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01 Jun 2017

The temperatures are heating up, and so is the entertainment, with the return of the Summer Concert Series at Roosevelt Collection Shops. Beginning on Thursday, June 1st, and continuing through August 31st, a variety of solo artists, duets, and bands will be performing every Thursday evening from 6:30 to 8 pm on the Plaza. The concerts are free and family friendly. There will also be an Arts & Crafts tent with several projects for kids, and a chance to win…

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22 Jun 2017

“Why did you become a high school teacher?” This question, posed by a journalism class to the faculty of a typical American high school, sets the scene for “The Faculty Lounge,” a hilarious and touching play by Kentucky playwright Teri Foltz. Foltz, herself a former secondary school teacher, takes audiences into the private inner sanctum of a high school faculty lounge where teachers relax, vent their frustrations and share their hopes, both for themselves and for their students. In a…

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25 Jun 2017

From classic rock to orchestral works, the Music by the Lake series on weekends offers outdoor entertainment overlooking beautiful Geneva Lake. Bring your own picnic or purchase food at the College Inn. All performances occur rain or shine at the Ferro Pavilion overlooking Geneva Lake on the George Williams College Campus.

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27 Jun 2017

Nothing better prepares a child to be a responsible adolescent, teenager and adult than having and caring for a pet. In that spirit Wags on Willow, the North Shore’s award-winning grooming and pet boutique, is hosting a series of Pet Care for Kids sessions in June, July and August dedicated to ways kids can take care of the family dog. “Summer is when pets and children interact more than almost any other time of year,” said Wag’s owner Mary Bowler,…

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29 Jun 2017

An urban oasis for one-of-a-kind entertainment, eclectic dining and luxury shopping, NEWCITY, 1457 N. Halsted, announced today it will host free, weekly outdoor concerts throughout the summer. Taking place within the beautifully landscaped plaza of Chicago’s newest lifestyle destination, NEWCITY’s summer concerts will be free to guests every Thursday evening 7 – 9 p.m. from June 29 – August 31. NEWCITY’s Summer Concert Series lineup includes: June 29: The Empty Pockets and Rock and Roll July 6: Krave Live Entertainment, R&B…

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06 Jul 2017

Bring a picnic or purchase some street food while taking in the music at this free concert series. This summer’s line-up features great variety with country, rock, Caribbean and jazz music, as well as special art demos taking place each week. Concerts take place every Thursday, 6 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. throughout July and August at Flat Iron Park, a lakeside location in downtown Lake Geneva.

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13 Jul 2017

Metropolis presents the Tony winning play Peter and the Starcatcher July 13 – August 20, 2017. This wondrous tale is the grownup’s prequel to Peter Pan, based on the best-selling novel. Discover the origin story of the boy who never grew up in this five-time Tony winner. Cleverly and theatrically told, follow the journey of an orphan longing to find a home and family of his own. Imprisoned on a ship bound for Rundoon he is befriended by a young…

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22 Jul 2017

There will be no brakes on for the 6th annual Northwestern Medicine Lake Bluff Criterium and Block Party, July 22nd, in downtown Lake Bluff, with races starting at 8:45 a.m. ending about 8:30 p.m. at 113 E. Scranton Avenue. The Block Party on the Village Green begins at 4 p.m. and continues into the evening. Northwestern Medicine is once again the proud host of the day, providing an exciting opportunity for everyone to enjoy some unique summer fun.

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22 Jul 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ~ Photography Available ~ SIGN UP NOW: NORTH SHORE 5K TACO RUN & WALK New run to benefit Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic Participants receive complimentary taco and beverage at North Shore Taco Fest HIGHWOOD, IL (JULY 22, 2017) – Celebrate Highwood is excited to host its inaugural North Shore Taco 5K Run & Walk starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 22 to benefit Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic. All run participants will receive a run t-shirt and coupon for…

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22 Jul 2017

Free Trail Walk 11 a.m., Saturday, July 22 at Fuller Air Station Prairie, 2400 Compass Rd. 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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22 Jul 2017

Enjoy a glass of wine or bottle of beer while listening to free live on Saturdays from 5pm – 9pm. July 1st – August 26th at 821 Chestnut Court. Music Sponsor: Hoffman Realty Music Provider: North Shore Music Institute You can find the current schedule here … http://www.northshoremusicinstitute.com/ns-music-live/4587038614

