Nightlife in Lake Forest

43% Off Movie Outing

Star Cinema Grill

Arlington Heights

$10.50 $6

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Servers at dine-in theaters deliver optional, freshly prepared menu items as guests enjoy first-run releases

"Bye Bye Liver" – Up to 50% Off Comedy

"Bye Bye Liver"

Sunset Playhouse Community Theater

$30 $15

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A troupe performs an interactive comedy show inspired by drinking, barhopping, and male-female relations

Up to 50% Off Improv Show with Popcorn

Laugh Out Loud Theater

Streets of Woodfield

$22 $11

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Improvisers can perform a show with spontaneous scenes, games, and songs

Up to 78% Off Standup at The Improv Comedy Club

The Improv Comedy Club

Chicago Improv of Schaumburg

$177.95 $39

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Nationally known comics such as Adam Ferrara, Dave Coulier, and Loni Love, paired with appetizers such as crispy jalapeño ravioli

Medieval Times – Up to 44% Off Dinner Show

Medieval Times

Schaumburg

$43.78 $29

Ironclad knights joust atop horses and battle with swords while viewers feast on a four-course meal; VIP package with DVD and banner

Up to 55% Off at Olive Black Martini Lounge

Olive Black Martini Lounge

Richmond

$56 $25

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Martini lounge exudes 1940s elegance with a large selection of classic cocktails, a tapas menu, and live jazz music amid plush sofas

Up to 50% Off Movie Outing

Bensenville Theatre

Bensenville

$21 $11

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Guests grab buckets of popcorn and large sodas before heading into intimate twin theaters to view recent releases screening twice daily

Up to Half Off American Food at Firewood Restaurant & Sports Lounge

Firewood Restaurant & Sports Lounge

McHenry

$20 $10

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Sports lounge serves burgers, pizzas, pastas, steak, fish, & more while 36 TVs air sports; champagne included in Sunday brunch

Up to 50% Off at Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery

Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery

Roselle

$20 $11

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Waitresses clad in mini kilts ferry burgers, Dublin-inspired stew & ice-cold Guinness to tables with views of HD sports games

Half Off Tropical Snacks and Drinks at Hala Kahiki

Hala Kahiki

River Grove

$30 $15

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Tropical cocktails named for Pelé and coral reefs poured in Polynesian-themed bar opened in 1963

Valentino Vineyards & Winery – 60% Off Tasting, Tour & Seminar

Valentino Vineyards & Winery

Long Grove

$48 $19

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Following a brief tour in the vineyard, guests enter a winery to sample 5 estate wines during wine appreciation seminar

"Suds: The Rockin’ 60′s Musical Soap Opera" – Up to 52% Off

"Suds: The Rockin’ 60′s Musical Soap Opera"

Raue Center for the Arts

$36.50 $17.50

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Heartbroken in a laundromat, Cindy learns about love and life from two guardian angels while singing '60s Motown and pop hits

48% Off Pool and Snacks

Elite Cafe & Billiards

Melrose Park

$25 $13

Retro pool hall gives players plenty of space to maneuver around its 17 billiards tables

"Lost In Time" – Up to 40% Off Drama

Magnified Gift Theater and Dance Company presents "Lost In Time"

Madison Street Theater

$25 $15

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Drama from Chicago director Rosette Jarriet depicts a woman overcoming her past and a family's struggle with death and abuse

Up to 46% Off Craft Beer and Appetizers

Chalk

Forest Park

$30 $17

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Craft beer from local breweries such as Revolution and Lagunitas; fries, chicken tenders, and stout beer battered onion rings

Survive Paint Wars – Up to 49% Off EDM Party

Survive Paint Wars

Hawthorne Race Course

$39.50 $20

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Outdoor EDM party mixes tunes from top DJs with hundreds of gallons of colorful paint to be poured on attendees

Up to 49% Off Vintage Pop-Up Carnival

Remember Summer- A Vintage Pop-Up Carnival

Ignite Glass Studios

$69.18 $35

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Vintage carnival games, Etsy gifts, and a brass band carry visitors back to a simpler time while raising funds for a nonprofit

Up to 52% Off Juke Fest, Jam-Band Tribute, or The Baseball Project

The Baseball Project or Mom's Kitchen (A Tribute to Widespread Panic) or Juke Fest

The Abbey Pub

$12.55 $6

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See underground DJs and incredible footwork moves, a tribute to Widespread Panic, or a baseball-themed band with Peter Buck and Mike Mills

Blah Blah Blah – Up to 48% Off Rock Concert

Blah Blah Blah

Portage Theater

$28.60 $15

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Self-proclaimed "ballroom rockers" perform alternatively sprightly and moody songs reminiscent of The Smiths

Up to 64% Off "Dreamgirls"

