Check out the variety of fun events and activities in your area this week!
James Caan turns up the heat in Miami when he joins Starz’ 1959 period drama, “Magic City,” this season as Jewish mobster Sy Berman, head of the Chicago Outfit.
After starring in the first season of the CW reality show, “Breaking Pointe,” Warren Township High School alumna Katie Martin is back at Dancenter North in Libertyville to teach young dancers lessons from her brush with fame. “This is where I became a dancer,” Martin said. “This is were it all started. I love to just show my appreciation.”
Henry Cavil gets super in “Man of Steel,” Seth Rogen goes apocalyptic in “This is the End” and a young Israeli woman gets married (but perhaps not to the man she wants) in “Fill the Void,” all in area theaters.
Exciting bicycling feats will be paired with important lessons at the BMX Bike Stunt Show, 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 15 at the Glen Town Center in Glenview.
There are household names and then there’s Martha Stewart. Everyone knows Martha can do anything related to domestic and lifestyle goodliness.
Local farmers are gearing up for this year’s farmers market season. Add fresh produce, baked goods, cheese, gourmet treats and more to your meals each week with a quick visit to the vendors of your local market.
There is an old Ethiopian saying: “Those who eat from the same plate will not betray each other.” As an immigrant from Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, Endal Hailemariam knows something about this notion.
One would expect the producer of an outdoor theater festival to have a background in drama, perhaps business. But entomology? “I actually know way too much about cicadas,” said Michael Miro, of Evanston’s Shakespeare on the Ridge, describing the difference between annual species of the critters and the well-known 17-year periodical cicadas.
The great choral conductor Robert Shaw described Rachmaninoff Vespers as “the perfect combination of sacred and secular. “It was not written solely for church nor concert hall performance but equally comfortable in both settings.”
Shortly after Northwestern’s Norris University Center opened 40 years ago, the walls of the student hub’s Dittmar Gallery were adorned with the evocative black and white photographs of NU senior John Block.
With little more on her actor’s resume than some children’s shows at the Winnetka Community Center and a musical at New Trier, 18-year-old Katie Chang has made a very auspicious movie debut.
There are concert tours, and then there are concert tours. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir would fall under the latter. With 320 choir members and 65 members of the Orchestra at Temple Square (not to mention music stands, instruments, choir robes and all sorts of other show necessities), the logistics of the tour are nothing short of a miracle of precision and planning.
If Pride and Prejudice isn’t impervious to zombie attacks, why should “Seinfeld” be any different? Well it’s not, actually, and you can see for yourself how that works out when “Zombie Seinfeld” opens June 14 at the Gorilla Tango Theatre in Skokie.
Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton get vengeful in “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters,” James Franco gets the key to the Emerald City in “Oz the Great and Powerful” and Duane Johnson gets dramatic in “Snitch.”