Archive for December 2010

Chicago Theater: The Ten Best Shows of 2010 on Show Me Chicago.

And the Winners are…With over 200 active theaters in Chicago and even more productions, picking the 10 best is a painstaking task and is always subjective.  I can say of all of the shows I attended in Chicago this year, I did not see any that I felt were a total waste of time.  Chicago... Read more »

Chicago New Year's Eve 2011: Five of Chicago's Most Expensive Celebrations.

Let the Dom Perignon flow, the Grey Goose fly and have an Effen good time ringing in 2011   at some of Chicago’s priciest New Years Eve 2011 bashes.  Here are five to get you rolling. Ante up and get ready to party. 1.  HUB 51 New Year’s Eve 2011 for the Young and Hip with... Read more »

Chicago New Year's Eve 2011 on the Cheap: Five Happening Spots that Won't Blow Your Budget.

What are you doing New Year’s Eve?  If you were thinking of staying in because it is just too expensive, you may want to reconsider.  Show Me Chicago has found five hot spots in happening areas of the city where you can get by on between $15 and $40 per person and ring in the... Read more »

Improv in Chicago: First in the Nation from IO to Second City and In Between.

Show Me Chicago Makes a Suggestion on How to “Improv” Your Life?If your only exposure to improv is through television’s “Who’s Line is it Anyway?” maybe it’s time to venture out your front door to what many believe is the World’s Greatest stage for improv–that would be Chicago. Chicago is home to top improv venues... Read more »

P4A: Dogs That Make a Difference: The Stories of the Canine Therapy Corps.

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Chicago Kids Activities: Ten Awesome Ideas for Family Fun in Chicago Over Winter Break.

  If things are heading downhill at home get out of the house and enjoy some of the many events on tap in the Windy City. 1.  For Your Little Princess or Fireman.Let their imagination run wild at Fantasy Kingdom. This “Kingdom” is filled with lilliputain-sized buildings and costumes where kids can let create their... Read more »

Graham Elliot Bowles Opens His 1st Grahamwich in Chicago.

Chicago:  Get Ready to Add a New Word to Your Food Vocabulary. Chicago, December 15, 2010. It was a long time in coming but Graham Elliot Bowles’ Grahamwich has finally arrived in its 1000-square foot welcoming space in the historic Tree Studios building at 615 N. State. Grahamwich officially opens today at 11:30a.m.  The idea... Read more »

RAIN--A Tribute To The Beatles 2011 Comes to Chicago's Ford Center for the Performing Arts Oriental Theatre.

Rain: Forecast for Chicago in February 2011. CHICAGO, December 14, 2010 – Broadway In Chicago just announced the return of the internationally-acclaimed Beatles concert, RAIN-A Tribute To The Beatles, live at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts Oriental Theatre for a limited one week engagement February 8 – 13, 2011.  Tickets go on sale... Read more »

Christmas Dining Chicago 2010: Ten Chicago-centric Celebrations from A (Aria) to Z (Zocalo).

1.  The Scandinavian Julbord (Yule Table). The Tre Kronor restaurant’s Julbord is becoming a Chicago favorite.  A traditional Chicago copy of the original smorgasbord served at Christmas in Sweden will be available daily at Tre Kronor.  Seatings at 5-5:30p.m. and 8p.m. (except Sundays) through December 23, 2010. 3258 W. Foster.  Reservations: 773 267 9888. 2. ... Read more »

Chicago's Magnificent Mile: Visit 23 Themed Holiday Windows on Show Me Chicago.

Victoria's Secret celetrates "One gift, a thousand fantasies".
A Chicago tradition. Holiday windows and lights have been cause for celebration since the 1940′s. A Holiday Tradition Sparks a Window Design Competition. Chicago’s  Magnificent Mile truly is magnificent especially at this time of year with thousands of twinkling white lights lining the avenue and it’s luxurious windows decked in holiday style. Enjoy a virtual... Read more »
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