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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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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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09 Mar 2017

Before there was the movie, there was The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden. From the critically acclaimed author and playwright WC Turck comes the hilarious and powerful play about Edward Snowden. Whether you think he is a hero or villain, is our country spying on us and what does that mean for our freedoms? Take a rare glimpse into the deepest shadows of the American intelligence world. We’re all just 6 degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon, but in this…

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09 Mar 2017

Executive and Artistic Director Keith Gerth and Associate Artistic Director Stephen Smith announce Oil Lamp Theater’s next show of the 2017 season, The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden, a contemporary comedy by Chicago native WC Turck. This presentation, directed by Keith Gerth, will be performed from March 9 through April 16, 2017 at 1723 Glenview Road in Glenview. The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden is a thought-provoking satire that tackles important questions of freedom and privacy. As the play opens,…

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14 Mar 2017

The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust is celebrating the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth with free screenings in March of two award-winning films examining the life and work of the legendary architect. Wright 150: Frank Lloyd Wright on Film is presented in partnership with the Chicago History Museum in their state-of-the-art Robert R. McCormick Theater, featuring movie theater quality and 7.1 surround sound. Frank Lloyd Wright: A Film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick will be screened Tuesday, March…

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16 Mar 2017

Dad tickles ivories in a dive. His daughter dazzles in concert halls. In between them the bittersweet dance of parent and child, present and past, dream and disappointment plays out in the key of life. Purchase tickets on our website at citadeltheatre.org or by calling our box office at 847-735-8554×1. Performances start on Wednesday at 11am, Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday&Saturday 8pm, and Sunday at 3pm.

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17 Mar 2017

The Evanston Art Center (EAC) is pleased to announce an upcoming exhibit curated by Younsoo Kim Flynn featuring the works by Nathan Braunfeld, Jack Flynn, Sae Jun Kim, and Everything is Collective (Jason Lukas, Zachary Norman, and Aaron Hegert) titled Nature vs. Nurture from March 17, 2017 – April 23, 2017. Each of the artists, chosen by curator Younsoo Kim Flynn, will focus on redefining the complex relationship between natural and urban landscapes. It will include works by emerging contemporary…

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17 Mar 2017

Join Prairie Grass Cafe (601 N. Skokie Blvd. in Northbrook, IL (847-205-4433) for another delicious St. Patrick’s Day meal. The festivities begin with a deliciously Irish dinner at 5 p.m. Friday, March 17. Prairie Grass Cafe will serve its traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner accompanied by a slice of homemade Irish soda bread ($22.50) Make it a true St. Patty’s day feast and wash your meal down with a glass, or two, of Guinness from the tap. The restaurant…

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17 Mar 2017

The top professional snocross racers on the planet, as well as the leading freestyle athletes anywhere, will invade Grand Geneva Resort & Spa for Nielsen’s Grand Finale of the AMSOILChampionship Snocross Series, March 17-19, 2017.

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19 Mar 2017

New Trier Hockey Club Seniors to play in Sled Hockey exhibition game: March 19, 2017, 5:30p.m @ North Shore Ice Arena On Sunday March 19, 2017 at 5:30p.m. seniors from the New Trier High School Boys and Girls teams will join top GLASA sled hockey players on the ice for an exhibition game at the North Shore Ice Arena, 2111 Founders Drive, Northbrook, IL. This free community event, Seniors on Sleds, is intended to raise money for, and awareness of,…

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19 Mar 2017

Chicago Bulls’ Dwyane Wade will host A Night on the RunWade presented by DSquared2 on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Revel Fulton Market in Chicago, IL to share his passion for fashion and raise funds to benefit the Wade’s World Foundation. Runway looks from Dsquared2’s Fall/Winter 2017 pre and runway collections will be presented. The fifth annual fashion event, themed “Reflections,” returns for the first time in Chicago with a fashion show presented by DSquared2 and a night featuring VIP…

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20 Mar 2017

Actors from The Northlight Theatre in Skokie are visiting Marie Murphy for 3 different hands-on theatre workshops. 6th graders will be involved in a devised theatre session, in which they will develop their own unique theatre piece around a social issue theme.7th graders will be taught about theatrical stage makeup and get to explore its power of illusion on each other. 8th graders will have the opportunity to participate in a stage combat training workshop. These workshops will take place…

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21 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 Worship Tuesdays, March 21, 28, April 4 6:30 p.m. supper, 7:15 p.m. worship Palm Sunday Worship Sunday, April 9…

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21 Mar 2017

Wine Bottle Lights: Transform a wine bottle into a work of art that lights up! Great for the patio table, night light or any place you want romantic lighting. All materials and instruction included.

