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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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29 Jan 2017

For the second winter in a row, Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership presents Sunday Cinema, a mini Jewish Film Festival that takes place four Sundays, Jan. 29 to Feb. 19, 2017, bringing new Jewish films to Chicago that area audiences wouldn’t otherwise have a chance to see. Each screening is followed by a post-show discussion with a special guest speaker related to the film or its subject. All films are screened in Spertus Institute’s state-of-the-art Feinberg Theater (610…

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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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17 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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18 Feb 2017

On February 18 and 19 from 10am to 3pm, celebrate National Engineers Week with our annual Engineering Fest. In 2017, we will explore Chicago’s iconic movable bridges with FREE activities for ages 5–12. Join over 1,500 visitors for a weekend full of family-friendly engineering explorations. Chicago is known for its iconic, moveable bridges that span the Chicago River. Learn from an expert about six different types of bridges, then build your own! At Engineering Fest, the whole family can test…

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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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19 Feb 2017

Temple Beth Israel (3601 W. Dempster St., Skokie) is proud to host Zemer Am: The Chicago Jewish Choral Festival, Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. The concert will feature Marla Aviva Bentley of TBI as the Artistic Director along with TBI’s adult choir Koleynu, and other choirs from Chicago and Milwaukee. The musical event of magnificent Jewish music is free and open to the public. For more information call 847-675-0951 or visit www.tbiskokie.org.

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20 Feb 2017

Francesca’s Restaurants are celebrating their 25th Anniversary February 20th and to celebrate, they’re hosting a series of events we hope you’ll join us for starting with their 1992 throwback menu! 25th Anniversary Celebration Throwback Menu! – Mia Francesca’s on Clark Street will feature the original Mia Francesca menu and prices for ONE NIGHT ONLY! Menu items include favorites like the Linguine all’ Arlecchino with shrimp, scallops and clams ($12.99) and the Vitello Sassi with baby artichokes and wild mushrooms ($19.99).…

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20 Feb 2017

FREE! School’s Out at Wagner Farm 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Monday, Feb. 20 at Historic Wagner Farm, 1510 Wagner Rd. Looking for a fun way to spend your day off from school? Then get out of the house and visit Historic Wagner Farm on President’s Day. Join us for a morning of arts and crafts, stories, activities and farm animals. Free of charge. No preregistration required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Appropriate for ages 2-10 years. For more information…

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21 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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21 Feb 2017

Join Woman in Technology for an information session about the Anita Borg Institute, a community founded to support women in technology. ABI Chicago, the local chapter, connects women technologists to network, learn and inspire one another as they pursue careers in computing.

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22 Feb 2017

From traditional Hindustani style tabla to the cool yet emotional musings of jazz percussion, Barrington resident Inderjeet Sidhu introduces different types of percussion instruments and drumming styles. You’ll have fun trying! Part of the Library’s One Book, One Community celebration. Event time: 6:30 – 7:30 pm REGISTER online, by telephone 847-362-2330 or at the library.

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23 Feb 2017

The 2017 Charity Poker Championship benefiting Children’s Oncology Services, Inc., will be held on Thursday, February 23 rd , at the Montgomery Club. Dan Bernstein from WSCR “The Score” AM 670 and a board member of the nonprofit returns as emcee for this 12 th annual No-Limit Texas Hold ‘Em tournament. Players from all over the Chicagoland-area and Northwest Indiana play their best hand for an evening of poker and high stakes gambling, memorable food and drinks, prizes and of…

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23 Feb 2017

The ALS Association Greater Chicago Chapter (GCC) hosts its 2nd annual IronHorse Ball fundraiser on Thursday, February 23rd to benefit the fight against ALS (aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease) and those living with the disease which has no known cause or cure, and no survivors. The IronHorse Ball recognizes those whose efforts emulate the formidable IronHorse characteristics of Lou Gehrig. The evening combines a grand reception with tasting stations from 15 of Chicago’s top chefs, ten specialty open bar beverage stations,…

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24 Feb 2017

Calling all History Buffs! Come to the first-ever Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Historical Society Trivia Night. Put on your thinking cap for a fun evening of friendly competition inspired by local history, upcoming programs and the year 1984. Join a team- or round up your own group (up to eight people). Trivia night takes place on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 6:30 pm in the Stuart Room at Gorton Center in Lake Forest. The cost is $25 for Historical Society members…

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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

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

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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