Featured Show


Live Nation presents
Lindsey Buckingham
www.lindseybuckingham.com
Lindsey Buckingham

Tickets go on sale Sat., Aug. 18, 2018 at 10am CT.

Lindsey Buckingham is widely considered one of the greatest living guitar players and songwriters of our time. A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and three-time GRAMMY winner, Buckingham is best known as the producer, guitarist, vocalist and chief songwriter for Fleetwood Mac and as a widely celebrated solo artist.

J.S. Ondara is an artist based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was born and raised in Nairobi but moved to Minneapolis simply because that’s where Bob Dylan is from. He cites his influences as Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Noah Gundersen, Ray Lamontagne, and Bon Iver. J.S. is currently finishing up his first project and playing a few select shows.

Every ticket purchased online for Lindsey Buckingham includes your choice of a CD or digital copy of the new album, Anthology, released on 10/05/2018. You’ll receive instructions via email on how to redeem your album after ticket purchase.

Package Details:

Lindsey Buckingham VIP Meet & Greet Package

• One reserved seat in the front 5 rows
• Meet & greet with Lindsay Buckingham
• Photo opportunity with Lindsay Buckingham
• One signed exclusive Lindsay Buckingham poster
• One Lindsey Buckingham leather journal
• Commemorative VIP laminate
• Priority entry into the venue
• First access merch shopping

Lindsey Buckingham Premium Package

• One reserved seat in the front 20 rows
• One signed exclusive Lindsay Buckingham poster
• One Lindsey Buckingham leather journal
• Commemorative VIP laminate
• Priority entry into the venue
• First access merch shopping

Main Stage
10/17/18

Buy Tickets


Current & Upcoming Shows

Main Stage
Alice in Wonderland, Jr.
August 17 & 18

Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice, one of literature’s most beloved heroines, in her madcap adventures. Featuring updated songs from Disney’s thrilling animated motion picture, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland JR.is a fast-paced take on the classic tale.

The ever-curious Alice’s journey begins innocently enough as she chases the White Rabbit. Her adventures become increasingly more strange as she races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game!

Alice in Wonderland, Jr.
August 17 & 18
Alice in Wonderland, Jr.

Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice, one of literature’s most beloved heroines, in her madcap adventures. Featuring updated songs from Disney’s thrilling animated motion picture, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland JR.is a fast-paced take on the classic tale.

The ever-curious Alice’s journey begins innocently enough as she chases the White Rabbit. Her adventures become increasingly more strange as she races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game!

This all-ages performance lasts 90 minutes with no intermission. Children under 2 are free, but must sit on a guardian's lap.
More Info
Buy Tickets
Main Stage
August 17 & 18
Buy Tickets button
Filmed By Bike
9/14/18

Filmed by Bike is a touring film festival that features the best bike movies that come from independent filmmakers worldwide. This collection of “bike shorts” are the best of the best, from the 2018 Filmed by Bike held in Portland, OR, now in its 16th year. This special showing is a fundraiser for World Bicycle Relief, helping to fund specially made bikes for students in rural Africa.

Ticket Types:

General Admission: $45 Includes Filmed by Bike Film Fest on Fri. 9/14, 1 Free Drink ticket, 1 raffle ticket to Speed Raffle, and admission to the Filmed by Bike Festival After-Party at Heritage Bikes with open bar, Food Trucks, Music, Silent Auction, Fix-a-Flat Contest, Sponsor give-a-ways, and more.

Kids G.A. (10-16 years old): $15 Includes Filmed by Bike Film Fest on Fri. 9/14, 1 Free Drink ticket, 1 raffle ticket to Speed Raffle, and admission to the Filmed by Bike Festival After-Party at Heritage Bikes with open bar, Food Trucks, Music, Silent Auction, Fix-a-Flat Contest, Sponsor give-a-ways, and more.

VIP Ticket: $147 Includes Filmed by Bike Film Fest on Fri. 9/14, 1 Free Drink ticket, 5 raffle tickets to Speed Raffle, and admission to the Filmed by Bike Festival After-Party at Heritage Bikes with open bar, Food Trucks, Music, Silent Auction, Fix-a-Flat Contest, Sponsor give-a-ways, and more. Plus, you will receive the fantastic feeling that your donation provides a bicycle to a student in Africa. Wow–thank you!

Packages:

Tandem Pass (Admits 2): $80

Family Pass “A” (Admits up to 2 Adults & 2 to 3 Kids): $99

Family Pass “B” (Admits 1 Adult & up to 3 Kids): $69

Family Pass “C” (Admits 1 Adult & 1 Kid): $49

Every Package includes the following:

• Admissions to the “Filmed by Bike” Film Fest screening.
• Drink tickets.
• Raffle tickets to Speed Raffle.
• Admissions to the Festival Post-Screening Party at Heritage Bikes with open bar, Food Trucks, Music, Silent Auction, Fix-a-Flat Contest, Sponsor give-a-ways, and more.

