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Hello, Dolly!

Oriental Theatre Until Nov 17, 2018

The darling of Broadway heads out on national tour

Hello Dolly, Oriental Theatre, Chicago
tony award

Winner of 4 Tony Awards

The darling of Broadway has returned! Following on from a successful revival, this glorious new production of Hello, Dolly! is heading out on a national tour, due to hit stages during the 2018/19 season.

Prices from: $25

Blue Man Group

Briar Street Theater Open Run

Musical genius at its most inventive - a unique experience for your ears and eyes!

Blue Man Group, Briar Street Theater, Chicago
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Unlike anything you've ever seen before, the Blue Man Group's show is a dazzling audio-visual delight, throwing dance, performance art, music and comedy into a big melting pot and giving it a mighty stir....

Prices from: $80

Hamilton

CIBC Theatre Open Run

The exhilarating hit musical that is changing the face of theater!

Hamilton, CIBC Theatre, Chicago
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tony award

Winner of 11 Tony Awards

Don't miss Lin-Manuel Miranda's Pulitzer Prize-winning Hamilton, the exhilarating show that is changing the face of musicals. It's a rollicking historical epic, equal parts Sondheim and Notorious B.I.G.,...

Prices from: $85

Joffrey Ballet - Swan Lake

Auditorium Theatre Until Oct 28, 2018

Christopher Wheeldon's transporting Swan Lake returns for the 2018/19 season!

Joffrey Ballet Swan Lake, Auditorium Theatre, Chicago

The setting of Swan Lake moves inside in Christopher Wheeldon's definitive contemporary version of Swan Lake, returning for the 2018/19 season. Blending the line between fantasy and reality, this Degas...

Prices from: $95

Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Haitink conducts Bruckner and Beethoven

Symphony Center Orchestra Hall Oct 27 - 30, 2018

Bernard Haitink returns to lead the CSO!

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Haitink conducts Bruckner and Beethoven, Symphony Center Orchestra Hall, Chicago

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra welcomes the return of former Principal Conductor Bernard Haitink for another display of his talents for this program led by Bruckner's formidable, if rare, Sixth Symphony....

Prices from: $50

Lyric Opera of Chicago - Idomeneo

Civic Opera House Until Nov 2, 2018

American lyric tenor Matthew Polenzani stars as Mozart's divided King Idomeneo

Lyric Opera of Chicago Idomeneo, Civic Opera House, Chicago

Mozart's early masterpiece Idomeneo makes a long awaited return as part of the Lyric Opera Of Chicago's diverse 2018/19 season. The great composer's heavenly libretto was written when he was just 25 years...

Prices from: $55

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Auditorium Theatre Oct 31, 2018

A screening of the Tim Burton classic with a live orchestral score

The Nightmare Before Christmas, Auditorium Theatre, Chicago

The public's fascination with Tim Burton's iconic 1993 dark fantasy film The Nightmare Before Christmas hasn't faded since its release. In fact, it's become a tradition to watch Jack Skellington's deliciously...

Prices from: $95

Nell Gwynn

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Until Nov 4, 2018

The American Premiere of this merry Olivier winner!

Nell Gwynn, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Chicago

After a raucous run in at London's Globe Theatre this glorious biopic of celebrated actress and mistress to Charles II makes its American premiere this fall! A 17th-century romp full of comedy and merriment,...

Prices from: $95

Waistwatchers The Musical

Royal George Cabaret Theater Until Dec 30, 2018

Who needs exercise when you have a comedy musical to attend!

Waistwatchers The Musical, Royal George Cabaret Theater, Chicago

Ladies, stop standing on the scales in hope of a miracle - our prayers have been answered! Did you know, you can burn calories from laughter, and we have the perfect show to test this statement! Waistwatchers...

Prices from: $45

Fight Night

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Until Nov 4, 2018

The interactive Edinburgh Fringe sensation comes to Chicago

Fight Night, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Chicago

Can you remember a time when a theatre performances challenged the very foundations of your political beliefs? Or a time when it roused rebellion within you, making you want to stand up to the status quo?...

Prices from: $130

Gypsy - The Musical

Ruth Page Center for the Arts Until Nov 25, 2018

Resident Chicago diva E. Faye Butler takes on the role of Mama Rose

Gypsy The Musical, Ruth Page Center for the Arts, Chicago

In keeping with Porchlight Music Theatre's ambition to deliver 'American musicals, Chicago style', the renowned company presents Styne/Sondheim/Laurents musical theatre classic Gypsy, with the Windy City's...

