Tickets & Events in Des Plaines, IL

"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

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

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

Pre-Sale: Harlem Globetrotters Game (December 28 or 29)

Harlem Globetrotters

Allstate Arena

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

$81.86 $49

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox on Saturday, October 29, at 8 p.m.

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

Rosemont Theatre

Today’s pop hits are cleverly reimagined in the timeless styles of the past by a cast of stellar singers, dancers, and instrumentalists

$52.25 $39.50

Maxwell and Mary J. Blige on December 14 at 7 p.m.

Maxwell and Mary J. Blige: King and Queen of Hearts Tour

United Center

The royalty of ’90s neo-soul join forces on a nationwide tour that simultaneously looks forward while hearkening back to a classic sound

$76.71 $35

$5 for a Movie Ticket at Studio Movie Grill ($10.75 Value)

Studio Movie Grill


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

$10.75 $5

Visit to Chicago Toy & Game Fair at Navy Pier on November 19 or 20 (Up to 53% Off). Three Options Available.

Chicago Toy & Game Fair

Navy Pier

Two-day fair to play with toys and games from around world, meet inventors, enjoy interactive exhibits and stage events.

$23 $12

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 $18

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

Ultimate Date Night Package

Online Deal

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

$124 $39

Weekend or Season Pass for Two at Randolph Street Market (45% Off)

Randolph Street Market

West Loop

Vendors collect vintage furniture, art, fashions, antiques, estate jewelry & fancy foods to sell at the Randolph Street Market

$20 $11

Basement of the Dead & Shattered 3D - Any Available Date Between Sept. 30, 2016 and Nov. 5, 2016

Basement of the Dead


$25 $23.50

Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players present "Handel and Eggs" — A Classical Music Brunch on November 20 at 12 p.m.

Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players present "Handel and Eggs"

City Winery Chicago

Grab some brunch and spend Sunday morning listening to renditions of Handel, Bach, and more from the Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players

$30 $15

Improv-Comedy Show with Popcorn (Through January 28)

Laugh Out Loud Theater Schaumburg

Laugh Out Loud

Improvisers perform shows with spontaneous scenes, games, and songs

$22 $11

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

$139.62 $84

"Kiss Kiss Cabaret"

Uptown Underground


$27.50 $18

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

Two, Four, Six, or Nine Tickets to XD Adventures 9D Virtual Reality Interactive Cinema Ride (Up to 43% Off)

XD Adventures 9D Virtual Reality Interactive Movie Ride

XD Adventures 9D Virtual Reality Interactive Cinema Ride

Prepare for revolutionary and next-generation nine-dimensional cinema rides that offer a remarkably intense and extreme experience

$48 $32

Northwestern Wildcats Tickets

Northwestern Wildcats Tickets

Ryan Field

Find tickets for sports, concerts and theatre events on FanXchange’s secondary ticket marketplace and get the best seats for live events.

$12 $12

Murder-Mystery Dinner for One or Two at The Murder Mystery Co. (Up to 50% Off)

The Murder Mystery Co.


Interactive murder mystery dinner starring professional actors testing guests’ sleuthing skills throughout a three course meal

$60 $29.99


Under the Gun Theater

Under the Gun Theater

$15 $10.50

"A Christmas Carol"

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

Arlington Heights

$30 $19.75

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


Online Deal

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

$17.99 $12.99

$10 for Admission for One to a Comedy Show at Improv Playhouse (Up to $20 Value)

Improv Playhouse

Improv Playhouse

BYOB drinks help the laughs flow easily during comedy shows

$20 $10

Ladies' Night Holiday Happenings Event for One, Two, or Four from Ladies Night Events (Up to 52% Off)

Ladies Night Events


Get in the holiday spirit at a ladies’ night that includes a chili dinner and shopping at a market with more than 35 vendors

$10 $6

"The Wild Side: A Bad Ass Pole Show" on October 7, November 4, or December 2

The Wild Side: A Bad Ass Pole Show

Original Mothers

Chicago’s sexiest pole dancers dazzle with high-fyling acrobatics and titillating dance moves

$30 $20

Sazón Soiree - An Exclusive Celebrity Chef Dining Experience on October 26 at 6 p.m.

