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April 30 - May 7, 2017

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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 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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28 Apr 2017

Live Theatre Performance in Lake Forest. “Vanya” runs from April 28th – May 28th, 2017. To purchase tickets, call 847-735-8554 – or go online: citadeltheatre.org

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28 Apr 2017

Sheryl Sandberg & Adam Grant Join Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant, authors of Option B, as they talk about building resilience and moving forward after life’s inevitable setbacks. After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. Her friend Adam, a psychologist at Wharton, told her there are steps people can take to recover and even rebound. Option B combines Sandberg’s emotional insights and Grant’s eye-opening research on…

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29 Apr 2017

The Lake Forest Showhouse & Gardens, one of the country’s top showhouses, is open for tours daily from April 29 through May 21, produced by the Lake Forest Chapter of the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago. A biennial event, this year it takes place in a Howard Van Doren Shaw-designed estate from the ’20s that is spectacular.

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29 Apr 2017

What:  The Midwest Regional Office of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF will host its 10th annual Hope Gala to raise more than $1 million for UNICEF’s work for children around the world. This year also marks UNICEF’s 70th anniversary of putting children first — each and every child, no matter where they live — and the anniversary will guide the overall theme of the evening. The event will take place at The Geraghty and feature a silent auction and raffle, seated dinner,…

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01 May 2017

Chefs’ Night is the North Shore’s premier tasting event! Enjoy signature tastings from Chicagoland’s finest chefs and beverage purveyors. Join us Monday, May 1st from 5:30 – 8:30 PM for an evening full of food, friends and fun, benefiting the Center for Enriched Living.

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02 May 2017

Chicago’s own Dr. Helen Odessky has just come out with a new book, Stopping Anxiety from Stopping You: The Breakthrough Program For Conquering Panic and Social Anxiety. She is a licensed clinical psychologist trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Exposure Therapy who has been working with kids and teens as well as couples and adults with panic and anxiety for over 10 years, and offers a unique approach with rapid results. She takes a holistic approach and focuses on helping patients…

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03 May 2017

Dylan Brody’s DRIVING HOLLYWOOD will open at the Apollo Theater on May 3rd on the first stop of the show’s multi-city tour. A performer referred to as “brilliant” by Robin Williams, Dylan has shared the bill with the likes of Adam Sandler, Richard Belzer and Jerry Seinfeld. He puts himself on the line in this hilarious and poignant show while driving to a momentous appointment with a Hollywood big wig that could change the course of his career.

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03 May 2017

Featuring Stacey Ballis and Renee Rosen.

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03 May 2017

Join us for an evening of fun and a brief summary of the life-changing programs and resources that Elyssa’s Mission provides to our youth. Together we can raise awareness and funds to support these life-saving programs so urgently needed. Purchase your tickets online today! Elyssa’s Mission fully funds and implements the evidence-based SOS Signs of Suicide® Prevention Program in middle and high schools throughout the Chicago Metro area. Elyssa’s Mission® provides hands-on support to area public and private schools and…

$85
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04 May 2017

Back 2 School Illinois, the state’s largest free school supply distribution program, will host hundreds of educators, community and business leaders, and supporters at their annual Back 2 School Kickoff Dinner in an effort to raise money for Illinois students. The event supports the organization’s work to aid the educational growth of under-served students by providing them with school supplies that they would otherwise not have access to. The evening will be emceed by NBC5’s Marley Kayden and will be…

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05 May 2017

Enjoy an evening of entertainment and fellowship and support the NSO! Join us on Friday, May 5, 2017 at the Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel, 933 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook, IL 60062. The elegant annual “black tie optional” Gala event will feature a 6:00 pm reception, a 6:50 pm dinner, and a silent auction. Musical entertainment includes young rising stars from the Music Institute of Chicago including brother and sister violinists, Joshua and Isabella Brown, and pianists Seoyun Baek and John…

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06 May 2017

Join Piven Theatre Workshop’s Star-Studded 45th Anniversary Gala, featuring cocktails, a super silent auction, dinner and dancing.

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06 May 2017

Fun, interesting and free for all ages!

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07 May 2017

Phenomenal virtuoso Jeffrey Biegel debuts with the Evanston Symphony Orchestra, led by Music Director Lawrence Eckerling, in the blockbuster of all piano concertos, the Third Concerto of Rachmaninoff. The 1996 film “Shine” was built around the struggles of pianist David Helfgott with the mental and musical challenges posed by this epic concerto. Prokofiev’s concert suite, drawn from his 1934 score for the Soviet film “Lt. Kije,” is a long-time favorite, and the program concludes with another concert suite prepared by…

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07 May 2017

Chicago House, the first organization in the Midwest to provide housing and support for people living with HIV and AIDS, is excited to celebrate its 31st Annual Spring Brunch and Fashion Show at the Harold Washington Library! On Sunday, May 7th, from 12 – 3:30 p.m., join Chicago House for “Unity on the Runway,” presented and hosted by co-chairs Chris and Derek Bagley. “We want our guests to feel inspired and unified as a community,” state Chris and Derek Bagley…

