WHERE: Hemmens Cultural Arts Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin
WHEN: 8 p.m. Jan. 3
COST AND INFO: $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students; cityofelgin.org/calendar.aspx?EID=9422, 847-931-5900
ABOUT: The First Friday Improv Comedy is presented by GreenRoom Productions. The improvisers take audience suggestions and turn them into comic theater pieces. It's a semi-professional, ensemble-based troupe. "With competing improv teams, improvised songs, audience members on stage, and tons of energy, these family-friendly shows are ones you won’t soon forget," according to organizers. Cash bar is offered.