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“Festival of the Gnomes” at Bicentennial Park

thetimesweekly.com Welcome the holiday with the 42nd Festival of the Gnomes on Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2 at 2:00 pm at Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park Theatre (201 W Jefferson Street. Tickets for the live, indoor theatre production are ...

Slammers Open House and Toy Drive

The Joliet Slammers presented by ATI Physical Therapy will host their annual holiday open house on Saturday, December 1 from 9 am to noon in the Hall of Fame Room located at Joliet Route 66 Stadium. The public is invited ...

Men’s Basketball League at Nowell Park Rec Center

Sign your team up for our competitive Men's Basketball League at Nowell Park Recreation Center! IHSA rules will be followed; there is a max of 8 players per team. League winners will receive awards.

PATRIMONIO: DAVID VS. GOLIATH SUCCESS STORY GETS 2018 NYC DOC PREMIERE, MARCH 2019 DIGITAL/DVD RELEASE

"We are taking on the giants!" was both the rallying cry of the subjects in PATRIMONO, the superb documentary by Emmy Award-winning(HBO, PBS, BBC, A and E) filmmakers Lisa F. Jackson and Sarah Teale and the plot summary of the ...

Rialto Square Theatre adds two additional shows to 2019 calendar

Rialto Square Theatre has added a two shows to the 2019 calendar. Legendary rock band, STYX will play the Rialto stage on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 and Grammy-winning comedian, Bill Engvall will perform on Friday, March 1, 2019. Tickets for ...

African American Business Association celebrates first year

In its first year, the African American Business Association has grown in more ways than one. “It’s been a very interesting year for the African American Business Association,” said Cornel Darden Jr., board chairman of the African American Business Association. ...

FIRST-EVER NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC SATURDAY MATINEE A PRE-HALLOWEEN TREAT FOR THE AUDIENCE

The New York Philharmonic's inaugural Saturday Matinee proved a real treat for the audience. One of the new initiatives of Music Director Jaap van Zweden in his inaugural season, the concerts are an opportunity to greater familiarize concert-goers with orchestra ...

Movies: Nigerian Prince A Story of Culture Shock and Intrigue

Reviewed by Dwight Casimere at Tribeca Film Festival 2017 Now in US theatrical release and On Demand Nigerian Prince is the first film completed under a grant from the Tribeca Film Festival's Untold Stories program in conjunction with AT&T. The ...

Bi-Park Emerging Playwrights Festival open to teens and adults

Have you ever wanted to see your story on stage? Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre is excited to open this unique opportunity to teens and adults for the 2nd Emerging Playwrights Festival. Forms and original plays are due November ...

Met Opera U.S., Premiere "Marnie"-A New Opera Classic is Born-In Movie Theatres Live HD Sat. Nov. 10, 1pm

Spectacular singing, superb cinematic sets, brilliant costumes and a sweeping score make the North American premiere of the new opera Marnie the crown jewel of the Metropolitan Opera's 2018-19 season. An original Met commission by composer Nico Muhly, with a ...

Halloween pumpkin smash

Don't trash your Halloween pumpkin - smash it! Bring your Halloween pumpkins to the Forest Preserve District of Will County's Plum Creek Nature Center in Crete Township and smash them to smithereens instead of sending them to the local landfill ...

CHICAGO FILM FESTIVAL CLOSING NIGHT: THE FRONT RUNNER

Director Jason Reitman (Tully, Young Adult, Up In The Air) brings forth a cinematically sweeping indictment of the American political process in The Front Runner, starring Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman as the ill-fated, but charismatic candidate. In a screenplay co-writtem ...

NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL CENTERPIECE ROMA DIRECTED BY ALFONSO CAURON

Filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron brings the quiet, but emotionally powerful film ROMA to the big screen as a Centerpiece of the Main Slate presentations at the 56th New York Film Festival. The joint Mexico/USA Netflix production is also screening as a ...

TRANSIT FROM GERMAN ART FILM MASTER CHRISTIAN PETZOID IN U.S. PREMIERE

German art film genius Christian Petzold who brought us the Holocaust survivor drama Phoenix in 2014 takes a time-shifting look at Nazi occupattion in TRANSIT, based on the 1942 book Transit Visa by Anna Segher. Georg (Franz Rogowski) is a ...

MARIA BY CALLAS DOCUMENTARY TAKES A MULTI-FACETED LOOK AT A COMPLEX PERFORMANCE GENIUS

Maria by Callas, directed by Tom Volf, takes a probing look art the legendary opera diva, mostly in her own words. Composited from on camera film and tv interviews and audio interviews, archival footage of her opera performances, tabloid newspaper ...

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