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PAGE 6 SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2008 CLFMD7 DailyHerald Movie reviews, nightclubs, dining reviews and more dallyherald.com Timeout! Your list of what's happening today animals & plants Sogestu Ikebana Society Show, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe: Members of Sogestu Ikebana Society of Chicago demonstrate techniques and answer questions. Sogestu Ikebana is a three-dimensional artistic expression of arranging flowers and plant material in a container; based on Japanese traditions. Arrangements for sale at the end of show. Noon to 4:30 p.m. Admission to garden is free. Parking Is $15. (847) 835-5440 or www.chicagobotanic.org. "Spring Flower Show," Lincoln Park Conservatory, 2391 N. Stockton Drive, Chicago: Show features a changing selection of spring bloom- Ing plants Including annuals and perennials. Guests can also see direct descendants of the great azaleas that once bloomod at the World's Columbia Exposition in 1893.9a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Call (312) 742-7736 or visit the Web site www.chicagoparkdistrict.com. art "Heat," Melanee Cooper Gallery, 740 N. Franklin St., Chicago: Paintings and drawings exploring the dancer in motion by Allen Bentley. Noon to 4 p.m. (312) 202-9305 or www.mela- neecoopergallery.com. PRISM Contemporary Glass, 1048 W. Fulton Market, Chicago: "Exposure: An Introduction." Works by emerging glass artists. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call (312) 243-4885 or visit the Web site www.prismcontemporary.com. comedy "The Fowler Family Radio Hour," Donny's Skybox Theatre, Piper's Alley, 1608 N.Weils St., Chicago: Fictional radio broadcast from a small southern town. Various members of the Fowler family present cooking, entertainment and sports segments. 7:30 p.m. $10-$12 (312) 337-3992. "Gladiators, Live!" Bailiwick Repertory, 1229 W. BelmontAve., Chicago: New Interactive comedy show features couples competing against each other in games of physicals skill, comic prowess and brain-ioci- ty. Winning couples will advance to next round in this five-week event. Members of the audience who dress as Gladiators will be invited onstage each week to compete against each other. 10:30 p.m. $10. (773) 883- 1090orballiwick.org. "Letters X 5—The Best of the Breakups," Hungry Brain, 2319 W. BelmontAve., Chicago: GroundUp Theatre presents its annual send up of break up letters, text-messages, e-mails and more in this comedy revue compiled and composed by Anthony Roberts. 8 p.m. Final night. Free, but donations appreciated. www.grounduptheatre.com. The Smothers Brothers, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie: The famed duo perform their comedy routine of sketches and songs. 8 p.m. $75. Call (847) 673-6300 or visit www.northshorecenter.org. Zanies at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E, Main St., St. Charles: Chad Daniels; 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. $22 plus a two-item food/beverage minimum. (630) 584-6342, Zanies, 230 Hawthorn Village Commons, Vernon Hills: Tyler Christopher; Noon $40. Includes autographs after show. Jake Johannsen; 7 and 9:30 p.m. $25 plus a two-item food/beverage minimum. (847) 5496030 or zanies.com. Christopher Titus headlines at 7 and 9:15 p.m. at The Improv Comedy Showcase, 5 Woodfield Road, in Woodfield mall, Schaumburg. $24-$27. (847) 240-2001 or improv.com. Yang Wei, Old Town School of Folk Music Concert Hall, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago: Bluegrass/jazz/Chinese classical. 7 and 9:30 p.m. $34$38. (773) 728-6000. Grand Archives, The Acorn, The Builders and the Butchers, Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago: Indie/pop/roots rock. 10 p.m. $10. (773) 525-2508 or schubas.com. Hard Times Bluegrass Band, Harper College, 1200W.Algonquin Road, Palatine: Bluegrass. 7:30 p.m. in Room A238. $10-$15. (847) 9256100. The Midwest Hackers, Cole Pezley, Liz Young, Skokie Theatre, 7924 N. Lincoln Ave., Skokie: Indie/psychedelic/pop/folk rock. 8 p.m. $8. (847) 677-7761. Hindsight, Captain Tragedy, Signal, Sudden Dark, Abbey Pub, 3420 W. Grace St., Chicago: Hard/pop/electronic/progressive rock. 9 p.m. $8$10. Call (866) 468-3401 or visit abbeypub.com. "One Night of Queen" featuring Gary Mullen and the Works, Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake: Tribute to Queen. 