BACinema: “All is True,” Weds., Jan. 8, 7:30 p.m. Judi Dench and Ian McKellen co-star in this story of an aging Shakespeare’s, played by director Kenneth Branagh, return to his hometown after his beloved theater burns to the ground in a catastrophic accident. Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Tickets $6/ $5 BAC members, 773-445-3838 or www.beverlyartcenter.org
Concerts at the Castle: Larry Gray & John Moulder, Sat., Jan. 11, 7 p.m. The Castle Concert Series benefiting the restoration of Beverly Givins Castle, 10244 S. Longwood Dr., continues with a performance from Chicago native and jazz bandleader, Larry Gray and his trio, accompanied by John Moulder. Tickets $27.50 at www.concertsatthecastle.org.
Baffes Theater: Heartsfield –– Rockin‘ the Country, Sat., Jan. 11, 8 p.m. Country rock legends Heartsfield make a stop at the Beverly Arts Center, bringing the foot stomping, vocal rocking, music they’ve been playing for nearly 50 years to town. Tickets $22/ $19 BAC members, 773-445-3838 or www.beverlyartcenter.org.
The Frunchroom, Vol. XX: Twenty to Start 2020 edition; Thurs., Jan 16, 7:30 p.m. The Frunchroom quarterly reading series hosted by Scott Smith and the Beverly Area Arts Alliance features five stories about the South Side from talents throughout Chicago who’ve experienced all that this part of the city has to offer. Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St. Information: www.thefrunchroom.com.
BACinema: “Loving Vincent,” Weds., Jan. 22, 7:30 p.m. This acclaimed 2017 portrait of Vincent Van Gogh was created by a most fittingly idiosyncratic method; with 65,000 oil paintings painted by more than one hundred artists over a nine-year time span. Chronicling, in a structure that moves between a year after Van Gogh’s suicide to his final days, the film provides artistic insights in to the mysterious impressionist painter. Film contains adult themes involving mental illness, suicide, sexual situations and violence. Tickets $6/ $5 BAC members, 773-445-3838 or www.beverlyartcenter.com.
BACinema Matinee: “E.T. The Extra Terrestrial,” Sun., Jan. 22, 2p.m. Stephen Spielberg’s first movie for young audiences managed to form a moving, tight-knit story about Elliot, a lonely boy who encounters an alien called E.T. trying to make it back to his mothership. Part of the Beverly Art Center’s new Sunday Funday series, the movie will be accompanied by a family activity. Tickets $6/ $5 BAC members, 773-445-3838 or www.beverlyartcenter.com.
Concerts at the Castle: Jamie O’Reilly, Sat., Feb. 1, 7 p.m. With her distinctive lilting voice and broad vocal range, O’Reilly approaches folk music with the passion of a theater artist and the attention of an art song interpreter. O’Reilly will be lending her voice to the Castle Concert Series benefiting the restoration of Beverly Givins Castle, 10255 S. Seeley Ave. Tickets $27.50, www.concertsatthecastle.org.
Baffes Theater: Marrakesh Express –– A Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Experience, Sat., Feb. 1, 8 p.m. Featuring four harmonizing vocalists backed by a top-flight band, Marrakesh Express delivers a unique and energetic concert, performing the classic acoustic and electric CSNY hits, deep cuts, and fan favorites. Tickets $30/ $27 BAC members, 773-445-3838 or www.beverlyartcenter.org.