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October 15 - October 22, 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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15 Oct 2017

On Sunday, October 15th, PEER Services will be holding our third annual charity stair climb, Step Up for Recovery. Step Up’s goals are to support teens & adults in recovery and to raise treatment scholarships for teens & adults who need and want help. On this day, hundreds of people from the community will climb the 18-story Orrington Plaza building to make a difference in the lives of their friends and fellow neighbors. You can find the official event and…

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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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16 Oct 2017

We invite prospective members and current members who joined in October 2016 or later to be our guests for a light lunch and program before our regular monthly meeting. We also encourage AFduNS members to accompany those they invited. During lunch, you’ll hear about the many activities available to members of the AFduNS and you’ll have an opportunity to ask questions. Space is limited. RSVP required by October 13 at openhouse@AFnorthshore.org. For more information: AFnorthshore.org andmeetup.com/afnorthshore. 12 PM, Wilmette Public…

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16 Oct 2017

« Le vin et l’art de la table en France » (Wine and the Culture of “la table” in France). Jane Lepauw, former wine wholesaler in Paris, will talk about “la table,” the very foundation of French culture. As an American selling French wine to the French, she learned about wine, wine culture, and what every French man, woman and child are taught about the basics of wine culture. Refreshments provided. For more information: AFnorthshore.org and meetup.com/afnorthshore. 1 PM,  Wilmette…

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17 Oct 2017

— Save the date — Tuesday, October 17 at 6 PM — and gather with Chicago’s civic leaders and cultural elite for a festive evening of musical entertainment at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park for the Grant Park Music Festival’s sixth annual Advocate for the Arts Awards benefit. A highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the award to Anish Kapoor, creator of Millennium Park’s “Cloud Gate,” who will return to Chicago for the first time since 2006…

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18 Oct 2017
October Art Associates Trip
18 October 2017 12:00 am (save to cal)

The Northbrook Community Associates of The Art Institute of Chicago will host a daylong bus trip to Milwaukee to visit the Milwaukee Art Museum and the School of Engineering’s Grohman Museum on Wednesday, October 18, 2017.  Lunch will be at Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro.  Reservations will be taken for members at www.articca.org/ca and non members can call 847-291-7459 between September 22 and October 13.  Cost is $90.

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18 Oct 2017

Experience the high-energy, high-impact artistry of Giordano Dance Chicago: Up Close & Personal when they perform at Metropolis October 18, 2017. Giordano Dance Chicago takes the Metropolis stage in an intimate hour with Artistic Director, Nan Giordano. The hour will include excerpts from GDC’s powerful repertoire, showcasing pas de deuxs and trios. Get Up Close and Personal with the GDC dancers, an “extraordinary treat” according to the Windy City Times. Giordano Dance Chicago: Up Close & Personal will be at…

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18 Oct 2017
Meisner Acting Class
18 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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19 Oct 2017

Join us for relaxed French conversation, facilitated by native or fluent speakers. Listening in French is encouraged; all levels are welcome. For more information: AFnorthshore.org and meetup.com/afnorthshore. 7 PM, Monday, Panera, 1199 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette, free.

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19 Oct 2017

-An evening of education and interaction, with the goal of providing a better understanding of cancer prevention, treatment and survivorship. -Special guest speakers: -Carolyn Bruzdzinski, PhD, American Cancer Society, Vice President, Lakeshore Division Health Systems -Denise Monahan, MD, Breast Surgeon, Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital -Rebecca Johnson, MS, CGC, Genetics Counselor, Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital   5:30-6:30 Opening reception with cooking demonstration and informational tables 6:30-7:30 Guest speakers 7:30-8:00 Q&A with speakers   RSVP by October 10 by calling…

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19 Oct 2017

Join Children’s Place International in celebrating a decade of outreach to help the world’s most vulnerable children. The nonprofit, based in Chicago, will host its Place the Hope event on Thursday, October 19th at Architectural Artifacts.  The benefit will be emceed by supporter Jerome McDonnell, host of WBEZ’s Worldview, and chaired by Brad Dunlap (dunn&co.) and Terry McAllister (Teknion International).   Place the Hope is an annual campaign supporting the frontline work of the organization’s partners in Africa and the…

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19 Oct 2017

Cure Violence, a health-based violence prevention program of the UIC School of Public Health, is thrilled to be holding its first ever gala event! This fundraiser dinner, with proceeds benefiting Cure Violence’s national/international violence prevention work as well as its impactful CeaseFire Illinois program, promises to be a most fantastic affair. In addition to supporting Cure Violence/CeaseFire, the gala offers us the opportunity to honor Mr. Ramsey Lewis, a Chicago native and iconic leader in the contemporary jazz movement. Please join us! Table sponsorships and individual tickets are available…

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20 Oct 2017

Meet some of the fascinating but often misunderstood critters of Emily Oaks! This popular event is intended to be fun and informative – NOT frightening. As you’re guided along the trail, you’ll venture to three places – the cave, forest, and marsh – and hear from the animals that live there why these are cool, fantastic, and magical places! Your visit will end at a campfire featuring snacks and songs. Advanced tickets are sold for specific times; up to 20…

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20 Oct 2017

Enjoy live music with a great cause provided by a great local band Chicago Rock Exchange. Appetizer buffet at one of the area’s most popular restaurant night spots, and have a couple of drinks on us to enjoy with friends, old and new, who want to support and learn more about our vision … creating a world where people of varying abilities live whole lives as valued contributors to their home communities. Chicago Rock Exchange loves playing cover tunes with…

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21 Oct 2017

Northwestern Settlement’s North Shore Board’s annual gala will be Saturday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. We are excited to welcome 300 guests to Morgan MFG for a lively evening with live music and some great auction items including the all-inclusive House In The Wood weekend for 50 guests, and a custom Jeep Wrangler Unlimited from Fields Chrysler Jeep in Glenview. All proceeds go to the Settlement’s House In The Wood Camp, to send Chicago youth to summer camp.

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21 Oct 2017

On October 21, 2017, our family and friends will join us at Fields INFINITI dealership in Glencoe for a Rat Pack themed casino night, complete with entertainment, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres. Funds raised through Vintage Vegas will benefit The Harbour’s Youth in Transition and Emergency Shelter programs, offering young women who are homeless the opportunity to achieve safety and gain stability while receiving intensive support to promote their bright future.

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