Find the best Chicago events and things to do. There’s something for everyone, including festivals, theater, family-friendly events, and wine and beer tastings. There are even lots of free events!
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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 —…
Experience the magic and wonder of Blue Man Group Chicago in a newly revamped production that the Chicago Tribune raved about with a four-star rating. Enjoy the fun, comedy, and excitement of these alien men entertaining you and your family.
Stay up late with The Second City as they bring you their latest and greatest with After Hours, a late-night improv show. It’s interactive. It’s hyperactive. It’s the most fun you can have past bedtime. Come see an entirely improvised, entirely ridiculous 60 minutes that’ll leave you with a full-fledged comedy hangover at Chicago’s UP Comedy Club.
The artisanal movement is all about authenticity and hand craftsmanship, and producing products you have to touch, see, smell and/or taste to appreciate — which is kind of tough to do on a smartphone. But this Sunday gathering located in the heart of Fulton Market at Morgan Manufacturing allows you to get up close and personal with both products and makers as you shop for one-of-a-kind designs, home goods, fashion, art and food from a carefully curated grouping of more…
Doesn’t matter if you’re a man or a woman, young or “seasoned,” progressive or conservative (ok that last one might matter a teensy bit) — you’re bound to find She the People laugh-out-loud funny. The sketches are short and fast-moving. You’ll barely recover from one zinger before the next one flies your way. Snacks and drinks served by the attentive wait staff make the night a win-win. From the Event Organizer We’ll bet you 72 cents on the dollar (or much, much…
The noise is deafening. I say noise, but most of it is music, some…
One of the best things about the Windy City is the number of festivals in Chicago. Here are a few of our favorites:
Seasonal & Holiday Events
Need more? Check out these seasonal and holiday events in Chicago.
Catch the most festive train in the city!
Find the best celebrations to ring in the new year.
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