Get Out! Your Weekend Planner

Art Shows, movies and cultural events this weekend.

When: Friday, January 6, 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Where: , 6834 Dempster St, Morton Grove

Why Go: Come join us for a day of indoor winter sports. Hot Shots Sports will coordinate and lead games and activities for all participants. Activities will involve soccer, basketball, kickball, dodge ball and more.


Coffee with the Boss

When: Saturday, January 7, 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Where: , 6201 Dempster St., Morton Grove

Why Go: Join Park Board President Betty Fergus at MB Financial Bank , 6201 Dempster Street. President Fergus will be there from 9:30 to 11 a.m. greeting customers. Stop by for coffee and a donut with President Fergus who will be happy to address any concerns or answer questions you have about the .


When: Sunday, January 8, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Where:  Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor), 6140 Lincoln Ave 

Why Go: Here it is — the granddaddy of grand-opera spectacle — complete with pyramids and potentates, priestesses and dancing girls, plus armies of soldiers and slaves!

At its heart, a treacherous love triangle and a relationship that was never meant to be. Aida, the enslaved Ethiopian princess, and Radames, leader of the Egyptian army that conquered her homeland, long to be together forever. But someone else wants Radames, too — it’s Amneris, the jealous daughter of the Pharaoh himself!


Ars Viva Symphony presents "A Sunday Serenade"

When: Sunday, January 8, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie

Why Go: Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Alan Heatherington present a trio of soul-soothing Sunday serenades. Discover how three of the greatest masters sidestep their symphonic seriousness to bring you spirited, sensuous works.  


When: Friday, January 6, 6:30 p.m.

Where: , 5215 Oakton St, Skokie

Why Go: Latinos in Skokie is inviting the community to an informal family gathering in the Library to celebrate the tradition of "Dia de los Reyes"  (Day of the three kings) and enjoy a taste of the "Rosca de Reyes" cake and hot chocolate. 


When: Saturday, January 7, 10 a.m.

Where: , 9300 Skokie Blvd, Skokie

Why Go: Attend our fall season kickoff event to learn about The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training program, a ground-breaking charity sports training program that has reached a remarkable milestone of raising $1 billion to support blood cancer research and patient services.


When: Friday, January 6, 6 p.m.

Where: 116 Main St., Park Ridge

Why Go: Visit the retailer community groups located next to All on the Road Catering (116 Maine St.) for great deals to make your New Year’s Resolutions come true!


When: Saturday, January 7, 9 p.m.

Where: , 1201 Cedar Ln., Northbrook

Why Go: The Northbrook Arts Commission in collaboration with the Northbrook Public Library is pleased to present the 9th Annual Northbrook only Artists Juried exhibit. The exhibit opens on Tues. Jan. 3, 2012. This Northbrook Originals Art Display has always been a popular event. The event features a wonderful exhibition of artwork from photography and painting to ceramics and mixed media.


When: Sunday, January 8, 1:30 p.m.

Where: , 1930 Glenview Rd, Glenview

Why Go: The documentary tells the story of three "interrupters" who try to stop violence in their Chicago communities. Includes a discussion with producer Alex Kotlowitz.


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