Thursday, March 29, 2007

CAC Emerging Visions, Mary Soderstrom tonight, Lifson and Samuelson Saturday afternoon

A trifecta of architectural events close out the month March. Thursday, night, March 29th, at the Knoll Showroom in the Merchandise Mart, beginning with a reception at 5:30 P.M., the Chicago Architectural Club will be announcing the winners of its Emerging Visions competition, whose goal is to "to provide a forum for young designers to share their visions, inventions, and ideas. Meanwhile, over at Quimby's books, 1854 West North Avenue at 7:30 P.M., author Mary Soderstrom will be discussing her book, Green City: People, Nature and Urban Places. Soderstrom will make a second appearance at 57th Street Books at 1301 E. 57th Street at 7 P.M. on Friday, March 30th.

Finally, from 2 to 4 P.M. on Saturday, March 31st, WBEZ's Edward Lifson and Chicago's Cultural Historian Tim Samuelson will join forces at Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple in Oak Park for Rock the House, an exploration of "how great buildings are like one-of-a-kind instruments." The event benefits the Unity Temple Restoration Foundation. Tickets are $20.00, or $15.00 for foundation members.

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