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Continuing until Saturday August 30, 2014
'Tiffany Girls' Studio Tour at Driehaus Museum
In this highly interactive living history tour, participants are introduced to the Women's Glass Cutting Department, established by Tiffany in 1892. Discover the process of selecting and cutting glass for lamp and window designs, discuss the delicate balance between art and business, and explore the Museum's exhibition through the eyes of Tiffany's designers. The exhibition is available Tuesday, June 17, then Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays beginning June 25 through August 30. For more information, CLICK HERE or call 312-482-8933.
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Location: Chicago North
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Continuing until Monday September 01, 2014
We Grow Dreams Greenhouse & Garden Center Trunk Sale
We Grow Dreams Greenhouse & Garden Center, a not-for-profit corporation in West Chicago, provides job training and employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Their annual Trunk Sale begins Monday, July 14th. Fill your car or SUV with eligible plants for $49.99 ($10 extra if using seats). Find out prices for other vehicles and more information by, CLICKING HERE. WGD is located at 1055 W. Washington, West Chicago, IL.
Where: We Grow Dreams
Location: DuPage / West Cook
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Continuing until Saturday September 20, 2014
We Grow Dreams Greenhouse & Garden Center Dream Raffle
We Grow Dreams Greenhouse & Garden Center announces its 2014 Dream Raffle Fundraiser. Only 500 tickets available. $50 each or 3 for $100. First prize $4,000, second prize $2,000. Drawing on Saturday, Sept. 20th at We Grow Dreams Fall Open House, 1055 W. Washington St., W. Chicago. For information and tickets, CLICK HERE.
Where: We Grow Dreams
Location: DuPage / West Cook
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Continuing until Saturday October 04, 2014
Lifeline Seeks Families Interested in Adopting from South Korea
Lifelink International Adoption is seeking families interested in adopting children from South Korea. For more information call 630-521-8281 OR CLICK HERE.
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Location: Everywhere
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Continuing until Friday September 26, 2014
TriCity Family Services Seeks Nominations for William D. Barth Award
TriCity Family Services is seeking nominations for the 2014 William D. Barth Award. The William D. Barth Award was established in 1985 and recognizes one individual each year that has made a significant and positive impact, through community service, on the central Kane County area. Nominations must be received by Friday, September 26, 2014. For information, CLICK HERE.
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Location: Far West Suburbs
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Continuing until Sunday September 14, 2014
Clemente: The Legend of 21
NightBlue Performing Arts Company with ArtoCarpus presents the Chicago Premiere of 'Clemente: The Legend of 21' from August 22-September 14 at Stage 773 at 1221 W. Belmont in Chicago. Experience the legend of Roberto Clemente. Beginning on the day of his death, this heartfelt musical tells the powerful tale of struggle and triumph for one of baseball's greatest players. For tickets and more information, CLICK HERE.
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Location: Chicago North
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Continuing until Sunday September 14, 2014
The Mill's 'The Yellow Wallpaper'
The Mill returns to Chicago with a new theatrical adaptation of the classic Feminist short story The Yellow Wallpaper, written in the 1890s by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. This modern adaptation by Lorelei Sturm features the poetic language of the literary work brought to life using an innovative movement based staging. The Yellow Wallpaper runs August 22 thru Sept. 14 at The Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St. in Chicago. For tickets, CLICK HERE or call 773-764-8317.
Where: Chopin Theatre
Location: Chicago North
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Continuing until Monday September 01, 2014
RTW VETERAN CENTER presents Easy Computer Literacy Classes
RTW VETERAN CENTER and A Logical Choice Computer Consultants, a current partner in the war to defeat computer illiteracy in The Black Community in the 21st Century, have teamed up to bring you Easy Computer Literacy Classes. Basic Lessons begin @ $20 for four 1/2 hour lessons. For more information on class times pricing and schedules plus other services. Please contact: Stephen Milhouse @ 312 291-1167 and leave your contact info. Your call will be returned.

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Location: Chicago South
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Continuing until Saturday September 06, 2014
'Lamp Oil' Makes World Premiere with Duplicity Ensemble
Duplicity Ensemble's thrilling inaugural season is coming to a close in a big way with Anne Walaszek's 'Lamp Oil' at the 2014 Fringe Festival. Five performances of 'Lamp Oil' will be held at the Ketchup-less stage at the Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee in Chicago beginning Thursday, August 28, at 7pm. For tickets and more information, CLICK HERE.
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Location: Chicago North
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Friday August 29, 2014 - Monday September 01, 2014
Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Celebration in Naperville
Ernie Hudson (Winston Zeddemore) will appear in person at the 30th Anniversary Ghostbusters Celebration Labor Day weekend at Hollywood Palms in Naperville. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Hollywood Palms
Location: DuPage / West Cook
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Friday August 29, 2014 - Monday September 01, 2014
International Twins Association Convention
The International Twins Association will hold its annual convention this Labor Day weekend (8/29- 8/31) at the Doubletree by Hilton in Skokie. Complete with sightseeing, golf, contests and more. All local twins are encouraged to participate in any and all events. Registration is open every day of the convention at the Doubletree in Skokie. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Doubletree By Hilton In Skokie
Location: Cook County North
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Friday August 29, 2014
Aruan Ortiz & Orbiting Quartet
The Beverly Arts Center is presenting critically acclaimed Cuban pianist & composer, Aruan Ortiz & Orbiting Quartet on Friday, August 29, at 8pm. For more information and tickets, CLICK HERE.
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Location: Chicago South
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Friday August 29, 2014 - Sunday August 31, 2014
5th Annual North Coast Music Festival
The 5th Annual North Coast Music Festival of electronic music will be held August 29-31 in Chicago at Union Park (1501 W. Randolph). For information, including pre-parties and after-parties, CLICK HERE.
Where: Union Park, Chicago
Location: Chicago North
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Friday August 29, 2014
D-A-V Mobile Service Office Helps Veterans in Chicago Heights
So many veterans feel confused about benefits and services they've earned. That's why the nonprofit D-A-V (Disabled American Veterans) offers help. The DAV Mobile Service Office will be at the Chicago Heights Vet Center, 1010 Dixie Highway 203, Chicago Heights, Illinois on August 29th, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. For further information regarding these events, please feel free to contact NSO Gerald Propst at (312) 980-4242. FREE to veterans and families.
Where: Chicago Heights Vet Center
Location: Cook County South
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Saturday August 30, 2014
Join The Drive Crew at Mount Prospect Cruise Night
-The Drive will be there for Mount Prospect's Cruise Night
- Located at the Downtown Metra West Parking Lot
-For more information visit http://www.downtownmountprospect.com/
Where: Downtown Mount Prospect
Location: Far Northwest Suburbs
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Saturday August 30, 2014 - Sunday August 31, 2014
Remix Chicago
It's Chicago's newest art event, inspiring the community to Remix, Rethink & Recycle! 'Remix Chicago,' happens August 30-31 on Milwaukee Avenue, between California & Fullerton. It includes a refreshing remix of indie, intuitive, folk and craft art made from recycled and found materials, along with great music, food from forward-thinking restaurants and more. The festival is looking for artists until August 21st. For information, CLICK HERE. Proceeds benefit the friends of the Goethe School.
Where: Logan Square Neighborhood
Location: Chicago North
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Saturday August 30, 2014
Billy Corgan Fans - Support PAWS and Help Save Homeless Pets at Ravinia!
Animal advocate Billy Corgan will play his hometown venue - Ravinia - in Highland Park, for the first time on August 30. Making this upcoming exclusive solo performance even more special for animal lovers, Billy has set up two unique ways to join the fun while helping PAWS Chicago and homeless pets. For more information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Ravinia
Location: Cook County North
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Saturday August 30, 2014
Join The Drive at Mt. Prospect Cruise Night*
Bring the family and the classic car to Blues Mobile Cruise Night in Mt. Prospect! Join The Drive and our 2014 Corvette Stingray Saturday night, August 30th, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. in downtown Mt. Prospect at the Metra Commuter Lot, Route 83 & Northwest Highway. Complete with cool cars, entertainment and more. Sponsored by Mt. Prospect Downtown Merchants Association. *Weather Permitting. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Mt. Prospect Metra Commuter Lot
Location: Cook County North
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Saturday August 30, 2014 - Monday September 01, 2014
Irish Days in Long Grove
Historic Downtown Long Grove celebrates the return of Irish Days, celebrating Irish culture, food, music and dance! St. Patrick's Day is no longer the only time to revel in the cultural traditions from the land of shamrocks and Guinness. Back by popular demand and hosted by Paddy's on the Square, The Irish Boutique, and the Long Grove Business and Community Partners, Irish Days will take place Labor Day weekend, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, August 30 through September 1, from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Various In Long Grove
Location: Cook County North
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Monday September 01, 2014
Liverpool Legends at Schaumburg's 2014 Septemberfest
Schaumburg braces for the return of BEATLEMANIA when Liverpool Legends comes home to perform at the closing of Schaumburg's 2014 Septemberfest on Labor Day, September 1st at 7:30 PM. For more information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Atcher Center
Location: Cook County North
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Tuesday September 02, 2014
Skokie Police Department Hosts the 33rd Citizens Police Academy
The fall session of the Skokie Citizens Police Academy begins Tuesday, September 2, 2014. The classes are free and open to adults who live or work in Skokie and are 18 years of age or older. The 12-week academy is held on Tuesdays from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Skokie Police Department Headquarters, 7300 Niles Center Road. The academy concludes Tuesday, November 25, 2014 with a small graduation ceremony. To enroll in the academy, please call the Skokie Police Crime Prevention Division at 847/982-5919
Where: Skokie Police Headquarters
Location: Cook County North
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Tuesday September 02, 2014
Skokie Fire Dept. - Citizens Fire Academy
The Skokie Fire Department invites you to attend the 2014 session of the Citizens Fire Academy. The program takes place on Tuesdays September 2 through November 4, 2014 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Skokie Fire Station 17, 8157 Central Park Avenue in Skokie. You must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to participate and live or work in the Village of Skokie. This program is offered free of charge. For an application, CLICK HERE.
Where: Skokie Fire Station 17
Location: Cook County North
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Tuesday September 02, 2014
Lookingglass Theatre Company presents 'Death Tax'
Lookingglass Theatre Company proudly announces its 2014-2015 Season, opening with Lucas Hnath's Death Tax directed by Artistic Director of New Work Heidi Stillman. This darkly comedic, treacherously suspenseful, engaging and provocative play begins Sept. 2nd at Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. For information, call 312) 337-0665 or CLICK HERE.
Where: Water Tower Water Works
Location: Chicago North
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Wednesday September 03, 2014
Stimulus Social Club September Event at Reverie
Put on your party pants people because the September Stimulus Social Club event will be held on September 3rd of the oh-so-chic upstairs lounge at Reverie!! The charitable beneficiary for September is ICE (Inner City Education) Program a non-profit organization that provides mentorship and academic scholarships for low-income Chicago area youth who participate in organized hockey. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Reverie
Location: Chicago North
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Thursday September 04, 2014
Local Goods Chicago Hosts September Launch Party!
Join Local Goods Chicago (5354 W Devon) in celebrating their September Artisan Launch Party, September 4th, 5:30-7:30pm! The first Thursday of each month they welcome their Pop-up Market vendors, plus any new artisans who have just joined the shop! In addition to other refreshments served that night, there will also be a beer sampling from Finch's Beer Co. and Fischman Liquors & Tavern will bring their food truck for the evening. For more information, CLICK HERE.



