Posts in category "Chicago Artists"

You're invited to Shaun's Gay Bar Mitzvah this weekend

You're invited to Shaun's Gay Bar Mitzvah this weekend
Now that the summer festival season is over, it’s time to get creative with our weekend activities. Which, of course, is no problem for me! Allow me to share my knowledge of quirky Chicago events with you to provide you with ample entertainment until next summer. Have you seen the video of that kid dancing... Read more »

Don't miss this artist at the Lakeview East Festival of the Arts

Don't miss this artist at the Lakeview East Festival of the Arts
Sunday is going to be an absolutely beautiful, perfect day, and I’m so excited because one of my favorite festivals all year is taking place this weekend: the Lakeview East Festival of the Arts. I think this is one of the best collections of local artists working in almost every medium. The booths are beautiful, the... Read more »

Chicago oldest and most historic artists' building

Chicago oldest and most historic artists' building
My tap company has undergone a very large and very cool upgrade: the Chicago Human Rhythm Project finally has its own space in the famous and historic Fine Arts Building. The space is going to be called the American Rhythm Center, and it’s so pretty! I won’t bore you with all of the details of... Read more »
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The Art Institute Lions are alive!

The Art Institute Lions are alive!
I read a really funny article about how the famous Art Institute Lions have a new security feature: they roar if you sit on them. I read a snippet about the history of the lions, and I was really surprised. I didn’t know that they’re over 100 years old! Read more about the history of the lions... Read more »

What does the Picasso look like to you?

What does the Picasso look like to you?
I recently got into a discussion with a co-worker of mine who claimed to know outright that the Picasso sculpture in Daley Plaza is a portrait of the artist’s dog. Now, I had never heard that before, and I figured this would be a common known fact if it was true. Being the ass that... Read more »

The Marilyn Monroe statue is leaving....FINALLY!

The Marilyn Monroe statue is leaving....FINALLY!
It was just announced that the 25-foot-tall statue of Marilyn Monroe currently found along Michigan Avenue will be removed on Monday. I couldn’t be happier. I’ve been a fan of many of the sculptures that have been placed in Pioneer Plaza, but I think this one was absolutely terrible. “Forever Marilyn,” unveiled in July 2011,... Read more »
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