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Put on your cosplaying best—Wizard World Comic Con opens today at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. A host of pop-culturally relevant people like Josh Peck of Drake and Josh and Vine fame, WWE Superstar John Cena, and cartoonist Jim Brozman are on hand for panel discussions and autograph signings.
It's been seven years since J.K. Rowling published her last Harry Potter novel and three since the film franchise ended. Today the Lincoln Park Zoo is revisiting the series' magical beginnings with a free screening of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. The movie begins at dusk, with general admission seating on the south lawn and Park Place Cafe patio. No outside food and drinks are allowed, though, so be sure to expelliarmus!
Bronx-based Latin pop singer Prince Royce performs at Rosemont Theater tonight. Known for his fresh take on Dominican bachata ballads, Royce has crafted a discography full of dreamy lyrics, ambient acoustic guitars, and intricate beats. "'You Are Fire' (which deserves the ears of pop-radio programmers too) wraps Royce's murmured sweet nothings in luxurious, ethereal synths and stately acoustic arpeggios," says Reader contributor Maura Johnston of a hit from Royce's latest album, Soy el Mismo.
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