Opera in McHenry, IL

$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

$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

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

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

"A Christmas Carol"

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

Arlington Heights

$30 $19.75

"The Rocky Horror Show"

Cutting Hall


$20 $13.75

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

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

Groupon Exclusive: Girls Night Out The Show with Meet and Greet on (November 15 or November 17)

Girls Night Out The Show

Multiple Locations

Muscle-bound hunks unleash ripped abs and sexy dance moves in a tantalizing evening of girls’ night out fun; meet and greet included

$45 $30

"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

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

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

"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

"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

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

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

"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

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

One or Two Tickets to the Windy City Wedding Show by Keith Christopher Entertainment (50% Off). 10 Dates.

Windy City Wedding Show

Keith Christopher Entertainment

Huge bridal expo with fashion show gathers wedding planners, vendors & specialists in one place, from dress designers to honeymoon experts

$20 $10

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

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

"A Christmas Survival Guide"

Raue Center for the Arts

Raue Center for the Arts

$32.50 $21

$10 For 2 Drop-In Sessions (Reg. $20)



$20 $10

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

Live Music at Durty Nellie's

Durty Nellie's


$15 $10.50

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

Survivor with John Waite and A Flock of Seagulls on Saturday, October 29 at 7 p.m.


Genesee Theatre

The arena rock titans behind “Eye of the Tiger” join forces with fellow ’70s and ’80s rockers John Waite and A Flock of Seagulls

$63 $31.50

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

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

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  • 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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  • 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
  • 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
  • Trilogy School of Performing Arts
    Let the beat take you away at Lake Zurich's Trilogy School of Performing Arts. Dancing is a great way to express yourself and an easy way to avoid the gym, so why not sign up for a class at Trilogy School of Performing Arts? Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    Lake Zurich, IL US
  • North Ave Dance Studio
    Break in your dancing shoes at Palatine's North Ave Dance Studio and get ready for a great time. Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    Palatine, IL US
  • Buffalo Grove Gymnastics
    For top-notch performances of historical and contemporary plays, there's no better place in Buffalo Grove than Buffalo Grove Gymnastics. Don't worry about packing a snack. This theater has a great restaurant so you can keep the fun going. Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join in the fun at this theater. Move, groove, and shake it at one of Buffalo Grove Gymnastics' top-notch dance classes. Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    Buffalo Grove, IL US