Nightlife in Winnetka

"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

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

Two Well Drinks and $10 in Tokens at Emporium Arcade Bar (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Emporium Arcade Bar

Multiple Locations

Visitors juggle drinks and joysticks at the arcade bar’s two locations, where vintage video games and pinball tables abound

$20 $11

$20 for $30 Worth of Tropical Appetizers and Tiki-Bar Drinks at Hala Kahiki

Hala Kahiki

River Grove

Tropical cocktails named for Pelé and coral reefs poured in Polynesian-themed bar opened in 1963

$30 $20

"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

$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

25% Cash Back at Duffy's Tavern and Grille

Duffy's Tavern and Grille

North Side

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$0 $0

"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

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

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

Dru Hill with Sisqo on December 18 at 8 p.m.

Dru Hill

House of Blues Chicago

R&B crooners treat fans to soulful hit such as “Never Make a Promise” and “In My Bed”

$39.16 $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

Craft-Beer Tasting for Two or Four at Beermiscuous (Up to 43% Off)


North Side

Each guest selects four draft craft beer samples from a wide variety of options at a unique beer café

$30 $18

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

"Kiss Kiss Cabaret"

Uptown Underground


$27.50 $18

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

25% Cash Back at THE drop LOUNGE


North Side

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20% Cash Back at Galway Bay (Chicago)

Galway Bay (Chicago)

North Side

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20% Cash Back at Graffiti Chicago

Graffiti Chicago

Near North Side

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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

Tasting Experience for Two with Pint Glasses and "Crowlers" at Noon Whistle Brewing (Up to 44% Off)

Noon Whistle Brewing


Sip beers and take home 32-oz. canned crowlers at the brewery behind such beers as Cozmo, American Pale Ale and Bernie milk stout

$54 $30

"The Rocky Horror Show"

Cutting Hall


$20 $13.75

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

"A Christmas Carol"

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

Arlington Heights

$30 $19.75

Dinner, Drinks, and Diva Show for Two or Four at Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club (Up to 50% Off)

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club

North Side

Female impersonators put on a show every 30 minutes as diners clink martini glasses and trade bites of savory entrées

