Highland Park Historical Society presents a lecture by Ellen Steinberg, PhD, author of "From the Jewish Heartland: Two Centuries of Midwest Foodways." Steinberg explores the evolution of Midwestern Jewish cuisine. Books will be for sale and the event will conclude with a book signing.
Christine Casey from the Lyric Opera will present a lecture on Verdis "Il Trovatore" with biographical information about the composer, librettist, and performers, as well as plot synopsis and in-depth information about the opera. Musical examples are included, as this highly emotional and action packed opera is examined.
Howard Reich, the Chicago Tribunes award-winning jazz critic, shares his tales of covering music in Chicago for more than 30 years. He will discuss and read from his new book, "Let Freedom Swing: Collected Writings on Jazz, Blues and Gospel. Books will be for sale and the event will conclude with a book signing.
"Chicago Tribune" film critic Michael Phillips offers predictions for this year's Academy Awards--and talks about the ones that got away.
Leslie Hindman from Leslie Hindman Auctioneers talks about the consignment process, how to go about selling items, and how to bid over the Internet and over the telephone. Hear stories about items from previous auctions.
Traditional folk tales from around the world, in which food is a central ingredient, will be told by Elyne Handler.
"Chicago Tribune" columnist Rick Kogan and "Chicago Tribune" photographer Charles Osgood share the behind-the-scenes stories and photos of Chicago as featured in their Sidewalks column.
Chicago Tribune theater critic Chris Jones discusses love in the American musical. A "From Page to Stage" program held in conjunction with the Writers' Theatre production of "She Loves Me." "From Page To Stage" is an innovative series of special events hosted by Writers' Theatre and area libraries.
Nora Barquin, Family Network Program Coordinator, will talk to parents about early learning activities that help children prepare for preschool. Presented en espanol. Sponsored by the Highland Park Community Foundation.