Archive for February 2013

Art Institute of Chicago Offers New Free Tour App: Navigate the Museum With Ease.

Art Institute of Chicago Offers New Free Tour App: Navigate the Museum With Ease.
CHICAGO, Tuesday, February 26, 2013. The Art Institute of Chicago has just announced the launch of an “indoor GPS” app.  The Art Institute is the first art museum in the world to offer this comprehensive device that helps visitors navigate their way through over 50 of the museum’s collections.  The easy to use, educational and... Read more »

Forbes Names Chicago Fourth Most Miserable City in Nation: Ten Reasons Why They Are Dead Wrong.

Forbes Names Chicago Fourth Most Miserable City in Nation: Ten Reasons Why They Are Dead Wrong.
CHICAGO, Friday, February 22, 2013. Moving up from the sixth spot in 2012, Chicago is now, according to Forbes Magazine, the nation’s fourth most miserable U.S. city to reside. Those of us who live in Chicago know that this is wrong…dead wrong. For starters, lets take a look at the criteria used by Forbes as... Read more »

Chicago Festival Beat 2013: Baconfest vs. Poutine Fest.

Chicago Festival Beat 2013: Baconfest vs. Poutine Fest.
CHICAGO, Wednesday, February 20, 2013.  Could poutines be the next bacon?  It would seem that time is running out on bacon’s fifteen minutes of fame but if the rush to put down $100 for general admission tickets to Chicago’s Baconfest 2013 (ticket sales open today) is any indication, bacon still seems to have sizzle. From... Read more »
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Chicago 2013 and Beyond: City Holds Brainstorming Session for Future Attractions and Events.

Chicago 2013 and Beyond: City Holds Brainstorming Session for Future Attractions and Events.
Get the Inside Story on What New Attractions May Be Coming to Town. CHICAGO, Tuesday, February 19, 2013. Hoping that visitors may leave their hearts in San Francisco but their money in Chicago, a group of Chicago tourism officials and civic supporters put their collective heads together Monday to brainstorm some ideas to pretty-up the... Read more »

Picasso and Chicago at the Art Institute of Chicago: Gives Visitors a Look Inside Picasso.

Picasso and Chicago at the Art Institute of Chicago: Gives Visitors a Look Inside Picasso.
CHICAGO, Friday, February 15, 2013. So you think you know Picasso…not so fast.  You may want to think again. The new exhibition, Picasso and Chicago, which opens to the general public February 20, 2013 (through May 12, 2013) at the Art Institute of Chicago paints a complete picture of Picasso, the man, and Picasso, the... Read more »

Lyric Opera of Chicago: Announces 2013-14 Season Schedule.

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CHICAGO, Tuesday, February 12, 2013. Love is in the air, not only this week for Valentine’s Day but all year with Thursday’s announcement of the upcoming 2013-14 season of the Lyric Opera of Chicago.   Anthony Freud, general director of Lyric Opera of Chicago, announced the repertoire, principal singers, conductors, directors, and designers for Lyric’s 2013-14... Read more »
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Chicago Restaurant Week 2013 Extends Dates for More Than 60 Restaurants.

Chicago Restaurant Week 2013 Extends Dates for More Than 60 Restaurants.
CHICAGO, Sunday, February 10, 2013. Procrastinators will be given a second chance to participate in this year’s Chicago Restaurant Week.  Since February 1, diners have been getting prix-fixe bargain offerings from over 250 of the city’s top restaurants during the sixth annual Chicago Restaurant Week. The “week” was scheduled to end today.  For some that... Read more »

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Announces Highlights for its 2013-2014 Season.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Announces Highlights for its 2013-2014 Season.
CHICAGO, Friday, February 8, 2013. As the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) approaches its 123rd season Music Director Riccardo Muti and Deborah F. Rutter, president of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA), announced on Wednesday their plans for the 2013-14 year. A rich array of programs developed by Maestro Muti for the upcoming season will showcase... Read more »

Sweet Charity Review: Fun, Good Times, Laughs at Writers' Theatre.

Sweet Charity Review: Fun, Good Times, Laughs at Writers' Theatre.
CHICAGO,  Friday, February 8, 2013. Do you want to have fun, good times? Then head to Glencoe and spend a little time at the Michael Halberstam Writers’ Theatre production of Sweet Charity.  This show may be just your ticket to brighten Chicago’s gray winter.  The big time, good times production is a feel good blast... Read more »
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Music + Movement Festival 2013: Showcases Best in Chicago Dance and Music at Five-Month-Long Spectacular.

Music + Movement Festival 2013: Showcases Best in Chicago Dance and Music at Five-Month-Long Spectacular.
CHICAGO, Tuesday, February 5, 2013. The line-up for Chicago’s highly anticipated Music + Movement Festival was announced this morning at the Chicago Auditorium Theatre Press Conference.  Some of Chicago’s most talented performers will be taking the stage in the five-month-long Music + Movement Festival festival featuring ground-breaking dance paired with live music that kicks off... Read more »
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