5 things to do this weekend in the suburbs
Bummed about the cold and snow? Here are five fun events in the suburbs -- from standup comic Finesse Mitchell to "Swan Lake" at the Genesee and Paramount -- to brighten your weekend.
See Chicago's Lyric Opera on Channel 11 this weekendThe Lyric Opera of Chicago returns to your television, and this time the Joffrey Ballet is joining in.
Jackie Evancho reschedules Genesee Theatre concertSinger Jackie Evancho has rescheduled her upcoming performance at Waukegan's Genesee Theatre from Friday, Jan. 25, to Saturday, April 6.
Concerts: Tedeschi Trucks Band, When the Sun Sets, BiG SUiT and moreTedeschi Trucks Band plays two nights at the Chicago Theatre, When the Sun Sets headlines West Dundee's RocHaus, the BiG SUiT tribute to the Talking Heads tours to the Raue Center, Sublime with Rome plays Durty Nellie's, and much more.
Elgin symphony offers free tickets to federal workers affected by shutdownThe Elgin Symphony Orchestra is offering free tickets for its Jan. 25 and Jan. 26 concerts to federal workers who are furloughed or working without pay during the partial government shutdown.
Movie guide: 'Glass,' 'Cold War' & more open in theaters Jan. 18What better way to escape the cold than at a local movie theater where you can let your imagination run wild? This weekend's openings include "Glass," "Cold War" and more.
Theater events: Kids' stories inspire Barrel of Monkeys' 'That's Weird, Grandma'Barrel of Monkeys stages the latest version of Chicago schoolchildren-inspired "That's Weird, Grandma," Oil Lamp Theater revives the French farce "Don't Dress for Dinner," and Chicago Shakespeare Theater offers "Us/Them," this week in Chicago-area theater.
Chicago Restaurant Week 2019 returns featuring a bounty of suburban eateriesLocal foodies rejoice: Chicago Restaurant Week, featuring many suburban eateries, starts Jan. 25. Plus, restaurant weeks are coming to Naperville, Geneva and other suburbs, too.
Steel Beam's 'Silent Sky' sheds light on astronomer Henrietta LeavittSteel Beam Theatre makes some noise for the influential astronomer Henrietta Leavitt in "Silent Sky." Lauren Gunderson's 2011 historical drama receives a sturdy production in St. Charles.
Excellent, artful 'Cold War' a reflection on love, history"Cold War" is a near-perfect film, an artfully crafted, flawlessly acted meditation on love, memory and invented history that's both deeply personal and politically attuned.
10 hot tickets: Stars On Ice, The Who and Eddie Izzard on sale this weekendTickets on sale this weekend: Stars On Ice at Rosemont's Allstate Arena, The Who at Tinley Park's Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre and more.
Sponsored | Ron Onesti: Hey LADY, I really miss this guy!We hosted an "Evening with Jerry Lewis" at the Arcada Theatre a few years ago When I asked him if I could ask a few questions, he said, "Sure kid, what do you want to know?" For the next 90-or-so minutes, I sat in his dressing room, firing off questions like Jack Webb in "Dragnet."