Opera in Belvidere, IL

The Dancing Horses from September 1 through October 30

The Dancing Horses

The Dancing Horses Theatre

Equestrians & various horse breeds do a Vegas-style performance, followed by an exotic bird show featuring Echo from America’s Got Talent

$37.50 $18

"Thrones! The Musical Parody": A Parody of "Game of Thrones" (October 12-October 30)

"Thrones! A Musical Parody"

Apollo Theater

This send up of the HBO phenomenon puts a humorous, musical spin on the world of Westeros, including spoilers all the way through Season 6

$59.75 $25

$39 for Date Night with Two Movie Tickets and $100 Restaurant.com eGift Card ($124 Value*)

Ultimate Date Night Package

Online Deal

Create your own ultimate date with movie tickets and a $100 Restaurant.com eGift Card for dinner

$124 $39

The Second City Presents Urban Twist for Two (October 14–December 16)

Second City Diversity and Inclusion presents: "Urban Twist", a hip sketch comedy revue featuring Bob Curry Fellows

The Blackout Cabaret - 2nd Floor Pipers Alley

The famed Chicago institution presents a night of political satire and sketch comedy written and performed by a diverse cast

$32 $16

"Hip Hop Nutcracker" on Friday, December 9, at 7:30 p.m.

Hip Hop Nutcracker

Rosemont Theatre

A dozen dancers pair with a DJ and electric violinist to put an explosive hip-hop spin on this holiday classic

$42.55 $25

General, VIP, or VIP Admission with a Drink to Laugh Factory Chicago Weekend or Tuesday-Night Comedy Shows

Laugh Factory

Laugh Factory

Legendary standup-comedy venue hosts some of the best local and touring comedians around during weekend and Tuesday night comedy shows

$10 $7

Standup or Improv Comedy Show at The Comedy Shrine Theater through January 28

The Comedy Shrine

The Comedy Shrine Theater

Comics and resident improvisers fill standup showcases and a flagship show of short-form improv a la Whose Line Is It Anyway?

$20 $10

2.5-Hour Dinner Cruise from Odyssey Cruises (Up to 40% Off)

Odyssey Chicago

Navy Pier

Passengers admire Chicago’s skyline through large windows on the elegant evening cruises, complete with a three-course meal

$109.86 $69

Movie Theater Ticket Subscription Plans from MoviePass (Up to 37% Off). Four Options Available.


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Smartphone app lets users reserve movie theater tickets at major theaters nationwide, saving them time and money

$17.99 $12.99

USA Rugby Eagles Vs. Maori All Blacks on Friday, November 4, at 7 p.m.

USA Rugby Eagles vs. Maori All Blacks

Toyota Park

The USA Rugby Eagles host the Maori All Blacks in the teams’ fourth-ever meeting; pre-match fan fest features food and interactive exhibits

$32 $15

GreenRoom Productions' Unscripted Improv Show for Two through November 26

GreenRoom Improv

Multiple Locations

Family-friendly band of comedians tickles ribs in a 90-minute improv show with sketches, games, and skits based off audience stories

$24 $12

"MJ Live: A Michael Jackson Tribute Concert" and Boy Band Review on Saturday, January 21, at 7:30 p.m.

MJ Live

Rosemont Theatre

The tribute dance show matches the energy and excitement of the biggest hits with a sing-along stage spectacle that’s just as huge

$36.15 $21.50

Rittz on Friday, October 28, at 7 p.m.


Portage Theater

Southern rap star from Tech N9ne’s Strange Music label unleashes dextrous and ruthless rhymes in support of his latest, Top of the Line

$25.49 $15

America's Baking and Sweets Show on Friday, November 11, at 10 a.m.

America's Baking and Sweets Show

Schaumburg Convention Center

My Cupcake Addiction mastermind Elise Strachan headlines a weekend of sweets, classes, and demos

$26 $15

Free Singapore Tour - Online Only

Singapore Airlines Sale

Online Deal

$0 $0

The Chicago Magic Lounge (Through January 28)

Chicago Magic Lounge

Uptown Underground

Step back in time to an era when close-up, table-side, and parlor magic were all the rage in Chicago

$27.50 $19

Chicago Wolves Hockey Game on November 30

Chicago Wolves

Allstate Arena

The Wolves take on the Stars during an early-season matchup

$23.58 $15

Rusted Root with The Devon Allman Band on November 3 at 8 p.m.

Rusted Root with The Devon Allman Band

Durty Nellie's

Pittsburgh-based band behind “Send Me On My Way” melds driving rock with elements of world music; The Devon Allman Band opens

$29.87 $15

Craig Ferguson: The New Deal Tour on November 6 at 7 p.m.