Where: Local Goods Chicago
Location: Chicago North
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Thursday September 04, 2014
Special Events to Commemorate 50 Years of Chicago International Film Festival
The Chicago International Film Festival, returning October 9 - 23, 2014, has teamed with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) to produce two special events leading up to the Festival. On September 4 at 6:30 p.m. at Millennium Park's Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Chicagoans will be treated to a special screening of director Baz Luhrmann's first film 'Strictly Ballroom.' That day will also see the opening of an exhibit of photography, video and posters looking back over the Festival's 50 years, 'Because Everybody Loves Movies' at Expo 72 (72 E. Randolph St.).
Where: Millennium Park's Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Location: Chicago North
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Friday September 05, 2014
Artist and Artisan Series Debuts at 'Chosen' Exhibition
Celebrated artist Rene Romero Schuler and vintner John Terlato of Terlato Wines have partnered for the Artist and Artisan Series, which include 21 hand-painted bottles by Renee on the Terlato Family Vineyards 2009 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon. These one-of-a-kind wine bottles will be on display at the Jennifer Norback Fine Art gallery at the exhibit 'Chosen,' a collection of new works from Shuler. The exhibit debuts with a reception at the gallery on Friday, September 5, 5-8pm. It runs through September. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Jennifer Norback Gallery
Location: Chicago North
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Friday September 05, 2014
Des Plaines Community Foundation Fundraiser at Des Plaines Rivers Casino
Come bet on the Des Plaines Community Foundation (DPCF) on Friday, September 5, 2014 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the 11th annual and only fundraiser at the Cube nightclub at the Des Plaines Rivers Casino. Tickets for the event are $85 per person before August 20th ($95 after) and will include appetizers, dinner, open bar, live music, a psychic and more. For tickets, CLICK HERE. For sponsorship opportunities call Bob Lewandowski at 847-815-4356 by August 22.
Where: Des Plaines Rivers Casino
Location: Cook County North
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Friday September 05, 2014 - Saturday September 06, 2014
Hideout Block Party - Onion & A.V. Fest
Hideout Block Party / Onion & A.V. Fest will be Friday September 5 and Saturday September 6, 2014. Benefiting Foundations of Music (formerly Rock for Kids). An amazing lineup of music includes: Death Cab For Cutie; The War On Drugs; The Dismemberment Plan; funky METERS. For tickets, CLICK HERE.
Where: Hideout
Location: Chicago North
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Friday September 05, 2014 - Sunday September 07, 2014
Chicago Hunter Derby 2014
The Chicago Hunter Derby returns to the picturesque Annali-Brookwood Farm (18752 Edwards Road, Antioch, IL) September 5-7, 2014. This signature, annual event hosted by Chicago Equestrians for a Cause, has raised over $400,000 in contributions in its five-year history. For information on this year's event, CLICK HERE.
Where: Annali-Brookwood Farm
Location: Far North Suburbs
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Friday September 05, 2014
First Friday: Cory Schmeske - Out of Mind Creations at Garden Gallery
On Sept. 5th, 7-9 p.m., Garden Gallery & Studio First Friday presents a live demonstration by street artist, Cory Schmeske - Out of Mind Creations. Cory will demonstrate his amazing style of spray paint art in their courtyard! Also browse the work of featured artist, Charlotte Ginnetti Ponto inside the gallery. FREE and open to all ages. For more information, call (708) 407-8666.
Where: Garden Galley
Location: Cook County South
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Friday September 05, 2014
Kartemquin's 2014 Gala
Save the date - Kartemquin's 2014 Gala is happening on Friday, Sept. 5th, 1446 W. Kinzie, Chicago. Complete with drinks, heavy appetizers, clips from KTQ Films, a raffle and more. For information, CLICK HERE.
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Location: Chicago North
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Saturday September 06, 2014
Shop the Steeple
St. Pauls United Church of Christ, 2335 N. Orchard Street, Chicago presents CHICAGO'S LARGEST PREMIER CHURCH RUMMAGE SALE - Saturday, September 6th 8:00-2:00 8 rooms including a full size gym filled with premier merchandise from member/community donations + consignment stores and retail close-outs. Whether you're looking for high-end treasures, furniture, electronics, sporting goods, toys or clothing of any style, type, size or original price point, they have it in abundance. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: St. Pauls Church
Location: Chicago North
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Saturday September 06, 2014
Storm the Stadium
It's Chicago's only open-air and easily most challenging stair climb, Storm the Stadium! Join celebrity captains from the television show Survivor and run, walk, or crawl a total of 6,000 stairs at U.S. Cellular Field on Saturday, Sept. 6th. For additional information or to register, CLICK HERE.
Where: U.S. Cellular Field
Location: Chicago South
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Saturday September 06, 2014
The Light of the Heart's Art Jam
The Light of the Heart's Art Jam is an art and music festival that will raise funds to provide art therapy and counseling for children, adults and families that are struggling with mental illness, illness, homelessness, violence (e.g. bullying and gang activity) and academic failure. It's happening Saturday, September 6th, 2014, at the beautiful Phillips Park, 1000 Ray Moses Dr., Aurora. For information CLICK HERE.
Where: Phillips Park
Location: Far West Suburbs
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Saturday September 06, 2014
A Taste of St. John's
Come celebrate 125 years of St. John's Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner in Chicago, with a soiree of hors d'oeuvres and sweets in their festive garden. Complete with 125 different dishes to sample, St. John's Wort and Episcopale Ale, and live music around a bonfire. For tickets and information, CLICK HERE.
Where: St. John's Episcopal Church
Location: Chicago North
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Saturday September 06, 2014
Mo-Hawk Less Cancer Gives Back Motorcycle Benefit Ride & Jam
The Mo-Hawk Less Cancer Gives Back Motorcycle Benefit Ride & Jam will take place once again in loving memory of Waukegan Firefighter/Paramedic KEVIN OLDHAM. It's happening at Jesse Oaks, 18490 W. Old Gages Lake Rd, Gages Lake, IL, on September 6, 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Proceeds from this event will go to CODE 3 FOR A CURE and pancreatic cancer research. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Jesse Oaks
Location: Far North Suburbs
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Saturday September 06, 2014
WaterDance Benefit for the Guinea Water Project
WaterDance is a benefit for the Guinea Water Project, a volunteer fundraising campaign to bring safe drinking water to Guinea, Africa. It's happening on Saturday, September 6, 9 pm - Midnight at Temple Synphorium, 600 Hartrey, Evanston, IL. Complete with West African drumming and dance, live music and much more. For information, CLICK HERE. Tickets $20.
Where: Temple Synphorium
Location: Cook County North
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Saturday September 06, 2014
Driehaus Museum Book Club: I am Madame X, by Gioia Diliberto
On September 6th, the Driehaus Museum Book Club will feature 'I am Madame X,' by Gioia Diliberto. In this remarkable novel, author Gioia Diliberto tells the story of American beauty Virginie Gautreau, the subject of John Singer Sargent's famous 1884 painting, Portrait of Madame X. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Dreihaus Museum
Location: Chicago North
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Saturday September 06, 2014
United Way of Kenosha's Day of Caring!!!!!
Looking for a way to make a big difference? Join 300 of your newest friends on the morning of Saturday, September 6th and volunteer for United Way of Kenosha County's 10th Annual Day of Caring. The event will kick off at 9:00 AM at Indian Trail High School & Academy (6800 60th Street, Kenosha) with volunteer check-in, a light breakfast and brief program before volunteers disperse to their project sites. Volunteers can register by CLICKING HERE.
Where: Indian Trail H.S.
Location: Wisconsin
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Saturday September 06, 2014
Join Phil Manicki and The Drive Crew at MT Barrels for Battle of the Bands!
Come out and join Phil Manicki and The Drive Crew at MT Barrels in Schaumburg from 9p-11p for our second, preliminary Battle of the Bands round! Four bands will compete, one will survive to the final round at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet. Come out and cheer on your favorite! MT Barrels is located at 1712 W Wise Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60193.
Where: MT Barrels
Location: Far Northwest Suburbs
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Saturday September 06, 2014
Spay the Stray 5K Run/Walk
Get ready to lace up your sneakers and hit the pavement as Humane Society Calumet Area (HSCA) and Lan-Oak Park District host the fourth annual Spay the Stray 5K Run/Walk on September 6 in Lansing, Ill. The race begins at 9 a.m. at Eisenhower Center, 2550 178th St, Lansing, Ill. All ages are welcome to participate. Proceeds benefit spay and neuter surgeries performed at HSCA's Estelle Marcus Animal Clinic. To register or for more information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Eisenhower Center
Location: Cook County South
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Saturday September 06, 2014 - Sunday September 07, 2014
South Elgin Budokan Martial Arts - 4th annual Martial Arts Weekend
Join South Elgin Budokan Martial Arts for their 4th annual Martial Arts Weekend open house, Saturday & Sunday 9/6 (9a-4p) & 9/7 (9a-1p). With free classes, seminars and other activities during the celebration. Local and national instructors will provide classes and seminars on various martial arts and self-defense training. CLICK HERE for the full schedule under the 'Happenings' tab. All ages, experiences and skill levels are welcome!
Where: S. Elgin Budokan Martial Arts
Location: Far West Suburbs
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Saturday September 06, 2014
BIFF and New Zion Baptist Church Present 'Shrek'
The Beloit International Film Festival, in cooperation with New Zion Baptist Church and the First National Bank and Trust Company, continues the BIFF Outdoors summer series on Saturday, September 6, with the Dreamworks classic, 'Shrek.' The PG rated film will be presented on the lawn area behind New Zion,1905 Mound Avenue, Beloit, WI and will begin at 7:45pm. For more information, CLICK HERE.
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Location: Wisconsin
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Saturday September 06, 2014
Cinespace Chicago Film Studios & Sinai Health System's End of Summer Soiree
Cinespace Chicago Film Studios & Sinai Health System present the 2014 End of Summer Soiree. It's happening Saturday, September 6, 6-10 p.m., at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios, 2558 W. 16th Street, Chicago. This festive evening includes eclectic cuisine, delectable deserts, spirits, live entertainment, dancing, silent auction and more. For information, call 773-257-6708 or CLICK HERE.
Where: Cinespace Chicago Film Studios
Location: Chicago South
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Saturday September 06, 2014 - Sunday September 07, 2014
Ukrainian Village Fest
Ukrainian Village Fest will take place September 6 & 7, 1:00-10:00pm. Live Ukrainian music! Great ethnic food! Games and much more! The event will take place at the corner of Oakley & Superior, one block south of Chicago Avenue. Daily donation is $5.00. For more information, CLICK HERE.
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Location: Chicago North
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Saturday September 06, 2014
DuPage Pads Run 4 Home
Help end homelessness one step at a time at the DuPage Pads Run 4 Home. It's happening on Sept. 6th, 8 a.m., at 703 W Liberty, Wheaton, IL. This 10K and 5K CARA certified course appeals to serious runners, casual joggers, walkers and families alike. Rain or shine, all are invited after the race to stay for music, refreshments and prizes. Proceeds from this event support individuals and families who are homeless in DuPage County. for information, CLICK HERE.
Where: DuPage Pads
Location: DuPage / West Cook
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Sunday September 07, 2014
Join The Drive at the American Legion Car-Motorcycle and Truck Show
Join The Drive at the American Legion Post 208 Car-Motorcycle-and Truck Show, It's happening at 121 N. Douglas Avenue in Arlington Heights on Sunday, September 7th from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Complete with live music, awards and more! FREE to spectators! $20 for registration...and proceeds benefit local veterans. For information call 847-253-6632.
Where: American Legion Post 208
Location: Cook County North
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Sunday September 07, 2014
Active Transportation Alliance 'Four-Star Bike & Chow'
Active Transportation Alliance invites you to their delicious fundraising bike ride, the Four-Star Bike & Chow, on Sunday, September 7. Choose from 12, 22, 43 and 62 mile routes. Participants tour Chicago's interesting and diverse neighborhoods, discovering hidden parks, architecture and history along the way. At rest stops, riders trade their punch cards for delicious samples of Chicago chow. Complete with a post-ride festival. For information and to sign up, CLICK HERE.
Where: Various
Location: Everywhere
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Sunday September 07, 2014
Join The Drive Crew at the Arlington Heights Cruise Night!
Come out and join The Drive Crew at the Arlington Heights American Legion Cruise Night on Sunday from 9:30a-11:30a! Check out cars, trucks & motorcycles! Enter your car for the People's Choice Awards which includes Best of Show. There will be a fundraiser to benefit local veterans. $20 reg. includes lunch & libation! Live music by The 208's, and it's free to spectators. The show is located at 121 N. Douglas Ave. @ the American Legion. More info: arlingtonheightsamericanlegion.org or call 847/502-1002.
Where: 121 N. Douglas Ave. @ American Legion
Location: Far Northwest Suburbs
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Sunday September 07, 2014
Kegs for Kids Chicago
Kegs for Kids #5, the annual craft beer tasting party is back and better than ever! Friends of Peirce will once again be pouring special local, national and international craft brews at The Hopleaf Bar, 5148 N. Clark in Chicago, to help raise funds for the kids at Helen C. Peirce School of International Studies. The annual benefit event will be held on Sunday, September 7, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Advance tickets are on sale now and are $45 online; $55 at the door. All advance tickets and online auction bidding can be purchased by CLICKING HERE. All ticket holders must be 21 to attend.
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Location: Chicago North
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Sunday September 07, 2014
Raise the Woof to Benefit Placing Paws Rescue
Docks Bar & Grill, 313 E. Liberty St., Wauconda, is holding a fundraiser for Placing Paws Rescue on Sunday, Sept. 7th, noon - 6 p.m. Watch the Bears home opener and help raise money for homeless animals. Also enjoy music, food, raffles and more. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Docks Bar & Grill
Location: Far North Suburbs
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Monday September 08, 2014 - Saturday September 13, 2014
Chicago Human Rhythm Project Offers 'FREE 4 ALL' Free Classes
Chicago Human Rhythm Project hosts a FREE 4 ALL, free classes September 8th through 13th at the American Rhythm Center. Classes include tap, flamenco, Zumba, modern, hip hop, Tai Chi and more, taught by professionals from a range of Chicago dance companies. The FREE 4 ALL takes place September 8th through 13th at the American Rhythm Center in the historic Fine Arts Building, 410 South Michigan Avenue. Call 312-922-1272 or CLICK HERE.
Where: Historic Fine Arts Building
Location: Chicago South
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Monday September 08, 2014
Bob Chinn's Crab House Charity Golf Outing
Tee it up for a great cause...Support the Joey's Angels Chapter of the Leukemia Research Foundation at the 12th Annual Bob Chinn's Crab House Charity Golf Outing. It's at Chevy Chase Country Club in Wheeling & Ravinia Green Country Club in Riverwoods on Monday, Sept. 8th. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Chevy Chase Golf Course & Ravinia Green C.C.
Location: Cook County North
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Monday September 08, 2014
'There’s No Place Like Home' Fundraising Event
THE WIZARD OF OZ and HABITAT of Humanity are teaming up with Aurora families to build a better tomorrow - One brick at a time. This Wizard of Oz Gala (and Movie) is a magical way to show your support of Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity. The event is going to be at Hollywood Palms (352 Illinois Route 59, Naperville, IL 60540) on Monday September 8, 2014 from 5:30-9:00 pm. For tickets and more information, CLICK HERE
Where: Hollywood Palms
Location: DuPage / West Cook
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Tuesday September 09, 2014
FLAIR Fashion Luncheon
The Chicago Lighthouse will present its annual FLAIR fundraising event at the Fairmont Hotel, located at 200 N. Columbus Drive in Chicago, on Tuesday, September 9, from 11am to 2pm. Tickets are $175. All proceeds will benefit Lighthouse programs assisting people who are blind or visually impaired. For more information including tickets, contact Valerie Moore at 312-666-1331, ext. 3352, email valerie.moore@chicagolighthouse.org or CLICK HERE.
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Location: Chicago North
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Tuesday September 09, 2014
Job Fair Sponsored by Motorola
If you are a job seeker with a disability, a senior or veteran with Technical Skills, then come to Motorola's technical service Job Fair. Make a connection with local employers who are looking for your skills and experience. The Job Fair will be held Tuesday, September 9, from 1:00-4:00pm at the Schaumburg Township, One Illinois Blvd., Hoffman Estates, IL.
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Location: Far Northwest Suburbs
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Wednesday September 10, 2014
Franciscan Outreach's 'Helpings of Hope' Event
Support Franciscan Outreach at their 'Helpings of Hope' Celebrity Chef Tasting Event. It's happening on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 6-9 p.m. at Salvage One, 1840 W. Hubbard, Chicago. Complete with chef tastings, libations, silent auction & raffle, and music. For information and tickets, CLICK HERE.
Where: Salvage One
Location: Chicago North
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Thursday September 11, 2014
Family Fun Zone First Responders Appreciation Night
Family Fun Zone, 2333 Theodore Street, Crest Hill, IL is holding a First Responder Appreciation Night this September 11th. Free Admission, skate rental, a slice of pizza and a drink for all Military (active or retired), first responders, and their families! For information, call 815-729-9191.
Where: Family Fun Zone
Location: Far South Suburbs
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Thursday September 11, 2014
Network After Work Chicago Event
Expand your professional network and create new business opportunities! Network After Work Chicago's latest event is happening at Sound Bar, 226 W. Ontario, Chicago, Thursday, 9/11, 6-9 p.m. RSVP now - several locations sold out at the last event. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Sound Bar
Location: Chicago North
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Thursday September 11, 2014
TriCity Family Services 4th Annual Fashion Show
Grab your girlfriends for a fun night out! Join the Friends of TriCity Family Services on Thursday, Sept. 11th at Lincoln Inn Banquets in Batavia for a celebration of fall and fashion. Enjoy dinner, learn about the Friends of TCFS, and browse beautiful raffle baskets. Jeans and a Cute Top Shop of St. Charles, will present the latest in vogue fashions. This popular boutique presents a lively fashion show you won't want to miss! Please register by Sunday, September 7th, CLICK HERE or call 630-232-1070
Where: Lincoln Inn Banquets
Location: Far West Suburbs
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Thursday September 11, 2014
Watercolor Class Offered by David E. Dallison
Want to learn how to paint watercolor? Artist David E. Dallison is offering a class this fall on Thursdays 1:30 pm to 4 pm, at the TAC Art Center in Highland Park. The class runs 11 Weeks starting Sept. 11th, (No Class Sept 25th). Member's Price: $305 / Non-Members Price: $325. For registration and information, CLICK HERE.

