Category: Shari’s Corner

As You Like It is a wonderful summer event

As You Like It is a wonderful summer event

July 23, 2017 | Comments (0)

First Folio Theatre is known for its interesting and well-performed productions at the Mayslake Peabody Estate. Every summer the company moves outside to perform under the stars. It is a glorious way to spend a summer evening with family and friends. This year, As You Like It, is the summer season show. Shakespeare’s fun rom-com […]

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Everything creates laughter in My Son The Waiter

Everything creates laughter in My Son The Waiter

July 22, 2017 | Comments (0)

If you are a mother, or have a mother, make plans to see My Son The Waiter:  A Jewish Tragedy. The one man comedy show, written and performed by Brad Zimmerman, has so many universal themes that you cannot help but laugh out loud from start to finish. No matter where you grew up, you’ll relate to […]

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Tempel Lipizzan White Stallions Open Summer Season Performances

Tempel Lipizzan White Stallions Open Summer Season Performances

July 8, 2017 | Comments (0)

There is something magical about driving to see the Tempel Lipizzan performance in Old Mill Creek. You take 294 to a road that takes you past Gurnee Mills Mall. It’s as crowded and suburban as possible. When you turn the corner to head towards Tempel Farms, you are immediately transported to a place that looks like the […]

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Scottish Festival and Highland Games are a great summer outing

Scottish Festival and Highland Games are a great summer outing

June 16, 2017 | Comments (0)

When you make a list of interesting and fun summer activities, you really need to put the Scottish Festival and Highland Games near the top. As children we went often with my grandparents. My grandmother immigrated from to Chicago when she was 15 years old.  She hailed from Lanarkshire in Scotland and retained her brogue […]

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The perfect Chicago summer day is waiting at Millennium Park

The perfect Chicago summer day is waiting at Millennium Park

June 10, 2017 | Comments (0)

Today is the kind of day we wait for during those dreary winter days. It’s warm, sunny and picture-perfect. So, what are you going to do with this perfect Chicago summer day? Why not spend it at Millennium Park for a full day of summer fun? First, BluesFest is on stage in Millennium Park. It […]

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Art in unexpected places adds depth to every day experiences

Art in unexpected places adds depth to every day experiences

June 3, 2017 | Comments (0)

Whenever we drive north Lake Shore Drive, we talk about the sculptures lining the lakefront. We always say, “What does that one look like today?” It’s amazing how many ways we can see the same sculptures depending upon our mood or the weather on any given day. I like to call this art, with a […]

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Quad Cities offer fun family vacation ideas for young children

Quad Cities offer fun family vacation ideas for young children

April 8, 2017 | Comments (0)

When our girls were little, we often struggled to find easy vacation ideas. There were so many times when we wished someone would just pull it all together for us so we didn’t have to read a bunch of reviews and try to figure out if an attraction would be good for preschoolers. Luckily for […]

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Hubbard Street Dance opens Spring Series at the Harris Theatre with Pre-Performance Balcony Talks

Hubbard Street Dance opens Spring Series at the Harris Theatre with Pre-Performance Balcony Talks

March 16, 2017 | Comments (0)

Hubbard Street Dance opens its Season 39 Spring Series this week at the Harris Theatre.  The performances include three works by three different choreographers: Two Works by Nacho Duato, Solo Echo by Crystal Pite and Imprint by Lucas Crandall. Perhaps the best part of the certain-to-be-wonderful performances will be the Balcony Talks. Originally started as […]

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Ready, Set...Baby! helps children get ready for the new addition

Ready, Set…Baby! helps children get ready for the new addition

March 13, 2017 | Comments (0)

Elizabeth Rusch wrote a darling book called “Ready, Set…Baby!” which is the perfect gift to give young children to read while they wait for their new baby brother or sister. As you turn the pages, you’ll wonder if Elizabeth could, somehow, read children’s minds. Anna and Oliver find out that their mom is expecting a […]

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Family fun is free in March

Family fun is free in March

March 8, 2017 | Comments (0)

Nothing is better than free family activities. This month there are plenty of free activities to keep everyone busy in a budget-friendly way. All the information came from various press releases, so be sure to check websites for the latest details. Joffrey Ballet As part of its Winning Works Choreographic Competition, The Joffrey Academy of […]

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The Joffrey Ballet premieres gorgeous Game Changers

The Joffrey Ballet premieres gorgeous Game Changers

February 20, 2017 | Comments (0)

After an incredibly successful world premiere of their new Chicago-focused version of The Nutcracker, the Joffrey Ballet continues its Chicago premieres with Game Changers. In his program note, Artistic Director Ashley Wheater described Game Changers by writing, “For me, good work, whether abstract or narrative, speaks of the human condition and touches the heart.” Each […]

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The Hundred Dresses comes back to stage at just the right time

The Hundred Dresses comes back to stage at just the right time

January 27, 2017 | Comments (0)

I took our girls to see The Hundred Dresses when it first premiered in Chicago in 2009. They were young, but the show made a strong impression. When I told them today that the Chicago Children’s Theatre brought the show back to the stage, they immediately said they wanted to see it again. The Hundred […]

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