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Old July 23rd, 2008, 06:06 PM   #161
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Forty-Two Chicago Area Museums Unite for 7th Annual Museum Madness

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Forty-one Chicago-area museums have come together for the seventh annual "Museum Madness" summer program.

Families are encouraged to visit participating museums during the summer months for a chance to win prizes, including a weekend at the Ritz-Carlton, passes to Six Flags Great America, museum passes and more.

This year, the program takes on a "green" twist, with participating museums requiring parents and children to answer an environmental or nature-related question about their area. This environmental focus complements the "Green Chicago Kids" pages on www.chicagokids.com, which launched on Earth Day.

Participating museums include: Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, American Indian Center of Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, Beverly Art Center, Bronzeville Children's Museum, Cantigny First Division Museum, Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago History Museum, Children's Museum in Oak Lawn, Clarke House Museum, Des Plaines History Center, Downers Grove Park District Museum, DuPage Children's Museum, DuSable Museum of African American History, Elgin Public Museum, Elmhurst Art Museum, Field Museum of Natural History, Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, Frank Lloyd Wright Fredric C. Robie House, Glessner House Museum, Hellenic Museum and Cultural Center, John G. Shedd Aquarium, Kohl Children's Museum, Lake County Discovery Museum, McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum, Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Science & Industry, Naper Settlement, National Museum of Mexican Art, Notebaert Nature Museum, Oriental Institute Museum, Skokie Heritage Museum, Smart Museum of Art, Spertus Museum at Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, Swedish American Museum, Wheaton History Center and Wonder Works Museum...

http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/c...UMS_S1.article
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The exhibition "Drawing on Experience" includes work by 36 artists in a variety of media, drawing methods and tools on different substrates, including three-dimensional materials, that directly evidence the hand and thought of the artist. The Artist Reception is on June 27 from 6 to 9 p.m.

http://womanmade.org/index.html


Marjorie Albano
Family Portrait
pen and ink
19 x 30 inches
U.S. $ 675
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http://bookcellarinc.com/index.php?P...95218724d50d0a

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Learn To Write Crime Stories

Michael Harvey, author of The Chicago Way, will conduct a Crime Writing class at The Book Cellar. Anyone interested in learning how to write great crime fiction from a pro is invited to the class.



Pick up your copy today at The Book Cellar!

This free event corresponds with Time Out Chicago's short crime fiction writing contest, which runs from July 10 until September 8. See their website for details on the contest.

Start time: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 At 07:00 PM
Email : [email protected]
Url: http://www.timeout.com/chicago/artic.../11954/contest


Thursday, July 24, 2008

Poetry Night!

Join Book Cellar poets for an evening of readings by

Kathleen Rooney,
Cheri Taylor,
Gregg Shapiro,
and Kate Dougherty



Start time: Thursday, July 24, 2008 At 07:00 PM
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A Rabbit's Tale

Millennium Park, Pritzker Pavilion
205 E Randolph St (between Michigan Ave and Columbus Dr)
Gold Coast/Mag Mile/Streeterville, Chicago
312-742-7638

http://www.grantparkmusicfestival.com

Today 3pm , Sun 11am , Jul 30 3pm , Aug 3 11am , Aug 6 3pm . Ongoing through Aug 24.

Tickets: Free

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Chicago puppet master Blair Thomas situates his gigantic Japanese style puppets in a magical forest while live piano music of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition accompanies them. There will be several opportunities throughout the summer to see this kid-friendly show in Millennium Park.

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http://www.blairthomas.org/

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Perlman Withdraws From Concerts
By DANIEL J. WAKIN; Compiled by Julie Bloom
Published: July 23, 2008

Itzhak Perlman, below, said on Tuesday that he had withdrawn from concerts on Aug. 5 and 6 at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Ill., both as conductor and violinist because he was still recovering from rotator cuff surgery on his left shoulder. The appearance, he said, was to have celebrated the 50th anniversary of his American debut. He had the surgery in May, he said, and has had to cancel four or five concerts to undergo physical therapy. “I didn’t cancel before because I wanted to wait” to see if he would be ready, he added. He said he expected to be ready to perform by September. The Ravinia Festival said Mr. Perlman’s substitutes would be Miriam Fried, playing the Beethoven Violin Concerto on Aug. 5, and James Conlon, the festival music director, leading the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on Aug. 6.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/23/ar...chicago&st=nyt
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Arresting art
Unless you get mugged or need a green card, you may never get to see some of Chicago’s most intriguing public artwork.

