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Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration at Ravinia
Celebrate the songs of and career of Jerry Garcia and The Grateful Dead with this groundbreaking orchestral project featuring Warren Haynes (Gov’t Mule, Allman Brothers Band, The Dead) plus a live orchestra. Relive Garcia’s storied original compositions as well as classic interpretations of timeless standards that were hallmarks of Garcia and the Grateful Dead’s shows with this incredible collaboration!
Fifth House Ensemble at Ravinia
The Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble is a versatile and dynamic group. They are defined by its limitless imagination and energy, and an insatiable desire to bring chamber music to audiences of all types. 5HE harnesses the collaborative spirit of chamber music to create transformative cross-media performance experiences that bring together elements as diverse as storytelling, physical theatre, graphic novels, and fashion design.
Arcadia at Writers Theatre
In the heart of a 19th century English country estate awash in secret desires, illicit affairs and professional rivalries, a brilliant young student proposes an earthshaking scientific theory. Two hundred years later, academic adversaries Hannah and Bernard race to unravel the enticing mysteries left behind in a heated battle for intellectual and sexual dominance. "Arcadia," written by Tom Stoppard, is directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam, who previously helmed WT's hit productions of Stoppard's "The Real Thing" and "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead," "Arcadia" serves as an ideal first production in Writers Theatre's new home. About Writers Theatre: The brand new $34 million Writers Theatre Center, featuring two theaters, was designed by internationally-renowned architect Jeanne Gang. The 36,000 sq. ft. theater center will be a vibrant cultural and architectural destination for Glencoe, the North Shore and the entire Chicagoland community.
Cavatina Duo and Avalon String Quartet at Ravinia
Since winning a competition in the Netherlands in 1996, the Cavatina Duo has captivated hundreds of audiences with electrifying performances in over 20 countries across North America, Europe and Asia. The duo's repertoire includes music from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and contemporary periods. A high point of their concerts is pieces inspired by the folk music of their native lands.
Duran Duran With Chic at Ravinia
Duran Duran is on the road in support of their 14th studio album, Paper Gods. Focusing on the new album and performing some of the favorites should make this a concert not to be missed.
Antiques, Garden & Design Show
Spring's most anticipated event! Insiders know that spring is officially here when the Antiques, Garden & Design Show opens at the Chicago Botanic Garden. The show promises to inspire stylish living, while offering beautiful gardens and objects in a way that transcends the ordinary.
Nestled on the eastern edge of Highland Park's bustling Central Avenue among other trendy boutiques is Ooh-La-La, a small shop that's big on style and service. Located in the historic Highland Park Movie Theatre Building, in a space previously dedicated to a millinery shop during the 30's and 40's, proprietor and designer Lisa Farrell interprets the art of millinery with a modern eye. This tres chic boutique feels like a Parisian millinery salon complete with draped velvet curtains, an elegant chaise lounge and an ornate vintage mirror. By far the most dramatic element of the salon is the wall lined with old hat blocks – a true mark of craftsmanship seldom seen in department stores. Beautifully handcrafted women's hats are displayed in small vignettes throughout the intimate salon. These one-of-a-kind couture creations are wonderfully detailed with frothy feathers, sumptuous fabrics, vintage beading or another well-crafted trim.
A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor at Ravinia
A Prairie Home Companion is heard by 4 million listeners each week on more than 600 public radio stations, and abroad on America One, the Armed Forces Networks in Europe and the Far East. Come out and enjoy this last live Ravinia broadcast of this famous radio show.
Downtown Highland Park
The vibrant downtown Highland Park district contains an upscale outdoor shopping destination filled with unique boutiques, jewelry stores, home decor shops, amazing restaurants, and businesses catering to beauty and personal care.
Michael's Red Hots
Iconic Michael's opened in 1977 as a hot dog stand in downtown Highland Park. At the infamous counter the food is made-to-order before the customer's eyes. Order the fare that made Michael's famous such as Chicago-style hot dogs, hamburgers, teriyaki chicken sandwiches, Italian beef, Polish sausage and cheddar fries. Alternatively, opt for healthier selections such as wraps, bison burgers, pockets, baked potatoes, veggie or turkey burgers, signature greens or create-your-own salad from our 60+ salad ingredient choices. Talk with our professional Events by Michael's staff about a corporate event, milestone celebration, reunion or fundraiser. Catering at the restaurant or your place. Let us bring our popular Char Bar to your backyard BBQ or if you desire a more upscale menu, we have you covered. In early 2016 Michael's will undergo a full renovation including private event space with sophisticated AV, a fully-equipped bar and a built-in DJ booth.
Concert by Musicians from the Ravinia's Steans Music Institute
This spring the ensemble’s program spans two centuries of music: 50 years before Schubert wrote his masterful string quintet (featuring a second cello instead of a second viola), Boccherini utilized the same instrumentation to let the lower-pitched instrument shine, as in his E-major quintet that features his famed minuet. The RSMI musicians will perform works from Mozart, Schoenberg and Brahms.