7:30 p.m. $59-$65. (815) 356-9212. Kelly Joe Phelps, Visual and Performing Arts Center at Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin: Blues. 8 p.m. in the SecondSpace Theatre. $17; dinner package available for $34. (847) 622-0300. Anita Silvert, Lake Street Church, 607 Lake St., Evanston: Folk. 7:30 p.m. in the Josephine Grey Parlor. $13$15. Call (847) 475-6165 or Visit hogeyefolkarts.org. St. Charles Singers, Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, 307 Cedar Ave., St, Charles: "Faire Is the Heaven: Songs of Serenity and Light," works by Part, Howells and Haydn. 7:30 p.m. $10-$35. (630) 513-5272 or stcharlessingers.com. concerts dance Chicago Symphony Orchestra with Robert Levin, piano, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago: John Eliot Gardiner conducts works by Shostakovich, Beethoven and Schumann. 7 p.m. pre-concert conversation, 8 p.m. concert. $19$124. (312) 294-3000 or cso.org. DePaul University Baroque Ensemble, DePaul University Concert Hall, 800 W. Belden Ave., Chicago: Works by Couperin, Quantz and Vivaldi. 8 p.m. Free. (773) 325-7260. The Doodlebops, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont: Children's music. 1 and 4 p.m. $16-$46. (312)559-1212. Down the Line, Company of Thieves, Steppln' In It, Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago: Pop/roots/ Indie rock. 7:30 p.m. $15. (312)5591212. David Grisman Quintet with and Interpretation Center, 20 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston: Annual showcase features the choreography of Northwestern dance faculty members, with guest artists. 8 p.m. $10$20. (847) 491-7282. Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, Harris Theater for Music and Dance at Millennium Park, 205 E. Randolph Drive, Chicago: World premiere of Davis Robertson's "Moanln 1 Low" with Ron DeJesus' "Prey," Christopher Huggins' "Pyrokinesis," Sherry Zunker's "The Man That Got Away" and Klesha Lalama-White's "Let's Play." 8 p.m. $25-$50. (312) 3347777 or harristheaterchicago.org. State Ballet of Georgia's "Don Quixote," Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago: The internationally touring ballet company performs a danced version of Cervantes' famed story of a delusional knight. 7:30 p.m. $30-$89. (312) 902-1500. Urban Bush Women/Compagnie JANT-BI, Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, 1306 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago: The all-female African-American dance company teams up with an all-male company from Senegal for a cross-cultural performance exploring urban life and rituals that tie the American and African continents together. 8 p.m. $24-$28. Family Dance matinee at 3 p.m. $6-$10 for matinee. (312) 3448300 or www.colum.edu. dancing Dance World, Hoffman Estates Community Center, 1685 W. Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates: Dance tonight. An optional one-hour rumba dance lesson at 7:30 p.m. Open dancing from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. A variety of ballroom, swing, Latin and hustle music. Attire is dressy/casual. Light refreshments served. Admission $5 members; $10 guests. First- time guest admission is $5. Additional $3 charge for those taking lesson. (847) 885-7500. AMEBA Acrobatic and Arial Dance, 4022 N. St. Louis Ave., Chicago: On the Edge, a collection of contemporary dance works defined by extreme physicality and bold staging. 2 and 7 p.m. $15. (773) 4634402 or www.amebadance.org. "Beauty and the Beast," Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg: Schaumburg Dance Ensemble presents a ballet and dance version of the classic tale of a beauty who helps a cursed prince who has been punished in the ghastly form of a beast. Noon and 4 p.m. $12-$22. (847) 895-3600 or prairiecenter.org. "DanceWorks 2008," Josephine Louis Theatre, Northwestern University's Theatre film "The Life of Rellly," Facets Cinemath- eque, 1517W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago: Adaptation of Charles Nelson Reilly's one-man show, "Save It for the Stage," in which the late entertainer presents a witty anecdotal timeline of his life's bittersweet milestones. 