• Entertainment This Week

    Now Playing in Indiana

    January 27th, 8:00 pm, Breezy Rodio, Council Oak Bar Stage, Hard Rock Casino, 5400 West 29th Ave. (I 80-94@Burr), Gary.  Free.  FYI (219) 228-2383 or https://www.hardrockcasinonorthernindiana.com/

    January 27th, 9:00 pm, Stealin' the FarmHard Rock Café Stage, Hard Rock Casino, 5400 West 29th Ave. (I 80-94@Burr), Gary.  Free.  FYI (219) 228-2383 or https://www.hardrockcasinonorthernindiana.com/

    January 28th, 2:00 pm, Artist Panel Discussion, Sense and Sensibility: Poetry in Painting. Curated by Dorman + Torluemke,  South Shore Arts, Center for the Visual & Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster.  Free  FYI www.southshoreartsonline.org.  

    January 28th, 8:00 pm, Mike Wheeler Band, Council Oak Bar Stage, Hard Rock Casino, 5400 West 29th Ave. (I 80-94@Burr), Gary.  Free.  FYI (219) 228-2383 or https://www.hardrockcasinonorthernindiana.com/

    January 28th, 9:00 pm, Modern Day RomeosHard Rock Café Stage, Hard Rock Casino, 5400 West 29th Ave. (I 80-94@Burr), Gary.  Free.  FYI (219) 228-2383 or https://www.hardrockcasinonorthernindiana.com/

    January 29th, 3:00 pm, Late Night Catechism 30th Anniversary, Theatre at the Center, Center for the Visual & Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster.  $33.  FYI (219) 836-3255 or https://www.theatreatthecenter.com/on-stage/late-nite-catechism.  1:00 pm (doors open at 12:30 pm), Pre-show Dinner, CVPA Ballroom, $30 plus tax & gratuity.  FYI (219) 836-1930 ext 2.  

    January 30th, 7:00 pm, The Everly Set, Lakeshore Community Concerts, Munster High School Auditorium, 8808 Columbia Avenue, Munster.  FYI Carolyn Borchardt (219-614-8410, cborc86914@aol.com) or Jim Rajchel (219-789-3851, jimsupt122@aol.com).

    Through March 1st, Sense of Place: Works from the Artists in Residence of Indiana Dunes National Park, Chesterton Art Center, 115 S. 4th, Chesterton.  Free.  FYI (219) 926-4711 or www.chestertonart.org

    January 28th through March 3rd, Duneland Photography Club Exhibit: photography as inspired by the works of Vivian Maier (1926 – 2009), an American street photographer.  Art Barn, 695 North 400 East (3 miles North of Hwy 2 & one-mile south of US Hwy 6), Valparaiso.  Free.  FYI www.artbarnschool.org.

    Art on theMART

     

    Now Playing in Illinois:  

    January 27th & 28th, 8:00 pm, Dogs or Cats; Augmented Body, by Jaerin Son, LookOut Winter 2023 Series, Steppenwolf’s Downstairs Theater, 1650 N. Halsted St., Chicago.  This is a phone-free experience.  $25.  FYI (312) 335-1650 or steppenwolf.org/jerrod 

    Through January 29th, Disney on Ice presents Frozen & Encanto, United Center, 1901 West Madison Street, Chicago,  Tickets start at $25.  FYI www.disneyonice.com or www.ticketmaster.com.  

    January 27th & 28th, 7:30 & 9:45 pm, Comedian Maz Jobrani, Heath Mainstage, The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. $25-$75.  FYI  (773) 697-3830 or www.thedentheatre.com.

    January 28th, 1:00 - 5:00 pm, Navy Pier's Global Connections Series, Lunar New Year Celebration: Year of the Rabbit, Aon Grand Ballroom, Navy Pier, 600 E Grand, Chicago.  Family Friendly.  Free.  www.navypier.org.

    January 28th, 2:00 - 3:00 pm, Lecture: Yoruba Egungun Masquerade Performances for the Ancestors, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago. 111 S. Michigan, Chicago, registration required.  Free.  FYI https://sales.artic.edu/Events/Event/25698?date=1/28/2023

    January 28th, 2:30 pm, ConcertoFest, Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra, United Church of Hinsdale, 137 S. Garfield St., Hinsdale.  $35.  FYI https://my.elmhurstsymphony.org/events

    January 29th, 2:00 pm, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE, Greenwood: A Century of Resilience, Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Drive, Chicago.  $25  & $48.  Tickets on sale August 1st.  FYI (312) 341-2300 or AuditoriumTheatre.org

    January 29th, 3:00 pm, ConcertoFest, Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra, Elnhurst Christian Reformed Church, 149 West Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst.  $35.  FYI https://my.elmhurstsymphony.org/events

    **** Through January 29th, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays, Ice Skating returns to Chicago Wolves Ice Rink, Parkway Bank Park Entertainment District, Rosemong.  Free.  Skate rentals $8.  FYI ParkwayBankPark.com.  

