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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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08 Sep 2017

All proceeds from ice cream sales from Sept 8-18 benefit The Cure Starts Now Foundation.

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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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25 Sep 2017
Golf Outing Benefiting Literature for All of Us
25 September 2017 10:00 am (save to cal)
Ivanhoe

Ivanhoe’s 27 holes offer a course unlike any other in the Midwest. Consisting of three distinct nines, Forest, Prairie, and Marsh, Ivanhoe offers a thoughtfully developed facility to accommodate play at any level. Literature for All of Us uses books and writing to facilitate circles of connection, healing and growth in the face of social inequity. By inviting participants to explore the transformative power of their own voices, we help build resilience.

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25 Sep 2017

Join us for relaxed French conversation, facilitated by native or fluent speakers. Listening in French is encouraged; all levels are welcome. Pour yourself a glass of wine, tap a beer or choose a fresh-brewed coffee. A large array of cheeses, cold cuts, prepared meals, salads, baked goods, etc., is available for purchase. For more information: AFnorthshore.org and meetup.com/afnorthshore. 7 PM, Monday, the café at Heinen’s Grocery Store, 1020 Waukegan Road, Glenview, free.

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25 Sep 2017

The season opens with the sultry rhythms of tango and the freewheeling style of jazz, interpreted by three iconic stylists of 20th century music. With Malcom Arnold’s witty and infectious melodies, the nuevo tango pulse of Ástor Piazzolla, and the irresistible combination of jazz, klezmer, and classical styles from the pen of Paul Schoenfield, this program will make you feel like dancing.

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26 Sep 2017

TruFit Personal Training Studios, a private, female-owned personal training facility in Downtown Evanston, will be celebrating its ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, September 26 at 4PM at 610 Davis Street. An open house with light refreshments will follow until 6PM. The second floor of 610 Davis has been a center of movement and health since 1994, first as the Evanston Dance Center, followed by different iterations of personal training businesses. Isabelle Libmann purchased the business in December of 2016. TruFit’s…

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26 Sep 2017

What: Harold E. Eisenberg 19th Annual Dinner When: Tuesday | September 26, 2016 5:30 – 6:45 PM – Cocktail Reception 7:00 – 8:15 PM – Dinner Program 8:15 – 9:00 PM – Networking Dessert Where: Hilton Chicago | 720 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois Price: $300 per ticket, $3,750 per table of 10 Link: http://eisenbergfoundation.org/event/annual-dinner/ On Tuesday, September 26th, The Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation will host their 19th Annual Dinner at the Hilton Chicago. The Annual Dinner is a fabulous…

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26 Sep 2017

 The Eden Stell Guitar Duo, internationally renowned classical guitarists known for their dynamism, showcase their musical talents at Metropolis September 26, 2017. Mark Eden and Christopher Stell are internationally renowned classical guitarists known for their dynamism, innovation and breathtaking virtuosity. The Eden Stell Guitar Duo have, “breathed new life into the world of the classical guitar.” (Rotterdam Dagblad). Widely regarded as one of the world’s leading guitar ensembles, the duo’s chameleon-like ability to communicate in a multitude of musical styles makes them a…

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27 Sep 2017

Kevin Wiczer’s new play WRECK will have a stage reading at The Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W Campbell St, Arlington Heights, IL 60005, on Wednesday, September 27 th , 2017 at 7:30pm. Admission is Free. No tickets will be available for reserve or purchase for this stage reading. Seating is first come, first served. There will be a talkback afterwards. Playwright Kevin Wiczer says, “This new play was a challenge. I wanted this play to consist of only two…

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27 Sep 2017

Arlington Heights, Ill., August 16, 2017 – Young Dylan, a hard-roots rock band devoted to the music of Bob Dylan and Neil Young, performs A Rockin’ Tribute at Metropolis September 27, 2017.   Young Dylan is a rocking electric tribute to the greatest troubadours in rock history – Bob Dylan & Neil Young – along with the female voices of their generation: Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins and others. A six-piece group modeled after “The Band” joined by voices eerily reminiscent of the originals, Young Dylan thunders out…

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28 Sep 2017

Wheeling’s Taste of the Town returns to the Westin Chicago North Shore on Thursday evening, September 28th from 5 to 8 pm. More than 20 of the area’s most popular restaurants, wineries and breweries, many of which are located on Wheeling’s famed “Restaurant Row,” will be serving tastings from their menus – a true culinary feast! Along with food and drink samples all night long, guests will enjoy DJ entertainment, raffle prizes, interactive games, a silent auction, and much more.…

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28 Sep 2017

Temple Beth Israel Erev Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre, Friday, September 29, 2017 at 8:15 p.m.– Evanston Township High School Auditorium (1600 Dodge Avenue, Evanston). Tickets required. For more information or to order tickets, please call 847-675-0951or visit http://www.tbiskokie.org. Please note: This year TBI will be using a new prayer book. It comes as a set of books (one for Rosh Hashanah and one for Yom Kippur). It will be necessary for every worshiper to acquire a copy of Mishkan Hanefesh – it will not…

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29 Sep 2017

What better way to start our 15th Anniversary Season than with this classic 1948 Broadway Smash Hit Comedy – Moss Hart’s valentine to live theatre! The play takes us backstage with a bustling New York theatre troupe on opening night of a new show. The volatile mix of hotheaded diva, nervous playwright and a director perpetually on the brink of tears makes for a hilarious evening of theatre-inspired madcap fun. Discounts available for students, seniors, and groups of ten or…

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30 Sep 2017

Temple Beth Israel Yom Kippur Service, Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. –– Evanston Township High School Auditorium (1600 Dodge Avenue, Evanston). Tickets required. For more information or to order tickets, please call 847-675-0951or visit http://www.tbiskokie.org. Please note: This year TBI will be using a new prayer book. It comes as a set of books (one for Rosh Hashanah and one for Yom Kippur). It will be necessary for every worshiper to acquire a copy of Mishkan Hanefesh – it will not be…

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30 Sep 2017

Temple Beth Israel Yom Kippur Family Service, Saturday, September 30, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. –– Evanston Township High School Cafeteria (1600 Dodge Ave. Evanston). Tickets required for adults. Following the Yom Kippur Family Service, children in Pre-K-3rd grade are invited to participate in special programming, complete with holiday activities and snacks until the conclusion of the adult Yom Kippur morning service. For more information or to order tickets call 847-675-0951 or visit http://www.tbiskokie.org.