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11 May 2017

Invite your friends and colleagues and mark your calendars for an inspiring luncheon with powerful keynote speaker Mel Robbins, an expert on leadership and motivation, award-winning CNN commentator, and best-selling author. Tickets may be purchased at http://www.thewomansboard.org/23rd-annual-spring-luncheon-hilton-chicago-720-s-michigan-ave or by calling 312-942-6513. —Patron: $150 per ticket or $1,500 for a table of 10. —Benefactor (premium table placement): $250 per ticket or $2,500 for a table of 10. —Community Partner (premium table placement and event recognition): $5,000 for a table of 10.…

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12 May 2017

Metamorphosis is the signature annual event benefitting the Guests and programs of the Lincoln Park Community Shelter. The event will feature a cocktail hour, three-course seated dinner, live entertainment and dancing provided by Giordano Dance Chicago, raffles, a live auction featuring unique experiences, and more!

$250
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12 May 2017

This year marks the 6th annual for the Spring Luncheon, a benefit for Food Allergy Research & Education and the 15 million Americans living with food allergies. The event features an Ask the Experts panel discussion about the new peanut guidelines at 10:30 a.m., a marketplace that showcases allergy-friendly goods and samples from 11 a.m. – Noon, and a luncheon with journalist keynote speaker, Joel Stein, at Noon. ABOUT FARE Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) works on behalf of…

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12 May 2017

Bernie’s Book Bank, the leading provider of quality books to at-risk children throughout Chicagoland will host its 6th Annual Book Lovers’ Lunch featuring New York Times best-selling author Melanie Benjamin at the nonprofit’s expanded book processing center.  

$150
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13 May 2017

Aunt Oletha – The touring stage play written by: Sofee Sophia ONE SIZE FITS ALL… You know that was one of the biggest lies ever told! Proven wrong many years ago by Aunt Oletha, a middle aged seamstress who became tickled pink at the thought that the same size garment could fit both a small frame and a big boned woman. Like many others who have dreams of starting their own business. Aunt Oletha put her thread to the needle…

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13 May 2017

Come shop the best collection of vintage, vintage-inspired, handmade and upcycled treasures on the north shore at the beautiful, historic grounds of The Grove. Featuring 50+ Vendors, Product Demos, Live Music and Food Trucks. Saturday, May 13th from 9am-4pm. Presented by The Grove and Vintage Nest. Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the door the day of. For more information, call 847-724-5670.

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13 May 2017

Random Acts of Flowers, an Evanston-based nonprofit organization that delivers hope and healing to people through recycled flowers, is hosting a floral arranging Mother’s Day brunch to support deliveries to mothers in area healthcare facilities. Join us for a light brunch, “Bring Your Own Bubbles” mimosa bar, and make two spring arrangements – one to keep and one to give away as part of our mission. RSVP through our website at www.rafchicago.org or call (847) 430-4751. Saturday, May 13, 10am-12pm…

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13 May 2017

The C.F.F. utilizes ninety cents of every dollar towards research towards treatments and a cure for Cystic Fibrosis, a genetic lung disease that affects 30,000 in the U.S.

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13 May 2017

Join co-chairs Amy Eshleman & Lori Lightfoot, Cameron & Amy Findlay, Susan & David Mendelsohn, Jon Michael Hill, Tim Hopper & Karen Viola, and Amy Morton for Steppenwolf’s 2017 Gala, a spontaneous evening curated by Anna D. Shapiro and the Steppenwolf ensemble, filled with songs and performances inspired by the art and artists of our past, present and future.

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13 May 2017

The Chicago-based non-profit, The Puppy Mill Project (www.ThePuppyMillProject.org) will host their annual fundraising gala, Mothers in the Mills on Saturday, May 13 at Moonlight Studios in Chicago. The event will include a dinner buffet, open bar, live performance painting by renowned Chicago artist Elliot From of Artbeat Live!, silent and live auctions and music from Chicago’s hit cover band, Out of Control. Mothers in the Mills is held every year on Mother’s Day weekend to honor the canine mothers and…

$125
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14 May 2017

Susan G. Komen Chicagoland’s Mother’s Day Race for the Cure will celebrate its 20th anniversary with moves from Grant Park and Lombard to an iconic lakefront location – Montrose Harbor. Komen Chicago encourages participants to sign up for the race today and make an immediate impact in the fight to save lives by committing to raise $180, the average cost of a mammogram in Chicagoland.

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14 May 2017

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series is the world’s largest, most successful fundraising and education event for breast cancer. The race series includes more than 140 events on four continents, with over one million participants coming together every year to take part in the fight against breast cancer. This important annual event raises significant funds for the breast cancer movement, thanks to supporters and survivors around the world who step up and take action by fundraising for…

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