Nightlife in Park Forest

Martini and Vodka Tasting with Appetizers for Two, Four, or Six at Mid Oak Distillery (Up to 68% Off)

Mid Oak Distillery

Midlothian

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

$56 $22

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Air Supply at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino on Friday, November 28, at 8 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Air Supply

The Venue at Horseshoe Casino

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Aussie soft-rockers behind “Every Woman in the World” and “All Out of Love” take their romantic ballads on tour

$51 $30.60

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Standup for Two and Tickets to a Future Show at Riddles Comedy Club (Up to 75% Off)

Riddles Comedy Club

Riddles Comedy Club

Weekend sets from nationally touring comedians such as Damon Williams and Meechie Hall

$75 $19

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Food and Hookah at D'wan Hookah Lounge (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

D'wan Hookah Lounge

Orland Park

Freshly packed hookahs filled with aromatic blends of tobacco including safari melon dew, citrus mint, and tangerine dream

$24 $14

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$26 for 20 Wings or Two Appetizers with Four Beers for Two People at Philly T's (Up to a $52 Value)

Philly T's

Palos Hills

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

$52 $26

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

The Murder Mystery Company

Multiple Locations

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

$60 $29

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Ultimate Aldean: A Jason Aldean Tribute at Mojoes on Friday, November 28, at 10 p.m. (Up to 54% Off)

Ultimate Aldean (Jason Aldean Tribute)

Mojoes

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Dead ringer Greg West delivers spot-on tribute to country superstar Jason Aldean in a set of rough-and-tumble hits such as “Burnin’ it Down”

$17.30 $8

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The Hit Men at Rialto Square Theatre on Saturday, November 29, at 8 p.m. (Up to 42% Off)

"The Hit Men"

Rialto Square Theatre

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Former bandmates of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Tommy James & The Shondells, and Cat Stevens play the hits of the ’60s–’80s

$44.75 $26

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Premier Seating for Two with Optional Appetizer and Bottle of Wine at Muvico Rosemont 18 (Up to 49% Off)

Muvico Rosemont 18

Muvico Rosemont 18

VIP guests kick back in oversized luxury seats while enjoying any number of new releases from the comfort of a balcony

$44 $22.99

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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 Gershwins' "Porgy and Bess" from the Lyric Opera of Chicago on November 17–December 18 (Up to 72% Off)

"Porgy and Bess"

Civic Opera House

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Gershwin’s folk opera about the love between a disabled beggar and a misunderstood young woman weaves jazzy hits into the riveting plot

$177 $50

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"Ghost Brothers of Darkland County" at Oriental Theatre Chicago on Friday, November 28

Ghost Brothers of Darkland County

Oriental Theatre Chicago

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Supernatural gothic musical from Stephen King, John Mellencamp, and T-Bone Burnett stirs audiences with a haunting story and rootsy score

$49.16 $31.60

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Uncover the Secrets of the Human Body at an Autopsy Seminar

Autopsy Seminar

International Museum of Surgical Science

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

$50

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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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"Hitch*Cocktails" at The Annoyance Theatre & Bar, November 21–February 27 (Up to 40% Off)

"Hitch*Cocktails" at The Annoyance Theatre & Bar

The Annoyance Theatre

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Skilled improvisors and live jazz pianist create a feature-length thriller in the style of Hichcock using suggestions from the audience

$20 $12

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$35 for a Ticket to The Dinner Party with Celebs and host Elysabeth Alfano on Monday, Dec. 1 ($49 Value)

The Dinner Party

West Loop

Join host Elysabeth Alfano for dinner and conversation with a best-selling author, a theater critic, an actor, and a famous chef

$49 $35

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Ivan Amodei's "Intimate Illusions" on November 28–30 (Up to 47% Off)

"Ivan Amodei's Intimate Illusions"

Ritz-Carlton Chicago

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An award-winning magician dazzles with carefully wrought illusions and witty banter, accompanied by a live cellist

$85 $45

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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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Tributes to Nirvana, Beastie Boys, Weezer, Tool & More at The Cubby Bear on October 10–December 6 (Up to 46% Off)

Cubby Bear

Cubby Bear

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Rock out with tributes to Rage Against the Machine, Sublime, Pearl Jam, Beastie Boys, Tool, and more at this Wrigleyville hotspot

$9.95 $7

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Bartok's "Bluebeard's Castle," Presented by New Millennium Orchestra of Chicago on December 4 (Up to 56% Off)

Bartok's "Bluebeard's Castle"

