Archive for September 2011

The Top Ten Reasons Not to Miss the Friends of the Lake Forest Library's Book Sale.

The Top Ten Reasons Not to Miss the Friends of the Lake Forest Library's Book Sale.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011. Named one of the best book sales in the nation, the Friends of the Lake Forest Library’s 36th Annual Book Sale, kicking off tomorrow (for members and Friday for the general public) is a must for bibliophiles and bargain hunters alike.  The sale features over 100,000 books, plus videos, CDs, DVDs... Read more »

Second Wednesday Uncorked Wine Event at Chicago's Rhapsody.

Second Wednesday Uncorked Wine Event at Chicago's Rhapsody.
Chicago, Wednesday, September 14, 2011.  Looking for a mid-week reprieve..or a way to gently slide down hump day?  Rhapsody’s Uncorked wine tasting may just be your ticket.  For $20 per person, not much more than the price of a drink at some establishments, you can sip 10–count them–10 wines and sample signature mini-bites as you... Read more »

Chicago's TimeLine Theatre Creates a Masterpiece with The Pitmen Painters.

Chicago's TimeLine Theatre Creates a Masterpiece with The Pitmen Painters.
Chicago, Tuesday, September 13, 2011.  It was 1934 in a small mining village in Northern England when a group of hardscrabble working class men, who toiled unimaginable hours for what was barely a living wage, hired a tutor.  They used funds from the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) for an evening art appreciation class after a... Read more »
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Chicago Pays Tribute to the Victims of 9/11 on the Tenth Anniversary.

Chicago Pays Tribute to the Victims of 9/11 on the Tenth Anniversary.
Chicago, Saturday, September 10, 2011. Ten years ago tomorrow, September 11, 2001, was the day our innocence died.  The day started out picture perfect… not a cloud in the sky, an invigorating fall day, filled with hope and energy.  Then crash, everything changed in an instant. As I watched the horrific events unfold on television–the... Read more »

A Major Exhibition of Pop Artist Roy Lichtenstein Works to Premiere at The Art Institute of Chicago.

A Major Exhibition of Pop Artist Roy Lichtenstein Works to Premiere at The Art Institute of Chicago.
The full scope and breadth of American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) will be explored in a major exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago. The retrospective of his works, scheduled to open at the Museum on May 23, 2012, will feature over 130 paintings and sculptures, along with over 30 of his never-before-seen drawings... Read more »

Chicago's Open Streets Celebration Invites Everyone to Come Play in the Street on State Street.

Chicago's Open Streets Celebration Invites Everyone to Come Play in the Street on State Street.
Thursday, September 8, 2011.  On Saturday, October 1 visitors and Chicagoans alike can dance, bike, skate and more in the street…not just any street but State Street in the heart of Chicago’s Loop.  Seven blocks of State Street, from Lake Street to Van Buren will be closed to traffic and open to fun for five... Read more »
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The Book of Mormon Called the Best Musical of the Century Coming Out in Chicago.

The Book of Mormon Called the Best Musical of the Century Coming Out in Chicago.
Chicago, Wednesday, September 7, 2011.  Broadway in Chicago just announced the Broadway blockbuster musical, The Book of Mormon, will launch a new company originating in Chicago beginning in December 2012 at The Bank of America Theatre.  Tickets for groups of 15 or more go on sale starting today at 312 977 1710.  Season Subscription Series... Read more »

Chicago MCA Announces 2011-12 Stage Season: See Highlights on Show Me Chicago.

Liz Lerman Dance Exchange in rehearsal for The Matter of Origins--a multi-media dance production that digs into some universal questions. (Nov. 10-13, 2011)
photo credit John Borstel.
Chicago, Tuesday, September 6, 2011. The MCA has announced their line-up of stage performances for the 2011-12 season.   The 15th annual Stage Season kicks off on September 15, 2011 with the world premiere of  Still In Play: A Performance of Getting Ready, by Chicago’s Curious Theatre Branch that reveals a behind-the-scenes view of the... Read more »

All Aboard for Chicago's 40th Anniversary Soul Train Celebration.

All Aboard for Chicago's 40th Anniversary Soul Train Celebration.
Chicago, Thursday, September 1, 2011. The Windy City’s first-ever Soul Train Photo Exhibition just keeps chugging along at Expo 72 (72 E. Randolph Street).  View rare photographs from the never-before-seen collection of more than 55 of the biggest names in music taken on the Soul Train stage. Stop by Expo 72, just across from the... Read more »
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