May 07

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Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, May 7- Sunday, May 13, 2018

The Armando Diaz Experience at iO, 1501 N. Kingsbury, 8:00 p.m. Tonight’s special guest: Svengoolie (a/k/a Rich Koz)! Armando Diaz is Chicago’s longest-running improv show. It was created by Del Close, Dave Koechner and Adam McKay.

Steppenwolf Gala at 1340 N. Cherry St., 6:30 p.m. Emceed by Rainn Wilson who is currently starring in Steppenwolf’s The Doppelganger and an auction with auctioneer Chris Rock. Individual tickets start at $1,000.

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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...

Feminist Happy Hour: Momma Tried at Beauty Bar Chicago, 1444 W. Chicago Ave., 7:00 p.m. Feminist comedy for all in the month of mamas.” Tonight: Katie Oliver, Sharron Palm, JH Palmer, Rima Parikh, Lucia Whalen, and more TBA. Hosted by Alicia Swiz.

Comedy at Phyllis at Phyllis’ Musical Inn, 1800 W. Division St., 8:00 p.m. Stand-up showcase with Abe Rabinowitz, Amy Young, Brendan Gay, Brian...

Funny Ha Ha: Oh, Mother at The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, 6:30 p.m. Comedic storytelling by Chicago’s top storytellers. Tonight: Lily Be (Stoop...

The Kates at The Book  Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln Ave., 7:00 p.m. All-women stand-up showcase created and produced by Kelsie Huff...

What’s It Like to Be You? At Colvin House, 5940 N. Sheridan Rd., 7:00 p.m. Go and you might get to tell your story live on...

Yo Mama at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Comedy from some of Chicago’s...

Festival Laughs at Arie Crown Theater, 2301 South Lake Shore Dr., 7:00 p.m. Starring w/Sommore, Don “DC” Curry, Tony Rock, Arnez J, and George Wallace.

Token: We’ll MAYke You Laugh at Alulu Brewery and Pub, 2011 S. Laflin St., 7:30 p.m.  A comedy variety show. Featuring Lindsey Shaw, Brittany Meyer, Max Friedman, Michael Njuguna Robinson, Jerry Tran, and Jared Chapman. Headliner: Sonal Aggarwal. Hosted by Liz Greenwood and Myriam Raymond.

Anthony Jeselnik at The Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield, 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. The "Funny Games" Tour.

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Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, June 18-Sunday, June 24, 2018

You Won! at iO, 1501 N. Kingsbury, 8:00 p.m. This new comedy variety show explores a question that’s central...

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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...

Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont, 9:30 p.m. Tonight is ChUC's thirteenth birthday and as always, there's...

Comedians You Should Know at Timothy O’Toole’s, 622 N. Fairbanks Ct., 9:30 p.m. Jonah Jurkens hosts Blake Burkhart, Marty DeRosa, Carly Ballerini, Jeanie Doogan, and Xavier Lamont. Advance ticket purchase recommended. Usually sold out by show time.

One Night Stand Comedy at Space, 1245 Chicago Ave, Evanston, 8:00 p.m. Rodney Perry’s worldwide tour stops in Evanston. Host: Mark Simmons (Barbershop, The Chappelle Show). Opening comedian: Taneshia “Just Nesh” Rice (Kevin Hart’s Hart of the City and The Next Level).

Colin Jost at The Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield, 7:30 p.m. This SNL “Weekend Update” host’s show has been sold out for some time, but I always recommend checking right up to the last minute. You never know.

Let’s Make it Perfectly Queer at Second City at Second City’s Blackout Cabaret, 230 W. North Ave., 9:00 p.m. The Pride celebration continues tonight and Sunday (at 7:00 p.m.).

Bert Kreischer, Sal Vulcano, Nate Bargatze and Kyle Kinane at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., 8:00 p.m. A stand-up extravaganza.

