The Belle City Brassworks brass band is performing “Legends,” a program that kicks off the group’s spring concert series.

“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.

Sometimes to go big, you have to go small. The Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “Proof” tackles big themes — exploring the family dynamics involved when high-level math and mental instability come into play — and does it with just four characters.

The Carthage Philharmonic — which performs standard orchestral repertoire — is playing a free concert 1 p.m. Sunday (March 24) in Siebert Chapel on the Carthage campus, 2001 Alford Park Drive.

Let’s start by clearing something up from last week’s column. I wrote about the final St. Patrick’s Party for Theresa and Sherry at tg’s. I wrote, “As many of you probably know, northside restaurant and live music establishment tg’s is being sold with the closing date in a week or so” then w…

“Shrek The Musical” — a stage show based on the beloved animated films — stars the familiar characters: the green ogre Shrek, Princess Fiona, the wise-cracking Donkey and the evil Lord Farquaad. They all inhabit the fairy-tale world of the “Shrek” stories.

The Miss Kenosha Pageant — taking place Saturday night at St. Joseph Catholic Academy — is “completely sold out,” said organizer Joya Santarelli. “I have already had to turn away at least a dozen people. I guess that’s a great problem to have.”

When our Milwaukee Brewers take on the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Championship Series starting tonight at Miller Park, it’s more than just a clash of baseball teams. It’s a culture lash of the highest order.

“Little Women,” Louisa May Alcott’s tale of sisterhood and hardship, is a much beloved story female filmmakers have embraced often over the years. Director Gillian Armstrong and screenwriter Robin Swicord adapted the book memorably in 1994, and Oscar-nominated director Greta Gerwig announced…

Open auditions for “Urine-town,” a satirical musical, are 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday (Sept. 9-10) at the PM&L Theatre’s Tribute Hall, located at 877 Main St. in Antioch, Ill.

Timothy Firth’s comedic play “Calendar Girls,” directed by Deane Jones, opens Friday (Sept. 7) at the PM&L Theatre. The show will run Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Sept 23.

Step aside, “Halloween.” Forget it, “Paranormal Activity.” Nice try, “Scream.” “The Conjuring” franchise (or the “Conjuring Cinematic Universe,” the “CCU”) has steadily become the most dependable horror film franchise of late, conquering the box office with good old-fashioned and flawlessly …

Incredibles 2 (PG) Fri.-Sun., Tue. 10:45-1:40-4:35; Mon., Wed. 10:45-1:40-4:35-7:30-10:25

Death Cab for Cutie “Thank You for Today” (Atlantic)

The 13th annual Rock the Block Music Fest takes over about 10 blocks of 52nd Street beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 8) until closeing time (2 a.m.).

PADDOCK LAKE – Celebrate German heritage and enjoy some suds from noon to 8 p.m Saturday at the eighth annual Old Settlers Oktoberfest at Old Settlers Park, 24100 75th St.

There is a lot of hyperbole in the world today. In fact, more than ever before in history (Get it?!). That is why when someone says they are having a “Giant” show you probably think, “Yeah, sure.”

The UW-Parkside Foreign Film Series will open its 37th consecutive season Sept. 13. It features 13 recent (2015-2017) internationally acclaimed movies and New Wave French director François Truffaut’s first feature film, the 1959 classic “The 400 Blows.” The series runs through April 28.

Here it is, the final “official” summer weekend. Have you eaten your quota of funnel cakes? Did you get to one of the Simmons Island beach parties? How about an art fair? Or taking a bike ride?

First off, I want to congratulate two local rockers on their wedding last weekend. Stephanie Donoma, of Donoma, and Tony Ash, of Cheap Sleaze and Conan Neutron and His Secret Friends, tied the knot in one of the coolest weddings I have witnessed. Best of all that is good is wished by many to…

More than 60 artists are expected to display their works at the 26th annual Walk in the Woods Art Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 1) at Hawthorn Hollow Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum, 880 Green Bay Road.