Archive for January 2011

Chicago Theater Winter 2011: Shattered Globe Theatre is Alive and Well With the Beauty Queen of Leenane.

Linda Reiter (Mag) and Eileen Niccolai (Maureen) star in Shattered Globe Theatre’s production of Martin McDonagh’s The Beauty Queen of Leenane running through February 27, 2011, at the Athenaeum Theatre, Studio 2. Photo Credit: Kevin Viol Chicago, Tuesday, January 18, 2011. The Beauty Queen of Leenane, which opened Sunday at the Athenaeum Theatre, is no... Read more »

Chicago Free Winter Events 2011: Show Me Chicago heads to Millennium Park.

Millennium Park in Winter. Millennium Park, Chicago, Friday, January 14, 2011. Millennium Park is a beautiful place to be in the winter.  The crowds are down and the landscape is peaceful.  Bring your camera to capture the beauty of the park in winter.  You may even get a shot for next year’s holiday card. Check... Read more »

Chicago 2011 Free Winter Events: A Look at Harold Washington Library on Show Me Chicago.

World Largest.Chicago, Thursday, January 13, 2011. Today Show Me Chicago looks at another Chicago Gem, the Harold Washington Library.  HWL is the central library for the Chicago Public Library’s 70 branch system.  According to the Guinness Book of World Records, it is the World’s Largest Public Library Building.  Additionally, it was just named one of... Read more »

Chicago's Free Winter Events 2011 Showcases The Art Institute of Chicago on Show Me Chicago.

Staircase inside the AIC’s Modern Wing. Wednesday, January 12, 2011. With the State of Illinois income taxes getting ready to take an even bigger bite out of your take home pay, the time is right to save with some of Chicago’s free cultural offerings. Yesterday, Show Me Chicago featured free winter programs with the CSO... Read more »

Chicago Winter 2011 Free Events on Show Me Chicago: The CSO and Civic Orchestra.

Two Great Orchestras.Founded in 1891, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, referred to as one of the “Big Five” Orchestras in America, has been at the forefront of Chicago’s vibrant arts and music landscape since its beginning.  In 1919, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago became the first and training orchestra in the U.S.  Today the Civic Orchestra... Read more »

Chicago Free Events: Music Under the Dome with David Singer and more.

The World’s Largest Tiffany Dome inside the Chicago Cultural Center. Entertainment Free Zone.If the talk about putting an end to Chicago’s free festivals has you wondering what will happen to your entertainment budget–not to worry.  Chicago is home to more free events than most people have the time to attend.  Each day this week, Show... Read more »

Chicago Dance 2011: Harris Theater's Eat to the Beat features Extraordinary Performances at Bargain Prices.

Live Lunch Time Entertainment. Eat to the Beat, the popular lunch hour arts series at Chicago’s Harris Theater will offer three outstanding programs this winter and spring for only $5 each.  Audiences are invited to bring their lunch while they enjoy these live performances.  Bring your own brown bag from home, or order take out... Read more »

HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical Revival Coming to Chicago in 2011.

FOR A REVIEW OF THE CURRENT SHOW GO TO:, January 5, 2011.  Broadway in Chicago has just announced that individual tickets for the Tony Award-winning production of HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical will go on sale on Friday, January 7 at 10a.m. through all Broadway In Chicago ticketing outlets.  The National Tour of... Read more »

Taste of Chicago Privatized: The Beginning of the End for Free Chicago Festivals?

The Cost of Good Taste.Chicago, January 4, 2011.  Amid concerns that Chicago is losing millions each year from the Taste of Chicago (although Taste did have a small profit in 2010) and six other free festivals, the city is looking to privatized the events–starting with Taste. Other possible candidates for privatization include Blues Fest, Jazz... Read more »

Wacker Drive Chicago Construction 2011: A Guide to Getting Around.

Chaos in Chicago.Chicago January 3, 2011.  The City of Chicago kicks off Phase 2 of it’s $300 million (give or take a million) project to reinvent Upper and Lower Wacker Drive. Where.Phase 2 will rebuild the upper and lower levels of Wacker Drive from Randolph to Monroe. Dates of Construction.Phase 2 will be divided into... Read more »