Where: TAC Art Center
Location: Cook County North
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Friday September 12, 2014
Help the Shawnee Struggling Against Mining and Fracking in Illinois
Join Wellington Avenue United Church of Christ in Lakeview as they honor Activist / Poet Barney Bush and the Shawnee Vinyard Indian Settlement. They are working to protect lands in southern Illinois from the destructive practices of hydraulic fracturing and coal mining. Complete with a light meal, film, music, poetry and an opportunity to learn more about hydraulic fracturing and coal mining in Illinois. CLICK HERE for more, including how to sponsor.
Where: Wellington Ave. United Church Of Christ
Location: Chicago North
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Friday September 12, 2014
Elmhurst Art Museum Presents Richard Koppe - Opening Reception
This fall, in cooperation with the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Elmhurst Art Museum presents the first museum exhibition of Richard Koppe's inventive work in more than forty years. Including 70 rarely seen paintings, prints and drawings, the exhibition highlights Koppe's signature canvases from the mid-20th century. Opening Reception: Friday, September 12, 2014 at 6:30pm. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Elmhurst Art Museum
Location: DuPage / West Cook
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Friday September 12, 2014
Join The Drive Crew at Fashion Outlets of Chicago!
Come out and join the Drive Crew at Fashion Outlets of Chicago on Friday, from noon-2p, for your chance to win tickets to a Northwestern University Football game as well as 6, $100 prize packs, compliments of Fashion Outlets of Chicago! Fashion Outlets of Chicago in Rosemont is already one year old! Shop now for up to 75% off on the latest Back To School fashions and accessories at over 130 designer outlets. Plus up to 5 hours of FREE parking in the attached garage. Fashion Outlets of Chicago is located at 5220 Fashion Outlets Way in Rosemont. We'll see you there!
Where: Fashion Outlets Of Chicago
Location: Far Northwest Suburbs
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Friday September 12, 2014
Nanotechnology Lecture at Fermilab
Fermilab in Batavia presents 'Nanotechnology: Learning to Think Big in a Field Focused on the Small' lecture by Dr. Chad Mirkin, Director for the National Institute of Nanotechnology, Northwestern University. It's Friday, September 12, 2014 @ 8 pm - $7. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Fermilab
Location: Far West Suburbs
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Friday September 12, 2014
Chicago Sinai Congregation Invites the Community to Celebrate New Rabbi
Chicago Sinai Congregation, 15 W. Delaware Place, invites the community, free of charge, to attend the inaugural service of their new Senior Rabbi Seth M. Limmer on Friday, September 12 at 6:15 p.m. Special guest President of the Union for Reform Judaism, Rabbi Rick Jacobs, will speak on 'Reform Judaism for the 21st Century,' which begins a season of celebration to usher in a new era of rabbinic leadership. To make a reservation or for more information, please call Congregation Sinai at 312) 867-7000, or CLICK HERE.
Where: Chciago Sinai Congregation
Location: Chicago North
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Friday September 12, 2014
Opening Reception for 'In the House: Laura Davis' at Elmhurst Art Museum
Continuing the museum's lively exploration of the Mies van der Rohe-designed McCormick House (1952), Elmhurst Art Museum is premiering an ongoing exhibition series called "In the House." On a regular basis, artists, designers and architects will be invited to respond to the modernist structure by producing a site-specific installation in the house that takes into consideration its unique space and history. The first artist to participate is Chicago artist Laura Davis, whose work will be exhibited September 13, 2014 to January 11, 2015. The opening reception is Friday, September 12 at 6:30pm. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Elmhurst Art Museum
Location: DuPage / West Cook
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Friday September 12, 2014
Sign Up for Casa Italia's Italian Language Classes Before Sept. 12th Deadline
Casa Italia offers fall and winter Italian Language Classes for Adults and Children at various locations around the Chicago area. The registration deadline is Sept. 12th. For more information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Various
Location: Everywhere
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Saturday September 13, 2014
Cycling 4 Peace
Cycling 4 Peace is an official part of the Chicago Peace Day celebration. In line with the understanding that peace begins within each person, people from throughout the city will cycle to Ellis Park where the 'You Make the Difference' Peace Rally will be held. The ride/walk/run event will serve as a kickoff to raise seed money to create a Peace Center on the Southside. For information and to register, CLICK HERE.
Where: Ellis Park
Location: Chicago South
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Saturday September 13, 2014
Creative Writing at Garfield Farm Museum
Come out on Saturday, September 13 at 1 pm to Garfield Farm Museum for an afternoon of creative writing led by Crystal Hollis. Participants will be exploring the history of the farm and walking its grounds before sitting down and polishing up writing skills with newly found inspiration! All levels of writing experience are welcome to participate. Bring a pen, paper, a bottle of water, and comfortable shoes for walking. (Ideally suited for high school students and adults.) RSVP to info@garfieldfarm.org or call 630 584-8485. There is a $5 donation to the museum for the seminar. Garfield Farm Museum is located at 3N016 Garfield Road in Campton Hills, IL.
Where: Garfield Farm Museum
Location: Far West Suburbs
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Saturday September 13, 2014
Hyde Park Art Center's 75th Anniversary BBQ Block Party
On Saturday, September 13 from 12 to 9 pm, in honor of the 75th anniversary, the Hyde Park Art Center is throwing a BBQ Block Party and everyone's invited. The BBQ Block Party Bash will be free for all and represents a moment for Chicagoans to come together for art-making workshops, open studio hours with resident artists Nuria Montiel and Susan Giles, artist performances, new exhibitions Front & Center and the Chicago Effect, music, food, and more. The Hyde Park Art Center is located at 5020 South Cornell Avenue in Chicago. For more information call 773-324-5520 or CLICK HERE.
Where: HPAC
Location: Chicago South
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Saturday September 13, 2014
Independence Park BEER Fest
Attend the Independence Park Beer Fest on Saturday, September 13th, 4-8 p.m. at Independence Park, 3945 N.Springfield, Chicago. Enjoy over 15 local craft beers, unique food trucks, and help raise money to help the park build a new playground! Featuring local breweries: Lake Effect, Lagunitas, Hypothesis, Rude Hippo, Pollyanna, Woodchuck Cider, Tenth&Blake, Pipeworks, Sam Adams, New Belgium and more! For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Independence Park
Location: Chicago North
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Saturday September 13, 2014 - Sunday September 14, 2014
Sign Up Now: Realistic Still Life in Pastel
The Naperville Art League presents a Realistic Still Life in PastelWorkshop with Instructor Lisa Ober, PSA. It's happening Sat. & Sun,. Sept 13 and 14, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm both days. $230 / $200 for NAL Members (Min. 10 - Max. 18). Skill level: Beginner to advanced, drawing experience helpful. Register by phone 630-355-2530.
Where: Naperville Art League
Location: DuPage / West Cook
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Saturday September 13, 2014 - Sunday September 14, 2014
LEGO Star Wars Days returns to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago
The Force returns to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago for two days of out-of-this-world fun during LEGO Star Wars Days, Sept. 13-14. Young Jedi attending the event will be able to see the Center's newest LEGO Star Wars Miniland, chronicling the adventures of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. They can also build their own creations, win prizes and much more. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago
Location: Cook County North
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Saturday September 13, 2014
Upcoming 'Spoken Word Talent Competition' organized by Totally Positive Productions (TPP)
TPP's 'Spoken Word Talent Competition' is back by popular demand. Participants are expected to deliver a 4-minute or less speech based on the theme: PEACE. It must be prepared by them alone, unique in content and devoid of any messages of hatred or violence. 1st place winner gets $300.00. The Competition is going to be held at the Hamilton Park (Auditorium) on Saturday, September 13, 2014. The entry fee is $10.00 per person. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Hamilton Park Auditorium
Location: Chicago South
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Saturday September 13, 2014
Fifth House Ensemble Performs at My Pi Sculpture
On Saturday, September 13, 11 am., members of the Fifth House Ensemble will present a free performance of short musical selections at the My Pi sculpture on Kenosha HarborPark promenade. The featured work will be "Hap-π-ness" - a new work composed by Jared Miller. Then from noon - 4 p.m., the Kenosha Art Association will present a Pop-Up Gallery highlighting Jared Miller's Work at 5715 6th Avenue. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Various
Location: Wisconsin
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Saturday September 13, 2014
Skokie Fire Dept. Blood Drive
On Saturday, September 13, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Skokie Fire Department will hold a blood drive at Fire Station 17, 8157 Central Park Avenue, Skokie, Illinois. The blood drive is being held in support of one-year-old Kylia Abbott who was diagnosed with high-risk stage neuroblastoma earlier this year. As part of her treatment, Kylia has already received over 18 blood transfusions. Donors can schedule their appointment by calling LifeSource at (877) 543-3768 or CLICK HERE (search for group 618B).
Where: Skokie Fire Station 17
Location: Cook County North
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Saturday September 13, 2014 - Sunday September 14, 2014
Chicago Ultimate Women's Expo
Plan now to attend the Chicago Ultimate Women's Expo on September 13-14 at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Complete with celebrity Keynote Speakers Wynonna Judd, NeNe Leakes and Tabatha Coffey plus over 350 discount shopping booths, complimentary spa treatments and makeovers, do-it-herself workshops and more. For complete information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Location: Cook County North
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Saturday September 13, 2014
Compass to Care Childhood Cancer Foundation's 2014 Fashion Show
Compass to Care Childhood Cancer Foundation invites you to their very special 2014 Fashion Show featuring clothing from Co-op California. It's happening on Saturday, September 13th at The Ballroom, 12 E. Erie, Chicago. Guests will enjoy Corona, wine, and hors d'oeuvres by Phil Stefani, plus a silent auction and a one-of-a-kind fashion show. For complete information and tickets, CLICK HERE.
Where: The Ballroom
Location: Chicago North
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Saturday September 13, 2014
First Responders Challenge - Family Fun Day
Support the Hundred Club of DuPage and the Hundred Club of Chicago...at the inaugural First Responders Challenge/Family Fun Day! Bring out the kids for family friendly activities and cheer on police and firefighters as they battle through an obstacle course challenge . It's at Fishel Park in Downers Grove, Saturday, September 13 from 10am-5pm. For more information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Fishel Park In Downers Grove
Location: DuPage / West Cook
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Saturday September 13, 2014
The Homestretch Documentary Showing at Siskel Film Center
Illinois DCFS teams up with UCAN to host an afternoon at the movies. The Kartemquin Films and Spargel Productions documentary titled The Homestretch, will be shown at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State Street in Chicago. There will be a short introduction before the film begins by the film directors, Illinois DCFS and UCAN officials. Afterwards, the audience can participate in a Q&A with movie directors, DCFS and UCAN officials. For more information on the film, CLICK HERE.
Where: Gene Siskel Film Center
Location: Chicago North
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Sunday September 14, 2014
Neighborhood Boys and Girls Club 'Step Together' Community Fun Walk
The Neighborhood Boys and Girls Club proudly presents its inaugural 'Step Together' Community Fun Walk to take place on Sunday, September 14, 2014 to celebrate the beginning of a new school year. Students, parents, alumni, friends, families and faculty from local schools and community organizations will join in this 3K community stroll, beginning at Revere Park/NBGC Fields, continuing through Horner Park and ending back at NBGC (the destination of the fun fair with refreshments and entertainment). For more information, CLICK HERE
Where: NBGC
Location: Chicago North
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Sunday September 14, 2014
Make-A-Wish Illinois Walk And Run for Wishes
Mark your calendar for Sept. 14! That's the date for Walk & Run for Wishes, a costumed family fun run and walk at Chicago's Montrose Harbor to benefit Make-A-Wish Illinois. An event popular with families, runners of all levels and corporate groups, Walk & Run for Wishes features a family friendly walk, a timed 5K and lots of fun and entertainment for all ages. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Montrose Harbor
Location: Chicago North
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Sunday September 14, 2014
Joffrey Ballet Holds Open Auditions for Young Dancers for The Nutcracker
The Joffrey Ballet holds open auditions for the Children's Cast of Robert Joffrey's The Nutcracker at its downtown studios in Joffrey Tower, 10 E. Randolph Street, Sunday, September 14. All students in the greater Chicagoland area with dance experience are welcome to audition. For complete information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Joffrey Tower
Location: Chicago North
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Sunday September 14, 2014
FabFest Chicago 2014
Register now for an inspirational, action-packed, health & wellness experience in support of Bright Pink. FabFest Chicago 2014 is happening Sept. 14th at Westin River North. For more information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Westin River North
Location: Chicago North
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Monday September 15, 2014
Joseph Academy's Annual Golf Outing
Established in 1983, Joseph Academy is a non-profit alternative school for Chicagoland young people with social, emotional, and behavioral disabilities. You can support their important work by attending their annual Golf Outing on Sept. 15th, this year at a new location, the historic and private Glen View Club. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: The Glen View Club
Location: Cook County North
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Monday September 15, 2014
Tour of 'The Chicago Effect: Redefining the Middle' at HPAC
On Monday, September 15 from 6 to 8 pm, the Hyde Park Art Center invites you to experience the current exhibition The Chicago Effect: Redefining the Middle with a tour from the curators Allison Peters Quinn and Megha Ralapati. The Hyde Park Art Center is located at 5020 South Cornell Avenue in Chicago. For more information call 773-324-5520 or CLICK HERE.
Where: HPAC
Location: Chicago South
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Tuesday September 16, 2014
Northwestern's Healthy Transitions Event: Understanding Stroke and How to Prevent It
The public is invited to Northwestern's Healthy Transitions Event: Understanding Stroke and How to Prevent It. Stroke is the 4th leading cause of death in the United States. Vicki Fahey, RN, will discuss ways to identify warning signs of stroke and being proactive during stroke emergencies. It's happening 9/16 at noon at 251 E. Huron, Chicago. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Northwestern
Location: Chicago North
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Wednesday September 17, 2014 - Sunday September 21, 2014
Book Donations Requested for Humane Society Calumet Area Sale
Humane Society Calumet Area (HSCA) is seeking book donations for its fall book sale fundraiser. Donations of gently used adult and youth books, CDs and DVDs are appreciated and can be delivered to Paws Resale Shoppe, 8149 Kennedy Ave, Highland, Ind. This book sale will be held September 18 through 21 at Paws Resale Shoppe, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday. For a $5 donation, shoppers can attend the sneak preview of the sale on Wednesday, September 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. and a $5 bag sale is held on Sunday. For information, contact Ashley Boyer at (219) 513-8911 or aboyer@hscalumet.org.
Where: Paws Resale Shoppe
Location: Northwestern Indiana
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Wednesday September 17, 2014
Massage Envy's 'Healing Hands for Arthritis' Event
Massage Envy Spa and the Arthritis Foundation have joined forces to host the fourth annual Healing Hands for Arthritis, a one-day national event to build awareness and raise funds to fight arthritis. On September 17, 2014, the 37 Massage Envy Spa locations (including all DuPage County locations!) in the greater Chicagoland area will donate $10 from every one-hour massage or facial to the Arthritis Foundation. To make an appointment and find a location near you, CLICK HERE.
Where: Various Massage Envy Locations
Location: Everywhere
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Thursday September 18, 2014 - Sunday September 21, 2014
Chicago South Asian Film Festival
Chicago South Asian Film Festival is the largest annual South Asian event in the heartland of America and is dedicated to fostering a diverse cinematic experience through world cinema. CSAFF brings filmmakers, industry experts, and audiences together to celebrate international cinema. This year's festival will take place from Thursday, September 18th to Sunday, September 21st at the Showplace ICON Theater in the South Loop and the Evanston Public Library. For complete information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Various
Location: Everywhere
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Thursday September 18, 2014
Billie Jean King Keynotes the Chicago Foundation for Women's Luncheon
Billie Jean King keynotes the Chicago Foundation for Women's 29th Annual Luncheon. It's Thursday, Sept. 18th at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. For tickets and information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Hyatt Regency Chicago
Location: Chicago North
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Thursday September 18, 2014 - Sunday September 21, 2014
Joffrey Ballet Opens Season with Mixed Repertory Program
Chicago's Joffrey Ballet launches its new season with a mixed repertory program featuring George Balanchine's Prodigal Son, Antony Tudor's Lilac Garden and the Joffrey Premiere of Yuri Possokhov's RAkU. Performances will be held Sept. 18-21. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where:
Location: Chicago North
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Thursday September 18, 2014
NLEI 2014 Career Fair
Join in this opportunity to job search, network and meet with employers. It's happening on Thursday, September 18, 9:00am to 1:00pm at the National Latino Education Institute. OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY. Free open entry workshops, free parking. Remember to bring your resume and dress for success. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: National Latino Education Institute
Location: Chicago South
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Thursday September 18, 2014 - Saturday September 20, 2014
Ballet X - Chicago Debut at The Dance Center
Philadelphia's premiere contemporary ballet company makes its Chicago debut performing two works by Joshua L. Peugh: Slump and Valentine's Day. With performances Sept 18 - 20 at The Dance Center of Columbia College, 1306 S. Michigan, Chicago. For tickets and information call 312-369-8330 or CLICK HERE.
Where: TheDance Center Of Columbia College
Location: Chicago South
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Thursday September 18, 2014
Employee Connections - 'A Bridge Out of Poverty' Dinner and Silent Auction
Employee Connections presents their annual Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction on September 18th at the Greenbelt Cultural Center. Complete with a delicious dinner, exciting silent auction and live music from the Chicago Modern Orchestra Project. Keynote speaker Barry Bradford. For information and tickets, CLICK HERE.
Where: Greenbelt Cultural Center
Location: Far North Suburbs
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Thursday September 18, 2014
Bookwallah's Dream Launcher Fundraiser
Bookwallah is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that shares the gift of imagination with orphans around the world through the distribution of storybooks and the creation of inspiring libraries. Bookwallah Organization will feature art created by orphan children from India at its 4th annual Dream Launcher fundraising event on Thursday, September 18th from 6-9pm at Room 1520 (1520 W. Fulton Street) Chicago, Illinois. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Room 1520
Location: Chicago North
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Thursday September 18, 2014
Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly's engAge Event
Have fun, win prizes and be a friend to a lonely and isolated Chicago senior by attending engAge, an annual reception and raffle hosted by the Young Professionals Advisory Board of Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly. Enjoy an evening of food, drinks, music and fun, while supporting the agency's free programs for Chicago elders who are aging alone without the help of family or friends. engAge will be held September 18 from 5:30-8:30 at Mars Gallery (1139 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607). Reserve your tickets by CLICKING HERE, or call 312-455-1000.
Where: Mars Gallery
Location: Chicago North
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Friday September 19, 2014 - Saturday September 20, 2014
Autumn in the Park Festival in Palos Park
Infinity, Maggie Speaks, and Wall of Denial, will be among the headlining bands at Palos Park's Autumn in the Park Festival. It's happening Sept. 19-20 at the Village Green. For updates, CLICK HERE.
Where: Village Green Palos Park
Location: Cook County South
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Friday September 19, 2014 - Sunday September 21, 2014
Wisconsin's Living History Artist Ride Photo Shoot
Wisconsin's Living History Artist Ride Photo Shoot will again be located at Old Falls Village, Menomonee Falls, WI, Friday through Sunday, September 19th to 21st, located at the SW corner of Pilgrim Road and County Line Road Q. Located in SE Wisconsin, this is only one of three Artist Rides in the United States, and is open to all artists. This unique event offers a chance to produce scenes not easily available to artists/photographers, meet other artists, and work with seasoned models. For more information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Menomonee Falls, WI
Location: Wisconsin
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Friday September 19, 2014
Countryside’s 60th Anniversary Celebration & Bringing Art to the Countryside
Art in the Countryside features visual art, available to purchase, to welcome the community to meet and interact with people with disabilities. Celebrate Countryside's 60th Anniversary and enjoy refreshments, live music, face painting, caricature drawing, while viewing the art and mingling with the artists. It's happening at Countryside's Work and Training Center on September 19th, from 5:30 to 8:00 PM. Countryside Association is located at 21154 W. Shirley Road in Palatine. For more information, please call 847-540-3705 or CLICK HERE.
Where: Countryside Association For People With Disabili
Location: Cook County North
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Saturday September 20, 2014
Davell Crawford at South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center
The South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center opens its 10th Anniversary Season with a performance from Davell Crawford & His New Orleans Creole Jazz Men. It's Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 7:30 pm. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: SMPAC
Location: Wisconsin
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Saturday September 20, 2014
Out of the Darkness Chicagoland Community Walk
The Illinois Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention presents the Out of the Darkness Chicagoland Community Walk. It's happening in Grant Park, Saturday, Sept. 20th at 11 a.m. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Grant Park, Chicago
Location: Chicago North
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Saturday September 20, 2014
Sixth Annual Bridge The Gap 5k Walk & Fun Run
Join The Bridge Youth & Family Services as they walk and run 'to ensure that no family walks alone,' on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. at the Community Consolidated District 15 building. Money raised will help bridge the funding gap for clients who cannot afford to pay for the counseling, crisis intervention, and prevention services provided by The Bridge. For registration and information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Community Consolidated District 15 Building
Location: Cook County North
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Saturday September 20, 2014 - Sunday September 21, 2014
Andersonville City Made Fest
The Andersonville Development Corporation (ADC) presents the 2nd Annual Andersonville City Made Fest, the only all-local street festival that highlights Chicago-made beer, music and products in the historic Andersonville neighborhood. It's happening September 20-21st at 5000 - 5100 N Clark Street (from Argyle to Carmen), Chicago. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Andersonville
Location: Chicago North
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Saturday September 20, 2014
Glenview House Oktoberfest Tent Party
Glenview 'Haus' (1843 Glenview Road, Glenview) will host the North Shore's most exciting all-day Oktoberfest celebration this side of Munich on Saturday, September 20. The 3rd annual festival will feature authentic grub, grog and live music. This year, guests are invited to dress in their most traditional garb for a chance to win exciting prizes, while kids can get in the spirit with a jump house and face painting. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Glenview House
Location: Cook County North
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Saturday September 20, 2014
Pump it Up for Platelets 5K
Put on your purple and help mark ITP Awareness Month! Chicagoland ITP Support is having their VERY FIRST 'Pump it Up for Platelets' 5K on Saturday September 20, 2014 at the Half Day Forest Preserve in Lincolnshire, Illinois. Registration at 8:30 a.m. Event begins at 10 a.m. For information, or to register online, CLICK HERE.
Where: Half Day Forest Preserve
Location: Far North Suburbs
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Saturday September 20, 2014
Music Institute of Chicago's 85th Anniversary Opening Concert
The Music Institute of Chicago is celebrating its 85th anniversary with an opening concert showcasing its stellar faculty performing compositions associated with the number 85. It's happening Saturday, September 20, 7:30 p.m., at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston. For information and tickets, CLICK HERE or call 847.905.1500 ext. 108.
Where: Nichols Concert Hall
Location: Cook County North
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Saturday September 20, 2014
Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble's (End of) Summer Soirée
Join Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble for its (End of) Summer Soirée. It's happening Friday, September 20, 7 pm - 11pm at Ebenezer Lutheran Church Auditorium in Andersonville. Free street parking is easy to locate around the venue. Tickets are $40 now and $50 at the door. All tickets include: FOOD, DRINK, MUSIC and ENTERTAINMENT. Special attractions include: raffle prizes, photo booth, psychic readings, and much more. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Ebenezer Lutheran Church
Location: Chicago North
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Saturday September 20, 2014
Tyler Volenec Foundation's Fall Bowling Event
Join the Tyler Volenec Foundation for their Fall Bowling Event on Saturday September 20th at Lincoln Square Lanes in Chicago, Illinois! Proceeds help numerous families and children that have been affected by pediatric cancer. Bowling kicks off at 2:00 p.m. with raffles, open bar and appetizers. Space is limited so please register soon! For more information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Lincoln Square Lanes
Location: Chicago North
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Saturday September 20, 2014
Adopt-a-Beach Event
On September 20, thousands of volunteers from across the Midwest will come together to clean up hundreds of Great Lakes beaches from Minnesota to Ohio. Don't miss your chance to be a part of it! Join the Alliance for the Great Lakes for the 2014 September Adopt-a-Beach Event, part of the Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup. Find a clean-up location near you by CLICKING HERE.
Where:
Location: Everywhere
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Saturday September 20, 2014 - Sunday September 28, 2014
Join The Drive at the Walk to End Alzheimer's
Across the nation people are stepping up for their mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, partners, sisters and brothers. They're leading the way and walking to end Alzheimer's disease, the 6th leading cause of death in the nation. Together we can reclaim the future. Join The Drive at the Walk to End Alzheimer's North Shore at Gallery Park in Glenview on Saturday, Sept. 20th or at the Chicago Walk at Montrose Harbor on Sunday, Sept. 28th. Register now, or find another location near you by CLICKING HERE
Where: Gallery Park & Montrose Harbor
Location: Cook County North
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Saturday September 20, 2014
Forest Preserves of Cook County Offers Wilderness Camping for Families
Families from Chicago and across Cook County can experience the great outdoors in new ways during a series of camping activities in the Forest Preserves of Cook County the weekend of September 20, 2014. For the second year, an overnight 'camp-out' will be held in the Palos Preserves in partnership with the Chicago Park District. Food and tents will be provided. The fee is $50 per family of up to 6 people and families are limited to one reservation. To register or for more information, email Experience.Nature@cookcountyil.gov.

