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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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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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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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22 Oct 2017

The North Suburban YMCA’s annual community party for all ages includes a haunted house, costume contests, indoor trick-or-treating, bounce houses and photo booths. Admission is free for NSYMCA members, $20 per family for non-members. Doors open at 1:30 for families of children with special needs, 2:00 for all others. For more information, visit http://nsymca.org.

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22 Oct 2017

Join us at 210 as Jan James invites you to celebrate the recent debut of her album, Calling All Saints, with an event that couples live blues/rock music with giving back to the community. A prize raffle and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Peaceful Communities, an organization against gun violence. Jan James’s performance will include brand new tracks and feature a gathering of incredibly talented Blues and Rock musicians.

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23 Oct 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 andmeetup.com/afnorthshore. 7 PM, Monday, the café at Heinen’s Grocery Store,1020 Waukegan Road, Glenview, free.

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25 Oct 2017
Meisner Acting Class
25 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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25 Oct 2017

Join Latham Thomas (lifestyle and wellness guru and celebrity doula) for an inspirational and wildly enriching evening soiree and discussion about her new book, “Own Your Glow: A Soulful Guide to Luminous Living.” Latham’s down-to-earth wisdom and highly intuitive advice offers antidote to the hustle-hard, make-it-happen mainstream culture; offer practical ways to foster intentional rest and slowing down as a pathway to self-care and self-empowerment. Where: Blanc Chicago Art Gallery| 4445 South King Drive, Chicago, IL When: Wednesday, Oct. 25,…

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25 Oct 2017

Each dish is paired with a craft cocktail created just for the occasion. Highlights include Pork Schnitzel with Sauerkraut, Apple, Mustard and Pretzel paired with a Scotch-based drink made with Aperol, Apple, Cider and Mustard Tincture and a Dark Chocolate Caramel Dessert paired with an Aged Rum and Coffee Liqueur cocktail.

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26 Oct 2017

Looking for some Halloween fun? Then head to downtown Highland Park on Thursday, October 26 from 3-6 pm for this year’s Store-to-Store Candy Stroll! Throughout the three hours, participating retailers in Highland Park’s downtown shopping district will be giving candy and other treats to all who visit each location, as well as some that will be offering special coupons and discounts. Guests will also enjoy free pony rides and free hayrides at Port Clinton Square, along with live music by…

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26 Oct 2017

Return to the time of bobby socks, beehives and bellbottoms when singer Megon McDonough performs her new show, “Dedicated to the Ones I Love: Great Women Singers of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s,” at the Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette, on Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30. In this amusing and entertaining evening, Megon honors the biggest female singers that shaped a generation. Megon will perform some of the biggest hits of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s…

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27 Oct 2017

Grab your most extravagant costume and indulge in the glitz and glamour of the Lyric Opera House at Chicago’s premier Halloween party…with a purpose! Featuring live music from DJ Fess Grandoise, open bar, hors d’oeuvres, dancing, and a costume contest judged by the effervescent drag group, SADHAUS, Lyric’s Halloween Masquerade is guaranteed to be a night you will never forget! All proceeds support the emerging operatic talent of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center. $125 General Admission,…

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28 Oct 2017

Guided trail walks are ideal for families and individuals and those who are interested in nature. Prairie walks will focus on plants, native animals, and prairie wetlands. 11 a.m.

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28 Oct 2017

Orphans of the Storm (OOTS), one of the best respected and largest animal shelters in the Chicago area, will waive the $90 adoption fees for anyone looking to bring a dog into their family October 28-29. Participants can visit the Orphans of the Storm Animal Shelter located at 2200 Riverwoods Road in Riverwoods (Deerfield), the Highland Park Adoption Center located at 468 Central Avenue in Highland Park or the Northbrook Court Adoption Center located at 2171 Lake Cook Rd in…

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28 Oct 2017

Relish the excitement of experiencing this glamorous event at this legendary hotel on Chicago’s Gold Coast as you help inspire the dream of a life-changing education for CLC students. For almost a century, the Drake Hotel has boasted its prominence within Chicago’s history, becoming known as high-society’s first choice in opulence and luxury and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. For more information contact Kristen Davis, Annual Giving and Alumni Relations Manager, at 847.543.2400 or kristen.davis@clcillinois.edu. All net…

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29 Oct 2017

Enjoy all kinds of spooky shenanigans as Historic Wagner Farm celebrates Halloween. Wear your favorite costume to our kid-friendly bash that includes a haunted barn, wagon rides, pumpkin games and more ghoulish fun. $6.25 per person, ages 2 and up. Children under 2 are free. Purchase tickets in advance at afamilyhalloween.com.

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01 Nov 2017

HIGHLAND PARK, IL (November 2017) – In honor of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month this November, Freedom Home Care, one of Chicagoland’s leading and most respected home care agencies, is helping clients and their families understand and care for patients with the disease. Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior affecting more than 5 million Americans. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily life. What…

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01 Nov 2017
Meisner Acting Class
1 November 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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01 Nov 2017

Temple Beth Israel (3601 W. Dempster St., Skokie) Presents Pasta Dinner and Israel Dancing with Phil Moss, renowned Israeli folk dance instructor, 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Join the party, learn a dance or just enjoy the dinner. Costs are $7.00 per person or $25 per family. For reservations contact TBI at 847-675-0951 or visit http://www.tbiskokie.org.

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