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Illinois, Chicago, Event Date: Sunday, March 5, 2017

Chicago's Protégé Philharmonic to Feature 2017 Concerto Competition Winner

The Protégé Philharmonic of Chicago has announced its third concert of the 2016-17 Season, Sunday, March 5, 2017, 3:00 p.m. The concert will be performed in the Auditorium of the Salme Harju Steinberg Fine Arts Center at Northeastern Illinois University and is conveniently located at 3701 West Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago, IL. There is free parking in Parking Lot F.  Music Director and founder of the orchestra, Joseph Glymph, has programmed Offenbach's Orpheus in the ...

 

Illinois, Wheeling, Event Date: February 11 & 12, 2017

North Shore Home & Garden Show Returns to Wheeling, IL

The North Shore Home and Garden Show returns to the Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel & Conference Center on February 11th & 12th, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm each day. Admission and parking are free. Visit www.HomeShowNorthShore.com. This poplar event highlights the latest home improvement products and services with fresh ideas in remodeling, repairing and beautifying any home. This is an opportunity for homeowners to ...

 

Illinois, Park Forest, Event Date: February 1-March 4, 2017

Step Back into a 1950s Valentines Day Exhibit at 1950s Park Forest House Museum, Park Forest, IL

The 1950s Park Forest House Museum, at 227 Monee Road (inside St. Mary’s Catholic Church), Park Forest, Illinois, invites you to "Step Back into a 1950s Valentines Day," from February 1 -March 4, 2017, open Wednesday and Saturday, 1 to 3:30 p.m.; other times by appointment. One room represents a classroom in Forest Boulevard School, which was set up in a row of townhomes. The classroom is decorated for a 1950s Valentines Day ...

 

Illinois, Oakbrook Terrace, Event Date: January 21 to 22, 2017

Oak Brook Home & Garden Show Returns to Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace, IL

The Oak Brook Home and Garden Show returns to the beautiful Drury Lane Theater and Event Center on January 21st & 22nd for its largest event ever with free admission and free valet parking.  Thousands of homeowners in the Greater Oak Brook communities, as well as the entire Chicagoland area have attended this event each year to find the ultimate in savings & convenience, highlighting the latest home improvement products and services for the ...

 

Illinois, Chicago, Event Date: Sunday, December 18, 2016

The Protege Philharmonic Annual Christmas Concert, Chicago, December 18th

The Protégé Philharmonic will perform its wildly popular annual Christmas Concert featuring music of Brahms, Dvorak, and Gershwin, with favorite holiday seasonal works by Leroy Anderson and an audience participation Christmas Carol Sing-A-Long. The event will take place on Sunday, December 18 at 3pm at the auditorium at the Salme Harju Steinberg Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, at 3701 West Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago, IL. Admission is $15.00.

 

Illinois, Park Forest, Event Date: December 3, 2016 to January 4, 2017

Step Back into a 1950s Christmas" Exhibit, 1950s Park Forest House Museum, Park Forest, IL

The 1950s Park Forest House Museum, 227 Monee Road, Park Forest, Illinois, in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, is presenting "Step Back into a 1950s Christmas" exhibit, open December 3, 2016 through January 4, 2017.   Take a break from the hustle and bustle of 21st Century preparations to spend quality time getting a dose of Holiday Nostalgia. Vintage decorations are in every room. The museum features a musical, Black Forest green, aluminum ...

 

Illinois, Chicago Area, Oakley, Event Date: December 10 and 11, 2016

18th Annual Bucktown Holiday ArtShow Coming to the Chicago Area, Dec. 10-11

The18th Annual Bucktown Holiday ArtShow, with 100 artists presenting original works of art in all media, takes place December 10th and 11th, 2016 at Holstein Park Fieldhouse, 2200 N. Oakley, Chicago, IL 60647. The event is the longest continuously running Holiday ArtShow in Chicago.   A Silent Auction takes place simultaneously during the ArtShow with a work of art donated by each artist participating in the ArtShow as well as other donations for ...

 

Illinois, Evanston, Event Date: Apply January 6th- May 2nd. Festival: July 15,2017-July 17, 2016

City of Evanston, IL, is Calling All Artists for Their Ethnic Arts Festival

Since 1986, the City of Evanston has presented the annual Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival on the third weekend in July in Evanston's stunning, historic lakefront at Arrington Lagoon at Dawes Park, Sheridan Rd. at Church St. The premier event of its kind, the festival is a celebration of cultural diversity featuring over 60 art and crafts vendors from many different regions of the world.   Artists van apply January 6th- May 2nd., 2016; Festival: July 15,2017-July 17, 2016 ...

 

Illinois, Chicgo, Event Date: Sunday, November 13, 2016

Chicago's Protégé Philharmonic to Present Fall Showcase Concert, November 13

The Protégé Philharmonic invites the public to their Fall Showcase Concert, the first concert of the orchestra's 2016-2017 season, on Sunday, November 13, 2016 in the Salme Harju Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 3701 West Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago, IL at 3 p.m. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are General Admission: $15; Seniors/Students: $10; Children, 12 & under: $5. Free parking in Parking Lot F.   Brahms's favorite ...

