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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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31 Jan 2017

Molly Smith Metzler’s “Elemeno Pea” is a comedy about social class and sibling rivalry that premiered at the 2011 Humana Festival of New Plays. “Elemeno Pea” is set in a Martha’s Vineyard beach estate, where the 29-year-old Simone works as a personal assistant to the trophy wife of a billionaire. When her blue collar social worker sister Devon comes in from Buffalo for an end-of-summer visit, Devon finds her little sister Simone changed beyond recognition. Worlds collide and sisters square…

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11 Feb 2017

“Quest” is an original circus-theater production loosely based on Leo Tolstoy’s short story “The Three Questions.” The protagonist asks three simple (but huge) questions, setting in motion a whirlwind journey to find the answers. Our hero and her sidekicks venture through obstacles, misinformation, slapstick fun, unexpected detours, music and songs, near crises, and amazing feats of partnership in seek of answers. Fun, funny, surprising, action-packed, deeply moving, profoundly existential — something for everyone! Written/Directed by Leslie Buxbaum Danzig Featuring Flora…

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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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25 Feb 2017

On Feb. 25, the Les Turner ALS Foundation will present Ken Hoffman of Deerfield with the Hope Through Caring Award at the Hope Through Caring Gala at The Loews Hotel in Chicago. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and will end around 11 p.m. As president of the Les Turner ALS Foundation Board of Directors, Ken is a visionary leader committed to ensuring that someday in the near distance we will live in a world free of ALS. As the…

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25 Feb 2017

You’ve enjoyed personal stories on NPR while sitting at your desk or driving home, but it simply can’t compare to the intimate experience of live, face-to-face storytelling. On February 25th, come listen to some of Chicago’s top tellers share the heartbreaking, the hilarious, and everything in between at the Gorton Center. We are thrilled to feature multiple Moth Grand Slam winners, nationally known touring legends, award-winning solo artists, and a selection of the city’s hottest raconteurs. Don’t miss this new…

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25 Feb 2017

Join award-winning children’s book author Patricia Murphy for a “Mama, Look!” hunt. Search for animals throughout the store with your mom. Then, Patricia will read from her new book, MAMA, LOOK! In this picture book written by Murphy and illustrated by Caldecott Medalist David Diaz, curious baby creatures and their mamas discover the world around them. When a child notices a grasshopper on a plant while outside with his mother, he exclaims, “Mama, Look!” and sets off a series of…

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25 Feb 2017

The public is invited to experience SPYRL™, Chicago’s newest GYROTONIC® studio, at a special open house on Saturday, February 25 at 1781 Green Bay Road in Downtown Highland Park. Try the cutting edge Gyrotonic Pulley Tower to mobilize the spine, relieve back pain, strengthen the core and increase flexibility, and meet SPYRL Chicago Studio Director, Certified Instructor and Elite Trainer, Amy Pena who has worked with a number of elite athletes and celebrities. Find out what many celebrities like former…

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25 Feb 2017

George Orwell’s famous dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four imagined a future in a totalitarian state of “Big Brother.” The year 1984 was a time of Ronald Reagan, the first availability of the Apple Macintosh computer in stores, and a pop music hit list that reached a wider audience than ever thanks to the dominance of MTV. At the same time hip-hop and indie rock were laying the groundwork for a musical revolution. Both Rolling Stone and Billboard magazines have dubbed 1984…

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25 Feb 2017

Brotherhood of Temple Beth Israel (3601 W. Dempster St., Skokie) Presents “The Cat’s Pajamas” Vocal Band, Saturday, February 25, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Featured on “The Next Great American Band,” “America’s Got Talent” and Season 3 of NBC’s “The Sing Off,” this performance by the five-man acapella group also includes dinner from The Chicago Dinner, dessert and raffles. Cost is $30 per adult and $20 each for ages 8-13. Costs increases $10 per person after February 18. For…

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25 Feb 2017

Kathy, a Lake Forest resident, known for recording over 1000 national TV and Radio commercials as well as movie soundtracks (including My Best Friend’s Wedding) sings the greatest hits of her favorite Pop Divas including Celine Dion, Tina Turner, Karen Carpenter to name a few. She will perform a special video tribute to “Divas At The Oscars.” Part of the proceeds will benefit Mothers Trust Foundation.

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26 Feb 2017

The Baroque era was a time of spectacular innovation in science and the arts — new musical forms were born, instrumental music came into its own, and virtuosity rose to new heights. Nicholas Kraemer leads the Music of the Baroque Orchestra in a program that captures the true spirit of the age. Highlights include a bravura suite for oboes from Telemann’s Tafelmusik and a dazzling Vivaldi violin concerto depicting a storm at sea.

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26 Feb 2017

We’re delighted to welcome our great friend and local author Nancy Doyle to The Book Stall! Join us for an informative and fun event with Nancy as she talks about her new book, MANAGE YOUR FINANCIAL LIFE. Nancy, a CFA and founder of The Doyle Group, will offer advice based on a wealth of professional and personal experience. She’ll share her practical and easy-to-understand system for getting organized, analyzing your financial profile, educating yourself about investing, and putting your money…

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26 Feb 2017

The Village of Fox Lake invites the community to bravely “Take the Plunge” into the frigid waters of Nippersink Lake from the shores at Lakefront Park, to raise money for Special Olympics Illinois on Sunday, Feb. 26, starting at 1 p.m. In it’s 10th year, Fox Lake is thrilled to be a part of the Polar Plunge challenge where thousands of brave jumpers at 21 locations across Illinois take a flying leap into frigid waters to support this worthy cause.…

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26 Feb 2017

Civitas Ensemble, a chamber music group featuring three members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, performs an all-American concert, including music by Aaron Copland, Bernard Herrmann, Peter Schickele and Chicago composer Stacey Garrop. Tickets are $30.

