Thursday, August 02, 2018

Macy's - Upcoming Events in the Chicago Area


 
 
CHICAGO AREA EVENT LISTINGS




Customer Information:  Visit www.macys.com/events                                                   
 
BUFFET BRUNCH AT THE WALNUT ROOM - $25.95 PER PERSON
Sundays – 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Macy’s State Street – 7th Floor, Walnut Room
Guests can enjoy a glass of sparkling wine or a mimosa along with the buffet of all-you-can-eat breakfast and lunch entrees, including Scrambled Eggs with Mascarpone, Strawberry French Toast, Hash Brown Casserole and more. There is also a carving station of smoked ham and roasted turkey and full buffet of savory dishes, such as Walnut Room Meatloaf with Spinach and Crispy Onion Strings, Asiago Chicken, Mrs. Hering’s Pot Pie, Roasted Cod Puttanesca and more. Plus, guests can satisfy their sweet tooth at the Artisanal Dessert Station featuring pies, cakes and cookies.
 
Adults are $25.95 per person; Children 12 and under are $13.95. For more information, visit MacysRestaurants.com/Walnut-Room/
 
THE BIG GIVE BACK – MAKE GOOD CENTS FOR YOUR COMMUNITY
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 – Wednesday, August 15, 2018
All Macy’s Locations
At Macy’s, we know that being good neighbors means showing up when our communities need our help, which is why beginning August 1, we’re launching The Big Give Back – Make Good Cents for Your Community. The Big Give Back campaign is a nationwide effort activated at the local community level through Macy’s stores across the country. From August 1 – 15, you can support a local charity by shopping at Macy’s and choosing to round up your purchase to the nearest dollar, (up to $0.99), and donate your change. 100% of customer round-up donations will directly benefit the charity chosen by your store.

For more information on The Big Give Back and other giving and volunteerism efforts, visit Macys.com/MakeGoodCents. Customers will be able to look up their store and see the benefitting charity.

PASTA WORKSHOP COOKING CLASS
Thursday, August 9, 2018 – 6 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Macy’s State Street – 7th Floor, Culinary Studio
Learn how to make authentic pastas in different shapes and textures. Plus, discover best sauces to pair with pasta. For more details, please visit: http://111events.com/classes/. To register for the class, please contact Stephanie Monti at 312.781.3737 or Stephanie.Monti@macys.com

BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING PARTY
Saturday, August 11, 2018 – 2 p.m.
Macy’s Woodfield – 2nd Floor, Juniors Department
Macy’s is the one-stop-shop for all Back to School fashion needs, including fresh denim, graphic tees, new kicks, backpacks and more. Join Macy’s in-store for an interactive styling experience, music, DIY activities, great giveaways* and more! 

All events subject to change or cancellation.*One per person, while supplies last.
 
BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING PARTY
Saturday, August 11, 2018 – 2 p.m.
Macy’s Old Orchard – 2nd Floor, Juniors Department
Macy’s is the one-stop-shop for all Back to School fashion needs, including fresh denim, graphic tees, new kicks, backpacks and more. Join Macy’s in-store for an interactive styling experience, music, DIY activities, great giveaways* and more! 

All events subject to change or cancellation.*One per person, while supplies last.

BRUNCH FAVORITES COOKING CLASS
Saturday, August 18, 2018 – 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Macy’s State Street – 7th Floor, Culinary Studio
Host family and friends for a delicious brunch when you learn how to create classic brunch dishes in this class. For more details, please visit: http://111events.com/classes/. To register for the class, please contact Stephanie Monti at 312.781.3737 or Stephanie.Monti@macys.com

KIDS COOK TOO COOKING CLASS
Saturday, August 18, 2018 – 2 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Macy’s State Street – 7th Floor, Culinary Studio
Calling all young chefs out there! This children’s cooking class will be filled with kid-friendly recipes for all ages to enjoy. Kids ages 6 and up are welcome. For more details, please visit: http://111events.com/classes/. To register for the class, please contact Stephanie Monti at 312.781.3737 or Stephanie.Monti@macys.com

FALL FASHION SHOPPING PARTY
Saturday, September 15, 2018 – 2 p.m.
Macy’s Old Orchard – 2nd
Floor, Ready-to-Wear Dept.
This Fall, it’s all about owning it, embracing femininity and celebrating that fearless energy. Head over to Macy’s for an in-store shopping party to shop The Edit, our fashion director’s picks to buy, love and wear all season. Find everything you need to show the world you’re more than just a girl.

