Archive for May 2013

Taste of Chicago 2013: List of Participating Restaurants Announced

Taste of Chicago 2013: List of Participating Restaurants Announced
A diverse lineup of 35 restaurants featuring African, American, Caribbean, Chinese, German, Indian, Italian, Thai, Vietnamese cuisine and more will be represented at the 2013 five-day Taste of Chicago Festival from July 10 through July 14 in Grant Park. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and the Illinois Restaurant... Read more »

Chicago Events May 30-June 4: It's Da Weekend Calendar on Show Me Chicago

Chicago Events May 30-June 4: It's Da Weekend Calendar on Show Me Chicago
There’s an old song from the Broadway Musical Carousel by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein that pretty much describes Chicago’s spring of 2013: “March went out like a lion, Then April cried and stepped aside, And along came pretty little May, May was full of promises But she didn’t keep ‘em quickly enough for some,... Read more »

A Look Inside Food Network Magazine's Posh Party at RPM Italian

A Look Inside Food Network Magazine's Posh Party at RPM Italian
Giuliana and Bill Rancic’s trendy River North, RPM Italian hotspot has been packing in Chicago’s glitterati since it opened a little over a year ago, but even with that as a given the four-abreast line snaking down Illinois St. from Dearborn to Clark early last Wednesday evening was a bit surprising. The crowd was a... Read more »
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Chicago City Summer Festival Calendar 2013: Air and Water, Blues, Jazz, Taste and more

Chicago City Summer Festival Calendar 2013: Air and Water, Blues, Jazz, Taste and more
The Festival Season is upon us with Mayfest and the Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival already in the rear view mirror…it’s time to get moving and make sure you don’t miss anything.  The City of Chicago’s Summer Events Calendar offers a spectacular line-up of blockbuster happenings and the price is right…with many free.  Today Show Me Chicago... Read more »

Chicago Millennium Park Summer Film Series: A Look at the Dynamic Dozen

June 4                  Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones-Live at the Checkerboard Lounge in 1981.         Blues guitarist Buddy Guy owned the Checkerboard Lounge in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood when the Rolling Stones stopped by for a chance to play with Muddy Waters who coaxes them to the stage, one by one. 1981 (97 min.)
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) have announced an exciting new film series that will premiere this summer at Millennium Park’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion.  The official kickoff date for the series is Tuesday, June 18.  The kick-off will include a brief tribute to Roger Ebert, honoring Chicago’s Pulitzer... Read more »

Best of Milwaukee: Top 10 Picks on Show Me Chicago

Best of Milwaukee: Top 10 Picks on Show Me Chicago
With the three-day Memorial Day weekend almost upon us, Show Me Chicago is debuting a new feature highlighting NEARBY GETAWAYS. The occasional series will explore places in the Midwest that are a short drive, Megabus ride or train ride from Chicago.  We will look at the food, neighborhoods, arts, theater, festivals and more. Our first... Read more »
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Memorial Day Chicago 2013: Show Me Chicago's Weekend Events Calendar

Memorial Day Chicago 2013: Show Me Chicago's Weekend Events Calendar
We’ve waited all winter and now it’s here…Chicagoans reward for making it through the ice, the snow and the bitter winds of winter… Memorial Day Weekend. Last weekend, we got our first taste of summer with Mayfest. Now it’s full speed ahead with a summer full of fests, rooftops, parades, outdoor concerts, biking and beach... Read more »

Chicago Events: May 17-19 on Show Me Chicago

Chicago Events: May 17-19 on Show Me Chicago
Although Memorial Day Weekend is often considered the kick off to summer, in Chicago it’s Mayfest, the first blowout fest of festival season, that signals the start of summer fun with three days of bands, booze and bozos. It’s also Craft Beer Week in Chicago (actually 11 days) with events all around town.  Here’s an... Read more »

Free Shakespeare in Chicago Parks Expands for 2013

Free Shakespeare in Chicago Parks Expands for 2013
From Humboldt Park to Garfield and Loyola Park to South Shore, this summer Chicago will celebrate Free Shakespeare in neighborhood parks.  The citywide tour of Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, expanded from last year’s inaugural season, will include 27 performances in 18 Chicago Park District parks across the city from 
July 25 through August 25, 2013.... Read more »
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The Museum of Broadcast Communications Chicago: A Treasure Vault of American Broadcast

The Museum of Broadcast Communications Chicago: A Treasure Vault of American Broadcast
Just shy of its one year anniversary, the $27 million new facility for the Museum of Broadcast Communications (MBC) at 360 N. State St. is creating a buzz louder than a 17-year cicada or a double Wild Turkey bourbon.  The building, formerly an ugly beast of a parking garage since 1927, has been transformed by... Read more »
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