Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Dennis Tufano 1/29/10 concert update

Here is the info for Dennis Tufano's upcoming show on January 29,2010

Yuks for Youth

Share an intimate unplugged evening with CHICAGO GOLD REVUE, featuring Dennis Tufano, the Original Voice of the Buckinghams, the Cryan' Shames and Ronnie Rice of the New Colony Six, as well as the Fletcher Rockwell Band, featuring Charley Bredrup, Mike Nutt and Peter Nyberg (all NNHS Class of 2003) and Tim Bredrup.

Enjoy a sensational night of music all for the benefit of the Naperville Education Foundation!

This event will be held January 29, 2010:

Wentz Concert Hall,
North Central College, Naperville,IL.
Tel: 630-420-6475

Cocktails are from 6-7 PM,

The Fletcher Rockwell Band will begin their show at 7 PM, with Chicago Gold Revue on stage at 7:45 PM. Tickets are $75 per person. Hors d'oeuvres will be served; cash bar. Proceeds will benefit NEF projects such as Kid Boosters, an emergency fund for students in need to allow them to keep learning effectively; the Study Skills Academy, an after-school program that gives students a boost with homework and learning strategies and the annual Grant Program, which funds innovative enrichment programs created by District 203 teachers, parents and students.

A flyer is on their website to mail back for your ticket purchase !

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posted by Linda Matlow

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Chicago Architecture Foundation Events and Tours January, February, March 2010

Media Calendar: Events and Tours

January, February, March 2010


Chicago Model City Audio Tour Added to Exhibition

A new audio tour features stories from Chicago urban planners, architects, and historians. Visitors can rent listening devices from the shop or download the tour free from iTunes and from

CAFamily Studio Sundays

Free activities geared toward children ages 3 – 12 and their families; the third Sunday of every month: January 17, February 21 and March 21. Drop in between 11am – 3pm.

Chicago’s Lakefront Bus Tour

February 6, 9am-12:30pm; $40 members, $45 non-members

Tour investigates how the present lakeshore compares with Daniel Burnham’s 1909 Plan of Chicago .

Corporate Partners Breakfast: Design and the Success of Cities

January 27th, 7:30-9:00am

Carol Coletta, President and CEO of CEOs for Cities and host of Smart City discusses her research on urban leaders and design professionals harnessing the power of design.

35th Annual Chicago Architecture Foundation Gala, March 13

Proceeds benefit the Chicago Architecture Foundation and its youth education programs.



224 S. Michigan Avenue

312 922 3432

Chicago Model City

Recently extended, new features include an audio tour as well as “Ask Me” docents on hand to answer visitor questions. Drawing tourists and locals alike, the Chicago Model City exhibition consists of a large, highly detailed scale model of Chicago , photographs, maps, videos, and computer animations. The scale of the model is 1 inch to 50 feet, making the Sears Tower nearly three feet tall!

Chicago Model City Gallery Talks

Fridays and Saturdays at 12:30pm

Twenty-minute gallery talks introduce visitors to the ideas and themes behind the new exhibition, Chicago Model City.

B Like Burnham

This exhibition helps visitors, especially families with children, understand the man, the Plan, and the legacy of Daniel H. Burnham.

Chicago: You Are Here

An engaging permanent exhibition at the Chicago Architecture Foundation provides images, models, artifacts and video presentations, encouraging visitors to explore the architecture, infrastructure and environment of Chicago .


CAF offers a variety of 85+ river, walking and bus tours. Find a full schedule and ticket prices at



Highlights by Bus

Fridays and Saturdays at 9:30am

This three and a half hour bus tour highlights Chicago ’s wide range of architectural influence and design, exploring architectural landmarks such as the Mies van der Rohe’s IIT campus, the Rookery in downtown Chicago , and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House. The tour covers over 30 miles of the city including: Barack Obama’s neighborhood, the Loop, Hyde Park , the Gold Coast, and historic neighborhoods and campuses.

Chicago’s Lakefront Bus Tour

February 6, 9am-12:30pm; $40 members, $45 non-members

Tour investigates how the present lakeshore and its modern construction history compare with Daniel Burnham’s 1909 Plan of Chicago, traversing the lakeshore’s Indiana state line to Montrose Harbor and northward to the Evanston city line, as well as discussing the last four miles of lakefront that do not have public access.

