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The Chris Farley Cabaret

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1501 N. Kingsbury St.
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
312 929-2401

harold-cab2Named after one of our most beloved alums, The Chris Farley Cabaret is located on the second floor of the iO Theater.

 

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June 2017
$14

Roundabout / Big Spoon

June 24 @ 8:30 pm
The Chris Farley Cabaret, 1501 N. Kingsbury St.
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
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An evening featuring two of iO's ensembles performing iO's signature form, The Harold. Playing tonight: ROUNDABOUT / BIG SPOON   Call 312 929-2401 to purchase tickets or purchase them online.  (Free for iO students and performers) Buy Tickets

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$10

Bevvy Presents: I Do What I Want: Wet Hot Midwestern Summer

June 24 @ 10:30 pm
The Chris Farley Cabaret, 1501 N. Kingsbury St.
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
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The last Saturday of each month, Bevvy brings their signature high-energy, dynamic sketch comedy with a slight twist to the Chris Farley Cab. Each show promises to highlight a collaborator’s unique voice. This month, your segway tour guide is Taylor, and she’ll show you why Chicago is the place to be all summer long. Everyone claims they live in Chicago for its summers: the food, the festivals, the hot sticky food at festivals and being hot and sticky at festivals.…

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Level 5 Student Shows

June 25 @ 5:30 pm
The Chris Farley Cabaret, 1501 N. Kingsbury St.
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
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A night featuring iO signature form, The Harold, performed by all of our level 5 students!   ADMISSION IS FREE

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The iO Stand-Up Open Mic

June 26 @ 10:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day
The Chris Farley Cabaret, 1501 N. Kingsbury St.
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
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Bring four minutes of stand-up material and jump on stage and see what happens! Sign up in person at iO. Sign ups start at 8pm at the iO Box Office on the ground floor of the iO Theater. Hosted by: Taylor Wolfe *ADMISSION IS FREE*

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$8

The Pool

June 27 @ 8:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day
The Chris Farley Cabaret, 1501 N. Kingsbury St.
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
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The Pool is an improvised shows performed by up-and-coming talent from the iO Training Center. Call 312 929-2401 to purchase tickets or purchase them online.  (Free for iO students and performers) Buy Tickets

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$5

Guppie

June 27 @ 10:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until June 27, 2017
The Chris Farley Cabaret, 1501 N. Kingsbury St.
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
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The story of a small town Twink moving to the big city. 'Guppie' is a solo sketch show featuring iO performer, George David Elrod. Born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, George moved to Chicago in 2013 with a dream and a Tinder account. He was just small fish in a big pond. Directed by Mary Catherine Curran. Every week opening with new LGBTQ acts! Follow George for more Twinky comments on Twitter - @georgeDelrod   Call 312 929-2401 to…

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$5

Cecilia / Comet / FELT

June 28 @ 8:30 pm
The Chris Farley Cabaret, 1501 N. Kingsbury St.
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
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Felt is a completely improvised show with an added touch of fun due to the fact its cast is not human. This unique, unpredictable, and fun cast has been entertaining audiences at the legendary iO Theater in Chicago for over 10 years. * This show is not suitable for children * Felt plays every Wednesday night with 2 different opening Harold teams. Playing with Felt tonight: CECILIA / COMET   Call 312 929-2401 to purchase tickets or purchase them online. …

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$5

Cagematch

June 28 @ 10:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until June 28, 2017
The Chris Farley Cabaret, 1501 N. Kingsbury St.
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
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The original Improv Cagematch returns to the iO stage with a new batch of teams hungry to claim the Cagematch Trophy. Each team will be given exactly 25 minutes. The team with the most votes based on an audience vote will not just return the following week to defend their title against a new challenger. The passion. The glory. The Cagematch.   Call 312 929-2401 to purchase tickets or purchase them online.  (Free for iO students and performers) [button shape="square"…

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$12

SmallProv

June 29 @ 8:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 26, 2017
The Chris Farley Cabaret, 1501 N. Kingsbury St.
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
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Join Muck (Jesse Kendall and Mark Thomson) and Seriously Unprepared (Jeff Murdoch and Jo Scott) each Thursday at SmallProv as they perform alongside hilarious independent duos and trios. Each week Muck hosts and welcomes two new small teams and welcomes back an independent small team returning to play during their extended run. LAUGHS GUARANTEED. ATTENDANCE MANDATORY! Hosts - Jesse Kendall, Mark Thomson Weekly performances by: Muck (Jesse Kendall and Mark Thomson) and Seriously Unprepared (Jeff Murdoch and Jo Scott) Rotating cast of improvisers   Call 312 929-2401 to purchase…

