Good Omens, an hour-long limited comedy series starring David Tennant and Michael Sheen is based on Neil Gaiman’s (American Gods) and Terry Pratchett’s (Colour of Magic) acclaimed novel of the same name. The six-part series will debut Friday, May 31 on Amazon Prime Video.
Good Omens has been entirely written by Neil Gaiman, who serves as Showrunner said: “Almost thirty years ago, Terry Pratchett and I wrote the funniest novel we could about the end of the world, populated with angels and demons, not to mention an eleven-year old Antichrist, witchfinders and the four horsepeople of the Apocalypse. It became many people's favourite book. Three decades later, it's going to make it to the screen. I can't think of anyone we'd rather make it with than BBC Studios, and I just wish Sir Terry were alive to see it.”
Synopsis: Good Omens takes place in 2018 when the Apocalypse is near and Final Judgment is set to descend upon humanity. According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter Witch (the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.
So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, and tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except Aziraphale, a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley, a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming war. And… someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist.
Don't miss Good Omens on Amazon Prime, Friday, May 31.
Alexander Hamilton’s remarkable story has inspired millions of Americans. Now, you can see it through his eyes in this 360-degree immersive exhibition inspired by the revolutionary musical.
HAMILTON: THE EXHIBITION features an audio tour narrated by the musical’s author, Lin-Manuel Miranda, along with Phillipa Soo and Christopher Jackson, who played Eliza Schuyler and George Washington in the original Broadway production of Hamilton.
Hamilton: The Exhibition is designed to take visitors deeper into the life and times of Alexander Hamilton, while at the same time chronicling the American Revolution and the creation of the United States of America.
With a dynamic and interactive mix of lighting, sound, multimedia, music and historical artifacts, you will experience how it felt to write the way Hamilton wrote, fight the way Hamilton fought, and live the way Hamilton lived.
Hamilton: The Exhibition opens Saturday, April 27 at Northerly Island Museum Campus, 1535 South Linn White Drive Northerly Island in Chicago. For additional event information or purchase tickets, visit https://hamiltonexhibition.com/
The Red Cross kicks off a “Sound the Alarm” April 27 in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood with a goal of installing 450 smoke alarms.
Red Cross workers also provide home fire safety education information to home owners.
Having a working smoke alarm reduces your chances of dying in a home fire by nearly 50%. “Sound the Alarm” will continue in North Lawndale on May 18 and with other events throughout northern Illinois.
On May 1, the Red Cross will celebrate individuals and groups for acts of bravery, dedication and service to the community at the organization’s annual Heroes Breakfast at the Chicago Hilton.
Among the landmark buildings and organizations slated to participate in lighting the Chicago skyline red April 26- May 3 for the Red Cross include:
The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Chicago designated the Chicago Red Cross as the charity to support April 26- May 3 through the Illuminate Chicago Lighting program. For more than a century, the Chicago Red Cross has assisted those in need before and during times of emergency across the region. When there is no disaster in the news, the Chicago Red Cross is still working to help families who are impacted by various emergencies such as home fires and other disasters.
HOW TO HELP: The Red Cross depends on financial donations to provide immediate disaster relief. Help people affected by severe storms, fires and flooding by visiting redcross.org or calling 1- 800-RED CROSS. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from these disasters.
DONATE BLOOD: The Red Cross also has a critical need for blood and platelet donations to help meet patient needs. The Red Cross asks eligible individuals to make an appointment today by visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS
Mark your calendar for Water Flicks at Navy Pier, presented in partnership with the Chicago International Film Festival!
Now in its third year, this free outdoor movies series has become a favorite summer activity for Chicago locals and visitors alike.
Don’t miss your chance to join us in 2019 for Super Hero Summer, featuring 8 marvelous weeks of high-octane fun!
Navy Pier Presents Water Flicks 2019:
The Lego Batman Movie
The Incredibles 2
Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse
Water Flicks will be held at Chicago Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand every Monday. For additional programming information, visit www.navypier.org
Chicago House Music Conference and Festival comes to Millennium Park, Thursday, May 23-Sunday, May 25 and will feature an industry gathering, DJs and live performances showcasing the various sounds and styles of house music, the genre born in Chicago that has gone on to revolutionize dance music internationally.
The Chicago House Music Conference Thursday May 23 from 6-9p.m. in the Chicago Cultural Center with workshops and panel discussions for DJs, Musicians and industry professionals.