"Dreamgirls"

Harold Washington Cultural Center

$31.74 $17

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The rise and split of a 1960s girl group unfolds in a Tony-winning musical full of soulful Motown showstoppers

History of Freestyle Music – Up to 51% Off Concert

History of Freestyle Music 2014 II

Concord Music Hall

$200 $99

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Celebration of freestyle music features New York stars including Stevie B, Lil Suzy, and Safire

"Generations of Divas: The Musical" – Up to 50% Off

"Generations of Divas: The Musical"

Harold Washington Cultural Center

$40 $20

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The stories of Diana Ross, Beyonce, Chaka Khan, and other powerful female artists come to life with the help of a live band

Navy Pier IMAX – Up to 44% Off Movie for Two

Navy Pier IMAX

Streeterville

$42.49 $24

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New releases and visually stunning documentaries take over the screen with crisp imagery and surround sound

Uncover the Secrets of the Human Body at an Autopsy Seminar

Autopsy Seminar

Near North Side

$50 $50

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

Michael Blackson – Up to 50% Off Standup

The African King of Comedy Michael Blackson

Castle

$50 $25

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With his own unique lingo and style of dress, "The African King of Comedy" nabs laughs with skills he honed on Chappelle's Show and HBO

The Music Box Theatre – Up to Half Off Matinee or Midnight Movie

The Music Box Theatre

The Music Box Theatre

$16 $10

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Choose from a wide variety of cult hits and musicals, including Mallrats, Aliens, Bye Bye Birdie, and Cabaret

Up to 53% Off Standup Comedy

The Comedy Bar

Near North Side

$30 $15

Upscale club partnered by Jim Belushi features local and nationally renowned comics

Up to 43% Off Movie and Popcorn for Two

Brew & View

Lakeview

$14 $8

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An evening of recently released titles as well as cult, classic, and underground favorites in the Vic Theater

Sebastian Bach or Tribute Band Up to 52% Off Show at The Cubby Bear

Cubby Bear

Cubby Bear

$8.93 $6

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Chicago-based tribute bands resurrect some of the 90s’ hard-rockingest acts; Sebastian Bach himself inspires crowd with his own anthems

Up to 60% Off Appetizers and Drinks at Brando's Speakeasy

Brando's Speakeasy

The Loop

$36 $15

Ten varieties of martini match with classic cocktails, cheese plates, and karaoke all night long

Up to 52% Off Hookah at Rotana Cafe

Rotana Cafe

Chicago

$19.83 $11

On weeknights, groups can enjoy their hookah with house soft drinks or they can bring wine or drinks from home on Saturdays

Up to 64% Off a Wine Tasting at Beviamo

Beviamo

West Town

$50 $19

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Two reds, two whites, and one bubbly from across the world recommended by a wine specialist; complimentary eats

50% Off Sports-Bar Food at Suite 25

Suite 25

Logan Square

$40 $20

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Signature burgers and other sports-bar food and drinks at this second-floor sports bar

Half Off Beer Flights and Bar Snacks at Paramount Room

Paramount Room

Central Chicago

$32 $16

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Rotating list of craft beers and Belgian ales pairs with gourmet nosh like tempura green beans or pork belly sticks with maple mustard sauce

50% Off Burgers, Pub Food, and Drinks at Lincoln Avenue Social

Lincoln Avenue Social

Chicago

$30 $15

The pub menu features classic sandwiches, Tex-Mex plates, and Burgers topped with beef chili and mac and cheese

$10 for Sandwiches and Drinks at Close Up 2 Jazz

Close Up 2 Jazz

The Loop

$20 $10

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Bartenders shake up martinis and pour wine and beer as guests devour sandwiches in a sleek jazz lounge

Up to 57% Off at Pressure Billiards and Cafe

Pressure Billiards & Cafe

Edgewater

$46.85 $20

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13 Brunswick Metro pool tables framed by eight LCD TVs vie for dominance against a café menu of burgers, sandwiches, and cocktails

$10 for Drinks at Glascott’s Saloon

Glascott's Saloon

Lincoln Park

$20 $10

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Bellied up to a wooden bar at an authentic speakeasy, guests sip on a selection of 18 draft beers, imported brews, and glasses of wine

76% Off Wine Tasting from Wines for Humanity

Wines for Humanity

Redeem from Home

$250 $59

Professional wine adviser teaches guests to discern distinctive notes in seven exclusive vintages and pair them with appropriate dishes

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

The Murder Mystery Company

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Interactive dinnertime murder mystery that stars professional actors tests diners’ sleuthing skills throughout a multicourse meal

Original Mothers Show – Up to 50% Off

"Who Can Do It?" A Live 1970s Improv Comedy Show or "Naughty Little Cabaret" Burlesque Show

