Best performances in Chicago

Check out the top performances in Chicago, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Myopic Books
1. Myopic Books
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80 local reviews
1564 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 773-862-4882
Book storeStorePoint of interest
Christopher
Chicago's best used bookstore is just a block away from the Damen stop on the Blue Line. Myopic features 18,00…
1. Myopic Books
1. Myopic Books
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80 local reviews
1564 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 773-862-4882
Christopher
Christopher
Chicago's best used bookstore is just a block away from the Damen stop on the Blue Line. Myopic features 18,000 books, plus music and poetry…
2. The Green Mill
2. The Green Mill
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302 local reviews
4802 N Broadway, Chicago
Open · Closes 4:00 AM
+1 773-878-5552
Night clubBarPoint of interest
Nala
The Green Mill has a warm glowing atmosphere steeped in the heady sounds of the early ’30s and ’40s. Uniquely …
Mat And Randy
Be prepared to take a step back in time... shades of Al Capone’s heyday are found in the wall memorabilia as y…
Lins
Swinging sounds are on tap nightly, from big-name artists to local late-night jam sessions. This iconic jazz a…
2. The Green Mill
2. The Green Mill
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302 local reviews
4802 N Broadway, Chicago
Open · Closes 4:00 AM
+1 773-878-5552
Nala
Nala
The Green Mill has a warm glowing atmosphere steeped in the heady sounds of the early ’30s and ’40s. Uniquely comfortable to all audiences f…
Mat And Randy
Mat And Randy
Be prepared to take a step back in time... shades of Al Capone’s heyday are found in the wall memorabilia as you enter and in the famous boo…
Lins
Lins
Swinging sounds are on tap nightly, from big-name artists to local late-night jam sessions. This iconic jazz and blues bar uptown is an old …
3. Old Town School of Folk Music
3. Old Town School of Folk Music
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72 local reviews
4544 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago
Open · Closes 8:00 PM
+1 773-728-6000
Point of interestEstablishment
Christine
Two Old Town School performance spaces (across the street from each other) anchor the neighborhood as a hub of…
Sarah
Two Old Town School performance spaces (across the street from each other) anchor the neighborhood as a hub of…
Nathan & Denise
Evening shows, we have seen performances along the likes of Bonnie Prince Billy and Bill Frisell with Eyvind K…
3. Old Town School of Folk Music
3. Old Town School of Folk Music
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72 local reviews
4544 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago
Open · Closes 8:00 PM
+1 773-728-6000
Christine
Christine
Two Old Town School performance spaces (across the street from each other) anchor the neighborhood as a hub of folk and world music. Check t…
Sarah
Sarah
Two Old Town School performance spaces (across the street from each other) anchor the neighborhood as a hub of folk and world music. Check t…
Nathan & Denise
Nathan & Denise
Evening shows, we have seen performances along the likes of Bonnie Prince Billy and Bill Frisell with Eyvind Kang, located near to Lincoln S…
4. Harris Theater for Music and Dance
4. Harris Theater for Music and Dance
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11 local reviews
205 E Randolph St, Chicago
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+1 312-334-7777
Point of interestEstablishment
Victoria
The Harris Theater always has such beautifully moving performances & it's located right off Michigan Ave by Mi…
HomeTree
This venue hosts the Chicago Opera Theater as well as a variety of music and dance performances.
4. Harris Theater for Music and Dance
4. Harris Theater for Music and Dance
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11 local reviews
205 E Randolph St, Chicago
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+1 312-334-7777
Victoria
Victoria
The Harris Theater always has such beautifully moving performances & it's located right off Michigan Ave by Millenium Park.
HomeTree
HomeTree
This venue hosts the Chicago Opera Theater as well as a variety of music and dance performances.
5. Museum Of Contemporary Art Chicago
5. Museum Of Contemporary Art Chicago
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235 local reviews
220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 312-280-2660
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Amanda
We are members of this amazing contemporary art museum. It's a pretty short bus ride on the Chicago Ave Bus - …
Heather
Hosts exhibitions and performances year-round. Offers jazz "Tuesdays on the Terrace" in summer, free of charge
HomeTree
Downtown museum showcasing post-World War II paintings, sculptures, photos, videos & performances.
5. Museum Of Contemporary Art Chicago
5. Museum Of Contemporary Art Chicago
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235 local reviews
220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 312-280-2660
Amanda
Amanda
We are members of this amazing contemporary art museum. It's a pretty short bus ride on the Chicago Ave Bus - or a bike ride. Don't forget t…
Heather
Heather
Hosts exhibitions and performances year-round. Offers jazz "Tuesdays on the Terrace" in summer, free of charge
HomeTree
HomeTree
Downtown museum showcasing post-World War II paintings, sculptures, photos, videos & performances.
