Tickets & Events in Merrillville

$25 for a Gary SouthShore RailCats Baseball Game Package for Four at U.S. Steel Yard ($50 Value). 10 Games Available.

Gary SouthShore RailCats

East Carnegie

$50 $25

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The RailCats close out their regular-season home schedule in August while protecting their first-place standing atop the Central Division

$15 for One Ticket to See a United Combat League MMA Event at the Hammond Civic Center on September 20 ($25 Value)

Cut Throat MMA: Fight Night

Hammond Civic Center

$25 $15

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Scout some of the Midwest's best up-and-coming fighters during a hard-hitting evening of MMA

Amy Schumer, Bill Burr, Sarah Silverman, Hannibal Buress, and More on August 31 at 5 p.m. (Up to 44% Off)

Oddball Comedy Festival

First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

$27 $15

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Amy Schumer, Bill Burr, Sarah Silverman, Hannibal Buress, Chris D'Elia, and others star in a two-stage comedy fest blowout

WeishFest 2014 feat. Rodney Atkins at Standard Bank Stadium on Saturday, August 9, at 2 p.m. (Up to 43% Off)

WeishFest 2014 feat. Rodney Atkins

Standard Bank Stadium

$26.25 $15

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Award-winning country star Rodney Atkins headlines a daylong ballpark festival benefiting The Andrew Weishar Foundation

Chicago Cubs Game with Food and Drinks at Wrigley View Rooftop (Up to 41% Off). 15 Games Available.

Wrigley View Rooftop

Wrigley View Rooftop

$151.50 $99

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While enjoying all-inclusive refreshments, peer over Wrigley Field's left-field wall and watch the Cubs clash with their biggest rivals

"Hank Williams: Lost Highway" at Greenhouse Theater on August 2-31 (Up to 44% Off)

"Hank Williams: Lost Highway"

Greenhouse Theater Center

$43 $24

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The tumultuous, short life of Hank Williams unfolds alongside renditions of more than 20 of his most beloved songs with a full live band.

Take in 33rd-Floor City Views During an Intimate Jazz Soiree

Intimate Jazz Mixer

Chicago

$70 $70

Jazz vocalist Erin McDougald and her ensemble serenade guests as they mingle, sip cocktails, and watch the sun set over the Chicago skyline

After Coast Party featuring Animale at The Portage Theater on Friday, August 29, at 10 p.m. (Up to 44% Off)

After Coast Party feat. Animale

The Portage Theater

$14.30 $8

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Animale, Robots on the Run, and LVMB & TVNA keep the party going after music festival with a live band, remixes, and house originals

Navy Pier Four Star Comedy Presents Morning Show Comedians at Pepsi Skyline Stage at Navy Pier (Up to 62% Off)

Navy Pier Four Star Comedy presents Morning Show Comedians

Pepsi Skyline Stage At Navy Pier

$33.30 $12.50

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WGN Morning News' Mike Toomey, Ana Belaval, and Pat Tomasulo moonlight as standup comedians, showing off their skills at Navy Pier

International Bites Gala for One, Two, or Five at Lacuna Lofts on Saturday, September 13 (Up to 56% Off)

International Bites Gala

Lacuna Lofts

$43.19 $19

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French, Greek, Mexican, Italian, and Jamaican cuisine star in a three-hour tasting menu accompanied by a fashion show and vendor expo

The Second City's Deep Cuts or Improv All-Stars at UP Comedy Club on September 1–November 10 (Up to 43% Off)

The Second City's Deep Cuts or Improv All-Stars

UP Comedy Club

$24.50 $17

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Annoyance Theatre founder Mick Napier directs a cast of top improv talent; revue about living in the Internet age collects past sketches

Medieval Times SausageFeast and Tournament for Two (Up to 50% Off)

Medieval Times SausageFeast and Tournament

St. Michael's in Old Town

$24 $12

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Part of Sausagefest Chicago, Medieval Times' feasts and tournaments occur at noon and 2 p.m. on August 23 and 24

"When You Cry, I Cry" a Stage Play at Harold Washington Cultural Center on Saturday, August 23 (Up to 40% Off)

"When You Cry, I Cry"

Harold Washington Cultural Center

$65 $39

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One family struggles with the aftermath of violence in this dramatic play that stars Silk’s Gary “Lil G” Jenkins and and BerNadette Stanis

Sideshow Theatre Company's "Stupid F*cking Bird" for Two (Up to 57% Off)

"Stupid F*cking Bird"

Richard Christiansen Theatre at Victory Gardens

$47 $20

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The Chicago premiere of Aaron Posner's acclaimed, fourth-wall-breaking take on Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull"

Chicago Football Classic Between Central State and Morehouse College at Soldier Field on September 20 (Up to 55% Off)

Chicago Football Classic: Morehouse Univ. v Central State Univ.

