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November 19 - November 26, 2017

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07 Sep 2017

With the conclusion of the current season on July 6, Metropolis and Michael Ingersoll announce the newest season of Artists Lounge Live at Metropolis, featuring top Broadway and Broadway in Chicago stars in solo concerts. The new Artists Lounge Live season includes tributes to Neil Sedaka, Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters, Aretha Franklin, Paul McCartney, and more. Artists Lounge Live brings talented Broadway and Broadway in Chicago stars to Metropolis Performing Arts Centre. John Michael Dias, Jared Bradshaw, Donica Lynn,…

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12 Sep 2017

ON VIEW SEPTEMBER 12–DECEMBER 10 A practicing artist since 1978, Carrie Mae Weems (b. 1953) often creates works that blur the lines between fiction and documentary to explore universal human experiences through the black subject. Over the years Weems’ photographic practice has expanded to include video, performance, and multi-media installations. Ritual and Revolution (1998) is an immersive, gallery-sized installation that marks one of the artist’s earliest forays into three dimensions. Composed of 18 diaphanous printed cloth banners organized in a…

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23 Sep 2017

ON VIEW SEPTEMBER 23–DECEMBER 10, 2017 This exhibition of paintings and drawings by the self-trained artist Purvis Young (1943-2010), will feature works that were a recent gift to the Block Museum with key loans that represent the themes which absorbed him throughout his career. For much of his life Young lived and worked in the Overtown section of Miami. His paintings, rendered in ink or paint on found materials ranging from scrap lumber, manila folders, and wallpaper books, center on a…

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23 Sep 2017

EXHIBITION ON VIEW SEPTEMBER 23, 2017–MARCH 11, 2018 In the summer of 1967, more than 100,000 young people streamed into the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco and the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, as well as Greenwich Village in New York and Old Town in Chicago, to celebrate peace, love, music, and mind-altering drugs. Many of the artists, poets and musicians associated with the “Summer of Love” embraced the work of British visionary poet and artist William Blake (1757–1827) and used…

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16 Oct 2017

Connections – Select Work by Illinois Artists and Artisans October 16 – December 21, 2017 Artist’s reception will be held October 26, 2017, 5:00-7:00pm The State Street Gallery is please to announce its fall exhibition, Connections, highlighting the work of over 30 artists and artisans living and working in Illinois. The juried collection is largely tactile and three dimensional. A variety of ceramic techniques and applications will be represented including the unique Saggar firing, the soulful expressive figures of Robin…

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20 Nov 2017

« Les Troubadours : entre chanson et texte » (“The Troubadours: From Song to Text”). Refreshments provided. For more information: AFnorthshore.org and meetup.com/afnorthshore. 1 PM, Monday, Wilmette Public Library Auditorium,1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette, free for non-members and guests attending for the first time, $10 thereafter; free for members. In French.

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20 Nov 2017

We invite prospective members and current members who joined in October 2016 or later to be our guests for a light lunch and program before our regular monthly meeting. We also encourage AFduNS members to accompany those they invited. During lunch, you’ll hear about the many activities available to members of the AFduNS and you’ll have an opportunity to ask questions. Space is limited. RSVP required by November 17 at openhouse@AFnorthshore.org. For more information: AFnorthshore.org and meetup.com/afnorthshore. 12 PM, Wilmette Public…

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22 Nov 2017
Sequence Ch!cago
22 November 2017 12:00 am (save to cal)
Navy Pier

A nod to Chicago’s diverse art and music scene, Sequence Ch!cago celebrates local artists, musicians, and cultural organizations by showcasing their works through this unique and exciting new performance series. Over the course of 10 dates through Dec. 20, Sequence Ch!cago spotlights talented performers from different Chicago neighborhoods who have inspired and influenced the local arts community through their creative works. Sequence Ch!cago is free and open to the public. Sequence Ch!cago is supported by the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation.

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22 Nov 2017
Meisner Acting Class
22 November 2017 7:00 am (save to cal)

In this 10-week acting class, you’ll learn a series of innovative, step-by-step improvisational exercises we will train you to be thoroughly responsive, emotionally alive, spontaneous and absolutely grounded in the reality of what is happening at any given moment with any given person. Class is held at Green Shirt Studio on Wednesdays from 7-9:30 p.m. from Oct. 4 through Dec. 13. $295. Register here: http://www.greenshirtstudio.com/classes/the-meisner-classes/

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22 Nov 2017

Wednesday, November 22 Housegiving: A People’s Pier House Party | 7 p.m – 11 p.m. | Aon Grand Ballroom MUSIC: Steve “Miggedy” Maestro, Gene Hunt, Julius the Mad Thinker, Queens of House’s (Solkat and Dee Jay Alicia) Chicago House Legacy Project Band Vocalists Curtis “Move Your Body” Mcclain, Dajae, Lady Laronda, Faith Howard, K’mar, Mickey J, Billy Monroe, BGV’S Mickey J (Also performing with Billy Monroe) Robert Townsend Melody Cowan Musicians Jerry C. King Steve Maestro Duane “Rude” Jones Sam…

