The UltimateTV 2018 Fall Event Calender:

Free Museum Day

World Music Festival

Jazzin at the Shedd

Adler After Dark

Midnight Circus in The Park

Halloween in The Park

UniverSoul Circus

ACE Comic Con

Free Museum Day

YAS(Youth Art Showcase)

EXPO Chicago

13th Floor/House of Torture

Hyde Park Jazz Festival


As Autumn slowly creeps into the city, it's not too late for you and your family to enjoy Chicago's favorite tourist destination,The Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain.

Donated by Kate S. Buckingham, Buckingham Fountain is considered one of the finest ornamental fountains in America.  It has been designated as a Chicago Landmark and a contributing feature within Grant Park’s listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

Buckingham Fountain is composed of pink Georgia marble, with some granite elements, and bronze sculptures. Inspired by the Latona Basin at Versailles, the structure comprises four basins clad in elaborately carved granite and pink Georgia marble. It is twice the size and re-circulates approximately three times more water than its French counterpart. Chicago’s fountain is also unique as it symbolizes Lake Michigan.

Buckingham Fountain produces a major water display for 20 minutes every hour. During the display, a center jet shoots water to a height of 150 feet into the air. Major displays begin daily at 9:00 a.m. and continue thereafter, every hour on the hour.

At dusk, a spectacular light and music display accompanies the major display, beginning every hour on the hour for 20 minutes. Each evening, the final major display begins at 10:35 p.m.

Buckingham Fountain, located at Columbus Drive (301 East) and Congress Parkway (500 South) in Grant Park, runs from 8 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily, typically from early May through Mid-October, depending on weatherSo visit Buckingham Fountain Today!


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

The 54th Chicago International Film Festival welcomes Oscar®-winners and Film Festival honorees Steve McQueen and Viola Davis, as well as Michelle Rodriguez, Cynthia Erivo and novelist/screenwriter Gillian Flynn to the gala presentation screening of Widows on Saturday, October 13 at AMC River East, 322 E. Illinois Street.

Co-written by Chicago-based author Gillian Flynn and co-written and directed by Festival favorite Steve McQueen, Widows, shot in Chicago, is an edge-of-your-seat thriller that explores the city’s complex sociopolitical landscape.

Widows is a blistering, modern-day thriller set against the backdrop of crime, passion and corruption, telling the story of four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities. Set and filmed in Chicago amid a time of turmoil, tensions build when Veronica (Oscar® winner Viola Davis, also a Festival honoree), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez), Alice (Elizabeth Debicki) and Belle (Cynthia Erivo) take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms. 
Widows also stars Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall, Daniel Kaluuya, Lukas Haas and Brian Tyree Henry. Twentieth Century Fox and Regency Enterprises present Widows in theaters November 16, 2018.

The 54th Chicago International Film Festival runs Oct. 10-21, 2018 at the AMC River East, 322 E. Illinois St., and features more than 150 films, with a vast diversity of offerings, with numerous competitive categories and several highlight programs such as Black Perspectives, Cinemas of the Americas, International Comedy, Spotlight: Italy, Women in Cinema, Out-Look, After Dark and the City & State program (showcasing films made in Chicago and throughout Illinois.)

For more information, visit www.chicagofilmfestival.com or call 312-683-0121.


Witness the evolution of circus at UniverSoul Circus “We are ONE 25th Anniversary Tour” Wednesday, October 3 thru Sunday, November 4th in Chicago's Washington Park(51st and Cottage Grove)

UniverSoul Circus proudly celebrates 25 high-flying years as North America’s top-ranked venue for music, laughter and unrivalled performance artistry.

Commemorating its 25th anniversary in 2018, UniverSoul Circus has forever transformed the world’s urban entertainment landscape with a powerful combination of music, laughter and extreme thrills.

The UltimateTV would like to send you to the 25th Anniversary Performance of UniverSoul Circus,  Saturday October 6th @ NOON.  To win a family four pack, follow and share The UltimateTV on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram today. Winners will be selected by Thursday, October 4, 2818. No purchase necessary to win. You must be 18 years old or older to enter.

UniverSoul Circus will have performances on select weekday mornings and evenings, and three shows on the weekends. For show time and dates visit universoulcircus.com


Fathom Events, Webber Films and Riveting Entertainment bring “NEVER HEARD” to more than 500 select movie theaters Nov. 1, 7:00p.m. (local time)

Experience the premiere of “NEVER HEARD” in select cinemas nationwide in a one-night event on November 1.

