October 2017

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Shows in October

Hamilton

CIBC Theatre Open Run

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

Hamilton, CIBC Theatre, Chicago
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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: $120

Les Miserables

Cadillac Palace Theater Until Oct 29, 2017

A cinematic new production of the iconic musical

Les Miserables, Cadillac Palace Theater, Chicago
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One of the greatest musicals of all time, Les Miserables returns in a cinematic new production that wowed Broadway audiences and earned three Tony nominations. Produced by Cameron Mackintosh, and based...

Prices from: $90

A View from the Bridge

Albert Goodman Theater Until Oct 22, 2017

A pulsating, Tony-winning reinvention of Miller's classic

A View from the Bridge, Albert Goodman Theater, Chicago

Broadway's latest electric revival of Arthur Miller's classic comes to the Goodman. ​Masterminded by celebrated Belgian director Ivo van Hove, this A View from the Bridge is staged on a bare, black stage,...

Prices from: $60

42nd Street

Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace Oct 26, 2017 - Jan 7, 2018

A Drury Lane holiday show direct from Broadway!

42nd Street, Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace, Chicago

Kicking off the 2017/18 holiday season, Drury Lane presents their own staging of Broadway favorite, 42nd Street! A knowing look into the world of Broadway, this show revolves around the attempts of theatre...

Prices from: $70

Joffrey Ballet - Giselle

Auditorium Theatre Until Oct 29, 2017

Joffrey Premiere!

Joffrey Ballet Giselle, Auditorium Theatre, Chicago

Lovingly detailed and perfectly pitched, let Lola de Avila's rendition of Giselle sweep you from your seat and take you deep into an enchanted wood haunted by the Wilis. Beautiful yet full of malice, it...

Prices from: $65

Ludovico Einaudi

Symphony Center Orchestra Hall Oct 24, 2017

The ambient contemporary pianist is on tour

Ludovico Einaudi, Symphony Center Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Enjoy an evening in the company of the Italian pianist and composer whose ambient and sparse compositions have graced many a movie soundtrack of recent years. His fusion of the classical genre with contemporary...

Prices from: $85

Lyric Opera - Rigoletto

Civic Opera House Until Nov 3, 2017

The Lyric Opera revive Verdi's ferocious clown

Lyric Opera Rigoletto, Civic Opera House, Chicago

The Lyric Opera revive Verdi's ferocious clown in this tragic masterpiece full of vengeance and venom. Based on Victor Hugo's play La roi s'amuse (The King Amuses Himself) Rigoletto is a raw and powerful...

Prices from: $65

Newsies: The Musical

Marriott Theatre Oct 25 - Dec 31, 2017

The high-octane Tony-winning musical!

Newsies The Musical, Marriott Theatre, Chicago

Part of the 2017 Marriott Theatre season, this local production of the hit Broadway musical Newsies will storm the stage this fall, in an electric story of the 1899 New York newsboys who made their living...

Prices from: $75

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: $90

China NCPA Orchestra

Symphony Center Orchestra Hall Oct 28, 2017

The world renowned Chinese orchestra returns to the US

China NCPA Orchestra, Symphony Center Orchestra Hall, Chicago

World renowned China National Centre for the Performing Arts Orchestra first debuted in the spring of 2010, performing in the NCPA's very own productions of well known operas and ballets. Now they make...

Prices from: $195

Andy Zaltzman

House of Blues Oct 30, 2017

The British comedian, podcaster and cricket enthusiast presents his new show, Plan Z!

Andy Zaltzman, House of Blues, Chicago

Flame-haired pun-loving host of The Bugle podcast Andy Zaltzman is finally bringing his unique brand of satire and surreality to our shores with his new that demonstrates his talents for deconstructing...

Prices from: $60

Arcade Fire

United Center Oct 30, 2017

You can have Everything Now with Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire, United Center, Chicago

Having been crowned as indie rock royalty in the early 2000's, Arcade Fire's sound is an eclectic mix of bossa nova, punk, French chanson, and classically tinged pop music, with references from U2's passion...