The Chicago House Music Festival kicks off Friday May 24 from 6:30-9pm. in Millennium Park with Live performance by The Return of Mr. Ali and Carla Prather plus the presentation of the Chicago House Music Award to Chip E.
Saturday, May 25th 2p-9p activities include:
2-5p.m. House Kidz DJ Dance Party
2-8p.m. Vinyl Record Fair
2-9p.m. Chicago House Stage
2-9p.m. Deep House Stage
2-9p.m. Park Chill Grill DJ Sets
5-9p.m. House Dance Workshops and Performances
2-9p.m. Jay Pritzker Pavilion Headline performances by Reel People, Tony Humphries, Gene Hunt, Mark Grusane and First Lady!
Navy Pier 2019 Summer Program is is jammed packed with a variety of Chicago's popular music, dance, fitness, theater programs and festivals.
The season kicks off with Live on the Lake! the popular live concert series in the Miller Lite Beer Garden runs every weekend beginning May 24 thru Sunday, Sept. 1.
The music continues at Wave Wall Wax where a live DJ series hosted at the Wave Wall platform, every Saturday, May 25 thru August 31.
Navy Pier’s Summer Fireworks Series returns to the Chicago sky every Wednesday and Saturday night from May 25 thru August 31.
Back by popular demand is LatiNxt, a two-day music festival featuring Latinx bands and musicians. Catch this unique Pier-wide event celebrating the blend of traditional and modern day Latin music on Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15. Also, Navy Pier's three-part Quinceañera Celebration returns Monday, July 15 and runs thru Thursday, August 15.
Also returning to the summer programming lineup is Chi-Soul Fest, a two-day festival showcasing the city’s top talent in soul music. Held on Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22, this one-of-a-kind event will feature a musical act at each performance stage.
On June 21, Navy Pier will also welcome back two of its popular music programs, Wiggleworms and Make Music Chicago, in Polk Bros Park every Friday thru August 23.
Water Flicks returns to the Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park every Monday from June 24 through August 12.
On Saturday, June 29, join the Pier for a celebration of love at Navy Pier Pride, an all-day,Pier-wide event will feature LGBTQ programming, including music, dance, arts and crafts, storytelling and more.
As Chicago’s top 4th of July destination, Navy Pier is once again expected to draw thousands of guests to the lakefront to catch the city’s longest fireworks display.
On Thursday, July 11 and Friday, July 12, support Fresh Fest!, a two-day, Pier-wide youth talent showcase. July 12 also marks the start of Water Colors, a live jazz music series in Polk Bros Park every Friday through August 23.
Chicago Shakespeare Theater in the Park will kicks off Shakespeare in The Parks across the city, starting with Polk Bros Park. Catch A Comedy of Errors from Thursday, July 18 through Saturday, July 20 at the City Stage. Finally, July begins to wind down with Tap Fest, an annual tap showcase of professional tap dancers in Polk Bros Park Wed.July 24.
All summer programming will conclude on September 1. For more information, visit www.navypier.org
And now...the schedule for FREE Museum Days in Chicago! Check the selected museum websites for admission and updated programming schedule.
April 2-4, 9-11; June 3-5, 10-13; September 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27; October 7-9, 14-16; November 8, 11; December 2-3, 7, 12-13
Art Institute of Chicago:
Free admission every Thursday evening from 5pm-8pm
Chicago Botanic Garden:
Free admission every Tuesday
Chicago Children’s Museum:
Free First Sunday
Chicago Cultural Center:
Free admission everyday
Chicago History Museum:
Free admission every Tuesday from 12:30pm-9pm
DuSable Museum of African Art: Free admission every Tuesday
Field Museum: June 20-22
Lincoln Park Zoo: Free admission everyday
June 4-5, 11-12, 18-19; September 4-30; October 3, 10
Museum of Contemporary Art:
Free admission every Tuesday
Museum of Science and Industry:
January 7-10, 14-17, 21-24, 28-31;
February 4-7, 11-14, 19-2, 25-28
National Museum of Mexican Art:
Free Admission everyday
Not even The Friends of The Parks can stop 2019 Star Wars Celebration from descending on Chicago's McCormick Place, Thursday, April 11-Sunday, April 15.
Fans of all ages, from all over the world will come together in Chicago to celebrate the cultural phenomenon that is Star Wars. Star Wars Celebration revels in the excitement of new movies, television shows, books and comics while also commemorating the vast history of the Star Wars universe. Star Wars Celebration has something special for every kind of Star Wars fan!