 

Illinois, Palos Hills, Event Date: November 12 to 13, 2016

Stagg High School Music Booster organization presents Art for the Season, Palos Hills, Illinois

The Stagg High School Music Booster organization presents Art for the Season on November 12th and 13th at 111th Street and Roberts Road, Palos Hills, IL.  This event is the 26th show sponsored by the booster organization and will feature over 170 art, craft, and vendor booths.  Artists and crafters will be offering a large variety of handmade items.  They have been busy creating jewelry, crocheted accessories, soaps, lotions, and scrubs, ceramics, painted glassware, dog treats and accessories, children's teepees, doll and children's clothing, women's clothing and ...

 

Illinois, Midlothian, Event Date: November 12 to 13, 2016

Over 60 Crafters and Vendors Expected at St. Christopher Holiday Craft Show, Midlothian, IL

St. Christopher School is hosting their 44th Annual Craft and Vendor Show on November 12th and 13th in Midlothian, Illinois. Just in time for holiday shopping, this two day event features over 60 crafters and vendors. Crafters will be displaying various handcrafted items such as jewelry, ornaments, holiday villages, wreaths, novelty handbags, doll clothing, stained glass bottles, natural dog treats ...

 

Illinois, Island Lake, Event Date: November 19th and 20th, 2016

Village of Island Lake Craft Faire, Island Lake, IL

The Village of Island Lake, Island Lake, IL, will hold its Craft Faire on November 19th and 20th at the Island Lake Village Hall, 3720 Greenleaf Ave. Hours are Saturday, November 19th: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Sunday, November 20th: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. There will be unique, quality handcrafted gift items, vendors, food, refreshments, and a bake sale. $1.00 Admission (Door Prize Ticket Included). 

 

Illinois, Chicago, Event Date: Saturday, September 3rd and Sunday, September 4th, 2016

Are you going to China with Chicago's Protégé Philharmonic

Auditions for The Protégé Philharmonic 2016-17 Season and its concert tour to China will take place September 3 to 4, 2016 at Classical Symphony Hall, 218 South Wabash Ave., Suite 260, Chicago, IL. This will be the 10th international concert tour by The Protégé Philharmonic and the 5th tour to China. Past concert tours have traveled to Taiwan, Japan, Ukraine, Poland, Brazil, Argentina, and China.

 

Illinois, Chicago, Event Date: October 28 and October 30, 2016

Harriett Tubman Opera Midwest Premiere Comes to Chicago's South Side

South Shore Opera Company of Chicago’s 8th Annual Fall event presents Chicago’s most exciting cultural social event of the year with Nkeiru Okoye’s opera, Harriet Tubman: When I Cross That Line to Freedom. Headlining this event as Honorary Chair is first Lady of Chicago, Amy Rule, and introducing composer and librettist, Dr. Nkeiru Okoye. Hailed as “achingly beautiful,” by the Baltimore Sun, compositions by composer Nkeiru Okoye have been performed by ...

 

Illinois, Chicago, Event Date: Sunday, July 31, 2016

Protégé Philharmonic of Chicago Announces its Second Concert of the 2016 Summer Season

The Protégé Philharmonic of Chicago has announced its second concert of the 2016 Summer Season, Sunday, July 31, 2016, 3:00 p.m. The concert will be performed in the Auditorium of the Salme Harju Steinberg Fine Arts Center at Northeastern Illinois University and is conveniently located at 3701 West Bryn Mawr Ave., with free parking in Parking Lot F. Music Director and founder of the orchestra, Joseph Glymph, has programmed Brahms's ...

 

Illinois, Dekalb, Event Date: July 23-31, 2016

Kishwaukee Fest and Baconpalooza-Swine & Wine Fest Coming July 23-31, Dekalb, IL

Kishwaukee Fest of DeKalb County, Illinois, returns this July 23 to 31 with a full week of free entertainment. There will be a variety of events including concerts in the park, car shows, food events and a parade. There are events and activities in several communities in DeKalb County. The parade is one of the major attractions and will be held Friday evening, July 29 starting at 7:00 pm in downtown DeKalb. The parade kicks off with a Cruise ...

 

Illinois, Chicago, Event Date: July 10, 2016

Protégé Philharmonic of Chicago Announces its First Concert of the 2016 Summer Season, July 10

The Protégé Philharmonic of Chicago has announced its first concert of the 2016 Summer Season, Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. The concert will be performed in the Auditorium of the Salme Harju Steinberg Fine Arts Center at Northeastern Illinois University, located at 3701 West Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago, IL. There is free parking in Parking Lot F. Ticket prices are $10, general admission. The Protégé Philharmonic, along with its parent ...


Illinois, Chicago, Event Date: Sunday, February 7, 2016
The Classical Symphony Orchestra Presents Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, Chicago

The Classical Symphony Orchestra will be giving the second concert of the 2015-16 Season, Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 3pm. The concert will be performed in the Salme Harju Steinberg Fine Arts Center Auditorium at Northeastern Illinois University, located at 3701 West Bryn Mawr Avenue, Chicago. Free parking is located in Parking Lot F next to the Fine Arts Center. Ticket prices are $10.00 general ...

Illinois, Chicago, Event Date: June 11 & 12, 2016

67th Annual Old Town Art Fair Returns to Chicago in June

The 67th Annual Old Town Art Fair, sponsored by Goose Island Beer Co., will be held in Chicago’s historic Old Town Triangle neighborhood (North Park Ave.) on June 11 & 12, 2016, 10am-6pm. Featuring 250 juried fine artists, the Fair includes a Garden Walk through the Landmark District. Artists (nearly 100 of whom will be new to the 2016 Fair) are selected by an independent jury of Chicago’s most respected artists, gallery owners and museum curators ...

