Events

February
22
FEB COMEDY

Door

$10

Comedy Night Returns to Franchescos!

All new exciting lineups scheduled all 2019! New Comedians and New Material. 

 

Headliner: FRANK ROCHE!

From Detroit, this national headliner is one of the most high energy acts on the comedy circuit today. Fusing rapid-fire antics, improv and dead-on celebrity impressions has made Frank Roche a crowd favorite coast to coast. In 2012, he was a Top 100 Finalist on NBC's America's Got Talent. Winner of Comedy Central's Michigan Comedy Survivor, voted Festival Favorite at the Boston Comedy Festival and headliner of Laughapalooza at Meadowbrook Theater are just a few of Frank's accolades. Frank headlines some of the best comedy clubs, casinos and venues throughout the country.

 
Opener: ANTONIO AGUILAR

Antonio Aguilar is a fast rising comic from Madison, WI who has been touring all over the country. He defeated 30+ comics to win the Snark Madness Comedy Tournament in Milwaukee, has performed at Laughfest in Grand Rapids, MI, The Cleveland Comedy Festival, and the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival in Austin, TX. You may have heard him on the radio on 93.1 Jamz in Madison as the “Mexican Correspondent,” or you may have seen him in his small, but hilarious role as a mean co-worker in the film “Long Distance” that was featured in the Wisconsin Film Festival.

February
23
Princess Brunch

Presale

KIDS $20

Door

Adult $40

Franchesco's has partnered with Once a Upon a Dream Performances to bring your families a Meet & Greet brunch. 

Brunch & Show, Saturday, February 23rd 11 AM - 1 PM 

Bring your princess to a magical wonderland where they will walk into our transformed banquet room playing the Ice Princess movie! They will be able to interact with their favorite princesses, and sing & dance along to the songs from the movie performed live!

Enjoy our Franchesco's Brunch with Sliders, Pancakes, Crepes, Snow Cones, Popcorn, Kim's Cake, and much more!

From the Once Upon a Dream site: 

"Once Upon a Dream Performances starts with a dream. Every girl dreams of being a princess. She dreams of being loved, cherished and adored. We truly know that every girl IS a princess! All it takes is a loving heart and kind actions...

Once Upon a Dream strives for quality children's entertainment with everyday values... A princess is always tasteful, graceful and beautiful!"

March
15
Speakeasy

Speakeasy

 

 

Vincent Productions, a division of Vincent Records, presents Speakeasy: Mob Hits Night at Franchesco’s Ristorante. 

In true speakeasy fashion, enter down the front stairway and give the password to find live music, featured drinks, and a great Italian mob inspired experience. Travel back in time to the Prohibition era, when thousands of speakeasies operating in hard-to-find places satisfied the nation’s thirst for forbidden spirits and gave rise to flappers, jazz and the Mob. 

The Vince Chiarelli Band will be performing all the hits from famous Mob movies and shows. Mob influenced craft cocktails and a limited appetizer menu will be available for purchase. Doors Open at 7:30 PM Music starts at 8:00 PM. $10 General Admission. Visit ticket link to RSVP and get on the list. You can also order by phone by calling Franchesco’s Ristorante at (815) 229-0800 

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**Dressing in your own speakeasy/mob attire is not a requirement, but is welcomed! ***Must be 21 and older.

March
29
Comedy Night

Comedy Night Returns to Franchescos!

All new exciting lineups scheduled all 2019! New Comedians and New Material. 

 

Headliner: GEOFF LAFLEUR

Geoff LaFleur comes to us from the great state of Wisconsin. He resides in a suburb just outside of Milwaukee and his mother says he has "poor posture." 

Geoff pokes fun at the most mundane situations in life to the awkwardness of sexuality and everything in between. Delivered in a playfully silly nature and energetically fun style, mixed with impeccable comedic timing and a Midwestern charm has made Geoff a comedy club favorite. 

He has performed stand-up at colleges, festivals, private parties, benefit shows and many top comedy clubs throughout the country from The Laugh Factory in Los Angeles to Zanies in Chicago to The Improv in Washington D.C. As well as being the opening act for Dave Chappelle, Brian Regan, Greg Giraldo, Gilbert Gottfried, Pauly Shore, Jay Mohr, Bobcat Goldthwaite, The Amazing Johnathan, Larry the Cable Guy and many more... 

You can catch Geoff in Pauly Shore's 2014 documentary on Showtime called, "Pauly Shore Stands Alone"...to see if Geoff really does have "poor posture."

 
Opener: LOGAN NIELSON

Logan Nielsen dabbled in TV news and marriage before finding his way to stand up comedy. Logan wins over audiences with his relaxed style and infectious energy. His comedy balances autobiography and absurdity by mixing true stories with musings on the ridiculousness of everyday life. Logan is a veteran of Chicago improv comedy and is also a writer, actor, and filmmaker.