• Entertainment This Week

    Now Playing in Indiana

    August 16th, 6:00 pm, Portage LIVE! presents Dave Thomas, Elvis Tribute and more, Oakwood Hall at Portage's Woodland Park, 2100 Willowcreek Road. Portage. Free.  FYI www.portagelive.org

    August 18th, 7:30 pm, Adrian A. Santos, North Township Trustee, presents Double Vision, Summer Concert Series, Social Center, Wicker Memorial Park, Ridge Road & Rt. 41 (Indianapolis Blvd), Highland.  $10.  Bring your lawnchair.  FYI http://wickermemorialpark.com/ or https://www.eventbrite.com/o/office-of-the-north-township-trustee-659628...

    August 19th, 6:00 pm, Legacy Foundation's 30th Anniversary Celebration, Dean & Barbara White Community Center, 6600 Broadway, Merrillville.  $125.  FYI http://legacyfdn.org/30years/

    August 19th, 9:00 pm, Hillbilly RockstarzHard Rock Café Stage, Hard Rock Casino, 5400 West 29th Ave. (I 80-94@Burr), Gary.  Free.  FYI (219) 228-2383 or https://www.hardrockcasinonorthernindiana.com/

    August 20th, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, 40th annual Lubeznik Arts Festival, pop-up performance by La Porte County Symphony Orchestra’s harpist, Meg Rodgers at 1 p.m., plus fine arts and crafts from over 60 artists from across the nation, indoor exhibits, family art making, live demos, beer and wine, delicious local food vendors and much more.  Lubeznik Center for the Arts, 101 W. 2nd Street, Michigan City.  $5.  FYI https://www.lubeznikcenter.org/events.  

    August 20th, 10:00 am, ESPN Chicago Football Fest, Hard Rock Live, Hard Rock Casino, 5400 West 29th Ave. (I 80-94@Burr), Gary.  Free but registration required.  FYI http://espnfootballfest.com/

    August 20th, 6:30 pm, We'll Make A Deal, Fundraiser, Towle Theater, Hohman Avenue, Hammond.  $50.  FYI (219) 937-8780 or www.towletheater.org.  

    August 20th, 9:00 pm, Motor City: The Motown RevueHard Rock Café Stage, Hard Rock Casino, 5400 West 29th Ave. (I 80-94@Burr), Gary.  Free.  FYI (219) 228-2383 or https://www.hardrockcasinonorthernindiana.com/

    August 20th, 7:00 pm, August 21st, 2:00 pm, LimeLights Youth Theatre presents MTI's Broadway Junior Revue-Raise Your Voice!  Memorial Opera House, 104 Indiana Avenue, Valparaiso.  Adults $23, Seniors/Students/Military $21.  FYI (219) 548-9137 or www. memorialoperahouse.com

    August 21st, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, 40th annual Lubeznik Arts Festival, fine arts and crafts from over 60 artists from across the nation, indoor exhibits, family art making, live demos, beer and wine, delicious local food vendors and much more.  Lubeznik Center for the Arts, 101 W. 2nd Street, Michigan City.  Free.  FYI https://www.lubeznikcenter.org/events.  

    August 21st, 3:00 pm, Jukebox Sunday Afternoon with Tim Dionne, Kerry Gremp and Bruce Smit, Theatre at the Center, Center for Visual & Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster.  $35.  FYI (219) 836-3255 or www.theatreatthecenter.com/on-stage/special-events-and-concerts/jukebox-...

    August 21st, 7:00 pm, La Porte County Symphony Orchestra (LCSO) and Friendship Botanic Gardens oresent SUMMER SYMPHONY SPECTACULAR!  Friendship Botanic Gardens' Celebration Pavilion, 2055 East US-12, Michigan City.  $30.  FYI WWW.LCSO.NET or  WWW.FRIENDSHIPBOTANICGARDENS.ORG.

    Through August 21st (closed Mondays & Tuesdays), Indiana State Fair, Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center, 1202 E. 38th Street, Indianapolis.  Single day general admission $10.00, children 5 & under free.  Parking $8.00.  FYI https://www.indianastatefair.com/p/tickets

    August 23rd, 6:00 pm, Portage LIVE! presents Singer/Guitarist Mario Zavala, Oakwood Hall at Portage's Woodland Park, 2100 Willowcreek Road. Portage. Free.  FYI www.portagelive.org

    August 23rd, 7:00 pm, Adrian A. Santos, North Township Trustee presents Jazz in the Park featuring the Billy Foster Trio with vocals by Renee Miles-Foster, Breezeway Patio, Wicker Memorial Park, Ridge Road & Rt. 41 (Indianapolis Blvd), Highland.  Free.  Bring your lawnchair. FYI (219) 313-3934 or info@NTTO.net.  