The Original Mothers

$30 $18

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Male and female burlesque revue dazzles with acrobatics, teasing, and titillating dance moves

Kiss Kiss Cabaret – Up to 50% Off Burlesque

Kiss Kiss Cabaret

The Greenhouse Theater Center

$20 $10

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A vaudevillian host, magic acts, and a troupe of teasing dancers fill an old-fashioned burlesque show

Lanita Joseph Dance & Cultural Center – Up to 40% Off

"White Supremacy: A Black Experience"

Links Hall

$15 $9

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Animated projections and dance fuse into an exploration of the gender-based and racial prejudices that can shape history

Babasonicos – Up to 44% Off Concert

Babasonicos

Concord Music Hall

$26.74 $15

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Innovative Argentine rockers make a rare stateside visit, delighting fans with lush, poppy melodies and decadent lyricism

Stand-Up Throw Down – Up to 37% Off

Stand-Up Throw Down

Township

$14.25 $9

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Weekly showcase produced by Chicago comics features established and up-and-coming standups

Sideshow Theatre Company – Up to 50% Off "Tyrant"

Sideshow Theatre Company presents "Tyrant"

Theater Wit

$40 $20

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Drama takes an incisive look at economic disparity by positing a future where homeless people are forced to work in wealthy people's homes

Ultimate Brewery Tour (39% Off)

Ultimate Milwaukee Brewery Tour

Chicago

$129 $79

Visit 4 Milwaukee breweries, micro & macro, & taste some of their best beers; hearty lunch at Milwaukee Ale House; transportation included

International Festival of Life – Up to 51% Off

International Festival of Life

Union Park

$16.37 $10

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Third World, Luciano, and Tito Puente, Jr. headline four days of reggae, blues, and world music

Kingston Mines – Up to 42% Off Blues

Kingston Mines

Lincoln Park

$24 $14

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Legendary blues club stages performances by equally legendary blues musicians seven nights a week

"Girls Night: The Musical" – Up to 50% Off

"Girls Night: The Musical"

The Apartment at Lion Head Pub

$66 $33

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Girls Night: The Musical follows five women sharing life stories during a night of karaoke filled with bawdy laughs and classic songs

"Living Without Love" – Up to 47% Off Theatrical Drama

"Living Without Love"

Harold Washington Cultural Center

$75 $40

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Actor/writer/director Richard Gallion revives his uplifting debut fable of families and faith, featuring a star turn from singer Kymm Lewis

Jazz at The Met – Up to 26% Off Fundraiser

Jazz at The Met

Metropolitan Family Services - Calumet Center

$50 $37

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Annual fundraiser for social programming features live jazz and blues along with dinner and a silent auction

Up to 53% Off Theatrical Comedy

"101 Ways to...Fall in Love"

Studio BE

$32 $15

A soon-to-be divorced writer narrates 101 true tales of love, acted out by comedic performers

Organic Theater Company – Up to 57% Off

"The Diviners" or "Macbeth"

Lincoln Park

$46 $20

One of Shakespeare's most gripping tragedies runs in repertory with Jim Leonard's tale of a troubled young man with an otherworldly gift

Aaron Watson – Up to 43% Off Country Concert

Aaron Watson with William Clark Green & The Rankin Twins

Joe's on Weed Street

$17.50 $10

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Lineup of Texas country featuring crooners Aaron Watson and William Clark Green and sister duo The Rankin Twins

UP Comedy Club – Up to 45% Off Standup

UP Comedy Club Presents: Kurt Braunohler, Donnell Rawlings, and The Sklar Brothers

Near North Side

$27.50 $15

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Chappelle's Show favorite Donnell Rawlings; frequent @midnight guests Kurt Braunohler and The Sklar Brothers

Up to 48% Off Comedic Burlesque Show

"Off Off Broadzway: Weight Loss Wishes and Dry Hump Dreams"

Stage 773

$28.75 $15

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Bawdy comedic burlesque troupe showcases new revue with audience interaction and plenty of double entendres

Up to 40% Off EDM Concert

Rock and Rave Memorial Day Weekend DJ Dance Party

Hard Rock Cafe Chicago

$30 $18

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Pre-Memorial Day concert brings together some of the city's top EDM DJs for a raucous night of pulse-pounding dance music

"Fault Lines" – Up to 55% Off Theatrical Drama

"Fault Lines"

The Den Theatre

$33.04 $15

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Inspired by a horrific kidnapping, this Midwest premiere follows the victim's friends as they make sense of the attack 20 years later

Up to 67% Off Drag Show and Drinks at Hydrate Nightclub Chicago

Hydrate Nightclub Chicago

Lakeview

$36 $15

Audiences watch a rotating guest lineup of drag performers strut their stuff onstage while sipping champagne

