Thursday September 20 8:12 am

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

Arts

Mozart's IDOMENEO at Lyric Opera, a Must-Sea!

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What You Need to Know About IDOMENEO at Lyric Opera of Chicago - Six performances October 13 - November 2

EXPO CHICAGO PARTNERS WITH LEADING CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS THROUGHOUT THE CITY FOR ANNUAL EXPO ART WEEK SEPTEMBER 24 – 30

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The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, announces the return of EXPO ART WEEK, September 24 – 30, 2018. With the exposition as its centerpiece (September 27 – 30), EXPO ART WEEK—presented in conjunction with Choose Chicago, the city’s tourism and marketing organization, and Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE)—features museum exhibitions, gallery openings and special events in partnership with the city’s most prestigious cultural institutions.

Cell Phone Photography Class at the Chesterton Art Center

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George Kassal will be teaching a 3-week Cell Phone Photography Class at the Chesterton Art Center starting Thursday, September 20 from 6-8. The purpose of the class is to help students take better pictures using a smartphone, regardless of the make or model.

Beginning Wire Wrapping Class at the Chesterton Art Center

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Jayde McAloon will be teaching a Beginning Wire Wrapping Jewelry Class at the Chesterton Art Center on Thursday, September 20 from 6:30-8:00. All participants will finish class with a wire wrapped pendant using beach glass or a crystal - a great way to use the little gems found at the beach. Supplies are included, but students are welcome to bring their own specimens if they choose.

Intermediate Drawing Class at the Chesterton Art Center

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MaryAnn Pals will teach a 6-week Intermediate Drawing class at the Chesterton Art Center starting Tuesday, September 25 from 7-9 p.m. The class will go beyond the drawing basics to tackle more difficult subjects such as clouds, reflecting water, and folds in fabric.

MACARTHUR AWARD-WINNING ORCHESTRA - CHICAGO SINFONIETTA - PRESENTS I.D.: IMAGES OF DIVERSITY SEPTEMBER 22 & 24

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The immigrant experience and evolution of diversity in America is highlighted by one of the nation’s most diverse orchestras, Chicago Sinfonietta, and their spectacular, multimedia program of I.D.: Images of Diversity. Following its Millennium Park performance in early September, I.D.: Images of Diversity officially kicks off the Chicago Sinfonietta’s 2018-2019 season. The orchestra and select special guests will perform concerts that invoke themes of the American Dream from several cultural perspectives on Saturday, September 22 at 8 p.m. at Wentz Concert Hall at North Central College, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville, and Monday, September 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago.

New Philharmonic Opens 2018-2019 Season with "Show Boat and Show Tunes" Sept 29 & 30

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Four guest vocalists and the 100-voice Northwest Indiana Symphony Chorus join New Philharmonic for “Show Boat and Show Tunes,” a showcase of popular songs coming from the partnerships of Hammerstein and Kern and Rodgers and Hart, at the McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd.; Saturday, Sept. 29 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 30, 3 p.m.

ART ON theMART ANNOUNCES ARTISTS FOR FIRST ITERATION OF THE LARGEST PERMANENT DIGITAL ART PROJECTION IN THE WORLD

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theMART, with the City of Chicago, today announced the selected artists for Art on theMART, which debuts on September 29, 2018. The first-of-its-kind for Chicago, this curated series of digital artworks will project the work of renowned artists Diana Thater, Zheng Chongbin, Jason Salavon and Jan Tichy across 2.5 acres of theMART’s exterior river-façade, creating the largest permanent digital art projection in the world.