 


Illinois, Chicago, Event Date: Sunday, December 20, 2015

Protege Philharmonic Annual Christmas Concert, Chicago, December 20th

The Protégé Philharmonic will perform its wildly popular annual Christmas Concert featuring music of Wagner, Mussorgsky, Liszt, and Tchaikovsky, with favorite holiday seasonal works by Leroy Anderson and an audience participation Christmas Carol Sing-A-Long. The event will take place at 3pm at the auditorium at the Salme Harju Steinberg Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, at 3701 West Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago, IL ...

 


Illinois, Chicago, Event Date: December 12 to 13, 2015

17th Annual Bucktown Holiday ArtShow, Chicago, IL

The 17th Annual Bucktown Holiday ArtShow takes place December 12 and 13, 2015 from noon to 5 PM at Holstein Park Fieldhouse, 2200 N. Oakley Ave., in the eclectic Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago. Admission is free with a downloadable pass.   Just in time for the holidays there will be100 artists offering one-of-a-kind handmade  ...

 


Illinois, Chicago, Event November 22, 2015

Chicago's Classical Symphony Orchestra and The Protégé Philharmonic Perform 2015 Fall Showcase Joint Concert

The Classical Symphony Orchestra and The Protégé Philharmonic invite the public to their Fall Showcase Joint Concert, the first concert of the orchestras' 2015-2016 season, on Sunday, November 22, 2015 in the Salme Harju Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 3701 West Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago, IL at 3 p.m. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are General Admission: $15; Seniors/Students: $10; Children, 12 ...

 


Illinois, Schaumburg, Chicago Area, Event Date: November 13-15, 2015

Duff Goldman hits the Stage at America's Baking & Sweets Show, Schaumburg, IL

Take a Sweet Tour with Charlie, Willy and the Oompa Loompas at America's Baking & Sweets Show, Schaumburg, IL Just like Charlie in Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, you can take a tour of the best sweets and baked goods that America has to offer at this year’s America’s Baking and Sweets Show. This delicious and inspiring event returns to the Schaumburg Convention Center (1551 N. Thoreau Dr., Schaumburg, IL 60173) from November 13-15, 2015 with the theme of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. With ...

 


Illinois, Schaumburg, Chicago Area, Event Date: November 13-15, 2015

Take a Sweet Tour with Charlie, Willy and the Oompa Loompas at America's Baking & Sweets Show, Schaumburg, IL

Just like Charlie in Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, you can take a tour of the best sweets and baked goods that America has to offer at this year’s America’s Baking and Sweets Show. This delicious and inspiring event returns to the Schaumburg Convention Center (1551 N. Thoreau Dr., Schaumburg, IL 60173) from November 13-15, 2015 with the theme of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. With several inspiring themed ...

 


Illinois, Palos Hills, Event Date: November 14 to 15, 2015

Stagg High School Music Booster Organization Presents Art for the Season, Palos Hills, IL

The Stagg High School Music Booster organization in Palos Hills, Illinois presents Art for the Season on November 14th and 15th. This event is the 24th show sponsored by the booster organization and will feature 170 art, craft, and vendor booths. Artists and crafters will be offering a large variety of handmade items. They have been busy creating jewelry, crocheted accessories, soaps and lotions, ceramics, painted and fused glass, dog treats and accessories, children's and doll clothes, floral and wood decorations, Christmas ornaments, baby blankets, hair bows ...

 


Illinois, Chicago, Event Date: October 25, 2015

Composers Unmasked- A South Shore Opera's Annual Fall Event, Chicago, IL

South Shore Opera Company of Chicago presents its Annual Fall Event on Sunday, October 25th at the South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 South Shore Drive, Chicago, IL, with a preview of arias and duets from operas by three Black composers: L’amant Anonyme and Ernestine by Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges (18th century); Voodoo by Harry Lawrence Freeman (20th century); and Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom by Nkeiru Okoye (contemporary).

 


Illinois, New Lenox, Event Date: June 27, 2015

United Methodist Church to Hold 40th Annual Old Campground Festival, New Lenox, IL

On June 27th the 40th Annual Old Campground Festival will feature a family friendly day of arts, crafts, music, fun and food on the wooded historic Old Campground located just off U.S. Route 30, one mile east of I-80 (Exit 137) in New Lenox, IL. There will be art and craft booths, music on the stage by the historic log cabin, and food items are available also. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs for all of the entertainment and to rest and relax in the wooded ...

 


 

Illinois, Chicago, Event Date: July 12, 2015

Classical Symphony Orchestra of Chicago Announces its First Concert of the 2015 Summer Season, July 12

The Classical Symphony Orchestra will be giving its first concert of the 2015 Summer Season on Sunday, July 12, 2015. The concert will be performed in the Robin Bennett Theatre at Jones College Prep High School, located at 700 South State Street, Chicago (public transportation stops at the front door). Parking is located across the street from the Theatre. Ticket prices are $10.00 general admission.   The concert begins with the very boisterous potpourri of student drinking songs ...

 


 

Illinois, Chicago, Event Date: July 19, 2015

The Protégé Philharmonic of Chicago Announces its First Concert of the 2015 Summer Season, July 19

The Protégé Philharmonic of Chicago has announced its first concert of the 2015 Summer Season, Sunday, July 19, 2015, 3:00 p.m. The concert will be performed in the newly constructed Robin Bennett Theatre at Jones College Prep High School and is conveniently located at 700 South State Street with public transportation stops at the front door. Parking is located across the street from the Theatre. Ticket prices are $10, General Admission  ...