3,5,7 and 9 p.m. $5-$9. Call (773) 281-4114 or visit facets.org/cinematheque. "Roberta," LaSalle Bank Cinema, 4901 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago: Dance numbers by Fred Astalre and Ginger Rogers highlight the tale of an American bandleader in need of a Parisian gig who gets a hand from an old flame who is now posing as a Polish countess. Shown with the 1938 musical comedy short "Air Parade." 8 p.m. $3$5. (312) 904-9442. Hand-carved wooden folk art, such as this wooden boy, are just some of the items featured at the Fox Valley Antiques Show at the Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. The show's theme is "Live Green, Buy Antiques," and it features 55 dealers and "5-Minute Antique School" sessions. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $8; proceeds benefit Garfield Farm Museum. (815) 838-0606 or csada.com. miscellany Clearbrook Guardian Spring Casino Night, Getz Building, 746 S. Vermont St., Palatine. Runs 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. Vegas-style gambling, raffles, food and beverages. Free. Proceeds benefit people with developmental disabilities. (847) 385-5305. nightspots Cubby Bear North, 21661 N. Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire: Wedding Banned. Pop/Rock. 10 p.m. $5. Call (847) 541-4700 orwisit cubbybear.com/lincolnshire. Durty Nellie's, 1 SON. Smith St., Palatine: Modern Day Romeos. Pop/Rock. 10 p.m. $6. (847) 358- 9150ordurtynellies.com. Kinetic Playground, 1113 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago: Mr. Blotto. Pop/Rock. 9 p.m. $10. (773) 7695483 or thekineticplayground.com. . Penny Road Pub, 28W705 Penny Road, South Barrington: 7th Heaven, Sector 7G, Alex Hotter and Friends, Short Attention Span, Paper Airplanes of Fire, 3rd Exit. Pop/Rock. 8 p.m. $8. Call (847) 428-0562 or visit pennyroadpub.com. opera "The Elixir of Love," Lynn Schornick Theater at the Jack Benny Center for the Arts, 39 Jack Benny Drive in Bowen Park, Waukegan: Bowen Park Opera presents Donizetti's comic opera about a bumpkin who buys a bogus love potion to try and win the wealthy woman he loves, 8 p.m. $12-$25. (847) 360-4740. Irish singer Deirdre Shannon, pictured, stars in "If You're Irish..." at 8 p.m. at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. Frank McNamara conducts an orchestra and soloists in Irish music and dance. Derek Moloney and Cora Smyth also star. $38$68. (312) 559-1212 or thechicagotheatre.com. shows, markets & expos Chlcagoland Flower & Garden Show and Home Lifestyle Expo, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Road, Rosemont: Theme and "teaching" gardens, workshops and seminars, culinary demonstrations, market featuring garden-related products and services, fantasy table settings, flower/landscape photographs and home improvement exhibitors, plus art show with more than 70 artists. 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. $12-$14; $5 for ages 4 to 12. Parking $11. chicagoflower.com. Chicagoland Kids Expo, Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center, 1551 N. Thoreau Drive, Schaumburg: The latest products and services for toddlers through young teens, with kid-friendly entertainers, inflatable rides and games. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. $6-$10. Discount coupon at chicagokidsexpo.com. Fox Valley Antiques Show, Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. $8; proceeds benefit Garfield Farm Museum. Call (815) 838-0606 or visit csada.com. The Home Show, Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine: Find solutions to home improvement needs, bring plans and talk directly to local contractors. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission and parking. Call (630) 551-9191 or visit the Web site chicagohomeshow.net. theater "Corpse!" Steel Beam Theatre, 111 W. Main St., St. Charles: A set of twins get involved in a plot to murder the other one in Gordon Moon's comic farce. 