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THISWEEK IN CHICAGO

ARTS & THEATER
Gallery Openning - Chicago Art and Design Center
Sat
- 3054 N Greenview Chicago IL - 4mi
Gallery Opening & Reception  "Art Gallery,Tango Show, Wine" Derin Baratka's "Blue Chicago" Series in Oil Painting 7:00 PM  

Paint the Town at Riverview Tavern - Unicoi Art Studio
Thu
- Riverview Tavern 1958 W Rosc... - 4mi
It's time to paint this town, Chicago! Unicoi Art Studio brings painting supplies to the Riverview Tavern! Enjoy a two hour painting class, drink and food speci...

American Rhythm Center - Tim Bowser
thru May 25
- 410 S. Michigan Ave - 1mi
Join us at the American Rhythm Center (ARC) as we kick off the spring with a brand new session of classes! The new session features favorites such as Jazz, African, Chicago Steppin, Tap, Hip Hop,...

12,000sq. ft. of Interactive Opera & Art - NON:op & Bridegport Art Center
thru Apr 26
- 1200 W. 35th St. - 5mi
f(H2T) From Here to There NON:op presents its inaugural project,  from Here to There, an experimental interactive operatic performance April 24th - 26th at Bridgeport Art Center, 1200 W ...

Bye Bye Liver: The Chicago Drinking Play - The Public House Theatre
thru Dec 31
- The Public House Theatre 3914... - 5mi
Welcome to the smash hit that truly knows the heart of Chicago! Bye Bye Liver is a series of outrageous sketches, all centered around the one thing that connects all of Chicago…Alcohol! Whet...

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SOCIAL & CHARITY
Style Under the Stars - Winnetka Board of the Northwestern University Settlement House
thru Nov 14
- Michigan Shores Club 911 Mic... - 14mi
Since 1891, Northwestern Settlement has served Chicago's West Town community by offering wrap-around services that holistically meet the complex needs of its "neighbors".  Northwestern Settlement...

Walk to Cure Arthritis! Lake County - Arthritis Foundation
Sat
- Old School Forest Preserve 69... - 33mi
SIGN UP AND FUNDRAISE TODAY! The Arthritis Foundation’s Walk to Cure Arthritis raises funds to fight and cure the nation’s #1 cause of disability.We need your support to end this cripplin...

TriCity Family Services 25th Annual Benefit & Auction - TriCity Family Services
Sat
- 1345 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia ... - 35mi


BUSINESS
Metropolitan Capital’s “Women’s Empower Hour” Hosts Complimentary Luncheon with Jenniffer Weigel - Metropolitan Capital
Wed
- Metropolitan Capital, 9 E. Ont... - 1mi
CHICAGO (March 2014) – The “Women’s Empower Hour” at Metropolitan Capital (9 E. Ontario St.) welcomes Jenniffer Weigel, Emmy-Award winning broadcast journalist, author and c...

The Goddess and Grocers Re-opening in new Bucktown Location! - The Goddess and Grocer
Tue
- The Goddess and Grocer 1649 N... - 4mi
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The Goddess and Grocers Grand (Re)-opening in new Bucktown Location! - The Goddess and Grocer
Thu
- 1649 N. Damen Ave. Chicago, I... - 4mi
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The Goddess and Grocers Grand (Re)-opening in new Bucktown Location! - The Goddess and Grocer
Thu
- 1649 N. Damen Ave. Chicago, I... - 4mi
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EDUCATION
Genealogy Session - Swedish American Museum
Sat
- Swedish American Museum 5211 ... - 6mi
The Viking Discovery of America Are you interested in Vikings? Maybe you have a Viking as an ancestor! History buff or genealogist–we has a treat for you. On Saturday, April 26, the Nord...

Smart Love Preschool Prospective Parents Open House - Smart Love Preschool
Thu
- 800 W. Buena Ave. Chicago, IL - 5mi
Parents of preschool students will get a chance to tour the Smart Love preschool and ask questions about preschool, summer camps and parenting programs. Please come without children.


KIDS & FAMILY
Baby Loves Disco Annual Valentine's Day Ball - Baby Loves Disco
thru Apr 27
- Lincoln Hall - 3mi
Baby Loves Disco’s Annual Valentine’s Day Ball is back! the original family dance party,  is the best time you will have with your little ones.  Come shake those booties to celeb...

Lapidary Day - Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
thru Nov 16
- Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Ar... - 16mi
Normal 0 November 16 – “Lapidary Day” See demonstrations by artists from the West Suburban Lapidary Club including: beading, silversmithing, cabochon cutting, wire wra...

Drury Lane Theatre Present Sleeping Beauty April 23 Through June 7 - Drury Lane Theatre
thru Jun 7
- 100 Drury Ln, Oakbrook Terrace... - 18mi
SLEEPING BEAUTY, the magical retelling of the Brothers Grimm tale, will be presented from April 23 through June 7 at Drury Lane Theatre for Young Adults, 100 Drury Lane, in Oakbrook Terrace. Beaut...

Japan and Nature: Spirits of the Seasons - Kohl Children's Museum
thru Jul 14
- Kohl Children’s Museum 2100 P... - 17mi
Organized around universal aspects of childhood—play, school, family, and holidays—Japan and Nature will bring a taste of Asian culture to the Chicagoland area. Explore traditional Japanese activities...

Eggs to Chicks - Kohl Children’s Museum
thru Jun 16
- 2100 Patriot Boulevard Glenvi... - 17mi
In celebration of the approaching spring season, Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago announces the return of the beloved eggs-hibit “Eggs to Chicks”, opening March 18 – J...

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MUSIC & CONCERTS
Baby Loves Disco Annual Valentine's Day Ball - Baby Loves Disco
thru Apr 27
- Lincoln Hall - 3mi
Baby Loves Disco’s Annual Valentine’s Day Ball is back! the original family dance party,  is the best time you will have with your little ones.  Come shake those booties to celeb...

A Dream of America Exhibit Guided Tour - Swedish American Museum
Sat
- Swedish American Museum 5211 ... - 6mi
This fascinating tour starts in the mid-1800s in Sweden and takes the visitor on a journey from Sweden to the New World, providing insights into the struggles and triumphs of Swedish immigrant life in...


SPORTS
Chicago Outfit Roller Derby Home Season Opener Bout, April 26 in Logan Square - The Chicago Outfit
Sat
- Windy City Fieldhouse 2367 W ... - 4mi
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Roller Derby - Chicago vs Pennsylvania - Chicago Red Hots
Sat
- Cicero Stadium 1909 S. Larami... - 8mi
Roller Derby is Red Hot!! Come support the Chicago Red Hots on April 26 as we face the Pennsylvania All-Stars, a selection of some of the best players from the state, including stars from the Philly R...


SOCIAL & ENTERTAINMENT
Nude Model Painting Party - Chicago Art and Design Center
Sat
- 3054 N Greenview Chicago IL - 4mi
Nude Model Painting Party- for Birthday parties, Bachelorette Parties or Ladies night out- You will start off with an introduction on basic painting techniques of the human figure.Each person will t...

Sip for Suits - Bridge to Success
Wed
- East Bank Club 500 N Kingsbur... - 1mi
Sip for Suits is a wine tasting and silent auction supporting the programs of Bridge to Success. Bridge to Success is the only program serving at-risk low/no income men, women and young adults by enha...

Green Networking Receptions at Hotel Felix’s Lobby Bar - Hotel Felix
Tue
- Hotel Felix, 111 W. Huron, Chi... - 1mi
Hotel Felix, in collaboration with Troquet River North, will host two wine receptions - one on Earth Day (April 22) and another one to wrap up Earth Month (April 30). These two “Green Ne...

Great Lakes Brewing Beer Dinner for Earth Day at Standard Market Grill - Standard Market Grill
Tue
- Standard Market Grill 444 W.... - 3mi
Standard Market Grill will partner with Cleveland’s Great Lakes Brewing for a 4-course dinner to celebrate Earth Day. Along with reusing spent brewery grain to fuel for their delivery trucks,...

The Goddess and Grocers Re-opening in new Bucktown Location! - The Goddess and Grocer
Tue
- 1649 N. Damen Ave. Chicago, I... - 4mi
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OTHER
Girls' Night Out Downtown Downers Grove - Downtown Downers Grove
Thu
- Downtown Downers Grove - 21mi
Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Grab your girlfriends & enjoy a night of shopping & dining downtown Downers Grove! Our unique boutiques and delicious restaura...

WEEKOF APRIL28

ARTS & THEATER
Free Film Thursday - Swedish American Museum
Thu
- Swedish American Museum - 6mi
Take a break from your regular schedule and enjoy a movie at the Swedish American Museum the first Thursday of every month this spring at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made vi...

Hejsan: Children's After-School Program - Swedish American Museum
Thu
- Swedish American Museum - 6mi
Hejsan, the Swedish American Museum's after-school program, is held the first and third Thursday of each month from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. This term Hejsan will focus on children's literature. Below is the ...

Paint the Town at the Beat Kitchen - Unicoi Art Studio
Wed
- Beat Kitchen 2100 W Belmont ... - 6mi
Paint the Town with us at the Beat Kitchen! (Painting & drinks with Unicoi Studio) It's time to paint this town, Chicago! Unicoi Art Studio brings painting supplies to the Beat Kitchen! Enjoy...

Artemisia after 40: current work by past members - Bridgeport Art Center
Fri
- 1200 W. 35th St. - 5mi
56 artists who were members of the noted women’s cooperative Artemisia Gallery will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the gallery with a exhibition of their current work Friday, May 2nd, 6-10...

Theatre At The Center Presents The Chicago Area Premiere of Miracle on South Division Street - Theatre At The Center
thru Jun 1
- 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, IN - 24mi
From the urban streets of Buffalo, NY’s East Side, comes the story of the working-class Nowak family as they cope with tested faith and life’s surprises. Theatre at the Center, 1040 Rid...

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SOCIAL & CHARITY
Kentucky Derby Benefit - Swedish Covenant Hospital Associates Board
Sat
- Derby Bar and Grill 1224 W. W... - 3mi
Join the Swedish Covenant Hospital Associates' Board for an afternoon of fun while supporting a good cause! We'll be cheering on our favorite Kentucky Derby horses while enjoying an open bar, lunch bu...

AFAM 5th Anniversary Cinco de Mayo Celebration & Fundraiser - Advocates for Adolescent Mothers
Sat
- Cactus Bar & Grill 404 S Well... - 1mi
AFAM is celebrating its 5 year anniversary Cinco de Mayo style! Our 5th Year Cinco de Mayo Celebration will be lots of fun with great perks including: FREE NACHO BAR, BOTTOMLESS BEER, ...

Blossom Gala 2014 - Orchard Village
Sat
- The Art Institute of Chicago ... - 0mi
Pink Peony copyright Diane Kotin Orchard Village 27th Annual Blossom Gala Saturday, May 3, 2014  •  The Art Institute of Chicago Orchard Village is pleased to announce the 27th Annual...

I AM DiVINE GALA - PRAYING SINGLE MOTHERS, NFP
Sat
- TSOD 424 10TH STREET WAUKEGA... - 35mi

An Evening With Nia Vardalos - Lutheran Social Services of Illinois
Tue
- Chicago Illuminating Company - 3mi
On April 30, 2014, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI) welcomes special guest speaker Nia Vardalos, author of “Instant Mom” and Academy Award-Nominated Writer and star of the film...

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BUSINESS
NSB Alumni Spring Salon Luncheon - NSB Alumni of Northwestern Settlement
Thu
- Michigan Shores Club 911 Mich... - 14mi
Please join NSB Alumni for a Spring Salon LuncheonMay 1, 201411:30amMichigan Shores ClubSocialize with old friends and enjoy a presentation from our fellow alumnus Holly MerihughBooksLive! presents th...

NAWBO Chicago 31st Annual Celebration of Achievement Luncheon - National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Chicago Chapter
Mon
- Fairmont Chicago - Millennium ... - 0mi
Chicago, Ill. – February 2014 – The Chicago Area Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) announced that Carla Harris will give the keynote address at its An...


EDUCATION
Davide Vesentini's International Model and Photographer Workshop in Chicago - Michael Anthony
thru Apr 30
- The Bedford 1612 W Division S... - 2mi
Order tickets via Eventbrite: http://davidevesentinichicago.eventbrite.com/ **MODELS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS** .Arriving from Italy is one of their most prestigious master photographers Davide DV Vesenti...


KIDS & FAMILY
Carrie Goldman Bullying Seminar at North Park Elementary School - North Park Elementary School
Tue
- North Park Elementary School ... - 6mi
Nationally recognized bullying expert Carrie Goldman, author of Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher and Kids Needs to Know about Ending the Cycle of Fear, and North Park Elementary School invite you...


MUSIC & CONCERTS
Music Institute Presents: Pianist Inna Faliks - Music Institute of Chicago
Sat
- Nichols Hall 1490 Chicago Ave... - 12mi
The Distinguished Alumni Concert features pianist Inna Faliks, concert artist and professor of piano at UCLA. Ms. Faliks is known for her imaginative programming which includes live readings by cont...

Capitol Steps - McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage
Sat
- McAninch Arts Center at Colleg... - 23mi
The indomitable Capitol Steps bring their nationally renowned brand of gut-busting, funny political satire to the MAC’s Performance Hall for one evening only. Since they began, the Capitol ...


SOCIAL & ENTERTAINMENT
Green Networking Receptions at Hotel Felix’s Lobby Bar - Hotel Felix
Wed
- Hotel Felix, 111 W. Huron, Chi... - 1mi
Hotel Felix, in collaboration with Troquet River North, will host two wine receptions - one on Earth Day (April 22) and another one to wrap up Earth Month (April 30). These two “Green Ne...

The Big Event - Sertoma Centre, Inc.
Sat
- 115 Bourbon Street 3359 W. 11... - 16mi
Chicagoland Firehouses compete against one another in a cooking competition.  Live Music, Kid's Game Area, Face Painting, Magician, Bake Sale, Cash Bar, Raffles-adults & kids prizes. &nbs...