6. Ravinia Festival Box Office
6. Ravinia Festival Box Office
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11 local reviews
418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+1 847-266-5100
StorePoint of interestEstablishment
Zafar
Concerts in a bucolic park atmosphere. Summer home to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) but has a full summ…
6. Ravinia Festival Box Office
6. Ravinia Festival Box Office
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11 local reviews
418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+1 847-266-5100
Zafar
Zafar
Concerts in a bucolic park atmosphere. Summer home to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) but has a full summer concert schedule. A must t…
7. Pleasant Home
7. Pleasant Home
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13 local reviews
217 Home Ave, Oak Park
Open · Closes 4:00 PM
+1 708-383-2654
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Bogdan
Pleasant Home is another of Oak Park's culturally significant landmarks. Over 100 years old, Pleasant Home is …
7. Pleasant Home
7. Pleasant Home
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13 local reviews
217 Home Ave, Oak Park
Open · Closes 4:00 PM
+1 708-383-2654
Bogdan
Bogdan
Pleasant Home is another of Oak Park's culturally significant landmarks. Over 100 years old, Pleasant Home is considered one of the earliest…
8. Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club
8. Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club
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16 local reviews
3700 N Halsted St, Chicago
Closed · Opens 5:30 PM
+1 773-525-1111
BarRestaurantPoint of interest
Gregory
Nightly diva performances run every 20 minutes starting at 7:30 PM (6:00 PM on Saturdays). $4 happy-hour marti…
Maya
I love a great Drag Queen, and these performances are amazing! Great martinis, Sunday Brunch and various plate…
Jacob
Every night is drag night at Kit Kat, where live performances dazzle patrons as they have dinner and sip marti…
8. Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club
8. Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club
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16 local reviews
3700 N Halsted St, Chicago
Closed · Opens 5:30 PM
+1 773-525-1111
Gregory
Gregory
Nightly diva performances run every 20 minutes starting at 7:30 PM (6:00 PM on Saturdays). $4 happy-hour martinis (and there are nearly 100 …
Maya
Maya
I love a great Drag Queen, and these performances are amazing! Great martinis, Sunday Brunch and various plates. I recommend the bacon truf…
Jacob
Jacob
Every night is drag night at Kit Kat, where live performances dazzle patrons as they have dinner and sip martinis from their extensive cockt…
9. Chicago Symphony Center
9. Chicago Symphony Center
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13 local reviews
220 S Michigan Ave, Chicago
+1 312-294-3000
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Michael
Chicago is known as having one of the most world famous symphony's. If you see a performance that you feel yo…
Sharon
You will hear the most breath taking performances.
Hannah
We really enjoy their performances.
9. Chicago Symphony Center
9. Chicago Symphony Center
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13 local reviews
220 S Michigan Ave, Chicago
+1 312-294-3000
Michael
Michael
Chicago is known as having one of the most world famous symphony's. If you see a performance that you feel you would enjoy, be it Yo Yo Ma,…
Sharon
Sharon
You will hear the most breath taking performances.
Hannah
Hannah
We really enjoy their performances.
10. Buddy Guy's Legends
10. Buddy Guy's Legends
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50 local reviews
700 S Wabash Ave, Chicago
Open · Closes 2:00 AM
+1 312-427-1190
Night clubBarRestaurant
Ron
Nice place to listen to Chicago Blues guitar music. During lunch they have a free acoustic guitar performance…
Joseph
Chicago Blues club where Buddy make many impromptu performances.
10. Buddy Guy's Legends
10. Buddy Guy's Legends
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50 local reviews
700 S Wabash Ave, Chicago
Open · Closes 2:00 AM
+1 312-427-1190
Ron
Ron
Nice place to listen to Chicago Blues guitar music. During lunch they have a free acoustic guitar performance. Their food is mainly sandwich…
Joseph
Joseph
Chicago Blues club where Buddy make many impromptu performances.
11. Beauty Bar
11. Beauty Bar
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49 local reviews
1444 W Chicago Ave, Chicago
Closed · Opens 7:00 PM
+1 312-226-8828
BarPoint of interestEstablishment
Nicholas
Beauty Bar is a lot of fun. Check out their Facebook page for information on the theme of the night. On Monday…
Julie
Don't let the name fool you--this place is not for girls only. Check out their FB page for programming as it v…
Kate
Money nights host Salonathon - a free LGBT friendly vaudeville style show with music, dance, burlesque, and ot…
11. Beauty Bar
11. Beauty Bar
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49 local reviews
1444 W Chicago Ave, Chicago
Closed · Opens 7:00 PM
+1 312-226-8828
Nicholas
Nicholas
Beauty Bar is a lot of fun. Check out their Facebook page for information on the theme of the night. On Mondays, they have Salonathon, which…
Julie
Julie
Don't let the name fool you--this place is not for girls only. Check out their FB page for programming as it varies--depending on the night …
Kate
Kate
Money nights host Salonathon - a free LGBT friendly vaudeville style show with music, dance, burlesque, and other live performances centered…
12. The Whistler
12. The Whistler
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128 local reviews
2421 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
Closed · Opens 5:00 PM
+1 773-227-3530
BarArt galleryPoint of interest
Emily
My absolute favorite bar patio and a special crafted cocktail list. Music and performances on certain nights o…
Andre
Cocktail bar that features eclectic music performances. Check their website to see what's on.
Daniel
Great back patio and different live music and performance art at a great local bar
12. The Whistler
12. The Whistler
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128 local reviews
2421 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
Closed · Opens 5:00 PM
+1 773-227-3530
Emily
Emily
My absolute favorite bar patio and a special crafted cocktail list. Music and performances on certain nights of the week.
Andre
Andre
Cocktail bar that features eclectic music performances. Check their website to see what's on.
Daniel
Daniel
Great back patio and different live music and performance art at a great local bar