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.

The true stars of "Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga" are the vehicles.

With a new War Rig and a fleet of motorbikes, ‘Furiosa’ restarts the motorized mayhem of ‘Mad Max’

When it was time to start making “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga,” production designer Colin Gibson went to a garage in Australia to find some old friends.

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.

U.S. Army veteran George Eshleman (played by actor, co-director and producer Angus Benfield) aims to raise awareness of veterans who died by suicide by hiking the Appalachian Trail in “The Keeper.”

‘The Keeper’ is unsubtle story of veteran suicide and a man on a mission

Inspired by the true story of George Eshleman, a U.S. Army veteran who, in 2016, hiked the entire Appalachian Trail while carrying the names of 363 veterans who died by suicide, “The Keeper” aims, above all, to raise awareness about a very real problem.

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.