Performing Arts on Chicago's North Shore

Live Performances

From critically acclaimed dramas and hilarious comedies to upbeat musicals and holiday performances and family-friendly fare,  there's a performance for everyone. See the upcoming lineup below. 

 

 

11
Dec

Evanston Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert

December 11, 2022
Make sure your holiday season starts with the best holiday event in Evanston! Don&rsq... MORE
12
Dec

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

December 12, 2022 - January 29, 2023
Nominated for 7 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, this bawdy-but-wholesome crowd-p... MORE
9
Dec

Joel Paterson Presents: A Hi-Fi Christmas

December 9, 2022
Chicago guitar wizard Joel Paterson returns to SPACE for a special SOLO holiday show,... MORE
10
Dec

The Claudettes and The New Standards

December 10, 2022
Wielding a one-of-a-kind, piano-powered roots-pop sound, the Claudettes merge earthy ... MORE
10
Dec

Funkadesi

December 10, 2022
For over 25 years, wowing crowds with their blend of Indian bhangra, Bollywood & ... MORE
11
Dec

Mike Zito

December 11, 2022
Mike Zito is one of the most lauded artists in the contemporary blues arena today and... MORE
15
Dec

Jeff "Skunk" Baxter (Doobie Bros./Steely Dan) ft. CJ Vanston

December 15, 2022
Jeff “Skunk” Baxter is an American virtuoso Grammy winning guitarist, kno... MORE
16
Dec

Laughs and Brews at Ten Ninety Brewing Co! A Live Stand Up Comedy Event!

December 16, 2022
Need a laugh? We figured. Laughs on the Go has selected our favorite stand-up comics ... MORE
17
Dec

Tributosaurus Christmas Special

December 17, 2022
December is a wonderful time for popular music; always has been. For decades, some of... MORE
18
Dec

The Heavy Sounds featuring Gina Bloom and Michael Avery

December 18, 2022
Join in for a night of Chicago Soul music with The Heavy Sounds featuring the incredi... MORE
25
Nov

It's A Wonderful Life - A Radio Show

November 25, 2022 - December 18, 2022
This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio... MORE
23
Dec

Ouray

December 23, 2022
After being named by Playboy magazine as one of the best-unsigned bands in the United... MORE
29
Nov

Manual Cinema's Christmas Carol LIVE

November 29, 2022 - December 24, 2022
Told through puppetry and music, this striking holiday experience comes to brilliant ... MORE
25
Nov

Georgiana & Kitty: Christmas at Pemberly

November 25, 2022 - December 24, 2022
The beloved characters from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice return ... MORE
30
Dec

Guided By Voices

December 30, 2022 - December 31, 2022
In 1994, 38-year-old school teacher Robert Pollard & his merry band recorded Bee ... MORE
15
Dec

Music Theater Works presents Irving Berlin's White Christmas

December 15, 2022 - January 1, 2023
Based on the heartwarming classic film, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas is a ho... MORE
6
Jan

Wayne Baker Brooks

January 6, 2023
Wayne Baker Brooks is considered one of today’s top guitarists whose signature ... MORE
7
Jan

Albert Lee

January 7, 2023
Albert William Lee is an English guitarist known for his fingerstyle and hybrid picki... MORE
7
Jan

Elvis Tribute Artist Spectacular

January 7, 2023
Come toast Elvis Presley’s 88th birthday with the annual Elvis Tribute Artist S... MORE
13
Jan

Rebirth Brass Band

January 13, 2023
For almost 4 decades, the Grammy winning Rebirth Brass Band has been “stunning&... MORE
14
Jan

Alfonso Ponticelli

January 14, 2023
Music from the caves of Spain to the Appalachian mountain In this show, Ponticelli ta... MORE
22
Jan

Music of the Baroque: Montero Plays Mozart

January 22, 2023
Dame Jane Glover joins forces with “La Divina del Piano,” Venezuelan pian... MORE
27
Jan

DC's Reflecting Fools

January 27, 2023 - January 29, 2023
The stairway to heavenly political satire originally laid by the Capitol Steps contin... MORE
4
Feb

Chicago Philharmonic: Songs of a Wayfarer

February 4, 2023
Join Chicago Philharmonic and renowned Mahler specialist, Mezzo-Soprano Susan Platts ... MORE
3
Feb

Yonder Mountain String Band (2 nights)

February 3, 2023 - February 4, 2023
With their latest album, “Get Yourself Outside,” Colorado-based Yonder Mo... MORE
27
Jan

Blood Wedding

January 27, 2023 - February 5, 2023
When a young bride-to-be receives a visit from a former paramour on her wedding day, ... MORE
11
Feb

