Archive for April 2012

Chicago's Farmers Markets 2012: Fill Up on Fresh.

Chicago's Farmers Markets 2012: Fill Up on Fresh.
Chicago, Monday, April 30, 2012. Farmers Markets are sprouting around town side by side with the tulips. Many neighborhood markets will be returning to their roots for their 33rd go-around starting Saturday, May 12. The downtown market season officially kicks off on Thursday, May 24 at Daley Plaza while some markets in the suburbs are... Read more »

Chicago Piano Day 2012: Save the Date.

Chicago Piano Day 2012: Save the Date.
Chicago, Friday, April 27, 2012. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA) has proclaimed Sunday, May 27, 2012 as Chicago Piano Day. Piano Day, will feature a roster of FREE events including recitals, films, demonstrations, lectures and piano lessons at Symphony Center. The day, hosted by actor and accomplished amateur pianist David Hyde Pierce, will kick... Read more »

Highland Park Restaurant Week 2012: Kicks Off With Over 30 Restaurants.

Highland Park Restaurant Week 2012: Kicks Off With Over 30 Restaurants.
Highland Park, IL. Wednesday, April 25, 2012. Did you know that Highland Park is becoming a Chicago North Shore Foodie Destination?  At this year’s first ever Restaurant Week, the Downtown Highland Park Alliance has managed to put together an impressive roster of 38 restaurants–matching the number of restaurants participating at Chicago’s First Annual Restaurant Week... Read more »
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Theater in Chicago: Non-Equity Jeff Award Nominations for Year Ending March 31, 2012.

Theater in Chicago: Non-Equity Jeff Award Nominations for Year Ending March 31, 2012.
Chicago, Wednesday, April 25, 2012. The Jeff Awards today announced 124 nominations in 25 categories for Non-Equity Jeff Awards for productions that opened between April 1, 2011, and March 31, 2012. The Non-Equity Awards honor excellence in Chicago theatres not under a union contract.  Jeff Awards judges covered opening nights of 154 productions offered by 71... Read more »

Just For Laughs Chicago 2012 Lineup: Vince Vaughn, Conan O'Brien, and more.

Just For Laughs Chicago 2012 Lineup: Vince Vaughn, Conan O'Brien, and more.
Chicago, Tuesday, April 24, 2012. TBS Just for Laughs, the biggest comedy festival in the U.S.A., comes to the Windy City for a fourth go-around this year kicking off June 12 through June 17, 2012. The Fest showcases an astonishing array of comedians, sketch shows, specialty acts at some of the city’s most iconic venues.... Read more »

Ten Hottest Tickets for Ravinia Festival 2012: Santana, Train and More.

Ten Hottest Tickets for Ravinia Festival 2012: Santana, Train and More.
Chicago, Monday, April 23, 2012.  With tickets to Ravinia Festival 2012 going on sale this Thursday, April 26 to the general public, it’s time to get your calendar in order for this summer’s must see shows. Pavilion seats to some shows are already sold out (or nearly sold out) to donors of $250 or more... Read more »
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Headliners Announced for Taste of Chicago 2012: Jennifer Hudson, Death Cab for Cutie and Others.

Headliners Announced for Taste of Chicago 2012: Jennifer Hudson, Death Cab for Cutie and Others.
Chicago, Thursday, April 19, 2012. The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events today announced that Jennifer Hudson, Chaka Khan, Death Cab for Cutie and Dierks Bentley will perform as headline musical acts at the Petrillo Music Shell in Grant Park (Jackson and Columbus) as part of the 32nd Annual Taste of Chicago, July 11-15.... Read more »

Chicago Botanic Garden Antiques and Garden Fair 2012: A Guide to Getting Around.

Chicago Botanic Garden Antiques and Garden Fair 2012: A Guide to Getting Around.
Chicago, Thursday, April 19, 2012. Starting today The Chicago Botanic Garden will be transformed into a wonderland of inspiration with old world antiques situated in magnificent garden settings at the Antiques and Garden Fair. The highly-anticipated show features dealers from Europe and the United States with over 100 displays of antique garden furnishings, botanical art... Read more »

The March at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre: An Amazing Feat.

The March at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre: An Amazing Feat.
The March. by E.L. Doctorow.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     adapted and directed by Frank Galati. Highly Recommended. Steppenwolf Theatre Mainstage. Through June 10, 2012. Chicago, Wednesday, April 18, 2012. When I first heard that Steppenwolf Theatre was mounting E.L. Doctorow’s novel The March–the War and Peace-like epic about 62,000 Union soldiers along with an assortment of black and white... Read more »
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Chicago School Zone Speed Cameras: A Good Idea or a Money Grab?

Chicago School Zone Speed Cameras: A Good Idea or a Money Grab?
Chicago, Monday, April 16, 2012. Later this week Chicago aldermen will be voting on whether to install 500 “speed cameras”– in addition to the 382 red-light cameras already in operation–in the city’s nearly 1600 school zones. The measure has already passed the committee assigned to consider the proposal (7-3) and is expected to win approval... Read more »
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