Group Pricing:

Group of 10 (Buy 9, Get 1 Free): $40.50 per person

Group of 11 (Buy 10, Get 1 Free): $41.00 per person

Filmed By Bike
9/14/18
The World's Best Bike Movies - A benefit for World Bicycle Relief
Filmed By Bike

Filmed by Bike is a touring film festival that features the best bike movies that come from independent filmmakers worldwide. This collection of “bike shorts” are the best of the best, from the 2018 Filmed by Bike held in Portland, OR, now in its 16th year. This special showing is a fundraiser for World Bicycle Relief, helping to fund specially made bikes for students in rural Africa.

Ticket Types:

General Admission: $45 Includes Filmed by Bike Film Fest on Fri. 9/14, 1 Free Drink ticket, 1 raffle ticket to Speed Raffle, and admission to the Filmed by Bike Festival After-Party at Heritage Bikes with open bar, Food Trucks, Music, Silent Auction, Fix-a-Flat Contest, Sponsor give-a-ways, and more.

Kids G.A. (10-16 years old): $15 Includes Filmed by Bike Film Fest on Fri. 9/14, 1 Free Drink ticket, 1 raffle ticket to Speed Raffle, and admission to the Filmed by Bike Festival After-Party at Heritage Bikes with open bar, Food Trucks, Music, Silent Auction, Fix-a-Flat Contest, Sponsor give-a-ways, and more.

VIP Ticket: $147 Includes Filmed by Bike Film Fest on Fri. 9/14, 1 Free Drink ticket, 5 raffle tickets to Speed Raffle, and admission to the Filmed by Bike Festival After-Party at Heritage Bikes with open bar, Food Trucks, Music, Silent Auction, Fix-a-Flat Contest, Sponsor give-a-ways, and more. Plus, you will receive the fantastic feeling that your donation provides a bicycle to a student in Africa. Wow–thank you!

Packages:

Tandem Pass (Admits 2): $80

Family Pass “A” (Admits up to 2 Adults & 2 to 3 Kids): $99

Family Pass “B” (Admits 1 Adult & up to 3 Kids): $69

Family Pass “C” (Admits 1 Adult & 1 Kid): $49

Every Package includes the following:

• Admissions to the “Filmed by Bike” Film Fest screening.
• Drink tickets.
• Raffle tickets to Speed Raffle.
• Admissions to the Festival Post-Screening Party at Heritage Bikes with open bar, Food Trucks, Music, Silent Auction, Fix-a-Flat Contest, Sponsor give-a-ways, and more.

Group Pricing:

Group of 10 (Buy 9, Get 1 Free): $40.50 per person

Group of 11 (Buy 10, Get 1 Free): $41.00 per person

More Info
Buy Tickets
Main Stage
9/14/18
Buy Tickets button
2018 NANBF/IPE Windy City Natural
Sept 22

Fitness competition awarding Natural Pro Qualifiers and $20,000 in Pro Winnings.

All-ages. Each competition lasts 5 hours with varying breaks.

2018 NANBF/IPE Windy City Natural
Sept 22
2018 NANBF/IPE Windy City Natural

Fitness competition awarding Natural Pro Qualifiers and $20,000 in Pro Winnings.

All-ages. Each competition lasts 5 hours with varying breaks.

More Info
Buy Tickets
Main Stage
Sept 22
Buy Tickets button
Lakeview Orchestra’s
10/2/18 - 6/11/19

Highlights of Lakeview Orchestra’s 2018/2019 Season – the orchestra’s first at the Athenaeum Theatre – include fan favorites like Respighi’s PINES OF ROME, Holst’s THE PLANETS, Dvorak’s NEW WORLD SYMPHONY, Stravinsky’s THE RITE OF SPRING, and John William’s STAR WARS SUITE. The season also features a number of world-class soloists: Pianist ANDREW STAUPE, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Bassoonist MILES MANER, and Lyric Opera Violinist HEATHER WITTELS, and more! The CHICAGO CHAMBER CHOIR will make their debut appearance with Lakeview Orchestra to conclude the season with Gabriel Faure’s REQUIEM.

 

Oct 2, 2018: Pines of Rome

Nov 13, 2018: Celestial Objects

Dec 18, 2018: Holidays on Stage & Screen

Feb 5, 2019: Dvorak’s New World

Mar 19, 2019: The Rite of Spring

Apr 30, 2019: Emperor Concerto

Jun 11, 2019: Faure’s Requiem

 

 

Season Packages on Sale Now!
Individual Concert Tickets on Sale August 1, 2018

Lakeview Orchestra’s
10/2/18 - 6/11/19
2018/2019 Season Packages
Lakeview Orchestra’s

Highlights of Lakeview Orchestra’s 2018/2019 Season – the orchestra’s first at the Athenaeum Theatre – include fan favorites like Respighi’s PINES OF ROME, Holst’s THE PLANETS, Dvorak’s NEW WORLD SYMPHONY, Stravinsky’s THE RITE OF SPRING, and John William’s STAR WARS SUITE. The season also features a number of world-class soloists: Pianist ANDREW STAUPE, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Bassoonist MILES MANER, and Lyric Opera Violinist HEATHER WITTELS, and more! The CHICAGO CHAMBER CHOIR will make their debut appearance with Lakeview Orchestra to conclude the season with Gabriel Faure’s REQUIEM.

