Top 12 things to do in Chicago before summer ends

Top 12 things to do in Chicago before summer ends
Don’t let all those Halloween displays popping up in stores around town scare you. There still a lot of summer left. But nothing lasts forever. So it you’ve been putting things off. Now is the time to get out there. Here is a baker’s dozen (thirteen) events that won’t disappoint. Neighborhood and City Festivals Chicago... Read more »

60th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show returns this weekend

60th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show returns this weekend
Highlights for 2018 include U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights, U.S. Navy Leap Frogs and the F-35 Demonstration Team The City of Chicago’s 60th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show returns to Chicago’s lakefront this weekend, Saturday August 18 and Sunday, August 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.  The show, which draws over... Read more »

Broadway In Chicago free summer concert returns to Millennium Park

Broadway In Chicago free summer concert returns to Millennium Park
One of the most popular events of the summer season, the Broadway In Chicago  annual free BROADWAY IN CHICAGO SUMMER CONCERT, returns tonight, Monday, August 13 at 6:15pm, to the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park (201 E Randolph St). “This is the highlight of the summer for Broadway fans – it’s like ‘Broadwaypalooza’,” says Eileen LaCario, Vice President of Broadway... Read more »
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John Singer Sargent exhibition at Art Institute of Chicago showcases Chicago ties

John Singer Sargent exhibition at Art Institute of Chicago showcases Chicago ties
When we think of John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), most us picture his exquisite portraits memorializing the rich and powerful–from upper-class families and society matrons to President Theodore Roosevelt. Known as the leading portrait painter of his time, Sargent created nearly 900 oil paintings, mostly portraits. But there is a lot more to the artist than these portraits. The current... Read more »

Elvis lives in Heartbreak Hotel at Chicago's Broadway Playhouse

Elvis lives in Heartbreak Hotel at Chicago's Broadway Playhouse
Summer is a time to chill out…you’ve got your beach reads, your summer festivals and now the perfect summer musical, Heartbreak Hotel, a feel good jukebox musical that will have you dancing in your seat–or maybe even the aisles– at Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut) where it’s making its Chicago Premiere. Although, the... Read more »

Tempel Lipizzans: a good bet for summer entertainment

Tempel Lipizzans: a good bet for summer entertainment
Chicago is lucky to have the world’s largest, privately owned herd of Lipizzan. The beautiful, typically white horses, are known for their exquisite performances of equestrian dressage.  The original horses first arrived in the Chicago area 60 years ago in 1958 when founders Tempel and Esther Smith imported twenty Lipizzans from Piber, Austria to take up residence on... Read more »
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Here's the latest dirt on Navy Pier's first ever luxury hotel

Here's the latest dirt on Navy Pier's first ever luxury hotel
CHICAGO, July 12, 2018. After two years of planning and negotiations, ‘ground’  has been broken on Navy Pier’s–yet to be named-–first ever hotel–scheduled to be up and running in Spring of 2020. The massive project, headed by ACRON, a global real estate investment firm and Maverick Hotels & Restaurants, a leading hotel management and development company is expected... Read more »

Peter Pan takes audiences to new heights at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Peter Pan takes audiences to new heights at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
 “The reason that Peter Pan has endured for so long is because it inspires imagination, hope, and freedom.” Amber Mak Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s (CST) summer productions are always something special. This summer’s offering, Peter Pan – A Musical Adventure, is no exception. Most of us are familiar with the story about the boy who wouldn’t grow up, based on J.M. Barrie’s beloved... Read more »

Waitress: A fun evening at the theater any way you slice it

Waitress: A fun evening at the theater any way you slice it
Waitress made its long anticipated Chicago debut at Broadway In Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) this Tuesday for a limited three-week engagement July 3 – 22, 2018.  Inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s 2007 film, Waitress, the musical is the slice of life story of Jenna (Desi Oakley), a waitress and expert pie maker who is stuck in an abusive... Read more »
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Jazz Along the Lakefront summer series kicks off tonight at Navy Pier

Jazz Along the Lakefront summer series kicks off tonight at Navy Pier
Local jazz artists are set to take the Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park at a free, weekly music series, co-curated by Jazz Institute of Chicago Get ready to enjoy 90 minutes of jazz nearly every Friday starting tonight (July 6) through August 24 at the free Jazz on the Lakefront Series Water Colors Presented by CIBC.  The series... Read more »