As part of the event, faith-based film audiences will enjoy a special cast intro and welcome message a performance by Jekalyn Carr singing her hit song “You’re Bigger” and a behind-the-scenes interview with the cast.

Aaron Davis (David Banner) is accused of murder and incarcerated for a crime he swears that he did not commit. His son Jalen (Romeo Miller) is forced to grow up on the streets of Los Angeles without the guidance of a father and primarily raised by his mother Shala (Robin Givens) and Grandmother Camilla (Karen Abercrombie).

Jalen finds his life at risk after his friend Diggy (Dijon Talton) decides to partner with one of the biggest drug dealers in the city leaving a large debt to be recouped. Everything seems to turn around when Aaron is reminded to put his faith in God first and use the power of prayer to help solve his problems. Will Aaron find a way to prove his innocence and save his son's life before it is too late?


For a complete list of theater locations, visit www.FathomEvents.com



Hollywood stars return to Chicago skies this summer, as Movies in the Parks brings big-screen entertainment to local parks.

Featuring everything from classics from the Golden Age of Hollywood and retro childhood favorites, to the best family-friendly box office favorites from recent years. 

Films Scheduled in October for The Movies in The Park Series Include:


Thursday, October 25 – Steelworkers Park

Hotel Transylvania 2

Friday, October 26 – Margate Park

Monster House

Friday, October 26 – Jefferson Memorial Park

The Addams Family

Friday, October 26 – Margate Park


Wednesday, October 31 – Rosedale Park 

For a complete listing of movies scheduled for 2018 Movies in The Park Film Series, visit



Chicago loves Halloween so all you ghouls and gals get ready to party all over the city during October!

10/20  Arts in The Dark: State Street  October takes on an element of the surreal as dusk falls upon Chicago. Arts in the Dark brings together artists from around the city for a procession filled with spectacle, puppetry, legions of masked entities, luminous lanterns, and mesmerizing performances.

This year’s parade, which takes place on October 20, will be led by eight “Illuminaries” recognized as influencers in their respective fields.World-renowned institutions, including the likes of the Art Institute of Chicago and Lookingglass Theatre Company, get involved each year. 


10/28 Day of The Dead – Xicago:National Museum of Mexican Art

Light, projection and visual displays will transform the National Museum of Mexican Art’s exterior and the surrounding area for this annual Day of the Dead celebration in Pilsen. What's more, in Harrison Park, visitors will create their own ofrendas (Day of the Dead altars), transforming the soccer field into a festive community gathering place, just like those you would see in Mexico on Día de los Muertos. Pan de Muerto (Day of the Dead Bread), altar demonstrations, live musical performances, face painting, and art activities will round out the evening.



Arts in the Dark is a magical evening parade that celebrates Halloween as the "artist's holiday".   The event draws together world-renowned institutions like the Art Institute of Chicago, celebrated Chicago organizations like Lookingglass Theatre Company, important programs like After School Matters and aspiring artists in every field. 

Now in its fourth year, this extraordinary parade has delighted hundreds of thousands of locals and visitors with unique floats, spectacle puppets and creative performances that are exceptionally dramatic set against the backdrop of Chicago’s majestic skyline.

Arts in the Dark takes place on Saturday, October 20th from 6pm-8pm on Columbus moving north from Balbo to Monroe. This event is free and open to the public.


The world-famous haunted house brand, 13th Floor, and the nationally celebrated haunted house, House of Torment return to The Windy City this fall with two new shows at each location.

13th Floor Chicago returns Sept. 21st with the new show, The Possession and Dead-End District: The Cell and The House of Torment Chicago will come back on Sept. 28 with Dead By Dawn and The Shadowrealm: Slenderman.


In 13th Floor Chicago’s new show The Possession, restless spirits lurk in the shadows threatening to possess their visitors. Crippling fear overcomes their unexpected victims as they come face-to-face with some of the most demented creatures known to man.


In the second show at 13th Floor Chicago, Dead-End District: The Cell, the L.O.S.T. Facility has worked within the shadows, keeping the world safe from monsters, demons, and supernatural beings. The most terrifying and dangerous of these abominations are housed deep within Vault 13, a state-of-the-art, maximum-security containment facility.