Where: Palos Preserves
Location: Cook County South
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Saturday September 20, 2014
Wings of Hope Gala
Imerman Angels in holding the first annual 'Wings of Hope Gala' on Saturday, September 20, from 6pm to midnight at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago, 160 E. Pearson. Tickets for the event are $300. For more information or to purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.
Where:
Location: Chicago North
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Tuesday September 23, 2014
Northwestern's Healthy Transitions Event: Trends in Cancer Prevention
The public is invited to Northwestern's Healthy Transitions Event: Trends in Cancer Prevention. It's happening Tuesday, September 23 at 12 p.m. at 251 E. Huron, Chicago. Cancer prevention is the most cost-effective way to maintaining a healthier lifestyle. Megan Oden, MMS, PA-C, will discuss preventative methods such as effective lifestyle changes, self-assessments and more. For information, CLICK HERE.

Where: Northwestern
Location: Chicago North
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Tuesday September 23, 2014
'David Bowie Is' Opens at MCA
On September 23rd, the 'David Bowie Is' exhibition makes its U.S. debut at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA). The exhibition, meticulously curated by the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum in London, explores the incredibly diverse work of one of the greatest artists of our time. For complete information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Museum Of Contemporary Art
Location: Chicago North
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Friday September 26, 2014
9th Annual Chicago Latino Network Awards Gala
Fidel Marquez Jr. will receive the Founder's Award at the 9th Annual Chicago Latino Network Awards Gala, hosted by NBC 5's Zoraida Sambolin. It's happening Friday, September 26th at Chicago's Drake Hotel. For tickets, CLICK HERE.
Where: The Drake
Location: Chicago North
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Friday September 26, 2014
Diveheart's 9th Annual Golf Outing
Diveheart's 9th Annual Golf Outing is September 26th at Maple Meadows Golf Club, 272 S. Addison, Wood Dale, IL. Sign up as golfer or sponsor today and support our programs for children, adults and veterans. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Maple Meadows G.C.
Location: DuPage / West Cook
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Friday September 26, 2014
'You've Come a Long Way, Survivor' Roaring 20's Gala
Celebrate the success and journey of CANCER SURVIVORS during a return to the Jazz Age. Join Cisco And Cisco Productions for their roaring 20s themed gala on Friday, Sept. 26th at 6:30 p.m. at the Hilton Chicago/Oak Lawn. Enjoy live performances, costume contest, dinner and dancing. Proceeds benefit the outreach and support programs C.C.P. offers during the year to under-served communities. For information and tickets, CLICK HERE.
Where: Hilton Chicago - Oak Lawn
Location: Cook County South
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Friday September 26, 2014 - Saturday November 08, 2014
13th Floor Haunted House Comes to Chicago Area
The nationally-feared 13th Floor Haunted House will debut in the Chicago area this fall. Face your darkest nightmare, containing 30,000 square feet of true horror and mind-blowing entertainment, Sept 26 - November 8 at 1940 George St., Melrose Park. For tickets and information, CLICK HERE.
Where: 13th Floor Haunted House
Location: DuPage / West Cook
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Saturday September 27, 2014
Elim Dutch Festival
Come to the Elim Dutch Festival in Palos Heights on Saturday, September 27. Enjoy MUSIC, entertainment, a kid's carnival, petting zoo, farmer's market, magic show, AND GREAT SHOPPING. EAT your favorite American and Dutch foods. Dutch shops open 8 am - 4 pm with a pancake breakfast starting at 7:30 am. Free shuttle and parking. Please call (708) 293-6509 or CLICK HERE. Proceeds benefit children and adults with disabilities.
Where: Elim Christian Services
Location: Cook County South
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Saturday September 27, 2014
Josephinum Academy Scholarship and Awards Banquet
Save the date - Saturday, Sept. 27th for this annual event that raises money for scholarships and programs at Josephinum Academy of the Sacred Heart. It's happening at the Jean Marie Ryan Center, Misericordia, 6300 N. Ridge, Chicago, 6:30 p.m. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Misericordia
Location: Chicago North
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Saturday September 27, 2014 - Sunday September 28, 2014
Cary Main Street Fest
The Cary Grove Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the inaugural Cary Main Street Fest in downtown Cary, Saturday (12pm - 10pm) and Sunday (11am - 9pm), September 27 and 28, 2014. The outdoor fall festival will feature local restaurants and businesses, craft beers and select wines, a marketplace of vendors and artists, live entertainment, and a children's area to celebrate all that Cary has to offer. For more information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Various
Location: Far Northwest Suburbs
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Saturday September 27, 2014
MHR BBQ Bash and Bean Bag Tournament
The Most Holy Redeemer Men's Club will be hosting their second annual MHR BBQ Bash and Bean Bag Tournament on September 27th at 3650 W. 96th, in Evergreen Park in the church parking lot. For more information, CLICK HERE, and save the date. Good Food, Good Friends and Good Times
Where: Most Holy Redeemer Church
Location: Cook County South
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Saturday September 27, 2014
Little Angels - Angels Songs Gala 'A Night at the Moulin Rouge'
Save The Date! On September 27th, Little Angels presents the 5th Annual Angel Songs Gala 'A Night at the Moulin Rouge.' It's Saturday, September 27th at Sanfilippo Estate in Barrington Hills. For more information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Sanfilippo Estate
Location: Cook County North
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Saturday September 27, 2014
Plane Pull for Special Olympics Illinois
Looking for another exciting way to support the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois? Join us at O'Hare International Airport on Saturday, Sept. 27, for the 6th Annual Plane Pull! To learn more about this fun, team-building and truly once-in-a-lifetime experience, CLICK HERE.
Where: O'Hare Airport
Location: Cook County North
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Saturday September 27, 2014
Beyond A Mammogram Walk-a-thon
The Beyond A Mammogram Walk-a-thon will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014, start time is 8:00 a.m. Participants will walk from 5200 S. Hyde Park Boulevard to 39th & the lakefront and back. The cost to sign up is $35 and 100% of the net proceeds from participant registration will go to the University of Chicago for breast cancer research in support of Dr. Olufunmilayo Olopade's efforts at the University. CLICK HERE to sign up today!
Where: University Of Chicago
Location: Chicago South
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Saturday September 27, 2014
ArtReach at Lillstreet Annual Fundraiser - 'Art to the People'
Help support the mission of ArtReach to spread the strength of the Lillstreet art community to Chicagoans who lack art services. On Sept. 27th at Lillstreet Loft, 4437 N. Ravenswood, Chicago, enjoy a fun evening of: music; cocktails; food; silent auction; hands-on art-making and more. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Lillstreet Loft
Location: Chicago North
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Saturday September 27, 2014
Noelle Krimm's 'Alice' Returns in Andersonville
8 Andersonville venues, 9 artists, 12 chapters, 6 rabbits, 1 wild afternoon. Noelle Krimm gives audiences a seat at the tea party with a re-imagining of her 2004 hit, Alice. The show opens Saturday, September 27 with tours beginning at 1:00 p.m. and leaving every 15 minutes until 2:00 p.m. All tours start at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland. Alice is an ambulatory, multi-disciplinary theatrical experience. The audience, traveling in groups of 15, follows a white rabbit to various locations throughout the Andersonville neighborhood. For tickets and information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Neo-Futurarium And Others
Location: Chicago North
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Sunday September 28, 2014
Orion Ensemble presents 'Stepping Out'
The Orion Ensemble's 22nd season showcases Chicago composers, beginning with Jim Gailloreto on a program combining jazz and chamber music. 'Stepping Out' happens Sunday, September 28, 7 p.m., at First Baptist Church of Geneva, 2300 South Street, Geneva. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: First Baptist Church Of Geneva
Location: Far West Suburbs
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Sunday September 28, 2014
Katelyn's '5 Years for 5 Wishes' Benefit
Join the friends and family of 10 year old Katelyn Krafcisin in celebrating her 5 year cure point milestone of being diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (A.L.L). Attend Katelyn's '5 Years for 5 Wishes' Benefit on Sunday, Sept. 28th, 2 pm - 7 pm, at 115 Bourbon Street in Merrionette Park. Proceeds raised will be distributed to 5 charitable organizations instrumental in supporting Katelyn and her family during her treatment - charities are CURE IT Foundation, Tinley Wish, Camp Quality-IL, Give Kids the World, and Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation. For tickets call Kelly DeGroot at 708-770-8625. For donations call Beth Carter at 708-955-5884.
Where: 115 Bourbon Street
Location: Cook County South
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Sunday September 28, 2014
2014 Chicago Walk to End Alzheimer's
The Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer's is a united movement to reclaim the future for millions. Walk to End Alzheimer's will take place on Sunday, September 28th at Montrose Harbor. More than 4,000 people from the Chicagoland area are expected at this year's event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer's disease. The end of Alzheimer's disease starts here. To start or join a team today CLICK HERE or call 847-933-2413.
Where: Montrose Harbor
Location: Chicago North
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Sunday September 28, 2014
Support Special Olympics at the Coaster Challenge
Roller Coaster lovers - mark your calendars for Sunday, Sept. 28th! Support Special Olympics by taking part in the The Coaster Challenge at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee. CLICK HERE to register and start fundraising today!
Where: Six Flags Great America
Location: Far North Suburbs
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Monday September 29, 2014
Maryville Marrero Golf Outing
Golfers...support Maryville Academy's work with troubled children & families in crisis. Attend the Maryville Marrero Golf Outing. It's Monday, September 29, at Maple Meadows, 272 S. Addison, Wood Dale, IL. For registration, CLICK HERE or call 847-294-1982.
Where: Maple Meadows G.C.
Location: Far West Suburbs
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Tuesday September 30, 2014
Join The Fight Against Human Trafficking With Feature Film 8 DAYS
Join the fight against human trafficking with the feature film 8 DAYS, premiering in Chicago Sept. 30th. For more information and ways to get involved in this movement CLICK HERE.
Where:
Location: Everywhere
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Thursday October 02, 2014
Avenues to Independence Holding 10th Annual Spotlight on Wine
On Thursday, October 2, the Chicago Partnership Board of Avenues to Independence will host its 10th Annual Spotlight on Wine event. Held at the National Hellenic Museum, guests will have the opportunity to celebrate in true Hellenic style by sampling exceptional wines paired with an ample food pairings. Attendees can also try their luck at winning several raffle prizes, purchase hand painted artwork by Avenues' clients, enjoy the Museum's exhibits and view the fabulous Chicago skyline from the rooftop deck. For more information and tickets, CLICK HERE or call 847-292-0870.
Where: National Hellenic Museum
Location: Chicago North
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Thursday October 02, 2014 - Sunday October 05, 2014
Lionel Train Adventure at Lincoln Park Zoo
In honor of their new electric-powered locomotive, Lincoln Park Zoo will be opening the new Lionel Train Adventure on October 2 and offering a weekend of events through October 5. Equipped with coal cars and a wheelchair accessible caboose, the brand new track-less train takes passengers on a journey beginning at a red brick station and embarking through a rich evergreen forest before returning to the red brick station. For more information, CLICK HERE
Where:
Location: Chicago North
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Saturday October 04, 2014
Humane Society Calumet Area's 'Bark & Bowl'
Humane Society Calumet Area (HSCA) hosts its first Bark & Bowl, a night of crazy, cosmic bowling to benefit the animals at HSCA on October 4 from 8 to 11 p.m. at Plaza Lanes, 8101 Kennedy Ave, Highland, IN. The cost is $30 per bowler, which includes three hours of bowling, shoe rental, and a dessert bar by Gold Star Café and Catering. Crazy bowling is bowling with a twist. Each frame presents a different fun challenge for bowlers to try, including bowling with your eyes closed, bowling backwards between your legs, or bowling on one foot.Ticket sales are limited. Register online or print a registration form - CLICK HERE.
Where: Plaza Lanes
Location: Northwestern Indiana
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Saturday October 04, 2014 - Friday October 31, 2014
Brick-or-Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago has been invaded by monsters and ghosts, oh my! During the month-long Brick-or-Treat Halloween celebration, guests are invited to spread the goulish cheer. The spook-tacular festivities take place daily, October 4-31, and are perfect for little ghouls and goblins. For more information and to buy special rate tickets online, CLICK HERE.
Where:
Location: Far Northwest Suburbs
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Sunday October 05, 2014
Chicago FARE Walk for Food Allergy
The Chicago FARE Walk for Food Allergy brings together more than 1600 people who are seeking a safer world for the 15 million Americans living with food allergies. The Walk is a family-friendly event that takes place in Lincoln Park on October 5th to raise funds for food allergy research, education, advocacy and awareness. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Lincoln Park
Location: Chicago North
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Sunday October 05, 2014
AKIRA's 12th Annual Fall Fashion Show
Enter the last dimension at AKIRA's signature event of the season. First, enjoy small bites from restaurants such as Strings Ramen Shop, and Las Palmas. Then take in a breakdance performance from BRICKHEADZ and others. Immerse yourself in a virtual world at this year's runway presentation, featuring special guest James Maslow. This event takes place Sunday, October 5. Doors open at 4PM/Show begins at 7PM. Afterparty at Japonais starts at 9PM. The Show will be held at Grossinger City Autoplex, 1500 N. Dayton St. Event is 16+ but attendees must be 21+ to consume alcohol. Tickets are available at all AKIRA stores and online, CLICK HERE.
Where:
Location: Chicago North
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Monday October 06, 2014
Chicago Humanities Festival Lena Dunham Event
The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) presents Lena Dunham: Not that Kind of Girl, a special event kicking off the Fall Festival season on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 at 6 p.m. at Thorne Auditorium, Northwestern University School of Law (375 E Chicago Ave). The Girls creator and star will discuss her upcoming book with Girls Executive Producer Jenni Konner. Tickets are $35, which includes a signed copy of Not That Kind of Girl. For tickets and information, CLICK HERE or call (312) 494-9509 Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Thorne Auditorium, Northwestern University
Location: Chicago North
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Monday October 06, 2014 - Saturday October 11, 2014
'Live Well' Health and Wellness Showcase In Old Town
