PRESENTED BY John McCombs
September 18, 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 Rebecca Baruc
September 19, 2018
Mainstage Lobby
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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 Keegan Kelly
September 21, 2018
3A
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What’s worse, banjo music at a funeral or talking to your neighbor for five minutes? What about getting locked out of your apartment while wearing a suit? The original comedy The Runner follows Simon as he tries his hardest to avoid dealing with grief, mental health, addiction, exercise, and small talk.

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 Joe Pindelski
September 22, 2018
Bookspan
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Roxy Bellows is back, and she’s turnin’ up the heat with her September Sizzle! Spend your autumnal equinox – that’s September 22 – with a woman whose body of work will make you sweat from laughter. Improv so toasty you’ll need a cool drink; music so catchy you’ll have to sing along. With Sarah Porretta at the piano, it’s Red. Hot. Comedy. Get Roxified!

PRESENTED BY Interrobang Theatre Project
September 24, 2018
Flexible
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What happens when you put one artist on a stage and hand them a script they’ve never read before? Pure theatrical magic! Interrobang Theatre Project is pleased to present award-winning Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour’s acclaimed solo show WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT, an experimental tour de force you have to see to believe!

PRESENTED BY The Douche Baguettes
September 27, 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 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.

PRESENTED BY Lady Jack Entertainment
October 15, 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 Ready Freddy Films
October 27, 2018
Cabaret
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MouthbreathersTV is a collective that dips into the strange and surreal, with a darkly comedic twist. Join them for their first LIVE show on October 27th at 10:30 pm. The event features live music and a performance with special local short film premieres. Stay for Halloween after party with a costume contest and cash prize. Come play in the murk…

SPECIAL WORLD PREMIERE OF THE ASTRONAUT DIET by Ready Freddy Films, a celestial exploration on transcending the physical, earthly existence of the mundane.