|LE MERIDIEN CHICAGO - OAKBROOK CENTER PRESENTS PARIS + CHICAGO||
Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts present a special, one-night exhibit celebrating award-winning photographer and Midwest native, Angie McMonigal, whose striking images of Paris are now on permanent display throughout the brand's first-ever hotel, the newly redesigned flagship, Le Méridien Etoile.
|The Comedy Roast of Mr. Scrooge||
This holiday season, it will be Scrooge’s chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Chicago Theater Works announced this week that it will host a Comedy Roast of Mr. Scrooge with seven performances December 8– 23, 2016 at the Chicago Theater Works, 1113 W. Belmont Avenue in Chicago.
|OCTOBER 29, 2016 Ruth Page Open House||
The Ruth Page Center for the Arts announces its second annual artists in-residence showcase performance Center Stage at Ruth Page at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016 at 7 p.m. The evening begins with performances by resident companies: CDI/Concert Dance Inc., DanceWorks Chicago, Hedwig Dances, Ruth Page Civic Ballet and ShawChicago Theater Company, followed by a Q&A session with artistic directors from each company and concludes with an informal reception with the artists.
|Orion's Three Perform Khatchaturian, Liszt, Yadzinski, John Williams||
Showcasing its three original ensemble members--clarinetist Kathryne Pirtle, violinist Florentina Ramniceanu and pianist Diana Schmück--The Orion Ensemble, winner of the prestigious Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, presents "Serenade by Three: Orion Beginnings." Performances take place at First Baptist Church of Geneva November 6, 2016; the Music Institute of Chicago's Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston November 13, 2016; and the PianoForte Studios in downtown Chicago November 16, 2016.
|Old Town School of Folk Music concludes city-wide concert series||
Old Town School of Folk Music, with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), concludes its city-wide concert series 77 Beats with a capstone event on Friday, November 11, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Chicago’s Logan Center for the Arts (915 E. 60th Street, Chicago).
|R.E.M.'s Mike Mills + violinist Robert McDuffie||
The Harris Theater for Music and Dance is pleased to present the Chicago premiere of Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and String Orchestra, the first-ever classical work composed and performed by R.E.M. bassist and songwriter Mike Mills.
|Halloween 2016 at Navy Pier||
Join in on the fun and fright at Navy Pier as we celebrate Halloween with a wicked week of special events, including two feature films, Pier-wide trick-or-treating, a costume contest, Haunted Maze, Halloween-themed boat cruises and parties, a spooktacular fireworks show and more!
|Nashville Film Festival Announces Song Competition||
Nashville Film Festival announces the first ever Song Competition. The competition is searching for songs ready to be synced in film/tv and is open for submissions until Janua
|Lutheran World Relief has launched an emergency relief response in Haiti||
Lutheran World Relief has launched an emergency relief response in Haiti that will reach thousands of people who need basic assistance in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. The Baltimore-based relief and development agency is also finalizing plans to respond to the longer-term needs of people affected by the hurricane.
The Burlesque Beast is Back! Devoted Vaudezilla fans will remember the early days, when "Broadzilla!" was the name of our long-running monthly bar show at Exit. Well, we're bringing back a little of Vaudezilla's history to re-christen our Anything Goes show with the name of the show that started it all.