    Through February 6th, 12:00 - 8:00 pm, Verse Immersive: The Art of the Future Exhibition, a holographic theater hosting multiple 30-60-minute immersive adventures.  Navy Pier, 600 E Grand, Chicago.  $25-$35.  FYI https://navypier.org/events/verse-immersive-the-art-of-the-future-exhibi...

    Through March 25th, Winter Session, M.A.D.D Rhythms Tap Academy, Harold Washington Cultural Center, 4701 S. King Dr. (47th Street entrance), Chicago.  FYI MADDRhythms.com

    Through March 29th, Wednesdays at 7:00 pm, Harrison Lampert’s MixtapeArtist-In-Residence series, Chicago Magic Lounge, 5050 N. Clark, Chicago.  21 and older venue.  $40-$45.  FYI (312) 366-4500 or chicagomagiclounge.com

    Through April 23rd, Cabaret Zazou's Luminaire, Randolph Entertainment LLC, Spiegeltent, 14th floor of the Cambria Hotel, 32 W. Randolph, Chicago.  $125-$210 (Show only $75).  FYI (312) 488-0900 or www.CabaretZaZou.com 

    Through May 14th, World Premiere, Harry Potter: Magic at Play, created by Warner Bros. Discovery Global Themed Entertainment and Original X Productions (OGX), and co-presented by Fever.  Water Tower Place, 835 N Michigan Ave., Chicago. FYI www.HarryPotterMagicAtPlay.com,  

    Open Run, Wednesdays-Sundays, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm, Sloomoo Institute Chicago, an experiential destination that taps into the joy of multi-sensory play through hand-crafted, artisanal slime and #satisfying experiences,  820 N. Orleans Street, Chicago.  $45, Enhance Experience,$80.  FYI https://sloomooinstitute.com/

    Open Run, Wednesdays (8:00) & Sundays (3:00), Ross Johnson, A Funny Thing Happened…Tomorrow!  Rhapsody Theater, 1328 W. Morse Ave., Chicago.  $35-$75.  FYI  www.rhapsodytheater.com

    At Chicago Magic Lounge

    Open Run, Mondays at 7:00 pm, Music and Magic, Chicago Magic Lounge, 5050 N. Clark Street, Chicago.  $30.  FYI (312) 366-4500 or chicagomagiclounge.com.

    Open Run, Tuesdays at 7:00 pm, The Showcase, Chicago Magic Lounge, 5050 N. Clark Street, Chicago.  $40.  FYI (312) 366-4500 or chicagomagiclounge.com.

    Open Run, Thursdays through Sundays at 7:00 pm, Fridays & Sundays at 10:00 pm, The Signature Show, Chicago Magic Lounge, 5050 N. Clark Street, Chicago.  $52.50-$85.  FYI (312) 366-4500 or chicagomagiclounge.com.

    At Davenport’s Piano Bar 

     

    At Second City 

    Open Run, Tuesdays through Thursdays. 8:00 pm, Fridays & Saturdays, 7:00 & 10:00 om, Sundays, 7:00 pm, 110th Revue, Do the Right Thing, No Worries If Not, Mainstage, The Second City. 1616 N. Wells, Chicago.  Tickets start at $39.  FYI www.secondcity.com.

    Open Run, Thursdays, 8:00 pm, Fridays & Saturdays, 7:00 & 10:00 pm, Sundays, 4:00 pm, Secret Altercations, e.t.c. Theatre, The Second City, 230 W. North Avenue, Chicago.  Tickets start at $30.  FYI www.secondcity.com.

    Open Run, Thursdays–Saturdays, 8:00 pm; Sundays at 7:00 pm, Queer Eye: The Musical Parody, UP Comedy Club, The Second City, 230 W North Avenue, Chicago.  Tickets start at $29.00.  FYI 312-337-3992 or www.secondcity.com.

    Open Run, Tuesdas & Wednesdays, 8:00 pm, The Best of The Second City, Chicago Style, UP Comedy Club, The Second City, 230 W North Avenue, Chicago.  Tickets start at $39.00.  FYI 312-337-3992 or www.secondcity.com.

    Open Run, Sundays, 12:00 noon, The Second City’s Improv Brunch, UP Comedy Club, The Second City, 230 W North Avenue, Chicago.  $35.  FYI 312-337-3992 or www.secondcity.com.

    Open Run, Mondays, 8:00 pm, Saturdays, 3:00 pm, The Best of The Second City, Main Stage, The Second City, 1616 N. Wells, Chicago.  Tickets start at $39.00.  FYI 312-337-3992 or www.secondcity.com.

