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20 Jan 2017

The producers of the Chicago-based “Baby Wants Candy” announce the debut of their newest improvised musical, “Shamilton,” inspired by hit musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda, at Apollo Theater Chicago (2540 N. Lincoln Ave.). Directed by one of the founding members of “Baby Wants Candy” and Emmy Award-winner Peter Gwinn, the improvised musical features a 75-minute live-performance musical written on-the-spot about a historic figure of the audiences’ choosing. With a cast made up of ensemble members from “Baby Wants Candy” and some…

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27 Jan 2017

“Rodger Bechtold and Mary Jo O’Gara: Midwest Landscapes” at Anne Loucks Gallery: Jan. 27, 2017 to March 31, 2017 Anne Loucks Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of “Midwest Landscapes,” an exhibition of 35 recent paintings by artists Rodger Bechtold and Mary Jo O’Gara. An opening reception with the artists will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28 from 5-7 p.m. at Anne Loucks Gallery, 309 Park Ave., Glencoe, Illinois. Rodger Bechtold’s paintings capture the Midwestern landscape in a manner…

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19 Feb 2017

Operation Finale: The Capture & Trial of Adolf Eichmann (open Feb 19 – June 18) explores the secret history behind bringing one of the most notorious Nazi war criminals of the 20th century to justice. It has been awhile since the Museum has hosted such an immersive exhibition. “Spies and espionage” aficionados will be mesmerized by the pre-digital/pre-DNA methods used for the dangerous, covert mission to capture Eichmann. The original bulletproof glass booth from which Eichmann testified as the courtroom…

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24 Feb 2017

Instituto Cervantes of Chicago announces the full performance program for its 15th Chicago Flamenco Festival, a multi-week festival celebrating Flamenco music and dance. The expanded five-week Festival features an impressive line-up of Flamenco’s brightest young stars and critically acclaimed artists including the U.S. Premiere of Anabel Veloso’s “Secreto A Voces.” This year’s Festival will also feature debuts from Anabel Veloso, Alfonso Aroca, Josemi Carmona & Javier Colina, Alba Heredia and Isaac De Los Reyes along with Chicago-based Ensemble Español Spanish Dance…

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09 Mar 2017

Before there was the movie, there was The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden. From the critically acclaimed author and playwright WC Turck comes the hilarious and powerful play about Edward Snowden. Whether you think he is a hero or villain, is our country spying on us and what does that mean for our freedoms? Take a rare glimpse into the deepest shadows of the American intelligence world. We’re all just 6 degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon, but in this…

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09 Mar 2017

Executive and Artistic Director Keith Gerth and Associate Artistic Director Stephen Smith announce Oil Lamp Theater’s next show of the 2017 season, The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden, a contemporary comedy by Chicago native WC Turck. This presentation, directed by Keith Gerth, will be performed from March 9 through April 16, 2017 at 1723 Glenview Road in Glenview. The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden is a thought-provoking satire that tackles important questions of freedom and privacy. As the play opens,…

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16 Mar 2017

Dad tickles ivories in a dive. His daughter dazzles in concert halls. In between them the bittersweet dance of parent and child, present and past, dream and disappointment plays out in the key of life. Purchase tickets on our website at citadeltheatre.org or by calling our box office at 847-735-8554×1. Performances start on Wednesday at 11am, Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday&Saturday 8pm, and Sunday at 3pm.

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17 Mar 2017

The Evanston Art Center (EAC) is pleased to announce an upcoming exhibit curated by Younsoo Kim Flynn featuring the works by Nathan Braunfeld, Jack Flynn, Sae Jun Kim, and Everything is Collective (Jason Lukas, Zachary Norman, and Aaron Hegert) titled Nature vs. Nurture from March 17, 2017 – April 23, 2017. Each of the artists, chosen by curator Younsoo Kim Flynn, will focus on redefining the complex relationship between natural and urban landscapes. It will include works by emerging contemporary…

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24 Mar 2017

UNCOMMONPLACE Exhibition Reception Friday, March 24th, 6-9pm 2017 “Home” becomes a real 4-letter word in the span of a presidential campaign. Community ceases to represent fellowship with others, so much as the alienation of others. An extraordinary burden is foisted upon the familiar places around us to offer a sheltering calm in the face of calamity. The artists of Uncommonplace speak to this private unsteadiness, this public unknowing, through images intended to force a rethinking of the very notion of…

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24 Mar 2017

Join Classic Kids Photography and adopt a bunny!

