ChocolateFest organizers are betting there are a few chocolate lovers – or tens of thousands – who will make their way to Burlington, a.k.a. Chocolate City U.S.A, to celebrate the holiday weekend “Viva Choco Vegas” style.

The Voices of Parkside members are perfecting their Mandarin as they prepare to sing “The Moon Represents My Heart,” one of the best-known Chinese pop songs of all time, for two concerts next week.

The Carthage College dance program students are performing “Away from the Mirror” — an entirely student-produced dance concert — Friday and Saturday (May 10-11) in the school’s Studio Theatre.

Traditionally, the summer movie season has become synonymous with Hollywood’s biggest franchises. But as big titles invade every month in the moviegoing calendar (Disney’s mother-of-all-tentpoles “Avengers: Endgame” is already in theaters, and “Captain Marvel” — like “Black Panther” before h…

The Dorian Gray Art Show, celebrating its 35th anniversary, returns to Bindelli’s City Zoo, 4601 Seventh Ave., on April 6.

“The Diviners” — written by Jim Leonard Jr. and directed by Casey Audrain — is the next production at the PM&L Theatre in downtown Antioch, Ill.

The Big Read — a monthlong community event centered around the novel “Into the Beautiful North” — wraps up Monday with a book signing and keynote address from the book’s author, Luis Alberto Urrea.

“Matilda the Musical” — based on the 1988 children’s novel of the same name by Roald Dahl — opens Friday night at Harborside Academy, 913 57th St. (inside Reuther Central High School).

The Marine Corps Pacific Forces Woodwind Quintet, currently on tour from Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, will present “a memorable evening of musical entertainment at the H.F. Johnson Recital Hall at Carthage College,” according to concert organizers.

“Marie Antoinette” — a new take on the story written by David Adjmi — opens Friday night (March 22) at Carthage College. Carthage Professor Herschel Kruger directs the show in the college’s Wartburg Theatre.