Hey Chicago: Are you ready for Friday Night Flights?

Hey Chicago: Are you ready for Friday Night Flights?
Are you ready for Friday Night Flights? No it’s not a typo. Chicago will be turning on the flights on selected Friday evenings this summer. Illinois Craft Brewers Guild and Choose Chicago have teamed up to showcase Chicago’s growing craft beer and brewery scene. Did you know Chicago is becoming a leader in the Craft... Read more »

Night Out in the Parks: over 1,200 things to do in Chicago this summer

Night Out in the Parks: over 1,200 things to do in Chicago this summer
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Park District Superintendent and CEO Michael P. Kelly have just announced the fifth summer season of Night Out in the Parks. The 2017 Night Out in the Parks series brings over 1,200 events including movies, concerts, theater and more the city’s 77 community parks with programs running from June 12... Read more »

My Fair Lady at the Lyric: a musical of epic proportions

My Fair Lady at the Lyric: a musical of epic proportions
For the past five years the Lyric Opera has been closing out its spring season on a high note by presenting a series of blockbuster musicals including “The Sound of Music,” “The King and I,” “Oklahoma,” and “Carousel.” The popular musical series has become a hot ticket, seemingly getting hotter each season with near sellout... Read more »
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Pier Park Navy Pier: Rides, tickets & hours

Pier Park Navy Pier: Rides, tickets & hours
Chicago’s Pier Park, a summer amusement park on Navy Pier, opens for the season today, May 8th at 10:00 a.m. Although the new Centennial Wheel (opened May 2016) runs year round, the rest of the park is only open seasonally. Pier Park offers a variety of activities for all ages including a climbing wall that... Read more »

Taste of Chicago 2017: Complete Music Lineup

Taste of Chicago 2017: Complete Music Lineup
Headliners for Taste of Chicago 2017 include Alessia Cara, Café Tacvba, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Passion Pit and The O’Jays & more—in Grant Park, July 5–9 The City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) has released the full music lineup for the 37th Annual Taste of Chicago, July 5–9,... Read more »

Grant Park Music Festival 2017: What you need to know to go

Grant Park Music Festival 2017: What you need to know to go
 Grant Park Music Festival opens its 2017 Season on Wednesday June 14 in Millennium Park Opening night of the Grant Park Music Festival (GPMF) has been a Chicago tradition for more than 80 years and is always an occasion for celebration. This year the GPMF 10-week summer series kicks off on Wednesday, June 14, at... Read more »
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Chicago Farmers Market calendar for 2017

Chicago Farmers Market calendar for 2017
Chicago Farmer’s Market Season officially opens May 11 on Daley Plaza Although there have been some indoor markets and French markets throughout Chicago’s winter, the official outdoor summer market season kicks off Thursday, May 11, at the Daley Plaza Market. In addition to the fresh produce, plants, unique Chicago-made products and eclectic street food offered... Read more »

Al Fresco dining: Chicago's hottest rooftops & patios for 2017

Al Fresco dining: Chicago's hottest rooftops & patios for 2017
Al Fresco dining is back on the menu in Chicago with many outdoor spots already open and others opening soon. There’s no lack of places to grab a bite outdoors from improvised spaces with a few tables and chairs set up in the alley to pricey rooftop offerings.   Every year for the past six... Read more »

Chicago Riverwalk kicks off summer 2017 with daylong celebration

Chicago Riverwalk kicks off summer 2017 with daylong celebration
Chicago is throwing a big party to kick off the completion of the Chicago Riverwalk and the official start of the 2017 summer season on Saturday, May 20 with a variety of mostly free events from 9:00 a.m to 9:00 pm. The celebration offers a preview of the summer programming that will take place along... Read more »
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Millennium Park Summer Film Series lineup for 2017

Millennium Park Summer Film Series lineup for 2017
Chicago’s popular summer series returns with 14 feature films, Tuesdays June 13 through September 5 The Millennium Park Film Series, a favorite rite of summer for Chicagoans and visitors kicks off Tuesday, June 13 with the Chicago classic The Blues Brothers, filmed in the Windy City back in 1980–and the second place finisher in last years’ audience choice vote. Other highlights include: Caddyshack; a 30th... Read more »