Archive for January 2013

Chicago Valentine Events 2013: Ten Unique Happenings in Chicago.

  CHICAGO, Thursday, January 31, 2013. The story behind Valentine’s Day isn’t a pretty one, if it is true. According to legend Valentine’s Day was named after St. Valentine, a.k.a. Valentinus, who lived in Rome during the third century. It seems, Valentinus was thrown into jail for aiding Christian martyrs, released after a year but... Read more »

Whole Foods Market Personal Shopping Service: Whole Foods Launches First Chicago Area Location for Personal Shopping Service.

Whole Foods Market Personal Shopping Service: Whole Foods Launches First Chicago Area Location for Personal Shopping Service.
CHICAGO, Wednesday, January 30, 2013. How much is your time worth? Do you love good food but don’t have the time to wander the grocery store aisles?  Whole Foods Market® in Wheaton is out to help with their new personal shopping service. The new service that launches this Friday, February 1 will provide a convenient... Read more »

Other Desert Cities: Heats up Chicago's Goodman Theatre.

Other Desert Cities: Heats up Chicago's Goodman Theatre.
CHICAGO, Tuesday, January 29, 2013. On January 22, the coldest night in Chicago in the past two years, Goodman Theatre was a welcome refuge.  The audience was able to escape the brutal cold for the warm confines of Palm Springs for the opening night of Jon Robin Baitz’s political potboiler, Other Desert Cities—a Pulitzer Prize... Read more »
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Upcoming Events Calendar: Chicago's Hot Events for February 2013.

Upcoming Events Calendar: Chicago's Hot Events for February 2013.
CHICAGO, Monday, January 28, 2013. Even though February is the shortest month of the year, there is no shortage of exciting happenings in the Windy City.  Here is a preview of places to go and things to do this February in Chicago. Chicago Restaurant Week, February 1 through February 10, 2013. This years 6th annual... Read more »

First Bites Bash Kick Off to Chicago Restaurant Week: Showcases Foods Trending in Chicago.

First Bites Bash Kick Off to Chicago Restaurant Week: Showcases Foods Trending in Chicago.
CHICAGO, Friday, January 25, 2013. What foods are trending in the Windy City?  You may be surprised.  In the landlocked deep dish pizza, hot dog, and steak capital of the world, seafood reigns supreme.  From Carnivale’s palette-pleasing Ceviche Shooters and Mercadito’s incredible Tacos Estilo Baja to CRU Cafe’s Escolar along with crab, bay scallops, octopus,... Read more »

StoryCorps Chicago at the Chicago Cultural Center: Offers Chicagoans an Opportunity to Tell Their Stories.

StoryCorps Chicago at the Chicago Cultural Center:  Offers Chicagoans an Opportunity to Tell Their Stories.
CHICAGO, Wednesday, January 23, 2013. What’s your story? Get ready to tell it.  In partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and Chicago Public Media, a permanent installation, StoryCorps Chicago will be launched this spring at the Chicago Cultural Center.  The StoryCorps’ installation will give people of all backgrounds and beliefs the... Read more »
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Chicago Jazz Festival 2013: Announces Artist in Residence.

Chicago Jazz Festival 2013: Announces Artist in Residence.
CHICAGO, January 18, 2013. It’s time to think summer. With the thermometer promising to nosedive to the coldest reading in Chicago in two years, today is a good day to start planning for Chicago’s Summer Festival Season. Right in line with these plans, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs announced today that the 2013 Artist in... Read more »

Chicago Museum Free Days and New Fees: Art Institute of Chicago Announces New Fee Structure for 2013.

Chicago Museum Free Days and New Fees: Art Institute of Chicago Announces New Fee Structure for 2013.
CHICAGO, Thursday, January 17, 2013. With rates scheduled to go up at both the Art Institute of Chicago and Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry in February, it may be time to check out the new rates and the “free days”. Yesterday the Art Institute of Chicago announced what they call their “new fee structure”.... Read more »

Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre's The Motherf**ker With the Hat: Smart, Funny and F**k'n' Poetic.

Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre's The Motherf**ker With the Hat: Smart, Funny and F**k'n' Poetic.
CHICAGO, Wednesday, January 16, 2013.  The new year is ringing in with a lot to shout about starting with Steppenwolf Theatres’ fast-paced, foul-mouthed and hilarious “The Motherf**ker With the Hat” that opened last week and runs through March 3 in Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre. “Motherf**ker”, directed by Steppenwolf ensemble member Anna D. Shapiro (who also directed... Read more »
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The 2013 CSO Chicago Youth in Music Festival: Three Weeks of Free Musical Events.

The 2013 CSO Chicago Youth in Music Festival: Three Weeks of Free Musical Events.
CHICAGO, Monday, January 7, 2013.  Just when you thought that Chicago’s busy winter calender couldn’t get any busier, along comes the 2013 Chicago Youth in Music Festival. The Festival, sponsored by The Institute for Learning, Access, and Training at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, in partnership with 15 Chicago-area music organizations, is offering three weeks of... Read more »
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