2 hours ago

'Nap studio' opens in Chicago, offers 30 minutes for $20

Peace Power Napping is located at 30 N. Michigan Ave. in Chicago. (Peace Power Napping)

    'Nap studio' opens in Chicago, offers 30 minutes for $20
    Chicago's first-ever "nap studio" is now open for the city's sleepy. For $20, the weary can get a 30-minute restorative midday power nap at Peace Power Napping, located at 30 N. Michigan Ave., across from Millennium Park in the city's Loop neighborhood. Five beds are available and "on-demand napping" can be booked with a mobile app.
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15 seasonal shows (both naughty and nice) for the holidays

Performances run through Dec. 31, at 170 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. (312) 443-3800 or goodmantheatre.org.

Performances run through Dec. 3, at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St., Chicago. (800) 775-2000 or broadwayinchicago.com.

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Performances run through Dec. 31, at Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Ave., Chicago. (312) 595-5600 or chicagoshakes.com.

Performances run through Dec. 30, at The Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., Chicago. (773) 769-3832 or thehousetheatre.com.

Performances run through Dec. 31, at 3745 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. (773) 325-1700 or mercurytheaterchicago.com.

Performances run through Jan. 6, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. (773) 327-5252 or americanbluestheater.com.

Performances run through Dec. 17, at The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. (773) 697-3830 or wearetheagency.org.

Performances run through Dec. 30, at 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. (773) 975-8150 or theaterwit.org.

Performances run through Dec. 23, at 851 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. (773) 697-9693 or theannoyance.com.

    15 seasonal shows (both naughty and nice) for the holidays
    Looking for some holiday entertainment? Here's a partial list of seasonal shows on stage in the city and the suburbs. * Larry Yando returns for the 10th year to play Ebenezer Scrooge in Goodman Theatre's 40th anniversary production of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." Performances run through Dec. 31, at 170 N.
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4 hours ago

5 things to do in Chicago this weekend

...vary Nov. 24 through Nov. 30) beginning this weekend at the Gene Siskel Film Center (164 N. State St.). The film tracks Nye as a person and personality through his life, from his early...

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...p.m. Saturday and running until 3 a.m., as always, at the Empty Bottle (1035 N. Western Ave.). So eat up, lace up and get down. $5 cover...

...for yourself, as renowned illusionist Ivan Amodei makes his way to the Ritz-Carlton Chicago (160 E. Pearson St.) for a quartet of shows (4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday...

    5 things to do in Chicago this weekend
    We got the best events to attend this weekend around Chicago, including the Thanksgiving Day parade, a Bill Nye documentary and one of the city's best dance parties. Walk with McDonald's Thanksgiving is nothing without a parade, and Chicago's McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade heralds the holiday for this city.
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4 hours ago

10 Things to Do in Chicago for Thanksgiving Weekend

11/26. Tickets available for $10 at 32 S. State St. Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier.

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11/25 at 9 a.m. $40–$50. Starts at 1501 S. Lake Shore Dr. allcommunityevents.com

    10 Things to Do in Chicago for Thanksgiving Weekend
    Theater:Alex Weisman stars in Joshua Harmon's tale of a young gay singleton watching as his friends pair off. See "Before Decamping for Broadway's Harry Potter, Alex Weisman Plays a Role That's Close to Home" for more. 11/2-12/9. $32-$38. About Face Theatre at Theater Wit.
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4 hours ago

$1M Winning Mega Millions Ticket Bought In Loop Still Unclaimed

The Quick Pick ticket was bought at INS Market, 225 N. Michigan, and matched all five numbers – 03, 07, 22, 27 and 50, according to the Illinois Lottery.

    $1M Winning Mega Millions Ticket Bought In Loop Still Unclaimed
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A winning Mega Millions ticket bought Tuesday in the Loop and worth $1 million is still unclaimed. The Quick Pick ticket was bought at INS Market, 225 N. Michigan, and matched all five numbers - 03, 07, 22, 27 and 50, according to the Illinois Lottery.
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5 hours ago

November 22, 2017 Update

Tues., Nov 28, 1:30-4:30 pm, City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, Room 1102. Learn more about Chicago IT and upcoming bid opportunities during theInformation Technology Vendor Outreach Event. RSVP: online.Free. 