    Open Run, Fridays & Saturdays, 11:00 pm, The Second City’s Late Night Date Night, UP Comedy Club, The Second City, 230 W North Avenue, Chicago.  $25.  FYI 312-337-3992 or www.secondcity.com.

    Open Run, Saturdays, 7:30 & 9:00 pm, Baby Wants Candy, the completely improvised, full band musical, Donny's Skybox Theatre, 4th Floor, The Second City, 230 W North Avenue, Chicago.  $25.  FYI 312-337-3992 or www.secondcity.com.

    Open Run, Saturdays, 7:30 pm, Clued In: An Improvised Murder Mystery, The Blackout Cabaret, The Second City, 230 W North Avenue, Chicago.  $25.  FYI 312-337-3992 or www.secondcity.com.

    At iO Theater:

    Thursdays:

    • PoeProv, 8:00 pm, Dayton Cabaret, iO Theater, 1501 N Kingsbury St., Chicago.  $15.  FYI ioimprov.com.
    • Not Your Average Joe, 8:00 pm, Weed Cabaret, iO Theater, 1501 N Kingsbury St., Chicago.  $15.  FYI ioimprov.com.
    • The Armando: Theatrical Experience & Movement Hootenany, 8:00 pm, Freemont Theater, iO Theater, 1501 N Kingsbury St., Chicago.  $15.   FYI ioimprov.com.
    • Anarchy: The Improvised Rock Opera, 10:30 pm, Freemont Theater, iO Theater, 1501 N Kingsbury St., Chicago.  $15.  FYI ioimprov.com.
    • Pussyverance, 10:30 pm, Weed Cabaret, iO Theater, 1501 N Kingsbury St., Chicago.  $15.  FYI ioimprov.com.

    Fridays: 

    • Sex and the Wind City, 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm, Weed Cabaret, iO Theater, 1501 N Kingsbury St., Chicago.  $20 FYI ioimprov.com.
    • Your F&%ked Up Relationship, 8:00 pm, Kingsbury Theater, iO Theater, 1501 N Kingsbury St., Chicago.  $20 FYI ioimprov.com.
    • Stir Friday Night, 8:00 pm, Freemont Theater, iO Theater, 1501 N Kingsbury St., Chicago.  $20  FYI ioimprov.com.
    • Haunted: The Improvised Ghost Hunters, Dayton Cabaret, iO Theater, 1501 N Kingsbury St., Chicago.  $20  FYI ioimprov.com.
    • Devil's Daughter, 10:00 pm, Kingsbury Theater, iO Theater, 1501 N Kingsbury St., Chicago.  $2-  FYI ioimprov.com.
    • Friday Freaky, 10:30 pm, Dayton Cabaret, iO Theater, 1501 N Kingsbury St., Chicago.  $15  FYI ioimprov.com.
    • La Chancia Salvaje: An Improvised Telenovela, 10:30 pm, Freemont Theater, iO Theater, 1501 N Kingsbury St., Chicago.  $20  FYI ioimprov.com.

    Saturdays: 

    • Improvised Survivor, 8:00 pm, Freemont Theater, iO Theater, 1501 N Kingsbury St., Chicago.  $20 FYI ioimprov.com.
    • Improvised SIT COM, 8:00 pm, Weed Cabaret,  iO Theater, 1501 N Kingsbury St., Chicago.  $20  FYI ioimprov.com.
    • Whirled News Tonight, 8:00 pm, Knightsbury Theater, iO Theater, 1501 N Kingsbury St., Chicago.  $20  FYI ioimprov.com.
    • Improvised Jane Austen, 8:00 pm, Dayton Cabaret, iO Theater, 1501 N Kingsbury St., Chicago.  $20  FYI ioimprov.com.
    • Holidays from Hell, 10:30 pm, Freemont Theater, iO Theater, 1501 N Kingsbury St., Chicago.  $20  FYI ioimprov.com.
    • The Imrovised Holiday Movie, 10:30 pm, Dayton Cabaret,  iO Theater, 1501 N Kingsbury St., Chicago.  $20  FYI ioimprov.com.

    Sundays:

    • It's Giving Thanks: Fall through the Eyes of Gen Z, 7:00 pm. Dayton Cabaret,  iO Theater, 1501 N Kingsbury St., Chicago.  $15 FYI ioimprov.com.
    • The Co Op, 7:00 pm, Freemont Theater,  iO Theater, 1501 N Kingsbury St., Chicago.  $10.   FYI ioimprov.com.
    • Boneless, 9:00 pm, Dayton Cabaret, iO Theater, 1501 N Kingsbury St., Chicago.  $15  FYI ioimprov.com.
    • Play Practice, 9:00 pm, Weed Cabaret, iO Theater, 1501 N Kingsbury St., Chicago.  $15  FYI ioimprov.com.

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