By Lauren Weinberg


LOOKING AT YOU, KID Mike Mandel's murals at the 8th District police station keep a watchful eye on officers.
Photo: Ben Reed


http://www.timeout.com/chicago/artic.../arresting-art

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The public artwork in the renovated areas of Midway Airport might help ease the frustration of flying, but few people know that Todd Slaughter’s hanging sculpture The Body of Lake Michigan (1999–2002) is more than just decoration—it’s required by law to be there. The 1978 Percent-for-Art ordinance, implemented by the Department of Cultural Affairs’ Public Art Program (PAP), dictates that 1.33 percent of the construction or renovation budget for all public buildings be used to commission works of art. Many of these “public buildings” include libraries and city facilities, but they also include places where you wouldn’t expect to see art installations: police stations, fire stations and other buildings that promote safety and enforce the law. Since 1978, more than 30 works of art have been installed in such locations...
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Taste of Lincoln this weekend!!!!!!! see you there
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Raga riches
Two rare South Asian performances come to Chicago.

By Bryant Manning


SITAR HERO The Sitar has movable frets and 21–23 strings, six or seven of which are playable.

http://www.timeout.com/chicago/artic...41/raga-riches

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In This Is Spinal Tap, the band stands over Elvis’s grave, wildly harmonizing “Heartbreak Hotel.” Michael McKean’s character turns to Christopher Guest’s and says, “You don’t wanna go raga on this stuff.” For many Westerners, the joke encapsulates a general aversion and ignorance toward Indian classical music—most familiar through George Harrison tracks, Bollywood nods in comedies and the token Ravi Shankar LP in your parents’ collection.

This week, audiences can expand their expertise with two rare performances. First, Maahaul, a local collective of Indian classical students, brings sitarist Anupama Bhagwat and tabla master Pandit Samar Saha to the University of Chicago on Saturday 26. Then on Wednesday 30, British DJ-producer-composer Nitin Sawhney delivers the American premiere of his symphonic accompaniment to the 1929 silent Indian film A Throw of Dice with the Grant Park Orchestra...

Bhagwat and Saha play the University of Chicago’s International House on Saturday 26. The Grant Park Music Festival presents A Throw of Dice at Pritzker Pavilion on Wednesday 30.

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Tonight at Ravinia:

Cellist Ralph Kirshbaum and
Pianist Peter Jablonski




Thursday
July 24, 2008
8:00 PM

Martin Theatre


Reserved seats: $40-$25
Lawn: $10

Ralph Kirshbaum, Cello
Peter Jablonski, Piano

Debussy Sonata for Cello and Piano, L. 135
Chopin Sonata in G minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 65


Intermission

Lutoslawski Grave for Cello and Piano
Shostakovich Sonata For Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 40



Peter Jablonski, winner of the Edison Award, and Ralph Kirshbaum, lauded as being in "the highest echelon of today's cellists" by the Los Angeles Times, join together to perform sonatas for cello and piano by Debussy, Shostakovich and more.


Park opens at 5:00 PM

Park 'N Ride is not available during Martin Theatre events

http://www.ravinia.org/
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Ongoing:



Beyond the Backyard
June 16 - August 23, 2008

Beyond the Backyard is a group exhibition that examines the outdoor places in which we spend our leisure time, focusing on the backyard but looking beyond it in both a literal and metaphorical sense.

Featuring work by:

Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Harry Callahan, William Christenberry, Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman, Paul Clark, Jno Cook, Gregory Crewdson, Mel Curtis, Bruce Davidson, Deanna Dikeman, Todd Deutsch, Larry Fink, Sarah Faust, Meg Gerken, Emmet Gowin, Todd Hido, Dave Jordano, Ken Josephson, Lewis Kostiner, Dorothea Lange, Danny Lyon, Alex S. MacLean, Sally Mann, Stephen Marc, Mary Ellen Mark, Rhondal McKinney, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Nic Nicosia, Bill Owens, Melissa Ann Pinney, Colleen Plumb, Marc PoKempner, Martha Rosler, Shawn Records, James Rotz, Mike Sinclair, Mike Smith, Alec Soth, Amy Stein, Greg Stimac, Larry Sultan, Tricia Moreau Sweeney, Jack D. Teemer, Brad Temkin, Jerry N. Uelsmann, Harry Wessel, Jr., Troy Williams, Garry Winogrand, Jeffrey Wolin, Shizuka Yokomizo, Kohei Yoshiyuki

