Archive for April 2013

Chicago's Farmers Markets 2013: Season Schedule Plus Night Markets

Chicago's Farmers Markets 2013: Season Schedule Plus Night Markets
Today, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the 2013 schedule for Chicago’s Farmers Markets, presented by the City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and COUNTRY Financial. The city-run markets selling fresh fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers open at Lincoln Park (Armitage & Orchard) and Division Street (Division & Dearborn) on Saturday, May... Read more »

Chicago's Bike Share Divvy: What You Need to Know to Roll

Chicago's Bike Share Divvy: What You Need to Know to Roll
The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) has just announced that Chicago’s new bike share system – Divvy - is ready to roll starting this June.  The initial launch will feature approximately 75 solar-powered docking stations in downtown Chicago and the River North neighborhood.  Over the year, the city is hoping to expand the system to... Read more »

Paris Club Chicago: Sizzles With New Weekends in Paris Brunch

Paris Club Chicago: Sizzles With New Weekends in Paris Brunch
So if it looks like a trip to Paris is out of the picture for this weekend. No worries, Paris Club has created a mini “City of Lights” in Chicago with its “Weekends in Paris” brunch bringing a certain je ne sais quoi to its Hubbard St. locale. Jerrod and R. J. Melman’s Paris Club... Read more »
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Taste of Chicago 2013: Line-up of Musical Acts and Talent at Petrillo Music Shell Announced

Taste of Chicago 2013: Line-up of Musical Acts and Talent at Petrillo Music Shell Announced
Today Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) announced the lineup of performers at the Petrillo Music Shell for the 2013 Taste of Chicago (July 10-14, 2013). The line-up includes: Robin Thicke, Robert Plant, Jill Scott and Neon Trees along with the previously announced opening performers fun. Here’s the... Read more »

How the Chicago Cubs Can Win a World Series: A Cheeky Idea

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Perhaps it is time to retire the beloved “Go Cubs Go” song and hire Amy Tobey.  If Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts is serious about winning, he needs to think “outside of the diamond”.  Ricketts needs to look past the Wrigley renovations and beyond his President of Baseball Operations, Theo Epstein, who is credited for... Read more »

Chicago Associates of the Stratford Festival Benefit: Brian Dennehy with Chris Jones

Chicago Associates of the Stratford Festival Benefit: Brian Dennehy with Chris Jones
Lucky to call Chicago Home. Despite the flooding rains on a gray April day, the winds off Lake Michigan that would blow a less resilient soul away, the political follies and the off-again, on-again flash mob wieldings, I realize every day how lucky I am to call Chicago home. An event held last week at... Read more »
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At the Movies With Show Me Chicago: Memorable Chicago Scenes from Films Shot in Chicago

At the Movies With Show Me Chicago: Memorable Chicago Scenes from Films Shot in Chicago
“We live in a box of space and time. Movies are windows in its walls. They allow us to enter other minds–not simply in the sense of identifying with the characters, although that is an important part of it, but by seeing the world as another person sees it.” Francois Truffaut In honor of the... Read more »

Chicago's Best Comfort Food: The Top 10 on Show Me Chicago

Chicago's Best Comfort Food: The Top 10 on Show Me Chicago
Usually by this time of the year I’m ready to climb out from under my comforting winter blanket of mashed potatoes and eat spring foods.  If this were a normal April, those first fresh stalks of grilled asparagus, artichokes, fiddlehead ferns, ramps, green garlic and nettles would be calling my name. But not this year.... Read more »

Caribou Coffee to Close 80 Locations: Grounds for Change

Caribou Coffee to Close 80 Locations: Grounds for Change
This week Caribou Coffee announced that they will be closing 80 under-performing stores on Sunday, April 14.  However, as of today, they have not released the names of individual stores that will be closing. For now, the official statement from Caribou’s Mike Tattersfield, president and CEO of Caribou Coffee is: “Over the past few months,... Read more »
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Chicago's Millennium Park Summer 2013: Line-up of Free Music and Special Events

Chicago's Millennium Park Summer 2013: Line-up of Free Music and Special Events
From Downtown Sound to Loops & Variations to Made in Chicago, Gospel Fest, and Jazz Fest, Chicago’s Millennium Park will be filled with the sound of music all summer long. But music’s not the only thing on tap at the park–there’s family activities, art happenings, exercise classes, garden tours and more. Here’s the line-up Downtown... Read more »
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