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Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, November 14, 2013

2013-11-13T00:00:00Z 2013-11-13T19:19:10Z Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, November 14, 2013By Pat Colander nwitimes.com
November 13, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Just in time, very special indoor activities around snow-covered Lake Michigan beachtowns starting tonight with a special screening of Heather Courtney’s award-winning documentary “Where Soldiers Come From," a one-day symposium on Tiffany glass and more Sinatra in Three Oaks.

Weekend Starts Early With Filmmaker Heather Courtney: Screening of Heather Courtney's award- winning documentary, "Where Soldiers Come From" begins at 6:30pm, but the doors at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts in Michigan City will open a half hour earlier. Heather Courtney will introduce her film, as well as host a Q&A session after the documentary.The arts center is asking for a $5 donation.

The Driehaus Museum One-Day Symposium on Tiffany: The Driehaus Museum’s exhibition symposium, Louis Comfort Tiffany: The Artist & His Legacy, is a rare opportunity to learn about the artist’s life and work. Hosted by WTTW’s Geoffrey Baer, the event takes place on Saturday, November 16, 9:30am to 3pm.

The morning begins with a keynote presentation by Tiffany’s great-grandson, Michael J. Burlingham. Mr. Burlingham’s followed by symposium host Geoffrey Baer’s interview with museum founder and collector Richard H. Driehaus, who began acquiring the artist’s work in the late 1970s and is recognized as among the country’s foremost Tiffany collectors.

The program culminates with presentations and a panel discussion by leading scholars who will discuss how Tiffany’s legacy relates to the past, present, New York, Chicago, collecting, and more. These speakers are: Exhibition Curator David A. Hanks; Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, Anthony W. and Lulu C. Wang Curator of American Decorative Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Tim Samuelson, Cultural Historian for the City of Chicago; and Carolyn Pastel, Vice President and Senior Specialist, 20th Century Decorative Art and Design, Christie’s, New York.

Louis Comfort Tiffany: The Artist & His Legacy takes place at The Murphy, 50 East Erie Street in Chicago. Tickets are $60 for Museum members; $75 for the general public; and $30 for students with valid I.D. Group ticket rates (10 or more) are available. To purchase tickets, please visit DriehausMuseum.org.This symposium is sponsored in part by presenting sponsor BMO Harris Bank, with additional support from Christie’s.

Journeyman Distillery OK’d for Hanukah: Journeyman Distillery is now kosher certified. All practices used in making Journeyman Distillery’s Spirits are certified by Kosher Organics. Using ingredients already certified by The Orthodox Union, and Star-K Kosher, Journeyman Distillery is committed to producing the highest quality spirits. Journeyman’s production facility has been inspected by Kosher Organics leading Rabbi, assuring consumers that all products and equipment at Journeyman Distillery meet kosher standards.

Sinatra by Cortson and Lahm Saturday Night: Reprising their "Evening of Sinatra" at the Box Factory for the Arts with "Sinatra, Side B" are Mike Cortson and David Lahm on November 16 at 7:30pm (ET). They appeared together in June at the Box Factory, 1101 Broad St., St. Joe before an enthusiastic audience. Tickets, available online at www.boxfactoryforthearts.org/calendar/#sinatra or at the door, are $10 general admission; $8 students and seniors; children 12 and under admitted free. Cortson and Lahm met at an open mic session hosted by Lahm at the Acorn Theater. The two struck up a friendship and began rehearsing some of the old standards, specifically Sinatra tunes. Cortson hosts two weekly radio shows on WRHC-FM and participates in the daytime writers group at the Box Factory. He majored in communications and music at Western Michigan University and has been performing since 1967.

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