Archive for January 2012

Legally Blonde Review: Marriott Theatre's Production Remains True its Roots.

Legally Blonde Review: Marriott Theatre's Production Remains True its Roots.
Chicago, Monday, January 30, 2012. In a sea of serious 4-star productions being explored on Chicago Stage this January including: The Invisible Man (Court Theatre), Race (Goodman Theatre), Time Stands Still (Steppenwolf Theatre) along comes a huge ray of sunshine to lift your spirits with the Marriott Theatre’s production of the seven-time Tony Award nominated... Read more »

Race Review: Goodman Theatre's Chicago Premiere of David Mamet's "Race" Stirs Up a Heady Mix.

Race Review: Goodman Theatre's Chicago Premiere of David Mamet's "Race" Stirs Up a Heady Mix.
Chicago, Friday, January 27, 2012. At a time and place in our history, when many Americans believe that we have conquered the racial divide by putting a black man in the White House and not using the N word in public, along comes Race to question these assumptions and shake things up.  Pulitzer Prize-winning and... Read more »

New Restaurants to "Pop Up" at Taste of Chicago 2012.

New Restaurants to "Pop Up" at Taste of Chicago 2012.
Chicago, Thursday, January 26, 2012. The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events has announced a new concept for this year’s Taste.  They are inviting first-time establishments, including some of the smaller neighborhood places, to set-up one-day “Pop Up” restaurants. The idea is to give these smaller mom-and-pop spots a chance to participate in... Read more »
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SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL USA 2012: Presents First Screening Outside of Utah at Chicago's Music Box Theatre.

SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL USA 2012: Presents First Screening Outside of Utah at Chicago's Music Box Theatre.
WHAT:          Direct from its world premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, Julie Delpy’s new film, 2 Days in New York, will screen at the Music Box Theatre on Thursday, January 26.  This will be the film’s first screening outside of Utah and is part of Sundance Film Festival USA, a program designed to... Read more »

More of Chicago's Favorite Places and Great Eats: From Greektown to Rogers Park.

More of Chicago's Favorite Places and Great Eats: From Greektown to Rogers Park.
Chicago, Monday, January 23, 2011. With so many places to go in the Windy City, it is no surprise that our list of Chicago favs is literally all over the map. Please keep the dialogue going and send us your picks at showmechicago@gmail.com or in the comments section below this post. Here are some more... Read more »

The Bootmobile Rolls into Chicago...not so fast.

The Bootmobile Rolls into Chicago...not so fast.
Chicago, Friday, January 20, 2012. Move that “Weinermobile”–make way for the “L.L.Bean Bootmobile”– hitting the road and heading west to the Windy City– maybe, probably, most likely.   The larger-than-life embodiment of L.L.Bean’s most iconic product, its “Maine Hunting Shoe” has been recreated into a giant 13-foot high and 20-foot long vehicle in honor  of... Read more »
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Chicago Restaurant Week 2012 Kicks Off With First Bites Bash.

Chicago Restaurant Week 2012 Kicks Off With First Bites Bash.
Chicago, Thursday, January 19, 2012. Get a mouth-watering preview of what Chicago’s best chefs will be serving up for Chicago Restaurant Week 2012 at the kick off of the first annual First Bites Bash in the magnificent Great Hall at Union Station.  Stephanie Izard’s “The Girl and the Goat” and soon-to-open “The Little Goat” will... Read more »

Chicago's Favorite Places: A Show Me Chicago Reader's Poll.

Chicago's Favorite Places: A Show Me Chicago Reader's Poll.
Chicago, Wednesday, January 18, 2012.  Counting down to Chicago’s 175th birthday on March 4, 2012, Show Me Chicago continues its quest for our readers favorite places. Please be sure to add yours to our growing list. On March 4, 2012 we will publish “Chicago’s Top 100 Places” picked by our readers. You don’t have to... Read more »

The Best Loved Chicago Places on Show Me Chicago: Readers Shout Out Their Favorites.

The Best Loved Chicago Places on Show Me Chicago: Readers Shout Out Their Favorites.
Chicago, Tuesday, January 17, 2012. Yesterday, Show Me Chicago reviewed five of its favorite places in anticipation of Chicago’s 175 Birthday Celebration (March 4, 2012) and the city’s “175 Ways to Love Chicago” blog.  Check out the city website with Alpaha Singh’s 5 Favorites at ExploreChicago.org…then add your own reader favorites right here on SMC... Read more »
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Chicago Celebrates 175 years: 175 Ways to Love Chicago Celebration Starts Today.

Chicago Celebrates 175 years: 175 Ways to Love Chicago Celebration Starts Today.
Chicago, Monday, January 16, 2012. The Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture kicks off “175 Ways to Love Chicago” starting today in anticipation of Chicago’s 175th birthday on March 4, 2012. The city has asked 35 notable Chicagoans including media personalities, artists, chefs, a dancer, a window washer and others what they love about Chicago... Read more »
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