WEEKOF MAY5

ARTS & THEATER
Paint the Town at Riverview Tavern - Unicoi Art Studio
Thu
- Riverview Tavern 1958 W Rosc... - 4mi
It's time to paint this town, Chicago! Unicoi Art Studio brings painting supplies to the Riverview Tavern! Enjoy a two hour painting class, drink and food speci...

Chris Jones Lecture/Discussion, “Bigger, Brighter, Louder” - McAninch Arts Center (MAC)
Sat
- McAninch Arts Center (MAC) 4... - 23mi
Chicago Tribune Chief Theater Critic Chris Jones discusses his new book “Bigger, Brighter, Louder: 150 Years of Chicago Theater as Seen by Chicago Tribune Critics” in a free lecture/dis...

Bonnie Koloc and Susan Werner in Concert - ECC Arts Center
Sat
- Building H on the Elgin Commun... - 37mi
Chicago’s own Bonnie Koloc and Susan Werner unite for an amazing evening of folk, blues, jazz and pop music at the ECC Arts Center located in Building H on the Elgin Community College Campus, ...


SOCIAL & CHARITY
An Evening of Diamonds and Denim - Roycemore School
Sat
- Michigan Shores Club 911 Mich... - 14mi
 

14th Annual Fremont Education Foundation Golf Outing - Fremont Education Foundation
Mon
- Ivanhoe Country Club 28846 Th... - 33mi

Pinkie Promise Pajama Walk 2014 - Girl Scout Troop 40701
Sat
- Fremont Intermediate School 2... - 33mi

Annual Join The Voices! Against Brain Cancer Chicago Run/Walk - Voices Against Brain Cancer
Sun
- Diversey Harbor, Lincoln Park,... - 3mi
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The 18th Annual Myra Rubenstein Weis Health Resource Center Luncheon “Memory Matters” - The Myra Rubenstein Weis Health Resource Center
Wed
- Highland Park Country Club 12... - 23mi
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE The 18th annual Myra Rubenstein Weis (MRW) Health Resource Center Luncheon is th...

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BUSINESS
Springleaf Financial Hosts “Power Up Your Financial Future” Chicagoland Event - Springleaf Financial
Sat
- Springleaf Financial store 47... - 7mi
As a part of its continued effort to promote financial literacy throughout Chicago, Springleaf Financial will host the “Power Up Your Financial Future” event on May 10. Community member...


CONFERENCES & EXPOS
Pilot License Seminars - Epic Flight Academy
Fri
- Chicago Marriott Midway - 10mi
Free Flight School Seminars- Launch a Career as a Pilot Flight Seminar for Pilot License to Immediate Job Placement Program-  Brought to You By Epic Flight Academy Have you been co...


FESTIVALS
Chicago Critics Film Festival - Chicago Film Critics Association
thru May 15
- The Music Box Theatre 3733 N.... - 5mi
The Chicago Critics Film Festival (CCFF) is the only film festival in the world that is created and curated entirely by film critics. We'll be featuring the Chicago premieres of many favorites from...


KIDS & FAMILY
Bullerbyn Swedish Playgroup - Swedish American Museum
Sun
- Swedish American Museum 5211 ... - 6mi
Taking place every other Sunday in tandem with Svenska Skolan, Bullerbyn is a time for singing cherished children’s songs, reading fun tales, and having lots of fun in Swedish. Children ages 6 m...

“Touch a Truck” presented by the Women’s Board of Kohl Children’s Museum - Kohl Children’s Museum
Sun
- Kohl Children’s Museum 2100 P... - 17mi
The Women’s Board of Kohl Children’s Museum will present its ninth annual “Touch a Truck” event on Sunday, May 4, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This family favorite allows car-...


MUSIC & CONCERTS
CYSO Spring Concert at Orchestra Hall - Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra
Mon
- Orchestra Hall 220 S. Michiga... - 1mi
Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras’ (CYSO) 130-member Symphony Orchestra presents its spring 2014 concert at Chicago’s Orchestra Hall (220 S. Michigan Ave.), Mother’s Day, Sunday, ...

Cry Out and Shout! - Oak Park Concert Chorale
Sun
- Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 W.... - 10mi


SOCIAL & ENTERTAINMENT
Life Span is Celebrating 35 Years - Life Span
Thu
- revel DOWNTOWN - 1mi
Life Span is celebrating its 35th year of service to victims of domestic violence at revel DOWNTOWN. Life Span empowers survivors of domestic and sexual violence to demand safety as a human right thro...


FASHION
27th Annual Spring Brunch & Fashion Show benefiting Chicago House - Chicago House
Sun
- Harold Washing Library Winter... - 1mi
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