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Brush Up Your Shakespeare

High school students are invited to receive professional coaching from actors with The Shakespeare Project of Chicago. Get guidance on selecting and presenting the Shakespeare monologue/sonnet that is right for you. Whether you are preparing for the National Shakespeare Competition or just want to get better acquainted with the Bard, this workshop will help you gain insight, confidence and growth in your presentation skills.

Event Date: 
Dec

Second Sunday Special: Monarch Award Mania

The Monarch Award is a children’s choice award in the state of Illinois. It starts with a list of 20 books and ends with one winner, chosen by kids! At this special event we will read four books and vote for our favorite, take a green screen photo so kids can star on a book cover, build structures with Legos, and draw a self-portrait from a very strange perspective.
Enjoy delicious treats. This event is for families with kids who can sit still for more than one story in a row, especially ages 4 and up.

Event Date: 
Jan

Workshop: Chords in Songwriting

Charles Kim of Old Town School of Folk Music will expand your technique with more options to create the song you want. Look at logic when chords want to move with a key; how chords affect the perception of melody and lyrics; study how to extend chords; investigate verses, choruses, pre-choruses, refrains, intros, outros and codas.

Event Date: 
May

Fragrant Spring Floral Arrangements

Barbara Ottolino will share how to create naturalistic spring “woodland” arrangements featuring unusual varieties of fragrant heirloom daffodils and other unfamiliar spring blooms. Learn where to order bulbs wholesale, how to integrate them into your landscape, and how to care for them as their numbers increase each year.

Event Date: 
Apr

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band

The Maxwell Street Klezmer Band,plays music inspired by turn-of-the-century immigrants whose Eastern European roots were replanted in the rich soil of early American jazz.The band has played throughout the US and Europe, including in Carnegie Hall and London's Barbican Centre. Maxwell Street has delighted audiences for over three decades with their joyous, soulful and humorous spin on Yiddish music.

Event Date: 
Apr

Luciano Antonio: Brazilian Trio

A musical tour of Brazil where Luciano contrasts rich and complex harmonies and melodies with simple rhythms against songs with simple harmonies and melodies and very complex rhythms.Offering dynamics ranging from pure solo guitar and voice to the full sound of Brazilian percussion.He has released several albums.

Event Date: 
May

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