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30 Sep 2017

Temple Beth Israel Afternoon, Yizkor and Neilah Services, Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. – Evanston Township High School Auditorium (1600 Dodge Avenue, Evanston). Tickets are not required. For more information call 847-675-0951 or visit http://www.tbiskokie.org. Please note: This year TBI will be using a new prayer book. It comes as a set of books (one for Rosh Hashanah and one for Yom Kippur). It will be necessary for every worshiper to acquire a copy of Mishkan Hanefesh – it will not be feasible…

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30 Sep 2017

The Well of Mercy invites you to a fabulous evening of dining, catered by Gibson’s, an open bar, live music and opportunities to bid on intriguing travel adventures and silent auction items.

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01 Oct 2017

Register today for Skin of Steel’s 2nd Annual Susan Steel Memorial Fall Walk on Oct. 1 in Glenview, Illinois. All donations/registrations will be matched up to $10,000 by the Ishida/Steel Family. The walk, in memory of Skin of Steel Founder Susan Steel, will take place along the West Fork River Trail (starts at JourneyCare, 2050 Claire Court, Glenview, IL) to raise awareness of melanoma and funds for melanoma research. Register to walk ($25) and join a team or create your own…

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01 Oct 2017

GUITARS, GUITARS, GUITAR Don’t Miss The Chicago North Shore Vintage Guitar Show. Sunday October 1st 2017 At …The North Shore Holiday Inn & Conference Center, Skokie, Illinois. Dealers from all over the Midwest will be Buying, Selling and Trading. New, Used and Vintage Guitars along with Amps, Parts and Accessories, Vinyl, Rock and Roll Memorabilia and More. Have a Old Guitar to Sell Bring it with These Dealers Pay Top Dollar. R&B Productions, Support the Chicago Chapter of Guitars 4…

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01 Oct 2017

Arlington Heights, Ill., August 22, 2017 – Metropolis’ annual ladies only fundraising event, Sunday Soiree, is being held at Metropolis on October 1, 2017.   It’s our fun, ladies only annual fundraiser; the Metropolis Ballroom will be filled with exciting vendors featuring everything from jewelry to clothing, to purses, shoes and more. Have a glass of wine and some hors d’oeuvres as you shop, then come down to the theatre to enjoy a live concert by Exit 147, covering all genres from Journey, Kid Rock and…

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02 Oct 2017

Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation (LSCRF) is proud to announce Academy Award-Winning Actress and two-time cancer survivor, Kathy Bates as their Guest Speaker at the 32nd Annual Fall Benefit Luncheon on Monday, October 2 at the Hilton Chicago, 720 South Michigan Avenue. Proceeds will support innovative contributions to breast cancer research, fellowships and educational programs at Northwestern Medicine and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. To purchase tickets or for sponsorship information visit: lynnsage.org/event/fall-benefit-luncheon. The 32nd…

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02 Oct 2017

Join us for relaxed French conversation, facilitated by native or fluent speakers. Listening in French is encouraged; all levels are welcome. For more information: AFnorthshore.org and meetup.com/afnorthshore. 10 AM, Monday, Panera, 1199 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette, free.

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02 Oct 2017

Please join us at Evanston Golf Club, a century old Donald Ross Course, offering a world-class golf experience. Spend a beautiful fall day with your friends and co-workers. Golf alongside legendary former Chicago Blackhawks players and start the day off with Chicago sports icon, Wayne Messmer singing the National Anthem. Proceeds raised will support The Chicago Lighthouse North in Glenview bringing the same world-class programs and services of The Chicago Lighthouse to people of all ages in the north and…

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02 Oct 2017

The Joffrey Ballet Women’s Board will celebrate the much-anticipated Joffrey premiere of the romantic ballet Giselle with an elegant luncheon and cultural conversation surrounding the production on Monday, October 2, 2017, at the renowned Loews Hotel Sullivan Ballroom. The event, co-chaired by Jamie-Clare Flaherty and Melissa Trandel of the Women’s Board, will begin with a reception, a seated lunch and an intimate panel conversation with the Joffrey’s Artistic Director Ashley Wheater and Giselle Ballet Master and Stager Lola de Ávila discussing the heartbreaking story. Guests will also hear…

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02 Oct 2017

Arlington Heights, Ill., August 24, 2017 – Meet the author and gain insights into his writings when Metropolis Book Club presents An Evening with Nelson DeMille at Metropolis October 2, 2017.   Nelson DeMille, born 1943, is a decorated US Army Veteran having served several tours in Vietnam. Following his military service Nelson earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and History from Hofstra University. His first novel, By The Rivers of Babylon, was published in 1978 and was followed by an array of works including 15…

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03 Oct 2017

The Metropolitan Chicago Region of Ort America is proud to announce the opening of its new resale shop location at 1710 First Street in Downtown Highland Park. Doors will officially open to the public at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 2nd. To celebrate the move and 20 years of business in Downtown Highland Park, ORT Resale Shop is hosting a Grand Opening Event at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 3rd with a special Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 11:30 a.m. with members…

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