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22 Jul 2017

Contemporary pop singer-songwriter Elle Casazza captivates listeners with her authentic and re-creative pop music style. The Chicago native adds and blends an invigorating mix of jazz, soul and funk rhythms into her songs. Elle will be performing Michael Vogus’ Localpalooza, a benefit for The Patrick Grange Memorial Foundation for ALS Research. The mission of The Patrick Grange Memorial Foundation, which was founded in January of 2013, is to support the global awareness and research of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) by…

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22 Jul 2017

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (June 29, 2017) – Kendria “K-Love” Harris, two-time winner of the legendary Nuyorican Poetry Slam, will headline The WORD Project, a groundbreaking evening dedicated to the power of the arts, 7 p.m., Saturday, July 22, at The School of Performing Arts’ Theatre Studio, 1112 S. Washington St., Naperville, Ill. A first-of-its-kind event in Chicago’s western suburbs, The WORD (Wisdom of Radical Diversity) Project, produced by Artful IMPACT!, will challenge performers and audience alike to step outside their comfort…

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23 Jul 2017

“Wake Up! & Embrace Mental Health” is on Sunday, July 23rd from 10am – 12pm at the FFC Gold Coast Roof Deck located at 1030 N Clark St Chicago 60610. The event will feature beginners mindfulness yoga, breakfast, fresh juices, great raffle prizes, and suicide prevention education. EMH is a non-profit organization speaking out to eliminate the stigma of mental illness by educating college-aged students about depression and suicide.

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25 Jul 2017

Chicago, IL) Seize the Stage: A Musical Revue Benefit for Epilepsy is back for its sixth year, raising funds for Camp Blackhawk. Camp Blackhawk, a program of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago, is an overnight camp for children with mild to severe epilepsy designed so they can experience activities, sports and friendships while in a safe and medically monitored setting.  Over the past six years, the Seize the Stage concerts have raised more than $15,000 to help send children…

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27 Jul 2017

The Chicago Open Figure Skating Competition Various times, Thursday-Sunday, July 27-30 at the Glenview Ice Center, 1851 Landwehr Rd. Come cool down with the whole family at this exciting U.S. Figure Skating competition that draws 200+ participants from the Midwest and beyond. Free for spectators. Full schedule with times and participants will be available after July 9. Call 847-724-2800 or visit glenviewparks.org/facilities-parks/glenview-ice-center for more information.

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27 Jul 2017

Inspired by the broad, flat landscape of America’s Midwest, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie houses were designed to exist in harmony with nature. In designing his buildings, Wright used natural building materials, a color-palette inspired by the woods and fields, and dramatic abstract designs inspired by local plants. The architect also incorporated living plants into his designs. At Robie House, Wright’s Prairie style masterpiece, urns and planters at every level are filled with native plants, allowing the house to bloom with…

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27 Jul 2017

Perhaps you saw the Friday story on Chicago’s NBC affiliate about the Texas Sex Trafficking ring in Texas where the police found a 14 year old Chicago teen. Or maybe it was the report of the Glenview brothel a few days before. Sex trafficking is in our community. The Jewish Coalition Against Sex Trafficking (JCAST) a project of the National Council of Jewish Women’s Northshore Section invites you to a coffee to discuss this critical topic and how you can be part…

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28 Jul 2017

This three-day festival kicks off Friday with tribute bands U2 Zoo! and Trippin Billies, the nation’s premier Dave Matthews tribute act. Saturday it’s all about the 80’s with music, a Prince tribute band and a costume contest. Sunday is 70’s music day with the Big Al Wetzel Band and the Chicago tribute band, Chicago Tribute Anthology. Don’t miss the Walworth County Bags Tournament Championship, carnival games, and food trucks.

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28 Jul 2017

All proceeds will support advocacy and local programming geared toward youth leadership and development, women’s economic advancement, health, child care resources and racial justice. Donations are tax deductible. Golf event packages include 18-hole scramble, golf cart and GPS, range balls, customized bag tag, and both breakfast & lunch buffets. YWCA creates real change for over 65,000 women, children and families in Lake County. For more information, email golf@ywcalakecountyil.org.