At Dead By Dawn in House of Torment Chicago, the PL4-GU3 Virus has found its way to the Town of Perdition. The few who have survived have barricaded themselves inside their stores, homes or anywhere with four walls to feel safe.


In House of Torment Chicago’s The Shadowrealm: Slenderman, from the Realm of Terror spawns something unnatural – that figure in the corner, that shadow in the room; the thing that's always slightly out of focus. Strange occurrences have been seen throughout the halls of Templeton High School. Is it the Slenderman? Has he come to Templeton? And if so, why?   


The 13th Floor Chicago is located 1940 George Street in Melrose Park and runs September 21, 22, 28-30; October 4-7, 10-14, 16-21, and 23-31; November 2 and 3.

The House of Torment Chicago is located 8240 North Austin Avenue in Morton Grove and runs September 28 and 29; October 5-7, 10-14, 16-21, 23-31; November 2 and 3.  Both haunted houses recommended for ages 12 and up. Free parking available at both locations

For additional event information, visit http://www.13thfloorchicago.com/ or http://www.houseoftormentchicago.com  


Midnight Circus in the Parks is an eclectic ensemble of artists with a shared vision that live performance has the power to engage and inspire our audience, our community, and our world. Bringing world‐class contemporary circus performances to communities throughout Chicago and raise money for Chicago parks with the proceeds.

The 12th season of the traveling show will feature a wide-ranging ensemble of acrobats, aerialists, eccentrics, rescued Pit Bulls and even a couple amazingly talented kids who don’t have to run away to join the circus (because their parents own it).

Each two-hour performance will take place under an intimate, little big top tent where there is no such thing as a bad seat and kids can get within an arm’s length of the action.

The Midnight Circus will visit the following park locations:

Kosciuszko Park -

Saturday, October 6, Sunday, October 7

Oriole Park -

Friday, October 12, Sunday, October 13, Sunday, October 14  

Welles Park -

Friday, October 19, Sunday, October 20, Sunday, October 21

Midnight Circus in the Parks is part of the "Night Out in the Parks" has become a Chicago family tradition, one which has raised nearly one million dollars to date to for local parks. Midnight Circus in the Parks, creating community...one circus at a time. So don't miss the fun under the small top!

photo redit: Laura Collins Britton


To mark the passing of Aretha Franklin at the age of 76, PBS will present a half-hour remembrance special, Aretha! Queen of Soul tonight, August 17 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT

The special includes archival footage from Aretha Franklin's storied career and interviews that will highlight the legacy of America’s beloved “Queen of Soul."

The special will be hosted by Hari Sreenivasan and available to stream on PBS.org and PBS apps immediately following broadcast.


"Museums for All" program has facilitated more than 514,000 museum visits for low-income community members since its inception in 2014.

Participating museums are located nationwide, representing 37 states and the District of Columbia.

As part of this initiative, museums offer individual admission fees ranging from free to $3 to individuals and families presenting an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card and a valid form of photo ID.

Illinois Museums Participating in the Museums for All Program:

Adler Planetarium 
(Chicago, IL)

Art Institute of Chicago
(Chicago, IL)

Aurora Regional Fire Museum
(Aurora, IL)

Cantigny Park
(Wheaton, IL)

Chicago Academy of Sciences/Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
(Chicago, IL)

Chicago Botanic Garden
(Glencoe, IL)

Chicago Children's Museum
(Chicago, IL)

Chicago History Museum
(Chicago, IL)

Children's Museum in Oak Lawn
(Oak Lawn, IL)

DuSable Museum of African American History
(Chicago, IL)

The Field Museum
(Chicago, IL)

Lincoln Park Zoo
(Chicago, IL)

Morton Arboretum
(Lisle, IL)

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
(Chicago, IL)

Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
(Chicago, IL)

Naper Settlement
(Naperville, IL)

National Museum of Mexican Art
(Chicago, IL)

National Museum of Puerto Rican Art and Culture
(Chicago, IL)

National Veterans Art Museum
(Chicago, IL)

Shedd Aquarium
(Chicago, IL)

Wonder Works Children's Museum
(Oak Park, IL)

For additional museum locations, visit  http://childrensmuseums.org/participating-museums


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 is sad to announce the passing of our very good friend,

music mentor and inspiration, Dedry Jones. 

