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Eths interact youth service day
7649 N Paulina
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 , 6:00pm
we (interact club at Evanston township high school )
will be making sacked lunch and providing hygiene
kits for needy people in @harvest which is located in
the north side of Howard.

McDonald's All American Games
United Center
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 , 6:00pm
The 2014 McDonald's All American Games returns
to Chicago on April 2, featuring the top 48 prep
basketball players in the country. These future stars
will take the floor for the 37th Annual Boys Game
and 13th Annual Girls Game.
For tickets and information visit

Forging the Two-State Solution - Town Hall Mtg
Temple Sholom - 3480 N. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago
Thursday, April 3, 2014 , 7:30pm
Chicagoans can get a first-hand report on Israeli/Palestinian negotiations and prospects for peace from Jeremy Ben-Ami, President of J Street, and Dr. Yossi Beilin, former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.


Recycle Electronics/Textiles & Paper Shred
Devon Bank, 6445 N Western Ave., 60645
Sunday, April 6, 2014 , 9:00am to 12:00pm
Shredding of all documents while you watch
(please remove paperclips and metal bindings)
TEXTILE Recycling: old clothing and linens, etc.
ELECTRONICS Recycling: computers, monitors,
laptops, printers, fax machines, cell phones and

Wedding Walk Downtown Downers Grove
Downtown Downers Grove
Sunday, April 6, 2014 , 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Plan your wedding one step at a time at the 4th annual Wedding Walk.You will personally meet with wedding professionals, unique venues & discover boutique shops. Over $5,000 of prizes & giveaways will be awarded, including a honeymoon worth $2,500.
Cost: $25.00
$25.00 includes a bride plus 2 guests

CORT Unveils New Boutique Style Showroom
540 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago IL, 60611
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 , 10:00am to 5:00am
CORT invites the Chicago community to celebrate
the unveiling of its new showroom and clearance
center. The new location is at the corner of Ohio
Street and N. Lake Shore Dr.
Kelly Maicon

MINDFUL ANGER, a book reading event
DIESEL, A Bookstore
Thursday, April 10, 2014 , 7:00pm to 9:00pm
At DIESEL, 225 26th street Santa Monica -
Join Dr. Andrea Brandt, PhD, MFT, to commemorate the launch of her newest book, MINDFUL ANGER: A PATHWAY TO EMOTIONAL FREEDOM. Following a special reading by Dr. Brandt will be the opportunity for book sign
DIESEL, A Bookstore

Twilight Trailblazers
Emily Oaks Nature Center
Friday, April 11, 2014 , 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Explore Emily Oaks at night! Travel the trails with a naturalist to discover sights and sounds of the evening, and end by a campfire to celebrate your endeavors as an official Twilight Trailblazer. Light snacks will be provided. Ages 7-11.

Autohaus on Edens Presents LAUNCH 2014
1600 W Frontage Rd. Northbrook, IL 60062
Sunday, April 13, 2014 , 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Save 20% by purchasing tickets before March 1
A spring fashion preview to benefit the Kellogg
Cancer Center
Cost: $75.00

1600 W Frontage Rd. Northbrook, IL 60062
Sunday, April 13, 2014 , 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Launch 2014: Driving Fashion Forward
Sunday, April 13
5-7:30 p.m.
Autohaus on Edens: 1600 W Frontage Rd.
Northbrook, IL 60062 (847) 272-7900
General Admission $75.00 and V.I.P $100.00.
Cost: $75.00
For more information or to purchase tickets please

Compass for Kids
Emily Oaks Nature Center
Monday, April 14, 2014 , 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Navigate like historic explorers! Learn how to read a compass to find your direction, and then follow an orienteering trail while exploring the outdoors. All equipment will be provided. Ages 8-11. 4650 Brummel St., Skokie, IL 60076.

April Food Day
1200 W. Harrison Street , Suite 2190
Thursday, April 17, 2014 
Bring your collected food to the drop-off site nearest
you on April Food Day, Thursday, April 17, 2014. As
part of United Way of Metropolitan Chicago's
community-impact plan, LIVE UNITED 2020, UIC is
committed to helping!!

Bunny Rock 5k and Half Marathon
Arvey Field, Grant Park
Saturday, April 19, 2014 , 9:00am to 12:00pm
80's Rock Music at the finish line, the amazing
amenities, and an overall fun, spring-filled half
marathon and 5k!

CARA's Lakefront 10 Miler
N Simonds Dr & Montrose Dr, Chicago, IL 60640
Saturday, April 19, 2014 , 8:00am
On April 19, 2014 at 8:00 a.m., runners will fill the
lakefront of Chicago for CARA's Lakefront 10 Miler.
The first 2,500 registrants will receive a one-of-a-kind
Greenlayer Quarter-Zip.
Kenya Harris

CARA's Lakefront 10 Miler
Montrose Harbor Park
Saturday, April 19, 2014 , 8:00am
On April 19, 2014 at 8:00 a.m., runners will fill the
lakefront of Chicago for CARA's Lakefront 10 Miler.
The first 2,500 registrants will receive a one-of-a-kind
Greenlayer Quarter-Zip.
Kenya Harris

Chicago Red Stars Doubleheader Season Opener
7000 Harlem Ave, Bridgeview, IL 60455
Saturday, April 19, 2014 , 3:00pm to 8:00pm
Kick off for the Chicago Red Stars match against
the Western New York Flash will begin at
approximately 5:45 p.m. CT, immediately following
the Chicago Fire's match against the New England
Revolution at 3:00 p.m. CT (NBC Sports).
Contact Name: Laura Flynn
Contact Phone: 267.872.3973
E-mail Address:

Easter "Hoppenings" at Jelly Belly Visitor Cente
Jelly Belly Visitor Center, Pleasant Prairie WI
Saturday, April 19, 2014 , 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Have a "hoppy" time at Jelly Belly in Pleasant Prairie,
Wis. with the Easter Bunny and Mr. Jelly Belly, face
painting, photos, raffles and prizes. Free tours, 10100
Jelly Belly Lane, Pleasant Prairie, WI near Kenosha.
For more information call: 866-868-7522

Easter "Hoppenings" at Jelly Belly Visitor Cente
Jelly Belly Visitor Center, Pleasant Prairie WI
Saturday, April 19, 2014 , 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Have a "hoppy" time at Jelly Belly in Pleasant
Prairie, Wis. with the Easter Bunny and Mr. Jelly
Belly, face painting, photos, raffles and prizes. Free
tours daily, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 10100 Jelly Belly
Lane, Pleasant Prairie, Wis, near Kenosha
For more information call: 866-868-7522

Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path
THE WHITE EAGLE 6939 N Milwaukee Ave. Nile, Il
Friday, April 25, 2014 , 7:30pm to 10:30pm
A higher power exists, that is the essence of life, and it can help and heal. Bruno Groening, had a very precise, intuitive knowledge of this energy, and through his teaching, made it freely available to everyone.
Lecture includes: Explanation of medically documented healings; People healed will share their experiences; An opportunity to experience the healing power for yourself. Local Contact:773-775-8855

Spring Weekend Intensive Violence Prevention Cou
1220 W Belmont; Chicago IL 60657
Friday, April 25, 2014 , 6:00pm to 5:30pm
Participants learn the Five Fingers of Self-Defense -
Think, Yell, Run, Fight, and Tell - and practice
applying these strategies to a variety of situations.
Cost: $135.00
Thousand Waves Martial Arts and Self Defense
1220 W Belmont
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 472-7663
Ryan Libel

The Joffrey Ballet's 12th Annual Spring Gala
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
Friday, April 25, 2014 , 6:30pm
50 East Congress Parkway, Chicago IL.
The Joffrey Ballet Women's Board invites you to the
12th Annual Spring Gala, this year with the theme
"We All Speak Dance."
Cost: $750.00
For more information on tables, tickets or donation
inquiries, please call 312.368.8911 or visit

NAWBO Celebration of Achievement Luncheon Gala
Fairmont Chicago, Millennium (200 N. Columbus)
Monday, April 28, 2014 , 10:00am to 3:00pm
Annual executive networking and exhibit luncheon
open to the public. $125 NAWBO members, $150 non-
members thru 3/31, then prices increase by $25.
200 N. Columbus Dr.
Cost: $1250.00
Tickets at or 312.224.2605.

Panel Discussion - America's Religious Diversity
Wheaton College, Barrows Auditorium
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 , 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Wheaton College will host a panel discussion, "Principled Pluralism: The Challenges and Opportunities of America's Religious Diversity," in Barrows Auditorium, in the east wing of the Billy Graham Center at 500 College Ave., Wheaton, IL 60187.
This moderated panel discussion will showcase evangelical and Roman Catholic perspectives on interfaith engagement, with a focus on higher education. For more information, call 630.752.5015. To register, visit

5.2 Trap V Juke - gLAdiator - Mayhem at the Mid
The Mid
Friday, May 2, 2014 , 10:00pm
call 312.265.3990
For Tables and Birthday Packages

The Mid
306 N Halsted
Chicago, IL. 60661
10pm-4am | 21+
312.265.3990 (info/table reservations)
Cost: $10.00

100th Anniversary of the College of Nursing
Hilton Rosemont, 5550 N. River Road, Rosemont
Saturday, May 3, 2014 , 6:00pm to 11:00pm
Resurrection University's College of Nursing's Centennial Weekend events include Hall of Famer Mike Singletary, and Ace of Cake's Duff Goldman from the Food Network.
Cost: $90.00
Visit for more information and to buy tickets. Email or call 773.252.5131.

27th Annual Spring Brunch & Fashion Show benefit
400 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605
Sunday, May 4, 2014 , 12:00pm to 3:30pm
Chicago House is excited to celebrate its 27th
Annual Spring Brunch and Fashion Show at the
Harold Washington Library! On Sunday, May 4th,
from 12 - 3:30 p.m., join Chicago House for
"VIVID," featuring a brunch, silent auction and
fashion show.
Cost: $200.00
Tickets are $200 for Garden Seating (table of
10/$2000) and $300 at the Runway (table of
10/$3000). For tickets or more information, contact
Lori Byars at 773.248.5200 (ext. 209) or visit

metcafe park in downtown fountain colorado
Sunday, May 4, 2014 , 3:00pm to 3:00pm
ohio and vern streets
George lewis

Music & Language Free Open House
1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston IL 60201
Sunday, May 11, 2014 , 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Learn how music and foreign language play a key role
in your child's life at one of three interactive family
open houses. Early childhood and elementary
programs are the foundation for successful long term
study in foreign and musical languages.