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$5

Girl Gang

June 29 @ 10:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until September 28, 2017
The Chris Farley Cabaret, 1501 N. Kingsbury St.
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
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Girl Gang is a show that unites all witchy-women, all Gia gals, and every single Luna-loving lady alive. One indie team of all fabulous females will kick off the night, then any gal of any skill level will be invited up onstage for the JAM portion of the show, and finally the night will end with a set from our girl gang of the month. Interested in being a part of the gang? Submit your information here. Is your girl gang…

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$14

Safe in My Own Head: A New Musical

June 30 @ 8:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until July 21, 2017
The Chris Farley Cabaret, 1501 N. Kingsbury St.
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
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Life's many hurdles can become overwhelming when your mind is actively working against you.  A young man attempting to navigate relationships and careers tries to get his brain on his team as he discovers what truly makes him happy. Featuring an original score, this new musical comedy explores how depression and anxiety get in the way of truly living. Man - Brendan Duffy Brain - Natalie Moretti Directed by Jenn Noyes   Call 312 929-2401 to purchase tickets or purchase…

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$5

And You Get A Compliment!

June 30 @ 11:55 pm
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Weekly on the same day until June 30, 2017
The Chris Farley Cabaret, 1501 N. Kingsbury St.
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
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You get a compliment and YOU get a compliment! EVERYBODY GETS A COMPLIMENT!!!! Little Oprahs and Compliment Queens are here to make midnight better! Cast: Compliment Queens: Jamie Hoskins, Courtney Matula, Mary McGroarty, Kirsten Pasia, Little Oprahs:, Ashley Bland, Jess DeBacco, Jillian Ebanks, Claudia Iao, Shelby Quinn, Kayla Pulley, Sarah Sterling   Call 312 929-2401 to purchase tickets or purchase them online. (Free for iO students and performers) Buy Tickets

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July 2017
$14

Cadaver / Gone Gone

July 1 @ 8:30 pm
The Chris Farley Cabaret, 1501 N. Kingsbury St.
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
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An evening featuring two of iO's ensembles performing iO's signature form, The Harold. Playing tonight: CADAVER / GONE GONE   Call 312 929-2401 to purchase tickets or purchase them online.  (Free for iO students and performers) Buy Tickets

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$10

Hysterical Fiction

July 1 @ 10:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until July 29, 2017
The Chris Farley Cabaret, 1501 N. Kingsbury St.
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
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Join us on a guided tour through the Museum of Unnatural History as we study some of history’s unlikeliest heroes. Just two best friends stumbling through time. It’s Laverne and Shirley meets Cloud Atlas. It’s Hysterical Fiction. Cast: Sarah Antao, Molly Kessler   Call 312 929-2401 to purchase tickets or purchase them online. (Free for iO students and performers) Buy Tickets

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$5

Best Buds

July 1 @ 11:55 pm
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Weekly on the same day until July 29, 2017
The Chris Farley Cabaret, 1501 N. Kingsbury St.
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
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BRING your BFFs to BEST BUDS. Where four groups of BESTIES meet your BEST FRIENDS and we all become CLOSE ACQUAINTANCES. With indie teams Cat Booty, Talking Birds, Mr Dr, and Bing Bong! Make sure to stay after the sets for a fun late night jam, where you can party and prov with all your favorite buddies. Bing Bong- Becky Markert & Zoe Agapinan Mr. Dr- Anna Weis, Julia Rowley, Judy Weinstein , Sarah Adler, Noah Smith, Mike Jest, Issa Polstein, Vinny…

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$5

Late as F***K – The Sunday Improv Show

July 2 @ 10:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 29, 2017
The Chris Farley Cabaret, 1501 N. Kingsbury St.
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
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Yeah, yeah we know... you've gotta work in the morning. But let's face it, you're gonna be tired on Monday no matter what. Enjoy one last night of quality improv comedy this weekend before you're thrown back into the daily grind. It might be late as f**k, but it's gonna be funny as hell.   Call 312 929-2401 to purchase tickets or purchase them online.  (Free for iO students and performers) Buy Tickets