http://www.mocp.org/exhibitions/2008...d_the_back.php

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Aristocratic estates in England and France featured the forerunner of the residential yard—manicured lawns as conspicuous luxury—yet the backyard as it is known today is in many ways an American creation. Shaped by the distinctive forms of suburban development in the United States, the residential backyard has become a familiar landscape and a cultural phenomenon with widely recognized contours, from ideas about what backyards typically look like to the activities and cultural meanings we commonly associate with them. Between 1920 and 1930, the United States experienced the first intense episode of suburban development, which established a new kind of residential living, centered on the single-family home on a spacious lot. From the start these houses ideally featured a yard in both the front and back, enforcing a hierarchy of public and private spaces as well as an appeal to a detached, selective relationship with the world outside. Starting shortly after World War II, however, the nation experienced a second, more dramatic suburban expansion, fueled by government policy, rising per capita wealth, and an influx of soldiers returning from the war...



Amy Stein, Watering Hole, 2005, Chromogenic development print,
24” × 30”



Museum of Contemporary Photography
Columbia College, 600 S Michigan Ave (at Harrison St)
Printers Row/South Loop, Chicago
312-344-7779
http://www.mocp.org

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Ends on August 1:




Caro d'Offay Gallery
2204 W North Ave (at Leavitt St)
West Side, Chicago
773-235-7400
http://www.carodoffaygallery.com/

Fred Camper
June 14th - August 1st, 2008

Gerhard Richter and medieval music influenced Camper's photographs, which present the same scenes from multiple perspectives. Through Aug 1.

Details 1: Largo Argentina, Rome,
10 X 13 inches, printed without a border
Archival inkjet print on archival paper


sheet 1:


sheet 3:


sheet 6:


sheet 9:


sheet 13:
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Through July 31:



Gosia Koscielak Studio & Gallery
1646 N Bosworth Ave (between North and Wabansia)
Bucktown/Wicker Park, Chicago
847-858-1540
http://www.gosiakoscielak.com


LADYLIKE: A proper take on feminist art

Krista Babbitt (Chicago), Andrea Dezso (New York), Jessica Hannah (Chicago), Sally Ko (Chicago), Ke-Sook Lee (Kansas City),Emma McCagg (New York), Lorraine Peltz (Chicago), Abigail Pope (New York), Susan Sensemann (Chicago),Stacia Yeapanis (Chicago).
The exhibition LADYLIKE is curated by Joanne Hinkel.

Today–Tomorrow 1pm–6pm
Sat noon–4pm
Tue, Wed 1pm–6pm
Ongoing through Jul 31.

LADYLIKE features the work of ten artists who represent the dynamic spectrum of contemporary feminist art.2007 was quite a year for commemorating feminist art history, from the unveiling of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum of Art to the traveling retrospective "WACK!" Art and The Feminist Revolution! Out of these events dedicated to ’70s feminist art, the same forward-thinking questions kept surfacing: What does feminist art look like today? Where should feminist art go now? These questions have no single answer. Feminist artists continue to push boundaries, working with an array of attitudes, approaches, and sensibilities that cannot be locked up in one collective hope chest. Though, the hallmark aspect of feminist art’s legacy, to use personal history as a point of inspiration, endures. LADYLIKE artists use a variety of methods -- fiber arts, video, installation, paintings, print works, sculpture, mixed-media installation, and photography -- to sift through personal memories, experiences, and fantasies. To tell us a story about what being ladylike means...

http://www.gosiakoscielak.com/currentExhibition.php



Jessica Hannah, Red Phone Showroom No.6, 2007, A photo still of a performance within a mixed-media installation from the Columbia College Chicago MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts Show.
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Closing reception is this Friday, July 25:






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Taste of Lincoln this weekend!!!!!!! see you there
Good luck, Chicagophotoshop. I may see you there... I'll be at Ravinia on Sunday, so Saturday is my best bet.
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Taste of Lincoln Avenue
on Lincoln Avenue between Fullerton and Wrightwood
July 26th & 27th, 2008

One of the city's largest and most popular summer celebrations, the Taste of Lincoln Avenue will be celebrating its 25th year in 2008.

