Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Uptown Underground Expands Entertainment at Broadway & Leland

Jazz vocalist Spider Saloff
Uptown Underground (4707 N. Broadway) is expanding performances to include a Tuesday night Jazz Vocalist series and a low-key Wednesday night of burlesque.

Jazz Vocalists that are scheduled to appear include Spider Saloff (April 5), Twilight Combination (April 19) and many others. It's a $2 cover and bottles of wine are 1/2 off. The acoustics of the venue also create an intimate listening room atmosphere.

Wednesdays feature The Kiss Kiss Cabaret - presenting top notch burlesque and variety performances every 20 minutes throughout the evening for a more low-key approach to entertainment. Cover is only $10 for a full night of retrotainment and there are fun drink specials.

Uptown Underground is continuing its Friday and Saturday line ups (detailed below).

Tuesday: The Underground Jazz Vocalist Series puts the spotlight on the performers. Every Tuesday features a different artist at 7 p.m. and at 9 p.m. in a "listening room" ambiance. The evening includes a "throwback" $2 cover and half-price bottled wine.

    March 15 - Monika Ryan at 7 p.m., Chicago Gypsy Jazz All Stars at 9 p.m.
    March 22 - Porchlight Music Theater - New Faces sing Broadway 1972 at 8 p.m.
    March 29 - Boys in Briefs: At the Beach! at 7 p.m.
    April 5 - Spider Saloff at 7 p.m., Monika Ryan at 9 p.m.
    April 12 - Sam Fazio at 7 p.m., Shara Maxwell at 9 p.m.
    April 19 - Twilight Combination at 7 p.m.

Wednesday: The flagship show The Kiss Kiss Cabaret offers a more casual approach to burlesque with 6 amazing performances spread throughout the evening. Dazzling dancers, amazing variety performers, and more for a special $10 cover. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and performances start after 8 p.m. Happy Hour drink specials between 8-10pm on local beer, bottled wine and specialty cocktails.

Thursday: The Chicago Magic Lounge presents old-school illusions from table-hopping magicians to main stage acts who elicit a whole lot of WOW.  After the mainstage show, magicians perform the "Magic Bar" - an historical take on the magic clubs of yesteryear where everyone is a magician, even the bartenders. The Chicago Magic Lounge mainstage show begins at 8 p.m.
Muffy Fishbasket
Friday: The Kiss Kiss Cabaret joins forces with Boy Toy's Pocket Cabaret and Muffy Fishbasket and her Good Time Galz for a full evening of performances beginning at 10 p.m. Boy Toy's Pocket Cabaret is a male burlesque and variety show featuring a male dominated cast of circus performers, live singers, burlesque performers, comedians, and more. The Kiss Kiss Cabaret is a wild mix of hilarious hosts, quirky musicians, incredible variety performers and, of course, some of the most beautiful burlesque stars in Chicago. Muffy Fishbasket and Her Good Time Galz bring their own vocal stylings in themes that change every week. Performances happen every 30 minutes with social breaks in between each set.

Saturdays: Chicago Magic Lounge and The Kiss Kiss Cabaretteam up for a non-stop evening of entertainment. Step back in time to Chicago's long lost magic-bar era, and become immersed in a night full of close-up magic, bar magic, table hopping magicians, and main stage acts with The Chicago Magic Lounge at 8 p.m. After the mainstage show, join an exclusive, 20 seat only experience, called the Close Up Gallery. Inspired by the legendary Magic Castle in LA, and Magic Circle in London, we invite you to sit alongside a magician in the Starlight Lounge at 10 p.m. for an intimate look at close-up magic.  On the mainstage at 10 p.m., The Kiss Kiss Cabaret continues with a wild mix of hilarious hosts, quirky musicians, incredible variety performers and beautiful burlesque stars.

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