 

Oct 2, 2018: Pines of Rome

Nov 13, 2018: Celestial Objects

Dec 18, 2018: Holidays on Stage & Screen

Feb 5, 2019: Dvorak’s New World

Mar 19, 2019: The Rite of Spring

Apr 30, 2019: Emperor Concerto

Jun 11, 2019: Faure’s Requiem

 

 

Season Packages on Sale Now!
Individual Concert Tickets on Sale August 1, 2018

More Info
Buy Tickets
Main Stage
10/2/18 - 6/11/19
Buy Tickets button
Terrible, Thanks for Asking
10/5/18

You know how every day someone asks “how are you?” And even if you’re totally dying inside, you just say “fine,” so everyone can go about their day? Terrible, Thanks for Asking is a podcast that is the opposite of that. They ask real people to share their complicated and honest feelings – sometimes sad, sometimes funny, and sometimes both at once.

Join us for a live performance of the podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking, featuring stories and conversations about real lived experiences. Host Nora McInerny will provide her signature sad, funny, uncomfortable and honest take on love, grief, life and everything that comes with it.

Presented in partnership with WBEZ’s Podcast Passport and The Fest Curated by Third Coast International Audio Festival.

About the Presenters

The WBEZ Podcast Passport is Chicago’s yearlong, curated live podcast event series brought to curious Chicago audio nerds – veterans and rookies! – who crave long form storytelling and honest, impactful conversations. The WBEZ Podcast Passport hand-selects the best shows and voices and brings them from the listener’s ears to their own backyard for an IRL experience. A ticket to a WBEZ Podcast Passport show supports local public media and cultivates engagement so that listeners can connect more deeply with conversations that affect their communities.

Each fall, Third Coast curates The Fest: a spectacular two-week lineup of podcasts, live on-stage in venues across the city. Together with the Third Coast Conference — an annual gathering of audio makers from around the world — The Fest transforms Chicago into the center of the podcasting universe. Harnessing the talent of the audio industry and the energy of local audiences, The Fest pushes the boundaries of what live podcasts can be.

Terrible, Thanks for Asking
10/5/18
Presented by WBEZ's Podcast Passport and The Fest Curated by Third Coast International Audio Festival
Terrible, Thanks for Asking

You know how every day someone asks “how are you?” And even if you’re totally dying inside, you just say “fine,” so everyone can go about their day? Terrible, Thanks for Asking is a podcast that is the opposite of that. They ask real people to share their complicated and honest feelings – sometimes sad, sometimes funny, and sometimes both at once.

Join us for a live performance of the podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking, featuring stories and conversations about real lived experiences. Host Nora McInerny will provide her signature sad, funny, uncomfortable and honest take on love, grief, life and everything that comes with it.

Presented in partnership with WBEZ’s Podcast Passport and The Fest Curated by Third Coast International Audio Festival.

About the Presenters

The WBEZ Podcast Passport is Chicago’s yearlong, curated live podcast event series brought to curious Chicago audio nerds – veterans and rookies! – who crave long form storytelling and honest, impactful conversations. The WBEZ Podcast Passport hand-selects the best shows and voices and brings them from the listener’s ears to their own backyard for an IRL experience. A ticket to a WBEZ Podcast Passport show supports local public media and cultivates engagement so that listeners can connect more deeply with conversations that affect their communities.

Each fall, Third Coast curates The Fest: a spectacular two-week lineup of podcasts, live on-stage in venues across the city. Together with the Third Coast Conference — an annual gathering of audio makers from around the world — The Fest transforms Chicago into the center of the podcasting universe. Harnessing the talent of the audio industry and the energy of local audiences, The Fest pushes the boundaries of what live podcasts can be.

All ages. Doors at 7 pm. Performance lasts 90 minutes without intermission, followed by an informal Q&A that concludes at 11 pm.
More Info
Buy Tickets
Main Stage
10/5/18
Buy Tickets button
Welcome to Night Vale
October 8

WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE is a twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff’s Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events.

Turn on your radio and hide.

Madison House presents
Welcome to Night Vale
October 8
Welcome to Night Vale

WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE is a twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff’s Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events.

Turn on your radio and hide.

More Info
Buy Tickets
Main Stage
October 8
Buy Tickets button
Lindsey Buckingham
10/17/18

Tickets go on sale Sat., Aug. 18, 2018 at 10am CT.

Lindsey Buckingham is widely considered one of the greatest living guitar players and songwriters of our time. A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and three-time GRAMMY winner, Buckingham is best known as the producer, guitarist, vocalist and chief songwriter for Fleetwood Mac and as a widely celebrated solo artist.

J.S. Ondara is an artist based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was born and raised in Nairobi but moved to Minneapolis simply because that’s where Bob Dylan is from. He cites his influences as Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Noah Gundersen, Ray Lamontagne, and Bon Iver. J.S. is currently finishing up his first project and playing a few select shows.

Every ticket purchased online for Lindsey Buckingham includes your choice of a CD or digital copy of the new album, Anthology, released on 10/05/2018. You’ll receive instructions via email on how to redeem your album after ticket purchase.

