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Rod Tuffcurls and The Bench Press

at Joe's Bar, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sat, November 17
FULL PRICE: $12
OFFER PRICE: $6

One of the top cover bands in Chicago, Rod Tuffcurls and The Bench Press have been entertaining crowds at clubs, festivals, weddings, and other events all across the Midwest since 2008. The group's un... [more+]

One of the top cover bands in Chicago, Rod Tuffcurls and The Bench Press have been entertaining crowds at clubs, festivals, weddings, and other events all across the Midwest since 2008. The group's unique song repertoire includes hits ranging from Hall & Oates to Taylor Swift, Queen to The Beatles, and Wilson Phillips to Elton John! You may even hear some off-the-wall choices from "Les Miserables", "The Golden Girls" and classic Disney movies during this show at Joe's Bar. [less-]

A Cheeky Drag Musical Parody

at Pride Arts Center: Broadway Stage, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, December 16
Wed, December 19
Thu, December 20
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Thu, December 20
Fri, December 21
Sat, December 22
Sat, December 22
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Wed, December 26
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FULL PRICE: $30
OFFER PRICE: $12 - $15

After Santa Claus retires, his wicked son begins a not-so-jolly reign as the new head of Christmas. The North Pole begins to crumble under his bigoted rule, and Barney the Elf is forced to leave his h... [more+]

After Santa Claus retires, his wicked son begins a not-so-jolly reign as the new head of Christmas. The North Pole begins to crumble under his bigoted rule, and Barney the Elf is forced to leave his home for being different from the others. Soon he embarks on a fabulous journey of self-discovery (or is it elf-discovery?) that lands him in one of Chicago's hottest drag bars. But can he truly leave Christmas behind for a new life in the big city? "Barney the Elf" brings musical numbers galore and plenty of queer holiday cheer to Chicago's Pride Arts Center. [less-]

"The Book of Merman"

at Stage 773, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, December 16
FULL PRICE: $42.50
OFFER PRICE: $22.50

Now playing Off-Broadway, this show has been a hit in seven cities around the country and returns triumphantly to Chicago. When two Mormon Missionaries knock on Ethel Merman's door hilarity ensues in ... [more+]

Now playing Off-Broadway, this show has been a hit in seven cities around the country and returns triumphantly to Chicago. When two Mormon Missionaries knock on Ethel Merman's door hilarity ensues in this diva driven journey of self-discovery! [less-]

"EL Stories: Holiday Train": Mass Transit Adventures With a Seasonal Spin

at Greenhouse Theater Center, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, December 16
Thu, December 20
Fri, December 21
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Sun, December 16
Thu, December 20
Fri, December 21
Sat, December 22
Sat, December 22
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FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

"EL Stories: Holiday Train" is the seasonal variation of the long-running hit show about harrowing, hair-raising and hilarious true stories of Chicago train and bus experiences. Based on interviews wi... [more+]

"EL Stories: Holiday Train" is the seasonal variation of the long-running hit show about harrowing, hair-raising and hilarious true stories of Chicago train and bus experiences. Based on interviews with Windy City citizens from various backgrounds and neighborhoods, this show isn't just a collection of funny mass transit stories performed live -- it's a look at the way the people of Chicago interact as a community, particularly during the holidays. Just like every "EL Stories" show, each performance of "Holiday Train" features an audience volunteer's story performed live. [less-]

Live Comedy at the World Famous Laugh Factory

at Laugh Factory Chicago, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, December 16
Sun, December 16
Sat, December 22
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Sat, December 22
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FULL PRICE: $17
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $8

Named the No. 1 Comedy Club in the country by "USA Today", the Laugh Factory regularly hosts top-notch headliners, including up-and-coming comedians from Chicagoland and beyond, and big-name stars fro... [more+]

Named the No. 1 Comedy Club in the country by "USA Today", the Laugh Factory regularly hosts top-notch headliners, including up-and-coming comedians from Chicagoland and beyond, and big-name stars from TV and film. Plus, you never know who may drop by for a set. The Laugh Factory's roster of performers has included Jim Carrey, Dave Chappelle, Ellen DeGeneres, Kathy Griffin, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart and many more -- almost anyone you can think of in the comedy business. With tableside food and drink service and stellar talent on stage, the Laugh Factory is a surefire bet for a great night out. [less-]

