Monday, March 1, 2010

Arts and Culture in Chicago's North Shore!

One of the many benefits in living in Chicago’s North Shore is the endless list of things to do! No matter what your style; it
seems that one is never at a loss when it comes to art or entertainment. If you have been searching for something exciting to do that breaks the mold of “the usual”, why not try these events that are taking place this month in the North Shore area!

For those of you who love the theatre, check out the following:

OH COWARD! at Writers' Theatre
Now - March 21, 2010

You're invited to a marvelous party! Oh Coward! celebrates one of the theatre's greatest entertainers-Noël Coward-who gave us the beloved works Blithe Spirit, Private Lives and Hay Fever. His effervescent music and charming quips now combine for an unforgettable evening of the most memorable tunes of the 20th century.

Writer's Theatre
664 Vernon Avenue
Glencoe, IL

(847) 242-6000

THE OLD SETTLER at Writers' Theatre
Now - March 21, 2010

It's Harlem in the spring of 1943. Elizabeth and Quilly are sisters of a certain age sharing their quiet lives together, but when they take in Husband Witherspoon, a handsome young boarder, their entire world changes abruptly. Husband, fresh from the country and adjusting to life in the big city, is on a desperate search for his missing fiancée, but ends up finding love in the most unlikely of places. Told with heartwarming sincerity, humor and a touch of poetry, The Old Settler paints a poignant picture of two women testing bonds of sisterhood and finding the strength and forgiveness only family can offer.

Writer's Theatre
664 Vernon Avenue
Glencoe, IL
(847) 242-6000

A Life at Northlight Theatre

March 18, 2010 - April 25, 2010

John Mahoney stars in this evocative play about the evolution of friendships in a small Irish town. As Desmond Drumm nears retirement, his memories come to life, reminding him of the triumphs and tragedies of his youth and prompting him to mend relationships with a childhood friend and the love interest that had charmed them both. But as scenes from the past shed light on the misunderstandings of today, Desmond must realize that his lifelong ability to use his great intellect and acerbic wit as a means of self-defense has come at a cost. Prices Vary.

Northlight Theatre
9501 Skokie Blvd
Skokie, IL
(847) 673-6300

If you prefer Visual Art, there are an abundance of galleries and places to view great art, and other visually interesting topics. Below are a few of the events happening this month:

A Room of Their Own: The Bloomsbury Artists in American Collections
Now - March 14, 2010

Exploring intersections between visual art, literature, and social reform, this exhibition brings together more than 150 objects that reflect the creative vision and collaborative journeys of the Bloomsbury group, a collective of British artists and writers active during the first half of the 20th century. Free.

Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Main Gallery and Alsdorf Gallery
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL

Losing Paradise? Endangered Plants Here and Around the World
Now - April 4, 2010

The traveling exhibition, "Losing Paradise? Endangered Plants Here and Around the World," seeks to draw attention to plants that are in danger of disappearing from the planet. Curated by the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA) and developed in collaboration with the Smithsonian s National Museum of Natural History and the Center for Plant Conservation, the exhibition will next appear at the New York Botanical Garden. Free Admission (does not include parking fees).

Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL
(847) 835-5440

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