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C2E2 brings out pop culture fan favorites from TV, film and comic books — and Brian Posehn

C2E2 — celebrating a veritable who’s who of pop culture— takes place this weekend at McCormick Place. Comedian/writer/actor Brian Posehn will be among the guest stars.

Mundelein High Theatre to present ‘The Secret Garden’

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Mundelein High School Theatre will present a musical version of the classic story, “The Secret Garden,” at 7 p.m. May 1-3 and at 2 p.m. May 4 at 1350 W. Hawley St.

Review: ‘Quiet Ones’ is more creaky than creepy

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Paying homage in style and theme to the vintage horror movies of the 1970s, “The Quiet Ones” is the latest stylish shocker from Hammer, the recently reactivated classic U.K. studio imprint.

Review: Tom Hardy drives ‘Locke,’ in every way

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There are plenty of minimalist films out there. And then there’s the tiny sub-genre of the truly, ultra-minimalist films: One character. In one place. Think “Buried,” in which Ryan Reynolds spent 94 minutes stuck in a coffin, with a waning cellphone.

Whodunit murder mystery set for May 3 in Wauconda

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There’s murder afoot and no one knows who’s done it. No one except Sherry Corder who owns the Old Victorian Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast in Wauconda.

Spike Lee, Oliver Stone come to Ebertfest as ‘a tribute to Roger’

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Chaz Ebert says the presence of the two directing giants shows “how we’re trying to maintain his legacy and the high standards we’ve established for the festival.”

‘Capt. America’ tops box office for third week

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Captain America continues to vanquish box office foes, triumphing in ticket sales for the third consecutive week and beating formidable contender Johnny Depp.

Would you buy a used car from Chris Meloni?

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The “Law & Order: SVU” alum is dealing wheels in “Small Time” on the big screen.

Kevin Sharp, 43, country singer who inspired with cancer battle

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FAIR OAKS, Calif. — Kevin Sharp, a country music singer who recorded multiple chart-topping songs and survived a well-publicized battle with cancer, has died. He was 43. His sister Mary Huston says Mr. Sharp died in Fair Oaks, Calif., at 10:49 p.m. Saturday of complications …

‘Art Live’ in Waukegan brings together cultural artists

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Titles like ArtWauk and the Karcher Artspace Lofts might not call to mind spoken-word poetry and acoustic riffs on the Rolling Stones, but this weekend’s grand opening of Art Live will serve as a reminder that not everything in a gallery involves paint on canvas.

Comedian Seinfeld to take the stage at Genesee June 6

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Jerry Seinfeld will make his third visit to Waukegan when he takes the stage at the Genesee Theatre for a show scheduled for Friday, June 6.

5 Things to do

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The Waukegan Park District will host its Eggstravaganza Trail April 19 in Belvidere Park, 2000 Belvidere Road, Waukegan.

Expressionist artist Diane Thodos shows off two sides

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Evanston artist Diane Thodos is exhibiting two distinctly different bodies of work in her latest exhibit, “Forces of Life: Lyricism and Requiem.” The pieces in the exhibit, which is on display April 18-May 31 at Re-Invent Gallery in Lake Forest, reflect Thodos’ attraction to Abstract Expressionism and German Expressionism.

Datebook

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“Schoolhouse Rock Live!” will be performed through May 4 at Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire.

Here & Now

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Zion Park District’s free annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 9 a.m. April 19 at Shiloh Park, 27th Street side.

Chicagoing

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Breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 9 to 11 a.m. April 18-19 at Morton Arboretum in Lisle.