Support Ingenuity and Invest in Arts Education Equity

Access to quality arts education: this was the goal that Ingenuity was founded on 11 years ago. On Tuesday, June 14, Ingenuity celebrated its founding leaders, Francia E. Harrington and Paul Sznewajs, whose vision led the organization to where it is today — and those who will see it forward. “Our strategies influence meaningful policy […]

A Star-Studded Return: Lyric Opera Gala Is a Fashionable Evening to Remember

Some of the Chicago-area’s most generous philanthropists gathered for the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s “Lyric Under the Stars” fundraiser, their first in-person gathering since the onstart of the pandemic. The sold-out event, held Sept. 25, drew 250 supporters to celebrate the Lyric’s return to live performances, and raised $1.8 million gross dollars.  Gala Chairwoman Karen […]

5 Things to Do Oct. 8-10 — Highwood Pumpkin Fest, Lincoln Park Wine Fest, Cheer on Chicago Marathon Runners, and More

It’s going to be a busy fall weekend around Chicago and the North Shore! From the Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival and Skeleton Invasion, to the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, here are five of the best events to check out. Check out each event’s website for current Covid-19 safety measures and possible cancelations. All Weekend: Virtual Open […]

5 Things to Do in Chicago and the Suburbs: August 13 - 15

Stay cool this weekend with a visit to the Museum of Illusions, Highwood’s Pride Fest, back-to-school shopping at the Fashion Outlets, Evanston Art Fest and more. Museum of Illusions 25 E Washington St, Chicago This museum offers more than 80 engaging exhibits that will teach you and your family about the human brain — all […]

14 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month in Chicago

February is Black History Month, a time to honor and celebrate the contributions Black people have made to the world while also examining the ways in which racial injustices are still left unaddressed. From attending concerts to supporting Black-led organizations, here are 14 ways to honor Black History Month around Chicago.  Watch  Feb. 5-7, 12-14: […]

5 Things You Can Do: July 23-26

Baseball is finally back, and we have a beautiful, but hot, weekend ahead of us. From safely visiting our zoos to mixing up a margarita at home in honor of National Tequila Day, here are five things you can do this weekend. Please take care and help our community fight COVID-19 — maintain at least […]

More Good News: Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Surprise a Fan with a ‘Hamilton’ Reunion (Plus More Epic Reunions You Need to See)

Thank goodness for technology, and the good it is bringing into our lives during these unprecedented times. Last week, we told you about John Krasinski’s YouTube show “Some Good News,” and this week’s edition did not disappoint. After 9-year-old Lin-Manuel Miranda super fan Aubrey Bauman’s mom tweeted her disappointment at not seeing “Hamilton” on tour […]