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March 2019

Small World

March 27 @ 7:30 pm - May 4 @ 7:30 pm
Upstairs Mainstage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622 United States
$20.00
Small World at The Den Theatre

World Premiere of SMALL WORLD, By Jillian Leff and Joe Lino and Directed by Andrew Hobgood. It’s the end of the world…maybe? There’s no way to confirm for three cast members trapped inside their attraction at the happiest place on earth. The music won’t stop, there’s a body in the moat and one of the group is impaled under a smiling animatronic. Can they force their way off the ride? And what waits for them on the other side? It’s a world of hopes, it’s a world of fears. It’s a small world, after all.

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April 2019

Language Rooms

April 19 @ 7:30 pm - May 18 @ 7:30 am
Theatre 2A, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622 United States
$5 – $40

LANGUAGE ROOMS by Yussef El-Guindi Directed by: Kaiser Zaki Ahmed Midwest Premiere Ahmed loves America, and he’s proud to prove his patriotism whenever possible. He pays his taxes on time, he’s comes to the office dressed for success, and he’s made a point to be…

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I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard

April 20 @ 7:30 pm - May 17 @ 7:30 pm
1331 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622 United States
$20 – $25
I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard

Ella is a precocious and fiercely competitive actress with a desperate need to make her father David, a famous playwright, proud. making her famous playwright father David proud. Over the course of a boozy, drug-fueled evening, Ella and David spend the evening digging into family…

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Matter Dance Company presents Once Upon

April 25 @ 8:00 pm - May 4 @ 8:00 pm
1331 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622 United States
$20 – $25
The Den Theatre

Marvel in the mystique and experience the unexpected in Once Upon. Matter Dance Company’s 13th annual concert celebrates the magic of the story. From classic fairy tales to epic adventures to fanciful fables—some with a twist—MDC invites you to join them on a journey through time and tale, fiction and folklore.

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KTF: Time Hop!

April 27 @ 10:00 pm
$25 – $30
KTF at The Den Theatre

It's time to take a trip through the 9's as the "Keeper of the The Floor" dance battle sees breakdancers, ballerinas and acrobats compete through the decades as round 1 pays homage to 1969, round 2 pits Team '79 vs. Team '89... all the way until YOU crown our first champion of 2019 at the end of the night!

Chicago Dance Crash continues to blur the line between art and entertainment with the city's longest-running and most famous dance battle. KTF matches competitive dance with the spectacle of sports entertainment, featuring some of the Chicago's most accomplished dancers battling it out for YOUR vote and the golden KTF title belt! ...and don't forget about your host, the one and only Mr. Mattrick Swayze! NOTE: These performances sell out quickly so gather your party and reserve your seats now!

Doors at 9:30pm, show at 10pm!

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Killed A Man (Kidding)

April 30 @ 8:00 pm - May 7 @ 8:00 pm
1331 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622 United States
$15
The Den Theatre

Okay so Megan may have killed Trevor, but it was an accident! Or it was self-defense. Or both! But now Liv, Amanda, and Katie have to decide exactly how far they’re willing to go to help their co-worker in need. Killed a Man (Joking) is a pitch-black comedy about violence, justice, and what it really means to be a ride-or-die friend. Produced by First Floor Theater in collaboration with The Sound.

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May 2019

Greg Fitzsimmons

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$25
The Den Theatre

Mixing an incisive wit with scathing sarcasm, Greg Fitzsimmons has achieved success as a stand-up, Emmy Award winning writer and host on both radio and TV. Greg is host of The Greg Fitzsimmons Show, on SiriusXM’s "Howard 101” and twice a week puts out the hugely popular FitzDog Radio podcast. A regular on @Midnight, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, and The Tonight Show, Greg has made more than 50 visits to The Howard Stern Show. Greg has a new one-hour standup special on Comedy Central, stars in season 2 of “How to be a Grown Up” (TRU TV)...

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Spring is in the Air with Bear Skin Rug

May 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Upstairs Mainstage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622 United States
$10
Bear Skin Rug at The Den Theatre

May or MAY not be funny.

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Joel Kim Booster

May 10 @ 7:00 pm - May 11 @ 9:00 pm
$25.00
The Den Theatre

Joel Kim Booster is a Chicago-bred, Los Angeles-based comedian and writer. As a comedian he has appeared on Conan, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Netflix’s The Fix, Comedy Central’s The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, This Is Not Happening and @midnight, Logo’s Comedy Cabaret and truTV’s Comedy Knockout. In 2017, Joel recorded a stand-up special for Comedy Central’s The Half-Hour, a full-length stand-up album called Model Minority and was listed as one of Esquire’s “10 Comedians to Watch.” This show is 18+.