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28 Jul 2017

The East Wing wins the lottery with Linda Kollmeyer! 10 a.m., Friday, July 28 at The East Wing, 2400 Chestnut Ave. Motivational guest speaker Linda Kollmeyer will share her story of how she became one of Chicago’s top television personalities. Linda will provide the inside scoop on the world of commercials, modeling and TV. As a full-time fitness instructor, she will teach us how we can be a shining star in our own life. Don’t miss this ray of sunshine! Refreshments will…

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28 Jul 2017

Please join Skokie’s Temple Beth Israel members and friends with a special worship experience when TBI presents its popular Shabbat at the Park, Friday, July 28, 2017, 6:30 pm, Lovelace Park, 2740 Gross Point Rd., Evanston. This outdoor experience will feature sing-along fun and will be held under the shelter even if the sun doesn’t shine. Attendees should bring their own dinners and a dessert to share. For information call 847-675-0951 or visit www.tbiskokie.org .

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28 Jul 2017

MB Financial Park is thrilled to announce a free concert by former Journey vocalist Steve Augeri Friday, July 28 at 7 p.m. Presented by Jack Daniels, the concert will run from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Food and beverage tents from MB Financial Park’s venues will be available for guests to enjoy during the concerts. Outside food and coolers are prohibited. Parking is available at the MB Financial Park parking garage and is free with validation from any of the…

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29 Jul 2017

Cinema/Chicago and the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival are proud to announce a special tribute to two-time Academy Award®-winner and three-time Golden Globe®-winning actress Jane Fonda. A Tribute to Jane Fonda takes place on Saturday, July 29 at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago and will feature an on-stage conversation with Fonda, giving insight into her experience and approach to her craft, accompanied by iconic clips from her illustrious career. The celebratory evening will conclude with the presentation of The Chicago International Film Festival’s…

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29 Jul 2017

The Glenview Art League is set to host it’s 64th Annual Outdoor Summer Art Fair at Lyon School on Sat. and Sun, July 29-30 from 11 am – 5 pm.  Unlike most of the other area art fairs, the League’s fair is organized and staffed 99% by volunteers. The event is free and open to the public.  The 2017 community sponsors Expedia Cruise Center, Glenview State Bank, Jennings Chevrolet, Teddie Kossof Salon, Oil Lamp Theater, and the Vasey Agency help…

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29 Jul 2017

Enjoy a glass of wine or bottle of beer while listening to free live on Saturdays from 5pm – 9pm. July 1st – August 26th at 821 Chestnut Court. Music Sponsor: Hoffman Realty Music Provider: North Shore Music Institute You can find the current schedule here … http://www.northshoremusicinstitute.com/ns-music-live/4587038614

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29 Jul 2017

CHICAGO – Jane Fonda, a two-time Academy Award®-winner, three-time Golden Globe®-winner, and 2017 Emmy® nominee (for her role in Grace and Frankie) will be honored by Cinema/Chicago later this month.  A Tribute to Jane Fonda takes place on Saturday, July 29 at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago and will feature an on-stage conversation with Fonda, moderated by Richard Roeper of WFLD/Chicago Sun-Times, giving insight into her experience and approach to her craft, accompanied by iconic clips from her illustrious career. The…

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29 Jul 2017

Blue Man Group, continuing its open run at Chicago’s Briar Street Theatre, has announced a special appearance at the anniversary performance of “Milly’s Orchid Show: 29 Years and Holdin’” Saturday, July 29 at Park West. Scheduled to begin at 8 p.m., with doors opening at 7 p.m., the variety show created, produced and hosted by Brigid Murphy as “Milly May Smithy,” will star several other acts including superstar band Expo 76, Karol Kent’s Cubs Trilogy, Wendy Clinard & Company Flamenco…

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30 Jul 2017

16th Annual Park Center Triathlon 6:30 a.m., Sunday, July 30 at Gallery Park, 2400 Chestnut Ave. Race activities include a 300-yard pool swim at Splash Landings, 10-mile bike through The Glen and a 5k run around Gallery Park. Participants receive a dri-wicking t-shirt, finishing medal, goodie bag and a chance to win great prizes. Gallery Park is located behind Park Center, 2400 Chestnut Ave. Ages 14 & older welcome. Register at parkcentertriathlon.com .

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30 Jul 2017

HIGHWOOD, IL (JULY 30, 2017) – Highwood’s 8th Annual Bloody Mary Fest is back and better than ever! Now in its eighth year, the fest will take place on Sunday, July 30 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in Everts Park (130 Highwood Ave). Vendors from near and far will travel to Highwood to shake up their unique recipes in competition for the title of ‘Best Bloody Mary in the Midwest’. At this extraordinary event, mixologists from competing bars and restaurants will…

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