25, 2021
7:00PM Sat, Jun 26, 2021
7:00PM Sun, Jun 27, 2021
7:00PM Mon, Jun 28, 2021
7:00PM Tue, Jun 29, 2021
7:00PM Wed, Jun 30, 2021
7:00PM Thu, Jul 01, 2021
7:00PM Fri, Jul 02, 2021
7:00PM Sat, Jul 03, 2021
7:00PM Sun, Jul 04, 2021
7:00PM Mon, Jul 05, 2021
7:00PM Tue, Jul 06, 2021
7:00PM Wed, Jul 07, 2021
7:00PM Thu, Jul 08, 2021
7:00PM Fri, Jul 09, 2021
7:00PM Sat, Jul 10, 2021
7:00PM Sun, Jul 11, 2021
7:00PM Mon, Jul 12, 2021
7:00PM Tue, Jul 13, 2021
7:00PM Wed, Jul 14, 2021
7:00PM Thu, Jul 15, 2021
7:00PM Fri, Jul 16, 2021
7:00PM Sat, Jul 17, 2021
7:00PM Sun, Jul 18, 2021
7:00PM Mon, Jul 19, 2021
7:00PM Tue, Jul 20, 2021
7:00PM Wed, Jul 21, 2021
7:00PM Thu, Jul 22, 2021
7:00PM Fri, Jul 23, 2021
7:00PM Sat, Jul 24, 2021
7:00PM Sun, Jul 25, 2021
Artemisia We Women Podcast
Audio Play/Podcast
Runs Jan 20 - Dec 08, 2021

Artemisia We Women Podcast - Amplifying women’s voices in our world through performances, discussions and interviews. We Empower Together! Audio performances of exciting feminist plays, empowering discussions with …