Prices from: $25

Katy Perry

United Center Oct 24 - 25, 2017

Join Katy on her Witness World Tour!

Katy Perry, United Center, Chicago

Katy Perry is back. Following an extended timeout from the spotlight, the pop megastar returns with her new album Witness, and an extensive set of North American concert dates. Witnesses two lead singles,...

Prices from: $15

Matt Bellassai

Park West Oct 26, 2017

The self-confessed nerd is on tour!

Matt Bellassai, Park West, Chicago

Matt Bellassai certainly doesn't take himself seriously, a self-professed nerd Bellassai has captured the hearts of the US public with his unique style of comedy. Starting off as one of BuzzFeed's comedy...

Prices from: $100

Tori Amos

The Chicago Theatre Oct 27, 2017

Tori Amos is back with her fifteenth album and a US tour - Native Invader!

Tori Amos, The Chicago Theatre, Chicago

With more than 12 million albums sold and multiple Grammy nominations, Tori Amos is one of the most successful and influential artists of her generation. A pioneer across multiple platforms, she was the...

Prices from: $55

Trevor Noah

The Chicago Theatre Until Oct 28, 2017

The irrepressible charmer heads back on tour!

Trevor Noah, The Chicago Theatre, Chicago

A truly international man of comedy, the rise of South African-born Noah has been nothing short of stratospheric. The surprise successor to take over from Jon Stewart on the Emmy-winning Daily Show, he...

Prices from: $70

Ben Folds

Riviera Theater Oct 28, 2017

A true cult hero in alt-rock

Ben Folds, Riviera Theater, Chicago

The frontman of his self-named band, rock artist and producer Ben Folds continues to work with some of the most eclectic names in music and entertainment (remember his Common People cover that featured...

Prices from: $50

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile

Rockefeller Chapel at the University of Chicago Oct 26, 2017

The reigning king and queen of literate indie team up

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, Rockefeller Chapel at the University of Chicago, Chicago

Fans of witty, leisurely indie rock rejoice, because two of its finest proponents have teamed up for an album and a supporting tour. Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile toured together back in 2014, and both...

Prices from: $110

Gavin DeGraw

Vic Theater Oct 22, 2017

Catch the pop heartthrob on tour again!

Gavin DeGraw, Vic Theater, Chicago

Grammy nominee Gavin DeGraw is a singer songwriter best known for smash hit 'I Don't Want To Be', instantly recognisable as the One Tree Hill theme tune. Last year saw the release of his fifth album Something...

Prices from: $55

Jeff Daniels

City Winery Oct 26, 2017

The Emmy-winning actor shows off his musical talents

Jeff Daniels, City Winery, Chicago

A veteran actor of some 40 years' standing, Jeff Daniels is also an accomplished musician and playwright, having won an Emmy Award (The Newsroom) and nominated for the Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild...

Prices from: $85

Kenny Rogers and Linda Davis

Rosemont Theater Oct 28, 2017

Country legend Kenny Rogers stages his final Tour!

Kenny Rogers and Linda Davis, Rosemont Theater, Chicago

After fifty-seven years in the music industry, over a hundred hit singles, and 46 prestigious awards, country music giant Kenny Rogers has embarked on his last-ever series of shows before his much-deserved...

Prices from: $60

Hillary Clinton

Auditorium Theatre Oct 30, 2017

The book tour we've all been waiting for!

Hillary Clinton, Auditorium Theatre, Chicago

One of the most talked-about ladies of the past year, Hillary Rodham Clinton is embarking on a series of speaking engagements discussing politics, life and 'What Happened'. The former first lady spent...

Prices from: $200

Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie's Doorway to Magic

Rosemont Theater Until Oct 22, 2017

Disney's newest Live show!

Disney Live Mickey and Minnies Doorway to Magic, Rosemont Theater, Chicago

Imagine at every turn of a doorknob that your favorite Disney characters appear and share their adventures with you! This brand new offering from Disney and Feld Entertainment is arguably the most ambitious...