Sazón Soiree - An Exclusive Celebrity Chef Dining Experience


Four competitors—and one winner—from the shows Top Chef and Masterchef present a Latin-themed four-course dinner for charity

$185.62 $99

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

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

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    Five Things to Know About Wizard World There’s only one convention in Chicago that draws the biggest names in comics and TV (along with massive crowds of their adoring fans): Wizard World Chicago. Founded in 1972 and acquired by the comics experts at Wizard Entertainment in 1997, the convention has been the best place for generations of fans to run into their favorite childhood character or movie star or swap theories and speculation with other fans. Read on to learn more about the thrilling events that bring visitors back every year: The special guests are the biggest draw. In the past, the convention has played host to everyone from 10th Doctor David Tennant to Star Trek’s William Shatner. You may see Batman walking around the convention floor. Cosplaying is king at conventions, and Wizard World gets as many Jokers, Chewbaccas, and Transformers as it can handle. Be ready to fill up nerd-approved merchandise at the countless vendor booths. That includes everything from hard-to-find vintage memorabilia to new merchandise inspired by characters from Star Wars, The Avengers, The Simpsons, and more. You can see live art in action. The convention's artist’s alley brings together well-known comic artists, who sell their work, hand out signatures, and create original art while fans look on. Networking opportunities abound. Amateur creators look for new partnerships throughout the convention, while workshops share advice on everything from self publishing to character development.
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  • Des Plaines Theatres
    Enjoy a night of theater in Des Plaines. Des Plaines Theatres has the wit and drama for you in their current season. Every great place has a restaurant on the side. When you come to this theater, it's no different. This theater is more than willing to accommodate families, so kids are welcome to tag along. Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    Des Plaines, IL US
  • Galina Dance Studio
    For top-notch performances of historical and contemporary plays, there's no better place in Des Plaines than Galina Dance Studio. With a sizzling plate of terrific food, this theater boasts among the best eats this side of the city. Tots are more than welcome to hang with their parents at this theater. Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    Des Plaines, IL US
  • Big Ten Conference
    The Big Ten Conference: Just How Big Is It? It has more schools than its name indicates. The addition of Penn State in 1990 upped the conference’s membership to 11, with the Nittany Lions joining Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Ohio State, Purdue, and Wisconsin. Expansion continued in 2010 with the addition of Nebraska, and Maryland and Rutgers brought the total to 14 in 2014. It’s more than just football and basketball. The conference fields teams across 18 men’s and women’s sports, including track, gymnastics, and field and ice hockey. You could drive 1,300 miles and never leave Big Ten country. The conference stretches from New Brunswick, NJ (Rutgers) in the east all the way to Lincoln, NE (Nebraska) in the west. It helped define college sports as we know them. During the 1895 meeting that eventually formed the conference, school presidents restricted athletic participation to “full-time students who were not delinquent in their studies,” a definition that would help shape the future of intercollegiate sports.
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    Park Ridge, IL US
  • Pickwick Theatre
    Pickwick Theatre, home to one of the Chicago area’s largest theaters, showcases the latest Hollywood blockbusters inside a historic, registered-landmark building. Patrons flood their visual and aural receptors with the theater’s current list of films displayed on one of three screens, including an expansive main auditorium that seats 1,000 people or mannequins comically brought to life. Popcorn and soda keep bodily hungers sated throughout films' airtime and prevent stomach growls from interrupting key dialogue.
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  • Lynnette School of Dance
    Are you ready for unforgettable moments of theater? If so, then Lynnettes School of Dance in Park Ridge has all the shows for you. Break out of your shell and sign up for a dance class at Lynnettes School of Dance. Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    Park Ridge, IL US