Grotesque Burlesque

Thursdays @ 7:30pm / $10 Cash at the Door / Grotesque Burlesque is a weekly figure drawing meetup group hosted by the Uptown Underground in Chicago every Thursday at 7:30pm. We are a tight-knit group o...
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Chicago Magic Lounge

Thursdays  @ 8 & Saturdays @ 7:30pm / $27.50-$46.50 / Every Thursday and Saturday, step back in time to a long lost “Magic Bar”, and become immersed in a night of close-up magic, with t...

Kiss Kiss Cabaret

Every Friday & Saturday at 10pm  / $27.50-$46.50 / Voted “Best Burlesque Troupe” by The Chicago Reader! Now in their fifth year of production and celebrating a brand new home, the Kiss ...

Strip Joker

Second Fridays @ 8pm / $20 / Strip Joker is Chicago’s only body-positive standup showcase! Partnered with the You Are Beautiful sticker project, Strip Joker presents some of Chicago’s fines...

Live Read Movie Mondays

 Fourth Mondays @8pm / $15 Experience some of your favorite movies in an entirely new way as Uptown Underground presents its Live Read Movie Mondays series. These cinematic classics will be acted out a...

Acrobatica Infiniti

Third Fridays @ 8pm / $25-40 / Acrobatica Infiniti Circus presents “After Dark”, an intimate variety show at Uptown Underground. This blend of cosplay and jaw-dropping circus acrobatics sho...
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The Vertical Side Show

April 21 & 28 @ 10pm / $20-$25/ The Fizz’ma Wizzma Flippity Floppity Bippity Boppity Pajama Party, LIVE! “Boys and Girls from here to there, Those in between and everywhere, We have som...

Mysteries of the Mind with Mark Toland

Select Wednesdays @ 8pm / $22.50-$35.50/ Mind Reader Mark Toland knows what you’re thinking and proves itin this fast-paced, mind-blowing show presented by The Chicago Magic Lounge. Witness incredible ...

Neon Peepshow

Saturday, February 4,11, & 18 @ Midnight / $20/ The depraved minds of The Vertical Side Show are bringing a new late night spectacle to Uptown – and this time we’re going way undergroun...
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Raks Geek presents: Ready Player Two

March 24 @ 8pm / $19-$39 / “Never seen a sexy Wookiee bellydance? This can be remedied.” – A Time Out Chicago Critics’ Pick, Raks Geek is the premiere bellydance, flow a...

Afternoon T with the Queen

Saturday, March 18 @ 4pm / $20/ Serving up the latest dish from Uptown Underground, Muffy Fishbasket hosts special guests and drag queens with Fancy Bandit Brown and Olive Ali Oxenfree for the social e...

Open Monologue Workshop

March 29, April 12, & May 23 @7pm / $20/ Whether you are prepping for an audition, trying out new material or want to find a new spin on your “go-to” monologue, the open monologue works...
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Apollo After Hours

Friday, April 7 @ 7pm / $90-$105/ The Apollo Chorus of Chicago is excited to present its annual Apollo After Hours cabaret night and silent auction on April 7th 2017 to support the chorus’ musica...

Bring the Funk Bring the Noise

Sunday, April 23 @ 6pm / $25-$1000 / This show benefits the work of Illinois Safe Schools Alliance towards save and inclusive schools for LGBTQ youth. BUY TICKETS Share

After Party: Party of One

Friday, April 28 @ 8pm / $14 – 17.50 / This is a cabaret about drinking. But this isn’t that one kind of show where someone stands up on stage and says “I’ve always wanted to si...
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The Skivvies

Sunday, April 30 and Monday, May 1 @ 8pm / $30 / “This “musically thrilling” undie-rock, comedy-pop duo don’t just strip down their musical arrangements, they literally strip down to their underw...

Anne Steele in The Mixtape Of My Life

Sunday, May 21 @ 8pm / $15-$30/ Multi- Award winning New York City Singer/ Songwriter and Recording Artist Anne Steele is returning to Chicago with her brand new 80’s show, The Mixtape of My Life.  Exp...

Once on This Island

May 7 @ 7:30pm / $7 / From the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Seussical, Ragtime), comes the Olivier Award-winning Once on this Island. This highly original an...

Uptown Underground is a fully licensed bar, and therefore a strictly enforced 21+ venue. Any persons under the age of 21 wishing to enter the premises must be accompanied by their legal guardian throughout their visit. By entering this site and purchasing tickets to one of our performances you agree that all members of your party are over the age of 21 or that they will be accompanied by their legal guardian. Strictly no babes in arms. All tickets purchased are non-refundable.