Go West, young Chicagoans. Go West. Direct your parents to load up the family car and head on Interstate 90 past Barrington, past Elgin, and through Hampshire. Go west to Union, Ill., the small-town (population: 579) home of Donley’s Wild West Town, a museum and …
Valparaiso’s Chicago Street Theatre is now accepting registrations for its summer camp programs. Camps are available for kindergartners to seniors in high school and cover theater games and character development to a playwright program and a William Shakespeare workshop. Several new camps will be offered …
Here is a look at music events. Suggestions include Majestic Star Casino’s Lakeshore Lounge.
RICHARD ROEPER: Director J.J. Abrams is a true talent, and he’s also a pop-culture savant who has great respect for the legacy of this franchise as well as a keen understanding of the mega-importance of box-office figures. There’s no better choice to make the best, the purest AND the most accessible big-budget “Star Trek” movie possible. Yet with all the futuristic splendor and the fine performances, “Into Darkness” only occasionally soars, mostly settling for being a solid but unspectacular effort that sets the stage for the next chapter(s).
Here’s a look at things to do. Suggestions include Hobart’s trash or treasure neighborhood garage sale.
As a pulsing nebula races toward the watchful audience, a hand shoots up to touch it. More hands follow suit, straining skywards. For the kids taking in the Adler’s newest show, “Cosmic Wonder,” outer space is just out of reach.
It’s an illusion created by …
Here is a look at what’s new on DVD this week. Many of these titles were released on May 14.
“Stingray Touch,” opening to the public May 17, gives visitors a chance to feel the scratchy, silky creatures swimming by. “It’s a really cool way to see the animal,” says a Shedd expert.
LORI RACKL: “The Office” is about to close for good, with Thursday’s 75-minute finale capping off a nine-season run. For me — and probably many fans — NBC’s workplace comedy really ended two years ago when Michael Scott left. That said, I’ll still be sad to see the groundbreaking sitcom go.
LONDON (AP) — The next “Star Wars” movie will be shot in a galaxy far, far away from Hollywood — Britain.
THOMAS CONNER: Playing “country blues” of Memphis and the slicker “big-city blues” of Chicago, the harmonica legend made friends who join him on a new album he calls “the best thing we ever did.”
This summer will mark the 50th anniversary of the Ross Music Theatre. M & M Productions will salute the occasion with a special show featuring highlights from the past 50 summers of shows.
The special event will be held at M & M’s Center Stage …
RICHARD ROEPER: Given the wretched and sometimes wonderful excesses of Baz Luhrmann’s “Romeo + Juliet” and “Moulin Rouge,” not to mention a trailer that gave the impression Luhrmann’s interpretation of “The Great Gatsby” would be one extended anachronistic music video, it turns out Luhrmann’s “Gatsby” is first and foremost F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “Gatsby.”
Here’s a look at things to do. Suggestions include 30 Dirty Fingers.
NEW YORK — Soon after taking the stage, Marc Maron decides to skip the act.
He’s got a packed room at a downtown New York club, all eager to see the 49-year-old comic tape what will be a comedy special for Netflix. Normally, such tapings …
Here’s a look at some music events. Suggestions include Zodiac, Front Porch Music and Small Potatoes.