 


 

Illinois, Chicago, Event Date: August 2, 2015

The Classical Symphony Orchestra and The Protégé Philharmonic of Chicago to Perform Their Summer Showcase Joint Concert of the Orchestras, August 2

The Classical Symphony Orchestra and The Protégé Philharmonic of Chicago invite the public to their final concert of the orchestras' 2015 Summer Season, to be held August 2, 2015 in the Robin Bennett Theatre at Jones College Prep High School at 3 p.m. General admission, $15; Students/Seniors, $10; and children under 12, $5. Doors open at 2:30. The Robin Bennett Theatre is located at 700 South State Street, Chicago, Illinois and is ...

 


 

Illinois, Chicago, Event Dates: May 22 to 29, 2015

Chicago's Protégé Philharmonic offering auditions for high school and advanced junior high school musicians to experience professional level orchestra training

Auditions for the Protégé Philharmonic 2015 Summer Orchestra Camp and the 2015-16 Fall Season will take place May 22 to 29, 2015 at Classical Symphony Hall, 218 South Wabash Ave., Suite 260, Chicago, IL. The Protégé Philharmonic is offering an exciting opportunity for high school and advanced junior high school musicians to experience professional level orchestra training in an intimate, challenging and supportive learning environment. Members of The Protégé Philharmonic ...

 


 

Illinois, Chicago, Event Date: June 23, 2015 to August 2, 2015

Announcing Auditions for Chicago's Classical Symphony Orchestra 2015 Summer Season

Want to play great music this summer and make fantastic progress? Join the acclaimed tuition-free 2015 Summer Season of The Classical Symphony Orchestra. Composed of young adult, undergraduate and graduate student musicians, this six week summer training and performance will accelerate and increase your orchestral skills. The season runs June 23, 2015 to August 2, 2015. Rehearsal location is at Classical Symphony Hall, 218 S. Wabash Ave., downtown Chicago. Rehearsal ...

 


 

Illinois, Chicago, Event Date: Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 3:00 p.m.

Chicago's Classical Symphony Orchestra and The Protégé Philharmonic Perform 2015 Spring Showcase Joint Concert

The Classical Symphony Orchestra and The Protégé Philharmonic invite the public to their Spring Showcase Joint Concert, the final concert of the orchestras' 2014-2015 season, on Sunday, May 10, 2015 in the Robin Bennett Theatre, William Jones College Prep High School, 700 South State Street, Chicago, IL at 3 p.m. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are General Admission: $15; Seniors/Students: $10; Children, 12 & under: $5. Guiseppe Verdi's favorite Nabucco: Overture begins the ...

 


 

Illinois, Effingham, Event Date: May 8 - May 9

Explore the Arts in Downtown Effingham, IL: 10th Annual Artisan Fair, May 8 - 9

Each year, downtown Effingham is transformed into an artist’s Mecca as artists from all over the region set up shop on the lawn of the Historic Court House Museum and surrounding downtown area in Effingham. The 10th Annual Effingham Artisan Fair kicks off Friday and Saturday, May 8 and 9th (120 E. Jefferson Ave., Downtown Effingham). Visit Friday night and join the Effingham community for the “Arts & Hearts” celebration. This year, the fair is expanding to include an “Artist Soft Opening,” where over 30 artists will display their art for the community one day early. From 5 to 8 p.m. a variety of events ...

 


 

Illinois, Joliet, Event Date: May 30, 2015

Cinderella to be performed at Joliet Junior College by Von Heidecke's Chicago Festival Ballet

The delightful story of Cinderella unfolds with the hilarious antics of the stepmother and stepsisters, the frail beauty and kindness of Cinderella and the grandeur of her wedding to the Prince in Von Heidecke’s Chicago Festival Ballet’s lavish production. This production is wonderful for all ages and is pure family entertainment of the highest level. Choreographer, von Heidecke’s works are performed around the world and just this past year celebrated 25 years of producing its annual ...

 


 

Illinois, Naperville, Event Date: June 4, 2015 to August 5, 2015

Von Heidecke's Dance Center to Host Summer Intensive, Naperville, IL

Dancers of all ages and levels are invited to participate in Von Heidecke’s Dance Center’s Summer Intensive, beginning on June 4, 2015. The program culminates in the Summer Workshop performance Sunday, August 9, 2015, which is open to the public, and all parents, relatives, and friends. The Von Heidecke Dance Center is located in Naperville, Illinois where dancers begin instruction as young as three years of age. Programs are offered for students seeking recreation and fun ...

 


 

Illinois, Chicago, Event Date: June 13-14, 2015

#2 Nationally Ranked Old Town Art Fair, June 13-14, Chicago

The Nationally ranked #2 of U.S Juried Fine Art Fairs, the Old Town Art Fair (www.oldtownartfair.com) will be held June 13-14. The Fair will be in Chicago’s historic tree-lined Old Town Triangle neighborhood, featuring 250 juried artists. The Fair includes a Garden Walk through a nationally registered Historical Landmarked District. Displaying a large variety of art will be 250 acclaimed juried artists, of which over 100 will be new to the Old Town Fair. Featured artists are selected by an ...

