Lighthouse Immersive, North America’s leading producer of ground-breaking experiential art exhibits, and Maestro Immersive Art announce their newest immersive art installation, Frida: Immersive Dream. On the heels of their critically acclaimed blockbuster Immersive Van Gogh, Lighthouse Immersive and Maestro Immersive Art have set their sights on the art and life of FRIDA KAHLO, the beloved 20th-century Mexican artist best known for compelling self-portraits and radiant pieces inspired by her life in Mexico. The exhibition features some of the artist’s best-known works “brought to life” by the world-renowned master of digital art, Italy’s Massimiliano Siccardi, again accompanied by composer Luca Longobardi’s resonant score. Vittorio Guidotti is the Art Director. A brilliant, bold, and uncompromising painter, Kahlo’s work is globally recognized for its raw emotional vitality, vibrant colorwork, and unflinching intimacy. Frida: Immersive Dream will be at Lighthouse ArtSpace at Germania Club, 108 West Germania Place in Chicago, from February 24 through May 28. Tickets are available at immersive-frida.com.
TEDxWilmette is a volunteer organization with members who believe in the power of individuals to create positive change with their ideas, passions, and skills and to garner the power of community to scale those individual ideas for maximum impact. The third annual TEDxWilmette speaker event is April 9 from 1– 3 p.m. at Regina Dominican High School and features six strong women leaders from the Chicagoland area. The speakers include Lindsay Avner, Founder of Bright Pink; Laura Coy, Head of Philanthropy Strategy and ESG Integration at William Blair; Jennifer Fondrevay, Founder of Day1 Ready; Natasha Miller Williams, Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Ferrara; Arielle Nobile, Founder and CEO of Legacy Connections Films and Founder of Belonging in the USA; and Foram Sheth, Founder and Chief Coaching Officer of Ama La Vida. Each speaker will share her vision for the community relating to this year’s theme of “All In.” After the presentations, participants and speakers will engage in breakout sessions. Tickets are available starting on February 28, tedxwilmette.com.
UP THE BAR
The Bar Method has been building stronger leaner bodies with challenging barre workouts that infuse power into every movement. Bar Method master trainer Catherine James brings her celebrated expertise and highly trained instructors to the newly opened BAR METHOD NORTHFIELD. James introduced barre fitness to Chicago in 2008 and has been transforming bodies and minds ever since. Within her role at Bar Method, she has trained hundreds of teachers across the United States and at her five Chicago studios. She is most connected with the method when teaching others, something she has been doing every day since 2002. Each exercise in the Bar Method is meticulously designed to transform the body through high-repetition, low-impact resistance training. With elements of Pilates, yoga, and other strength training workouts fused into a ballet-inspired barre workout, participants will experience unthinkable flexibility, total-body definition, and metabolism-boosting endurance that lasts long after class. Isn’t it time to up the barre? The Bar Method Northfield is located at 301 Happ Road in Northfield, barmethod.com/location/northfield.