Jones, owner of The Music Experience record store and host of the new WTTW live stage show, The Music Experience with Dedry Jones was recently found unresponsive in his South Side home. He was was 64 years old. 

The “Final Experience” will be held

August 8th at DuSable Museum

740 East 56th Place in Chicago, Illinois

6:00P.M.  Pre-Memorial Repass

7:00P.M. Memorial Celebration

WTTW has not released information regarding the scheduled 2nd season of The Experience but we hope it will see the light of day as Dedry had planned.

WTTW will present the music and conversation series THE EXPERIENCE WITH DEDRY JONES℠, a live stage show held in The Windy City for 15 years; this marks the series’s television premiere.

The Experience has always been, at heart, a celebration of music. Captured live before a studio audience in the same beautiful and intimate venue as WTTW’s national music series SOUNDSTAGE, audiences will enjoy a personal conversation with a world class musician, interspersed with a live music performance backed by a full band. Each episode takes audiences on a unique and compelling journey through the artist's life, through their own words, experience, and song. 

Each one-hour program is hosted by Dedry Jones, who has interviewed numerous top music artists across the genres, including Natalie Cole, Maxwell, Earth Wind and Fire, Ledisi, Chaka Khan (who stated it was the best interview of her 25-year career), and many others. 

“When I started THE EXPERIENCE, I always envisioned it being televised,” says Dedry. “I am beyond excited that WTTW has made that happen. What a great opportunity to fulfill and share my dream of celebrating real music with people across the globe who truly love good music.”

Performers appearing on "The Experience" include:

Brian Culbertson 
Will Downing 
Roberto Fonseca 

For program information or schedule for upcoming episodes, visit wttw.com/national.


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 & more.

Fans of “The X-Files” are in for a special treat as Gillian Anderson, who starred as “Dana Scully” and David Duchovny, who portrayed “Fox Mulder” in the iconic science fiction series, will appear at the 20th Anniversary Wizard World Comic Con Chicago at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Anderson will greet fans Saturday and Sunday, sign autographs, pose for dual and solo photo ops and conduct an interactive fan Q&A panel during the show.

Anderson and Duchovny are part of an all-star lineup at Wizard World Comic Con Chicago which includes Tom Welling (“Smallville,” “Lucifer”), Ian Somerhalder (“The Vampire Diaries”), the cast of “Outlander” (Sam Heughan, Catriona Balfe, Graham McTavish, Lotte Verbeek, Richard Rankin, Sophie Skelton), Guardians of the Galaxy Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff and fan favorite, Michael Rooker, Nichelle Nichols (Uhura/Star Trek) plus the "Boy Meets World" foursome Ben Savage, Danielle Fishel, Will Friedle and Rider Strong and many,many more. 

Wizard World Comic Con Chicago 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 will roam the convention floor and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday evening.

The 2018 Wizard World Chicago Comic Con will take place Thursday, August 23 - Sunday, August 26. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult. For more information, visit www.wizardworld.com/comiccon.


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.

Join The UltimateTV host Rachell Montgomery for the Bad Samaritan Chicago Legion M Meet-up at Showplace Icon Roosevelt Collection, 1011 East Delano Court East, and pick up a Limited-Edition Bad Samaritan movie poster and swag bag(while supplies last) with special appearance by Chicago's very own Bad Samaritan valet, Carlito Olivero!

RSVP https://legionm.com/bad-samaritan-meetups#join-a-meetup/meetup-details/5ad64d42c3b6c2549406f80a/ 

Promotion courtesy of Legion M, Electric Entertainment and The UltimateTV, Chicago's Entertainment Source!


Regal Theaters announces the return of its family-favorite program, the Summer Movie Express. This kid-friendly film festival is a nonstop adventure, and the perfect getaway for movie lovers.

