Archive for May 2012

Taste of Chicago 2012: Finalizes Restaurant Line-up for 32nd Annual Taste.

Taste of Chicago 2012: Finalizes Restaurant Line-up for 32nd Annual Taste.
Chicago, Thursday, May 31, 2012. The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) has announced the lineup of five-day restaurants that will be at the 32nd Annual Taste of Chicago this July 11 through July 15. Eli’s Cheesecake, a Taste vendor since the first event on July 4, 1980, will join other longtime Taste... Read more »

Roy's Furniture Company Fire in Chicago: More Than Just a Furniture Store.

Roy's Furniture Company Fire in Chicago: More Than Just a Furniture Store.
Chicago, Wednesday, May 30, 2012. To some, the fire that destroyed Roy’s Furniture Company (2455 North Sheffield Avenue) yesterday was just a commuter’s inconvenience.  To others, the fire at Roy’s was more personal. The fire, which broke out around 3:20p.m., shut down the CTA’s Brown, Purple and Red Lines during rush hours just as the... Read more »

Taste of Chicago 2012: One-day Pop-Up Restaurants Add Zest to Taste Menu.

Taste of Chicago 2012: One-day Pop-Up Restaurants Add Zest to Taste Menu.
Chicago, Tuesday, May 29, 2011. Something new is coming to the 32nd Annual Taste of Chicago from July 11-15, in Grant Park. The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events has announced that 15 new-to-Taste restaurants will be popping-up on the east side of Columbus, just south of Jackson during this years’ food fest. East... Read more »
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My Kind of Town at Chicago's Timeline Theatre: A Look at Police Torture in Chicago.

My Kind of Town at Chicago's Timeline Theatre: A Look at Police Torture in Chicago.
“I have struck a city— a real city—and they call it Chicago. … I urgently desire never to see it again. It is inhabited by savages.”— Rudyard Kipling, 1891. Chicago, Friday, May 25, 2012. John Conroy’s compelling drama My Kind of Town, under the masterful direction of Nick Bowling, at Chicago’s Timeline Theatre puts a... Read more »

Roy Lichtenstein Exhibition at Art Institute of Chicago: From Familiar to Unexpected.

Roy Lichtenstein Exhibition at Art Institute of Chicago: From Familiar to Unexpected.
Chicago, Tuesday, May 22, 2012. The most comprehensive exhibition to date of the work of artist Roy Lichenstein opens with a Whaam! Bratatat! Varoom! today at the Art Institute of Chicago. Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective features over 160 works of the familiar and unexpected that showcase the power of POP. The exhibition brings together never-before-seen... Read more »

Memorial Day Weekend 2012: 15 Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend Chicago-Style.

Memorial Day Weekend 2012: 15 Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend Chicago-Style.
Monday, May 21, 2012. Chicago’s giant kick-start to summer…Memorial Day Weekend 2012…officially begins this Friday, May 25. Outdoor fun goes into overtime mode with beaches, baseball, fireworks, festivals, parades, outdoor dining and farmers markets all taking root. In addition, Memorial Day is a day to remember those who served, fought, and died in defense of... Read more »
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A Little Night Music at Writers Theatre: A Night To Remember.

A Little Night Music at Writers Theatre: A Night To Remember.
Chicago, Friday, May 18, 2012. “A Little Night Music,” the Stephen Sondheim (music and lyrics) Hugh Wheeler (book) musical that opened on Broadway nearly 40 years ago is delighting audiences at Glencoe’s Writers’ Theatre in a sparkling new revival, directed by William Brown. Set in turn of the century Sweden, “A Little Night Music” has... Read more »

Freud's Last Session: A Dream Production at Chicago's Mercury Theatre.

Freud's Last Session:  A Dream Production at Chicago's Mercury Theatre.
Chicago, Wednesday, May 16, 2012. It isn’t often–however, more often in Chicago than many other places–that one is treated to such compelling theater as Freud’s Last Session, now playing at the Mercury Theatre. The story is a fictional account of a meeting–that may or may not have taken place–between legendary psychoanalyst Dr. Sigmund Freud (Mike... Read more »

NATO Summit in Chicago: Ten Places to Escape from the Chaos.

NATO Summit in Chicago: Ten Places to Escape from the Chaos.
Chicago, Monday, May 14, 2012. With the Art Institute,  Shedd Aquarium and the Adler Planetarium, closed from Saturday through Monday (Field Museum closed Sunday and Monday) due to NATO-related logistical issues along with the parking restrictions, road closures, Metra and CTA disruptions, you may want to take a step beyond the chaos for this weekend’s... Read more »
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The Iceman Cometh to Chicago's Goodman Theatre: A Powerful Mounting of O'Neill's American Masterpiece.

The Iceman Cometh to Chicago's Goodman Theatre: A Powerful Mounting of O'Neill's American Masterpiece.
It’s “the No Chance Saloon, Bedrock Bar, the End of the Line Café, the Bottom of the Sea Rathskeller…no one here has to worry about where they’re going next, because there is no  farther they can go”–Playwright Eugene O’Neill. Chicago, Wednesday, May 9, 2012. Sadness, loneliness and desperation permeate in Robert Falls’ major revival of The... Read more »
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