Archive for June 2010

Twilight Saga: Eclipse: Fans love it. What do the critics think?

Midnight, June 30, marked the debut of the long anticipated third installment of the Twilight Saga, Eclipse.”  Around Chicago and across the nation tickets were sold out. Some twi-hards (dedicated Twilight fans) waited in line for almost a day. Fans waiting in line were mostly female but crossed multiple generations.  Grandmas, moms and tweens all... Read more »

Giant Eyeball in Chicago Loop: Media Hype or a Worthwhile Tourist Attraction?

WHAT IS ART?Is it in the “eye” of the beholder? After recently covering the Matisse: Radical Invention exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Alexander Calder and Seven Contemporary Sculptures exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, I felt compelled to take a look at Tony Tasset’s EYE. Although still in the installation... Read more »

Calder Exhibit: Alexander Calder Major Exhibition Opens at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.

The Gallery featuring the work of the seven contemporary artists influenced by Calder. ALEXANDER THE GREAT. Little Face (1943). Not since 1974, when Alexander Calder was celebrated in Chicago with his own day, a parade complete with marching bands, and a blockbuster exhibition at the MCA, has there been much attention paid to the beloved... Read more »
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CHICAGO EVENTS JUNE 25-27: SEVEN HOT IDEAS FOR THE WEEKEND...BEYOND THE TASTE...IN THE WEEKEND WRAP.

Get Out of Town.Go north to Summerfest, the World’s Largest Music Festival, on 11 stages with over 800 bands. 200 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee, WI. www.summerfest.com Through July 4, noon to midnight daily. See Ernie Banks in the Gay Pride Parade.Sunday’s 41st annual Gay Pride Parade will feature 250 registered entries.  This event just keeps... Read more »

TASTE OF CHICAGO 2010: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU HEAD TO THE TASTE.

TASTE CELEBRATES 30 YEARS. HUNGRY? The 30th Annual Taste of Chicago kicks off Friday, June 25 at 11:00a.m. in Grant and Millennium Parks.  This year’s food and fun fest will feature 53 daily vendors, nine restaurants and over 300 menu choices. Entertainment will take place on seven stages. The guide below will help you navigate.... Read more »

Chicago Cubs: $10 Bleacher Seats at Wrigley Field plus other Entertainment Bargains.

Hurry for the bargain of this century. Just announced.  A limited number of Wrigley Field bleacher seats will be available for $10 during the Cubs next home stand against Pittsburgh and Cincinnati, June 28 to July 4.  Fans can purchase the tickets entering the promo code “SANTO” when purchasing bleacher seats on Cubs.com. The special... Read more »
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SUMMER IN CHICAGO: MY BUCKET LIST FOR SUMMER 2010. WHAT'S YOURS?

Ravinia Park for the Sounds of Summer HOT IDEAS…SUMMER IN CHICAGO.           1. Lincoln Park Zoo is open 365 days a year but summer offers many special treats including “Jammin’ at the Zoo” on three Friday evenings this season.  Picnic on the south lawn and enjoy live music.  First opportunity, June 25, Lifehouse with Michael... Read more »

Architect Louis Sullivan Exhibition Opens at the Art Institute of Chicago.

THE EXHIBITION. “Looking after Louis Sullivan: Photographs, Drawings and Fragments” has opened at the Art Institute of Chicago in Galleries 1, 2 and 24.  The exhibition explores the work of the architect through the lenses of legendary photographers John Szarkowski, Aaron Siskind, and Richard Nickel. In the 1950s, buildings designed by Louis Sullivan were falling... Read more »

CHICAGO CUBS: WIN TWO TICKETS TO "HEY DAD, WANNA HAVE A CATCH" ON WRIGLEY FIELD JUNE 26

CONTEST DATE EXTENDED:  Due to problems involved with posting comments on this site the contest will continue through noon, Thursday, June 24.  If you have a problem posting a comment, please email your favorite Cubs memory (140 characters or less) to brewer.carole@gmail.com. THE EVENT.                                                                             On Saturday, June 26, Cubs fans will be offered the ultimate... Read more »
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JUST ANNOUNCED: TRANSFORMERS 3 TO BE FILMED IN CHICAGO

Transformers are to Descend upon the Windy City.  Mayor Richard M. Daley announced yesterday that the next installment of the successful Transformers movie series will begin filming in Chicago July 10  (through August 19).  Although locations have not yet been determined it has been hinted that much of the action will take place in the... Read more »
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