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Now celebrating its 34th year, Fountain Square Art Festival is the largest and oldest fine arts fair on Chicago's majestic North Shore. Featuring the eclectic works of more than 225 juried artists, this sprawling art showcase epitomizes words like "cosmopolitan” and "sophistication." The festival takes place in downtown Evanston, just steps from the eponymous Fountain Square. It also features a popular children's art tent with fun activities overseen by the acclaimed Evanston Art Center, food, and a soothing jazz-centric music lineup.
Artifact Talk: Rescue and Renewal
Grace Cohen Grossman, Curator Emerita, Skirball Museum, Los Angeles, details the history of the JCR & its task at the end of World War II to identify looted, "heirless" Jewish ceremonial objects and books, and to reclaim them for the Jewish people. Over sixty objects were placed in the care of the HTC. On loan to the Museum, these treasured artifacts will now be on display in the Feis Family Lobby. Reservations required; firstname.lastname@example.org. Museum admission.
The Capitol Steps first began tickling political funny bones when Ronald Reagan was president and ketchup was a vegetable. In those thirty plus years, they now have more albums than the Constitution has amendments. Fiscal Shades of Gray is the CapStep’s newest album and live show featuring a collection of songs devoted to that crazy bipartisan spirit in Washington. All the dramatic political comedy from last year, from the election to the sequester, from ObamaCare in the Supreme Court to gay marriage and gun control. The Steps’ annual engagement at the North Shore Center always includes some of their freshest new material pulled right from that day’s headlines, set to song parody and skillfully placed for the first time in the lap of our audience for delicious consumption. Plus, they bring in all the A-Listers for a Grade-A skewering, including David Petraeus, Lance Armstrong, Pope Benedict XVI, Chris Christie, The Rolling Stones, and so many others. The Capitol Steps put the “Mock” in Democracy!
Thodos Dance Chicago
Thodos Dance Chicago returns to the North Shore Center for one night only! This acclaimed contemporary company with a distinct American choreographic voice and vibrant, award-winning style presents an exhilarating evening of dance featuring the critically-celebrated A Light in the Dark, an inspirational dance theater piece about the life of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan, choreographed by Artistic Director, Melissa Thodos and Tony award-winning Ann Reinking with an original score by Bruce Wolosoff. The Chicago Sun Times raved, “Thodos Dance’s ‘Helen Keller’ is a feast for the senses…this is a work of tremendous empathy that literally animates a true story.”
Michael Londra’s Celtic Fire
Famed Irish tenor, Michael Londra took a tiny spark and created a blazing hot show with his new production, Celtic Fire. With 100% live music, dance and song paying due respect to Irish culture and history, the show generates an electric atmosphere that sweeps audiences away to Ireland, its culture, its pubs, its music and its heart. The music in Celtic Fire is traditional at its core and performed by a talented band of Irish musicians on traditional instruments: Added to guitar and keys, the Irish fiddle drives the frenetic reels, the bodhran beats out the driving rhythms, and the plaintive uileann pipes call back to days of yore with beautiful and haunting slow airs.
Elvis Tribute Artist Spectacular
Come toast the King’s 79th birthday with the annual concert celebrating the era by era musical career of Elvis Presley. From the early rockabilly and military years, to his time in the movies, then the sexy ’68 comeback in black leather and finally his most famous Las Vegas concert era—nothing is left out! This is absolutely the best Elvis tribute show and features “The closest thing to the King” Shawn Klush, and young and sexy Cody Slaughter. Special guests include Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member DJ Fontana and Elvis’ award winning back-up singers The Sweet Inspirations. Presented by OMAR Presents.
Nearly forty years ago, Spyro Gyra formed out of a regular Tuesday night jam session at a club in Buffalo. The jazz-fusion juggernaut would go on to become one of the most prolific and commercially successful groups in their jazz genre. They released twenty-nine albums with sales of over 10 million copies, received 12 Grammy Award nominations and played over five thousand shows in a completely remarkable career.
Salt Creek Ballet's The Nutcracker
Salt Creek Ballet’s The Nutcracker by Artistic Directors, Sergey Kozadayev & Zhanna Dubrovskaya. The Nutcracker proudly marches back on to the North Shore Center stage to give your whole family an affordable full-length holiday production performed in the grand Russian style by a professional company with incredible guest soloists! Salt Creek Ballet’s whimsical tale of young Clara and her magical journey with waltzing flowers, giant mice and Sugar Plum Fairies are all exquisitely set to Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score is a holiday experience worth sharing.
The 1960s really began on February 9, 1964 with an Ed Sullivan Show performance by a group of mop-headed kids from Liverpool, England known as The Beatles. Twist and Shout with us on the 50th Anniversary of this momentous music milestone with a flawless recreation of the Ed Sullivan Show performances by BritBeat: America’s Premier Tribute to The Beatles. Get your Ticket to Ride this British Invasion with Ed Sullivan Show songs, ‘She Loves You’, ‘I Saw Her Standing There’ and ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ and experience the mania, moods and emotions while you dance away to classic hits, like ‘Twist and Shout’, ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ and ‘Help!’