Weekend 101: Jan. 11-13

A new year is here, which means it’s the perfect time for your kiddos to discover a new book at Kid Lit Fest, learn about Illinois at The Grove, or see a world premiere play perfect for young audiences. And adults won’t want to miss a poetry reading in Winnetka. Editor’s Note: The Creative Minds Talks […]

'Bel Canto' World Premiere Opens at Lyric Opera of Chicago

When American novelist Ann Patchett watched news of a four-month siege of the Japanese embassy in Lima, Peru, by young rebels in 1996, she saw its potential as a compelling story and used it as the template for her multiple award-winning 2001 novel, “Bel Canto.” The siege had begun during a large party and to […]

Renée Fleming at Lyric is 'Merry' Indeed

Lyric Opera of Chicago’s love affair with the beautiful Renée Fleming shows no signs of cooling, and after the premiere of “The Merry Widow” Nov. 14, the whole arts community and beyond appeared to be wrapped in the embrace of this acclaimed American soprano. A virtually sold-out crowd packed the Civic Opera House to see and […]

5 Things to Do: November 13-15

Last weekend’s shopping fun continues with Bling, a jewelry and gift show, and fans of “The Hunger Games” have a chance to win free movie tickets. Plus, the McCormick Tribune Ice Skating Rink and two shows open in Chicago. Bling: The Jewelry & Gift Show Nov. 13-15 Highland Park This Amdur Productions festival features more […]