Archive for May 2011

Millennium Park Lunchbreak Offers Free Lunchtime Concerts in Pritzker Pavillion.

Picnic in the Park and Enjoy Music Celebrating Chicago Musicians. Chicago, Tuesday, May 31, 2011. The Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture has launched a new summer series, LUNCHBREAK, that presents free daily concerts in jazz, world music, indie-rock, hip hop and electronica, along with open rehearsals of the acclaimed Grant Park Music Festival at... Read more »

Chicago's 10 Best Barbecue Restaurants on Show Me Chicago.

Chicago's 10 Best Barbecue Restaurants on Show Me Chicago.
Love those baby back ribs. Pig Out Chicago Style. When most people think of Chicago food specialties, they think of hot dogs, deep dish pizza and Italian beef…not barbecue. But that may be changing.  Although we still have a way to go to catch-up with barbecue hall-of-famers like Memphis, Kansas City or North Carolina, we... Read more »

Urban Excursion: Explore Chicago 2011 Showcases Chicago With Hundreds of Adventures by Foot, Bike, Boat and Bus.

With over 200 neighborhoods, there’s a lot to explore in Chicago. Chicago, Wednesday, May 25, 2011. The Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture has just announced an exciting new campaign for Summer 2011, ‘Urban Excursions: Explore Chicago‘ kicking off Memorial Day Weekend.  Chicago visitors and natives will be able to experience the city in a... Read more »
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Memorial Day 2011 Events Kick off Summer in Chicago.

Chicago, Tuesday, May 24, 2011.  It’s almost here–SUMMER.  Check out Show Me Chicago’s list of events for Memorial Day Weekend 2011–from the Parade to the Belmont and Sheffield Music Festival–in today’s kick-off to Summer 2011 post. Friday, May 27.It’s Closing night for Chicago Craft Beer Week.‘A BEER FISTIVAL’! The closing ceremonies for Chicago Craft Beer... Read more »

Northlight Theatre World Premiere of 'The Outgoing Tide': A Story of Love and Letting Go.

(L. to R.) Thomas J. Cox,, John Mahoney and Rondi Reed. PHOTO CREDIT: Michael Brosilow. Mahoney, Reed and Cox. Photo credit: Michael Brosilow. Chicago, Monday, May 23, 2011. Playwright Bruce Graham manages to tackle more than the fish that lead actor Gunner (John Mahoney) casts his line for in Northlight Theatre’s emotionally-charged  “The Outgoing Tide”.... Read more »

Chicago Celebrates Craft Beer Week 2011 with a Full Calendar of Citywide Events.

CELEBRATE THE HISTORY OF CHICAGO’S BEER, PUBS AND NEIGHBORHOODS. Over 25 breweries, 30 restaurants plus the Chicago History Museum and the National Museum of Mexican Art be offering a flurry of beer related activities today through Friday, May 27.  Get a history lesson on dives, bootlegging, Irish and German pubs, and IPAs from the Chicago... Read more »
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Goodman Theatre World Premiere of Sarah Ruhl's 'Stage Kiss': A Lesson in Chemistry.

(center) Laurie (Erica Elam) confronts (l to r) HE (Mark L. Montgomery) and SHE (Jenny Bacon) as SHE’s daughter Angela (Sarah Tolan-Mee) and husband Harrison (Scott Jaeck) look on. Photo credit: Liz Lauren. Chicago, Thursday, May 19, 2011. Simply put, ‘”Stage Kiss”, examines the difference between real life and pretend through a kiss–actually many kisses.  In... Read more »

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Report Card for Day One in Office...$75 Million in Cost Cuts.

Photo credit: Getty Images. Chicago, Wednesday, May 18, 2011. This mayor does not waste time.  Yesterday, his first full day in office, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced $75 million in savings to the City’s budget for fiscal year 2011. “These $75 million worth of immediate savings to the 2011 budget are only the beginning,” said Mayor... Read more »

First Ever Theater in Chicago Symposium to Showcase 'Chicago Theater Capital of America: Past, Present and Future.'

Chicago, Tuesday, May 17, 2011. A first-of-its-kind theatrical event will explore Chicago Theater through the eyes and expertise of the top names in the theater industry. The four-day symposium, hosted by the theater department of Chicago’s Columbia College, will spotlight 135 Industry Professionals, offer over 70 events and present a virtual who’s who of the... Read more »
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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel: The Complete Text of His Inaugural Address.

The Chicago Children’s Choir kicked off the Emanuel Inauguration ceremony. Chicago, Monday May 16, 2011. Just released, the text of Chicago’s New Mayor Rahm Emanuel Inaugural Address. Text. Honored guests, Mr. Vice President, Dr. Biden, Mayor Daley, First Lady Maggie Daley, Members of the City Council and other elected officials, residents and friends of Chicago.... Read more »
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