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"That's Weird, Grandma: It Came From the Voting Booth" -- Written by Kids, Staged by Adults

at The Neo-Futurarium, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Mon, December 11
Mon, December 18
Thu, December 21
+ 12 more dates
Mon, December 11
Mon, December 18
Thu, December 21
Fri, December 22
Sat, December 23
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Mon, January 29
Mon, February 05
Mon, February 12
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Mon, March 26
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FULL PRICE: $5 - $15
OFFER PRICE: $5 - $8

"That's Weird, Grandma" is a weekly show of short sketches and songs adapted from stories written by students in Barrel of Monkeys' arts education programs. The special 20th anniversary performance --... [more+]

"That's Weird, Grandma" is a weekly show of short sketches and songs adapted from stories written by students in Barrel of Monkeys' arts education programs. The special 20th anniversary performance -- dubbed "It Came From the Voting Booth" -- features a sketch collection focusing on the 2016 election and all things political. The show runs the gamut from clever and funny to touching and poignant, and includes live music, original song-and-dance numbers, wigs and props galore and a rotating cast of talented professional actors. [less-]

American Writers Museum: Explore Words With Friends

at American Writers Museum, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, December 12
Wed, December 13
Thu, December 14
+ 15 more dates
Tue, December 12
Wed, December 13
Thu, December 14
Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
Sun, December 17
Tue, December 19
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FULL PRICE: $12
OFFER PRICE: $6

Get lost in a world of books. Open to the public since May 2017, this cool new museum immerses you in a wonderland of words through cutting-edge technology, tracing the history of U.S. literature, as ... [more+]

Get lost in a world of books. Open to the public since May 2017, this cool new museum immerses you in a wonderland of words through cutting-edge technology, tracing the history of U.S. literature, as well as other forms of writing, from songs and ad slogans to poetry and sci-fi. In addition to fascinating revolving exhibits, you'll delve into the actual creative process, with a collaborative story area (complete with pencils, typewriters and digital access), a kid lit gallery and the "Anatomy of a Masterwork", which takes you into the mind of an author. And for all you logophiles (word lovers) out there, there's even a game room featuring interactive tabletop consoles. [less-]

Blackhawks Hit the Ice in NHL Action

at United Center, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, December 12
Sun, December 17
Wed, January 10
+ 17 more dates
Tue, December 12
Sun, December 17
Wed, January 10
Fri, January 12
Sun, January 14
Sat, January 20
Mon, January 22
Wed, January 24
Tue, February 06
Thu, February 08
Thu, February 15
Mon, February 19
Wed, February 21
Fri, February 23
Tue, March 06
Thu, March 08
Tue, March 20
Thu, March 22
Mon, March 26
Thu, March 29
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FULL PRICE: $90 - $450
OFFER PRICE: $55 - $450

The NHL season is heating up as the Chicago Blackhawks return to tear up the ice at the United Center. Led by one of the best coaches in the game, Joel Quenneville, the Blackhawks are setting their si... [more+]

The NHL season is heating up as the Chicago Blackhawks return to tear up the ice at the United Center. Led by one of the best coaches in the game, Joel Quenneville, the Blackhawks are setting their sights on their fourth Stanley Cup in nine seasons as they take on a fierce Central Division. The team is reinvigorated this year with the return of two of its championship team stars, Brandon Saad and Patrick Sharp. Nothing goes with the action on the ice like some hot chow, and the United Center's got that in spades. Check out the tacos al pastor at Big Star Taco or an adobo sausage with chimichurri at the Chicago Sausage Shop. Wash it all down with a Goose Island brew. And for dessert how about crunching into a tub of Garrett cheddar and caramel popcorn mix? [less-]

Dickens' Classic "A Christmas Carol" at Goodman Theatre

at Goodman Theatre - The Albert, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, December 12
Wed, December 13
Thu, December 14
FULL PRICE: $51 - $92
OFFER PRICE: $36 - $71

Now a beloved Chicago tradition celebrating its 40th anniversary, The Goodman Theatre ushers in the holiday season with its adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic holiday story "A Christmas Carol". Au... [more+]