Midwest Dachshund Rescue Cross Town Bark Around
DuPage County Fairgrounds
Saturday, May 17, 2014 , 10:00am to 3:00pm
Midwest Dachshund Rescue Fundraiser and Social at DuPage Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Rd, Wheaton features Doxie Dash Wiener Dog Races, Doxie Costume Contest, Doxie General Store, photos in the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile Pedalcar.
Cost: $5.00
Go to for more information or to register for the Doxie Dash. Doxie Dash starts at 12:30 p.m. Friendly, leashed dachshund are welcome.

The Self Employment Expo
Kroc Center 1250 W. 119th Street, Chicago
Saturday, May 24, 2014 , 10:00am to 3:00pm
Awaken the Entrepreneur in you and attend The Self
Employment Expo to start your own business. Free
Seminars on Self Publishing, Business Ownership,
Marketing and more!
Darlene Tate 708-261-8987
Since 2007 we've helped hundreds become
successfully self employed.

Skrillex - Dillon Francis
Masonic Temple - Detroit
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 , 7:00pm to 12:00am
May 28th, 2014




Cost: $41.00

Chicago Veggie Pride Parade
Grant Park Gove 5
Saturday, May 31, 2014 , 11:00am
Featuring guest speakers, a costume contest, and
tons of fun, the Parade is a wonderful all-
encompassing event to raise awareness in the
general public about the benefits of a plant-based
diet as well as support local vegan/vegetarians
LeoLin Lopez

Wayne Township Recycle, Document Shredding Event
27W031 North Avenue, West Chicago 60185
Saturday, May 31, 2014 , 9:00am to 1:00pm
Visit our website for a list of collectable items or call 630-231-7140.
This event will be held rain or shine.
Note: Document Shredding starts at 10am.

Wayne Township is located 1/4 east of County Farm Road.
Call Cindy at 630-231-7140 with questions.

Trainfest 2014
Wisconsin State Fair Park, Expo Center
Saturday, November 8, 2014 , 9:00am to 5:30pm
Join the Fun at Trainfest, America's LARGEST
operating model railroad show. For more show
details visit Admission: Adults:
$12.50 ($11.50 Advanced) Kids 4-12: $5 ($3
Advanced) 3 & Under:Always FREE
Cost: $12.50

A Tale of Two Cities
Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave.
Friday, February 14, 2014 through Sunday, April 6, 2014, 7:30pm to 4:00pm
Lifeline Theatre presents a world premiere adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities. Reign of Terror sweeps through Paris, destroying both the high and low, and two Londoners are confronted with impossible choices.
Cost: $40.00
Regular performance times (February 27-April 6) are Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 4 p.m.

Survivor of Suicide Loss Facilitator Training
Hilton Rosemont
Friday, April 4, 2014 through Saturday, April 5, 2014, 9:00pm to 3:30pm
The Illinois Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is organizing a Survivor of Suicide Loss Support Group Facilitator Training. Information and registration at
Cost: $175.00
Information & Registration at

Chicago Latino Book & Family Festival
Unity Junior High School
Saturday, April 5, 2014 through Sunday, April 6, 2014, 12:00pm to 6:00pm
This worthy event is free to the public and promotes literacy, education, information sharing on services from local government and business in front of a cultural backdrop of entertainment.
Free Parking / Free Entrance
2100 S. Laramie Ave,Cicero IL
Visit the Chicago Host, TeleGuia Magazine's site for more information

or call 630-697-5633

The Arc of Illinois 64th Annual Convention
Lisle, IL
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 through Thursday, April 24, 2014
The Arc of Illinois 64th Annual Convention will be
taking place at the Hilton Hotel in Lisle, IL. This two
day convention will inspire self-advocates & families
to be empowered. Financial assistance is available
& CEUs are offered.
Sarah Frakes, you may call or email me with any
questions: 815-464-1832

Raising The Roof
2559 N.Sayre Chicago
Friday, April 25, 2014 through Saturday, April 26, 2014, 7:00pm to 12:00am
St.William Parish presents 2 unique nights of comedy,music,food,prizes and Chicago celebrities.
Musical guests Vince Amore (4/25) and Chris Minardi (4/26)The Harlem Nights Players perform an orginal comedy about life in a Chicago neighborhood .
Cost: $7.00
Jeff Kwit (773)255-2932 (773)637-3074
2l years of age and over.
Roofapalooza Raffle and Chicago celebrities Maggie Carlo,Lise Dominique and Matt Spiegel a Chicago Media Auction.

Salon Heaven and Spa--2nd Floor Loft
Sunday, April 27, 2014 through Monday, April 28, 2014, 1:00pm to 6:00pm
FREE Prom Dress Giveaway
Enter to win a FREE Tablet
Write an Essay-"What Would You Do To Empower Your Community"
go to for terms and conditions

Salon Heaven and Spa -2nd Floor Loft

1505 So. Michigan
1:00PM until 6:00PM
Phone: 312-912-7299

Fight for Air Ride
Crystal Lake, IL - Lake Geneva, WI
Friday, June 13, 2014 through Sunday, June 15, 2014, 9:00am to 12:00pm
Gear up for the American Lung Association's Fight for Air Ride on June 13-15, 2014. Join cyclists of all levels for your choice of a 2 or 3 day ride from Crystal Lake to Lake Geneva. Cycle approximately 50 miles per day on a fully supported route. L
Cost: $40.00
Heidi Long

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Spring Circus Classes
The Actors Gymnasium
Monday, March 31, 2014 
Registration is open for Spring classes at the
Actors Gymnasium, a circus & performing arts
school in the Chicagoland area.
The session runs March 31-June 8
927 Noyes Street,
Evanston, Illinois 60201


Concord Music Hall
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 , 7:30pm
Friday, April 4th 2014
React Presents...

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Concord Music Hall
2047 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
Doors at 7:30
18+ w/ valid state issued ID
Cost: $17.99
Buy tickets >>

Rescue or Destroy bout 4
Gallery Bar 738 N. Clark St., Chicago
Thursday, April 3, 2014  to 11:30am
Rescue or Destroy returns to Gallery Bar on
Thursday, April 3rd featuring Abdel Morched and Jim
Riggs and a slew of guest artists.

Social Justice Stand-Up
iO Theater
Thursday, April 3, 2014 , 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Local favorites Brian Babylon and Ever Mainard are joining with Catharsis Production's very own Gail Stern for a truly unique night of comedy.
Abbey Fox
Coordinator of Community Engagement /312-940-3564

The Great God Pan
Next Theatre, 927 Noyes St, Evanston, IL
Thursday, April 3, 2014 , 7:30pm to 2:00pm
Jamie, a guy who seems to have everything he could wish for: a beautiful girlfriend , a budding journalism career and parents who live just far enough away. But when a possible childhood trauma comes to light he begins to question his life.
Cost: $30.00
847.475.1875 x2
The performance schedule is Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. There are Saturday 4 p.m. performances April 19, 26, May 3 and May 10th.

2nd Annual "You're A Piece Of Work"
Fulton Street Collective
Friday, April 4, 2014 , 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Harrington College of Design is asking aspiring local
artists, photographers and designer to participate in
the 2nd Annual "You're a Piece of Work" gallery

2000 West Fulton Street
Chicago, IL 60612
A suggested donation at the door will benefit Chicago
HOPE, a non-profit organization. RSVP for the "You're
a Piece of Work" gallery show at

First Friday Series: Gaudete Brass Quintet
1020 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago IL
Friday, April 4, 2014 , 11:30am
The Gaudete Brass Quintet performs as part of our First Friday Series.

Ryan Berndt, trumpet; Bill Baxtresser, trumpet; Paul Von Hoff, trombone; Scott Tegge, tuba

McAninch Arts Center
Friday, April 4, 2014 , 8:00pm
Direct from Washington D.C., the U.S. Air Force
Concert Band and Singing Sergeants come to the
McAninch Arts Center (MAC) at College of DuPage
(425 Fawell Blvd.) for one spectacular, free
performance, Friday, April 4 at 8 p.m.
Box Office

Walt Willey's, "Wild Bill!"
Odeum Main Stage in Ottawa, IL
Friday, April 4, 2014 , 7:30pm to 2:00pm
Friend of ABC 7 Chicago, Walt Willey, is bringing his one man play, "Wild Bill! An Evening with James Butler Hickok" back to Illinois. Shows are Friday & Saturday, 4/4 & 4/5 at 7:30PM and Sunday, 4/6 at 2PM at the Odeum in Ottawa: 808 LaSalle St.
Cost: $20.00
815.343.6668 - Odeum Main Stage
Walt is best known as Jackson Montgomery on the ABC soap, All My Children

Abbey Road
McAninch Arts Center
Saturday, April 5, 2014 , 8:00pm
These skilled ensemble musicians, who performed
Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" at Ravinia during
summer 2013, recreate the greatest rock albums from
the 60s and 70s, live on stage.
Cost: $45.00
Box Office

Chick Corea and Bela Fleck
The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
Saturday, April 5, 2014 , 8:00am
50 E Congress Pkwy Chicago, IL 60605
Cost: $25.00
Carly Leviton
773.327.3830 x 104

Illinois Labor & Roots Concert with Chris Vallil
11057 S Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60628
Saturday, April 5, 2014 , 3:00pm to 5:00pm
The Pullman State Historic Site is proud to present singer/songwriter/ musicians Chris Vallillo and Bucky Halker in a performance of Illinois Labor and Roots music.
Pullman State Historic Site

Senior Exhibition
Ralph Arnold Gallery
Saturday, April 5, 2014 , 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Address: 1311 W. Sheridan Road
Loyola's advanced student artists display their artistic nature and the results of four years' academic nurturing in this year's Senior Exhibition.

The Bible Tour
One University Ave, Bourbonnais IL, 60914
Saturday, April 5, 2014 , 7:00pm
The two-hour live event will bring the epic miniseries "The Bible" and the upcoming 20th Century Fox feature film "Son of God" to life in sight and sound with immersive video and stunning visual effects paired with live musical performances.

