WINNETKA- Antiques & Modernism Show The Antiques + Modernism Winnetka Show (A+M Show) is the ultimate destination for interior designers, shoppers, and collectors alike. Ranging in styles from classic to modern, the Show is renowned for exquisite home furnishings and accessories, artwork, clothing, and jewelry, exclusively available for purchase from dealers who are nationally recognized specialists. The Show’s 60-year history and prevailing reputation speak to the caliber of this spectacular style and design event. The 2016 A+M Show is fortunate to bring three internationally recognized design mavens to its events’ line-up: iconic designer Alexa Hampton, entrepreneur and style maker India Hicks, and Chicago luminary Michael Del Piero. Proceeds from the Show benefit the Winnetka Community House. To buy tickets to this event, click here.
EVANSTON- Twisted Fate: Famed and Forgotten Female Composers The Music Institute of Chicago presents the Cleveland ensemble Burning River Baroque, performing a free concert that explores well-known and overlooked female composers, November 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston.
“Twisted Fate: Famed and Forgotten Female Composers” blends works from antiquity to the present and explores the ways in which historical circumstances twisted the lives of some women into the spotlight and others into the shadows. The history of Western art music predominantly focuses on the lives and works of male teachers, composers, and performers. In eras when women rarely had access to the same educational and professional opportunities as their male colleagues, it can be easy to presume that women were simply not as productive and successful in the field. A closer look at history, however, reveals that some women were able to rise above the gender restrictions placed on them and achieved great success as professional musicians. Others led more private professional lives cloistered in abbeys and composing for their fellow sisters.
Music Institute faculty member Phillip Serna, viola da gamba, joins Burning River Baroque’s core musicians, vocalist and baroque cellist Malina Rauschenfels and harpsichordist Paula Mast, and guest artist Josefien Stoppelenburg, soprano, for a program of works by Hildegard von Bingen (1098–1179), Chiara Margarita Cozzolani (1602–c.1678), Barbara Strozzi (1619–77), Isabella Leonarda (1620–1704), Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre (1665–1729), Julie Pinel (fl. 1710–37), and Martha Bishop (b. 1937).
Burning River Baroque seeks to throw open the doors of the concert hall to people who may never have considered classical music and create concerts that appeal to all types of audiences. Burning River Baroque has performed in New York City, Boston, Berkeley, Canada, and extensively in Ohio. The Boston Musical Intelligencer described them as a group that “…left an indelible imprint on my psyche.”
NORTHBROOK- Fancy Nancy The Musical Fancy Nancy is excited to be in her very first show. When another girl gets the role she wanted, Nancy learns that with a little imagination, anything can be fancy. There will be a show this Saturday, November 5th at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 pm. at the Northbrook Theatre for Young Audiences, located at 3323 Walters Ave., Northbrook. For more information, please visit Northbrook Theatre for Young Audiences.
HIGHLAND PARK- Owl ProwlsFamilies, with kids ages 6-adult are invited to Owl Prowls on Saturday, November 5th from 8:00-9:00 p.m. Highland Park is home to several owl species, including Great Horned and Screech owls, and the ravines make ideal habitats for them. Learn about owls’ fascinating adaptations indoors, then head outside for a night hike to listen for owls calling in the wild.
This wonderful family event will take place at the Rosewood Beach Interpretive Center located at 883 Sheridan Road in Highland Park. The fee is $8 per person.
LIBERTYVILLE- Holiday Boutique Please join the Deer Path Art League for our 2nd Annual Holiday Boutique held at the David Adler Music and Arts Center. The juried Holiday Boutique will feature a highly-curated group of 25 artists. We welcome fine artists, crafters, as well as artisan food vendors.
The event will take place on November 5th and 6th from 10:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. at the David Adler Music and Arts Center, located at 1700 Milwuakee Avenue, Libertyville.
WILMETTE- Fiddler on the Roof The Center for the Arts, a division of the Wilmette Park District, will launch its adult theater season with “Fiddler on the Roof” at the Community Recreation Center, 3000 Glenview Road, in Wilmette on Friday, November 4th, with performances running through Nov. 13. Approximately 20 adults are cast. For more information, and to reserve your seat, please click here.
GLENVIEW- Pints for Ponies Please join us to support the wonderful programs at Horsefeathers NFP. On Saturday, November 5th from 7:00 p.m. till 10:00 p.m. you can sample some hand-crafted brews from Ten Ninety Brewing and exquisite pizza from Grateful Bites! Ten Ninety Brewing Co is located at 1025 Waukegan Rd. in Glenview.
Horsefeathers serves all ages and all abilities, providing hippotherapy and therapeutic riding. We just returned from Special Olympics Illinois with 12 medals and five ribbons!
LAKE FOREST- Rock for Peace Our party includes a rock concert in the John and Nancy Hughes Theater featuring the BoDeans. This newly renovated 309-seat theater provides an intimate opportunity to enjoy live music. We are planning a very special evening to celebrate the many supporters we have in our community while raising funds for the House of Peace.
Your ticket includes delicious food provided by R&V Imports featuring a carving station, gourmet appetizers, and delectable desserts, plus and open bar serving local crafted beer, wine, and spirits. Seats will be reserved when tickets are purchased and free parking is included.
By joining us, you are also financially supporting the House of Peace, a 501c3 organization.
This not to miss event will take place at The Gorton Community Center, in Lake Forest on Saturday, November 5th. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. when the doors open, at 7:30 p.m. local favorites Louie Zagoras and Derrick “Suede” Stout perform, and then at 8:45pm headlining band BoDeans take the stage. Click here to purchase tickets.
CHICAGO- Symphonic Superheroes What does courage sound like? What acts of courage have helped everyday musicians become the superheroes of the CSO? Through the music of Beethoven, Copland, Mussorgsky and more, this program explores the courageous qualities seen and heard onstage by those spirited strings, the valiant woodwinds, the bravura brass and plucky percussion—the amazing musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Come one hour early for free preconcert activities in the Rotunda. The matinee times are 11:00 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Perfect for ages 5 and up, and please bring your own cape! Symphony Center is located at 220 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago.
GLENCOE- Fine Art of Fiber Stunning quilts, lovely knitted artwear, woven wonders, and breathtaking beadwork are among the abundant handcrafted items on view and for sale during the Fine Art of Fiber, held at the Garden’s Regenstein Center. The area’s oldest, largest, and most unique fiber art event, the Fine Art of Fiber is hosted by Illinois Quilters, Inc., North Suburban NeedleArts Guild, and the Weavers Guild of the North Shore. This event will be held on Nov. 4 – 6th from 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Opening Night is Thursday, Nov. 3, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Viewers will enjoy an exhibition of more than 150 pieces, including quilts, various types of needle art, knitting, weaving, wearable art, dolls, and jewelry. Sales boutiques offer a similarly wide variety of items for sale, including woven and knitted pieces, artwear, traditional and contemporary quilts, handmade holiday gifts, and much more. For more information, visit fineartoffiber.org.
LAKE FOREST- Chicago International Children’s Film Festival Families with kids ages 3-12 watch a curated selection of 2016 Festival work, with three separate, age-appropriate screenings scheduled in the John and Nancy Hughes Theater. The cost is $10 per screening. The time is 10:00 a.m.-2:45 p.m. at the Gorton Community Center, located at 400 East Illinois Road in Lake Forest.