Arts in the Dark Halloween procession is tonight

Arts in the Dark Halloween procession is tonight
More than 90 contingents ranging from the likes of Lookingglass Theatre Company and Second City, to guilds of artists including the film makers contingent organized by CineSpace Chicago/CineCares and the Chicago Film Office will be participating in the Arts in the Dark Halloween extravaganza stepping off at 6:00 pm. tonight along State St. (south from... Read more »

9 Amazing Chicago Art tours for fall 2018

9 Amazing Chicago Art tours for fall 2018
The summer street festivals are long gone and the Oktoberfest celebrations are almost over but no worries, Art Design Chicago has teamed up with some of Chicago’s top cultural partners including Art Encounter, the Block Museum, Chicago History Museum, Diasporal Rhythms, Friends of Historic Second Church, and others to create a series of unique art tours that may even... Read more »

Open House Chicago: Bigger than ever for 2018

Open House Chicago: Bigger than ever for 2018
One of the largest architecture festivals in the world, the Chicago Architecture Center’s (CAC) Open House Chicago (OHC) takes place this weekend, Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14 from 9 to 5 both days (some sites have shorter hours so check ahead) at more than 280 sites in city neighborhoods and two suburbs–Oak Park and Evanston.... Read more »
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Chicago is #1 again: So says Condé Nast Traveler

Chicago is #1 again: So says  Condé Nast Traveler
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and David Whitaker, President & CEO of Choose Chicago, announced yesterday that for the second consecutive year, Conde Nast Traveler’s readers have voted Chicago as the best big city in the U.S. Of course that’s no surprise to us Chicagoans. From our award-winning restaurants, to our world-renowned cultural institutions and diverse city... Read more »

Tootsie rolls into Chicago for its pre-Broadway run

Tootsie rolls into Chicago for its pre-Broadway run
“Women listen to each other” …Michael Dorsey in Tootsie TOOTSIE (the musical) settles the debate once and for all.  Women really are the better sex. Just ask Dorothy Michaels (Santino Fontana who plays Michael Dorsey and Dorothy Michaels) in the pre-Broadway run of Tootsie: The Musical  at Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre. As a man, Michael was calculating, obsessive,... Read more »

Forced From Home: An interactive tour at Daley Plaza

Forced From Home: An interactive tour at Daley Plaza
There is only one day left for this free interactive tour, Forced From Home, presented by Doctors Without Borders at Daley Plaza.  The well- orchestrated tour offers visitors an opportunity to better understand the global refugee crisis. The tour is lead by MSF aids who guide participants through the 10,000-square-foot space on the Plaza that has been  designed... Read more »
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Art on theMART kicks-off in a big way

Art on theMART kicks-off in a big way
Art on the Mart may just be the World’s largest canvas The first-of-its-kind for Chicago–a curated series of digital artworks–will be projected across 2.5 acres of theMART’s exterior river-façade, creating the longest-running and largest permanent digital art projection in the world starting this Saturday. According to Mark Kelly, Commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs... Read more »

Sweet Charity at the Marriott Theatre has hope, faith and Charity herself

Sweet Charity at the Marriott Theatre has hope, faith and Charity herself
And she lived hopefully ever after Sweet Charity at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire is the perfect showcase for choreographer Bob Fosse’s classic dance moves and playwright Neil Simon’s creative wit. The show provides a masterclass in dance and comedy sprinkled with hope via the show’s central character Charity Hope Valentine. Fosse, a native of Chicago, won eight Tony... Read more »

Winter Fun at Gallagher Way: You better believe winter's on its way

Winter Fun at Gallagher Way: You better believe winter's on its way
While many of us are thinking baseball playoffs and hoping to catch a little World Series fever, the folks at Culloton Strategies, a public affairs and media relations firm representing Gallagher Way, are thinking winter. Gallagher Way, previously known as The Park at Wrigley, in the heart of the reinvented Wrigleyville neighborhood and in the shadow of... Read more »
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Chicago Theatre Week 2019: Tickets and information

Chicago Theatre Week 2019: Tickets and information
The League of Chicago Theatres, in partnership with Choose Chicago, has announced the dates for Chicago Theatre Week 2019 (CTW). The annual celebration, now in its seventh year, offers value-priced tickets to some of Chicago’s most exciting theatre. This year’s Theatre Week, February 7-17, 2019, will serve as the kick off for The Year of Chicago Theatre—a... Read more »