1. ON THE FRINGE
The 27th annual Rhinoceros Theater Festival, curated by Curious Theatre Branch, continues through Feb. 28 at Prop Thtr, 3502 N. Elston. This year, the six-week fest includes a fully staged production of Eugene Ionesco’s “Rhinoceros,” directed by Beau O’Reilly. For more information on the festival and tickets, visit rhinofest.com.
2. FUNNY MAN
3. MOUSE IN THE HOUSE
“Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic” has moved to the United Center, 1901 W. Madison, where it will run through Feb. 7. Mickey Mouse serves as the master of ceremonies for the ice skating spectacular featuring 50 characters showcasing 14 classic tales (from “Beauty and the Beast” to “Frozen” and everything in between) amid 30 big musical production numbers. Tickets, starting at $20, are available at the box office, at ticketmaster.com or by phone at (800) 745-3000.
4. LOVE IS IN THE AIR
Feb. 14 is not that far off when you think about it. So why wait till Feb. 13 to buy that special someone the perfect Valentine’s Day gift? The Randolph Street Market’s “Favorite Passions and Vanities Valentine’s Market,” Jan. 30-31, could be your one-stop shopping salvation. More than 100 vendors (over three floors) will be on-hand featuring everything from antiques and clothing to jewelry and poems (from Poems While You Wait). Plenty of food vendors are also on-site. The event is located at 1340 W. Randolph. General admission tickets, $8-$10 (family packages are also available) For more information and tickets, visit randolphstreetmarket.com
5. SHORT, SWEET AND UP FOR OSCARS
Maybe you’ve seen all the nominated features, but your Oscar knowledge is incomplete until you’ve seen the productions in the running in the short-film categories. Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema, 2828 N. Clark, is making that easy, running two programs of the nominated shorts starting Jan. 29: animation and live action. All are suitable for all ages except the racy “Prologue,” to be screened at the end of the animated program.For more information and tickets, visitwww.landmarktheatres.com/chicago
A dozen or so acts take the stage as part of the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular, a 48-city traveling show of top Christian music acts. Headlining this year are the duo For King & Country and Grammy nominee Matthew West. The music starts at 6 p.m.Jan. 29 at the Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim Rd. in Rosemont. Admission is $10 at the door. For information, go to www.jamtour.com.