Pool Halls in Loves Park, 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

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

Ultimate Date Night Package

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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

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

"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

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

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$17.99 $12.99

"Annie" Musical, November 9–13


Cadillac Palace Theatre

Little Annie and her loyal canine, Sandy, attempt to escape a conniving orphanage matron while searching for familial love

$52.14 $40.07

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

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

"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

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

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

"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

"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

"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 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

Hookah for Two or Four at Aromas Hookah Bar (Up to 50% Off)

Aromas Hookah Bar


More than 200 flavored shisha tobaccos including blueberry, lemon, citrus dream, and strawberry margarita

$20 $10

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$30 $15

"Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical" (November 17–19)

"Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical"

The Chicago Theatre

The look, story, and beloved characters of the classic stop-motion Rudolph film take to the stage with live music

$61.02 $45

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Broadway Subscription Series: "Elf the Musical," "Annie," "Rent," and More (November 30–May 18)

Broadway Subscription Series

Coronado Performing Arts Center

Tony- and Pulitzer-winning musicals, including iconic shows “Rent” and “Annie” and newer classics like “Elf the Musical”

$160 $160

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$139 for Murder Mystery Dinner & One Night Stay for Two at Periwinkle Place Manor B&B ($270 Value)

Murder Mystery Dinners In Iowa

Periwinkle Place Manor B&B

Pairs dine on a hearty meal while participating in a twisting tale of mayhem and murder, and enjoy a one-night stay with breakfast

$270 $139

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Fathead Sale

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$10 for $20 Worth of Online Horserace Betting Credit from TwinSpires


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A website and mobile app allows horseracing fans to make wagers on a range of horse races around the globe, including the Kentucky Derby

$20 $10

Tony Award-Winning Best Musical: "Fun Home", November 2–8

Fun Home

Oriental Theatre Chicago

Adaptation of Alison Bedchel’s acclaimed autobigraphical graphic novel looks with a score by Caroline or Change’s Jeanine Tesori

$103.35 $81.76

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  • Carom Room
    Beloit's Carom Room is a great place to kick back with friends and enjoy a few games of pool. Bottoms up! Drinks are available for you to enjoy. Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    Beloit, WI US
  • Crystal Bowl
    Crystal Lake's Crystal Bowl is known for its selection of pool tables and great atmosphere. While you're enjoying this alley, be sure to check out their amazing restaurant for a tasty meal. Grab the kids when you head to this alley — its family-oriented atmosphere perfect for the whole clan. Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    Crystal Lake, IL US
  • Main Street Billiards Cafe
    Pool hall lovers will enjoy heading on over to Main Street Billiards Cafe in Algonquin for an amazing round of pool. Feeling hungry? Sit down for a bite to eat at this hall 's restaurant. Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    Algonquin, IL US
  • Elgin Lanes
    Located conveniently near Elgin, Elgin Lanes offers great games of pool for you and everyone you know. The doors are open for you at this alley with their people friendly restaurant and great, home-cooked food. Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at this alley. Elgin Lanes is fully loaded with TVs for your viewing pleasure. Noise levels at the alley can be ear-piercing, so save the t te- -t tes for another night. Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    Elgin, IL US
  • Otter Cove
    Otter Cove couldn't have a more fitting mascot. The park's theme centers around a river otter, an anthropomorphized version of which occasionally stops by to take pictures with guests. It's not hard to imagine this semiaquatic mammal zipping down one of the park's Salamander Slides and splashing into Turtle Creek, a 600-foot lazy river. Humans find themselves equally at home in aquatic play areas such as The Frog Bog, a 7,700 sq. ft. activity pool with spinning water apparatuses and a waterfall. The park also contains a traditional lap pool heated to around 80 degrees fahrenheit, just warm enough to keep it from being taken over by penguins. In addition to open swim times, the pool hosts swim lessons for all ages. Otter Cove also helms The Otters Swim Team for swimmers aged 5–16.
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    St. Charles, IL US
  • Lakes Bowl
    Treat yourself to a fun game of billiards at Lakes Bowl in Round Lake and sharpen up your pool skills. Looking for a bite to eat? This alley also has an awesome restaurant. This alley welcomes kids, too, so you can feel good about bringing the whole family. Prepare to face the crowds at Lakes Bowl during the week — weekends tend to be slower. Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    Round Lake, IL US