MONDAY, JAN. 7
The Second City’s Improv Comedy Hour A brand new twist on a classic art form from the mind of Mick Napier. A wildly unpredictable display of classic improvisational games and techniques finessed for the modern age. Suggested Rating: R.
8 p.m., Up Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave., $18, 312-337-3992
Dirty Ditties BimBamBoom presents “Dirty Ditties.” This 45 minute long musical production presents a mix of original and classical songs about genitals, carousing and sexual prowess (or failure thereof ).
8 p.m., The Playground Theater, 3209 N. Halsted St., $10, 773-871-3793
Bughouse! Literate Ape presents Bughouse!, a 75-minute show designed to interrogate concepts, proselytize truth and dissect popular thought through a lens of skeptical artistry.
7 p.m., Haymarket Pub & Brewery, 737 W. Randolph St., $10, 312-6380700
An Actor Prepares: New Year, New Me This is a solo show featuring Chicago comedian George Elrod, as he performs origi-
8:30 p.m., Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave., $5, 773-276-3600
The Woman in Black Over 8 million people have lived to tell the tale of one of the most successful — and terrifying — theater events ever staged, and it’s coming to shock audiences in Chicago.
2:30 p.m., Royal George Theatre Center, 1641 N. Halsted St., $49-$69, 312-988-9000
Emerald City Theatre to Open Fantastic Mr. Fox Mr. Fox knows he must be clever to save his family from a trio of spiteful