CHILLY RECEPTION: The Neo-Futurists revisit the Vanilla Ice vehicle Cool As Ice.
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farrago Mamma Mia! sing-along
More fun than a Greek holiday (well, almost): Reeling, the LGBT film festival held each fall in Chicago, hosts a special summertime sing-along screening of the hit musical Mamma Mia! BYO lawn chair; ABBA haters need not apply.
GO: June 27 at 8:30. Osterman Beach, east of Sheridan from Ardmore to Hollywood at the lakefront. chicagoparkdistrict.com.
The Neo-Futurists are only the most recent in a long line of folks who’ve felt called to revisit the one-hit wonder Vanilla Ice. You could kill an afternoon watching YouTube renditions of “Ice Ice Baby”—or you could let us do the dirty work: Check out Ben Kweller, Jim Carrey, and tennis star Andy Roddick delivering variations on the theme—and then there’s this visual adaptation.
PHOTOGRAPH: Hope Rehak