Archive for July 2010

CHICAGO EVENTS; Transformers 3 on the Mag Mile, Pitchfork, Festivals, Garden Walks and more in the Weekend Wrap for July 17 through July 19.

 CHICAGO EVENTS;  Transformers 3 on the Mag Mile, Pitchfork, Festivals, Garden Walks and more in the Weekend Wrap for July 17 through July 19.
FRIDAY, JULY 17. Widespread Panic will be at the Chicago Theatre for shows Friday and Saturday at 7:00p.m.  $39.50. 175 N. State.  TheChicagoTheatre.com. There will also be wide spread panic as Transformers 3 takes over the Mag Mile from Wacker Dr. to Ontario St.  Both upper and lower Michigan Avenue will be closed Friday, Saturday... Read more »

Navy Pier Chicago: A Complete Guide to Things to Do at Navy Pier from weekly fireworks to the giant Ferris Wheel.

Don’t let summer pass you by without a trip to Chicago’s amazing Navy Pier.  Here’s some ideas on how to spend the day at the Pier without spending a fortune.  For other money saving ideas, check out the Go Chicago Card and Navy Pier’s Combo Pass (for rides). Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 1. Take... Read more »

GIANT INSECTS INVADE CHICAGO'S MILLENNIUM PARK WITH HELP FROM SARRUGA.

LARGER THAN LIFE.In a U.S. premiere, the spectacular Catalan street theater company, SARRUGA, will transform Chicago’s  Millennium Park’s Chase Promenade into a fantasy world of  monster insects.  Spectators will see spiders, ants and praying mantises that tower over mere humans.  Imagine a creepy crawling spider ten times larger than a man and you get the... Read more »
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SHREK THE MUSICAL COMES TO CHICAGO FOR A LIMITED ENGAGEMENT: LOCAL GUY ERIC PETERSEN IS SHREK.

SHREK THE MUSICAL COMES TO CHICAGO FOR A LIMITED ENGAGEMENT:  LOCAL GUY ERIC PETERSEN IS SHREK.
Chicago is the launching pad for the National Tour of SHREK THE MUSICAL of 31 cities across the U.S. plus London’s West End. SHREK THE MUSICAL OPENS IN CHICAGO.Tony-awarding winning SHREK THE MUSICAL takes the stage starting today at the Cadillac Palace Theatre.  Not since “The Wizard of Oz” has a “children’s” musical captured the... Read more »

TRANSFORMERS 3 IN CHICAGO: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

 TRANSFORMERS 3 IN CHICAGO: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
Credit Luis Arroyave, Chicago Tribune. Update: August 23, 2013…They’re back the new “Transformers” movie began filming today at McCormick Place and will continue throughout the weekend in the Near East Side and Uptown neighborhoods–(at the Uptown Theatre, N. Broadway near Lawrence). Although the filming is scheduled to take place Saturday and Sunday from 5 a.m.... Read more »

CHICAGO FESTIVALS: World's Largest Block Party, Chicago Folk and Roots Festival plus 10 more in the Weekend Wrap, July 10, 11.

                                            CELEBRITIES AROUND TOWN. DANIA PATRICK in Joliet on Friday. The NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series comes to the Chicagoland Speedway this weekend for two days of racing.  Highlights include tonight’s Dollar General race with DANIA PATRICK driving her No. 7 GoDaddy.com  Chevrolet.  500 Speedway Blvd., Joliet, NASCAR racing continues through Saturday. www.chicagolandspeedway.com Friday... Read more »
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Theater in Chicago: The Emperor's New Clothes, Twelfth Night OPEN. Streetcar Named Desire extended due to popular demand.

THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES OPENS at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. If you’ve been meaning to take the kids to the theater this summer before it’s back to school time again, this might be just the ticket.  This family musical by Hans Christian Andersen is great fun and something that both children and adults should enjoy. ... Read more »

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND ADDS CHICAGO TO THEIR 2010 SCHEDULE

Dave Matthews DAVE MATTHEWS COMES TO WRIGLEYVILLE.Dave Matthews Band announced yesterday that they’ve added two very special concerts to their 2010 tour schedule–Friday, September 17 and Saturday, September 18 at historic Wrigley Field.  Singer/songwriter Jason Mraz will join the bill for both dates. MARK YOUR CALENDAR.Tickets for the September dates will go on sale on... Read more »

LeBron James Chicago...Ten Things He Should Consider Before He Decides.

THEATER ON THE HARDWOOD. Since I spend a significant amount of my time blogging about Chicago Theater, I believe it would be remiss for me not to cover the “theater” that continues as basketball courts LeBron James.  I have been watching closely, listening to the rumors, seeing the ball bounce from New York, to Miami... Read more »
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Chicago 4th of July Fireworks plus holiday weekend events from Fireworks Cruises, Theater on the Lake, Grant Park Music Festival and more in the Weekend Wrap.

Independence Day Fireworks 2010…a Triple Play. This year, the City of Chicago is spreading out its fireworks spectacular. Instead of one big show at Grant Park, fireworks will be lighting up 26 miles of Chicago’s lake front with a triple play of pyrotechnics. The City has also changed the date of the celebration from July... Read more »
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