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24 Mar 2017

Classic Kids Winnetka is proud to announce its first photo event featuring real bunnies and local families. Shoots will take place on March 24 and 25, by appointment, and will feature local children with rescue bunnies currently living at the Wilmette Pet Center in Wilmette, IL. Wilmette Pet Center, located at 625 Green Bay Road, has an adoption-only mission, meaning all of its bunnies, cats and dogs are rescue animals and do not come from breeders. Wilmette Pet Center finds…

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25 Mar 2017

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to stand in the shadow of the moon? In the moment before a total solar eclipse, you can physically experience the shadow before it arrives. The wind picks up. Wildlife goes quiet. The temperature drops. The sunlight slowly dims in the middle of the day, bathing the surroundings in an eerie twilight. What feels like an otherworldly experience, is attainable on Earth, and it will leave you in awe. Adler’s newest…

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25 Mar 2017

Chicago-based flower company, Flowers for Dreams, creates organic, locally crafted bouquets. Every bouquet sold benefits a nonprofit in the Chicago community, and since launching in 2012, the company has raised over $194,000. Sourced ethically and crafted locally, Flowers for Dreams sells beautifully simple bouquets online for delivery, weddings, and events throughout Chicago and Milwaukee. The company was named one of Business Insider’s 20 Most Inspiring Companies in America and Instagram for Business’ 6 Brands to Follow on Instagram. On Saturday,…

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26 Mar 2017

The chorus Opera News calls “one of Chicago’s musical glories” sings an evening of beautiful, rarely performed works. Discover music rich with glowing color, driving energy, and a unique ability to stir the soul.

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26 Mar 2017

The Hyde Park Art Center, 5300 S. Cornell, presents “The Presidential Library Project: Black Presidential Imaginary,” a decentralized, speculative and multi-narrative foundation for the future Obama Presidential Center. The exhibition will be on view in the Kanter McCormick Gallery from March 26 through July 2, 2017. A public tour of the exhibition led by guest curator Ross Jordan will take place in the gallery on Sunday, March 26 at 3 p.m. The exhibition reception will be Sunday, May 21 from 3-5…

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26 Mar 2017

Piano Masterworks with David Kalhous presents a broad program of piano repertoire spanning more than three centuries at Metropolis March 26, 2017. Pianist David Kalhous will delight with his elegant musicianship, brilliant pianism, probing intelligence, and “engaging” programming (New York Times). This broad program features European masters of composition, from Chopin and Lizst to Ligeti and Srnka. David Kalhous is increasingly gaining recognition and critical acclaim in the United States and Europe for his wide-ranging repertoire and adventurous programming spanning…

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27 Mar 2017

Monday-Friday, March 27-31 Come by for a few laps, or join us for a family swim during our special spring break hours. Lap Swim 5:30-11 a.m. Family Swim 11 a.m.-8 p.m. For more information, call 847-724-5670.

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27 Mar 2017
Chicago Improv Festival
27 March 2017 12:00 am (save to cal)
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28 Mar 2017

All are welcome to participate in worship and music during Lent, Holy Week and Easter with Kenilworth Union Church. A special sunrise worship service takes place outdoors overlooking Lake Michigan on Easter morning. All other activities take place at the Church, located at 211 Kenilworth Ave., Kenilworth, Illinois. Additional details are available at kuc.org or by calling 847-251-4272. Soup Supper and Worship Tuesdays, March 28, April 4 6:30 p.m. supper, 7:15 p.m. worship Palm Sunday Worship Sunday, April 9 at…

