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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

United Flight 232, through October 21, Chopin Theatre

A View From The Bridge, through October 22, Goodman Theatre

The Legend of Georgia McBride, through October 22, Northlight Theatre

The Jackie Mason Musical, through October 22, Skokie Theatre

Les Misérables, through October 29, Cadillac Palace Theatre

Million Dollar Quartet, through October 29, Paramount Theatre in Aurora

Saint Joan, through October 29, The Greenhouse Theater Center

(A White Glove Event) The Tiger Who Wore White Gloves, October 29, eta Creative Arts

Striking Out, through November 5, Annoyance Theatre

Punk, through November 5, The Den Theatre

Augusta and Noble, through November 11, Merle Reskin Theatre

The Invisible Hand, through November 11, Steep Theatre

Becky Shaw, through November 12, Windy City Playhouse

The Audience, through November 12, TimeLine Theatre Company

Choir Boy, through November 12, Raven Theatre

The Skin Of Our Teeth, through November 12, The Greenhouse Theater Center

Shark Tank: The Musical, (Fridays) through November 17, Annoyance Theatre
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Occidental Express, through November 18, Trap Door Theatre

The Black Renaissance (A Musical Resistance Against Racism), through November 19, Black Ensemble Theater

Yasmina's Necklace, through November 19, Goodman Theatre

Fun Home, through November 19, Victory Gardens Theatre

Evening At The Talk House, through November 19, A Red Orchid Theatre

Bible Bingo, through November 19, Royal George Theatre

Par for the Corpse, through November 19, Oil Lamp Theater

Lysistrata Jones, through November 19, Unity Lutheran Church

The Last Days of the Commune, through November 19, Prop Theatre

Arnie The Doughnut, through November 26, Lifeline Theatre

Marisol, through November 26, Raven Theatre

A Swell In The Ground, through December 10, The Gift Theatre

Marie Christine, through December 10, Theater Wit

Newsies, through December 17, Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire

Quixote: On The conquest of Self, through December 17, Writers Theatre

Tony 'n Tina's Wedding, through December 30, Chicago Theatre Works

Hard Times, through January 14, Lookingglass Theatre

Hamilton, through April 29, 2018, PrivateBank Theatre
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Chicago International Film Festival, through October 26, AMC River East

"The Best Magic Show," October 20, 27, November 3, The iO Theatre

Joe Soto's Back In The Day Halloween Ball, October 27, The Entrance (in Harvey, IL)

UniverSoul Circus, through October 29, Washington Park

Joffrey Ballet's Giselle, October 29, Auditorium Theatre

Adler After Dark, October 19-November 16, Adler Planetarium

Spooky Zoo Spectacular, October 28, Lincoln Park Zoo

Chicago Humanities Festival: Fallfest/17: Belief, October 28-November 12, various venues (www.chicagohumanities.org)

SOFA (Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design), November 2-5, Navy Pier

Jennifer Packer: Tenderheaded (exhibit), through November 5, Renaissance Society, Hyde Park
THEATER
CONCERTS
ASSORTED ACTIVITIES
Trevor Noah, October 21, 28, The Chicago Theatre

Sweetest Day Comedy Jam (featuring Sheryl Underwood, Earthquake, Corey Holcomb, JB Smoove, DC Young Fly, Just Nesh), October 21, Arie Crown Theater

Herbie Hancock, October 21, Chicago Symphony Center
Jeff Daniels (with the Ben Daniels Band), October 26, City Winery

George Clinton & Larry Graham, October 27, The Venue at Horseshoe Casino

Air Supply, October 27, Arcada Theatre

Legend Fest (featuring Busta Rhymes, Brandy, Monica, 112 and more), October 27, UIC Pavilion

Irma Thomas ("The Soul Queen of New Orleans"), October 27, Chicago Symphony

Lizz Wright (with special guest Leeda Lyric Jones), November 1-2, City Winery

The Weeknd ("Starboy World Tour"), November 2, United Center

AmbrosiaPlayerFirefall, November 3, Arcada Theatre

"Three Kings" (Fred Hammond, Marvin Sapp, Tye Tribbett), November 4, The Venue at Horseshoe Casino

An Evening With Herb Alpert & Lani Hall, November  6-7, City Winery

Kirk Franklin & Ledisi, November 8, Chicago Theatre

Styx, November 10, The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
Roger Hodgson of Supertramp, October 23-24, Arcada Theatre

Katy Perry, October 24-25, United Center

Poco, October 25, City Winery

Janet Jackson, October 26, Allstate Arena

         (Go From "I Don't Know" To Being In The Know)
Superstar entertainer Katy Perry brings her "Witness The Tour" performance to the United Center on October 24-25.
The Weeknd's "Starboy World Tour" comes to the United Center on November 2.
After a nearly three-year return to Broadway, the new and much-anticipated presentation of Alain Boubill and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical favorite, Les Misérables, runs through October 29 at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. The production, set in 19th century France, tells the engaging story of French peasant Jean Valjean and his fight for redemption after spending 19 years in jail for the theft of a loaf of bread to feed his sister's starving child. Based on the novel by French poet and novelist Victor Hugo, Les Misérables has been seen by more than 70 million people in 44 countries and in 22 languages around the world. It features a score of beloved songs, including "On My Own," "I Dreamed A Dream," "Bring Him Home," "One Day More" and "Stars."
The documentary Jane, which focuses on the journey of primatologist Jane Goodall, will be shown on October 23-24 at AMC Theatre East as part of the 2017 Chicago International Film Festival.
The inimitable Blue Man Group is in the midst of celebrating 20 years in Chicago.
Janet Jackson's "State of the World" tour comes to Allstate Arena on October 26.