Wednesday January 16 9:13 am

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan


Huber Marionettes at BAC-Arts Alive in Beverly and Beyond-Story by Kathleen Tobin


What a coup! The Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., has snagged Philip Huber and his Huber Marionettes to bring to a glorious close the 11-day, 3rd biennial Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival in its final three days, Friday, January 25 at 7 p.m., Saturday, January 26 at 11 a.m. and Sunday, January 27 at 2 p.m.

Chicago Magic Lounge announces Winter/Spring 2019 offerings including special Anniversary and Valentine’s Day Signature Shows


Chicago Magic Lounge, Chicago’s home for close-up magic, announces offerings for Winter and Spring 2019, including special Signature Shows celebrating Valentine’s Day and CML’s one-year anniversary in February, as well as upcoming Showcase performers. Beginning April 3, Chicago Magic Lounge will also offer a new Artist-in-Residence series on Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm.

Looking for something fun to do next week?? Check out our upcoming 101 classes!!


January is the time for new beginnings and starting anew. This month at Mrs. Dornberg's we have some of our most popular 101 classes on the schedule. No matter if you are a novice or more experienced, you WILL learn at least a few NEW things! Check out the schedule and register today!! See you in the kitchen!!

The Chicago League of Lady Arms Wrestlers Presents CLLAW Flirty-Two Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Logan Square Auditorium


Get your blood pumping just in time for Valentine’s Day as The Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers (CLLAW) presents CLLAW Flirty-Two on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie Ave. in Chicago. CLLAW’s 32nd benefit match will feature Chicago’s biggest, baddest lady arm wrestlers, live musical entertainment from Ovef Ow and a cash bar. Doors open at 9 pm with the first match beginning at 9:30 pm. Tickets, priced at $20, are available in advance at or $25 at the door (the ladies will gladly take cash or credit at the door). The event is 21+.



Over the past eight years, Dennis Watkins, a renowned third-generation magician and mentalist, has baffled and bemused audiences with his performance of The Magic Parlour. Produced by The House Theatre of Chicago, Watkins reaches a milestone on January 25 when he presents his 1,000th performance in the longest currently running magic show in Chicago. Each week, intimate audiences of just 44 guests are treated to 90 minutes of tom-foolery through close-up magic and mystifying mentalism at the storied Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel, 17 E. Monroe. The 1,000th show will be performed Friday, Jan. 25 at 9:30 p.m. While seating is limited for this milestone performance, the open run show continues in its season of five shows weekly thereafter. To find more about Watkins and The Magic Parlour, visit

Hit The Beach Chicago at Navy Pier This Winter!

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Navy Pier, Chicago’s top-attended lakefront destination, invites guests to beat the winter blues by hitting The Beach Chicago – a free, interactive public art installation on display in the historic Aon Grand Ballroom from Saturday, January 19 through Sunday, February 3. Presented in partnership with EXPO CHICAGO (The International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art) and created by Snarkitecture, a New York-based collaborative design practice, The Beach Chicago is a large-scale installation set to transform the Pier’s iconic 18,000-square-foot space into an indoor beach, complete with lounge deck chairs, lifeguard chairs, umbrellas, inflatables and signage that mimic the sensation of a day at the beach.



The Fizzy Pop show will remain installed until January 26th. Closing reception still pending.

Jam nights fall on Thursdays, the 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st. $5 cover, $3 if you perform or bring something for the Potluck table. 7PM start.

January Shows at Munster’s Theatre at the Center


Theatre at the Center (TATC), the only professional theater company where you can Experience Broadway in Northwest Indiana, has confirmed the Special Events lineup for its 2019 Season.