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Drinking and Writing Theater

Some things were just meant to be together. The Drinking and Writing Theater hits the nail on the head combining two acts that can play an influential and enhancing role in the experience of each.

5 Kickass… Holiday Shows in Chicago

5 Kickass… Holiday Shows in Chicago

Ready or not, the holiday season is upon us, and you know what that means… ugly Christmas sweaters and peppermint schnapps, of course! But for those searching for a little intellectual stimulation and entertainment between the white elephant exchanges and ornament hanging, there is no lack of holiday theater options.

The Harris Theater at Millennium Park

The Harris Theater at Millennium Park

Situated directly behind the Pritzker Pavilion, the Harris theater is one of the gems in the Millennium Park crown and, as of 2003, one of the great venues in Chicago for viewing dance and music events.

The Patio Theater: Portage Park’s Movie Palace

The Patio Theater: Portage Park’s Movie Palace

The Patio Theater, an awe-inspiring old movie palace, is home to a completely restored lobby, state-of-the-art sound and one of Chicago’s largest single screens — all for for five bucks.

UNDER THE ‘L’ — Lawrence Red Line

UNDER THE ‘L’ — Lawrence Red Line

Follow UPchicago.com and host Jessie Stegner as we explore some of the city’s coolest CTA “L” stops, checking out unique spots within walking distance of public transportation! Next stop: Western Brown Line. In this episode, we visit the Uptown Theater District, Shake Rattle & Read, and other great local spots!

Encore Liquid Lounge (Bar, The Loop)

Located next to the Cadillac Palace Theatre, Encore Liquid Lounge is great place for theatergoers to grab some pre or post show cocktails.

Redmoon Theater: Engaging Community Through Puppetry, Gadgetry, and Engineering Wonders

Redmoon Theater: Engaging Community Through Puppetry, Gadgetry, and Engineering Wonders

The Redmoon Theater defines its productions as equal parts pageantry, gadgetry, acrobatics, and ephemera. They’re creating out of the ordinary, daring productions that surprise you, dazzle you, and take place in unexpected and new locations.

Gene Siskel Film Center

Gene Siskel Film Center

Gene Siskel often ended his interviews by asking his subjects, “What do you know for sure?” What I know for sure is not only that Siskel had a lasting effect on Chicago and on film but also that the center is a fitting tribute to his legacy.

Cirque Shanghai Extreme

Cirque Shanghai Extreme

It’s not Cirque du Soleil. Less theater, more thrills; less art, more action. Cirque Shanghai is the other big circus which rolls through town every year.

Living on the Fringe: Chicago Fringe Festival 2011

The Chicago Fringe Festival runs September 1-11 in Pilsen, and will consist of 50 different hour-long productions by not only local companies, but also across the United States.

Brew and View at the Vic

Four days a week the Vic transforms itself from a concert venue into Brew and View, a cozy movie theater with a full bar and menu. $5 for a double feature — um, yes please!

Baby Wants Candy: A Completely Improvised Musical

Baby Wants Candy: A Completely Improvised Musical

With locations in Chicago, New York, London, and Edinburgh, Baby Wants Candy has spread musical and comedic joy to over 1,700 audiences.

Cirque du Soleil’s OVO

Cirque du Soleil’s OVO

As you know if you’ve seen any of the Cirque du Soleil productions, you’ll be captivated and delighted by all of the show’s hallmarks: amazing acrobats and contortionists, dazzling themed costumes, and oddball intergalactic clowns.

KISS Meets the Neo-Futurists

Fortunately, the good folks over at the Neo-Futurists never let bad movie scripts disappear. With their weekly series, “It Came from the Neo-Futurarium X,” running every Thursday, the talented troupe of actors resurrect the dead for the purpose of hilarity.