Posts tagged "Navy Pier"

What's that giant thing next to Navy Pier?!

What's that giant thing next to Navy Pier?!
Navy Pier might be the Midwest’s number one tourist destination – don’t ask me why – but have you noticed all the other stuff around it? Like the lighthouse and the giant filtration plant? I was stuck northbound on Lakeshore, and I started noticing all the parks and buildings way out there. Here’s a little... Read more »

Hear ye, hear ye! 'Tis Talk Like Shakespeare Day!

Hear ye, hear ye! 'Tis Talk Like Shakespeare Day!
My Monday posts are usually dedicated to ‘Did You Know, Chicago?’. This has been put on hold to tell you about the amazing and official Talk Like Shakespeare Day. To celebrate Shakespeare’s 448th birthday, Mayor Emanuel has actually declared the Bard’s 448th birthday a day when “all citizens are encouraged to express themselves through the incorporation of... 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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Navy Pier takes it to '11' with a "Spinal Tap" viewing and free ferris wheel rides

Navy Pier takes it to '11' with a "Spinal Tap" viewing and free ferris wheel rides
This is my denial time of year; everyday I wake up and hope that it will be 70 degrees again. I’ve been living here my whole life, so I’m not sure where my delusion comes from, but I’ll tell you the 10 minutes of snow I saw this week almost made me cry. I guess I’ll just... Read more »

Rescue a homeless Garfield Park Conservatory plant this Saturday

Rescue a homeless Garfield Park Conservatory plant this Saturday
Jam packed weekend, folks! Although I’m fairly certain they’re me-specific activities: jewelry show, Alpaca Festival, volunteering at a charity poker tournament and meeting my favorite author. Don’t worry, though. There are plenty of exciting things for you to do without me: By now I’m sure you’ve heard of the incredible damage done to Garfield Park Conservatory... Read more »

Remember when the Navy Pier floor collapsed?

Remember when the Navy Pier floor collapsed?
I really don’t understand why Navy Pier is the number one tourist attraction in the city. I mean, it’s fun for a few hours, and the IMAX is kind of awesome, but other than that I don’t get it. I assumed I would never really cover Navy Pier (except for my review of the Navy... Read more »
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