Metro | 3730 N Clark St
For those craving a different kind of warmth, head over to Metro in Wrigleyville. This iconic venue is your destination for electrifying live shows that will make your winter nights unforgettable. Whether it’s indie bands, energetic performers, or themed events, Metro’s stage comes alive with an energy that’s sure to keep you buzzing with excitement. Embrace the beat, dance the night away, and let the music warm your soul!
Must Attend shows:
The Vic | 3145 N Sheffield Ave
This atmospheric theater has been described as intimate and cozy, hosts a variety of performances, from concerts to Comedy shows and special events. They have a wide variety of performances lined up throughout the year so check out their website and see what’s on!
- Jan 20th: Lupii Lui Calancea
- Jan 26th: Magic City Hippies
- Jan 27th: Lucius
Step into Cubby Bear, where the rhythm meets the cold! With an eclectic lineup of bands and musicians, Cubby Bear is definitely the place to turn up and warm up! They also have Salsa Sundays where they offer dance classes so bring out your dancing shoes and dancing partners and dance the night away.
This comedy haven is your ticket to an evening filled with hearty laughter and side-splitting humor. Grab your friends, order some hot cocoa (or maybe a spiked beverage), and immerse yourself in the electric atmosphere of stand-up comedy.
As masters of improv, they craft hilarious stories on the spot, creating a unique and interactive experience. Bring your friends, let your hair down, and immerse yourself in the unpredictability of improv comedy. The Annoyance is not just a theater; it’s a heat source for your winter entertainment!
Newport known for its art deco design and fringe theater and hosts a variety of events, including: Burlesque, Drag, Comedy, Variety shows, Live music, Improv.
The Newport Theater also offers 8-week camp sessions for burlesque, bellydance, clowning, sensuality and fitness where their mission is to introduce you to different fringe art forms in a safe, low-pressure environment and give you a chance to perform onstage. Whether you’re getting your groove back or adding some drama for the first time, you can do it with creativity, self-expression, and confidence! Classes are open to all humans of all identities!
They also have a bar that serves craft beers, wine, and soft drinks. Some say it’s a fun place for a date night, bachelorette party, or solo activity.
Upcoming event: The Bump and Grind Ball! Sat Jan 20 7:00 pm
The Newport Theater is excited to announce their first annual fundraiser- The Bump and Grind Ball – happening on Saturday, January 20th at the Newport Theater. Pencil them in for a night of merriment, decadence, interactive installations, live performance, tasty treats, and a flowing open bar! Dress in your finest frippery and eat, drink, dance, and celebrate as they raise money to support the mission and programming of the Newport Theater in 2024.
Otherworld Theatre is a unique space for those seeking theatrical experiences that focuses on science fiction and fantasy theater. Their shows combine comedy, drama, spectacle, and music which are designed to challenge and open your mind to creative thought and wonders. They also engage the audiences by curating events and creating dialogue between patrons and artists