Package Details:

Lindsey Buckingham VIP Meet & Greet Package

• One reserved seat in the front 5 rows
• Meet & greet with Lindsay Buckingham
• Photo opportunity with Lindsay Buckingham
• One signed exclusive Lindsay Buckingham poster
• One Lindsey Buckingham leather journal
• Commemorative VIP laminate
• Priority entry into the venue
• First access merch shopping

Lindsey Buckingham Premium Package

• One reserved seat in the front 20 rows
• One signed exclusive Lindsay Buckingham poster
• One Lindsey Buckingham leather journal
• Commemorative VIP laminate
• Priority entry into the venue
• First access merch shopping

Live Nation presents
Lindsey Buckingham
10/17/18
www.lindseybuckingham.com
Lindsey Buckingham

Tickets go on sale Sat., Aug. 18, 2018 at 10am CT.

Lindsey Buckingham is widely considered one of the greatest living guitar players and songwriters of our time. A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and three-time GRAMMY winner, Buckingham is best known as the producer, guitarist, vocalist and chief songwriter for Fleetwood Mac and as a widely celebrated solo artist.

J.S. Ondara is an artist based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was born and raised in Nairobi but moved to Minneapolis simply because that’s where Bob Dylan is from. He cites his influences as Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Noah Gundersen, Ray Lamontagne, and Bon Iver. J.S. is currently finishing up his first project and playing a few select shows.

Every ticket purchased online for Lindsey Buckingham includes your choice of a CD or digital copy of the new album, Anthology, released on 10/05/2018. You’ll receive instructions via email on how to redeem your album after ticket purchase.

Package Details:

Lindsey Buckingham VIP Meet & Greet Package

• One reserved seat in the front 5 rows
• Meet & greet with Lindsay Buckingham
• Photo opportunity with Lindsay Buckingham
• One signed exclusive Lindsay Buckingham poster
• One Lindsey Buckingham leather journal
• Commemorative VIP laminate
• Priority entry into the venue
• First access merch shopping

Lindsey Buckingham Premium Package

• One reserved seat in the front 20 rows
• One signed exclusive Lindsay Buckingham poster
• One Lindsey Buckingham leather journal
• Commemorative VIP laminate
• Priority entry into the venue
• First access merch shopping

More Info
Buy Tickets
Main Stage
10/17/18
Buy Tickets button
Pop-Up Magazine
Oct 18 @ 7:30 PM

Pop-Up Magazine is a live magazine—a night of new, true stories about the fascinating world around us. Each issue is different from the last, with photography, film, radio, and original music all mixed together and performed live onstage by a cast of talented people.

Past contributors include bestselling authors (Michael Pollan, Alice Walker, Susan Orlean), award-winning documentary filmmakers (Ava DuVernay, Alex Gibney, Barry Jenkins), prominent radio and podcast producers (Ira Glass, Jad Abumrad, Kelly McEvers), renowned photographers (Larry Sultan, Alec Soth, Katy Grannan), musicians and actors (Beck, Kumail Nanjiani, Sasheer Zamata), as well as a wide, eclectic group of emerging media makers. To see who is contributing to this issue, check out our website.

After the show, performers, producers, and the audience stick around for drinks and conversation.

We don’t post any video or audio online. You have to be there to see it.

“A sensation” – New York Times | “Beautiful” – Los Angeles Times | “Highbrow/Brilliant” – New York Magazine

Presented by WBEZ 91.5 Chicago

If you have fragrance sensitivities, please be advised this show includes a brief, optional interactive moment involving scent.

WBEZ presents
Pop-Up Magazine
Oct 18 @ 7:30 PM
Fall 2018 Issue
Pop-Up Magazine

Pop-Up Magazine is a live magazine—a night of new, true stories about the fascinating world around us. Each issue is different from the last, with photography, film, radio, and original music all mixed together and performed live onstage by a cast of talented people.

Past contributors include bestselling authors (Michael Pollan, Alice Walker, Susan Orlean), award-winning documentary filmmakers (Ava DuVernay, Alex Gibney, Barry Jenkins), prominent radio and podcast producers (Ira Glass, Jad Abumrad, Kelly McEvers), renowned photographers (Larry Sultan, Alec Soth, Katy Grannan), musicians and actors (Beck, Kumail Nanjiani, Sasheer Zamata), as well as a wide, eclectic group of emerging media makers. To see who is contributing to this issue, check out our website.

After the show, performers, producers, and the audience stick around for drinks and conversation.

We don’t post any video or audio online. You have to be there to see it.

“A sensation” – New York Times | “Beautiful” – Los Angeles Times | “Highbrow/Brilliant” – New York Magazine

Presented by WBEZ 91.5 Chicago

If you have fragrance sensitivities, please be advised this show includes a brief, optional interactive moment involving scent.

More Info
Buy Tickets
Main Stage
Oct 18 @ 7:30 PM
Buy Tickets button
Stephanie Miller’s Sexy Liberal Blue Wave Tour
October 27

Stephanie Miller’s Sexy Liberal Blue Wave Tour comes to Chicago’s Athenaeum Theatre for one night only featuring John Fugelsang & special guest Margaret Cho! With just 3 shows on this very special mid-term tour; you, friends and family will want to be a part of creating the big blue wave that is going to hit Congress in November.