Craig Ferguson: The New Deal Tour

The Chicago Theatre

The charming Scottish actor, comedian, and television host returns to the stage with a new set of ruthlessly witty standup material

$61.42 $36

"A Christmas Carol" (November 29–December 14)

"A Christmas Carol"

Pabst Theater

The Milwaukee Rep celebrates a holiday tradition for the 39th year running by bringing Charles Dickens’s classic morality tale to life

$35 $20

Moscow Ballet’s "Great Russian Nutcracker" with Optional Nutcracker and Optional Souvenir Book at 1 p.m. on December 4

Moscow Ballet's "Great Russian Nutcracker"

Rosemont Theatre

Professional Russian dancers leap and pirouette against stunning backdrops in a holiday ballet set to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score

$86.50 $51

Chicago Philharmonic Presents Haunted Hearts on October 30 at 3 p.m.

Chicago Philharmonic presents Haunted Hearts

Harris Theater for Music and Dance

Chicago Philharmonic celebrates Halloween with a spooky program that features music from Hitchcock’s Psycho and works by Bach and Woolf

$30 $17

Ghosts & Goblins Halloween Day Party Cruise on Saturday, October 29 at 4:30 p.m.

Ghosts & Goblin's Halloween Day Party Cruise

DuSable Harbor

Don a costume, grab a drink, and set sail on the Halloween party cruise

$27.37 $20

Chicago Pet Show on Saturday, November 12–Sunday, November 13

Chicago Pet Show

Kane County Fairgrounds

Two days of demonstrations, seminars, and games from pet-friendly retailers and rescue groups, aimed at current and prospective pet owners

$14 $7

"DaVinci & Michelangelo – The Titans Experience" (November 5–December 30)

"DaVinci & Michelangelo – The Titans Experience"

Water Tower Place

Interact with DaVinci’s Machines before experiencing a live theatre production comparing DaVinci’s and Michelangelo’s works on-stage

$60 $42

"Naughty Little Cabaret" Burlesque, Fridays at 8 p.m. through December 17

Naughty Little Cabaret

Original Mothers

Male and female burlesque performers, including some from RuPaul’s Drag Race, dazzle with acrobatics, teasing, and titillating dance moves

$30 $20

Pre-Sale: Harlem Globetrotters Game (December 27 at 7 p.m.)

Harlem Globetrotters

BMO Harris Bank Center

The Globetrotters celebrate their 91st anniversary with a signature blend of athletic prowess and side-splitting antics

$80.30 $48

NIU Huskies vs Toledo Rockets at Guaranteed Rate Field on November 9 at 7 p.m.

Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Toledo Rockets 

Guaranteed Rate Field

The NIU Huskies face their division rivals at a historic Chi-Town Showdown—the first football game ever played on the White Sox’s home turf

$55.40 $38

Naughty Little Cabaret Presents Not Your Mother's Drag Show on November 18 and December 16 at 9 p.m.

Not Your Mother’s Drag Show

Original Mothers

Celebrated drag artists perform both lip-synced and live musical numbers during interactive show

$30 $20

Chicago Blackhawks Game for Two with Options for Signed Memorabilia (October 30–November 3)

Official Fan Package

United Center

The Blackhawks sink their blades into the season with matches against the Kings, Flames, and Avalanche

$220 $139

Select Local Merchants

  • Steps to Grace Dance Academy
    Costumes and actors and plays, oh my! Steps to Grace Dance Academy offers engaging theater for you and everyone you know in Machesney Park. Get down with some dancing! Steps to Grace Dance Academy offers several different forms so you can tweak your technique to a T. Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    Machesney Park, IL US
  • Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center
    Founded in 1884, the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center is among the oldest community music organizations in the U.S., inviting patrons into its halls year after year to support and experience the excitement of live music. The center is home to the Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra, which won the 2011 award for Best Chamber Orchestra from the Illinois Council of Orchestras. The group of in-residence musicians keep fans of classical music thoroughly entertained with concerts throughout the year and tag-team wrestling matches between the string and brass sections.
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    Rockford, IL US
  • Woodstock Opera House
    Imagine the best theater Woodstock has to offer. Woodstock Opera House has all that and more. Don't worry about packing a snack. This theater has a great restaurant so you can keep the fun going. The perfect place to take the kids, this theater won't cost you a sitter. Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    Woodstock, IL US
  • Piano Trends Music Company
    Tim and Bobbi Paul deploy decades of tune savvy to helm Piano Trends, which was voted best music store and instruction studio in the Northwest Herald's Best of the Fox in 2011. The family team wrangles more than 20 voice and music instructors to bolster musicality in local schools, with established performance groups and one former American Idol finalist. In classes for every skill level from novice to megawizard, instructors teach piano, guitar, violin, and a variety of brass and woodwind instruments, and voice lessons range from Broadway training to avant-garde birdcalls. Lessons for children under the age of 6 are available, based on the child's attention span, maturity level, and desired instrument; interested customers should call ahead for more information. Piano Trends can also cater to musical needs with instrument rentals and repairs.
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    Crystal Lake, IL US
  • Mar Ray Dance Studio
    Dancing is a healthy way to express yourself. Let your body be taken up by the music at Mar Ray Dance Studio in McHenry. Mar Ray Dance Studio patrons can find street parking at the Main St location.
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    McHenry, IL US
  • M & M Dance
    Elburn's M and M Dance makes it easy to hone your dancing skills. At M and M Dance, you can elongate your muscles with some basic ballet or opt for a less traditional class. Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    Elburn, IL US