Fri., Dec 8, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, Courtroom 2005, 50 W. Washington. The senior enrichment series hosts aSenior Driving: Tips for the Active Senior. Register: 312-603-9233.Free.

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The Joined Hands Food Pantry is sponsoring a free Thanksgiving dinner for all to enjoy at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 4939 W. Montrose. On Thanksgiving, join neighbors and congregation members to give thanks, socialize, and enjoy a warm meal. Dinner will be from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

The 5600-block of North Major between 3:30 pm and 9:30 pm November 7;

The 5800-block of North Melvina at 7:15 pm November 7;

The 5700-block of West Sunnyside at 9:50 am November 14;

The 4500-block of North McVicker between 8:00 pm November 15 and 8:00 am November 16; and

The 4400-block of North Mason at 8:11 pm November 17.

Beauty Crew Chicago, 4048 N. Milwaukee:

City News Cafe’s Winter Wonderland, 4108 N. Cicero

Hats Plus, 4706 W. Irving Park

Rasenick’s, 3940 N. Cicero

Distinct Bath and Body (Grand Opening), 4046 N. Milwaukee

Fantasy Costumes, 4065 N. Milwaukee

Jeff’s Red Hots, 3901 N. Cicero

Mr. Submarine, 3924 N. Cicero

Rico Music & Dance, 4823 W. Irving Park

Filament Theater, 4041 N. Milwaukee

USA Bridal & Tailor, 4020 N. Milwaukee

SINGER Factory Distributor, 4914 W. Irving Park

Today’s Avon, 4057 N. Milwaukee

Shilas Restaurant, 3938 N. Cicero

In the 45th Ward, the Winter Overnight Parking Ban impacts Foster east of Central, Milwaukee south of Foster, and Central south of Elston.

In the 45th Ward, the Winter Overnight Parking Ban impacts Foster east of Central, Milwaukee south of Foster, and Central south of Elston.

At 6:00 pm, the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence, will open its doors for those interested in visiting with Santa before the movie starts. Then, at 7:00 pm, sit back, relax, and enjoy the shenanigans Macaulay Culkin gets into during Home Alone.

The event will take place at the St. Viator Recreation Center, 3644 N. Kedvale. The hours are 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Friday, December 1, 11:00 am to 9:00 pm on Saturday, December 2, and 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday, December 3. View the event on Facebook for more information.

The Six Corners Association and the Portage Theatre are partnering to kick off the holiday season by featuring all your favorite holiday movies on Saturday, December 10, from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm at the Portage Theatre, 4050 N. Milwaukee.

Unwrapped new toys and food donations can be brought to the Pantry at the Irving Park United Methodist Church (3801 N. Keeler) on Wednesdays from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm or on Tuesday evenings. Donations can also dropped of at my office (4754 N. Milwaukee) during office hours.

Unwrapped new toys and food donations can be brought to the Pantry at the Irving Park United Methodist Church (3801 N. Keeler) on Wednesdays from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm or on Tuesday evenings. Donations can also dropped of at my office (4754 N. Milwaukee) during office hours.

Di’s Den, 5100 W. Irving Park, is giving back to our community this holiday season by participating in the annual Toys for Tots Christmas campaign.

District 7: 2193 W. 84th Pl., Merrillville, IN 46410; Nov. 28th; 12 pm – 5 pm

Thur., Nov 23, 12 pm, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner.Enjoy a warmThanksgiving Dinner surrounded by friends, family, and neighbors. At noon, there will be...

Tue., Nov 28, 7 pm,Pasta D’Arte, 6311 N. Milwaukee.Meet neighbors and get involved in the communityGladstone Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting.Free. 

Tue., Nov 28, 7 pm,Basement Auditorium of the Congregational Church, 5320 W. Giddings. Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly...

