Enjoy fabulous jazz with songs from the Great American Songbook with the baritone balladeer and jazz vocalist Pharlis James, pianist Bobby Schiff and bassist Scott Mason. This trio will bring back the songs of Tonny Bennett, Johnny Mathis, Frank Sinatra, Nat "King" Cole, Bobby Darin and many more. In addition to his fine singing voice, James has performed as a poet, and stage actor at clubs across the Midwestern states for more than 30 years.
Biweekly gathering of Chamber women interested in networking, fellowship, and relevant programming.
Join Rev. Dr. Harry Parker of First Baptist Church of Oak Park and Rabbi Adir Glick of West Suburban Temple in River Forest in the first of four scheduled Interfaith Dialogues. These Dialogues will bring together leaders in the Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, and Muslim communities to explore the big questions across religious practices.
Gain deeper understanding and appreciation, expand your knowledge base, and reconsider some ideas you might already have about Islam at a new academic lecture series starting this fall, in partnership with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Chicago.
This powerful documentary explores the demolition of the Chicago Cabrini-Green high-rise public housing complex and the on-going impact of displacement on the community's long time residents. The filmmakers will be present for a post screening discussion.
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Join adventure traveler Brian Michalski to hear about his 22-month trip to 20 countries. Along the way this former elementary school teacher in Forest Park, and Skokie, Illinois, worked with orphans and volunteered with elephants.
For Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead), Mexican actress Susana Mercado will present "Los Muertos no estan solos" ("The Dead are not alone"). Dia de los Muertos is a religious tradition that blends Christian holidays with indigenous Mexican customs, foods, rituals, and material culture.
E. B. White said, "Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it." But White hadn't seen Al Gini's hilarious, incisive, and informative take on jokes, joke-telling, and the jokers who tell jokes.
We'll mark the 33nd anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and celebrate King's life and the legacies of the modern Civil Rights Movement and the African diaspora by viewing a series of enlightening films in January.
. Saturday, January 6, 2-4 pm: Get Out (2017, 104 min.)
. Sunday, January 7, 2-4 pm: Putney Swope (1969, 89 min.)
. Saturday, January 13, 1-3 pm: I Am Not Your Negro (2017, 94 min.)
. Sunday, January 14, 2-4 pm: The Battle of Algiers (1965, 125 min.)