Live Well' is back! This fall, Chicago's historic Old Town is celebrating how to live happily and healthy! More than 15 local businesses devoted to health, wellness and beauty will be offering an informative and entertaining series of promotions and events. From October 6th - 11th, the neighborhood wide collaboration will feature helpful medical screenings, chiropractic services, health lectures, and neighborhood-wide fitness activities. For more information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Various Locations In Old Town
Location: Chicago North
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Monday October 06, 2014
Northwestern's Healthy Transitions Event: A Chiropractic Guide to Healthy & Happy Living
The public is invited to Northwestern's Healthy Transitions Event: A Chiropractic Guide to Healthy & Happy Living. It's happening on October 6th at noon at 251 E. Huron, Chicago. Chiropractic medicine is the method of natural healing for those seeking alternative health care. Paul Fisher, DC, will discuss health benefits for acute and chronic conditions related to your body structure and how it affects your overall lifestyle. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Northwestern
Location: Chicago North
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Thursday October 09, 2014
Chicago International Film Festival Opening Night Gala
Celebrating 50 years of making Chicago an international destination for acclaimed filmmakers, bold new directors and lovers of cinema, the Chicago International Film Festival returns October 9 - 23, 2014. The anniversary celebration will kick off with an Opening Night Gala presentation at the Harris Theater (205 E. Randolph St.), followed by a Golden Anniversary celebration at the Chicago Cultural Center. All other Festival screenings will be held at the AMC River East 21 (322 E. Illinois St.) Programming information will be announced at a later date - CLICK HERE for updates.
Where: Harris Theater
Location: Chicago North
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Friday October 10, 2014 - Saturday October 11, 2014
A Taste of Theater Festival features Playwright Shelly Garrett
Playwright Shelly Garrett (creator of Beauty Shop) will be here in Chicago teaching up-and-coming playwrights on the business of theatre at' A Taste of Theater Festival.' The Festival runs Oct 10-11 at Carver Military Academy, 13100 Doty Road, Chicago. For tickets or information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Carver Military Academy
Location: Chicago South
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Friday October 10, 2014
Thresholds and The Brandon Marshall Foundation present 'Limelight'
Thresholds and The Brandon Marshall Foundation present 'Limelight,' an incredible fundraiser dedicated to shining a light on mental health. It's happening 10-10-14, 7-11 p.m. at Morgan Manufacturing, 401 N. Morgan, Chicago. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Morgan Manufacturing
Location: Chicago North
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Saturday October 11, 2014
Mount Prospect Downtown Merchants Association Fall Festival and Oktoberfest
Saturday, October 11 is the date for this year's Mt. Prospect Fall Festival, one of the best free fall family events in the suburbs. The event will be held in Downtown Mount Prospect -- Emerson Street and Busse Ave., -- from 1PM-4PM. Immediately following the Fall Festival, stick around for Oktoberfest from 4PM-11PM. For all the details, CLICK HERE.
Where:
Location: Far Northwest Suburbs
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Saturday October 11, 2014 - Sunday October 12, 2014
Archeology Weekend at Horicon Marsh
The Rock River Archeology Society will hold its annual Archeology Weekend October 11 and 12. This is a family event for all ages and is focused around the archeology, history, and pre-history of the Horicon Marsh and surrounding area. Admission is free to this event. It is being held from 10 a.m - 4 p.m at Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center located between Mayville and Horicon on Highway 28. Activities are held both outdoors and inside the education center. For a full schedule of events and more information, call 920-387-7893 or CLICK HERE.
Where: Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center
Location: Wisconsin
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Saturday October 11, 2014 - Sunday October 12, 2014
Chicago a cappella presents Global Transcendence: World Sacred Harmony and Chant
Hear the musical intersections of the world's faiths, as they explore mystical, harmonically stunning, and contemplative sacred vocal traditions. From Jerusalem to Athens, Tbilisi to Accra, Rome to Mumbai, be awed by music of Jewish, Hindu, Native American, and other traditions. Performances at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 460 Lake St., Oak Park, Illinois on October 11th and at Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville, Illinois on October 12th. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Pilgrim Congregational Church & Wentz Concert Hall
Location: Everywhere
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Tuesday October 14, 2014
Sally Field Headlines Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation Fall Luncheon!
Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation (LSCRF) proudly announces Academy Award, Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actress, director and producer Sally Field as Guest Speaker at its Annual Fall Benefit Luncheon on Tuesday, October 14 at the Hilton Chicago, 720 South Michigan Ave. Proceeds will support innovative contributions to breast cancer research and educational programs, as well as fellowships, at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Hilton Chicago
Location: Chicago North
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Tuesday October 14, 2014 - Sunday October 19, 2014
Broadway In Chicago presents 'Men Are From Mars - Women Are From Venus LIVE'
Broadway In Chicago is pleased to announce that Men Are From Mars - Women Are From Venus LIVE!, the one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up starring Peter Story, a light-hearted theatrical comedy based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray, will play the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E Chestnut) October 14 -19, 2014. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Broadway Playhouse
Location: Chicago North
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Thursday October 16, 2014
'America Compromised: Congress' Lecture
'Institutional corruption' is the product of legal influences that undermine the effectiveness of an institution, especially by weakening its public trust. In the 2014 Berlin Lecture series, Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig explores the application of this concept to a wide range of important public institutions with the aim to establish both the distinctiveness of its conception, and its particular relevance to modern American life. October 16th will mark the beginning of this five-part series, all of which are free and open to the public. The first lecture will be titled 'The Paradigm Case: Congress.' For more information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Mandel Hall
Location: Chicago South
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Friday October 17, 2014
Penn & Teller at Aurora's Paramount Theatre
Penn & Teller, the 'Bad Boys of Magic,' are bringing their fire, knives, shop tools and outrageous comedy to the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora, Friday, October 17 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $55, $65 and $75. For tickets and information, CLICK HERE, call (630) 896-6666, or purchase in person at the Paramount Theatre box office, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Recommended for ages 8 and up.
Where: Paramount Theatre
Location: Far West Suburbs
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Saturday October 18, 2014
(Soma)tic Poetry Workshop with CAConrad
(Soma)tic poetry rituals provide a window into the creative viability of everything around us, initiating an extreme present where we learn how even in crisis we can thrive through the poems, as well as learn to collaborate in unexpected ways with other artistic disciplines. The Chicago School of Poetics is holding a 3 hour online workshop on Saturday, October 18th, with CAConrad. For information and registration, CLICK HERE.
Where: Online
Location: Everywhere
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Saturday October 18, 2014
Brew Moon 4 Beer and Band Fest
Brew Moon 4 Beer and Band Fest, a 21 and over event, is an annual indoor festival designed for beer enthusiasts to experience the finest craft, import and micro brews. The event is organized by Palmer Place Restaurant and the McCook Athletic Expo (the MAX) with proceeds being donated to the Legacy Guild college scholarship program. It's happening Saturday, October 18th, 6 p.m., at McCook Athletic Expo, 4750 Vernon Avenue, McCook. For information and tickets, CLICK HERE.
Where: The Max
Location: Cook County South
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Saturday October 18, 2014
Wanda Sykes at The Chicago Theatre
Live Nation and MSG Entertainment have announced that Wanda Sykes will return to The Chicago Theatre on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 8:00PM. Tickets will be available (starting 4/18) at The Chicago Theatre box office, all Ticketmaster outlets and Ticketmaster phone charge (1.800.745.3000) or CLICK HERE.
Where: Chicago Theatre
Location: Chicago North
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Saturday October 18, 2014
Jim Brickman Comes to Aurora's Paramount Theatre
Jim Brickman is the most charted Billboard Adult Contemporary artist in music. Brickman celebrates his two decades of musical chart busters the only way he knows how - with his fans - with Jim Brickman: The Platinum Tour 'Celebrating 20 Years,' one-night-only at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora, Saturday, October 18 at 8 p.m. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Paramount Theatre
Location: Far West Suburbs
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Saturday October 18, 2014 - Sunday October 19, 2014
Chicago a cappella presents Global Transcendence: World Sacred Harmony and Chant
Hear the musical intersections of the world's faiths, as they explore mystical, harmonically stunning, and contemplative sacred vocal traditions. From Jerusalem to Athens, Tbilisi to Accra, Rome to Mumbai, be awed by music of Jewish, Hindu, Native American, and other traditions. Performances on October 18th at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston, Illinois and October 19th at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, Illinois. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Nichols Concert Hall & Rockefeller Chapel
Location: Everywhere
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Sunday October 19, 2014
Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Town Hall Meeting
Do you have questions about new therapies and treatment options, understanding your family history, nutrition and rehabilitation as you move forward after breast cancer? The Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Town Hall Meeting will take place on Sunday, October 19 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. in the Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center, 303 E. Superior St., on Northwestern University's Chicago Campus. Exhibits and day-of-event registration open at 12:00 noon. FREE. CLICK HERE for additional information and to register online, or call 312.695. 1304. Walk-ins are welcome.
Where: Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center
Location: Chicago North
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Sunday October 19, 2014
Oak Park's Frank Lloyd Wright Races
The Park District of Oak Park's Frank Lloyd Wright Races on Sunday, October 19th features a 5K Run, Walk, 10K Run, and Youth Mile. Beautiful, fast, flat course, pancake breakfast, t-shirt, goody bag and finish line fun. For details, CLICK HERE.
Where:
Location: DuPage / West Cook
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Thursday October 23, 2014
The Anti-Cruelty Society's 'It's Raining Cats & Dogs'
Support the homeless animals saved by the The Anti-Cruelty Society at 'It's Raining Cats & Dogs.' This fundraiser with dishes from more than 15 of Chicago's top chefs is happening October 23rd, 6 p.m., at Galleria Marchetti, 825 W. Erie in Chicago. For information and tickets, CLICK HERE.
Where: Galleria Marchetti
Location: Chicago North
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Thursday October 23, 2014
'America Compromised - Finance' Lecture
'Institutional corruption' is the product of legal influences that undermine the effectiveness of an institution, especially by weakening its public trust. In the 2014 Berlin Lecture series, Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig explores the application of this concept to a wide range of important public institutions with the aim to establish both the distinctiveness of its conception, and its particular relevance to modern American life. October 23rd will mark the second of this five-part series, all of which are free and open to the public. The lecture will be titled ' 'Institutional Corruption - Finance.' For more information, CLICK HERE.
Where: U Of C Regenstein Library
Location: Chicago South
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Friday October 24, 2014 - Saturday October 25, 2014
Driehaus Museum Hosts 4th Annual Murder Mystery at the Marble Palace
The Richard H. Driehaus Museum's (40 East Erie Street) popular Murder Mystery returns with a new format and a new tale October 24 & 25. Set in 1915, Feud in Ragtime is filled with countless twists and turns, and features a cocktail reception, a seated four-course meal and augmented guest participation - you could be the Murderer! Tickets include a reception, dinner in the Museum's historic Ballroom and prizes. Period attire is encouraged but not required. Guests must be 21 years of age. For tickets and information, CLICK HERE or call 312.482.8933.
Where: Driehaus Museum
Location: Chicago North
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Saturday October 25, 2014
Chicago Humanities Festival presents 'Roger Ebert: Life Itself'
On Saturday, October 25th, the Chicago Humanities Festival presents this event as part of Morris and Dolores Kohl Kaplan Northwestern Day. Kartemquin Films's Life Itself recounts the life of the world-renowned film critic and social commentator, Roger Ebert. Chaz Ebert, Roger's widow, and filmmaker Steve James (Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters) share stories, clips, and outtakes from the summer's most-talked-about film. For information and tickets, CLICK HERE.
Where: Cahn Auditorium
Location: Cook County North
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Sunday October 26, 2014
A Walk for the Bear 'A Beary Spooky Stroll'
Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation is holding its 1st Annual 'A Walk for the Bear', A Beary Spooky Stroll, on Sunday, October 26, at Lincoln Park (Cannon Drive between Diversey & North Ave.) beginning at 9am (rain or shine). Registration is $20 for Adults 20 & over, $10 for children ages 6-19, free for children under 5 and free for cancer patients and survivors. (All children must be accompanied by an adult.) Halloween costumes are encouraged. For more information CLICK HERE.
Where:
Location: Chicago North
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Thursday October 30, 2014
'America Compromised - Media' Lecture
'Institutional corruption' is the product of legal influences that undermine the effectiveness of an institution, especially by weakening its public trust. In the 2014 Berlin Lecture series, Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig explores the application of this concept to a wide range of important public institutions with the aim to establish both the distinctiveness of its conception, and its particular relevance to modern American life. October 30th will mark the third of this five-part series, all of which are free and open to the public. The lecture will be titled ' 'Institutional Corruption - Media.' For more information, CLICK HERE.
Where: U Of C Regenstein Library
Location: Chicago South
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Saturday November 01, 2014
Chicago Humanities Festival presents Patti Smith in Chicago
On November 1st at Symphony Center, Patti Smith receives the 2014 Chicago Tribune Literary Award. For more information on this CHF event involving Chicago native and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Patti Smith, CLICK HERE.

