New twists give Guy Ritchie's wavering remake of 'Aladdin' its own identity
Much of the original "Aladdin" survives in Guy Ritchie's boldly re-imagined remake. And new twists and fresh situations give this live-action retelling its own identity, even if it doesn't quite live up to the 1992 classic.
Sound check: Shallow Side, Homegrown battle at BaseCamp PubShallow Side brings rebel rock to BaseCamp, while Wild Earp rides into Arlington Heights. Meanwhile, music fans head downstate for Summer Camp weekend, featuring Umphrey's McGee, Blues Traveler and Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals.
Best bets: Hurricane Harbor opens & Judas Priest plays RosemontBest bets: Hurricane Harbor opens with a splash Friday at Six Flags Great America, Judas Priest tours to the Rosemont Theatre, D.L. Hughley does standup at the Improv in Schaumburg and the County Pop Culture Con combines with the Grayslake Late Night Flea Market at the Lake County Fairgrounds.
Des Plaines finalizes deal to let Onesti run downtown theaterDes Plaines aldermen have finalized a deal to let Onesti Entertainment Corporation lease and operate the city's downtown theater, a major step in restoring the shuttered venue.
Browse art festivals this weekend in Barrington, SchaumburgArt lovers can browse the work of hundreds of fine artists this weekend, with the return of the Prairie Arts Festival in Schaumburg and the Barrington Art Festival.
Mexican eatery INVICTO opening second location in Vernon HillsMexican street food inspired restaurant INVICTO, which debuted last fall in Naperville, is opening a second location Thursday at Mellody Farm in Vernon Hills.
Feder: Cubs announce general manager for Marquee Sports NetworkWith the hiring of a seasoned sports and media executive as general manager, the picture became a little clearer Tuesday for the upcoming television home of the Chicago Cubs, Robert Feder writes.
Dining out: Memorial Day specials, Potbelly's free shake weekend & moreGear up for summer with Old Town Pour House and City Work's beer-inspired bites, Potbelly's free shake weekend, National Wine Day Saturday and a variety of Memorial Day deals and specials.
The 'Game of Thrones' finale didn't answer all of our questions: Here are 13 things still bothering usEven though the ashes have settled on King's Landing, audiences are still not totally satisfied with the ground covered over eight seasons on HBO's "Game of Thrones."
A bar for people who like to break things is coming to ElmhurstElmhurst will become home this fall to a bar designed for people who like to drink beer and break things. When Throw Nation opens at 630 W. Lake St. it will become the first "throw bar" in the Chicago area.
Suburban brewing company to open third location in St. CharlesPollyanna Brewing Company plans to open its third location in the heart of downtown St. Charles at 106 S. Riverside Ave.
Sponsored | Ron Onesti: Crosby, Stills & Nash at The Arcada … sort ofDavid Crosby had his solo show this past Monday night at The Arcada. For two straight hours (with a short intermission), he sang and played guitar backed by a stellar group of musicians. Graham Nash and Stephen Stills have also graced The Arcada stage.