Archive for October 2010

Chicago Cubs Announce Tickets Sales/Dates for the 26th Annual Cubs Convention in January 2011.

Summer in January. Put away those winter blues and get out your Cubbie blues.  Summer will be here before you know it. Catch a preview of the 2011 season at the 26th Annual Cubs Convention  from Friday, January 14 through Sunday, January 16, 2011. Passes will go on sale Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 10a.m.,... Read more »

Marc Chagall's Spectacular America Windows to Sparkle Again at Art Institute of Chicago.

Marc Chagall. America Windows, 1977. A gift of Marc Chagall, City of Chicago, and the Auxiliary Board, commemorating the American bicentennial in memory of Mayor Richard J.Daley. © 2010 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris. A Reason to Celebrate. Something’s been missing at the heart of the Art Institute. Chagall’s America Windows,... Read more »

The Seagull Soars at Chicago's Goodman Theatre.

Nina (Heather Wood) performs in one of Konstantin’s plays in front of (l to r) Medvendenko (Demetrios Troy), Shamrayev (Steve Pickering), Polina (Janet Ulrich Brooks), Dr. Dorn (Scott Jaeck), Arkadina (Mary Beth Fisher), Trigorin (Cliff Chamberlain), Konstantin (Stephen Louis Grush) and Sorin (Francis Guinan). Sorin (Francis Guinan) and his sister, Arkadina (Mary Beth Fisher), engage... Read more »
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Memento Mori: Meet the Ghostly Ghouls and Skeletons That Haunt the Art Institute of Chicago in a Special Halloween Collection.

Art and Soul. The Art Institute of Chicago dares you to take a tour of its special Halloween spook-tacular, Memento Mori.  The disquieting collection reminds us to “Remember Our Mortality” or “Remember YOU WILL DIE.”  Preview the art in the slide show below then see if you are brave enough to enter the hallowed halls... Read more »

Halloween Costumed Pets: Trick or Treat?

Happy Howl o ween. No bones about it, pets love their people and are willing to put up with a lot just to please them.  Check out the pampered pets in the slide show below and see who you think is “best in show”.

Holiday Theater Guide for Chicago 2010: From A Christmas Carol to Peter Pan.

The holidays will be here before you know it.  Chicago theater is offering a wonderful selection of family friendly shows.  Check out the list below and get your tickets now for the best seats. 1. Peter Pan at Lookingglass Theatre. The Story.Peter Pan, is the classic tale from J.M. Barrie’s books of the boy who... Read more »
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Chicago's Raven Theatre Revives the Great American Classic, "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof."

The clan gathers for Big Daddy’s last birthday in Raven Theatre’s “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Maggie and Brick. Maggie the Cat (Liz Fletcher) is back–She’s alive and, well–sensational as she claws her way across the the Raven Theatre’s stage in the near purr-fect revival of Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize winning Cat on a... Read more »

Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Presents "To Kill a Mockingbird."

Atticus Finch (Phillip R. Smith) and Scout Finch (Caroline Heffernan) in Steppenwolf’s “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Steppenwolf has done it again with their captivating and honest production of the Harper Lee novel To Kill a Mockingbird.  Mockingbird, part of Steppenwolf for Young Adults programming, could easily be appreciated by ages 12 to 100.  The classic... Read more »

Chicago Cubs: Just Announced Mike Quade is the New Manager for the Chicago Cubs.

   Mike Quade. After going 24-13 for the Chicago Cubs following Lou Piniella’s August 22 retirement Mike Quade, 53, became a hot favorite, especially with the players, for the Manager’s post.  Today, the Chicago Cubs made it official, announcing that they have reached an agreement with Mike Quade to manage the team.  Quade arrived in... Read more »
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Opera Week 2010: The 10 Greatest Operas Plus an Opera Primer.

Turandot is a Persian word and name meaning "the daughter of Turan."  Turan is a region of Centra Asia which used to be part of the Persian Empire.  This three act Pucini opera follows the fatally beautiful Princess as she receives unlucky suitors who must answer three riddles to win her hand--or die
Opera Week 2010.Opera Week is a National celebration of opera kicking off Friday, October 29, 2010.  There are many events scheduled across the country and in Chicago to bring about awareness of this often ignored art.  Yesterday, Show Me Chicago, looked at some upcoming events for opera week, today we will take a brief look... Read more »