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Prairie Grass Cafe Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve Dining 2014
Finding the perfect spot to celebrate the holidays is always an important decision, which is why family-friendly Prairie Grass Cafe in Northbrook (601 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook, IL 847-205-4433) is an excellent choice if you want to enjoy a holiday meal with the whole family.
IDEAL HOME SHOW CHICAGO MCCORMICK PLACE JANUARY 23-25, 2015

The Ideal Home Show Chicago will offer ideas and inspiration from the Chicagoland’s top home and remodeling experts, who will be on-site providing professional advice and demonstrating the latest products and sharing new trends for making the home a more beautiful place. This comprehensive shopping opportunity for buyers for home décor and remodeling ideas will motivate homeowners to start preparing for their remodeling projects for this spring.

THE PALMER HOUSE HILTON HOSTS TUBACHRISTMAS, SATURDAY, DEC. 20, 2014 1 P.M.

The Palmer House Hilton Hotel, 17 E. Monroe, welcomes back Chicago’s annual holiday favorite TUBACHRISTMAS, Grand and State Ballrooms, fourth floor, Saturday, Dec. 20 at 1 p.m.  Nearly 400 tuba and euphonium musicians of all ages dash through the snow to bring Christmas cheer to the crowds gathered at the Palmer House. TUBACHRISTMAS is free to the public with no tickets or reservations required. The Palmer House is asking that audience members bring a donation of a non-perishable food item for the Chicago Food Depository.

Dig In, Neighbors! Kitchen Warming and Benefit Fearless Food Kitchen
Although the ground might be too frozen right now for digging, we are thrilled to invite you to join us as we commemorate the grand opening of PGP’s new 3,000 sq. ft community cooking school- Fearless Food Kitchen- inside the historical Broadway Armory Park building. All proceeds benefit our mission to teach everyone in Chicago how to grow and cook their own food. Enjoy a bright night with your neighbors on January 31st as we plant the seeds for a bountiful 2015 PGP cooking and growing season!
 
The evening's festivities will include:
TIMELINE THEATRE PRESENTS THAT HOPEY CHANGEY THING AND SORRY
TimeLine Theatre Company continues its 2014-15 season with a special production featuring two of Tony Award winner Richard Nelson’s acclaimed Apple Family Plays: THAT HOPEY CHANGEY THING and SORRY, directed by TimeLine Associate Artist Louis Contey, presented on an alternating schedule January 24 – April 19, 2015 (previews January 13 – 23), at TimeLine Theatre,
615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago. Press opening is a “marathon” double feature of both plays on Sunday, January 25 at 2 p.m. (THAT HOPEY CHANGEY THING) and 6 p.m. (SORRY).
 
HARRIS THEATER The Apollo Chorus Handel’s Messiah

The Apollo Chorus, Chicago’s oldest musical organization, performed their signature rendition of the choral masterpiece Handel’s “Messiah to a capacity crowd on Saturday, December 6 at 3:00 p.m. at Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave. A second concert will take place on Saturday, December 20 at 3:00 p.m. at Harris Theater for Music & Dance, 205 E. Randolph Drive. Handel’s “Messiah” has been performed by The Apollo Chorus nearly every December since 1879.

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.’S LEGACY IN CHICAGO SINFONIETTA’S 2015 MLK TRIBUTE

The Chicago Sinfonietta’s highly popular Annual Tribune to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this year celebrates the boundless optimism of youth as the orchestra is joined by young musicians, composers, singers and poets who embody the next generation of Dr.

IDEAL HOME SHOW CHICAGO TO LAUNCH AT MCCORMICK PLACE

The Ideal Home Show Chicago will offer ideas and inspiration from the Chicagoland’s top home and remodeling experts, who will be on-site providing professional advice and demonstrating the latest products and sharing new trends for making the home a more beautiful place. This comprehensive shopping opportunity for buyers for home décor and remodeling ideas will motivate homeowners to start preparing for their remodeling projects for this spring.

National Museum of American Jewish History is Hot
As the weather gets colder, visitors to the National Museum of American Jewish History can warm up their creative sides through a vibrant assortment of programs, events, and exhibitions. With activities ranging from book clubs, performances and family days, to a high tech installation and a course on calligraphy, there is something at the Museum for evernone throughout the winter.
 
 
 
 
 
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Words Off the Page: An Evening with Jewish American Poets
Annual Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Annual Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. January 18 & 19, 2015
 
Join us in celebrating Dr. King's vision this Martin Luther King Day! This annual, energetic crowd-pleaser, led by Maestro Chen, will feature a symphonic work by Jherrard Marseille Hardeman, a 15 year-old African American composer, a performance by celebrated cello prodigy Sujari Britt, the Waubonsie Valley Mosaic Choir, orator Wayne K. Woods, and Young Chicago Authors.

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