Archive for October 2011

Fashion Focus Chicago 2011 Events and Happenings on Show Me Chicago.

Fashion Focus Chicago 2011 Events and Happenings on Show Me Chicago.
Chicago, Monday, October 17, 2011. Chicago will be showcasing it’s thriving fashion industry at the 7th annual Fashion Focus Chicago with a weeklong series of events kicking off today through Sunday, October 23, 2011.  See runway shows in Millennium Park, enjoy a variety of free and affordable shopping and designer events around town, and discover... Read more »

First Ever Open House Chicago Offers an Exclusive Peek Inside 130 of Chicago's Architectural Gems.

Take a look inside the original Sears Tower (now Homan Square Foundation). The 14-story tower, currently under restoration, was once attached to the main building of the old Sears Roebuck and Company complex where catalogues were printed and orders were filled. Today this is all that remains of the decaying tower, once home to the radio station WLS World's Largest Store.  Visitors  to openhousechicago will have special access to a city wide view from the very top of this rarely opened tower.  930 S. Homan Ave.
Chicago, Friday, October 14, 2011.  This Saturday and Sunday, October 15 and 16, from 9a.m. to 5p.m., the Chicago Architecture Foundation is sponsoring a free city-wide event, offering access to 130 of the city’s greatest places and spaces from Rogers Park on the North Side to Bronzville and Hyde Park on the South Side. Peek... Read more »

Chicago's TimeLine Theatre Stages a Revival of Lee Blessing's A Walk in the Woods With a Twist.

Chicago's TimeLine Theatre Stages a Revival of Lee Blessing's A Walk in the Woods With a Twist.
Traditionally, A Walk in the Woods, the Lee Blessing play loosely based on the 1982 summit in Geneva, Switzerland where Paul H. Nitze and Yuli A. Kvitsinsky left the negotiating table for an unofficial ”walk in the woods’, is played by two men.  This time around, TimeLine Theatre director Nick Bowling has taken the liberty,... Read more »
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Chicago Mayor Emanuel Announces Administration Budget Cuts for 2012.

Chicago Mayor Emanuel Announces Administration Budget Cuts for 2012.
Chicago, October 12, 2011.  The City of Chicago just released a breakdown of Mayor Emanuel’s major cost-cutting proposals for 2012.  The cuts, listed below, are  still open to debate.  What do you think? The list is taken verbatim from the press release issued by the Mayor’s press office. Hotel Tax. A small increase of approximately... Read more »

Carrie Fisher Wins Over a Tough Critic in Her Chicago Premiere of Wishful Drinking.

Carrie Fisher Wins Over a Tough Critic in Her Chicago Premiere of Wishful Drinking.
Chicago, Monday, October 10, 2011. Walking into the Bank of America Theatre on one of those perfect fall evenings that Chicago occasionally doles out, I asked myself, do I really want to be here listening to the daughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds talk about her addictions?  Having not paid much attention to the... Read more »

Chicago Marathon 2011: What You Need to Know to Go.

Chicago Marathon 2011: What You Need to Know to Go.
Chicago, Friday, October 7, 2011.  Sunday looks like it is going to be an almost perfect day to go for a run.  And what do you know, that’s what 45,000 runners, with participants from all fifty states and over one hundred countries, will be doing at the 34th Annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon.   The... Read more »
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The Great Fire Lights Up the Stage at Chicago's Lookingglass Theatre.

The Great Fire Lights Up the Stage at Chicago's Lookingglass Theatre.
Chicago, Thursday, October 6, 2011. One hundred and forty years ago this week, on October 8, 1971, one of the hottest, driest autumns on record the “Great Chicago Fire” began.  It started with a whimper–a small blaze on the city’s southwest side–that rose to be one of the largest disasters of the 19th century, killing... Read more »

Scare Up a One of a Kind Costume for Halloween at Lookingglass Theatre's Costume Sale.

Scare Up a One of a Kind Costume for Halloween at Lookingglass Theatre's Costume Sale.
Chicago, Wednesday, October 5, 2011.  Lookingglass Theatre, currently staging The Great Fire, will be having a “fire” sale of sorts featuring original costumes from past productions at bargain prices.  Find that perfect Halloween costume
, add to your collection of vintage clothing
, build up your theatre’s stock
–or run off and join the circus with one or... Read more »

The Art Institute of Chicago Presents Free Sunday Concert Series: The Beethoven Quartet Cycle..

Early and Late. (Sunday, October 23). The  series begins with Op. 18, No. 3 and Op. 135 paired with early and later works by sculptor Constantin Brâncusi. Work pictured: Constantin Brâncusi. Suffering, 1907. Through prior restricted gifts of a Friend of the Art Institute of Chicago, Kate L. Brewster, Mr. and Mrs. Carter H. Harrison.
The Art Institute of Chicago just announced a Free Sunday Concert Series featuring the full Beethoven quartet cycle performed by the Avalon String Quartet kicking off on Sunday, October 23, 2011.  The nine-part series will be accompanied by art commentaries and gallery walks to explore the thematic links with each concert program.  All concerts will... Read more »
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Chicago Goodman Theatre's Red Exposes the Art and Soul of Abstract Expressionist Painter Mark Rothko.

Chicago Goodman Theatre's Red Exposes the Art and Soul of Abstract Expressionist Painter Mark Rothko.
Chicago, Monday, October 3, 2011. Goodman Theater’s Chicago Premiere of John Logan’s Tony-award-winning play Red could just as aptly be titled “Portrait of An Artist” as the production is able to get inside Mark Rothko’s head, heart and soul.  The show which just opened at Goodman Theatre under the direction of Robert Falls is an... Read more »