Bling: The Jewelry & Gift Show
It’s time to get your bling on! Amdur Productions is proud to launch a new holiday shopping festival: Bling, The Jewelry & Gift Show. Sending out some love to all of the jewelers and jewelry lovers with this Highland Park, Illinois indoor festival November 18, 19 and 20; located at the Highland Park Country Club. This event is a free admission, free parking for the public.
The Orchid Show
Its the best eye candy ever! The Regenstein Center Greenhouses and Galleries are transformed by trees draped in orange and yellow Dendrobium, a hanging hedge of pink and purple Beallara, and vibrant Vanda in orange, red, yellow, and even blue. See more than 10,000 orchids in all. Bring a camera.
J. Alexander's Restaurant
Upscale contemporary American restaurant known for its wood-fired cuisine. The menu features a wide selection of American classics, including steaks, prime rib of beef, fresh seafood, as well as salads, sandwiches and desserts.
This cozy and contemporary offspring of the legendary Father and Son Restaurant group is family owned and operated, preparing all of its specialties from scratch using fresh ingredients. The thin-crust pizza, a house favorite, can be tossed using whole wheat, seven-grain crusts or prepared with Abbe's Gluten Free. Don't overlook the BBQ ribs, broasted chicken, healthy, salads and sandwiches.
Part of the popular chain of Francesca restaurants that began in 1992 with the original Mia Francesca in Chicago, the menu features the same generous portions of Northern Italian food with dishes from Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio. The menu changes daily to utilize seasonal ingredients, and there are additional off-the-menu specials.
Pancetta Regional Kitchen + Bar
Italian-inspired flavors and style-forward design are the core elements that went into creating Pancetta. The menu tempts a wide range of palates with top quality ingredients and thoughtfully prepared dishes served in a sleek yet casual space. Favorites include the spinach salad dressed with signature "naughty" pancetta dressing and the Gigli Pasta with grilled flaked salmon and melted leeks in a light gorgonzola cream sauce. Call and ask about live music performances in our intimate lounge...complete with handcrafted cocktails, creative bar bites and full dinner.
Join the 6th annual Fort2Base Race. There are two event distances, 10 Nautical Mile or 3 Nautical Mile events (11.5 miles or 3.45 miles). The 10NM event begins at Fort Sheridan in Highland Park, runs along the North Shore Trail and finishes within the confines of Naval Station Great Lakes. The 3NM event is run solely within Naval Station Great Lakes. All registered participants receive a tech shirt and finishers medals. Runners and walkers welcome!
Crowne Plaza Chicago-Northbrook
Conveniently located near popular area attractions like the Botanic Gardens, Allstate Concert Arena, Illinois Holocaust Museum and Woodfield Mall, the Crowne Plaza Northbrook’s 318 guest rooms feature free high-speed Internet access, a microwave, fridge, work desk and 32” flat panel TV. There is a Health and Fitness Center which has an outdoor pool. Willows, is the hotel’s full-service restaurant and The Scoreboard is the lobby bar.
Meatheads Burgers and Fries
Serving fresh-never frozen beef, fresh cut-fries and hand-dipped shakes in an inviting and family-friendly atmosphere. Bring your appetite and enjoy the many options of their delicious hamburgers. Burger Bars available for your off-site parties, too!
Highwood's Evening Gourmet Farmers Market
Held at Everts Park, this feast of local produce, gourmet cheeses, homemade pastas, baked goods, breads and pastries, and a variety of Italian, Mexican, French, and Irish delicacies offers something for everyone. With its Evening Concert Series and live cooking demo's in the Gourmet Chef's Corner, this energetic farmers market has become a tradition for friends and family looking for great food, spirits and entertainment. Additionally, Art in the Park will be back for its second year, showcasing local artists, unique jewelry, fashion, and art, alongside 60 vendors.
Morton's The Steakhouse
Morton's, the Steakhouse has been synonymous with The Best Steak anywhere for over 30 years. While USDA prime-aged beef is Morton's claim to fame, there's more to savor: succulent seafood...fine wine...classic cocktails...decadent desserts...the best of everything.
The world’s leading natural and organic food supermarket and Americas first national certified organic grocer. The Whole Foods Market motto, “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet” captures the company’s mission to find success in customer satisfaction and wellness. Each store features a bakery, prepared foods section, specialty section that includes beer, wine, cheese and candy, butcher and more.
Stir Crazy Fresh Asian Grill
Savor freshly prepared Asian dishes featuring the bold and delicious flavors of Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese food. The highly-acclaimed menu offers more than 50 dishes ranging from traditional Chinese favorites to innovative specialties from across Asia. Features over 35 great wines by the glass or bottle.