CHICAGO – When faced with adversity, the best way around it is to somehow break into song. That is the feeling behind the Brown Paper Box Co.’s “Positively Present: An Uplifting Cabaret,” running April 7th and 8th at Mary’s Attic in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood. The event features company member Kristi Szczepanek as host, and presents song stylings by other company members, including Anna Schutz, plus some special guests. For details and ticket information, click here.
Slideshow: Heroes & Villains Fest, Walker Stalker Con in Chicago on Mar. 25-26, 2017
CHICAGO – Of the pop culture gatherings in the Chicagoland area, nothing provides the sheer fun of today’s comic-inspired TV shows and movies like “Heroes & Villains Fest” and “Walker Stalker Con.” Not only is there an opportunity to meet the performers who star in the shows and movies, but the H&V Fest is also an interactive hero experience, with zip lines, obstacle course and safe archery, and is paired with Walker Stalker Con, which has a horror, sci-fi and fantasy theme. TV shows like “Gotham,” “Arrow,” “Agents of SHIELD,” “The Walking Dead” and movies like “Superman Returns,” “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Hellboy” will all be represented. The next H&V/Walker Stalker event is March 25th and and 26th, 2017, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. (detail link below).
To give you an example of the celebrities that appear at H&V and Walker Stalker, photographer Joe Arce of HollywoodChicago.com took Exclusive Portraits at the 2016 event, and many of the performers will be appearing at this year’s gathering as well. Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All photos © Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com.
- H&V1: David Mazouz, portrays young Bruce Wayne on ‘Gotham.’
- H&V2: Sean Pertwee is Alfred in ‘Gotham.’
- H&V3: Robin Lord Taylor is The Penguin in ‘Gotham.’
- H&V4: Drew Powell portrays Butch Gilzean in ‘Gotham.’
- H&V5: Erin Richards is Barbara Kean in ‘Gotham.’
- H&V6: Katrina Law of ‘Arrow.’
- H&V7: Neil McDonough of ‘Arrow.’
- H&V8: Willa Holland of ‘Arrow.’
- H&V9: Paul Blackthorn of ‘Arrow.’
- H&V10: Echo Kellum of ‘Arrow.’
- H&V11: Carlos Valdes of ‘The Flash.’
- H&V12: Teddy Sears of ‘The Flash.’
- H&V13: Arthur Darville of ‘Legends of Tomorrow.’
- H&V14: Ciara Renee of ‘Legends of Tomorrow.’
- H&V15: Jack Coleman of ‘Heroes Reborn.’
- H&V16: Robbie Kay of ‘Heroes Reborn.’
- H&V17: Brian Tee of ‘Jurassic World’ and TV’s ‘Chicago Med.’