Soldier Field

$24.42 $11

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Central State University and Morehouse College clash for the second time in the Chicago Classic, followed by a battle of the marching bands

$19 for 2014 Jazz Club Tour from Jazz Institute of Chicago ($35 Value)

Jazz Institute of Chicago

Multiple Locations

$35 $19

Jazz musicians showcase their talents at more than 10 Chicago venues, including The 50 Yard Line; trolleys transport guests between clubs

One-Day Admission for Two or Four to Taste of Polonia at the Copernicus Center August 29–September 1 (50% Off)

Taste of Polonia at the Copernicus Center

Chicago

$14 $7

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Live bands and orchestras set the soundtrack to this four-day celebration of Polish culture and food; kids’ events and films

Weekend Matinee or Midnight Movie for Two or Four at The Music Box Theatre (Up to Half Off). 72 Options Available.

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

Cubs Right-Field Rooftop Seating with Food and Drinks at Down the Line Rooftop (Up to 56% Off). 17 Games Available.

Down The Line Rooftop

Down The Line Rooftop

$144.48 $79

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Clubhouse staff serve classic ballpark eats and dispense beverages to fans watching Cubs play from indoor seats or outdoor rooftop seats

$8 for a Movie and Popcorn for Two at Brew & View ($14 Value)

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

Cubs Game Rooftop Seating at Wrigley Rooftop with All-Inclusive Food & Drink (Up to 56% Off). 9 Games Available.

Wrigley Rooftop

Chicago

$178.08 $79

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Clubhouse staff serve eats and dispense beverages to fans watching the Cubs play from indoor seats and outdoor rooftop executive seats

Joffrey Ballet Presents "Stories in Motion" at Auditorium Theatre on September 18–21 (Up to 40% Off)

"Stories in Motion"

Auditorium Theatre

$83 $50

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Balanchine's famous ballet of a biblical tale, Tudor's Edwardian love triangle, and Possokhov's story of love and loss

Rooftop View of Chicago Cubs Game at 3639 Wrigley Rooftop (Up to 44% Off). Nine Games Available.

3639 Wrigley Rooftop

Lakeview

$141.17 $79

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Gaze over Wrigley Field's right-centerfield wall from a luxurious rooftop as the Cubs continue to charge through the 2014 season

Four-Hours of Craft Beer, Food Trucks, Music and Games at Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo Beer and Music Fest

Lincoln Park Zoo

$49 $39

Lincoln Park Zoo transforms into a craft-brew wonderland for one night, with more than 100 beers to sample, plus live music and food trucks

"Bible Bingo" at Royal George Theatre on August 8–September 20 at 8 p.m. (Up to 43% Off)

"Bible Bingo"

ROYAL GEORGE THEATRE

$30 $17

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The creator of Late Nite Catechism mixes Bingo, Catholic humor, and improvised audience interaction into a new event

Rooftop Tickets with Food & Drinks for a Cubs Home Game at Wrigleyville Rooftops (Up to 51% Off). 15 Games Available.

Wrigleyville Rooftops

Multiple Locations

$160 $79

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Take in a Cubs game from the rooftop while enjoying a complete food and beverage menu; access to climate-controlled suites included

Comedy Night with Benji Brown or The African King of Comedy Michael Blackson Live at Castle (Up to 54% Off)

Comedy Night with Benji Brown

Castle

$53.74 $25

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Star of Wild ‘N Out and The Rickey Smiley Show and Ghana-born comedian get crowds rolling

Cubs Right-Field Rooftop Seating with Food and Drinks at Skybox on Sheffield (Up to 46% Off). 15 Games Available.

Skybox on Sheffield

Skybox on Sheffield

$139.80 $89

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Watch a Cubs game from a three-tiered rooftop overlooking the right-field foul pole while enjoying food and Goose Island beverages

Rooftop View of a Chicago Cubs Game at Wrigley Field Rooftop Club (Up to 50% Off). 16 Games Available.

