Thursday, May 20, 2021

Coming Soon! >> VOD release of THE NEW BAUHAUS, The life and work of co-founder László Moholy-Nagy


a film by Alysa Nahmias

89 minutes | Documentary | US | Not Rated
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 AppleTV // Google Play // Vimeo
Pre-order info to come


 “By the end of the movie, you won’t just admire Moholy-Nagy—you’ll want to be just like him.”

When radical Hungarian artist László Moholy-Nagy moved to Chicago in 1937, he spearheaded “The New Bauhaus,” a movement descended from the famous German school. An original Bauhaus member, Moholy-Nagy took a pioneering interdisciplinary mixed-media approach to art and design that was vastly ahead of its time. Featuring intimate interviews with Moholy-Nagy’s daughter and an in-depth exploration of his groundbreaking work, The New Bauhaus offers an illuminating portrait of a visionary teacher and thinker.

Directed by Alysa Nahmias
Written by Alysa Nahmias and Miranda Yousef
Featuring László Moholy-Nagy (archival footage), Hans Ulrich Obrist, Hattula Moholy-Nagy, Olaf Eliasson
Executive Produced by Marquise Stillwell, Lynda Weinman
Produced by Alysa Nahmias, Petter Ringbom

Copyright © 2021 Bright Iris Film Co., All rights reserved.

Monday, May 17, 2021

Hyatt Lodge Oak Brook Continues to Bring a Beautiful Experience to Guests with Their Intimate Lakefront Location (Oakbrook, IL.)


The Hyatt Lodge Oak Brook, nestled within 88 acres of natural beauty continues to bring a relaxing experience to guests with their flavorful dining, fireplace at Hearth Lounge, beautiful ballrooms, and Lakeside location.
 The Hyatt Lodge, 2815 Jorie Boulevard, Oak Brook’s most unique hotel located by beautiful lakes, streams, and wooded trails continues to bring a special experience to their guests and is ready for summer 2021. Connected to their Conference Center, the hotel resides on acres of forest preserve and sits waterside to a scenic Lake. Their location is perfect for wedding guests, family weekend getaways and weekday conferences. 
All guestrooms, including seven suites, at The Hyatt Lodge feature Hyatt’s signature Grand Bed, luxurious linens, flat screen televisions perfect for those looking to watch the season’s hottest sporting events, plush carpeting, elegant wall coverings, sleek modern desks, ergonomic leather desk chairs, high-speed wireless Internet, iHome stereos with iPod docks, chic light fixtures, in-room complimentary safes, and coffee makers.  Each guest room also features marble baths with spa showers and Portico amenities. The Midtown Spa & Fitness features a 70-foot indoor recreational pool with lap swim. 
The Grand Oaks Pavilion and Prairie Ballroom’s enhanced lighting makes for extraordinary events. The Prairie Ballroom,with panoramic views of a tranquil private lake, offers an elegant contemporary interior space. A soaring 14-foot ceiling is adorned with chandeliers to light festivities, while a large pre-function area offers a cozy fireplace and gorgeous views through floor-to-ceiling windows. The room entertains up to 500 guests.The Grand Oaks Ballroom also has scenic views of the plush forestry featuring floor to ceiling windows. This space provides access to the hotel’s Grand Oaks Garden Terrace, ideal for outdoor receptions, corporate barbecues, and wedding photos. This magical “natural wonder” setting accommodates up to 300 guests for an unforgettable meeting or 200 guests for a stylish sit-down banquet. The Q room (a banquet room used for small to mid-size events), the breakout rooms and additional training center also make for great events at the Hyatt. 
The Hyatt’s dining scene ranges from casual all-day dining to sipping cocktails at their Water’s Edge restaurant. Both restaurants sit lakeside, and feature a large patio that guests can indulge in during summer months for the perfect outdoor dining experience. The Hyatt’s Water’s Edge restaurant offers upscale café items including fresh, innovative salads, classic sandwiches, soups and entrees for both breakfast and lunch. Guests have the opportunity to experience complete relaxation in the Hearth Lounge’s intimate, cozy atmosphere. Hearth Lounge’s menu includes superb cocktails as well as gourmet soups and sandwiches, fresh salads, hearty appetizers and delicious desserts. Both venues boast gorgeous views of the property’s private lakes and pristine landscaping restaurant and Hearth Lounge are the perfect place to sip cocktails or enjoy lunch and dinner. Hearth Lounge’s menu includes superb cocktails as well as gourmet soups and sandwiches, fresh salads, hearty appetizers and delicious desserts.   
To book, call 630.568.1234 or visit