Gayco Presents Pride Comedy Party at The Playground Theater, 3209 N. Halsted, 10:30 p.m. Tonight and Saturday night. Wordwide touring GayCo Productions was created by comedians out of Second City in 1996 and is one of Chicago’s best known sketch groups.

Everyone’s A Lawyer at The Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway, 7:00 p.m. Hosted by comedian and attorney Paul Farahvar. This show rewards performers’ looniest logic. Go laugh and be inspired. You'll be ready the next time an argument breaks out around you … in this world, any minute now.

    Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, June 18-Sunday, June 24, 2018
    Visitors in town: Kenny Leon, Phylicia Rashad, Rodney Perry, Colin Jost and Nick Swardson. All at the Chicago Theatre on Friday: Bert Kreischer, Sal Vulcano, Nate Bargatze and Chicagoan Kyle Kinane. At Zanies: Calvin Evans (Chicago), Jason Cheny (Chicago and Rosemont), Jeff Dye (Chicago and Rosemont), and Brad Wenzel (St.
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Guards at the Taj Remounts Acclaimed New York Production for Steppenwolf Theatre

Guards at the Taj runs 90 minutes and is presented without an intermission. Performances are Tuesday-Sunday at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, 1650 N. Halsted, through July 22. Tickets are $20-$94.

    Guards at the Taj Remounts Acclaimed New York Production for Steppenwolf Theatre - Third Coast Review
    Amy Morton, the legendary Steppenwolf Ensemble member known for her work as both actor and director, brings her staging of Rajiv Joseph's off-Broadway smash hit to Chicago, complete with original cast members Arian Moayed and Omar Metwally. It is a thrilling and important piece that feels right at home in Steppenwolf's Upstairs Theatre, and is...
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Is your neighborhood having yard sales?

Hi there Lincoln Park, just wondering is your neighborhood having yard or community sales? Esp. looking for Condo sales.

4 days ago

Upgrade is so derivative, it’s original

1500 North Clybourn Avenue

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1715 Maple Ave.

2600 N. Western Ave.

210 W 87th St.

7000 Carpenter Rd.

150 W. Roosevelt Rd.

100 N. State

322 E. Illinois St.

7601 S. Cicero Ave.

    Upgrade is so derivative, it's original
    Leigh Whannell's low-budget horror feature Upgrade, now playing in general release, reminds me of the goofy genre mash-ups made by Brian De Palma in the 1960s and '70s (Hi, Mom! , Phantom of the Paradise ) and Takashi Miike in the 1990s and the aughts (Fudoh: The New Generation , The Happiness of the Katakuris ).
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The South Loop retail scene is about to get a bit more crowded

So while the broader trend may be working against retail developers, the South Loop's growing population of high-income residents is working in their favor. Roosevelt Road has become the South Side's version of the North and Clybourn shopping district near Lincoln Park.

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A venture of GW Properties paid $10.4 million for the 77,000-square-foot property at 1113 S. Jefferson St., the site of a Marathon gas station and garage, confirmed GW principal Mitch Goltz.

In addition to its South Loop retail project, GW is working on a 127-unit apartment building in Logan Square near the 606 trail and a 37-unit apartment development at Belmont and Sheffield avenues in Lakeview. The firm also plans a multifamily project at Western and North avenues in Wicker Park.

In addition to its South Loop retail project, GW is working on a 127-unit apartment building in Logan Square near the 606 trail and a 37-unit apartment development at Belmont and Sheffield avenues in Lakeview. The firm also plans a multifamily project at Western and North avenues in Wicker Park.

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Another big retail project planned in South Loop

So while the broader trend may be working against retail developers, the South Loop's growing population of high-income residents is working in their favor. Roosevelt Road has become the South Side's version of the North and Clybourn shopping district near Lincoln Park.

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A venture of GW Properties paid $10.4 million for the 77,000-square-foot property at 1113 S. Jefferson St., the site of a Marathon gas station and garage, confirmed GW principal Mitch Goltz.