Now a beloved Chicago tradition celebrating its 40th anniversary, The Goodman Theatre ushers in the holiday season with its adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic holiday story "A Christmas Carol". Audiences look forward to the "bah humbugs," the electrifying arrival of the ghosts, the jubilant musical numbers and dancing, and Scrooge's joyful rediscovery of life, love and the Christmas spirit. Goodman's "Carol" continues to lift heats and spirits after four decades more than a million visitors, and the timeless holiday tale promises to be merrier and more magical than ever. The "Daily Herald" says the play is "the crown jewel of the holiday season" -- find out for yourself or relive the magic again. [less-]

"Elf the Musical": A Modern Holiday Classic

at Paramount Theatre, Aurora
OFFER DATES:
Tue, December 12
Wed, December 13
Wed, December 13
+ 4 more dates
Tue, December 12
Wed, December 13
Wed, December 13
Thu, December 14
Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
Sun, December 17
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FULL PRICE: $38 - $60
OFFER PRICE: $38 - $60

Take a hilarious hit movie, add in some seriously impressive song-and-dance numbers, and tie a big Broadway bow around it, and you've got the sweet family treat known as "Elf the Musical". The festive... [more+]

Take a hilarious hit movie, add in some seriously impressive song-and-dance numbers, and tie a big Broadway bow around it, and you've got the sweet family treat known as "Elf the Musical". The festive fun starts as soon as you enter the lobby of Aurora's Paramount Theatre, where you'll be greeted by a two-story Christmas tree and thousands of sparkling lights. Then fasten your sleigh belts for a fun ride that follows the story of Buddy, a little boy who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. He grows up unaware that he's an actual human, but his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities eventually force him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy then takes off on a journey to New York to find his birth father, discover his true identity and help the city remember the true meaning of Christmas -- and this sparkling holiday show will no doubt do the same for you and yours. [less-]

Chicago's Best Illusions Performed Live at "The Magic Cabaret"

at Greenhouse Theater Center, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Wed, December 13
Wed, December 20
Wed, December 27
FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

"The Magic Cabaret" brings back the golden age of magic, mystery and mischief to Windy City audiences hungry for the unusual. In every Greenhouse Theater Center show, performance partners David Parr a... [more+]

"The Magic Cabaret" brings back the golden age of magic, mystery and mischief to Windy City audiences hungry for the unusual. In every Greenhouse Theater Center show, performance partners David Parr and Joe Diamond amaze and astound with hocus-pocus in the signature Chicago style -- up-close sleight-of-hand, along with illusions featuring everyday objects. This longtime duo, who've been packing them in for close to a decade, conjure up plenty of audience participation as well, making it a fun outing for anyone, no matter the age. [less-]

"Harry Potter" Parody -- All 7 Books in 70 Hilarious Minutes

at Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Wed, December 13
Thu, December 14
Fri, December 15
+ 3 more dates
Wed, December 13
Thu, December 14
Fri, December 15
Tue, December 19
Wed, December 20
Thu, December 21
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FULL PRICE: $69.95 - $99.95
OFFER PRICE: $49 - $69

Whether you're a Quidditch expert or merely a muggle, you'll find laughs aplenty in this comedy that takes on the zany challenge of cramming all seven books in the popular Harry Potter series -- that'... [more+]

Whether you're a Quidditch expert or merely a muggle, you'll find laughs aplenty in this comedy that takes on the zany challenge of cramming all seven books in the popular Harry Potter series -- that's roughly 4,000 pages -- into 70 hilarious minutes. Created by Olivier-nominated actors Dan Clarkson and Jeff Turner, "Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience -- A Parody by Dan and Jeff" has played to sold-out houses all over the world. Two actors inhabit 360 characters, fend off a live fire-breathing dragon and even manage to stage a real-life game of Quidditch in the theater. The show was a critic's pick of "The New York Times", "Daily Herald" and "Time Out London", among others, who hailed it as a must-see family event for anyone age 6 to Dumbledore. See it in Chicago at Broadway Playhouse. [less-]

"It's a Wonderful Life -- A Live Radio Play"

at Oil Lamp Theater, Glenview
OFFER DATES:
Thu, December 14
Fri, December 15
Sun, December 17
+ 4 more dates
Thu, December 14
Fri, December 15
Sun, December 17
Thu, December 21
Fri, December 22
Thu, December 28
Fri, December 29
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FULL PRICE: n/a
OFFER PRICE: Sold Out

"It's a Wonderful Life" has become a holiday staple for many families. So what better way to kick off the season than to see this classic fave in a whole new way -- live on stage! This show-within-a-s... [more+]