The Annoyance Christmas Pageant Matinee Performance

at The Annoyance Theatre & Bar, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, December 16
Sun, December 23
FULL PRICE: n/a
OFFER PRICE: Sold Out

The Annoyance Theatre presents its annual Christmas Pageant, featuring a retelling of two classic holiday stories: "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer". The all-new cast gi... [more+]

The Annoyance Theatre presents its annual Christmas Pageant, featuring a retelling of two classic holiday stories: "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer". The all-new cast gives these classic holiday television specials a hilarious spin, all the while keeping them appropriate for little ones’ eyes and ears. In the first redux, poor Charlie Brown searches for the true meaning of Christmas while enduring the commercialization of the season and insults from the acid tongue of Lucy van Pelt. Then, it’s on to the adventures of Rudolph the freakishly red-nosed reindeer, who runs away from home with his friend Hermie. The pair discover the island of misfit toys and the terrible Abominable Snowman and ultimately learn that it’s okay to be different. Get in the Christmas spirit at Chicago's Annoyance Theatre. [less-]

Hit Songs Tell Comic Tale of Body Image

at Royal George Theatre, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, December 16
FULL PRICE: $65
OFFER PRICE: $28 - $32.50

Grab your girlfriends and enjoy this hilarious and inspirational musical comedy that will leave you laughing so hard you'll burn more calories than you have all week. Come and dance in your seat or ju... [more+]

Grab your girlfriends and enjoy this hilarious and inspirational musical comedy that will leave you laughing so hard you'll burn more calories than you have all week. Come and dance in your seat or jump right in as "WaistWatchers The Musical" takes a hilarious and lighthearted look at four women dishing on food, diets, exercise, friendship, love and sex. Which one of the ladies is most like you? Carla: hitting the gym just so she can eat more chocolate and ice cream? Cheryl: aiming to relieve stress from work and keep looking good? Connie: Hitting the gym for the first time ever in order to feel sexy again? Cindy: Recently divorced and looking to tone up now that she's single and ready to mingle? Find out when this fun-filled musical comes to Chicago's Royal George Theatre. [less-]

"Miracle on 34th St: A Radio Play"

at The Artistic Home, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, December 16
Sat, December 22
Sat, December 22
FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $10

The ever-relevant story of the overworked Macy’s Department Store public relations executive and the young daughter she raises to be too realistic to believe in Santa Claus will be delivered as an o... [more+]

The ever-relevant story of the overworked Macy’s Department Store public relations executive and the young daughter she raises to be too realistic to believe in Santa Claus will be delivered as an old-time radio play complete with onstage sound effects by The Artistic Home company for eight performances only. [less-]

The Second City's Improv Holiday Brunch

at UP Comedy Club, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, December 16
Sun, December 23
Sun, December 30
FULL PRICE: n/a
OFFER PRICE: Sold Out

The Second City scrambles together two of everyone's favorite weekend activities--comedy shows and brunch--as their holiday gift to you. Enjoy a scrumptious spread followed by an all-you-can-laugh, to... [more+]

The Second City scrambles together two of everyone's favorite weekend activities--comedy shows and brunch--as their holiday gift to you. Enjoy a scrumptious spread followed by an all-you-can-laugh, totally-improvised experience from the city's finest improv artists. It's the Sunday Funday dreams are made of at UP Comedy Club in Chicago's Old Town. [less-]

The Family Show at Chicago Magic Lounge

at Chicago Magic Lounge, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, December 16
Sun, December 23
Sun, December 30
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Sun, December 16
Sun, December 23
Sun, December 30
Sun, January 06
Sun, January 13
Sun, January 20
Sun, January 27
Sun, February 03
Sun, February 10
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FULL PRICE: $15 - $25
OFFER PRICE: $7.50 - $12.50

Every Sunday, Chicago Magic Lounge relaxes its age restriction and opens the Blackstone Cabaret for a magic matinee suitable for younger ages. This show brings back the era of bar magic, bringing out ... [more+]

Every Sunday, Chicago Magic Lounge relaxes its age restriction and opens the Blackstone Cabaret for a magic matinee suitable for younger ages. This show brings back the era of bar magic, bringing out the child in every adult. However, on Sundays, the Chicago Magic Lounge features a family-friendly magician that will fill both the adults and children full of wonder. This is a great post-brunch activity with many restaurants nearby. [less-]

