Every Tuesday at noon, Chicago time, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in Chicago. Here are hot tickets coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.
Thursday, June 2, Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4 Elephant Man A startling portrayal of man based on the true events in the life of John Merrick, a young man living with debilitating deformities dubbed “the elephant man.” Merrick, after being relegated to the life of a sideshow “freak” is left abandoned and homeless and is admitted for medical observation of his condition to Whitechapel Hospital in London. Here he meets Treves, a well known young doctor who sees past his condition and seeks to integrate Merrick back into society. But can society look beyond his misshapen exterior and allow him to be a man like any other? The Elephant Man examines suffering and the essence of humanity at its core.
Friday, June 3 Hydrate, LOGO, and Absolut present the Ultimate RuPaul’s Drag Race Experience! This ONCE IN A LIFETIME experience allows you to meet and chat with Mimi Imfurst, Stacy Layne Matthews and India Ferrah! Ask them all the questions you have, take all the pictures you want and get the best spot to see these RuPaul’s Queens live on stage!
Friday, June 3 The Carnival Of Curiosity & Chaos Artist Tom Hill & company proudly present the world premiere of “The Carnival Of Curiosity & Chaos.” A tantalizing spectacle featuring acts By: Tom Hill, Jeffrey Pressley, Ammu Nition, Jen Dollface, & Danielle Forrest. They are prodigies of physical phenomena and great presentation of marvelous living human curiosities. This 2 hour freak show demonstrates acts of: Underwater Escape, Block Head, Trapeze, Burlesque, Fetish Play, Bed of Nails, Sword Play, Poi, Piercings & Brandings, Glass Walking, Belly Dancing, Aerial Chain, Suspended Straightjacket Escape, The Iron Stomach, Sword Swallowing, Hot Coal Walking, Contortionism, Handcuff & Chain Escapes, Adagio, Human Pin Cushion, Tattooed Men & Women, Snake Charmer, and much more.
Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday until June 16 TROGG! A Musical Hell in a Handbag Productions is proud to unleash the fury that is “TROGG! A Musical.” Loosely based on the final film of legendary actress Joan Crawford, “TROG,” Hell in a Handbag’s “TROGG! A Musical” adds teenagers, rock and roll and the beach to the mix combined with Handbag’s special touches that has made them Chicago’s leading purveyors of camp theater. It’s 1967, and Sunset Cove, a sleepy little coastal town in Southern California is rocked to its core when a big, furry monster is discovered in a nearby cave. It’s up to the nation’s top ‘lady anthropologist’, Dr. Joan Cannon (David Cerda), to uncover the truth about this mysterious creature.
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