The iconic event takes place over six city blocks on a major artery in the heart of Lincoln Park where high home values meet the DePaul University population. The area is the home of Chicago's original club scene and many of Chicago's oldest and favorite restaurants.

Taste of Lincoln Avenue began as a small neighborhood fundraiser and has grown to become the second largest street festival in the region. The event features 350 vendors and more than 40 music acts on five stages. Every music genre is represented: from blues and country to rock and folk. The event draws an upscale, educated audience of white collar professionals, singles and families.

There's also a one-block kids' area with entertainment, pony rides, a petting zoo and much more. And, in 2007, a new Wine Garden debuted featuring wine tastings and sales.



Beneficiary - Wrightwood Neighbors Association

The Wrightwood Neighbors Association (WNA) is constantly involved in many issues that directly impact life in the community. WNA works with aldermen and City agencies to help provide residents with the services possible, and to make sure that Wrightwood remains a nice place to work, live and play.

The WNA is a part of the Lincoln Park Conservation Association (LPCA), the umbrella group for other neighborhood associations in this area. The collective goal of this group is to preserve the unique character of the mid-north community.


Fullerton Stage Entertainment

Saturday
2:00 pm - M & R Rush
4:00 pm - Trippin' Billies
6:00 pm - The Why Store
8:00 pm - JJ Grey & Mofro

Sunday
Noon - Caliente
2:00 pm - Big Sky String
4:00 pm - Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra
6:00 pm - Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
8:00 pm - Radiators

B.L.U.E.S. Stage @ Altgeld

Saturday
Noon - Big Rob Blaine and the Bruisers
1:30pm - Toronzo Cannon and the Cannonball Express
3:00pm - Big Ray and Chicago's Most Wanted
4:45pm - Mike Wheeler
6:30pm - Chico Banks
8:30pm - The Lee Boys

Sunday
Noon - Luke Pytel
1:30pm - Willie Davis and the Allstars
3:00pm - Linsey Alexander
4:45pm - Rodney Brown and Hot Rod
6:30pm - Vance "Guitar" Kelly and the Backstreet Blues Band
8:30pm - Vanessa Davis Band


Montana Stage Entertainment

Saturday
Noon - Seth Bradley
1:30 pm - Kongfuzi
3:00 pm - Emily Riesen
5:00 pm - Javelinas
6:30 pm - Matthew Santos
8:30 pm - Dot Dot Dot

Sunday
Noon - Matt Pinizzotto Guitar Trio
1:30 pm - The Dovedales w/ Phil Angotti & Eric Howell
3:00 pm - The Hue
4:00 pm - Harper
6:00 pm - Pete & J
8:00 pm - Anna Ferrmin's Trigger Gospel

Wrightwood Stage Entertainment

Saturday
Noon - The Ginge
2:00 pm - Local Favorites
4:00 pm - Dan Hubbard Band
6:00 pm - Underwater People
8:00 pm - Hello Dave

Sunday
Noon - BohoPaisley
2:00 pm - Stache
4:00 pm - 7th Heaven
5:30 pm - Mike & Joe
8:00 pm - Hairbangers Ball


Irish Eyes Stage
Irish Eyes presents:
Direct from Ireland, internationally renowned recording star Gerry O'Connell, Master of Ceremonies

Noon to 3:30pm - Artie Fitzgerald & DJ Tony
4pm to 10pm - Sat: Dan McGuinness & Blue Diamond Revival | Sun: Mad Hornet

Intermission performances by Gerry O'Connell and Dan MacLauchlan with Chris Jensen on fiddle


Kids Carnival

Join us for the FREE kids carnival at Taste of Lincoln Avenue! The activities take place on Altgeld Street, between Lincoln and Halsted (enter on Halsted Street). Join all the fun, including giant slide, petting zoo, arts & crafts, balloons, pony rides, face painting, game, puppets and a great entertainment stage for kids of all ages!