Celebrities scheduled to attend Star Wars Celebration Chicago include: Billy D. Williams, Hayden Christensen, Forest Whitaker, Peter Mayhew, Warwick Davis, Michael Pennington, John Morton, Michael Culver, Freddie Prinze Jr., Donald Faison, Bobby Moynihan, Ahmed Best, Ian McDiarmid, John Ratzenbergenr and many, many more!
Star Wars Celebration is truly a once in a lifetime experience where memories are made, families are brought together, old friends are reunited, and new friendships forged — all in the setting of the ever-evolving Star Wars universe. Limited tickets available so get a move on. To purchase tickets or for additional programming information, visit the website
Join The UltimateTV host Rachell Montgomery at Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo(C2E2) March 20-22 at Chiacgo's McCormick Place.
C2E2, the largest pop culture and comic convention in the Midwest, will celebrate its 10th Anniversary and The UltimateTV will be giving away passes to the 3-Day event!
For a chance to win, submit a photo or video of you at C2E2 to The UltimateTV Facebook, Instagram or Twitter by Midnight, Thursday, March 21, 2019. No purchase necessary. Selected winners will be contacted by event coordinator.
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. Celebrity Guests scheduled to attend C2E2, March 22-24 at McCormick Place include:
David Tennant - Doctor Who
John Barrowman - Doctor Who/Arrow
Colin Donnell - Arrow
Ralph Macchio - The Karate Kid
Maurice La Marche and Rob Paulsen - PInkey and The Brain
Alicia Silverstone – Clueless
Donald Faison - Scrubs/ Clueless
Brekin Meyer - Clueless
Clark Gregg and Ming Na Wen - Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Amy Jo Johnson – Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
John Francis Daley and Martin Starr – Freaks and Geeks
and many, many more!!
The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo 201 will be held 8 in the South Building at McCormick Place located at 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive. For additional program information or to purchase tickets, visit www.c2e2.com
Actor David Tennant makes his first Chicago appearance at C2E2 (Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo) Friday, March 22-Sunday, March 24 at McCormick Place.
Meet fan favorite, David Tennant, the 10th Doctor from the longest running Sci-Fi program in television history, Doctor Who. Plus, you and you friends can take photos with David or snag his autograph.
Come one, come all to the only comic, cosplay and pop culture convention in the heart of downtown Chicago!
If you’ve always dreamed of attending the biggest geek party in the Midwest, C2E2 is your place to get wild and cut loose with fellow Chicago nerds.
The most epic memories and awesome lasting friendships are forged at Chicago’s home of pop culture…C2E2! Join The UltimateTV all weekend at C2E2 for prizes and fun-filled event!
BBC Studios and Fathom Events are giving audiences the chance to see Doctor Who: Logopolis" starring The Fourth Doctor, Tom Baker in his 100-minute final adventure featuring the first appearance of Janet Fielding as companion Teegan, Anthony Ainley as the Doctor's archenemy The Master, and the regeneration of Fourth Doctor Tom Baker into Fifth Doctor Peter Davison!
Fans won't want to miss this one-of-a-kind screening that will also feature a brand new interview with Tom Baker and “Logopolis” companions Janet Fielding and Sarah Sutton. Following the cinema event, Tom Baker’s complete final season on Doctor Who comes to Blu-ray on March 19.
The UltimateTV and Fathom Events would like you to see DOCTOR WHO: LOGOPOLIS. To win a pair of tickets for this special Doctor Who event, visit The UltimateTV social media sites for contest instruction. Good luck and we'll see you at The Show!
The 111th Chicago Auto Show returns Saturday, February 9 thru Monday, February 18th at Chicago's McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive.
Show organizers are ramping up for another robust show, promising visitors access to nearly 1,000 of the newest cars, trucks and SUVs; demonstrations of the industry's latest technology; interactive exhibits; family-friendly activities; special appearances from celebrities and sports icons; and much more.
In addition to the latest production, concept and exotic vehicles, the show is packed with opportunities for attendees to get behind the wheel through multiple indoor and outdoor ride-and-drive experiences.
"The Chicago Auto Show not only boasts more than 1 million square feet of exhibit space treating guests to the industry's latest and greatest glistening automobiles, but it also offers attendees indoor test tracks, where they can ride along with products specialists, and outdoor street driving opportunities that demonstrate vehicle capabilities and handling as well as the latest technology and safety features," said Chicago Auto Show Chairman Ray Scarpelli Jr.
The Chicago Auto Show is the destination in February where people come to shop for their next vehicle, have a great time with friends and family, and shake off those blues in the dead of winter."
