Thursday September 20 8:12 am

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

Entertainment

PARAMOUNT ADDS BOYZ II MEN, THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA, SHEN YUN AND BALLET FOLKLORICO QUETZALCOATL TO 2018-19 SEASON

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Paramount Theatre announced today four new shows to its schedule that will bring a celebration of Mexican folkloric dance, soaring voices singing glorious gospel music, the incredible artistry of ancient China and the best selling R&B group of all time to downtown Aurora in 2018-19:

GEJA’S CAFÉ ANNOUNCES A TASTE OF OREGON WINE FESTIVAL, FEATURING A SELECTION OF FAVORITE HONEYMOON WINERIES

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Chicago’s premier fondue restaurant, Geja’s Café (340 W. Armitage Ave) celebrates the upcoming fall season with the debut of its three-month wine festival, A Taste of Oregon, now through Friday, November 30. During this time, guests will have the opportunity to sip and enjoy some of the greatest wines the state of Oregon has to offer.

AWARD-WINNING JAZZ MUSICIAN – DENISE LA GRASSA – TO PERFORM BRAND NEW WORKS SEPTEMBER 25th

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Denise La Grassa has been performing her original jazz music and poetry in the Chicago region for over 25 years. La Grassa has toured and performed around the world in locations including New York, Scotland, Germany and Switzerland. La Grassa’s original works explore relationships and social issues in 21st-century culture.

Back by Popular Demand! COMMUNION: An Evening of Magic September 13th – 22nd at The Den Theatre

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Due to popular demand, actor and magician Brett Schneider’s hit one-man show COMMUNION: An Evening of Magic, returns to Chicago for six performances only, September 13 – 22, 2018 at The Den Theatre’s Upstairs Mainstage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently avaiable at thedentheatre.com. Recommended for ages 13+. The press opening is Thursday, September 13 at 8 pm.

"Widows" and "The Hate U Give" added to Chicago Intl. Film Festival's 2018 Schedule

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Mimi Plauché, Artistic Director of Cinema/Chicago and the Chicago International Film Festival, today announced that two of the year’s most highly anticipated films, The Hate U Give (directed by George Tillman, Jr.) and Widows (directed by Steve McQueen ), will receive gala presentation screenings during the 54th Chicago International Film Festival, running Oct. 10-21, 2018 at AMC River East, 322 E. Illinois St.

Second City Partners with Theater Development Fund to Stage Open Captioned Performances

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The Second City is proud to announce a partnership with the Theater Development Fund (TDF), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing the power of the performing arts to everyone by engaging and cultivating a broad and diverse audience and eliminating barriers to attendance.

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS’ NEWEST LIVE MUSIC DESTINATION – HEY NONNY – ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL OPENING LINEUP

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Tickets are now on sale for the opening music line-up at Hey Nonny, 10 S Vail Ave, the Arlington Heights music venue announced today. Hey Nonny’s Grand Opening weekend kicks off on Friday, October 26 with well-known Chicago singer-songwriter Andrew Belle. Belle was the 2009 MTV Chicago Break-out Artist Of The Year and since has been touring in support of his three albums. Following that, on Saturday, October 27, will be world-famous Louisiana zydeco ace C.J. Chenier, son of the late Clifton Chenier. Hey Nonny will present live music six nights a week, and tickets for all Hey Nonny concerts are available for purchase at www.HeyNonny.com.

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES FOR PAUL HENRY'S ART GALLERY SEPTEMBER

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Stop by the gallery and take in our current exhibit, "The Crowd," a collection of portraits and caricatures by professional illustrators Mark Anderson and Greg Johannes. This display will remain installed through October. Paul Henry's Art Gallery, 416 Sibley, Hammond, IN, 46320. Phone: 219-678-5015. Open 11am til 5:30pm, Tuesday through Saturday. Over 170 other artists on display through the gallery.