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September and October Mixology Classes at Staytion Market & Bar

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From tiki pumpkin cocktails to baseball inspired drinks, Staytion Market & Bar (1 W. Wacker Dr) is excited to announce its fall lineup of weekly mixology classes for September and October.

SKETCH COMEDY ARTISTS AROUND THE WORLD ARE INVITED TO APPLY FOR 18th ANNUAL CHICAGO SKETCH COMEDY FESTIVAL JAN 10 – 20, 2019

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Stage 773 announces applications are now open for The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival’s 18th Anniversary. The nation’s largest and most highly anticipated sketch comedy festival takes place January 10th through 20st, 2019 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. “SketchFest” continues to grow and evolve year after year, cementing the city's reputation as the comedy hub of the nation. The festival “whose laughs are right on track,” says the Chicago Sun Times, features every form of sketch comedy imaginable, from perverted musical puppets to high-brow political satire.

ONE OF CHICAGO’S TOP EPICUREAN EVENTS, KOUZINA, RETURNS TO THE NATIONAL HELLENIC MUSEUM NOVEMBER 1

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One of Chicago’s most exciting, “hidden gem” culinary events of the year, Kouzina, a “Twist on the Classics”, hosted by the National Hellenic Museum (NHM), 333 S. Halsted St., is returning on Thursday, November 1 from 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. A night of dining, drinking and mingling with the second city’s culinary elite, including Chef Louie Alexakis of Avli Restaurant, Chef Larry Feldmeier of the Albert and Chef Nate Henssler of Portsmith, attendees are invited to taste their way through bites from Chicago’s top culinary minds, all with the influence of Greek culture.

STEPHANIE MILLER RETURNS TO CHICAGO’S ATHENAEUM THEATRE WITH THE ALL NEW SEXY LIBERAL BLUE WAVE TOUR, SATURDAY, OCT. 27

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Stephanie Miller’s Sexy Liberal Blue Wave Tour, an all new limited run tour starring Miller, John Fugelsang and special guest Margaret Cho comes to Chicago’s Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave., for one night only, Saturday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. With just three shows on this very special mid-term tour; fans of political comedy and more will want to be a part of creating the big blue wave that is going to hit Congress in November. Stephanie Miller’s Sexy Liberal Blue Wave Tour is hugely entertaining, passionately progressive and a deeply inappropriate resistance movement.

CITY WINERY CHICAGO ANNOUNCES DOMES RETURN TO CITY WINERY AT THE RIVERWALK OCTOBER 10-DECEMBER 16 ON MARINA PLAZA

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City Winery at the Riverwalk announces the return of its popular heated River Domes from Wednesday, October 10 – Sunday, December 16, offering guests private outdoor seating and shelter on the Riverwalk. City Winery will begin taking River Dome reservations in September. City Winery at the Riverwalk is located on the south bank of the Chicago River between Dearborn and State Streets at 11 W. Riverwalk South.

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS’ NEWEST LIVE MUSIC AND DINING DESTINATION – HEY NONNY – ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL OPENING DATE IN OCTOBER

Chicagoland’s newest music venue and eatery, Hey Nonny, 10 S. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights, will officially open to the public Thursday, October 18. In its intimate listening room, Hey Nonny will present the best Chicago and touring musicians playing jazz, rock, blues, country, reggae, classical, and folk in ticketed concerts six nights a week. Farm-to-table cuisine will be featured in the Hey Nonny Gastropub. Hey Nonny will celebrate with a grand opening weekend Friday, October 25 – Saturday, October 27.

ROSEMONT THEATRE CELEBRATES THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH SIX SHOWS THROUGHOUT DECEMBER 2018

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This holiday season, Rosemont Theatre will feature six spectacular Christmas shows, starting on December 1 and ending December 22. All productions will take place at the Rosemont Theatre (5400 N. River Road). Tickets go on sale Friday, July 27 at 10am via Ticketmaster and can also be purchased at the box office.

Hamilton: The Exhibition Announces New Chicago Opening Date: April 6, 2019 Prior To Tour Of U.S. Cities

HAMILTON: THE EXHIBITION – a 360-degree, immersive ​exhibit ​that will travel to select U.S. cities – ​has set a new opening date of April 6, 2019 in Chicago, it has been announced by Jeffrey Seller, producer of the musical HAMILTON​. HAMILTON: THE EXHIBITION ​– on display in a specially-built free-standing structure the size of a football field --​ opens this spring for a limited engagement ​on Northerly Island​ in Chicago, where HAMILTON has played a sold-out run since 2016.