PRESENTED BY Chicago Summer Opera
August 18, 2018
2A
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Goffredo, the Captain General of the Christian army, is leading his men in attacking Jerusalem. He has also promised the hand of his daughter, Almirena, to the Christian hero, Rinaldo. Argante, the Saracen King of Jerusalem, seeks a truce and works with the sorceress, Arminda, to abduct Almirena. Rinaldo now is resolved to save Almirena but is intercepted by Armida who disguises herself as Alimirena. However, Rinaldo rejects her. Armida’s anger is further aroused when Argante, thinking he is addressing Almirena, protests his love for her. Later, with the help of a magic want, Goffredo reaches Armida’s magic mountain. Already, Rinaldo has arrived in Armida’s garden and saved Almirena. With the help of Goffredo and his magic wand, the garden is turned into a desert. Argante and Armida, now reconciled, review their troops and the Christian forces prepare for battle in which they are victorious, thanks to the heroism of Rinaldo. Argante and Armida are taken prisoner. But after they convert to Christianity, they are pardoned.

PRESENTED BY John McCombs
August 21, 2018
The Den Theatre
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Open mic at The Den Theatre every Tuesday. List goes out at 7pm. Sign up online or in person. Free!

PRESENTED BY 20th Chekhov Group
September 8, 2018
3A
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Welcome to Russia! We are just a few of the many proud students of Susan Hart and Jeffrey Carlson. After their most recent Chekhov class, several of us decided that we wanted to share the scenes we had worked on, so…

Join us for an evening of scenes from the Chekhov canon! Each evening will include a different suite of scenes, therefore, please feel free to join us both days. September 8th will feature The Proposal (a lesser known one act play), The Three SistersIvanovThe Bear (a lesser known one act play). September 9th will feature Uncle VanyaThe Cherry OrchardThe SeagullThe Reluctant Tragic Hero (a lesser known one act play).

PRESENTED BY The Douche Baguettes
September 8, 2018
Flexible
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The Douche Baguettes are an all-female sketch comedy group based in Chicago. This is their once-monthly sketch variety show, Just Add Butter. Each month will feature a new  “butter-half” guest artist. Saturday July 14 the douches will be joined by musical comedy duo Annie Conderacci & Colette Gregory.
What you see is what you Ba-GUETTE.

PRESENTED BY Better Boobie Bureau Burlesque Productions
September 15, 2018
2A
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The Better Boobie Bureau Burlesque Productions, Chicago’s Buffet of Burlesque, presents a fully immersive burlesque experience. Take part in a bawdier career fair as you are guided through a myriad of career choices including a lumberjack, an astronaut, even a doctor! After experiencing this show, you’ll realize its never too late to dream about what you want to be when you grow up!

PRESENTED BY Rebecca Baruc
September 16, 2018
Rigby's Lounge
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DIN AT THE DEN is a monthly series showcasing musical artists whose clarity and focus cut through the noise of our daily lives. On September 19th, we tune into rapper Jhon Myquale and band Leftridge & The Jones. Spiritual sensations will be served. Don’t miss this eleventh installment of a consistently quality series highlighting emerging Chicago musicians. All ages welcome!

Doors open 7pm // Show 8pm // Tickets $11

PRESENTED BY Lady Jack Entertainment
September 17, 2018
Cabaret
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A Very Official, Most Special, Mandatory Happy Party Prepared by (and in honor of) the leader dearest HINDRANCE AND (to some degree) his general executive liaison HYSTERIA. (You must) join the leader dearest Hindrance on his international exploration “rumspringa,” in a celebration of everything (understandably) not allowed in his home country, (the greatest country there is). Hysteria has lined up a selection of Chicago’s most entertaining, most talented and most not-at-all-held-captive performers to delight and question your senses. Or make your senses question you. There will be dance, music, diplomatic immunity, Burlesque, consensual pat-downs, comedy, and more. All in the spirit of Life, Liberty and TOTAL DOMINATION. Produced by Lady Jack Entertainment and starring Lindsey Marks, Scott Ray Merchant and a new line-up of Chicago’s finest Neo-Vaudevillian performers; Hindrance and Hysteria promises to help keep your Monday nights weirdly sexy and dangerously funny with a new celebratory theme every month.

PRESENTED BY Justin Golak
September 21, 2018
Flexible
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Each Killing Your Darlings show will have 5 stand up comics – the 3 producers and 2 guests – doing 15 minutes of material. Once the comics perform a joke at Killing Your Darlings, they can’t perform it ever again on that stage. No matter what month you come out, how many months back, or how many times you’ve seen a comic, you’re guaranteed never to see the same show twice!

PRESENTED BY Thomas Alaan
October 7, 2018
Cabaret
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In a city of more than ten million people, every individual, every community, and every neighborhood makes a unique contribution to the life of the city. Chicago Stories honors the experiences of our neighbors – of living, breathing Chicagoans – by setting their stories to music. We’re back in this second installment of this annual show with three new Chicago stories, set by three new Chicago composers, and performed by Chicago artists. It’s music about, by, and for Chicagoans.