Prices from: $90

Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Bernard Haitink

Symphony Center Orchestra Hall Oct 25, 2018

The former CSO principal conductor returns for a rousing program of Beethoven & Bruckner

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Bernard Haitink, Symphony Center Orchestra Hall, Chicago

For four glorious years, renowned baton-wielding maestro Bernard Haitink lead the Chicago Symphony Orchestra through some of their most celebrated interpretations of the great works in classical music,...

Prices from: $115

Shrek - The Musical

Marriott Theatre Until Dec 30, 2018

Everyone's favorite ogre stars in his own musical

Shrek The Musical, Marriott Theatre, Chicago

Join Shrek, Fiona and Donkey in this magical musical version of the Oscar-winning Dreamworks animation. Following the same story beats as the movie, this Tony-winning show features original songs from...

Prices from: $30

Little Shop Of Horrors

Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace Until Oct 28, 2018

The cult phenomenon enjoys a local revival at Chicago's Drury Lane Theatre

Little Shop Of Horrors, Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace, Chicago

Like The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Little Shop Of Horrors forms part of the foundation of the comedy horror theatre tradition. Written by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, the rock 'n' roll black comedy...

Prices from: $75

Elton John

United Center Oct 26 - 27, 2018

Elton John hits the yellow brick road one last time!

Elton John, United Center, Chicago
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tony award

Tony Award Winner

After five decades in the 'biz, Elton John has announced his final tour before he retires, giving the world one last chance to catch the pop legend live. Singer, composer and pianist and activist, Elton...

Prices from: $170

Disney Junior Live: Dance Party

The Chicago Theatre Oct 28, 2018

Join your favourite Disney Junior characters in a brand new show!

Disney Junior Live Dance Party, The Chicago Theatre, Chicago

Come along for a dance party like no other and interact with your favorite Disney characters! Join Mickey, Minny, Sofia The First, Doc McStuffins and the Jake and the Neverland Pirates as they perform...

Prices from: $50

Billie Eilish

Metro Smart Bar Oct 28, 2018

Don't miss pop music's latest phenomenon Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish, Metro Smart Bar, Chicago

2017 marked an incredible year for talented young performer Billie Eilish. Signed to Interscope records, the 16 year-old dark pop songstress transformed her status as fledgeling artist to powerhouse performer...

Prices from: $130

Kali Uchis

Riviera Theater Oct 24, 2018

The rising star heads out on her In Your Dreams Tour

Kali Uchis, Riviera Theater, Chicago

Since her debut mixtape took the industry by storm in 2012, Kali Uchis has carved a unique and flourishing career, quickly becoming one of the most promising names in the industry. Dubbed as 'genre-defying',...

Prices from: $55

Nine Inch Nails

Aragon Ballroom Oct 25 - 27, 2018

Nine Inch Nails hit the road with latest full length album, Bad Witch!

Nine Inch Nails, Aragon Ballroom, Chicago

The electronic rockers, Nine Inch Nails, are taking their upcoming ninth studio album 'Bad Witch' onto the road in their Cold and Dark and Infinite tour! The North American tour features rock band The...

Prices from: $90

Phish

All State Arena Oct 26 - 28, 2018

The band helped to spawn a new wave of bands oriented around group improvisation and extended instrumental grooves.

Phish, All State Arena, Chicago

American rock band Phish return to the road this summer as they embark on a tour across the United States. Best known for their improvisation and extended jams, the band also blends elements of a wide...

Prices from: $60

Lily Allen

Vic Theater Oct 31, 2018

Lily Allen returns with No Shame

Lily Allen, Vic Theater, Chicago
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

One of the UK's most outspoken performers is back from her hiatus and ready to bring her unique brand of outrageously confessional electro-pop state-side! Her fourth studio album 'No Shame' marks Allen's...

Prices from: $25

Jake Owen

Sears Center Arena Oct 25, 2018

The Barefoot Blue Jean Night singer is on tour!

Jake Owen, Sears Center Arena, Chicago

Jake Owen's meteoric rise has seen the Florida born singer songwriter go from playing in his local bar to supporting Keith Urban on his world tour, in a little over six years. Now, with several albums...

Prices from: $35

Lake Street Dive

Riviera Theater Oct 27, 2018

Lake Street Dive play country with a touch of jazz pizzazz

Lake Street Dive, Riviera Theater, Chicago

This Boston-formed country band has been winning over music fans with their diverse style since winning the John Lennon Songwriting Contest in 2006 and self-financing the recording of their debut album...

Prices from: $65

Masego

Metro Smart Bar Oct 25, 2018

Masego hits the road with his debut album, Lady Lady!

