September 21, 2020

The Mix: Riot Fest at the Movies, Lyric Opera’s virtual ball and more things to do in Chicago Sept. 10-16

Uma Thurman stars in “Kill Bill Vol. 1,” screening as part of Riot Fest at the Movies | Miramax

There are a whole lot of local entertainment options to enjoy online and on-site in Chicago in the week ahead.

Riot Fest on screen

While Riot Fest is a no go this summer, fans can check out Riot Fest at the Movies, at Chicago Drive-In, 7000 S. Harlem, Bridgeview. The two-night event features four films: Kevin Smith’s “Clerks” (7:30 p.m.) and Quentin Tarantino’s “Kill Bill Vol. 1” (10 p.m.) on Sept. 11, and Joel Schumacher’s “The Lost Boys” (7:30 p.m.) and Stanley Kubrick’s “A Clockwork Orange” (10 p.m.) on Sept. 12. Tickets are $29.98 per film per car or $49.98 for both films on either night; a two-day pass for all movies is $79.98 or $99.98. Visit

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Hershey Felder as George GershwinGershwin revisited

Pianist-singer-actor Hershey Felder returns with another of his popular performances streamed live from Teatro della Pergola in Florence, Italy. In “George Gershwin Alone,” Felder tells the story of the great American composer and plays the composer’s best-known songs from “An American in Paris” and “Porgy and Bess” to his groundbreaking “Rhapsody in Blue.” To create the role, Felder had unprecedented access to Gershwin’s personal and professional papers and recordings. The performance benefits theater and arts organizations across the U.S. and Europe including Porchlight Music Theatre, which gets 50% of ticket sales sold through its website. Streams at 7 p.m. Sept. 13; tickets are $55. Visit or

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Heather HeadleyOpera love

In place of its annual Opera Ball, the opening event of the season, the Lyric Opera of Chicago presents “For the Love of Lyric,” a virtual concert from the opera house stage. Performers include soprano Renee Fleming, Tony Award winner Heather Headley, soprano Ailyn Perez, bass Soloman Howard and mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges with Doug Peck serving as music director. Members of the Ryan Opera Center Ensemble and the Chicago Children’s Choir also perform. The free stream begins at 6 p.m. Sept. 13. Visit

Spence Warren of “96 Hours.”Ready, set, go

Links Hall presents “96 Hours,” a pop-up performance festival featuring three teams of artists versed in performance art, dance, puppetry, music and devised theater who will each create an original work in, as the title says, 96 hours. Team A is Ayako Kato, Spence Warren and Nora Sharp; Team B is Dawn Xiana Moon, Lia Kohl and D3won; Team C is Marceia L. Scruggs, Erica Rene and Ben LaMar Gav. The results will by streamed at 1, 3 and 5 p.m. Sept. 12, with an encore stream beginning at 5 p.m. Sept. 13 (an artist Q&A follows this stream). Tickets are $12 per team or $30 for a festival pass; encore tickets are $30. Visit

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