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  • Food and entertainment shine at Art in Your Eye in Batavia Sep 17, 2014 6:00 AM
    It’s been said that art, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. At Batavia’s Art in Your Eye festival, you can be the judge. The 10th annual fine arts show takes place Friday through Sunday, Sept. 19-21, at the Batavia Riverwalk. Admission is free.

  • Take a deep dive at Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale Sep 16, 2014 6:00 AM
    The International Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, fills a wave-shaped building with a collection so vast, it overflows into the pool shop’s attic. I expect photos, medals and back stories related to superstars whose strokes I’m still trying to emulate, from Fort Lauderdale-based swimming/diving legend Katherine Rawls to nine-time Olympic champion Mark Spitz. It’s the surprises that anchor me here for hours.

  • Motoring at the Museum, plein air in Arlington Hts. Sep 16, 2014 2:00 PM
    If you like classic cars, trucks and motorcycles (or have one) consider this Sunday's Motoring at the Museum event at the Arlington Hts. Historical Museum.

  • Brooklyn show looks at mystique of ‘killer heels’ Sep 16, 2014 6:00 AM
    It may have just been Fashion Week in Manhattan, but “Killer Heels” have landed in Brooklyn. A new exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum looks at the elevated shoe as a design object, from platform shoes dating to about 1600 to a contemporary — and lethal — 8-inch dagger stiletto. “Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe” opens last week and runs through February 15, after which it will travel around the U.S.

  • Lake County museum offers look at White House life Sep 16, 2014 9:02 PM
    Visitors to the Lake County Discovery Museum can take an intimate look at life inside the White House with the new exhibition “The President's Photographer: 50 Years Inside the Oval Office.” The exhibition highlights the work of official presidential photographers over the decades.

  • Mural at Vogelei Park to be dedicated Sept. 20 Sep 15, 2014 5:36 PM
    The Hoffman Estates Park District will dedicate a new mural of the original layout of the Vogelei Farm at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 at Vogelei Park, as part of the park district’s annual Scarecrow Festival. The mural was painted on the interior wall of the barn at Vogelei Park by volunteer artist Laura Troisen of Carpentersville.

  • “Wonderful environment” at Deer Park art festival Sep 14, 2014 6:43 PM
    Shoppers browsed the work of more than 40 artists Sunday at Deer Park Town Center during the 3rd annual ARTumn Harvest Art Festival. “It’s a wonderful environment with great weather, which is helpful. Great show,” said photographer Shelly Lawler of Hoffman Estates.

  • Photos of Brushwood Farm on exhibit in Riverwoods Sep 12, 2014 11:50 AM
    A new exhibit at Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods, 21850 Riverwoods Road, Riverwoods, captures the history of the place in the works of two photographers with personal ties to the site, one an amateur and one a professional. It's titled “Views from Brushwood Farm: The Photographs of Edward L. Ryerson & Edward Ranney, 1937-1974.”

  • Exhibit examines making of ‘Gone With the Wind’ Sep 9, 2014 6:00 AM
    While public debate raged over who should play Southern belle Scarlett O’Hara in “Gone With the Wind,” producer David O. Selznick was trying to figure out how to get the movie past Hollywood’s morality censors by tamping down the novel’s racist overtones while portraying the South in the Civil War. On Tuesday, hundreds of items that Selznick saved, including dresses worn in the film, scripts, story boards and other things, will go on display at the University of Texas’ Harry Ransom Center as part of a 75th anniversary tribute, “The Making of Gone With the Wind.”

  • Sunday picks: Get one more taste of summer at Heritage Days Sep 7, 2014 6:00 AM
    Hold on to summer for at least one more weekend with Bartlett Heritage Days, featuring a vintage car show, loads of games, rides and more. Sate your taste for British automotive design with more than 500 cars at the 28th Annual British Car Festival at Harper College in Palatine. And the Jam for Autism returns with 40 Chicago-area bands to benefit the Autism Society of Illinois at the Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center.

