One of a Kind Show: Perfect for Mother's Day ideas

One of a Kind Show: Perfect for Mother's Day ideas
The first annual One of a Kind Spring Show opens tomorrow in Chicago at The Mart (222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza) just in time for Mother’s Day shopping and more. The three-day show, April 29–May 1, features 300 artists selling their wares, fashion shows, gourmet demonstrations, live musical performances by the Old Town School of... Read more »

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry at the MCA Chicago

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry at the MCA Chicago
Did you know that Chicago is home to one of America’s greatest living painters?  Kerry James Marshall, who lives and paints in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood, is the subject of the just opened exhibition, Mastry, at The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. If you don’t know the name–Kerry James Marshall–get ready to. If you do know... Read more »

Chicago celebrates the Bard with a fireworks spectacular and more

Chicago celebrates the Bard with a fireworks spectacular and more
No need to wait until Memorial Day for fireworks this year, thanks to Shakespeare. Chicago is staging a spectacular celebration for Saturday, April 23, 2016 complete with fireworks marking the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s death–and coincidentally the day on which the Bard was born 52 years earlier. Tomorrow’s special events are part of Chicago’s Shakespeare... Read more »
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Mother’s Day Giveaway: Win a pair tickets to The King and I at Chicago’s Lyric Opera

Mother’s Day Giveaway: Win a pair tickets to The King and I at Chicago’s Lyric Opera
PLEASE NOTE: The contest is closed and the winner has been notified. Thanks to all who entered. There certainly are many deserving mothers out there and many thoughtful sons and daughters. It was really hard selecting a winner–if it were up to me everyone would win. The Lyric Opera has asked Show Me Chicago to... Read more »

James Beard Foundation Eats Week and Awards Gala

James Beard Foundation Eats Week and Awards Gala
Chicago is revving up for the 26th Annual James Beard Foundation’s visit to the Windy City. The Awards Gala and surrounding parties and events are the social highlight of the year for the culinary world. The city will be playing host to more than 2,500 of the country’s top chefs, restaurateurs, food media and culinary... Read more »

NFL Draft 2016: A guide to Draft Town for families and fans

NFL Draft 2016: A guide to Draft Town for families and fans
Although the NFL Draft is still nine days away, construction has already begun on the 900,000 square foot Draft Town in Chicago’s Grant Park. For the second year in a row Chicago will be hosting the 81-year-old National Football League Draft, also known as the player selection meeting. The annual event is where National Football... Read more »
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8 great ideas for outdoor fun in Chicago

8 great ideas for outdoor fun in Chicago
Finally, Chicago has broken the back of winter. It’s time to get back outside. With temperatures heading into the 70′s this weekend the beach, the parks and outdoor dining are all fair game. Here are eight city-wise ideas for heading back into the great outdoors. Water Taxi Yes you can travel Chicago on the water.... Read more »

Art and food a heady mix at Chicago Artists Coalition Starving Artist Benefit

Art and food a heady mix at Chicago Artists Coalition Starving Artist Benefit
Art and food headline at the Chicago Artists Coalition (CAC)’s Starving Artist Benefit this Thursday, April 14 at Chicago’s event hotspot, Venue One (1034 W. Randolph). The benefit is a showcase for the talents of Chicago’s emerging artists that brings together artists, art lovers and food enthusiasts to celebrate Chicago’s creative marketplace. The hot ticket... Read more »

World premiere production of The Nutcracker offers Chicago vision

World premiere production of The Nutcracker offers Chicago vision
With anticipation running at a fever pitch, a standing room only crowd was on hand yesterday for a press conference announcing the artistic team and what audiences can expect when the all-new “Nutcracker” premieres in Chicago next December. Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, winner of the 2015 Tony Award® for Best Choreography for the Broadway hit, An American... Read more »
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Lincoln’s Undying Words at the Chicago History Museum

Lincoln’s Undying Words at the Chicago History Museum
“We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection …Lincoln’s appeal to South from first inaugural address, 1861 Take a step back from election year 2016 to Abraham Lincoln’s legacy at a new exhibition “Lincoln’s Undying Words,” that opens today... Read more »