 


 

Illinois, Chicago, Event Date: June 13 and 14, 2015

Old Town Art Fair Historic Garden Walk, Chicago, June 13 to 14

On June 13 and 14th the Old Town Triangle Association will host their annual Garden Walk. The Garden Walk is one of the highlights of the Old Town Art Fair held that weekend. The Garden Walk will feature over 50 gardens in the Old Town Triangle neighborhood. This is one of Chicago’s most charming neighborhoods with tree-lined streets and lovely old homes. The Triangle is a protected, historically landmarked neighborhood. Preservation of the vintage home ...

 


 

Illinois, Aurora, Event Date: April 18-19, 2015

Fox Valley Orchestra, Chorus, and the Aurora University Chorale Combine to Perform Mozart's Requiem

The Fox Valley Orchestra and Orchestra Chorus will combine with Aurora University Chorale to present the hauntingly beautiful Mozart Requiem. Under the direction of Fox Valley Orchestra Chorus Master, Lisa Fredenburgh, these performances will be held on Saturday, April 18th at 7:30pm and Sunday, April 19th at 3:00pm. Both will be held in the beautiful Crimi Auditorium at Aurora University, Aurora, IL. Ticket information, complete 2014-2015 concert season schedule and venue details are available ...

 


 

Illinois, Decatur, Event Date: March 21, 2015

Decatur Civic Center continues community's first music event with SpringStock2015, Decatur, IL, March 21

What better way to break the grip of winter than with the warmth of music? SpringStock2015 will help the good people of central Illinois shake off the cold and celebrate the arrival of spring. It’s a complete celebration with good food, cold drinks and hot music. Decatur Civic Center is hosting this annual event, March 21st at #1 Gary K. Anderson Plaza, Decatur, IL. Tickets can be purchased at the door, on-line, or call the box office at (217) 422-6161. Admission is $18.00 ...

 


 

Illinois, Aurora & Bativia, Event Date: March 7-8, 2015

Fox Valley Orchestra performs Espana!, March 7-8, Batavia and Aurora, IL

The Fox Valley Orchestra is honored to feature renowned guitarist Steve Suvada on an exciting Spanish-themed program called “Espana!” Included selections are Beethoven’s Fidelio Overture, Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez for guitar and orchestra, Chabrier’s Espana, De Falla’s Danza Espanola, and Bizet’s Carmen Suite. Lead by Music Director Colin Holman, the concerts are Saturday March 7 at 7:30pm in Batavia ...

 


 

Illinois, Naperville, Event Date: March 21st & 22nd, 2015

Home and Garden Expo Returns to Naperville, Players Sports and Event Center

The Home and Garden Expo returns to the popular Players Sport and Event Center on March 21st & 22nd for the largest home improvement event in the Greater Naperville area with free admission and free parking. This 40,000 sq. ft. event provides the ultimate in convenience and savings to homeowners by highlighting displays of hundreds of home improvement products and services presented by local and national experts for the freshest ideas in ...

 


 

Illinois, Collinsville, Event Date: April 10-11, 2015 

Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Convention, Collinsville, IL, April 10-11, 2015  

A Scrapbook Convention is a place for people who love to create photographic mementos (scrapbooks) who come together to celebrate this craft. At this gathering they can take classes to learn more about their hobby from industry experts, shop scrapbooking products from industry brands, and attend "crops" which are a gathering place for scrapbookers to work on their scrapbooking projects ...

 


 

Illinois, Arlington Heights, Event Date: February 28th & March 1st , 2015

Home and Garden Expo Returns to the Arlington Racecourse in Arlington Heights, Illinois

The Chicago Home and Garden Expo returns to the Arlington International Racecourse with free admission and free parking on February 28th & March 1st for the largest home improvement event in the North and Northwest suburbs. This massive event provides the ultimate in convenience to homeowners in the Chicago Area by highlighting hundreds of home improvement displays for thousands of inspiring ideas and the latest and greatest products and services to remodel ...

 


 

Illinois, Wheeling, Event Date: February 7th & 8th, 2015

Home and Garden Expo Premieres at The Westin North Shore Hotel, Wheeling, Illinois

The North Shore Home and Garden Expo premieres at the beautiful Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel & Conference Center Event Center on February 7th & 8th for the finest home improvement event in the North Shore market with free admission and free parking. This fine 25,000 sq. ft. event provides the ultimate in convenience and savings to homeowners in the North Shore communities as well as the entire Chicagoland area. The event highlights displays of hundreds of home ...

 


 

Illinois, Oakbrook Terrace, Event Date: January 24th & 25th, 2015

Home and Garden Expo Returns to Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois

The Home and Garden Expo returns to the beautiful Drury Lane Theater and Event Center on January 24th & 25th for its largest event ever with free admission and free valet parking. This fine 30,000 sq. ft. event provides the ultimate in convenience and savings to homeowners in the Greater Oak Brook communities as well as the entire Chicagoland area. The event highlights displays of hundreds of home improvement products and services presented by local and national ...

 



Illinois, Midlothian, Event Date: November 15 and 16, 2014

St. Christopher School to host 42nd Annual Holiday Craft Show, November 15 to 16, Midlothian, IL

On November 15 and 16 the 42nd Annual St. Christopher Holiday Craft Show will feature over 70 crafters and vendors. Crafters will be displaying various handcrafted items such as jewelry, ornaments, novelty handbags, stained glass bottles and various seasonal and holiday items. Vendors include Avon, Mary Kay, Tupperware, Pampered Chef, Tealightful Teas and Miche Purses to name a few. Additional activities include an adult and children’s raffle, a cafe serving lunch with ...

