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October 22 - October 29, 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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08 Oct 2017

From Mendelssohn to Bernstein, from European courts to Yiddish theater and the Broadway stage, many Jewish composers have wrestled with their faith. We’ll explore this rich musical dynamic through sublime classical works, church anthems and oratorios, American Songbook hits and Broadway novelties. Discover the world of sound, lyrics, and ideas that comes about when creativity bumps up against social pressure, and the resulting music does -and doesn’t – sound Jewish. Event dates, locations and times: Date: Oct. 8, 2017 Location:…

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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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22 Oct 2017

The North Suburban YMCA’s annual community party for all ages includes a haunted house, costume contests, indoor trick-or-treating, bounce houses and photo booths. Admission is free for NSYMCA members, $20 per family for non-members. Doors open at 1:30 for families of children with special needs, 2:00 for all others. For more information, visit http://nsymca.org.

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22 Oct 2017

Join us at 210 as Jan James invites you to celebrate the recent debut of her album, Calling All Saints, with an event that couples live blues/rock music with giving back to the community. A prize raffle and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Peaceful Communities, an organization against gun violence. Jan James’s performance will include brand new tracks and feature a gathering of incredibly talented Blues and Rock musicians.

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23 Oct 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 andmeetup.com/afnorthshore. 7 PM, Monday, the café at Heinen’s Grocery Store,1020 Waukegan Road, Glenview, free.

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25 Oct 2017
Meisner Acting Class
25 October 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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25 Oct 2017

Join Latham Thomas (lifestyle and wellness guru and celebrity doula) for an inspirational and wildly enriching evening soiree and discussion about her new book, “Own Your Glow: A Soulful Guide to Luminous Living.” Latham’s down-to-earth wisdom and highly intuitive advice offers antidote to the hustle-hard, make-it-happen mainstream culture; offer practical ways to foster intentional rest and slowing down as a pathway to self-care and self-empowerment. Where: Blanc Chicago Art Gallery| 4445 South King Drive, Chicago, IL When: Wednesday, Oct. 25,…

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25 Oct 2017

Each dish is paired with a craft cocktail created just for the occasion. Highlights include Pork Schnitzel with Sauerkraut, Apple, Mustard and Pretzel paired with a Scotch-based drink made with Aperol, Apple, Cider and Mustard Tincture and a Dark Chocolate Caramel Dessert paired with an Aged Rum and Coffee Liqueur cocktail.

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26 Oct 2017

Looking for some Halloween fun? Then head to downtown Highland Park on Thursday, October 26 from 3-6 pm for this year’s Store-to-Store Candy Stroll! Throughout the three hours, participating retailers in Highland Park’s downtown shopping district will be giving candy and other treats to all who visit each location, as well as some that will be offering special coupons and discounts. Guests will also enjoy free pony rides and free hayrides at Port Clinton Square, along with live music by…

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26 Oct 2017

Return to the time of bobby socks, beehives and bellbottoms when singer Megon McDonough performs her new show, “Dedicated to the Ones I Love: Great Women Singers of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s,” at the Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette, on Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30. In this amusing and entertaining evening, Megon honors the biggest female singers that shaped a generation. Megon will perform some of the biggest hits of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s…

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27 Oct 2017

Grab your most extravagant costume and indulge in the glitz and glamour of the Lyric Opera House at Chicago’s premier Halloween party…with a purpose! Featuring live music from DJ Fess Grandoise, open bar, hors d’oeuvres, dancing, and a costume contest judged by the effervescent drag group, SADHAUS, Lyric’s Halloween Masquerade is guaranteed to be a night you will never forget! All proceeds support the emerging operatic talent of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center. $125 General Admission,…

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28 Oct 2017

Guided trail walks are ideal for families and individuals and those who are interested in nature. Prairie walks will focus on plants, native animals, and prairie wetlands. 11 a.m.

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28 Oct 2017

Orphans of the Storm (OOTS), one of the best respected and largest animal shelters in the Chicago area, will waive the $90 adoption fees for anyone looking to bring a dog into their family October 28-29. Participants can visit the Orphans of the Storm Animal Shelter located at 2200 Riverwoods Road in Riverwoods (Deerfield), the Highland Park Adoption Center located at 468 Central Avenue in Highland Park or the Northbrook Court Adoption Center located at 2171 Lake Cook Rd in…

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28 Oct 2017

Relish the excitement of experiencing this glamorous event at this legendary hotel on Chicago’s Gold Coast as you help inspire the dream of a life-changing education for CLC students. For almost a century, the Drake Hotel has boasted its prominence within Chicago’s history, becoming known as high-society’s first choice in opulence and luxury and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. For more information contact Kristen Davis, Annual Giving and Alumni Relations Manager, at 847.543.2400 or kristen.davis@clcillinois.edu. All net…

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29 Oct 2017

Enjoy all kinds of spooky shenanigans as Historic Wagner Farm celebrates Halloween. Wear your favorite costume to our kid-friendly bash that includes a haunted barn, wagon rides, pumpkin games and more ghoulish fun. $6.25 per person, ages 2 and up. Children under 2 are free. Purchase tickets in advance at afamilyhalloween.com.