Where: Symphony Center
Location: Chicago South
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Saturday November 01, 2014 - Sunday November 02, 2014
Broadway in Chicago presents 'Dancing Pros:Live!'
Broadway In Chicago is pleased to announce the world's finest dancers will battle it out live when DANCING PROS: LIVE! comes to the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W Randolph) on Saturday, November 1 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, November 2 at 2 p.m. and the audience will choose the winner! Edyta Sliwinska of Dancing WithThe Stars serves as the head judge and Chelsie Hightower of DWTS competes in this unforgettable live competition show hosted by Golden Globe® nominee and star of the hit TV show Growing Pains, Alan Thicke. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Cadillac Palace Theatre
Location: Chicago North
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Tuesday November 04, 2014
Lake County Seeks Election Judges
Dependable. Friendly. Great customer service skills. Accurate. Is this you? If so, Lake County Clerk Willard Helander suggests you apply to be an election judge for the November 4th Election. Judges must be a U.S. citizen, registered to vote, eligible to vote in the November election, able to read and write English, and enthusiastic about customer service. In addition to meeting the basic requirements, election judges are required to attend a training session prior to Election Day. To learn more and sign up, CLICK HERE or call 847.377.2408.
Where:
Location: Far North Suburbs
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Friday November 07, 2014
Celebrity Chef Ball Benefiting Meals on Wheels Chicago
The 2014 Celebrity Chef Ball on November 7th at Morgan Manufacturing is Chicago's premier culinary event featuring a select, interactive dining experience with some of Chicago's best chefs, custom cocktails, silent auction and entertainment. Proceeds from the event support Meals on Wheels Chicago's mission to promote independence for Chicago seniors and individuals with disabilities through meal delivery and home modifications. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Morgan Manufacturing
Location: Chicago North
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Friday November 14, 2014
Shelter, Inc. Hosts Charity Ball 'Winter's Golden Touch'
Shelter, Inc. is holding its 27th Annual Charity Ball, 'Winter's Golden Touch,' on Friday, November 14, 2014. The Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg, Chicago will be transformed into an elegant ice palace and guests will enjoy a delicious dinner, live music, auction/raffles, and much more. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Grand Ballroom Hyatt Regency Schaumburg
Location: Cook County North
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Tuesday November 18, 2014
Poised for Success - Fundraising Dinner & Raffle
Poised For Success promotes economic self-sufficiency in women by providing business clothing and referrals for career training to women on financial aid. Plan now to attend their 8th Annual Fundraiser Dinner on November 18th. Details to come. Save the date for now! For more information, CLICK HERE.
Where:
Location: DuPage / West Cook
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Saturday November 22, 2014
26th Annual Rock For Kids Auction
Save the date - Saturday, November 22nd is the 26th Annual Rock for Kids Benefit Auction at Park West Theater. With signed items from the Rolling Stones, Paul Simon, Heart, and more, plus one-of-a-kind experiences. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Park West
Location: Chicago North
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Saturday December 06, 2014
Broadway In Chicago presents 'MythBusters: Behind the Myths'
Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce that the all-new live show MythBusters: Behind the Myths, starring Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, co-hosts of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series 'MythBusters,' will debut at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W Randolph) for two performances only on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. For tickets and information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Cadillac Palace Theatre
Location: Chicago North
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Tuesday December 09, 2014 - Sunday December 14, 2014
'I Love Lucy Live on Stage' Returns to Chicago for Limited Run
Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce that I LOVE LUCY LIVE ON STAGE, the hit stage show adapted from the most beloved program in television history, which is produced under license from CBS Consumer Products, will return to Chicago by popular demand during its 2014-15 National Tour. The production, which began with extended sit-down productions in Los Angeles and Chicago and became an audience favorite across the country, will play the Bank of America Theatre (18 W Monroe) Dec. 9 through Dec. 14, 2014. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Bank Of America Theatre
Location: Chicago North
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Tuesday June 02, 2015 - Sunday July 05, 2015
ON YOUR FEET! (Gloria & Emilio Estefan Musical) Makes Pre-Broadway Premiere in Chicago
Broadway In Chicago, James L. Nederlander, Estefan Enterprises, Inc and Bernie Yuman are pleased to announce that ON YOUR FEET! - a new musical based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, legendary producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan - will have its five-week Pre-Broadway World Premiere engagement at Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 W Randolph) from June 2 - July 5, 2015. The musical is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Hairspray). For more information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Oriental Theatre
Location: Chicago North
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Thursday February 06, 2014 - Sunday January 04, 2015
Million Dollar Quartet Extended thru January 2015
Million Dollar Quartet, the Tony-nominated musical inspired by the famed 1956 recording session that brought together legendary rock 'n' roll icons Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley, has been extended through January 2015. The production continues to break box office records at the Apollo Theater, 2540 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. Tickets are available at the Apollo box office, phone (773) 935-6100, and online through Ticketmaster, CLICK HERE.
Where: Apollo Theater
Location: Chicago North
 
Thursday March 20, 2014 - Monday September 01, 2014
National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers at MSI
Beginning March 20, journey to the wildest places on the globe in National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers, a new exhibit at MSI! Highlighting the Earth's spectacular eco-zones--polar regions, oceans, rain forests, mountains and caves, and savannas--this interactive exhibit brings unparalleled adventures and scientific discoveries to life. This exhibit is not included in Museum Entry but can be added to an Explorer ticket package. Earth Explorers is on display at MSI through September 1. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: MSI
Location: Chicago South
 
Friday April 04, 2014 - Tuesday September 30, 2014
AWM's 'From Our Neighborhoods: Four Chicago Writers Who Changed America'
American Writers Museum presents 'From Our Neighborhoods: Four Chicago Writers Who Changed America,' a pop-up exhibit featuring influential Chicago writers Gwendolyn Brooks, Lorraine Hansberry, Louis "Studs" Terkel, and Richard Wright has begun its tour! From April 4-30, the exhibit will be at Woodson Regional Library, from May 2-22 at South Shore Cultural Center, Summer 2014 at various downtown Chicago locations, and September 9-30 at the DuSable Museum of African American History. Find a location near you by CLICKING HERE.
Where: Various
Location: Everywhere
 
Thursday May 15, 2014 - Thursday September 11, 2014
2014 Summer Rooftop Music Series at Joliet Historical Museum
This summer, a different live performance is featured each month on the Joliet Area Historical Museum's Outdoor Rooftop Terrace! Doors open at 6:45 pm, and performers take the stage at 7:30 pm. Beverages are available for purchase (coffee and snacks are free). Only $8.00 for Students with valid I.D. and JAHM Members or $10.00 for General Public! The line-up includes: May 15th - The Kinsey Report; June 12th Shawn Holt & the Teardrops; July 10th Strung Out Band; August 14 Classical Blast; Sept.11th Soul Motion. To register for shows please visit the Museum website - CLICK HERE or call (815) 723-5201 ext. 222.
Where: Joliet Historical Museum
Location: Far Southwest Suburbs
 
Friday May 16, 2014 - Friday September 26, 2014
Gorilla Tango - The Rack of Khan: A Star Trek Burlesque
Khan's Genesis Device has transformed our Federation heroes Captain James T. Kirk, Mr. Spock and the entire Enterprise crew from their manly selves into smart, sexy women! Join them on their adventure as they time travel to the 'Next Generation.' Presented by Gorilla Tango Burlesque at Gorilla Tango (Bucktown), 1919 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, Fridays at 9 p.m. Ongoing. For tickets and information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Gorilla Tango (Bucktown)
Location: Chicago North
 
Saturday May 17, 2014 - Sunday November 02, 2014
'WE NEED YOU! Propaganda of The Great War' Exhibit at First Division Museum
The First Division Museum at Cantigny Park, 1s151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, introduces WE NEED YOU! Propaganda of The Great War. The special exhibit opens Saturday, May 17, and runs through November 2. Admission to the exhibit is free to the public with parking ($5). The exhibit features propaganda from the First World War. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: First Division Museum
Location: DuPage / West Cook
 
Saturday May 17, 2014 - Saturday September 27, 2014
Gorilla Tango - A Nude Hope: A Star Wars Burlesque
Join Gorilla Tango Burlesque for 'A Nude Hope: A Star Wars Burlesque.' A long time ago...in a galaxy...far...far...away...in a discotheque...circa 1977... A sexually frustrated farmer, Luke Skywalker, is longing to rescue the luscious Princess Leia, prisoner of villain, Darth Vader. This burlesque parody runs Saturdays at 9 p.m. at Gorilla Tango (Bucktown), 1919 N. Milwaukee, Chicago. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Gorilla Tango (Bucktown)
Location: Chicago North
 
Saturday May 17, 2014 - Sunday September 07, 2014
Registration is Open for Illinois Lupus Walks!
Every year, thousands of Illinois residents come together at one of five metro Chicago Illinois Lupus Walks! They're happening in Olympia Fields (May 17), Vernon Hills (May 18), Bartlett (July 12), Naperville (August 2), and Lincoln Park (September 7). Walks raised awareness and funds for the Lupus Society of Illinois' programs and services. For information and to register, CLICK HERE.
Where: Various
Location: Everywhere
 
Sunday June 01, 2014 - Saturday August 30, 2014
Make-A-Wish Illinois Seeks Air Miles
You can help children with life-threatening illnesses continue to go where their imagination takes them by donating your frequent flier miles. Join Make-A-Wish Illinois' Wishes in Flight campaign and give at wishes.org or call 800-978-9474. Your miles mean the world to wish kids.
Where: Everywhere
Location: Everywhere
 
Sunday June 01, 2014 - Saturday August 30, 2014
Garfield Farm Museum's Calendar of Events
Garfield Farm Museum holds a wide variety of events from lectures and workshops to children's camps and larger shows that illustrate what life was like back in the 1840's. Check out the 2014 Calendar of Events - CLICK HERE or call 630-584-8485 for details.
Where: Garfield Farm Museum
Location: Far West Suburbs
 
Wednesday June 04, 2014 - Wednesday October 01, 2014
Chicago International Film Festival - Five Months of Free Films
Together with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and their International Connections Committee, made up of consular and cultural partners, the Chicago International Film Festival, now celebrating its 50th anniversary, presents a free weekly film series that celebrates the Festival's rich history of showcasing the best in cinema from around the globe. It runs June 4 - October 1, Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., at Claudia Cassidy Theater at the Chicago Cultural Center. Free and open to the public. For information on the films being shown, CLICK HERE.
Where: Chicago Cultural Center
Location: Chicago North
 
Thursday June 05, 2014 - Sunday November 30, 2014
Next Generation Jazz at The Drake
The NextGen Jazz partnership with The Drake provides a great opportunity for the Jazz Institute to connect new audiences to emerging artists and a unique venue for Chicago's talented young performers to hone their craft. The first three Thursdays of every month through November will feature a new Next Generation Jazz artist in Palm Court from 7PM-11PM. These events are free and open to the public. For details, CLICK HERE.
Where: The Drake
Location: Chicago North
 
Thursday June 05, 2014 - Tuesday December 30, 2014
Free Rapid HIV Testing for Chicagoans
Every nine and a half minutes, someone in the U.S. is infected with HIV, and many don't know they've been infected until they've passed it along to others. Step up. Get tested. And help us stamp out HIV in Chicagoland. This summer, HIV testing events will take place across the city. Each event will include access to FREE rapid HIV testing, education and support services. Testing is private and results are accurate and quick. To find a testing event near you, CLICK HERE.
Where: Various
Location: Everywhere
 
Monday June 09, 2014 - Monday September 01, 2014
Barrel of Monkeys presents 'That's Weird, Grandma'
Barrel of Monkeys invites you to enjoy a summer full of brand new stories at its long-running, critically acclaimed revue THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA, directed by Artistic Director Molly Brennan, playing Mondays at 8 pm from June 9 - September 1, 2014 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. For tickets, reservations and information CLICK HERE or call (312) 409-1954
Where: Neo-Futurarium
Location: Chicago North
 
Monday June 16, 2014 - Monday September 15, 2014
Chicago Wage Theft Clinic
Have you ever worked and not been paid? Have you not been paid minimum wage or overtime pay for hours worked over 40? Come to a free wage theft legal clinic every Monday night from 5:00-8:00pm at 19 W. Jackson, first floor of the John Marshall Law School. Come with questions about your wages. The clinic serves people regardless of employment or immigration status and you can report violations anonymously.
Where:
Location: Chicago South
 
Wednesday June 18, 2014 - Wednesday December 31, 2014
Driehaus Museum Extends 'Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection' Exhibition
Over sixty works by Louis Comfort Tiffany and his associated firms will remain on display throughout the second floor galleries of the Driehaus Museum, 40 E. Erie Chicago, including lamps, stained-glass windows, vases, metalwork and furnishings including four new objects through the end of 2014. All of the works are selected from the Driehaus Collection, one of the country's significant private collections of Tiffany. For information on the exhibition and related programs, CLICK HERE.
Where: Driehaus Museum
Location: Chicago North
 
Tuesday June 24, 2014 - Saturday September 27, 2014
MBC presents 'Dick Cavett: A Retrospective'
Dick Cavett, who brought wit and wisdom to late-night television, steps into the summer spotlight at the Museum of Broadcast Communications (MBC) in Chicago for a three-month showcase of his remarkable career. 'Dick Cavett: A Retrospective' runs from June 24 through September 27 during museum hours, Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at 360 N. State Street in the Polk Bros Theater. Admission to the museum is $12 adults, $10 seniors, $6 ages 4-12. For more information on the exhibition and a complete schedule of related events, CLICK HERE.
Where: Museum Of Broadcast Communications
Location: Chicago North
 
Thursday July 03, 2014 - Sunday August 31, 2014
Steppenwolf Theatre presents 'The Qualms'
Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the sexy comedy The Qualms (by ensemble member Bruce Norris), running July 3 - August 31 at the Downstairs Theatre. Tony Award-winner Pam MacKinnon (Steppenwolf's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) directs a cast of nine featuring ensemble member Kate Arrington with Owais Ahmed, Karen Aldridge, Diane Davis, Kirsten Fitzgerald, Keith Kupferer, David Pasquesi, Paul Oakley Stovall and Greg Stuhr. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: 1650 N. Halsted, Chicago
Location: Chicago North
 
Saturday July 05, 2014 - Tuesday September 02, 2014
27th Annual Bristol Renaissance Faire
Voted 'Country's Best Renaissance Faire' for the third consecutive year in 2013, the Bristol Renaissance Faire will open Saturday, July 5, for nine weekends through Labor Day Monday. This summer's 27th annual Bristol Renaissance Faire promises the same perennially popular compliment of 16th Century merriment, music, food and games that have repeatedly earned top national honors from subscribers of Renaissance Magazine and the Renaissance Festival Podcast, along with some new twists. For tickets and information, CLICK HERE or call (847) 395-7773.
Where: Bristol Renaissance Faire
Location: Wisconsin
 
Monday July 07, 2014 - Friday September 05, 2014
Apply Now for the Delta Dental Grants Program
The Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, the 501(c)(3) philanthropic arm of Delta Dental of Illinois, is kicking off its annual community grants program to provide funding for programs and organizations that improve the oral health of Illinois children. The Foundation will award grants of $1,000 to $10,000 to Illinois nonprofit organizations that provide oral health education and/or access to oral health resources to children within the state. Criteria and an online application are available by CLICKING HERE. Applications must be submitted by Sept. 5.
Where:
Location: Everywhere
 