The Summer Movie Express features $1 family movies, 10am, Tuesdays and Wednesdays with a portion of proceeds benefiting charity and feature a fantastic lineup of ‘G’ and ‘PG’ movies including, but not limited to: 

Week 1: June 26-27 

Despicable Me 2/ How to Train Your Dragon 2

Week 2: July 3-4 

The Lego Move/ Alvin and the Chipmunks

Week 3: July 10-11 

Sing/ The Peanuts Movie

Week 4: July 17-18 

The LEGO Ninjago Movie/ Ferdinand

Week 5: July 24-25 

The Secret life of Pets/ Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquell

Week 6: July 31-Aug 1 

The LEGO Batman Movie/ Trolls

Week 7: August 7-8 

 Minions/ The Boss Baby

Week 8: August 14-15 

Paddington 2/ Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Week 9: August 21-22 

Despicable Me 3/ Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

Week 10: August 28-29 

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax/ Kung Fu Panda 3

For additional event information, visit https://www.regmovies.com/movies/summer-movie-express


Get ready for the 2018 Millennium Park Summer Film Series happening Tuesdays, June 5 through August 21, at 6:30pm. New this year, each screening in the series will be programmed in collaboration with a local independent film festival providing a season-long sampling of the themes, ethnicities and genres seen in the more than 50 film festivals presented annually in Chicago.

Guests may take a seat at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion or lounge on the Great Lawn as crowd-pleasing movies are presented on the state-of- the-art, 40-foot LED screen.  Additionally, each film presentation will begin with a screening of a “ChicagoMade Short” – a locally-produced short film.

Movies Scheduled Include:


Mad Max: Fury Road

Kinky Boots

Groundhog Day

High Fidelity

Iron Giant

Man on Wire

International Media Mixer

Get Out

Wall-E and Crash(Double Feature)

School of Rock


Slumdog Millionaire


The spooky otherworldly TV series Supernatural, will be celebrated at Creation Entertainment’s Supernatural Official Convention July 13, 14, 15 at Hyatt Regency O’Hare on Rosemont.


Now in its 13th season, this hit CW Network series follows the Winchester Brothers as they travel the USA in search of demons and other figures of the paranormal while cruising in their 1967 vintage Impala.  The interplay between the two lead characters has captured a loyal fan base most likely aided by the heartthrob status of actors Ackles and Padalecki. 


Celebrity guests from Supernatural scheduled to appear will include:  

Misha Collins (Castiel), Matt Cohen (Young John Winchester), Ruth Connell (Rowena), Kim Rhodes (Sheriff Jody Mills), Briana Buckmaster (Sheriff Donna Hanscum) Lisa Berry (Billie), and Mark Pellegrino (Lucifer); Jensen Ackles (Dean Winchester) and Jared Padalecki (Sam Winchester); as well as Alexander Calvert (Jack), Ruth Connell (Rowena) and Mark Pellegrino (Lucifer) and many many more!


Hosting all three days of the convention will be Supernatural’s Richard Speight, Jr. (Trickster/Gabriel) along with his cohost Rob Benedict (Chick Shurley/Caver).


In addition to celebrity appearances, the non-stop auditorium show will include behind the scenes presentations, costume and trivia contests and more. For additional program information, visit visit our website at www.creationent.com.


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.

SYNOPSIS: The Fourth Doctor and his companions Sarah Jane Smith and Harry Sullivan are transported thousands of years into the past to the ancient planet Skaro where they are given a mission from the Time Lords to prevent the evil scientist Davros from introducing to the universe the most destructive race of killing machines ever created, the Daleks!


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).


Chicago Dance Month kicks into full gear beginning this April! This annual month-long celebration highlights the legacy, breadth, and artistic richness of the Chicago dance community by promoting a wealth of dance performances, educational opportunities, and other events, in partnership with dance companies and arts organizations across the city.


See Chicago Dance will present FREE special events, including (participating artists to be finalized soon):

Chicago Dance Month Kickoff Celebration, Tuesday, March 27, time TBD, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street: featuring an afternoon performance in Preston Bradley Hall followed by a reception

Mid-Month Pop-up Performances, April 10, 4:30–6 p.m., Block 37, 108 N. State Street: site-specific performances in the Pedway and throughout Block 37

Chicago Dance Month Celebration and Scavenger HuntApril 30, 4:30–6 p.m.: a progressive event that starts on the steps of the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street, and continues down Michigan Avenue, with site-specific performances along the way, and concluding with a reception at a TBD location along the Riverwalk

Open Studio Fridays, March 23–May 11, 4:30–6 p.m., Chicago Cultural Center Dance Studio, 78 E. Washington Street: a variety of Chicago dance companies will offer performances and other activities every Friday during Chicago Dance Month
Please check back for updates on events and promotions as we get closer to Chicago Dance Month 2018!  From Ballet to Butoh, and all styles in between, Chicago Dance Month offers something for everyone. Go See Dance!  
Dance Styles
Tap / Rhythm
Musical Theater
Modern / Contemporary
Circus Arts
Ballroom / Social Dance
Culturally Specific Dance
Hip Hop
Aerial Dance


Macy’s Flower Show, as annual floral spectacular will bloom in unison at three flagship locations including Herald Square in New York City, State Street in Chicago,and in San Francisco beginning Sunday, March 25 through Sunday, April 8. 

