Crowd Pleasers for Nov. 23, 2012
November 20, 2012 8:27PM
A scene from Von Heidecke's Chicago Festival Ballet's "The Nutcracker." The 2012 production will be at the Rialto Square Theatre on Nov. 25. | File photo
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- BACinema to screen ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’
- Ticket Line for Nov. 23, 2012
- Pro Wrestling Pick: AAW, BLITZ
- Playing Live for Nov. 23, 2012
- Elaborating on Entertainment: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents ‘Dragons’
- Catch the holiday spirit with shows, fests
- ‘Gods and Glamour’ inaugurates new Art Institute galleries
- Mokena chili cookoff benefits wounded veterans
- Tinley Park’s Parade of Lights set for Dec. 2
- Museum of Science and Industry targets blockheads with ‘Charlie Brown’ exhibit
- Lincoln-Way High School District 210’s 2012-13 season
- ‘Maharaja’ shows majesty of India with jewels, costumes, an elephant
- Freedom Hall’s 2012-13 season in Park Forest
- MVCC’s Fine & Performing Arts Center’s 2012-13 season
- Local theaters offering up big shows this season
- ‘Fashion and the Field Museum Collection: Maria Pinto’
- Deconstructing cosmic puzzle at Adler
- Alison Krauss, Indigo Girls, Shatner top Paramount’s new season
- Rialto announces season lineup
- ‘Late Nite Catechism’ marks 20 years of saving souls
- Theatre at the Center stages ‘Plaid Tidings’
- Von Heidecke is thrilled to present ‘Nutcracker’
Updated: November 21, 2012 6:52PM
Here is a look at some crowd pleasers.
Von Heideke’s Chicago Festival Ballet will present “The Nutcracker” at 2 p.m. Nov. 25 at Rialto Square Theatre, 15 E. Van Buren St., Joliet.
“The holiday tradition continues as ‘The Nutcracker’ returns to the Rialto Square Theatre,” officials said.
“This holiday favorite fairy tale is perfect for the entire family. The magical production features lavish costumes, a growing Christmas tree, a battle between mice and soldiers, a journey through the land of whirling snowflakes and a joyous visit to the kingdom of the Sugar Plum Fairy.
“Keep the holiday spirit alive and enjoy this breathtaking performance.”
Tickets are $38 or $30 or $20.50 for ages 12 and younger.
Information: (815) 726-6600, rialtosquare.com.
Provided to the SouthtownStar
MORE CROWD PLEASERS
THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO: 111 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, (312) 443-3600: The Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Art recently opened. Exhibits include “Film and Photo in New York” through Nov. 25, and “Rarely Seen Contemporary Works on Paper” through Jan. 13. *** Admission is free to Illinois residents on the first and second Wednesdays of the month.
SALON ARTISTS GALLERY: Salon Artists Gallery, 294 Main St., Park Forest, (708) 833-5108, (708) 703-7806: The 2012 Holiday Art Sale continues to Dec. 22. The gallery is open from 1:30-4 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
DAN D JAC’S: 9358 W. 171st St., Orland Hills, (708) 460-8773: Ray Fischer performs at an open mike comedy show, which begins at 8 p.m. Wednesdays. Admission is free, but there is a two-drink minimum.
RIDDLES COMEDY CLUB: 5055 W. 111th St., Alsip, (708) 422-5055: Paul Kelly will perform two shows each on Nov. 23-24.
ADLER PLANETARIUM: 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, (312) 922-7827: Exhibits include “The Universe: A Walk Through Space and Time,” “Our Solar System,” “Collecting Memories: The Webster Story,” “Planet Explorers” for families with ages 3-8, “Telescopes: Through the Looking Glass,” and “Shoot for the Moon.”
THE FIELD MUSEUM: 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, (312) 922-9410: “Maharaja: The Splendor of India’s Royal Courts” recently opened and will run to Feb. 3. Other exhibits include “Nature’s Toolbox: Biodiversity, Art, and Invention” through Dec. 2; “Extreme Mammals” through Jan. 6; “Images of the Afterlife” through June 9 and “Fashion and the Field Museum Collection: Maria Pinto” through June 16.
MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY: 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, (773) 684-1414: “Charlie Brown and the Great Exhibit” recently opened. Other exhibits include “Smart Home: Green + Wired” through Jan. 6, “Science Storms,” “YOU! The Experience,” “The Great Train Story” and the Baby Chick Hatchery. There also are daily live science demonstrations like the chemistry show “Bangs, Flashes and Fire.” *** The Omnimax Theater is showing “Born To Be Wild” through March 1.
SHEDD AQUARIUM: 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, (312) 939-2438: Visitors can stop by and see the new baby beluga whale and the newest otter, Cayucos, a rescued pup from California. Cayucos joined five adult otters that are native to Alaskan waters. *** Exhibits include “Jellies,” which has been extended through 2013, “Waters of the World,” “Caribbean Reef,” “Amazon Rising,” “Wild Reef” and the Polar Play Zone. Attractions include the Shedd’s aquatic show.
RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY PRESENTS “DRAGONS”: This show will take place through Nov. 25 at United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago, (312) 455-4500, unitedcenter.com. Tickets are $13-$90.
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