Entertainment

Top Choice Performing Arts in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Academy of Music

Several venues make up this vibrant performing-arts complex, a major driver of the cultural revitalization of the neighborhood and Brooklyn as a whole. The Italian Renaissance-style Peter J Sharp Building houses the…
Top Choice Theater in Midtown

Kinky Boots

Adapted from a 2005 British indie film, Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper’s smash hit Kinky Boots tells the story of a doomed English shoe factory unexpectedly saved by Lola, a business-savvy drag queen. Its solid c…
Top Choice Baseball in Kenmore Square & Fenway

Fenway Park

From April to September you can watch the Red Sox play at Fenway Park, the nation’s oldest and most storied ballpark. Unfortunately, it is also the most expensive – not that this stops the Fenway faithful from scoop…
Top Choice Theater in Midtown

Eugene O'Neill Theater

Subversive, obscene and ridiculously hilarious, Book of Mormon, a cutting musical satire, is the work of South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q composer Robert Lopez. Winner of nine Tony Awards,…
Top Choice Theater in Midtown

Hamilton

Broadway's hottest ticket, Lin-Manuel Miranda's acclaimed musical Hamilton uses contemporary hip-hop beats to recount the story of America's first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton. Inspired by Ron Chern…
Top Choice Baseball in Lake View & Wrigleyville

Chicago Cubs

The beloved, beleaguered Cubs plays at Wrigley Field. It has been more than a century since the team won the World Series, but that doesn't stop fans from coming out to see the games. Ticket prices vary, but in gene…
Top Choice Classical Music in The Loop

Grant Park Orchestra

It's a summertime must-do. The Grant Park Orchestra – composed of top-notch musicians from symphonies worldwide – puts on free classical concerts at Millennium Park's Pritzker Pavilion. Patrons bring lawn chairs, bl…
Top Choice Blues in South Loop & Near South Side

Buddy Guy's Legends

Top local and national acts wail on the stage of local icon Buddy Guy. Tickets cost $20 Friday and Saturday, $10 on other evenings. The man himself usually plugs in his axe for a series of shows in January (tickets …
Top Choice Jazz in Andersonville & Uptown

Green Mill

The timeless Green Mill earned its notoriety as Al Capone's favorite speakeasy (the tunnels where he hid the booze are still underneath the bar). Sit in one of the curved velvet booths and feel his ghost urging you …
Top Choice Comedy in Lincoln Park & Old Town

Second City

Bill Murray, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey and more honed their wit at this slick venue. Shows take place nightly. The Mainstage and ETC stage host sketch revues (with an improv scene thrown in); they're similar in pric…