 


Illinois, Palos Hills, Event Date: November 15 to 16, 2014

Stagg High School's Art for the Season Art and Craft Festival, Palos Hills, IL, November 15 to 16

The Stagg High School Music Booster organization in Palos Hills, Illinois presents Art for the Season on November 15th and 16th. This event is the 22nd show sponsored by the booster organization and will feature 200 art, craft, and vendor booths. Artists and crafters will be offering a large variety of handmade items. They have been busy creating jewelry, crocheted accessories, soaps and lotions, ceramics, painted glassware, dog treats and accessories, children's and doll ...

 


 

Illinois, Chicago

Chicago Violinist Vadim Gluzman Featured in Jean-Michel Molkhou's Sequel: Great Violinists of the Twentieth Century, Volume 2

On September 25, 2014, the French publishing house Buchet-Chastel released the much-anticipated Volume Two of Jean-Michel Molkhou's acclaimed 2011 survey, "Great Violinists of the Twentieth Century." The 480 page sequel, with a foreword by Gidon Kremer, is devoted to the world's top thirty virtuoso violinists born during the second half of the century, between 1948 and 1985, and includes Chicago area resident Vadim Gluzman. The Israeli violinist is Artistic Director of Chicago's North Shore Chamber Music Festival, which he founded five ...

 


 

Illinois, Woodstock, Event Date: October 1-31, 2014

October Art Shows at the Old Court House Arts Center, Woodstock, IL, October 1st-31st

Check out a vibrant local arts scene October 1-31 at the October Art Shows at the Old Court House Arts Center in Woodstock, Illinois. The gallery at 101 N. Johnson Street on the historic Square continues its tradition of hosting exhibits of local and national artists that change monthly. Hours are Thursday to Saturday, 11am-5pm; Sunday, 1-5 pm. Visit www.oldcourthouseartscenter.org or phone 815-338-4525 for more information. The October exhibits run through ...

 


 

Illinois, Rochelle, Event Date: October 4, 2014

Emergency Service Rescue Project Fundraiser Freefall: Skydive for Burn Units, the Chicago Skydiving Center, Rochelle, IL

In God's Service (IGS) and the Chicago Skydiving Center are having a skydiving party. The event is Emergency Service Rescue Project Fundraiser Freefall: Skydive for Burn Units, held October 4th at the Chicago Skydiving Center, 1207 West Gurler Rd., Rochelle, IL. This is a free event featuring a cookout, volleyball tournament, games, prizes, music, and of course skydiving. A volleyball tournament will start at 11:00am. There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes. There will also be games and activities for children. Skydives are discounted through this event under IGS at the Chicago Skydiving Center  ...

 


 

Illinois, Springfield, Event Date: September 26-28, 2014 

13th Annual International Route 66 Mother Road Festival and Car Show Returns to Downtown Springfield, IL September 26-28

The lure of over 1,000 cool cars, live music, food and fun will bring over 80,000 spectators to scenic Downtown Springfield, IL on Friday through Sunday, September 26-28. The 13th Annual International Route 66 Mother Road Festival and Car Show celebrates the Golden Age of Automobiles, and America’s love of the open road on the legendary Route 66. Vehicles can register at www.Route66Fest.com but admission is free to all spectators. The fun starts on Friday evening, September 26th with the Route 66 City Nights Cruise ...

 


 

Illinois, Naperville

Von Heidecke Dance Center Announces Maria Tallchief Scholarship, Naperville, IL

The Von Heidecke’s Dance Center announces the Maria Tallchief Scholarship, which is available to new students of the Dance Center. The scholarship is made possible by an anonymous donor, and a grant from the Brackthorn Foundation. New students interested in being considered for the scholarship must make an appointment for a free evaluation at the Dance Center, 1239 S. Naper Boulevard, Naperville, IL. President Obama's daughters appeared in this school’s production of The Nutcracker ...

 


 

Illinois, Lisle, Event Date: August 13 to 17, 2014

Create Mixed Media Retreats Inspire Chicago Area Artists, August 13 to 17

Now in it’s 3rd year, beginning Wednesday, August 13th at the Sheraton Lisle Hotel, artists from Chicago and surrounding areas will come together for 5 days of creative inspiration at the Create Mixed Media Retreat Chicago. The Hotel is located at 3000 Warrenville Road, Lisle, IL.  From the editors of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine, Create Mixed Media Retreats Chicago brings together over twenty top mixed-media artists from all over the country who offer their expertise in full-day and half-day workshops within five mixed ...

 


 

Illinois, Naperville, Event Date: August 9, 2014

Von Heidecke's Dance Center to Hold Competition Company Auditions, August 9th, Naperville, IL

Von Heidecke Dance Center is hosting an all out search for the top 25 dancers in the Chicagoland area to compete on the competition stage. Gold medalist U.S. Olympic figure skater Evan Lysecek attended this school, as well as Victoria Born of “Center Stage,” and Joffery principal dancer Joanna Wozniak. Auditions will take place on Saturday, August 9th at Von Heidecke’s Dance Center, 1239 S. Naper Boulevard, Naperville, IL. Competition styles include jazz, hip hop, lyrical, musical theater, and contemporary ...

 


 

Illinois, Naperville, Event Date: August 9, 2014

Von Heidecke's Chicago Festival Ballet 25th Anniversary Nutcracker Auditions, August 9

Dancers ages six years old through professional level are invited to audition for the Von Heidecke Chicago Festival Ballet’s 25th Anniversary production of the Nutcracker. Auditions will be held  Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 at Von Heidecke’s Dance Center 1239 S. Naper Blvd., Naperville, IL.  Auditions will take place according to the following schedule:  11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: dancers ages 6 - 10; 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.: dancers age 11 - professional level. Dancers must arrive 30 minutes prior to their age group’s start time ...