Inspired by Stephanie Miller’s popular progressive talk radio show, Sexy Liberal has brought sharp & inspiring political comedy to sold out theaters across the USA and spawned a #1 album. This time Stephanie & John are joined by the one and only Margaret Cho on Saturday October 27. In past shows, Stephanie and comedian & SiriusXM host John Fugelsang have been joined onstage by performers and guests including Lily Tomlin, Aisha Tyler, Rep. Ted Lieu, Joy Reid, & Rob Reiner. So stay tuned for even more surprises at the Athenaeum Theatre.

Stephanie Miller’s Sexy Liberal Blue Wave Tour is hugely entertaining, passionately progressive, & a deeply inappropriate resistance movement. Join the Resistance…at The Sexy Liberal Blue Wave Tour.

VIP packages with post-show meet and greets available.

Stephanie Miller’s Sexy Liberal Blue Wave Tour
October 27
Stephanie Miller’s Sexy Liberal Blue Wave Tour

Stephanie Miller’s Sexy Liberal Blue Wave Tour comes to Chicago’s Athenaeum Theatre for one night only featuring John Fugelsang & special guest Margaret Cho! With just 3 shows on this very special mid-term tour; you, friends and family will want to be a part of creating the big blue wave that is going to hit Congress in November.

Inspired by Stephanie Miller’s popular progressive talk radio show, Sexy Liberal has brought sharp & inspiring political comedy to sold out theaters across the USA and spawned a #1 album. This time Stephanie & John are joined by the one and only Margaret Cho on Saturday October 27. In past shows, Stephanie and comedian & SiriusXM host John Fugelsang have been joined onstage by performers and guests including Lily Tomlin, Aisha Tyler, Rep. Ted Lieu, Joy Reid, & Rob Reiner. So stay tuned for even more surprises at the Athenaeum Theatre.

Stephanie Miller’s Sexy Liberal Blue Wave Tour is hugely entertaining, passionately progressive, & a deeply inappropriate resistance movement. Join the Resistance…at The Sexy Liberal Blue Wave Tour.

VIP packages with post-show meet and greets available.

Event lasts 2 hours 15 minutes without intermission. Not for all ages, due to strong language.
More Info
Buy Tickets
Main Stage
October 27
Buy Tickets button
Royal Wood
Nov 15

Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Royal Wood has established himself as a true musical talent. Since being proclaimed “Songwriter of the Year” by iTunes, Wood has continued to evolve and hone his musical craft – maintaining an unmistakable identity while uncovering and reinventing his sound.

Wood has two albums that have debuted in the Top 30, multiple JUNO nominations, 2-time Canadian Folk Music Award-nominee, and a #1 added song at Hot AC radio. His songs have been heard on high profile sync placements like Grey’s Anatomy, and Private Practice. Royal just completed a wildly successful and sold out cross country theatre tour opening for the legendary Bonnie Raitt.

Royal is currently touring the world in support of his critically acclaimed 2018 release, “Ever After The Farewell”.

Royal Wood
Nov 15
Royal Wood

Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Royal Wood has established himself as a true musical talent. Since being proclaimed “Songwriter of the Year” by iTunes, Wood has continued to evolve and hone his musical craft – maintaining an unmistakable identity while uncovering and reinventing his sound.

Wood has two albums that have debuted in the Top 30, multiple JUNO nominations, 2-time Canadian Folk Music Award-nominee, and a #1 added song at Hot AC radio. His songs have been heard on high profile sync placements like Grey’s Anatomy, and Private Practice. Royal just completed a wildly successful and sold out cross country theatre tour opening for the legendary Bonnie Raitt.

Royal is currently touring the world in support of his critically acclaimed 2018 release, “Ever After The Farewell”.

More Info
Buy Tickets
Main Stage
Nov 15
Buy Tickets button
MST3K LIVE!
Nov 16

American Express® Card Member Presale 6/6 10:00 AM – 6/7 10:00 PM

VIP PACKAGES

VIP1: MST3K 30TH ANNIVERSARY SPECTACULAR One (1) Incredible Top Price Ticket in the Front Row One Exclusive Invite to the VIP Meet & Greet with Joel Hodgson & Jonah Ray of Mystery Science Theater 3000! One Individual Photo Opportunity with Joel & Jonah in their Jumpsuits with Tom and Crow on the Satellite of Love Set! Plus One Individual Photo with Joel Hodgson VIP Experience Also Includes a Q&A Session with Joel & Jonah Forget the Lines! Early Access to the Merchandise Booth for MST3K Shopping Needs Before the General Public Signing Off – One Autographed (by Joel Hodgson) Limited Edition MST3K 30th Anniversary Tour Print Special 30th Anniversary Crow Collectible Laser-Cut Wood Standee signed by Joel Hodgson The Essential MST3K Tour Merchandise • All New 30th Anniversary MST3K Tote Bag • Commemorative 30th Anniversary MST3K VIP Tour Laminate & Matching Lanyard * Venue seating configurations can vary market-by-market