    Now Playing in Illinois: 

    August 15th, 6:15 pm, Broadway In Chicago’s 2022 Summer Concert, Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph St., Chicago.  Free.  FYI  www.BroadwayInChicago.com or www.millenniumpark.org

    August 16th, 6:00 pm, Porchlight Theatre's Broadway in your Backyard 2022, Washington Square Park, 901 N. Clark St., Chicago.  Free.  Bring your blanket or lawn chair.  FYI PorchlightMusicTheatre.org

    August 17th, 5:00 pm, Grand Opening of Pete’s Tiki Tiki. 5510 Park Place Blvd, Parkway Bank Park, Rosemont.  FYI (847) 728-7383 or www.PetesTikiTiki.com.

    August 18th, 5:00 - 7:00 pm, Collaboraction's innovative Chicago youth artist-activist program, The Light presents the first cohort, UnicornNight Out in the Parks Tour, Douglass Park, 1301 S. Sacramento Ave. (North Lawndale), Chicago.  Free.  FYI https://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/events/night-out-in-the-parks

    August 18th, 7:00-10:00 pm, Mötley Inc. with Musical Post-Show Fireworks, “Rockin’ in the Park” Free Summer Concert Series, Parkway Bank Park entertainment district, 5501 Park Place, Rosemont.  Free (outside food & coolers prohibited)  FYI   ParkwayBankPark.com

    ​​​​​​​August 18th, 8:00 & 10:00 pm, August 19th, 7:00 & 9:15 pm, August 20th, 7:00 & 9:15, Dave Attell, The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. $26-$51.  FYI (773) 697-3830 or www.thedentheatre,org

    August 18th, 19th, & 20th, 8:00 pm, August 21st, 3:00 pm, Crazy Or Nah?!  A one woman show by Kellye Howard, LookOut Series, Stepenwolf's 1700 Theater, 1700 N. Halsted, Chicago.  $27.   FYI (312) 335-1650 or steppenwolf.org/lookout  

    August 19th, 5:00 - 7:00 pm, Collaboraction's innovative Chicago youth artist-activist program, The Light presents the first cohort, UnicornNight Out in the Parks Tour, LaFollette Park, 1333 N. Laramie Ave. (Austin), Chicago.  Free.  FYI https://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/events/night-out-in-the-parks

    August 19th, 8:00 pm, Happy Together Tour with The Turtles, Gary Puckett & the Union Gap, The Association, the Buckinghams, the Vogues, & the Cowsills, Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora.  $59.50.  FYI https://paramountaurora.com/events/happy-together-tour

    ​​​​​​​August 19th & 20th, SmoothChicago presents Louisville Jazz Fest 2022, Iroquois Amphitheater, Louisville, KY  FYI LouisvilleJazzFest.com

    August 19th, 6:00-10:00 pm, August 20th, 11:00 am-9:00 pm, August 21st, 22:00 am-7:00 m, 21st annual Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest, Glenwood Avenue Arts District, steps from the Morse Red Line ‘L’ stop at 6900-7000 N. Glenwood Avenue and 1300-1500 W. Morse Avenue, Rogers Park, Chicago.  Free.  FYI https://www.glenwoodave.org/ 

    August 20th, 5:00 - 7:00 pm, Collaboraction's innovative Chicago youth artist-activist program, The Light presents the first cohort, UnicornNight Out in the Parks Tour, Hamilton Park, 513 W. 72nd St. (Englewood), Chicago.  Free.  FYI https://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/events/night-out-in-the-parks

    ​​​​​​​August 20th, 9:00 pm, Iraqi singer, composer, and poet, Kadim "Caesar" Al Sahir, Auditorium Theatre, 50 East Ida B. Wells Drive, Chicago.  FYI (312) 341-2300 or https://mytickets.auditoriumtheatre.org.  

    August 21st, 7:00 pm, Sunday in the Park with Lyric, featuring artists from The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center and the Lyric Opera Orchestra.  Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, Chicago.  Free.  Bring you lawn chairs or blankets.  FYI https://www.lyricopera.org/shows/upcoming/lyric-opera/sunday-in-the-park...

    August 21st, 7:00 pm, Comedian Matthew Broussard, Heath Mainstage, The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. $15-$28.  FYI (773) 697-3830 or www.thedentheatre,org

    Through August  21st, Mi Casa Es Tu Casa, A One-Woman Show by Gwen La Roka, (a clean, Spanglish family show).  Aguijon Theater Co., 2707 North Laramie Avenue, Chicago.  $25.  FYI https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mi-casa-es-tu-casa-with-gwen-la-roka-ticket...

    August 21st, 7:00 pm, August 22nd, 3:00 pm, Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre and the Jazz Institute of Chicago present EXCEPTIONAL BLACK MUSES: A MUSICAL JOURNEY with an All-Black-Women String Quintet, Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St., Evanston.  August 21st $35; August 22nd $40 (includes wine and hors d’oeuvres after-party),  FYI www.fjtheatre.com

    August 23rd, 6:00 pm, Porchlight Theatre's Broadway in your Backyard 2022, Park No. 534, 1300 S. St. Louis Ave., Chicago.  Free.  Bring your blanket or lawn chair.  FYI PorchlightMusicTheatre.org

    Through September 25thImmersive Monet & The Impressionists, Lighthouse Immersive, Lighthouse ArtSpace Chicago, 108 W. Germania Place, Chicago.  Tickets start at $29.95.  FYI  immersivemonet.com 

    Through September 28th, Wednesdays at 7:00 pm, Luis Carreon, La Bestia, Chicago Magic Lounge, 5050 N. Clark Street, Chicago.  $45-$50.  FYI (312) 366-4500 or chicagomagiclounge.com.

