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​The Dinner Detective, open run (Saturdays), Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel

Blue Man Group, open run, Briar Street Theatre

Soul Brother, Where Art Thou?, open run, Second City

Dirtbag, through August 26, The Public House Theatre

Twisted Melodies, August 27, through September 12, Athenaeum Theatre

Glory Days, August 27 through September 20, Flat Iron Arts Building

The Lyons, August 27 through September 27, Raven Theatre

Peter and the Starcatcher, August 27 through October 18, Drury Lane Theatre

Moby Dick, through August 28, Lookingglass Theatre

Bad Jews, August 28 through October 4, Royal George Theatre

American Idiot, August 28 through October 25, The Den Theatre

Bunker Buddies, through August 29, The Public House Theatre

Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage, through August 30, Cadillac Palace Theatre

Ring of Fire: The Music Of Johnny Cash, through August 30, Mercury Theater

Grand Concourse, through August 30, Steppenwolf Theatre

Men of Soul, through August 31, Black Ensemble Theater
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Last Train to Nibroc, through September 6, Haven Theatre at Theater Wit

Churchill, through September 13, Greenhouse Theatre Center

Soap Box Derby King, through September 17, Annoyance Theatre

Patchwork Drifter, through September 19, City Lit Theater

The Dueling Gentlemen, through September 20, Athenaeum Theatre

After Miss Julie, through September 26, Strawdog Theatre Company

The Universal Wolf, through September 26, Trap Door Theatre

Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight, through October 4, Windy City Playhouse

The Outfit, through October 10, Piccolo Theatre

October Sky, through October 11, Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire

The Price, through November 22, TimeLine Theatre Company

The LIVINGroom, through December 13, Stage 773

Panic on Cloud 9, through December 31, Second City
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Millennium Park Summer Film Series, through September 1, Millennium Park

ROOF Runway (fashion show), August 27, ROOF on the Wit (201 N. State, 27th Floor)

Chicago Dancing Festival 2015, through August 29, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park (The tribute to Lar Lubovitch at the annual Gala & Benefit will be August 28 at the Museum of Contemporary Art.)

CineFest Backlot Block Party, August 28-30, Chicago's CineSpace Studios

Oddball Comedy Festival (starring Aziz Ansari and special guest star Amy Schumer), August 29, Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

Chicago Fashion & Music Fest, August 29-30, W. Division and Damen 

Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist (exhibit) through August 31, Chicago Cultural Center

Tuesdays On The Terrace, September 1 (trumpeter Corey Wilkes), Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Black Harvest Film Festival, through September 3, Gene Siskel Film Center

African Festival of the Arts, September 4-7, Washington Park

Free At First: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (exhibit), through September 6, DuSable Museum

Chicago SummerDance, through September 13, Grant Park's Spirit of Music Garden

Cirque du Soleil: Kurios--Cabinet of Curiosities, through September 20, United Center

Degas: At the Track, On the Stage (exhibit), through February 2016, Art Institute of Chicago

The Secret Lives of Objects (exhibit), through 2016, Chicago History Museum
THEATER
CONCERTS
ASSORTED ACTIVITIES
Billy Joel, August 27, Wrigley Field

ZZ Top, August 27, Ravinia

Old School Singles Jam (featuring The 3Kings, Maurice "Ice" Culpepper, Farley Jackmaster Funk, DJ Phantom), August 29, Tinley Park Convention Center

"The Wendy Williams Sit Down Tour: Too REAL For Stand Up," August 29, Arie Crown Theater

"An Evening with Santana," August 29-30, Ravinia

Martin Lawrence, August 29-30, The Venue at Horseshoe Casino


North Coast Music Festival (featuring Widespread Panic, Wale, D'Angelo and The Vanguard, Atmosphere, The Chemical Brothers), September 4-6, Union Park

Jackson Browne, September 5, Ravinia

Belinda Carlisle (of The Go-Go's), September 9, Arcada Theatre

Loverboy, The Romantics, Rick Springfield, September 10, FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

Gladys Knight/The O'Jays, September 11, Ravinia

The Stylistics, September 11, Arcada Theatre
Alan Jackson "Keepin' It Country Tour" (with Kelsea Ballerini), August 31, Ravinia

Lenny Kravitz and Sandra Day, September 3, Ravinia

Peter Cetera, September 4, Paramount Theatre in Aurora

The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards, September 4, Arcada Theatre 
Martin Lawrence, star of television, movies and stage, brings his stand-up routine to The Venue at Horseshoe Casino on August 29-30. A versatile performer who is known for his groundbreaking TV show Martin, the comedian also has starred in movies such as Bad BoysBlue StreakBoomerang, Life, House Party, National Security, Big Momma's House and A Thin Line Between Love and Hate. He also has become executive producer of cable TV's popular 1st Amendment Stand-Up, an uncensored and unpredictable comedy showcase that has featured some of the funniest comedians in entertainment, including Don 'DC' Curry, Rickey Smiley, Bruce Bruce, Deon Cole, Gary Owen, Joe Torry, Lavell Crawford, Kym Whitley, Rudy Rush, Teddy Carpenter, Luenell, Rod Man and Rodney Perry. For tickets to Lawrence's show at The Venue, go to www.ticketmaster.com.
In Men of Soul at the Black Ensemble Theater, the works of some of music's most noted singers will be featured through August 31. 
Herman Melville's epic story Moby Dick continues on the Lookingglass Theatre's stage through August 28.
Comedian and actress Amy Schumer is scheduled to appear at the Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival on August 29 at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre.
Guitar virtuoso Carlos Santana brings his unique sound to Ravinia on August 29-30.