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Chi-Town Rising inaugural event a blast for those who attended

The Corona Beach House was the place to be when it came to Chi-Town Rising.
If you scroll through Facebook, Twitter, or the local news, you might think that Chicago’s inaugural Chi-Town Rising was a flop. Whether the criticism is based on the star, the planning, or even the fact that Chi-Town Rising celebrated 2016 around 30 seconds late, the fact is that some Chicagoans have stuck to their tradition... Read more »

Boylesque with Ben D. Mann brings superhero show to a lap near you

Though the cast is all male, the host is the fantastic local celebrity Melissa Young.
Note: In the interest of being fair, I feel I should say up front that the producers and a few of the performers of the below show are friends of mine. Therefore, this is more of an informative post rather than a review. When you think of burlesque shows, you probably think of girls dancing... Read more »

Gallery: Brookfield Zoo always a fun place to photograph

I can never pass a great shot of flowers.
Some friends decided it was time for us to visit Brookfield Zoo this year. So, last Saturday morning, they picked us up and we headed to the suburbs to experience one of the best zoos around. My partner and I love the Zoo, and we visit Lincoln Park Zoo several times a year. Of course,... Read more »

Winter in Chicago: Find the beautiful

It is Winter in Chicago. For a lot of people, that means staying indoors and hibernating while waiting for Spring to arrive. While that works for some, it drives people like me insane. I enjoy being outside and seeing what the City has to offer. Fortunately/Unfortunately, this Winter has not been kind to me. Even... Read more »

Christmas Parade Photos from the Magnificent Mile

Before the parade stepped off onto the Magnificent Mile, we were treated to Christmas Carolers at the <a href="" target="_blank">Driehaus Museum</a>.
This past weekend, I had the great pleasure of experiencing the BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival for the first time. From the Festival Land activities to the street performers, the entire day was amazing. Once the parade kicked off from Oak and Michigan, the next hour was filled with so much Christmas Spirit,... Read more »

Macy's on State Street lights up the Christmas Season

The first sign it's Christmas!
Though a lot of people like to complain that it is too early to start celebrating Christmas, retailers are ready for this Holiday season. To prove how ready they are, the bells and whistles of Christmas Cheer are in full swing. No where is this more visible than at the historic Macy’s on State Street... Read more »

Vodou: Sacred Powers of Haiti opens at The Field Museum

Vodou: Sacred Powers of Haiti
The Field Museum is challenging people visting its’ newest exhibit to look beyong cultural sterotypes when it comes to Vodou. They are doing this through the new Vodou: Sacred Powers of Haiti exhibit, which is now open. “When you hear the word Vodou, do zombies, evil spells, or dolls stuck with pins come to mind? Look beyond these... Read more »

Open House Chicago: Model Train Club worth a visit

Another year of Open House Chicago is in the history books. This annual event is one of my favorite things to do in Chicago, and I am glad to have participated in another year. I find that going behind-the-scenes in historic buildings, churches, and clubs is something that makes me even more proud to be a... Read more »

Milwaukee: More fun than you may think!

This is the view not far from our <a href="" target="_blank">Aloft</a> accommodations. We were centrally located in the Western Downtown district, which made it super easy to get around the City both on foot and in the car.
My partner and I ventured up to Milwaukee last week to get away from Chicago for the holiday weekend. We picked Milwaukee not only because it was close, but because neither of us had ever been there. Considering that Milwaukee is not known as a party city in most circles, we expected a weekend of unwinding... Read more »

Brookfield Zoo: A Photo Gallery

This big ole penguin was awesome. I loved <em>The Living Coast</em> exhibit, and the penguins were the highlight of my entire trip.
Having lived in Chicago for over a year, and the area for over 3 years, I finally decided it was time to make my way to Brookfield Zoo. Living on the north side of Chicago, I have visited the local and free Lincoln Park Zoo many times, and I have always really enjoyed it. Of course,... Read more »
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