Archive for July 2013

Lollapalooza Food: Top Ten Interesting Eats for 2013 Festival

Lollapalooza Food: Top Ten Interesting Eats for 2013 Festival
In addition to its Killer musical line-up, Lollapalooza manages to put together a pretty amazing selection of good eats to feed the 90,000 plus that are expected to show up daily at the Grant Park bash taking place this year from Friday, August 2 through Sunday, August 4. From haute cuisine to haute dogs, there... Read more »

Simpatico at A Red Orchid Theatre: A Thoroughbred Production

Simpatico at A Red Orchid Theatre: A Thoroughbred Production
There is definitely nothing simpatico about Sam Shepard’s play of the same name currently running at A Red Orchid Theatre.  The irony of the Simpatico title– meaning compatible or on the same wave length–was evident from the getgo when the Theatre’s co-founding ensemble members Michael Shannon (Carter) and Guy Van Swearingen (Vinnie) meet in Vinnie’s desolate... Read more »

Tall Ships Chicago 2013: A Guide to the Ships and Schedule of Events

Tall Ships Chicago 2013: A Guide to the Ships and Schedule of Events
Fourteen Tall Ships from the USA and around the world will be taking Chicago’s Navy Pier by storm at this year’s Tall Ships® Chicago 2013 when they arrive in a spectacular “Parade of Sail”  on Wednesday August 7. There are several areas from which you can view the “Parade of Sail”  which sets sail from Northerly... Read more »
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Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks 2013: Summer Series Schedule

Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks 2013: Summer Series Schedule
The newly expanded Chicago Shakespeare Theater free summer series that brings Shakespeare to the neighborhoods launches today at Eckhart Park with “The Comedy of Errors”.  The 75-minute, family-friendly production will continue performances in 18 neighborhood parks through August 25th. Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks is inspired by the open air setting in which Shakespeare’s plays were... Read more »

Chicago Summer Events: Find Out What's Happening This Weekend on Show Me Chicago

Chicago Summer Events: Find Out What's Happening This Weekend on Show Me Chicago
Just to show that you never know who’s going to show up in our town, here come the Budweiser Clydesdales–the whole team–hoofing their way into Rosemont this weekend.  And that’s not all the horsing around that’s on the calender for the final weekend of July 2013.  Here’s a brief rundown of things to do and places... Read more »

Whole Foods Market® Desserters Truck Popping Up Around Chicago With Free Sweet Treats

Whole Foods Market® Desserters Truck Popping Up Around Chicago With Free Sweet Treats
Whole Foods Market® invites Chicagoans to come and get their “just desserts” while enjoying the day-to-day moment with something sweet at their special, I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream Chicago promotion. You’ll think that your old neighborhood ice cream truck is back with some extra bells and whistles when you lay... Read more »
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Location Chicago: The Latest Buzz on Movies and Television Filming in Chicago

Location Chicago: The Latest Buzz on Movies and Television Filming in Chicago
It’s lights, camera action as Chicago, once again, takes center stage this summer for the filming of some blockbuster movies and network television series.  It looks like Chicago is on track for another record year in film and television production with numbers for this summer alone expected to generate over $50 million in economic development.... Read more »

North Dearborn Garden Walk: A Peek Inside the Hemingway Inspired Gardens

North Dearborn Garden Walk: A Peek Inside the Hemingway Inspired Gardens
More than flowers were on display at this year’s 55th Annual Dearborn Garden Walk. The walk, in the Chicago neighborhood where Ernest Hemingway once lived with his first wife Hadley on North Dearborn Parkway, took place on Sunday, July 21.  The designers who created this year’s garden vignettes chose their themes to honor Hemingway and... Read more »

Chicago Weekend Events for July 19 to July 21, 2013

Chicago Weekend Events for July 19 to July 21, 2013
Here’s a rundown of Chicago Weekend Events for July 19 to July 21, 2013: In Town… Pearl Jam at Wrigley Field, Friday. Sheryl Crow at Ravinia Festival, Friday. Phish at Northerly Island, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Bjork, Belle & Sebastian, and R. Kelly at Pitchfork in Union Park, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Festivals… Pitchfork: July... Read more »
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Ten Places to Escape the Heat During Chicago's Hottest Days

Millenniun Park's Lurie Garden is a beautiful secret garden where you can catch a breeze and dip your feet into the water while enjoying the Chicago skyline.
Tuesday was Chicago’s warmest day in 11 months, Wednesday and Thursday were even hotter with with Friday promising to win this week’s “heat parade” with the heat index heading into the stratosphere–with 108 degrees or higher predicted.  No need to sweat, however, with Show Me Chicago’s ten places to escape the heat during Chicago’s hottest... Read more »
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