Masego, Metro Smart Bar, Chicago

Jamaican-American musician, Masego, is embarking on a North American trek in support of his recently released debut album, Lady Lady. The genre-bending, contemporary entertainer, who refers to his music...

Prices from: $80

So You Think You Can Dance Live

The Chicago Theatre Oct 29, 2018

Your favorite dancers and routines from the latest season!

So You Think You Can Dance Live, The Chicago Theatre, Chicago

Back with another season of incredible dancing talent, So You Think You Can Dance has become one of America's top-rated live TV shows since it premiered in 2005. Fourteen seasons later, with its audience...

Prices from: $35

The Goo Goo Dolls

The Chicago Theatre Oct 26, 2018

Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of 'Dizzy Up The Girl' with the Goo Goo Dolls.

The Goo Goo Dolls, The Chicago Theatre, Chicago

The multi-platinum, award-winning band The Goo Goo Dolls are here to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their multi-platinum album! Being one of the most globally respected forces in music, and selling...

Prices from: $95

Theresa Caputo

I Wireless Center Oct 27, 2018

America's favorite medium - a must for fans of the TLC show!

Theresa Caputo, I Wireless Center, Chicago
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Reality TV star "Long Island Medium" Theresa Caputo takes her medium show on the road around the country, meeting ordinary members of the public and giving readings to them in an intimate group setting....

Prices from: $50

Snap Judgment

Vic Theater Oct 27, 2018

Storytelling, with a beat!

Snap Judgment, Vic Theater, Chicago

Join the velvety voiced Glynn Washington and the rest of the team from WNYC's richly layered podcast Snap Judgment for a night of outstanding storytelling crafted with meticulous beats that put you truly...

Prices from: $50

Bob Weir

The Chicago Theatre Oct 31 - Nov 1, 2018

Bob Weir joins forces with Don Was and Jay Lane!

Bob Weir, The Chicago Theatre, Chicago

2016s Blue Mountain was a special album for Bob Weir. It was the first record of entirely original material form the Grateful Dead man in thirty years, and is also a deeply personal one. This year sees...

Prices from: $30

Sebastian Yatra

Rosemont Theater Oct 27, 2018

Reggaeton Sebastian Yatra hits the road on tour!

Sebastian Yatra, Rosemont Theater, Chicago

Five years ago, Colombian-American singer-songwriter Sebastian Yatra released his first hit single 'El Psicologo' which charted his home country Colombia and slated his name in the music industry. This...

Prices from: $70

Adam Trent

Genesee Theater Oct 25, 2018

The new solo show from the one-time member of The Illusionists!

Adam Trent, Genesee Theater, Chicago

As one member of The Illusionists, the world's best-selling magic show, Adam Trent honed his craft and dazzled hundreds of thousands of audiences members around the globe. You might also recognise him...

Prices from: $55

Ina Garten

The Chicago Theatre Oct 30, 2018

The Frenchy, feisty, barefoot foodie

Ina Garten, The Chicago Theatre, Chicago

Ina Garten is one foodie with an unusual start - she has an MBA instead of any formal chef training, and started her career working for the White House's nuclear programme. Our tastebuds are eternally...

Prices from: $90

Smokey Robinson

Genesee Theater Oct 26, 2018

Smokey's golden R&B mine continues to yield gems.

Smokey Robinson, Genesee Theater, Chicago

A legendary, primary figure associated with Motown, Smokey Robinson is one of the definitive American soul voices, his consistent commercial success and creative contributions to the label and music as...

Prices from: $55

Brockhampton

Aragon Ballroom Oct 28, 2018

Don't miss genre bending music art collective Brockhampton on the Love Your Parents Tour

Brockhampton, Aragon Ballroom, Chicago

Having met and formed on an online Kanye West fan forum, Brockhampton is a boy band for digital generation. Led by fearless founder, frontman and artist Kevin Abstract, the 15-strong multidisciplinary...

Prices from: $55

Chris Botti

The Chicago Theatre Oct 27, 2018

Swing the night away with Chris Botti.

Chris Botti, The Chicago Theatre, Chicago

The world's top-selling instrumental artist Chris Botti has charm and talent in spades; the Italian American contemporary jazz trumpeter breathes new life into a range of different genres from American...

Prices from: $40

Dirty Heads

Riviera Theater Oct 26, 2018

The genre-bending reggae fusion outfit is hitting the road

Dirty Heads, Riviera Theater, Chicago

Blending multiple genres together under one banner, Californian reggae fusion outfit Dirty Heads are back with a brand new album, their fifth offering for five years running. Alongside The Unlikely Candidates...

