Archive for January 2014

Morgan Freeman will receive Gene Siskel Renaissance Award from School of the Art Institute Chicago

Morgan Freeman will receive Gene Siskel Renaissance Award from School of the Art Institute Chicago
The School of the Art Institute Chicago will Chicago (SAIC) will honor Academy Award-winner Morgan Freeman, with the Gene Siskel Renaissance Award on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (160 E. Pearson Street.) The festive evening will celebrate Freeman’s legendary career as an actor and director as well as give attendees the opportunity... Read more »

Sting debuts his new musical, The Last Ship, for Steppenwolf Theatre Gala

Sting debuts his new musical, The Last Ship, for Steppenwolf Theatre Gala
Steppenwolf Theatre Company will present an evening with 16-time Grammy Award-winner Sting on behalf of his forthcoming musical, The Last Ship, on February 24, 2014 at 7:30pm. For one night only, this benefit event will feature Sting in conversation with musician, BAFTA nominee and The Last Ship cast member, Jimmy Nail. The pair will also... Read more »

Kristin Chenoweth to Headline Goodman Theatre Spring Gala

Kristin Chenoweth to Headline Goodman Theatre Spring Gala
Kristin Chenoweth, Emmy and Tony-Award winning star of film, stage and screen, will headline the Goodman Theatre’s spring gala, “A Dream Evening,” on Saturday, May 17, at The Hilton Chicago (720 S. Michigan).  Chenoweth will perform her most memorable songs and Broadway show tunes including music from Wicked, Promises, Promises, Glee and more, plus songs... Read more »
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Pearl Tavern brings back the glory days of oyster bars: a great "shucking" experience

We attended a delicious preview over the weekend of hot new Loop restaurant/oyster bar Pearl Tavern (located at 180 N. Wacker).  It was jam-packed with beautiful people enjoying tasty selections from Chef Chris Lorenz that included every type of oyster you could imagine, lobster rolls, tuna bites and so much more!  Restaurant developer Adolfo Garcia... Read more »

Babies in Restaurants Controversy: The Death of Common Sense?

Babies in Restaurants Controversy: The Death of Common Sense?
I can see both sides to the “babies in restaurants” controversy that has been brewing ever since Alinea’s chef Grant Achatz posted a frustrated tweet over having a bawling 8 month old baby in his pricey, 3-star Chicago restaurant.  From what I understand, guests must pre-pay before dining with the cost being nonrefundable.  So, when... Read more »

Like a Supermodel's Vagina: The Lows & Highs of the Golden Globes

Like a Supermodel's Vagina:  The Lows & Highs of the Golden Globes
I love watching the Golden Globes because it’s sort of like waiting for a train wreck to happen and this year’s spectacle did not disappoint.  This is one of my favorite shows because the guests get to drink so it’s nice to know we’re all in the same place as I watched it from my... Read more »
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Redmoon's Spectacle Lunatique: A Magical Night Honoring Howard Tullman (Video)

One of Chicago’s most anticipated galas, Redmoon Theater’s annual Spectacle Lunatique will be held on Saturday, March 15.  This decadent night of inspired performances and culinary delights will be held in the industrial elegance of Redmoon’s 57,000-square foot warehouse studio in Pilsen.  Over 1,000 of Chicago’s civic, cultural and business leaders gather for Spectacle Lunatique each... Read more »

Get the Rice Ready for Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg: The Love Interview

Get the Rice Ready for Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg:  The Love Interview
Sexy actress, author, activist, former Playboy Playmate of the Year and new “View” co-host Jenny McCarthy was on hand at hot, Chicago nightclub Parliament on December 20 to host a fundraiser for a charity dear to her heart, Generation Rescue.  A well-known advocate for children and families touched by autism, Jenny chose this charity because... Read more »

Chiberia: It's Warmer in Your Freezer

Chiberia:  It's Warmer in Your Freezer
I’m happy to say I’ve lived through the great blizzard of 1979 and now the record breaking cold of 2014 here in Chiberia.  Let me just say that I’m beyond thrilled my dogs go on peepads because their eyes would be crossed before I took them out in this weather.  Hell, let’s face it none... Read more »
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