Stimulate your brain with exhibition lectures
Artists Lauren Levato and Andrea Stanislav, whose work is currently on exhibit at Packer Schopf Gallery, are giving an artist's talk on Saturday, February 9, at 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. respectively. Prosecco, hot cider and treats will also be present along with with their work at the gallery on 942 West Lake Street in Chicago. For details, visit www.packergallery.com.
Architect Dirk Lohan will discuss the life and work of his famous grandfather Mies van der Rohe in an hourlong lecture “Mies van der Rohe’s Legacy and the Chicago Skyline” at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Mary and Leigh Block Museum Art on 40 Arts Circle Drive on Northwestern University’s Evanston campus. The lecture is a One Book, One Northwestern event inspired by Alex Kotlowitz’s “Never a City So Real,” which features portraits of some of the author’s favorite Chicago neighborhoods and citizens. Admission is free and open to the public. Visit www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu for more information.
The Osaka Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International, along with the Japan American Society of Chicago with support by the Consulate General of Japan at Chicago, present "絆 Kizuna 2: The Bonds of Emotion"—the second phase of a multidimensional photography exhibit of the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami. The first phase was successfully presented in various parts of Chicago last year. Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago and Governor Pat Quinn of Illinois are serving as Honorary Co-Chairs of the exhibition.
An economic seminar to discuss the economic impact of the disaster and the challenges and opportunities during the most recent recovery efforts in Japan will take place at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago on 230 S. LaSalle Street at 6:00 p.m. on March 13. To attend, visit www.jaschicago.org.
The exhibition will be showcased from March 11–15, 2013, at the State of Illinois Thompson Center on 100 W. Randolph Street and from March 18–30, 2013 at the Chicago Photography Collective Gallery at Block 37 on 108 N. State Street. The exhibition is free and open to the public at both locations. The public is also invited to attend an opening ceremony for the exhibition at the Thompson Center on Monday, March 11.
Enhance your looks with Smith & Davis
Meet Colorist Stevie Smith and Stylist Michael Davis of Lincoln Park’s newest salon Smith & Davis from 6:30 p.m to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, February 8. Small bites by Chef Jill Dedinsky and wine and beer will be served at this grand opening party.The salon also hosts “Ask A Makeup Artist” featuring a Q&A with Kelly Haley from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on February 22. This intimate event is an opportunity to meet with a makeup professional in an non-intimidating environment without any sales pitch. Attendees are encouraged to bring their makeup bag and RSVP by Feb. 18
Both events take place at Smith & Davis on 735 W. Wrightwood. Non-metered street parking is available on Wrightwood and Burling. Metered parking is available on Halsted. For more information or reservations, call 773-697-4206 or visit www.smithanddavissalon.com.
Feed your soul with meditation and music
Reverend Joette Waters will share three steps to personal freedom at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3, at the North Shore Center for Spiritual Living on 1136 Wesley Street. Waters will guide attendees through the White Stone Ritual, a meditation process that allows guests to realize their unlimited potential and clearly envision new ways to enrich their life. Coffee and refreshments will be served. Donations to the Center are accepted. For more information, call 847-492-0500.
Dedicated to heartfelt bluegrass handed down by the generations with respect and sincerity that their grandpa's will appreciate, Bubbly Creek Bluegrass Band and special guest pianist Sam Grossner will perform at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday February 9 at Evanston’s American Legion Music Hall on 1030 Central Street. Members of the five-piece Bubbly Creek band represent the nation—from the plains of Oklahoma, mountains of North Carolina, hollows of Missouri, and city scapes of Detroit and Chicago. Suggested donations are $20 for adults; and $15 for seniors and children. For more information, visit www.chicagobluegrass.com.