Drury Lane's taptastic 'Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn' serves up seasonal cheer
Drury Lane Theatre's revival of the frothy "Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn" benefits from Matt Crowle's buoyant direction and choreography performed by a small but mighty team of first-rate tap dancers.
New Kenny G doc explores his massive success and criticism"I'm doing my very, very best." Kenny G talks about confidence and not giving mind to negativity in the new documentary "Listening to Kenny G," premiering Friday night on HBO Max.
Frank, personal 'Stove Toucher' at Buffalo Theatre examines skater kid's pastActor/director Kurt Naebig recently debuted his candid autobiographical play "Stove Toucher," a combination coming-of-age and cautionary tale about a former skateboarding phenom whose dreams were upended by addiction, at Buffalo Theatre Ensemble in Glen Ellyn.
Elgin Public Museum gearing up for holidays with new directorThe Elgin Public Museum has a new director in Sharry Lynn Blazier, who has been education coordinator at the natural history and anthropology museum for the past two and a half years. She and the museum are gearing for the holidays with their annual Touching on Traditions exhibit and a Winter Solstice program.
Feder: Sun-Times, WBEZ closing in on mergerFor a couple of news organizations that demand transparency from everyone else, there's been little of it from the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Public Media, parent company of news/talk WBEZ 91.5-FM.
Things to do Dec. 2-9: Holiday fests, tree lightings, concerts, Nutcrackers, Santa brunches & moreIf you don't have weekend plans yet, the suburbs and city are teeming with options, from tree lightings to Santa runs to holiday shows to parades to light shows to concerts to festivals and more.
Stolp Island Social restaurant to reopen in AuroraStolp Island Social, an Aurora restaurant that was briefly open before the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown, is reopening starting Friday, Dec. 10. Billed as a "seasonal kitchen and steakhouse" by owner and operator Amy Morton, Stolp Island Social focuses on sustainability and sourcing food locally whenever possible.
Spotlight on theater: Steel Beam, Raue Center serve up family-friendly holiday fareSteel Beam Theatre in St. Charles and the Raue Center in Crystal Lake serve up family-friendly holiday fare while Theo Ubique waxes nostalgic over the 1970s and Leslie Odom Jr. brings his touring Christmas show to the CIBC Theatre, this week in Chicago-area theater.
West Chicago pastry chef answers call from Food Network's 'Holiday Baking Championship'The Food Network had called her before. This time, Marilyn Santos-McNabb honored the offer. A semiretired executive pastry chef staying on at the Hilton Chicago/Northbrook for the holidays, she is a fan favorite on Season 8 of the Food Network's "Holiday Baking Championship."
Zooey Deschanel, M. Ward bring indie-folk festivity to She & Him 'Christmas Party' show"When you're singing about Santa Claus, it's hard to be sad," says actress Zooey Deschanel, as she and Matt Ward bring holiday favorites to the Chicago Theatre Tuesday.
Dining with Santa 2021: St. Nick prepping to visit suburban brunches and dinnersCalling all kids: Do you have your wish list ready for Santa? A perfect time to share it with the Jolly Old Elf would be at one of the many Santa brunches, lunches or dinners happening in the suburbs over the next couple of weeks.