VIP2: SATELLITE CELEBRATION One (1) Amazing Top Price Ticket in the First Ten (10) Rows One Exclusive Invite to the VIP Meet & Greet with Joel Hodgson & Jonah Ray of Mystery Science Theater 3000! One Individual Photo Opportunity with Joel & Jonah in their jumpsuits with Tom and Crow on the Satellite of Love Set! VIP Experience Also Includes a Q&A Session with Joel & Jonah Forget the Lines! Early Access to the Merchandise Booth for MST3K Shopping Needs Before the General Public Limited Edition MST3K 30th Anniversary Tour Print The Essential MST3K Tour Merchandise • All New 30th Anniversary MST3K Tote Bag • Commemorative 30th Anniversary MST3K VIP Tour Laminate & Matching Lanyard * Venue seating configurations can vary market-by-market

VIP3: GIZMONIC GOODS One (1) Awesome Top Price Ticket Limited Edition Mystery Science Theater 30th Anniversary Tour Print The Essential MST3K Tour Merchandise • All New 30th Anniversary MST3K Tote Bag • Commemorative 30th Anniversary MST3K VIP Tour Laminate & Matching Lanyard * Please note venue seating configurations can vary market-by-market VIP PACKAGE DISCLAIMER INFORMATION All package purchasers will be contacted via e-mail a few days prior to the event date. Information will be sent to the e-mail address provided at the time of purchase. If you do not receive an e-mail a few days prior to the event, please contact MST3KVIP@aegpresents.com All sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges under any circumstances. All packages and package contents are non- transferable. VIP merchandise will be distributed at the show; some exceptions may apply. Package purchases are restricted to U.S. & Canadian addresses only. All VIP programs and times may vary market-by-market and are subject to modification at any time for any reason. Information provided at the time of purchase (name, address, e-mail, etc.) is the same information that will be utilized for individual contact requirements as applicable. The artist, tour, promoter, ticketing company, venue or any other affiliated parties are not responsible for outdated or inaccurate information provided by the consumer at the time of purchase. Commemorative VIP laminates are for commemorative purposes only. The VIP laminate does not gain or authorize access into the venue, VIP or any backstage areas.

MST3K LIVE!
Nov 16
30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
MST3K LIVE!

American Express® Card Member Presale 6/6 10:00 AM – 6/7 10:00 PM

VIP PACKAGES

VIP1: MST3K 30TH ANNIVERSARY SPECTACULAR One (1) Incredible Top Price Ticket in the Front Row One Exclusive Invite to the VIP Meet & Greet with Joel Hodgson & Jonah Ray of Mystery Science Theater 3000! One Individual Photo Opportunity with Joel & Jonah in their Jumpsuits with Tom and Crow on the Satellite of Love Set! Plus One Individual Photo with Joel Hodgson VIP Experience Also Includes a Q&A Session with Joel & Jonah Forget the Lines! Early Access to the Merchandise Booth for MST3K Shopping Needs Before the General Public Signing Off – One Autographed (by Joel Hodgson) Limited Edition MST3K 30th Anniversary Tour Print Special 30th Anniversary Crow Collectible Laser-Cut Wood Standee signed by Joel Hodgson The Essential MST3K Tour Merchandise • All New 30th Anniversary MST3K Tote Bag • Commemorative 30th Anniversary MST3K VIP Tour Laminate & Matching Lanyard * Venue seating configurations can vary market-by-market

VIP2: SATELLITE CELEBRATION One (1) Amazing Top Price Ticket in the First Ten (10) Rows One Exclusive Invite to the VIP Meet & Greet with Joel Hodgson & Jonah Ray of Mystery Science Theater 3000! One Individual Photo Opportunity with Joel & Jonah in their jumpsuits with Tom and Crow on the Satellite of Love Set! VIP Experience Also Includes a Q&A Session with Joel & Jonah Forget the Lines! Early Access to the Merchandise Booth for MST3K Shopping Needs Before the General Public Limited Edition MST3K 30th Anniversary Tour Print The Essential MST3K Tour Merchandise • All New 30th Anniversary MST3K Tote Bag • Commemorative 30th Anniversary MST3K VIP Tour Laminate & Matching Lanyard * Venue seating configurations can vary market-by-market

VIP3: GIZMONIC GOODS One (1) Awesome Top Price Ticket Limited Edition Mystery Science Theater 30th Anniversary Tour Print The Essential MST3K Tour Merchandise • All New 30th Anniversary MST3K Tote Bag • Commemorative 30th Anniversary MST3K VIP Tour Laminate & Matching Lanyard * Please note venue seating configurations can vary market-by-market VIP PACKAGE DISCLAIMER INFORMATION All package purchasers will be contacted via e-mail a few days prior to the event date. Information will be sent to the e-mail address provided at the time of purchase. If you do not receive an e-mail a few days prior to the event, please contact MST3KVIP@aegpresents.com All sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges under any circumstances. All packages and package contents are non- transferable. VIP merchandise will be distributed at the show; some exceptions may apply. Package purchases are restricted to U.S. & Canadian addresses only. All VIP programs and times may vary market-by-market and are subject to modification at any time for any reason. Information provided at the time of purchase (name, address, e-mail, etc.) is the same information that will be utilized for individual contact requirements as applicable. The artist, tour, promoter, ticketing company, venue or any other affiliated parties are not responsible for outdated or inaccurate information provided by the consumer at the time of purchase. Commemorative VIP laminates are for commemorative purposes only. The VIP laminate does not gain or authorize access into the venue, VIP or any backstage areas.