 


 

Illinois, Mendota, Event Date: August 7 - 10, 2014

Mendota's Sweet Corn Festival Promises Tons of Corn and Fun, August 7th-10th, Mendota, IL

Not only will there be tons of free, hot, buttered Del Monte Sweet Corn to munch on, but there will also be tons of fun to experience as Mendota, IL celebrates their 67th Annual Sweet Corn Festival on August 7th through 10th.  It is one of the largest harvest festivals in the Midwest, attracting over 55,000 visitors in its 3 ˝ day run. Free entertainment abounds; 200 craft & flea market booths; 40 food booths; musical concerts; carnival; weekend beer garden with live bands -  music from  60’s to present; exciting parade Sunday. The “Big Event” takes place Sunday afternoon ...

 


 

Illinois, Chicago, Event Date: Sunday, July 13

The Protégé Philharmonic of Chicago Announces its First Concert of the 2014 Summer Season, July 13

The Protégé Philharmonic of Chicago is proud to announce its first concert of the 2014 Summer Season, Sunday, July 13, 2014, 3:00 p.m. The concerts will be performed in the newly constructed Robin Bennett Theatre at Jones College Prep High School and is conveniently located at 700 South State Street with public transportation stops at the front door. Parking is located across the street from the Theatre. Ticket prices are $10, General Admission.   The Protégé Philharmonic, along with its parent institution ...

 


 

Illinois, Chicago, Event Date: July 27

Classical Symphony Orchestra and The Protégé Philharmonic of Chicago to Perform Their Final Concert of the Orchestras, July 27

The Classical Symphony Orchestra and The Protégé Philharmonic of Chicago invite the public to their final concert of the orchestras' 2014 Summer Season, to be held July 27, 2014 in the Robin Bennett Theatre at Jones College Prep High School at 3 p.m. General admission, $15; Students/Seniors, $10; and children under 12, $5. Doors open at 2:30. The Robin Bennett Theatre is located at 700 South State Street, Chicago, Illinois and is accessible by public transportation with a parking lot across the street. Tickets will be available at the door ...

 


 

Illinois, Chicago, Event Date: July 6, 2014

Classical Symphony Orchestra Opening Concert of the 2014 Summer Season, Chicago, July 6th

The Classical Symphony Orchestra will be giving its first concert of the 2014 Summer Season on Sunday, July 6, 2014. The concert will be performed in the newly constructed Robin Bennett Theatre at Jones College Prep High School, located at 700 South State Street, Chicago (public transportation stops at the front door). Parking is located across the street from the Theatre. Ticket prices are $10.00 general admission. The concert begins with the stately and classic Beethoven's Egmont Overture. Next, close your eyes ...

 


 

Illinois, Dekalb, Event Date: July 20 to 27, 2014

Baconpaloosa Swine & Wine - Kishwaukee Fest of DeKalb County, IL, July 20 to 27

The 5th Annual Kishwaukee Fest of DeKalb County will feature a variety of events in various cities in DeKalb County, Illinois, from July 20 to 27. This festival will feature a week long collections of concerts, food events, car shows, wild west pageant and parade. Baconpaloosa Swine & Wine Festival will be the major food attraction of the festival and will include a variety of bacon dishes by local restaurants and service clubs. There will be wine sampling with both local and national wine venders at the event. Part of the day will include a collection of classic Corvettes, boutique  ...

 


 

Illinois, Berwyn, Event Date: June 28 to 29, 2014

Berwyn Arts Council Presents Proksa Park Art Fair, Berwyn, IL, June 28 to 29

The Berwyn Arts Council will be holding their first annual Proksa Park Art Fair in Berwyn IL. This two day event takes place on Saturday, June 28th, 2014 11:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday, June 29th, 2014 from 12:00 am to 5:00 pm. The event is held in beautiful Proksa Park (3001 Wisconsin Ave.) in Berwyn, Il.   Local Artists from Berwyn and surrounding Chicagoland are exhibiting their art for this event. There will be a lineup of live music on both days as well. June 28th and 29th will be filled with local art and live music. There will also be art activities for ...

 


 

Illinois, Chicago, Event Date: June 14-15

Old Town Art Fair - Chicago's Main Summer Event

The 65th Annual Old Town Art Fair, recognized as one of the top three juried fine art fairs in America by ArtFairSourceBook.com, will be held June 14-15 in Chicago’s historic Old Town Triangle district. One of “America’s Best Art Fairs” features 250 nationally acclaimed artists, specially selected by an independent jury of many of Chicago’s most respected artists, gallery owners, and museum curators. Also featured is the urban Garden Walk, first-ever Patrons’ Choice award, prizes, and more ...

 


 

Illinois, Deerfield, Event Date: May 13th

Deerfield, IL Welcomes Summer with 12th Annual Fine Arts Festival; 150 Artists Will Show Their Talents May 31 & June 1

The Deerfield Festival of Fine Arts kicks off its 12th annual juried weekend of art, music, food and fun with 150 registered artists Saturday and Sunday May 31 & June 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Park Ave., north of Deerfield Road and west of Waukegan Road. Artists representing media such as painting, wood, photography, jewelry, fiber, sculpture, mixed media and ceramics hail from 28 states, some as far away as New Mexico and Canada. The featured artist is Debra Dembowski, a mixed media artist and Wisconsin native ...