Wednesday July 09, 2014 - Saturday November 01, 2014
VFW Patriot's Pen Contest for Students in 6th, 7th and 8th Grade
Would you like to win money for college? The Veterans of Foreign Wars -VFW- gives out almost 1.2 million dollars in awards every year to 6th, 7th and 8th grade middle school students through their Patriot's Pen Contest. All you need to do is write a 300 - 400 word essay on a patriotic theme. This year's theme is 'Why I Appreciate America's Veterans.' The top National prize is $5,000. CLICK HERE for additional information. The deadline is November 1, 2014
Where:
Location: Everywhere
 
Thursday July 10, 2014 - Saturday November 01, 2014
VFW 'Voice of Democracy'Contest for Students in 10th, 11th, and 12th Grades
Need money for college? The Veterans of Foreign Wars ... VFW ... gives out over two million dollars in college scholarships every year to 9th ... 10th ... 11th and 12th grade students through their Voice of Democracy Scholarship Contest. All you need to do is write a 3 - 5 minute audio essay on a patriotic theme. This year's theme is 'Why Veterans are Important to our Nation's History and Future.' The top National prize is a $30,000 scholarship and first place state winners win a trip to Washington, D.C. For information, CLICK HERE for additional information. The student entry deadline is November 1, 2014.
Where:
Location: Everywhere
 
Friday July 11, 2014 - Friday August 29, 2014
The Living Loop Festival
The Living Loop is a three month festival designed to celebrate the vibrancy and diversity of Chicago's performing arts community. Performances will be held at noon at various locations downtown, including: July 11th - Hugh Lee at Pritzker Park, 344 S. State; July 18th - Solaire at Federal Plaza, 230 S. Dearborn; July 25 - Kalapriya Center for Indian Performing Arts at Federal Plaza; August 2 - The Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago at Federal Plaza. For a complete lineup, CLICK HERE.
Where: Various
Location: Everywhere
 
Monday July 14, 2014 - Saturday August 30, 2014
Registration Open for Hammond Hermits' Fall Season
Hammond Hermits is taking registration for the Fall season. Fall Ball is open to all ages from 5 through 18 years old. If you're looking to work on your fundamentals, improve your skills or get a head start on next year's division of play, the time is now. Games to be played on Fridays and Saturdays; focused on the fundamentals of the game. Season begins September 5th and continues through late October. Opportunity is available to coach and assist. Cost is $65. Contact David Lee at 219-588-8506 or Dennis Hensley at 219-290-0708.
Where:
Location: Northwestern Indiana
 
Thursday July 17, 2014 - Tuesday September 16, 2014
FREE Training from Chicago Women in Trades
Women - are you tired of those dead end jobs? Chicago Women in Trades offers a FREE pre-apprenticeship training that can prepare you for opportunities as a carpenter, electrician, plumber, or other high-paying skill careers in the construction industry. For information call 312-942-1444.
Where: Various
Location: Everywhere
 
Friday July 18, 2014 - Sunday September 07, 2014
Black Ensemble Theater's 'The Story of the Marvelettes'
Black Ensemble Theater presents 'The Story of the Marvelettes,' the first ladies of Motown way before the Supremes. It runs July 18 - September 7 at 4450 N. Clark Street, Chicago. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center
Location: Chicago North
 
Monday July 21, 2014 - Saturday September 20, 2014
Adopt a Child From Haiti Through Sunny Ridge Family Center
Considering adoption? Longing to parent a child? Thousands of children from Haiti are now eligible for adoption and await a loving family. To learn more about adoption opportunities and about how you can provide a loving home to a child in need, call Sunny Ridge Family Center at (630) 754-4500, or CLICK HERE.
Where: Sunny Ridge Family Center
Location: Everywhere
 
Tuesday July 22, 2014 - Saturday August 30, 2014
Mary-Arrchie Theatre's 'Hellish Half-Light'
Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. continues its 28th Season with HELLISH HALF-LIGHT: Shorter Play of Samuel Beckett featuring six of the Irish playwright's works directed by Jennifer Markowitz, playing July 22 - August 30, 2014 at Angel Island, 731 W. Sheridan Rd. in Chicago. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - CLICK HERE or call the box office at (773) 871-0442.
Where: Angel Island
Location: Chicago North
 
Thursday July 24, 2014 - Thursday September 25, 2014
The House Theatre's 'The Magic Parlour' Continues Successful Run
The House Theatre of Chicago presents a full slate of performances of the long-running hit show, The Magic Parlour, presented at The Palmer House Hilton Hotel in downtown Chicago. This intimate, sophisticated, close-up magic show in one of the hotel's historic private event rooms features an evening of mind-blowing magic and mind reading with Chicago's own Dennis Watkins. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Palmer House, Chicago
Location: Chicago North
 
Saturday July 26, 2014 - Saturday September 13, 2014
The Empire Brings Sexy Back: A Star Wars Burlesque Sequel
Though insurgent Rebel Scum have destroyed his glorious Peace Globe, Darth Vader is undeterred in his quest to cleanse the galaxy of the Jedi scourge. Join Gorilla Tango Bucktown, 1919 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, on the Star Destroyer Enduring Freedom for 'The Empire Brings Sexy Back: A Star Wars Burlesque Sequel.' Saturdays at 10:30pm, Ongoing. For tickets and information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Gorilla Tango (Bucktown)
Location: Chicago North
 
Tuesday July 29, 2014 - Sunday August 31, 2014
Donate Blood in August at Heartland Blood Centers
Heartland Blood Centers, a non-profit independent medical organization providing blood products to 49 Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana hospitals, is urging all healthy community members 16 years of age or older to donate blood all month long to offset summer shortages. Find a donation location near you - CLICK HERE.
Where: Various
Location: Everywhere
 
Wednesday July 30, 2014 - Sunday August 31, 2014
The Return of Rick Bayless in Cascabel
Lookingglass Theatre, Frontera Grill and Silverguy Entertainment present the return of Rick Bayless in Cascabel: Dinner - Daring - Desire, the unforgettable theatrical adventure featuring a sumptuous feast, world-class circus acts, and a tantalizing love story starring celebrity chef Rick Bayless. The extremely limited engagement runs at the Goodman Theatre's Owen Bruner Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, July 30 - August 31 (EXTENDED). Tickets are on sale now. For information, CLICK HERE
Where: Lookingglass Theatre
Location: Chicago North
 
Thursday July 31, 2014 - Tuesday September 30, 2014
Host an Exchange Student Through NWS Peace Program
NWS Peace Program, a non-profit and Department of State approved program, is seeking caring families in our area to host international exchange students, ages 15-18, for 5-12 months only. For information call 1-866-846-3977 or CLICK HERE.
Where:
Location: Everywhere
 
Saturday August 02, 2014 - Friday October 03, 2014
Volunteer ESL Tutor Training at Aquinas Center
Become a volunteer English as a Second Language tutor at Aquinas Literacy Center! Volunteer tutors are needed to instruct limited English proficient adult learners for 90 minutes per week at our Center, located at 3540 S. Hermitage. All instruction is one-on-one and training is provided. Knowledge of a second language is not required; all instruction is in English. For more information, please contact Lori at aquinasliteracy@gmail.com or at 773.927.0512
Where: Aquinas Center
Location: Chicago South
 
Saturday August 02, 2014 - Sunday October 05, 2014
The Hypocrites Inaugurate New Theatre with World Premiere of ALL OUR TRAGIC
The Hypocrites are pleased to launch their 2014-15 Season with the world premiere of ALL OUR TRAGIC, an unparalleled twelve-hour theatrical adaptation that combines all 32 surviving Greek tragedies into a single epic narrative, adapted and directed by Founding Artistic Director Sean Graney, playing August 2 - October 5, 2014 at its new home, The Den Theatre, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. ALL OUR TRAGIC marks the inaugural production at The Den's new, fully adaptable, street level theatre where the The Hypocrites will be the resident company. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: The Den Theatre
Location: Chicago North
 
Wednesday August 06, 2014 - Wednesday October 01, 2014
The Drake's Salsa with Fantastic4
On August 6, September 2, and October 1, The Drake Hotel's Palm Court will transform into the capital of Chicago's salsa scene with the help from Fantastic4. For beginners, show up early for a one hour tutorial on the fundamentals of salsa at 7PM. Complimentary and open to the public, Palm Court will also offer wine and beer specials. For reservations email or call 312.932.4619.
Where: Palm Court At The Drake
Location: Chicago North
 
Thursday August 07, 2014 - Friday August 29, 2014
Collaboraction's Crime Scene Chicago: Let Hope Rise 2014 to Tour Chicago Neighborhoods
Collaboraction returns this summer to incite change on a hyperlocal level by embedding its smash hit, docu-drama live theater experience Crime Scene Chicago in four different Chicago neighborhoods on four consecutive weekends in August: August 7 and 8 at Hamilton Park in Englewood; August 14-15 at Austin Town Hall in Austin; August 21-22 at Loyola Park in East Rogers Park and August 28-29 at Taylor Park in Bronzeville. Tickets are free and can be reserved by emailing info@collaboraction.org or calling (312) 226-9633.
Where: Various
Location: Everywhere
 
Friday August 08, 2014 - Monday September 01, 2014
Franciscan Outreach Urgently Needs Clothing & Linens
Please consider donating any of the following items to the Franciscan House Shelter on Harrison Street. At this point, they are running low or completely out of all of these items: For Showers: Bath and hand towels, and washcloths; Mens and Womens socks, t-shirts and underwear; Mens pants, specifically waist sizes 30"-38". If you have items to donate, email cyndy@franoutreach.org.
Where: Franciscan House Shelter
Location: Chicago South
 
Friday August 08, 2014 - Friday September 26, 2014
The Neo-Futurists and Salonathon present INFILTRATION
Catch some of Chicago's hottest independent performers before Too Much Light... on Friday nights in August and Sept. at INFILTRATION. All performances take place at The Neo-Futurarium at 5153 N. Ashland. For a complete schedule of performers, CLICK HERE.
Where: Neo-Futurarium
Location: Chicago North
 
Friday August 08, 2014 - Saturday August 30, 2014
CIC presents '10-4: The Truck Stop Plays'
CIC (formerly Chemically Imbalanced Comedy) is proud to present a four week run of the World Premiere of '10-4: The Truck Stop Plays.' It opens on Friday, August 8th at 8:00 pm, then runs Thursdays through Saturdays, August 14th through August 30th, at 8pm at the CIC Theater, 1422 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL. For tickets and more information, CLICK HERE.
Where: CIC Theater
Location: Chicago North
 
Tuesday August 12, 2014 - Sunday September 21, 2014
Garfield Farm Museum Seeks Volunteers for Archaeological Research
Garfield Farm Museum is looking for volunteers to help with archaeological research in August and September. The hours are Wednesday thru Sunday from 8am-4pm during the weeks of August 12th-24th and September 9th-21st. The work is focused on understanding the lives of the 1830s/1840s settling farmers in Northern Illinois. Registration is currently open. For complete information, call 630 584-8485, e-mail info@garfieldfarm.org or write to Box 403 LaFox, IL 60147.
Where: Garfield Farm Museum
Location: Far West Suburbs
 
Saturday August 16, 2014 - Sunday September 21, 2014
Sideshow Theatre Company presents 'Stupid F-ing Bird'
Sideshow Theatre Company opens its 2014-15 Season with the Midwest premiere of Aaron Posner's comic spin on Chekhov's The Seagull, Stupid F-ing Bird, running August 16 - September 21 at Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater
Location: Chicago North
 
Sunday August 17, 2014 - Thursday October 30, 2014
Host An International Teen Through Youth For Understanding USA
Who says you have to leave home to go on a great adventure? Discover new things about your family by hosting a YFU international exchange student. Call YFU at 800.TEENAGE or CLICK HERE and get started on your greatest journey yet.
Where:
Location: Everywhere
 
Monday August 18, 2014 - Monday September 15, 2014
Humane Society Calumet Hosts Mum Sale
Humane Society Calumet Area (HSCA) is accepting pre-orders of fall mums now through September 15. Mums cost $10 each and four colors are available--red, yellow, white and purple. Order forms are available at Humane Society Calumet Area, 421 45th St, Munster, Ind. and Paws Resale Shoppe, 8149 Kennedy Ave, Highland, Ind. or CLICK HERE. Mum orders can be picked up on September 19 and 20 at Paws Resale Shoppe. All proceeds benefit the animals of HSCA.
Where: HSCA
Location: Northwestern Indiana
 
Thursday August 21, 2014 - Sunday September 28, 2014
Methtacular! Launches About Face Theatre's New Season
About Face Theatre, in association with Justin Brill, is pleased to launch its 2014-15 season with Methtacular!, written and performed by Steven Strafford and directed by Adam Fitzgerald. In this Chicago premiere, Strafford shares his brutally honest and often comedic story of survival in the underground world of Chicago's crystal meth scene. It runs August 21 - September 28, 2014 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available by CLICKING HERE, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at the Theater Wit Box Office.
Where: Theater Wit
Location: Chicago North
 
Friday August 22, 2014 - Sunday October 12, 2014
Profiles Theatre presents 'Reasons to Be Happy'
Profiles Theatre opens its 26th season with the Midwest premiere of 'Reasons to be Happy' by Neil LaBute. It runs August 22 - October 12 at The Main Stage, 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: The Main Stage
Location: Chicago North
 
Saturday August 23, 2014 - Saturday October 18, 2014
TimeLine Theatre presents 'My Name is Asher Lev'
TimeLine Theatre Company, acclaimed for presenting plays inspired by history that connect to today's social and political issues, opens its 2014-15 season with the Chicago Premiere of MY NAME IS ASHER LEV by Aaron Posner, adapted from the novel by Chaim Potok, directed by Kimberly Senior. It runs August 23 - October 18 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Stage 773
Location: Chicago North
 
Sunday August 24, 2014 - Thursday October 23, 2014
Tango at The Drake
On August 24, Sept 24, and Oct 23 take part in Tango Che's monthly Tango event at The Drake Hotel from 7:30PM-11PM. For $25, guests are greeted with a complimentary drink and invited to take part in a 45 minute Argentine Tango Class with Daniel and Romona. Then participants will dance the night away from 8:15PM - 11PM. Palm Court will offer a $15 cocktail and appetizer special and live entertainment throughout the night. Reservations are recommended please call Tango Che at 773.220.8918.
Where: Palm Court At The Drake
Location: Chicago North
 
Monday August 25, 2014 - Sunday August 31, 2014
Humane Society Calumet Area Adoption Event with Waived Adoption Fees
Humane Society Calumet Area (HSCA) will extend its hours for an entire weekend with adoption fees waived August 25 - 31 as part of the 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge. The adoption special is open to the public and the event takes place with extended hours from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the shelter located at 421 45th St, Munster, Ind. All adoptions require an approved application and all standard adoption procedures apply. Puppies and some kittens are excluded. Additional fees--including a $25 rabies vaccination fee--may apply. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: HSCA
Location: Northwestern Indiana
 
Tuesday August 26, 2014 - Monday December 01, 2014
After Hours Film Society at Tivoli Theatre
The After Hours Film Society meets on the second and fourth Monday of every month (with the exception of December where they meet on the first Monday) at TIVOLI THEATRE in Downers Grove. For info on this month's features call 630-534-4528 or CLICK HERE.
Where: Tivoli Theatre
Location: DuPage / West Cook
 
Friday August 29, 2014 - Saturday October 11, 2014
Shattered Globe Theatre presents 'The Whaleship Essex'
Shattered Globe Theatre opens its 24th Season with the Midwest premiere of the nautical drama THE WHALESHIP ESSEX by Founding Ensemble Member Joe Forbrich, directed by Lou Contey. It runs August 29 - October 11 at Theater Wit at 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Theater Wit
Location: Chicago North
 
