Arts

1st Annual Art Unleashed: Benefitting Chicago Canine Rescue Foundation (Fri 4/24)

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Microsoft Word - Art Unleashed Final Sponsorship Packet Sm.docxWhen: Friday April 24th 7pm-Midnight
Where: Architectural Artifacts
4325 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago, IL 60613

Join Chicago Canine Rescue for their 1st annual Art Unleashed. This will be their first-ever art auction to benefit the dogs of Chicago Canine Rescue. Cocktails, light appetizers, and an auction full of eclectic art to suit every taste, plus many other goodies and surprises – it will be a night to remember. Featuring the music of Frank Catalano and Jimmy Chamberlin jazz quartet, and renowned Chicago DJ Nathan Drew Larson.

Get your tickets here

Over the past 13 years, Chicago Canine Rescue has rescued and rehabilitated over 5,000 dogs taken in from shelters located in Chicago and through the Midwest. In addition to helping both healthy, homeless and abandoned pets, CCR also helps those animals that need us the most – dogs with broken bones, senior dogs, dogs with nursing pups, as well as those in need of heartworm treatment, dental surgery or other medical care. CCR currently houses approximately 70 dogs; last year more than 500 pets were placed into homes and adopted through CCR.

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Chicago Goes Turkish at Pioneer Court (9/4, 9/5 & 9/6)

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12th Annual Chicago Turkish Festival

Pioneer Court- 401 N. Michigan Ave.

9/4 from 7pm to 10pm- Gala dinner & auction to benefit The Les Turner ALS Foundation

9/5 & 9/6 from 10am to 9pm- Festival

Are you ready to indulge in Turkish flavors for two days in the heart of the city?  Chicago will, once again, go Turkish for two days on September 5-6 at Pioneer Court for the 12th Annual Chicago Turkish Festival.

Following the gala dinner on the night of Thursday, September 4, the festivities will kick off at Pioneer Court (Michigan Ave. and Chicago River Bridge) with tents including, calligraphy, ceramics, gift tents, crystal, information, books, clothing, restaurant/café and many more.

From the world-famous Kahramanmaras ice cream and fresh flavors from local Turkish restaurants to Turkish beer garden by Efes and Turkish wine, the festival promises a journey through Turkey without ever leaving downtown Chicago. Visitors will also be able to get a taste of Turkish pastries and the amazing Turkish coffee while enjoying the shows by modern/folk dancers, Whirling Dervishes, Ottoman Army Marching Band (Mehter), a fashion show and concerts.

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Parks, Mural, and the Greenest Street in Chicago Bus Tour (9/7)

Sep ’14
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10:00 AM

image005Parks, Mural, and the Greenest Street in Chicago Bus Tour

Sunday, September 7

Bus departs 16 N. Wabash at 10:00am

$50 Friends of the Parks member
$55 non member
$80 membership + tour

Lunch and transportation is included in the tour

Click here to purchase tickets

Join Friends of the Parks for the “Parks, Murals, and the Greenest Street in Chicago Bus Tour” on Sunday, September 7.  Hop on the bus with Friends of the Parks for a tour of some neighborhoods where Chicago “grew up”.  Park enthusiast Tom Drebenstedt will be talking parks, arts and community while discovering where Hardscrabble and Pilsen were born, raised, and now lead our city into the future.  On the tour we will visit the last remnant of the Illinois Michigan Canal, where the canal’s original mouth is found at Canal Origins Park. See Jens Jensen’s neighborhood park design at Dvorak Park. Enjoy the colorful murals and public art in Pilsen and see Chicago’s greenest street: The Cermak/Blue Island Sustainable Streetscape. Following the tour we will have lunch at a local Pilsen restaurant.

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Second Stage Theatre: Gruesome Playground Injuries (March 28th & 29th)

Mar ’14
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7:30 PM
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7:30 PM

UnderGroundLab_LogoBLKOver the course of 30 years, the lives of Kayleen and Doug intersect at the most bizarre intervals, leading the two childhood friends to compare scars and the physical calamities that keep drawing them together.

What: Gruesome Playground Injuries
Where: Underground Laboratory Theatre, located in the Mundelein Center for the Fine and Performing Arts at 1020 West Sheridan Road.
When: MAR 28 – 29 | 7:30 PM
Cost: $5 – 10  Book your seat today!

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What’s better than visiting The Art Institute of Chicago? Visiting it for free! (February)

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Have you been dying to see the new Modern Wing at The Art Institute of Chicago but don’t have the funds to pay the normal entry fee? No more excuses! For the entire month of February, it will be free to visit the Art Institute of Chicago!  For the entire list of events going on during February at The Art Institute be sure to check out their website at: http://www.artic.edu/aic/visitor_info/feb_free_days.html

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World Kitchen, Scent of Cinnamon: Gallery 37 Center for the Arts (Thurs. 1/28, 6-830pm)

Jan ’10
28
6:00 PM

Cinnamon is the perfectly warming spice for dark winter nights when staying in for a meal is much more appealing than braving the sub-zero temperatures.  This one time class as part of the World Kitchen series, focuses on everyone’s favorite dessert spice, and teaches you to use it in savory meals as well.  Comfortable cooking attire is recommended, as well as non-skid shoes and an apron.  Pre-registration is required at https://secure.ticketsage.net/SelectPerformance.aspx?pid=86062.  Classes focus on the art of food preparation and properly nourishing our hungry bodies.

