Category: Entertainment

Final Throne Chicago: If you're a Game of Thrones fan, you won't wanna miss this

Hall of Faces at Final Throne Chicago, 809 W. Evergreen.
The authenticity is astounding! Final Throne Chicago, a Game of Thrones-inspired pop-up party bar at 809 W. Evergreen, opened last night, April 20, and it is a must see if you’re a fan of HBO’s Game of Thrones. I’m a total geek for this show so this experience was like visiting Disneyland for the first... Read more »

The final New Year's Eve at the much loved Baton Show Lounge

The Baton Show Lounge line-up for the final NYE show. (Photo by Rick Aguilar)
The Baton Show Lounge was all dressed up to say goodbye at its final NYE show on December 31. Balloons were everywhere and every table was topped with the requisite party hats, horns and golden beads. We reserved far in advance as I knew this night would be a sellout and it was. Chuck and... Read more »

Illuminate 900: Holiday family fun returns to The 900 Shops

Santa with The Real Elf (Tommy Holl)
Once again, 900 North Michigan Shops will transform its atrium into a winter wonderland, as it hosts its annual, tree lighting ceremony, “Illuminate 900,’ on Thursday, November 15, from 6PM-8PM. The event is intended to be an arts-forward, community-wide kick off to the holiday season and promises to be a most magical celebration. Artists from... Read more »
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Rocket Men: Meeting the brave crew of Apollo 8

The thrill of a lifetime, meeting the crew of Apollo 8, shown here with Major General Bill Anders.
To say it was thrilling is a vast understatement. I’ve been lucky to have many opportunities to meet high profile people and celebrities in my line of work, but I’m not sure I have the words to describe what it was like to meet these three American heroes, the crew of Apollo 8–Captain James Lovell,... Read more »

LMFAO's Redfoo will be celebrity guest host at Green Tie Ball 2018

LMFAO's Redfoo will be celebrity guest host at Green Tie Ball 2018
Green Tie Ball 2018 just got a whole lot cooler with the addition of Redfoo (part of the musical duo LMFAO) as its celebrity guest host! Presented by Chicago Gateway Green with the whimsical, Seussical theme of “Green Eggs & Glam,” this year’s event will be held at The Geraghty (2520 S. Hoyne) on Friday,... Read more »

Michael Kutza to be honored at Chicago International Film Festival's Summer Gala

Michael Kutza to be honored at Chicago International Film Festival's Summer Gala
Michael Kutza, founder and CEO of Cinema/Chicago, the presenting organization of the Chicago International Film Festival,  announced that he will be retiring from his role at the end of 2018. The Governing Board of Directors will pay tribute to Kutza’s remarkable career at a special gala, “Celebrating Michael,” on Saturday, July 14 at Loews Chicago... Read more »
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What you need to know if you're going to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding

What you need to know if you're going to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding
Not everyone received a golden ticket to the Royal nuptials but that doesn’t mean Harry and Meghan don’t want you to join them! The marriage of HRH Prince Henry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle will take place in Windsor on Saturday, May 19 and the countdown has begun in earnest for an amazing day... Read more »

Dr. Jane Goodall keynotes "Women in Science" luncheon for Field Museum

Dr. Jane Goodall blows out candles on her 84th BD cake presented by Sheraton pastry chef at the Field Museum's "Women in Science Luncheon." (Photo by Kyle Flubacker).
Wearing a chimpanzee pin on her black sweater and a necklace bearing a charm shaped like Africa, Jane Goodall, primatologist, conservationist and human rights champion, addressed the sellout crowd of over 1000 during the Field Museum’s “Women in Science Luncheon” at the Sheraton Grand Chicago on April 3. The afternoon began with a welcome by... Read more »

Two thumbs WAY up for "Pretty Woman The Musical"

Two thumbs WAY up for "Pretty Woman The Musical"
Hands clapping, heads nodding and a standing ovation greeted the pre-Broadway world premiere of “Pretty Woman The Musical” last night, March 28, at Broadway in Chicago’s Oriental Theatre. Based on the Touchstone Pictures film “Pretty Woman,” written by J.F. Lawton and book by Lawton and the late Garry Marshall, the musical is a foot-stomping romp... Read more »
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Dancing, Vogueing and more at Giordano Dance Chicago's Legacy Ball

Legendary dancer, choreographer, teacher and author Gus Giordano, founded Giordano Dance company in 1963, and boy would he be thrilled to see how far it’s come now under the leadership and artistic direction of his daughter Nan Giordano. The dynamic dance company celebrated its 55th anniversary at its Legacy Ball on February 10 where nearly... Read more »