If you’re a theater fan, mark your calendars: there’s plenty to do when it comes to stage performances in Chicago this week, from plays to the Blue Man Group.

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‘Frankenstein’

From the event description:

This gothic tale of love, horror and the power to create life — and destroy it — awakens in this visceral, original retelling of “Frankenstein.”

When: Wednesday, Aug. 28, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Lookingglass Theatre, 821 N. Michigan Ave.
Price: $27
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Sean Masterson — ‘Timeless Magic’

From the event description:

Sean Masterson’s “Timeless Magic” is a magic show interwoven with the story of the souvenir coin that his great uncle received from a magician at Chicago’s Columbian Exposition of 1893.

When: Wednesday, Aug. 28, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Chicago Magic Lounge, 5050 N. Clark St.
Price: $17.50
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‘The Recommendation’

From the event description:

In a brush with the law, the disparate perspectives of two friends in college take center stage. Can friendship overcome, or will privilege and connections reveal the rift between them?

When: Thursday, Aug. 29, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park Road
Price: $67.50
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‘All That He Was’

From the event description:

With music by Cindy O’Connor and book and lyrics by Larry Todd (Johnson) Cousineau, this winner of the National Playwright’s Award and the ACTF Musical Theatre Award is a moving and surprisingly funny account of one man’s struggle with AIDS and the reverberations of his death.

When: Thursday, Aug. 29, 8 p.m.
Where: The Buena at Pride Arts Center, 4147 N. Broadway
Price: $20
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Blue Man Group Chicago

From the event description:

Who’d have guessed that a group of silent bald blue men would become some of America’s most loved entertainers? Turns out, we all need a little silliness in our lives and the Blue Man Group is happy to provide. Paint will splatter, confetti will fly and you’ll be having the time of your life.

When: Friday, Aug. 30, 8 p.m.
Where: Briar Street Theatre, 3133 N. Halsted
Price: $39.75
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Parking in Chicago can be tough, especially during popular events. To find free or cheap parking and to book parking in advance, see this map of Chicago parkingfrom SpotAngels. And to get there by public transportation, check the CTA’s website for nearby stations and schedules.