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Upcoming events

    • 10/17/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    • 10/18/2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 702
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    Book: Lovers at the Chameleon Club (284 pages)

    Author: Francine Prose

    Leader: Caroline Cracraft

    Note: 10:30 a.m. SOCIAL, 11 a.m. DISCUSSION. Please read the book before attending the discussion


    • 10/18/2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Ethan Allen Chicago, 1500 N. Halsted St., Chicago IL, 60642
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    Program: As the new chair of the IWA Spanish Language area, I would like to personally invite you all to a special once-in-a-lifetime exhibit of Spanish art (from Galeria Gala), inclusive of a presentation from the artists themselves that have flown in to support this event. These artists will teach you their techniques and speak to their inspirations. It will be a lovely evening filled with Spanish culture - and of course, wine. 

    -Lourdes Mckillop

    IWA Spanish Language Chair

    • 10/21/2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave Suite 702 Chicago, IL 60601
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    Program: Health Care for All - Strengths and Weaknesses

    Presenter: Claire Brigstock, Assistant Director Organizational Development Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

    Description: Many people know of the National Health System in the UK but most do not know how it is set up and how it is changing. Current conversations on "Healthcare for All " makes us need to know how a benchmark system like that in the UK is set up and what it’s strengths and weaknesses are. Claire is bringing a team of 12 to Rush Medical University to learn more about our US system.

    RSVP by 10/20/19

    Note: 12:00 Noon Social, Program starts 12:30 P.M.


    • 10/21/2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Pinstripes Bistro, 435 E. Illinois St., Chicago
    • 6
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    • 10/22/2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
    • 2
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    Program: Japanese Tea Ceremony Tasting & Origami Pre-Gala Event


    Please join us for a Japanese tea ceremony! Members will be able to try the tea and tea-mate. Our presenter from Japan will also demonstrate the art of origami.


    Presenter: Asami Iba, Culture Exchange Facilitator of Japan Foundation GEN-J Program


    NOTE: THIS PROGRAM IS FREE AND LIMITED TO 40. 10:30 a.m. SOCIAL, 11 a.m. PROGRAM



    • 10/25/2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Taqueria Los Comales, 1544 18th St.
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    Program: Lunch at Taqueria Los Comales Mexican Restaurant.


    “Best tacos in town!” Order from menu. Cash preferred. BYOB.


    After lunch join us at the Natural Museum of Mexican Art (see Insider Chicago calendar entry). We will also take a stroll through Pilsen and view its amazing wall murals and mosaics. The museum is a short walk from the restaurant. Mural map provided at lunch. See for yourself why Forbes Magazine, in its 6/22/2018 issue, includes Chicago Pilsen as one of the twelve coolest neighborhoods around the world!


    RSVP BY 10/22/19 

    NOTE: THIS IS A JOINT EVENT WITH INSIDER CHICAGO. Please register for the lunch tour and museum separately.



    • 10/25/2019
    • 1:45 PM - 3:30 PM
    • National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St.
    • 3
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    Program: National Museum of Mexican Art, guided tour of Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) exhibit (in English)


    Learn about the life-affirming tradition of celebrating departed loved-ones in this beautiful and evocative exhibit by Mexican artists. Fabulous gift shop!


    Join us for lunch and a walk through Pilsen before the tour (see International Dining October entry).


    Street parking or CTA pink line, exit 18th Street. CTA buses 9 or 50.


    RSVP BY 10/22/19 with your $15 donation ($10 to support IWA’s philanthropic programs, $5 for museum tour guide.)


    Questions: Dell Harmsen (email provided upon registration)


    NOTE: PRE-REGISTRATION AND ON-LINE PAYMENT REQUIRED. 2 p.m. SHARP (MEET IN LOBBY 1:45 p.m.). THIS IS A JOINT PROGRAM WITH INTERNATIONAL DINING. Maximum: 30.  Please register for the lunch tour and museum separately.

    • 10/26/2019
    • 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • The Graham Foundation, 4 W Burton Pl., Chicago, IL 60610
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    Program: This talk will focus on a number of important and interesting aspects of recent Dutch architectural history, such as garden cities, post-war reconstruction, mega structures, shift to small scale developments, urban regeneration projects and livable ecologically balanced and economically attractive cities, as well as the impact of the recent financial crisis on Dutch architecture. Guests are welcome.


    Speaker: Sasha Zanko, Program Coordinator, Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize, Illinois Institute of Technology, College of Architecture


    RSVP BY 10/24/19

    NOTE: DATE, TIME AND PLACE CHANGES.  10:30 a.m. SOCIAL, 11 a.m. PROGRAM



    • 10/29/2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    Program:  Idioms and other oddities of the English Language


    Our annual program on the weirdnesses  of the English language -- idioms, puns, mis-translations on signs, etc.  And the difference between American English and that spoken in other English-speaking countries. Bring your stories, be ready for lots of laughter.  The tales are hilarious!


    Presenters:  All of  us!!


    NOTE: DATE CHANGE, 10:30 a.m. Social,  11 a.m.  Program

    • 10/29/2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 320 River Bar, Westin Chicago River North, 320 N. Dearborn St., Chicago
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    • 10/30/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago
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    ALL Members are welcome to help, chat and meet old and new members.


    • 11/04/2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    Play: “Bernhardt/Hamlet” (runs until October 20)

    Playwright: Theresa Rebeck

    Theatre: Goodman, 170 N. Dearborn (see the play before the discussion)

    Presenter: Doreen Feitelberg

    Note: 10:30 a.m. SHARP


    • 11/05/2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago, IL 60601
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    European Culture and French Language Joint Program (in English)

    The French Clarinet in Chicago

    Come to hear John Bruce Yeh, assistant Principal Clarinet of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, give a clarinet concert and talk about the evolution of the clarinet.

