• MadKap Productions is pleased to announce that the 25th anniversary, national touring production of Rob Becker's historic comedy, Defending The Caveman will return to Skokie Theatre for four performances October 14 - 16, 2016. Friday at 8:00 pm, Saturday at 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm and Sunday at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $40 general admission and can be purchased online at or by calling 847-677-7761.

  • As part of Piccolo Theatre's renewed creative exploration into making people laugh all year every year, the 2016/2017 Season begins its return to actor-driven story telling with British playwright Shelagh Stephenson's 1996 comedy The Memory of Water. Loosely based on Stephenson's own experience with familial loss, this winner of the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy (2000) focuses on the shared experience of loss through laughter.

  • The Neo-Futurists are proud to present the world premiere of Neo-Futurist Ensemble Member Tif Harrison’s Saturn Returns, A Neo-Lab production, supported by The National Endowment for the Arts, October 13 – November 19, at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland. Saturn Returns is created by Tif Harrison, directed by Jen Ellison and featuring the writing and performances of: Kurt Chiang*, Tif Harrison*, Lily Mooney*, Kirsten Riiber* and Andrew Tham. Previews are Thursday, Oct. 13 - Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. with opening night Monday, Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Performances run Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices for previews and Thursdays are pay what you can; for the regular run, tickets are $10-25. Tickets and information are available at or 773.275.5255.

  • The Joffrey Ballet holds open auditions for the Children's Cast of the world premiere of Tony Award® winner Christopher Wheeldon’s Nutcracker at its downtown studios in Joffrey Tower, 10 E. Randolph Street, Wednesday, September 7, 2016 and Sunday, September 11, 2016. All students in the Chicagoland area meeting the criteria with dance experience are welcome to audition on their respective dates.

  • The House Theatre of Chicago proudly announces the return of Dennis Watkins in The Magic Parlour, at the Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel, 17 E. Monroe, for an open run starting September 2. Regular performances take place Fridays and Saturdays evenings at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. and Saturday afternoons at 4:30 p.m.* Tickets are $79 each, which includes wine and beer selections, and may be purchased at, or by calling The House Theatre of Chicago Box Office at 773.769.3832. The Magic Parlour is an upscale event and cocktail attire is encouraged. The show is open to guests ages 12 year and older.

  • From 12pm to 4pm, October 16, we'll be doing free appraisals! One free item appraisal per entry ($5 for any extra items). Items can be smaller than a breadbox in all categories. Jewelry, clothing, trinkets, glass, china, figurines, art, you name it, we'll take a look at it. We are excited to see what comes in.

  • The Founding of the CAC, the Growth of Our Art Scene and What's Next
    Dear Friends in the Arts, in case you didn't hear about this, I am forwarding a reminder about: A Conversation TonightThursday, August 25, 2016 7pm in the CAC Freeport-McMoRan Theater

  • Chicago Sinfoniettakicks off its 2016-2017 season withthe sounds ofStravinsky, Gershwin, Michael Jackson, Coldplay, and more in piano-centric concert Unhinged,featuring the Emmy Award-nominated Anderson & Roe Piano Duo and award winning piano prodigy Clayton Stephenson. The Sinfonietta performs Unhinged twice: first, in the western suburbs at Wentz Concert Hall of North Central College, Naperville, Saturday, September 17 at 8 pm, and then again in its downtown Chicago home venue of Symphony Center, Monday, September 19, 2016 at 7:30 pm.

  • The Music Institute of Chicago announces the 2016–17 season of its Faculty and Guest Artist Series, showcasing noteworthy keyboard artists, illustrious alumni, and the legacy of Louis Armstrong. All but one of the concerts take place at the historic Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue in downtown Evanston. In March, the Music Institute presents one special performance at its partner venue, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut Street in downtown Chicago.

  • MadKap Productions is pleased to present FUNNY GIRL for 13 performances at the Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave in Skokie. Sept 9 – Oct 2, 2016. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2:00 pm, with a matinee on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 1:30 pm. Tickets are $39 general admission, $34 for seniors, and $29 for students and can be purchased online at or by calling 847-677-7761.