• Entertainment This Week

    Now Playing in Indiana

    August 11th, 5:00 -  9:00 pm, Rhythm on Ridge, Cocktails, Cuisine, Live Music & Relaxing FUN!  Chef Joe Trama and his Events Team at The Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster.  All $15 Menu, Cash Bar.  FYI (219) 836-1930 Ext. 2.

    August 11th, 7:30 pm, Adrian A. Santos, North Township Trustee, presents Echoes of Pompeii, Summer Concert Series, Social Center, Wicker Memorial Park, Ridge Road & Rt. 41 (Indianapolis Blvd), Highland.  $10.  Bring your lawnchair.  FYI http://wickermemorialpark.com/ or https://www.eventbrite.com/o/office-of-the-north-township-trustee-659628...

    August 12th, 7:00 pm (gates open at 6:30 pm), From Elvis to The Beatles featuring The Neverly Brothers with openers Chris & Lou, 2022 Acorn Concert Series, Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest, 450 W. 100 N, Valparaiso.  Concerts will be held rain or shine.  $15 in advance, $20 week of for non-members.  FYI pnw.edu/gabis-concerts.

    August 12th, 7:00, RuPaul’s Drag Race Werq The World Tour, Hard Rock Live, Hard Rock Casino, 5400 West 29th Ave. (I 80-94@Burr), Gary.  $60 and up.  FYI www.ticketmaster.com

    August 12th, 9:00 pm, Made in America: A Tribute to Toby KeithHard 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/

    August 12th & 13th, 6:30 pm, Dunes Broadway Concert Goes on Tour!  Dunes Summer Theater @ Friendship Botanic Gardens, 2055 East US-12, Michigan City.  $25-$100.  FYI https://www.dunesarts.org/product/2022-dunes-broadway-concert-aug-12-14/88

    August 13th, 6:30 pm (doors open), The Trevor Noah "Back to Abnormal” Tour, Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana’s new Hard Rock Live venue, 5400 West 29th Ave. at I 80-94 & Burr, Gary.  Ages 21 up up.  Tickets start at $79.50.  FYI 219-228-2383 or visit www.hardrockcasinonorthernindiana.com.

    August 13th, 9:00 pm, Libido Funk CircusHard 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/

    August 14th, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, Munster Parks & Recreation's Community Market, with live music from Joshua Collier at 12:00 noon.  Community Park Parking Lot, 8601 Calumet Avenue, Munster.  Free.  FYI www.munster.org

    August 14th, 12:00 - 2:45, Joseph Pete Book Signing, Secret Northwest Indiana: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obsure, Paul Henry's Art Gallery, 436 Sibley Street, Hammond.  FYI https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057368961625

    August 14th, 3:00 - 9:00 pm, Bands Big and Small! with musical performances by The Marco Villareal Trio, The Vintage Postcard Band, and The Midwest Big Band.  Portage LIVE!’s Summer Sunday Series, Amphitheatre at Founder’s Park, 2545 Founder’s Parkway, Portage.  Free.  Bring your lawn chair.  FYI www.portagelive.org.  

    Through August 14th, 10:00 am-10:00 pm daily, Lake County Fair, Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 S. Court Street, Crown Point.  Gate admission: Adults - $5.00, children 10 and under, free (free to everyone before 3 pm Mon-Thu).   FYI https://www.lake-county-fair.com/

    August 16th, 6:00 pm, Portage LIVE! presents Dave Thomas, Elvis Tribute and more, Oakwood Hall at Portage's Woodland Park, 2100 Willowcreek Road. Portage. Free.  FYI www.portagelive.org

    Through August 21st (closed Mondays & Tuesdays), Indiana State Fair, Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center, 1202 E. 38th Street, Indianapolis.  Single day general admission $10.00, children 5 & under free.  Parking $8.00.  FYI https://www.indianastatefair.com/p/tickets

    Now Playing in Illinois:

    August 11th, 6:30 pm, SOLD OUT.  Porchlight Theatre's Broadway in your Backyard 2022, 17th floor Astor Terrace, Ambassador Chicago, a JDV by Hyatt Hotel, 1301 N. State Pkwy,  Chicago.   $55.  FYI PorchlightMusicTheatre.org

    August 11th, 7:00-10:00 pm, Rumours ATL with Musical Post-Show Fireworks, “Rockin’ in the Park” Free Summer Concert Series, Parkway Bank Park entertainment district, 5501 Park Place, Rosemont.  Free (outside food & coolers prohibited)  FYI   ParkwayBankPark.com

    August 12th, 8:00 pm, COMMUNITY TAP JAMSHosted by Bril Barrett.  Harold Washington Cultural Center, 4701 S. King Dr. (47th Street Entrance), Chicago.  In-Person and streamed LIVE on M.A.D.D. Rhythm’s YouTube channel.  Free.   

    August 13th, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, Modern Architecture Walking ToursNature’s Blueprints: Biomimicry in Art and Design, Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 South Cottage Hill Avenue, Elmhurst.  Included with museum admission.  FYI (630) 834-0202 or elmhurstartmuseum.org.

    August 13th, 6:00 pm, Chicago Dancers United presents: Dance for Life 2022, Auditorium Theatre, 50 East Ida B. Wells Drive, Chicago.  FYI (312) 341-2300 or https://mytickets.auditoriumtheatre.org.  

    August 13th, 7:00 & 9: 15 pm, Laurie KilmartinHeath Mainstage, The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. $26-$51.  FYI (773) 697-3830 or www.thedentheatre,org

    August 13th, 7:30 pm, 50th Anniversary National Flute Association Gala Concerto Concertperformed by Valerie Coleman, Jennifer Gunn, Kersten McCall, Demarre McGill, and Sharon Bezaly with Chicago Philharmonic, Symphony Center, 220 S Michigan Ave, Chicago.  FYI https://chicagophilharmonic.org/nfa-gala/

    Through August 14thNature’s Blueprints: Biomimicry in Art and Design, Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 South Cottage Hill Avenue, Elmhurst.  $18 Adults, $11 Seniors, Children under 18 Free.  FYI (630) 834-0202 or elmhurstartmuseum.org.

    August 15th, 6:15 pm, Broadway In Chicago’s 2022 Summer Concert, Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph St., Chicago.  Free.  FYI  www.BroadwayInChicago.com or www.millenniumpark.org

    Through August  21st, Mi Casa Es Tu Casa, A One-Woman Show by Gwen La Roka, (a clean, Spanglish family show).  Aguijon Theater Co., 2707 North Laramie Avenue, Chicago.  $25.  FYI https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mi-casa-es-tu-casa-with-gwen-la-roka-ticket...

    Through September 25thImmersive Monet & The Impressionists, Lighthouse Immersive, Lighthouse ArtSpace Chicago, 108 W. Germania Place, Chicago.  Tickets start at $29.95.  FYI  immersivemonet.com 

    Sundays through October 23rd, (closed on 6/26 & 8/21), 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, Glenwood Sunday Market (southbound Glenwood Avenue between Morse and Lunt Avenues, on the west side of the CTA Red Line Morse stop), Rogers Park Business Alliance, FYI www.glenwoodsundaymarket.org.

    Through October 28thThe Language Between Worlds, featuring works by Nyame Brown, Nicole Marroquin, Jessica Vaughn, Chris Pappan and Bethany Collins.  Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 South Cornell Avenue, Chicago.  Free.  FYI www.hydeparkart.org.

    Sundays through October 30th, 8:00 am-2:00 pm, Wicker Park Farmers Market, 1425 N. Damen Avenue, Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce.  Market is plastic free.  FYI www.wickerparkfarmersmarket.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 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.

    Now Playing in Michigan:

    August 14th, 6:30 pm, Dunes Broadway Concert Goes on Tour!  Dunes Summer Theater @ Ghostlight Theatre, 101 Hinkley Street, Benton Harbor.  $25-$100.  FYI https://www.dunesarts.org/product/2022-dunes-broadway-concert-aug-12-14/88

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