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December 10 - December 17, 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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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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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 Nov 2017
Sequence Ch!cago
22 November 2017 12:00 am (save to cal)
Navy Pier

A nod to Chicago’s diverse art and music scene, Sequence Ch!cago celebrates local artists, musicians, and cultural organizations by showcasing their works through this unique and exciting new performance series. Over the course of 10 dates through Dec. 20, Sequence Ch!cago spotlights talented performers from different Chicago neighborhoods who have inspired and influenced the local arts community through their creative works. Sequence Ch!cago is free and open to the public. Sequence Ch!cago is supported by the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation.

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01 Dec 2017
Winter WonderFest
1 December 2017 12:00 am (save to cal)
Navy Pier

Now in its 17th year, Chicago’s biggest and best indoor winter playground, Fifth Third Bank Winter WonderFest, returns Dec. 1 through Jan. 7! Packed with indoor family fun, this delightful family tradition features 170,000 square feet of rides, giant slides, the Chicago Blackhawks Ice Skating Rink and holiday decor that is sure to get you into the holiday spirit.

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08 Dec 2017
Holidays A Cappella
8 December 2017 12:00 am (save to cal)

Experience familiar holiday songs in fresh new ways as our singers ring in the season with style. From solemn and holy to merry and bright, we’ll bring you more of your favorites than ever. Delight in beloved carols, Chanukah melodies, Christmas spirituals, and even some superb new discoveries — all with the gorgeous voices and intimate blend that have made this a Chicago musical tradition. Event dates, locations and times: Date: Dec. 8, 2017 Location: Wentz Concert Hall (171 E Chicago…

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14 Dec 2017

Join us for a French film with English subtitles: “Ma Vie en rose.” Post-film discussion in French. For more information: AFnorthshore.org and meetup.com/afnorthshore. Individuals with disabilities: let us know 5 working days in advance so that we can accommodate you. 1 PM, Thursday, Glenview Public Library Multipurpose Room, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview, free.

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14 Dec 2017

Chicago is a great city for family Christmas traditions. And if you like classic family movies and fun sing-alongs, then put the second annual “Miracle on Southport” on your list. On December 14th, The Chicago Help Initiative is sponsoring a screening of “Miracle on 34th Street” at the iconic Music Box Theatre. The event, dubbed “Miracle on Southport” will feature the original 1947 movie (starring Natalie Wood, Maureen O’Hara and Edmund Gwenn), a great local choir to lead the sing-along,…

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15 Dec 2017

Temple Beth Israel (3601 W. Dempster St., Skokie) Presents Congregational Dinner and Shabbat Chanukah, Friday, December 15, 2017. Shabbat Chanukah Dinner is at 6:00 p.m. and costs $18 per adult and children (2-12) are $8.50. Shabbat Chanukah Service with special guest “Uncle Louie” is at 7:30 p.m.Reservations and payment is due by December 11, 2017. For more information please call TBI at 847-675-0951 or visit http://www.tbiskokie.org.

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16 Dec 2017

These world-renowned, award-wining musicians and sisters return to their childhood home of Barrington to share their amazing musical gifts together at our White House. Performing throughout the U.S. and across the globe, both are in demand worldwide as chamber musicians and soloists. As well, pianist Marta is a founding member of the Grammy award-winning Lincoln Trio, called “one of the hottest young trios in the business.” Ani is the principal cellist of Camerata Pacifica and is described as having “scorchingly…

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16 Dec 2017

Enjoy holiday cookie decorating, photos with Santa, a letters to Santa station, and holiday gifts and dishes from 30+ vendors!

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17 Dec 2017

Temple Beth Israel (3601 W. Dempster St. Skokie) Presents the Annual Brotherhood Chanukah Party with magician Mike McDonald— Sunday, December 17, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Hot dogs, potatoes latkes and sufganiyot are available for lunch at a cost of $5.00 per person with a maximum of $20.00 per family. For tickets, please call TBI at 847-675-0951 or visit www.tbiskokie.org.

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17 Dec 2017

For those looking for holiday fun for the whole family, Hofbräuhaus Chicago will host its first “Holiday Kinderfest” Sunday, Dec. 17 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Families can enjoy $5 meals for children ages 12 and under in addition to a variety of free activities including face painting, ornament decorating, magic acts, visits with Santa and more. A special bubble show will take place from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

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18 Dec 2017

Day’s Out activities for children, Kindergarten to 5th grade. Please see attachment.

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18 Dec 2017

Fairies, Trolls & Gnomes | Ages 6-9 Learn about the magic of forest sprites, make a fairy, gnome or troll and build them a home. Afterwards, settle in to watch a movie and enjoy a treat. Min/Max is 6/15. Dec 18 M 1-4pm $25

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18 Dec 2017

« Une Lecture de scènes de théâtre basées sur No et moi » (“A Staged Reading of Scenes from a Play Based on No et moi”). Refreshments provided. For more information: AFnorthshore.org andmeetup.com/afnorthshore. 1 PM, Wilmette Public Library Auditorium, 1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette, free for non-members and guests attending for the first time, $10 thereafter; free for members. In French.

