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DISNEY ON ICE: DARE TO DREAM 2018











Disney’s Moana voyages onto the ice for the first time as Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream, produced by Feld Entertainment Inc., brings courage and adventure to Chicago, January 24 through February 11, 2018.


Hosts Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse will bring Chicago-area audiences on an expedition across raging seas and snow-covered mountains in this action-packed extravaganza featuring Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, Tangled and Cinderella.


Dare To Dream takes families on a high-sea adventure as Moana sets sail on a life-changing quest to save her island with help from the demigod Maui. With the ice floor transformed into the vast oceanic scape, Disney On Ice allows Moana’s strength and determination to take center stage. This engaging atmosphere lets audiences deepen their existing connection to their favorite wayfinder and discover one’s true identity is never out of reach.


Beautiful production numbers invite audiences into the world of Beauty and the Beast, as Belle shows what it means to be fearless. Along with her new friends in the enchanted castle, Belle is encouraged to step outside the ordinary and find joy in the bleakest situation. As she looks beyond the harsh exterior of the Beast to reach his gentle heart, fans learn there are teachable moments in everyday life.


Through the athleticism and grace of Anna and Elsa, Rapunzel and Flynn, and Cinderella, brave heroes from Frozen, Tangled and Cinderella ignite passions to believe. Showgoers will witness each characters’ unique qualities and talents inspiring children around the world to discover their inner hero.


The UltimateTV would like to send you and your family to Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream, January 24 at The Allstate Arena.  Contest details coming soon!  For additional information, visit DisneyOnIce.com


For nine days in January, the city’s top museums are joining together to celebrate Museum Week. Take advantage of discounted admissions, special exhibits, giveaways and more at each of the participating museums. Illinois residents will receive up to 25% off admissions at all museums. 


From culture to constellations, art to animals, this is your chance to experience Chicago’s most beloved institutions in a whole new way! This year’s special programming is sure to excite curious minds of every interest. 

Members of Museums In the Park include: Adler Planetarium, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago History Museum, DuSable Museum of African American History, The Field Museum, Lincoln Park Zoo, Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Science and Industry, National Museum of Mexican Art, National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture, The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and John G. Shedd Aquarium.


Special offers and activities during Museum Week include discounts on general admission and memberships, extended hours, free tours, new exhibits, educational programs and giveaways. A complete schedule and the full list of participating institutions is available at chicagomuseumweek.com.

ADLER REEL SCIENCE FILM SERIES RETURNS

The REEL Science Film Series returns to Adler Planetarium, Friday, October 6 -Thursday, March 8, 2018.  Back for a third season, the popular series combines cinematic favorites with science conversations about the film—providing a unique opportunity to decipher fact versus Hollywood’s creative liberties. 


Each event opens at 5:30pm in the S.C. Johnson Star Theater and includes fun, pre-movie trivia and videos, a screening of the film, followed by a post-show, “Reel Science” Q&A with Adler scientists and special guests. 


Scheduled Films for 2017 REEL SCIENCE FILM SERIES:


Friday, October 6, 2017

The Martian (PG-13)


Thursday, November 2, 2017

2001 A Space Odyssey (G)


Friday, January 12, 2018: 

Arrival (PG-13)


Friday, February 9, 2018: 

WALL-E (G)


Thursday, March 8, 2018: 

Demolition Man (R)


For additional information on Adler Planetarium's REEL Film Series or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.adlerplanetarium.org/whats-here/reel-science/

THE GRAMMY AWARDS TURNS 60 YEARS OLD

The Grammy Awards celebrates 60 years of musical artistry and the hits just keep on coming!  Yes, that's right, the 2018 GRAMMY® Nominees album is out and the tracks are HOT!! The 24th Grammy Nominees Album features a collection of top-charting hits from many of this year's illustrious GRAMMY-nominated artists. 


