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Blue Man Group Recommended The Short List (Theater) Canceled

Open run: Wed-Fri 8 PM, Sat 2, 5, and 8 PM, Sun 4 PM
Briar Street Theatre 3133 N. Halsted St., Chicago Lakeview

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UPDATE Sunday, March 15: this event has suspended performances for the time being. Refunds available at point of purchase.


The long-running show (22 years and counting in Chicago) featuring performers in blue latex paint, drumming, video, comedy, and other assorted mayhem continues. 800-258-3626

ComedySportz Theatre Recommended Member Picks The Short List (Theater)

Open run: Thu 8 PM, Fri 8 and 10 PM, Sat 6, 8, and 10 PM
ComedySportz Theatre 929 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago Lakeview

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Part of a national chain of comedy clubs, this company is known for quick improv games (think Whose Line Is It Anyway?), but it also stages long-form improv. LCD screens and sophisticated lighting and sound systems amplify the sports-style improv of the company's eponymous production, ComedySportz. There's a snobbery in the Chicago improv community that looks up at the "art" of the long form, with its emphasis on story and characters, and down on the "entertainment" of the short, with its emphasis on games and punch lines. ComedySportz falls emphatically in the entertainment camp; its bottom line is laughter, and it gets plenty of it. The show is structured as a competition between two teams performing multiple games that require audience participation. A referee ensures that the players--a rotating roster from a company of about 50--work clean or they finish the game with a brown bag over their heads. The formula is practically foolproof: players may flash their quick wits in winning responses, but they're even funnier when they fail. In one game a team had to devise a pick-up line, each member contributing a word. Moving rapidly from player to player, the line developed: "Tonight-I'll-tango-with-your-face." Probably wouldn't work at a bar, but at ComedySportz it killed. --Ryan Hubbard 773-549-8080 or 312-559-1212

Evan Giia 18+ Early Warnings (Music) Canceled

Fri., Aug. 14, 9 p.m.
Schubas 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago Lakeview

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canceled 773-525-2508

Schubas Open Mic hosted by Clare Austen-Smith & Naomi Spungen Free 21+

Mondays, 8 p.m.
Schubas 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago Lakeview


Sign-up at 7:30 PM 773-525-2508

Schubas Open Mic Free 21+ Agenda

Mondays, 8 p.m.
Schubas 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago Lakeview


an open mic for comedians in Schubas Upstairs Lounge; hosted by Clare Austen-Smith and Naomi Spungen. Doors open at 7:30 PM 773-525-2508

Kindo, Milquetoast & Co. 18+ Early Warnings (Music) Canceled

Tue., Aug. 18, 8 p.m.
Schubas 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago Lakeview

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postponed until a date to be determined 773-525-2508

Walk Off the Earth, Gabriela Bee All Ages Early Warnings (Music) Canceled

Wed., Aug. 19, 7:30 p.m.
Athenaeum Theatre 2936 N. Southport Ave., Chicago Lakeview

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canceled 773-935-6860

Young Dolph, Key Glock 18+ Early Warnings (Music) Canceled

Sat., Aug. 22, 8 p.m.
The Vic 3145 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago Lakeview

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postponed until a date to be determined 773-472-0449

Bad Bad Hats 18+ Early Warnings (Music) New Early Warnings (Music)

Sun., Aug. 23, 7:30 p.m.
Schubas 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago Lakeview

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773-525-2508

Backseat Lovers All Ages Early Warnings (Music) New Early Warnings (Music)

Tue., Aug. 25, 7:30 p.m.
Schubas 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago Lakeview

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773-525-2508

Katie Toupin 18+ Early Warnings (Music) New Early Warnings (Music)

Thu., Aug. 27, 8 p.m.
Schubas 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago Lakeview

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773-525-2508

Align, Tvvin, Levity 18+ Early Warnings (Music)

Thu., May 13, 8:30 p.m.
Schubas 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago Lakeview

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rescheduled 773-525-2508

Drive-By Truckers, Ryley Walker Member Picks 18+ Early Warnings (Music) Canceled

Sat., Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m.
The Vic 3145 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago Lakeview

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postponed until a date to be determined 773-472-0449

Dan Mangan 18+ Early Warnings (Music) New Early Warnings (Music)

Sun., Sept. 27, 8 p.m.
Schubas 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago Lakeview

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773-525-2508

Oshun, Mourning A Blkstar 18+ Early Warnings (Music) New Early Warnings (Music)

Wed., Sept. 30, 8 p.m.
Schubas 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago Lakeview

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773-525-2508

Future Hits, Angela James All Ages Early Warnings (Music) New Early Warnings (Music)

Sat., Oct. 10, 3 p.m.
Schubas 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago Lakeview

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773-525-2508

Teskey Brothers, Joshy Soul 17+ Early Warnings (Music)

Sun., Oct. 11, 8 p.m.
The Vic 3145 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago Lakeview

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moved to the Vic; tickets purchased for Thalia Hall will be honored 773-472-0449

Einstürzende Neubauten 18+ Early Warnings (Music) Canceled

Fri., Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m.
The Vic 3145 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago Lakeview

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canceled 773-472-0449

Stephen Day, Manny Torres, Carly Bannister 18+ Early Warnings (Music)

Wed., Oct. 28, 8 p.m.
Schubas 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago Lakeview

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rescheduled; tickets purchased for the original date will be honored 773-525-2508

Wavves, Juiceboxxx 18+ Early Warnings (Music)

Thu., Nov. 5, 7 p.m.
Schubas 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago Lakeview

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rescheduled and venue changed; tickets purchased for original date will be honored 773-525-2508

Wavves, Sadgirl 18+ Early Warnings (Music) New Early Warnings (Music)

Thu., Nov. 5, 10 p.m.
Schubas 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago Lakeview

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773-525-2508

Kevin Krauter, Sports Boyfriend, Deals 18+ Early Warnings (Music)

Fri., Nov. 6, 10 p.m.
Schubas 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago Lakeview

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rescheduled; previously purchased tickets will be honored 773-525-2508

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

Thu., Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m.
Schubas 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago Lakeview

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773-525-2508

Jordan Mackampa, Babeheaven All Ages Early Warnings (Music)

Sat., Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m.
Schubas 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago Lakeview

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773-525-2508

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

Mon., Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m.
Schubas 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago Lakeview

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773-525-2508

Driver Era, Wrecks All Ages Early Warnings (Music) New Early Warnings (Music)

Fri., Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m.
The Vic 3145 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago Lakeview

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773-472-0449