The Den Theatre
PRESENTED BY The Anarchist Folk Band
December 10, 2018
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The Anarchist Folk Band is pleased to announce Nick Thornton’s touching and humorous new radio play CRICKET ON THE MANTLE, with music directed and arranged by Mike Mazzocca, as its inaugural yuletide presentation to benefit American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER). Adapted from the Charles Dickens short story Cricket on the Hearth, Thornton’s new play, set in 1940s America, follows a community as it must reimagine what it means to be home for the holidays. This event is free to the public for a suggested donation of $10. All collected proceeds will go to support AVER. Performances December 4, 10 and 19 at 7PM!

Each performance will also be broadcast online as a live radio play through our website, found here: https://anarchistfolk.wixsite.com/cricket

PRESENTED BY Phantasmagoria Theatre
December 14, 2018
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An evening of masquerade, burlesque, and spooky-good fun! A whimsical and fantastical show featuring top-notch performers from Chicago and beyond! Not Another Nightmare Before Christmas showcases the most haunting strip-teases you’ll see all year. Enjoy cocktail hour from 8pm to 9pm featuring DJ Mr Automatic and get your picture taken with (naughty) Santa and Krampus! VIP seating will get you a free t-shirt and raffle ticket! (Limited seats available!) Win artwork from local artists such as AJ Olson and cool Krampus-themed gifts! (Raffle tickets starting at $5) Get your fortune told by our Tarot Card reader, drink, dance and most importantly, sit back and watch the amazing show!

The Den Theatre
PRESENTED BY Hottspot
December 15, 2018
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From Jay-Z x Linkin Park, to Rage Against the Machine, to the LEGENDARY Limp Bizkit, Rock and Rap have been not-so-distant cousins for a long time. This concert is the first in a series that celebrates some of the genres’ most iconic fusions. Come bop and rage to some of Chicago’s finest talent! It’ll be one hell of a show featuring D Liva, (Members of) R. Avenue, and SunnDog

A long time ago in a Windy City far, far away…

There was an amazing and nerdy holiday cabaret put on by Chicago’s Favorite Unpopular Hotties: “A Very Wookiee Holiday: A PS…Burlesque Life Day Cabaret”! Did you ever see the 1978 “Star Wars Holiday Special”? Well, PS…Burlesque is taking this cult classic and bringing it to the stage, adding our own burlesque and variety twist to it!

It might seem like Hoth outside, but inside Theatre 2B at The Den Theatre (1331 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622), we’ll be warming up and enjoying holiday acts, with a Star Wars twist. Tickets available online and at the door for $15, but bring some quarter portions (Human speak: COLD HARD CASH) to tip your performers and grab some swanky PS merch!

The Den Theatre
PRESENTED BY Lady Jack Entertainment
December 17, 2018
Cabaret
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A Very Official, Most Special, Mandatory Happy Holiday 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 line-up of Chicago’s finest Neo-Vaudevillian performers

PRESENTED BY John McCombs
December 18, 2018
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Open mic at The Den Theatre every Tuesday. List goes out at 7pm. Sign up online or in person. Free!

The Den Theatre
PRESENTED BY Big Shoulders Comedy and Omnarchy
December 21, 2018
2B
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Set Phasers To Holiday is an action packed sketch show,  filled with traditional human probing, candy cane phasers, and more Santas than you can shake a stick at! Big Shoulders Comedy Productions and Omnarchy Futurized News have teamed up to present this hilarious, adventurous holiday sketch show comprised of festive parodies of your favorite Sci-Fi classics and side splitting space age original scenes. Performances on Dec 21, 22, 28, 29! Student ID will be required to pick up Student Tickets.

PRESENTED BY Christina Pecce
January 9, 2019
Cabaret
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Songs from your favorite standards, musicals, and operas are given a fresh spin to keep you enchanted and bewildered. This is a night of cross-over comedy you do NOT want to miss. Celebrate iconic roles, both onstage and off, but beware… this program is sure to put a spell on you!