Festivals in Pekin, IL

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

$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 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

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 44% 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

"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 October 28

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

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

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

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

Cubs Playoff Game Rooftop Experience with All-Inclusive Food and Drink at Skybox on Sheffield (October 15–23)

NLCS Cubs Playoff Games at Skybox on Sheffield Rooftop

Skybox on Sheffield Rooftop

Enjoy iconic Wrigleyville experience from a three-tiered rooftop with food, beer, and wine

$311.99 $125

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

All-Inclusive Rooftop Party for a Cubs NLCS Playoff Game at Down the Line Rooftop (October 15–23)

Cubs Rooftop Playoff NLCS Games

Down The Line Rooftop

All-inclusive food and drinks create a party-like atmosphere on a Wrigleyville rooftop as the Cubs take on foes inside Wrigley Field

$279 $199

All-Inclusive Rooftop View of Cubs NLCS Playoff Game at Lakeview Baseball Club (October 15–23)

Lakeview Baseball Club - Cubs NLCS Games

Lakeview Baseball Club

Indulge in food and drinks while taking in a ballgame from a facility that mixes old-school charm with lush modern amenities

$334.39 $189

Chicago Bulls Game for Two and Optional Memorabilia Signed by Jimmy Butler or Dennis Rodman (November 7–December 19)

Official Fan Package

United Center

Seasoned vets Rajon Rondo, Dwyane Wade, Jimmy Butler, and Robin Lopez take the court against NBA opponents

$181 $69

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

"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

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

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

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

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

<i>Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey</i> Presents <i>Out Of This World</i> on November 4–27

Ringling Bros. Presents Out Of This World

Multiple Locations

Blast off on a cosmic family adventure with gravity-defying acrobats, majestic animals, fearless daredevils, and humorous clowns

$30.35 $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

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

Rockford Icehogs Tickets

Rockford Icehogs

River District

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

$21 $21

"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

$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

Theresa Caputo Tickets

Theresa Caputo Tickets

River District

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

$58 $58

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