Thalia Hall

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Bartok’s one-act opera comes to life with the help of famed bass Andrea Silvestrelli, a 58-piece ensemble, and the castle-like Thalia Hall

$25.80 $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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"You Had Me at En Vogue" for Two at The Second City on November 1–December 6 (Up to 42% Off)

"You Had Me at En Vogue"

Donny's Skybox Theatre

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Cast of Urban Twist skewers pop culture and stereotypes in their latest revue

$26 $15

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The Great Love Debate at Royal George Theatre on December 8 at 8 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

The Great Love Debate

Royal George Theatre

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Town Hall–style dating event pairs love experts with 200 singles for an evening of advice, fun, and flirting

$41.99 $25

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"Miracle on 47th Street" for Two at Harold Washington Cultural Center on December 6–13 (Up to 73% Off)

"Miracle on 47th Street"

Harold Washington Cultural Center

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Interactive musical based on Miracle on 34th Street combines sing-alongs with holiday spirit to share the importance of community

$150 $40

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$32 for a 60-Minute Guided Beer Sampling at Beermiscuous ($56.50 Value)

Beermiscuous

Lakeview

Guests sample six craft beers while learning about their brewers and histories, then enjoy a beer at the café

$56.50 $32

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Comedy Show for Two or Four at iO Theater Through January 14 (Up to 50% Off)

iO Chicago

iO Improv

The troupe has spawned hordes of comic luminaries in the last 30 years, including Mike Myers, Chris Farley, and Tina Fey

$28 $14

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"Urban Nutcracker" at Fuller Park on Saturday, December 20, at 2 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

Urban Nutcracker

Fuller Park

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Enjoy the classic Nutcracker story with a modern urban twist

$20 $12

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Orchestral or Choral Concert at Harris Theater for Music and Dance on November 17–December 18 (Up to 50% Off)

Harris Theater for Music and Dance

Harris Theater for Music and Dance

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Seasonal oncerts include the opera “William Tell” sung in Italian, a children’s holiday concert, and all six of Bach’s Brandenburg concertos

$95 $47.50

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The Second City's Deep Cuts or Improv All-Stars at UP Comedy Club on September 1–December 15 (Up to 43% Off)

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

UP Comedy Club

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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

$24.50 $17

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Day Trip to Michigan Wine Country with Lunch, Tastings, and Round-Trip Transportation Included (47% Off)

Michigan Wine-County Day Trip

Chicago

Visit 4 Michigan wineries and taste up to 20 wines during a 9-hour excursion with a hearty lunch and round-trip transportation included

$150 $79

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"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

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

$33 $20

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One or Two Bottles of Wine with Meats and Cheeses at 694 Wine & Spirits (50% Off)

694 Wine & Spirits

694 Wine & Spirits

Boutique wines pair with olive platters, cheese plates, and Armandino Batali artisan-cured meats

$78 $39

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$17 for a Movie Package for Two with Drinks and Popcorn at the Gene Siskel Film Center (Up to $35.50 Value)

Gene Siskel Film Center

The Loop

See an independent, international, or classic film while sipping soda and eating popcorn at a major hub of the Chicago film community

$35.50 $17

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Burgers, Pub Food, and Drinks for Two or Four at Lincoln Avenue Social (50% Off)

Lincoln Avenue Social

Chicago

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

$30 $15

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Billiards Outing for Two or Four or $10 for $20 Worth of Billiards and American Food at Pressure Billiards and Cafe

Pressure Billiards & Cafe

Edgewater

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

$46.85 $16

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$10 for $20 Worth of Drinks at Glascott’s Saloon

Glascott's Saloon

Lincoln Park

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

$20 $10

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Tickets to See "Beauties & Beaus" for 2, 4, 6, or 10 with Champagne at Hydrate Nightclub Chicago (Up to 71% Off)

Hydrate Nightclub Chicago

Lakeview

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

$36 $14

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Wine, Beer, or Whiskey Flight with Appetizer for Two or Four at The Sedgwick Stop (50% Off)

The Sedgwick Stop

Near North Side

Gastropub that emphasizes whiskey and craft brews also spotlights sliders, poutine, and spare ribs

$32 $16

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Dueling Pianos and Drinks for 2 or 4 on a Friday or Saturday at Sluggers World Class Sports Bar (Up to 60% Off)

Sluggers World Class Sports Bar

Chicago

Dueling pianists take requests to soundtrack lively nights of games and drinking in the shadow of Wrigley Field

$25 $10

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Beviamo (Up to 64% Off)

Beviamo

Little Italy

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

$50 $19

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Salt Creek Ballet Presents "The Nutcracker" on Saturday, November 29 (Up to 38% Off)