8:00PM Wed, Jun 23, 2021
8:00PM Wed, Jul 07, 2021
8:00PM Wed, Jul 21, 2021
8:00PM Wed, Aug 04, 2021
8:00PM Wed, Aug 18, 2021
8:00PM Wed, Sep 01, 2021
8:00PM Wed, Sep 15, 2021
8:00PM Wed, Sep 29, 2021
8:00PM Wed, Oct 13, 2021
8:00PM Wed, Oct 27, 2021
8:00PM Wed, Nov 10, 2021
8:00PM Wed, Nov 24, 2021
8:00PM Wed, Dec 08, 2021
Dingleberries
Comedy, New Work, Virtual
Runs Jun 24 - Jul 18, 2021
Jonie, a middle school theatre teacher, is standing at the threshold of her playwriting dreams when a regional company selects her new, avant-garde work to debut. Rehearsals seem to be going smoothly until the week before previews when she receives a video call from the artistic director. What happens next would be funny if it weren’t so sad. This crappy comedy is based on actual events.
7:00PM Thu, Jun 24, 2021
$15
7:00PM Fri, Jun 25, 2021
$15
7:00PM Sat, Jun 26, 2021
$15
7:00PM Sun, Jun 27, 2021
$15
7:00PM Mon, Jun 28, 2021
$15
7:00PM Tue, Jun 29, 2021
$15
7:00PM Wed, Jun 30, 2021
$15
7:00PM Thu, Jul 01, 2021
$15
7:00PM Fri, Jul 02, 2021
$15
7:00PM Sat, Jul 03, 2021
$15
7:00PM Sun, Jul 04, 2021
$15
7:00PM Mon, Jul 05, 2021
$15
7:00PM Tue, Jul 06, 2021
$15
7:00PM Wed, Jul 07, 2021
$15
7:00PM Thu, Jul 08, 2021
$15
7:00PM Fri, Jul 09, 2021
$15
7:00PM Sat, Jul 10, 2021
$15
7:00PM Sun, Jul 11, 2021
$15
7:00PM Mon, Jul 12, 2021
$15
7:00PM Tue, Jul 13, 2021
$15
7:00PM Wed, Jul 14, 2021
$15
7:00PM Thu, Jul 15, 2021
$15
7:00PM Fri, Jul 16, 2021
$15
7:00PM Sat, Jul 17, 2021
$15
7:00PM Sun, Jul 18, 2021
$15
Loving Across Borders
Drama, Virtual
Jun 25, 2021
Solo performer Ada Cheng explores how one learns womanhood, love, and abuse in different sociopolitical and cultural contexts through personal stories. An intense personal journey and autobiographical, this solo show weaves tales of breaking rules and broken hearts across borders. This performance is relevant to current debates about gender equality and women’s status in American society and across the globe.
7:00PM Fri, Jun 25, 2021
That’s Weird, Millennials! Real Stories with a Je Ne Sais Quoi
Comedy, Virtual
Jun 26, 2021
Join in for a whimsical night of cross-generational stories written by adults, just like you! Stories will be performed and adapted by actual millennial humans from the PlayMakers Performance Ensemble.
7:00PM Sat, Jun 26, 2021
$15 – $25
The Miscellany
Comedy/Drama, Experimental, New Work, Virtual
Runs Jul 01 - Aug 15, 2021
A triangle, an etching from 1891, and...spoons? Comprising six chapters helmed by different directors and devised by one ensemble, THE MISCELLANY is a virtual anthology wherein disparate parts come together to create something whole. Each chapter will work within the same limitations and be inspired by the same set of objects (read: spoons). While the six pieces may stand on their own, they will ultimately coalesce into one 90-minute collage greater than the sum of its parts.
7:00PM Thu, Jul 01, 2021
Free – $20
7:00PM Fri, Jul 02, 2021
Free – $20
7:00PM Sat, Jul 03, 2021
Free – $20
7:00PM Sun, Jul 04, 2021
Free – $20
7:00PM Mon, Jul 05, 2021
Free – $20
7:00PM Tue, Jul 06, 2021
Free – $20
7:00PM Wed, Jul 07, 2021
Free – $20
7:00PM Thu, Jul 08, 2021
Free – $20
7:00PM Fri, Jul 09, 2021
Free – $20
7:00PM Sat, Jul 10, 2021
Free – $20
7:00PM Sun, Jul 11, 2021
Free – $20
7:00PM Mon, Jul 12, 2021
Free – $20
7:00PM Tue, Jul 13, 2021
Free – $20
7:00PM Wed, Jul 14, 2021
Free – $20
7:00PM Thu, Jul 15, 2021
Free – $20
7:00PM Fri, Jul 16, 2021
Free – $20
7:00PM Sat, Jul 17, 2021
Free – $20
7:00PM Sun, Jul 18, 2021
Free – $20
7:00PM Mon, Jul 19, 2021
Free – $20
7:00PM Tue, Jul 20, 2021
Free – $20
7:00PM Wed, Jul 21, 2021
Free – $20
7:00PM Thu, Jul 22, 2021
Free – $20
7:00PM Fri, Jul 23, 2021
Free – $20
7:00PM Sat, Jul 24, 2021
Free – $20
7:00PM Sun, Jul 25, 2021
Free – $20
7:00PM Mon, Jul 26, 2021
Free – $20
7:00PM Tue, Jul 27, 2021
Free – $20
7:00PM Wed, Jul 28, 2021
Free – $20
7:00PM Thu, Jul 29, 2021
Free – $20
7:00PM Fri, Jul 30, 2021
