Nightlife in Wauconda

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

Movie Theater Ticket Subscription Plans from MoviePass (Up to 44% 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

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

Ultimate Date Night Package

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

$124 $39

"A Christmas Carol"

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

Arlington Heights

$30 $19.75

"The Rocky Horror Show"

Cutting Hall


$20 $13.75

$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

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

Toby Love and Judy Santos on October 27 at 8:30 p.m.

Toby Love

Rio Chicago

Bachata superstar Toby Love reconnects with his former Aventura collaborator Judy Santos, along local producer DJ Extreme, for Bachataween

$26.62 $19

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

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

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

Halloween Bar Crawl on October 28 or 29 or Trolley Bar Crawl: Crawl-o-ween on October 29, at 8 p.m.

Halloween Trolley Bar Crawl or Halloween Bar Crawl: Crawl-o-ween

Multiple Locations

Don creative Halloween costume, then walk or hop on a trolley to hit Chicago bars featuring drink specials, scavenger hunts, and prizes

$17.36 $8

25% Cash Back at Duffy's Tavern and Grille

Duffy's Tavern and Grille

North Side

Claim this deal and get 25% cash back rewards when you pay with your linked Visa card at Duffy’s Tavern and Grille

$0 $0

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

"HUNKS" The Show Male Revue at Feeling Lucky Lounge on October 27 at 8 p.m.

"Hunks The Show"

Feeling Lucky Lounge

The HUNKS production is an electrifying, high-energy performance showcasing some of the sexiest men alive as they sing, dance, and strip

$24.64 $12

25% Cash Back at Weather Mark Tavern

Weather Mark Tavern


Get 25% cash back on your first purchase and 20% cash back on all additional purchases

$0 $0

20% Cash Back at Graffiti Chicago

Graffiti Chicago

Near North Side

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$0 $0

20% Cash Back at Red Star Cocktail Lounge

Red Star Cocktail Lounge


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"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 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

"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

"Girl Found"

The Cornservatory

North Side

$20 $13.75

"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

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

Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: "The Two Man Group" - Friday November 11, 2016 / 7:30pm

Batavia Fine Arts Centre

Big Woods Marmion

$57 $34.75

Movie with Popcorn and Drinks for One, Two, or Four at Village of Bensenville (Up to 50% Off)

Village of Bensenville


Guests grab buckets of popcorn and large sodas before heading into intimate twin theaters to view recent releases

$22 $12

"Kiss Kiss Cabaret"

Uptown Underground


$27.50 $18

"The Addams Family: A New Musical"

Lund Auditorium


$17 $11.50

LUSH: An Interactive Female Burlesque Show and Drinking Game (October 14, November 11, or December 9)

LUSH – An Interactive Female Burlesque Show & Drinking Game

Original Mothers

Part burlesque, part drinking game, these Friday-night shows feature talented performers and plenty of audience interaction

$30 $20

"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

Select Local Merchants

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    In the heart of Wauconda on the shoreline of Bangs Lake, Docks Bar & Grill offers up sweeping water views along with traditional American grill fare. The menu features Docks’ classic homemade crab cakes garnished with mango-chili sauce, the 10-ounce smoked-bacon-brie burger, and Docks Famous barbecue baby back ribs. To keep up a convivial atmosphere, Docks hosts crowd-drawing events nearly every night, including Monday night football and live music on the weekends. While taking in the laid-back but chic decor, which features black leather booths, dark wood furnishings, and intimate lighting, guests can also enjoy drink specials that change daily. For gatherings or private parties, Docks' has a banquet room that overlooks Bangs lake.
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    Wauconda, IL US
  • Strawberry Moon
    After-work drinks are served at Strawberry Moon Bar, a laid-back spot for the casual drinker. Don't be alone on gameday, come have a great drink and great fun. If dancing is on the menu, the bar also features live bands and an open floor. Noise levels at the bar can be ear-piercing, so save the't te- -t tes for another night. Diners will appreciate the quick and easy parking options located near this dining establishment. Strawberry Moon Bar's fare is so good, you'll want to sample everything on the menu (and with its middle-of-the-road prices, you can!).
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    Wauconda, IL US
  • Chili's Grill & Bar
    Come to Chili's to grab an American classic with a side of fries. Low-fat, gluten-free and anything else you've been looking for waits here. Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at this restaurant won't disappoint. Wifi is on the house at Chili's, so you can stay connected on your mobile device. Gather up your friends, coworkers or family members and head to Chili's for a group meal. Can't find your khakis? No problem! Throw on a pair of your most comfortable jeans and you'll blend right in at Chili's. For the tastes of Chili's from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services. Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead. In addition to its great location, Chili's is also located near plenty of parking options. Who s hungry for great grub at a reasonable rate? Chili's s yummy creations will leave a mark in your memory but not a dent in your pocketbook. Indulge in all of your favorite American classics with a trip to the definitive standard in town at Chili's.
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    Kildeer, IL US
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    If you have a hankering for something extra tasty, sample the menu at Lake Zurich's Chasers Sport Bar and Grill. Bask in the sun and enjoy a fresh meal outside at Chasers Sport Bar and Grill. Access the Internet free of charge via Chasers Sport Bar and Grill's complimentary wifi. Guests may have a hard time conversing, as the restaurant is rather noisy. Chasers Sport Bar and Grill offers convenient carryout and delivery, so diners aren't limited to the restaurant space. Driving is all about convenience, and we get that. With spaces available, we'll help speed up your night. At Chasers Sport Bar and Grill, diners can make use of the safe bike rack.
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  • Kathy's Lakeside Inn
    For the perfect spot for a beautiful weekend getaway, pack your bags and go to Kathy's Lakeside Inn in Lake Zurich. You'll find a wonderful selection of drinks from Kathy's Lakeside Inn's full bar to top off your meal. Kathy's Lakeside Inn is the perfect spot to enjoy a great meal outside (weather permitting). Groups of all sizes can easily be seated at Kathy's Lakeside Inn. Drivers can make use of the parking lots near Kathy's Lakeside Inn. Step out of the ordinary and into the extraordinary this weekend when you book your stay at the serene Kathy's Lakeside Inn in Lake Zurich.
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    Lake Zurich, IL US
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    Visit For Pete's Sake for some true American comfort food smack dab in the middle of Long Grove's Long Grove. If you're driving, that's no problem. Parking available onsite. An average meal at For Pete's Sake will set you back about $30. A hearty salad, juicy burger, or classic chicken — all of your favorite American dishes will be made fresh when you head to For Pete's Sake.
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    Long Grove, IL US