Archive for December 2010

Gifts for the Person Who Has Everything: Six of David Sedaris' Favorite Things from Chicago's MCA.

This is the "write" stuff your techie friends.  They may have a smart phone, an ipad, the latest laptop but do they have a #2 pen and pencil set--I'll bet not.  This retractable rollerball and mechanical pencil set has all the bells and whistles and comes packaged in a box that looks like a composition notebook.  $66 for the set.
Tired of the Usual Christmas Gifts? Go For the Unexpected. Offbeat humorist David Sedaris has a special take on almost everything–especially the holidays–as those familiar with his SantaLand Diaries  already know.   Check out some of  his out of the box ideas for the not so average person on your Christmas list in the slide show... Read more »

Ron Santo Funeral Information and a Photo Essay Celebrating His Life.

One of the Good Guys.Chicago is a little sadder these days with the passing of Cubs Legend Ronald Edward Santo on December 2, 2010.  It is hard to put into words what Santo meant not just to this city but to mankind.  He will be missed. A Celebration of Ron’s Life.The Cubs have released the... Read more »

Chicago Symphony Orchestra's WELCOME YULE! is the Perfect Holiday Show for all Ages.

Welcome the Holiday Season!The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its 16th year of presenting WELCOME YULE! offering a unique holiday tradition to the Windy City.  Performances kick off December 17 and continue through December 23, 2010.  Conceived and conducted by Duain Wolfe, director of the Chicago Symphony Chorus, this full-length musical production is a feast... Read more »
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Chicago Style 2010: Ten Unique Gifts That Say Chicago.

Chicago Style: 10 Unique Gifts that Say Chicago. Gifts for Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas and just because.No need to panic.. Make your list, check it twice. Now wrap up your gift list with something special for everyone, naughty or nice.Show Me Chicago has searched the city and found ten ideas that should fit your list and... Read more »

Art Institute of Chicago Decks the Halls with Festive Throne Rooms, Gingerbread Houses, Caroling Teas and Holly Days

Miniature Thorne Room decked in Holiday Style. Create an Artful Holiday Heedless of the Wind and Weather. A Holiday Outing at the Art Institute of Chicago is an annual event for many people from Chicago and around the country.  Here are some highlights of this year’s Home for the Holiday’s events. Deck the Halls with... Read more »

Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier: A Guide to the Month-long Celebration and Santa's Arrival By Boat.

Sit on Santa's lap.  Tell him what you want and have your picture taken.  Through December 24.
Holiday Fun Abounds at Chicago Navy Pier’s 10th Annual Winter WonderFest. The weather outside may be chilling but visitors to Navy Pier’s Winter WonderFest don’t have to worry, since after the arrival of Chicago’s Christmas Tree Ship and Santa by boat, the rest of the celebration is indoors.  Check out the easy to use guide... Read more »
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Chicago's Porchlight Music Theatre's Miracle on 34th Street Delivers a Miracle to Belmont Avenue.

Christa Buck as Doris Walker and Nicole Karkazis as Susan Walker in Miracle on 34th Street. Photo credit: Johnny Knight. Believe shouts Macy’s holiday-themed window display on State Street. Believe reads the rubber wristbands of all true blue Chicago Cubs Fans at the start of each season. Ryne Sandberg shows his “believe” bracelet. Believe cries... Read more »