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Hot Tickets: Chicago

Here are this week’s Hot Tickets for New Years Eve in the Chicago area. Check back every Monday at noon, CST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

Saturday, January 7 I Chemically Imbalanced Comedy Showcase featuring Rainbow Deli!  Now in its twelfth season of showcasing the Best and Brightest Comedy in Chicago. Each week three different Improv or Sketch Comedy groups perform. Guest performers include groups from area Theaters like Second City, IO, Annoyance, Playground, pH, ComedySportz and more. This month will feature Rainbow Deli! Rainbow Deli takes a suggestion and turn it into poetry. They then take that poetry and turn it into thirty blistering minutes of improv. The eight person cast has performed in such stalwart Chicago improv groups as Revolver, Close Quarters, Felt, Big Yellow Bus, Mrs Dad, and Rick. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on January 4, 2012 in Chicago, Hot Tickets

 

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Ring In the New Year Right! Our Recommended New Year’s Events

Now that you’ve all recovered from the holiday madness of last weekend, it’s time to start planning for your New Year’s Eve. We scoured our list of New Year’s events and picked out some choice events that aren’t sold out and are sure to appeal to a large variety of tastes. We got plenty of burlesque and cabaret, tons of music events featuring everything from electronic, reggae and hip hop to punk rock, metal and polka, a few food events, a healthy smattering of comedy and one event that describes itself as “a post-apocalyptic disco fantasy at the end of the world.” We started as far west as we could go (Kealakekua, Hawaii) and headed all the way to the Big Apple. So, no matter where you call home, there should be something relatively close to you.

This is by no means a complete list of New Years events that we’re ticketing. You can find our complete list of events here and browse the THIRTEEN pages of events.

Not planning on going out? Got your own New Year’s tradition that doesn’t involve battling crowds of drunken revellers? Let us know what your tradition is in the comments section!

But, for those of you that have to get out of the house and party, here’s our picks. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 30, 2011 in Seasonal

 

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Hot Tickets: Chicago – New Years Eve Edition!

Here are this week’s Hot Tickets for New Years Eve in the Chicago area. Check back every Monday at noon, CST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

Saturday, January 31 I New Year’s Eve at Las Tablas Irving Park and New Year’s Eve at Las Tablas Lincoln Ave  Celebrate the New Year with dinner and dancing at Las Tablas! Tickets include an appetizer, entree, dessert, soft drinks, party favors, a champagne toast and new year’s resolution grapes (a Colombian tradition), as well as Latin dance music until 3:00 am. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 28, 2011 in Chicago, Hot Tickets

 

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Hot Tickets: Chicago

Every Wednesday at noon, CST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the Chicago area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Know of any other events happening in the Chicago area this week? Post them in the comments section.

TONIGHT! Wendesday, December 14 I $5 Holiday Improv Chemically Imbalanced Comedy is excited to announce “Meow Meow Crushes Christmas,” featuring the CIC house team Meow Meow Ruff.  Each week they will be joined by college improv ensembles to perform an interactive night of holiday-themed comedy, based on audience suggestions. Does the recession have you down?  Occupy CIC!  For the price of a latte and half of a muffin (not even a whole muffin, unless it’s a day old), you and your friends will be entertained by rotating casts of Chicago comedians in this budget-friendly and BYO show.  Soak up some holiday spirit with a guaranteed unique experience each time you see it.  Did we mention it’s BYOB?  $5 = fun. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 14, 2011 in Chicago, Hot Tickets

 

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Hot Tickets: Chicago

Thursday, November 10 I Cupcakes & Cocktails – This evening will feature cupcakes prepared by Blue Sky Inn’s staff, paired with custom cocktails created and poured by expert mixologists from the U.S. Bartenders Guild.  Guests can also enjoy beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres. They’ll also be hosting a cupcake contest: they’ll supply the cake, icings, fillings, nuts, chocolate & other assorted goodies, and you can assemble it to eat or enter into a contest we’ll be holding that night. The contest will be judged by Amanda Rockman, pastry chef at The Bristol and contestant on Top Chef: Just Desserts. Our silent auction includes items from Avec, the Paris Club, Purple Pig, Big Jones, the Dana Hotel, Lush Wine & Spirits, AND Bears, Bulls and Blackhawks tickets. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to enjoy delicious food and cocktails and support Blue Sky Inn’s job training program for homeless and formerly incarcerated youth. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 9, 2011 in Chicago, Hot Tickets

 

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Bela Lugosi’s Dead but Dracula Lives!

A hundred and twenty nine years ago, the man that would always be associated with the role of Count Dracula, Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó was born. We know him better as Bela Lugosi and he first played the role in the 1927 Broadway production of Bram Stoker’s novel. But Lugosi is probably best known for his portrayal in the 1931 Universal Studios cinematic version of Dracula. His naturally, heavily accented voice and creepy smile would for ever more be associated with the character of Count Dracula and the role would, unfortunately, typecast Lugosi into the role of a horror villain for the remainder of his career.

His later work with B-movie legend Ed Wood was well documented in Tim Burton’s 1994 biopic about the director. Wood was a huge fan of Lugosi’s and would give him star billing in such films as Glen or Glenda and Plan 9 from Outer Space but by the time Lugosi made Wood’s association he was a Demerol addict and living in near-poverty. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 20, 2011 in Seasonal

 

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Hot Tickets: Chicago

Every Wednesday at noon, CST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the Chicago area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.Know of any other events happening in the Chicago area this week? Post them in the comments section.

TONIGHT!! African Expressions Dance Workshop Hedwig Dances presents the African Expressions Dance Workshop taught by instructor Amaniyea Payne, Artistic Director of Muntu Dance Theatre.  The workshop provides an experience in natural rhythmic movements and incorporates traditional African dance, Caribbean dance and African American culture into the movement. The class awakens the senses through muscle toning, breathing exercises and movement, all to the accompaniment of live African drumming.  All levels are welcome. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on September 21, 2011 in Chicago, Hot Tickets

 

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