Ugly Christmas Sweater Parties taking over suburban bars, restaurants
Wear that gaudy holiday sweater with pride to an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party happening at suburban bars and restaurants over the next few weeks.
Clint Eastwood tarnishes 'Richard Jewell' with offensive take on journalistClint Eastwood's "Richard Jewell," about the villainization of the Atlanta Olympics bombing hero, is marred by its false and offensive portrayal of the reporter who broke the story.
Lego Train Show rolls back into Cantigny Dec. 14-15Just what type of creations will be part of this weekend's Lego Train Show at Cantigny Park in Wheaton is a secret. "People kind of bring out the best of the best," said Jamie LeBlanc, president of the Northern Illinois Lego Train Club.
Spotlight: Wilder's 'Christmas Dinner' in Elgin; lyrical 'Light in the Piazza' in ChicagoJanus Theatre chronicles a family's history, Porchlight welcomes The Ruffians' "Burning Bluebeard" and diva Renee Flaming stars in Lyric's limited production of "The Light in the Piazza" this week in Chicago area theater.
Anthony Bruno Orchestra performs on WGN ahead of Hey Nonny showThe Anthony Bruno Orchestra jingled all the way to WGN-TV's morning news Thursday. The Italian American jazz band, led by Elk Grove High School graduate Bruno, performed "Jingle Bells" as he promoted his "Christmas Spectular" concerts.
Fantastic 'Jumanji' sequel pairs laughs with thrills, spectacular visualsDwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Awkwafina and Kevin Hart play multiple characters in "Jumanji: The Next Level," an action-packed comic fantasy sequel with spectacular thrills.
South African's sculptures of staggering scale coming to Morton ArboretumThe next major art installation coming to the Morton Arboretum will feature five sculptures on the same scale as the giant trolls that helped the tree museum in Lisle set an attendance record last year.
New music venue Radius to open in March with Lil Wayne, Alkaline Trio on rosterThe owner and operator of Concord Music Hall and Prysm Nightclub announced this week the upcoming opening of a new music venue in Pilsen called Radius.
Elk Grove changes Bret Michaels, KC and The Sunshine Band datesElk Grove Village has flip-flopped dates for two performers on its upcoming summer concerts lineup.
Dining out: Festive sippers at Tuscany; 99-cent cupcakes at Molly's Cupcakes SundayTuscany Wheeling mixes up holiday cocktails, Broken Oar's Arctic Winter Bar is now open on the weekends, Molly's Cupcakes fetes National Cupcake Day and Osteria Trulli celebrates four years with a five-course Italian wine dinner.
Who has the best holiday lights in the 'burbs? Cast your voteOnline voting has started in the Daily Herald's 2019 holiday lights contest. Vote as many times as you like for as many photos as you like. All voters will be entered into a random drawing for six Classic Cinema movie passes.
Sponsored | Ron Onesti: Bret Michaels … A rocker without 'Poison'The frontman for the hard rock band Poison, Bret Michaels, returns to The Arcada for what has become a tradition … a special holiday show on Dec. 6. His sold-out show last year was an incredible experience, so we just had to have him back! It was like an 1980s MTV video! Platinum blondes, fishnets, leather miniskirts --and that was just the guys!