Tutoring English to Advance Change (TEACH) to Host Annual Benefit Virtually Featuring Cooking Demonstration with Chef CJ Jacobson from Ema

 In lieu of their annual gala this year, this local non-profit is thrilled to join forces with renowned Chef CJ to host a virtual benefit and raise awareness on the importance of their mission to create systemic change in society, all while enjoying a special meal from home  

 TEACH, a local non-profit dedicated to promoting systemic change to reduce inequities and injustices confronting immigrants of all nations and helping them achieve their American dream, is thrilled to announce their upcoming Feast with TEACH, an annual benefit hosted virtually for the first time this year, on Thursday, May 20 beginning at 6 pm. In celebration of United Nations Cultural Diversity Day also that week, TEACH will team up with renowned Chef CJ Jacobson, champion of Top Chef 2014 and Chef/Partner at local hotspots Aba and Ema, who will take attendees through an exclusive three-course cooking demonstration. Guests will also learn more about TEACH’s mission, and have the opportunity to donate to the cause throughout the evening. TEACH will also present the 2021 Cultural Unity Award to Maribel Molina Cortes, a Latina immigrant turned businesswoman, with an inspirational story to share. Event tickets, now available, will include a curated meal box with pre-prepared ingredients to be used during the evening.

“Cooking is the most simple, yet profound way we can cross language and cultural barriers and share our experiences, and aspirations with others,” stated Executive Director Constantine Bitsas. “Even though we can not physically celebrate together this year, we are looking forward to seeing everyone’s faces virtually as we enjoy an evening of great food to support a great cause.” 
During the evening, attendees of the virtual benefit will be taken on a step-by-step culinary journey with Chef CJ to recreate a selection of delicious menu items, all in the comfort of their own home. Chef CJ will walk the audience through a special curated menu, which begins with fresh Hummus & Spreadsserved with house bread and crudité and a Spicy Avocado & Sweet Peawith green chili, radish and mint. Attendees will then move into the main entrée, a delicious Eggplant Wrapped Chicken, paired with tomatoes, dates, cinnamon, and graviera; or Eggplant Wrapped Cauliflower & Mushrooms, as a vegetarian option. Patrons will end on a sweet note with a Crème Brulee Pie
Maribel Molina Cortes will be the honoree of the evening, receiving the 2021 Cultural Unity Award. Cortes is an immigrant from Mexico who moved to America and struggled to support herself and her daughter. With her determination and tenacity, she became a successful entrepenuer and restaurant owner in the suburb of Naperville called Totopos. Cortes’ restaurant operates on a philosophy where people eat now and pay later if they are short on cash. Cortes’ incredible story and how she rose from homelessness to successful business woman showcases the mission of TEACH, and how their services can help our immigrant neighbors achieve their dreams, whatever they may be, and become productive and active members of the community.
Tickets with Meal boxes are now available to pre-purchase ahead of the event. Dinner for two is $150, dinner for four is $300 and dinner for six is $450. To pre-purchase your tickets with meal kits, sponsorship information, or make a donation, please click hereFacebook, on LinkedIn or on their website  
Tutoring English to Advance Change (TEACH), founded in 1993 by the Congregation of St. Joseph, works toward systemic change in society by empowering English language learners to build their strengths and effective use of their voice. Through a unique integration of practical, one-on-one English literacy education and mentoring, TEACH works to ensure the inclusion of those excluded, under-represented or undervalued. To learn more about their services, or to inquire about volunteer opportunities, please visit

The Sistine Chapel Immersive Experience Comes To Oakbrook Center Next Week, May 19 (Oakbrook, IL.)



One of the Hottest Tickets and Most Memorable Experiences to come to the Chicagoland Area 

An Up-Close, Life-Sized, Never-Before-Seen Perspective. Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Exhibition is coming to Chicago at Oakbrook Center, 2120 Oakbrook Center running Wednesday to Sunday beginning May 19th through August 15th. Tickets are already in high demand. This unique exhibition showcases Michelangelo’s renowned ceiling frescoes from the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel, reproduced photographically and artfully displayed in their original size. Guests will take a breathtaking journey through Michelangelo’s life through this enchanting exhibit. Tickets are available now, and can be purchased by clicking here. 


