An Arts & Cultural Events Guide

A handy resource for some of the top-notch venues, performance groups and visual arts centers in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.

Head to the Lake at These Idyllic Retreats

You don’t need to travel far to have a fun summer vacation. These four destinations known for their watery attractions are just a day trip away.

Inside Our Excellent Arts Venues

We talk a lot these days about transforming our region into a better place to live, but it’s sometimes easy to forget how good we have it already. Just look at the incredible arts and entertainment assets that already exist.

Events @ a Glance: Arts & Entertainment Calendar

There’s so much to do in our region! Here’s a look at what’s coming up this season in our many arts venues.

Smart Living Weekly – October 1, 2014

  Mendelssohn Tradition Continues Right in Our Region: Founded in 1884 as Mendelssohn Club, Rockford’s Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center (MPAC) is the oldest continuous music organization in the U.S. It…
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Mendelssohn Prepares For New Season

FROM MENDELSSOHN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: ROCKFORD — The Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center (MPAC) is pleased to announce that the main concert series will open on Friday, October 26 at 7:30…
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NWQ Asks: What’s the State of Your Art?

ONLINE EXCLUSIVES: In this extended online story, meet four dynamic musicians who bring our region so much fine music. Discover what drives their passion for music, and how their work is exciting young people.