Saturday
12:30pm - Dennis DeBondt
2:30pm - Radio Disney
5:00pm - Mark Nichols
1:00-4:00pm - Thom Engel (Facepainting)

Sunday
12:45pm - Those Funny Little People
2:30pm - Trinity Dancers
4:00pm - Hailee Hansen
5:00pm - Chris Fascione
1:00-4:00pm - Thom Engel (Facepainting)

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http://www.wrightwoodneighbors.org/Taste.htm
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Ravinia on Saturday:

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Mahler's Symphony of a Thousand




Saturday
July 26, 2008
7:30 PM


Pavilion
Reserved seats: $75-$50-$30
Lawn: $10

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
James Conlon, Conductor
Heidi Grant Murphy, Soprano
Bridget Hooks, Soprano
Christine Brewer, Soprano
Jill Grove, Mezzo-soprano
James Johnson, Baritone
John Relyea, Bass
Vinson Cole, Tenor
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Chicago Children’s Choir
Milwaukee Symphony Chorus
One Score, One Chicago

Mahler: Symphony No. 8 in E-flat Major
(“Symphony of a Thousand”)
(with supertitles)

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I'll be attending this one on Sunday:

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA



Conlon conducts
Pianist Jorge Federico Osorio Sunday


July 27, 2008
5:00 PM


Pavilion
Reserved seats: $25
Lawn: $10

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
James Conlon, Conductor
Jorge Federico Osorio, Piano

Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15
Dvořák: Symphony No. 7 in D Minor, Op. 70


"A Full House of Romance"

Join the CSO for this specially priced Full House concert - pavilion seats only $25!

http://www.ravinia.org/
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Tonight at Ravinia:

Hootie & The Blowfish Friday



July 25, 2008
8:00 PM


Pavilion
Reserved seats: Premium $125 $50
Lawn: $20

Day of performance:
Reserved seats: Premium $125 $55

Hootie & The Blowfish
with Drew Davis Band

Enter to win a free guitar signed by Hootie & The Blowfish when you donate new school supplies at the West Gate. The winner will be notified by phone.

Lawn tickets are sold out.
Pavilion tickets are still available.



Also:


Steans Chamber Music Concert
2:00 PM
Bennett • Gordon Hall
Artists from Ravinia’s Steans Institute


http://www.ravinia.org/
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/27/tr...chicago&st=nyt

CHICAGO

The United States big-screen debut of “A Throw of Dice,” a 1929 silent Indian movie, is scheduled for Wednesday at 8 p.m. The free outdoor screening, at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, will be accompanied by a live performance of an original score by the composer, musician and D.J., Nitin Sawhney, who will also play the piano and the celesta, alongside four Indian musicians and the entire Grant Park Orchestra. Based on a scene from the Indian epic Mahabharata, the film tells the story of a love triangle between two kings and the woman they both desire (www.grantparkmusicfestival.com).



This exciting project brings together Franz Osten's finest, most acomplished and stunningly beautiful Indian silent film from 1929, 'A Throw of Dice' with British Asian Nitin Sawhney one of the most influential and versatile creative mucic talents.

Based on the pivotal gambling episode from the Mahabharata 'A Throw of Dice' is alovely story that tells the story of Ranjit and nefarious Sohan, two kings with a passion for gambling and the same woman, Sunita.

The music has been composed by Nitin Sawhney...
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Public displays of art-fection
Chaos can ensue when the city’s art meets the citizens.
By Christina Couch

http://www.timeout.com/chicago/artic...of-art-fection

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Pro ballers vs. blue balls

According to Stuart Shea’s Wrigley Field: The Unauthorized Biography, the statue of Civil War Gen. Philip Sheridan (located, appropriately enough, at the corner of Sheridan and Belmont Avenues) is way more famous in the baseball community than the general himself. Sculpted by Gutzon Borglum—the guy who finished carving the stoic faces of Mount Rushmore in 1927—the statue has a long history of receiving scrotal makeovers from rookie players. Though it’s unclear when exactly the ritual began, Shea reports major-league rookies passing through Chicago are frequently required to paint the testicles of General Sheridan’s horse bright blue as an initiation rite. Finally, someone outside the porn industry will be able to tell us what it feels like to give a horse blue balls...


Photo: Juyhun Baik
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