 


 

Illinois, Chicago, Event Dates: May 16th, May 17th , May 18th, May 23rd, and May 24th

Chicago's Protégé Philharmonic offering auditions for high school and advanced junior high school musicians to experience professional level orchestra training

The Protégé Philharmonic is offering an exciting opportunity for high school and advanced junior high school musicians to experience professional level orchestra training in an intimate, challenging and supportive learning environment. Members of The Protégé Philharmonic rehearse and perform the finest orchestral literature creating a lifelong appreciation and love of music. Protégé can take you wherever you want to go. This year’s graduating seniors were accepted into prestigious ...

 


 

Illinois, Chicago, Event Dates: May 25th, May 31st, and June 1st

Chicago's Classical Symphony Orchestra offering auditions for college, graduate and young adult musicians for the 2014 Summer Season

The Classical Symphony Orchestra of Chicago, IL, has announced the auditions for the tuition-free 2014 Summer Season. Celebrating its 35th Season of high quality music education, training, and performance for young music students in the Chicago area, The Classical Symphony Orchestra offers a fabulous opportunity for talented college, graduate and young adult musicians to learn and perform valuable orchestra repertoire over the summer.  The orchestra has been designated a Citizen Musician of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and is a vibrant part of Chicago's ...

 


 

Illinois

Riverside Arts Weekend Returns to Riverside, IL, May 17 and 18

Riverside, Illinois (April 23, 2014) - The Riverside Arts Weekend will take place May 17th and 18th in Riverside, IL. This is the 7th year for this dynamic weekend of visual and performing arts. More than 70 juried artists from across the United States present their high-quality artworks including painting, sculpture, glass, ceramics, wood, fiber, jewelry and mixed media.   Performing artists entertain with jazz, blues, international sounds and a bit of rock ...

 


 

Illinois

Explore the Arts in Downtown Effingham, IL: Artisan Fair, May 9 to 10

Effingham, Illinois (April 28, 2014) - Each year, downtown Effingham is transformed into an artist’s Mecca as artists from all over the region set up shop on the lawn of the Historic Court House Museum and surrounding downtown area in Effingham. The 9th Annual Effingham Artisan Fair kicks off Friday and Saturday, May 9 and 10th. Visit Friday night and join the Effingham community for the “Arts & Hearts” celebration. This year, the fair is expanding to include an “Artist Soft Opening,” where over 20 artists will display their art for the community one day early ...

 

Riverside Arts Weekend Returns to Riverside, IL, May 17 and 18

Riverside, Illinois (April 23, 2014) - The Riverside Arts Weekend will take place May 17th and 18th in Riverside, IL. This is the 7th year for this dynamic weekend of visual and performing arts. More than 70 juried artists from across the United States present their high-quality artworks including painting, sculpture, glass, ceramics, wood, fiber, jewelry and mixed media.   Performing artists entertain with jazz, blues, international sounds and a bit of rock ...

 

Chicago Master Singers Concert, Ambassadors of Peace, Features Tour Repertoire, April 25 and 27

Northbrook, Illinois (April 9, 2014) - The spring 2014 concerts of Chicago Master Singers, under the direction of Alan Heatherington, will bring sacred masterpieces of Austrian, Croatian, Slovenian and American composers to Chicago area audiences on the evenings of Friday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 27, at 7:00 p.m. The concert venue is the beautiful and reverberant Chapel of the Holy Spirit (Divine Word) at 2001 Waukegan Road, Techny (Northbrook), Ill. The a cappella  ...

 

Grayland Productions to launch a New Home Show at McCormick Place, Chicago, January 23-25, 2015

Chicago, IL (March 27, 2014) - The Ideal Home Show Chicago will offer ideas and inspiration from the Chicago areas top home and garden experts. Nearly 300 exhibitors and 1,000 experts will be on-site to provide professional advice, the latest products and new trends for the home and garden. This comprehensive shopping opportunity for buyers for home décor and remodeling ideas will motivate homeowners to start preparing for the spring season.  "The opportunity to produce a new, high-quality home show at McCormick Place is something we are thrilled about," said ...

 

Stagg High School's Art for the Season Art and Craft Festival, Palos Hills, IL, March 22 to 23, 2014

Palos Hills, Illinois (March 14, 2014) - Stagg High School Music Boosters organization presents Art for the Season, an arts and crafts festival. The two day event features arts, crafts, and vendor booths, lunch, food sampling, raffles, and an appearance by KHITS radio, 104.3. The show runs on Saturday, March 22, from 9 am - 4 pm and Sunday, March 23, from 10 am - 3 pm. Admission is $2.00 for adults. Enjoy a long awaited spring at Art for the Season and find a vast array of interesting and unique items. All proceeds ...

 

Experience the Riverside Bazaar- Shopping, Food and Fun in Moline, Illinois

Moline, Illinois (February 14, 2014) - Riverside United Methodist Church is hosting an outdoor Riverside Bazaar on Saturday, May 10th, 2014, from 8am-4pm at 2420 41st Street, Moline, Illinois. Funds raised from the bazaar will benefit Riverside Church's Children and Youth Ministries. Admission to the bazaar is free for guests of all ages.   There will be over 120 vendors, both indoor and out, featuring live wood carving demos, handmade crafts, art, candles, antiques, collectibles, skin care, purses, scarves, jewelry, cleaning products and much more. Pork ...