Archive for June 2012

Chicago Fests and Events June 28 to July 1, 2012: World's Largest Block Party, Gold Coast Art Fair, Craft Beer and More.

Chicago Fests and Events June 28 to July 1, 2012: World's Largest Block Party, Gold Coast Art Fair, Craft Beer and More.
Chicago, Thursday, June 28, 2012. An eclectic mix of events are on this week’s Cultural Calendar from fests, to the Paris Ballet to the World’s Largest Block Party and the World’s Largest Music Festival (Summerfest Milwaukee). With temperatures flirting with the 100 degree mark, there’s no doubt about it–summer has arrived in haute style. CITY... Read more »

Fourth of July Chicago/Suburbs 2012: Fireworks, Cruises, Fests, Parades and More.

Fourth of July Chicago/Suburbs 2012: Fireworks, Cruises, Fests, Parades and More.
Chicago, Tuesday, June 26, 2012. With the 4th of July falling on a Wednesday, this year, the question is when to celebrate? For some, the answer is to celebrate all week.  Some of the popular annual fests including Naperville’s Ribfest kick off this weekend and continue through Tuesday, July 3.  Others start on the 4th... Read more »

Chicago Museums: What's on Tap this Summer at Chicago's World Class Museums.

Chicago Museums: What's on Tap this Summer at Chicago's World Class Museums.
Chicago, Monday, June 25, 2012. Take a sizzling hot Chicago summer day, add a cooling adventure to one of Chicago’s 50 plus museums, stir in a ride on the CTA,  Metra or Water Taxi and you have all the ingredients for a very special day (or many days) exploring the universe at Chicago’s world-class museums.... Read more »
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Chicago Summer Festivals & Events 2012: Pride Fest, Gospel Fest, Art, Theater and more for June 21-24.

Chicago Summer Festivals & Events 2012: Pride Fest, Gospel Fest, Art, Theater and more for June 21-24.
CHICAGO, Thursday, June 21, 2012. Welcome to summer in the city with hot times ahead. This weekend blasts off with a full plate of events across the city and in the burbs. So take your pick and get ready to party. FESTS IN THE CITY. Chicago Pride Fest: June 22,23, Lakeview. Love it or hate... Read more »

Theater on the Lake Chicago 2012: Summer Schedule and Highlights.

Theater on the Lake Chicago 2012: Summer Schedule and Highlights.
Chicago, Wednesday, June 20, 2012. Chicago’s Theater on the Lake is a true Chicago original. Every summer since 1952,Theater on the Lake has offered live staged productions in their historic semi-outdoor lakefront venue at Fullerton and Lake Shore Drive.  This year eight different shows will be performed Wednesdays through Sundays, with a new production each... Read more »

Make Music Chicago 2012: A Guide to Chicago's Free One Day Citywide Musical Festival.

Make Music Chicago 2012: A Guide to Chicago's Free One Day Citywide Musical Festival.
Welcome in the first day of summer 2012 with a smorgasbord of music from CSO Music Director Riccardo Muti to talented amateur performers. CHICAGO, Monday, June 18, 2012. Make Music Chicago, the completely free one-day music festival presented by Rush Hour Concerts, is back for 2012 with 700 performers at 75 sites kicking off at 6:00a.m. this... Read more »
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Chicago Events: Taste of Randolph, Greek Fest, Custer's Last Stand and more for June 14-17, 2012.

Chicago Events: Taste of Randolph, Greek Fest, Custer's Last Stand and more for June 14-17, 2012.
Chicago, Thursday, June 14, 2012. Although, it’s still not officially summer, Chicago’s festival season is in full swing. This weekend features a fun-filled calendar of events for all. And don’t forget, Sunday is Father’s Day. Here’s some of what’s happening around town this weekend: Fests. Taste of Randolph. The West Loop festival offers great food,... Read more »

Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago 2012: Highlights and Special Events.

Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago 2012: Highlights and Special Events.
CHICAGO Wednesday, June 13, 2012. The Grant Park Music Festival kicks off its 78th season tonight at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park.  In honor of the season’s opening Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago City Council and the State of Illinois House of Representatives have declared Wednesday, June 13 as Grant Park Music Festival... Read more »

Milwaukee Summerfest 2012: Win Tickets on Show Me Chicago.

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Summerfest Ticket Contest ended, Monday, June 18, 2012. Try again next year. Show Me Chicago has some very smart readers, many of you identified all three pictures correctly so we drew the lucky winner, Sean Davis, from a group of other entries. Here are the correct answers: Photo 1 – Milwaukee (Edelweiss) Riverwalk. Photo 2... Read more »
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Free Shakespeare in Chicago Parks: Summer 2012 Calendar of Shakespearean Events.

Free Shakespeare in Chicago Parks: Summer 2012 Calendar of Shakespearean Events.
Chicago, Tuesday, June 12, 2012—Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST), Chicago Park District and The Boeing Company announced today plans to bring Shakespeare, FREE FOR ALL, to community parks across the City of Chicago this summer. From Portage Park to Humboldt Park and Austin to South Shore, this summer from July 29 to August 19, Chicago Shakespeare... Read more »
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