Thur., Nov 30, 4 pm, Portage-Cragin Branch, 5108 W. Belmont.Author Joseph Gustaitis discussesChicago Transformed: World War I and the Windy Cityduring an Author Visit. More info: 312-744-0152.Free.

Sat., Dec 2, 9 am-3 pm, Malcolm X College, 1900 W. Jackson. Kevlars to Careers hosts aWelcome Home Event. Resources and symposium to prepare veterans, active duty personnel, and reservists/National Guard for a seamless transition to civilian life. Free.

Sat., Dec 2, 10 am,Irving Park Lutheran Church, 3938 W. Belle Plaine. Join friends and family for the annual Hanging of the Greens. Free.

Sun., Dec 3, 8 am-2 pm, Buckley Hall, 4447 N. Lowell. Get in the holiday spirit during the annual Cookie Walk, Santa’s Breakfast, & Christmas Tree Sale. Free. 

Sun., Dec 3, 9 am-9 pm, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox.Celebrate the holidays at the Irish American Heritage Center during a Christmas Bazaar. Tickets for breakfast are $15/adults and $5/children 12 and under. 

Tue., Dec 5, 3:30-8 pm, Old Irving Brewing Co., 4419 W. Montrose.Friends of Vaughn partners with Old Irving Brewing Co. to host a Happy Hour Fundraiser...

Sat., Dec 9, 10 am-3 pm,Independence Park Fieldhouse, 3945 N. Springfield.Shop for homemade gifts by 32 local crafters, enjoy delicious treats from the bake sale, and visit with Santa between noon and 2 pm during theIndependence Park Holiday Craft Fair.Free.

Sun., Dec 10, 2 pm,Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding.The Irving Park Fine Arts Committee presents An Octave Above Holiday Concert. Reception with artists to follow concert.Free.

Sun., Dec 10, 5 pm,LaVilla Restaurant, La Strada Room, 3632 N. Pulaski.RSVP for OIPA’s annual Holiday Party. This year they’re shaking things up by...

Wed., Dec 13, 7 pm, Dunham Park, 4638 N. Melvina.Learn what you can do about crime during the 1622 beat meeting. Find your beat at the16th district beat map. More info: 312-724-4521.Free.

Sat., Dec 16, 9 am,17th District Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski.Teens can discuss how they can fight crime during aPeer Jury – Youth Beat Meeting.More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Thur., Dec 21, 6 pm, Harry’s on Elston, 5943 N. Elston. The Gladstone Park Neighborhood Association hosts their annual Holiday Party. Join friends, family, and neighbors to celebrate each other and enjoy the holiday season.Cost of purchases.

    November 22, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, I would like to wish everyone a joyous Thanksgiving. As we gather with friends, families, and neighbors to enjoy a warm meal, let's all take a moment to express our gratitude for one another and for the blessings we have. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
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5 hours ago

$1M Mega Millions winning ticket sold in Chicago

...million.Illinois Lottery officials said the winning ticket was sold at INS Market, located at 225 N. Michigan Ave., #C140.The Quick Pick ticket matched five numbers in Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing...

    $1M Mega Millions winning ticket sold in Chicago
    You could be a millionaire! Did you buy a Mega Millions ticket in Chicago's Loop? If so, you may have just won $1 million. Illinois Lottery officials said the winning ticket was sold at INS Market, located at 225 N. Michigan Ave., #C140.
    http://abc7chicago.com

7 hours ago

5 things to do in Chicago this weekend

...vary Nov. 24 through Nov. 30) beginning this weekend at the Gene Siskel Film Center (164 N. State St.). The film tracks Nye as a person and personality through his life, from his early...

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...p.m. Saturday and running until 3 a.m., as always, at the Empty Bottle (1035 N. Western Ave.). So eat up, lace up and get down. $5 cover...

...for yourself, as renowned illusionist Ivan Amodei makes his way to the Ritz-Carlton Chicago (160 E. Pearson St.) for a quartet of shows (4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday...

