Archive for October 2012

Chicago Macy's Great Tree Lighting 2012: Kicks Off Chicago's Holiday Season.

Chicago Macy's Great Tree Lighting 2012: Kicks Off Chicago's Holiday Season.
CHICAGO, Wednesday, October 31, 2012. For generations of Chicagoans, dining at Marshall Field’s Walnut Room in front of their grand two-story Christmas tree was the real deal–the real Christmas tree, the real Santa Claus could only be found in the confines of Chicago’s original Marshall Field’s State Street Store.  For Chicago kids, the other “Santas”... Read more »

HMS Bounty Chicago Memories: Famous Tall Ship Succumbs to Hurricane Sandy.

HMS Bounty Chicago Memories: Famous Tall Ship Succumbs to Hurricane Sandy.
CHICAGO, Tuesday, October 30, 2012. It is hard to believe that the storied ship, the HMS Bounty was taken down for the count by Sandy’s wrath yesterday in the hurricane-ravaged waters off the North Carolina coast. Of the 16 crew members aboard, 14 were rescued, 42-year-old crew member Claudene Christian’s body was recovered from the... Read more »

Kinky Boots Digs in its Heels in Chicago at the Pre-Broadway Premiere at Bank of America Theatre.

Kinky Boots Digs in its Heels in Chicago at the Pre-Broadway Premiere at Bank of America Theatre.
CHICAGO, IL. Friday, October 26, 2012. The highly-anticipated Kinky Boots, the seemingly unlikely story of a fabulous drag queen performer named Lola (Billy Porter) joining forces with the somewhat naive young man Charlie (Stark Sands) to save a dying shoe factory is creating a lot of buzz in its pre-Broadway premiere at Chicago’s Bank of America... Read more »
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Chicago Holiday Events Calendar 2012: Tree Lighting on Daley Plaza, Mag Mile Lights Fest, Zoolights and more.

Chicago Holiday Events Calendar 2012: Tree Lighting on Daley Plaza, Mag Mile Lights Fest, Zoolights and more.
CHICAGO, IL. Wednesday, October 24, 2012. It seems holiday events kick off a little earlier each year.  Even before we have fully recovered from Halloween, it’s tree lighting, holiday fests, bazaars, entertainment and more with the holiday event calender growing fatter than Santa’s sack. Here is our list of don’t miss annual holiday events for... Read more »

Chicago Halloween Events: Five Picks to Get You Into the Halloween Spirit.

Chicago Halloween Events: Five Picks to Get You Into the Halloween Spirit.
CHICAGO,IL. Wednesday, October 17, 2012. If you are looking for creative ideas to get into the Halloween spirit, here are five spooktacular events happening this weekend. 1. HAUNTED SEGWAY TOUR . 337 E. Randolph Street, 312-552-5100. October 2 – 31, 2012. Absolutely Chicago Segway Tour presents a Halloween-themed segway tour. Eerily the tours will creep... Read more »

Chicago Humanities Festival 2012: Highlights of the 23rd Annual Cultural Arts Event.

Chicago Humanities Festival 2012: Highlights of the 23rd Annual Cultural Arts Event.
CHICAGO, IL. Sunday, October 14, 2012. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 22 years since the first Chicago Humanities Festival took place as a one-day event featuring eight programs at the Art Institute of Chicago and Orchestra Hall. Of course, it was a huge success, has expanded in scope and continues every fall. The... Read more »
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As Goes Janesville at Chicago's International Film Festival: A Must See for Political Junkies.

As Goes Janesville at Chicago's International Film Festival: A Must See for Political Junkies.
CHICAGO, Friday, October 12, 2012. After last night’s Vice Presidential debate between Joe Biden, who we know quite a bit about, and the relatively unknown Republican candidate Paul Ryan from Janesville, WI. it may be time to learn a little more about the man who, depending upon what happens on November 6, could be a... Read more »

One Name Only at Chicago's Black Ensemble Theater: A Show With Soul.

One Name Only at Chicago's Black Ensemble Theater: A Show With Soul.
CHICAGO, Thursday, October 11, 2012. If you’re looking for an outstanding evening of musical entertainment at the theater, “One Name Only”, may be just your ticket. The World Premiere production penned and directed by Black Ensemble Associate Director Rueben Echoles is in tune with today’s reality show mentality. The clever mash-up of television’s pop reality... Read more »

48th Chicago International Film Festival: Six Films to See.

48th Chicago International Film Festival: Six Films to See.
CHICAGO, Monday, October 8, 2012. A film junkie’s dream…the 48th Chicago International Film Festival comes to Chicago October 11th through October 25, bringing 150 films from 50 countries, big name stars, glamour packed red carpet opening ceremonies along with panel discussions and other special events. The films selected for the festival are a mix of... Read more »
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Chicago October 2012: A Round-up of Halloween Happenings and More.

Chicago October 2012: A Round-up of Halloween Happenings and More.
CHICAGO, Friday, October 5, 2012.  Great Haunts…and haunting events take over Chicago’s October calendar. There’s something for everyone, every day so treat yourself to some thrills, chills and terror-filled events. 1. The North Halsted Street Halloween Parade. This always outrageous event is back for its 16th consecutive year. The Northalsted Halloween Parade has no equal in... Read more »
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