Special-themed days at Chicago Auto Show 2019 include:
Women's Day on Feb. 13
Telemundo Hispanic Heritage Day on Feb. 15
Family Day on Feb. 18
A Safe Haven Chicago Auto Show Food Drive Feb. 13-15.
For additional event information or to purchase tickets, visit www.ChicagoAutoShow.com
Anyone looking to find, plan and book their next vacation will find thousands of options to explore, destination experts to help them get there and tens of thousands of dollars in savings at the 14th annual Chicago Travel & Adventure Show.
Taking place February 10-11 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center (5555 N. River Rd., Rosemont) travel enthusiasts will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with well-known travel experts from around the world who are on-hand to help attendees dream, personalize and book their next trip. Also included in the price of admission is access to dozens of inspirational, educational and culturally focused sessions on five stages located right on the show floor, along with hands-on activities for the whole family.
The new Wellness Travel Experience pavilion will highlight health-focused travel suppliers, products, and services showcasing the latest trends and news in this growing travel segment. The program will also include educational stage presentations on both days of each show hosted by wellness travel expert Anne Dimon.
Another highlight of the Chicago Travel & Adventure Show is the opportunity to meet and gain inspiration from the world’s top travel experts and celebrities as they present seminars and answer questions over the two-day event. Speaking on the Travel Theater are:
At the Savvy Traveler Theater, visitors will interact with travel experts on subjects ranging from packing and travel technology, to maximizing credit card reward points and travel safety tips and plan in an unpredictable world.
At the Destination Theater, travelers will receive destination-specific information from local experts containing information on when to go, how to get there, what to see and local, off-the-beaten-path attractions from destinations such as Australia, Maui and Canada.
The Taste of Travel Theater highlights top chefs who present live cooking demonstrations right on the show floor. Featuring cuisines from around the world, guests will have the opportunity to taste samples and get a full cultural experience in a stadium-seating styled theater.
At the Global Beats Stage, attendees can feel the beat and experience the rhythm of cultural dances and musical performances during more than 20 presentations throughout the weekend.
Attending the Chicago Travel & Adventure Show is an adventure in-and-of-itself and presents hands-on activities suitable for the whole family. Guests can get their picture taken in their favorite destination, scuba dive in a dive pool and ride a live camel, all under one roof. For event information, visit www.TravelShows.com/shows/chicago
It is widely known in the Doctor Who universe that Chicago is The Midwest Home of Doctor Who and every year, hundreds of Whovians attend The Largest Doctor Who onvention in the Midwest, Chicago Tardis!
For those of you not familiar with this popular local Doctor Who convention, Chicago TARDIS, brings together fans (Thanksgiving weekend) to celebrate the longest-running science fiction program in the world!
The convention started in 2000, has grown tremendously every year, with attendance exploding as Doctor Who's popularity in the United States has blossomed. This year invited celebrity guests Pearl Mackie, Jenna Coleman, Nicholas Briggs, Frazier Hines and Wendy Padbury and many more!
Plus, there's so much to enjoy at Chicago TARDIS...take a photo or get that cherished autograph from your favorite Doctor Who cast member, enjoy Classic Doctor Who episodes in the video rooms, participated in The Live Charity Auction, laugh out loud during the Mysterious Theater 337 or just have a good time at the annual, Don’t Blink Dance Party, Chicago Tardis Masquerade!
ATTENTION: Doctor Who Actress Jenna Coleman has cancelled her appearance at Chicago TARDIS due to last minute filming reshoots. Refunds for all Jenna Coleman autograph or photograph sessions will begin going out immediately. Please keep an eye on your inbox for an email coming from Eventbrite that informs you of the refund. As always, we do encourage you to reach out to us at [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns.
Despite this sad news, we are excited to welcome Actress Ingrid Oliver and Catrin Stewart to our 2018 line up. Catrin will be joining us for all three days, and Ingrid will be joining us Saturday only! So come meet the remaining guests who will be joining us, our awesome new programming we have planned for this year, and the reunion of our Whovian family during this time
Chicago TARDIS will be held Friday, November 23-Sunday, November 25 at The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center Hotel, 25 minutes outside the City of Chicago across the street from the Yorktown Shopping Center. Free parking available.
The UltimateTV will be at Chicago Tardis all weekend and we look forward to seeing all of you.... Alonsy!!
Too big to contain to once a year, Monster Jam® Triple Threat returns to Rosemont’s Allstate Arena, Nov. 2-4, marking the first time the wildly popular Monster Jam tour will make a Chicagoland pit-stop in November.