    5 things to do in Chicago this weekend
    We got the best events to attend this weekend around Chicago, including the Thanksgiving Day parade, a Bill Nye documentary and one of the city's best dance parties. Walk with McDonald's Thanksgiving is nothing without a parade, and Chicago's McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade heralds the holiday for this city.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

7 hours ago

Best Chicago happy hour deals: Nov. 23-29

Point & Feather (113 W. Hubbard St. 312-644-0113) offers half-price small plates, $5 craft drafts and $5 build-your-own gin and tonics from 4 to 7 p.m.

Land & Lake Kitchen (81 E. Wacker Drive 312-253-2337) offers $3 Bud Light drafts, $4 select local drafts, $5 signature cocktails and glasses of house wine, $20 cocktail pitchers, and $6 burgers from 4 to 7 p.m.

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WhirlyBall (1825 W. Webster Ave. 773-486-7777) hosts a Goose Island Bourbon County Stout release party from 7 to 10 p.m., pouring six of this year's beers for $9-$12 and giving you the chance to play the brewers for a shot at winning swag.

Replay (2833 N. Sheffield Ave. 773-665-5660) offers $3 Revolution cans and craft drafts from 6 to 10 p.m.

The Fifty/50 (2047 W. Division St. 773-489-5050) offers $7 build-your-own micheladas from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Green Room (1802 S. Allport St. 773-360-3489) offers $5 Prairie gin and vodka mixed drinks and $4 select drafts from 5 to 7 p.m.

    Best Chicago happy hour deals: Nov. 23-29
    Here's where to drink on a budget this week in Chicago.
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14 hours ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REMOVE AND REPLACE EXISTING METAL DECK AND CONCRETE SLAB INFILL ON THE 26TH FLOOR THAT WAS CONSTRUCTED IMPROPERLY AND IS NON-COMPLIANT ON A VACANT OFFICE FLOOR. NO NEW WALLS, BUILD OUTS, OR MEP WORK. STRUCTURAL ONLY. STRUCTURAL PEER REVIEW INCLUDED. NO CHANGE IN USE - E BUSINESS. INTERIOR WORK ONLY

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Updated 20 hours ago

Chicago's best cheeseburgers, margaritas & gumbo to enjoy before seeing Escape to Margaritaville

Long time favorite, since 1985, and convenient to the theater is Heaven on Seven (111 N. Wabash on the 7th floor of the Garland Building). The Gumbo is authentic and a bargain...

...Chicago's iconic Billy Goat (5 locations in Chicago--go to the subterranean one at 430 N. Michigan) to get your burger fix. Established in 1934 in a different location, the historic Billy...

...to thirsty visitors. The two restaurants sit side by side sharing the same door at 445 N. Clark, about a 1/2 mile from the theater. You'll need reservations 312 661 1434...

...margaritas, keeping it simple is often the best course of action. River North's Mercadito (108 W Kinzie St.)  offers a variety of margaritas, most of which are mixed with unexpected ingredients like cumin...

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Big Jones, in the Andersonville neighborhood at 5347 N Clark St (btwn W Summerdale Ave & W Balmoral Ave)--get the Gumbo Ya-Ya and Luella's Southern Kitchen in Lincoln Square at 4609 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. Both are neighborhood restaurants so allow plenty of time to get to the theater.

Big Jones, in the Andersonville neighborhood at 5347 N Clark St (btwn W Summerdale Ave & W Balmoral Ave)--get the Gumbo Ya-Ya and Luella's Southern Kitchen in Lincoln Square at 4609 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. Both are neighborhood restaurants so allow plenty of time to get to the theater.

Big Jones, in the Andersonville neighborhood at 5347 N Clark St (btwn W Summerdale Ave & W Balmoral Ave)--get the Gumbo Ya-Ya and Luella's Southern Kitchen in Lincoln Square at 4609 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. Both are neighborhood restaurants so allow plenty of time to get to the theater.

Another popular choice and longtime Chicago favorite is R.J.Grunts (2056 Lincoln Park West). This "Lettuce Entertain You" spot has been going strong since 1971. It has an extensive...