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

at Tommy Gun's Garage Dinner Theater, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, December 16
Sun, December 23
Thu, December 27
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Sun, December 16
Sun, December 23
Thu, December 27
Fri, January 04
Sat, January 05
Sat, January 12
Sun, January 13
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FULL PRICE: $67 - $77
OFFER PRICE: $55 - $67

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-]

"It's a Wonderful Life: Live Radio Play & Hershel & the Hanukkah Goblins"

at GreenMan Theatre, Elmhurst
OFFER DATES:
Sun, December 16
FULL PRICE: $17
OFFER PRICE: $8.50

GreenMan's Holiday Showcase presents two family favorites! "It's a Wonderful Life: a Live Radio Play" and a new adaptation of "Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins" will be presented together for the seco... [more+]

GreenMan's Holiday Showcase presents two family favorites! "It's a Wonderful Life: a Live Radio Play" and a new adaptation of "Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins" will be presented together for the second weekend of holiday themed entertainment. Adults and families alike are invited to join us to get their holidays off to a great start in Elmhurst this December! [less-]

"The Magic Parlour": An Evening of Classic Magic

at Palmer House Hilton, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, December 16
Sun, December 16
Thu, December 20
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Sat, December 22
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FULL PRICE: $89
OFFER PRICE: $55

An evening of classic close-up magic, "The Magic Parlour" features award-winning, third-generation magician Dennis Watkins performing in an intimate suite at the historic Palmer House Hilton. From awe... [more+]

An evening of classic close-up magic, "The Magic Parlour" features award-winning, third-generation magician Dennis Watkins performing in an intimate suite at the historic Palmer House Hilton. From awe-inspiring magic and mind-reading to sophisticated tomfoolery and more, "The Magic Parlour" combines baffling illusions and lively laughs, astonishing tricks and sophisticated fun to create one of the Windy City's unique entertainment experiences. "The Magic Parlour" is a production of the award-winning House Theatre of Chicago, of which Watkins is a company member. [less-]

Comedian Taylor Tomlinson

at Chicago Improv of Schaumburg, Schaumburg
OFFER DATES:
Sun, December 16
FULL PRICE: $22
OFFER PRICE: $11

Taylor Tomlinson started doing stand up comedy at just sixteen years old, when she realized that her quiet, sarcastic asides were not being adequately appreciated by her peers. Her self-deprecating c... [more+]

Taylor Tomlinson started doing stand up comedy at just sixteen years old, when she realized that her quiet, sarcastic asides were not being adequately appreciated by her peers. Her self-deprecating charm and conversational wit have made her a favorite at comedy clubs, colleges, corporate events, and other suspicious, rented spaces across the country. She was featured in her own regular segment ("Young as Hell") on Laughs on FOX season 1 and can now be seen hosting the show every week. She was a top ten finalist on season 9 of NBC's Last Comic Standing and can be seen on the upcoming season of Adam Devine's House Party on Comedy Central. [less-]

"Miracle on 34th Street, a Live Radio Show"

at Steel Beam Theatre, St. Charles
OFFER DATES:
Sun, December 16
Fri, December 21
Sat, December 22
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Sun, December 16
Fri, December 21
Sat, December 22
Sun, December 23
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FULL PRICE: $28
OFFER PRICE: Sold Out

Steel Beam Theatre presents the holiday classic "Miracle on 34th Street, a Live Radio Show." In it, actors assemble at KSBT in Hollywood for a 1948 live radio show of a new holiday play, but there’s... [more+]

Steel Beam Theatre presents the holiday classic "Miracle on 34th Street, a Live Radio Show." In it, actors assemble at KSBT in Hollywood for a 1948 live radio show of a new holiday play, but there’s been a miscommunication with the East Coast team, so only a few of the actors show up. The sponsor and his adopted son have to step in, the voice coach to the stars makes a special appearance, and the announcer and producer have to take over the sound effects because the stage manager is sick in bed -- all in all, things get very topsy-turvy! In true holiday storytelling, the cast comes together to put on a wonderful show. Using the elements of improvisation and the original LUX Radio Hour script, director JoAnn Smith has assembled a fun and marvelous cast of actors, young and mature alike. Featuring Larry Boller of Elgin, Jake Busse of Joliet, Alex and Ian Cirpinski of St. Charles, Maddie Gartrell of Geneva, Maddie Hargadon of Elgin, Kat Metzger of Vernon Hills, Crystal Skipworth of St. Charles, Ben Slabik of Lombard and Chris Williams of Aurora, "Miracle on 34th Street" is a family favorite that is sure to please. [less-]

