Archive for June 2011

A Roundup of Chicago's Bike to Work Week 2011 Events and Pit Stops.

Chicago, Monday, June 13, 2011.  It looks like a perfect day to kick off Chicago’s Bike to Work Week. Thousands are expected to choose the healthier, greener commute.  Melody Geraci, Active Transportation Alliance deputy executive director explains “With increased awareness of commuting options and higher gas prices, we expect more people than ever to participate... Read more »

Chicago Events June 10 to 12: Blues Fest, Ribfest, Old Town Art Fair and Lots More on Show Me Chicago.

Chicago, Friday, June 10, 2011.  Another blow-out weekend of fun, sun, music, art. food, fests and more as Chicago celebrates the Summer of 2011.  Here are a few ideas to put you in the mood. $1.50 Burgers…just like 40 years ago. Put on your hot pants and get ready to take a trip back to... Read more »

Chicago's New Epic Burger offering Free Dinner and Sneak Preview Sunday.

Chicago, Thursday, June 9, 2011. Epic Burger is launching their third location at 550 W. Adams St. this Monday. Those who want a sneak peek can sign up for a complimentary sandwich, fries and fountain drink at their soft opening which will take place Sunday.  Sign-up now–when it’s full…it’s full.

CHICAGO the Musical Paints the Town at Chicago's Oriental Theatre.

CHICAGO and ‘All That Jazz’ delights Chicago audiences. Chicago, Wednesday, June 8, 2011. Hurry, if you want to see the touring production of CHICAGO at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre–as it is here today and gone after Sunday, June 12.  This quintessential hometown fav brings the razzle-dazzle decadence of Chicago’s 1920’s to life in a sophisticated, sexy... Read more »

Music Without Borders Line-up for Summer 2011 at Chicago's Millennium Park.

Music Without Borders Brings a World of Music to Millennium Park. Chicago, Tuesday, June 7, 2011. Seven International concerts will showcase the music from Europe, Asia, Africa and North and South America when Music Without Borders returns for another season at Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park.  The free concert series, featuring traditional, folk and... Read more »

Get a Sneak Preview of Chicago Blues Fest, Taste, Bike Week and More at Daley Plaza.

Look what’s happening ‘Under the Picasso’. Under the Picasso.Chicago, Monday, June 6, 2011.  It’s summertime and the living is easy with Chicago’s sizzling menu of upcoming events on tap.  Catch a preview of some of the Windy City’s favorites this week Under the Picasso.  Check out what’s happening and get the jump on summer. Daley... Read more »

Chicago Events June 3, 4, and 5, 2011: Do Division, SausageFest, Lit Fest, 57th St. Art Fair and More.

Do-Division Street Fest.Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and 5.50,000 fest-goers are expected to attend this popular Fest that spreads the fun over 10-blocks down Division Street in the Bucktown/Wicker Park area. ‘Do Division’ features two days of fun in the sun (and under the moon) with two stages of live music, food, drink, vendors, shopping... Read more »

City of Chicago Announces NO Official 2011 FIREWORKS...What's the Real Story?

Chicago Does Away With Another Tradition.Chicago, Thursday, June 2, 2011. Despite some Grinches, who for personal reasons such as less traffic on Lake Shore Drive, are happy that the official City of Chicago’s Independence Day fireworks display (traditionally held on July 3 in Grant Park) has been cancelled, the majority of Chicagoans are sad. After... Read more »

Chicago Art Scene 2011: The Dumela Summer Exhibition Brings Contemporary African Art to Chicago.

Chicago Art Scene 2011: The Dumela Summer Exhibition Brings Contemporary African Art to Chicago.
Chicago, Wednesday, June 1, 2011.   The colorful and unique Dumela Exhibition of original contemporary African Art opens this Friday evening at Chicago’s August House Studio. The exhibition pieces, carefully selected by Dumela partners Leila Green and Nancy McDaniel during their extensive travels and buying trips to Africa, showcase the work of emerging artists from South... Read more »