...several miles from the theater in the Lincoln Park neighborhood across from Lincoln Park Conservatory (2391 N Stockton Dr.)--where you may want to stop by before dinner to bask under their palm trees...

A little more upscale and closer to the theater, you'll find Au Cheval at 800 W. Randolph St. (312-929-4580). Voted the best burger in the U.S. by none other than...

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville on Navy Pier (700 E. Grand) is the real deal with a huge selection of margarita's and other drinks taken...

If you're looking for a neighborhood joint, put Big Star in Bucktown (1531 N. Damen) at the top of your list for their insane margaritas and some of the best...

    Chicago's best cheeseburgers, margaritas & gumbo to enjoy before seeing Escape to Margaritaville
    "Escape to Margaritaville," the musical slated for Broadway is packing the parrotheads and other fun loving types in at its 3-week pre-Broadway run at Chicago's Oriental Theater. The show which is pure fun immerses the audience in a tropical island paradise with the sounds of 27 of Jimmy Buffett's classic hits as the backdrop for three...
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26 hours ago

Would you pay $20 for a nap?

Peace Power Napping is now open at 30 N. Michigan Ave., offering simple cots separated by hanging white curtains. Customers can sign up for a 30...

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27 hours ago

Sound check: Helping Harper College with Kevin Prchal

• The String Cheese Incident: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 24 and 25, at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $74.95. (312) 462-6300 or msg.com.

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...Lincoln Hall with Canadian soul-pop band Romes. Spoiler: You won't win. Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $15. (773) 525-2501 or lh-st.com. 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27

• Madina Lake, That Lying (Expletive), Marina City, El Famous: 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, at Cobra Lounge, 235 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago. $20. (312) 226-6300 or cobralounge.com.

• The Verve Pipe "I've Suffered A Pop Smear" acoustic performance: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St., Chicago. $28-$40. (312) 733-9463 or citywinery.com.

• Face The Fire, Sky Machine, One Steel Wound, 9th Street Memory: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, at Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago. $10. (312) 666-6775 or bottomlounge.com.

• After The Fight, Fetch The Burn Book, From The Start: 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, at Burlington, 3425 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago. Check with venue for ticket info. (773) 384-3243 or theburlingtonbar.com.

    Sound check: Helping Harper College with Kevin Prchal
    Naperville native, folk artist and Harper College staffer Kevin Prchal tackled the spirit of this giving season with his song "Believe" and a music video featuring students and staff from Harper. The mission of the video is to champion the mission of the Palatine community college and to help raise funds for Promise Scholarships for students on Giving Tuesday, a global day advocating charitable causes.
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27 hours ago

1st girl to play Tiny Tim in Goodman's 'Christmas Carol' is a miracle in her own right

Paris Strickland plays Tiny Tim in “A Christmas Carol” through Dec. 31 at the Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St. Tickets and more information at goodmantheatre.org.

    1st girl to play Tiny Tim in Goodman's 'Christmas Carol' is a miracle in her own right
    Prior to playing Tiny Tim in the Goodman Theatre's latest production of "A Christmas Carol," fourth-grader Paris Strickland's stage experience was minimal. "This is her biggest production," Lauren Strickland, Paris' mom, said. "And her only production." Apart from performing in Yorkville Intermediate School musicals, that is.
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27 hours ago

'White Christmas: The Musical' opens at Cadillac Palace Theatre

...Sales at (312) 977-1710. Tickets are available at all Broadway In Chicago Box Offices (24 W. Randolph St., 151 W. Randolph St., 18 W. Monroe St. and 175 E. Chestnut), the Broadway In...

...1710. Tickets are available at all Broadway In Chicago Box Offices (24 W. Randolph St., 151 W. Randolph St., 18 W. Monroe St. and 175 E. Chestnut), the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at...

...at all Broadway In Chicago Box Offices (24 W. Randolph St., 151 W. Randolph St., 18 W. Monroe St. and 175 E. Chestnut), the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at 800-775-2000 and...

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...Box Offices (24 W. Randolph St., 151 W. Randolph St., 18 W. Monroe St. and 175 E. Chestnut), the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at 800-775-2000 and online at www.BroadwayInChicago...