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23 Nov 2017

Shoppers can celebrate Black Friday in style at Fashion Outlets of Chicago’s “Fashionably Late” event beginning at 10 p.m. Thursday, November 23 and running through 10 p.m.Friday, November 24. Guests can take advantage of incredible Black Friday savings at more than 130 designer outlets while Chicago’s hottest DJs including DJ Lani Love and DJ Mother Hubbard spin chart-topping hits throughout the 24-hour party. A special “Fashionably Early” event will take place Friday, November 24 from 7 a.m. – 10 a.m.…

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24 Nov 2017

Kick off the holidays at the 26th anniversary of a Chicago tradition—emceed by cast members from Hamilton. Enjoy a live performance from the Soul Children of Chicago and complimentary hot chocolate as we adorn our beloved lions with holiday wreaths. After the event, head into the museum for free art-making activities. Wreathing of the Lions is free for all and museum admission is free for kids under 14 and Chicago teens under 18. More information at artic.edu/holidays

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29 Nov 2017
Meisner Acting Class
29 November 2017 7:00 am (save to cal)

In this 10-week acting class, you’ll learn a series of innovative, step-by-step improvisational exercises we will train you to be thoroughly responsive, emotionally alive, spontaneous and absolutely grounded in the reality of what is happening at any given moment with any given person. Class is held at Green Shirt Studio on Wednesdays from 7-9:30 p.m. from Oct. 4 through Dec. 13. $295. Register here: http://www.greenshirtstudio.com/classes/the-meisner-classes/

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01 Dec 2017
Winter WonderFest
1 December 2017 12:00 am (save to cal)
Navy Pier

Now in its 17th year, Chicago’s biggest and best indoor winter playground, Fifth Third Bank Winter WonderFest, returns Dec. 1 through Jan. 7! Packed with indoor family fun, this delightful family tradition features 170,000 square feet of rides, giant slides, the Chicago Blackhawks Ice Skating Rink and holiday decor that is sure to get you into the holiday spirit.

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01 Dec 2017

The Woman’s Board of Children’s Home + Aid will host a holiday boutique at the Winnetka Community House. The boutique will take place on December 1st from 10:30am-4pm. Vendors will sell one-of-kind artwork, unique clothing, jewelry, hostess and teacher gifts, and other items for one-stop shopping! Proceeds will benefit the three Early Children + Family Centers of Children’s Home + Aid.

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01 Dec 2017

“Pete the Cat” returns to the MAC following two sold-out performances in the 16-17 season! When Pete gets caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family and boy are they square. But when Jimmy Biddle, the most organized second grader, draws a blank in art class, Pete takes him on an adventure of friendship, all the way to Paris and back in a VW Bus. One hour in length, recommended for ages 3…

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02 Dec 2017

Free Oral Cancer Screening at Highland Park Hospital. This screening is not appropriate for individuals previously diagnosed or currently under treatment for head and neck cancer. What does the free screening include: – a visual exam of the neck, mouth, and throat – a physical exam of the salivary glands, lymph nodes of the neck and the thyroid gland Risk factors for head and neck cancers include: – tobacco and marijuana smoking – chewing tobacco use – alcohol use

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02 Dec 2017

Owl Prowl | Ages 6-Adult Whoo-hooo’s awake? Me tooooo—you might hear a great horned owl asking you if you’re out in the evenings. Highland Park is home to several owl species, including the great horned and screech owls. Learn about the adaptations that make owls so special, then head outside for a night hike to listen for owls calling in the wild. Min/Max is 10/25. Children must be accompanied by a paid registered adult. Dec 2 $8

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03 Dec 2017

In this class you will: – Learn breathing techniques to drop effortlessly into a deeper sense of connection and resonance with yourself and your partner. – Develop verbal and non-verbal communication skills to enhance your experience together. – Open to trust and surrender in giving and receiving. – Deepen your connection with your partner through body, heart and spirit. – Enjoy giving and receiving a revitalizing whole-body massage. – Feel refreshed, revitalized and delighted within yourself and in relationship. Together…

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03 Dec 2017

Rembrandt’s annual Holiday Baroque concert is a tradition that truly signals the beginning of the holiday season. With the backdrop of the glorious stained glass windows of Alice Millar Chapel on Northwestern University’s campus, the members of Rembrandt will perform some of the season’s most beautiful baroque music, from Vivaldi, Scarlatti, Locatelli, and Bach, to a beloved aria from Handel’s Messiah. Start your holiday festivities on a magnificent musical note!

