2013

THEATER AND OPERA
La Bohème at the Lyric Opera
Julius Caesar at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST)
Sweet Charity at the Writers’ Theatre
Measure for Measure at the Goodman Theatre
Giulio Cesare — a live broadcast of the Met performance (Fathom Events)
■ “Exploring Henry VIII” — a CST behind-the-scenes event and rehearsal
Henry VIII at the CST
Othello: The Remix at the CST (yes, *blush* four times)
Oklahoma! at the Lyric Opera
The Misanthrope at the Court Theatre
Wicked at the Uihlein Hall / Marcus Center (Milwaukee)
■ Behind-the-scenes tour at the Illinois Shakespeare Festival
Macbeth at the Illinois Shakespeare Festival
Cyrano de Bergerac at the CST
Evita at the Oriental Theatre (Broadway in Chicago)
Madame Butterfly at the Lyric Opera
■ “What’s Behind the Nose?” — a CST behind-the-scenes event
Lord of the Flies at the Steppenwolf Theatre
Wicked at the Oriental Theatre (Broadway in Chicago)
An Iliad at the Court Theatre
A Q Brothers’ Christmas Carol at the CST
The Merry Wives of Windsor at the CST
The Little Prince at the Lookingglass Theatre

MUSIC
■ Frank Vignola (guitar) at SecondSpace Theatre
■ Chris Thile (mandolin) and Brad Mehldau (piano) at Chicago Symphony Center
■ Open rehearsal for donors: Chicago Symphony Orchestra led by Ricardo Muti and featuring Maurizio Pollini (piano)
■ Yo-Yo Ma at Chicago Symphony Center
■ Tommy Emmanuel at ECC’s CenterStage
■ Open rehearsal for donors: Pianist Kirill Gerstein and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Center

MUSEUMS AND ZOOS
■ Lincoln Park Zoo
■ Art Institute of Chicago (multiple visits)
■ Milwaukee Art Museum (multiple visits)
■ John G. Shedd Aquarium (“Beluga Encounter” and other visits)
■ Vera Meineke Nature Center at Spring Valley
■ Volo Bog State Natural Area (multiple visits)
■ Field Museum
■ Waukesha County Museum
■ McHenry County Conservation District’s Trail of History
■ Milwaukee County Zoo
■ Adler Planetarium
■ Brookfield Zoo
■ Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

OTHER:
■ Chicago Wolves hockey game
■ Architectural tour (from Navy Pier)
■ Behind-the-scenes tour for Chicago Symphony Orchestra donors
■ White Sox v. New York Yankees
■ Bristol Renaissance Faire