    'White Christmas: The Musical' opens at Cadillac Palace Theatre
    Irving Berlin's "White Christmas: The Musical" opens Tuesday at the Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago, with a limited two-week that runs through Dec. 3. The musical tells the story of two showbiz buddies putting on a show in a picturesque Vermont Inn and finding their perfect mates in the bargain.
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30 hours ago

Chicago comedy spotlight for Nov. 20-26

Comedy Cocktail at House of Blues’ Foundation Room, 329 N. Dearborn, 6:00 p.m. Produced by James Allen Kamp, creator of the most excellent comedyofchicago...

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Best Night Ever at Gman Tavern, 3740 N. Clark, 9:00 p.m. Mike Cronin hosts Emily Galati, Tom Thakkar, Jimmy Roberson, Sabeen Sadiq, Mike O'Keefe, Jessica Hong, and Dave Losso.

Kyle Kinane at Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport, 8:30 p.m. Kyle Kinane is an internationally touring comedian who got his start...

Christmas By Melania at Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway, 8:00 p.m. Melania hosts a Christmas special with guests “Paul Manafort, Mike and Karen Pence, Barron Trump, Kellyanne Conway, Jeff Sessions, Vladimir Putin, Maxine Waters” and more TBA.

Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont, 9:00 p.m. Chicago Underground Comedy is one of comedy’s most groundbreaking showcases. Cameron Esposito, Beth Stelling, TJ Miller, Dan Telfer, and Kumail Nanjiani all got their start here. Produced by Meredith Kachel.

Group Improvised Comedy at Comedy Clubhouse, 1462 N. Ashland, 8:00 p.m. Long form improv (20-25 minutes) by three teams of up...

Comedians You Should Know at Timothy O’Toole’s, 622 N. Fairbanks Ct., 9:30 p.m. Mike Lebovitz, Kristen Toomey and more TBA.

Messing with a Friend at The Annoyance Theatre, 851 W. Belmont, 10:30 p.m. This is a show where the improvisers morph from character to...

The Lincoln Lodge at Under the Gun Theatre, 956 W. Newport, 8:00 p.m. This famed stand-up showcase is now headquartered at Under the Gun with shows on Friday and Saturday nights.

Jokesplaining at The Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway, 10:00 p.m. Pushing boundaries is the goal. Featuring Megan Stalter, Allison Dunne and Erica Nicole Clark. Guest set by Denise Medina.  The evening is hosted by Alex Kumin. Bring in one coat to donate and get two free tickets. 

    Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, November 20-Sunday, November 26, 2017
    In town: Shawn Wayans and Alingon Mitra. Returning to their comedy hometown: Chris Redd, Emily Galati, Kyle Kinane, and John Caponera. A "who's who" in improv and music will appear nonstop for 24 hours from Monday to Tuesday at Second City. Keep reading for details.
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30 hours ago

Chicago's best cheeseburgers, margaritas & gumbo to enjoy before seeing Escape to Margaritaville

Long time favorite, since 1985, and convenient to the theater is Heaven on Seven (111 N. Wabash on the 7th floor of the Garland Building). The Gumbo is authentic and a bargain...

...Chicago's iconic Billy Goat (5 locations in Chicago--go to the subterranean one at 430 N. Michigan) to get your burger fix. Established in 1934 in a different location, the historic Billy...

...to thirsty visitors. The two restaurants sit side by side sharing the same door at 445 N. Clark, about a 1/2 mile from the theater. You'll need reservations 312 661 1434...

...margaritas, keeping it simple is often the best course of action. River North's Mercadito (108 W Kinzie St.)  offers a variety of margaritas, most of which are mixed with unexpected ingredients like cumin...

This article has 8 other Chicago locations (Show)

Big Jones, in the Andersonville neighborhood at 5347 N Clark St (btwn W Summerdale Ave & W Balmoral Ave)--get the Gumbo Ya-Ya and Luella's Southern Kitchen in Lincoln Square at 4609 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. Both are neighborhood restaurants so allow plenty of time to get to the theater.