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01 Nov 2017

HIGHLAND PARK, IL (November 2017) – In honor of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month this November, Freedom Home Care, one of Chicagoland’s leading and most respected home care agencies, is helping clients and their families understand and care for patients with the disease. Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior affecting more than 5 million Americans. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily life. What…

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01 Nov 2017
Meisner Acting Class
1 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 Nov 2017

Temple Beth Israel (3601 W. Dempster St., Skokie) Presents Pasta Dinner and Israel Dancing with Phil Moss, renowned Israeli folk dance instructor, 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Join the party, learn a dance or just enjoy the dinner. Costs are $7.00 per person or $25 per family. For reservations contact TBI at 847-675-0951 or visit http://www.tbiskokie.org.

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02 Nov 2017

IF THE SHOE FIT- WEAR IT !! Winnetka’s Maze Home Hosts Author, Kathy Kelada with her book- BE THE SHOE  Thursday, November 2  Maze Home at 735 Elm Street in Winnetka and its owner, Cindy Galvin, will host the author, Kathy Kelada who will be introducing and signing her new book, Be the Shoe on Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 4 pm –7 pm. What is the book?  Who is Kathy Kelada?  Be the Shoe is a book that reveals the…

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02 Nov 2017

WILMETTE, Ill., Aug. 17, 2017 – The Rotary Club of Wilmette Celebrity Night Benefit Party brings top Las Vegas Rat Pack entertainment, a gala four-course dinner with wine, silent and live auctions, a cash raffle and more, 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2nd at the Holiday Inn Chicago North Shore in Skokie.  Headlining is “The Rat Pack, A Live Tribute! From Las Vegas!” with Frank, Sammy and Dean performing beloved songs and acts, plus a surprise entertainer. Neighbors can enjoy a fun evening of music, comedy and…

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02 Nov 2017

You won’t want to miss this year’s Antiques + Modernism Preview Party! The Winnetka Community House Woman’s Board invites you to join them for a spectacular evening the night before the Show where you’ll enjoy early access to shop and meet the dealers, seasonal food and inspired cocktails. The ticket price includes 3-day entry to the Show, which runs Friday, November 3rd through Sunday, November 5th at Winnetka Community House. All proceeds from the Show benefit Winnetka Community House, a…

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02 Nov 2017

Join multiple Grammy-winner Howard Levy and his friend Chris Siebold for an evening of music that shows their wide range of influences and experiences: jazz, blues, pop, classical and original compositions that transcend genre or category. Howard Levy’s virtuosic harmonica and piano playing, Chris Siebold’s masterful resonator guitar work (and soulful singing on a few numbers) – that’s all you need for an evening of music that shows their wide range of influences and experiences: jazz, blues, pop, classical and…

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02 Nov 2017

Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago presents a Night of Novels featuring Lauren Margolin, goodbookfairy.com, on November 2, 2017 at 7:15 pm at Bernie’s Book Bank in Lake Bluff.Wine and light hors d’oeuvres will be served (dietary laws observed). GATHERINGS FOR OUTREACH (GO!) is a Women’s Board community initiative designed to educate women about Jewish topics, family issues and current events, while heightening Jewish identity and enabling event attendees to meet other women in the community.

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03 Nov 2017

Join us for a lively lunch discussion moderated by Arianne Nardo, Home & Design Editor of Robb Report. How does the dynamic of the interior designer, the residential architect and the landscape architect work so design aesthetics merge to bring a client’s needs and wishes to a resounding reality? Great design projects are a coalition among any number of creative pros, but the troika of the residential architect, the landscape architect and the interior designer is the most seminal collaboration…

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03 Nov 2017

Chicago (July 10, 2017) – The Woman’s Board of Rush University Medical Center will host its inaugural Fall Benefit – GLOW, on Friday, November 3, 2017. This new fundraiser will celebrate the Board’s 133-year history of making a difference in the community and shine a light on the board’s work at Rush University Medical Center. The cocktail reception and seated dinner will take place in the beautiful settings of Terzo Piano and Griffin Court, located in The Art Institute of…

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03 Nov 2017

The Newberry Consort is pleased to present Sacred Love – Songs of the Sephardim, a program featuring traditional songs of the Sephardic Jews at the time when they were exiled from Spain in 1492. The program will be curated by Nell Snaidas, an American-Uruguyan soprano who specializes in Latin American and Spanish Baroque music. Snaidas has selected a wide range of music for the program, including Romances (ballads of love, loss and adventure), Endechas (laments), Piyyutim (lyrical embellishments of prayers)…

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