The Brain - 7pm / Deathstalker II -10PM
More Info
Buy Tickets
Main Stage
Nov 16
Buy Tickets button
The Dollop
Dec 1, 2018

The 3rd annual Chicago Podcast Festival is proud to present The Dollop  in their only Chicago-area live performance in 2018.

The Dollop
Dec 1, 2018
Part of the Chicago Podcast Festival
The Dollop

The 3rd annual Chicago Podcast Festival is proud to present The Dollop  in their only Chicago-area live performance in 2018.

More Info
Buy Tickets
Main Stage
Dec 1, 2018
Buy Tickets button
Studio One
BLISS (or Emily Post is Dead!)
7/21 - 8/25

It’s 1960 in North Orange, NJ. Clytemnestra and Medea are now housewives with a pill addiction, and Antigone is the teenage girl next door who is in love with a black boy. On the surface, they’re seemingly blissful to follow the “rules” of Emily Post, the American author famous for writing on etiquette. But that’s just the surface. Then Cassandra, a black working girl, moves into their neighborhood and all routines are interrupted.

Cassandra is determined to finally break the curse of Apollo, the gorgeous and egotistical god who gave her this “gift” of prophecy but made it so no one would ever believe her. He makes it clear his curse is practically indestructible: yet all she must do is convince someone to believe her. Can Cassandra convince them they now have a choice in this modern era? That they don’t have to live a doomed existence? Can all four women escape their ongoing fate? Screen reader support enabled.

BLISS (or Emily Post is Dead!)
7/21 - 8/25
BLISS (or Emily Post is Dead!)

It’s 1960 in North Orange, NJ. Clytemnestra and Medea are now housewives with a pill addiction, and Antigone is the teenage girl next door who is in love with a black boy. On the surface, they’re seemingly blissful to follow the “rules” of Emily Post, the American author famous for writing on etiquette. But that’s just the surface. Then Cassandra, a black working girl, moves into their neighborhood and all routines are interrupted.

Cassandra is determined to finally break the curse of Apollo, the gorgeous and egotistical god who gave her this “gift” of prophecy but made it so no one would ever believe her. He makes it clear his curse is practically indestructible: yet all she must do is convince someone to believe her. Can Cassandra convince them they now have a choice in this modern era? That they don’t have to live a doomed existence? Can all four women escape their ongoing fate? Screen reader support enabled.

More Info
Buy Tickets
Studio One
7/21 - 8/25
Buy Tickets button
Studio Two
Nightmares and Nightcaps
Aug 17 - Sept 15

Before The Twilight Zone, there was British expatriate John Collier writing humorous stories about the bizarre and fantastical for The New Yorker and sardonic screenplays in Hollywood throughout the first half of the 20th century. In this world premiere adaptation, an ominous host (Black Button Eyes favorite, Kevin Webb) weaves together Collier’s comic tales of love, loss and the mysterious for the audience’s delight.

 

No late seating. Recommended for ages 13+. Performance lasts 75 minutes without intermission.

Nightmares and Nightcaps
Aug 17 - Sept 15
The Stories of John Collier
Nightmares and Nightcaps

Before The Twilight Zone, there was British expatriate John Collier writing humorous stories about the bizarre and fantastical for The New Yorker and sardonic screenplays in Hollywood throughout the first half of the 20th century. In this world premiere adaptation, an ominous host (Black Button Eyes favorite, Kevin Webb) weaves together Collier’s comic tales of love, loss and the mysterious for the audience’s delight.

 

No late seating. Recommended for ages 13+. Performance lasts 75 minutes without intermission.

