'Determined to Prove a Villain': Paralympian Katy Sullivan Takes on 'Richard III' at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Actor Katy Sullivan got out her running legs to prepare to play Richard III. In Shakespeare’s tale of the manipulative, deceitful would-be king of England, Richard is portrayed as a hunchback, which integrates with Sullivan’s physicality: she has two prosthetic legs. “There is a line in the opening soliloquy where Richard said, ‘Sent into this […]

31 Things To Do in Chicago and the Suburbs This March

Whether you’re celebrating Women’s History Month; the traditions of St. Patrick’s Day; or merely the resurgence of spring, Chicagoland is blossoming with events and celebrations of community, food, art and more — for everyone. For those who patiently waited for the winter blues to pass, the time has come to explore the city once again. […]

Chicago Theatre Week 2023 Is Being Extended an Additional Week — What to See and When to Buy Tickets

Updated: Feb. 23, 2023 — For the first time ever, due to record ticket sales, League of Chicago Theatres has announced Chicago Theatre Week Continued. The series — February 27-March 5 — directly follows Chicago Theatre Week and promotes audience-loved productions that are currently running or will debut this spring. Chicago Theatre Week Continued tickets will […]

The 44th Mill Valley Film Festival Reached 12,000 Students, Teachers — Make It Better Foundation Donates $10K to CFI’s Education Program

The California Film Institute’s Education program was able to expand its outreach well beyond the San Francisco Bay Area during this year’s Mill Valley Film Festival, held online for the second year. As a result, over 12,000 teachers and students from 114 different schools in 25 states were able to take advantage of the free […]

Stewards of a Historical Gem: How the Sweetwater Music Hall Was Re-invented as a Nonprofit to Preserve a Legendary Venue

Sometime around 2010 a group of people with an insatiable love for Mill Valley and its history of housing legendary music began work to assure the iconic Sweetwater Music Hall – a homey gathering spot for local and nationally renowned musicians alike – would live to see another day of providing a safe haven for […]

Sweepstakes: Enter to Win Tickets to the Mill Valley Film Festival

The Mill Valley Film Festival is on – virtually. Presented by the California Film Institute, the Mill Valley Film Festival has a reputation for launching new films and creating awards season buzz, and is known for celebrating the best in American independent and world cinema. Each year the festival welcomes more than 200 filmmakers, representing […]