Concert (Featuring an Audience Sing-Along)
9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60077
Sunday, April 6, 2014 , 3:00pm
The Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra will perform a concert full of wizardry and magic featuring a Wizard Of Oz audience sing-along. Participate in our costume contest — come dressed as your favorite wizard or witch!
For more information about the Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra, or to purchase tickets to the April 6th concert, visit or call (847) 673-6300.

International Voices Project
Victory Gardens, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave.
Monday, April 7, 2014 , 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Presented in collaboration with each country's
consulate general and/or cultural institution, the
International Voices Project celebrates the voices of
international playwrights with eight premiere
concert-style readings.
Mondays and Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

1020 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago IL 60626
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 , 7:30pm
After conducting a series of interviews with individuals living with different forms of arthritis, creator and director, Browyn Sherman, wrote a series of monologues that shed light on the common struggles and experiences had by these people.
Contact e-mail:
Phone: 773-508-8400

4.10 Tycho at Concord Chicago
Chicago, IL
Thursday, April 10, 2014 , 7:00pm to 1:30am
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Silver Wrapper & React Present...
:: TYCHO ::
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with special guests TBA!

Concord Music Hall
2047 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
Ages: 17+ w/ ID
Cost: $20.00

La Journee Des Tziganes, The Day of the Gypsies
Athenaeum Theatre
Friday, April 11, 2014 , 7:30pm to 3:00pm
The vibrant music and dance production features the
John Jorgenson gypsy jazz quintet live onstage with
the bravura choreography of RPM director and
choreographer Gordon Peirce Schmidt.
Cost: $42.00
The two-day only production will take place on
Friday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 12
3 p.m., and last 90 minutes including one 15-minute

SAIC 14th Annual Spring Art Sale
SAIC Ballroom, 112 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL
Friday, April 11, 2014 , 11:00am to 7:00pm
More than 120 undergraduate and graduate students
from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago will
exhibit and sell their work during the fair.
For more information, visit:

Great Lakes Steelpan Festival
515 E. Crystal Lake Ave., Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Saturday, April 12, 2014 , 8:00am to 9:30pm
The Great Lakes Steelpan Festival allows attendees
to hear 7 bands from across the midwest, an 80+
piece steelband, and world renown educators and
performers giving workshops and performing at the
evening concert!
Matt Potts, 815-245-3624
Anthony Jay Houston, 815-685-5989

Pieptone Live at Mirabell
3454 West Addison St., Chicago, IL 60618
Saturday, April 12, 2014 , 7:00pm to 11:00pm
It's time to get your Shlager on once again at
Mirabell. Come out and enjoy the music of Pieptone
live at Mirabell Restaurant. Pieptone is best known
for their renditions of German chart hits, rarities and
oddities of the 50's and 60's.
Mirabell Restaurant

River North Dance Chicago Spring Engagement
The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
Saturday, April 12, 2014 , 8:00pm
River North Dance Chicago (RNDC) returns to the
Landmark Stage for one-night only, April 12, 2014.
The evening will feature an array of theatrical pieces
including "Underground Movements," danced to the
voices of the Chicago Children's Choir.
Cost: $25.00
Carly Leviton
773.327.3830 x 104

SAIC 14th Annual Spring Art Sale
SAIC Ballroom, 112 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL
Saturday, April 12, 2014 , 10:00am to 5:00pm
More than 120 undergraduate and graduate students
from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago will
exhibit and sell their work during the fair.
For more information, visit:

Fox Valley Academy of Music Spring Concert
Trinity Church of the Nazarene, Naperville
Sunday, April 13, 2014 , 1:00pm
Academy conductor Gina Detienne will present a free concert of classical favorites. The Academy Orchestra will present Brahms' well-loved Hungarian Dance, No. 5. The Youth Strings will perform the works of other Baroque

Fox Valley Philharmonic Concerto Concert
Trinity Church of the Nazarene, Naperville
Sunday, April 13, 2014 , 3:00pm
Director Maryann Flock, will present a free concert featuring a broad spectrum of classical music. Two solo works highlight the program this spring featuring Carolyn Wright, cello and Taylor Anhalt, oboe.

John Preus: The Beast
Hyde Park Art Center
Sunday, April 13, 2014 
Best known for his work as the lead fabricator for Theaster Gates, and the principal designer and builder of the Dorchester Projects, Archive House, John Preus will transform the main gallery's interior with a complex architectural framework inspired
Mia DiMeo
773-327-3830 x101

Passport to Passion: Vaughan Williams, Saint-Sa
Pick-Staiger Hall, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston
Sunday, April 13, 2014 , 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Join the Chicago Philharmonic musical and visual journey through England, France, and Bohemia! Guest conductor Leif Bjaland takes the stage, along with Lyric Opera's Principal Harpist, Marguerite Lynn Williams, and Art Historian Jeff Nigro.
Tickets are $25-$75. Student tickets are $10. Call 312-957-0000 or buy online at Please note student tickets cannot be purchased online. Call for student tickets or buy at the door the day of the event.

Weekend of Excellence Concert
Madonna Della Strada
Sunday, April 13, 2014 , 2:00pm
Where: Madonna della Strada located on the southeast side of campus

Loyola's Women's Chorus, University Chorale, Chamber Choir, and Orchestra perform various works in celebration of Loyola's Weekend of Excellence
Cost: $5.00

A View From the Bridge
Victory Gardens, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 , 7:30pm to 3:00pm
A View from the Bridge follows the cataclysmic downfall of Eddie Carbone, who spends his days as a hardworking longshoreman and his nights at home with his wife, Beatrice, and niece, Catherine.
Cost: $25.00
Preview performances take place April 15 - 19 at 7:30 p.m. Opening/Press night is April 22 at 7:30 p.m. Regular performances take place Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Preview performances are

4.18 Felix Da Housecat at The Mid Chicago
Chicago, IL
Friday, April 18, 2014 , 10:00pm to 4:00am
Friday, April 18th 2014
The Mid and React present....

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The Mid
306 N Halsted
Chicago, IL. 60661
10pm-4am| 21+

4.19 Kill Paris - Candyland - Concord Hall
Concord Music Hall
Saturday, April 19, 2014 , 8:00pm
Buy Tix Here->

Concord Music Hall
2047 N Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
8pm Door
Cost: $17.50

Handel & Bach—Italian Style
Harris Theater for Music and Dance
Monday, April 21, 2014 , 7:30pm
Music of the Baroque performs gorgeous, rarely heard
works for orchestra and voice—Handel's passionate
Apollo e Dafne for soprano and baritone, and Bach's
"Non sa che sia dolore" for solo soprano, and more.
Cost: $27.00
Music of the Baroque Box Office 312-551-1414

4.24 Will Sparks - Mid Thursdays - RSVP
The Mid Chicago
Thursday, April 24, 2014 , 10:00pm to 4:00am
306 N. Halsted
Cost: $10.00

4.26 Cazzette - Nathan Scott - The MID
306 N. Halsted
Saturday, April 26, 2014 , 10:00am
The Mid
306 N Halsted
Chicago, IL. 60661
10pm-5am | 21+
312.265.3990 (info/table reservations)

Strict Dress Code Rules Apply
No Gym Shoes, No Hats, No Sports Attire, No
Graphic Tees, No Shorts
Dress to Impress - Collared Shirts Recommended
Cost: $10.00

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave.
Saturday, April 26, 2014 , 8:00pm to 2:00pm
This satirical look at big business follows the rise of
one "J. Pierrepont Finch" (Tyler Ravelson) who uses a
little How to... handbook to climb the corporate ladder
from lowly window washer to high-powered executive.
Cost: $43.50
Group tickets at 312-423-6612 or
The regular run schedule is Fridays at 8 p.m.,
Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Midwest Young Artists Spring Concerts at Ravinia
Ravinia Festival, Highland Park
Sunday, April 27, 2014 , 12:30pm
12:30pm: Reading, Cadet, and Concertino
2:00pm: Philharmonia and Concert Orchestras
3:30 & 6:00pm: Symphony Orchestra, feat. Ethan

Purchase your tickets on our secure online store:
Cost: $15.00
Contact MYA at (847) 926-9898
Tickets: $15 for students, $30 for adults

Late Night Teatro Vista
Victory Gardens, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 , 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Teatro Vista's nighttime series includes music, improvisations, true stories, and new plays that represent the diverse voice of Chicago Theater. Programming includes work form Salsation Theatre Company and Teatro Luna.
Cost: $10.00
Performances take place on April 28 and 29 (7:30 p.m.), May 5 and 6 (7:30 p.m.), May 9 and 10 (10 p.m.) and May 16 and 17 (10 p.m.).

Max Vangeli - Qulinez - Mid Thursday
The Mid
Thursday, May 1, 2014 , 10:00am
Thursday, May 1st 2014
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Cost: $10.00

Artist Series: Pianist Charlie Albright
Wheaton College, Edman Memorial Chapel
Saturday, May 3, 2014 , 7:30pm to 9:30pm
The Wheaton College Artist Series presents a performance by award-winning classical pianist Charlie Albright. The event takes place in Edman Memorial Chapel, located on the northeast corner of Washington and Franklin streets in Wheaton, IL 60187.
Cost: $45.00
Ticket price is $45 for general audience and $40 for students and seniors over 60. For more information, or to order tickets, call the Ticket and Information Office at 630.752.5010. Online orders may be placed through May 1 at

Fox Valley Academy & Philharmonic Auditions
Eden Supportive Living, North Aurora, IL
Sunday, May 4, 2014 , 10:00am
The Fox Valley Academy of Music Performance invites musicians of all ages, to audition for the Academy and Philharmonic orchestras for its 2014-2015 season. All ensembles rehearse on Sundays during its concert season. $20 Audition Fee
Cost: $20.00, 630-476-9072,

Chicago Cultural Center, 77 East Randolph Street
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 , 10:00am to 10:00am
Master puppeteer transforms everyday objects—
knit gloves, hats, a ruler—into animals and magical
beings. A charming, wordless performance,
Animales engages even the youngest children in a
guessing game that brings a mini menagerie to life
Please visit
For more information about this event

The Mid 306 N Halsted Chicago,IL 60661
Friday, May 9, 2014 , 10:00pm
Friday, May 9th 2014
The Mid and React present....


