Archive for July 2012

Chicago Top Chef Challenge 2012: Watch the Competition Live on Chicago's Daley Plaza.

Chicago Top Chef Challenge 2012: Watch the Competition Live on Chicago's Daley Plaza.
CHICAGO, Monday, July 30, 2012. The 6th Annual Country Chef Challenge pits three of Chicago’s top chefs against each other in a battle for the title of Master of the Market this Thursday on Daley Plaza. The public is invited to watch the free event, kicking off at 11a.m., and cheer for their favorite. THE... Read more »

Chicago Summer Events and Festivals July 26 to July 29, 2012: From Taste of Lincoln Avenue to the Newberry Library Book Fair.

Chicago Summer Events and Festivals July 26 to July 29, 2012: From Taste of Lincoln Avenue to the Newberry Library Book Fair.
CHICAGO, Thursday, July 26, 2012. The heat is on as the summer of 2012 sizzles with a cauldron of happenings bubbling over on this weekend’s event filled summer calender. CITY FESTIVALS. Fiesta del Sol, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Celebrate Fiesta Del Sol, one of the largest Latino fests in the Midwest, features carnival rides, live... Read more »

Chicago Jazz Festival 2012: Countdown to the Big Event at Neighborhood Nights Performances.

Chicago Jazz Festival 2012: Countdown to the Big Event at Neighborhood Nights Performances.
CHICAGO, Wednesday, July 25, 2012. Although the 34th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival is still over a month away, jazz fans can turn up the volume with a series of pre-festival events at the Neighborhood Nights performances listed here. Magic Carpet at the Garfield Park Conservatory, 100 N. Central Park Ave. at 6 p.m. on Saturday,... Read more »
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Author, Author at Chicago's Harold Washington Library: An Exhibition of 20th Century Literary Icons That Goes Beyond Words.

Author, Author at Chicago's Harold Washington Library: An Exhibition of 20th Century Literary Icons That Goes Beyond Words.
Chicago, Monday, July 23, 2012. Get up close and personal with some of the literary icons of the 20th century at the new exhibition, Author, Author,  opening this Saturday at the Harold Washington Library Center. More than 50 intimate portraits of the likes of Tennessee Williams, Gore Vidal, Edward Albee, Michael Crichton, Jackie Collins, Amy... Read more »

Chicago Summer Festivals and Events July 19 to July 22, 2012: From Race to Mackinac to the Taste of River North.

Chicago Summer Festivals and Events July 19 to July 22, 2012: From Race to Mackinac to the Taste of River North.
CHICAGO, Thursday, July 19, 2012. Who said that summer is winding down. No way, not with this weeks’ loaded calendar of events. Once again, we’ve tried to add a little sample of everything from city happenings, kid events, suburban stuff and early warnings as to what will be coming up in the next week or... Read more »

Popcorn & Pasquale Chicago: A Lyric Opera First for Kids and their Grownups.

Popcorn & Pasquale Chicago: A Lyric Opera First for Kids and their Grownups.
CHICAGO, Wednesday, July 18, 2012, Although, it doesn’t happen until December 2nd, tickets go on sale today for Lyric Opera subscribers and August 1 for the general public for Popcorn & Pasquale--a 70-minute opera adventure, created especially for kids ages 5 through 12 and their families. The one-of-a-kind programing will feature the stars of Lyric’s... Read more »
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Taste of Chicago 2012: The Numbers are in for 2012 with Chicago Appetites Telling the Story.

Taste of Chicago 2012: The Numbers are in for 2012 with Chicago Appetites Telling the Story.
CHICAGO, Tuesday, July 17, 2012. The numbers are in for 2012′s re-imagined Taste. The 5-day, lower-key, event drew 1.2 million visitors, keeping pace with last year’s 2.35 million visitors over a 10-day period. This year’s food was selling like hot cakes (see top sellers below) with fest-goers sampling more than 200 menu items from 55... Read more »

City Winery Chicago: Calling All Vinophiles to Chicago's First Full Winery and Concert Venue.

City Winery Chicago: Calling All Vinophiles to Chicago's First Full Winery and Concert Venue.
CHICAGO, July 16, 2012. City Winery Chicago will be opening its doors in the West Loop this August. The city’s newest concert venue and only fully operational winery, will serve up a hearty slate of Wine Events for vinophiles of all tastes and vintages. The 30,000-square foot venue at 1200 West Randolph, in a former... Read more »

Chicago Summer 2012: Fests and Events from Pitchfork to the Windy City RibFest for July 12 to July 15.

Chicago Summer 2012: Fests and Events from Pitchfork to the Windy City RibFest for July 12 to July 15.
CHICAGO, Thursday, July 12, 2012. The non-stop action continues as Chicago’s summer reaches its mid-point. Check out Show Me Chicago’s eclectic calendar of awesome events for this weekend with something for everyone. CITY FESTIVALS. Irish American Heritage Festival, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Live bands, mashed-potato eating contest, family activities and more. Irish American Heritage Center,... Read more »
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A Different Taste: A Guide to the New Taste of Chicago 2012.

A Different Taste: A Guide to the New Taste of Chicago 2012.
CHICAGO, Wednesday, July 11, 2012. Taste of Chicago 2012 returns today for its 32nd annual appearance sporting a new look. The re-imagined Taste is a little thinner, a little trimmer. Instead of the usual 10 days surrounding the frenzied Fourth of July, the Taste has been cut to 5 days and moved to the slightly... Read more »
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