Nightlife in Markham

Up to 66% Off Martini and Vodka Tasting at Mid Oak Distillery

Midlothian

$56 $28

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Guests enjoy mini martinis and light appetizers such as a cheese platter at Mid Oak Distillery

Aerosmith – Up to 38% Off Concert

First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

$40 $25

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The "Bad Boys from Boston" play the hits on their "Let Rock Rule" tour, with extra guitar power from Slash

Shop, Sip & Tip Business Expo – Up to 55% Off

Holiday Inn Chicago Matteson Conference Center

$20 $9

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Ladies night bustles with business vendors, shopping, cash bars, raffles, live music, and DJ sets

Up to 52% Off Wings, Beer, and Karaoke at Philly T's

Palos Hills

$30 $15

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Glasses of frothy beer paired with wings, nachos, or mozzarella sticks; sports every night

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

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

Gorilla Tango Theatre – Up to 30% Off Burlesque

Bucktown

$70 $49

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Performers sling jokes and shed clothes during burlesque parodies of Batman and Star Wars

Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra – Up to 73% Off

Harris Theater for Music and Dance

$44 $12

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The national premiere of a symphony suppressed by the Nazis, a Vaughan Williams piece, and a collaboration with the lauded Avalon Quartet

50% Off "Fifty Shades of Grey" Parody

The Apartment

$86 $43

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Performers romp through the funny side of the hit erotic novel to the tune of Madonna, Lady Gaga, and Carly Rae Jepsen

$8 Off Movie Outing

Logan Square

$19 $11

Historic theater screens current releases and classic films

"Second City's Game Night" – Up to 46% Off

Near North Side

$31.50 $17

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Using audience suggestions, skilled improvisors create scenes that riff on TV game shows at the new cabaret theater

Uncover the Secrets of the Human Body at an Autopsy Seminar

Bucktown

$50 $50

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

Up to 64% Off a Wine Tasting at 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

Up to 51% Off Movie Package at The Harper Theater

Hyde Park

$40 $20

Renovated historical theater screens blockbuster films in high-def digital projection

$10 for Drinks at 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

Half Off Dessert for Two at The Solstice

DePaul

$26 $13

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Gelato paired with martinis in 20 dessert flavors such as crème brûlée, peanut butter cup, key lime pie, and Asian mint hibiscus

Riverfront Mayfest – Up to 57% Off Festival

Chicago Tribune Festival Lot

$23.25 $10

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New outdoor music festival features '90s tribute acts on Friday, local bands on Saturday, and country music on Sunday

The Plagiarists – Up to 53% Off "War Song"

Berger Park Coach House

$26.87 $12.50

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A story of an African-American sergeant in the Civil War comes alive through song, poetry, and writings by W.E.B. DuBois and Lincoln

Up to 50% Off One-Act Comedy

Mary's Attic

$24.06 $12

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Ensemble presents George Bernard Shaw's one-act comedy of adulterers discovering they've accidentally swapped spouses

Trippin Billies – Up to 42% Off Dave Matthews Band Tribute

Cubby Bear

$26 $15

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Popular group pays tribute to Dave Matthews Band with spot-on instrumentation and vocals

LePercolateur – Up to 57% Off Gypsy Jazz

Mayne Stage

$28 $12

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High-energy gypsy-jazz quintet gets swinging with energetic showmanship and soulful singing; includes an unreleased live CD

Up to 66% Off Concerts or St. Patrick's Fest

The Abbey Pub

$9.99 $5

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Acclaimed Beatles tribute act, classic-rock cover concert, or St. Patrick's Day Fest with beer

"Triumphant Love" – Up to 43% Off Dramatic Dance

Bronzeville

$26.62 $17

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Three couples face love's challenges and celebrate its triumphs through drama and dance

Up to Half Off Concert for Two at The Elbo Room

Lakeview

$20 $10

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Intimate music venue hosts diverse schedule of local and national performers, including former member of Prince's New Power Generation

Up to 31% Off Dance Performance

Harold Washington Cultural Center

$27.37 $19

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Choreography and monologues weave together in an evening examining body image and celebrating women

Up to 40% Off R&J Productions' "Desperate"

Harold Washington Cultural Center

$50 $30

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Groupon salutes Black History Month with R&J Productions and Richard Gallion's third show—a tale of personal ambition and family duty

The Indie Horror Film Festival – Up to 43% Off

The Assembly Hall at Schurz High School

$53 $30

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Gore, grime, and psychological terror reign for a weekend in independently produced horror movies from across the country

