Posts tagged "Chicago ice skating"

The Chicago Food Film Festival: eat what you see on the screen!

The Chicago Food Film Festival: eat what you see on the screen!
Whatever you do, stay away from downtown tomorrow; The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival is coming. Yes, I know it’s a very cute tradition, but hordes of tourists ramming passersby with strollers and diaper bags sounds like my nightmare. If you must go, Bar Toma has opened up its heated patio to let festival goers watch... Read more »

Don't waste your money on Skating in the Sky

Don't waste your money on Skating in the Sky
A few weeks ago I recommended visiting Skating in the Sky at the Hancock Building. I’d like to recant that recommendation. Do NOT waste your money on this experience. I visited the rink this past Sunday, and I was shockingly dissapointed. I am horrible at visualising size. When my husband said he was buying a... Read more »

Last chance for the Sketch Comedy Fest

Last chance for the Sketch Comedy Fest
Happy Friday the 13th! I don’t actually care about the date; I just think it’s funny to watch people get all freaked out. Fun fact, fear of Friday the 13th is called  friggatriskaidekaphobia. Since life will obviously go on after today, here are a few fun things for you to do this weekend. This is very... Read more »
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Your guide to free rides on New Year's Eve

Your guide to free rides on New Year's Eve
Is it just me or are there WAY more New Year’s Eve parties this year? You have your typical bar parties, but I feel like a lot of venues have stepped it up: Lawry’s is offering a Pop-Up Opera dinner, Sushi O Sushi has a Sake Bomb Party and you can enjoy an evening of retro... Read more »

Your chance to skate 1,000 feet in the air!

Your chance to skate 1,000 feet in the air!
After New Years we move into the most depressing time of year: a guaranteed four more months of winter. (And since it’s Chicago, it could be longer.) Time to start thinking up those fool-proof cold weather pick-me-ups to stave off seasonal affective disorder. I’m eagerly anticipating the second annual John Hancock Building Skating in the Sky. From January... Read more »

Your Christmas weekend activities

Your Christmas weekend activities
You can imagine that this weekend’s activities are pretty slim. I’ll actually be spending most of my weekend out in the suburbs with family, eating and drinking myself into a holiday stupor. As I mentioned a few days ago, Christmas Eve means a night on the town for the Jews. There are tons of high-profile parties... Read more »
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Movie projected on the side of the Aon Building tonight!!!

Movie projected on the side of the Aon Building tonight!!!
Now this is cool. Tonight you can watch Andy Warhol’s film “Empire” on the Aon Building. Yes, on it. The Art Institute is kicking off its new conceptual art and photography series with a pretty epic media stunt. Tonight, from 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. you can watch Warhol’s 8-hour silent black and white film as... Read more »

Chicago's Best Ice Skating Rinks

Chicago's Best Ice Skating Rinks
I love love love ice skating, and I’m so excited that this weekend marks the opening of the Chicago Park District’s ice rinks. I didn’t realize just how many ice rinks there are throughout the city! So, if you’re looking for a little exercise to work off the turkey, or the Black Friday shopping adrenaline rush, check out one... Read more »

Largest toy and game fair hits Chicago this weekend

Largest toy and game fair hits Chicago this weekend
There’s no denying it. The Christmas trees are up. The Lite 93.9 has switched over to Christmas music. (Which means I have removed it from my car radio pre-set buttons.) It’s the holiday season. Embrace your inner child at the largest toy and game fair in the country this weekend. The Chicago Toy & Game Fair... Read more »
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