"It's a Wonderful Life" has become a holiday staple for many families. So what better way to kick off the season than to see this classic fave in a whole new way -- live on stage! This show-within-a-show takes place on December 24, 1946 in Studio A at WBFR Radio, where a cast of six actors is preparing to present "It's a Wonderful Life" live to the listening audience. With the help of a sound-effects artist, the ensemble reenacts the beloved story of George Bailey, a young man who's given up on his dreams and stands on a bridge, ready to end it all. Just then, an angel arrives to show Bailey how the lives of those he loves would be affected if he were not around. The story's message is profound and remains relevant for today's audiences. See it at Oil Lamp Theater in Glenview, and stay for cookies and hot chocolate after each show! [less-]

Northwestern Wildcats: NCAA Basketball

at Allstate Arena, Rosemont
OFFER DATES:
Thu, December 14
Tue, December 19
Sat, December 30
+ 1 more dates
Thu, December 14
Tue, December 19
Sat, December 30
Tue, January 02
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FULL PRICE: $27 - $32
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $17

Though Northwestern hosted the very first NCAA basketball championship, way back in 1939, the Wildcats wouldn't make their first tourney appearance 'til 2017 -- but they made it hella exciting with a ... [more+]

Though Northwestern hosted the very first NCAA basketball championship, way back in 1939, the Wildcats wouldn't make their first tourney appearance 'til 2017 -- but they made it hella exciting with a first-round win again Vandy and a close contest against No. 1 seed Gonzaga. Now coming off their most successful season ever, the No. 19-ranked 'Cats are led by head coach Chris Collins and team captain Bryant McIntosh, who holds the NU career and single-season assist records. Their home court in Evanston is being renovated, so they'll be taking on Big 10 opponents and others at Chicago's Allstate Arena -- where you just might see NU alum Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who's been known to come and cheer on her player son Charlie Hall. [less-]

"Chicago Magic Lounge": Exciting Old-School Illusions

at Uptown Underground, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Thu, December 14
Sat, December 16
Thu, December 21
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Thu, December 14
Sat, December 16
Thu, December 21
Sat, December 23
Thu, December 28
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FULL PRICE: $22.50 - $27.50
OFFER PRICE: $11.25 - $13.75

You don't have to go far to see close-up magic now that "Chicago Magic Lounge" has come to Uptown Underground. This intriguing show is designed to conjure up the atmosphere of the Windy City's famed o... [more+]

You don't have to go far to see close-up magic now that "Chicago Magic Lounge" has come to Uptown Underground. This intriguing show is designed to conjure up the atmosphere of the Windy City's famed old-school magic clubs, where mystery, mysticism and sleight-of-hand ruled the day. You'll enjoy a night full of illusions, with performers everywhere you look, from the bar to your table to the main stage. Plus, the show is constantly changing, so you'll always be treated to a fun, fresh experience. [less-]

A Ballet-Free Adaptation of "The Nutcracker"

at Chopin Theatre Mainstage, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Thu, December 14
Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
+ 11 more dates
Thu, December 14
Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
Sat, December 16
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Sun, December 17
Wed, December 20
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Tue, December 26
Wed, December 27
Thu, December 28
Fri, December 29
Sat, December 30
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FULL PRICE: $40 - $52
OFFER PRICE: $28 - $36.50

The House Theatre of Chicago's original, ballet-free version of "The Nutcracker" returns to Chicago's Chopin Theatre Mainstage with its fantastical deconstruction of E.T.A. Hoffmann's time-honored hol... [more+]

The House Theatre of Chicago's original, ballet-free version of "The Nutcracker" returns to Chicago's Chopin Theatre Mainstage with its fantastical deconstruction of E.T.A. Hoffmann's time-honored holiday story. With lots of humor and heart, this fresh theatrical interpretation centers on young Clara's journey to save Christmas following her brother's death. With the help of a magical nutcracker given to her by her beloved Uncle Drosselmeyer, she bravely fights the Rat King to save her family. This modern holiday production weaves together riveting dialogue, astonishing puppetry, original songs and spellbinding imagery to tell a heartwarming holiday story of love, loss and hope. [less-]

"Scrooge and the Ghostly Spirits"

at Citadel Theatre, Lake Forest
OFFER DATES:
Thu, December 14
Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
+ 6 more dates
Thu, December 14
Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
Sun, December 17
Tue, December 19
Wed, December 20
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Fri, December 22
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FULL PRICE: $37.50 - $40
OFFER PRICE: $10 - $20