8 p.m. $23-525. Call (630) 587-8521 or visit the Web site at www.SteelBeamTheatre.com. "Dolly West's Kitchen," TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago: A World War II Irish family faces uncomfortable truths when one British and two American soldiers enter their lives in Frank McGuinness' acclaimed drama. 4 and 8 p.m. $25-$30. (773) 281-8463 or www.timelinetheatre.com. "Drood (The Mystery of Edwin Drood)" Noble Fool Theatricals at Pheasant Run Resort & Spa, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles: Dickens' last mystery novel was left unfinished. Now the audience must decide whodunit in Rupert Holmes' 1985 Tony award-winning Broadway musical comedy set in a Victorian music hall. 5 and 8:30 p.m. $27$38; $49-$60 dinner and show f packages. (630) 584-6342. "Georgy Porgy and Other Stories by Roald Dahl," Annoyance Theatre, 4830 N. Broadway St., Chicago: A revue of Dahl's more mature and adults-only tales. 8 p.m. $15. (773) 561-4665 or www.annoyance productions.com. "Les Miserables," Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire: Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schb'n- berg's hit musical based upon Victor Hugo's novel about a French convict on the run who redeems himself through the years while getting caught up in a student uprising in 1832. Showtimes 2:30 and 8 p.m. $45 (excludes tax and handling fees). Call (847) 634-0200 or visit www.marriotttheatre.com. "Next Stop, Spinsterland," Athenaeum Theatre Studio 3,2936 N. Southport, Chicago: Not Quite Coy Productions presents the world premiere of Lindsay Casella and Stephanie Greenwald's "non-romantic" comedy of two women in a magical land who both must find a husband within 24 hours. 8 p.m. $18. (312) 902-1500. — Compiled by Laura Stewart Kevin Cox, left, Matthew Sherbach and Kate Cares star in a special benefit performance of "The Misanthrope" at 7 p.m. at the Athenaeum Theatre Studio 2,2936 N. Southport, Chicago. Greasy Joan & Co. presents Ranjit Bolt's updated translation of Moliere's classic comedy of a brutal realist who paradoxically falls in love with a shallow and fashion-obsessed woman. Tickets are $30 and include a post' show reception at Lennox lounge, 3032 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. (312)458-0718. Movie guide KEY: Four stars means superior; three stars means good; two stars means average; one star means poor. D tor drug use, L lor language, N for nudity, S for sexual situations or references, V for violence. Ratings by Dann Glre, Dally Herald film critic, unless otherwise noted. Picks "Atonement" — A child's false accusation wrecks two lovers' lives in this World War II drama. (R) L. S. 122 minutes. * * * * "Charlie Wilson's War" — Mike Nichols' smart, sophisticated comedy based on a congressman (Tom Hanks) who helped bring down the Soviets. (R) D. L. N, S. 97 minutes. * * * Yt "Definitely, Maybe" — A dad explains his romantic history to his daughter. Reviewed by JeW Bayer. (PG-13) L. S. 112 minutes. * * * Yi "Enchanted" — A royal treat! Cartoon (airy tale characters become flesh-and-blood people in modern New York. A zany comedy reviewed by Jamie Sotonofl. (PR) 107 minutes. * * * "In Bruges" — A sweet, salty film noir. Two killers (Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson) bungle a |ob and get sidelined in Bruges. Reviewed by Michael Wilmington. (R) 0, L, V. 107 minutes. * * * "Juno" — Quirky, poignant comedy about a sassy, pregnant teen. The best film of 2007. (PG- 13) L, S. 95 minutes. * * * * "Michael Clayton" — George Clooney kicks dramatic butt as a fixer for a huge legal firm. Thoughtful. Tough. (R) L.119 minutes. * * * * "Miss Pettlgrew Lives for a Day" — A fired governess gets taken in by a singer/actress in 1939 London. Reviewed by Jeff Bayer. (PG-13) N. 92 minutes. * * * Yi "No Country for Old Men" — The Coen brothers offer a horrific, blackly funny thriller about drugs and cash. (R) L, V. 122 minutes. * * * * "The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggiaToles Movie" — Nutty, smart and wild animated comedy for kids with a subtle faith- based message. (G) 85 minutes. * * * Yi "The Savages" — Siblings Laura Linney and Philip Seymour Hoffman spar over caring for their elderly dad. (R) L. 114 minutes. * * •* Yi "The SplderwIcK Chronicles" — Lavish fantasy where goblins besiege a house. Reviewed by Michael Wilmington. (PG) 96 minutes. * * * "There Will Be Blood" — Daniel Day-Lewis inhales the Texas scenery as a ruthless oil baron in P.T. Anderson's take on Upton Sinclair's 1927 novel "Oil!" (R) violence. 