Created by New York- based designers, Snarkitecture, The Beach Chicago is an immersive art installation, which consists of a large, open room filled with more than a million antimicrobial and recyclable plastic balls, along with deck chairs, lifeguard chairs, umbrellas and signage that mimic the sensation of a day at the beach.

Fittingly, The Beach Chicago also includes a pier hovering over the ‘sea’ of balls from which onlookers can watch and revel in the installation below. 

Escape the bitter cold Chicago weather this winter with a day at The Beach Chicago, on display in Navy Pier’s historic Aon Grand Ballroom from January 19 through February 3, 2019.


PBS commemorates Black History Month, as part of its commitment to celebrating the diversity of America year-round.


Coming in February to YouTube and Facebook Watch, SAY IT LOUD, a new PBS Digital Studios series hosted by YouTube sensations Evelyn Ngugi of “Evelyn from the Internets” and Azie Dungey, Emmy-nominated writer and creator of  “Ask a Slave.”

Part cultural critique, part talk show and part history lesson, SAY IT LOUD will explore Black American culture and its impact on broader communities and trend.


Also coming in February, PBS will offer new documentaries and encore programming to spotlight those who have made significant contributions to America. 

The full Black History Month programming lineup is below in airdate order:



(Tuesdays, January 8-February 26; April 2 and 9, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)

Join Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. to uncover the surprisingly ancestral stories of 25 cultural trailblazers with fascinating and unexpected personal histories. Personalities featured this season include Michael Strahan, S. Epatha Merkerson, Kehinde Wiley, Michael K. Williams, Joe Madison and many more highlighted in the 10 new episodes.

Streams: Begins Jan 8, 2019 for several months; Passport: Begins Feb 6, 2019 thru 2023


AUSTIN CITY LIMITS “Buddy Guy/August Greene”

(Saturday, February 2, 2019, 11:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. ET; check local listings)

Thrill to an hour of blues and hip-hop with Buddy Guy and August Greene. Blues legend Guy plays hits and songs from his latest album, The Blues is Alive and Well. Hip-hop supergroup August Greene performs songs from its self-titled debut.

Streams: Feb 3 – Mar 2, 2019; Passport: Mar 3 – Aug 30, 2019


INDEPENDENT LENS “Black Memorabilia”

(Monday, February 4, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET)

From the South to Brooklyn to China, meet the people who reproduce, consume and reclaim black memorabilia, racially-charged objects often wrapped in the protective embrace of antiquity and historical preservation. Directed by Chico Colvard.

Streams: Feb 5 – Mar 6, 2019; Not available in Passport.



(Friday, February 8, 9:00-10:30 p.m. ET)

Meet Nya, an inner-city teacher desperate to save her son, in Dominique Morisseau’s riveting and critically acclaimed new play. When her son gets in trouble at school, Nya must confront his rage and her choices, and try to reach him before he gets pulled away forever. Co-produced by BroadwayHD.

Not available for streaming


INDEPENDENT LENS “Hale County This Morning, This Evening”

(Monday, February 11, 10:00-11:30 p.m. ET)

Visit the world of Hale County, Alabama. Composed of intimate and unencumbered moments in the lives of people in the community, the film offers a richly detailed glimpse at life in America’s Black Belt. Directed by RaMell Ross.

Streams: Feb 12 – Feb 24, 2019; Passport: Aug 21, 2021 – Feb 10, 2022


AMERICAN MASTERS “Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me”

(Tuesday, February 19, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET)

Explore the entertainer’s vast talent and journey for identity through the shifting tides of civil rights and racial progress during 20th century America. Features new interviews with Billy Crystal, Norman Lear, Jerry Lewis, Whoopi Goldberg and Kim Novak, and clips from Davis’ TV, film and concert performances. Directed by Sam Pollard.

Streams: Feb 20 – Mar 19, 2019; Passport: Mar 20, 2019 – Feb 18, 2023


AMERICAN MASTERS “Charley Pride: I’m Just Me”

(Friday, February 22, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)

Explore the complicated history of the American South and its music through the life of country star Charley Pride. Raised in segregated Mississippi, his journey shows the ways that artistic expression can triumph over prejudice and injustice. Directed by Barbara J. Hall.

Streams: Feb 23 – Mar 22, 2019; Passport: Mar 23, 2019 – Feb 21, 2023



(Tuesdays, April 9 and 16, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. presents the history of the transformative years following the American Civil War, when the nation struggled to rebuild itself in the face of profound loss, massive destruction and revolutionary social change.

Streams: Tues, April 9 – Thurs, May 9, 2019; Passport Fri, May 10, 2019 - April 9, 2023



(Monday, April 22, 10:00-11:30 p.m. ET)

Recently honored with a spot on the Best Documentary Feature Oscar shortlist, “Charm City” introduces a group of Baltimore citizens, police and government officials as they cope with the consequences of three years of unparalleled violence. With grit, fury and compassion, they’re trying to reclaim their city’s future. Directed by Marilyn Ness.