Prices from: $50

Mayday Parade

House of Blues Oct 26, 2018

Cult punk poppers Mayday Parade return with brand new album Sunnyland

Mayday Parade, House of Blues, Chicago

Formed from the ashes of Kid Named Chicago and Defining Moment, two celebrated Tallahassee bands, Mayday Parade's electric fusion of emo, pop and indie rock earned them a gold certification upon the release...

Prices from: $25

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me

The Chicago Theatre Oct 25, 2018

NPR's highly popular (and incredibly funny) weekly quiz program hits the road!

Wait WaitDont Tell Me, The Chicago Theatre, Chicago

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! is NPR's highly popular (and incredibly funny) weekly quiz program. Each week on the radio you can test your knowledge against some of the best and brightest in the news and...

Prices from: $20

Universoul Circus

Washington Park Until Nov 4, 2018

Are you ready? A new kind of circus is coming to town...

Universoul Circus, Washington Park, Chicago

The awe-inspiring UniverSoul Circus is heading on tour bringing the most electrifying and interactive single ring extravaganza under the big top. There's no doubt about it; the 243 year history of the...

Prices from: $35

Late Nite Catechism

Great Room - Royal George Theater Until Dec 29, 2018

Hilarious, well-written and inspired!

Late Nite Catechism, Great Room Royal George Theater, Chicago

The two-act solo performances feature Sister giving instruction to a roomful of students (AKA you the audience). Call it Loretta Young meets Carol Burnett. This is part catechism class, part stand-up routine....

Prices from: $55

Gipsy Kings

Copernicus Center Theater Oct 26, 2018

"One of the pioneers of the world music genre."

Gipsy Kings, Copernicus Center Theater, Chicago

Hoodie Allen

Lincoln Hall Oct 25, 2018

It doesn't take long to realize that Hoodie lives and breathes through his craft, so "hype" be damned-nothing stands in his way

Hoodie Allen, Lincoln Hall, Chicago

La Boheme

Civic Opera House Until Jan 25, 2019

Puccini's great opera packs a great emotional punch

La Boheme, Civic Opera House, Chicago

Prices from: $130

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Mitski

Vic Theater Oct 25, 2018

The singer songwriter tours Be the Cowboy

Mitski, Vic Theater, Chicago

Sabrina Claudio

Concord Music Hall Oct 27, 2018

Don't miss Sabrina Claudio on her No Rain, No Flowers tour!

Sabrina Claudio, Concord Music Hall, Chicago

Prices from: $20

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The English Beat

City Winery Oct 24, 2018

One of Ska's most influential groups return with new material on this tour

The English Beat, City Winery, Chicago

Yaeji

Thalia Hall Oct 27 - 28, 2018

This rising star dances to her own beat

Yaeji, Thalia Hall, Chicago

Prices from: $30

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It's Only a Play

The Broadway Until Nov 11, 2018

A whirlwind theatrical send-up from the writer of Ragtime

Its Only a Play, The Broadway, Chicago

Prices from: $20

Masque Macabre

Strawdog Theatre Until Oct 31, 2018

The perfect Halloween event!

Masque Macabre, Strawdog Theatre, Chicago

Prices from: $25

Truman and the Birth of Israel

Greenhouse Theater - Upstairs Mainstage Until Nov 18, 2018

An arresting world premiere drama about one of the most volatile transitionary periods in history

Truman and the Birth of Israel, Greenhouse Theater Upstairs Mainstage, Chicago

Prices from: $20

Soja (17+ Event)

House of Blues Chicago Oct 23, 2018

Prices from: $41

Watsky

Concord Music Hall Oct 24, 2018

Prices from: $42

Emmure and Stick To Your Guns

House of Blues Chicago Oct 24, 2018

Prices from: $42

MyChildren MyBride

Beat Kitchen Oct 24, 2018

Prices from: $43

The Milk Carton Kids (17+ Event)

Thalia Hall Oct 23, 2018 - Oct 24, 2018

Prices from: $43

MC5 50th Anniversary (18+ Event)

Metro Smart Bar Oct 24, 2018

Prices from: $61

Polyphia (17+ Event)

Bottom Lounge Oct 24, 2018

Prices from: $51

Hair Nation Tour - Jack Russell's Great White, The Bulletboys, Enuff Znuff (17+ Event)

House of Blues Chicago Oct 25, 2018

Prices from: $43

Algebra Blessett

City Winery - Chicago Oct 25, 2018

Prices from: $77

Pond (17+ Event)

Thalia Hall Oct 25, 2018

Prices from: $28

Soulection - Sango, Naji, Sahar Habibi (18+ Event)

Concord Music Hall Oct 25, 2018

Prices from: $30

OTT (18+ Event)

