Friday November 17 12:31 pm

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Entertainment

MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE! announces AGE OF HEROES, featuring GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY and More

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Super hero action, thrills and drama will soar, smash and burst into arenas across the country starting this summer with the debut of Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes. The iconic Marvel Super Heroes Spider-Man and The Avengers are joined by the Guardians of the Galaxy, including Star-Lord, Gamora, Groot, Rocket and Drax, in a legendary battle to defend the universe from evil. Set to premiere at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on July 7, 2017, the epic Marvel Super Hero experience will hit the Chicago area, Nov. 2-5, 2017, with performances at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill.

TEMPEL LIPIZZANS’ WHITE STALLIONS RETURN FOR 35TH PERFORMANCE YEAR OF CLASSICAL DRESSAGE RIDING JUNE 18 – SEPT. 10, 2017

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Tempel Lipizzans’ stallions return for a 35th season to present a live, awe-inspiring 90-minute program of synchronized movements, athleticism and harmony between horse and rider set to classical music. The 2017 Tempel Lipizzans summer season kicks-off on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 18 at 1pm with performances continuing through Sept. 10 on select Sundays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at Tempel Farms in Old Mill Creek, IL, just north of Chicago (press performance June 8). For the first time ever the summer performances will feature LIVE announcer.

SUMMER IN CHICAGO HEATS UP AS ROOF ON theWit RETURNS WITH HIGHLY ANTICIPATED JETSET SERIES

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heWit, who prides itself on delivering “More Experience than Hotel,” returns with its summer series that has redefined travel. For its second season, ROOF on theWit, 201 N. State Street, features iconic, global party destinations that are focused on style and stimulating sophistication. Surrender yourself to the sultry evening breeze. Feel your heart beat with the rhythm of the music, and let your feet and taste buds dance. During three marquee weekend Friday and Saturday nights, ROOF on theWit hosts an exclusive sensual immersion, complete with Chef Nathan Sears’ new Moorish region-inspired cuisine, unique cocktails and diverse entertainment.

COMEDIANS DANNY PUDI, CHRIS REDD AND RAMON RIVAS HOST 3RD ANNUAL BREAK OUT COMEDY FESTIVAL AT UP COMEDY CLUB

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The Second City announces its 3rd Annual NBC Second City Break Out Comedy Festival, taking place in Chicago June 8-10, 2017. This year’s festival includes a kick off night on Thursday, June 8th hosted by Ramon Rivas (The Half Hour with Comedy Central, MTV’s Decoded). Danny Pudi (NBC’s Powerless and Community) and special guest Parvesh Cheena (NBC’s Outsourced) host on Friday, June 9th, and Second City alum and comic Chris Redd (Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping) will host on Saturday, June 10th.

OUT! Chicago and Illinois LGBTQ Visitor’s Guide available

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Visitors to Chicago and Illinois have a guide to help navigate LGBTQ and mainstream events and places to see: The 2017 OUT! Chicago and Illinois LGBTQ Visitor’s Guide is now available.

The 124-page guide, published by weekly LGBTQ newspaper Windy City Times, includes sections on things to do outside of the city, from Oak Park and the total eclipse downstate this summer to the Shawnee National Forest and Springfield.

SUMMER IN CHICAGO HEATS UP AS ROOF ON theWit RETURNS WITH HIGHLY ANTICIPATED JETSET SERIES

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theWit, who prides itself on delivering “More Experience than Hotel,” returns with its summer series that has redefined travel. For its second season, ROOF on theWit, 201 N. State Street, features iconic, global party destinations that are focused on style and stimulating sophistication. Surrender yourself to the sultry evening breeze. Feel your heart beat with the rhythm of the music, and let your feet and taste buds dance. During three marquee weekend Friday and Saturday nights, ROOF on theWit hosts an exclusive sensual immersion, complete with Chef Nathan Sears’ new Moorish region-inspired cuisine, unique cocktails and diverse entertainment.

Cirque du Soleil announces Two-Week Extension to the Upcoming Chicago Engagement of LUZIA, a Waking Dream of Mexico!

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Cirque du Soleil is excited to announce two additional weeks of performances (August 22 – September 3) for the Chicago engagement of its delightfully imaginative and visually stunning production LUZIA, a waking dream of Mexico. Now from July 21 – September 3, 2017, audiences are invited to a redesigned white-and-gold Big Top at the United Center parking lot to escape to an imaginary Mexico – a sumptuous world suspended somewhere between dreams and reality.

BLUE MAN GROUP CELEBRATES WORLD AUTISM MONTH WITH RENEWAL OF ANNUAL PARTNERSHIP WITH AUTISM SPEAKS

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Blue Man Group is teaming up with Autism Speaks for the third consecutive year and will be hosting autism-friendly performances suitable for individuals and families affected by autism in New York, Las Vegas, Boston, Chicago (July 16th) and Orlando. In its fourth year working with Autism Speaks, Blue Man Group Chicago will also add a second autism-friendly performance October 1st to accommodate growing demand.