Weekend 101: March 29-31

Weekend 101: 7 Things to Do Around Chicago March 29-31

As we say goodbye to March, don’t miss the national tour of a Broadway hit, the world premiere of a play based on a classic fairy tale, an annual film festival, and an evening with the composer behind some of your favorite Disney songs. “Anastasia“ March 26 to April 7 Chicago This favorite film is

The Alliance Française de Chicago Makes a Difference ‘Tout le Temps’ (All the Time)

The Alliance Française de Chicago Makes a Difference 'Tout le Temps' (All the Time)

The Alliance Française makes a difference in the lives of Chicagoans tout le temps (all the time)! Chaque jour/Every day… Six days a week, we offer classes to a diverse Chicago population united by a common desire to explore another language and culture. With us, cultural immersion and language mastery transforms from a distant dream

Better Makers: Hope Through Caring Gala Brings Us One Step Closer to a World Free of ALS

Better Makers: Hope Through Caring Gala Brings Us One Step Closer to a World Free of ALS

Kevin Magner, Christine Crawshaw, Brittany Magner and Chris Crawshaw attend the 2019 Hope Through Caring Gala at Rockwell on the River. (Photos by Jean Lachat.)

Ninety minutes — by the time you finish watching your child’s Saturday morning sporting event or the new must-see movie, another person will receive the fatal diagnosis of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, ALS is a rapidly progressing, deadly neurological disease. For the Les Turner ALS Foundation, March 9 was

Better Makers: The Cove School for Children with Learning Disabilities Raises More Than $630,000 at Benefit

Shana and Elan Peretz celebrate during the Cove Benefit Live Auction. (Photos courtesy of The Cove School.)

Founded in 1947, The Cove School in Northbrook is a K-12 school that “provides highly individualized education and life strategies for children with learning disabilities.” Cove was the first school in the country founded to exclusively serve children with learning disabilities. On Feb. 23, 500 parents, alumni, faculty, and guests celebrated the school and raised

Theater: 23 Can’t-Miss Musicals and Plays in Chicago This Spring and Summer

We turn the spotlight on the hottest plays in Chicago and beyond this spring and summer. “Hamlet“ April 17 to June 9 To be or not to be in the audience for this play? That is not the question — you’ll definitely want to be there when Chicago Shakespeare’s longtime artistic director, Barbara Gaines, takes

Erika’s Lighthouse: A Beacon of Hope for Adolescent Depression Celebrates Its 15th Anniversary

Erika’s Lighthouse: A Beacon of Hope for Adolescent Depression Celebrates Its 15th Anniversary

Teens celebrate helping their peers Get Depression Out of the Dark with Erika's Lighthouse programs and resources.

In 2004, Tom and Ginny Neuckranz, of Winnetka, Illinois, lost their 14-year-old daughter, Erika, to adolescent depression — a mental disorder that not many people were educated about at the time. “Within several weeks, with many friends helping, including friends of Erika, we decided to start an education program and put it in the schools

Why Your Kids Should Be Doing Yoga — And How to Help Them Get Started

Why Your Kids Should Be Doing Yoga — And How to Help Them Get Started

The toddlers in Tamara Margas’ Berkeley daycare are budding yogis, performing pint-sized poses that stir their imaginations and stretch their tiny bodies. One of their favorites is the snake pose — with their bellies on the floor, torsos lifted while they make hissing noises. Another popular pose is “Paint the Rainbow,” where the kids trace

You Need to See These Local High School Students Bring Down the House on the ‘Hamilton’ Stage [Video]

Justin Barbin Photography

On March 13, as part of the Hamilton Education Program, also known as #EduHam, 1,900 Chicagoland high school students from 29 area schools packed the CIBC Theatre to watch peers from 14 schools perform on the “Hamilton” stage. They created original works inspired by their studies of American history through a special integrated curriculum about

8 Sleep Myths — Busted!

8 Sleep Myths — Busted!

Getting enough sleep is crucial for good health. But what if you’ve been making decisions about your sleep routine based on outdated information? Also, if you’ve declared 2019 your “year of sleep,” are those bedtime gadgets aimed at helping you achieve deeper sleep actually working? In honor of National Sleep Awareness Month (March), we’re debunking

Weekend 101: 7 Things to Do Around Chicago March 29-31

Weekend 101: March 29-31
By Anna Carlson

The Alliance Française de Chicago Makes a Difference 'Tout le Temps' (All the Time)

The Alliance Française de Chicago Makes a Difference ‘Tout le Temps’ (All the Time)
By The Alliance Française de Chicago | Sponsored

Better Makers: Hope Through Caring Gala Brings Us One Step Closer to a World Free of ALS

Better Makers: Hope Through Caring Gala Brings Us One Step Closer to a World Free of ALS
By Emily Stone

Better Makers: The Cove School for Children with Learning Disabilities Raises More Than $630,000 at Benefit
By Anna Carlson

Theater: 23 Can’t-Miss Musicals and Plays in Chicago This Spring and Summer
By Robert Loerzel

Erika’s Lighthouse: A Beacon of Hope for Adolescent Depression Celebrates Its 15th Anniversary

Erika’s Lighthouse: A Beacon of Hope for Adolescent Depression Celebrates Its 15th Anniversary
By Erika’s Lighthouse | Sponsored

Why Your Kids Should Be Doing Yoga — And How to Help Them Get Started

Why Your Kids Should Be Doing Yoga — And How to Help Them Get Started
By Brittany Anas

You Need to See These Local High School Students Bring Down the House on the ‘Hamilton’ Stage [Video]
By Brooke Geiger McDonald

8 Sleep Myths — Busted!

8 Sleep Myths — Busted!
By Brittany Anas