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

Blue Man Group, open run, Briar Street Theatre

Ten Dollar House, through January 31, Piccolo Theatre

Spring Awakening, through January 31, Marriott Theatre Lincolnshire

Lines in the Dust, February 4 through March 27, eta Gallery Theatre

House Party, 1923: Obsession, through February 5, Annoyance Theatre

Domesticated, through February 7, Steppenwolf Theatre

Satchmo at the Waldorf, through February 7, Court Theatre

What I Learned in Paris, through February 7, Athenaeum Theatre

No Wake, through February 7, The Greenhouse Theater Center

Desert Cool, through February 10, Public House Theatre

Ask Your Doctor, through February 11, Annoyance Theatre

Nabucco, through February 12, Lyric Opera

The Duchess of Malfi, through February 20, Trap Door Theatre

Another Word for Beauty, through February 21, Goodman Theatre

CABARET, February 9 through February 21, The PrivateBank Theatre

Men are from Mars/Women are from Venus, February 9 through February 21, Broadway Playhouse
A GUIDE TO WHAT'S HAPPENING IN CHICAGOLAND
Beautiful––The Carole King Musical, through February 21, Oriental Theatre

Barefoot in the Park, through February 21, Oil Lamp Theater

The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today, through February 21, City Lit Theater

Animals Out Of Paper, through February 27, Theater Wit

Yasmina's Necklace, through February 27, 16th Street Theater in Berwyn

Mothers & Sons, through February 27, Northlight Theatre

If/Then, February 23 through March 6, Oriental Theatre

Vices & Virtues, through March 6, Profiles Theatre

The Hairy Ape, through March 12, Oracle Theatre

Bye Bye Birdie, through March 13, Drury Lane Theatre

Marjorie Prime, through March 13, Writers Theatre

The Last Defender, through March 13, Chopin Theatre

The Man Who Murdered Sherlock Holmes, through March 20, Mercury Theater Chicago

The Old Friends, through March 26, Raven Theatre

Fool Me Twice, Déja Vu, through April 3, Second City

Sunset Baby, through April 10, TimeLIne Theatre Company

The Explorers Club, through April 17, Windy City Playhouse
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT . . .
                SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF
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Chicago Restaurant Week, January 22 through February 4 (extended one week), various locations

Disney On Ice Celebrates 100 Years of MagicJanuary 27-February 7, United Center

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's annual Grand Chefs Gala, January 29, Navy PIer

Ideal Home Show Chicago (with appearances from some of TV's celebrity experts), January 29-31, Navy Pier

Black Creativity Gala 2016, January 30, Museum of Science + Industry

The Junior Council's 28th annual Snowball (benefiting the Adolescent and Pediatric AIDS & HIV Programs at The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago), January 30, Union Station

Lakeview Polar Bear Club's 15th annual Polar Plunge, January 30, Oak Street Beach

International Kennel Club Dog Shows, January 31, Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake

The Joffrey Ballet (Bold Moves), February 10 through February 21, Auditorium Theatre

"Adler After Dark," through February 18, Adler Planetarium

Hamburg Ballet (Othello), February 23-24, and (Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler) February 26-27, Harris Theater

"The Price Is Right - Live Stage Show," February 27, Star Plaza Theatre

The Secret Lives of Objects (exhibit), through 2016, Chicago History Museum
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ASSORTED ACTIVITIES
Todd Rundgren, January 26, Park West

Don McLean, January 27, City Winery

Alejandro Escovedo, January 28, 29, 30, City Winery

Winter Jam 2016 Tour Spectacular ("Christian Music's Biggest Tour" featuring Crowder, RED, Sidewalk Prophets, NewSong and more), January 29, Allstate Arena

BoDeans, February 12, Arcada Theatre

Valentine's Love Affair (featuring Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Ledisi and Eric Benét), February 13, Chicago Theatre

Valentine Love Jam (112, Bobby Brown, After 7, Mint Condition), February 13, Star Plaza Theatre

The Royal Comedy Tour (featuring Sommore, Gary Owen, Tony Rock, George Willborn and Tony Sculfield), February 14, Arie Crown Theater

Dennis DeYoung and the Music of Styx, February 13, Genesee Theatre

AC/DC, February 17, United Center

Creedence Clearwater Revisited, February 20, Arcada Theatre

Ladies Night Starring Keith Sweat & Brian McKnight, February 26, The Venue at Horseshoe Casino

II Volo, February 26, Chicago Theatre

Crystal Bowersox, February 26, Arcada Theatre

Wayne Wonder + Mya, February 27, The Shrine
Guster (with Rhett Miller), January 29-30, The Vic

Jefferson Starship, January 30, Arcada Theatre

Ginuwine, January 30, The Shrine

Wynonna Judd And The Big Noise: Stories & Song, January 30, Genesee Theatre

"Tracy Morgan: Picking Up The Pieces," February 5, The Venue at Horseshoe Casino

Ladysmith Black Mambazo, February 6 (shows at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.), Old Town School of Folk Music
Movie and television star Barry Shabaka Henley will star as Louis Armstrong in the Midwest premiere of Satchmo at the Waldorf, running through February 7 at Hyde Park's Court Theatre. Armstrong, known for his mastery on the trumpet and cornet, also crooned standards such as "Hello, Dolly!" and "What a Wonderful World," making him one of jazz's most legendary figures. The story, set in 1971, focuses on Satchmo after playing a set in the Empire Room of the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York, and backstage he begins to reminisce about his incredible career. The Court Theatre presentation is part of an ambitious Louis Armstrong Festival, with varied events scheduled in January and February that will include theater, art exhibits, music and film in a wide range of communities. Go to www.satchmofestival.com for more information, dates and locations. 
Comedian/actor Tracy Morgan, rebounding from a terrible vehicle accident, is back on tour and makes a February 5 stop at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino. 
Abby Mueller headlines in Beautiful––The Carole King Musical through February 21 at the Oriental Theatre. 
The Athenaeum Theatre presents What I Learned in Paris through February 7.
The Tedeschi Trucks Band performs at the Chicago Theatre on January 22-23.
Todd Rundgren performs at Park West on January 26.