Up to 43% Off Piano Concerto Competition

Chicago Symphony Center

$20 $12

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Full orchestra backs three young finalists of international music competition as they perform piano pieces

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

Lakeview

$36 $15

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

Third Rail Music Festival – Up to 39% Off

Chicago Tribune Festival Lot on Chicago River

$82.37 $55

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Chicago's newest electronic dance music festival hosts local and national underground artists including Animale, DJ Rozz, and RKTR

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Diners have sidled up to the bar at Durbin's to sip pints and nosh on homestyle Irish- and Italian-inspired eats for more than 25 years. In addition to corned beef sandwiches and house-made ricotta-stuffed ravioli, the diverse menu features butterflied filet mignon and baby back ribs slathered in a signature sauce. The restaurant offers a catering menu for special events, from business meetings to birthdays to block parties celebrating the cool neighbors who just moved here from California.

14753 Cicero Ave
Midlothian,
IL
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Every Monday night, The Blarney Stone opens its doors to a very special group of people—the geeks. Their weekly hosted trivia night, lovingly called "Geeks Who Drink," allows eggheads and trivia buffs of all walks of life to come together and test their wits as they feast on Irish classics such as the shepherd’s pie and halibut and chips. Meanwhile, cozied up to the bar or tucked behind a table, those who hide their geekiness under a bushel basket can mutter the answers under their breath while nursing an expertly poured pint of Guinness or tearing into one of the pub’s many flavorful burgers. In addition to the trivia night, patrons can satisfy their need for competition with NFL broadcasts and an accompanying football breakfast, a big-screen hookup to a Nintendo Wii, and paired pool tables and dart boards.

15400 Cicero Ave
Oak Forest,
IL
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Sisters Carey Williams and Lisa Marcotte bartended their way through college at the University of Illinois, but their love of the restaurant world didn’t go away after graduation. Carey followed up with culinary school and spent a stint as a caterer before joining Lisa to open Marcotte's Bar & Grill. Now she runs the kitchen, crafting a menu of bar food that ranges from buffalo wings and chicken-salad sandwiches to certified Black Angus burgers and thin-crust pizzas. In addition to the delicious food, the two sisters also entice guests with their family-friendly pub space’s amenities, which include free WiFi, patio seating in warmer months, and weekly events such as bingo, karaoke, and trivia night.

15501 Cicero Ave
Oak Forest,
IL
US

The Lingering Black Death sounds like its best feature is that it can only happen once. However, it happens as many times as you like at The Linger Martini Bar, where the moniker refers to a potent cocktail—a blend of absinthe, Pages Parfait Amour, and Bombay Gin is cut with cherry bitters, a sugar cube, and a dash of sweet champagne. The Death is just one of the bar’s 25 specialty drinks, which incorporate liquors such as Patron, Ciroc, Jose Cuervo, and Bacardi Limon. Patrons who leave their pet woodpeckers at home can enjoy cocktails and appetizers at a 25-foot walnut bar, or lounge on a comfy couch or in a low-clung captain’s chair. And for a bit of entertainment, they can try their hand at five machines with video slots and video poker, or enjoy the sounds of live music that never requires a cover.

4142 167th St
Oak Forest,
IL
US

A smattering of 20 sauces and seasonings dripping from handspun wings coats patrons' fingers as they cheer on their favorite professional sports teams broadcast on Buffalo Wild Wings' TVs. Eyes are torn between watching teams dribble a ball, shoot a puck, and land a grand jeté, and plates of plentiful wings, burgers, wraps, salads, and ribs. For more entertainment, trivia games exercise brains, and the Blazin' Challenge offers recognition for those brave enough to down a dozen wings slathered in the eatery's hottest sauce in 6 minutes.

17510 Halsted St
Homewood,
IL
US

Island Sports Bar & Grill maintains the balance between good food and good fun, serving up hearty bar food to complement a full schedule of social events. The kitchen crew grills beef, turkey, and veggie burgers to order, and tops Vienna hot dogs with all the Chicago fixings. Meanwhile, customers strut their stuff during Monday-night line dancing and karaoke, learn stepping lessons on Tuesday, listen to a live band on Wednesday, cut loose at ladies night on Thursday, or slap their knees in jubilant joy or subtle spasm during the Friday-night comedy hour. The middle of the week brings a host of events.

13414 Olde Western Ave.
Blue Island,
IL
US