'Music Man' at the Goodman Theatre is somethin' special

'Music Man' at the Goodman Theatre is somethin' special
 “I always think there’s a band, kid.” – Harold Hill Goodman Theatre closes out its 2018/2019 Season with a major revival of “The Music Man,”  Meredith Willson’s feel-good musical comedy about con man Harold Hill, who stumbles upon River City, Iowa with the grand promise of a marching band, but lacking even an iota of musicality.... Read more »

Here's the most popular foods at Taste of Chicago

Here's the most popular foods at Taste of Chicago
Taste of Chicago 2019 is history. The final day of the 39th annual food and music fest was yesterday. So now we can go back to our diets. But before that let’s take a look at what we ate. The numbers are in. The festival featured more the 300 menu items from 80 eateries, including 36... Read more »

Humboldt Park Alligator story takes on a life of its own

Humboldt Park Alligator story takes on a life of its own
See ya later alligator It’s been 3 days since an alligator was sighted in Chicago’s Humboldt Park Lagoon and the story (and probably the alligator) just keeps getting bigger. The 4-to-5 foot reptile now has a name, Chance the Snapper; a twitter account–actually 2 twitter accounts (@HumboldtGator & @HumboldtParkGator); an Instagram account #humboldtgator; his own... Read more »
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Chalk Howard Street Festival showcases the eclectic Rogers Park neighborhood

Chalk Howard Street Festival showcases the eclectic Rogers Park neighborhood
Chalk one up for Rogers Park A family-friendly festival, Chalk Howard Street, coming to Rogers Park July 20 will showcase the street’s shops, restaurants and global cuisine along with Chalk Art from some of the world’s finest artists. The neighborhood of Rogers Park–one of Chicago’s 77 neighborhoods–on the northernmost edge of the city could be described at... Read more »

Taste of Chicago 2019: What's new? What's happening?

Taste of Chicago 2019: What's new? What's happening?
Taste of Chicago has been a summer tradition for 39 years but it never gets old. This year’s festival, July 10–14 in Grant Park, will feature new and returning elements that make the world’s largest free-admission food festival a summertime favorite. Here’s a look. THE FOOD Taste started with food and food is still a big part... Read more »

Cows Come Home to Chicago's Mag Mile

Cows Come Home to Chicago's Mag Mile
They’re back. If you were around in 1999, you probably remember, Cows on Parade. That summer, under the leadership of Lois Weisberg, commissioner of Cultural Affairs, Chicago rolled out a public art installation like no other that drew both locals and visitors to the city in droves. Fiberglass cows, 300 life-sized bovines–decorated by local artists were everywhere and... Read more »
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Things to do this weekend from Pride Parade to neighborhood festivals

Things to do this weekend from Pride Parade to neighborhood festivals
Pride is being celebrated from Boys Town to Grand Park this weekend with over 1,000,000 expected to participate in the festivities. But that’s not all. Here’s a rundown of happenings around town this weekend starting with Pride. PRIDE PARADE – LAKEVIEW / UPTOWN The 50th Annual Chicago Pride Parade steps off at noon, Sunday, June... Read more »

Offshore Chicago: Does it live up to the hype?

Offshore Chicago: Does it live up to the hype?
There’s been lots of hype about, Offshore Chicago, the nation’s largest rooftop patio. Yes, I said the NATION’S LARGEST–not Chicago’s, but the largest across the USA. At last night’s grand opening party it became official when Offshore received the award for the Nation’s largest rooftop patio from the Guinness Book of World records. But is... Read more »

Navy Pier’s 3rd Annual Water Flicks offers super summer entertainment

Navy Pier’s 3rd Annual Water Flicks offers super summer entertainment
Free eight-week film series features fan favorites along the lakefront from June 24 through August 12 Calling all superhero fans Whoosh! Bang! Kapow! Your favorite superheroes are heading outdoors this summer at Navy Pier’s third annual Water Flicks. Water Flicks is a free summer film series that takes place on the Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park against the... Read more »
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Virgil Abloh "Figures of Speech" is a must see exhibition at the MCA

Virgil Abloh "Figures of Speech" is a must see exhibition at the MCA
When it comes to art, are you a tourist or a purist? A purist is a person who insists on following traditional rules. A tourist is open to change and new ideas. Virgil Abloh, whose groundbreaking exhibition opens today at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), sees himself as both a “tourist” or enthusiastic novice, and... Read more »