A portion of album proceeds benefit the year-round work of the GRAMMY Museum® and MusiCares®—two charitable organizations founded by the Recording Academy that focus on music education programs and critical assistance for music people in need.

The 2018 GRAMMY Nominees album features 21 hits from the world's top recording artists and emerging talent, including Album Of The Year nominees Childish Gambino, JAY-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, and Bruno Mars; and Song Of The Year nominees Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber, Logic featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid, and Julia Michaels, among others.

"This album is an extraordinary representation of the diverse talent being recognized as GRAMMY nominees," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. "We're pleased to partner with RCA to deliver this special collection of recordings and to raise funds and awareness for MusiCares and the GRAMMY Museum—two philanthropic organizations dedicated to improving the environment for music and those who make it."

"This has been an incredible year for music across all genres, and this collection serves as a celebratory sampling of some of the most important songs released this year," said RCA Chairman and CEO Peter Edge. 

The 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live on CBS Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT.

2018 GRAMMY Nominees Album
Track List

1. BRUNO MARS
"24K Magic"
Record Of The Year
Album Of The Year

2. KELLY CLARKSON  
"Love So Soft"
Best Pop Solo Performance

3. LUIS FONSI & DADDY YANKEE FEAT. JUSTIN BIEBER 
"Despacito" (Remix)
Record Of The Year
Song Of The Year
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

4. KENDRICK LAMAR 
"HUMBLE."
Record Of The Year
Album Of The Year

5. LORDE
"Green Light"
Album Of The Year

6. CHILDISH GAMBINO
"Redbone"
Record Of The Year
Album Of The Year

7. JAY-Z 
"The Story Of O.J."
Record Of The Year
Album Of The Year

8. ZEDD & ALESSIA CARA 
"Stay"
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance    

9. LADY GAGA 
"Million Reasons"
Best Pop Solo Performance

10. IMAGINE DRAGONS 
"Thunder"      
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

11. PORTUGAL. THE MAN 
"Feel It Still" 
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

12. THE CHAINSMOKERS & COLDPLAY 
"Something Just Like This" 
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

13. P!NK
"What About Us"
Best Pop Solo Performance

14. LOGIC FEAT. ALESSIA CARA & KHALID
"1-800-273-8255"
Song Of The Year

15. JULIA MICHAELS 
"Issues"
Song Of The Year

16. KESHA 
"Praying"
Best Pop Solo Performance

17. CHRIS STAPLETON 
"Broken Halos"
Best Country Album

18. LITTLE BIG TOWN 
"Better Man"
Best Country Album

19. THOMAS RHETT FEAT. MAREN MORRIS
"Craving You"
Best Country Album

20. LADY ANTEBELLUM 
"You Look Good"
Best Country Album

21. KENNY CHESNEY
"All The Pretty Girls"  
Best Country Album    

WINTER FUN IN THE WINDY CITY!








The Millennium Park Campus is the epicenter of holiday fun in Chicago. Skate at the iconic McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium Park, Chicago’s town square and the #1 attraction in the Midwest. 


The McCormick Tribune Ice Rink is located in Millennium Park on Michigan Avenue between Washington and Madison Street. Skating is FREE and open to the public, with skate rentals available for $12 Monday-Thursday and $14 Friday-Sunday and Holidays.


The McCormick Tribune Ice Rink will operate under the following hours:

  • Mondays–Thursday, noon–8pm
  • Fridays, noon–10pm (ice skating lesson at 11am)
  • Saturdays (January 13–March 3), 10am–9pm (ice skating lesson at 9am)
  • Sundays, 10am–9pm (ice skating lesson at 9am) 

