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Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration Free All Ages Online

Available any time on YouTube

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In honor of Stephen Sondheim's 90th birthday and the 50th anniversary of the Broadway opening of Company, Raúl Esparza, who won a Tony as Bobby in the 2006 revival of the latter, produced this all-star virtual concert of Sondheim's work. The lineup includes performances and tributes from Patti LuPone, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Nathan Lane, Bernadette Peters, Kelli Peters, and many others. Mary-Mitchell Campbell served as music director and Paul Wontorek as director. Available free, but donations accepted for ASTEP (Artists Striving to End Poverty), a nonprofit founded by Campbell and Juilliard students to help youth in underserved communities receive access to arts training.

LP’s Happy Hour hosted by Lawrence Peters featuring Wildwood Flowers, Meg Sampson All Ages Early Warnings (Music) Online

Fri., Oct. 30, 5 p.m.

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The country singer and DJ hosts his online weekly talk show in a livestream format, hosted by the Hideout.

Halloween Hog Roast featuring DJ Bobby Hill All Ages Early Warnings (Music)

Sat., Oct. 31, 12-5 p.m.
Schubas 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago Lakeview


An outdoor event 773-525-2508

Moonspell 17+ Early Warnings (Music) New Early Warnings (Music)

Sat., Oct. 31, 3:30 p.m.

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Livestream from Beja, Portugal via Bol.pt; access link sent after ticket purchase

Jon Kimura Parker All Ages Early Warnings (Music) New Early Warnings (Music)

Fri., Nov. 6, 7 p.m.

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Livestream hosted by the University of Chicago; link provided after ticket purchase.

Ugly Flavors: a work-in-progress presentation by Jumaane Taylor Recommended All Ages Agenda Early Warnings (Music) The Short List (Theater) Online

Sat., Nov. 7, 7 p.m.

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Livestream at the Dance Center of Columbia College's website (access provided with $20 donation).

BandWith's 5th Annual Funky Bunch 5K & Watch Party All Ages Agenda Online

Sat., Nov. 7, 10 a.m.

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A fundraiser for BandWith featuring the All-Star Band (student graduates of the elementary school program at Learn). Livestream via the Hideout; link provided after ticket donation.

Nois All Ages Early Warnings (Music) New Early Warnings (Music)

Fri., Nov. 20, 7 p.m.

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Performing works by Gemma Peacocke, Sam Pluta, Marcos Balter, Viet Cuong, Georg Friedrich Haas, and Pauline Oliveros. Livestream hosted by the University of Chicago; link access provided after ticket purchase.

Michael Brown All Ages Early Warnings (Music) New Early Warnings (Music)

Fri., Dec. 4, 7 p.m.

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The pianist performs work by Beethoven, Haydn, Debussy, Ravel, Mendelssohn, and premieres his own composition Etude-Fantasy on the Name of Haydn. Livestream via the University of Chicago; link access provided after ticket purchase.

BendeLaCreme is Ready to be Committed 17+ Agenda Early Warnings (Music) New Early Warnings (Music)

Tue., April 27, 7 p.m.
Thalia Hall 1807 S. Allport Ave., Chicago Pilsen/Little Village

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The drag performer presents a narrative cabaret show with original music. 312-526-3851

National Tap Day Chicago Style with Reggio “The Hoofer” McLaughlin, Sid Brown, and more All Ages Early Warnings (Music)

Sat., June 5, 7:30 p.m.

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rescheduled; A celebration of tap dancing hosted by Reggio "The Hoofer" McLaughlin with musical director Sid Brown and guest performers. 773-728-6000

Tiny Meat Gang (Cody Ko & Noel Miller) All Ages Early Warnings (Music)

Sat., July 17, 8 p.m.
Chicago Theatre 175 N. State St., Chicago Loop

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rescheduled 312-462-6300