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Q&A: Chicago Restaurant Week social media specialist

Peter Kotecki, Reporter
January 28, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Putting photos of food on Instagram isn't exactly revolutionary, but the chance to win prizes for delicious pictures is a new feature of Chicago Restaurant Week. Ranging from concert tickets to wine baskets and OpenTable gift cards, winners of the weekly CRW Instagram Contest have the chance to tak...

Mother-daughter duo takes on theater world

Mother-daughter duo takes on theater world

Hayley Glatter, A&E Editor
January 28, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

At 6 a.m. the sun had not yet risen, but Jessica Thebus was having a birthday party. Surrounded by her mother, father and sister, an adolescent Jessica opened gifts in the wee hours of the morning because her mother, actress Mary Ann Thebus, was in the middle of tech week for a show. “We had...

Dining with a splash of green for Chicago Restaurant Week

Madeline Burg, Reporter
January 28, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Not only does Blackfinn Ameripub keep its regular menu moderately-priced with most entrees at about $15, but it is also the only restaurant participating in this year’s Chicago Restaurant Week that has a Green Restaurant Certification as well as a LEED certified building. The Leadership in Energy...

Mitchell Museum debuts ‘Native Haute Couture’ exhibit

Sophie Mann, Assistant A&E Editor
January 28, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

This weekend, Native American fashion will head down the runway at the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian in Evanston. The museum, founded in 1977, prides itself on being one of the few of its kind in North America. It showcases Native American culture for the Chicagoland community, the Midwest and...

February brings Evanston restaurant deals as part of North Shore Restaurant Month

Amanda Svachula, Reporter
January 27, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Chicago’s North Shore Restaurant Month kicks off Feb. 1 with a variety of deals for foodies at 22 different Evanston restaurants. The discounts will be available the entire month of February, excluding Valentine’s Day. This is the sixth year Chicago’s North Shore Convention & Visitor’s...

Q&A: How Communication senior Cassie Bowers dressed the cast of ‘Titanic’

Rachel Davison and Peter Kotecki
January 22, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The Daily sat down with the costume designer for The Dolphin Show, Communication senior Cassie Bowers, to talk about her work to dress the cast of "Titanic" on stage, despite the challenges. On the number of costumes to work on: “I would say even for Dolphin this is a particularly large show in th...

Bienen alumna wraps up season at Metropolitan Opera

Bienen alumna wraps up season at Metropolitan Opera

Jacquelyn Guillen, Reporter
January 22, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

When Amanda Majeski (Bienen '06) first came to Northwestern, she thought she might pursue a career in music education. Flash forward to this past December, and Majeski has wrapped up a performance run at the Metropolitan Opera. Majeski graduated from the Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music with...

Social change takes center stage at Northwestern School of Law

Social change takes center stage at Northwestern School of Law

Amanda Svachula, Reporter
January 22, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Northwestern’s Law School used the power of theater as a catalyst for social change Wednesday night by presenting a free performance of "Crime Scene Chicago 2015: Let Hope Rise." Featured as a part of D.R.E.A.M. Week, a set of events to recognize the efforts and achievements of Martin Luther King,...

Northwestern art history students curate Block Museum exhibit

Northwestern art history students curate Block Museum exhibit

Allyson Chiu, Reporter
January 22, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The Block Museum of Art held an event Wednesday evening organized around a student-curated exhibit of works by French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. The exhibit is titled “Toulouse-Lautrec Prints: Art at the Edges of Modernity” and includes 18 pieces ranging from posters to theater programs. The...

Free coffee, donuts attract crowds to Chicago-area shops

Madeline Burg, Reporter
January 22, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Doughnuts are trendy, and doughnuts are delicious and — for one week — doughnuts are free. From Jan. 19-26 you can drop by any of Glazed & Infused’s five Chicago-area locations for free coffee and doughnut holes as part of a store promotion. The doughnut shop, established in 2012, has...

Northwestern entertainment company Tufaan holds dance competitions, supports charity

Rachel Davison, Assistant A&E Editor
January 22, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Not only does Tufaan Entertainment put on two annual dance competitions featuring students from across the nation, but it also directly supports Shanti Bhavan Children’s Project, a school for disadvantaged students in India. A non-profit entertainment company at Northwestern, Tufaan produces ...

Broken down Oscar Mayer mansion hits housing market

Sophie Mann, Assistant A&E Editor
January 22, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Looking for somewhere to park your Wienermobile? Look no further. The Oscar Mayer Mansion in Evanston is on the market. The landmark, originally owned by Oscar G. Mayer, Sr., the former chairman of the Oscar Mayer hot dog company, was built in 1901. He purchased it in 1927 and lived in it until his...