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A Rodeo Burlesque Show

May 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Theatre 3B IL United States
$30

The Den Theatre transforms into the Ol' West! Gun Slingin' duels, cowboy hymns, whiskey drinking go-go gals, weirdness, queerness, and all that in between! Come down and enjoy a night of good ol' country fun!
From classic songs of Gene Autry and Johnny Cash to the modern day dames Pistol Annies and Lady Gaga we have it all!

Featuring Red Rum and hosted by Mo Less!

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Undiscovered: An Airbnb Intimate Concert

May 10 @ 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on May 10, 2019 at 10:00pm

One event on June 14, 2019 at 10:00pm

1331 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622 United States
Undiscovered: An Airbnb Intimate Concert

The Undiscovered concert series continues at The Den where artists, travelers, and locals alike will come together for a unique gathering of some of the most talented undiscovered musical/visual artists in the city! Get cozy in the upstairs lounge, where you will discover some of Chicago's best local sounds and art vibes!
Meet and mingle with these artists. Then, enjoy a very special, stripped-down, unplugged set. It is an evening for sharing, discovering, and enjoying that which keeps us connected on so many levels! Music!

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La Havana Madrid

May 11 @ 7:30 pm - June 22 @ 7:30 pm
$30 – $55
The Den Theatre

La Havana Madrid by Sandra Delgado directed by Cheryl Lynn Bruce co-produced by Teatro Vista and Collaboraction is back by popular demand. La Havana Madrid is an immersive theatre experience complete with live music, based on the true story of the 1960’s Chicago nightclub. Teatro…

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Glee Pub with Constellation Men’s Ensemble

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cabaret, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622 United States
$13 – $20

Constellation Men's Ensemble is Chicago's premier male chamber choir. In our season five finale, we invite our audience to share a pint (or two) at our program Glee Pub! Inspired by our popular 2017 program of drinking songs (Cheers! With CME), Glee Pub highlights the communal aspect of our music making. As per usual with CME, we will feature a wide range of men's vocal music, from traditional glee club chorales, to Scottish tunes, The Beatles, The Avett Brothers, and more. All songs that just feel better with a drink in hand!

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Queen of the Mist

May 25 @ 7:30 pm - July 5 @ 7:30 pm
$25 – $55
The Den Theatre

QUEEN OF THE MIST is based on the astounding and outrageous true story of Anna (Annie) Edson Taylor, who in 1901 set out to be the first person to go over the Niagara Falls in a barrel of her own design. Navigating both the treacherous…

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June 2019

Chicago Poetry Brothel Presents Rainbow Garden Party

June 2 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cabaret, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622 United States
$40 – $75

Welcome to a unique and immersive poetry event that takes poetry outside classrooms and lecture halls and places it in the lush interiors of a bordello. Inspired by the turn-of-the-century brothels in New Orleans, Paris, and Buenos Aires, many of which functioned as permissive spaces where marginalized, fringe, and avant-garde artists could experiment and perform their work, The Poetry Brothel presents a rotating cast of poets, each operating within carefully constructed characters, who share their work through staged public performances, spontaneous immersive eruptions, and, most distinctly, as purveyors of intimate poetic experiences in private spaces. For a fee, all of the poets are available for these sequestered readings at any time during the event. Of course, any true bordello needs a good cover; The Poetry Brothel's is an immersive cabaret featuring poetry, burlesque, live music, vaudeville, aerials, visual art, magic, and mysticism, with newly integrated themes, performances and installations at each event. For more information, including featured performers, vendors, and activations, please visit thepoetrybrothel.com. Thematic costumes and/or cocktail attire are encouraged but not required.

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Sweet Texas Reckoning

June 7 @ 7:30 pm - June 30 @ 3:00 pm
Theatre 3A IL United States
$25
The Den Theatre

MIDWEST PREMIERE
“A Treasure to be Savored” - Orange County Register
Ellie, a lonely, bigoted alcoholic, is eager to wed her daughter Kate off to Alan John, Kate’s childhood sweetheart. Imagine Ellie’s surprise when Kate visits with her beautiful black wife, Samantha. Written by Traci Godfrey and directed by Julie Proudfoot, SWEET TEXAS RECKONING won Artemisia’s Fall Festival 2016 & the New Works of Merit & Panndora Production’s Playwriting Contests.

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