In addition to its South Loop retail project, GW is working on a 127-unit apartment building in Logan Square near the 606 trail and a 37-unit apartment development at Belmont and Sheffield avenues in Lakeview. The firm also plans a multifamily project at Western and North avenues in Wicker Park.

In addition to its South Loop retail project, GW is working on a 127-unit apartment building in Logan Square near the 606 trail and a 37-unit apartment development at Belmont and Sheffield avenues in Lakeview. The firm also plans a multifamily project at Western and North avenues in Wicker Park.

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Jun 11

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Wanted Indoor Parking

Looking for an indoor parking spot as close to the First American Bank near Armitage and Sedgwick. I rarely drive and my brakes keep rusting out leave my car on the street. I'll pay upfront. Thank you.

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Two Guards at the Taj meditate on the nature of beauty

Through 7/22: Wed-Fri 7:30 PM, Sat-Sun 3 and 7:30 PM, Tue 7:30 PM; no performance 7/4, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted, 312-335-1650, steppenwolf.org, $56-$94, $15 students.

    Two Guards at the Taj meditate on the nature of beauty
    A magnificent mausoleum, commissioned by Shah Jahan as a monument for his most loved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, designed by the architect Ustad Isa, formed by the hands of 20,000 men, the Taj Mahal was built behind an encircling wall for sixteen years, intended to be unveiled at day's first light, revealing a pure and complete glory that could be experienced just once before, like us and everything, it began to decay.
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Jun 11

Big climbing gym coming to Near North Side

...a lease with San Francisco-based Planet Granite for the freestanding three-level gym at Blackhawk and Dayton streets. With climbing walls as high as 55 feet, it will be one of the...

In 2016, Planet Granite unveiled plans for a big climbing gym nearby, at 1301 N. Kingsbury St., but it never reached a final deal for that location. The company also plans a gym across from Wrigley Field, at 1111 W. Addison St.

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In 2016, Planet Granite unveiled plans for a big climbing gym nearby, at 1301 N. Kingsbury St., but it never reached a final deal for that location. The company also plans a gym across from Wrigley Field, at 1111 W. Addison St.

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Jun 11

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, June 11-Sunday, June 17, 2018

Shade: An Actually Diverse Comedy Show at Steppenwolf, 1650 N. Halsted, 8:00 p.m. Tonight and tomorrow night. This show features “comedians from marginalized communities...

Squeaky Wheels at iO, 1501 N. Kingsbury, 10:30 p.m. Catherine McDonnell's and Catharine Savage's new sketch show will...

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CAMP: A Comedy Show at Village Tap, 2055 W. Roscoe, 8:30 p.m. Free stand-up showcase. Samantha Berkman hosts Matty Ryan, Rosebud Baker, Joe Fernandez, Spark Tabor, Rima Parikh, and CAMP's Tessa Orzech.

Robbie Ellis at Second City’s Judy’s Beat Lounge, 230 W. North Ave., 8:30 p.m. Robbie Ellis is Second City’s music director. Tonight is his “East Coast Tour.” He’ll includes songs from his new album Pumpkins.

Carol Burnett at The Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., 7:30 p.m. Carol Burnett’s multi-award winning comedy has resonated for seven decades. Her new Netflix series is A Little Help where adults get sage advice from kids. Tonight (and tomorrow night) is sure to be another hit from a true original.

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...

Boy Girl Sleepover at The Pony Inn, 1638 W. Belmont, 8:00 p.m. A stand-up showcase hosted by Stephen Hoover, Sarah Perry and...

Comedians You Should Know at Timothy O’Toole’s, 622 N. Fairbanks Ct., 9:30 p.m. This show has sold out twenty-two consecutive times this year. Tonight, Marty DeRosa hosts Ricky Gonzalez, Russ Williamson, Chastity Washington, Jonah Jurkens, Joe Kilgallon, and Allison Dunne.

