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From the Orchid Show at Chicago Botanic Garden and interesting exhibits to impressive performances and kid-friendly activities, there's so much happening on Chicago's North Shore this winter.

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Now - August 18, 2020
THEY SHALL BE COUNTED: THE THERESIENSTADT GHETTO ART OF ERICH LICHTBLAU-LESKLY
They Shall Be Counted is a gallery of original paintings and drawings by Erich Lichtblau-Leskly. While imprisoned in Theresienstadt (Terezin) Ghetto, he artistically depicted the daily lives of its residents, poignantly capturing the complications and ironies of ghetto life. In the spring of 1945, Lichtblau-Leskly cut most of his artwork into pieces. His wife, Elsa Lichtblau, hid the fragmented artwork under the floorboards of the barracks, and Lichtblau-Leskly was able to retrieve it after liberation. While living in Israel during the 1950s and 1960s, he reworked these fragments into larger watercolor illustrations. Both original sketches and reworked illustrations will be on display in the collection.
Location: Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie
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Now - April 19, 2020
TERENCE GOWER: CIUDAD MODERNA
Cuidad Moderna: Working in video, sculpture, drawing and photography, New York-based artist Terence Gower (b. British Colombia, 1965) investigates the material and intellectual histories of postwar positivism in art and architecture. The contemporary built environments of 1960s Mexico are the focus of his 2004 video, Ciudad Moderna. A kinetic, six-minute montage of clips drawn from the 1966 Mexican comedy film “Despedida de Casada,” Ciudad Moderna wittily transforms its source material to examine the film’s modernist architectural backdrop.
Location: Block Museum , 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
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Now - August 16, 2020
NOTORIOUS RBG: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF RUTH BADER GINSBURG
Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a vibrant, comprehensive exploration of Justice Ginsburg’s life and her numerous, often-simultaneous roles as a student, wife, mother, lawyer, judge, women’s rights pioneer, and Internet phenomenon. The exhibition tells Ginsburg’s story using a dynamic array of gallery interactives, listening stations, archival photographs and documents, historical artifacts, and contemporary art. Based on the book and Tumblr page of the same name, Notorious RBG is the first-ever museum exhibition focused solely on the judicial icon.
Location: Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie
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April 12, 2020
MATZO PIZZA PARTY
Max and Benny's Matzo Pizza Party will be in our event space, Ariella's! Party includes your own matzo pizza which you get to build! We will also have a matzo ball soup available, drinks, and passover desserts! Register to attend! 
Location: Max and Benny's Restaurant, 461 Waukegan Road, Northbrook
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April 20, 2020
AUTHORS NIGHT: KEN KRIMSTEIN
Authors Night: Ken Krimstein, "The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt."  Compassionate and enlightening, playful and page-turning, New Yorker cartoonist Ken Krimstein's The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt is a strikingly illustrated portrait of a complex, controversial, deeply flawed, and irrefutably courageous woman whose intelligence and "virulent truth telling" led her to breathtaking insights into the human condition, and whose experience continues to shine a light on how to live as an individual and a public citizen in troubled times. Register to attend.
Location: Max and Benny's Restaurant, 461 Waukegan Road, Northbrook
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April 23, 2020
BODEANS
Those who have followed BoDeans’ remarkable thirty-year musical career know that their blend of compelling songs and high energy performances have retained an unpretentious rock & roll loyal following like no other. Best known for their catchy single, “Closer To Free,” the band is still going strong, with music featured on Netflix's original series, “The Ranch,” and upcoming summer concert dates! 
Location: North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie
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