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Chicago Sinfonietta, "Identities"
Wentz Concert Hall at North Central College
Sunday, May 11, 2014 , 3:00pm
Experience a mood-setting juxtaposition between
the ethnic identities of the Eastern European Jews
and the Chinese, which are connected by the Silk
Wentz Concert Hall,
171 E. Chicago Ave.,
Naperville, IL 60540
Cost: $10.00
Ryan Smith
Assistant Director of Marketing
(312) 284-1557

Chicago Sinfonietta, "Identities"
Symphony Center
Monday, May 12, 2014 , 7:00pm
Experience a mood-setting juxtaposition between
the ethnic identities of the Eastern European Jews
and the Chinese, which are connected by the Silk
220 S Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60604
Cost: $10.00
Ryan Smith
Assistant Director of Marketing

Fairy Tales
66 E Randolph St, Chicago
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 , 10:00am to 11:00am
A fresh takes on fairy tale classics: What actually
happened between Little Red Riding Hood and the
Big Bad Wolf? How does The Little Mermaid really
end? A unique, sometimes
twisted versions of traditional tales as well as new
Please visit
For more information about these performances

The Passions of Emma Golden
The Skokie Theatre, 7924 N. Lincoln Ave.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 , 7:30pm to 3:00pm
Delving inside political "anarchist" Emma Goldman's life, show creator and solo performer Roslyn Alexander reveals the personal and political passions of this fascinating American icon and shows the price she paid for her convictions.
Cost: $28.00
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $28. 773.969.6860.

2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 , 10:00am to 3:00pm
Welcome to the mod, mad world of the Ginghams, a
traveling trio who rescue long-lost misfit toys. Yo
Gabba Gabba! meets Absolutely Fabulous in offbeat,
off-the-wall, fantastically funny Fluff.

Jessye Norman: Stand Up Straight and Sing!
112 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60603
Monday, May 19, 2014 , 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Opera legend Jessye Norman comes to Chicago to
share her extraordinary journey from a childhood in
segregated Augusta, Georgia, to star of the world's
grandest stages.
Cost: $35.00
Order tickets online:

Kaguya—The Bamboo Princess and Other Stories
2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 , 10:00am to 3:00pm
This tenth-century story is likely Japan's oldest
narrative, and it tells the tale of Kaguya, discovered
as a baby inside a bamboo shoot. Her story—from
her adoptive parents to her many admirers, among
them the emperor...

Eat Your Heart Out
Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Ave.
Thursday, May 22, 2014 , 8:00pm to 8:00pm
Eat Your Heart Out, the hit of the 2012 Humana
Festival of New Plays, intertwines the stories of six
people and delves into the complexities of family, body
image and hearts and minds consumed by longing.
Cost: $30.00
Wednesday-Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 4 p.m.

Concord Music Hall
Friday, May 23, 2014 , 8:00pm


Concord Music Hall
2047 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
Doors: 8:00pm
Ages: 18+ w/ govt issued ID

Monstrous Regiment
Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave.
Friday, May 30, 2014 , 7:30pm to 6:00pm
Borogravia is at war. Again. When Polly Perks' brother
goes missing in action, she cuts off her hair, stuffs a
sock down her breeches, and enlists, hoping to find
Cost: $40.00
Regular performance times (June 12-July 20) are
Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 4
and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 4 p.m.

Circus in Progress:An Evening of Daring New Work
The Actors Gymnasium
Saturday, May 31, 2014 , 4:30pm to 9:00pm
Get a sneak peek at some of Chicago's most
exciting new works of circus art! Professionals from
the Chicagoland circus community will be featured
as well as advanced students from The Actors
Gymnasium's own classes. Two Performances
Cost: $15.00
Visit our website or call the box office to get tickets.

4:30pm and 7:30pm.

All performances are held inside the Noyes Cultural
Arts Center:

927 Noyes St
Evanston, IL 60201


Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave.
Friday, June 6, 2014 , 7:30pm to 4:30pm
A hot-rod F16 fighter pilot's pregnancy ends her
career in the sky. Repurposed to flying drones from
an air-conditioned trailer near Vegas, the pilot
struggles through surreal 12-hour shifts, while being
a wife and mother at night.
Cost: $49.00
Thurs-Sat at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 p.m.

Disclosure (live) at the Lincoln Park Zoo Chicag
2200 N Cannon Dr
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 , 5:30pm
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ALL AGES | 21+ w/ valid ID to drink
773.598.0852 - info line
Cost: $40.00

Zomboy - Cookie Monsta - Eptic
Concord Music Hall
Saturday, July 5, 2014 , 8:00pm
2047 N Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60647
Cost: $18.00
(773) 570-4000

Facets Kids Film Camp
Facets Multi-Media
Monday, July 7, 2014 , 9:00am to 5:00pm
Facets Kids Film Camp gives kids ages 7-14 a
foundation in the techniques, language and process
of film making through an introduction to film
appreciation, film vocabulary, film history, basic
production training and critique.
Cost: $450.00
773-281-9075 ext. 3011

Crystal Bowersox @ Watseka Theatre Watseka IL
Watseka Theatre
Friday, July 18, 2014 , 7:00pm to 10:00pm
218 East Walnut Street, Watseka, IL 60970.
Cost: $35.00
Crystal Bowersox has made it her mission to live
life and her music to the fullest. Doors open 5:30pm
for dinner & full bar. Showtime 7pm. All Ages.
Tickets $35. & $25. on sale at the theatre, charge
by phone 815-993-6585 or online 24hrs a day.

Chicago International Children's Film Festival
Facets Multi-Media
Friday, October 24, 2014 , 9:30am to 11:00pm
Facets' Chicago International Children's Film
Festival is the largest festival of film for children and
youth programming 250 of the best, new films for
ages 2-18, from around the world. Facets Cinema
(1517 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago)
Cost: $9.00
773-281-9075 ext. 3011

"Seeing Christ in the Darkness: Georges Rouault"
Wheaton College, Billy Graham Center
Friday, November 8, 2013 through Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 9:30am to 5:30pm
The Billy Graham Center Museum at Wheaton College presents a temporary art exhibit from November 8, 2013 to May 13, 2014. This exhibit of sacred art is located on the first floor of the Billy Graham Center, at 500 College Avenue in Wheaton, IL 60187.
The museum's gallery displays touring exhibits expressing biblical and spiritual themes.
It is open to the public Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, call 630.752.5909 or visit

The Oregon Tail Burlesque: You Have Died of Sexy
Gorilla Tango Theatre Bucktown
Friday, January 10, 2014 through Friday, April 11, 2014, 9:00pm to 10:00pm
Burlesque parody of classic 1980s educational video
game. Performing at Gorilla Tango Theatre (1919 N.
Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago IL 60647)
Cost: $35.00
Press Contact: Kelly Williams, Marketing & PR
Coordinator,, 561-360-2895
Audience Contact: Gorilla Tango Theatre Bucktown
(1919 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago IL 60647), 773-

Moses(es)-Reggie Wilson/Fist&Heel Perf. Group
The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago
Thursday, April 3, 2014 through Saturday, April 5, 2014, 8:00pm
Explores our relationship to leadership and the effects
of migration on beliefs and customs
Cost: $26.00

Spark - World Premiere!
Adventure Stage Chicago 1012 N. Noble St.
Saturday, April 5, 2014 through Saturday, May 3, 2014, 4:00pm to 5:30pm
By Tom Arvetis
Directed by Rives Collins
An exciting world premiere that completely re-imagines the myths of Pandora and Prometheus.
Cost: $15.00

"The Ultimate Rebel!-Ludwig Van!" Concerts
MAC, 425 W. Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Saturday, April 12, 2014 through Sunday, April 13, 2014, 8:00pm to 3:00pm
New Philharmonic under the direction of Maestro Kirk Muspratt perform Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, op. 92, in A major and Symphony No. 5, op. 67, in C minor. For info:
Cost: $42.00

4.19 R3hab at The Mid Chicago
Chicago, IL
Saturday, April 19, 2014 through Sunday, April 20, 2014, 10:00pm to 5:00am
Saturday, April 19th, 2014
The Mid and React present....

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306 N Halsted
Chicago, IL. 60661
10pm-5am | 21+
Cost: $12.00

Concord Music Hall
Friday, April 25, 2014 through Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9:00pm to 2:00am
Friday, April 25th 2014
React Presents...

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Concord Music Hall
2047 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
Doors at 9:00pm
18+ w/ valid state issued ID

Cost: $25.00

Info Line: (773) 570-4000

4.26 Life In Color at Aragon Ballroom
Chicago, IL
Saturday, April 26, 2014 through Sunday, April 27, 2014, 8:00pm to 1:30am
Saturday, April 26th 2014
React presents...

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Aragon Ballroom
1106 W Lawrence
Chicago IL 60640
8:00 pm Door
Cost: $25.00

Concord Music Hall
Saturday, May 10, 2014 through Sunday, May 11, 2014, 9:00pm to 2:30am
Saturday, May 10th 2014
React presents...


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Cost: $22.00
Concord Music Hall
2047 N Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
9pm Doors
18+ with valid ID

The Passions of Emma Golden
Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 through Sunday, June 1, 2014, 7:30pm to 3:00pm
Delving inside political "anarchist" Emma Goldman's life, show creator and solo performer Roslyn Alexander reveals the personal and political passions of this fascinating American icon and shows the price she paid for her convictions.
Cost: $28.00
The regular run schedule Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. There will be no May 18 Sunday performance. $28 tickets. 773.327.5252.