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18 Dec 2017

The 42nd annual performances of the International Music Foundation’s Do-It-Yourself Messiah take place at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park on Monday, December 18 and Tuesday, December 19, 2017. Since 1976, this beloved holiday tradition offers attendees a unique opportunity to participate in the performance as they become the choir in George Frederic Handel’s masterpiece, Messiah. Tickets for the event go on sale at noon on Wednesday, November 15 and in years past, have sold out…

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19 Dec 2017

The Lira Ensemble celebrates the best of Polish culture during the holidays with Polish Carols, Song & Dance at MetropolisDecember 19, 2017.   This program, performed by the Lira Singers and Lira Dancers, includes beautiful Polish and American carols, music of major Polish composers, and an entire act of Polish folk song and dance presented with multiple changes of authentic and colorful Polish regional folk attire.   The concert will be narrated in English by Lucyna Migala of WCEV/1450am, who…

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19 Dec 2017

The 42nd annual performances of the International Music Foundation’s Do-It-Yourself Messiah take place at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park on Monday, December 18 and Tuesday, December 19, 2017 . Since 1976, this beloved holiday tradition offers attendees a unique opportunity to participate in the performance as they become the choir in George Frederic Handel’s masterpiece, Messiah. Tickets for the event go on sale at noon on Wednesday, November 15 and in years past, have sold…

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20 Dec 2017

Shipwreck Mysteries | Ages 6-10 Sunken ships and planes fill Lake Michigan, each with a story to be told. Learn about shipwrecks, investigate a mock shipwreck and find out how it sank, play games and build your own boat. Please bring warm, waterproof outdoor clothing and boots for exploring outside (if the wind chill is above zero degrees Fahrenheit). For more information call 847.433.6901. Min/Max is 6/15. Dec 20 W 1-3pm $15

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21 Dec 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, Thursday, Panera, 1199 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette, free.

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22 Dec 2017

17th Annual Winter Carnival Friday, Dec. 22-Sunday, Jan. 7 at Glenview Ice Center, 1851 Landwehr Rd. The Glenview Ice Center’s 17th annual Winter Carnival takes place during winter break from school. With special events, activities and loads of public skating sessions, it’s fun for the entire family! For a full schedule, visit glenviewicecenter.org. Admission to extended public skating sessions is $8, or use your season pass. Skate rental is $4.

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23 Dec 2017

Friday, Dec. 22-Sunday, Jan. 7 at Glenview Ice Center, 1851 Landwehr Rd. The Glenview Ice Center’s 17th annual Winter Carnival takes place during winter break from school. With special events, activities and loads of public skating sessions, it’s fun for the entire family! For a full schedule, visit glenviewicecenter.org. Admission to extended public skating sessions is $8, or use your season pass. Skate rental is $4.

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26 Dec 2017

Friday, Dec. 22-Sunday, Jan. 7 at Glenview Ice Center, 1851 Landwehr Rd. The Glenview Ice Center’s 17th annual Winter Carnival takes place during winter break from school. With special events, activities and loads of public skating sessions, it’s fun for the entire family! For a full schedule, visit glenviewicecenter.org. Admission to extended public skating sessions is $8, or use your season pass. Skate rental is $4.

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26 Dec 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 and meetup.com/afnorthshore. 7 PM, Tuesday, the café at Heinen’s Grocery Store, 1020 Waukegan Road, Glenview, free.

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29 Dec 2017

Grown-up comedy, adult beverages, live music, dancers, the bubbly … and a bubble machine! Ring in the New Year at Studio5 with the Practical Theatre’s improvisational comedy stars Victoria Zielinski, Paul Barrosse and Dana Olsen. With their longtime musical director, Steve Rashid, and a dozen more singers, dancers, musicians and actors, the cast serves up a sketch comedy/variety special in the style of the Lawrence Welk Show. 8:00PM (doors open & cash bar available 7:30PM). Tickets: $35-95 https://studio5-champagne.bpt.me Address: 1934 W.…

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30 Dec 2017

Grown-up comedy, adult beverages, live music, dancers, the bubbly … and a bubble machine! Ring in the New Year at Studio5 with the Practical Theatre’s improvisational comedy stars Victoria Zielinski, Paul Barrosse and Dana Olsen. With their longtime musical director, Steve Rashid, and a dozen more singers, dancers, musicians and actors, the cast serves up a sketch comedy/variety special in the style of the Lawrence Welk Show. 8:00PM (doors open & cash bar available 7:30PM). Tickets: $35-95 https://studio5-champagne.bpt.me

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31 Dec 2017

Blue Man Group will celebrate the New Year with four performances Sunday, December 31 at Chicago’s Briar Street Theatre. Families can kick off their New Year’s Eve celebrations early with Blue Man Group’s kid-friendly performances at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Children will be transformed into members of the Blue Man Group band with pre-show face painting. Other festivities include a “midnight” countdown after the show, complete with party hats and noisemakers, and a special performance of “Auld Lang Syne”…

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31 Dec 2017

New year’s eve event for families starts with juggling, magic, music and dancing from 2-4 at First MethodistChurch, 516 church, Evanston. $10 at the door; under 3 free. Evening events at First Presbyterian and First Congregational. $25/adults; $10/teens.

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31 Dec 2017

Grown-up comedy, adult beverages, live music, dancers, the bubbly … and a bubble machine! Ring in the New Year at Studio5 with the Practical Theatre’s improvisational comedy stars Victoria Zielinski, Paul Barrosse and Dana Olsen. With their longtime musical director, Steve Rashid, and a dozen more singers, dancers, musicians and actors, the cast serves up a sketch comedy/variety special in the style of the Lawrence Welk Show. 8:00PM (doors open & cash bar available7:30PM). Tickets: $35-95 https://studio5-champagne.bpt.me. After the show…

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