The UltimateTV 2018 Winter Event Calender:
Free Museum Day
Jazzin at the Shedd
Adler After Dark
Midnight Circus in The Park
Chicago Int'l Children’s Film Festival Chicago Humanities Festival
Monster Jam Triple Threat
Christmas Around The World
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Chicago Toy and Game Fair
Magnificent Mile Lights Festival
Days of the Dead
Christmas Lights Lincoln Park Zoo
Caroling Millennium Park
Join The UltimateTV at the Chicago Toy and Game Fair(ChiTag) Saturday, Nov. 17 and Sunday, Nov. 18 at Chicago's Navy Pier!
EXPLORE, DISCOVER & EXPERIENCE at the 16th annual 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!
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.
Thanksgiving Holiday in Chicago means Whovians will descend upon the Westin Hotel for Chicago Tardis, the largest Doctor Who conventin in the Midwest!
The convention will be held Friday, November 23-Sunday, November 25 at Westin Lombard Yorktown.
Last years theme for Chicago Tardis was Classic Doctors featuring The Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison, Sixth Doctor, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy, The Seventh Doctor along with their companions, Janet Fielding, Sophie Aldred, Nicola Bryant.
Celebrity guests scheduled for Chicago Tardis 2018 include Pearl Mackie, Jenna Coleman, Nicholas Briggs, Frazier Hines and Wendy Padbury and many more! The UltimateTV will be at Chicago Tardis all weekend and we look forward to seeing all of you. Cheers!
The annual Operation Santa program will kick off on Monday, Dec. 3, at the Cardiss Collins Postal facility at 433 W. Harrison St.
Chicago’s “Operation Santa” program is one of the largest in the country.
Every year thousands of people come in person to the Main Post Office in Chicago to adopt letters. Operation Santa is an annual letter-writing program through which members of the public respond to children’s letters addressed to Santa Claus, the North Pole and other seasonal characters.
It’s become a holiday tradition for many families, businesses and groups, as they share the spirit of the season to help make some holiday wishes come true for others especially the less fortunate. The Postal Service and its employees play important roles in communities around the nation and want to help their fellow citizens, especially around the holiday season.
Chief Elf, Janice Hall suggests to start sending Santa Letters soon and would like letters received no later than December 1st. “The sooner we have letters, the greater chance for them to be adopted to assist a family in need.”
Santa letters can be sent to:
433 W. Harrison St.
Chicago IL 60699
Individuals interested in adopting letters, go to the Post Office, select the letter(s) and sign the form. When the individual is ready to mail selected items for the child, they return with the letter and gift they are mailing and the letter to the Postal Service employee. The individual will pay for postage, and a mailing label will be printed and the postage will be applied to the package.
The BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival returns Friday, Nov.16 at 4pm and then again Saturday, Nov. 17 at 11am.
Free, family fun culminates in the grand Tree-Lighting Parade down North Michigan Avenue with grand marshals Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse
Schedule of Events for Magnificent Mile Lights Festival include:
Friday Nov. 16: 4pm-8pm – Lights Festival Lane in Pioneer Court (401 N. Michigan Avenue) opens the evening before the parade with more than a dozen family-friendly activities plus live music and a visit with Santa Claus!
Explore an interactive wonderland of holiday-themed activities and sample treats from Garrett Popcorn, Frango, The Ellis’s Cheesecake Co. and more!
Saturday Nov. 17: 11am-4pm – Explore an interactive wonderland of holiday-themed activities at Lights Festival Lane in Pioneer Court (401 N. Michigan Avenue Santa Claus is always ready to greet guests plus live music and dozen family-friendly activities.
Millennium Park is located on Michigan Avenue, bordered by Randolph St. to the north, Columbus Dr. to the east and Monroe St. to the south. Millennium Park is open daily from 6am-11pm. Free Admission.
"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:
Art Institute of Chicago
Aurora Regional Fire Museum
Chicago Botanic Garden
Chicago Children's Museum
Chicago History Museum
Children's Museum in Oak Lawn
(Oak Lawn, IL)
DuSable Museum of African American History
The Field Museum
Lincoln Park Zoo
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
National Museum of Mexican Art
National Museum of Puerto Rican Art and Culture
National Veterans Art Museum
Wonder Works Children's Museum
(Oak Park, IL)
For additional museum locations, visit http://childrensmuseums.org/participating-museums
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
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.
