Archive for June 2010

FATHER'S DAY CHICAGO: 10 AWESOME IDEAS FOR FATHER'S DAY.

GO TO BAT FOR DAD. 1.  Is your Dad a Cubs Fan?  If so, here’s the ultimate gift: 50-minutes on the lawn at Wrigley Field. Play ball, run the bases, sit in the dugouts and take lots of pictures.  Tickets, $150.00 include a commemorative t-shirt, photograph, baseball and lunch. Guest tickets are $15 and include... Read more »

Just for Laughs Chicago brings ELLEN DeGENERES, CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER, JERRY SEINFELD and 290 others to 17 area venues.

For the second year in a row the 27-year-old JUST FOR LAUGHS festival will be spending a week in the Windy City (today through June 19). This year’s JUST FOR LAUGHS promises to be something special. What is unique about this undertaking is its scope.  The large-scale festival features small intimate venues including Beat Kitchen... Read more »

Spend a day at The Art Institute of Chicago: See MATISSE: RADICAL INVENTION before it's too late.

If you haven’t been to The Art Institute of Chicago in a while, this summer is the perfect time to take another look.  The Modern Wing. If you go before June 21, make sure you see the blockbuster Matisse exhibition, free with price of museum admission.  The exhibit explores a three year period in the... Read more »
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CHICAGO EVENTS FOR JUNE 11-13: Chicago Blackhawks Parade, Old Town Art Fair, Chicago Blues Festival and a lot more in the Weekend Wrap.

EVERYBODY LOVES THE BLACKHAWKS. THE CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS DID IT…NOW, LET’S CELEBRATE! See the Stanley Cup and welcome home the Blackhawks at today’s ticker tape parade, stepping off at 10:30a.m. from Washington and Wacker, heading east on Washington to Michigan and north of Michigan to the reviewing stand at Michigan and Wacker at approximately 11:30. After... Read more »

CHICAGO THEATER FOR SUMMER 2010: 10 Shows to See Before It's Too Late.

1. THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION.TV or not TV that is the question.  Can a hay-seed farm boy from South Dakota outsmart a RCA CEO to claim his rights to the invention of television. This award winning show by Aaron Sorkin, presented by one of Chicago’s nationally acclaimed theaters, examines this historic true story.  Hurry, it’s been... Read more »

CHICAGO EVENTS FOR JUNE 9: Itsoseng at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, a Taste of Chicago preview...and more on Show Me Chicago.

PREVIEW A TASTE OF CHICAGO. Sample Chicago’s 2010 Taste at Daley Plaza. Get an early “Taste” of some of the food that will be served at the Taste of Chicago today at the Daley Plaza preview. Vendors including Garrett Popcorn, Arya Bhavan vegetarian Indian restaurant, Blue Bayou, Lagniappe-Creole Cajun Joynt and Sabor Latino will offer... Read more »
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CHICAGO EVENTS FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 8: DAVID SEDARIS, HAIR, FREE BREAKFAST AT SUBWAY, FARMERS MARKETS AND MORE.

 CHICAGO EVENTS FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 8: DAVID SEDARIS, HAIR, FREE BREAKFAST AT SUBWAY, FARMERS MARKETS AND MORE.
Chicago’s Swedish American Museum’s new exhibition. FREE BREAKFAST AT SUBWAY.Start your day with a free Breakfast Melt at Chicago and NW Indiana restaurants. 7a.m. to 11a.m. FARMERS MARKETS. Federal Plaza.The Federal Plaza Farmers Market takes place today with a huge selection of fresh fruits, vegetables, plants, flowers, cheeses, baked goods and more on the plaza.... Read more »

CHICAGO EVENTS FOR JUNE 7: JEFF AWARDS, MONDAY THEATER TOURS, Mercat a La Planxa and more.

Edible Audible Picnic returns for the summer to Millennium Park. Enjoy a free lunchtime concert featuring SOLVENT (Jason Amm) with a unique version of electro-pop music at Millennium Park.  Noon to 1p.m. Jay Prizker Pavilion.  Randolph and Michigan. TWO TOURS THAT EXPLORE CHICAGO’S GREAT ARCHITECTURE. Chicago Theatre.Take the “Chicago Theatre Marquee Tour” of the Windy... Read more »

CHICAGO EVENTS: GOSPEL FEST, DO-DIVISION, FREE DOUGHNUTS AND MORE IN THE WEEKEND WRAP FOR JUNE 4 TO JUNE 6.

                                                                                           FRIDAY, JUNE 4. CELEBRATE LITHUANIA ON DALEY PLAZA. Enjoy live performances with traditional folk, modern music, song, dance and theatre.  Sample traditional Lithuanian food, perhaps some of their famous baumkuchen, and beverages.  Vendors will be displaying and selling souvenirs, homemade items and accessories. 10a.m. to 3p.m., Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington. 312 397 0382,... Read more »
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BILLY ELLIOT CHICAGO: WIN TICKETS TO BILLY ELLIOT AND DINNER AT PATTERINO'S on Show Me Chicago on Chicago Now.

THE CONTEST HAS ENDED. CONGRATULATIONS TO LINDA BONTEMPO WINNER OF THE DRAWING FOR THE BILLY ELLIOT TICKETS AND DINNER AT PETTERINO’S.  THANKS TO ALL FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE DRAWING AND YOUR GREAT COMMENTS ON CHICAGO LANDMARKS.  SEE BELOW FOR LANDMARK ID’S IN SLIDE SHOW.  LOOK FOR MORE CONTESTS ON SHOW ME CHICAGO! A Winning Combination.Win... Read more »
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