Big Jones, in the Andersonville neighborhood at 5347 N Clark St (btwn W Summerdale Ave & W Balmoral Ave)--get the Gumbo Ya-Ya and Luella's Southern Kitchen in Lincoln Square at 4609 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. Both are neighborhood restaurants so allow plenty of time to get to the theater.

Big Jones, in the Andersonville neighborhood at 5347 N Clark St (btwn W Summerdale Ave & W Balmoral Ave)--get the Gumbo Ya-Ya and Luella's Southern Kitchen in Lincoln Square at 4609 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. Both are neighborhood restaurants so allow plenty of time to get to the theater.

Another popular choice and longtime Chicago favorite is R.J.Grunts (2056 Lincoln Park West). This "Lettuce Entertain You" spot has been going strong since 1971. It has an extensive...

...several miles from the theater in the Lincoln Park neighborhood across from Lincoln Park Conservatory (2391 N Stockton Dr.)--where you may want to stop by before dinner to bask under their palm trees...

A little more upscale and closer to the theater, you'll find Au Cheval at 800 W. Randolph St. (312-929-4580). Voted the best burger in the U.S. by none other than...

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville on Navy Pier (700 E. Grand) is the real deal with a huge selection of margarita's and other drinks taken...

If you're looking for a neighborhood joint, put Big Star in Bucktown (1531 N. Damen) at the top of your list for their insane margaritas and some of the best...

30 hours ago

Chicago comedy spotlight for Nov. 20-26

Comedy Cocktail at House of Blues’ Foundation Room, 329 N. Dearborn, 6:00 p.m. Produced by James Allen Kamp, creator of the most excellent comedyofchicago...

This article has 9 other Chicago locations (Show)

Best Night Ever at Gman Tavern, 3740 N. Clark, 9:00 p.m. Mike Cronin hosts Emily Galati, Tom Thakkar, Jimmy Roberson, Sabeen Sadiq, Mike O'Keefe, Jessica Hong, and Dave Losso.

Kyle Kinane at Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport, 8:30 p.m. Kyle Kinane is an internationally touring comedian who got his start...

Christmas By Melania at Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway, 8:00 p.m. Melania hosts a Christmas special with guests “Paul Manafort, Mike and Karen Pence, Barron Trump, Kellyanne Conway, Jeff Sessions, Vladimir Putin, Maxine Waters” and more TBA.

Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont, 9:00 p.m. Chicago Underground Comedy is one of comedy’s most groundbreaking showcases. Cameron Esposito, Beth Stelling, TJ Miller, Dan Telfer, and Kumail Nanjiani all got their start here. Produced by Meredith Kachel.

Group Improvised Comedy at Comedy Clubhouse, 1462 N. Ashland, 8:00 p.m. Long form improv (20-25 minutes) by three teams of up...

Comedians You Should Know at Timothy O’Toole’s, 622 N. Fairbanks Ct., 9:30 p.m. Mike Lebovitz, Kristen Toomey and more TBA.

Messing with a Friend at The Annoyance Theatre, 851 W. Belmont, 10:30 p.m. This is a show where the improvisers morph from character to...

The Lincoln Lodge at Under the Gun Theatre, 956 W. Newport, 8:00 p.m. This famed stand-up showcase is now headquartered at Under the Gun with shows on Friday and Saturday nights.

Jokesplaining at The Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway, 10:00 p.m. Pushing boundaries is the goal. Featuring Megan Stalter, Allison Dunne and Erica Nicole Clark. Guest set by Denise Medina.  The evening is hosted by Alex Kumin. Bring in one coat to donate and get two free tickets. 

    Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, November 20-Sunday, November 26, 2017
    In town: Shawn Wayans and Alingon Mitra. Returning to their comedy hometown: Chris Redd, Emily Galati, Kyle Kinane, and John Caponera. A "who's who" in improv and music will appear nonstop for 24 hours from Monday to Tuesday at Second City. Keep reading for details.
    http://www.chicagonow.com

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