Prices from: $30

RuPaul's Drag Race

Metro Smart Bar Oct 29, 2017

The Queens WERQ it!

RuPauls Drag Race, Metro Smart Bar, Chicago

Hold on to your 6-inch heels girls and boys, because the all star queens of RuPaul's Drag Race are coming! This 2017 Queens Werq the World is their biggest yet. With Michelle Visage, Bianca Del Rio​...

Prices from: $100

The Fab Four - The Ultimate Tribute

Star Plaza Theater Oct 27, 2017

The Ultimate Beatles Tribute!

The Fab Four The Ultimate Tribute, Star Plaza Theater, Chicago

The Fab Four are one of the world's most in demand Beatles tribute acts! They're note perfect and the attention to detail is so impressive, you'd be forgiven for thinking you were in the presence of the...

Prices from: $25

Chris Isaak

Genesee Theater Until Oct 20, 2017

Baby did a bad bad thing... reluctant romantic Chris Isaak is heading out on tour!

Chris Isaak, Genesee Theater, Chicago

With over 25 years of performing behind him and twelve albums to boot, Chris Isaak is still every bit a star today as he was in the 1980s, when he emerged onto the scene as country music's blue eyed boy....

Prices from: $45

David Crosby

City Winery Oct 30 - 31, 2017

Voyage into the world of this revered artist.

David Crosby, City Winery, Chicago

An icon of counter culture and one third of folk's most revered supergroup, David Crosby has been honing his trademark harmonic style since the early sixties. A contemporary of Dylan, it wasn't until he...

Prices from: $240

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Center East Theatre Oct 21, 2017

An acoustic tour from the legendary country songwriter

Mary Chapin Carpenter, Center East Theatre, Chicago

Mary Chapin Carpenter was one of Country's most recognizable voices throughout the 1990s, racking up hits with tracks like Passionate Kisses and Down at the Twist and Shout. In recent years, her songwriting...

Prices from: $90

Shaping Sound

The Chicago Theatre Oct 29, 2017

A dazzling mash-up of every dance style you can imagine

Shaping Sound, The Chicago Theatre, Chicago

If you're a fan of television dance programs, then you'll be familiar with at least some of the members of Shaping Sound. The company was formed by four choreographers who have worked on So You Think You...

Prices from: $55

Trombone Shorty And Orleans Avenue

Riviera Theater Oct 21, 2017

Trombone Shorty and his band are one of the funkiest live acts around

Trombone Shorty And Orleans Avenue, Riviera Theater, Chicago

Trombone Shorty's latest offering Say That to Say This was, to the delight of many fans, a return to his New Orleans roots with a full-on funk record. As ever, Shorty is backed by his band Orleans Avenue...

Prices from: $65

Champions of Magic

Genesee Theater Oct 26, 2017

Britain's greatest magic troupe arrive Stateside

Champions of Magic, Genesee Theater, Chicago

They've wowed audiences across the UK, and enjoyed a hit season on the West End, and now the debonair Champions of Magic are headed to these shores for their first ever North American tour! Packed full...

Prices from: $55

Herbie Hancock

Symphony Center Orchestra Hall Oct 21, 2017

As part of Miles Davis' "second great quintet" Hancock helped redefine the role of a jazz rhythm section...

Herbie Hancock, Symphony Center Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Legendary jazz pianist Herbie Hancock is considered to be one of the most innovative jazz musicians of all time. The early days of his journey as an artist saw him redefine the term 'rhythm section' in...

Prices from: $85

Universoul Circus

Washington Park Until Oct 29, 2017

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 30, 2017

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

Bad Bunny

Rosemont Theater Oct 27, 2017

His style fits right into the genre's current wave of trap music homage

Bad Bunny, Rosemont Theater, Chicago

Prices from: $175

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Both Sides of a Famous Love Affair: The Jackie Mason Musical

Skokie Theatre Until Oct 22, 2017

An astonishing show that was touching, yet hilarious!

