Monday, March 11, 2013
Tickets go on sale March 18 for the May 10 show. Check out the video of Black during a 2009 comedy special.
Comedian Lewis Black, perhaps best known for his television comedy specials, "Back in Black" segments on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and Grammy-winning comedy albums, will appear at the Rialto Square Theatre May 10. Black has appeared at the Rialto at least twice previously. Tickets go on sale March 18 and cost $65, $49.50 and $39.50. Not familiar with Black? Check out this video clip from one of his comedy specials, but be forewarned that the f-word is liberally used throughout. Tickets can be purchased at livenation.com, ticketmaster.com, the Rialto Square Theatre box office, 102 N. Chicago St., Joliet, or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. DON'T MISS THE LATEST JOLIET NEWS. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR FREE DAILY NEWSLETTER FOR A SLIGHTLY …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Tickets for the "queen of mean's" May 4 show go on sale Friday.
Comedian Lisa Lampanelli, best known for her HBO and Comedy Central specials and for her role on "Celebrity Apprentice," is bringing her show to the Rialto Square Theatre in downtown Joliet. The "queen of mean" will perform at 8 p.m. May 4. Tickets are $39.75 and $49.30 and go on sale at 9 a.m. Friday at the theater box office, 102 N. Chicago, all Ticketmaster locations and by phone at 800-745-3000. Lampanelli was last to perform at the Rialto as part of the venue's Last Laugh Comedy Festival, but was cancelled because of a scheduling conflict. For more information, call 815-726-7171 or go to rialtosquare.com.
Check out this piece of Joliet memorabilia, which advertised a downtown Joliet business and has a starting bid of $3.99.
Remember when there used to be shoe stores in downtown Joliet? Or, for that matter, that shoe stores would hand out matchbooks as a form of adverstisement? OK, we don't either, but here's proof positive that they once did -- and it's being auctioned on eBay at a starting price of $3.99. This matchbook cover advertises Lewis Bros. Shoes, "Home of the Happy Feet," which was located at 116 N. Chicago St., one of the storefronts that are part of the Rialto Square Theatre building. You've got to love that one of the store's bragging points is, "We Fit Feet By X-Ray -- The Only Perfect Way." As of Sunday night, there are no bidders but the auction doesn't end until the night of March 10. Shipping is $2. Click here to see the auction description …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Joining him at the annual celebration of NASCAR weekend on Sept. 12 will be Bobby and Donnie Allison.
NASCAR race fans, mark your calender now: Two-time Chicagoland Speedway race winner Kevin Harvick and legendary racing brothers Bobby and Donnie Allison will be the headlining guests at this year's Race Fan Rally on Sept. 12. The annual downtown Joliet event celebrates the big race weekend, whcih features the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on Sept. 13, the Dollar General 300 (NASCAR Nationwide Series) on Sept. 14 and the GEICO 400 (NASCAR Sprint Cup Series) on Sept. 15. Tickets for all three races went on sale Friday. The race fan event is sponsored by the Joliet City Center Partnership and includes also includes appearances by other NASCAR drivers, show cars, a classic car show, simulators, an interactive KidZone, food from local …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Tickets go on sale Dec. 7 for seven new events, including two children's shows and a Jimmy Buffett tribute band, complete with tailgating party.
Several new shows have been added to the 2013 spring season at the Rialto Square Theatre, tickets for which go on sale at 9 a.m. Dec. 7. They include: Parrots of the Caribbean-Jimmy Buffett Tribute, 7 p.m. Feb. 23. Tickets: $60, $50 (includes concert ticket, tailgate party, drinks throughout the evening and light appetizers. Doors open at 5 p.m. for "Tailgate Party." Prizes awarded for The Most Interesting Man look-a-like and the best dressed Parrothead for male and female. Women of Ireland, 7:30 p.m. March 7. Tickets: $55, $48, $38, $28, $20. Live Irish and Celtic music, a troupe of world champion dancers and female performers. Scooby Doo-Live Musical Mysteries, 2 and 5 p.m. March 10. Tickets: $78 (VIP seat, pre-show party, goodie bag), $…
Sunday, November 11, 2012
The annual event includes movies, cookie-making, brunch with Santa, a fun fair, live music, the Festival of Trees and, of course, the lighting of the Christmas tree and parade.
As hard as it may be to believe, Thanksgiving is less than three weeks away and that means Joliet's annual Light Up the Holidays Festival and Parade is right around the corner. Now in its 15th year, the event is traditionally held on the Friday after Thanksgiving and brings as many as 25,000 people to downtown Joliet for the festivities that culminate with the lighting of the Christmas tree in Van Buren Plaza and the holiday parade. As it has in the past, the University of St. Francis is sponsoring the parade, which features bands and floats supporting area businesses and organizations. Bernie the St. Bernard, USF's mascot, is this year's grand marshal. The tree lighting takes place at 5:15 p.m., attended by Mayor Tom Giarrante, Joliet …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The deal will be open all day Sunday, which is Veterans Day, for anyone who presents a military ID.
Attention, military vets: This one's for you. On Sunday, which is Veterans Day, The Department Restaurant and Liquor Lounge will give a free burger and fries meal to any past or present member of the armed forces who presents a miliary ID. There are a just a couple of provisos: Only one free meal per talbe and no combining of the deal with othr offers or discounts. “We wanted to honor our vets, and giving them a great meal in a relaxing atmosphere seems like a great way to say thank you,” The Department owner Hallie Brenczewski said in a news release. The Department is located at 205 N. Chicago St. and opens at 11 a.m. Sunday. For more information or to make a reservation, call 815-714-2280 or go to http://www.thedepartmentjoliet.com/.
Monday, September 3, 2012
The Sept. 13 event features trucks from some of top racers participating in the GEICO 400 and the Dollar General 300.
For the second consecutive year, NASCAR and Chicagoland Speedway will team up to bring the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hauler Parade to downtown Joliet next week. More than 30 haulers, from Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Jimmie Johnson to Tony Stewart, will thunder through the streets Sept. 13 en route to track. Fans are invited to gather at Hollywood Casino Joliet, 777 Hollywood Blvd. (off of Channahon Road/U.S. 6) at 4 p.m. to get close to the haulers and take photos prior to the start of the parade, which is to begin at 5 p.m. The parade will stage west of the river bridge on Jefferson Street before heading east bound on Jefferson and making a left on Scott Street. The Chicagoland Speedway pace car and fire safety vehicles will lead the parade …
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Aedin Mincks, who stars in "A.N.T. Farm" and also has a role in the new movie "Ted," will meet fans and sign autographs as part of the Aug. 4 event sponsored by Lewis University.
Child actor Aedin Mincks, best known for his recurring role on the Disney Channel's A.N.T. Farm show, will be the celebrity guest at this year's KidzFest, held in downtown Joliet on Aug. 4 and sponsored by Romeoville's Lewis University. Mincks, 11, who currently has a role in the recently released movie Ted, will meet fans, sign autographs and have his photo taken from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the downtown Joliet Public Library, 150 N. Ottawa St. Mincks' parents lived in Joliet for several years before Aedin was born in Georgia. The family, including Aedin, also lived in Somonauk, Ill., for several years before relocating to California. KidzFest is an annual event that features children-oriented activities, including arts and crafts, sports, …