A Restaurant King’s Latest Role

This interest in movies is not an out-of-the-blue pipe dream. For many years he has been friends with and says he has learned much from such actor pals as David Schwimmer. He credits the local director, teacher and actress Joyce Piven with "giving me the basics" and he has for some time been taking acting lessons with Doug McDade, a longtime ensemble member of Shattered Globe Theatre.

Tuxes and Tails Gala

TUX’S AND TAILS ….Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control are holding their black tie gala for Chicago’s neediest animals April 29th at The Waldorf Astoria in Chicago.

The Moon Threads a Needle

Hi, all. I’m songwriter/guitarist/saxophonist Wes John Cichosz (pronounced Chee-hoas). I’ve been part of Chicago’s music scene since I was a teenager and I’m proud to call the city my home, both musically and geographically. So thanks for checking me out here on A Chicago Thing.

Help Change Lives, One Woman At A Time!

Join me this Sunday at the Davis Theater to see cast members from Chicago Fire, Chicago Med and Chicago PD star in a live staged reading of a new screenplay, Waiting, to benefit Piven Theatre Workshop arts outreach for women.

Chocolate Extravaganza: Chicago’s Premier World AIDS Day Event

The AIDS Foundation of Chicago invites the Windy City to indulge in delectable creations from 20 of Chicago’s leading chocolatiers at World of Chocolate on Thursday, December 1, World AIDS Day, all while raising funds for a noble cause.

Tony and Emmy Award Winning Kristin Chenoweth Performs at CSO Benefit

The League of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA) presents its 27th annual Corporate Night benefit concert on Monday, June 20, at 7:30 p.m. featuring Broadway star and leading lady of television and film, Kristin Chenoweth with Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) led by acclaimed Broadway musical director and conductor Mary Mitchell Campbell.