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30 Mar 2017

Thursday, March 30 through Sunday, April 2, 2017 at The Grove Redfield Estate, 1421 Milwaukee Ave. 5-10 p.m., Thursday, March 30 1-10 p.m., Friday, March 31 1-10 p.m., Saturday, April 1 12-5 p.m., Sunday, April 2 Enjoy a solo showing of original paintings and sculptures by internationally known Lake County Painter/Sculptor Dennis M. Downes. His award-winning artwork, both paintings and sculpture, will be on display and available for purchase. Admission is free and a portion of all sales support The…

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31 Mar 2017

Three-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters makes her Auditorium Theatre debut, and her first Chicago appearance in over 10 years, when she joins the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra for this special performance. The Pops, led by conductor Keith Lockhart, will pay tribute to George Gershwin in the first half of the program with a world premiere of a reconstruction of Paul Whiteman’s jazzy version of Gershwin’s An American in Paris, in addition to a rarely-heard original orchestration of Rhapsody in…

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01 Apr 2017

On Saturday, April 1, 2017, Light Opera Works will celebrate its 37th year and its new name, Music Theater Works, with its annual spring gala benefit at the Sunset Ridge Country Club in Northfield, Illinois. This year’s theme is “Make Our Garden Grow,” in celebration of “Candide,” the first production under the new company name, coming up in June. Proceeds will benefit the Music Theater Works 2017 season and Youth Reach programs. The Music Theater Works benefit committee includes Diane…

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01 Apr 2017

A benefit celebration preserving our past and defining our future. Features a performance, drinks and food.

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01 Apr 2017
Free Trail Walk
1 April 2017 12:00 am (save to cal)
The Grove

Free Trail Walk 2 p.m., Saturday, April 1 at The Grove, 1421 Milwaukee Ave. Guided trail walks are ideal for families and individuals and those who are interested in nature. For more information, call 847-724-5670.

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01 Apr 2017

1-10 p.m., Saturday, April 1 and 12-5 p.m., Sunday, April 2 at The Grove Redfield Estate, 1421 Milwaukee Ave. Enjoy a solo showing of original paintings and sculptures by internationally known Lake County Painter/Sculptor Dennis M. Downes. His award-winning artwork, both paintings and sculpture, will be on display and available for purchase. Admission is free and a portion of all sales support The Grove. For additional information, visit downesstudio.net.

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02 Apr 2017

Join Chicago’s own Sam Fazio as he pays tribute to Frank Sinatra and his music with Sam Sings Sinatra at Metropolis April 2, 2017. Frank Sinatra is known as “The Voice” of the 20th century. His songs have been part of all of our lives. In this special show, Chicago’s own Sam Fazio will pay tribute to the man and his music. Listen to songs and stories from his days with Tommy Dorsey, time at Capitol Records, and nights in…

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02 Apr 2017

Temple Beth Israel Brotherhood and Kol Sasson through LifeSource will host a Blood Drive at TBI, 3601 W. Dempster St., Skokie, Sunday, April 2, 2017, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Just one pint of blood can save up to three lives! Healthy adults, ages 17 and older (16 with parental permission) who weigh at least 110 pounds may donate. Donors must bring a photo ID and are encouraged to register in advance. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information or to…

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04 Apr 2017

All are welcome to participate in worship and music during Lent, Holy Week and Easter with Kenilworth Union Church. A special sunrise worship service takes place outdoors overlooking Lake Michigan on Easter morning. All other activities take place at the Church, located at 211 Kenilworth Ave., Kenilworth, Illinois. Additional details are available at kuc.org or by calling 847-251-4272. Soup Supper and Worship Tuesday, April 4 6:30 p.m. supper, 7:15 p.m. worship Palm Sunday Worship Sunday, April 9 at 8, 9…

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05 Apr 2017

On April 5 – 8, Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. (HJB) and the History In Your Hands Foundation (HIYHF) will host the inaugural Chicago Coin Expo (CCE) at the Chicago Cultural Center. More than 1000 coin and currency enthusiasts, collectors, history buffs and curious visitors of all ages are expected to attend the free expo to view, learn and purchase items from more than 75 dealers participating in the event. The show brings together coin experts from around the world and…

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