Research
Entertainment & Sports

 

Here you will find links to the best websites for both general and local entertainment information.

For additional selections and general information on the Library's collection of films on video and DVD, music CDs and cassettes, and audiobooks visit the website's Movies & Music section.

Skokie Public Library also regularly presents various musical programs, films, and other entertainment. Complete schedules can be found in the Events & Programs section.

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Librarian Recommendations

These article databases and websites have been selected by librarians at Skokie Public Library as outstanding resources and good places to start a search for information about the arts and entertainment.

Web resourceAll Music Guide

AMG contains information on over 38,000 musical artists with album information, reviews, photographs and links.

Web resourceArts & Entertainment from SkokieNet

This site provides information on Skokie area events including plays, films, music, art galleries, and festivals.

Web resourceChicago Metromix

This Chicago Tribune entertainment guide provides information on movies, theaters, clubs, galleries, museums, sports, and special attractions in the Chicago area.

Web resourceChicago Reader on Film

The online Chicago Reader features links to listings of films playing in the Skokie and Chicago area in theaters and at other locations such as libraries and museums.  Critics' choices and capsule reviews are provided to help you plan your night out.

Web resourceChicago Reader: Music

Billed as "Chicago's essential music guide," the Chicago Reader provides a searchable guide to concerts and club listings in the Chicago area.

Web resourceChicago Reader: Theater

This site contains schedules and reviews for Chicago area theaters.

Web resourceFilms at Skokie Public Library

This link provides a schedule and information about new and classic films shown at the Library.

Web resourceThe Internet Movie Database

This comprehensive database is searchable by movie, actor, and more.

Web resourceNorth Shore Center for the Performing Arts

The North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie (NSCPAS) is home to Centre East, Northlight Theatre, and Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra. Find schedule information, get directions, and buy tickets at this website.

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General Entertainment and Sports Sites

Web resourceCenterstage Chicago

Centerstage contains listings for music, dance, literary, art, and theatrical events in the Chicago area.

Web resourceChicago Metromix

This Chicago Tribune entertainment guide provides information on movies, theaters, clubs, galleries, museums, sports, and special attractions in the Chicago area.

Web resourceNorth Shore Center for the Performing Arts

The North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie (NSCPAS) is home to Centre East, Northlight Theatre, and Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra. Find schedule information, get directions, and buy tickets at this website.

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Film

Web resourceAll Movie Guide

This site provides movie reviews and a browsing guide that lists movies by genre, country, or year produced.

Web resourceChicago Metromix.com: Movies

Metromix lists all of the movies playing in the Chicago area.  Search for films by theater or movie title.

Web resourceChicago Reader on Film

The online Chicago Reader features links to listings of films playing in the Skokie and Chicago area in theaters and at other locations such as libraries and museums.  Critics' choices and capsule reviews are provided to help you plan your night out.

Web resourceChicago Sun-Times: Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert provides reviews of both new and old films. This site also includes features such as Ebert's list of "Great Movies," Movie Answer Man,  and One Minute reviews.

Web resourceFilms at Skokie Public Library

This link provides a schedule and information about new and classic films shown at the Library.

Web resourceThe Internet Movie Database

This comprehensive database is searchable by movie, actor, and more.

Web resourceMovie Review Query Engine

Searches and provides links to reviews on over 25,000 movie titles.

Web resourceMoviefone

Moviefone allows you to search for movies by location or by movie title. Tickets may be purchased online for theaters.

Web resourceRotten Tomatoes

Rotten Tomatoes summarizes film reviews from dozens of print and online critics and offers complete reviews for thousands of current releases and older movies.

Web resourceScreen It! Entertainment Reviews

This site provides movie and music reviews according to content and suitability for children.

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Music

Web resourceAll Music Guide

AMG contains information on over 38,000 musical artists with album information, reviews, photographs and links.

Web resourceChicago Reader: Music

Billed as "Chicago's essential music guide," the Chicago Reader provides a searchable guide to concerts and club listings in the Chicago area.

Web resourceThe Sheet Music Project from Project Gutenberg

Part of the Project Gutenberg digitization of public domain books and publications, this site offers free scores and parts of public domain music, digitized in a variety of printable, playable, and editable formats.

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Sports

Web resourceSI.com Sports Illustrated

This site includes information on all major sports with up-to-date scores, statistics, and links to other web resources.

Web resourceSIRC: List of Sports

This metasite of over 13,000 sports links is helpful for identifying links to less popular sports such as table tennis, water polo, or underwater hockey.

Web resourceThe Vault from SportingNews.com

The Vault contains historical statistics and information on key sports figures and events.

Web resourceWorld Sport Calendar from Sports Illustrated

This site provides a listing of major sporting events for the current year.

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Television and Radio

Web resourceradio-locator

This guide to radio stations and audio streams in the United States and around the world is searchable by state, city, zip code, and call letters.

Web resourceTV Acres

An online television encyclopedia that contains information about broadcast television characters, places, and facts from the 1940s to the present.

Web resourceTV Guide Online

This online companion to the print version of TV Guide provides broadcast, cable, and satellite television listings from around the country.

Web resourceZap2it: TV

The source for everything on television includes a list of websites for individual TV programs and listings for TV stations in the United States and around the world.

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Theater

Web resourceChicagoplays.com

This site from the League of Chicago Theaters is a guide to the Chicago-area theater scene. Resources include a theater search feature to find productions by title, type of show, dates, or venue.

Web resourceChicago Reader: Theater

This site contains schedules and reviews for Chicago area theaters.

Web resourceThe Internet Theater Database

Similar to the Internet Movie Database, this database from Talkin' Broadway provides information on all aspects of current and past theatrical productions.

Web resourcePlaybill On-Line

Playbill On-Line contains theater news from around the world, a service for purchasing tickets online, and a categorized list of websites for theater and dance.

Web resourceTheaterMania.com

Find information and reviews for shows and theaters around the United States, London, Toronto, and Japan.

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