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23 Mar 2017

The Museum of Science and Industry’s newest temporary exhibition, Extreme Ice, opens Thursday, March 23. Through stunning photography and time-lapse videography, guests witness how climate change is causing dramatic glacier melt, and discover how people around the world can make a difference. The images featured in Extreme Ice were captured over a multi-year period by photographer James Balog. Using precisely engineered time-lapse cameras, Balog and his team documented 24 glaciers from around the globe. Scenes depicted in the exhibit include the Jakobshavn…

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23 Mar 2017

Chicago theatre standout Evan Tyrone Martin (Dreamgirls, Far From Heaven, Rent, Violet—Jeff Award Nomination) warmly resonates the velvety vocal style of musical legend Nat King Cole. Martin intimately relates Cole’s musical journey: from his upbringing in the Chicago church, to shuffling along the jazz scene, to his emergence as a popular music icon. The enduring popularity of Cole’s recordings, particularly his holiday standards, is a testimony to the timelessness of his sound, a sound synonymous with American tradition. Classic tunes…

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23 Mar 2017

Swinging on a Star: A Salute to Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters (Thursday, March 23, 2017, 7:30 PM): All aboard for a sentimental journey back to when Bing was King! Direct from Broadway, debonair baritone Jared Bradshaw (Jersey Boys) evokes cherished American icon Bing Crosby, resonating with all the ease and clarity of the original crooner himself. The dashing Bradshaw is joined by a trio of talented dolls belting out the infectious harmonies of the Andrews Sisters. It’s a…

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24 Mar 2017

UNCOMMONPLACE Exhibition Reception Friday, March 24th, 6-9pm 2017 “Home” becomes a real 4-letter word in the span of a presidential campaign. Community ceases to represent fellowship with others, so much as the alienation of others. An extraordinary burden is foisted upon the familiar places around us to offer a sheltering calm in the face of calamity. The artists of Uncommonplace speak to this private unsteadiness, this public unknowing, through images intended to force a rethinking of the very notion of…

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24 Mar 2017

Join Classic Kids Photography and adopt a bunny!

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24 Mar 2017

Did you know that one in three women die from heart disease and that it’s the leading cause of death in women? That’s why Burlington Stores, the national off-price retailer, has teamed up with WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease for the sixth consecutive year to educate women nationwide about the importance of their heart health. On Friday, March 24, 2017, from 5-8 p.m., customers are invited to a “Night Out to #KnockOutHeartDisease,” at Burlington’s Skokie location…

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24 Mar 2017

Classic Kids Winnetka is proud to announce its first photo event featuring real bunnies and local families. Shoots will take place on March 24 and 25, by appointment, and will feature local children with rescue bunnies currently living at the Wilmette Pet Center in Wilmette, IL. Wilmette Pet Center, located at 625 Green Bay Road, has an adoption-only mission, meaning all of its bunnies, cats and dogs are rescue animals and do not come from breeders. Wilmette Pet Center finds…

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25 Mar 2017

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to stand in the shadow of the moon? In the moment before a total solar eclipse, you can physically experience the shadow before it arrives. The wind picks up. Wildlife goes quiet. The temperature drops. The sunlight slowly dims in the middle of the day, bathing the surroundings in an eerie twilight. What feels like an otherworldly experience, is attainable on Earth, and it will leave you in awe. Adler’s newest…

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25 Mar 2017

Chicago-based flower company, Flowers for Dreams, creates organic, locally crafted bouquets. Every bouquet sold benefits a nonprofit in the Chicago community, and since launching in 2012, the company has raised over $194,000. Sourced ethically and crafted locally, Flowers for Dreams sells beautifully simple bouquets online for delivery, weddings, and events throughout Chicago and Milwaukee. The company was named one of Business Insider’s 20 Most Inspiring Companies in America and Instagram for Business’ 6 Brands to Follow on Instagram. On Saturday,…

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