Archive for October 2011

A Dreamy White Christmas at Lincolnshire's Marriott Theatre Taps into the Holiday Spirit.

A Dreamy White Christmas at Lincolnshire's Marriott Theatre Taps into the Holiday Spirit.
A feel-good WHITE CHRISTMAS at The Marriott Theatre gets the jump on holiday cheer this season with an outrageous ensemble of top-notch actors, singers and dancers. The beloved Irving Berlin’s 1954 classic film has been adapted into a brand new musical, that preserves the original story and score but adds some showstopping numbers including a... Read more »

Halloween in Chicago 2011: Ten Events for Halloween Weekend.

Halloween in Chicago 2011: Ten Events for Halloween Weekend.
From private parties and parades to family fun, Chicago provides a playground of activities for all ages.  Check out the ten events below that are sure to be a treat for those who go. 1.  Daley Plaza Becomes Franken Plaza. Three days of Halloween tricks and treats kick off Friday, October 28 at Daley Plaza’s... Read more »

Halloween Costumes 2011: Tasteless in Chicago.

Back from the dead.  There are many from whom to choose including the traditional Elvis.  But on the cutting edge of tastelessness for 2011 you can't go wrong with Osama bin Laden.
Show me Chicago presents ten costume ideas from the 2011 pop culture vault.  Choose from the outrageous and tasteless…OR just go as yourself. Pretty scary, either way.
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Chicago 2011 Holiday Events on Show Me Chicago: Thanksgiving Day Parade, Mag Mile Lighting Festival, Christkindlmarket and more.

Chicago 2011 Holiday Events on Show Me Chicago: Thanksgiving Day Parade, Mag Mile Lighting Festival, Christkindlmarket and more.
Get your calendars ready, Chicago, for a blizzard of events planned for the 2011-12 holiday season.  The activities kick off on November 5 with the 104th lighting of the Great Tree at Macy’s and continue through January 8, 2012.  Highlights, dates and times are listed below. Macy’s on State Street: 104th Great Tree Lighting. November... Read more »

The Art Institute of Chicago's New Installation Lights Up Chicago Nights With A "Fuller" Moon.

The Art Institute of Chicago's New Installation Lights Up Chicago Nights With  A "Fuller" Moon.
A new installation on the roof of the Modern Wing of The Art Institute of Chicago adds another bright spot to Chicago’s skyline. The site-specific “lunar lander module” by American artist Spencer Finch (b. 1962) uses energy from sunlight to power a geodesic dome-shaped object–named a “buckyball” because of its resemblance to the carbon molecules... Read more »

Mary Poppins at Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre is Practically Perfect.

Mary Poppins at Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre is Practically Perfect.
‘ere we go again. Mary Poppins has come to Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre for her second landing in a little over two years. This time around, Poppins will only be in town for a short run through November 6, 2011.  Those hoping to see the magical story of super-nanny, Mary Poppins, who flies through the... Read more »
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Do coffee drinkers prefer Blonde or is Starbucks diluting its' image?

Do coffee drinkers prefer Blonde or is Starbucks diluting its' image?
Chicago, Thursday, October 20, 2011. A new Blonde is coming to the Windy City in January. This week Starbucks unveiled the newest creation in their arsenal, the Starbucks® Blonde Roast.  For a company that has built its 40-year reputation on the dark, rich, robust brews, the new brew comes as somewhat of a surprise.  Not... Read more »

Chicago's New Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center Announces Grand Opening Events.

Chicago's New Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center Announces Grand Opening Events.
Chicago, Wednesday, October 19, 2011. The long-awaited opening of the new Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center at 4450 N. Clark Street is less than a month away. Since the start of their capital campaign back in 2006, this day has been highly anticipated. Black Ensemble Theater Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor said she expects the... Read more »

Pinkalicious the Musical Celebrates the Power of Pink at Broadway Playhouse in Chicago.

Pinkalicious the Musical Celebrates the Power of Pink at Broadway Playhouse in Chicago.
Beware as you enter Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse in Water Tower Place–pink is in the air. Be prepared for the buzz as the pink-clad pint-sized audience anticipates the start of the The Emerald City Theatre production of Pinkalicious the Musical, taken from the pages of the New York Times best-seller, Pinkalicious. The majority of the pink-attired... Read more »
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Take a sneak peek inside the SCREAMS Haunted Mansion on Show Me Chicago.

The doctor is in.
Check out the Show Me Chicago gallery below for some of the haunting sights minus the sounds that await visitors to SCREAMS in the Park in Rosemont.  Peek inside, if you dare, of the recreated “Haunted Mansion” of one of Chicago’s most notorious serial killers, Dr. H.H. Holmes.   The real Holmes whose true story was... Read more »
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