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.
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
Join The UltimateTV at Chicago's Navy Pier for ACE Comic Con Midwest, Friday, October 12th through Sunday, October 14th!
Meet your favorite celebrities including Chris Evans (Captain America), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Matt Smith and Karen Gillan (Doctor Who) and many more for an incredible fan experience!
The event will also feature WWE Superstars, 60+ top comic creators, 100+ curated vendors & exhibitors, and live panel programming with all the celebrities and other industry professionals throughout the weekend.
The event will also feature world-renowned comic writers & artists, hand-picked vendors & exhibitors, and 30 hours of live panel programming across multiple stages throughout the weekend, all enjoyable with a General Admission ticket. Guests can also enjoy free activations from Microsoft, Mad Monster, T-Mobile, Sleeping Giant, and more.
ACE Universe has created the most immersive, robust experience for its audience. Stay tuned as ACE Universe will announce additional guests, future dates, cities, and ticket information at www.acecomiccon.com
Wizard World returns to Chicago, August 23-26 at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. Guests this year include "The Winter Soldier" Sebastian Stan, Michael Rooker, Bautista and Pom Klementieff from "Guardians of the Galaxy", "Outlander" reunion with Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe, Sophie Skelton, Graham McTavish, and Diana Gabaldon; fan favorites like Ian Somerhalder, Nichelle Nichols, James Marsters, Michael Rosenbaum or Charisma Carpenter and many more!
ATTENTION: To win a pair of passes to WIZARD WORLD Chicago, tweet your favorite superhero to [email protected] for your chance to win-- And for anyone too impatient for us to pick a winner, enjoy 20% off your ticket with the code ULTIMATE20 at https://wizardworld.com/comiccon/chicago
The UltimateTV 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:
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.
Promotion courtesy of Legion M, Electric Entertainment and The UltimateTV, Chicago's Entertainment Source!
BBC Studios-Americas, Fathom Events present the never-before-seen, 90-minute director’s cut of the hugely popular Doctor Who adventure, “Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks,”
This special one-night event takes place Monday, June 11 at 7p.m. local time in more than 750 select movie theaters nationwide!
An exclusive interview with the Fourth Doctor, Tom Baker will follow this special version and the complete season 12 of Doctor Who will be released on Blu-ray, June 19, featuring fan favorite Doctor Tom Baker.
Register to win a pair to tickets from The UltimateTV at https://genesis4.eventbrite.com No Purchase Necessary. Contest ends on or before June 10, 2018
or purchase tickets for “Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks” at www.FathomEvents.com or participating theater box offices. For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
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.
SCHEDULED PANEL GUESTS INCLUDE:
Chicago-born Actress featured in “The Chi”
Charles Andrew Gardner
Actor and President of SAG-AFTRA Chicago
Emmy award-winning writer and actor
vocalist and actor currently featured in “Hamilton”
Location manager/ scout
Location manager/ scout
Directors Guild of America
Comic illustrator and former colorist for Marvel Comics
Professional stunt performer currently featured in “Black Panther”
After the film, students will have the opportunity to hear from a panel of African American entertainment professionals about different career paths in film and related industries.
Twenty youth-focused nonprofits were selected to receive tickets, including Donda’s House, Common Ground Foundation, Free Spirit Media, True Star Foundation and more. Students receiving complimentary tickets were selected based upon their commitment to being both high-achieving scholars and model citizens in their communities.
For more information on upcoming Black Panther events, visit www.studiomoviegrill.com
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.
2017-2018 ADLER REEL SCIENCE FILM SERIES:
Friday, October 6, 2017
The Martian (PG-13)
Thursday, November 2, 2017
2001 A Space Odyssey (G)
Friday, January 12, 2018:
Friday, February 9, 2018:
WALL-E (CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER)
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:
Tuesday, February 13
Chicago Auto Show Food Drive
Wednesday, February 14 - Friday, February 16
Telemundo Hispanic Heritage Day
Friday, February 16
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.
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 offices (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)
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
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