Archive for April 2010

Artropolis 2010 and More in the Weekend Wrap for April 30 through May 2.

                                                                                                                FRIDAY, APRIL 30.ARTROPOLIS 2010. Enjoy three shows, Art Chicago, Next, and the Chicago Antique Show, for the price of one at Artropolis 2010, Chicago’s celebration of Art, Antiques and Culture taking place today, tomorrow, Sunday and Monday at the Chicago Merchandise Mart.  Visitors can explore three floors of top-quality art and antiques from around... Read more »

DINING OUT FOR LIFE, Theater Thursday and more.

Tonight’s Theater Thursday offering at City Lit/ BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER. Treat yourself for a good cause. DINING OUT FOR LIFE is an annual fundraising event where 2500 restaurants nationwide donate a portion of their proceeds to fight AIDS.  In Chicago 80 restaurants are participating, with some donating up to 33% of the money taken... Read more »


JUST ANNOUNCED…A MASSIVE SCULPTURE IS BEING INSTALLED ON THE MODERN WING TERRACE OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO. A massive sculpture of Airplane Engines is being installed on Museum’s Bluhm Family Terrace  British artist Roger Hiorns (b. 1975), who was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2009, has been selected as the next contemporary artist... Read more »


The four Chicago Billy’s. OPENING NIGHT CHICAGO:  Billy Elliot opened in Chicago on Sunday, April 11 with all the usual red carpet fanfare and more.  The show was held up for 15 minutes before Elton John and Oprah Winfrey made their way down the aisle to thunderous applause and then the show began. A week... Read more »

Theater in Chicago: What is the future? Is theater in Chicago different from other parts of the country?

Mike Daisy explores the American Theater. How Theater Failed America OPENS TODAY at Victory Gardens Theater offering  controversial opinions on the state of American theater plus panel discussions with some of Chicago’s top actors and directors.Mike Daisey, one of the nation’s top monologists sinks his razor-sharp wit into a subject he knows well–the American Theater. ... Read more »

Chicago Events: Weekend Wrap for Friday April 23 through Sunday, April 25.

Learn about some of Chicago’s legendary musicians at the DuSable Museum.                                                                      FRIDAY, APRIL 23. A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS TODAY at the DuSable Museum of African American History.A traveling exhibition, “The Black Panthers: Making Sense of History,”  sheds light on one of the most controversial groups of the Modern Civil Rights Movement. The exhibit features... Read more »


Trees in living color in Lincoln Park. New Earthworks exhibit at the MCA: Art or just mud?   Saturday, April 24 marks the opening of Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art exhibit ”Earthworks: Robert Smithson, Sam Durant, and Mary Brogger.”  When it comes to contemporary art, there are those who love it and understand it and... Read more »

Administrative Professionals Day Deals and events--but that name's got to go.

Special deals abound for Administrative Professionals Day–but how about a new name?  Secretaries Day was short and sweet but not pc–but Administrative Professionals Day is so last century.   How about ipro, or iassist, P.A, or Adminapro–or something, anything else. TODAY’S HAPPENINGS.LUNCHTIME DISCUSSION.The Chicago Cultural Center’s third Wednesday series, CAFE SOCIETY, tackles a serious issue, Abortion... Read more »

Chicago Events for Tuesday, April 20 in Art, Music, Theater, Improv and nearby dining.

Staircase inside the MCA Calling all contemporary art aficionados. It’s free admission day at the Museum of Contemporary Art.  Stop by anytime between 10a.m. and 8p.m. to view the exhibits.  If you get hungry, the MCA offers two dining options in their Puck’s eateries created by chef Wolfgang Puck.  One restaurant is a full-service dining destination... Read more »

Billy Elliot: The Four Billy's: Which Billy did you see? Plus other Chicago events happening today.

A week ago Billy Elliot premiered in Chicago with the first of four Billy’s, 13-year-old Cesar Corrales who won the opening night nod over 14-year old Tommy Batchelor, who played Billy on Broadway.  The other two Billy’s are 12-year-old Giuseppe Bausilio from Bern, Switzerland where his parents operate two ballet schools and J.P. Viernes, age... Read more »
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