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Kids Choir Covers Imagine Dragons April 16, 2019



John Mayer brings Ed Sheeran on stage! April 11, 2019



Bohemian Rhapsody Sing Along coming to Aurora April 11, 2019

You may have seen the film Bohemian Rhapsody already. But never like this.

One of the biggest films of the year is coming to Paramount Theatre’s giant two-story movie screen, and this time, you get to sing along.

Celebrate all things Queen at Paramount’s Bohemian Rhapsody Sing-Along, Saturday, June 8 at 8 p.m.

Reserved seating tickets to Bohemian Rhapsody Sing-Along are just $11 for the general public; $10 for Paramount Theatre 2019-20 subscribers.
Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, April 12 at 10 a.m.

Lobby doors open at 7 p.m. with full bar and concessions.

Paramount Theatre is located at 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora. For tickets and information, visit ParamountAurora.com, call (630) 896-6666, or stop by the Paramount box office, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.



Speed Singing on Fallon April 5, 2019

I’m actually kinda impressed…



Dinosaur Dig Site on Michigan Avenue April 1, 2019

Today marks the opening of the Field Museum Dig Site, a pop-up experience at 333 N. Michigan Avenue. The storefront has been transformed into a replica dig site, complete with casts of real dinosaur bones and the actual tools that Field Museum scientists use in their fieldwork.

“Since we can’t bring everybody in Chicago to a dinosaur dig site, we wanted to bring a dig site to them,” says Stacy Dilling, the museum’s Marketing and Advertising Director. “With this pop-up, we’re having a little fun and giving people a glimpse into the world of our scientists.”

Since the pop-up opened on April 1, the Field first announced it on Twitter as a real paleontological site; the first letter of each word in the press release spelled out “April Fools’ Day.” But while the bones aren’t real, Dilling notes that the pop-up’s message is.

The pop-up is free and open to the public every day from April 1 through June 30, from 11am to 7pm Monday-Saturday and 11am-6pm on Sundays. On weekends, Field Museum volunteers will be on hand to show visitors specimens from behind the scenes in the museum’s collections.



Karaoke cops join Kelly Clarkson On Stage March 26, 2019



Because pro wrestlers love A Star Is Born, too! March 26, 2019



Job Fair at Navy Pier Coming Up! March 21, 2019

Navy Pier is set to host its 4th Annual Job Fair on Thursday, March 28 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Crystal Gardens. Nearly 20 businesses across the Pier will seek to fill more than 900 seasonal employment opportunities in restaurants, retail shops, boats, hospitality, popular Pier Park attractions – including the iconic Centennial Wheel – and more to accommodate the high volume of guests expected throughout the summer. The Job Fair is free and open to all.

Participating businesses include: America’s Dog and Burger; Aramark/Globetrotters; Big Bus Tours Chicago; Build-A-Bear Workshop; Color, Inc.; Entertainment Cruises; Fifth Third Bank; Garrett Popcorn Shops; Harry Caray’s Tavern; IDOF Fresh Mediterranean; Love From USA, Inc.; Margaritaville Chicago; McDonald’s; Navy Pier; Original Rainbow Cone; Phil Stefani Signature Restaurants; Pulseworks; Seadog Ventures; Shoreline Sightseeing; Tall Ship Windy and more. Employers from each participating business will be on site to accept résumés and applications and speak with potential candidates.

While registration is free, interested individuals must register online in advance and present their free ticket upon arrival in order to access the event. A limited amount of tickets are available to job seekers on a first-come, first-served basis. Those who are unable to attend in person may apply online to certain available opportunities.



Stranger Things Season 3 trailer is out! March 20, 2019



Avengers Endgame New Trailer! March 14, 2019



Local Ford Model Launches Confidence Chats for Chicago Girls March 12, 2019

Confidence Chat mission is to empower young girls to love themselves as they are, and to know why Confidence is so important to develop and have in order to face life challenges. The chats are a series of 4 scheduled throughout the year to be held from 10AM to NOON at EVOLVE HER, 358 W. Ontario – 3W.

