Concerts in Chicago

The Sexiest Ugly Sweater Concert! with DJ Zebo at Red Ivy on Friday, December 19 (Up to 55% Off)

The Sexiest Ugly Sweater Concert!

Red Ivy

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Dance to DJ sets at a celebration of “ugly” sweaters

$22.09 $10

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I Rock the Mic with MC Lyte and Doug E. Fresh at Arie Crown Theater on Sunday, December 7 (Up to 42% Off)

Arie Crown Theater

Arie Crown Theater

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An all-star cast, including MC Lyte, Doug E. Fresh, Rakim, and Big Daddy Kane, rocks the mic at this gathering of old-school rappers

$69.21 $40

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Cirque Dreams "Holidaze" at The Chicago Theatre on December 17 or 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Cirque Dreams Holidaze

The Chicago Theatre

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Colorfully costumed acrobats, strongmen, and daredevils perform awe-inspiring physical feats as a live band plays holiday songs

$61.02 $46

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The Last Speakeasy at Chicago History Museum on Thursday, December 4

Chicago History Museum: The Last Speakeasy

Chicago History Museum

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Celebrate the 81st anniversary of Prohibition’s repeal with live music, dancing, craft cocktails, and guest speaker

$55

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Cristina Casale at Ganz Concert Hall at Roosevelt University on November 19 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

Cristina Casale

Ganz Concert Hall at Roosevelt University

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A renowned Spanish pianist introduces American audiences to the composers of her homeland in a concert with commentary

$25 $15

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V103 R&B and Old School Fest at UIC Pavilion on Saturday, November 29, at 6:30 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

V103 R&B and Old School Fest

UIC Pavilion

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Keith Sweat joins the Isley Brothers, and Mint Condition for an evening of old-school R&B hits

$82.13 $48.99

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Kat Dahlia at The Portage Theater on Wednesday, November 26 (Up to 36% Off)

Kat Dahlia

The Portage Theater

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Rising hip-hop star blends sharp lyrics with hypnotic beats in tracks from her forthcoming debut album, “My Garden”

$45 $29

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The 80's & 90's Flashback Jam at The Portage Theatre on Saturday, November 8, at 9 p.m. (Up to 30% Off)

The 80's & 90's Flashback Jam

The Portage Theatre

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Enjoy the biggest dance hits of the ’80s and ’90s performed by C+C Music Factory’s Freedom Williams, Sequal, and Shannon

$40.08 $28

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A Nightmare on Hubbard Street - Halloween Costume Bar Crawl on Saturday, November 1 (Up to 47% Off)

A Nightmare on Hubbard Street

John Barleycorn

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Annual Halloween-themed bar crawl weaves through River North, with costume contests, drink specials, and live DJs along the way

$22.79 $12

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McToberfest 2014 at Irish American Heritage Center on Saturday, October 18 (Up to 50% Off)

McToberfest 2014

Irish American Heritage Center

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Irish American Heritage Center hosts Octoberfest that celebrates German and Irish cultures through food, drink, and music

$30 $15

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Songs for Sound – Hear the Music Tour with Jim Collins on Saturday, October 25, at 6 p.m. (Up to 43% Off)

Songs for Sound - Hear the Music Tour w/ Jim Collins, Andrew Pates, and Wendell Mobley

Moonlight Studios

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Jim Collins, Andrew Pate, and Wendell Mobley use their lauded pipes and lyrics to raise awareness for cochlear implants

$85 $50

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Afterburn featuring Goldroom: The Great Chicago Fire Festival on Saturday, October 4 (Up to 63% Off)

Afterburn feat. Goldroom: The Great Chicago Fire Festival

Redmoon Theater

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Festival afterparty features EDM from Goldroom, a fire-expelling pipe organ, and an aerialist suspended from a wine-filled chandelier

$105.99 $39

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Limp Bizkit at Aragon Ballroom on September 28 at 7 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

Limp Bizkit

Aragon Ballroom

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Fred Durst and the nu-metal crew behind “Nookie” deliver a potent set of rap-rock hits; rapper Machine Gun Kelly and Blvck Ceiling open

$48.63 $24

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The Janoskians at House of Blues Chicago on September 28 at 7 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

The Janoskians

House of Blues Chicago

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Australian teens best known for their popular—and sometimes controversial—YouTube channel perform comedic hits such as “Real Girls Eat Cake”

$41.05 $20

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Future at UIC Forum on September 11 at 7 p.m. (Up to 42% Off)