$95 $55

"Time Warp Time" - Sunday October 30, 2016 / 7:00pm

Skokie Theatre

Skokie Theatre

$25 $16

"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

"Horrible Fun": Based on Cards Against Humanity

Under the Gun Theater

Under the Gun Theater

$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

Select Local Merchants

  • The Happ Inn Bar and Grill
    Can't get the game on your home TV? Head on over to Northfield's The Happ Inn and never miss a game. Diners with dietary restrictions will appreciate The Happ Inn's gluten-free options. Cheer on your favorite team at The Happ Inn, a local restaurant with TVs. Tots and tykes will be right at home at this bar with its kid-approved food and ambience. Surround yourself with the wonderful weather at your next night out at The Happ Inn. Wifi is on the house at The Happ Inn, so you can stay connected on your mobile device. Weeknights are busy for The Happ Inn, so call ahead and make a reservation if you can. Wear what you like when you dine at The Happ Inn — the restaurant has a chill vibe just right for casual dining. The Happ Inn is known for serving great food, and they are able to serve it at your next event with their excellent catering. You can also grab your food to go. The free parking lot next door is a steal for those dining at The Happ Inn. If cycling is more your speed, you'll find plenty of space to stash your bike outside the bar. Treating yourself doesn't mean breaking the bank, come taste the great dishes The Happ Inn has to offer. Feel free to swing by the bar for breakfast or lunch, but fans recommend holding out for dinner. Head down to The Happ Inn next game, and you'll find a new place to enjoy your favorite sport.
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    Northfield, IL US
  • Wilmette Theatre
    Renovated in 2006, the nearly century-old Wilmette Theatre entertains theatergoers with a rotating slate of current and classic offerings, including Hollywood blockbusters and niche art films. Cylindrical light from a whirring projector flickers across two auditoriums, where movie-going duos can snack on buttery tubs of popcorn while sipping a soda and whispering spoilers into the facility’s pristine Soundfold curtain. The Wilmette underwent a key renovation in 2006, fortifying the century-old venue’s commitment to quality art with fresh coats of paint, an overhauled concessions center, and screenings of feature-length still lifes.
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    Wilmette, IL US
  • Breaking Into The Business
    Want something more than just a weekend out at the bars? Wilmette's Actors Training Center offers the perfect theater to shake your weekend up. For a well-crafted dish, be sure to visit the restaurant at this theater. Bring the whole clan to this theater — kids and parents will love the ambience here. Move, groove, and shake it at one of Actors Training Center's top-notch dance classes. Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    Wilmette, IL US
  • D'Agostino's Pizzeria
    D'Agostino's Pizzeria At-Glen is a fantastic spot to grab a quick slice. D'Agostino's Pizzeria At-Glen is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering low-fat, vegan, and gluten-free items on the menu. TVs are also on hand in the bar to keep up with the latest scores. Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at this pizzeria. Make it a VIP party and book a private room at D'Agostino's Pizzeria At-Glen today! D'Agostino's Pizzeria At-Glen provides seasonal outdoor seating — be sure to grab a chair before it's too late. Wireless Internet access is available for no charge at D'Agostino's Pizzeria At-Glen. D'Agostino's Pizzeria At-Glen draws a good-sized crowd on weeknights as workers head over after leaving the office. Casual dining at its best, D'Agostino's Pizzeria At-Glen customers are free to enjoy themselves in jeans and a T-shirt. Take the comfort of your own home and add great grub from D'Agostino's Pizzeria At-Glen to create the perfect night. Come in or stay home. This pizzeria's pickup and delivery options have you covered. D'Agostino's Pizzeria At-Glen is located near endless free parking options. Cyclists will also appreciate the plentiful space to lock up their bikes outside the pizzeria. D'Agostino's Pizzeria At-Glen is serving up five-star food at a reasonable price. Whether you're hungry first thing in the morning or prefer to eat a little later, D'Agostino's Pizzeria At-Glen is conveniently open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. So if you're looking for a casual hangout spot in town, be sure to stop in for a hot pizza at D'Agostino's Pizzeria At-Glen. So when you need a quick solution for lunch or dinner, stop by D'Agostino's Pizzeria At-Glen and enjoy a hot and tasty pizza. If you're craving food from one of the top British pubs in Glenview, D'Agostino's Pizzeria At-Glen is the place to go.
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    Glenview, IL US
  • Flight Wine Bar
    Oenophiles rejoice! Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar offers an amazing wine list and great ambience for sipping the night away. Flush with wines from around the world, drink from the restaurant's extensive list of reds and whites. The bar also has TVs, so patrons can enjoy their glass while following up on the latest scores. Big groups always enjoy coming to Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar. Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar offers a free wifi hot spot — perfect for surfing the web or getting a little work done. Don't stay cooped up on a beautiful summer day! At Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar, you can dine outdoors on their lovely patio. People tend to swarm the restaurant on Fridays and Saturdays, so be sure to reserve space for your party ahead of time. At Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar, "dress to impress" is a thing of the past, and jeans are the new norm. That's right! Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar will bring their delicious food to your house for any occasion. The food is prepared and packaged, just waiting for your pickup. Don't forget to tip the valet — Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar's Tower Dr location provides a parking service. Cyclists are in luck. Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar provides bike parking. Prices at Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar are moderate — most diners plunk down about $30 per meal. When it comes to wine, Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar has some of the best selections in town. Come on over today and check out the latest offerings. The friendly staff at Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar are ready and waiting to cook and serve your favorite American meal. If you're seeking a highly-rated American restaurant in the area, look no further than Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar.
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    Glenview, IL US
  • Jolanes
    With its epic wine list and charming interior, Jolane's is a great spot for a date or a night out with friends. Gluten-free and low-fat are not one in the same, but this place serves them both. With its long wine list and TVs in the bar area, the bar has enough to keep oenophiles and sports fans happy. Gather the whole family for a trip to this bar — everyone will find something to like (even the pickiest little eater) on the menu here. A great space for entertaining large parties, consider reserving the private room at Jolane's for your next big event. Get online gratis thanks to Jolane's' complimentary wifi. On warmer days, you can take advantage of Jolane's' al fresco patio seating. Fridays and Saturdays really bring in the crowds, so make sure there's space for you by calling ahead for a reservation. Whether you're coming from work or a ballgame, the dress code at laid-back Jolane's is come-as-you-are. Jolane's is known for serving great food, and they are able to serve it at your next event with their excellent catering. Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy this bar's cooking from the comfort of their own home. Save some cash on parking when you park in the lot adjacent to the restaurant. Jolane's s fare is so good, you ll want to sample everything on the menu (and with its middle-of-the-road prices, you can!). Jolane's accepts all major credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. Chow down on breakfast, lunch, or dinner fare at Jolane's — they're open for all three meals. Make your way over to Jolane's and enjoy a delicious and refreshing glass of red or white wine.
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    Glenview, IL US