Monday September 01, 2014 - Wednesday December 31, 2014
Heartland Blood Centers Scholarship Opportunity
Heartland Blood Centers is offering the opportunity for all eligible 17-21 year olds to earn one of (5) $1,000 scholarships with the first annual Students Saving Lives Scholarship opportunity. To be eligible for the scholarship, a student must make a minimum of (1) successful blood donation at any of Heartland's mobile blood drives or center locations between Sept. 1st and Dec. 31st, 2014. In addition, family and friends can also donate on behalf of the student. All blood donors must download an entry form - CLICK HERE.
Where: Heartland Blood Centers
Location: Everywhere
 
Tuesday September 02, 2014 - Sunday December 07, 2014
Writers Theatre Opens 2014-15 Season with Issac's Eye
Writers Theatre opens its 2014-2015 season with the Midwest Premiere of
ISAAC'S EYE, running September 2 - December 7 at Books on Vernon: 664 Vernon Ave, Glencoe. For information, call 847-242-6000 or CLICK HERE.
Where: Books On Vernon
Location: Cook County North
 
Monday September 08, 2014 - Monday October 06, 2014
'That's Weird, Grandma: Back to School Edition'
Summer may be winding down, but the fun doesn't have to end as Barrel of Monkeys presents the Back To School Edition of its long-running, critically acclaimed revue THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA, directed by Artistic Director Molly Brennan, playing Mondays at 8 pm from September 8 - October 6, 2014 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. The new school year brings plenty of new stories - all conceived and written by Chicago Public School students and adapted for the stage and performed by Barrel of Monkeys Company Members. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Neo-Futurist Theater
Location: Chicago North
 
Wednesday September 10, 2014 - Sunday October 12, 2014
CATS at Paramount Theatre in Aurora
Prepare to be immersed into a world like no other - the magical world of Jellicle Cats - when the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora, IL, presents CATS as the first production of its blockbuster 2014-15 Broadway Subscription series. Performances are September 10-October 12, 2014. For information and tickets, CLICK HERE.
Where: Paramount Theatre
Location: Far West Suburbs
 
Thursday September 11, 2014 - Sunday October 12, 2014
Court Theatre presents 'Native Son'
Court Theatre opens its 60th season with the World Premiere of Native Son adapted from Richard Wright's classic novel by Nambi E. Kelley and co-produced with American Blues Theater. It runs September 11 - October 12, at 5535 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL. For tickets and information, call (773) 753-4472, or visit Court's website - CLICK HERE.
Where: Court Theatre
Location: Chicago South
 
Friday September 12, 2014 - Sunday October 26, 2014
House Theatre of Chicago Opens New Season with 'Season on the Line'
The House Theatre of Chicago will open its 2014-15 season with 'Season on the Line,' Company Member Shawn Pfautsch's meta-theatrical adaptation of Moby-Dick. It will run September 12 - October 26, at Chopin Theatre, 1543 W Division, Chicago. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Chopin Theatre
Location: Chicago North
 
Friday September 12, 2014 - Sunday October 12, 2014
Victory Gardens presents 'Rest'
Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, kicks off its 40th Anniversary Season with the Midwest premiere of Rest by Ensemble Playwright Samuel D. Hunter, directed by Joanie Schultz. Rest runs September 12 - October 12, 2014. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Victory Gardens Theater
Location: Chicago North
 
Friday September 12, 2014 - Sunday October 19, 2014
Northlight Theatre Opens 2014-2015 Season with The Commons of Pensacola
Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, opens their 2014-2015 season with The Midwest Premiere of The Commons of Pensacola by Amanda Peet. It runs September 12 - October 19. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Northlight Theatre
Location: Cook County North
 
Friday September 12, 2014 - Saturday September 27, 2014
JPAC presents 'The Good Doctor'
Jedlicka Performing Arts Center is pleased to launch its 2014-15 season with Neil Simon's hit Broadway comedy THE GOOD DOCTOR, co-directed by Steven Calzaretta and Max Cervantes, playing September 12 - 27, 2014 at Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, 3801 S. Central Ave. in Cicero. Tickets are available by CLICKING HERE or by calling (708) 656-1800
Where: Jedlicka Performing Arts Center
Location: Cook County South
 
Thursday September 18, 2014 - Sunday October 26, 2014
Collaboration presents 'Have You Seen Our Future'
In fall 2014, Collaboraction presents the world premiere of Have You Seen Our Future, which promises to be an explosive piece of theatre inspired by the dysfunction of Chicago's education system. Running September 18 - October 26, 2014 at Collaboraction on the 3rd floor of the Flat Iron Arts Building, 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave in Wicker Park. For information, CLICK HERE or call 312.226.9633.
Where: Collaboraction
Location: Chicago North
 
Thursday September 18, 2014 - Thursday September 25, 2014
Reeling 32: The Chicago LGBT International Film Festival
Reeling 32: The Chicago LGBT International Film Festival is being held Sept. 18-25, 2014, at various venues throughout Chicago. For complete information and a schedule, CLICK HERE.
Where: Various
Location: Everywhere
 
Tuesday September 23, 2014 - Sunday October 12, 2014
'Evil Dead - The Musical' Comes to Chicago
Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce that Evil Dead - The Musical, winner of the 2007 Dora Audience Choice Award as Toronto's favorite show, unleashes its mayhem and fun on the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E Chestnut) for a limited engagement from September 23 through October 12, 2014. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Broadway Playhouse
Location: Chicago North
 
Wednesday September 24, 2014 - Saturday October 04, 2014
Chicago Sinai Congregation Hosts High Holy Day Services at Fourth Presbyterian Church
Chicago Sinai Congregation will hold its annual High Holy Day services open to the community at Fourth Presbyterian Church, located at Delaware Place and Michigan Avenue. Services include: Rosh Hashanah Eve, Wednesday, September 24 at 8 p.m.; Rosh Hashanah morning, Thursday, September 25 at 11 a.m.; Kol Nidre Eve, Friday October 3 at 8 p.m.; Yom Kippur morning, Saturday, October 4 at 11 a.m.; Memorial /Yizkor Services on Saturday, October 4 at 1 p.m. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Fourth Presbyterian Church
Location: Chicago North
 
Thursday September 25, 2014 - Thursday October 30, 2014
Afro-Caribbean Connection at The Drake
Sept. 25th and October 30th, plan to attend the Afro-Caribbean Connection event at The Drake Hotel from 7PM--11PM. Rashad Productions, in cooperation with Kizomba Chicago, Black Diamond, HotOn1Salsa, Calishak, LLC, and Porsche Design will host an evening of music and dancing with DJ KIMANI spinning sounds from around the world. This event is complimentary and open to the public. For more information or to reserve your table call 312.932.4619.

Where: Palm Court At The Drake
Location: Chicago North
 
Saturday September 27, 2014 - Sunday December 28, 2014
'At Last: A Tribute to Etta James' Returns to Black Ensemble Theater
Black Ensemble Theater announces the return of the Black Ensemble classic 'At Last: A Tribute to Etta James,' written and directed by Jackie Taylor and co-directed by Daryl D. Brooks. At Last: A Tribute to Etta James will be presented at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago, September 27-December 28, 2014. For tickets and information, CLICK HERE
Where: Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center
Location: Chicago North
 
Thursday October 02, 2014 - Saturday November 01, 2014
Bailiwick Chicago presents 'The Wild Party'
Bailiwick Chicago Theater is pleased to announce its 2014-15 Season, launching this fall with the Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical THE WILD PARTY. It will be presented Oct. 2 - Nov. 1 at Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., where Bailiwick Chicago is member of the Resident Theater Program. For tickets and information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Victory Gardens Theatre
Location: Chicago North
 
Thursday October 02, 2014 - Sunday November 02, 2014
Interrobang Theatre Project presents OWNERS
Interrobang Theatre Project is excited to open its 2014/15 Season with a production of OWNERS (1972) by the now legendary, groundbreaking British playwright Caryl Churchill. It runs October 2 - November 2, at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave. in Chicago. For information, CLICK HERE or call 773) 935-6875.
Where: Athenaeum Theatre
Location: Chicago North
 
Friday October 03, 2014 - Sunday November 02, 2014
Step Up Productions presents 'Dead Accounts'
Step Up Productions is pleased to open its 2014-15 Season (its first Jeff Awards eligible season) with the Chicago premiere of Theresa Rebeck's new comedy DEAD ACCOUNTS directed by Jason Gerace (2014 Jeff Award, Best Director, Great Expectations). It runs October 3 - November 2 at The Den Theatre - Mainstage, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: The Den Theatre
Location: Chicago North
 
Thursday October 09, 2014 - Sunday November 02, 2014
Broadway In Chicago presents the world premiere of AMAZING GRACE
Broadway In Chicago presents the world premiere of AMAZING GRACE, the new musical with music and lyrics by Christopher Smith and a book by Christopher Smith and Arthur Giron, directed by Gabriel Barre (Andrew Lippas' The Wild Party) and choreographed by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies). Following the run at Chicago's Bank of America Theatre, October 9 - November 2, the production plans a Broadway transfer with dates and a theater to be announced. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Bank Of America Theatre
Location: Chicago North
 
Sunday October 12, 2014
Charity of Boston Bombing Victim Seeks Runners for Chicago Marathon
The Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation, the organization created to honor the memory of the eight year old boy who lost his life in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, has announced it will field a team of charity runners for the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, which will be held on October 12, 2014. Individuals who wish to 'Run for Martin' can apply online by CLICKING HERE and clicking the 'Run Chicago' icon.
Where:
Location: Everywhere
 
Monday October 13, 2014 - Sunday October 19, 2014
Chicago Ideas Week
The fourth annual Chicago Ideas Week (CIW), taking place October 13-19, 2014, will bring together more than 150 globally renowned speakers, including A-list actors, distinguished entrepreneurs, tech moguls, politicians, sports figures and other individuals who are changing the world. Some of the diverse speakers taking the CIW stage this year include actress Joan Cusack, 'Meet the Press' moderator David Gregory, country music star Naomi Judd, journalist Nicholas Kristof, entrepreneur Peter Thiel and immigration rights activist Jose Antonio Vargas. For complete information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Various Venues In Chicago
Location: Everywhere
 
Wednesday October 15, 2014 - Sunday November 09, 2014
Steppenwolf for Young Adults Opens Season with George Orwell's Animal Farm
Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) will open its 2014/15 season with George Orwell's Animal Farm, adapted for the stage by Althos Low, directed by SYA Artistic and Educational Director Hallie Gordon. This world premiere adaptation runs October 15 - November 9, 2014 in the Upstairs Theatre. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre
Location: Chicago North
 
Wednesday October 15, 2014 - Sunday November 16, 2014
Chicago Children's Theatre presents Leo Lionni's Frederick
A raucous, playful new production of Leo Lionni's Frederick, a world premiere musical based on beloved children's author Leo Lionni's Caldecott Award-winning book about Frederick the mouse, is the big kick off to Chicago Children's Theatre's 10th birthday season. The production debuts October 15-November 16, 2014 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Ruth Page Center
Location: Chicago North
 
Saturday October 18, 2014 - Sunday December 07, 2014
Griffin Theatre presents 'Titanic'
Griffin Theatre Company is pleased to launch its 2014-15 season with a new, intimate version of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical TITANIC, with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston (Nine, Phantom), book by Peter Stone (Woman of the Year, 1776), new orchestrations by Ian Weinberger, directed by Scott Weinstein and music direction by Elizabeth Doran. TITANIC will play October 18 - December 7, 2014 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Theater Wit
Location: Chicago North
 
Thursday October 23, 2014 - Sunday December 07, 2014
A Red Orchid Theatre Opens Season with 'Strandline'
A Red Orchid Theatre opens its 2014-2015 Season with the US premiere of Abbie Spallen's Strandline directed by JR Sullivan (Faith Healer). It runs October 23 - December 7, and features ensemble members Kirsten Fitzgerald & Natalie West. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: A Red Orchid Theatre
Location: Chicago North
 
Thursday October 23, 2014 - Saturday November 22, 2014
AstonRep presents 'The Lieutenant of Inishmore'
AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to announce its 2014-15 its new artistic home, The Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St. in Chicago. The season kicks off this fall with Martin McDonagh's comedy THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE, directed by Company Member Derek Bertelsen. It runs October 23 - November 22. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: The Raven Theatre
Location: Chicago North
 
Friday October 24, 2014 - Sunday November 02, 2014
Facets' Chicago International Children's Film Festival
From October 24 through November 2, 2014, Facets' Chicago International Children's Film Festival returns to celebrate its 31tst anniversary of presenting the best in child and youth cinema from around the world. This year's CICFF will feature over 270 films, from over 50 countries, selected from over 3000 entries at venues across the Chicago including the Facets Cinematheque (1517 W. Fullerton) and the Music Box Theatre (3733 N. Southport). For more information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Various
Location: Chicago North
 
Saturday October 25, 2014 - Sunday November 09, 2014
Chicago Humanities Festival's 25th Annual Fall Festival - Journeys
The Chicago Humanities Festival announces Journeys as the theme for the 25th Annual Fall Festival. More than 80 programs will take place in and around Chicago, October 25 - November 9 as part of this annual arts and ideas festival. For the complete schedule (to be posted in August) and more information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Various
Location: Everywhere
 
Tuesday November 04, 2014 - Sunday January 04, 2015
World Premiere of Dee Snider's Rock & Roll Christmas Tale Comes to Chicago
The world premiere of DEE SNIDER'S ROCK & ROLL CHRISTMAS TALE, written by and starring iconic rocker Dee Snider, will play the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E Chestnut) Nov. 4, 2014 through Jan. 4, 2015. For complete information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Broadway Playhouse
Location: Chicago North
 
Saturday November 22, 2014 - Sunday January 04, 2015
'Hansel & Gretel: A Wickedly Delicious Musical Treat'
Broadway In Chicago and Emerald City Theatre are thrilled to announce the World Premiere of HANSEL & GRETEL: A WICKEDLY DELICIOUS MUSICAL TREAT, with music and lyrics by GRAMMY-nominated Justin Roberts and a book by Emerald City Theatre Artistic Director Ernie Nolan. The classic story of Hansel & Gretel reimagined as a rock musical for all ages will play the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut) November 22, 2014 through January 4, 2015. For more information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Broadway Playhouse
Location: Chicago North
 
Wednesday November 26, 2014 - Sunday January 04, 2015
Seanachai Theatre Company Changes Name to Irish Theatre of Chicago & Presents 'Shining City'
Seanachaí Theatre Company is pleased to celebrate its 20th anniversary season with an official name change to Irish Theatre of Chicago. The 2014-15 Season opens with Conor McPherson's haunting drama SHINING CITY, running November 26 - January 4 at its artistic home The Den Theatre,1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., in Chicago. For information and tickets CLICK HERE or call (773) 878-3727.
Where: The Den Theatre
Location: Chicago North
 
Tuesday December 16, 2014 - Sunday January 04, 2015
'Cinderella' Comes to Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre
Broadway In Chicago is pleased to announce that RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony Award winning Broadway musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music, will play the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W Randolph) for a limited engagement from December 16, 2014 through January 4, 2015. For information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Cadillac Palace Theatre
Location: Chicago North
 
Friday January 16, 2015 - Sunday January 25, 2015
International Puppet Theater Festival
Chicago residents and visitors can look forward to an exciting and wildly creative new city-wide cultural festival in 2015. The inaugural Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival, debuting January 16-25, 2015, will celebrate the full breadth of the art of contemporary puppetry with an international pageant of top puppets and puppet artists from Chicago, the U.S. and around the world. For updates and information, CLICK HERE.
Where: Various
Location: Everywhere
 
Tuesday February 24, 2015 - Sunday May 17, 2015
The Book of Mormon Returns to Chicago's Bank of America Theatre
Following its record-breaking 43-week engagement in the 13-14 season, THE BOOK OF MORMON will return to Chicago's Bank of America Theatre in 2015 for a strictly limited engagement from February 24, 2015 - May 17, 2015. Tickets are on sale now for groups of 15 or more by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710. Single ticket information will be announced at a later date.
Where: Bank Of America Theatre
Location: Chicago North
 
Tuesday December 01, 2015 - Sunday February 21, 2016
BEAUTIFUL - The Carole King Musical Comes to Chicago
Broadway In Chicago and producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing are thrilled to announce that the Tony Award-winning hit BEAUTIFUL--The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will play Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph) for an extended 12-week limited engagement December 1, 2015 through February 21, 2016. CLICK HERE for details in the coming months.
Where: Oriental Theatre
Location: Chicago North
 

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