  • Four Season’s big Picasso going to museum Sep 6, 2014 1:59 PM
    As the curtain falls on the long residency of “Le Tricorne”, art students have come to sketch and visitors to snap pictures. Reservations have risen for the 1919 painting’s final days at the Four Seasons.

  • Weekend picks: Laugh along with Margaret Cho at North Shore Center Sep 6, 2014 6:00 AM
    Comedian and actress Margaret Cho returns to her standup roots this Saturday at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie. Grammy Award-winning country mega star Garth Brooks is back in a big way with his World Tour with Trisha Yearwood at the Allstate Arena. Chicago native and comedian Denise Ramsden plays a series of standup performances at Zanies at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles.

  • Photo exhibit opens at Brushwood Center in Riverwoods Sep 5, 2014 5:20 PM
    An opening reception for a new exhibition at Brushwood Center in Ryerson Woods, Views From Brushwood Farm: The Photographs of Edward L. Ryerson & Edward Ranney, 1937-1974, will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7.

  • Come celebrate Mundelein’s new village hall Saturday Sep 5, 2014 11:59 AM
    Mundelein officials will celebrate the recently completed construction of a new village hall with an open house Saturday. It's one of a pair of community events scheduled for the weekend near the downtown area.

  • Art Affair Around the Square returns to Palatine Sep 3, 2014 4:01 PM
    Artists from across the region will be displaying and selling their works in Palatine this weekend as the Palatine Jaycees present their 10th annual juried art fair, An Art Affair Around the Square. Besides the visual arts, the weekend show includes live entertainment by local musicians.

  • Mundelein Arts Festival set for Sept. 6-7 in Kracklauer Park Sep 2, 2014 12:24 PM
    Come celebrate the arts and share a magical day in the park at the 4th Annual Mundelein Arts Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 6-7. The two-day juried festival will transform Kracklauer Park, 100 N. Seymour Ave., Mundelein, into an art lovers showcase.

  • Bartlett Heritage Days mixes past, present with new events for 2014 Sep 2, 2014 1:04 PM
    A new lineup of events and surprise activities will bring the “good old days” of family fun with friends and neighbors back to downtown Bartlett during Bartlett Heritage Days, Friday to Sunday, Sept. 5-7. Now in its fifth year, this communitywide fall festival is designed to honor and celebrate the area’s rich history. The village was founded when the Bartlett station was built on the Chicago & Pacific Railroad in 1873. Today, Bartlett has grown to a village of more than 40,000 that takes pride in its rural heritage.

  • College of Lake County hosts “Esperanza Gama: A Series of Memories” art exhibit Sep 2, 2014 5:30 PM
    The art show “Esperanza Gama: A Series of Memories” is on display at College of Lake County’s Robert T. Wright Gallery in Grayslake. Gama, an artist based in Chicago, was born and educated in Guadalajara, Mexico.

  • Weekend picks: U.K. punks Members still 'sound of the suburbs' Sep 5, 2014 1:12 AM
    The Members, a witty and energetic punk band from England, toured incessantly and put out a number of records, including the famous anthem, “The Sound of the Suburbs,” before breaking up in 1983. The Members re-formed eight years ago, but they're back in the U.S. for the first time in decades. Come hail Chicago native and comedian Denise Ramsden for a series of standup performances at Zanies at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles. Grammy Award-winning country mega star Garth Brooks is back in a big way with his World Tour with Trisha Yearwood, which launches at the Allstate Arena. Catch the Moody Blues in concert Friday at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park.

  • Rosemont unveils student-created public art Aug 25, 2014 10:47 AM
    Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens joined teenage artists from the village Saturday to celebrate their efforts to liven the community and honor their heritage. The young artists, along with Chicago muralist/instructor Rahmaan Statik, spent the past several weeks creating three 100-foot by 15-foot murals near the Rosemont Recreation Center on Barry Street.

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