Archive for February 2012

Book of Mormon Chicago: Ticket Sale Information and Dates.

Book of Mormon Chicago: Ticket Sale Information and Dates.
Chicago, Tuesday, February 28, 2012. In what promises to be a ticket stampede, single tickets for The Book of Mormon coming to Chicago December 11, 2012 through March 3, 2013 will go on sale this March. Here are the dates, details and terms. Friday, March 2, 2012. The first batch of tickets will go on... Read more »

Chicago Announces One Book, One Chicago Selection for Spring 2012.

Chicago Announces One Book, One Chicago Selection for Spring 2012.
Chicago, Monday, February 27, 2012. The Chicago Public Library announced today that the short story collection Gold Boy, Emerald Girl by Yiyun Li will be Chicago’s citywide book club selection for Spring 2012. The Book. Gold Boy, Emerald Girl is a collection of nine short stories all set in China between the 1970s and the... Read more »

Chicago's Top Spots: Real Chicagoans Share Their Favorite Chicago Places.

Chicago's Top Spots: Real Chicagoans Share Their Favorite Chicago Places.
Chicago, Monday, February 27, 2012. The countdown to Chicago’s 175th birthday celebration continues. Since mid-January, Chicagoans and Chicago lovers have been sharing their favorite Chicago places from the city’s exceptional menu of extraordinary neighborhoods, architecture, arts, music venues, restaurants and more on Show Me Chicago. While, at the same time, 35 Notable Chicagoans are listing... Read more »
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Academy Awards 2012: Fast Facts About the Oscar Plus Chicago Oscar Celebrations.

Academy Awards 2012: Fast Facts About the Oscar Plus Chicago Oscar Celebrations.
Chicago, Thursday, February 23, 2012.  The hype, the hopes, the endless awards, the red carpet, the fashion faux pas and celebrity sightings will be keeping many glued to their television sets, some falling asleep and others a reason to party this Sunday.  It’s the 84th Annual Academy Awards with wall to wall celebrations centered around “Oscar.”... Read more »

Fat Tuesday in Chicago: A Primer on Paczkis.

Fat Tuesday in Chicago: A Primer on Paczkis.
Chicago, Tuesday, February 21. 2012.  Traditionally Fat Tuesday is the last day of eating rich, fatty foods before the ritual six-week fasting period of the Lenten season–a period of abstinence observed by Roman Catholics–that begins on Ash Wednesday and continues until Easter. People celebrate the day in a variety of bizarre ways, but for me... Read more »

Chicago Turns 175: What Chicagoans Love About Chicago.

Chicago Turns 175: What Chicagoans Love About Chicago.
The Countdown continues… Chicago will celebrate it’s Dodransbicentennia on March 4, 2012. In anticipation of the big event, The Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture has been talking to notable Chicagoans to see what they love about Chicago.  Each weekday, since Monday, January 16, they have featured an unique Chicago personality with their list of... Read more »
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Chicago Public Art Summer 2012: Beyond the Eye.

Chicago Public Art Summer 2012: Beyond the Eye.
Chicago, Friday 17, 2012. It looks like a rainbow of colors will be brightening that Great Street this summer with the Chicago Loop Alliance’s just announced installation of their newest public art commission, aptly named, Color Jam. The CLA has selected world-renowned artist Jessica Stockholder, who chairs the University of Chicago’s Department of Visual Arts,... Read more »

Chicago Restaurant Week 2012: A Guide to Some of Chicago's Top Picks.

Chicago Restaurant Week 2012: A Guide to Some of Chicago's Top Picks.
Ten Days and 256 Restaurants. Thursday, February 16, 2012. It’s crunch time with the highly anticipated fifth annual Chicago Restaurant Week kicking off tomorrow through February 26. A record number of 256 of Chicago’s top restaurants will participate in this years’ event that features prix fixe menus starting at $22 for lunch and $33/$44 for... Read more »

Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre to Present the World Premiere of fml: how Carson McCullers saved my life.

Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre to Present the World Premiere of fml: how Carson McCullers saved my life.
Chicago, Tuesday, February 14, 2012. Steppenwolf for Young Adults concludes its 2011/12 season with “fml: how Carson McCullers saved my life”, a world premiere by Sarah Gubbins, coming to Steppenwolf’s Downstairs Theatre February 28 through March 18, 2012. The story, inspired by Steppenwolf’s fall production of Carson McCullers’ The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter”, takes... Read more »
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Chicago Cultural Plan 2012: Ways You Can Participate.

Chicago Cultural Plan 2012: Ways You Can Participate.
Chicago, Monday, February 13, 2012.  Everyone who cares about art and culture in Chicago will have a chance to contribute their ideas for an all-encompassing new arts plan for the new Millennium.  The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is asking residents, cultural organizations and community groups for their input through town hall meetings,... Read more »
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