Bottom Lounge Oct 25, 2018

Prices from: $103

scarlxrd

Reggies Rock Club Oct 26, 2018

Prices from: $44

Zico

Vic Theatre Oct 26, 2018

Prices from: $73

Gus Dapperton

Subterranean Oct 26, 2018

Prices from: $84

Aparna Nancherla (17+ Event)

Thalia Hall Oct 26, 2018

Prices from: $113

The Lotus Kings - Santana Tribute (18+ Event)

Park West Oct 26, 2018

Prices from: $42

Passafire (17+ Event)

Bottom Lounge Oct 26, 2018

Prices from: $45

Tank and the Bangas

Concord Music Hall Oct 26, 2018

Prices from: $30

Nocturna All Hallow's Eve Ball (18+ Event)

Metro Smart Bar Oct 26, 2018

Prices from: $56

Martin Barre (17+ Event)

Reggies Rock Club Oct 27, 2018

Prices from: $46

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Steppenwolf Theatre Oct 26, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018

Prices from: $37

tUnE-YarDs

Park West Oct 27, 2018

Prices from: $44

Sabrina Claudio (18+ Event)

Concord Music Hall Oct 27, 2018

Prices from: $20

Second City 107th Mainstage Revue

Second City Chicago - Mainstage Oct 27, 2018

Prices from: $74

Bible Bingo

Royal George Theatre Oct 26, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018

Prices from: $47

George Wassouf

Copernicus Center Oct 27, 2018

Prices from: $62

Jonathan Richman (17+ Event)

Thalia Hall Oct 27, 2018

Prices from: $97

Ekali (17+ Event)

Bottom Lounge Oct 27, 2018

Prices from: $33

Blackcat Halloween Chicago: K Alexi (21+ Event)

Metro Smart Bar Oct 27, 2018

Prices from: $78

16 Candles (21+ Event)

Joes on Weed Street Oct 27, 2018

Prices from: $26

Pabst Blue Ribbon - PBR 2K (21+ Event)

Reggies Rock Club Oct 28, 2018

Prices from: $51

Dobre Brothers

Concord Music Hall Oct 28, 2018

Prices from: $42

Pierre-Laurent Aimard

Chicago Symphony Center Oct 28, 2018

Prices from: $38

Romanias Centennial Tribute

Copernicus Center Oct 28, 2018

Prices from: $28

The King of Mars (17+ Event)

Reggies Rock Club Oct 28, 2018

Prices from: $22

Klingande (18+ Event)

Concord Music Hall Oct 28, 2018

Prices from: $40

Yaeji (17+ Event)

Thalia Hall Oct 27, 2018 - Oct 28, 2018

Prices from: $32

Evidence and Oddisee (17+ Event)

Bottom Lounge Oct 28, 2018

Prices from: $82

CKY

Bottom Lounge Oct 29, 2018

Prices from: $36

Serena Williams In Conversation With Common

Civic Opera House Oct 29, 2018

Prices from: $56

Johnathan Pie

Park West Oct 29, 2018

Prices from: $104

Blaze (17+ Event)

Concord Music Hall Oct 30, 2018

Prices from: $19

Mud Queens of Chicago (17+ Event)

Reggies Rock Club Oct 30, 2018

Prices from: $26

Maggie Rogers (Moved from Vic Theater)

Riviera Theatre - IL Oct 30, 2018

Prices from: $44

Danity Kane with Dawn and Dumblonde

House of Blues Chicago Oct 30, 2018

Prices from: $64

Edie Brickell (18+ Event)

Park West Oct 30, 2018

Prices from: $52

Porches (17+ Event)

Bottom Lounge Oct 30, 2018

Prices from: $53

Matisyahu

City Winery - Chicago Oct 29, 2018 - Oct 30, 2018

Prices from: $86

Of Montreal (17+ Event)

Thalia Hall Oct 30, 2018

Prices from: $85

Joywave (17+ Event)

House of Blues Chicago Oct 31, 2018

Prices from: $16

Shannon and the Clams (17+ Event)

Thalia Hall Oct 31, 2018

Prices from: $36

Ghastly (18+ Event)

Concord Music Hall Oct 31, 2018

Prices from: $33

Kruder and Dorfmeister (21+ Event)

The MID Chicago Oct 31, 2018

Prices from: $135

David Cook

City Winery - Chicago Oct 31, 2018

Prices from: $64

Ween (18+ Event)

Aragon Ballroom Oct 31, 2018

Prices from: $60

Alcest (17+ Event)

Reggies Rock Club Oct 31, 2018

Prices from: $30

Dom Kennedy (18+ Event)

Park West Oct 31, 2018

Prices from: $42

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