Archive for August 2012

Chicago Labor Day Weekend 2012 Events Calendar: From Jazz Fest to Taste of Melrose Park.

Chicago Labor Day Weekend 2012 Events Calendar: From Jazz Fest to Taste of Melrose Park.
CHICAGO, Thursday, August 30, 2012.  It’s Chicago summer’s final dance and she’s putting on a fine show filled with music, food, art, culture and just plain fun.  Five days of good times await with summer’s last blast weekend packed to the brim with things to do. Check them out in this Weekend’s Wrap. IN TOWN.... Read more »

Picasso and Chicago at the Art Institute of Chicago: Major Exhibition to Showcase Over 250 Works of Picasso.

Picasso and Chicago at the Art Institute of Chicago: Major Exhibition to Showcase Over 250 Works of Picasso.
CHICAGO, Tuesday, August 28, 2012.  For the first time in almost 30 years, a major Picasso exhibition will grace the halls of the Art Institute of Chicago. The exhibition, Picasso and Chicago, will open February 20, 2013 in the Museum’s Regenstein Hall. Over 250 of the finest examples of the Art Institute’s extraordinary collection of... Read more »

Maggie Daley Park: A Peek Inside the Park and at the Pros and Cons.

Maggie Daley Park.An artist rendering of Maggie Daley Park--a green space with rock-climbing sculptures, an ice-skating ribbon and a play garden--which will run diagonally between the northeast and southeast part of what is now Daley Bicentennial Park, just east of Millennium Park.
CHICAGO, Monday, August 27, 2012. It was always a given that something/some place would be named after Chicago’s former beloved first lady, Maggie Daley. Consideration has been given to a number of landmarks since her death from metastatic breast cancer in November 2011. Saturday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that the North Grant Park renovation... Read more »
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Chicago Festival/Events August 23 to August 26, 2012: From the Bucktown Art Fest to the Midwest Brewers Fest.

Chicago Festival/Events August 23 to August 26, 2012: From the Bucktown Art Fest to the Midwest Brewers Fest.
CHICAGO, Thursday, August 23, 2012. Going, going, gone. As the summer season transforms into fall many taken for granted summer events are going away.  Shakespeare in the Parks and The Grant Park Music Festival shuttered their doors last weekend.  Most summer events at Millennium Park, if not already closed, go only through Labor Day.  And... Read more »

Chicago's Randolph Street Market August 25, 26, 2012: A Cool Way to Spend a Day Plus Win Free Admission Tickets on SMC.

Chicago's Randolph Street Market August 25, 26, 2012: A Cool Way to Spend a Day Plus Win Free Admission Tickets on SMC.
CHICAGO, Monday, August 20, 2012. Did you know that Randolph Street Market, that awesome open-air (and indoor) market for all things antiques, Indie Design and vintage is also a great food destination? The market, which has won accolades from the likes of Travel & Leisure, the NY Times, Lucky Magazine and celebrity designer Nate Berkus for... Read more »

Chicago Summer 2012: Five Summer Must Do's Before it is Too Late...especially for kids and families.

Chicago Summer 2012: Five Summer Must Do's Before it is Too Late...especially for kids and families.
CHICAGO, Friday, August 17, 2012. The mid-August to Labor Day void offers a special opportunity for that last summer fling. For most, summer camp is over and school hasn’t started yet–begging the age-old question, “What are we doing today?” Lucky for anyone coming to Chi-town because there is so much to do. Here are five... Read more »
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Chicago Calender of Summer Events 2012: August 16-19 From Air and Water Show to U.S. Navy Week.

Chicago Calender of Summer Events 2012: August 16-19 From Air and Water Show to U.S. Navy Week.
Chicago summer does not go gentle into the night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light. But Chicago autumn is just around the corner making it almost alright. …with deep apologies to Dylan Thomas CHICAGO, Thursday, August 16, 2012. As summer begins to wind down, it does not go out with a whimper it... Read more »

Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry's New Exhibit: Life in Space Features a Full-Scale Model of NASA'S Curiosity Rover.

Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry's New Exhibit: Life in Space Features a Full-Scale Model of NASA'S Curiosity Rover.
“Is there Life Beyond Earth –OR Are We Alone?” CHICAGO, Tuesday, August 14, 2012. Martians, little green men, the man in the moon, UFOs, aliens, crop circles are all part of the science and lore surrounding the human quest to determine if there is extraterrestrial life.  Way before space exploration became a reality, Earthlings have... Read more »

Taste of the Gold Coast 2012: Calling All Foodies to Signature Event.

Taste of the Gold Coast 2012: Calling All Foodies to Signature Event.
CHICAGO, Monday, August 13, 2012. Now in its fourth year,Taste of the Gold Coast, has established itself as a go to event for foodies and anyone who enjoys the best of everything. Fifteen of Chicago’s most talented chefs will be participating in this year’s event that takes place this Thursday from 6 to 9p.m. at... Read more »
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Chicago Summer Events Calendar August 9-12, 2012: Northalsted Market Days, Ginza Festival, and More.

Chicago Summer Events Calendar August 9-12, 2012: Northalsted Market Days, Ginza Festival, and More.
CHICAGO, August 9, 2012. The Bears preseason kicks off today.  There’s over an hour less daylight than a month ago.  Back-to-school ads proliferate.  The leaves are beginning their annual descent.  But never fear, Chicago is still in full summer mode as you can see for yourself in this week’s calendar of events. CITY FESTS. Ginza... Read more »
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