Archive for November 2010

Wrigleyville to be Transformed into Wildcat Way for the Northwestern vs. Fighting Illini Wrigleyville Classic

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Chicago's First Michelin Guide 2011: A Sneak Peek at 46 Chicago Gems Designated Bib Gourmands.

Chicago's First Michelin Guide 2011: A Sneak Peek at 46 Chicago Gems Designated Bib Gourmands.
Chicago Arrives on the Michelin Map. The Michelin men and women have been slinking around the  Chicago Restaurant landscape for the past two years, eating their way through old and new for the November 18 release of Chicago’s first  ever “Big Red Book”–the Chicago Michelin Guide 2011. These anonymous, professional inspectors are all Michelin employees.... Read more »

A Guide to Chicago's Magnificent Mile Lights Festival 2010 on Show Me Chicago.

A Guide to the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival. One million people are expected to be on hand for this year’s Magnificent Mile Lights Festival on Saturday, November 20.  The activities kick-off at 11a.m and continue throughout the day and evening culminating with a spectacular fireworks display.  Show Me Chicago’s guide will help you navigate the... Read more »

Chicago Foodies: Flight Chicago Offers a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Chicago's Trendy Restaurants.

Most foodies already know that Chicago’s Food Scene features some of the best chefs and restaurants in the country–from ethnic neighborhood spots to 4-star fare.  With Chicago Gourmet, the Food Network and the media elevating chefs to the new superstars–it looks like the timing is perfect for the new Flight Chicago to take off. If... Read more »

Nutcracker Chicago 2010: Guide to Ten Performances from the Joffrey Ballet to the Dogs.

It’s beginning to look a lot like the holiday season.  One tradition, for many families, is a visit to the land of sugarplum fairies at one of the many area Nutcracker productions.  Check out ten different possibilities below–from interactive, to traditional, to ice and canines. The Joffrey Nutcracker.1. If you are looking for tradition, the... Read more »

A Guide to SOFA CHICAGO 2010 and The Intuit Show at Navy Pier Chicago.

"Untitled" c. Late 1950's, Crayon and graphite on paper, 11 3/4 x 9", Russell Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago IL.
There’s something for all art lovers at the the two art fairs taking place at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall November 5 through November 7.  The 17th Annual International Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair: SOFA CHICAGO 2010 returns with high end art from around the world.  Plus this year, for the first time, the Intuit... Read more »

Chicago's TimeLine Theatre's To Master the Art: A Recipe for Success.

Gille (Joel Gross, left) pours a glass of wine for Julia Child (Karen Janes Woditsch, center) and Paul Child (Craig Spidle) as they enjoy their first dining experience in France in TimeLine Theatre’s world premiere of TO MASTER THE ART by William Brown and Doug Frew, directed by William Brown. For more information, visit Read more »

Lookingglass Theatre Reinvents Neverland in its World Premiere Adaptation of Peter Pan.

Lookingglass Theatre’s newly adapted Peter Pan under the direction of nationally-known  Amanda Denhert (Trinity Rep, Arena Stage, Oregon Shakespeare Festival) is not your mother’s Peter Pan.  It is a darker, more playful, comic and soulful production.  There is more action and interaction that begins even before the play as the characters wander the stage in... Read more »

Campaign 2010: View the Changing Face of TV Political Ads from the 1950's to 2010.

When Did Political Ads Go South?   1. I Like Ike, 1950’s.Television became a big player in the 1952 race for president between former war general Dwight D. Eisenhower and Illinois politician Adlai Stevenson. At that time short spot commercials were used in a way similar to product ads in  order to enhance the candidate’s... Read more »
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