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Mads Mikkelsen stars in “The Promised Land.”

What to stream this week: Willie Nelson, Chip & Joanna Gaines, Jim Henson and Benedict Cumberbatch

Willie Nelson’s 152nd album and Benedict Cumberbatch playing a curmudgeon puppeteer in “Eric” on Netflix are some of the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you.

Hi Infidelity singer Dave Mikulskis of Wheaton performs an impromptu mini-concert for his medical team, including Dr. Martha McGraw, next to Mikulskis on the right, after an appointment at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield.

Hi Infidelity singer Dave Mikulskis rolls with the changes to fight Parkinson’s

Dave Mikulskis and Sammy Hagar both will tell you there’s only one way to rock. Since Mikulskis’ 2018 diagnosis with Parkinson’s disease, the high-tenor vocalist of the popular cover band Hi Infidelity continues to lash into 1980s classics with the vigor and range he has always had.

A nano brewery is proposed to fill the vacant space of the recently-closed Bangkok Cafe in downtown Arlington Heights.

Nano brewery proposed for downtown Arlington Heights

The recently-closed Bangkok Cafe at 17 N. Vail Ave., in Arlington Heights is proposed to become Eric Lamkins’ nano brewery, where the bearded home brewer will craft small batches of his favorite suds.

Celebrated violin instructor Betty Haag-Kuhnke, founder of the Arlington Heights music academy that bears her name, is retiring at age 91.

‘Never stop learning’: 91-year-old violin teacher behind Arlington Heights’ Betty Haag music academy prepares to retire

“Never stop learning.” Acclaimed violin teacher Betty Haag-Kuhnke, 91, founder of The Betty Haag Academy of Music, gives that advice to students and teachers alike as she prepares to retire after a career that spans more than 70 years.

Pej Vahdat, left, and Sahar Bibiyan play Iranians learning English from their teacher, Roxanna Hope Radja, in Goodman Theatre's Chicago-area premiere of “English,” the 2023 Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Sanaz Toossi.

Perfect ‘English’: Goodman’s funny, provocative Chicago-area premiere ponders the price of proficiency

The deceptively simple “English,” Sanaz Toossi’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play about Iranians learning to speak the titular language, is a lovely, thought-provoking examination of language and identity. It runs through June 16 at Goodman Theatre.

Noon Whistle Brewing is serving a cicada-infused Malört at their Lombard brewpub. The empty husk floater is an option should you choose to go all in.

‘A little less nasty’: Lombard brewpub serving up cicada-infused Malört shots

The worst part about drinking cicada-infused Malört is picking pieces of bug legs out of your teeth for the next hour. There’s a sentence you probably thought you’d never read. But thanks to Noon Whistle Brewing in Lombard, cicada-infused Malört is a thing.

Frenemies Helen Sharp (Jennifer Simard), left, and Madeline Ashton (Megan Hilty) battle in Broadway in Chicago's premiere of “Death Becomes Her,” which also stars Christopher Sieber as Madeline's husband, Ernest.

Star power: Broadway-bound ‘Death Becomes Her’ benefits from stellar leads

Broadway veterans Megan Hilty and Jennifer Simard, along with a Tony Award-winning creative team, provide the star power that propels the Broadway-bound “Death Becomes Her,” a new musical based on the 1992 film premiering at Chicago’s Cadillac Palace.