158 minutes. *** * "The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep" — Charming children's tale (with scares!) about a lad who befriends the Loch Ness sea monster during World War II. (PG) 111 minutes. * * * Yt Passables "The Bank Job" — True story of small-time bank robbers in 1971 London. Reviewed by Jeff Bayer. (R) L, N, S, V. 110 minutes. * * "Be Kind Rewind" — When VHS movies get erased in a video store, Jack Black and Mos Del re-enact them on tape. (PG-13) S. 101 minutes. * * "Diary of the Dead" — George Romero directs a reboot of his zombie saga as student filmmakers deal with the undead. (R) L, N, V. 95 minutes. * * "I Am Legend" — Will Smith fights generic CGI cannibals in 2012 New York City. (PG-13) V, 100 minutes. * * Yt "Mad Money" — Three female Federal Reservists plot to rob their bank. Reviewed by Pam DeFiglio. (PG-13) D, S. 104 minutes. * * "The Other Boleyn Girl" — Eric Sana's King Henry VIII has a choice of Boleyn sisters Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman as mistresses. (PG-13) S, V. 120 minutes. * * Yt "Semi-Pro" — Basketball team owner Will Ferrell becomes a member ol the team, for real. Reviewed by Jamie Sotonoff. (R) L, S. 90 minutes. * * Yt "27 Dresses" — Romantic comedy with Katherine Helgl as a bridesmaid, never a bride. Like that would happen. (PG-13) L, S. 107 minutes. * * YI "Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins" — A talk- show host (Martin Lawrence) heads home after a nine-year absence. Reviewed by Michael Wilmington. (PG-13) D, L, S. 114 minutes. * * Pits "10,000 B.C." — A prehistoric warrior risks his life to rescue his kidnapped lover. (PG-13) V. 108 minutes. * Yt "Alvin and the Chipmunks" — Alvin, you're a little flat. Alvin? Alviiiiiiiililn! (PG) 91 minutes. * Yt "The Bucket List" — Two terminally ill patients (Morgan Freeman, Jack Nicholson) have one final fling around the world. (PG-13) L. 97 minutes. * Yt "Charlie Bartlett" — A teen becomes a shrink and drug supplier to the student body. ' Reviewed by Jeff Bayer. (R) D, L, N. 97 minutes * Yt "Fool's Cold" — Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey hunt treasure In a rom-com without rom or com. (PG-13) L, N, S, V. 112 minutes * Yt "Jumper" — Hayden Christensen can teleport himself anywhere except Into a good sci-fi thriller. (PG-13) L, S, V. 88 minutes. * Yt "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" — Nicolas Cage returns in another "Da Vinci Code" wannabe. Reviewed by Jeff Bayer. (PG) 124 minutes. * Yi "Penelope" — Frivolous, below-average fable has a cursed, pig-nosed Christina Riccl looking for spell-breaking love. (PG) 84 minutes. * Yt "Rambg" — Sylvester Stallone tries to save missionaries in Burma. Associated Press review. (R) L, S, V. 93 minutes. * Yi "Untraceable" — A Web site broadcasts streaming live murders. (R) L, V. 100 minutes. * Yi "Vantage Point" — "Rashomon" meets the Zapruder film when U.S. President William Hurt Is shot in Spain. (PG-13) L, V. 90 minutes. * Yt Unpreviewed "The Band's Visit" — A stranded Egyptian band gets help from citizens In an Israeli town At Renaissance Place In Highland Park and the Century Centre in Chicago. (PG-13) 89 minutes. "College Road Trip" — A dad goes college- shopping with his daughter. (G) 86 minutes. "The Eye" — Jessica Alba sees dead people after an eye transplant. (PG-13) V. 97 minutes. "Girls Rockl" — An Oregon camp empowers girls through music. At the Music Box, Chicago (PG) 90 minutes. "Hannah Montana and Mlley Cyrys: Best of Bora Worlds Concert Ton" — Compiled from 3-D footage from the Disney Channel star's concert tour. (G) 74 minutes. "Meet the Spa.rtans" — Another multimovie spool from the makers of "Date Movie." (PG-13) L, S, V. 84 mingles. "Step Up 2 the Streets' — Hot street dancers strike romantic sparks at the Maryland School of the Arts. (PG-13) L, V. 97, minutes. V

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