Future

UIC Forum

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Atlanta rap star behind "I Won" and "Move That Dope" delivers spacey club bangers; Katie Got Bandz, Dreezy, Sicko Mob, and Lil Kemo open

$56.34 $39

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Natalie Merchant at The Chicago Theatre on September 11 at 8 p.m. (Up to 52% Off)

Natalie Merchant

Chicago Theatre

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Influential folk-rock singer and former vocalist of 10,000 Maniacs returns to promote her first album of original material in 13 years

$62.05 $30

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Hershey Theatre

The Hershey Theatre, conceived in 1933 by noted philanthropist and chocolatier Milton S. Hershey, stands as an opulent tribute to the performing arts. Taking architectural cues from Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice, the foyer’s towering arches gleam with golden paint and crystal chandeliers. The blue-and-gold mosaic that leads to the main seating area is the masterwork of two German artists who spent two years on its construction. Once inside the theater, audiences might think they’ve stepped onto the streets of Venice thanks to the atmospheric ceiling, stonework facades, and gondoliers paddling them to their seats. ####Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Music has permeated the 800 manicured acres where the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts has stood since 1969, when farmer Max Yasgur agreed to let love, peace, and harmony grow wild at the very first Woodstock festival. These days, the renowned outdoor venue and cultural center continues to attract the biggest acts in music to its pavilion stage. The open-air design ensures ample ventilation on the natural sloping lawn, and a roof protects up to 15,000 fans from inclement weather and the prying eyes of Cessna pilots.

1300 South Linn White Drive
Chicago,
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Chicago Sinfonietta was already markedly different from its counterparts when it played its first notes in 1987. Its founder and conductor Paul Freeman wanted to create a symphony that actually reflected the community in which it existed. The ensemble he formed brought together musicians from diverse racial and cultural backgrounds, who interpreted both classical pieces and forgotten compositions from composers of color. His concept proved successful—the symphony toured Europe, played the Kennedy Center twice, and produced 14 albums, all while tunefully demonstrating the universality of music.

Today, Chicago Sinfonietta continues to perform unique programs, and supports music education and professional development opportunities for members of underrepresented communities. Freeman retired from his post at the end of the 2011 season, passing the reins new music director Mei-Ann Chen, but his legacy lives on in the music of performers he helped get started, including classical-music legend Yo-Yo Ma.

70 E Lake St
Chicago,
IL
US

Founded in 1997 by inventive Chicago artist Sean Graney, The Hypocrites curates unorthodox theatrical endeavors with inimitable panache and an underlying emotional vulnerability. Praised by the Chicago Sun-Times for its propensity to “never do things the expected way,” The Hypocrites have applied its unconventional approach to classic texts such as The Threepenny Opera, Frankenstein, and Kafka's The Trial. Throughout the years, these productions have earned the company a trophy case of Joseph Jefferson citations, as well as an After Dark Award and a letter of recommendation from Shakespeare’s great-great-great-great grandfather.

4527 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago,
IL
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For nearly 40 years, the Civic Opera Barber Shop has offered straightforward men's grooming services inside the Civic Opera building, with all its gold-leafed art-deco finery. A red, white, and blue barber pole outside the salon beckons potential customers while representing the three colors of human hair. Within, plush burgundy thrones elevate heads to the ideal styling height, giving the veteran barber full sway over every strand as he shaves stubble with straight razors and hot lather, cuts hair into no-nonsense styles, and trims back beards to distinguish man from wolfman.

20 N Wacker Dr
Chicago,
IL
US

A 15-year veteran of the Chicago theater community, Lauren Wolf returned to the Second City after recording her debut album All My Secrets in LA in 2011. Backed by a talented band—including Josh Groban’s guitarist Ricky Z—the singer and single mother has graced the stage at The House of Blues, Hard Rock Cafe, and Mayne Stage, drawing comparisons to Janis Joplin for her powerful pipes. Lauren soulfully croons lyrics inspired by her personal struggles and unfinished macramé projects set to upbeat rhythms influenced by the music of the '60s, '70s, and '80s.

3535 North Clark Street
Chicago,
IL
US

Occupying a building that sprang up at the turn of the 20th century, the Irish American Heritage Center (IAHC) somehow manages to cram Ireland into one of Chicago?s city blocks. Work from Irish artists hangs in the building?s art gallery, books from Irish authors fill its library, Irish plays light up its 658-seat theater, and Irish food and drinks delight the crowd on the main floor at the Fifth Province Pub. The IAHC also has a knowledgeable staff of instructors, who teach classes on everything from Irish dance and music to Irish language and genealogy.

4626 N Knox Ave.
Chicago,
IL
US

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