Wrigley Field Rooftop Club

Wrigley Field Rooftop Club

$196.40 $99

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Watch a Cubs game from rooftop seats overlooking Wrigley Field while enjoying unlimited beer, food, and amenities such as plasma TVs

Mind Reading Show at The Bar Below on September 4–24 or October 1 at 8 p.m. or 10 p.m. (Up to 52% Off)

Mark Toland

The Bar Below

$25 $12

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Mark Toland blends fast-paced humor with mind reading and sideshow stunt capabilities for an unforgettable night of entertainment

Rooftop View of a Chicago Cubs Game with Food and Drinks at Lakeview Baseball Club (Up to 41% Off). 12 Games Available.

Lakeview Baseball Club

Lakeview Baseball Club

$119.91 $79

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Indulge in food and drinks while taking in a ballgame from a facility that mixes old-school charm with lush modern amenities

"The Empire Brings Sexy Back: A Star Wars Burlesque" or "Holy Bouncing Boobies: A Batman Burlesque" (Up to 39% Off)

"Empire Brings Sexy Back" or "Holy Bouncing Boobies: A Batman Burlesque"

Gorilla Tango Theatre

$33 $20

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Performers sling jokes and shed clothes during burlesque parodies of "Batman" and "The Empire Strikes Back"

Tickets to See "Beauties & Beaus" for 2, 4, 6, or 10 with Champagne at Hydrate Nightclub Chicago (Up to 65% Off)

Hydrate Nightclub Chicago

Lakeview

$36 $16

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

Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

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

$67 for $120 Worth of Circus-Arts Classes — Circus Kazoo

Circus Kazoo Llc

Redeem from Home

$120 $67

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Chicago White Sox Game and Pre-Game Patio Party at U.S. Cellular Field (Up to 40% Off). 9 Dates and 2 Seating Options.

Chicago White Sox

US Cellular Field

$57 $38

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Catch a White Sox game and a pre-game patio party with an all-you-can-eat barbecue buffet and beers

$85 for Lobster and Drinks at WXRT and Supreme Lobster's Rockin' Lobster Bash on August 11 at 6 p.m.

WXRT and Supreme Lobster's Rockin' Lobster Bash

Columbia Yacht Club

$85 $85

WXRT and Supreme Lobster host party with a seafood tasting menu from Chicago’s top culinary artists at the Columbia Yacht Club

"Generations of Divas: The Musical" at Harold Washington Cultural Center on August 7 at 10 a.m. (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

All-You-Can-Eat Buffalo Roast with Drinks for One or Two at Frontier on August 7, from SELFLESS (Up to 51% Off)

SELFLESS

Frontier

$50 $25

DJ spins tunes as guests chow on barbecue tacos & sliders with buffalo leg meat that is roasted on Frontier's patio; sip cocktails & wine

The Cult at Concord Music Hall on Saturday, August 9, at 5:30 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

The Cult

Concord Music Hall

$42.79 $21.40

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Ian Astbury commands the stage as his veteran hard-rock outfit rips into new gems and classics such as "She Sells Sanctuary"

Ultimate Health, Hair & Beauty Expo Ticket for One or Two at The Grand Ballroom on August 10 (51% Off)

Vance Events LLC

Navy Pier

$35 $17

Tickets to see more than 100 vendors tout the latest healthcare, beauty trends, and products alongside classes from industry professionals

Chicago Sky WNBA Game at Allstate Arena in June, July, or August (Up to 54% Off). Seven Dates Available.

Chicago Sky

Allstate Arena

$17.50 $8

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Elena Delle Donne and the rest of the Sky square off against WNBA rivals in end-of-season

Chicago Pet Show BOGO for Two at Darien Sportsplex on September 6–7 (Up to 50% Off)

Chicago Pet Show

Darien Sportsplex

$14 $7

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Current or potential pet owners attend two days of demonstrations, seminars, and games from pet-friendly retailers and rescue groups

Yakov Smirnoff at Rialto Square Theatre on Saturday, September 27, at 8 p.m. (Up to 41% Off)

Yakov Smirnoff

Rialto Square Theatre

$47.25 $28

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Soviet-born comedy icon who found fame comparing the US with the USSR is still yukking it up with society-deconstructing wordplay

Fan Sponsorship Package with All Access for a Race from RaceDaySponsor.com (25% Off)

RaceDaySponsor.com

Elwood

$400 $299

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Have your name plastered to a race car with sponsorship packages that include complimentary pit and garage passes

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The instructors of Origins Dance Academy have traveled far and wide to learn and practice their craft, from choreographing in Los Angeles to dancing in prestigious European and Canadian ballet companies to appearing in area musicals. That wide range of experience allows them to teach youngsters in a wide variety of classes, including tap, ballet, and hip-hop. Origins also occasionally presents its students in performances and sends them to competitions judged by technique, difficulty, and how well the dancers perform sequences from Swan Lake while partnered with real swans.

