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Lips Chicago Grand Opening Weekend Lips Chicago August 23
Lips Chicago boasts a drag dining theater experience and joins existing Lips locations in NYC, San Diego, Fort Lauderdale, and Atlanta. 6:30 Doors Open; 7:00 First Seating; 8:00 Show starts; 9:30 Second Seating; 10:45 Show starts. »
Extraordinary Popular Delusions Beat Kitchen January 14 4
Chicago Underground Comedy Beat Kitchen August 26
A benchmark for local stand-up comics takes the form of a slot at Chicago Underground Comedy—a weekly, curated showcase with the occasional former Chicagoan headlining. Think T.J. Miller, Hannibal Buress, Cameron Esposito, or John Mulaney.
Out of the Closets & Into the Exhibits Gerber/Hart Library June 15
The Gerber Hart Library and Archive will have an open house where several exhibitions will be on view, as well as objects from the archive.
Polo G, Lul Kel The Vic August 29
Riff Mission Theater at iO Chicago June 08
Dmitry Samarov Artwork Rainbo Club August 31
Reader contributor Dmitry Samarov will be having a talk with Tim Kinsella at the Rainbo Club which accompanies his artwork on the walls of the bar. The show is on view until September 7th. »
Water Music on the Beach Lane Beach August 25
a day of performance, sound art, and experimental music, kicking off with a procession from the 6018North space in Edgewater to Lane Beach. Approximate set times:
Summer Bash: Party Like it’s 1999 Revolution Brewing Company August 27
Arts of Lifeis celebrating their 20th anniversary with raffle prizes, photo-booths, an open bar, and live music. Proceeds go directly to supporting The Arts of Life, a nonprofit arts program for adults with developmental disabilities. »
Wet Cash Dark Tower Comics July 28
Stand-up with a very big twist. Each week, performers at this showcase can do anything they want. »
Love All Potatoes The Franklin June 14
The alternative gallery space, The Franklin, will be hosting a group exhibition, LOVE ALL POTATOES with artists Jim Duignan, Claire Pentecost, and Melissa Potter. The artists will plant heirloom potatoes in various location (compost bins and a homemade garden cart) and develop this work into other projects.
Oh Hell Yeah Mission Theater at iO Chicago June 22

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