School of the Arts at Rhinelander
915 Acacia Lane, Rhinelander, WI, 54501
Saturday, July 19, 2014 through Wednesday, July 23, 2014
School of the Arts offers 50 workshops for adults in
visual arts, mind/body/spirit, culinary arts and
nutrition, performing arts, and writing.
James Williams Middle School
Laura Gallagher 608-263-9732

Note: registration fees in the morning

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Community Events / Festivals

Greener South Loop's Veggie Chili Cook-Off
Daystar Center: 1550 S. State St.
Monday, March 31, 2014 , 5:00pm to 9:00pm
The Alliance for a Greener South Loop announces its first annual Veggie Chili Cook-Off, part of its Meatless Mondays in March...MMM! campaign and a fun way to eat less meat - and raise money for a community garden.
Cost: $20.00
Gail Merritt
Price is for Chili Entries. $15 for general admission
$5 off all registrations by March 10

Midwest Bonsai Society Meeting
Chicago Botanic Garder, Glencoe
Monday, March 31, 2014 , 7:00pm to 9:00am
March 31, 2014: General Meeting of the Midwest Bonsai Society. 7:00 p.m. at the Regenstein Center of the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe. The guest speaker is Ted Matson. Guests are welcome. The Garden charges for parking for

The Festival of Colors
Naperville Riverwalk Grand Pavilion
Saturday, April 5, 2014 , 11:00am to 4:00pm
The Festival of Colors

Getting to throw handfuls of brightly colored powder at friends and foes seems too good to be true. Yes it's true! Simply Vedic Cultural Society invites all members of the public, from people with understanding of festival to
Naveen Sharma

5215 North Ravenswood, Suite 105
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 , 6:30pm to 7:30pm
If you are an allergy sufferer you may have tried an over-the-counter remedy that promised symptomatic relief, but have you ever had your Wei Qi checked? - See more at:

Pre-registration is required at the events section of our website: - See more at:

West Sonoma Coast Vintners' WOW Wine Festival
City Winery, 1200 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 , 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Taste some of the finest Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays
and Syrahs when the West Sonoma Coast Vintners
travel to Chicago with their successful West of West
Wine Festival. $55.
Cost: $55.00
Amelia S. Weir
C: 415-244-1240

Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
Friday, April 11, 2014 , 3:00pm to 4:00pm
UK Expo is an affordable, kid-friendly, family friendly and steampunk friendly convention for fans of and those new to British entertainment and culture. UK Expo features panels, guests, Euro Rave, charity ball, and so much more!
Discount admission info available at

Arrive early. Registration closes at 9 PM on Friday, 9 PM on Saturday and 2 PM on Sunday,

For more information, please contact us at

Easter Egg Hunt
Child Evangelism Fellowship of IL, Inc
Saturday, April 19, 2014 , 10:00am to 12:15pm
305 Channahon Street Shorewood, IL 60404.
Highlights of this fun-
packed morning include prizes, candy, jelly bean
count contest, refreshments, along with a Bible
Visit us on the web at
phone: 815-741-9357

Employment & Resource Fair
4501 W 127th Street, Alsip IL
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 , 10:00am
Current job openings available for participants.
Networking with Employers, Educational
Institutions, Agencies & Entrepreneurs. Free Health
Screenings and Raffles. Free Event for Chicago &
Suburban communities.
Theresa Hubbard 708-527-0937
Junichia Hubbard 708-654-5243

Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path
THE WHITE EAGLE 6939 N Milwaukee Ave. Nile, Il
Friday, April 25, 2014 , 7:30pm
A higher power exists, that is the essence of life, and it can help and heal. Bruno Groening, had a very precise, intuitive knowledge of this energy, and through his teaching, made it freely available to everyone.
LECTURE: Medically documented healings explained; People healed will share experiences;
The healing energy can be experienced for yourself.
SPEAKER: Brigitte Schneider, Licensed Healing Practitioner (Germany)

Ladies Day 2014 at Olivet Nazarene University
Centennial Chapel at Olivet, Bourbonnais, Ill.
Saturday, April 26, 2014 , 9:00am to 3:00pm
Shine.FM and Olivet Nazarene University present
Ladies Day 2014
A time of hope, encouragement and inspiration for
women of God
Guest speaker: Lisa Harper of the Women of Faith
Music: Dove-award-winning artist Meredith Andrews
Lunch & gift
Cost: $35.00
Nicole Klein at 815-928-5791 or

Walk & Roll Chicago
Soldier Field Stadium Green
Saturday, April 26, 2014 , 10:00am to 2:00pm
American Cancer Society's oldest event in IL
Participants choose from a 5K walk, 10K skate or
15K bike ride along the Lakefront. Help raise
awareness and funds to support the American
Cancer Society.
Cost: $15.00
Meaghan McDonagh at 312.960.2321.
To register or for more info visit

Dating for Nerds
Mulligan's (5155 N Lincoln Ave.)
Friday, May 2, 2014 , 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Discover your true romantic nature with other single
smarties at an into the wild themed Dating for Nerds.

Explore new vistas over board games, trivia, an icebreaker
activity, drink specials and prizes. Registration required at
Cost: $30.00
Bathsheba Birman

Midwest Bonsai Society Meeting
Chicago Botanic Garder, Glencoe
Monday, May 5, 2014 , 7:00pm to 9:00pm
May 5, 2014: General Meeting of the Midwest Bonsai Society. 7:00 p.m. at the Regenstein Center of the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe. The program on Azaleas features Dave Kreutz. Guest are welcome. The Garden charges for par

Woofstock: A Bark in the Park & Pet Parade
Main Park (10925 W La Porte Road) Mokena
Sunday, May 18, 2014 , 1:00pm to 4:00pm
This free event is a great time for pets and their
owners to socialize, enjoy 1/4 mile pet parade,
exotic animal demonstrations, receive information
on health and safety issues, free samples and
participate in contests and raffles.
For event information, visit or
call 708-390-2401.

9th taste of wisconsin dells
downtown wisconsin dells, wi
Saturday, June 7, 2014 , 9:00am to 3:00pm

Samples from 20 Dells area restaurants, beer tent,
family variety stage performances, , arts and crafts
show, classic Corvette parade, book sale all in one
mark sweet
(608) 254-2992

9th taste of wisconsin dells
downtown wisconsin dells, wi
Saturday, June 7, 2014 , 9:00am to 3:00pm

Samples from 20 Dells area restaurants, beer tent,
family variety stage performances, , arts and crafts
show, classic Corvette parade, book sale all in one
mark sweet
(608) 254-2992

2014 Urban Sustainability Apps Competition
TechNexus (20 N. Wacker Dr. Suite 1200, Chicago)
Friday, June 13, 2014 , 7:00pm
Community activists and app developers will work together to build tools to make neighborhoods more sustainable. Join us at startup incubator 1871 the first two Tuesdays in June to start forming teams. The main event is the weekend of 6/13-6/15.
Edward Oser

DIrty Girl Mud Run Chicago
Lake County Fairgrounds
Saturday, June 28, 2014 , 8:00am
Dirty Girl Mud Run, the original women-only national
5K mud and obstacle run series, returns to the
Chicago area.

Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 East Peterson Road ,
Grayslake, Ill., 60030
Cost: $85.00

Ribfest Chicago XVI
Northcenter Neighborhood
Friday, June 6, 2014 through Sunday, June 8, 2014, 5:00pm to 10:00pm
16th year of Chicago's best BBQ, nationally-recognized rib and indie music festival: 25 food vendors, 20 top bands, RibMania, Kids Square, and MORE! $5 Gate Donation Requested benefits Northcenter philanthropy, education, and hunger relief.
Northcenter Chamber 773.525.3609

Soldier Field
Friday, June 13, 2014 through Sunday, June 15, 2014, 3:30pm to 11:00pm
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6 Corners BBQ Fest 2014
Six Corners - Portage Park
Saturday, June 14, 2014 through Sunday, June 15, 2014, 12:00pm to 8:00pm
Celebrate Father's Day at Six Corners with food, music and fun! A weekend of summer classics: ribs, burgers, hot dogs and more! Two stages, bands, family entertainment, and "Saturday MIGHT Wrestling."

Saturday, 12-10 PM; Sunday, 12-8 PM.
Six Corners Association, 773.685.9300

Swedish Days
Geneva, IL
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 through Sunday, June 22, 2014
This "Granddaddy" of Illinois festivals features a host of family-friendly activities with live musical entertainment, a carnival, Kids' Day fun, Grand Parade, Sweden Väst, Geneva's Got Talent, the state's largest Music Competition and great food.
Geneva Chamber of Commerce

Square Roots - Craft Brew & Music Experience
4400 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60625
Friday, July 11, 2014 through Sunday, July 13, 2014, 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Annual craft beer and music experience in Lincoln Square. Enjoy more than 30 craft brews, great food and diverse entertainment that only Old Town School of Folk Music can provide at this multidimensional event for families, foodies and music fans. Gate Donation Requested

BenFest 2014
St. Benedict's - Northcenter Neighborhood
Friday, July 18, 2014 through Sunday, July 20, 2014, 4:00pm to 7:00pm
4000 N. Leavitt St., Chicago, 60618

Annual family favorite: great food, music, craft beer, entertainment for all ages.
Fri 4-10pm; Sat 1-10pm; Sun 1-7pm

Geneva Arts Fair
Geneva, IL - Third Street
Saturday, July 26, 2014 through Sunday, July 27, 2014, 10:00am to 5:00pm
The unprecedented Geneva Arts Fair transforms downtown Geneva into a venue for over 150 esteemed artists and draws a crowd of more than 20,000.
Geneva Chamber of Commerce

Festival of the Vine
Geneva, IL - 4th & State St.
Friday, September 5, 2014 through Sunday, September 7, 2014
Geneva restaurants create an array of specialties under an outdoor tent at the "Flavor Fare" partnered with wine and live musical entertainment. Free general admission; cost for wine & food
Geneva Chamber of Commerce

Andersonville "City Made" Fest
Andersonville Neighborhood
Saturday, September 20, 2014 through Sunday, September 21, 2014, 12:00pm to 9:00pm
All-local festival highlights Chicago-made beer, music and products in the historic Andersonville neighborhood: local craft brews, cuisine and music. So, if it isn't from Chicago, it won't be found at City Made.

First Night Evanston
Multiple venues around Raymond Park
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 through Wednesday, January 1, 2014, 1:00pm to 12:30am
The North Shore's favorite New Years Eve celebration returns with great music at multiple venues, food trucks, a barn dance and a Flea Circus for the kids!

