January 22nd, 2013

El Ateneo Grand Splendid - Buenos Aires, Argentina

El Ateneo Grand Splendid in downtown Buenos Aires is a spectacular bookstore that retains all the glamour of its former life as a 1920s movie palace, with a original balconies, painted ceiling, ornate carvings and crimson stage curtains.

Click here for more stunning photos of El Ateneo!

December 6th, 2012

Don’t miss our Global Lens film series, presented in partnership with the Global Film Initiative

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February 16th, 2012

Ya know, McCormick Place isn’t the only Chicago institution with a captivating collection currently on display. We hate to toot our own horn, but Chicago Public Library is presently featuring some of the world’s most unique exhibitions of art, theater, history, music and more. Ten exhibits, to be exact. Better still? They’re all free.

A few weeks ago, we blogged about the one-of-a-kind Teenie Harris photo exhibit that was soon to be arriving. Well, it’s here. And it’s awesome. The acclaimed display, Photographer: An American Story, debuted last Fall in Pittsburgh before arriving at CPL for its second stop. We’ve got it thru June 4th, when it moves on to Birmingham and Atlanta. We invite you to check out this extraordinary collection in the Congress Corridor of Harold Washington Library Center.

Other current exhibits include:

•    Interpreting Antoni Gaudi: Works by Jessica Gondek
•    You Oughta Get a Medal for That: Metalwork by Elaine Luther
•    One Book, Many Interpretations: Second Edition
•    Actors, Plays & Stages: Early Theater in Chicago
•    Alfred Appel on Classic Jazz
•    Called to the Challenge: The Legacy of Harold Washington
•    Alliance of African-American Photographers: 10-Year Retrospective
•    Howlin’ Wolf: A Chicago Blues Legend
•    Morbid Curiosity: The Richard Harris Collection

There’s truly something to satisfy every curiosity. To learn more about each of these remarkable Chicago Public Library displays, visit our official exhibits page.

March 18th, 2011
One Book, One Chicago: Neverwhere on Stage with Lifeline TheatreMonday, April 116-8pmHarold Washington Library Center, Cindy Pritzker AuditoriumFREE
Chicago’s Lifeline Theatre dedicates itself to literary adaptation, and was lauded by critics, fans and Neil Gaiman himself last spring when they brought Neverwhere to their stage.
Join the original cast for a full reading of the play, which was adapted for the stage by Robert Kauzlaric. This free reading will be followed by a brief talk-back with Kauzlaric and his fellow actors, director Paul S. Holmquist and Lifeline Artistic Director Dorothy Milne.
CLICK HERE for more info.

One Book, One Chicago: Neverwhere on Stage with Lifeline Theatre
Monday, April 11
6-8pm
Harold Washington Library Center, Cindy Pritzker Auditorium
FREE

Chicago’s Lifeline Theatre dedicates itself to literary adaptation, and was lauded by critics, fans and Neil Gaiman himself last spring when they brought Neverwhere to their stage.

Join the original cast for a full reading of the play, which was adapted for the stage by Robert Kauzlaric. This free reading will be followed by a brief talk-back with Kauzlaric and his fellow actors, director Paul S. Holmquist and Lifeline Artistic Director Dorothy Milne.

CLICK HERE for more info.

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