Tickets & Events in Chicago

Walker Stalker Con 2015 at Navy Pier on February 21 or 22 at 11 a.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Walker Stalker Con 2015

Navy Pier

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The stars of “The Walking Dead” are joined by actors from horror films and fellow AMC show “Breaking Bad” during panels and events

$38 $19

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Blue Man Group at Briar Street Theatre on February 5–March 1 (Up to 40% Off)

Blue Man Group

Briar Street Theatre

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Acclaimed trio specializes in multimedia theatrical shows that combine music and comedy with unconventional percussion and colorful visuals

$77.75 $47

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The Countdown: NYE 2015 Masquerade Ball at Maggiano's Grand Ballroom on December 31 at 8 p.m. (Up to 46% Off)

The Countdown: NYE 2015 Masquerade Ball

Maggiano's Grand Ballroom

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The extravagent masquerade ball features the city’s top DJs, drinks, appetizers, two rooms of music, and free masks for all guests

$145 $79

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"Urban Nutcracker" at Tulley Park on Friday, December 19, at 7 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

Urban Nutcracker

Tulley Park

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Enjoy the classic Nutcracker story with a modern urban twist

$20 $12

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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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"Women in Music: A Celebration" Hosted by Lea DeLaria at Preston Bradley Center on November 16 (Up to 33% Off)

"Women in Music: A Celebration"

Preston Bradley Center

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Orange Is the New Black’s Lea DeLaria hosts an afternoon of music performed by Artemis Singers and the Lakeside Pride Symphonic Band

$27 $18

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Rooftop View of Billy Joel Concert at Wrigley Field with Food and Drink on August 27 at 8 p.m. (Up to 31% Off)

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Lakeview Baseball Club

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The Piano Man makes his fourth appearance at Wrigley Field as guests enjoy grilled meats, sandwiches, beer, and wine on a nearby rooftop

$143.66 $99

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Murder Mystery Dinner Show Tickets for Two or Four at the AFC Center on February 13 or 14 (Up to 53% Off)

AFC Center Dinner & Show

Chicago

The dinner show encourages audience members to use their sleuthing skills to solve the crime: a murder in a church

$100 $49

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The Legends of House Music at The Portage Theater on Saturday, January 17 (Up to 50% Off)

The Legends of House Music

The Portage Theater

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Jungle Brothers, Farley “Jackmaster” Funk, and a lineup of the city’s top DJs join in this dance-fueled celebration of Chicago house music

$50 $25

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Pre-Sale: Tween Stars Live! at The Patio Theater on Saturday, January 24, at 3 p.m.

Tween Stars Live

The Patio Theater

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Stars of Austin & Ally, Liv and Maddie, Jessie, iCarly, and other shows create a family-friendly variety act with comedy and Q&As

$15

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$2 $1

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Uncover the Secrets of the Human Body at an Autopsy Seminar

Autopsy Seminar

Near North Side

The founder of the Autopsy Center of Chicago fields questions about death and the body during a slideshow

$39

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"Broadway Soul" VIP Package for Two at Harold Washington Cultural Center on February 13–15 (Up to 80% Off)

"Broadway Soul"

Harold Washington Cultural Center

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Hits from Cinderella, Shuffle Along, and Carmen Jones fill a musical homage to African-American Broadway performers

$150 $30

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Cirque Dreams "Holidaze" at The Chicago Theatre on December 18 or 19 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

$81.54 $66

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Rooftop View of Foo Fighters Concert at Wrigley Field with Food and Drink on Saturday, August 29 (Up to 30% Off)

Foo Fighters

Wrigley View Rooftop

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Dave Grohl and co. tear into epic catalogue, from “Best of You” and “Everlong” to the new album “Sonic Highways”; food & drink included

$312.34 $220

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Rooftop View of Foo Fighters Concert at Wrigley Field with Food and Drink on Saturday, August 29 (Up to 12% Off)

Foo Fighters

Skybox on Sheffield

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Watch the Foo Fighters play hits and new material inspired by a cross-country road trip while enjoying a chef-inspired meal and drinks

$227.23 $199

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Sebastian Bach on Dec. 18 or Stroke 9 and Bottle of Justus on Nov. 14 at Cubby Bear (Up to 30% Off)

