Archive for June 2013

Chicago Festival Guide for June 13-16: 15 Fun Festivals in the City and Suburbs

Chicago Festival Guide for June 13-16: 15 Fun Festivals in the City and Suburbs
Now that you’ve recovered from “Doing Division,” Blues Fest and other last weekend events, it’s time for another round. Check out what’s on tap for this weekend and don’t forget Father’s Day (Sunday, June 16).  Coincidentally or maybe not, Friday is “National Bourbon Day” and Saturday is “National Lobster Day” so if the dad in... Read more »

Chicago's Greatest Disasters of the Past and Today's "D" Word

The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 burned for three days from October 8 to October 10. It killed hundreds and destroyed 3.3 square miles of the city.  The tragedy led to massive rebuilding that that changed Chicago's future.
With the “D” word all over Chicago’s news today, we started thinking about disasters in general. The “D” word, for those who are not weather junkies, is derecho (even spell check thinks it’s a misspelling). A derecho is a severe storm, similar to a tornado, that moves in a straighter line. To qualify for derecho... Read more »

Chicago Events June 10-16: Just for Laughs, Music, Theater, more

Chicago Events June 10-16: Just for Laughs, Music, Theater, more
Don’t let Mondays get you down. You don’t have to wait until the weekend to celebrate. Chicago offers a calendar-load of weekday happenings that are second to none. Here’s what’s up for this week: All Week Just for Laughs (June 11-16). The 2013 edition of TBS Just For Laughs Chicago will take place across 15 locations,... Read more »
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Chicago Bike Week 2013: Bigger and Better Than Ever

Chicago Bike Week 2013: Bigger and Better Than Ever
Pit stops, free food, spin classes, movies, competitions, biker’s yoga, rallies and rides are just part of the fun at Chicago’s 21st annual Bike Week kicking off June 10 through the 15th. Riders can fuel up with free Clif Bars and coffee plus get a safety check and free air at a Bike Pit Stop.... Read more »

Rare Bronze Statue of Young Dionysos Comes to Chicago

Rare Bronze Statue of Young Dionysos Comes to Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago announced today that they have received the gift of a long-term loan of the Statue of Young Dionysos.  The statue is one of the very few existing large-scale bronze sculptures from antiquity in North America. What makes this acquisition of special interest to Show Me Chicago is that Dionysos (son... Read more »

June Festival and Events Calendar: 25 Things to do in Chicago June 6 to June 11

June Festival and Events Calendar: 25 Things to do in Chicago June 6 to June 11
Chicago’s summer is moving full speed ahead with many of the city’s favorite fests and other summer events returning this weekend. Hopefully things warm up by Saturday for the World’s Naked Bike Ride and all the other great  outdoor activities, but if not, Show Me Chicago has included some indoor events in this week’s 25.... Read more »
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Grant Park Music Festival 2013: Concert Calendar and Highlights

Grant Park Music Festival 2013: Concert Calendar and Highlights
The Grant Park Music Festival opens its 79th season on Wednesday, June 12 with Carlos Kalmar conducting Tchaikovsky’s passionate Fourth Symphony at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. The 10-week concert season continues Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) through August 17, 2013. All concerts are free.... Read more »

Theater on the Lake 2013: Summer Calendar of Shows and Events

Theater on the Lake 2013: Summer Calendar of Shows and Events
Since 1952, Theater on the Lake has been providing Chicagoans and visitors one of those aha moments that is pure Chicago.  Guests can bask in the best that summer has to offer at this historic open-air venue on Chicago’s magnificent lakefront while watching top-notch theater from some of Chicago’s richest off-Loop theater companies. The 2013... Read more »

Taste of Chicago Releases Pop-Up Menu of 20 Restaurants for 2013

Taste of Chicago Releases Pop-Up Menu of 20 Restaurants for 2013
Chicago is a city of many tastes. That is why last summer’s Pop-Up restaurants, added for the first time to Taste menu, were such a win-win proposition for both the eaters and the servers. The good news, the Pop-Ups are back for the 33rd Annual Taste of Chicago, July 10-14 in Grant Park, with even... Read more »
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