    RSVP BY 11/3/19

    NOTE: DATE CHANGE. REFRESHMENTS ARE WELCOME. 10:30 a.m. SOCIAL; 11 a.m. PROGRAM, IN ENGLISH


    • 11/06/2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Starbucks, Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, 221 N. Columbus Dr.
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    • 11/06/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Chicago (Gold Coast) address of host to be provided upon registration.
    • 15
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    Asian Culture and Film Discussion Joint Program

    Filming Viewing


    Film: Ramen Shop (89 minutes. Directed by Eric Khoo. USA release: March 2019)

    Language: Japanese, Cantonese, Standard Mandarin (English subtitles)


    When a young ramen chef from Japan finds his late Singaporean mother’s journal, he takes it with him to her native country, hoping to put together the story of his family and his life.


    Discussion Leader: Sophia Wong Boccio, Founder & Executive Director of Asian Pop-Up Cinema


    Note: Limited to 25 members. Refreshments are welcome. 6 p.m. SOCIAL, 6:30 p.m. FILM VIEWING.


    Notice: If any failure in streaming this film, we will show the movie “Shoplifters” instead. A Japanese Film nominated for Academy Award 2019 for best foreign language film.



    • 11/08/2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • The Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago, IL 60604
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    IWA 2019 Woman Extraordinaire Award Honoring

    Amy Maglio

    Friday, November 8, The Standard Club



    FOR RAFFLE TICKETS, CLICK HERE

    FOR SPONSORSHIP FORM AND BENEFITS, CLICK HERE
    FOR INFORMATIONAL LETTER, CLICK HERE

    TO MAKE A DONATION, CLICK HERE

    FOR ADDITIONAL WOMAN EXTRAORDINAIRE INFORMATION AND HISTORY, CLICK HERE 


    • 11/08/2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • The Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago, IL 60604
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    • 11/11/2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Prairie Grass Cafe, 601 Skokie Blvd, Northbrook, IL 60062
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    Please note that North Shore Meet and Greet events are open to all members. Potential new members are also welcome.

    • 11/11/2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago
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    We welcome all bridge players; beginners with just the rudimentary knowledge of the game, the ’rusty’ ones who played many years ago and wish to re-acquaint themselves with the game, advanced players sharing their experience with beginners and anyone who wishes to just observe a game.


    • 11/12/2019
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 702, Chicago, IL 60601
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    • 11/12/2019
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Shedd Aquarium (instructions will be provided upon registration)
    • 11
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    Program: “Inside Look at the Shedd Aquarium”


    Join us at the Shedd Aquarium for an afterhours tour of the new Underwater beauty exhibit. One of the most diverse exhibits to date! Led by Shedd employees instrumental in the exhibit creation, post the tour we will sit down for an intimate conversation with Liz Nelson, Senior Director of Communication and the team. They will share history of developing exhibits and communication materials for an organization that has been around through many decades of evolution.


    Presenter: Elizabeth Nelson, Senior Director of Communication for the Shedd Aquarium


    RSVP by 11/08/19 LIMITED SPACES (Register Early)


    Program begins at 4:00 p.m. SHARP!


    Additional Special Notes: For security reasons, your name, zip code, and email will be provided for SECURITY reasons ONLY to the Shedd. Late arrivals will not be allowed to enter.

    • 11/13/2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Details sent in invitation
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    By invitation (for Sponsor level IWA members)


    • 11/14/2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Details sent in invitation.
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    By invitation (for Founder's Circle and Patron level IWA members)

    Time and Location TBA

    • 11/15/2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 702
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    Book: “The Glass Castle” (289 pages)

    Please read book before attending.

    Author: Jeannette Walls

    Leader: Adrienne Traisman

    Note: 10:30 SOCIAL, 11 a.m. DISCUSSION

    • 11/16/2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 702, Chicago, IL 60601
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    Program: “Equus : Story of the Horse" PBS/Nature Film,110 minutes

    Origin and history of horses. Details TBA.

    Note: 10:30 am SOCIAL, 11:00 am PROGRAM

    • 11/17/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL
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    Program Title: Oedipus Rex at The Court Theatre.


    Oedipus seeks to cure his city of a mysterious plague by discovering the murderer of the former king. Captivating and cathartic, Sophocles’ seminal Greek tragedy brings to light enduring questions of identity, fate, and free will that reverberate in startling ways in the 21st century.


    Cost: Discounted group rate is $50 per ticket


    RSVP by 10/15/19 and send payment by check to: Theodora Nicolandis (address provided upon registration.


    NOTE: TIME AND DAY CHANGE

    • 11/19/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 702, Chicago, IL 60601
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    November 2019 Board of Directors Meeting (by invitation only)

    • 11/20/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    Program: Try Out A New Interest Area - Mah Jongg!

    Please come and join your IWA friends in a fun and friendly game of Mah Jongg! There is nothing more exciting than when, with your heart racing, your adrenaline pumping, your palms sweating, and you call " Mah Jongg"!

    NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO SOCIAL TIME PRIOR TO THE PROGRAM.

    ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOME!


    • 11/20/2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 702, Chicago, IL 60601
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    The November 20, 2019 New Member Orientation is by invitation only. 

    Please see emailed invitation for event details.

    • 11/21/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    • 11/22/2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • The Gundis Kurdish Kitchen, 2909 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL
    • 18
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