Youth and anarchy combine in murder mystery satire 'Bodies Bodies Bodies'
"Bodies Bodies Bodies" might just be the first great Gen Z thriller. In director Halina Reijn's film is a razor-sharp satire of a very specific kind of modern privilege set inside an escalating murder mystery in a remote mansion as a hurricane rages outside.
Lake Zurich's Christopher Steibel, Everyday Fantastic share new music this weekendEveryday Fantastic is honing its high-energy, upbeat sound, a hallmark of this longtime band recently making moves on Chicago's music scene.
Intricate mural will greet patrons at District Brew Yards in WheelingHand-painted by artist Lauren Asta, the intricate mural at District Brew Yards in Wheeling depicts people drinking and enjoying themselves. Wheeling Village Manager Jon Sfondilis hopes the artwork will be a draw for Restaurant Row,
Arlington Heights park is backdrop for new children's book about baseballPaul Petricca's experiences as a hitting coach in Arlington Heights were the inspiration for his new book, "Going Going Gone!" -- which is as much children's story as it is hitting manual.
Sound check: Jason Aldean in Tinley Park; The Venue's Americana Music FestCountry singer Jason Aldean takes the Hollywood Casino stage, Kaskade plays after the White Sox game at Guaranteed Rate Field, The Venue hosts its three-night Americana Music Festival, "Pop 2000s Tour" hits Joe's Live in Rosemont and much more.
Festivals Aug. 12-18: Bartlett Summer Fest, Minefest, French Connection Day and moreThere's a lot to do this weekend, including the Fest for Beatles Fans, Naperville Food Truck Festival, Bluesmobile Cruise Night, Taste of the Towns in Lake Zurich and more.
From pretzels to Polynesia: Tiki bar opens in former German beer hallWith a fair share of rattan decor and a cocktail menu that boasts some 30 varieties of rum, dozens of fresh juices and ingredients, and more than 50 colorful cocktails, owners of a new tiki bar in Rosemont aim to transport guests to an island oasis in the South Seas.
While liquidation continues, Arlington Park to host large Polish festivalEven as winning bidders are picking up items from the next online auction of assets at Arlington Park, the shuttered racetrack's large parking lot will host a Polish cultural festival later this month.
Dining events: Back-to-school specials for educators, students & parentsIt's back-to-school specials time at Thorn Restaurant and The Graceful Ordinary. Plus, Lucille at Drury Lane hosts Jimmy Buffet-themed dinner-concert events and Bonefish Grill toasts National Rum Day with new cocktail.
Best Bets: Fitz And The Tantrums, Andy Grammer take over Aurora's RiverEdge ParkFitz And The Tantrums and Andy Grammer hit Aurora's RiverEdge Park Friday, actor and comedian Aries Spears brings laughs to Schaumburg's Improv Comedy Showcase this weekend and Highwood hosts its annual Garlic Fest.
Slight alterations needed for 'The Devil Wears Prada' musical in Chicago"The Devil Wears Prada, The Musical" still needs some alterations in its Chicago world-premiere run at the James M. Nederlander Theatre. Otherwise, this pre-Broadway tryout is mostly successful at capturing the dazzle and dilemmas of the 2006 film and Lauren Weisberger's best-selling 2003 novel about an aspiring writer who begins working for an exacting editor-in-chief at a glossy fashion magazine.