Archive for August 2011

Calling All Chicago Foodies: Mark Your Calendar for a Baker's Dozen of Food Events in September 2011.

Calling All Chicago Foodies:  Mark Your Calendar for a Baker's Dozen of Food Events in September 2011.
Chicago, Wednesday, August 31, 2011. Is there a better month than September for food lovers? The peak of the season’s harvest awaits along with some of the best foodie events of the year.  SMC highlights the best of the best for September 2011. Seasonal Eats Down on the Farm…Sounds Peachy. With harvest time just around... Read more »

Chicago's First Diner en Blanc.

Chicago's First Diner en Blanc.
DALEY PLAZA SITE OF ELEGANT ALL-WHITE POP-UP PICNIC. Chicago, Monday, August 29, 2011.  If you passed by Daley Plaza last Saturday evening and were wondering what all the people dressed in white were doing, you just witnessed the first pop-up picnic in the windy city with 1,000 people clad in all-white garb. Dîner en Blanc... Read more »

Show Me Chicago Offers a Sampler of the 2011-2012 Theater Season With Red, Follies, Mary Poppins and more.

Show Me Chicago Offers a Sampler of the 2011-2012 Theater Season With Red, Follies, Mary Poppins and more.
With over 200 theaters, Chicago has something for everyone from Broadway musicals, experimental theater, children’s shows, drama and comedy to the Bard and more.  As the 2011-2012 season line-up is chomping at the bit to get started, Show Me Chicago has put together a first course menu of ten shows to whet your appetite and... Read more »
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The Art Institute of Chicago Names New President.

The Art Institute of Chicago Names New President.
Chicago, Wednesday, August, 24, 2011. Tom Pritzker, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Art Institute of Chicago, announced today that Douglas Druick has been selected as the new President of the Art Institute of Chicago following an extensive search both inside and outside of the museum to replace former president James Cuno who... Read more »

MJ Going for a Slam Dunk on Chicago's Mag Mile With the Opening of Michael Jordan's Steak House.

MJ Going for a Slam Dunk on Chicago's Mag Mile With the Opening of Michael Jordan's Steak House.
Chicago, Tuesday, August 23, 2011. It’s no coincidence that number 23 is debuting his latest venture, the Michael Jordan Steak House today on the 23rd of August.  The restaurant, on the second floor of the InterContinental Hotel at 505 N. Michigan Avenue in the heart of the Mag Mile, is located across the street from... Read more »

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to Join Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to Join Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition.
Chicago, Monday, August 22, 2011.  It was announced yesterday that Mayor Rahm Emanuel has became the newest member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a bipartisan coalition, dedicated to making America’s streets safer by cracking down on illegal guns. The coalition was launched in 2006 with 15 mayors and has grown to 600 escalating after killings... Read more »
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One Book, One Chicago Announces Book for Fall 2011 and Related Events.

One Book, One Chicago Announces Book for Fall 2011 and Related Events.
Thursday, August 18, 2011. Chicago Public Library Commissioner Mary Dempsey announced The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow as the 21st One Book, One Chicago selection yesterday at the Harold Washington Library Center. In reaction to the choice, Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel quipped, “This fall, I encourage all Chicagoans to pick up a copy of... Read more »

ChicaGo Guide To Offer Discounts to Chicago's Top Cultural Attractions.

ChicaGo Guide To Offer Discounts to Chicago's Top Cultural Attractions.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011. The Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture has announced an easy way to save money with exclusive visitor discounts at many of the city’s most popular cultural attractions through their online ChicaGo Guide available at Explore Chicago. Nearly 200 coupons are currently available for offers ranging from 2 for 1 admissions,... Read more »

Carlos Zambrano: Does He Care Too Much?

Carlos Zambrano:  Does He Care Too Much?
Chicago, Tuesday, August 16, 2011.  In an exclusive interview, last night, with CSN’s David Kaplan, Carlos Zambrano repeated several times, “I was frustrated,” in explanation for his meltdown Friday night after giving up 5 home runs early in the Cubs–Braves contest in Atlanta and getting ejected from the game after what looked to be an... Read more »
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Chicago Air and Water Show 2011: Ten Breathtaking Performances.

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds have been thrilling crowds since 1953 with precision flying F-16 Fighting Falcons that perform intricate maneuvers as close as 18 inches apart and often approaching the speed of sound.
Chicago, Monday, August 15, 2011. The 53rd Annual Chicago Air and Water Show will rock the lakefront this weekend Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21.  The free show, the largest of its kind in the United States, will take place along Chicago’s lakefront from Fullerton to Oak Street with North Avenue Beach as the... Read more »
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