Once Upon a Springtime will transform the iconic stores into enchanted gardens where the beauty and renewal of the spring season meets the whimsy of a fairytale journey. 

This year's themed celebration will bring to floral life an original twist on classic fairytales, creating a world of personified flora and fauna, princesses, evil queens, fairy godmothers, and noble knights that lead spectators on a wondrous journey.


In addition to the magnificent landscaped gardens, Flower Show spectators can enjoy a host of special in-store events including floral, food, and fashion demonstrations, celebrity appearances, and more during the two weeks the show is in full bloom.


Macy’s Flower Show opens the first chapter of spring with Once Upon a Springtime, now thru April 8 and is FREE to the public. Visit macys.com/flowershow for more information.


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.

Mark Sheppard – Supernatural, Doctor Who

Milo Ventimiglia, Justin Hartley - This is Us

Charlie Cox – DareDevil

Gina Torres – Suits, Firefly


CM Punk – WWE

Caity Lotz, Brandon Routh - Legends of Tomorrow and many more!

The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo 2018 will be held Friday, April 6-Sunday, April 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 


Chicago's favorite Heroes and Villians Fan Fest and Walker Stalker Con returns to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Saturday, April 7-Sunday, April 8!  Spend the entire weekend with your favorite Walker Stalker celebrities or head across our newly expanded venue to meet cast members from Arrow, Gotham, and more at Heroes and Villains Fan Fest! One ticket gives you complete access to BOTH shows! 

Celebrities Appearing at Heroes and Villains include:

Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards from Arrow 

John Barrowman from Doctor Who/Arrow

Robin Lord Taylor, David Mazou and Drew Powell from Gotham

Mike Colter from Marvel's Luke Cage

Cress Williams and James Remar from CW Black Lightning

and lots more!

For event times and dates or to purchase tickets, visit www.heroesfanfest.com/chicago


Chicago's favorite Heroes and Villians Fan Fest and Walker Stalker Con return to The Windy City April 7-8 at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Il.

Spend the entire weekend with your favorite Walker Stalker celebrities or head across our newly expanded venue to meet cast members from Arrow, Gotham, and more at Heroes and Villains Fan Fest! One ticket gives you complete access to BOTH shows! 

Participating Cast Members for Walker Stalker 2018 Include:

Norman Reedus, Jeffery Dean Morgan, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Austin Amelio, Tom Payne, Steven Ogg, Alanna Masterson, Katelyn Nacon, Seth Gilliam, Christian Serratos and many, many more!

For additional information, event times and dates, visit www.walkerstalkercon.com


The Chicago Flower and Garden Show comes to Navy Pier, March 14-18, 2018 For show times and dates or to purchase tickets, visit www.chicagoflower.com


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. 


Tai Davis

Chicago-born Actress featured in “The Chi”

Charles Andrew Gardner

Actor and President of SAG-AFTRA Chicago

Craig Harris

Emmy award-winning writer and actor

Jonathan Kirkland

vocalist and actor currently featured in “Hamilton”

David Leonard

Location manager/ scout

Natasha Parker

Location manager/ scout

Directors Guild of America

Chris Walker

Comic illustrator and former colorist for Marvel Comics

Mark Willis

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


David Tennant, who starred as the "Tenth Doctor" on the long-running series "Doctor Who," will appear at Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans, Sunday, March 5 in Cleveland Ohio! 

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 Doctor Who fan favorites Billie Piper and John Barrowman, Gotham" duo of David Mazouz and Sean Pertwee, NIchelle Nichols from the Legendary television show, Star Trek and many 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 Cleveland 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/cleveland


Back for a third season, Adler Planetarium's REEL SCIENCE Film Series combines cinematic Sci-Fi favorites with science conversations about the film—providing a unique opportunity to explore real, cutting-edge science through the lens of pop-culture, film and storytelling.  