  • Special holiday hours:
  • Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 23, 10am–4pm
  • Friday, November 24, 10am–10pm (ice skating lesson at 9am)
  • Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24, 10am–6pm (ice skating lesson at 9am)
  • Christmas Day, Monday, December 25, 10am–4pm (no lesson)
  • Tuesday, December 26 – Saturday, December 30, 10am–10pm (ice skating lesson at 9am)
  • New Year’s Eve, Sunday, December 31, 10am–8pm (ice skating lesson at 9am)
  • New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1, 10am–10pm (no lesson)
  • Tuesday, January 2–Saturday, January 6, 10am–10pm (ice skating lesson at 9am)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 15, 10am–8pm (ice skating lesson at 9am)
  • Chicago Public School Improvement Day, Friday, February 2, 10am–10pm (ice skating lesson at 9am)
  • President’s Day, Monday, February 19,10am–8pm (ice skating lesson at 9am)

 Ice Resurfacing lasts approximately 10-20 minutes, depending on conditions.


 For complete details of events and activities, visit millenniumpark.orgorg

C2E2: COMICS, COSPLAY AND SO MUCH MORE 


The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo – also known as C2E2 – is a comic book and pop culture convention spanning the latest and greatest from the world of comics, movies, television, toys, anime, manga and video games.  


From a Show Floor packed with hundreds of Exhibitors and Artist Alley members, to Panels, Autograph Sessions and screening rooms featuring sneak peeks at upcoming films and television shows, C2E2 gives Fans a chance to interact with their favorite Creators and Celebrities and delivers a weekend of pop culture and fandom in downtown Chicago.


The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo 2018 will be held in the South Building at McCormick Place located at 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, Illinois on Friday, April 6-Sunday, April 8.

KING HOLIDAY: TOO HOT TO HANDEL














Celebrate the transformative power of music at The 13th Annual Presentation of Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah, Saturday, January 13 - Sunday, January 14 at The Auditorium Theater in Chicago.  

This event will take place over Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend and is inspired by Dr. King’s message of “Beloved Community.” Too Hot brings Chicagoans together to witness “a contagiously joyous jazz, gospel, and blues treatment of George Frideric Handel’s famous 18th-century oratorio” (Chicago Reader). 

The show features acclaimed soloists Rodrick Dixon, Alfreda Burke, and Karen Marie Richardson; legendary Detroit pianist Alvin Waddles; a choir of over 100 members led by Bill Fraher, director of concert choirs at Old St. Patrick's Church; a chamber orchestra conducted by Suzanne Mallare Acton, the assistant music director at Michigan Opera Theatre in Detroit, MI; and a world-class jazz band featuring electric bass, electric guitar, string bass, and more. 

For additional information on this event, visit www.auditoriumtheater.org

NEW YEAR, NEW VIEW....

COMING SOON!

WIZARD WORLD PRESENTS DAVID TENNANT

David Tennant, who starred as the "Tenth Doctor" on the long-running series "Doctor Who," will appear at Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans on Friday and Saturday, January 5-6, 2018, at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center. 

For "Whovians," it will be a rare opportunity to meet the British star, who has also made an impact on audiences in the acclaimed current TV series "Broadchurch" and the Netflix series "Jessica Jones").

Tennant's principal run as the Tenth Doctor began in 2005 and continued through 2009, with a reprisal in the landmark 50th anniversary special "The Day of the Doctor" in 2013. Since his early work on local Scottish television through roles in some of the most beloved fantasy and sci-fi franchises of all time, Tennant has been entertaining audiences with his unique brand of wit, warmth and humanity.

Tennant joins Stan Lee (Marvel Chairman Emeritus), Jason Momoa (Aquaman, Justice League), Ian Somerholder ("The Vampire Diaries," "Lost"), the "Firefly" twosome of Summer Glau ("Arrow") and Sean Maher ("The Playboy Club"), "The Walking Dead" tandem of Lennie James (Snatch) and Austin Amelio (Everybody Wants Some!!) the "Gotham" duo of David Mazouz and Robin Lord Taylor, Henry Winkler ("Happy Days," The Waterboy) and many more! 

Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans will also feature non-stop live entertainment, gaming, exclusive Q&A sessions with top celebrities, movie screenings hosted by stars and directors and more. 

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. 

Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday evening.

For more information, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/comiccon/neworleans

REGENERATION WHO: TWICE UPON A TIME

Doctor Who fans are getting a special gift this Christmas from Fathom Events with BBC AMERICA’s Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time. 


The epic finale to the Peter Capaldi era of Doctor Who is coming to U.S. movie theaters for one night, Wednesday, December 27, 7p.m. local time, featuring the return of Pearl Mackie and special guests Mark Gatiss (Sherlock) and 

David Bradley (Game of Thrones). 


The event will also introduce The Thirteenth Doctor, played by Jodie Whittaker (Broadchurch), who is the first woman to assume the role. 


The cinematic event will also feature two exclusive bonus pieces, taking audiences behind the scenes to the filming of this holiday special and celebrating the tenures of Peter Capaldi as the Doctor and Steven Moffat as showrunner and lead writer. 


The UltimateTV would like to send you and a friend to see Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time starring Peter Capaldi at AMC River East Theaters.  Register to win a pair of general admission tickets at https://utvcapaldi.eventbrite.com No purchase necessary to win. You must be a legal US Citizen, 18 years old or older to enter. Winners will be selected on or before Wednesday, December 22, 2017. 


For a complete list of theater locations or to purchase tickets for Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time, visit www.FathomEvents.com or participating theater box office(theaters and participants are subject to change).


Good Luck from your friends at Fathom Events, BBC Worldwide and The UltimateTV, Chicago's Entertainment Source!

HOLIDAY CELEBRATION IN THE SANTA SUITE 


Take a peek into Swissôtel Chicago’s Santa Suite! Starting on November 30, the 41st floor, 5 room Presidential Suite will be transformed into a stunningly whimsical display, only suitable for a visit from Mr. Clause...and Mr. Clause, of course!


This over-the-top space is decorated in the spirit and magic of the season, complete with twelve Christmas trees, a table set for Santa and his special guests along with snacks and giveaways to spread good cheer.


In the spirit of the holidays, visiting the Santa Suite is FREE for both Swissôtel guests and the public, but is available for private group visits and holiday receptions for up to 100 people.


The Swissôtel Chicago’s Santa Suite will be open starting December 1st through 25th Weekdays 4pm until 8pm and Weekends 11am until 8pm . The kids can visit Santa Saturdays 11am until 4pm


POP UP SHOPS

Lola + The Boys—Dec 2nd: 11am until 4pm

Windy City Bebe—Dec 17th: 11am until 4pm


SKATE WITH SANTA

Maggie Daley ParkDec 17th: 10am until 12pm



For additional information and program schedule, visit swissotel.com/chicago-santasuite

HIP HOP HOLIDAY: Q BROTHERS CHRISTMAS 

Back by popular demand, Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces the highly anticipated return of the cheeky holiday classic Q Brothers Christmas Carol, from hip-hop sensations the Q Brothers Collective!


After three wildly successful runs to sold-out houses, the raucous and irreverent musical event now takes the stage of the Theater’s innovative third venue, The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, November 21–December 31, 2017.


This feisty reinterpretation of the perennial holiday favorite by Charles Dickens is underscored with beats spun live at the turntables, mashing up styles from reggae and dancehall music, to dubstep and epic rock ballads.


The Q Brothers Christmas Carol is written and performed by the Q Brothers Collective (GQ, JQ, Jax, and Pos) and features an irresistible score and a lot of heart and garnered Joseph Jefferson Award nominations for Outstanding New Musical and Outstanding Ensemble. 


For more information or program schedule, visit www.chicagoshakes.com/QChristmas

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE ULTIMATE-TV 

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE ULTIMATE-TV!!

YOU'LL LOVE CHICAGO'S TOY & GAME FAIR!


