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2009 Speaker Series Packs A Political Punch

By Marcus Gilmer in Arts & Entertainment on Dec 18, 2008 3:00PM


2009 will not only bring us a new President (and hopefully a new governor), but a new speaking series at the Chicago Theatre and boy, does it look awesome. The series features an evening of conversation with the 'Stars of the Political World' at The Chicago Theatre, Radio City Music Hall in NYC and The Wang Theatre in Boston. The lineup is pretty strong and we can't take our eyes off that first one: Maher vs Coulter? It's like every Macho Man vs Hulk Hogan grudge match from our childhood amped up on amphetamines. If you see a rip in the space-time continuum somewhere around State & Lake that night, at least you'll know why. Our one caveat? No Soledad O'Brien. Man, we love her.

The full lineup:

  • March 11 - Bill Maher and Ann Coulter (!!!!!)
  • April 1 - Al Gore
  • April 22 - Chris Matthews interviewing Tucker Carlson, Arianna Huffington and Paul Begala
  • May 28 - Charlie Rose interviewing James Carville and Karl Rove

Best of all, there's a special ticket presale that starts TODAY in an hour (10 a.m.) and runs through January 10th. Tickets range from $32 all the way up to $160 VIP packages. To purchase tickets, click here, and enter the code: CHICAGOIST. So what are you waiting for? Get those clicking fingers ready.