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​Blue Man Group, open run, Briar Street Theatre

The Winner . . .of Our Discontent, open run, Second City

Dream Freaks Fall From Space, open run, Second City

Late Nite Catechism, open run, Royal George Theatre

Drink! The Sketch Comedy Drinking Game, open run, Conservatory

Storytown, open run, Stage 773

Linda, through August 18, Steep Theatre

Pamplona, through August 19, Goodman Theatre

Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure, through August 19, Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Scenes for a Green World, through August 19, Greenhouse Theater Center

Wasteland, through August 23, Annoyance Theatre

The Harvest, through August 25, The Den Theatre

Fugue 3, through August 25, Pendulum Theater Space

The Lady Demands Satisfaction, through August 25, Babes With Blades Theatre Company at City Lit Theater

Murder For Two, through August 26, Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, through August 26, Drury Lane Theatre

Hurricane Damage, through August 26, Pride Arts Center––The Broadway

Radio Golf, August 30 through September 30, Court Theatre

The Customer Is Always Right? through August 31, Annoyance Theatre

Haymarket, through September 2, Theater Wit

Gaslight District, through September 2, Second City

Treefall, through September 2, Trap Door Theatre

Rick Stone The Blues Man, through September 9, Black Ensemble Theater
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​Richard III, through September 9, Ingraham Park in Evanston

20,000 Leagues Under the Seas, through September 9, Lookingglass Theatre

Avenue Q, through September 9, Mercury Theater

Tootsie, September 11 through October 14, Cadillac Palace Theatre

BUDDY––The Buddy Holly Story, through September 15, American Blues Theater

Vietgone, through September 23, Writers Theatre

The God Committee, through September 23, Oil Lamp Theatre

Black Boy Joy, through September 27, Annoyance Theatre

Southern Gothic, through September 30, Windy City Playhouse

Left Behind, through September 30, Annoyance Theatre

Shark Tank: The Musical, through October 12, Annoyance Theatre

Heartbreak Hotel, through October 28, Broadway Playhouse

Mind Reader, through October 31, Greenhouse Theater Center

Bible Bingo, through November 17, Royal George Theatre 

Hamilton, through January 20, 2019, CIBC Theatre
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT . . . 
                   BUDDY––THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY 
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Chicago Air and Water Show, August 18-19, North Avenue Beach

BrunchCon, August 19, Windy City Fieldhouse

Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, August 23-26, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Naperville Wine Festival, August 24-25, Naper Settlement

"Out of Space: Big Evanston Block Party" (a free event to celebrate Evanston SPACE's 10th anniversary), August 25-26, intersection of Chicago and Dempster in Evanston

Bucktown Arts Festival, August 25-26, across from Holstein Park

Glen Ellyn Arts Festival, August 25-26, Lake Ellyn

Black Harvest Film Festival, through August 30, The Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Taste of Polonia, August 31 through September 3, Jefferson Park

"American Idol Live 2018," September 7, Rosemont Theater

"Tuesdays on the Terrace," through September 25, Museum of Contemporary Art

Bronzeville Echoes: Faces And Places of Chicago's African American Music (exhibit), through January 6, Chicago Cultural Center
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​Don McLean, August 19, City Winery

Pepe Aguilar, August 19, Allstate Arena

Deep Purple + Judas Priest, August 22, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Chick Corea & The Akoustic Band, August 23, City Winery

Sugarland, August 23, Ravinia

The Beach Boys, August 24, Ravinia

After 7, August 24, The Promontory

Rachelle Ferrell, August 24-25, City Winery

Charlie Wilson (with special guests Tamar Braxton and EnVogue), August 25, United Center

Howard Hewett, September 2, City Winery

Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson, September 3, Ravinia

Billy Joel, September 7, Wrigley Field

Childish Gambino, September 8, United Center

Lalah Hathaway and Will Downing, September 8, The Venue at Horseshoe Casino

Maroon 5, September 14, United Center
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The Lookingglass Theatre production of 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas continues through September 9.
In what appears to be a mixture of South Park and Sesame Street, Avenue Q is on the Mercury Theater stage through September 9.
Dynamic performer Charlie Wilson stops at United Center on August 25.
After a brief hiatus, BUDDY––The Buddy Holly Story has returned to the American Blues Theater for an encore performance through September 15. The production focuses on the true story of the Texas rock & roller's brief but highly influential career and highlights classic songs such as "That’ll be the Day," "Peggy Sue," The Big Bopper’s "Chantilly Lace," Ritchie Valens' "La Bamba" and many others. Holly is considered to be one of the most instrumental figures in the evolution of rock music. For more information and tickets, go to www.americanbluestheater.com. 
Singer Rachelle Ferrell brings her captivating show to City Winery for performances on August 24-25.
The Wizard World Chicago Comic Con event takes place August 23-26 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.
Earth, Wind & Fire, August 17, Ravinia

Drake + Migos, August 17-18, United Center

Roy Ayers, August 17-18, The Promontory

Gladys Knight and The O'Jays, August 18, RiverEdge Park in Aurora

Pearl Jam, August 18, 20, Wrigley Field

Keke Wyatt, August 19, Park West