The Exhibition, brought to Chicago through a partnership between SBX Group and SEE Global Entertainment, and leading entertainment discovery platform, Fever, resurrects Michelangelo’s masterpiece in a truly unique way, focusing on life-sized, exact reproductions of the ceiling frescoes of the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel. Brought to life using a special photographic technique that reproduces the look and feel of the original fresco paintings, visitors are given a chance to engage with the artwork in ways that were never before possible, seeing every detail, every brushstroke, and every color of the artist’s 34 frescoes. 


Having recreated the awe and wonder of one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements, this traveling exhibit brings a totally new perspective to the work, while doing so at eye level. The exhibit focuses on some of the most famous pieces in the collection including The Last Judgment and The Creation of Adam. 


With special expertise and care, these ceiling paintings have been reproduced using state of the art technology. Visitors are immediately taken with the sheer size of the frescoes, such close proximity and the modern style of the exhibition. As a result, visitors can explore the artwork up close and at their own pace with an informative, engaging audio guide. 


An excellent feature of the event venue is its spacious layout. Great care has been taken to ensure that entry to the exhibit is single-file and that no guest will need to retrace their steps, once inside the venue, to enjoy the show. Patrons will also not have to cross each others' paths, making for a comfortable, properly distanced and timed event. 


While in town, the exhibition has partnered with Le Meridien Chicago – Oakbrook Center,  just a walking distance away, to offer an exclusive Sistine Chapel Exhibition Rate, available to all patrons who attend the Sistine Chapel exhibition and may like to complete their experience with a hotel stay. To learn more or to book an upcoming stay surrounding the exhibition, please visit here.    


Tickets to the exhibition are now on sale on Fever’s marketplace, with prices for adults starting at $20.00, and can be purchased by clicking here. 



Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Exhibition is true to size, hands free, and perfect for our socially distant yet innovative world. This exhibit is suitable for all audiences and relies on a spacious area where Michelangelo’s masterpieces stretch floor-to-ceiling and closer than ever. In addition to timed ticketing to limit capacity and physical distancing guidelines provided by public health administrators, visitors will be required to wear a mask at all times. 


MICHELANGELO’S SISTINE CHAPEL: THE EXHIBITION is a licensed exhibition of Special Entertainment Events, Inc. (SEE), a LA-based exhibition production company which acquired the exclusive worldwide rights to the fresco reproductions from Bridgeman Images. 



This unique exhibition recreates one of the world’s greatest artistic achievements, Michelangelo’s renowned ceiling frescoes from the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel, reproduced photographically and artfully displayed in their original size and displayed as 34 reproductions on 16-foot panels. This innovative interpretation of the timeless masterpieces can be viewed up close, including The Creation of Adam and The Last Judgment. Making its debut in the United States at the State Fair of Texas, the exhibition was voted in the top three attractions at the iconic yearly event. It has previously made stops in Montreal, Canada, and Vienna, Austria. For more information, visit 



SBX is a sports, entertainment and lifestyle marketing agency. The full-service firm represents the careers of professional athletes and entertainment personalities, while also consulting for brands, and owning and operating event properties. 



The SEE™ Family of Companies represents the finest in themed entertainment. Working with major Hollywood studios, record companies, sports franchises and legendary individuals, SEE has become the one source for truly great, immersive entertainment. SEE is led by President Martin Biallas, a Hollywood veteran of 30 years. For more info, please visit: and 



The Oakbrook Center, owned and operated by Brookfield Properties, is a premier shopping destination in Chicago's western suburbs. A spectacular outdoor mall located near I-88 in Oak Brook, Illinois – less than 30 minutes from downtown Chicago. The mall has an expansive selection of department stores, specialty stores, and an abundance of one-of-a-kind dining and entertainment experiences. 



Fever is the leading global entertainment discovery platform. Fever has revolutionized the world of entertainment since 2015, inspiring over 40 million people every month to discover the best experiences in their cities. Fever empowers event organizers to create amazing experiences, with successful examples such as the “Candlelight Concert Series” attended by over 1 million guests, the Los Angeles based “Stranger Things: The Drive-Into Experience”, or the “Mad Hatter G&T Party” in multiple cities across the US. Through the use of its technology, Fever works alongside organisers, promoters and brands to create unique and original experiences. Fever is currently present in more than 50 cities, with offices in London, New York, Hollywood, Paris, Madrid and Barcelona.