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Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra auditions

The Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO) will hold auditions for their 2017-2018 season on Wednesday, August 23 and Wednesday, August 30 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Auditions will be held at the Oremus Fine Arts Center on the Lewis University main ...

Leading Lockport to laughter

Lockport - Ha Ha Men, founded in 2013, focuses on clean, engaging, family-friendly comedy that unites people in laughter. Specializing in improv games similar to those seen on hit television show Whose Line is it Anyway?, the comedy team will ...

Joliet Drama Guild Presents: Hairspray

Hairspray

Plainfield Fest

Plainfield - Plainfield Fest, the community-wide celebration in the village’s downtown will kick off this Friday, July 14 and run through Sunday, July 16. The event is organized by the village and The Plainfield Riverfront Foundation. Events for the weekend ...

Forest Preserve happenings painting, canoeing and reptile

Romeoville – “Cork and Craft,” 1-3 p.m., Saturday, July 22, Isle a la Cache Museum, 501 E. 135th St. Professional artist Catherine Game will explain her “Backyard Birds” exhibit, which is on display at the museum, and lead attendees through ...

Joliet’s Gallery Seven turns 10

Thetimesweekly.com Happy birthday! Ten years ago Gallery Seven opened its doors at 7 Van Buren Street and welcomed visitors to view work from local artists. Today at 116 N. Chicago Street, Joliet, they are still at it. Works on display ...

JJC farmer’s market now open

Joliet Junior College recently held the grand opening for the fifth season of summer farmers market. The market is open on Thursdays from 2 to 6 p.m. near the main campus greenhouse facility, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet, until September ...

National Restaurant Show 2017

Chicago - The 2017 edition of the National Restaurant Show just concluded at Chicago's McCormick Place and early estimates are that it is had the largest attendance of any show in recent history. More than 45,000 food service buyers perused ...

Kam's Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun

BIG BUDGET FILMS Alien: Covenant (R for violence, profanity, sexuality, nudity and bloody images) Sixth installment in the sci-fi franchise revolves around a spaceship crew which finds more than it bargained for when it lands on an uncharted planet from ...

Goodman Theatre World Premiere Objects In The Mirror

If someone told you the harrowing story of African-born actor Shedrick Yarkpai, you would probably not believe it. Yet, here it is as the subject of a fully staged World Premiere production at Goodman Theatre, Chicago, Objects In The Mirror, ...

In Our Own Backyard

In Our Own Backyard is a Times Weekly column covering environmental justice and climate change, and how these issues impact our local families every day. If you think oil spills, contaminated soil and toxic water pipes don’t really affect you ...

Hamilton Makes History Come Alive for CPS High School Students

Lin-Manuel Miranda had a Plan B for his career: If musical theater didn't work out, he would continue with his other love: teaching high school. Then came In the Heights. A MacArthur Genius Grant, And Hamilton, which changed the trajectory ...

Faure's Requiem Soars with CSO and Charles Dutoit On Easter Weekend

There could not have been a more perfect Easter Weekend program than that which was presented by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra with the esteemed conductor Charles Dutoit at the podium with the superb Chicago Symphony Chorus under the direction of ...

Chicago's Joffrey Ballet in Triumphant Return to NYC after 22 Years

New York---When Joffrey Ballet founders Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino uprooted the company to move to Chicago in 1995, it was amidst dwindling audiences and shrinking economic support, In 1995, the nation was in the midst of a cultural and ...

Local educator works to build home for women veterans

A culminating experience at the TED Global event in 2016 converged local resident Natalie Coleman’s experience in the military and education together. This experience has inspired her and a group of professionals to establish a non-profit organization entitled After the ...

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