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Tempel Lipizzan performances to begin June 14, 2015

Among this summer’s 70th anniversary commemorations of the conclusion of World War II, perhaps none will tell a more intriguing story than that of the Tempel Lipizzan stallions.  During public performances, scheduled for select Sundays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, June 14 through Sep. 12, the “dancing white stallions” will demonstrate the unique attributes of a breed so treasured Gen. George S. Patton staged a dramatic military rescue to save it.

The Grant Park Music Festival connects communities

This summer the Grant Park Music Festival, the nation’s only free, summer-long outdoor classical music series of its kind, continues to expand its comprehensive initiative aimed to increase music education and engagement opportunities for audiences of all ages. Titled Festival Connect, the initiative complements the Festival’s ten week concert series at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago’s Millennium Park, June 17 - August 22, 2015.

FIRST EXHIBITION OF NEW AMERICAN PAINTINGS OPENS AT ELMHURST ART MUSEUM

For the first time in its 22 year history, the critically acclaimed publication New American Paintings—which showcases a juried exhibition-in-print with each issue—is presented as a physical exhibition at Elmhurst Art Museum (EAM) now through August 23, 2015.

Institute for Therapy through the Arts Establishes Independence

The Institute for Therapy through the Arts (ITA), celebrating 40 years of providing creative arts therapies to children, adults, and families, announces its decision to become an independent nonprofit organization. Operating since its founding as a division of the Music Institute of Chicago, one of the leading community music schools in the United States, the ITA is targeting fall 2015 for this institutional shift.
 

Steppenwolf Theatre Amy Morton and Tim Hopper in Love Letters
Lincoln Park Village presents a special performance of A. J. Gurneys' evocative play about two childhood friends who share their separate lives for nearly 50 years through letters, cards and notes.
 
This event celebrates Lincoln Park Village's 6th anniversary and will feature a pre-performance reception and silent auction on Thursday, June 18 from 5-8PM at the Francis W. Parker School, 330 W Webster. For more information and tickets visit www.lincolnparkvillage.org or call 773-248-8700.
 
2nd Annual Taste Talks Hits Chicago This Fall, October 2-4, 2015

 Taste Talks, the innovative food festival and symposium that attracted over 2,000 food enthusiasts last year, returns to the Windy City this fall! From Friday, October 2nd– Sunday, October 4th, 2015.  Locals can experience interactive panel discussions & tastings, underground dinners, and a celebrity chef BBQ featuring Mashups with cultural leaders and some of the nation’s top chefs!

Fathers Day Brunch at Lambs Farm
Lambs Farm will be hosting a delicious Father's Day Brunch at the Magnolia Cafe & Bakery on June 21.  Reservations are available at 10am, 12pm and 2pm and it costs $24.95 for adults, $10.95 for ages 2-12 and free for under 23 months.  For reservations call the Cafe at 847-362-5050.
 
For brunch each family can choose from a feast of tasty items including breakfast favorites, carving and omelette stations, lunch items, fresh fruit, bakery desserts made from our own bakery and much more!
 
 
 
Chicago Tap Theatre presents CIRCO TAP - One night only
Chicago Tap Theatre (CTT) is proud to present the world premiere production of Circo Tap, choreographed by CTT Artistic Director Mark Yonally with music direction by CTT Music Director Kurt Schewitz, playing at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave., Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 8 p.m. A press preview is Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 3 p.m. at the Joel Hall Dance Center, 5965 N. Clark. Tickets are $35 for adults, $27 for seniors (65 years or older) and $22 for students and dancers.
Free Classes June 8-14, 2015 at American Rhythm Center

The American Rhythm Center (ARC), the innovative, collaborative dance/arts facility operated by the

Honor Flight Chicago calls for Operation Locate a Hero

There are an estimated 17,000 World War II veterans living in the Chicago area who have not yet received their well-earned “day of honor” in Washington, D.C. Honor Flight Chicago, a not-for-profit that provides free trips for World War II veterans to visit the National World War II Memorial built in their honor, is enlisting community support in reaching these remaining humble heroes.

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