Both Sides of a Famous Love Affair The Jackie Mason Musical, Skokie Theatre, Chicago

Hoodie Allen

Vic Theater Until Nov 16, 2017

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, Vic Theater, Chicago

Prices from: $50

SOLD OUT

Janet Jackson

All State Arena Oct 26, 2017

The pop icon tours in support of her first new album in seven years

Janet Jackson, All State Arena, Chicago

Prices from: $65

SOLD OUT

Johnny Clegg Band

Park West Oct 29, 2017

Clegg, well-versed in Zulu song and dance, moved with finesse and put on a naturally theatrical show. The near-capacity audience was an enthusiastic participant in the evening, rocking the room to the rhythm of the songs.

Johnny Clegg Band, Park West, Chicago

Travis Wall

The Chicago Theatre Oct 29, 2017

Like a good film scene, this dance spectacle lingers after the curtain falls.

Travis Wall, The Chicago Theatre, Chicago

Yasmina's Necklace

Owen Goodman Theater Until Nov 19, 2017

A sweet and hopeful story

Yasminas Necklace, Owen Goodman Theater, Chicago

Lil Uzi Vert

Aragon Ballroom Oct 20, 2017

Prices from: $91

Daniel Johnston (18+ Event)

Vic Theater Oct 20, 2017

Prices from: $50

Henhouse Prowlers

City Winery - Chicago Oct 20, 2017

Prices from: $67

DEADBEATS Goes off the Deep End (18+ Event)

Navy Pier Oct 21, 2017

Prices from: $47

Lany

House of Blues Chicago Oct 20, 2017 - Oct 21, 2017

Prices from: $49

Sweetest Day Comedy Jam

Arie Crown Theater Oct 21, 2017

Prices from: $257

Ron Pope

Park West Oct 21, 2017

Prices from: $35

Terror Jr

1st Ward Oct 21, 2017

Prices from: $35

Deer Tick (18+ Event)

Metro Smart Bar Oct 21, 2017

Prices from: $19

David Nail

Joes on Weed Street Oct 21, 2017

Prices from: $23

Showtek (21+ Event)

The MID Chicago Oct 21, 2017

Prices from: $47

Conferencia Carismatica Catolica

UIC Forum Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017

Prices from: $33

Piotr Anderszewski

Chicago Symphony Center Oct 22, 2017

Prices from: $40

Motionless in White with The Amity Affliction and Miss May I

House of Blues Chicago Oct 22, 2017

Prices from: $48

NPR Politics Podcast Live

Athenaeum Theatre Oct 22, 2017

Prices from: $11

Susan Werner

City Winery - Chicago Oct 22, 2017

Prices from: $77

PVRIS

Riviera Theatre - IL Oct 22, 2017

Prices from: $49

Julien Baker

Thalia Hall Oct 22, 2017

Prices from: $88

Kirko Bangz

Portage Theater Oct 22, 2017

Prices from: $56

Gondwana

Reggies Rock Club Oct 23, 2017

Prices from: $71

Boris

Thalia Hall Oct 23, 2017

Prices from: $47

Together (16+ Event)

Chicago Theatre Oct 24, 2017

Prices from: $51

Wolf Parade (17+ Event)

Thalia Hall Oct 24, 2017

Prices from: $42

Chelsea Wolfe (18+ Event)

Metro Smart Bar Oct 24, 2017

Prices from: $73

Hopped Up Halloween

House of Blues Chicago Oct 25, 2017

Prices from: $10

The Lox

House of Blues Chicago Oct 25, 2017

Prices from: $21

Jessie J (17+ Event)

Bottom Lounge Oct 25, 2017

Prices from: $43

Billy Corgan (17+ Event)

Athenaeum Theatre Oct 24, 2017 - Oct 25, 2017

Prices from: $126

Poco

City Winery - Chicago Oct 25, 2017

Prices from: $63

Goblin (17+ Event)

Thalia Hall Oct 25, 2017

Prices from: $61

Mersey Beatles

Portage Theater Oct 26, 2017

Prices from: $78

Freaky Deaky - Kayzo (17+ Event)

Concord Music Hall Oct 26, 2017

Prices from: $48

Warning!