The UltimateTV invites you and your family to The 15th Annual Chicago Toy and Game Fair, the largest non-hobby toy and game fair in North America at Chicago's Navy Pier Saturday, November 18 - Sunday, November 19!   


Preview, play with and test the hottest toys and games from around the world your family, friends and other attendees like Legos playsets, Build or Boom, Shark Bite, Catch the Fox, Rummikub Twist, Fish Food, all new Doggie Doo, Greedy Granny, Ultra Dash, Marbleocity, Automoblox, Magformers, Tileblox, Clicformers, Ice Cool, King Frog, Reef Route, Woo-Hoo, Flower Fairies, Peter Rabbit Secret Garden, 8-Bit Art Mario and so much more! 


Enjoy the Awesome Events scheduled at the 2017 Chicago Toy and Game Fair Including:

U.S. National Rummikub Championship

Giant Soggy Doggy! (and we mean GIANT)

Meet Princess-Etch-A-Sketch

Ride the PlayMonster Super Swing

LIVE Unboxing: Check out live unboxings from our Play Influencer team!

            Ultra Dash Game Race

Automoblox Play Area and Race Track

Interactive Exhibits

Test out Products Before They Hit Retail Shelves

Photo Ops: Snap a photo with some of your favorite characters from Star Wars!

Meet Toy & Game Inventors from Around the World

Shop for the Hottest New and Classic Toys for the Holidays

Meet the winners of Young Inventor Challenge

Chicago's Largest Brush-a-Thon

Yo-Yo Championship - Contestants from Coast to Coast

Be entertained by Ben’s Giant Bubble Show

Giveaways, Stage Events, Magic Shows and Contests


Join The UltimateTV at The 15th Annual Chicago Toy and Game Fair, Nov. 18-19 at Navy Pier and **Receive a 50% off Discount from The UltimateTV by using the code: ChiTAGPLAY at https://2017chitagfairtickets.eventbrite.com

WIZARD WORLD: DAVID TENNANT CANCELS

Wizard World Chicago makes its 20th trip to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center beginning this Thursday, August 24-Sunday, August 27 in Rosemont, Illinois.


To celebrate, Wizard World is bringing Doctor Who fan favorite, The 10th Doctor, Actor David Tennant ("Jessica Jones", "Ducktales", "Broadchurch").


Joining David during his first appearance in The Windy City will be Catherine Tate (The Office), Alex Kingston (“E.R."), Jenna Coleman (Masterpiece: Victoria) and John Barrowman (“Arrow").


Also scheduled to appear at the largest pop culture comic con include: The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War tandem, Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Henstridge (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), John Cusack (Say Anything…), Legendary Rock N' Roll Icon, Kiss frontman, Gene Simmons, the “Stranger Things” tandem of Gaten Matarazzo and Caleb McLaughlin, the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” team of Charisma Carpenter and Nicholas Brendon, and many many more!


UPDATE:

Wizard World announced Friday morning that actor David Tennant will no longer make a Chicago appearance due to a family emergency. 

"A member of David Tennant's family has been struck with an illness, which has forced cancellation of his plans for this weekend. We're sending all the best to David and his family as they work through this time," Wizard World said in a Twitter post.


Tennant is known for his roles in "Doctor Who," Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" and recent ABC (Disney XD) reboot "DuckTales." The actor went to social media Friday to share his apologies to fans this weekend saying, "I am absolutely gutted that I'm not gonna be with you this weekend. I am so disappointed, I was so looking forward to coming to Chicago and meeting you lovely people. I'm so so sorry."


Wizard Word will be offering refunds for all VIP gusts (dual and single) along with single and dual/group photo ops and autographs. VIPs will still get their swag bag get into the show this year.  In addition, Wizard World is giving those who had been given a refund to see Tennant will be given free weekend admission to Chicago 2018 (August 23-26) as well as any and every 2017 show that they want to attend.


Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more.  For more information, visit the website https://wizardworld.com

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