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04 Dec 2017

The Lakeside Signers return to Metropolis with their newest Holiday concert Love and Joy Come to You, presented December 4, 2017.   Robert Bowker and his 25 professional singers bring you the most eclectic sampling of Holiday music to be found anywhere. From early music and well-known carols to brand new holiday samplings both classical and contemporary. Pop, Gospel, Blues, Country and Comedy songs will make your holiday truly special. Come have some fun with us!   The Lakeside Singers…

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05 Dec 2017

Lisa Rock and her 6-piece backing band are keeping The Carpenters’ holiday traditions alive at Metropolis with A Carpenters’ Christmas on December 5, 2017.   While The Carpenters are known for over a dozen chart topping hits, they also won over their fans with their Christmas celebrations. Singer and playwright Lisa Rock and her 6-piece backing band are keeping The Carpenters’ holiday traditions alive and bringing their unforgettable Christmas songs to the stage. Based on the music of The Carpenters’…

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05 Dec 2017

Take a Holiday Flight (a French wine flight, that is): Join our francophone oenophiles for a fun evening of French wine discoveries, cheese indulgences, fruit and good company. Joe Tardi, Heinen’s Grocery Store’s wine consultant, will present your choice of a red or white wine flight. Imbibe and learn about three varieties of French wines. In English. For more information: AFnorthshore.org and meetup.com/afnorthshore. RSVP required by November 28 at programmes@AFnorthshore.org or at meetup.com/afnorthshore. 6:30 PM,Tuesday, the café at Heinen’s Grocery…

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05 Dec 2017

Mariani Landscape is proud to support the Ferrer Foundation for the fifth consecutive year in hosting the annual holiday reception: Planting Seeds of Hope. The evening promises to be an intimate and festive holiday setting for movers and shakers in Chicago’s arts and culture sectors to connect. Beautifully hand-crafted wreaths, centerpieces and other holiday décor items will decorate the space and be available for purchase. All profits from all Mariani items sold this evening will support the Ferrer Foundation’s Keeping…

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06 Dec 2017
Meisner Acting Class
6 December 2017 7:00 am (save to cal)

In this 10-week acting class, you’ll learn a series of innovative, step-by-step improvisational exercises we will train you to be thoroughly responsive, emotionally alive, spontaneous and absolutely grounded in the reality of what is happening at any given moment with any given person. Class is held at Green Shirt Studio on Wednesdays from 7-9:30 p.m. from Oct. 4 through Dec. 13. $295. Register here: http://www.greenshirtstudio.com/classes/the-meisner-classes/

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06 Dec 2017

Shop for unique, locally-made gifts on Wednesday, Dec. 6, during After School Matters’ “Shop, Jingle and Mingle” event! Browse one-of-a-kind projects and pieces made by teen artists in after-school and summer programs, such as soaps and candles, canvas paintings, glass mosaics, jewelry, and other fashion accessories that will be available for purchase. Enjoy complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres while you shop with special appearances by After School Matters performers. Proceeds from each purchase benefit After School Matters and the life-changing programs they…

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06 Dec 2017

Join One Acre Fund Founder Andrew Youn as we celebrate communities around the world working together to end hunger. The event will honor the Kellogg School of Management featuring Dean Sally Blount. Lead sponsor: CF Industries

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07 Dec 2017

Enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres while learning about all MAE Plastic Surgery and Transcend MedSpa has to offer! —Live patient demos —Exclusive opportunity to purchase Christmakah specials —Transcend MedSpa beauty raffles —Grand prize raffles An evening you don’t want to miss! Please RSVP to info@maeplasticsurgery.com or 847-205-1680.

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08 Dec 2017
Holidays A Cappella
8 December 2017 12:00 am (save to cal)

Experience familiar holiday songs in fresh new ways as our singers ring in the season with style. From solemn and holy to merry and bright, we’ll bring you more of your favorites than ever. Delight in beloved carols, Chanukah melodies, Christmas spirituals, and even some superb new discoveries — all with the gorgeous voices and intimate blend that have made this a Chicago musical tradition. Event dates, locations and times: Date: Dec. 8, 2017 Location: Wentz Concert Hall (171 E Chicago…

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08 Dec 2017

World Business Chicago and Chicago Sister Cities International host the Chicago Consular Corps Gala: A Tribute to Our Global Partners, on December 8, 2017 at Hilton Chicago. This annual Gala is Chicago’s premier international event honoring the Chicago Consular Corps (CCC)—an international group of Consulates, Consulates General and Honorary Consulates representing 86 countries around the world, and celebrating the longstanding relationship between the city and the Consular Corps. More than 600 guests are expected to attend the black-tie event, which…

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