Big News at the Field Museum: SUE returns in time for the holidays

Big News at the Field Museum: SUE returns in time for the holidays
She’s (they) back! The wait is almost over. SUE, the world’s biggest, best-preserved, and most complete T. rex, will be back on display earlier than expected at the Field Museum. The big day: Friday, December 21. You will be able to find her (them) inside her (them) new digs in the museum’s Griffin Halls of Evolving Planet. In... Read more »

Blue Man Group adds new techie touches

Blue Man Group adds new techie touches
Audiences of Blue Man Group Chicago can expect some changes with the addition of new high tech instruments and more audience interaction. The show running at The Briar Street Theatre, has only changed content three times in its three decade history. It seems, fans have always liked Blue Man Group just the way it is.... Read more »

Women of Soul celebrates legends from the past and present at Black Ensemble Theater

Women of Soul celebrates legends from the past and present at Black Ensemble Theater
What would it be like to be at a gathering with Chaka Khan, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, Mahalia  Jackson,  Whitney  Houston, Adele, Natalie  Cole,  Donna  Summer,  Etta  James, Anita  Baker, Janis  Joplin and other big names of soul? Three words come to mind–amazing, awesome & possible. Possible because  of Black Ensemble Theater’s (B.E.T.) ambitious production “Women of Soul” (With a Tribute to... Read more »
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Brewing Up Chicago: How Beer Transformed a City

Brewing Up Chicago: How Beer Transformed a City
“Brewing Up Chicago: How Beer Transformed a City,” a new exhibit opening today at the Field Museum takes a look back nearly 200 years to Chicago’s rich beer history, focusing on the immigrant communities (mostly German) that established the city’s first breweries. Visitors to the exhibit created by The Chicago Brewseum–a museum dedicated to beer–will travel through... Read more »

Hello Dolly! is goin' strong at Chicago's Oriental Theatre

Hello Dolly! is goin' strong at Chicago's Oriental Theatre
If you haven’t already heard, this “Hello Dolly!” starring Betty Buckley at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph) is something special. There have been a lot of Dollys since Carol Channing brought the story of “Hello Dolly!”–based on Thornton Wilder’s 1954 play “The Matchmaker” (about a 19th-century widow who arranges lives for a living)–to life on... Read more »

There are worse things than winning the mega millions lottery but I can't think of many

There are worse things than winning the mega millions lottery but I can't think of many
As of Tuesday morning, the jackpot remained at $1.6 billion with a cash payout of $904 million. Lotto fever has become an epidemic with lines forming everywhere from your local convenience store to the corner tavern. Both local and network media are spending way too much time covering the odds of winning, the best numbers... Read more »
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Arts in the Dark Halloween procession is tonight

Arts in the Dark Halloween procession is tonight
More than 90 contingents ranging from the likes of Lookingglass Theatre Company and Second City, to guilds of artists including the film makers contingent organized by CineSpace Chicago/CineCares and the Chicago Film Office will be participating in the Arts in the Dark Halloween extravaganza stepping off at 6:00 pm. tonight along State St. (south from... Read more »

9 Amazing Chicago Art tours for fall 2018

9 Amazing Chicago Art tours for fall 2018
The summer street festivals are long gone and the Oktoberfest celebrations are almost over but no worries, Art Design Chicago has teamed up with some of Chicago’s top cultural partners including Art Encounter, the Block Museum, Chicago History Museum, Diasporal Rhythms, Friends of Historic Second Church, and others to create a series of unique art tours that may even... Read more »

Open House Chicago: Bigger than ever for 2018

Open House Chicago: Bigger than ever for 2018
One of the largest architecture festivals in the world, the Chicago Architecture Center’s (CAC) Open House Chicago (OHC) takes place this weekend, Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14 from 9 to 5 both days (some sites have shorter hours so check ahead) at more than 280 sites in city neighborhoods and two suburbs–Oak Park and Evanston.... Read more »
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Chicago is #1 again: So says Condé Nast Traveler

Chicago is #1 again: So says  Condé Nast Traveler
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and David Whitaker, President & CEO of Choose Chicago, announced yesterday that for the second consecutive year, Conde Nast Traveler’s readers have voted Chicago as the best big city in the U.S. Of course that’s no surprise to us Chicagoans. From our award-winning restaurants, to our world-renowned cultural institutions and diverse city... Read more »
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