Best Bets: Good vibrations as Brian Wilson plays the Genesee
Brian Wilson, Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin bring the music of The Beach Boys to life at Waukegan's Genesee Theatre Saturday, plus George Lopez performs at the Rosemont Theatre and Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live rolls into the NOW Arena this weekend.
Constable: Military miniature show more about art than artilleryThis weekend's Military Miniature Society of Illinois show in Schaumburg will feature 400 acclaimed artists, who sculpt and paint figurines ranging from Napoleon to fantasy characters.
'Harder They Fall' updates the Western, with styleThese. People. Existed. Those three words -- and that very emphatic punctuation -- appear onscreen at the beginning of "The Harder They Fall," setting a definitive tone for this stylish and bold new Western by Jeymes Samuel featuring an eclectic soundtrack, gorgeous visuals and a stellar cast of Black actors.
Princess Diana photo exhibition coming to Oakbrook Center"Princess Diana Exhibition: Accredited Access" comes to Oakbrook Center in December, and tickets are now on sale. The touring exhibition features the work of celebrity and royal photographers Anwar Hussein and his sons, Zak and Samir.
Feder: Trenier Ward joins ABC 7Trenier Ward, a multimedia journalist who grew up in Chicago and graduated from Northern Illinois University, is coming home to join ABC-owned WLS-Channel 7 as a per diem reporter, starting Monday.
Festivals Oct. 22-28: Howlin' at the Moon, Terror in the Timbers, Halloween fests and moreFrom Naper Settlement's Howlin' at the Moon to Witches and Wizards of Woodstock to Terror in the Timbers in Elgin to Pier Pumpkin Lights in Chicago, there's no shortage of Halloween events and fall fests to check out this weekend.
'Dune' a highly visual, empathy-challenged adaptationDenis Villeneuve's inventive interpretation of "Dune" is one that fans of Frank Herbert's densely packed 1965 science-fiction novel deserve to experience on the big screen.
Zestful acting, tasty cuisine make farcical play 'Recipe for Disaster' a delectable treatTalk about delicious. Master chef Rick Bayless and Windy City Playhouse combine comedy and four-star cuisine in "A Recipe for Disaster," an engaging farce running at Chicago's Petterino's restaurant.
Sound check: The Mild West at Lincoln Hall; Dave Gomez benefit showThis week on the local music scene: The Mild West joins Boston rockers Juice at Lincoln Hall; Chicago-area acts gather for a benefit show at Bottom Lounge; Nellie's shines a spotlight on Future Stars; Phillip-Michael Scales debuts his new LP at Gold Dagger and more.
Broadway icon Chita Rivera talks about art, awards and forever moving forwardBroadway icon and multiple Tony Award-winner Chita Rivera is forever on the move. Poised to accept Porchlight Music Theatre's Icon Award, the 88-year-old dancer/singer/actress talks about why she is always moving forward.
Feder: New book from Daily Herald's Grammar Moses commands readers to watch their wordsEvery Sunday Jim Baumann, the mild-mannered managing editor of the Daily Herald, slips into his waggish alter ego as Grammar Moses to remind readers why they need to speak, write and think carefully. Now he's ready to throw the book at them.
Through the Film Magnifer, Walter Payton, Shadow Traffic, Danny Thomas at Woodfield Mall, Julia Child and more