As one museum exhibit closes this weekend, another opens for the first time in the U.S. Plus, meet a best-selling author, see a spectacular show, and visit Chicago Botanic Garden for a favorite annual event.
Thrity Umrigar, best-selling author of “The Story Hour,” will speak at Adlai E. Stevenson High School as part of the “One Book, One Community” initiative sponsored by Cook Memorial, Indian Trails and Vernon Area public libraries. The event is free and open to all, but please register online. Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Northbrook’s Book Bin.
Opens Feb. 19
The Illinois Holocaust Museum’s latest exhibit examines “the secret history behind bringing one of the most notorious Nazi war criminals of the 20th century to justice.” Explore the pre-digital and pre-DNA methods used to capture Adolf Eichmann and see the original bulletproof glass booth, surrounded by projected testimonies, from the courtroom where Eichmann testified. This is the first time this exhibit will appear outside Israel.
- The Illinois Holocaust Museum’s 2017 Humanitarian Awards Dinner is March 8. Founder, Chairman and CEO of Compsych Corporation Dr. Richard A. Chaifetz and ITW Chairman and CEO E. Scott Santi will be honored. Laura W. Bush will serve as keynote speaker. Learn more on IHM’s website. Make It Better is a proud media sponsor of this event.
Closes Feb. 19
After seeing this show, Broadway critic Richard Connema said, “I’ve reviewed about 4,000 shows. None can compare to what I saw tonight.” Can’t make it this weekend? “Shen Yun” will also run March 10-12 at Rosemont Theatre.
Closes Feb. 20
This is your last chance to see the Lincoln family carriage, Lincoln’s deathbed and last order to General Ulysses S. Grant, a first edition of “Twelve Years a Slave” by Solomon Northup and more in this exhibit that explores five of Lincoln’s key speeches.
Through March 26
One of Chicago Botanic Garden’s biggest (and best) events is back. Don’t miss your opportunity to buy orchids and other merchandise at the Orchid Marketplace every weekend, or register for classes like Orchids for Beginners (Feb. 18), Photographing Orchids (Feb. 23) and Growing Orchids Indoors (Feb. 24). Learn more about those and other events (and a special ticket offer for two) at chicagobotanic.org/orchid.
- Mago Grill & Cantina will host its inaugural Taco Fest on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at their South Loop location (1010 S. Delano Court). Eleven restaurants, including Latinicity, Antique Taco and Seoul Taco, will compete for Best Taco, Best Presentation or Best Booth. All ticket sales will benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository.