Diorama Unveiling and Live Music

1774 2nd St, Highland Park, IL, United States, Illinois 60035

Join us for an art talk and unveiling of a miniature installation by Corbyn Hanson Wittig, with live music performed by Chicago Symphony Orchestra violinist Baird Dodge.

Reading of Run! Run! Run! A Child’s Book About Gun Safety

1774 2nd St, Highland Park, IL, United States, Illinois 60035

Run! Run! Run! is an engaging story adults can use to open discussions about gun safety with the children in their lives. Follow the main character, Izzy, as they imagine what life would be like if the animals of the world were playing with guns. Tamar Manasseh and Laura Frisch bring rhyme and relatable art […]

Singer/songwriter Arielle Silver

1774 2nd St, Highland Park, IL

We are utterly thrilled to have been added to @ariellesilver’s Great Lakes tour! Come see this amazing singer/songwriter (and writer, in general! Chicago area @aulamfa folks, come see one of our own!) 3pm Wednesday, June 12 at Secret World. Free entry but donations to support these talented professional musicians are highly encouraged.

Hot Flashes and Fierce Tales: Stories that Sizzle from Menopause and Beyond

1774 2nd St, Highland Park, IL, United States, Illinois 60035

Have (or are) you riding the rollercoaster of perimenopause? Have you ever been tempted to strip off your clothes and dump a pitcher of cold water over your head in the middle of a meeting? Have you made it through to the other side of The Change? Then we’ve got a storytelling night for you! […]

Unsalted Blue Sunrise Reading

1774 2nd St, Highland Park, IL, United States, Illinois 60035

Come celebrate the first anniversary of Kathryn P. Haydon’s book of Lake Michiganinspired poetry, Unsalted Blue Sunrise! Kathryn’s poems in Unsalted Blue Sunrise are a refreshing dip in the cool lake. They explore Lake Michigan’s richness as metaphor, art, relationship, and outspoken personality. Written over the four seasons of a year from the same spot […]

Zine Making Workshop at Secret World Books!

1774 2nd St, Highland Park, IL, United States, Illinois 60035

Come join us for a fun and creative zine making workshop at Secret World Books, facilitated by Emily Steffen from Chicago Zine Fest! This in-person class is perfect for adults and kids 10 and older interested in DIY publishing and self-expression. Learn how to make your own zines, and unleash your inner artist. No experience […]

Healing Movement Workshop

1774 2nd St, Highland Park, IL, United States, Illinois 60035

Join us for a free, gentle session with movement therapist Erica Hornthal, author of Body Aware and The Movement Therapy Deck: 52 Mindful Movement Exercises to Regulate your Nervous System and Process Trauma. Prepare your body and mind for the memories and noise of the 4th. All ages; no experience required. Come heal in community.

Secret North Shore talk and book signing

1774 2nd St, Highland Park, IL, United States, Illinois 60035

Driving north from Chicago opens up the wonderland known as the North Shore, a string of remarkable suburban areas, each with its own story and yet all bound together by rail lines, highways, and a similar background. While most of the area is known for its tree-lined streets, large, single-family homes, and quaint downtowns, hidden […]