CarefulPeach Boutique transformed into a speakeasy on Oct. 9 for a “Jewel Heist” benefit for the Historical Society of Oak Park River Forest.
Oct. 29 10:18 a.m. |
The Solti Foundation U.S. held its annual benefit dinner at the Casino in Chicago on Oct. 13. Some 175 people attended the event, which raised $100,000 for the Foundation.
Oct. 29 10:17 a.m. |
The Oak Park Area Lesbian and Gay Association celebrated its silver anniversary in style with an Oct. 25 fundraising gala at the Nineteenth Century Club.
Oct. 28 12:55 p.m. |
Winifred Haun & Dancers partnered with Fused Muse Ensemble for the purpose of “Breaking Ice;” an evening of cutting-edge music, dancing and video that took over Link’s Hall in Chicago before a rapt audience of 200 on Oct. 16.
The non-profit 3Arts organization offered each of its 10 winners a $25,000 grant at an Oct. 6 award ceremony at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Oct. 24 4 p.m. |
Lee A. Litas
The Adler Planetarium Women’s Board’s hosted “Starry Night,” the 2014 Celestial Ball, at the Planetarium in Chicago on Sept. 13.
Arts & Entertainment
Oct. 24 3:23 p.m. |
Oak Park-River Forest High School student Miles Blim blew director Michael Weber away when he auditioned for the role of Sweeney Todd's assistant in Porchlight Theatre's production.
Arts & Entertainment
Oct. 24 2:12 p.m. |
Jen Lancaster has built a career on reinventing herself. In “Such a Pretty Fat,” she tackled weight loss. In “My Fair Lazy,” she sought high culture. In “The Tao of Martha,” she lived a life informed by Martha Stewart.
In recent years, Lancaster has also reinvented herself as a novelist, most recently with the sibling rivalry of “Twisted Sisters” and time-traveling delirium of “Here I Go Again.”
Below is an excerpt of our wide-ranging conversation, which included musings on regret, “Twilight,” her bucket list and why she’ll never write a sex scene.
You can listen to the entire interview on our podcast “The Big Questions,” available on iTunes, SoundCloud and YouTube.
Oct. 23 10:07 a.m. |
Robert K. Elder
A neon spotlight helped shed light on Domestic Violence Action month during the Stand Tall with Sarah’s Inn benefit on Oct. 18. A crowd of...
Oct. 22 5:39 p.m. |
Karie Angell Luc