The folks at farm-to-table hot-spot Local Root (601 North McClurg Court) bring their mission of locally-sourced freshness one step further with a bit of a macabre touch, hosting a book signing by new, locally-grown, vampire-sleuthing author Jilly Langlan, as part of Local Root’s just-launched Afternoon Tea, available through December 31.
Jilly’s suspenseful debut novel, A Mile of Mayhem, is set entirely in Chicago, featuring popular spots like the Ritz Carton Hotel, Old Town Social…and Local Root, in addition to a fictional Streeterville hospital campus. “When we learned Jilly was a local, first-time author, wasn’t part of an established franchise, we immediately embraced her” said Local Root Executive Chef/Owner Issac Weliver, who created the new Afternoon Tea menu at Local Root, available
2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, $24 per person.
A Mile of Mayhem book signing with author Jilly Langlan is Tuesday, December 17, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Local Root. The book will be available for purchase during that time for $10. All who order Afternoon Tea that day receive a free, autographed book. Local Root, 601 North McClurg Court, Chicago.312-643-1145. www.localrootchicago.com.
About Author Jilly Langham, A Mile Mayhem
“Meet Dr. Ian Bennett: newly minted vampire. Sexy, smart, successful – and decidedly single – Bennett focuses on his work at a Chicago hospital and on keeping his vampire tendencies in check. His life’s about to get complicated.”
Written while serving as advocate/caregiver for her husband during his lymphoma treatment at Northwestern Hospital, Chicagoan Jilly Langlan’s debut novel is just one way Jilly has taken a devastating experience and turned it into something good.
Set in Jilly’s hometown of Chicago, A Mile of Mayhem follows new and reluctant vampire Dr. Ian Bennett, a respected oncologist at a top local hospital. When Bennett’s patient, high-powered CEO Audrey Winslow, is attacked by a vampire and the vampire dies, Bennett is swept up in a fast-paced chase to fend off the malicious Great Lakes Coven and their plot to have a vampire elected as mayor.
Featuring familiar Chicago hot-spots like Old Town Social, Local Root, The Ritz Carlton Hotel, and a Streeterville hospital campus, A Mile of Mayhem lets readers catch a glimpse of Chicago’s dark side. A Mile of Mayhem was published through CreateSpace and is currently available in paperback and Kindle on Amazon.com.Leave a Comment Go to Post...
Win FREE PASSES to an Advanced Screening of Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones on Friday the 13th!
ChicagoHorror.com has received a set of Admit Two passes to give away to our site users to see a special advance screening of Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones on Friday December 13th. To get yours, go to http://www.gofobo.com/rsvp and use RSVP Code DRKCHIB12F RSVP HERE. Winners will receive a confirmation email. Passes are first-come, first-served and DO NOT guarantee a seat, so get to the theater (it’ll be on the pass) early!
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Join Horrorbles on Sunday, December 15th (Noon-5pm) for a “Graveyards of Chicago” book signing with Ursula Bielski!
When the first edition of Graveyards of Chicago was published in 1999, taphophiles (cemetery enthusiasts) were still often considered “morbid” and “disturbed”. Matt Hucke and Ursula Bielski’s regional best-seller did its part in changing that, revealing cemeteries to be fascinating repositories of history, art, culture, and folklore, tranquil spots for exploration, reflection, and discovering who we are. Feeling that their original work was never finished, Hucke and Bielski have continued to deepen their knowledge of and dedication to our local burial grounds, returning with this entirely revised and updated edition almost twice as long as the first, with all new photography, and including QR codes for most cemeteries leading to additional photos and bonus material.
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Join Nick Digilio and Flashback Weekend at Carmike – Muvico Theaters Rosemont 18 for the Christmas edition of the NICK DIGILIO FILM CLUB Tuesday Dec. 10, 2013 – the Joe Dante classic “GREMLINS” (1984) Digital restoration in Sony 4K ! Nick Digilio, WGN radio 720AM film critic & host of “THE NICK DIGILIO SHOW” invites you to the Nick Digilio Film Club, a monthly movie get-together featuring a night of film, food, and fun.
Muvico Theaters Rosemont 18 & Bogart’s
9701 Bryn Mawr Avenue Rosemont, IL 60018
“THE NICK DIGILIO FILM CLUB” movies will be shown in the Muvico Premier theater featuring ultra plush oversized theater seats, elegant stadium seating, and state of the art Sony 4K digital projection. You’ll also be able to enjoy cocktails during the movie!
We will be screening a 4K digital restoration projected with Sony 4K projection. This classic is going to look and sound amazing!