FALL FASHION SHOPPING PARTY
Saturday, September 22, 2018 – 1 p.m.
Macy’s Oakbrook – Location TBD
This Fall, it’s all about owning it, embracing femininity and celebrating that fearless energy. Head over to Macy’s for an in-store shopping party to shop The Edit, our fashion director’s picks to buy, love and wear all season. Find everything you need to show the world you’re more than just a girl. 

20th Annual World Music Festival Chicago Full Lineup - Sep. 7-23, FREE Admission - Grab your passport! (Chicago, IL.)

GRAB YOUR PASSPORT!
20th ANNUAL WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL CHICAGO ANNOUNCES THE FULL SCHEDULE OF MUSICIANS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE SEPTEMBER 7-23, 2018

Performances in 17 venues across the city include the all-night Ragamala at the Chicago Cultural Center, an “El Grito” celebration of Mexican Independence at Millennium Park, the Global Peace Picnic in Humboldt Park and World Music Festival meets the World Dumpling Fest at Navy Pier and much more

The world will come together from September 7 to 23 at 17 venues across the city for the 20th Annual World Music Festival Chicago. Celebrating diverse music from across the globe, this FREE festival is produced by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and is the largest festival of its kind in the United States. The full schedule can be found at worldmusicfestivalchicago.org

Opening the festival on Friday, September 7, is the all-night Ragamala: A Celebration of Indian Classical Music starting at 6 p.m. and continuing until the following morning at 8 a.m. A tradition in India, the all-night classical concerts are rarely held publicly in the United States. Visitors have the rare opportunity to hear the ragas (traditional scales or modes) as they were meant to be played during the early morning and late night hours, under the Tiffany stained glass dome of Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington St.). Presented in collaboration with Indian Classical Music Society of Chicago and People of Rhythm, the concert features a variety of musical groups and artists including: Anindo ChatterjeeAnubrata ChatterjeeSara RanganathanAnandi Bhattacharya with Debashish Bhattacharya and Subhasis Bhattacharya, Debashish Bhattacharya with Swapan Chaudhuri and many more.

A special celebration for of the El Grito will take place in Millennium Park on Saturday, September 15 beginning at 3 p.m. Commemorating Mexico’s Independence Day, the concert presents four bands, all from Mexico but each with a very different sound. Headliner Mariachi Herencia de México is a Latin GRAMMY®-nominated ensemble of students from Chicago. Bringing a contemporary spin to traditional music, Chéjere combines “mexican son” with the rhythms and sounds of music genres from around the world. Performances also include Latin rock and singer-songwriter Ceci Bastida and Mexican-Canadian, musician and singer Quique Escamilla who won the Juno Award for World Music Album of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2015 with his first full-length and self-produced album, 500 Years of Night.

On Sunday, September 16 in commemoration of the International Peace Day, the Global Peace Picnic at the Humboldt Park Boathouse (1301 N. Sacramento Ave.) from 2 to 6 p.m. is a day of family-friendly activities and performances by the miramba- group Rio Mira founded by artists from Ecuador and Colombia; GRAMMY®-nominated Innov Gnawa performing Morocco’s traditional Gnawa music; and Combo Chimbita, a group of first-generation New York musicians performing innovative music based on their Colombian heritage.

The festival finale on Sunday, September 23 where World Music Festival meets the World Dumpling Fest at Navy Pier to deliver performances by a number of international bands starting at 1 until 7:30 p.m. as part of a special collaboration with Navy Pier, Chicago Cultural Alliance and DCASE. Band Highlights include Jupiter and Okwess led by Jupiter Bokondji, playing the Congolese rhythms, funk and rock referred to as “Bofenia Rock” with lyrics promoting positive social messages; Delgres from Guadeloupe, combining their native Caribbean rhythms with the delta blues for a deep roots sound of their own; and the Zhou Family Band from China, playing traditional wind and percussion music. The World Dumpling Festival at Polk Bros Park will feature dumplings of the world from 10 neighborhood ethnic restaurants, cultural artists and family activities. This event is free to the public, for complete details visit ChicagoCulturalAlliance.org/worlddumplingfest.

World Music Festival is sponsored by Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago Tribune, and Millennium Garages. Grant support for World Music Festival provided by the Chicago Park District, Irish American Heritage Center, National Museum of Mexican Art, and Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

In line with the City of Chicago’s One Chicago campaign, the World Music Festival reaffirms that Chicago welcomes everyone. The One Chicago campaign is the visual representation of the City’s value promise that everyone is welcome here no matter their race, religion, color or background. Through its imagery and personal stories, the campaign aims to take the negative rhetoric out of the current immigration story and remind Chicagoans that the immigrant story is everyone’s story.  And it reinforces that Chicago has been and will continue to be a city that embraces diversity - no matter the political climate. Visit onechi.org for more information. 

