Tag: Chicago

Lycee French Market returns to Chicago on Nov. 11 and 12

Holiday shopping in Chicago gets a French twist this weekend when the Lycée French Market opens at the Lycée Francais de Chicago. The 13th annual event takes place a few weeks earlier this year, allowing you to get your holiday shopping started – before Thanksgiving! Located at the French international school’s Lincoln Square campus, the... Read more »

Chicago families can explore global cultures at first-ever Global Kids WorldFest on October 21

Living in a diverse city like Chicago, it often feels like you can explore different cultures just from driving from neighborhood to neighborhood across the city. But, there are those special moments when cultures converge in one place, creating a diverse world cultural microcosm where you can seemingly span the globe just by walking from... Read more »

Chicago Cares Serv-a-thon brings Chicagoans together for the city's largest day of volunteering

All of us have the power to help others when we give of our heart, our minds and our time. Yes, taking a few hours out of our normal daily routines and giving of that time to organizations in need, can have a ripple effect that’s felt by an increasing amount of people. All it... Read more »
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Historic Route 66 starts and ends in Chicago - Find the landmark signs in the city's Loop neighborhood

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Chicago artist Jim Bachor turns street potholes into works of mosaic art

We’re in the middle of winter here in Chicago, and with the snow, cold and slush comes the inevitable potholes. Yes, everyone who survived last year’s polar vortex knows that once the snow, cold and slush are gone, we’re left with potholes. And, lots of them. In fact, last year, at the end of January,... Read more »

Top 5 multicultural events for families in Chicago this weekend - December 19, 20 and 21, 2014

Here are the top 5 multicultural events for families in Chicago this weekend – December 19, 20 and 21, 2014: 1. Pre-Kwanzaa Holiday Market and Celebration Harris Park 6200 S. Drexel Ave. (Woodlawn) Friday, December 19, 4 – 8 pm Saturday, December 20, 10 am – 7 pm Free admission Kwanzaa starts on Friday, December... Read more »
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Top 5 multicultural events for families in Chicago this weekend - December 12, 13 and 14, 2014

Here are the top 5 multicultural events for families in Chicago this weekend – December 12, 13 and 14, 2014: 1. St. Lucia Celebration at Daley Plaza Daley Plaza 50 W. Washington St. (Loop) Friday, December 12, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Free admission On Friday, Chicagoans can come out to Daley Plaza to choose our... Read more »

Chicago's top chefs take guests on a French culinary journey at Passport to France

To many of us, the third Thursday of November marks the release of the year’s Beaujolais Nouveau. Across the globe, people get together to grab a glass and celebrate the vin premier. But, to me, the third Thursday of November isn’t just about the release of a new wine. Rather, it’s a global celebration of French food, wine and culture. And, that’s why I... Read more »

Top 5 multicultural events for families in Chicago this weekend - November 21, 22 and 23, 2014

Here is the Raising World Citizens list of the top 5 multicultural events for families in Chicago this weekend – November 21, 22 and 23, 2014. 1. Christkindlmarket Chicago Daley Plaza 50 W. Washington St. (Loop) Friday, November 21 – Monday, December 24 See website for hours Free admission The Christkindlmarket Chicago officially opens for the... Read more »
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10 ways to enjoy Thanksgiving weekend with your family in Chicago

With Chicago thermometers only reaching the 20s and 30s in early November, it’s beginning to feel more and more like the holidays. And, I’m all for making the most of the holiday feeling. That’s why I’m gearing up for the next big holiday to come our way – Thanksgiving. Even with the ever-present chance of... Read more »