The 2012 Anti-Holiday Go Guide

The holiday season is magical. The holiday season is wondrous. The holiday season is … overwhelming! It doesn’t take too long to grow weary of mall Santas, festive bunting and the continuous chorus of “Ho ho ho!” You want to enjoy the season, so make sure you take a break from it once in a […]

Citadel Theatre: "Little Women"

Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women” has never been out of print, which attests to the strength of its story: Four sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March, living in Concord, Mass. with their mother while their father is away in the Civil War. Citadel Theatre Company of Lake Forest is presenting the tender, timeless tale […]

Theater Wit: "The Santaland Diaries"

The biggest problem with any stage production of “The Santaland Diaries” is that it doesn’t star David Sedaris, the witty writer and public-radio raconteur who made the story famous in the first place. Theater Wit confronts that issue head-on with its new production. Almost as soon as actor Mitchell Fain steps out onto the stage, […]

Traveling with Teens: Keep 'Em Happy

Planning your family’s spring break? Got teens? As any parent knows, an unhappy teen can be the difference between an epic adventure and a vacation that’s an epic fail. Teens can be some of the toughest travelers to satisfy: too old for kids’ clubs, too young to be left on their own. Hotels are finally […]

Fresh: Apex Acupuncture

“To treat a disease, find the Root.” Test this Chinese saying with Apex Acupuncture and Wellness, Ltd owner Jana Bricker as she uses Traditional Chinese Medicine to diagnose, heal and treat. Undergoing advanced training in the treatment of sports injuries and pain conditions, Jana uses this traditional form of medicine in the form of acupuncture […]

Marriott Theatre: "My One and Only"

If tap dancing were easier, it’d be called basketball. Don’t just look for Chicagoland’s top athletes on the United Center’s hardwood this season. They’re at Lincolnshire’s Marriott Theatre in the jukebox musical with a George and Ira Gershwin score, “My One and Only.” The plot of this 1983 musical set in 1927 revolves around the […]

Profiles Theatre: “Hellcab” Turns 20

You meet a lot of interesting characters when you’re driving a cab — the good, the bad, the weird … and everyone in between. That’s what happens, anyway, to the guy who drives the taxi in Will Kern’s play “Hellcab,” a Chicago cult hit that’s back for a 20th-anniversary revival at Profiles Theatre. The premise […]

Broadway Playhouse: “Potted Potter”

My face still hurts from laughing so much. “Potted Potter” is the perfect choice for an afternoon or evening of family fun at the theater this season—and in the perfect location.  On stage at the Broadway Playhouse, you can shop ‘til you drop along the Mag Mile and Water Tower Place, then hit the theater […]

2012 Gift Guide: Glam Gifts for Her

From sophisticated silver to funky leopard, Make It Better has some fashionable gifts that can glamorize the life of any woman. So this holiday season, give her something that will deservedly make her shine.   Rachel Zoe three chain bracelet Give celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe’s vintage style to that fun and fashionable gal in your […]

2012 Gift Guide: Get Gorgeous Gifts

For gals who are looking for a little pampering—think sister, mom, daughter or best friend—we have all kinds of glamorous goods that will make her glow this holiday season. And for the men in your life, we have a couple of ideas that are sure to up his game in the grooming department.   Tru […]