Suburban wineries are 'like touring wine country right in your own backyard'
With travel to Napa or Tuscany not on the table right now, you can still get that winery experience close to home with vineyard visits and outdoor tastings in the suburbs.
Glenview's Oil Lamp Theater records one-woman comedy 'Bad Dates' for drive-in, online viewingGlenview's Oil Lamp Theater returns (in a manner) with a filmed revival of Theresa Rebeck's one-woman comedy "Bad Dates" starring Buffalo Theatre Ensemble member Lisa Dawn.
Sound check: Daughtry livestream supports Chicago venueRocker Daughtry kicks off a 19-show virtual tour next Wednesday; local artists livestream for Chicago venues; Side Street Studio Arts wages its battle of the bands finals this weekend; Nikho releases a new track at BrauerHouse show; and Ravinia pays tribute to Janis Joplin.
Book review: More supernatural horror from 'The Strain' writersThe writing team -- Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan -- behind "The Strain" trilogy is back with a new evil incarnate in "The Hollow Ones." This time it's more demonic than vampiric, possessing bodies and driving them to their deaths in all sorts of diabolical ways before exploding out of them in "ecstasy."
Feder: Legendary Sun-Times reporter Fran Spielman takes tough break in strideIt takes more than a nasty fall and a fractured pelvis to slow down Chicago's hardest-working City Hall reporter.
Daily Herald Cruise Night revved up for Aug. 5 returnIt's been a wild and wacky summer. But if there's one thing to bring out smiles, it's getting back to gathering with fellow auto enthusiasts at the first Daily Herald Cruise Night of the season on Wednesday, Aug. 5, in Bloomingdale.
Best bets: Beatles fan festival goes online, 'Blues Brothers' tribute comes to Navy PierBeatles fans and famous guests come together online for a Virtual Fest for Beatles Fans, the Chicago Jazz Orchestra pays tribute to "The Blues Brothers" at Navy Pier and comedian Mike Toomey plays the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake this week.
It's not the summer they expected, but the Wheaton Municipal Band plays on virtually"We're Still Here" is what the Wheaton Municipal Band is calling its weekly online concerts, which take the place of its regular season.
Feder: WGN Radio boss bans CNN, Fox News and SvengoolieWith Nexstar Media Group's "News Nation" primetime newscast set to debut September 1 on WGN America, anchors and correspondents from competing networks may no longer be welcome as guests on WGN 720-AM, the company's news/talk station, Robert Feder writes.
New this week: Luke Bryan, Jeff Foxworthy and two Seth RogensCountry superstar Luke Bryan releases "Born Here Live Here Die Here" on Friday, Seth Rogen plays dual roles in the new movie "American Pickle" and Jeff Foxworthy is on a virtual treasure hunt in the new A&E series "What's It Worth?" These are just a few of the new releases available on the entertainment scene this week.
Secluded stars: Rachel Brosnahan celebrates Emmy nominations for 'Mrs. Maisel'Secluded stars: Former Highland Park resident and "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" star Rachel Brosnahan tweeted out appreciation for her show's 20 Emmy Award nominations.
Sponsored | Ron Onesti: Take me out to the ballgame … and concert hallBaseball is back … kind of! Who would have thought we would be going through all of this AND a 60-game season with no fans in the seats? This MUST be some sort of bad dream; somebody wake me up! But regardless, I love my baseball, and will take it any way I can get it!
Through the Film Magnifier: Bill Veeck, George Hamilton, Bridge Club, Stateville Prison riot and more
Through the Film Magnifier: Doug Buffone, Cloris Leachman, draft registration, aerobics class and more