Headliners include Grammy Winner Howard Levy, Folk Legend Ed Holstein, and dozens more.
Cost: $15.00
For more information and to purchase tickets go to or go to

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Faith-based Organizations

Harbor Lights Doo Wop & Silent Auction
Hammond, IN
Saturday, April 12, 2014 , 6:00pm
The Fabulous Doo Wop group , Harbor Lights will perform for at a fundraiser for Woodmar United Methodist Church . Silent Auction too!!
Tickets advance $15 at the door $18
Cost: $15.00
Woodmar United Methodist Church 219-844-3030

The Compass Church - Easter Eggsplosion
155 E Hobson Rd, Naperville, IL 60540
Saturday, April 12, 2014 , 10:00am to 12:00pm
Our special Easter Eggsplosion celebration is sure to delight all ages! Featuring special activities planned just for children. Enjoy cute animals, an egg hunt, face painting, and so much more. This is a FREE event! No RSVP required!
Phone: 630-983-3232

Auditorium Theatre (50 E Congress Parkway)
Sunday, April 20, 2014 , 10:00am to 11:30am
Come celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, and
experience the capacity of restoration that He gives
each and every one of us.
Nate Carey


Mothers Day Comedy show Featuring William Murphy
2700 W. Wilcox
Saturday, May 10, 2014 , 5:00pm to 9:30pm
This is a fundraiser event that will support the 2014-2015 graduates of the New Landmark church Community. The evening will involve Dinner, Clean Comedy and Song by National Gospel Recording Artist William Murphy.
Cost: $25.00
New Landmark Church 773-722-7555
Tony Davis 312-709-5630

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Fundraisers / Benefits

Stimulus Social Club 5th Anniversary Event!
Mercer One Thirteen
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 , 5:30pm to 9:00pm
The charity this month is Chicago Bulls Charities, a
nonprofit organization dedicated to youth education,
health and wellness and violence prevention. $20
donation at the door will get you two drink tickets.
Plenty of guest hosts!
Cost: $20.00
Kirsten Opsahl
(312) 265-8373

K9 Egg-stravaganza! Dog Easter Egg Hunt
Rex's Place
Saturday, April 5, 2014 , 1:00pm to 3:00pm
This egg hunt will be so much fun for your dog!
Every egg contains a treat--all of them for k-9s and
Treats include restaurant gift certificates, dog toys,
dog biscuits, and chocolate bars for people.
Cost: $10.00
2120 Ashland, Evanston, IL

Purple Gown Gala
Prairie Productions
Saturday, April 5, 2014 , 6:30pm to 10:00pm
Join Family Rescue for the 2nd Annual Purple Gown Gala as we bring awareness to the issue of domestic violence in the Chicago community.
Guests enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvre stations, cash raffle, & more.
Tickets and Sponsorships are still available!
Please contact Tricia LaPointe at 777/375-1918 or

For more information visit our website:

Vendor and Craft Spring Bazaar
Thomas Jefferson Elementary School
Saturday, April 5, 2014 , 9:00am to 3:00pm
1900 Oxford Way
Joliet, IL 60431
This event features over 50 crafters and vendors to
help get you and your home ready for spring. There
will be raffles, car seat check, bake sale, giveaways
and more. A portion of benefit the PTO
Cost: $1.00
Dedrea Benson

Appetite for Art: A Little City Exhibit
4926 N River Rd Schiller Park, IL 60176
Sunday, April 6, 2014 , 1:00pm
Enjoy an afternoon of food and drinks, while
browsing the captivating art of Little City's premiere
outsider artists. The day will include a buffet
luncheon with handcrafted Italian dishes and
multiple opportunities to purchase work.
Cost: $40.00
Phyllis Shipbaugh:

Friends of the Poor Benefit
Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace
Sunday, April 6, 2014 , 11:00am to 3:00pm
Society of St. Vincent de Paul 6th Annual Friends
of the Poor Benefit: "You can BET on SVdP!"
Champagne brunch, The Vito Zatto Show, silent
auction, fun games, flat screen TV giveaways, raffle
prizes. Proceeds to help children in need.
Cost: $75.00
Buy tickets at or contact Roine
Michaels at or 312-948-6507
for more information.

Maryville Ed Block Courage Award Luncheon
1150 N. River Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 
Award recipient is Chicago Bear Patrick Mannelly.
Meet and greet with Chicago Bears.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Online registration available at
Cost: $60.00
Maryville Development

60 Men Who Cook
Kane County Fairgrounds - Prairie Events Center
Friday, April 11, 2014 , 5:30pm to 8:30am
60 local celebrity men will demonstrate their cooking skills when the Geneva Chamber of Commerce presents this to benefit the Geneva History Center, Geneva Lions Club and Rotary Club of Geneva. 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles.
Geneva Chamber of Commerce

Rio 2 Family Charity Event!
Hollywood Palms Cinema
Saturday, April 12, 2014 , 11:00am to 4:00pm
In honor of Rio 2, Hollywood Palms is working with,
H.A.P.P.E. Parrots Rescue to bring awareness to
proper treatment of birds with an over the top fun
family event for all ages. Where you will get to meet
some of the real life birds in Rio 2!
Dana Bergan

4th Annual "Essence of An Angel" Scholarhip Lun
Chicago State University Library
Sunday, April 13, 2014 , 1:00pm
CSU Library 9501 S. King Dr. Chicago, IL 60628 Event celebrates the achievements of single mothers who have made significant contributions to the mission of CSU &the Chicago community. Proceeds benefit CSU scholarships for CSUstudent single mothers.
Cost: $75.00
Jorja A. Porter, MPA
Director, Advancement Services
Chicago State University Foundation
9501 S. King Drive, ADM 322
Chicago, IL 60628

2014 Toast to Tax Season
Rock Bottom Brewery
Thursday, April 17, 2014 , 5:30pm to 8:30pm
1 W Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60654

Raise your glass and help us celebrate a major milestone:
Cost: $30.00

Learn 2 Laugh
Laugh Factory- 3175 N Broadway, Chicago, 60657
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 , 6:00pm
the second annual "Learn 2 Laugh" directly benefits
the students of MacCormac College. Come join us
for an evening of comedy and philanthropy
headlined by James Stephens III and Chris
McBrien. Purchase tickets at
Cost: $100.00
Ashley Peck
Director of Communications and Public Relations
Executive Assistant to the President

A Charitable Confection
Chicago Urban Art Society 600 W Cermak Rd
Friday, April 25, 2014 , 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Grandbaby Cakes presents Chicago's most trend-
forward food event and charity fundraiser! A bake
sale like no other, enjoy desserts by Chicago's top
bakeries.event proceeds benefit Project Oasis of
The Lupe Fiasco Foundation
Cost: $20.00
Early Bird $15
Early Bird VIP $75
General Admission $20
VIP Admission $100
La Toya Keys - 773-230-4423 ::

Chuck N' Duck Dodgeball Tournament
Soccer City, 545 Consumers Avenue, Palatine
Friday, April 25, 2014 , 7:00pm
You've dodged that 5 pm deadline... You've dodged
your boss at the water cooler... How about dodging
a few balls for charity? Or even spectate at our
annual Dodge ball

Visit to register!
Cost: $25.00

Level Up For Literacy Video Game Tourney
Headquarters Beercade (2833 N. Sheffield)
Friday, April 25, 2014 , 8:00pm to 11:00pm
Join Mark Waid (Insufferable), Elliott Serrano
(RedEye Chicago), Max Temkin (Cards Against
Humanity), Jimmy Palmiotti (Harley Quinn) Daniel
Pesina (Mortal Kombat), and the crew from
Metropolitan Brewing to help raise money for RWP!
Cost: $40.00
Reading With Pictures
(845) 568-7663

11th Annual Cuisine for a Cause
Navistar, 2601 Navistar Drive, Naperville
Saturday, April 26, 2014 , 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Naperville CARES invites the community to a fundraising event featuring tastings from over 20 of the best Naperville area restaurants.
Cost: $90.00
Angela Bender, 630-369-0200

Make-A-Wish Illinois Bags to Wishes Event
MINI of Chicago, 1111 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago
Saturday, April 26, 2014 , 7:00pm
The evening begins at 7 p.m. and includes a private
cocktail reception, bags tournament, raffle, silent
auction, entertainment by BOOM and more all to
help grant wishes to children with life-threatening
medical conditions in Illinois.
Cost: $50.00

National Women of Achievement Inc. Scholarship
Oak Lawn Hilton 9333 S. Cicero
Saturday, April 26, 2014 , 10:30am to 3:00pm
Scholarship Luncheon April 26, 2014
9333 S. Cicero
Oak Lawn, IL.
Cost: $60.00
Dr. Helen Gardner

St.Joseph HS ChargerFeast
10900 Cermak Road, Westchester, IL
Saturday, April 26, 2014 , 6:00pm
RibFest, refreshments, music, raffles, silent auction & more to benefit scholarship & financial aid for students. (for those 21 and over)
Cost: $15.00
Stephanie Morton, 708-562-4433

23rd Annual Blossoms of Hope Brunch
Drury Lane of Oakbrook Terrace
Sunday, April 27, 2014 , 11:00am
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago
will host a brunch to support the Loving Outreach to
Survivors of
Suicide (LOSS) Program.
Cost: $60.00
Hillary Fash

Lawyers Lend-A-Hand to Youth Spring Awards Dinne
Four Seasons Hotel, 120 East Delaware
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 , 6:00pm to 9:00pm
The Lawyers Lend-A-Hand to Youth Spring Awards Dinner will be on Wednesday, April 30. The Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Philanthropic Award will be presented to Michael D. Monico, and youth from one of our mentoring programs will share their success stories.
Cost: $250.00
Genita C. Robinson
For more information, please visit

Taste for Life
Chicago Cultural Center
Thursday, May 1, 2014 , 5:30pm to 10:00pm
Taste for Life is Apna Ghar's annual celebration honoring survivors of domestic violence. Join us to taste dishes from Chicago area restaurants. This year's event features special guest Gale Gand, founding partner of Tru and acclaimed pastry chef.
Cost: $100.00
Visit to purchase tickets. $125 for general admission, $150 for VIP, $75 for students. Contact Ashley Tsuruda, Special Events and Volunteer Manger, at or (773) 883-4663.

Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse St.
Thursday, May 1, 2014 , 6:30pm
Lifeline Theatre presents "YOU-NITE" for its 2014
Annual Gala Benefit. It's a benefit all about Lifeline's
supporters and their favorite memories from our 31-
year history.

Hat's Off for Thomas
Crystal Lake, IL
Saturday, May 3, 2014 , 6:00pm to 11:45pm
Black tie optional dinner with silent and live auctions at D'Andrea Banquets located on IL Routes 14 and 31 Fundraiser for local families with a child suffering from cancer/.
Cost: $100.00
Renee Blitek 815-482-1985 order tickets on-line. Celebrate "Under the Big Top" while helping a pediatric cancer patient.

