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Laser Comedy

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Mondays are tough. Dark, dingy winter Mondays are even tougher. But this winter, they don’t have to be! Brighten up your Monday evenings with a Laser Comedy Show. MCL Comedy Theater presents performance artist Chris Fair, a master at illustrating stories with Laser Reactive Technology. Brought to life with improvised voices and sound effects, music, and a glow-in-the-dark screen, his animated illustrations are nothing short of high-tech hilarity. So beat your Monday blues, bring your own beer, and head to MCL for this one-of-a-kind show.

The Laser Comedy Show runs every Monday at 10 p.m. until March 7th. Tickets are $11, and can be purchased here.

Posted on by Sophia Mark in Visual Arts, Around Town, General, Laugh your socks off Leave a comment

Fool Me Twice

Have you ever felt like you recognize a place without actually having being there before, or felt like a new activity was entirely too familiar? I used to think I was psychic when that happened. I always thought I had dreamed about being somewhere before I was actually there. This experience is called déjà vu and as it turns out, most people have these strange feelings, so… yeah I’m probably not psychic.

Fool Me Twice, Déjà Vu is a performance by The Second City that plays on these intuitive feelings and how entertaining others can be when they feel like they’re in a place they’ve been before. So hurry! Make this a part of your plans, unless you think you already have. Go and watch this performance that is guaranteed to make you laugh time and time again!

Fool Me Twice, Déjà Vu is running at their Mainstage Theater through September 4, 2016. Tickets start at $23, so click here to learn more!

Posted on by Jacob Sierra in Theatre, Around Town, General, Laugh your socks off Leave a comment

Bold Moves at The Joffrey

From February 10 through the 21, Bold Moves will feature three impressive dances, each evoking its own message and yet each closely related to the larger idea of boldness in movement.

Forgotten Land, choreographed by Jiří Kylián and inspired by a painting of a beautiful woman on a beach (by Edvard Munch), reminds viewers of the cycle of erosion and renewal associated with the meeting of water and land. Choreographer Ashley Page creates a piece for 12 dancers, World Premiere, which responds directly to the elemental and organic forces he finds in British composer Thomas Adès’ violin concerto Concentric Paths. The music is filled with shifting tensions and evocative atmospheres, providing a thrilling ‘landscape’ for dancers to explore! And finally, Yuri Possokhov creates a story of love, treachery, separation and tragedy in his dance, RAkU.

The performance will be at the Joffrey. For more information on the venue, click here.

Tickets start at $32, click here to learn more!

Posted on by Jacob Sierra in Dance, Around Town, General Leave a comment