Giordano Dance Chicago

February 11, 2023
Catch the Light. Feel the Radiance. Celebrate Giordano. America’s original jazz... MORE
9
Feb

An Evening with Drew and Ellie Holcomb: The Residency Tour - 3 nights

February 9, 2023 - February 11, 2023
Drew and Ellie Holcomb are a husband and wife Americana duo from Nashville, TN. Short... MORE
18
Feb

BritBeat: A Tribute to The Beatles

February 18, 2023
Take a trip back in time with a fantastic journey through the days of Beatlemania wit... MORE
19
Jan

Andy Warhol in Iran

January 19, 2023 - February 19, 2023
In 1976, the artist Andy Warhol, having re-invented himself as the portrait painter o... MORE
24
Feb

Chuck Prophet and The Mission Express

February 24, 2023
Since his neo-psychedelic Green On Red days, Chuck Prophet has been turning out count... MORE
25
Feb

Tab Benoit w/ JD Simo

February 25, 2023
Tab Benoit is a Grammy nominated singer, songwriter, and guitarist who has built a re... MORE
26
Feb

Music of the Baroque: London Calling

February 26, 2023
“When one is tired of London,” said Samuel Johnson, “one is tired o... MORE
17
Feb

Violet

February 17, 2023 - February 26, 2023
As a girl, Violet was struck by a wayward axe blade when her father was chopping wood... MORE
3
Mar

Danceworks 2023

March 3, 2023 - March 5, 2023
Join in for Northwestern’s annual dance showcase featuring new works by acclaim... MORE
24
Feb

The Snowy Day and Other Stories By Ezra Jack Keats

February 24, 2023 - March 5, 2023
The wonder of a fresh snowfall, the delight of whistling for the first time, being in... MORE
16
Mar

Darlingside

March 16, 2023
If Darlingside’s first album, Birds Say (2015), focused on the past through nos... MORE
16
Feb

Once

February 16, 2023 - March 19, 2023
This 2012 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical is based on the 2007 Irish musical film ... MORE
24
Mar

Lewis Black: Off the Rails 2023 Tour

March 24, 2023 - March 25, 2023
Known as the King of Rant, Lewis Black uses his trademark style of comedic yelling an... MORE
26
Mar

Classical Kids Live!: Tchaikovsky Discovers America

March 26, 2023
This delightful concert performance is approximately 50 minutes in length and recomme... MORE
1
Apr

Paula Poundstone

April 1, 2023
Paula Poundstone continues to amaze us with unforgettable sold-out performances as ou... MORE
2
Apr

Music of the Baroque: The St. Matthew Passion

April 2, 2023
Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. Matthew Passion speaks as urgently of compassion an... MORE
15
Apr

Paul Reiser

April 15, 2023
Comedian, actor, television writer, author and musician Paul Reiser is one of Hollywo... MORE
16
Apr

Hot Tuna (acoustic)

April 16, 2023
The name Hot Tuna invokes as many different moods and reactions as there are Hot Tuna... MORE
21
Apr

The Lightning Thief

April 21, 2023 - April 22, 2023
In this adaptation of Rick Riordan’s best-selling children’s novel, Greek... MORE
21
Apr

Indecent

April 21, 2023 - April 30, 2023
Indecent, a deeply moving play with music, inspired by the true events surrounding th... MORE
10
Mar

The Threepenny Opera

March 10, 2023 - April 30, 2023
The Threepenny Opera is a biting satire of the post-war rise of capitalism, wrapped u... MORE
5
May

An Evening With: Micky Dolenz

May 5, 2023
Micky Dolenz IS the voice of The Monkees. The unmistakable performer that moved a gen... MORE
7
May

Music of the Baroque: Circles of Friends

May 7, 2023
Dame Jane Glover takes the podium for a joyful evening of music written centuries ago... MORE
28
Apr

The Waa-Mu Show

April 28, 2023 - May 7, 2023
Northwestern’s oldest theatrical tradition, The Waa-Mu Show, provides undergrad... MORE
13
Apr

The Porch On Windy Hill: a new play with old music

April 13, 2023 - May 14, 2023
A young violinist and her song collector boyfriend flee the confines of their Brookly... MORE
19
May

Everybody

May 19, 2023 - May 28, 2023
Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play bu... MORE
22
June

A Distinct Society

June 22, 2023 - July 23, 2023
Inspired by true events, this poignant and funny new play, written and directed ... MORE
9
June

Passing Strange

June 9, 2023 - July 30, 2023
From singer-songwriter and performance artist Stew comes Passing Strange, a dari... MORE
6
June

Marie and Rosetta

June 6, 2023 - August 6, 2023
Hailed as the “Godmother of Rock ‘n Roll,” Sister Rosetta Tharpe in... MORE

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