This world-premiere holiday musical is based on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol". The family favorite brings all your most cherished characters and themes to life through an original score and the... [more+]

This world-premiere holiday musical is based on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol". The family favorite brings all your most cherished characters and themes to life through an original score and the magic of song and dance. Bring the family to Citadel Theatre in Chicago's Lake Forest neighborhood for a show that'll warm your heart and put you in a holiday frame of mind. [less-]

Real Carol Behind Classic "A Christmas Carol"

at Madison Street Theatre, Oak Park
OFFER DATES:
Thu, December 14
Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
+ 5 more dates
Thu, December 14
Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
Sun, December 17
Thu, December 21
Fri, December 22
Sat, December 23
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FULL PRICE: $30
OFFER PRICE: $5 - $15

Before Scrooge, author Charles Dickens had his own ghosts to contend with. "A Dickens Carol" uses real events to reimagine the story of Scrooge from Dickens' point of view. With his marriage and finan... [more+]

Before Scrooge, author Charles Dickens had his own ghosts to contend with. "A Dickens Carol" uses real events to reimagine the story of Scrooge from Dickens' point of view. With his marriage and finances in trouble in 1840s London, Dickens has become bitter toward life itself, a bit like the curmudgeonly character he has yet to create. But on a cold Christmas eve, a horrible train crash plunges him into the icy Kent river. Stuck in a carriage slowly sinking into the water, three spirits lead Dickens on a journey through his past, present and future. The journey transforms his life and inspires him to write his most celebrated work ever. The carol behind the carol, this all-new twist on a family ghost story at Oak Park's Madison Street Theatre promises to melt the heart of the scroogiest Scrooge out there. [less-]

Joffrey Ballet Performs "The Nutcracker"

at Auditorium Theatre, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Thu, December 14
Sun, December 17
Wed, December 20
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Thu, December 14
Sun, December 17
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Thu, December 21
Fri, December 22
Tue, December 26
Thu, December 28
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FULL PRICE: $85 - $100
OFFER PRICE: $60 - $75

See Tony Award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon's production of "The Nutcracker" in this breath-taking performance by the Joffrey Ballet. This fresh adaptation of the timeless Christmas ball... [more+]

See Tony Award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon's production of "The Nutcracker" in this breath-taking performance by the Joffrey Ballet. This fresh adaptation of the timeless Christmas ballet is set during the historic 1893 Chicago World's Fair and centers on Marie -- a young, impoverished girl from the South Side whose parents work at the fair. On the night before Christmas, a magical nutcracker guides Marie through a beautiful dreamland based on the World's Fair and the many exotic people, animals and places represented there. With Tchaikovsky's eternal music played by the Chicago Philharmonic, this electrifying work from one of the world's foremost choreographers leaps into Chicago's Auditorium Theatre. [less-]

"The Nutcracker": Sweeping Holiday Ballet Set to Tchaikovsky

at Athenaeum Theatre, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
Sat, December 16
FULL PRICE: $32
OFFER PRICE: $10 - $17

Ballet Chicago's "Nutcracker" extravaganza comes to glorious life on the sparkling stage at the Athenaeum Theatre this holiday season. Complete with beautiful fairies, handsome princes, dancing snowfl... [more+]

Ballet Chicago's "Nutcracker" extravaganza comes to glorious life on the sparkling stage at the Athenaeum Theatre this holiday season. Complete with beautiful fairies, handsome princes, dancing snowflakes and a lovely young girl making her way to the Kingdom of Snow and the Land of the Sweets, this gorgeous ballet is the perfect way to celebrate the season. Set to Tchaikovsky's delightful score, "The Nutcracker" is sure to create cherished memories for your whole family. [less-]

"A Very Scary Axe-Mas" Haunted House

at Basement of the Dead, Aurora
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 16
FULL PRICE: $24.99 - $44.99
OFFER PRICE: $18 - $30

If all this holiday cheer is giving you a Krampus, you'll want to head down to the Basement of the Dead, where an anything-but-jolly old elf waits to chop you into roasted chestnuts with a bloody hatc... [more+]

