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​​Blue Man Group, open run, Briar Street Theatre

Algorithm Nation Or The Static Quo, open run, Second City

Grinning From Fear To Fear, open run, Second City

Late Nite Catechism, open run, Royal George Theatre

The Spitfire Grill, through August 17, American Blues Theater

Ghost Quartet, through August 17, Stage 773

The Music Man, through August 18, Goodman Theatre

Come From Away, through August 18, Cadillac Palace Theatre

Wolf Play, through August 18, The Gift Theatre

Beyond Therapy, through August 18, Athenaeum Theatre

Darling Grenadine, through August 18, Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire

Pomona, through August 24, Steep Theatre

Just Chilling, through August 24, Conservatory

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, through August 24, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights

The Wizard of Oz, through August 25, Chicago Shakespeare Theater

True West, through August 25, Steppenwolf Theatre

Head Over Heels, through August 25, Theater Wit

The Drag Seed, through August 25, Mary's Attic

The Hunchback of Notre Dame, through August 25, Cahn Auditorium

If You Die, I'll Die, August 29 through September 12, Annoyance Theatre

Much Ado About Nothing, through August 31, Oak Park Festival Theatre

Boogieban, through August 31, Chicago Dramatists
Boogieban, through August 31, Chicago Dramatists

Southern Gothic, through September 1, Windy City Playhouse South

And Then There Were None, through September 1, Drury Lane Theatre

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, through September 1, Lookingglass Theatre

Tiny Beautiful Things, September 6 through October 13, Victory Gardens Theater

Miracle, through September 7, Royal George Theatre

All That He Was, through September 8, Pride Arts Center –– The Buena 

Out Of Love, through September 14, Rivendell Theatre

You Can't Fake The Funk (A Journey Through Funk Music), through September 22, Black Ensemble Theater

A Kind of Love Story, through September 8, Oil Lamp Theater

Women of 4G, through September 14, Factory Theater

The Recommendation, through September 22, Windy City Playhouse

Into the Woods, through September 22, Writers Theatre

Trump In Space, through September 28, Laugh Out Loud Theater

Teatro Zinzanni presents Love, Chaos & Dinner, through September 29, Cambria Hotel

Hamilton, through January 5, 2020, CIBC Theatre
Little Italy Festa (Taylor Street), August 15-18, 1431 W. Taylor Street

Chicago Air & Water Show, August 17-18, North Avenue Beach

Millennium Park Summer Film Series, through August 20, Millennium Park

Taste of Greektown, August 23-25, Halsted Street (between Van Buren and Jackson)

6th Annual Barbara Bates Foundation "Walk Where You Live for Breast Cancer Awareness 5K Run/Walk,August 24, Douglas Park Field House

Chicago SummerDance, through August 24, multiple venues (

Hamilton: The Exhibition, through August 25, Northerly Island

Jazzin' at the Shedd, each Wednesday through August 28, Shedd Aquarium

Black Harvest Film Festival, through August 29, Gene Siskel Film Center
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The 30th African Festival of the Arts will feature a variety of art and entertainment at Washington Park from August 30 through September 2.
Lalah Hathaway, August 27, 28, 29, City Winery

African Festival of the Arts (featuring Ohio Players, Terisa Griffin, Donnie McClurkin, Wale, Melody Angel, Rotimi and others), August 30-September 2, Washington Park

Johnny O'Neal Trio, August 31-September 1 (with Denise Thimes on September 1), Winter's Jazz Club

Queen Latifah & Common, August 31, Ravinia

Steely Dan, September 1-2, Ravinia

Lenny Kravitz, September 7, Ravinia

Kesha, September 8, Ravinia

Mary J. Blige, September 13, Ravinia
The entertaining, award-winning production, The Music Man, continues through August 18 at the Goodman Theatre. 
Entertainers Nelly, TLC and Flo Rida are scheduled to perform on August 18 at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park.
Mindy Abair & The Boneshakers, August 16, City Winery

Bernadette Peters, August 17, Paramount Theatre in Aurora

Nelly & TLC, August 18, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

South Shore Summer Festival with Robin Thicke, August 18, South Shore Cultural Center
Sting, August 23-24, Ravinia

George Lopez, August 23, Chicago Theatre

Jon Lovitz, August 24, Arcada Theatre

Howard Hewett, August 25, City Winery

Frankie Avalon, August 25, Arcada Theatre

The Robert Cray Band, August 27, Arcada Theatre
The Broadway in Chicago Summer Concert, one of the most popular and most-anticipated annual events in the city, returns to the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park on August 12. The event, sponsored by ABC 7 Chicago and hosted by Janet Davies, offers theatergoers the opportunity to view short performances of current and upcoming presentations. This year's concert will include performances from Dear Evan HansenCome From AwayFrozenHamiltonJesus Christ SuperstarMean GirlsMy Fair LadyOnce On This IslandSummer: The Donna Summer MusicalThe Band's Visit and The Phantom of the Opera. The concert begins at 6:15 p.m. For more information, go to
Multitalented entertainer Bernadette Peters performs at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora on August 17.
One of Chicago's hottest tickets is to attend "Teatro Zinzanni presents Love, Chaos & Dinner" at the Cambria Hotel through September 29.