|Chicago's Lani Hall Alpert Writes Emotional Memoirs & Short Stories||
Chicago–born Lani Hall Alpert, the Grammy Award–winning vocalist, brings the passion of her voice to the printed page in her recently authored “Emotional Memoirs & Short Stories” — ten short works of fiction and non-fiction alike, all set against the living, breathing backdrop of Chicago.
|Highway of Love Dating for Nerds||
Tell single life to hit the road with other brainy bachelors and bachelorettes at a travel-themed Dating for Nerds.
Indulge your wanderlust during a Highway of Love icebreaker where guests map out geeky destinations.
Take a journey of the heart with other smart singles over board games and Hello World trivia featuring famous globe-trots.
Pack your bags with prizes like a Star Wars commuter mug, a Simpsons postcard set, and vintage Marvel luggage tags.
|Celebrating our Veterans Casa Italia||
Memorial Day is Monday, May 27. Join us to hear Casa Italia Genealogy Manager Jennifer Holik talk about Finishing the Story, and learn how you can tell the stories of your soldiers who died in service. What you will learn can also be applied to those who came home after the war. Handouts filled with resources to help trace your family's genealogy and locate military records will be provided. After the lecture join us for light refreshments and mix, mingle, and explore the Italian American Veterans Museum.
|camp midnight presents MOTHER’S DAY WITH MOMMIE DEAREST||
For a different kind of Mother’s Day, Camp Midnight hosts a special afternoon presentation of the camp classic Mommie Dearest, the ultimate mother-daughter movie. Faye Dunaway chews the scenery and inks her eyebrows in this larger-than-life depiction of Joan Crawford, the Oscar-winning, wire hanger-loathing star of Mildred Pierce, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane and The Women. Music Box Theatre presents Mother’s Day with Mommie Dearest Sunday, May 12, 2pm at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Avenue.
|NATION’S OLDEST AND LARGEST PHONOGRAPH SHOW||
With hundreds of antique phonographs, high quality music boxes, and vintage radios, thousands of rare records from the 1890’s to the 1950’s and more, the 38th Annual Phonograph and Music Box Show at Donley’s Wild West Town will once again bring international acclaim to the village of Union, Illinois on Saturday, June 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
|Lambs Farm’s Train Days Provides Family Fun||
Looking for a fun event for your family to enjoy together? Lambs Farm will host their annual Train Days on May 18 and 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Magnolia Café & Bakery. Children of all ages can don their conductor’s hat and navigate electric trains courtesy of Valley Model Railroad Association.
|The World Celebrates Søren Kierkegaard in 2013||
On May 5th 2013 the world-famous philosopher, theologian and author Søren Kierkegaard would have turned 200 years old. The Anniversary is celebrated worldwide with a broad cultural programme featuring more than 300 different exhibitions, TV programs, city walks, concerts etc. scheduled from May 5 – November 11.
|NATIONAL VETERANS ART MUSEUM ANNOUNCES NEW SHOW IN HONOR OF MEMORIAL DAY||
On Saturday, May 25, 2013, the National Veterans Art Museum (NVAM) will host the opening of Tenacity and Truth: People, Places and Memories, a brand-new exhibit showcasing works from the permanent collection. It features work that was created by artists both trained and untrained who share in the overwhelming need to express their experiences through a visual language and explores the creative process behind veteran art.
|SECOND ANNUAL ILLINOIS HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATER AWARDS||
Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce the twenty-four finalists for the Second Annual Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards in celebration of outstanding achievement in high school musical theater performances. The finalists (12 young actors & 12 young actresses) have been invited to participate in the Awards program, which will be held at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E.
|Special Mother/Daughter Tea Drury Lane Oak Brook||
The newly renovated Drury Lane, 100 Drury Lane, provides the perfect setting to celebrate Mother’s Day. On Saturday, May 11 at 3 p.m., Drury Lane invites Mothers and Daughters to enjoy high tea in the gorgeous new French Room, followed by a performance of the critically-acclaimed, Tony Award-winning musical OLIVER! at 5 p.m. On Sunday, May 12 from 10:30 a.m.