Are you looking for some spooky entertainment this weekend? Coraline might be the musical for you. Adapted from Neil Gaiman’s novel Coraline, this otherworldly show features a young girl finding her way through a second world she has discovered in her apartment building. Set in London, England, Coraline finds herself grappling with a cast of dark characters including Other Mother, terrifying toys, and humans with button-eyes.
Coraline will run from Thursday to Sunday at the City Lit Theater on West Bryn Mawr Ave. Shows run Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 PM, and Sunday at 3 PM. Tickets are on sale for $25 online or by calling 773-293-3682. For more information regarding the show, click here.
This Saturday, come support Audience Architects at their annual Rhythm and Brews benefit! This event kicks off Chicago’s fall dance season with a night of music and fun. Enjoy south of the border cuisine, French wine, and dance lessons at Lagunitas Brewery. Help raise money to promote and advocate for Chicago dance by purchasing raffle tickets ($10 – 20). There are a number of great prizes this year, including a two-night stay at the Hotel Felix in downtown Chicago, an iPod nano, and much more. Festival attire is suggested at this lively event. Come ready to mingle with some of Chicago’s best in dance and theater.
Tickets are available for $60 here. For more information on Audience Architects, visit their website.
This event will be held September 9 from 5:30 - 8:30 PM.
You know a film is exceptionally good when it has only one premier day, because that is all it needs. David Lynch’s film Duran Duran: Unstaged parallels the iconic British rock band’s historical performance in Los Angeles.
This one night and one night only show included some of the most celebrated guests in music history like Gerard Way from My Chemical Romance and Beth Ditto from Gossip. Whether you are a die hard fan of Duran Duran or a movie buff, this film is a must see; it captures the band’s groundbreaking performance in a creative way that will leave fans wanting more.
Award winning film maker David Lynch, known for classic films The Elephant Man and Blue Velvet, incorporates his unique cinematic style by blending imagery and sound design to create not just a film, but an experience. The musical styles of Duran Duran and guests contribute to the films special sound; “Hungry Like the Wolf” and “Ordinary World” are just a couple of the songs performed. With David Lynch’s particular visual style and Duran Duran’s distinct sound, this collaboration results in one of the most unique concerts ever put on screen.
Interested in experiencing this once in a lifetime performance? Music Box Theater is showing Duran Duran’s revolutionary performance on Wednesday, September 10 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are only $12 and can be purchased here. More information on Duran Duran: Unstaged can be viewed here. Enjoy the show!