"The Elder Son": Russian Rom-Com

at Athenaeum Theatre Studio Two, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, December 16
Thu, December 20
Fri, December 21
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Thu, December 20
Fri, December 21
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FULL PRICE: $40
OFFER PRICE: $21

The premiere English-language production of this acclaimed Russian work by beloved playwright Alexander Vampilov comes to Chicago's Athenaeum Theatre courtesy of Bluebird Arts. "The Elder Son" cleverl... [more+]

The premiere English-language production of this acclaimed Russian work by beloved playwright Alexander Vampilov comes to Chicago's Athenaeum Theatre courtesy of Bluebird Arts. "The Elder Son" cleverly tells of love and loneliness, mutual understanding and vulnerability, and explores the desperate need for every person to belong. A case of stolen identity and a confluence of circumstances leads to a hilarious misunderstanding, changed lives and ultimately true love. [less-]

"Snowgirls The Musical"

at Mary's Attic at Hamburger Mary's, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, December 16
Thu, December 27
Fri, December 28
FULL PRICE: $27
OFFER PRICE: $13.50

Hell in a Handbag Productions rings in the holidays with the world premiere of "Snowgirls The Musical," a parody of the classic cult film "Showgirls." Snowmi Malone is a rebel who dreams of becoming a... [more+]

Hell in a Handbag Productions rings in the holidays with the world premiere of "Snowgirls The Musical," a parody of the classic cult film "Showgirls." Snowmi Malone is a rebel who dreams of becoming a dancer. Her quest leads her to the cold cruel world of the North Pole, where she’ll stop at nothing to fulfill her fantasy. "SnowGirls" explores what happens at the North Pole the other 364 days of the year -- and it isn't always pretty. [less-]

"The Dark at the Top of the Stairs"

at Athenaeum Theatre Studio Three, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, December 16
FULL PRICE: $35
OFFER PRICE: $18.50

The setting is a small Oklahoma town in the early 1920s and the home of the Flood family: Rubin, a traveling salesman for a harness firm; Cora, his sensitive and lovely wife; Sonny, their little boy; ... [more+]

The setting is a small Oklahoma town in the early 1920s and the home of the Flood family: Rubin, a traveling salesman for a harness firm; Cora, his sensitive and lovely wife; Sonny, their little boy; and Reenie, their teenage daughter. A series of short stories unfolds — the fight between a husband and wife, the fear of an overly shy young girl about going to a dance, the problems of an introverted little boy who feels that the whole world is against him, the corroding marriage of Cora’s rowdy sister, and the tragedy of a military school cadet who suffers from the stigma of being a Jew in an alien community. There is dark at the top of everyone’s stairs, but it can be dissipated by understanding, tolerance and compassion. Experience "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs" at the Athenaeum Theatre Studio Three in Chicago. [less-]

"The Snow Queen": A Family Holiday Show

at Filament Theatre, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, December 16
Sun, December 16
Fri, December 21
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Sun, December 16
Fri, December 21
Sat, December 22
Sat, December 22
Sun, December 23
Sun, December 23
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FULL PRICE: $14 - $17.50
OFFER PRICE: $8.40 - $10.50

When her best friend Kai is lured to the wicked Snow Queen's palace, young Gerda embarks on an unexpected quest to the ends of the earth to save him. This epic story of courage and friendship across t... [more+]

When her best friend Kai is lured to the wicked Snow Queen's palace, young Gerda embarks on an unexpected quest to the ends of the earth to save him. This epic story of courage and friendship across the wintry wonders of the North Pole will warm even the most frozen hearts with music, puppetry, and lots of theatrical magic. Filament Theatre's production welcomes family audiences out of icy winter and into a warm parlor with hot chocolate to drink, games to play, and music for singing and dancing. Snuggle in to couches with pillows and blankets, and experience the epic story unfolding all around you. [less-]

Chicago Wolves Hockey at Allstate Arena

at Allstate Arena, Rosemont
OFFER DATES:
Sun, December 16
Fri, December 21
FULL PRICE: $27 - $29
OFFER PRICE: $13.50 - $14.50

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-]