The full schedule with locations and times of each performance is included below. For more information and festival updates, visit worldmusicfestivalchicago.org and follow the festival on Facebook and on Twitter @WMFChicago #WorldMusicFestChicago #ChicagoisOne.

20th Annual World Music Festival Chicago Schedule

***NOTE – unless otherwise noted, all lineups are listed with the headliner first followed by the opening performers

Friday, September 7–Saturday, September 8
Ragamala: A Celebration of Indian Classical Music
Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall
78 E. Washington St.
6 p.m.-8 a.m.
In collaboration with Indian Classical Music Society of Chicago and People of Rhythm

6–7:15 p.m. CARNATIC
Sara Ranganathan

7:45–9 p.m. HINDUSTANI
Anandi Bhattacharya with Debashish Bhattacharya + Subhasis Bhattacharya

9:30–10:45 p.m. CARNATIC
TBD

11:15 p.m.–12:30 a.m. HINDUSTANI
Abhisek Lahiri, Dilshad Khan + Subrata Bhattacharya

1–2:30 a.m. FUSION
Beats + Pieces - Anindo Chatterjee + Anubrata Chatterjee

3–4:30 a.m. HINDUSTANI
Debashish Bhattacharya with Swapan Chaudhuri

4:45–6 a.m. CARNATIC
TBD

6:15–8:00 a.m. HINDUSTANI
Anupama Bhagwat & Nitin Mitta

Saturday, September 8
Juana Molina (Argentina)
Andreas Kapsalis (Chicago, IL)
The Promontory
5311 S. Lake Park Ave. W.
7 p.m.
21+

Sunday, September 9
National Arab Orchestra (Detroit, MI)
University of Chicago
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
915 E. 60th St.
3 p.m.
All Ages

Wednesday, September 12
Sona Jobarteh (United Kingdom | Gambia)
Actores Alidos (Italy)
Sleeping Village
3734 W. Belmont Ave.
7 p.m.
All Ages

Thursday, September 13
Actores Alidos (Italy)
Chicago City Market at Daley Plaza
50 W. Washington St.
Noon
All Ages

Sona Jobarteh (United Kingdom | Gambia)
Chinese Mongolia Band (China)
Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall
78 E. Washington St.
6 p.m.
All Ages

Altan (Ireland)
Irish American Heritage Center
4626 N. Knox Ave.
7 p.m.
All Ages

Friday, September 14
Chinese Mongolia Band (China)
Ping Tom Memorial Park
300 W. 19th St.
5 p.m.
All Ages

Chéjere (Mexico)
National Museum of Mexican Art
1852 W. 19th St.
3 p.m.: Workshop
7 p.m.: Performance
All Ages

Saturday, September 15
EL GRITO
Mariachi Herencia De México (Chicago, IL)
Chéjere (Mexico)
Ceci Bastida (Tijuana Mexico | Los Angeles, CA)
Quique Escamilla (Toronto, Canada)
Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion
201 E. Randolph St.
3 p.m.
All Ages

Orquesta Akokán (Cuba) 
Rio Mira (Ecuador | Colombia)
Martyrs’
3855 N. Lincoln Ave.
9 p.m.
21+

Sunday, September 16
Global Peace Picnic
In commemoration of the International Day of Peace
Rio Mira (Ecuador | Colombia)
Innov Gnawa (Morocco)
Combo Chimbita (New York, NY)
Humboldt Park Boathouse
1301 N. Sacramento Ave.
2–6 p.m.
All Ages

Wednesday, September 19
Spiro (United Kingdom)
Old Town School of Folk Music,The Gary and Laura Maurer Hall
4544 N. Lincoln Ave.
8:30 p.m.
All Ages

Thursday, September 20
Spiro (United Kingdom)
Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall
78 E. Washington St.
6 p.m. show
ALL AGES

La Dame Blanche (Cuba)
Cheick Hamala Diabate (Mali | Washington, D.C.)
Martyrs’
3855 N. Lincoln Ave.
8 p.m.
21+

Friday, September 21
Lo Còr De La Plana (France)
Emilia Amper (Sweden)
The Promontory
5311 S. Lake Park Ave. W.
7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)
All Ages

