Archive for October 2010

Chicago Opera Week 2010: A Taste of Opera with Special Events Popping Up Around Town.

Pop-up Opera Event in 2009. WHAT:The second annual National Opera Week kicks off Friday, October 29 with a country-wide celebration highlighting the extraordinary quality and quantity of opera events available for all A COT event earlier this year at the Gage. tastes and ages.  Chicago will be celebrating, along with the rest of the nation,... Read more »

Theater in Chicago: Victory Gardens Theatre Presents the Chicago Premiere of Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo.

Tom Amandes and Annabel Armour star in Victory Gardens Theater’s production of “At Home at the Zoo.” Amandes and Armour in act-one of “At Home at the Zoo.” At Home at the Zoo, making its Chicago premier at the Victory Gardens Theatre, was written by highly regarded playwright Edward Albee as an old man and... Read more »

Famous People Who Were Former Residents of Public Housing on Show Me Chicago.

The first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security grew up in public housing in Erie, Pennsylvania.
History Coming Home at the Chicago Cultural Center. An Important Exhibition Opens in Chicago.A traveling exhibition, History Coming Home, reveals the American experience in public housing. The exhibit, presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, the Chicago Office of Tourism and The National Public Housing Museum reveals public policies, oral histories, and artifacts from... Read more »
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Chicago Halloween Events 2010: Haunted Houses, Carving Contests, Halloween Martini classes, Mazes and more.

Chicago is one of the most haunted cities in the world, boasting a colorful but disturbingly dark and violent past.  Book a tour with Chicago Hauntings at 1-888-GHOST-91 or Richard T. Crow at  (708) 499-0300.
Chicago Haunts.Halloween in Chicago is not just a day, it is a season.  Treat yourself to a host of Halloween events around town with Show Me Chicago’s elecletic line-up in the slideshow below.

Chicago Artists Month 2010 Event: The Loop Art Crawl.

This piece, “Books and Bricks” by artist Karen Becker is a metaphor for the power of books. Both books and bricks can incite violence, change and both can be foundations. The glove represents chivalry and refers to the artist, the writer, and the person who may lay or throw the brick. Can be viewed at... Read more »

Chicago International Film Festival 2010: A Guide to Shows, Venue and Tickets.

Actor Edward Norton on the red carpet before the opening night premiere of “Stone” at the Chicago International Film Festival. Chris Sweda/Tribune photo. From Cannes to Chicago.The 46th Chicago International Film Festival is up and running featuring over 150 films from the top films at Cannes, Berlin, and Sundance to documentaries, cutting-edge short films and... Read more »
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Chicago's Pop-Up Art Walks 2010.

Chicago artist Ed Paschke’s work has appeared in some Pop-Up Galleries. Art is Popping Up Everywhere.October is Chicago’s Artist Month featuring a potpourri of activities.  Thursday, October 7, looks like a good night for the First Thursday Gallery Walk featuring photography, sculpture, 2D art, video and new media, installations and more.  You never know what... Read more »

The Wrath of Oprah: Oprah vs. Kanye West and Ten Other Oprah Moments

LisaRaye says it all, "There are two people in life I never want to piss off:   God and Oprah." "And if I'm being honest, I'm a little more afraid of Oprah's wrath."
In happier times. Has Kanye lost his mind…or has Oprah lost her Aura? After more than 25 years of Oprah, there have been many incidents and fallouts in O’s world. The most recent was the snub by Kanye West when he notified O by email that he was canceling his Chicago rooftop concert and interview–very... Read more »

Trick or Treat: A Dirty Dozen of Trendy Halloween Costumes for Halloween 2010.

You'll be swinging from the trees with this printed jumpsuit with attached tail, apron and gauntlet. ($68.75)
From Lady GaGa to Jersey Shores. Vampire was second most popular costume in 2009 and is expected to be big again this year. What’s hot for Halloween 2010.  According to Chicago Costume, with 10 Chicago locations, the 12 choices in the slide show below should be top picks. They also will be featuring a Blago... Read more »
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Theater in Chicago: Writers' Theatre Presents She Loves Me.

She Loves Me. Least we forget or never knew, 1932 is nothing like 2010.   That’s why we have theater–to explore our past, imagine our future and understand the world and ourselves a little better.  Writers’ Theatre’s opening production for the 2010-11 season, “She Loves Me” takes the audience back to a time that was very... Read more »
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