FREE Flu Shots at the Simon Casting Annual Blood Drive – Feb. 10th – 10am-4pm

Flu season is not over yet! Get your free flu shot, sponsored by the Actors Fund and administered by Howard Brown Health, on Feburary 10th at the Simon Casting Annual Blood Drive. For years, Simon Casting has called on the entertainment community to do their part and donate blood to those in need. Be a health hero and become a blood donor, be a health-conscious citizen and help prevent influenza, or be both! A full-service agency specializing in Film, Television, Theatre, and Commercials, Simon Casting offers a creative eye, an attentive ear, …

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Grand Reopening of Adventure Stage Chicago After Flooding of the Vittum Theater

Adventure Stage Chicago (ASC), a program of the Northwestern Settlement, is proud to announce the Grand Reopening of the Vittum Theater. ASC will present its first production in the newly rehabbed Vittum Theater on February 15th. As part of the festivities, there will be a free staged reading of Carlos Murillo’s I Come From Arizona . The reading will be preceded by tours of the new offices, ribbon cutting hosted by the West Town and Wicker Park Bucktown Chambers of Commerce, a toast to our community for their support, and more. The …

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Executive + Artistic Leadership in the Performing Arts: The Interplay of Business and Art

The MS in Leadership for Creative Enterprises program invites you to join us for a conversation highlighting the collaboration, creativity, and strategy between the executive and artistic sides of performing arts. Victory Gardens Theater’s Erica Daniels and The Wirtz Center’s Al Heartley will discuss how performing arts organizations connect creative and artistic vision with business strategy. The conversation will be moderated by MSLCE faculty member and President and Artistic Director of The People’s Music School, Jennifer Kim-Matsuzawa. Thursday, January 16th, 5:30pm-6:45pm. Reception to Follow. Wirtz Black Box Theatre 101, 1949 Campus Drive, …

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Charcoalblue Monday is Back!

Monday, January 27, 2020 | 5:30pm | The Hoxton Hotel Lobby Bar Happy New Year! Please join us for the first Charcoalblue Monday of 2020! We’ll be meeting up in a new (and cozier) location for the winter: the lobby of the new Hoxton Hotel in the West Loop (200 N Green St). To let us know if you can make it, or if you want to be in the know about future Charcoalblue Mondays, click RSVP. We’ll hold a couple of tables in the lobby bar (near the fireplace, we hope!) …

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Free Monthly Event for Teaching Artists with Compass Creative Dramatics

Compass Creative Dramatics has started a free monthly event for Teaching Artists called Game Jam as an ideas exchange for the teaching artist community (and—let’s be honest—an excuse to play!). Each month, one awesome teaching artist will share their creative favorites with you at the Compass Creative Dramatics space right off the Irving Park Brown Line. Each Game Jam is pay-what-you-can, and 100% of the donations received will go to the teaching artist leading that month’s Jam. We hope that these monthly events will be a great resource to Chicago teaching artists—a …

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Auditorium Theatre’s 130th Birthday Celebration

Open House – Monday, December 9, 2019, 4-7PM – The National Historic Landmark theatre, which officially opened on December 9, 1889, has been a Chicago institution for 130 years. You’re invited to celebrate this milestone anniversary at a FREE Open House! Take a historic theatre tour, pose for a picture at a photo booth with an Auditorium Theatre-themed backdrop; sketch and take photos of the theatre; bring the kids for free popcorn and coloring; grab a drink at the bar; and enter a raffle for a chance to win free tickets to …

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