FARE's Chicago Spring Luncheon
Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
Friday, May 9, 2014 , 12:00pm
Join Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) for
its third annual Spring Luncheon, featuring special
guest and keynote speaker, Cat Cora, and chef
honoree, Tony Priolo.
Cost: $200.00
Jen Dues

A Taste for the Arts
Harris Theater / Millennium Park Terrace
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 , 6:00pm
At The Chicago Academy for the Arts' highly
anticipated A Taste for the Arts
Gala, guests will be treated to a performance at the
Harris Theater and tastings from Chicago's hottest
chefs including Curtis Duffy & Rick Bayless.
Cost: $350.00
For tickets and more information, visit or call 312.421.0202

A Taste for the Arts Gala
Harris Theater / Millennium Park Terrace
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 , 6:00pm
Hosted by Donna LaPietra and Bill Kurtis, the evening will feature a performance by the emerging artists of The Academy alongside the dazzling cuisine of some of Chicago's hottest chefs including lead chef Curtis Duffy, Rick Bayless and Tony Priolo.
Cost: $350.00
Alex Jakubiak
773-327-3830 x 109
Performance Tickets are available for $30 to $75 each. Individual gala tickets start at $350, with reserved tables starting at $5,000.

Ignite: Light our Fight. Ignite Our Future
Ignite Glass Studios, Chicago
Friday, May 16, 2014 , 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Presented by the AIDS Foundation of Chicago - Kindle your creativity with live glass blowing demonstrations by top artists while drinking cocktails, enjoying worldly cuisine and dancing the night away to music from DJ Moose.
Cost: $185.00
For tickets and information, or call (312) 334-0935.

Midwest Dachshund Rescue Fundraiser and Social
DuPage County Fairgrounds, Wheaton, IL
Saturday, May 17, 2014 , 12:00pm to 3:00pm
The 6th Annual "Cross Town Bark Around," a fundraiser and social for Midwest Dachshund Rescue (MWDR), will be held at the DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 W. Manchester Rd., Wheaton, IL, featuring the "Doxie Dash" wiener dog races.
Cost: $5.00
For information, go to Registration is required for the Doxie Dash wiener dogs races.

Chicago North Shore Gala
Kenilworth Club
Friday, May 30, 2014 , 5:00pm to 12:00pm
A Blues Camp Gala
Friday, May 30, 2014 | 5:00pm till Midnight at the Kenilworth Club
410 Kenilworth Ave Kenilworth, IL 60043
Cost: $60.00
For Info Call: 847-772-2132!gala/c1dqh or email us at:

Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation Hosts 23rd
Westmoreland Country Club
Monday, June 16, 2014 , 11:00am to 8:00pm
The Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation
(LSCRF) will host its 23rd Annual Play for the Cure
Golf Outing on Monday, June 16 at the
Westmoreland Country Club, 2601 Old Glenview
Road in Wilmette. With proceeds going toward
breast cancer research.
The 18-hole outing begins with registration at 11
a.m., followed by lunch. Tee-off is at 1 p.m., and the
day is capped off with an evening cocktail and hors
d'oeuvres reception until 8:00pm.

14th Annual PAWS Chicago Run For Their Lives
Montrose Harbor, 4400 N Lake Shore Drive
Saturday, June 21, 2014 , 9:00am
Bring the whole family to participate in the child and
pet-friendly 4K Walk or compete against the clock in
the 8K Run.
Cost: $35.00
Advance Registration: $35 per adult, $25 for children
12 and under, Dogs are FREE!

12th Annual PAWS Chicago Beach Party
Castaways North Avenue Beach Boathouse, 1603 N.
Thursday, July 24, 2014 , 6:00pm
Enjoy a dinner buffet, cocktails, silent and live
auctions, and dancing to live music. Canine attendees
will be able to visit the "Pup Deck," where they will be
treated to doggy massages and doggy "pup-cakes."
Cost: $150.00
Tickets $150 per person, $50 per pooch in advance
$175 per person, $50 per pooch at the door

End Of Winter Coat Drive
Corinium Cleaner 2325 W Schaumburg Rd Schaumburg
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 through Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 7:00am to 5:00pm
If you or your family are sick of your winter coats, please consider donating them to the Woodfield Area Children's Organization. Drop off your coats at any of the 3 dry cleaners listed below. They'll be cleaned & distributed to needy families.
Corinium Cleaners 2325 W Schaumburg Rd, Schaumburg
Bharti's Tailors 1182 E Lake St, Hanover Park
Norgetown Cleaners 156 E Lake St, Bloomingdale
More info: or call Geri 847.891.9214

Children's Benefit League
Throughout Chicago and Suburbs
Friday, April 4, 2014 through Saturday, April 5, 2014, 6:00am to 5:00pm
The Children's Benefit League Tag Days will be April 4 and 5, 2014. Our organization supports various children's agency in the Chicagoland area.
We will be wearing white vests with blue trim.
Steven Koll President of Children Benefit League

Your 7 Day Fitness Breakthrough Boot Camp
Victory Martial Arts Naperville, 1003 W. Ogden
Monday, April 7, 2014 through Sunday, April 13, 2014, 9:30am to 3:00pm
This Boot Camp will incorporate elements from kick boxing to cross fit style training to create a class that is exciting, fun and gets results. Donation is $15 for the entire week with all proceeds benefiting Naperville CARES.
Cost: $15.00
Angela Bender at 630-369-0200 or Melissa at 847-406-0714 or visit

City-Wide Geneva Garage Sale
Friday, April 25, 2014 through Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8:00am to 4:00pm
Over 100 homes participate throughout Geneva.

$25.00 early bird
$30.00 after April 11
Cost: $25.00
Geneva Chamber of Commerce

Ma Bell ATT Reunion 3
50 North Martingale Raod, Schaumburg, IL
Saturday, April 26, 2014 through Sunday, April 27, 2014, 5:00pm to 12:00am
Scholarship fundraiser to assist college bound students in the technical areas with financial aid
Cost: $50.00
The Att?Ma Bell Reunion is to help collegebound students with financial aid for more information call 206-279-7987 or visit

Dreams Delivered Prom Boutique
Woman's Club, 1702 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL
Monday, April 28, 2014 through Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Dreams Delivered Prom Boutique provides prom dresses, jewelry and accessories to senior girls at Evanston Township High School to help them with the cost of attending their senior prom.
Dreams Delivered Prom Boutique is supported by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Delta Chi Omega Chapter, in partnership with the Woman's Club of Evanston. Members and volunteers will assist the young women with selecting their dresses & accessories.

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Health Fairs/Medical Screenings

Gateway to Wellness
Catalyst Ranch
Saturday, April 5, 2014 , 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Young professionals, work healthy habits into your busy lives as you will mix and mingle, sample local cuisine and get new ideas for making healthy lifestyle choices from local wellness experts. Held at Catalyst Ranch, 656 W. Randolph St., #3W, Chicago.
Cost: $60.00
For tickets and more information, visit:

The 18th Annual Myra Rubenstein Weis Health Reso
Highland Park Country Club 1201 Park Ave West Hi
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 , 10:00am
The 18th annual Myra Rubenstein Weis (MRW) Health Resource Center Luncheon is themed "Memory Matters." This year's event will honor Bruce Brockstein, MD, Medical Director of the Kellogg Cancer Centers at NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore
Cost: $85.00
Leslie Randolph
Winger Marketing
(312) 494-0422

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Charity Races/Runs/Walks/Rides

The Recorrido del Sol/Illinois Dream Fund 5K Run
Grant Park- Arvey Field
Sunday, April 6, 2014 , 8:00am to 11:30am
The Recorrido del Sol/Illinois Dream Fund 5K Run/Walk is a Fundraiser for Pilsen Neighbors
Community Council (PNCC) and the Illinois Dream Fund. The Recorrido del Sol will raise
scholarship funds to benefit first generation immigrant college students
Cost: $30.00

Pilsen Neighbors Community Council
Recorrido del Sol Committee
2026 S Blue Island
Chicago IL 60608
Phone: 312-666-2663 ext: 221

Wrigley Field
Saturday, April 12, 2014 , 8:00am
Cubs Charities kick off baseball season with the 9th
Annual "Race to Wrigley" 5k. Voted 'Best 5k in the
Midwest' in 2013 by Competitor magazine, last year's
event drew approximately 6,000 runners.
Cost: $40.00

Project Muscle 5K
Notre Dame College Prep
Sunday, April 27, 2014 , 9:00am to 1:00pm
Project Muscle is a 5K Run/Walk fundraiser that will
take place at Notre Dame College Prep at 7655 W.
Dempster St. Niles, IL. The funds raised will help
send local children with Muscular Dystrophy to
summer camps provided by MDA.
Amanda Konopka (MDA) or
Conor Williams: (NDCP)
Pat Hennelly: (NDCP)
Steve Nowotarski: or

The Hyde Park 5K for Philanthropy
Sunday, April 27, 2014 , 9:30am to 12:00pm
Second annual Hyde Park 5K for Philanthropy. Using the extensive and beautiful Neo-Gothic campus of the University of Chicago as its course, the race will begin and end in the center of the Main Quadrangle. For UChicago philanthropy on South Side.
Cost: $30.00
For registration and more information, please visit our website:, and for rapid updates, please visit our Facebook page:

17th Annual NOCC Run/Walk to Break the Silence
U.S. Cellular Field, 333 W 35th St, Chicago, IL
Saturday, May 3, 2014 , 7:30am to 1:30pm
Please join us for the 17th Annual Run/Walk to
Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer! The event
celebrates survivors, remembers those lost to
ovarian cancer, and increases awareness about the
Go to
Please note: Online registration ends midnight April
May participate as an individual/team & as a runner,
walker or virtual walker
Children allowed (under 6 are free)

7th Annual Why I Walk/Run 2014
1200 W. Glen Flora Ave., Waukegan IL
Saturday, May 3, 2014 , 9:00am to 12:00pm
2014 Community Action Agencies are
commemorating the War on Poverty & the birth
of Community Action. Celebrate Community Action
Partnership of Lake County's 50 Years of Service at
Anti-Poverty 7K/4.3mi Walk/Run. Register
online. Public.
Cost: $25.00
Register online at or contact
Lisa Hayes at 847-249-4330
/ Visit for CAP of Lake County
programs & services.

