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Top Choice Baseball in Lake View & Wrigleyville

Chicago Cubs

The beloved Cubs play at old-time Wrigley Field. For 108 years they didn't win a championship – the longest losing streak in US sports history – but in 2016 the team broke the curse. Games are always packed. Ticket …
Top Choice Live Music in Lake View & Wrigleyville

Metro

For more than three decades, the Metro has been synonymous with loud rock. Sonic Youth and the Ramones in the '80s. Nirvana and Jane’s Addiction in the '90s. White Stripes and the Killers in the new millennium. Each…
Theater in Lake View & Wrigleyville

Emerald City Theatre Company

Presenting some of the most innovative plays for children in the country, from blockbusters such as School House Rock Live to lesser-known works like Three Little Kittens and How I Became a Pirate. Performances are …
Cinema in Lake View & Wrigleyville

Music Box Theatre

It hardly matters what's playing here; the Music Box itself is worth the visit. The perfectly restored theater dates from 1929 and looks like a Moorish palace, with clouds floating across the ceiling under twinkling…
Live Music in Lake View & Wrigleyville

Schubas

Set in an old Schlitz brewery building, Schubas presents twangy acoustic artists, plus indie rock acts on their way up (like the National and Janelle Monáe in their early days). Bands play most nights in the cozy ba…
Comedy in Lake View & Wrigleyville

Annoyance Theatre

A Chicago improv mainstay for more than 25 years, the Annoyance masterminds naughty and absurd shows, often musicals such as Tiny Fascists: A Boy Scout Musical. Performances take place on two stages nightly. Susan M…
Live Music in Lake View & Wrigleyville

Constellation

The producer of Pitchfork Music Festival opened this intimate club, which actually breaks down into two small venues inside. The city's hepcats come out of the woodwork for the progressive jazz and improvisational m…
Comedy in Lake View & Wrigleyville

CSz Theater

The signature show here is ComedySportz. The gimmick? Two teams compete to make you laugh. The show is totally improvised, with the audience dictating the action. A referee moderates and the wittiest team 'wins' at …
Live Music in Lake View & Wrigleyville

Martyrs'

Martyrs' is a small, catch-all venue where pretty much anything goes musically: Frank Zappa's former band, a Tom Petty tribute band, a Mexican folk-music group. It's also the home of the popular Moth Story Slam: par…
Live Music in Lake View & Wrigleyville

Beat Kitchen

Everything you need to know is in the name – entertaining beats traverse a spectrum of sounds and the kitchen turns out better-than-average dinners. Dine early in the front of the house, since service is unhurried. …