If all this holiday cheer is giving you a Krampus, you'll want to head down to the Basement of the Dead, where an anything-but-jolly old elf waits to chop you into roasted chestnuts with a bloody hatchet. BuzzFeed's "Top Haunted House That'll Freak the F%@ck Out of You" transforms itself into "A Very Scary Axe-Mas" for two "unholy" nights this December in Aurora. VIP admission includes front-of-the-line access, and everyone gets a picture with the Man in (Blood) Red. There's even a live DJ to keep you entertained. If you survive the Axe-Mas experience, you can also check out Shattered 3D, the world's first and only 3D flashlight haunt that assaults your senses with chilling non-seasonal sights and sounds. [less-]

"The Nutcracker" Featuring a 100-Member Cast

at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 16
FULL PRICE: $42
OFFER PRICE: $21

The Salt Creek Ballet's rendition of "The Nutcracker" has a ton of new and exciting twists to it this year. The production is still a holiday classic, the tale of young Clara and her adventures with t... [more+]

The Salt Creek Ballet's rendition of "The Nutcracker" has a ton of new and exciting twists to it this year. The production is still a holiday classic, the tale of young Clara and her adventures with the sugar plum fairies. It's also performed in the grand Russian style with, as always, Tchaikovsky's enchanting musical score. This time around, however, there's incredible new sets, sparkling guest dancers and a cast of 100 people! Fun fact: Some of these members include students from 25 cities throughout Illinois. With loads of traditional comforts and holiday surprises, this production at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Chicago is bound to be a treat for the whole family. [less-]

"The Nutcracker": Holiday Classic With Live Orchestra

at McAninch Arts Center, Glen Ellyn
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 16
Sun, December 17
FULL PRICE: n/a
OFFER PRICE: Sold Out

With eye-popping costumes, stirring choreography and Tchaikovsky's timeless score played by the New Philharmonic Orchestra, Von Heidecke's Chicago Festival Ballet's production of "The Nutcracker" retu... [more+]

With eye-popping costumes, stirring choreography and Tchaikovsky's timeless score played by the New Philharmonic Orchestra, Von Heidecke's Chicago Festival Ballet's production of "The Nutcracker" returns to enchant the entire family. This annual holiday ballet tells the story of a young girl named Clara who receives a magical nutcracker doll one Christmas Eve and sets out on a wondrous journey to the Land of the Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets. McAninch Arts Center is the perfect place to experience this much-beloved ballet that always dazzles with its battling mice, dancing snowflakes, waltzing flowers and the delightful Sugar Plum Fairy. [less-]

Dave Rudolf's Completely Cracked Christmas

at Skokie Theatre, Skokie
OFFER DATES:
Sun, December 17
FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $10

Brace yourself for a truly fun Christmas show. Aah, hear those Christmas Classics such as "Frosty the Slowman," "Oh Come, Oh Come I Read the Manual," "Oh Tom got Bombed", "The Little Dumber Boy", or B... [more+]

Brace yourself for a truly fun Christmas show. Aah, hear those Christmas Classics such as "Frosty the Slowman," "Oh Come, Oh Come I Read the Manual," "Oh Tom got Bombed", "The Little Dumber Boy", or Bubba Christmas tunes, like "Out to the Outhouse, Quick, quick, quick," and "Bo Fell off of the Mountain," and "Holly's Poison Ivy." Brings a tear to your eye and a tickle to your funny bone, doesn't it? Dave Rudolf is not above (or some might say below) singing serious Christmas tunes and throwing in some non seasonal madness as well. --- What could be more fun? And festive? Who knows what else this poor confused boy might come up with? Whatever it is it will be great fun! Come catch the 15 time nominated National Association of Campus Activities Award winner, Gold Record, Grammy nominated Goof, singing tunes that have been featured on such diverse Radio programs as Dr Demento, NPR, WXRT, and more. [less-]

Flip the Script With Uptown Underground's Live Read Movie Mondays

at Uptown Underground, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Mon, December 18
FULL PRICE: $15
OFFER PRICE: $7.50

Experience some of your favorite movies in an entirely new way as Uptown Underground presents its Live Read Movie Mondays series. These cinematic classics will be acted out as a live parody, read dire... [more+]

Experience some of your favorite movies in an entirely new way as Uptown Underground presents its Live Read Movie Mondays series. These cinematic classics will be acted out as a live parody, read directly from adapted scripts with minimal props and costumes. Iconic scenes are re-imagined and delivered in creative ways, and you'll be able to join along and recite famous lines, re-enact unforgettable scenes and sing memorable songs. Come as you are or dress like your favorite character. Enjoy popcorn and a movie-themed cocktail while you watch your favorite flick come to life and in living color at Uptown Underground. [less-]

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