When: Fri., Jan. 8, 7 p.m., Sat., Jan. 9, 3 & 7 p.m. and Sun., Jan. 10, 12-4 p.m. 2016
The Marvel Comics Universe conquered cinemas with a host of top-grossing films, then did the same to Netflix with a one-two punch of Daredevil and Jessica Jones. Now those mighty Marvelites take on the world of live-action theatricals with Marvel Universe Live! In this family-friendly extravaganza, earth's mightiest heroes — The Avengers, Spider-Man and the X-Men — must stop Loki and his emissaries of evil (Red Skull, Doctor Octopus and the Green Goblin) from assembling the shattered cosmic cube and ruling the world. The show uses pyrotechnics, motorcycle stunts, martial arts and real-time special effects to create live comic-book action. Marvel Universe Live! is performed at 7 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday; and noon and 4 p.m. Sunday (January 8 through 10) at Scottrade Center (1401 Clark Avenue; 314-622-5400 or www.scottradecenter.com). Tickets are $25 to $120.