Up to 52% Off a Movie Outing at Studio Movie Grill

Studio Movie Grill

Wheaton

$10.50 $5

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A wide selection of new releases and cult classics is projected on towering screens as viewers watch from leather recliners and tables

Cascade Drive-In – Up to 47% Off Admission for Two

Cascade Drive-in

West Chicago

$24.50 $13

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Double features of first-run flicks pair with audio from FM station or in-car speakers as attendees consume dig into popcorn

Chicago Family Fun Expo – Up to 50% Off

Chicago Family Fun Expo

Dupage Expo and Convention Center

$14 $7

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Vendors and demos educate about health and wellness while face painting, obstacle courses, and magic shows entertain

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At the historic Highland Park Theatre, families and film buffs happily munch handfuls of fresh popcorn as spine-tingling thrillers, uproarious comedies, and rich, moving dramas play out on the big screen. The venerable North Shore movie house dates back to 1925, when it operated as the 1,200-seat Alcyon Theatre, which had a single screen that showed silent footage of cowboys racing on horseback, swashbucklers crossing swords, and complex romance plots communicated through drawn-out games of Pictionary. Today, powerful sound systems in the building's four theaters broadcast the dialogue of crowd-pleasing Hollywood blockbusters, as well as critically acclaimed independent films and imported foreign masterpieces.

445 Central Ave
Highland Park,
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The Music Theatre Company's production of Merrily We Roll Along, a Stephen Sondheim composition based on the 1934 Kaufman and Hart play, weaves a show biz success story in reverse. The musical begins with Franklin Shepard’s wild fame as a film producer before unraveling nearly 20 years of his past to uncover countless love affairs, missed opportunities, and humble dreams.

1849 Green Bay Rd
Highland Park,
IL
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Lincolnshire Gourmet offers proper pairings of healthy, fresh fare and lively musical entertainment within a cozy, welcoming storefront. Lunch and dinner options include gluten-free chorizo meatballs dunked in a jalapeño-lime sauce ($7), po' boy sandwiches gripping shrimp, veggies, and spicy mayo ($18), and entrees starring the restaurant's worst-kept secret, the NoOodle. With zero net carbs, zero gluten, zero soy, zero fat, and zero calories, the all-natural NoOodle boasts oodles of benefits and makes a fitting bed for entangled edibles such as grilled salmon with sautéed spinach, garlic, avocado relish, and olive oil ($20), and ultralite primavera mingling with spinach, red peps, yellow squash, and carrots in a creamy garlic sauce ($11). To accommodate youthful appetites, the chefs also offer finger-friendly items such as grilled cheese paired with fresh fruit ($5), paper-thin, whole-wheat cheese pizzas for two ($6), and napkins. Reservations are not required, but they are recommended.

675 Central Ave
Highland Park,
IL
US

Cellar Gate is a unique, one of a kind "wine bistro" with a European flaire. Small, eclectic seating areas offer private space to enjoy delicious wines and appetizers. A glowing fireplace in the parlor is a favorite destination, as is the private courtyard in the summer & early fall. Casual and comfortable is our goal!

524 Sheridan Rd
Highwood,
IL
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The redolent aromas of a medley of unique culinary syntheses permeate the cleverly mismatched furnishings of Vibe's lively lounge. After perusing the menu, ease into an evening as smooth and enjoyable as a hang-glide session with Fabio by romping through the tilapia ceviche, a piquant citric noshable served with tortilla chips ($9.50). Works by local artists gaze watchfully from the walls as diners tear into bacon, apple, and blue cheese pizza ($9) while basking in the glow of one of the many vibrant orange sofas or the lounge's outdoor seating. Meatloaf sliders, crowned with fried onion and jalapeno mayonnaise ($2.50 each), serve up a new twist on a traditional dish akin to Emeril's famous chicken-noodle schnapps. Vibe's bar pours mirth into the glasses of guests who enjoy colorful environs framed by hanging curtains and eccentric lighting, which host a variety of live musical performances and well-known artists 3–4 times a week and other events.

1935 Sheridan Rd
Highland Park,
IL
US

The Chicago Botanic Garden Wine Festival invites oenophiles, aficionados, and amateur wine-intakers to the lush, flowery foliage of the Chicago Botanic Garden for a weekend of wine tasting. More than 200 wines will be available for swirling, sniffing, and shipping at this year's festival, with a line-up of speakers and musicians providing enlightenment and entertainment for festival attendees. Local restaurants, including Abigail's American Bistro, Caoba Mexican Bar & Grill, and Bluegrass, will be on-site to sell gastronomic goodies, with an array of vendors showcasing everything from cookware to vacation services.

1000 Lake Cook Rd
Glencoe,
IL
US

Lake Forest Scene