Free admission for CPS students at 12 Chicago museums

Free admission for CPS students at 12 Chicago museums
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Museums in the Park president Gary T. Johnson just announced a week of free admission for Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students to 12 of the city’s museums in celebration of the new school year. The week kicks off this Sunday, August 28th through Saturday, September 3rd with an impressive list of... Read more »

Show Me Chicagos top five things to do this weekend

Show Me Chicagos top five things to do this weekend
There’s lots on tap in Chicago for the final weekend of August 2016. Here are some of our favs–not surprisingly, a lot of them involve food. Taste of Greektown Hellenic pride rules at the annual Taste of Greektown celebrating Greek culture and cuisine with food, fun and music. The food line-up offers the best of... Read more »

Chicago White Sox ballpark gets new name

Chicago White Sox ballpark gets new name
What’s in a name? Back in 2003 when Comiskey Park, one of the most storied names in Major League Baseball, sold its naming rights to U.S. Cellular company for $68 million, many Chicagoans were, to say the least, upset. Since then, most have accepted it, some even embracing it–especially the shortened version, “The Cell.” But, no... Read more »
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Mame at Light Opera Works: Live! Live! Live!

Mame at Light Opera Works: Live! Live! Live!
The famous line from Mame, “Live! Live! Live! Life is a Banquet and Most People are starving to death,” pretty much sums up the spirit of Jerry Herman’s 1966 Broadway classic MAME remounted Saturday night at Light Opera Works (LOW) in Evanston. The story takes place in Manhattan in the “roaring ’20′s” with spunky socialite... Read more »

Dance for Life & Chicago Dancing Festival showcase city's World-Class dancers

Dance for Life & Chicago Dancing Festival showcase city's World-Class dancers
Dance lovers are in for a special treat this week with two magnificent dance celebrations on tap. Dance for Life First up, this Saturday, August 20, Chicago Dancers United will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Dance for Life at the Auditorium Theatre (50 E. Congress Parkway). The annual celebration, that since its inception has raised... Read more »

Tony Bennett: Still sexy at 90

Tony Bennett: Still sexy at 90
The good life, seems to be part of Tony Bennett’s genes. Once again after 47 years of performances at Ravania Festival, the legendary singer brought the packed house to its feet with his contagious charm and classic songs. His vocal prowess perfectly in tact. His energy belying his years. And his vocal projection–that some attribute to... Read more »
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Broadway In Chicago Summer Concert brings out the stars

Broadway In Chicago Summer Concert brings out the stars
The highly anticipated Broadway In Chicago Summer Concert at Millennium Park showcasing music, stars and dance performances from some of Broadway’s hottest shows will take place Monday, August 15 at 6:15 pm. Just added to the already announced star-studded line-up is STEPHEN TRASK, composer and lyricist of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH and cast members from Rodgers... Read more »

EXPO Chicago offers a week of food, art & cultural events

EXPO Chicago offers a week of food, art & cultural events
EXPO Chicago, the International Exposition of Modern & Contemporary Art, returns to Chicago this September for its fifth year offering a weeklong calendar of exciting events under the umbrella of EXPO ART WEEK. The week runs from September 19th through September 25th aligning with the annual EXPO art exposition at Navy Pier, September 22nd through... Read more »

Chicago Air and Water Show: Are you ready?

Chicago Air and Water Show: Are you ready?
This year’s 58th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show will take place August 20 and 21 along Chicago’s lakefront from Fullerton to Oak Street, with North Avenue Beach serving as the epicenter of the show. The show will run both Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Over two million spectators are expected... Read more »
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Newsies the musical: Extra, extra read all about it

Newsies the musical: Extra, extra read all about it
Disney’s Newsies, the musical based on the true tale of a ragged band of teenaged ‘newsies,’ who sticks it to the man is in Chicago for a short run at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (now through August 7). The ‘man” actually is two men, the powerful nineteenth century publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst who... Read more »