The FIRST Confidence Chat is March 16th covering topics such as:
Teaching THE girls makeup tips for outer beauty while focusing on inner beauty
Confidence is a mindset
Health and Wellness
Confidence in your appearance and style
Paying Confidence Forward



Cubs Inspired Musical Coming To Chicago March 11, 2019

Chicago, IL – A Miracle is coming to Chicago. Inspired by Chicago’s beloved 2016 World Series Champions the Chicago Cubs, MIRACLE, makes its thrilling World Premiere at the Royal George Theatre (1641 N Halsted St) with previews May 8.

“The Chicago Cubs have had a memorable impact on millions of not only Chicagoans, but people around the world,” says creator and producer William Marovitz. “This story is more than just baseball, it is about the intrinsic value of believing and how having a little faith can take you somewhere where you never imagined. For the Cubs, it was finally winning the series after 108 years, but for the fans, it was so much more. With this musical, we celebrate the highs and lows of life directly paralleled with the Cubs winning the World Series, and how believing in a miracle can get you further than you ever imagined.”

Performance schedule for MIRACLE is Wednesdays at 7:30pm, Thursdays at 2pm and 7:30pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm, and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets through Ticketmaster or the Royal George Box Office.



Late night tacos. Yep. That’s love. March 8, 2019



Jonas Bros Carpool Karaoke! March 8, 2019



Rock The Ice Rink TONIGHT! March 7, 2019

WHAT: McCormick Tribune Ice Rink–Final Theme Night before the rink closes for the season this weekend. FREE Admission

WHEN: Thursday, March 7
It’s a Wrap-sody!
Ice Skating Theme Night with all QUEEN music
6–8 p.m.

Saturday, March 9, and Sunday, March 10
Final weekend of the 2019 ice skating season until November
10 a.m.–9 p.m.

WHERE: Millennium Park, at Michigan Ave. between Washington St. and Monroe St.

The McCormick Tribune Ice Rink will reopen in November, 2019. Visit millenniumpark.org for more information.



Chiditarod This Weekend!! February 27, 2019

The mobile food drive, bar crawl and shopping-cart race goes down in West Town, where teams of five people (four pullers and one musher) decked out in clever and wacky costumes race carts of food between neighborhood bars. This year, the dash kicks off at the corner of Ashland and Fulton Market (in front of Cobra Lounge). All food donations go to the Greater Chicago Food Depository, while monetary contributions are given to a local charitable entity.



Trio from Chicago on The Voice! February 27, 2019

Let’s show em some love from back home!!



New, FREE, art installation at Navy Pier open Thursday! February 26, 2019

CHICAGO – Navy Pier is bringing visual and interactive art in full circle with its latest free public art installation, Loop. Inspired by the zoetrope – an optical device invented in the 19th century – this retro-futuristic machine creates playful animations with the simple pull of a lever, bringing to life 13 classic fairytales. Set to debut in Polk Bros Park on Thursday, February 28, the interactive and whimsical installation will remain on display through Sunday, May 12.

Loop, produced by Ekumen and Montreal-based Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, is a cross between a music box, a zoetrope and a railway handcar. Guests of all ages are welcome to sit inside of one of the 12 nine-foot cylinders and pull a lever to set in motion a flickering strobe effect of black and white images accompanied by sound – reminiscent of early films. Once activated, the cylinder becomes animated with light and sound, creating the illusion of motion in the drawings. The black and white images can be viewed from close up or far away. The speed at which the images fly by, the frequency at which the light flickers and the rhythm of the audio composition are all directly related to the pace set by the participants’ effort at the pump-powered machine.

Loop is part of Navy Pier’s ongoing commitment to offer guests free, one-of-a kind arts and cultural programming, designed to inspire, educate and connect communities and guests across the city and globe. For more information, visit www.navypier.org or download the Navy Pier app on any Android or iOS device.



P!nk Dances thru fire and rain at the BRIT Awards February 22, 2019



Lukas Graham performs live with Kelly & Ryan February 20, 2019