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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 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.

Amplified: Chicago Blues

Through Aug. 10
Chicago History Museum 1601 N. Clark, Chicago Lincoln Park

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312-642-4600

21+
Golden Street Reggae, DJ Naeem

Tue., June 18, 7 p.m. and Tue., June 25, 7 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

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

Kim Petras, Mazurbate

Thu., June 20, 7:30 p.m.
Lincoln Hall 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago Lincoln Park

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sold out 773-525-2501

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Devon Brown & Love This, DJ Naeem

Thu., June 20, 7 p.m.
Wild Hare 2610 N. Halsted St., Chicago Lincoln Park


773-770-3511

Live On Mars: a Tribute to David Bowie

Fri., June 21, 7:30 p.m.
Park West 322 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago Lincoln Park

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773-929-5959

Bear Who?, DJ Trilogy, Newlife, DJ Blakish

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


773-435-0130

Green City Market

Saturdays. Continues through Oct. 26
Green City Market 1817 N. Clark Street, Chicago Lincoln Park


Green City Market is back in Lincoln Park! The market is celebrating 20 years of offering fresh, local fruit, veggies, and various other foods. For the celebration, the market will have cake, demonstrations, live music, activities, in addition to their array of fresh produce.

Sonreal

Sat., June 22, 8 p.m.
Lincoln Hall 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago Lincoln Park

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773-525-2501

Bloxx, Hembree, Warbly Jets

Sun., June 23, 7:30 p.m.
Lincoln Hall 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago Lincoln Park

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773-525-2501

21+
Gizzae, DJ Naeem

Sun., June 23, 7 p.m.
Wild Hare 2610 N. Halsted St., Chicago Lincoln Park


773-770-3511

Kiefer Sutherland, Raye Zaragoza

Sat., June 29, 7:30 p.m.
Park West 322 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago Lincoln Park

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773-929-5959

FM-84

Sat., June 29, 9 p.m.
Lincoln Hall 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago Lincoln Park

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773-525-2501

Yungblud

Sat., July 13, 8:30 p.m.
Lincoln Hall 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago Lincoln Park

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773-525-2501

Kaina

Sun., July 14, 8 p.m.
Lincoln Hall 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago Lincoln Park

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773-525-2501

Pnau

Fri., July 19, 8:30 p.m.
Park West 322 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago Lincoln Park

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773-929-5959

Night Bass City with AC Slater and more

Sat., July 20, 3 p.m.
Theater on the Lake 2401 N. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago Lincoln Park

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312-742-7994

Performance: Diane Simpson: Architecture in Motion

Thu., July 25, 6-8 p.m.
Graham Foundation 4 W. Burton Pl., Chicago Lincoln Park


Chicago-based sculptor, Diane Simpson, combines clothing designs and architecture over a period of nine months for her design that will be presented at the Graham Foundation. Performed by two dancers, the designs will be animated and brought to life. Image from the former St. Paul Women’s City Club, designed by Magnus Jemne in 1931, with Architecture in Motion costume drawings, 2019 312-787-4071

Altin Gun

Mon., July 29, 8 p.m.
Lincoln Hall 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago Lincoln Park

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773-525-2501

Lennon Stella

Wed., July 31, 7:30 p.m.
Lincoln Hall 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago Lincoln Park

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773-525-2501

Idles, A Place to Bury Strangers

Thu., Aug. 1, 11 p.m.
Lincoln Hall 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago Lincoln Park

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773-525-2501