Archive for May 2010


Learn about the legacy of the Historic Marshall Field’s Building at a Lunchtime Architectural Tour.Sure, you probably shop at Macy’s, you run in and run out.  But have you ever paid attention to its architecture?  Every third Monday, the Chicago Architectural Foundation offers a tour of Macy’s State Street Store.  Originally built for Marshall Field... Read more »

Chicago Events: Mo' Nique, Gallery Night, Lambic Beer Fest , Theater and more in the Weekend Wrap for May 14 through the 16.

Mo’Nique to appear Saturday at the Arie Crown Theater.                                                                                                                 Friday, May 14. GALLERY NIGHT.Enjoy a look at a truly unique part of Chi-town at the Chicago Arts District Second Fridays Gallery Night  walking tour of Pilsen.  Check out the broad range of art at the galleries and connect with the artists and... Read more »

Chicago Theater and Dining Combo: Murder, Mystery and Dinner.

Hitchcock and Petterino.                                                                                                 A ONE NIGHT SPECIAL features Hitchcock and Petterino.  Broadway In Chicago, with Petterino’s and The Murder Mystery Company, has announced a special offer for Alfred Hitchcock’s THE 39 STEPS – a FREE murder mystery dinner with ticket purchase for the evening of May 23.  Just use the special promotional code: Dinner :-).... Read more »

Look Out Chicago: An International theater happening is about to descend on the Windy City.

FUERZA BRUTA: LOOK UP PREMIERES IN CHICAGO. Watch out up above, there’s trouble in the air.  A man is running full throttle suspended in the air on a giant treadmill, people are floating in a vast sea of cloud-like mylar and who are those sexy ladies twisting above in that see-through pool?  It’s the latest... Read more »

Mediterranean Cuisine in Chicago's Albany Park at Dawali Mediterranean Kitchen

Dawali Mediterranean Kitchen.  SMC Quick Look Falafel. Service: 4 forks. Food: 4 forks.Atmosphere: 2.5 forks.Indoor / outdoor patio yesCapacity: 55 inside, 30 outdoor patio.No alcohol.Must try : Falafel, Shawerma.Daily specials:  In the works. THE DAWALI  EXPERIENCE.Chicago is home to a sundry of Mediterranean restaurants with one enclave located along Kedzie Avenue in the Albany Park... Read more »

Chicago Events for Monday, May 10, plus final Chicago performance for Frederica von Stade.

LUNCHTIME HAPPENING. Head over to the Chicago Cultural Center for a free Classical Monday Lunchbreak event. Frederica von Stade Today’s performance features the Chicago Opera Theater Young Artists performing a concert.  12:15p.m. Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center.  HAPPY HOUR TOUR.Mondays, May through September. A little known Monday night happening, sponsored by the Chicago Architecture... Read more »

Mother's Day Chicago: Ten Creative Places to Take Mom out for Mother's Day beyond the usual Brunch.

1.  The weather forecast is looking good for Sunday so why not take Mom on a Segway tour of Chicago. View the city’s world famous sites including the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Grant Park, the beautiful Chicago skyline and more on this 3 hour guided tour. $57.49 to $66.99. 866 431 1634. 2. Take your... Read more »

Chicago's Daley Plaza Farmers Market Finds, Theater Thursday and Sushi.

TODAY’S OPENING MARKET.7a.m. to 3p.m.  Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington. They’re back!   The City of Chicago’s 2010 Farmer’s Market Season kicks off today at Daley Plaza.  The citywide system includes 22 markets located throughout the metro area. All markets offer seasonal produce.  Expect to find organic and non-organic fruits and vegetables, fresh herbs, cheese, breads,... Read more »

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Chicago: The Top Ten spots for Margarita's.

It’s Cinco de Mayo, a holiday celebrating the Mexican militia defeat of the French army at the Battle of Puebla in 1862.  In honor of the battle and spring what better way to celebrate than with a Margarita and some Mexican cuisine.  Frozen or on the rocks, in a glass or poured from a pitcher... Read more »

A Poll: What is your favorite Chicago haunt to cure a hangover. The votes are in and the winners are:

Diner Grill.   This spot meets all the qualifications.  1. It is truly a dive, located in a “converted” trailer with 14 seats at the counter.  2. It is open 24 hours a day. 3. It serves very greasy burgers. 4. It serves a very drunk clientele. 5. It’s cheap.  Recommended: The artery clogging “Slinger,”  a... Read more »
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