Archive for June 2011

Chicago Wacker Drive Update July 2011: Madison Street Bridge Closing.

Chicago, Wednesday, June 29, 2011.  Starting Tuesday afternoon, July 5, 2011 Metra passengers who normally leave and enter Ogilvie Transportation Center on Madison Street will not be able to proceed east on Madison due to the next phase of the ongoing Wacker Drive construction.  The Madison Street bridge will be closed between Canal and Franklin... Read more »

"Middletown" at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Explores The Human Condition.

(left to right) Ensemble member Tracy Letts with Brenda Barrie in Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s production of Middletown by Will Eno, directed by Les Waters. Photo by Michael Brosilow. Chicago, Tuesday, June 28, 2011. Will Eno employs fast-paced witty dialogue in his exploration of the bookends of life from birth to death in “Middletown” which opened... Read more »

Chicago Events, June 24, 25 and 26: Gay Pride Fest, Taste, Green Music Fest, Theater and More.

Chicago, Friday, June 24, 2011. TGIF and TGIS.  It’s hot times, summer in Chicago, with a menu of events for all ages and tastes.  Check out some of the many happenings on tap for this weekend which is definitely looking to be in the win column. Chicago Pride Fest and Parade.Love it or hate it,... Read more »
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Taste of Chicago 2011: Is Taste Getting Stale? And What to Expect at This Year's Taste.

Chicago, Thursday, June 23, 2011. If the past is any indication of the future, it looks like this year’s tasters will be consuming literally tons of Eli’s cheesecake, Manny’s turkey legs, Rainbow’s ice cream cones and Robinson’s boneless ribs–all perennial Taste favorites. Try Something New.Taste-goers may want to step out of their comfort zones with... Read more »

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Bar and Grill Opens at Chicago's Navy Pier.

Photo by: Colleen Durkin. Chicago, Tuesday, June 21, 2011.  Just in time for the first day of summer Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Bar and Grill opened their doors yesterday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by a salty margarita toast and a sensory restaurant tour for guests. Even with the threatening weather the Parrot Heads were out... Read more »

Theater in Chicago 2011: Show Me Chicago's Top Stage Picks for Summer and Fall.

1. Peter Pan. The Darling Family. No flash in the pan–this theatrical extravaganza is taking Chicago by storm. Never before has Neverland loomed so large–kind of a Peter Pan on steroids.  Spectators watch in wide-eye amazement as the actors soar through the air with the aid of state-of-the-art High-Res video–three times the size of an... Read more »
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Chicago Events for June 17, 18, 19: Wrigleyville Block Party, Taste of Randolph, LEGOS, Just for Laughs and More.

Wrigleyville Block Party.As if nothing ever happens in Wrigleyville, the Cubs are throwing a Wrigleyville Block Party outside Wrigley Field during this weekend’s Cubs vs. Yankees series. The party will feature live music on the Budweiser Music Stage from several of Chicago’s top cover bands. Family-friendly activities will be available for kids including a sign-making... Read more »

Chicago's Make Music Festival Celebrates the First Day of Summer with a Citywide Musical Holiday.

Let’s Hear You Chicago. Chicago is getting on the bandwagon joining 111 countries and 460 cities around the world with an eclectic musical fest celebrating summer on June 21–the summer solstice. This first-ever Make Music Chicago will take place in major venues all across Chicago. Highlight events include a Sousapalooza and Opera & Show Tunes... Read more »

Get a Sneak Peek of the Spectacular Cirque Du Soleil Coming to Chicago's United Center.

Ladies and Gentlemen and Children of all ages get ready for the greatest show of its kind under the big top at Chicago’s United Center. Cirque Du Soleil’s new production OVO brings 54 performing artists from 16 countries together in a spectacular dramatic mix of circus arts and street entertainment for a limited engagement from... Read more »
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Chick-fil-A Chicago Offering Free Chicken for the Year to 100 Lucky People.

Chicago, Tuesday, June 14, 2011. Y’all come to downtown Chicago this week for a spicy Southern chicken sandwich from the celebrated fast-food chain Chick-fil-A. The iconic chain is opening their first City of Chicago location, as the rooster crows, at 6:00a.m. this Thursday, June 16 at Loyola Water Tower Campus at 30 E. Chicago Ave.... Read more »
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