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Caitlyn Jenner to keynote 7th anniversary Chicago House Speaker Series
It was announced today that Caitlyn Jenner, Olympian and recent winner of the 2015 Arthur Ashe Courage Award, will serve as the keynote speaker for the 7th annual Chicago House Speaker Series luncheon, being held in the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Avenue, Thursday, November 12th, 2015 from 11:30 am – 2 pm. 
 
 
 
Syrian Musicians Issam Rafea Trio Perform October 18th, 2015

The Music Institute of Chicago presents Syrian musician and composer Issam Rafea and his Trio October 18th, 2015 at 3 p.m. at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston. The Trio plays an astonishingly emotional and virtuosic repertoire of traditional Syrian music and new compositions for oud, tabla, and voice.
 

The Music Institute of Chicago Final Summer Jazz Jam Sessions!
Come jam with the best! Experience a live jazz jam session at Nichols Concert Hall in downtown Evanston. Open to all instrumentalists and vocalists, these sessions are free and open to the public and also provide a great opportunity for jazz enthusiasts to listen to a live jazz jam session.
 
Monday, August 31st, 2015 from 6:30-8:30 pm
THE ARTS OF LIFE HOSTS 2015 Chicago Studio Award Show

The Arts of Life, a Chicago non-profit committed to providing high-quality, innovative services for artists with developmental disabilities, is pleased to announce the 2015 Chicago Studio Award Show located at 2010 W. Carroll Ave. The opening event, taking place on Friday, October 9th, 2015 from 6 pm- 9 pm, is an annual opportunity to recognize every artist from the studio. Each artist will receive a unique award for their accomplishments in 2015 and showcase a piece of artwork in the event exhibition. Our lovely friends over at WHISK will be providing food for the evening.

Lambs Farm Participant Theatre Presents: Beauty & The Beast

Lambs Farm’s Participants will be performing Beauty and the Beast at the Gorton Community Center in Lake Forest, IL on Saturday, September 19th, 2015 at 7:00 pm and Sunday, September 20th, 2015 at 2:00 pm.
 

Lil BUB to host Chicago Internet Cat Video
DANCE Free-4-All Chicago Human Rhythm Project September 8-13, 2015
The American Rhythm Center (ARC), the innovative, collaborative dance/arts facility led by the
SOUL TRAIN THE HIPPEST TRIP IN AMERICA

SOUL TRAIN: THE HIPPEST TRIP IN AMERICA returns to the Gene Siskel Film Center on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 1:00 pm when the top-rated VH-1 documentary will be shown on the big screen as part of this year’s 21st Annual Black Harvest Film Festival. This screening celebrates the 45th anniversary of the legendary dance-party show that made TV history.

Chicago alley Steampunk, fire spinners and body painting August 27, 2015

Chicago Loop Alliance (CLA) will transform the Haddock Place alley (on North Wabash Avenue between Wacker Place and Lake Street) into an urban celebration with ACTIVATE on Thursday, August 27, 2015 from 5-10 p.m. The free pop-up event is part of an ongoing monthly series that immerses the public in a spectacle of sound, art and performance.

Legendary rock n roll photographers Henry Diltz and Pattie Boyd 2015

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph, is proud to host Behind the Lens with Henry Diltz and Pattie Boyd, a live presentation of still and moving images along with stories told by pair of legendary photographers. Morrison Hotel Gallery, a leader in fine art music photography, has also created a gallery exhibition and sale to travel with the show. Behind the Lens takes place Wednesday, Sept. 16, 8 p.m. at City Winery Chicago.

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