Streaming information not yet available.



(Tuesday, April 23, 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET)

Learn about the untold story of African American entrepreneurship, where skill, industriousness, ingenuity and sheer courage in the face of overwhelming odds provide the backbone of this nation’s economic and social growth. From acclaimed filmmaker Stanley Nelson.

Streams: Tues, April 23 – Sat, May 25, 2019; Passport Sun, May 26, 2019 – April 23, 2022


Encore Programs


ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Celebrating Black Americana”

(Monday, February 4, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW honors Black History Month with this special episode. Highlights include an 1821 U.S. citizenship certificate for George Barker, a free man of color; an African American beauty book written by Madam C.J. Walker, the first American female millionaire; and a trip with host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Leila Dunbar to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri.

Streams: Tues, Feb 5 – Sat, Feb 9, 2019


AMERICAN MASTERS “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise”

(Monday, February 4; check local listings)

Journey through the prolific life of the “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” author and activist who inspired generations with lyrical modern African American thought. Features new interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Common, the Clintons and others.

Streams: Tues, Feb 5 – Mon, Feb 18, 2019; Passport: Tues, Feb 19, 2019 – Feb 21, 2021


BREAKING BIG “Danai Gurira”

(Friday, February 8, 10:30 -11:00 p.m. ET)

Growing up in Zimbabwe, actress Danai Gurira didn’t see many film and television characters who looked like her. By embracing her culture and her differences, she was able to score roles in such smash hits as Black Panther and “The Walking Dead.” She also wrote the Broadway play Eclipsed, which won critical acclaim and a Tony Award. BREAKING BIG host Carlos Watson relays Gurira’s quest to blaze a trail for more representations of African women in popular culture.

Streams: Through June 29, 2025 

For Black History Month Programming, visit pbs.org


Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party is bringing guests closer to the magic than ever before through dynamic and immersive moments that take place on the ice, in the air and in the seats. This adventurearrives in Chicago Jan. 24 to 27 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont then moves to Chicago’s United Center, Jan. 30 to Feb. 2, before returning to the Allstate Arena Feb. 7.

Embark on a quest with Mickey Mouse and pals as they follow Captain Hook’s treasure map for clues to find Tinker Bell after he attempts to capture her magic and make memories with your whole family during Aladdin and The Little Mermaid as the search party becomes an all-out celebration.

Join this magical search and help unlock an epic journey when Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party delivers an unforgettable experience in your hometown!  Tickets for Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party are available at the Allstate Arena and United Center box offices, through Ticketmaster, and by phone at (800) 745-3000.

Parking is FREE with ticket purchase in all official Allstate Arena and United Center parking lots.


You asked for it Chicago...the FREE Museum Days in Chicago! 

Check the selected museum websites for admission and programming schedule. 

 Adler Planetarium:

January 3-4, 7-12, 15-19 February 2, 5-7, 19-22 June 21, August 27-31 September 9-16 October 8, 21, 24-25 November 11-12, 14-15 December 1, 3-7, 10 

Brookfield Zoo: Free admission every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday January 1–February 28 

Art Institute of Chicago:  Free admission every Thursday evening from 5pm-8pm

Chicago Botanic Garden: Free admission every Tuesday 

Chicago Children’s Museum:  Free admission Thursday evenings from 5pm-8pm 

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:  January 3-4, 15, 27-28 February 1-28 June 20-22

Lincoln Park Zoo: Free admission daily

Shedd Aquarium:  January 15, 18-19, 22-26 February 2, 14 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 8-11, 15-18, 22-25, 29-31 February 1, 5-8, 12-15, 20-22, 26-27 March 14 June 4-7, 11-12 September 4-6, 10-13, 17-20, 24-27 November 12 

National Museum of Mexican Art: Free Admission Everyday  


Everyone’s invited on an amazing journey with Elmo to discover the “power of yet” in Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic.  Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and more in a brand-new, magical adventure live on stage.

During the Sesame Street Live! pre-show, meet and take photos with Elmo and two of his furry friends (characters are subject to availability). With high-energy dance numbers and a soundtrack that’s sure to get everyone out of their seats, Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic is an inspirational introduction to live theater and the art of illusion that the entire family will enjoy. 

Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic cones to The Chicago Theater, Saturday, Feb. 9 and Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019.  For showtimes and ticket information, contact The Chicago Theatre box office or visit www.msg.com/chicagotheatre 


The 111th Chicago Auto Show is coming back to The Windy City, Saturday, February 9-Monday, February 18, 2919 at McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive in Chicago.

