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Chicago Events Calendar

Events and Parties in Chicago

If you have come to this page, we assume it is in pursuit of the most awesome events in Chicago. Well, you're in luck! We have scoured the internet for all of the hottest happenings coming up in the Windy City and put them all here. All of the events below are ranked by popularity, so you can rest assured that you're not missing out on any of the most important parties in town. Whether you're looking for a night filled with heart pounding EDM music, an event that serves dinner, or the variety of a club crawl, you're sure to find exactly what you're looking for somewhere in this nightlife guide.

Sometimes it's hard to get started when faced with the full list of all of the events coming up in Chicago. Go ahead and use the search tools on the left side of the page to narrow your results to more closely match what you have in mind. If you have a specific night in mind already choose it from the calendar and you will only be shown events happening on that date. You can also search by event tags so that the list only shows events that match your specifications.

Each event below has its own event page as well. There you will find a detailed description of the event along with a flyer, venue information, and ticketing information. Many events have a variety of ticketing options, so make sure to check them all out and keep an eye out for early bird deals and group discounts! You can even treat yourself to a VIP package and bottle service at many events, if you're so inclined.

What are you waiting for? Start looking and soon all you will need to worry about is what you're going to wear when you go out on the town!

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Spirit Of Chicago , 600 E Grand Avenue, Chicago, Illinois United States Chicago Illinois United States | show on map

The Haunted Ghost Ship aboard the Spirit of Chicago   A chill coats the night air, grasping at the glimmer of the stars and pulling the thick grey clouds over the light of the moon. Just over the horizon, a ghastly glow radiates around an unknown figure steering an unmarked ship out at sea. The waters seem calm but murky as the figure [more]

Tickets Starting From20.00
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Haunted Galaxy Ballroom , 4663 N Ruby, Chicago, Illinois United States Chicago Illinois United States | show on map

Chicago Halloween Costume Party 2016 8th Annual "BEWARE OF ZOMBIES 2016" Over 400+ Expected ALL WALKS of LIFE & LIFESTYLES INVITED, ESPECIALLY ZOMBIES Everyone is Invited to the Most Fun Filled Party of the Decade ! If You Never Attended Our Halloween Party Before, You are in for a Treat !!! The Entire Atmosphere Breaks the Ice & You can [more]

Smart Bar Chicago , 3730 N. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois United States Chicago Illinois United States | show on map

In Smart Bar... FRITZ KALKBRENNER (LIVE) Duke Shin Jordan Bradley Free before 11PM with valid student ID $12 Advance, $15 Door 21 & Over / 10PM http://www.fritzkalkbrenner.de/ https://soundcloud.com/dukeshin/tracks https://soundcloud.com/jordanbradley [more]

Emporium Arcade Bar , 1366 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, Chicago, Illinois United States Chicago Illinois United States | show on map

FREE SHOW // 21+ // 1366 N MILWAUKEE AVE MAMA http://www.mamamamamama.bandcamp.com/ Power Pop and Rock and Roll get naked and steal a car- your car. Midnite Snaxxx (Oakland, CA) http://midnitesnaxxx.tumblr.com/ "I think I'm in love all over again. Featuring names that will sound familiar to many, MIDNITE SNAXXX deliver the goods on this [more]

The Empty Bottle , 1035 N. Western Ave., Chicago, Illinois United States Chicago Illinois United States | show on map

9pm // $12 (advance), $15 // 21+ Hold on to your emotions, boys and girls, because LA SERA is here to unleash them- all of them, at the same time. As LA SERA, Katy Goodman turned an aching heart into two marvelous, alluring yet bittersweet break-up albums (2011’s self-titled debut and 2012’s Sees the Light). On her latest, though, the former [more]

Smart Bar Chicago , 3730 N. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois United States Chicago Illinois United States | show on map

In Smart Bar... Jacques Greene (LuckyMe) Free before 11PM with valid student ID $12 Advance, $16 Door 21 & Over / 10PM https://soundcloud.com/jacquesgreene [more]

Bottom Lounge , 1375 W. Lake Street, Chicago, Illinois United States Chicago Illinois United States | show on map

Tickets: http://tktwb.tw/2aKW4jX Time: Doors 5:00 PM / Show 6:00 PM Price: $29.50 Age Limit: All Ages About The Devil Wears Prada: The Devil Wears Prada is the musical embodiment of a generational shift. Built on a diverse array of heavy, dark, melodic and genre-defying music; hardened and sharpened by putting in road work together since the [more]

Subterranean , 2011 W North Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647, Chicago, Illinois United States Chicago Illinois United States | show on map

TUES., OCTOBER 11TH | 7PM | 17+ $8 ADV // $10 DOS | DOWNSTAIRS (AT SUBT) Donovan Wolfington - http://donovanwolfingtonmusic.bandcamp.com/ Caddywhompus - https://caddywhompus.bandcamp.com/ Coaster - http://www.coastertheband.com/ BUY TICKETS: http://ticketf.ly/2aTS9C2 [more]

Irish American Heritage Center , 4626 N. Knox Ave, Chicago, Illinois United States Chicago Illinois United States | show on map

Shapeshifters Theatre presents a staged reading of Conor McPherson’s haunting 'Shining City' this fall, just in time for Halloween. Elizabeth Ellis directs. 'Shining City' tells the mysterious tale of two men: John, who believes his deceased wife is haunting their home, and Ian, a renounced priest and new therapist who suffers from a loss of [more]