The Maureen Claffy Fine Art Fair, which began Thursday evening, will benefit two local nonprofits.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Do you vehemently refuse to wear that winter coat even one more time? Has this crazy spring weather got you all distressed over getting dressed?
My clever brother tells me spring in the mid-west suffers from bi-polar disorder. One day it's 75 and sunny, the next it's 40 something and rainy. So how in the world are we supposed to know what to wear? That pretty floral print scarf I just bought . . . should I wear it with my winter jacket? That doesn't sound right. Or how about jeans, boots and a turtle-neck sweater in May? That sounds ridiculous, but hey, that's exactly what I had on just a few days ago. As a seasoned wardrobe advisor, this is what I do and this is my best advice. Keep the calendar in mind, but dress for the weather. It's the smart and stylish thing to do. I also recommend some classic closet items that come in very handy this time of year: Layer, layer, and then …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The Maureen Claffy Fine Art Fair, which begins Thursday evening and runs through Sunday, will benefit two local nonprofits.
The doors of the vacant Gap building at the corner of 1st and Washington streets in downtown Hinsdale will be open throughout this Mother's Day weekend. Hinsdale artist Maureen Claffy is selling her fine art, prints and jewelry from Thursday to Sunday and part of the proceeds will go to the District 181 Foundation and St. Isaac Jogues Council of Catholic Women's charity, "Women in Need." The show is called "With Love on Mother's Day: A Celebration of Home and Family." Claffy grew up and currently lives in Hinsdale. This weekend's show will be her biggest solo show to date, and though it was completely planned in only the last 10 days, the community has rallied through email and word of mouth. It helps that the show's theme is something …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Scary Movie V, 42, Disconnect and To the Wonder all will hit box offices this weekend.
If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, check out one of the new films hitting the box office on April 12. Read the movie storylines below, and click on each movie title to view the trailer. 42 (PG-13) Jackie Robinson's story is told in this iopic from writer/director Brian Helgeland. Robinson paved a new road for minorities by being the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball since the racial barrier was put in place in the late 1800s. Chadwick Boseman stars as Robinson, with Harrison Ford heading up the rest of the cast as MLB executive Branch Rickey. Disconnect (R) A hard-working lawyer, attached to his cell phone, can't find the time to communicate with his family. A couple is drawn into a dangerous …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Eve Ozer created pieces inspired by books and written word.
Burr Ridge artist Eve Ozer says getting cancer was really the impetus to get back into her art, the artist who is vice president of Design Group in Westmont by day, is currently showcasing three pieces titled “Un Ballo in Maschera”, which means masked ball in Italian, at Downers Grove Public Library through May 3, Sun Times reported. Ozer used books of music from her stepfather, who’s an opera signer, to create the pieces for the Book/Art exhibition by Midwest Collage Society, which challenged its 60 members to create multimedia pieces inspired by books and the written word, Sun Times reported.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
The Ernest Hemingway Foundation in Oak Park is accepting applications for an in-residence writer.
Aspiring writers have a chance to work where one of the best began: Ernest Hemingway's attic. The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park created an in-residence writing program to which one person will be accepted, allowing him or her to spend the year writing in the attic of Hemingway's Victorian birth home in Oak Park. The Oak Park-based foundation promises "space and inspiration," two things writers need most to create great work, according to the foundation's website. The attic of the home is being transformed into an office outfitted by Thomasville of Oakbrook and featuring its Hemingway Collection of furniture and décor. Applications will be accepted through June 1, with the selection announced at the Hemingway Birthday …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Looking to go to a movie near Oak Park, Forest Park or Burr Ridge? Check times here.
The Academy Awards are over (congrats, Argo!), so now it's time to watch the drivel Hollywood puts out in these times—reboots, romcoms and "really?'s." Still, if you're looking for a night out, the movie theater is always a good option. Check out the Moviefone tool above to find local times of showings, and click on theater names below to leave a review. Where do you go to watch new movies? Do you go out or stay at home with web/streaming rentals?
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Monica Dihn, of Burr Ridge, will advance to nationals in the art portfolio category, as well as in the drawing, painting and printmaking categories as a Gold Key winner; she also had five other art pieces earn regional recognition.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Get ready to shake things up with the hilarious rockin' '50s musical ALL SHOOK UP, featuring 25 of Elvis Presley's greatest hits presented by Stage Door Fine Arts at The Community House in Hinsdale from Feb. 1-10.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The award-winning Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players will kick-off a three concert chamber music series at the Union Church of Hinsdale on Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 3 p.m.