La Dame Blanche (Cuba)
H.A.T. (Boston, MA | Morocco)
Pachanga DJs (Chicago, IL)
Chop Shop & 1st Ward Events
2033 W. North Ave.
9 p.m.
21+

Saturday, September 22
Saturday, September 22
Beatdown Soundsystem (Chicago, IL)
Featuring Kinky P, Chuck Dubshine and Friends
Loyola Park
1–6 p.m.
All Ages
  
Lo Còr De La Plana (France)
Zhou Family Band (China)
DePaul University
Holtschneider Performance Center, Mary Patricia Gannon Concert Hall
2330 N. Halsted St. 
7 p.m.
All Ages

Jupiter & Okwess (Congo)
Delgres (Guadeloupe)
Quantic (United Kingdom | New York, NY)
Concord Music Hall
2047 N. Milwaukee Ave.
9 p.m.
21+

Sunday, September 23
World Music Festival meets the World Dumpling Fest
In Collaboration with Navy Pier, Chicago Cultural Alliance and DCASE
Jupiter & Okwess (Congo)
Delgres (Guadeloupe)
Zhou Family Band (China)
East Meets Middle East (Chicago, IL | India)
Navy Pier
600 E. Grand Ave.
1 p.m.–6 p.m.
All Ages

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

July at The Center: Timeless Gilding Techniques, Framing a Robert Rauschenberg, and Treating a Henri Matisse Rug

 
This month, we are excited to release a new video highlighting our recent treatment of a gilded mirror. Next, we'll share a custom mounting system our Framing Conservators created to safely display a Robert Rauchenberg piece. Lastly, learn all about our recent treatment of a Henri Matisse rug and the fascinating history behind it.

Don't forget to scroll all the way down to see more recent news and announcements!
The Center's Gilding Department specializes in the preservation of frames and objects with gold, silver, and metal leaf applied to the surface. A wonderful example of the type of projects our Gilding Conservators frequently undertake recently came to us in the form of a mirror in need of conservation.

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A Cabinet of Curiosities: Framing a Robert Rasuchenberg

Robert Rauschenberg is frequently remembered for his series of work created in the 1950s and 1960s that combined aspects of both painting and sculpture. Rauschenberg himself called them "Combines", a term he invented to describe a work that is neither a sculpture nor a painting, but rather a hybrid of the two. The artist was always one to experiment and fuse, often creating something new from two entirely different substances. Recently, one of Rauschenberg's curious pieces came to The Center for cleaning and framing.
Known mainly for his colorful paintings and abstracted paper cut-outs, Henri Matisse is a name familiar to art enthusiasts and casual museum-goers alike. Perhaps not as well-known is Matisse’s deep and life-long connection to textiles and fabrics. When The Center recently encountered an example of one of the artist's textile designs, we knew there must be a story behind it. 

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ADDITIONAL NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Join us on Thursday, August 9 from 5-8pm for a series of open
houses to celebrate the historical and newly established art
organizations in Chicago's West Town neighborhood. 
Arts of Life
Aspect/Ratio
Chicago Artists Coalition
Chicago Truborn
DOCUMENT
Matthew Rachman Gallery
Monique Meloche Gallery
Paris London Hong Kong
Rhona Hoffman Gallery
Spudnik Press
The Conservation Center
Volume Gallery
Western Exhibitions
Wright
This event is free and open to the public.
Shuttle service will be provided between locations.
Click here for more details!
The Conservation Center and EXPO 2018
For the seventh consecutive year, The Conservation Center will serve as the exclusive art conservation and custom framing provider for EXPO CHICAGO. The Center’s conservators will be on-call 24/7 during the fair to assist galleries whose pieces have sustained damage related to transportation and handling. Additionally, our educational booth will exhibit recently treated works from renowned Chicago artists such as Roger Brown, Kerry James Marshall, Ed Paschke, Tony Tasset, and more.
Charles White Newsletter Article Featured in Chicago Gallery News
Thank you Chicago Gallery News for featuring our newsletter article on Charles White! If you have not seen Charles White: A Retrospective,  the powerful exhibition is on display at the Art Institute of Chicago until September 3.

Click here to read the article on CGN's website.
Client William Hartel Takes Conserved Book With Him to the North Pole
William Hartel, longtime client of The Center and an avid book collector, recently took a novel our Book Conservator repaired for him on his summer journey to the North Pole. Bill, thank you for allowing us to be part of your adventure, and for sharing this picture! If you missed last month's article featuring this project,
click here to read all about it.

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