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Devil in the White City Bus Tour

Sunday, Jan 24, Feb 7, March 7, March 14, March 28, and Thursday, March 18 at 10am.

This compelling bus tour and slide presentation is based upon Erik Larson’s bestselling novel that chronicles the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition and the emergence of America ’s first mass murderer.


45-min Lunchtime Building Tours

Weekdays at 12:15pm CAF members FREE; $5 non-members

Tours include: The Reliance Building (Hotel Burnham), the Willis Tower and 311 S. Wacker Drive, the Monadnock Building, the Rookery, the Fine Arts Building, and a tour of the Chicago Board of Trade, City Hall/County Building, the Daley Center, and the Thompson Center. Check for meeting place

Historic Downtown ( South Loop ): Rise of the Skyscraper

Daily at 10am

Historic Downtown ( North Loop ): Treasures

January – February: Friday, Saturday, Sunday at 2pm
March: Daily at 2pm

Downtown Deco

Thursdays and Saturdays at 11am

Explore some of Chicago ’s famous art deco interiors and exterior spaces.

Tiffany Treasures in Chicago

Wednesdays at 3pm. This tour looks at the magnificent work of the Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company in four late-19th century buildings: the Art Institute of Chicago, the Marquette Building , the Chicago Cultural Center , and Macy’s on State Street .

Modern Wing Tours – Art Institute of Chicago

Jan 9 and 20, Feb 13 and 17, March 13 and 17 at 12pm. Docents examine the context for the Renzo Piano-designed addition and its incorporation into the campus’s overall design.


Free and located at the Chicago Architecture Foundation unless otherwise noted on the website. For more details on events and programs, see below or visit

Saturdays in the Studio

Third Saturday of every month, 10am-2:30pm

Design skill-building workshops open to high school students throughout the Chicago area. Students learn skills related to architecture and design from industry professionals as well as interact with other aspiring design and architecture students. Advance registration is required. For details, check


Wednesday Lunchtime Lectures continue

Wednesdays at 12:15 pm, The Chicago Architecture Foundation offers free lectures open to the public

January 6
12:15pm/ Lecture
The Jewel of the Gold Coast: Mrs. Potter Palmer's Chicago

January 13
12:15pm/ Lecture
Blueprint for Disaster: The Unraveling of Chicago Public Housing

January 16


Saturdays in the Studio for high school students

January 17


Meet Me at the Fair -- CAFamily Studio Sunday

January 20
12:15pm/ Lecture
Greening New and Old: Two Chicago Examples of Sustainable Design

January 21

12:15 / Tour

Konstantin Grcic: Decisive Design

January 27
12:15pm/ Lecture
Great Chicago Planning Disasters

February 3
12:15pm/ Lecture
2009 Patron of the Year Awards: An Overview of Those Who Brought Great Architecture to Chicago

February 6

9am/ Tour

Chicago’s Lakefront Bus Tour

February 10
12:15pm/ Lecture
The Skyscraper and the Modern City : Chicago and New York

February 11

6pm/ Lecture

Dominic Pacyga: Exploring Chicago ’s History

February 17
12:15pm/ Lecture

Community Activism and the Rise of Historic Districts

February 20


Saturdays in the Studio for high school students

February 21


CAFamily Studio Sunday

February 24
12:15pm/ Lecture
The 2010 Chicago 7 Most Endangered. . .

March 3

12:15pm/ Lecture

Edgar Miller and the Handmade Home

March 10

12:15pm/ Lecture

The Daniel Burnham Memorial by David Woodhouse Architects

March 17

12:15pm/ Lecture

Chicago: City of Steel

March 20


Saturdays in the Studio for high school students

March 21


CAFamily Studio Sunday

March 24

12:15pm/ Lecture

Last Four Miles: Completing Chicago ’s Lakefront Parks

March 31

12:15pm/ Lecture

Walter Frazier: Frazier, Raftery, Orr & Fairbank Architects, Houses of Chicago’s North Shore, 1924-1970

For detailed information check:

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