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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

Back in the Day, through August 3, Chopin Theatre

CATS, through August 4, Nederlander Theatre

Ada And The Engine, through August 4, The Artistic Home

King Lear, through August 4, Redtwist Theatre

Macbeth, through August 4, The Edge Off-Broadway

My Life On A Diet, through August 4, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts

Bad Nostalgia: Trauma Through Time, August 8, Harold Washington Cultural Center (free admission)

Now and Then, through August 11, Pride Arts Center––The Broadway

Over the Tavern, through August 11, Theatre At The Center

Junie B. Jones, The Musical, through August 11, Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire

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

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

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

Boogieban, through August 31, Chicago Dramstists

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

Miracle, through September 7, Royal George 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

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

Hamilton, through January 5, 2020, CIBC Theatre
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Lollapalooza, August 1-4, Grant Park

Festival Cubano, August 9-11, RIIS Park

Bud Billiken® Parade, August 10, King Drive 

Broadway in Chicago Summer Concert, August 12, Millennium Park

Little Italy Festa (Taylor Street), August 15-18, 1431 W. Taylor Street

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

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

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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Chicago SummerDance continues through August 24 at Grant Park and other locations.
Chicago, August 10-11, Ravinia

Sarah McLachlan, August 12, Ravinia

Dave Mason, August 13-14, City Winery

Nickelback, August 13-14, Ravinia

John Mayer, August 14-15, United Center

Nelly & TLC, August 18, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Sting, August 23-24, Ravinia

George Lopez, August 23, Chicago Theatre

Howard Hewett, August 25, City Winery

Queen Latifah & Common, August 31, Ravinia
A remote family fishing cabin is the setting for the engrossing production of The River at The Greenhouse Theater Center through July 28. 
Legendary performers Earth, Wind & Fire bring their elaborate show to the Chicago Theatre on July 27-28. 
Boney James, August 2, Chicago Theatre

Marsha Ambrosius, August 2, City Winery

Burton Cummings, August 3, Arcada Theatre

Ringo Starr & The Beach Boys, August 3-4, Ravinia

Clare Bowen & Friends (with special guest Imogen Clark), August 4, City Winery

Barbra Streisand, August 6, United Center​
Kirk Franklin, August 6, Chicago Theatre

Queen, August 9, United Center

Chris Isaak, August 9, Arcada Theatre

Gladys Knight, August 10, Chicago Theatre

Backstreet Boys, August 10, United Center

Herbie Hancock and Kamasi Washington, August 10, Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island​
During its North America tour, Andrew Lloyd Webber's long-running, record-breaking musical CATS continues through August 4 at the Nederlander Theatre. The winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the production continues to be a favorite of critics and audiences alike, and has enthralled theatergoers in more than 30 countries and has been performed in 15 languages. The theater mainstay, which includes Webber's original score, might look a little different for returning audience members who will witness some exciting changes, including new lighting design, new sound design and new choreography. For more information and tickets, go to
Lollapalooza 2019, August 1-4 at Grant Park, will feature a host of top performers, including The Chainsmokers, Childish Gambino, Twenty One Pilots and Ariana Grande.
The critically acclaimed, Tony Award-winning musical Les Misérables continues through July 27 at Cadillac Palace Theatre.