Sebastian Bach or Stroke 9 and Bottle of Justus

Cubby Bear

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Alternative jams from Stroke 9 of “Little Black Backpack” fame, or hard-rocking classics from Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach

$20 $15

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Chippendales at House of Blues Chicago on Saturday, January 31, at 9 p.m. (Up to 31% Off)

Chippendales

House of Blues Chicago

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World-famous all-male dancers don cuffs, collars, and little else as they raise temperatures with sultry moves

$47.60 $33

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Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's "Drumming" or Peking Acrobats at Harris Theater (Up to 50% Off)

Drumming or Peking Acrobats

Harris Theater for Music and Dance

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Four percussionists join two pianists for works by Živkovic and Bartók; acrobats dazzle with wire-walking and trick cycling

$20 $10

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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,
IL
US

Originally founded in 1957, Old Town School of Folk Music teaches and facilitates performances of arts rooted in the traditions of diverse American and global communities. More than 700 accredited music, dance, theater, and visual-arts courses expand the cultural horizons of students of all ages and abilities, and more than 300 concerts and events reach more than 200,000 audience members every year.

Founder Frank Hamilton hoped that through his nonprofit academy "teacher and student would be partners in learning." Today, the school continues that tradition, fostering supportive learning environments that draw from an accessible education model. The school also presents performances by internationally known touring artists and Chicago's local artists?as well as its own staff and students?nearly every weekend, with free world-music concerts on Wednesday nights. Old Town School operates three facilities in Lincoln Park and Lincoln Square, including one 425-seat and two 150-seat concert halls, 64 classrooms, two music stores, a caf?, and a resource center.

909 West Armitage Avenue
Chicago,
IL
US

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

The Gene Siskel Film Center is as famous to Chicago film-lovers as its namesake TV film critic has been to national audiences. As the Loop's only movie house, it draws crowds with an eclectic mix of programming rather than with blockbusters and violent popcorn battles. The Film Center has been around under the umbrella of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago since 1972, and its curators are devoted to the art of cinema at least as much as the business. A typical weekend night might offer a documentary, a concert film, a foreign classic, and an innovative modern drama?maybe even a world premiere or a guest artist appearance.

The theaters themselves make it easy to be sucked into the screen, with ultra-plush stadium-style seats, a cafe that serves wine and espresso in addition to traditional concessions, and capacity for 16mm, 35mm, and digital projections. According to Chicagoist, it's not simply a pleasant moviegoing experience?"point-for-point, the Siskel is the finest place to catch a movie in Chicago."

164 N State St.
Chicago,
IL
US

Wrigley Rooftop's multilevel, Chicago Cubs–endorsed spaces give baseball fans bird’s-eye views of all the action taking place on historical Wrigley Field. At the 1048 Sky Lounge, spectators perch in indoor bar and lounge areas or on executive seats in the outdoor rooftop deck.

Admission gets guests access to a menu of classic game-day eats, including a southwest appetizer bar, Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian sausage, beef burgers, and chicken breasts prepared fresh by onsite chefs instead of sitting on a buffet hotplate. Meanwhile, bartenders serve up premium draughts such as Goose Island 312, Fat Tire, Amstel Light, Corona, Leinenkugel, and Blue Moon. Refreshing cups of Budweiser, Miller Lite, Coors Light, California wines, and soft drinks also join the mix while in-house photographers often snap pictures of guests. These photos are ready for immediate download, and visitors can use free WiFi to do so before checking other game scores in an effort to prove that the Internet still exists.

1048 W Waveland Ave.
Chicago,
IL
US

At The ComedySportz Theatre, audience suggestions keep an all-ages, family-friendly and fast-paced vortex of scenes, games, and songs spinning in competitive shows that pit two improv teams against each other. Inside the intimate, 149-seat theater, spontaneity rules as a referee moderates the all-ages-appropriate hilarity pitched between the Chicago Bosses and The Evanston Express. At the end of each comedic duel, the points and audience votes are tallied to determine the winning team, sentencing the losers to feed the doves that live inside the winners' top hats.

The ComedySportz Training Center's seasoned instructors also teach six-week courses in the art of improvised hilarity and the essential virtues of spontaneity, risk taking, and engagement with the moment. Through scene work, ComedySportz games, and short- and long-form improv, students learn to keep audiences roaring in order to jump-start a career or become a more affable bank robber.

2054 West Irving Park Road
Chicago,
IL
US

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