David Sedaris at The Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln Ave., 6:00 p.m. Unless you were one of the lucky first people to respond...

Tuxedo Cat Comedy at Beauty Bar Chicago, 1444 W. Chicago Ave., 8:00 p.m. Free stand-up showcase. Jerry Tran hosts Jenn Snyder, Kahlil Wilson, Mallory Bradford, Alex Skeleton, Tom Wisdom, and Tuxedo Cat’s Le Aboav.

Back Room Comedy at aliveONE, 2683 N. Halsted, 9:00 p.m. Free show. Featuring Amy Sumpter, Scott Duff, Maya May, and Aaron McDavis. Produced by Colleen Brennan, Courtney Buckwalter, Lauren Hooberman and Jessica Besser-Rosenberg.

Kenny DeForest at Under the Gun Theater, 956 W. Newport, 8:00 p.m. Tonight and tomorrow night.

Science Friday Live at The Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph, 7:30 p.m. Live podcast recording. WBEZ’s Passport Podcast Series brings this eclectic...

You're Being Ridiculous:Pride! at Women & Children First Bookstore, 5233 N. Clark, 7:00 p.m. Hilarious, true stories by Carly Ballerini, Ada Cheng, Erin Diamond, Nestor Gomez, C. Russell Price nd YBR creator Jeremy Owens. 

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Where to buy pre-made picnics for summer in Chicago

1521 N. Fremont St., 312-280-6000

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200 N. Columbus Drive, 312-444-9494

151 W. Adams St., 312-660-8866

3361 N. Elston Ave., 773-478-4000

20 N. Michigan Ave., 312-782-6000

125 S. Clark St., 773-999-9411

65 E. Washington St., 312-726-2020

    Where to buy pre-made picnics for summer in Chicago
    Savoring a beautiful night in the park while catching an outdoor movie or concert is one of the great joys of summer in Chicago, but the scheduled entertainment is just part of the fun. You'll want to show up extra early to score a seat with room to spread out and share some food and drinks.
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Jun 06

Updated Jun 08

  • i understand both sides of this discussion--But when it's a comedy club on a sat night ---well sick people should stay at home!

  • Melissa Rowley, I agree with you on that point!

Jun 08

The improv games at iO’s Riff turn into a goofy, full-fledged sing-along

Fri-Sat 10:30 PM, iO Theater, 1501 N. Kingsbury, 312-929-2401, ioimprov.com, $20.

    The improv games at iO's Riff turn into a goofy, full-fledged sing-along
    Riff, iO's new late night musical improv show, plays in the theater's private event space. It's the only room configured to accommodate a live band, but nevertheless this choice gives off the impression Riff is a red-headed stepchild.
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Celebrate Chicago Pride all June at these events

1501 N. Kingsbury St., 312-929-2401

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3656 N. Halsted St., 773-472-6469

5200 N. Clark St., 773-728-2995

5650 S. Woodlawn Ave.

5233 N. Clark St., 773-769-9299

4147 N. Broadway St., 800-737-0984

3868 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-880-5044

954 W. Belmont Ave., 773-348-4975

111 W. Grand Ave., 312-565-6500

5153 N. Ashland Ave., 773-878-4557

3730 N. Clark St., 773-549-0203

5238 N. Clark St.

3209 N. Halsted St., 773-871-3793

4247 W 31st St

6406 N. Clark St., 773-743-5772

600 E. Grand Ave.

2936 N. Southport Ave., 773-935-6860

Broadway and Montrose Ave., 773-348-8243.

851 W. Belmont Ave., 773-697-9693

1444 W. Chicago Ave., 312-226-8828

3458 N. Halsted St., 773-975-9244

    Celebrate Chicago Pride all June at these events
    Chicago Pride is way more than just the parade on June 24. Throughout the month of June, there are a slew of ways to honor the city's LGBT community, including parties, comedy events, live music and educational opportunities. So get out there and show your pride.
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