Annie Review Chicago: Annie Shines at Chicago’s Cadillac Theatre

Annie Review Chicago: Annie Shines at Chicago’s Cadillac Theatre
If you were looking for the sun to come out in Chicago after attending Tuesday night’s opening of ANNIE…forget it. But the sun did shine bright at Chicago’s Cadillac Place Theatre when the touring company of ANNIE brought the timeless classical to stage on stop ONE of its national tour across America. Perhaps one of... Read more »

Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2014: Grape Fun

Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2014: Grape Fun
What’s the third Thursday in November? If you said Thanksgiving, you’d be wrong.  The third Thursday in November is Beaujolais Nouveau Day–celebrated around the world with France, the U.S. and Japan partying the hardest. Originally, Beaujolais Nouveau Day was a French celebration of the release of the affordable easy to drink fruity red wine made... Read more »

Magnificent Mile Lights Festival 2014: Schedule of Events

Magnificent Mile Lights Festival 2014: Schedule of Events
The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival on Saturday, November 22, will feature a day full of events and activities culminating in a magical lighting parade down the Mag Mile that will illuminate one million plus twinkling lights on 200 trees along North Michigan Avenue. Over one million people are expected for Chicago’s big holiday bash, now in... Read more »
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Day of the Dead Concerts: Tequila and Classical Music

Day of the Dead Concerts: Tequila and Classical Music
Toast the Day of the Dead with tequila while enjoying spirited classical music at the the Chicago Sinfonietta’s Dia de los Muertos Concerts on Saturday, November  15 at 8 p.m. at Wentz Concert Hall (171 E. Chicago Avenue, Naperville) and Monday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Symphony Center (220 S. Michigan Avenue). The Sinfonietta... Read more »

Maggie Daley Park: Two Year Project Nears Completion

Maggie Daley Park: Two Year Project Nears Completion
After two years plus of construction and anticipation, Maggie Daley Park is nearing the finish line. The Park, located above the East Monroe Street Garage just east of Millennium Park between Columbus Drive and South Lake Shore Drive, promises to become a state-of-the-art front-yard playground for the City of Chicago. Although the exact opening is... Read more »

Chicago Holiday Events: 26 Holiday Events From A to Z

Chicago Holiday Events: 26 Holiday Events From A to Z
The 2014 Holiday Season is alive and well in Chicago with a sleigh full of events from A to Z. Show Me Chicago has put together a potpourri of happenings from ballet and hip hop to teas and bar crawls for holiday fun for all. ANNIE brings some sunshine to Chicago when it comes to... Read more »
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Macy's Christmas Tree Lighting & Holiday Windows: A Chicago Tradition for Over 100 Years

Macy's Christmas Tree Lighting & Holiday Windows: A Chicago Tradition for Over 100 Years
Yes, it seems every city has a Macy’s but only the Chicago Macy’s has the Walnut Room. The Walnut Room, located on the 7th floor of Macy’s State Street store, is the very first restaurant in a department store. It is a treasure to see at any time of the year with its sparkling Austrian... Read more »

Ina Garten “Make It Ahead” Cookbook Makes Thanksgiving Easy

Ina Garten “Make It Ahead” Cookbook Makes Thanksgiving Easy
So maybe you didn’t get an invite to Ina Garten’s East Hampton digs for Thanksgiving dinner. No worries, her just-published cookbook, MAKE IT AHEAD: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook (Clarkson Potter/Publishers; $35)—her ninth—makes it easy for you to pull off your own Thanksgiving celebration in style. Ina shares her secrets for the biggest cooking day of... Read more »

Dancing Pros Live! Doesn’t Miss a Step at Tour Launch at the Cadillac Palace Theatre

Dancing Pros Live! Doesn’t Miss a Step at Tour Launch at the Cadillac Palace Theatre
Dance fans got a chance to see and then vote for their favorites from Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance along with other dance champions from around the world this weekend, at the launch of the national tour of Dancing Pro’s Live at Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre.  While only blocks away... Read more »
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Bookamania 2014: Brings Books to Life at Harold Washington Library Center

Bookamania 2014: Brings Books to Life at Harold Washington Library Center
Celebrate books at the 20th annual Bookamania festival of books coming to the Harold Washington Library Center (400 S. State St.) on Saturday, November 22, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you have kids or grandchildren between ages 3 and 10ish…or if you are a kid who loves to read (you must be... Read more »
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