Approximately 1 million square feet of exhibit space will be filled with 1,000 vehicles on display.  Experience a variety of Indoor test tracks and outdoor ride-and-drive opportunities, a complete range of domestic and imported passenger cars and trucks, sport utility vehicles and concept cars. 

Plus, there’ll be antique and collectors cars, numerous auto-related exhibits, competition vehicles and accessories.  


Special Discount Days at The Chicago Auto Show this year includes:

Women’s Day February 12, 2019

Hispanic Heritage Day February 15, 2019

Family Day(President’s Day) February 18, 2019

For more information, visit https://www.chicagoautoshow.com


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:

Matt Smith Doctor Who

David Tennant Doctor Who

Matthew Lewis Harry Potter

Colin Donnell – Arrow

John Barrowman Arrow/Doctor Who

Ralph Macchio - The Karate Kid

Maurice La Marche and Rob Paulsen - PInkey and The Brain

Donald Faison – Scrubs/ Clueless

Clark Gregg and Ming Na Wen - Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Alicia Silverstone – Clueless

John Francis Daley and Martin Starr – Freaks and Geeks

and many, 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 


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:

  • PBS’ “Places To Love” (and former Travel Channel) Host Samantha Brown
  • Frommer’s Travel Guides’ Executive Editor and syndicated radio personality Pauline Frommer
  • “Rick Steves’ Europe” CEO Rick Steves

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!!


Join The UltimateTV at The 16th Annual Chicago Toy and Game Fair(ChiTag)Saturday, Nov. 17 and Sunday, Nov. 18 at Chicago's Navy Pier!

The Chicago Toy & Game Fair - North America's largest non-hobby toy & game fair open to the public - has events, exhibitors and activations for all ages!  But that’s not all! Take a look at what else is happening this year!   


  • Take a test ride on Razor’s new Drift Rider
  • Race your own Automoblox car designs on the race track at PlayMonster’s booth
  • Young inventors ages 6-18 vie for tens of thousands of dollars in scholarship money in the Young Inventor Challenge
  • Watch Princess Etch bring your favorite characters to life on her Etch-a-Sketch
  • Meet Greedy Granny at the Goliath booth
  • NEW! Participate in the Stratego National Championship on Sunday, Nov. 18
  • WTTW’s The Big Idea Tour’s Traveling Lab takes the stage Saturday, Nov. 17
  • Adults can stop by the Beer Garden for pints of cold suds and play some of the industry’s best games for grown ups.
  • Bring your littles to the Baby and Toddler PlaySpace
  • Special needs families can come early both days for the Sensory Power Hour
  • Scouts can earn a special Gravi-Trax patch at the Ravensburger booth
  • Plus, take advantage of discounts on the hottest holiday toys!

The UltimateTV would like to see you and your family this weekend at The Chicago Toy and Game Fair.  Purchase your tickets today and use code CHITAG3 for $3 off ticket discount.

For additional program information, visit www.ChiTAG.com.


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

The "We are ONE 25th Anniversary Tour” runs Oct.3-Nov.4 in Chicago's Washington Park(51st and Cottage Grove)and .

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, Oct. 6th @ NOON.  To win a family four pack, follow and share The UltimateTV on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. No purchase necessary to win.

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


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. 

Featuring the eight most intense athletes of Monster Jam, Chicago-area fans will witness a fierce battle for the championship with each competitor using customized high-powered vehicles: Monster Jam Speedsters, Monster Jam ATVs and the famous Monster Jam trucks. Vying to be the Chicago-area champion will be:

Grave Digger® – Brandon Vinson
Max D® – Jared Eichelberger
El Toro Loco® – Armando Castro
ZombieSM – Ami Houde
Pirate’s Curse – Camden Murphy
Wonder Woman – Collete Davis
Megalodon – driver-athlete to be announced
Monster Mutt® Rottweiler – Jack Brown
Unexpected, unscripted and unforgettable, Monster Jam takes center stage in the world’s most iconic venues, sporting meticulously manicured dirt tracks created with the sole purpose of pushing these perfectly engineered, larger-than-life trucks to the limit.
Monster Jam is one of the only sports where male and female world-class drivers, some generational rivals, are equals competing for the same championship on the same track. Following racing, new this season across all Monster Jam events, fans in every city will have the chance to vote for the truck winner in the donut, wheelie and freestyle competitions by real-time, in-arena fan voting on their smartphones.
The UltimateTV would like to send you and your family to Monster Jam Triple Threat at Rosemont's Allstate Arena, Friday, November 2!  Register to win at family four-pack  to the Friday evening competition go to https://utvmonsterjam.eventbrite.com

No purchase necessary Must be 18+ to enter!  To purchase tickets are available at ticketmaster.com or at the Allstate Arena box office.  Good Luck from The UltimateTV, Chicago's Entertainment Source!


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  


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


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!


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).


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 


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!


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




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