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Blue Man Group, open run, Briar Street Theatre

Thirsty! open run, Apollo Theater

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

Spamilton, open run, Royal George Theatre

How To Be A Rock Critic, July 6 through July 22, Steppenwolf Theatre

The Night That Disco Died, July 6 through July 29, Under The Gun Theater

Beauty's Daughter, July 7 through August 5, Stage 773

A Midsummer NIght's Dream, July 8 through July 30, Morton Arboretum

Strangest Things! The Musical, through July 8, The Greenhouse Theater Center

Tangerine: A Two-Man Show, through July 8, Conservatory

The Mystery of Love and Sex, through July 9, Writers Theatre

Pass Over, through July 9, Steppenwolf Theatre

Hitler On The Roof, through July 9, Strawdog Theatre

Little Fish, July 9 through August 20, Theater Wit

Something Rotten! July 11 through July 23, Oriental Theatre

Madagascar––A Musical Adventure, July 13 through August 27, Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Lela and Co., July 13 through August 19, Steep Theatre

King Ubu, through July 14, The Greenhouse Theater Center

Parade, through July 15, Writers Theatre

King Liz, through July 16, Windy City Playhouse

Put The Nuns In Charge, through July 16, Royal George Theatre

Late Company, through July 16, pride Arts Center––The Buena

Macbeth, through July 22, Oak Park Festival Theatre

Ah, Wilderness, through July 23, Goodman Theatre

Paradise Blue, through July 23, TimeLine Theatre

Going to a Place Where You Already Are, through July 23, Redtwist Theatre

3 Blocks From Broadway, through July 27, Annoyance Theatre

The Faculty Lounge, through August 6, Oil Lamp Theater

The Bridges of Madison County, through August 13, Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire

Hir, through August 20, Steppenwolf Theatre

The Gin Game, through August 22, Drury Lane Theatre

Tony n' Tina's Wedding, through September 2, Chicago Theatre Works

Aladdin, through September 10, Cadillac Palace Theatre

Hamilton, through September 17, 2017, PrivateBank Theatre
                    THE KING AND I 
"Dancing With The Stars Live! Hot Summer Nights,July 29, Star Plaza Theatre

Exhibitionism (The Rolling Stones exhibit), through July 30, Navy Pier

EN MAS': Carnival and Performance Art of the Caribbean, through August 13, DuSable Museum

Memoria Presente: An Artistic Journey (exhibit), through August 13, National Museum of Mexican Art

Grant Park Music Festival, through August 19, Millennium Park Pritzker Pavilion

Millennium Park Summer Music Series, through August 21, Millennium Park Pritzker Pavilion

Millennium Park Summer Film Series, through September 5, Millennium Park Pritzker Pavilion

Chicago SummerDance, through September 14, Grant Park, Spirit of Music Garden 

The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg (exhibit), through September 24, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
25th Anniversary of the African & Caribbean International Festival of Life (featuring Capleton & The Prophecy Band, Lyfe Jennings, Elephant Man, Queen Ifrica, Al Hudson & One Way, The Tommies Reunion & Darius Brooks, Farley Jackmaster Funk, Los Kompas), July 1-4, Union Park

Buddy Guy and Booker T. Jones, July 6, Ravinia

Sheryl Crow, July 7, Ravinia

Natalie Merchant, July 9, Chicago Theatre

Les Nubians, July 10, City Winery

Chicago and The Doobie Brothers, July 12, Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

Chanté Moore, July 13, The Promontory

OneRepublic, July 14-15, Ravinia

Phish, July 14, 15, 16, Huntington Bank Paviliion at Northerly Island

Diana Ross, July 15, The Venue at Horseshoe Casino

R Kelly, July 15, Star Plaza Theatre

112, Jagged Edge, Raheem DeVaughn, July 15, Country Club Hills Theater

Steve Miller Band (with Peter Frampton), July 20, RiverEdge Park

V103's Summer Block Party (featuring Jill Scott, Bell Biv DeVoe, SWV, Kelly Rowland and Nelly), July 22, Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

Guy and Blackstreet, July 22, Country Club Hills Theater

Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, July 22, Arcada Theatre

Andrew Bird and Esperanza Spalding, July 23, Ravinia

Stephen Stills and Judy Collins, July 26, Ravinia

Alabama, July 28, RiverEdge Park

The Righteous Brothers' Bill Medley, July 29, The Venue at Horseshoe Casino

Jeffrey Osborne and Freddie Jackson, July 29, Country Club Hills Theater

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band, July 29, Chicago Theatre

Mary J. Blige, July 30, Chicago Theatre
Dweezil Zappa, July 7, City Winery

Johnny Gill and Angie Stone, July 8, Country Club Hills Theater

Pablo Cruise, July 8, Arcada Theatre

WGCI Summer Jam (featuring Lil Wayne, Jeremih, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, YFN Lucci, LeCrae, Kyle, Madeintyo), July 8, United Center

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The Mystery of Love and Sex examines race, sexual identity and family dynamics at Writers Theatre through July 9.
Dancers of all ages and skill levels can enjoy one of the city's most popular summer activities during SummerDance at Grant Park through September 14. 
The anticipation associated with the arrival of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I has ended with its two-week run at the Oriental Theatre. The Lincoln Center Theater's Bartlett Sher-directed production was presented with four 2015 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical. For this production, Sher will be reunited with the award-winning creative team from South Pacific and The Light in the Piazza. The musical, set in 1860s Bangkok, includes noted songs such as "I Whistle a Happy Tune," "Hello Young Lovers," "Getting To Know You," "Shall We Dance" and "Something Wonderful." The story centers around the unconventional relationship between the King of Siam and British schoolteacher Anna Leonowens. For tickets and information, go to
The award-winning Blue Man Group continues its open run at Briar Street Theatre.
Multitalented entertainer Sheryl Crow performs at Ravinia on July 7.
The stage at Country Clubs Hills Theater will be rocking when Johnny Gill and Angie Stone perform on July 8.