Make-A-Wish Illinois Wish Ball
Soldier Field
Saturday, May 3, 2014 , 6:00pm
. Set at the legendary Soldier Field, the evening will
include celebrity entertainment, live and silent
auctions, a seated dinner and dancing. The event is
expected to raise $1 million dollars to support the
mission of Make-A-Wish.
Guests at the event will hear moving remarks from a
local wish family and have the opportunity to meet a
few children who will serve as Wish Ambassadors
for the evening.

For more information, please visit or 312.602.WISH

3rd Annual 5K March to College Run & Expo
Upper Hutchinson Field in Chicago's Grant Park
Thursday, May 8, 2014 , 2:00pm
Center for Companies That Care will host the 5K March to College: The chip-timed race will begin at 5:30 a College Fair & Sponsor Expo will precede race.
312.661.1010 Family registration including one adult and two students is available for $25. Individual adult registration is $35, student registration is $10. Children (5 and under) are free. Every $10 donation pays for a CPS student's participation

Kenneth Young Center 5K Run/Walk
Busse Woods (Level IV area), Elk Grove Village
Saturday, May 10, 2014 , 8:00am
The Kenneth Young Center 5K Run/Walk for mental health and senior services is a 3.1-mile family and pet-friendly event. Participants will help raise money for important community based services. Visit:
Cheri Seley, 847-524-8800, ext 141
Media Conact: LaKesha 847-524-8800, ext 156

Angelman Syndrome Foundation National Walk
Word of Life Lutheran Church
Saturday, May 17, 2014 , 10:00am
Hundreds will gather to raise funds for research and
services that support individuals with Angelman
syndrome and their families. Angelman syndrome is a
severe, neurogenetic disorder.
Heather Houston- Dalton Agency
(904) 398-5222
Registration: 8:00 a.m.
The ASF is a national organization dedicated to
advancing the awareness and treatment of
Angelman syndrome through education and
information, research, and support services.

Chicago Take Steps
Montrose Harbor Grove 16
Saturday, May 17, 2014 , 8:00am to 1:00pm
Our Take Steps walks offer a wonderful day for family, friends and the community to celebrate all of the efforts that have been put forth in raising funds towards our mission. Our walk events are filled with live music, food, kids' entertainment!
Colleen Murillo- Walk Coordinator 847-312-1206

"sam i am" Run/Walk for the Cure
Plamann Park, 1375 E. Broadway, Appleton, WI
Saturday, May 24, 2014 , 8:30am
Join us Saturday, May 24th for The Littlest Tumor
Foundation's annual "sam i am"...tumors i do not
like them run/walk for the cure.
For more information please visit:

Ridge Run
Chicago, IL
Monday, May 26, 2014 
More than 3,500 athletes from around Chicagoland gather in Beverly/Morgan Park on Memorial Day to compete in the annual Ridge Run. The 10K run, 5K run/walk and Youth Mile are hosted by the Beverly Area Planning Association with Little Company of Mary

Richmond Hunting Club - 5016 Highway 173
Saturday, May 31, 2014 , 9:00am to 5:00pm
Mudderella is a 5-7 mile long muddy obstacle course that consists of 12-15 obstacles that tie together running, climbing, strength and endurance - and most importantly, celebrates strong, confident, and awesome women.
Cost: $89.00

Take Steps Naperville
Naperville River Walk
Sunday, June 1, 2014 , 4:30pm to 8:30am
Our Take Steps walks offer a wonderful day for family, friends and the community to celebrate all of the efforts that have been put forth in raising funds towards our mission. Our walk events are filled with live music, food, kids' entertainment!
Colleen Murillo- Walk Coordinator 847-312-1206

Bacon Chase Chicago
Chicago, IL
Saturday, June 7, 2014 , 9:00am to 2:00pm
Bacon Chase honors the gloriously divine food of the
gods. Rejoice along a 5K piggy pilgrimage or 0.05K
blitz to the bacon while feasting on meat-candy.
Cost: $35.00

20th Annual ABC 7 Jim Gibbons 5K
2601 N. Cannon Drive in Chicago (60614)
Thursday, June 12, 2014 , 4:30pm
The 20th Annual ABC 7 5K Run and 3K Walk honoring Jim Gibbons takes place Thurs., June 12 and is a 5K competitive run and a 3K walk in Lincoln Park to fight blood cancers. Register at Benefits the Leukemia Research Foundation.
Cost: $35.00
Visit, call 847.424.0600 or email

Pits For Patriots 3rd Annual Motorcycle Ride
Woodstock Harley Davidson
Saturday, June 28, 2014 , 9:30am to 5:00pm
Ride begins & ends at 2050 S Eastwood Drive, Woodstock, IL 60098.
Join us for a 2-hour ride to help provide free Service Dogs to our nation's heroes. more information at or
Cost: $25.00
Kelly Yearwood, 773-852-6606. Fees: Driver $25, Driver with Rider $30, Non-rider $10. Fee includes lunch, entertainment, access to raffles, drawings, and vendors.

Take Steps Glenview
Harms Woods
Sunday, June 29, 2014 , 4:30pm to 8:30pm
Our Take Steps walks offer a wonderful day for family, friends and the community to celebrate all of the efforts that have been put forth in raising funds towards our mission. Our walk events are filled with live music, food, kids' entertainment!
Colleen Murillo- Walk Coordinator 847-312-1206

BTN Big 10k Race
Soldier Field
Saturday, July 26, 2014 , 7:00am
Registration is now open for the BTN Big 10K, the
summer race that turns the Chicago lakefront into a
Big Ten tailgate party. The event will take place at
Solider Field (1410 Museum Campus Drive). This
year's charity is Special Olympics Chicago.
For all information on the BTN Big 10K, go to: Like the BTN Big 10K on
Facebook for event details and race updates.

Run For Veterans
Burr Ridge, IL
Sunday, July 27, 2014 , 9:00am
Run For Veterans 5K aims to raise awareness and
funds to support veterans mental health care needs.
Proceeds will benefit Volunteers of America IL, 501
(3) (c) helps more than 250 veterans each year
transition to self-sufficiency.

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Scholarship Programs
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School Events

Chicago Public Schools Invention Convention
Crane Technical Prep High School
Saturday, May 17, 2014 , 8:00am to 1:00pm
The annual event empowers students K-8 to solve problems and promotes creative thinking and innovation through a competition of student built prototypes.

2245 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60612
To volunteer, sponsor, or learn more, please visit us at or contact

Registration Open for ArtStart Summer Arts Camp
Columbia College Chicago
Monday, June 16, 2014 through Friday, August 1, 2014
Grades 3-9

"The ArtStart Summer Arts Camp offers unique opportunities for campers to become fully immersed in a collaborative, supportive and incredibly fun artistic community,"


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Youth Mentoring
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Conferences, Workshops, Job Fairs, and Expos

Know Your Rights &Resources CommUnity Conference
Whitney M Young High School, 211 S Laflin St
Saturday, April 12, 2014 , 10:00am
and More...and it's All FREE!!!
For Details & to Reserve a Vendor Table for Your
Organization to Connect with the CommUnity; call
Melissa 773 620 4456 or 773 960 9269

Navigating an Illinois Real Estate Transaction
Chicago-Kent College of Law Auditorium
Saturday, April 12, 2014 , 8:45am to 4:00pm
565 West Adams, Chicago, IL
A free program presented by experienced real estate lawyers taking you through a real estate transaction from start to finish. For law students, new attorneys. Details at
Kathy Xie
Attorneys' Title Guaranty Fund, Inc.

On the Road to Literacy Tutor/Learner Conference
UIC Center for Literacy, 1040 W. Harrison, Chgo
Saturday, April 12, 2014 , 9:00am to 2:30am
One-day conference featuring 24 workshops that will explore strategies, techniques and materials for use by adult literacy tutors, students and program staff. The conference also provides opportunities for networking and collaboration
Cost: $20.00
Registration - In advance: $20.00-Tutor/Staff; $15.00-Student. At the door: $23.00-Tutor/Staff; $18.00-Student

Literacy Volunteers of Illinois

Metropolitan Capital's "Women's Empower Hour"
Metropolitan Capital, 9 E. Ontario St.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 , 11:30am to 1:00pm
The "Women's Empower Hour" at Metropolitan
Capital welcomes Jenniffer Weigel, Emmy-Award
winning broadcast journalist, author and columnist
to host a discussion and Q&A on "Lessons for Life:
Love Yourself and Align Yourself Spiritually."
To RSVP for this complimentary event, please e-mail

The Arc of Illinois 64th Annual Convention
Lisle, IL
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 , 8:30am to 5:30pm
This two day convention will inspire self-advocates
and families to be empowered. Our keynote and
breakout presenters include experts in the field of
developmental disabilities, including government
issues and policies.
Janet Donahue or Sarah Frakes

Chicago Northwest Career Fair
DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago-Arlington Heights
Monday, April 28, 2014 , 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Meet face to face with multiple decision makers
hiring professionals across many industries.
Chicago Northwest Career Fair
April 28th, 2014 - 6pm
DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago-Arlington Heights
75 W. Algonquin Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
United Career Fairs

Free Career Conference
Palmer House Hilton
Thursday, May 29, 2014 , 9:00am to 2:00pm
Professionals and students will be able to meet
face to face with hiring managers and have resumes
looked at by professionals.

Palmer House Hilton
17 E. Monroe St.
Chicago, IL, 60603

Leadership Transformed 2014
26 E Pearson, Chicago, IL, 60611
Friday, May 30, 2014 , 4:00pm to 12:00pm
Greenheart Transforms and ITP International are
teaming up to help participants explore leadership
from the inside out. We'll explore the practice of
social action and focus on how we can all be
positive forces for change in the world.
Cost: $327.00
More information and registration:

Early bird rates $327 - reserve your spot before we
sell out!

Questions? Contact

Chicago Sketch Seminar
Palette & Chisel Fine Art Academy, http://www.palettean
Saturday, June 7, 2014 , 9:00am to 6:00pm
Urban Sketchers Chicago's "Chicago Sketch Seminar"
on June 7 - 8, 2014. Workshop details and
registration information is available on the blog:
Cost: $20.00
Wes Douglas, Co-Administrator of Urban Sketchers
mobile: 630-776-2393

Odeum Expo Center 1033 North Villa Ave Villa Par
Saturday, July 19, 2014 , 10:00am to 6:00pm
1033 North Villa Ave 800-977-3609

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High School and College Reunions
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