Time: 7:00PM Bogart’s, located on the 2nd floor of Muvico Theaters Rosemont 18.
At 8PM, Nick will introduce the film. After the movie Nick will host a discussion about the film.
Tuesday Dec. 10, 2013 – “GREMLINS”
Director – Joe Dante
Starring – Starring Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates
Only $10.00. Nick Digilio film club fees may be purchased in advance at www.muvico.com
For additional information please call Muvico Theaters Rosemont 18 at (847) 447-1040
Free parking (with validated parking ticket) in the Muvico parking garage across from the Muvico Theaters. Just look for the Muvico signs before entering the parking garage.
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/493916640722950/
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Phantom Airwaves and Chicago Hauntings invite you to experience the horror of Krampus night, when St. Nicholas and his diabolical sidekick Krampus visit the homes of children around the world, bringing gifts for the good–and kidnapping the bad. Food and festive fun will be on tap, as well as a cash bar. Featuring readings from Michael Esposito and Ursula Bielski’s “Krampusnacht Book of Cautionary Tales,” traditional German folktales, Chicago’s German-American ghost stories, and the haunting music of Phantom Airwaves. Plus . . . a visit from Krampus himself! At the beautiful Skyline lounge in the historic D.A.N.K. Haus German American Cultural Center. 4740 N. Western Avenue, Chicago. $10. New, unwrapped toys collected for donation!
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/444859825618647/
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WildClaw Theatre presents the world premiere stage adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Shadow Over Innsmouth”. Previewing December 12th, then opening Friday, December 13th, 7:30pm at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 North Southport, Chicago, IL. Running through January 26th, 2014 with performance times Thursday thru Saturday at 7:30pm, and Sunday at 3pm.
Directed by Shade Murray, and featuring company members Steve Herson, Brian Amidei, and Ele Matelen, with Brittany Burch, Christy Arington, Mark Pracht, Jude Roche, Katey Kerman, Bob Kruse, Mary Jo Bolduc, Matt Farabee, Adam Shalzi, David Seeber, and Brady Johnson.
Small towns have big secrets. In the dead of winter, an eager young student of anthropology is pulled toward the strange and isolated village of Innsmouth, Massachusetts, where the only thing more disquieting than the furtive townsfolk is the pervasive odor of death, decay, and rotting fish in the air. Some say a pagan cult drove all of the orthodox churches out. Some say there are endless tunnels beneath the town. And some say they’ve seen devils on the reef by the light of the moon. But all who hear its name, spoken in hushed whispers throughout New England, will agree on one thing: there is a dark and sinister shadow over Innsmouth.
WildClaw is thrilled to present the World Premiere adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Shadow Over Innsmouth”. This terrifying journey of life, home and transformation continues WildClaw Theatre’s quest to bring intelligent and imaginative horror to the Chicago stage.
Shade Murray (A Red Orchid Theatre) has assembled a remarkable production team for “The Shadow Over Innsmouth”. Adapted for the stage by WildClaw Company Member Scott T. Barsotti, set design by John Ross Wilson, costume and makeup design by WildClaw Artistic Director Allison Greaves Amidei, lighting design by Heather Gilbert, and sound design by Mikey Moran and Mikhail Fiksel.
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Strangeloop Theatre presents
The Nutracker Nightmare
A tale of Christmas joy & horror
“The stockings are hung by the chimney with care, but oh, little children, the toys beware. The Doll Queen is coming with her icy stare, into your dreams creeps the Nutcracker Nightmare.”
In a world where dolls come to life and little children dream of sugar plum fairies, a new evil has emerged from the toy box. It’s up to one young girl, a rag doll, a toy soldier and a ballerina mouse to prevent the total destruction of Christmas. Where’s the Nutcracker when you need him?
Strangeloop’s holiday production provides a sequel to E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic holiday tale, but this time Marie and the toys face an enemy far worse than mice that threaten to chew up dresses and eat sugar toys — and all without her precious Nutcracker to save them.
The cast includes: Lauren Bourke, Carrie Campana, Elana Elyce, Letitia Guillaud, Jaclyn Jensen, Tim Lee, Allison McCorkle, Carolyn Minor, Mark Edward Penzien, Holly Robison, Andrew Todaro and Chad Wise.
Written and directed by Strangeloop company member Maria Burnham, Nutcracker Nightmare runs two nights only: Sunday, December 15, and Monday, December 16, at 8 p.m. at Mary’s Attic, 5400 N Clark St. in Chicago, (above Hamburger Mary’s). Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or in advance at Brown Paper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/511457.
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