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The Harold

Open run: Wed-Thu 8 PM, Fri 8 and 10:30 PM, Sat 10:30 PM, Sun 8 PM, Mon 10:30 PM
iO Theater 1501 N. Kingsbury, Chicago Lincoln Park


Improv teams use an audience suggestion to create interweaving story lines that result in a connected long-form narrative.

The Improvised Shakespeare Company

Open run: Thu 8 PM, Fri-Sat 8 and 11 PM
iO Theater 1501 N. Kingsbury, Chicago Lincoln Park


Seven strapping men in swashbuckler shirts improvise a two-act Shakespearean play based on a title suggested by the audience. At the show I saw, "The Taming of the Jew" inspired the Bard's usual themes (religion, family, betrayal) and plot devices (murders, disguises, fortunes gained/lost) as well as an uncomfortably funny circumcision. Director-performer Blaine Swen, a veteran of long-form Shakespearean improv who swears they don't conspire during the intermission, has assembled a vigorous ensemble of actors and proven improvisers. Their experience doing Shakespeare flowers in the language: they relish iambic dialogue, execute perfectly timed asides, occasionally utter rhyming couplets (some hilariously forced: "Let us be quick-sa, and get to the bar mitzvah!"), and drop parodic phrases ("scurvenous knave," "midfortnight report") and well-placed anachronisms (the bar mitzvah had a DJ). Even the ending echoed the real plays: story lines resolved tidily—and uproariously. —Ryan Hubbard

Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, H.C. McEntire, Half Gringa

Fri., Jan. 18, 9 p.m.
Lincoln Hall 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago Lincoln Park

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Big James & the Chicago Playboys, Joanna Connor Band

Fri., Jan. 18, 9 p.m. and Sat., Jan. 19, 9 p.m.
Kingston Mines 2548 N. Halsted St., Chicago Lincoln Park


773-477-4646

Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band

Fri., Jan. 18, 9 p.m.
B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted St., Chicago Lincoln Park


773-528-1012

Hurricane Reggae Band

Fri., Jan. 18, 9 p.m. and Sun., Jan. 20, 9 p.m.
Wild Hare 2610 N. Halsted St., Chicago Lincoln Park


773-770-3511

Bear Who?, DJ Trilogy, Newlife, DJ Blakish

Fridays, 10 p.m.
Vain Nightclub & Lounge 2354 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago Lincoln Park


773-435-0130

Wade Bowen & Stoney Larue

Sat., Jan. 19, 8:30 p.m.
Joe's Bar 940 W. Weed St., Chicago Lincoln Park

Mndsgn, Kiefer, Swarvy

Sat., Jan. 19, 9 p.m.
Lincoln Hall 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago Lincoln Park

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Jimmy Burns

Sat., Jan. 19, 9 p.m.
B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted St., Chicago Lincoln Park


773-528-1012

Indika

Sat., Jan. 19, 9 p.m.
Wild Hare 2610 N. Halsted St., Chicago Lincoln Park


773-770-3511

Sports, Arlie, Pavo Pavo

Sun., Jan. 20, 9 p.m.
Lincoln Hall 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago Lincoln Park

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The Armando Diaz Theatrical Experience & Hootennany

Open run: Mon 8 PM
iO Theater 1501 N. Kingsbury, Chicago Lincoln Park


An old standby, this weekly show transforms performer monologues (delivered by a different guest each time) into inspiration for a night of masterful long-form improv. The best-of-the-best iO talent typically make up the cast, so the show hops from literal moments from the story to abstract, playful scenes with aplomb.

Tropics

Tue., Jan. 22, 9 p.m.
Wild Hare 2610 N. Halsted St., Chicago Lincoln Park


773-770-3511

Joe Barr, Joanna Connor

Tuesdays, 9:30 p.m.
Kingston Mines 2548 N. Halsted St., Chicago Lincoln Park


773-477-4646

Kongos, Fitness

Wed., Jan. 23, 7:30 p.m.
Lincoln Hall 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago Lincoln Park

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Think Floyd USA

Sat., Jan. 26, 8 p.m.
Park West 322 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago Lincoln Park

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773-929-5959

King Tuff, Stonefield

Sat., Jan. 26, 9 p.m.
Lincoln Hall 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago Lincoln Park

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Ripe

Thu., Jan. 31, 8 p.m.
Lincoln Hall 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago Lincoln Park

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Emily King

Fri., Feb. 1, 8 p.m.
Lincoln Hall 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago Lincoln Park

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Ghost of Paul Revere, Charlie Parr Trio

Sat., Feb. 2, 8:30 p.m.
Lincoln Hall 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago Lincoln Park

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Chrome Sparks

Sat., Feb. 9, 9 p.m.
Lincoln Hall 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago Lincoln Park

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Jeff Goldblum & the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra

Fri., Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Park West 322 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago Lincoln Park

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Bryce Vine

Fri., Feb. 15, 8 p.m.
Lincoln Hall 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago Lincoln Park

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The Suffers

Sat., Feb. 16, 9 p.m.
Lincoln Hall 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago Lincoln Park

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Deerhunter

Sun., Feb. 17, 8 p.m.
Lincoln Hall 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago Lincoln Park

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773-525-2501