Music

Brooklyn-based band Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds will perform at Lincoln Hall (2424 N. Lincoln Ave.) Oct. 31. Singer Arleigh Kincheloe — also known as Sister Sparrow — is at the helm of the …

Film & TV

“First Man” tells the story of Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) from his days as a test pilot in California to his first steps on the moon. Instead of putting the primary focus on the historical …

Film & TV

When it comes to constructive self-criticism, 13-year-old actor Sunny Suljic is unsurpassed.  Sitting on a couch inside Chicago’s Waldorf Astoria alongside fellow co-stars and film newcomers Olan Prenatt, Ryder McLaughlin and Gio Galicia, Suljic looks …

Film & TV

In director Marielle Heller’s “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” Melissa McCarthy (“Spy,” “The Boss”) dismantles the male gaze with vigor and ingenuity — one glass of whiskey at a time.  In arguably one of the …

Arts & Entertainment

Microtransactions, which are optional real-world purchases necessary to access locked content in video games, have started to seep into full-priced games with more developers including them in big yearly releases.  This trend, which started mainly …

Exhibits

Loyola’s Ralph Arnold Gallery opened its newest exhibition “Bad News” to mild fanfair Thursday, Oct. 18 in the Loyola Fine Arts Annex. “Bad News” is a follow up to the gallery’s previous exhibition, “Good News,” …

Music

Fans gathered at the Chicago Theatre (175 N. State St.) with lines draping down the street to see Australian singer Troye Sivan perform for his Bloom Tour Oct. 19.  The show was sold out — …

Unscripted

In the new movie review series “Unscripted,” The Phoenix arts and entertainment editor Emily Rosca and opinion editor Arian Ahmadpour sit down to review “Bad Times at the El Royale,” the latest film from director Drew …