Saturday, October 31st – 9pm The READER, Chop Shop and Collaboraction present THE BLACK MARKET BALL... An immersive haunted experience featuring over 20 performers and art direction by the acclaimed Collaboraction Theatre Company. Dance party, complimentary drinks from Goose Island and City Winery and passed bites from Chop Shop follow the scares... Whats Included: • Complimentary drinks from Goose Island & City Winery until midnight • Late night bites provided by Chop Shop • Music by DJ Intlel and Johnny Walker Costume Contest: • Best Male Costume • Best Female Costume • Best Couple Costume Click here for more information!
Wednesday, December 30th – 7pm TICKETS ARE FOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30TH. NO EXCEPTIONS. Live Nation and Madison Square Garden Entertainment announced that Emmy and Writers Guild Award-winning writer John Oliver will return to stand-up comedy at The Chicago Theatre on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 7:00PM. From 2006 to 2013, Oliver was a correspondent and guest host on the multi-award winning The Daily Show with John Stewart. He first gained recognition as a cutting-edge political stand up comic in the UK, with a string of television appearances and sold-out solo shows at the Edinburgh Festival. His HBO show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, presents a satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events. After receiving the Breakout Award at the Aspen Comedy Festival in 2007, Oliver went on to write and star in his first hour-long Comedy Central stand up special titled John Oliver: Terrifying Timesin 2008. As a result of its success, John has now hosted four seasons of his own stand-up series for Comedy Central, John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show. Oliver has also appeared as a regular guest on the sitcom Community, as the voice of Vanity Smurf in The Smurfs movie and its sequel The Smurfs 2, and recently appeared on The Simpsons as Marge and Homer’s next-door neighbor, Booth Wilkes-John. Click here for more information!
Sunday, October 18th – 3pm Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra is back, with a new tour starting October 2015! Accentuating the beauty of ancient Chinese instruments amidst the grandeur of a Western symphony, the Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra draws on cherished ancient melodies and delightful musical styles to create a brand new, yet wonderfully familiar, experience. Come enjoy original compositions from Shen Yun’s world-famous production, as well as timeless classical masterpieces and appearances by Shen Yun’s celebrated sopranos, tenors. The Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra is part of the Shen Yun Performing Arts organization, a classical Chinese dance and music company that performs in over 100 cities around the world. The music draws upon China’s 5,000 years of civilization, breathing new life into musical themes and styles from ancient times. For information, please visit the Shen Yun website or call: 800-515-3468 - See more at: http://cso.org/ticketsandevents/Production-Details/rentals/shen-yun-symphony-orchestra/#sthash.rUlw9nn3.dpuf Click here for more information!
October 24th – 7:30pm The 2015-16 season marks the 11th year of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s acclaimed series Beyond the Score, and will see the addition of three new productions to the project’s repertoire of more than 25 works and composers. Under creative director Gerard McBurney’s leadership, the series weaves together theater, music and design to draw audiences into the concert hall and into a work’s spirit. In addition to annual new productions at Symphony Center, many Beyond the Score presentations are revived each season by partner orchestras nationwide (see Upcoming Events at the right). For more information about bringing BTS to your organization, see the For Presenters link below. Click here for more information!
October 30th – November 1st For the seventh annual FREAKY DEAKY, React Presents is thrilled to announce the expansion into a three-day festival! The event also has a brand-new home, the massive Toyota Park, about 12 miles away from downtown Chicago on October 30 - November 1, 2015. Featuring a fully interactive spooktacular experience, with 75+ artists, 3 stages, and 3 days of music, Freaky Deaky 2015 promises to bring the freak out of everyone this Halloween Weekend. Click here for more information!
November 2nd - 3pm Death. Transcendence. Darkness. Light. The Dia de los Muertos celebration provides an expansive canvas on which to mix and compare sounds, emotions, cultures, and beliefs. The journey begins in the dark moments of despair and loss as depicted by Barber’s Adagio for Strings and Fauré’s choral masterwork, Requiem, performed by the Varsity Choirs of Waubonsie Valley High School. The first half ends with the first hints of light and salvation as Chicago-based composer Elbio Barilari’s Ofrendas receives its world premiere performance. Beyond lies sublime moments of transcendence as experienced through the music of Fauré, Wagner, and all culminating with the irrepressible music of Moncayo’s Huapango. Click here for more information!