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26 Feb 2017

ABI.Chicago is one of the exhibitors and they will be seeking Planning Committee volunteers. In total over 85+ nonprofit and community-based organizations from all over the city will be present. Learn how you can lend a hand. Whether your passion is the environment, the arts, or social justice, there’s a volunteer opportunity waiting for you.

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27 Feb 2017

The Baroque era was a time of spectacular innovation in science and the arts — new musical forms were born, instrumental music came into its own, and virtuosity rose to new heights. Nicholas Kraemer leads the Music of the Baroque Orchestra in a program that captures the true spirit of the age. Highlights include a bravura suite for oboes from Telemann’s Tafelmusik and a dazzling Vivaldi violin concerto depicting a storm at sea.

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27 Feb 2017
Apero Conversation
27 February 2017 7:00 pm (save to cal)
Heinen’s

Monday, Feb. 27, 7–8:30 PM: Apéro Conversation, NEW TIME & LOCATION Meet fellow Francophones for relaxed, evening conversation in French on fourth Mondays in the café at Heinen’s family-owned grocery store, 1020 Waukegan Road, just north of Glenview Road in Glenview. Pour yourself a glass of wine, tap a beer or choose a fresh-brewed coffee and meet in the café. A large array of cheeses, cold cuts, prepared meals, salads, baked goods, etc., is available for purchase. Facilitated by one…

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27 Feb 2017

Thriller author Andrew Grant talks about his new book “False Friend”, the second in the Detective Cooper Devereaux series. An arsonist is targeting schools in Birmingham, Alabama—with devastating effect. Detective Devereaux must put a stop to the elusive pyromaniac’s reign of terror before more damage is done. The Book Bin will provide books for sale and signing. The event is free of charge; Registration is required – online, by telephone or at the library.

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28 Feb 2017

Top Ten Tuesdays: a soft-booked comedy open mic & showcase at Laugh Factory Chicago ​Hosted by Rebecca O’Neal (Laugh Factory, UP Comedy Club, Zanies, Comedy Bar, opened for Janeane Garofalo, Maria Bamford, Hannibal Buress, The Daily Show’s Al Madrigal, Saturday Night Live’s Sasheer Zamata, Ron Funches, Eddie Pepitone, Joe DeRosa, Cameron Esposito, W. Kamau Bell, Baron Vaughn) September 6, 2016 & every Tuesday, 7:30pm Laugh Factory Chicago 3175 N Broadway in Lakeview $10 at the door OR email becca.v.oneal@gmail.com for FREE entry –…

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28 Feb 2017

Business continuity/disaster recovery planning involves important decisions about recovery objectives for each of your applications. We’ll discuss best practices for recovery plans and determine the type of DR environment needed for any application. Join us for a session where we will share how we work with companies to help them determine the best strategy on an app-by-app basis. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

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28 Feb 2017

Join us on Tues., Feb. 28th at 6:30 PM when we welcome RENEE ROSEN, who will discuss her book WINDY CITY BLUES. There will also be a raffle with prizes that include copies of the book, gift cards, and music from Chess Records. Refreshments will be served! Leeba Groski’s passion for music and her talented piano playing captures the attention of her neighbor, Leonard Chess, who offers her a job at his new record company. What begins as answering phones…

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01 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 Ash Wednesday Worship Wednesday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. Meditation and imposition of ashes at 7:30 p.m. Soup Supper…

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01 Mar 2017

Renee Rosen, the bestselling author of White Collar Girl and What the Lady Wants, explores one woman’s journey of self-discovery set against the backdrop of a musical and social revolution. In the middle of the twentieth century, the music of the Mississippi Delta arrived in Chicago, drawing the attention of entrepreneurs like the Chess brothers. Their label, Chess Records, helped shape that music into the Chicago Blues, the soundtrack for a transformative era in American History. This event is co-sponsored…

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02 Mar 2017

Come get a sneak peak at the latest fashions for spring while sipping some bubbly. Mary Martin Speicher, a Wilmette jewelry designer, will be on hand to show her latest creations.

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03 Mar 2017

The Woman’s Club of Evanston has been making people laugh for a good cause for over sixty years in their annual Benefit Show. This year’s 66th Revue, titled “Reading Between the Lines,” is no exception. Performances take place in our historic Evanston clubhouse for two consecutive weekends on March 3rd and 4th, and March 9th, 10th, and 11th at 8 PM. Members of The Woman’s Club of Evanston and this year’s beneficiary, Literature for All of Us, write, direct, choreograph,…

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03 Mar 2017

Dan Navarro, perhaps best known as songwriter for artists as diverse as Jackson Browne, The Bangles, Keb’ Mo’ and Pat Benatar (the Grammy-nominated classic “We Belong”) to name a few. A multi-talented performer, Dan is a singer, a songwriter and a voice actor in major motion pictures, television series, & commercials. His songs are rich with insight and life experience, delivered straight-up, with honesty, grace and heart, in his moving and expressive baritone voice. If you missed his recent SOLD…

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04 Mar 2017

A musical history of the life of the amazing Queen Christina, one of Europe’s great eccentrics, from her childhood and reign in Sweden to her abdication and life in Rome. We’ll perform music written for or heard by her by the many illustrious composers she knew, including Lully, Carissimi, Corelli, and Cesti, performed by singers, violins, and a rich continuo band of keyboards, theorbo, guitar, and lirone. Readings from contemporary accounts and her letters by special guest Chicago-based author Sara…

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