The Chicago Casual Traveler: Raue Center For The Arts, Crystal Lake, IL (McHenry County)

Destination of the Day: Raue Center For The Arts, Crystal Lake, IL (McHenry County) The northwestern suburbs have a number of performing arts centers, including this fine restored cinema in downtown Crystal Lake. Upcoming events include GET LIT(early) (April 21), Jim Brickman (May 6), and The 39 Steps (Opening May 8). Downtown Crystal Lake has…

The Chicago Casual Traveler: Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN (Porter County)

Destination of the Day: Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN (Porter County) Universities almost always have fantastic art museums, and this is no exception. The permanent collection includes works by Junius Sloan, William Bradford, Ansel Adams, Georgia O’Keeffe, Paul Sierra, and Faith Ringgold. Until 8 May the museum will be showcasing works from…