Music

A mythical creature known as Icarus once flew too close to the sun and had his wings scorched, despite his father’s warning of complacency and hubris. While this Greek mythology is a tale of tragedy, …

Film & TV

In an era of second-rate biopics, monotonous superhero films and unimaginative remakes and sequels, the Western is a much less celebrated genre than it once was. “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” though has seized its …

Music

Rock fans were in for a treat when Hands Like Houses performed at the Bottom Lounge (1375 W. Lake St.) and brought several other bands along for the ride. Hands Like Houses is a band …

Theater

The Lyric Opera House (20 N. Wacker Drive) continues its season with renowned Italian opera writer Giuseppe Verdi’s “Il trovatore.” The melodrama plot has elements suitable to every viewer’s preference. Debuted Nov. 17 for a …

Film & TV

How far would you go to save your best friend? “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” released Nov. 21, explores the answers to that question.    The sequel to the surprise hit “Wreck It Ralph” (2013), sees …

Theater

“The Book of Mormon” first premiered on Broadway in 2011. Written by the same people who created ”South Park,” Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the musical is anything but typical. The comedy in the play …

Music

The Music Beat is a column from Jesus Socorro about concerts and his music interests. Eleven years ago, two film students at Chapman University in Orange, California came together to form what started as a …

Arts & Entertainment

Arcade bar Replay Lincoln Park (2833 N. Sheffield Ave.) opened a pop-up bar in the “Level Up Tap” room based on the popular show “Friends” Nov. 9. “Friends” was well received by viewers during its …