Reggies Rock Club Oct 26, 2017

Prices from: $72

The Lemon Twigs

Thalia Hall Oct 26, 2017

Prices from: $38

Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances and Bernstein

Chicago Symphony Center Oct 26, 2017 - Oct 27, 2017

Prices from: $62

Cattle Decapitation

Reggies Rock Club Oct 27, 2017

Prices from: $72

The Legends Fest

UIC Pavilion Oct 27, 2017

Prices from: $68

The Front Bottoms

House of Blues Chicago Oct 26, 2017 - Oct 27, 2017

Prices from: $48

Hamilton Leithauser

Vic Theater Oct 27, 2017

Prices from: $25

Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore

City Winery - Chicago Oct 27, 2017

Prices from: $88

Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama, and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Chicago Symphony Center Oct 27, 2017

Prices from: $120

Gorgon City (17+ Event)

Concord Music Hall Oct 27, 2017

Prices from: $39

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile (17+ Event)

Thalia Hall Oct 27, 2017

Prices from: $142

Oliver Heldens

Aragon Ballroom Oct 27, 2017

Prices from: $36

Audien (21+ Event)

PRYSM Nightclub Oct 27, 2017

Prices from: $60

Nocturna All Hallow's Eve Ball

Metro Smart Bar Oct 27, 2017

Prices from: $67

Nahko and Medicine For The People (18+ Event)

Concord Music Hall Oct 28, 2017

Prices from: $50

Yonder Mountain String Band (17+ Event)

House of Blues Chicago Oct 28, 2017

Prices from: $30

Shawn Colvin (18+ Event)

Park West Oct 28, 2017

Prices from: $74

Bible Bingo

Royal George Theatre Oct 20, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017

Prices from: $51

Impaler

Reggies Rock Club Oct 28, 2017

Prices from: $57

Violent Femmes

Vic Theater Oct 28, 2017

Prices from: $69

Second City 106th Mainstage Revue

Second City Chicago - Mainstage Oct 28, 2017

Prices from: $72

Blue/Orange

Royal George Theatre Oct 22, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017

Prices from: $47

Ariel Pink

Thalia Hall Oct 28, 2017

Prices from: $51

Dillon Francis

Aragon Ballroom Oct 28, 2017

Prices from: $44

House of Burlesque

House of Blues Chicago Oct 28, 2017

Prices from: $36

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile (21+ Event)

Empty Bottle Oct 28, 2017

Prices from: $145

Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors

City Winery - Chicago Oct 28, 2017

Prices from: $72

Curse of the Voodoo Doll (21+ Event)

Metro Smart Bar Oct 28, 2017

Prices from: $69

Insane Clown Posse

Portage Theater Oct 29, 2017

Prices from: $51

Brujeria

Bottom Lounge Oct 29, 2017

Prices from: $56

Sons of the Never Wrong

City Winery - Chicago Oct 29, 2017

Prices from: $47

Hard Times

Lookingglass Theatre Oct 22, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017

Prices from: $122

King Krule (18+ Event)

Metro Smart Bar Oct 30, 2017

Prices from: $89

The Struts (17+ Event)

Bottom Lounge Oct 30, 2017

Prices from: $50

Mutemath

House of Blues Chicago Oct 31, 2017

Prices from: $50

Bob - A Life in Five Acts

Apollo Theater Chicago Oct 29, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017

Prices from: $28

Mud Queens of Chicago

Reggies Rock Club Oct 31, 2017

Prices from: $65

Lords of Acid

Bottom Lounge Oct 31, 2017

Prices from: $75

Coven

Metro Smart Bar Oct 31, 2017

Prices from: $59

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