    Sundays through October 23rd, (closed on 6/26 & 8/21), 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, Glenwood Sunday Market (southbound Glenwood Avenue between Morse and Lunt Avenues, on the west side of the CTA Red Line Morse stop), Rogers Park Business Alliance, FYI www.glenwoodsundaymarket.org.

    Through October 28thThe Language Between Worlds, featuring works by Nyame Brown, Nicole Marroquin, Jessica Vaughn, Chris Pappan and Bethany Collins.  Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 South Cornell Avenue, Chicago.  Free.  FYI www.hydeparkart.org.

    Sundays through October 30th, 8:00 am-2:00 pm, Wicker Park Farmers Market, 1425 N. Damen Avenue, Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce.  Market is plastic free.  FYI www.wickerparkfarmersmarket.com

    Open Run, Wednesdays (8:00) & Sundays (3:00), Ross Johnson, A Funny Thing Happened…Tomorrow!  Rhapsody Theater, 1328 W. Morse Ave., Chicago.  $35-$75.  FYI  www.rhapsodytheater.com

    At Chicago Magic Lounge

    Open Run, Mondays at 7:00 pm, Music and Magic, Chicago Magic Lounge, 5050 N. Clark Street, Chicago.  $30.  FYI (312) 366-4500 or chicagomagiclounge.com.

    Open Run, Tuesdays at 7:00 pm, The Showcase, Chicago Magic Lounge, 5050 N. Clark Street, Chicago.  $40.  FYI (312) 366-4500 or chicagomagiclounge.com.

    Open Run, Thursdays through Sundays at 7:00 pm, Fridays & Sundays at 10:00 pm, The Signature Show, Chicago Magic Lounge, 5050 N. Clark Street, Chicago.  $52.50-$85.  FYI (312) 366-4500 or chicagomagiclounge.com.

    At Second City 

    Open Run, Tuesdays through Thursdays. 8:00 pm, Fridays & Saturdays, 7:00 & 10:00 om, Sundays, 7:00 pm, 110th Revue, Do the Right Thing, No Worries If Not, Mainstage, The Second City. 1616 N. Wells, Chicago.  Tickets start at $39.  FYI www.secondcity.com.

    Open Run, Thursdays, 8:00 pm, Fridays & Saturdays, 7:00 & 10:00 pm, Sundays, 4:00 pm, Secret Altercations, e.t.c. Theatre, The Second City, 230 W. North Avenue, Chicago.  Tickets start at $30.  FYI www.secondcity.com.

    Open Run, Thursdays–Saturdays, 8:00 pm; Sundays at 7:00 pm, Queer Eye: The Musical Parody, UP Comedy Club, The Second City, 230 W North Avenue, Chicago.  Tickets start at $29.00.  FYI 312-337-3992 or www.secondcity.com.

    Open Run, Tuesdas & Wednesdays, 8:00 pm, The Best of The Second City, Chicago Style, UP Comedy Club, The Second City, 230 W North Avenue, Chicago.  Tickets start at $39.00.  FYI 312-337-3992 or www.secondcity.com.

    Open Run, Sundays, 12:00 noon, The Second City’s Improv Brunch, UP Comedy Club, The Second City, 230 W North Avenue, Chicago.  $35.  FYI 312-337-3992 or www.secondcity.com.

    Open Run, Mondays, 8:00 pm, Saturdays, 3:00 pm, The Best of The Second City, Main Stage, The Second City, 1616 N. Wells, Chicago.  Tickets start at $39.00.  FYI 312-337-3992 or www.secondcity.com.

    Open Run, Fridays & Saturdays, 11:00 pm, The Second City’s Late Night Date Night, UP Comedy Club, The Second City, 230 W North Avenue, Chicago.  $25.  FYI 312-337-3992 or www.secondcity.com.

    Open Run, Saturdays, 7:30 & 9:00 pm, Baby Wants Candy, the completely improvised, full band musical, Donny's Skybox Theatre, 4th Floor, The Second City, 230 W North Avenue, Chicago.  $25.  FYI 312-337-3992 or www.secondcity.com.

    Open Run, Saturdays, 7:30 pm, Clued In: An Improvised Murder Mystery, The Blackout Cabaret, The Second City, 230 W North Avenue, Chicago.  $25.  FYI 312-337-3992 or www.secondcity.com.

    Now Playing in Michigan:

    August 14th, 6:30 pm, Dunes Broadway Concert Goes on Tour!  Dunes Summer Theater @ Ghostlight Theatre, 101 Hinkley Street, Benton Harbor.  $25-$100.  FYI https://www.dunesarts.org/product/2022-dunes-broadway-concert-aug-12-14/88

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