As we move further and further into the holiday season, the list of holiday events grows longer and longer. However, you can only watch ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ and ‘Elf’ so many times before you start looking for something different to try. Luckily, the Rosemont Theater in Chicago has just the show for you. Come out on Friday, December 09, 2016 at 7:30 pm to see the Hip Hop Nutcracker. Here is everything that you need to know.
For those who have not seen The Nutcracker, it is a ballet that was first performed in St. Petersburg all the way back in 1892. Although the play wasn’t generally well-received at first, it began growing in popularity in the 1960s, and it is now one of the most popular plays (especially holiday plays) in the theater today. It is most famous for its score, which was written by Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky.
The Hip-Hop Nutcracker
The hip-hop version is a mash-up that was designed for the entire family. The classic score by Tchaikovsky was re-imagined with highly entertaining hip-hop choreography. There will be a dozen talented hip-hop dancers on stage, along with a DJ and an electric violin.
For those looking to experience something a little bit different this Christmas season, consider attending the hip-hop version of The Nutcracker!
Bad weather is right around the corner, especially as the holidays approach. If you encounter rain, snow, ice, or sleet, it’s always a good idea to be prepared. Read on to learn more about these inclement-weather driving tips.
According to AAA, one of the most important things to remember is to get enough sleep before driving. The average adult needs roughly 7 to 9 hours of sleep in order to function properly. Any less can seriously affect your reaction time when behind the wheel, so be sure to pull over if you feel fatigued. It’s also important to plan trips when you know you will be awake. If you are heading home for the holidays, for instance, avoid driving when you would normally be sleeping.
Next, don’t run your car in an enclosed area. Despite advanced emission control technologies, vehicle fumes are still powerful enough to asphyxiate the average adult. If you plan on warming up your car, be sure to pull your vehicle to a well-ventilated area.
Finally, don’t use cruise control in bad weather. While it might be easy to set the cruise and forget about driving for a while, this can lead to dangerous situations when the road is wet or covered in ice. Cruise control can’t react to slippery surfaces, an important reason to stay alert and connected to the pedal when driving in bad weather.
Rumor has it that Honda plans to celebrate its 70th anniversary in 2018 with the rebirth of the Honda S2000 roadster. The first S2000 roadster was launched in 1998 for Honda’s 50th anniversary, so it’s a popular idea among enthusiasts.
Honda may also produce a commemorative car and a motorcycle for the anniversary as well. A source at Car and Driver says the car will be similar in size to the Mazda MX-5 Miata, but “the Honda will have a lot more power.”
Those in the know may note that Honda doesn’t have a current platform for a roadster, but it also didn’t have one for its NSX sports car or the mini roadster S660 before their debut, so a new roadster can’t be ruled out.
The Acura Precision Concept, a hybrid with rear-wheel drive, was also introduced at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year, which could lead into the anniversary model. The 2018 S2000 will reportedly have a Civic Type R 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with horsepower at 306.
In May of this year, Honda had already started using manufacturing facilities in Columbus, Ohio, for research and development. The NSX sports car is also produced in Honda’s Ohio facilities.
Residents of Elgin, Illinois, and other natives of Chicago and Chicagoland are getting ready for Nightmare on Chicago Street 2016! Nightmare on Chicago Street will take place on October 22 from 6pm to 11pm. Come out and help protect the streets of Chicago from the zombie hoard!
This year’s safe zone is the area on Chicago Avenue between Douglas and Villa. Meet in the safe zone and experience one of the most interactive events of the year, with zombies in cages, an apocalyptic setting complete with overturned cars and boarded up businesses.
Tickets can be purchased on the Nightmare on Chicago Street website. For a small entry fee you can enjoy the live music taking place throughout the night, as well as live graffiti artists, food and drinks, vendors, and of course your continued survival thanks to the protection of the Zombie Defense Initiative.
There will be a costume contest as well as the Cirq d’ Freak Show, a meet and greet with Svengoolie, and film showings. For participants who are traveling to attend the event, the event planners have made a deal with the nearby Hampton Inn, so ask about their special rates!
When the seasons change in Illinois, there’s beauty to appreciate everywhere. If you want to really experience it, you should hop in your car for some beautiful scenic drives.
Great River Road
Great River Road follows the gorgeous and powerful Mississippi River and stretches along the western border of Illinois for over 550 miles, giving you a gorgeous view of the foliage.
Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway
Why visit a single river when you can check out three? Coast along this road where the Mississippi, Missouri, and Illinois Rivers all come together. You can follow it all the way up to Grafton, where it ends at a beautiful state park!
Illinois Route 66 Scene Byway
Get your kick on Route 66 and catch some scenic beauty along with a piece of history. Besides the beauty, there are tons of unique and fun attractions along the way.
Spoon River Valley Scenic Drive
If you want to be enveloped on both sides by beautiful fall foliage, Spoon River Valley is the drive for you. It curves through the woods and provides many things to enjoy along the way, including food, entertainment, and flea markets.
So hop in your Honda and take on these beautiful drives this fall!
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