Join The UltimateTV at Chicago's Navy Pier for ACE Comic Con Midwest, Friday, October 12th through Sunday, October 14th!
Meet your favorite celebrities including Chris Evans (Captain America), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Matt Smith and Karen Gillan (Doctor Who) and many more for an incredible fan experience!
The event will also feature WWE Superstars, 60+ top comic creators, 100+ curated vendors & exhibitors, and live panel programming with all the celebrities and other industry professionals throughout the weekend.
The event will also feature world-renowned comic writers & artists, hand-picked vendors & exhibitors, and 30 hours of live panel programming across multiple stages throughout the weekend, all enjoyable with a General Admission ticket. Guests can also enjoy free activations from Microsoft, Mad Monster, T-Mobile, Sleeping Giant, and more.
ACE Universe has created the most immersive, robust experience for its audience. Stay tuned as ACE Universe will announce additional guests, future dates, cities, and ticket information at www.acecomiccon.com
Wizard World returns to Chicago, August 23-26 at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. Guests this year include "The Winter Soldier" Sebastian Stan, Michael Rooker, Bautista and Pom Klementieff from "Guardians of the Galaxy", "Outlander" reunion with Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe, Sophie Skelton, Graham McTavish, and Diana Gabaldon; fan favorites like Ian Somerhalder, Nichelle Nichols, James Marsters, Michael Rosenbaum or Charisma Carpenter and many more!
ATTENTION: To win a pair of passes to WIZARD WORLD Chicago, tweet your favorite superhero to [email protected] for your chance to win-- And for anyone too impatient for us to pick a winner, enjoy 20% off your ticket with the code ULTIMATE20 at https://wizardworld.com/comiccon/chicago
The UltimateTV, Legion M, Electric Entertainment invite you and your friends to a special screening of the highly anticipated psychological thriller, Bad Samaritan starring David Tennant!
Synopsis: A valet (Robert Sheehan) develops a clever scam to burglarize the houses of rich customers. Things go smoothly until he robs the wrong customer (David Tennant), and discovers a woman being held captive in his home.
Afraid of going to prison, he leaves the woman there and makes a call to the police, who find nothing when they investigate.
Now, the valet must endure the wrath of the kidnapper who seeks revenge on him, all while desperately trying to find and rescue the captive woman he left behind.
Promotion courtesy of Legion M, Electric Entertainment and The UltimateTV, Chicago's Entertainment Source!
BBC Studios-Americas, Fathom Events present the never-before-seen, 90-minute director’s cut of the hugely popular Doctor Who adventure, “Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks,”
This special one-night event takes place Monday, June 11 at 7p.m. local time in more than 750 select movie theaters nationwide!
An exclusive interview with the Fourth Doctor, Tom Baker will follow this special version and the complete season 12 of Doctor Who will be released on Blu-ray, June 19, featuring fan favorite Doctor Tom Baker.
Register to win a pair to tickets from The UltimateTV at https://genesis4.eventbrite.com No Purchase Necessary. Contest ends on or before June 10, 2018
or purchase tickets for “Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks” at www.FathomEvents.com or participating theater box offices. For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
Nearly 300 lucky Chicago Public Schools students will spend their President’s Day attending a free screenings of the Marvel box office sensation Black Panther at Chicago's Studio Movie Grill.
The screenings are a collaborative effort between nonprofit Creative Cypher, a Chicago-based collective of artists and entertainment professionals who work to promote diversity in the film industry, the Black McDonald’s Operators Association (BMOA) and several local youth organizations.
SCHEDULED PANEL GUESTS INCLUDE:
Chicago-born Actress featured in “The Chi”
Charles Andrew Gardner
Actor and President of SAG-AFTRA Chicago
Emmy award-winning writer and actor
vocalist and actor currently featured in “Hamilton”
Location manager/ scout
Location manager/ scout
Directors Guild of America
Comic illustrator and former colorist for Marvel Comics
Professional stunt performer currently featured in “Black Panther”
After the film, students will have the opportunity to hear from a panel of African American entertainment professionals about different career paths in film and related industries.
Twenty youth-focused nonprofits were selected to receive tickets, including Donda’s House, Common Ground Foundation, Free Spirit Media, True Star Foundation and more. Students receiving complimentary tickets were selected based upon their commitment to being both high-achieving scholars and model citizens in their communities.
For more information on upcoming Black Panther events, visit www.studiomoviegrill.com