Salt Creek Ballet presents "The Nutcracker"

Hinsdale Central Auditorium

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Tchaikovsky’s classic score twirls to life in a holiday classic which sees young Clara venture into a dreamland of snow and ice

$32 $20

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Wine Tasting for 4, 10, or 20 with 50% Off In-Store Purchases at WineStyles Shorewood (Half Off)

WineStyles Shorewood

Shorewood

Wine tasting and education event features instructor-led tasting of six wines; sessions focus on region or style

$40 $20

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Wine Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at Downers Grove Wine Shop (Up to 53% Off)

Downers Grove Wine Shop

Downers Grove

Samples of six wines accompany light appetizers during tasting sessions for two, four, or six

$20 $10

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$13 for One Hour of Pool and $15 Toward Drinks and Snacks at Elite Cafe & Billiards ($25 Value)

Elite Cafe & Billiards

Melrose Park

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

$25 $12

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$15 for $30 Worth of Tropical Appetizers and Drinks at Hala Kahiki

Hala Kahiki

River Grove

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

$30 $15

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Wine Tasting for 4, 10, or 20 with 50% Off In-Store Purchases at WineStyles (Half Off)

WineStyles

Naperville

Wine tasting and education event features instructor-led tasting of six wines; sessions focus on region or styles

$40 $20

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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 Street
Park Forest,
IL
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Within Governors State University, the Center for Performing Arts welcomes audiences for engaging seasons of entertainment from fall to spring. No matter the weather outside, the venue's spacious stage keeps hearts warm with classic plays, elec

1 University Parkway
University Park,
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
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Some traits are hereditary: hair color, height, even color-blindness. Aguamiel founder Sylvia Xim?enez inherited something else: a passion for Mexican cooking. As a 3rd-generation restauranteur, she got her start when she was just 14 years old, working in the bustling environs of her family's Santa Fe Restaurant. During her years in the industry, she cultivated a sense of culinary adventurousness, finding ways to bring out each dish's inherent complexity. Xim?enez also relied on her precise attention to detail to make sure that every customer left the table counting the days until they could come back. It's these qualities that earned her attention from the ABC7's "Hungry Hound" Steve Dolinsky, and earned her a place on The ? Beat's list of up-and-coming Latin entrepreneurs. It's these qualities that diners experience every time they enter Aguamiel's door.

In order to help fulfill her vision, Xim?enez hired chefs that shared her own passion for authentic (but inventive) Mexican cuisine. The chefs at Aguamiel pack a pretty hefty resume. Executive chef Enrique ?Kike? Gomez spent decades as a teaching chef for Rick Bayless at Frontera Grill, and young-gun sous chef Fernando Manriquez topped the ranks of his culinary school at just 18 years of age. Together, the pair share an understanding of old and new, valuing both scratch-made preparations with traditional ingredients and the exciting possibilities of newer techniques such as molecular gastronomy. This shines through in their dishes; diners might opt for cazuela??roasted chayote, potatoes, and zucchini in pascal sauce. They could also sample ceviche made with ocean-fresh albacore tuna, or seared pork belly paired with mashed sweet potatoes.

No matter the order, dishes from Aguamiel's kitchen pair well with drinks from the well-stocked bar. Not content to simply follow the same old script, Aguamiel's mixologists have crafted a full menu of cocktails that you won't find at the average Mexican restaurant. The Rubia Bonita mingles Patron Silver with bitter orange liqueur, simple syrup, and lime juice before introducing a refreshing combination of fresh strawberries and cilantro leaves. Classicists find refuge, too; the bar also sports an extensive menu of traditional margarita preparations, as well as non-alcoholic agua fresca.

30 S Prospect Ave.
Clarendon Hills,
IL
US

The legacy of Zuni’s House of Pizza's signature-pizza recipe dates back to 1954. On each pie, gooey cheese melts over robust lochs of sauce atop a thin- or stuffed-crust foundation, which is then peppered with a panoply of fresh pepperoni, green peppers, mushrooms, or other toppings. At the Cedar Lake location, chefs cycle between a variety of 20 appetizers, 20 entrees, and 13 sandwiches—such as a southwest roll-up drizzled in mexi-ranch dressing. The Dyer location focuses on classic-pizzeria fare, with five specialty pies complementing fragrant farfalle pastas and piping hot calzones. Frothy suds sidle up to slices at both locations for a pairing as classic as muscle cars and drive-ins or drag racing while reading Archie’s comics.

202 Joliet St
Dyer,
IN
US

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