Free – $20
7:00PM Sat, Jul 31, 2021
Free – $20
7:00PM Sun, Aug 01, 2021
Free – $20
7:00PM Mon, Aug 02, 2021
Free – $20
7:00PM Tue, Aug 03, 2021
Free – $20
7:00PM Wed, Aug 04, 2021
Free – $20
7:00PM Thu, Aug 05, 2021
Free – $20
7:00PM Fri, Aug 06, 2021
Free – $20
7:00PM Sat, Aug 07, 2021
Free – $20
7:00PM Sun, Aug 08, 2021
Free – $20
7:00PM Mon, Aug 09, 2021
Free – $20
7:00PM Tue, Aug 10, 2021
Free – $20
7:00PM Wed, Aug 11, 2021
Free – $20
7:00PM Thu, Aug 12, 2021
Free – $20
7:00PM Fri, Aug 13, 2021
Free – $20
7:00PM Sat, Aug 14, 2021
Free – $20
7:00PM Sun, Aug 15, 2021
Free – $20
Grant Park Music Festival
In-Person, Music, Outdoor
Runs Jul 02 - Aug 21, 2021
A Chicago tradition returns! The Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus return to Millennium Park with a thrilling lineup of Festival favorites, including the Grieg Piano Concerto, the New World Symphony, the William Tell Overture, Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun plus plenty of family fun with Carnival of the Animals, Classic Broadway and the annual Independence Day Salute.
6:30PM Fri, Jul 02, 2021
Free
6:30PM Sat, Jul 03, 2021
Free
6:30PM Wed, Jul 07, 2021
Free
6:30PM Fri, Jul 09, 2021
Free
6:30PM Sat, Jul 10, 2021
Free
6:30PM Wed, Jul 14, 2021
Free
6:30PM Fri, Jul 16, 2021
Free
6:30PM Sat, Jul 17, 2021
Free
6:30PM Wed, Jul 21, 2021
Free
6:30PM Fri, Jul 23, 2021
Free
6:30PM Sat, Jul 24, 2021
Free
6:30PM Wed, Jul 28, 2021
Free
6:30PM Fri, Jul 30, 2021
Free
6:30PM Sat, Jul 31, 2021
Free
6:30PM Wed, Aug 04, 2021
Free
6:30PM Fri, Aug 06, 2021
Free
6:30PM Sat, Aug 07, 2021
Free
6:30PM Wed, Aug 11, 2021
Free
6:30PM Fri, Aug 13, 2021
Free
6:30PM Sat, Aug 14, 2021
Free
6:30PM Wed, Aug 18, 2021
Free
6:30PM Fri, Aug 20, 2021
Free
6:30PM Sat, Aug 21, 2021
Free
Lifeline Theatre Online Summer Camps
Class, Summer Camp, Virtual
Runs Jul 05 - Jul 19, 2021
After much deliberation, and out of an abundance of caution, Lifeline has decided to keep their camps online this summer! Lifeline still promises Big Stories and BIG FUN!
10:00AM Mon, Jul 05, 2021
$50 – $300
10:00AM Mon, Jul 12, 2021
$50 – $300
10:00AM Mon, Jul 19, 2021
$300
ABT Across America
Dance, In-Person, Outdoor
Jul 08, 2021
Presented by the Auditorium Theatre, ABT will bring 20 acclaimed artist-athletes to a live performance outdoors at Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park as part of the company’s cross-country road trip, ABT Across America, traveling to 8 U.S. cities this July.
7:30PM Thu, Jul 08, 2021
Free
Lettin’ the Good Times Roll
Cabaret, In-Person, Outdoor
Runs Jul 09 - Jul 10, 2021
Dynamic stage divas Felicia P. Fields and E. Faye Butler star in a cabaret concert of jazz, blues, gospel, and show tunes. These two powerhouse performers, supported by a stellar band, will have you rocking, reeling, laughing, and shouting your troubles away.
7:30PM Fri, Jul 09, 2021
$35 – $45
7:30PM Sat, Jul 10, 2021
$35 – $45
Broadway Basics
Ages 7–10
Children's/Family, Class, Summer Camp
Runs Jul 12 - Jul 23, 2021

Join for two weeks of games, songs, and dancing for the budding actor. Enter the world of music, drama, dance, writing, and more while practicing teamwork, communication, and …

9:00AM Mon, Jul 12, 2021
9:00AM Tue, Jul 13, 2021
9:00AM Wed, Jul 14, 2021
9:00AM Thu, Jul 15, 2021
9:00AM Fri, Jul 16, 2021
9:00AM Mon, Jul 19, 2021
9:00AM Tue, Jul 20, 2021
9:00AM Wed, Jul 21, 2021
9:00AM Thu, Jul 22, 2021
9:00AM Fri, Jul 23, 2021
I Hate It Here
Comedy/Drama, Virtual
Runs Jul 15 - Jul 17, 2021
If there’s one thing Americans can agree on, it’s that 2020 was not the best way to begin a new decade. With guts and humor, punctuated with story and song, Ike Holter asks who we are in a world on the brink of explosion in this “sharp and satisfyingly foul-mouthed” (The New York Times) rallying cry for our times.
7:30PM Thu, Jul 15, 2021
$30
7:30PM Fri, Jul 16, 2021
$30
2:00PM Sat, Jul 17, 2021
$30

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