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$12

HERold

July 3 @ 8:00 pm
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The Chris Farley Cabaret, 1501 N. Kingsbury St.
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
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With a rotating cast that showcases the talented women of iO’s stages, each show features brand new mashup teams of women that come together from existing Harold teams to explore moments of profundity, absurdity, and truth, using iO’s signature form. The HERold is a formal celebration of the hilarious women in iO’s community. Come celebrate with us.   Call 312 929-2401 to purchase tickets or purchase them online.  (Free for iO students and performers) [button shape="square" size="mini" float="none" href="http://www.ticketfly.com/search/?q=the+herold+chris+farley+cabaret" target="blank"…

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$5

Artemis / Uptight / FELT

July 5 @ 8:30 pm
The Chris Farley Cabaret, 1501 N. Kingsbury St.
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
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Felt is a completely improvised show with an added touch of fun due to the fact its cast is not human. This unique, unpredictable, and fun cast has been entertaining audiences at the legendary iO Theater in Chicago for over 10 years. * This show is not suitable for children * Felt plays every Wednesday night with 2 different opening Harold teams. Playing with Felt tonight: ARTEMIS / UPTIGHT   Call 312 929-2401 to purchase tickets or purchase them online. …

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$14

Scout / Big Spoon

July 8 @ 8:30 pm
The Chris Farley Cabaret, 1501 N. Kingsbury St.
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
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An evening featuring two of iO's ensembles performing iO's signature form, The Harold. Playing tonight: SCOUT / BIG SPOON   Call 312 929-2401 to purchase tickets or purchase them online.  (Free for iO students and performers) Buy Tickets

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$5

Having it All

July 10 @ 8:00 pm
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The Chris Farley Cabaret, 1501 N. Kingsbury St.
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
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Everyday, girls and women are told to be and not be a million things. This show takes the conversation that happens everyday in living rooms, green rooms, on a walk over the phone with your mom, and in almost every room that women congregate in, and puts it onstage in front of us. Storytellers: Hailey Palmer, Kenzie Seibert, Mary Tilden, Katie Maggart, Mary Cait Walthall Improvisers: Caitlin Connor Joseph, Margaret LeBron, Kaydee Dolan, Lucy Walker, Lucia Reiur, Maddie Cordovano, Rebeccah…

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$5

Rodeo / Rollin’ with the Comeys / FELT

July 12 @ 8:30 pm
The Chris Farley Cabaret, 1501 N. Kingsbury St.
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
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Felt is a completely improvised show with an added touch of fun due to the fact its cast is not human. This unique, unpredictable, and fun cast has been entertaining audiences at the legendary iO Theater in Chicago for over 10 years. * This show is not suitable for children * Felt plays every Wednesday night with 2 different opening Harold teams. Playing with Felt tonight: RODEO / ROLLIN' WITH THE COMEYS   Call 312 929-2401 to purchase tickets or…

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$14

Smokin’ Hot Dad / Uh-Oh

July 15 @ 8:30 pm
The Chris Farley Cabaret, 1501 N. Kingsbury St.
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
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An evening featuring two of iO's ensembles performing iO's signature form, The Harold. Playing tonight: SMOKIN' HOT DAD / UH-OH   Call 312 929-2401 to purchase tickets or purchase them online.  (Free for iO students and performers) Buy Tickets

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Hometown / Gone Gone / FELT

July 19 @ 8:30 pm
The Chris Farley Cabaret, 1501 N. Kingsbury St.
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
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Felt is a completely improvised show with an added touch of fun due to the fact its cast is not human. This unique, unpredictable, and fun cast has been entertaining audiences at the legendary iO Theater in Chicago for over 10 years. * This show is not suitable for children * Felt plays every Wednesday night with 2 different opening Harold teams. Playing with Felt tonight: HOMETOWN / GONE GONE   Call 312 929-2401 to purchase tickets or purchase them…

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$14

Snowball / Comet

July 22 @ 8:30 pm
The Chris Farley Cabaret, 1501 N. Kingsbury St.
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
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An evening featuring two of iO's ensembles performing iO's signature form, The Harold. Playing tonight: SNOWBALL / COMET   Call 312 929-2401 to purchase tickets or purchase them online.  (Free for iO students and performers) Buy Tickets

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$12

Sex Positive

July 24 @ 8:00 pm
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The Chris Farley Cabaret, 1501 N. Kingsbury St.
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
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At Sex Positive we do not believe that sex is something taboo or shameful, nor something only to be discussed privately or not at all, nor that art exploring sexual themes is something risque and niche...we believe that almost all of us do it and that there's nothing wrong with doing it, nothing wrong with liking it, and nothing wrong with talking about it. Cast: King Reza - Music Xerxes Flores - Storytelling Shirley Blazen - Burlesque Lily Be -…