January 28 6pm to 8:30pm
Gallery 37 Center for the Arts
66 East Randolph Street [google map]
(312) 744-8925

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Love to write but don’t have the time? StoryStudio Chicago is here to help! (Sat. 2/20 & 3/20)

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StoryStudio Chicago is a creative writing studio on the city’s north side. They offer creative writing classes and events in all areas of writing from fiction to memoir to poetry to screenwriting. This Saturday, the 23rd, they are holding the first of 3 Write-A-Thons. What’s a Write-A-Thon? Imagine a place with free coffee and snacks, free Wifi, unlimited electricity for your laptop and a quiet and comfortable environment to type all day without interruption.

From their website:

Devote a full day to your writing and come to one of our weekend Write-a-Thons. These writing marathons are scheduled on days when you can map out four or six or the full 12 hours to focus on your stories.

We open the doors from 9am to 9pm and you may come and go as you like through the day and evening. Bring your laptop and settle in at one of the classroom tables. Or relax with a yellow pad and sink into the sofa.

For a meager admission fee, you’ll get access to the space, free wireless, snacks and beverages, plus a big ole Pick-a-Prompt bowl to choose some writing exercises if you get stuck.

In addition to lots of time and space to concentrate, we’ll have a food, caffeine, and lots of encouragement.

Write-a-Thons take place at our studios, 4043 N. Ravenswood, #222.

Date/Time:
Mark Your Calendars for all three:
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010

Price: Non-Member:$12.00 / StoryStudio Member: $7 (includes unlimited coffee, tea, soft drinks, snacks, hourly exercises,writerly conversation and lots of encouragement!)
Register for Write-a-Thons. Pre-registration is not required, but please let us know if you’re planning on attending.

Sounds like a great place to get you’re writing on! More information can be found at http://www.storystudiochicago.com/courses/writeathons.php and folks can follow them on twitter: @StoryStudio or @StoryStudioChi.

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Screen Printing Workshop: The Chicago Urban Art Society (Saturdays, 1/9-2/27)

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Tap into your artistic side and spice up your wardrobe at the Chicago Urban Art Society’s screen-printing workshop.  Here you will learn the art of screen printing; creating stencils to transfer images onto clothing.  $75 gets your two consecutive Saturday classes, which includes all materials, and goes towards supporting this DIY based organization.  It’s a unique way to add your own personal flare to otherwise drab wardrobe pieces. Workshops vary in level and duration. Choose between a 2, 3, or 4-week workshop with a qualified instructor. Visit their website or call (773) 318-9407.

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2nd Annual Snow Days Chicago Festival (Fri. 1/29 and Sat. 1/30)

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Snow Days Chicago is offering a plethora of reasons why it’s better to brave the windy city weather this time of year versus those boring warmer climates.

The events during Snow Days Chicago on Friday and Saturday the 29th and 30th include a national snow sculpting competition, an activities igloo (don’t tell me you’ve never wanted to go in an igloo), dogsled racing demonstration, “snowboard rail jam”, and plenty more.

Grant Park will be filled with over 27 unique snow sculptures this weekend, and … (best part)… it’s FREE. So if you’ll be downtown at all during the festival, you have no reason not to swing by the Michigan Ave. local to catch some winter wonder.

The fest kicks off Fri. January 29th at 4 pm and ends 8 pm. Snow Days will be open Sat. Januray 30th from 11 am to 8pm. And, again, absolutely no cost (no, not even for an igloo tour).

Grant Park, S. Balbo & Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL, 60603

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Fame Monster Lady Gaga Inspired Fashion Show (Sat. 1/9/10)

Jan ’10
9
10:00 PM

Flyer for Glam Live's Fame Monster Fashion Show

It’s hard to separate Lady Gaga from her already infamous style choices. This Saturday’s Fame Monster fashion show at the Victor Hotel is fully embracing Gaga’s taste for the eccentric and sending looks inspired by the Lady straight down the runway.

This Saturday’s show will feature bodypainting by Mario Ink, airbrush makeup by Airbrush Academy, a live photo shoot by Fearman Photo, and all the eclectic couture will be designed and sewn by Rosina~Mae.

The 10 pm-3 am show is 21+, unfortunately for all of us underagers. But for the eligible, the show will be a spectacle second only to Gaga herself strutting around a stage wearing lacey booty shorts, Frankensteinesque shoulder pads and enough glitter to instantly and permanently damage your eyesight.

The show starts Saturday January 9th, 2010 at 10 pm and rocks until 3 am at Victor Hotel and is 21+

311 N. Sangamon St. Chicago

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