120 W Clark St
Crown Point,
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The Holiday Star Theater, originally Holiday Theatre, opened in 1950. Classic Cinemas took over the theater in 1980 and renamed it the Park Forest Theatre. In 1990, Classic Cinemas restored the theater to much of its original 1950s appearance, and divided the auditorium into two screens, with capacities of 374 and 276 seats

340 Main St
Park Forest,
IL
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At FieldCrest School of Performing Arts, students ascend through three levels of stardom?I'm a Star (for toddlers through preteens), Fashion Plate (for toddlers through preteens), and Camera Ready (for teens)?through bundles of acting, modeling, and dance classes that build a solid foundation of arts education. Acting classes build upon pantomime and improv before moving into performance and technique, and modeling sessions teach students how to prowl and pose like a pro on the catwalk. Ballet, jazz, tap, and hip-hop lessons give pupils the grace and moves they need to perform classical and contemporary routines.

Since its founding in 1977, FieldCrest has cultivated a motivational environment that encourages self-expression and poise. Besides arts classes, it also offers etiquette courses that can convert even the most slovenly kids and adults into Miss Manners devotees.

201 Main St
Park Forest,
IL
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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.

19100 Ridgeland Avenue
Tinley Park,
IL
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Generation gaps call an evening-long truce to absorb the electric harmonies and magnetic energy of legendary rock bands Def Leppard and Heart. Def Leppard began its ascent to British hard-rock royalty in 1977, solidifying its reign with the 1987 multiplatinum album Hysteria and its iconic anthems "Love Bites" and "Armageddon It." Its latest tour stokes nostalgia and then pours sugar on it, with library classics giving way to singles such as "Undefeated" from the forthcoming Mirror Ball – Live & More album. Heart frontwomen Ann and Nancy Wilson add to the aural carnival with sisterly harmonics and guitar-wrangling routines developed over more than 30 years onstage. Revelry-inducing '70s hits "Barracuda" and "Crazy on You," along with soul-clutching '80s power ballads "Alone" and "What About Love," embody the decades whence they came while continuing to forcefully knock the socks and toenail polish off rapt concertgoers.

19100 Ridgeland Ave
Tinley Park,
IL
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A nonprofit theater helmed by passionate cinephiles, Facets Cinematheque instills a love of film in its youngest moviegoers through its groundbreaking children's programs. Since establishing their first children's film exhibition series in 1975, the theater's stewards have branched out into education and outreach, introducing students to positive films and the inspiring stories behind them through channels including family film events, in-school screenings, and the Facets Kids Film Camp. They also oversee the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, which presents hundreds of films from around the globe during its annual autumn run. Though the festival caters to its smallest attendees, its scope is impressively large; welcoming over 20,000 attendees each year, the festival often offers the first screenings of award-winning fare, such as recent Academy Award winner The Fantastic Flying Books Of Mr. Morris Lessmore.

In addition to their children's programming, the theater also lights up its silver screen with indie films, award winners, foreign flicks, and documentaries. Celluloid-caretakers curate a collection of reels that seldom see screenings elsewhere in Chicago, frequently enjoying their city debut within the intimate 125-seat theater. Occasionally, production-team members or film experts join audiences immediately following the show for Q&A sessions—known as film dialogues—taking questions, exploring themes, and providing tips for removing stubborn popcorn kernels from teeth. Upcoming films can be found on Facets’ website.

Eyeballs absorb moving pictures thanks to the dual capabilities of Facets’ projection system, which handles digital and 35 mm films with equal aplomb. While the ephemeral stories fill brains with new ideas, soda and popcorn—acquirable at the old-fashioned concession stand—fill mouths with flavors that have defined every classic moviegoing experience since Orson Welles first invented the snack.

1517 W Fullerton Ave
Chicago,
IL
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