Designed to appeal to moviegoers, science enthusiasts and families alike, don’t miss a chance to see your favorite film on the big screen and engage with experts ranging in fields like astronomy, geology, linguistics and more! So bring your crew (and burning questions) and come geek out with us at REEL Science!

Adler's REEL Science Film Series begins October 6, 2017 through March 8, 2018.  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. 


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: 


Thursday, March 8, 2018: 

Demolition Man (R)

The UltimateTV would like to congratulations to Leona Brown, winner of Adler's Reel Science Ticket Giveaway for WALL-E!  Details coming soon for your chance to win a pair of tickets to Adler Planetarium's final REEL SCIENCE Film Feature, DEMOLITION MAN starring Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes and Sandra Bullock, Thursday, March 8!  For event information, visit http://www.adlerplanetarium.org/whats-here/reel-science/ 


The Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in North America and has been held more times than any other auto exposition on the continent. The 110th edition of The Chicago Auto Show will be held at Chicago's McCormick Place in Chicago.

In total, nearly 1,000 different vehicles will be on display. Additionally, attendees will also have the opportunity to see numerous accessories and auto-related exhibits, competition vehicles and project, antique and collector cars.  Exhibitions this year include: multiple world and North American introductions; a complete range of domestic and imported passenger cars and trucks; sport utility vehicles; and experimental or concept cars. 

The 2018 public show is Saturday, February 10-Monday, February 19 and will host special themed days for you to enjoy including: 

Women’s Day

Tuesday, February 13

Chicago Auto Show Food Drive

Wednesday, February 14 - Friday, February 16

Telemundo Hispanic Heritage Day

Friday, February 16

Family Day

Monday, February 19:

For program information, show times and dates, events and discount tickets specials, visit the website: ChicagoAutoShow.com 


As a thank you to fans who made the critically acclaimed movie, "Get Out" successful, 

Universal Pictures and Film Director Jordan Peele have teamed up to offer movie goers a free showing film on President's Day, February 19.

That's right, a Free screening of Get Out will be held nationwide at 55 different AMC theaters at 7:00p.m., including in New York City, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta and Los Angeles.  In the Chicago area, the movie will be shown in the following theaters:

AMC River East 21 (322 E. Illinois St.) 

AMC Crestwood 18 (13221 Rivercrest Drive, Crestwood) 

AMC Streets of Woodfield 20 (601 N. Martingale Rd, Schaumburg)

To locate a participating AMC theater near you, visti getoutoneyearlater.com. You must show up at the theater Monday morning with a valid ID to retrieve your ticket. Be sure to get there early: Tickets will be given on a first come, first serve basis. Good Luck!


Disney’s Moana voyages onto the ice for the first time in Chicago as Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream!  Performances begin January 24-28 and February 7-11 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., with an interim engagement at Chicago’s United Center, Jan. 31 - Feb. 4. 

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. 

Beautiful production numbers invite audiences into the world of Beauty and the Beast, as Belle shows what it means to be fearless and 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 the opening night performance of Disney On Ice Presents Dare To Dream, 7:00P.M., Wednesday, January 24 at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois.  Register for your chance to win a Family 4-Pak of tickets at http://utvdare2dream2.eventbrite.com  For additional program information or to purchase tickets, visit DisneyOnIce.com


The 2018 Travel and Adventure Show returns to Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Saturday, February 10th through Sunday, February 11. 

There's so much to do at America's Favorite Travel Show like exploring endless vacation options, discovering over 250+ destinations from around the globe and planning your trip face-to-face with thousands of travel experts.

Meet your favorite travel celebrities including Samantha Brown, Rick Steves, and Pauline Frommer, attend dozens of educational seminars on the Savvy Traveler and Destination Theaters, awaken your senses with live cooking demonstrations on the Taste of Travel Theater and immerse yourself in faraway cultures with song and dance on the Global Beats Stage.

Enjoy fun for the whole family including camel riding, SCUBA lessons in the dive pool, plus, save big with exclusive show-only specials and trip giveaways, The best part? All of this is included with your ticket. Make the first stop on your next trip the Chicago Travel & Adventure Show. For more information, visit https://travelshows.com/shows/chicago/


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!


Happy Holidays From The UltimateTV!!


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 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!


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