The BoDeans perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet.

Things to do April 19-25: BoDeans, Fear No Art, Earth Day events and more

Mark your calendars for appearances by the BoDeans, Cary Elwes and the Impractical Jokers, the College of Lake County’s Fear No Art Festival, Earth Day events and more happening this week.

Maggie Rogers, here performing on the third day of last year’s Lollapalooza in Chicago, is playing an album release show Friday, April 19, at Chicago’s House of Blues.

Maggie Rogers talks ‘Don’t Forget Me’ ahead of album release show at Chicago’s House of Blues

Maggie Rogers wrote and recorded her new album, “Don’t Forget Me,” over five days last winter. The songs came quickly and chronologically, as if she was writing “diff...

Buffalo Creek Brewing has created a Taylor Swift-inspired blond ale with lavender to coincide with the release of her new album “The Tortured Poets Department.”

‘She deserves a beer’: Long Grove brewery creates beer inspired by Taylor Swift’s new album

Buffalo Creek Brewing has created a special beer inspired by Taylor Swift’s new album and, just like her concert tickets, it will probably sell out quickly.

Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra perform a benefit concert at Aurora University.

Best Bets: Wynton Marsalis in Aurora, Nicki Minaj at the United Center

Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra play a benefit concert at Aurora University, Nicki Minaj and Monica headline two nights at the United Center, and the Morton Arboretum welcomes canine friends.

No School Tomorrow, a new bar conceived by “Drink Masters” Season 1 finalist Tao Zrafi, will open in Itasca Thursday, April 18.

Star of Netflix’s ‘Drink Masters’ opening a cocktail bar in Itasca

Internationally renowned mixologist Tao Zrafi, who was a Season 1 finalist on Netflix’s “Drink Masters,” is opening the new high-concept, one-of-a-kind cocktail bar No School Tomorrow on Thursday, April 18, on the campus of the Itasca Country Club.

Cassidy Slaughter-Mason and Mark Montgomery star in Northlight Theatre's rolling premiere of “Brooklyn Laundry” by John Patrick Shanley.

Spring theater forecast: City, suburban theaters showcase new works

Adventurous theatergoers eager for new works have a lot to look forward to come spring and summer, including world and regional premieres, two of which feature bona fide sitcom stars Laurie Metcalf and Jason Alexander.

Diners have packed the outdoor spaces in the Arlington Alfresco zone the past several summers in downtown Arlington Heights.

Check out these suburbs for great outdoor dining options

Spring has officially sprung. And not much beats a meal outside on a nice day. To accommodate al fresco dining, some suburban towns have continued to allow for outdoor dining zones during the seasonable months.