More Info
Buy Tickets
Studio Two
Aug 17 - Sept 15
Buy Tickets button
On Poetry and Performance
9/20 - 9/23
Russell Block, author of Amber and The Sally, will be into the poetic paradigms of The Tempest, As You Like It, and King Lear. Member of the Song of the Broad-Axe Publics Company will perform selections from these plays to accompany the discourse. It promises to be the least stodgy presentation of Shakespeare Chicago has seen; and actually it is quite inspired.
On Poetry and Performance
9/20 - 9/23
A lecture on Shakespeare's methods and implementation
On Poetry and Performance
Russell Block, author of Amber and The Sally, will be into the poetic paradigms of The Tempest, As You Like It, and King Lear. Member of the Song of the Broad-Axe Publics Company will perform selections from these plays to accompany the discourse. It promises to be the least stodgy presentation of Shakespeare Chicago has seen; and actually it is quite inspired.
More Info
Buy Tickets
Studio Two
9/20 - 9/23
Buy Tickets button
The Elder Son, by Alexander Vampilov
11/15 - 12/22
The Elder Son cleverly tells of love and loneliness, mutual understanding and vulnerability, and explores the desperate need for every person to belong. A case of stolen identity and a confluence of circumstances leads to a hilarious misunderstanding, changed lives and ultimately true love.
Bluebird Arts presents
The Elder Son, by Alexander Vampilov
11/15 - 12/22
The Elder Son, by Alexander Vampilov
The Elder Son cleverly tells of love and loneliness, mutual understanding and vulnerability, and explores the desperate need for every person to belong. A case of stolen identity and a confluence of circumstances leads to a hilarious misunderstanding, changed lives and ultimately true love.
More Info
Buy Tickets
Studio Two
11/15 - 12/22
Buy Tickets button
Studio Three
Bus Stop
7/12- 8/19
In the middle of a howling snowstorm, a bus out of Kansas City pulls up at a cheerful roadside diner. All roads are blocked, and four or five weary travelers are going to have to hole up until morning. Cherie, a nightclub chanteuse in a sparkling gown and a seedy fur-trimmed jacket, has been pursued and finally kidnapped by a twenty-one-year-old cowboy with a ranch of his own and the romantic methods of an unusually headstrong bull. Meanwhile the proprietor of the cafe and the bus driver at last find time to develop a friendship of their own; a middle-age scholar comes to terms with himself; and a young girl who works in the cafe also gets her first taste of romance. Ensemble member Steve Scott directs.
Bus Stop
7/12- 8/19
part of the 2018 William Inge Season
Bus Stop
In the middle of a howling snowstorm, a bus out of Kansas City pulls up at a cheerful roadside diner. All roads are blocked, and four or five weary travelers are going to have to hole up until morning. Cherie, a nightclub chanteuse in a sparkling gown and a seedy fur-trimmed jacket, has been pursued and finally kidnapped by a twenty-one-year-old cowboy with a ranch of his own and the romantic methods of an unusually headstrong bull. Meanwhile the proprietor of the cafe and the bus driver at last find time to develop a friendship of their own; a middle-age scholar comes to terms with himself; and a young girl who works in the cafe also gets her first taste of romance. Ensemble member Steve Scott directs.
More Info
Buy Tickets
Studio Three
7/12- 8/19
Buy Tickets button
Edge of Life
10/4 - 11/4
The new production, “Edge of Life” highlights the extremes with which society deals with the act of dying in its literal juxtaposition of Bill Erickson, whose cancer has progressed to the point that he has determined to end the ineffective chemotherapy which has made his existence a living hell against the elderly and essentially comatose Gertrude Hall. Bill, retaining his faculties, is able to speak for himself and must convince his family and physicians that further treatment is futile and that his choice to enter into hospice is the right one for him, while Gertrude, stuck in the purgatory of life support, must await an advocate who will speak truth for her.

Caught firmly in the middle, between Bill, who happens to be his old football coach, his new love interest, Nurse Heather Jennings and the medical establishment, in the form of the intimidating and dogmatic Dr. Gus Clark, is surgeon Jake Forest as he struggles with his own cynicism in the aftermath of a difficult divorce, nascent alcoholism and the conflicting responsibilities of his job as opposed to his obligations as a physician.

Inglis Hall presents
Edge of Life
10/4 - 11/4
Edge of Life
The new production, “Edge of Life” highlights the extremes with which society deals with the act of dying in its literal juxtaposition of Bill Erickson, whose cancer has progressed to the point that he has determined to end the ineffective chemotherapy which has made his existence a living hell against the elderly and essentially comatose Gertrude Hall. Bill, retaining his faculties, is able to speak for himself and must convince his family and physicians that further treatment is futile and that his choice to enter into hospice is the right one for him, while Gertrude, stuck in the purgatory of life support, must await an advocate who will speak truth for her.

Caught firmly in the middle, between Bill, who happens to be his old football coach, his new love interest, Nurse Heather Jennings and the medical establishment, in the form of the intimidating and dogmatic Dr. Gus Clark, is surgeon Jake Forest as he struggles with his own cynicism in the aftermath of a difficult divorce, nascent alcoholism and the conflicting responsibilities of his job as opposed to his obligations as a physician.

More Info
Buy Tickets
Studio Three
10/4 - 11/4
Buy Tickets button
The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
11/22 - 12/16
The setting is a small Oklahoma town in the early 1920s and the home of the Flood family — Rubin, a traveling salesman for a harness firm; Cora, his sensitive and lovely wife; Sonny, their little boy; and Reenie, their teenage daughter. A series of short stories unfolds — the fight between a husband and wife; the fear of an overly shy young girl on going to a dance; the problems of an introverted little boy who feels that the whole world is against him; the corroding marriage of Cora’s rowdy sister; and the tragedy of a military school cadet who suffers from the stigma of being a Jew in an alien community. There is dark at the top of everyone’s stairs, but it can be dissipated by understanding, tolerance and compassion.
The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
11/22 - 12/16
part of the 2018 William Inge Season
The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
The setting is a small Oklahoma town in the early 1920s and the home of the Flood family — Rubin, a traveling salesman for a harness firm; Cora, his sensitive and lovely wife; Sonny, their little boy; and Reenie, their teenage daughter. A series of short stories unfolds — the fight between a husband and wife; the fear of an overly shy young girl on going to a dance; the problems of an introverted little boy who feels that the whole world is against him; the corroding marriage of Cora’s rowdy sister; and the tragedy of a military school cadet who suffers from the stigma of being a Jew in an alien community. There is dark at the top of everyone’s stairs, but it can be dissipated by understanding, tolerance and compassion.
More Info
Buy Tickets
Studio Three
11/22 - 12/16
Buy Tickets button
MORE SHOWS