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$5

Bad Bear / Golden Ticket / FELT

July 26 @ 8:30 pm
The Chris Farley Cabaret, 1501 N. Kingsbury St.
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
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Felt is a completely improvised show with an added touch of fun due to the fact its cast is not human. This unique, unpredictable, and fun cast has been entertaining audiences at the legendary iO Theater in Chicago for over 10 years. * This show is not suitable for children * Felt plays every Wednesday night with 2 different opening Harold teams. Playing with Felt tonight: BAD BEAR / GOLDEN TICKET   Call 312 929-2401 to purchase tickets or purchase…

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Cadaver / Smokin’ Hot Dad

July 29 @ 8:30 pm
The Chris Farley Cabaret, 1501 N. Kingsbury St.
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
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An evening featuring two of iO's ensembles performing iO's signature form, The Harold. Playing tonight: CADAVER / SMOKIN' HOT DAD   Call 312 929-2401 to purchase tickets or purchase them online.  (Free for iO students and performers) Buy Tickets

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August 2017
$5

TBA / FELT

August 2 @ 8:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day
The Chris Farley Cabaret, 1501 N. Kingsbury St.
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
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Felt is a completely improvised show with an added touch of fun due to the fact its cast is not human. This unique, unpredictable, and fun cast has been entertaining audiences at the legendary iO Theater in Chicago for over 10 years. * This show is not suitable for children * Felt plays every Wednesday night with 2 different opening Harold teams. Playing with Felt tonight: TBA   Call 312 929-2401 to purchase tickets or purchase them online.  (Free for…

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$10

Youth Group: A Skit Comedy Show

August 4 @ 10:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until August 11, 2017
The Chris Farley Cabaret, 1501 N. Kingsbury St.
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
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Youth Group: A Skit Comedy Show, is a satirical sketch show where two overthetop youth pastors perform outrageous skits in order to teach moral points to the audience (the youth group). It’s a delightfully playful lampooning of Evangelical America full of absurd characters and scenes! Starring: Jonny Nelson and Eli Weatherby Call 312 929-2401 to purchase tickets or purchase them online. (Free for iO students and performers) Buy Tickets

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$5

10:30 SNAXXX

August 8 @ 10:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until August 29, 2017
The Chris Farley Cabaret, 1501 N. Kingsbury St.
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
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Emergency Contaxxx and J.A.M., two of Chicago’s independent long-form improv teams bring the Midnight Snaxxx to 10:30 on Tuesdays with a different indie student team opening every week! Emergency Contaxxx: Tina Arfaee, Dani James, Brad Johnson, Erin Lovelace, Scott McCaa  J.A.M.: Jared Chapman, Aaron Steinbrecher, Marcos Barnes Call 312 929-2401 to purchase tickets or purchase them online. (Free for iO students and performers) Buy Tickets

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Chicago Musical Improv Festival

August 17 @ 7:00 pm
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Daily until August 20, 2017
The Chris Farley Cabaret, 1501 N. Kingsbury St.
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
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iO is excited to host this year's Chicago Musical Improv Festival (CHIMIF) Keep your eyes on http://www.chicagomusicalimprovfestival.com/ for more information!

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Rob Asaro –MADE IN AMERICA

August 21 @ 7:00 pm
The Chris Farley Cabaret, 1501 N. Kingsbury St.
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
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In 2006 a psychic stopped me on Park Avenue in New York City, spewing out specific and true details of my life. She foretold of an eleven year era marked by double lives, and misplaced ambition. Join me on August 21st and let me regale you with stories of the multiverse, mistaken identity, fantastic disappointment, and untold synchronicities. *ADMISSION IS FREE*

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October 2017
$10

The Best Magic Show

October 13 @ 10:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until November 3, 2017
The Chris Farley Cabaret, 1501 N. Kingsbury St.
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
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The Best Magic Show at iO is a night of interactive magic with Stephen Hanthorn where Magic, Theatre, and Improv collide each Friday as Stephen presents an evening of magic based on his point of view- as well as those of the audience. Each week is different and the same, at the same time... at 10:30   Call 312 929-2401 to purchase tickets or purchase them online. (Free for iO students and performers) Buy Tickets

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