Archive for October 2013

Day of the Dead Traditions and Celebrations

Day of the Dead Traditions and Celebrations
The Day of the Dead or Dia De Los Muertos seems to be taking on a life of its’ own with more celebrations every year. The tradition of celebrating the dead has been in existence for centuries with its most likely origin occurring as part of a 14th century Aztec festival in Mexico but may... Read more »

Art Institute of Chicago Hosts Major Exhibition on Eating in America

The Art Institute of Chicago is hosting a major exhibition exploring eating in America. The exhibit, Art
 and Appetite: American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine, opens November 12 and runs through January 27, 2014 in the museum’s Regenstein Hall. Art and Appetite will showcase the many meanings and interpretations of food through over 100 paintings, sculptures,... Read more »

Chicago Humanities Festival: Hot Tickets Alexrod, Bayless, Navratilova, more

Chicago Humanities Festival: Hot Tickets Alexrod, Bayless, Navratilova, more
The Chicago Humanities Festival is pulling out the big guns including David Axelrod, Rick Bayless, Martina Navratilova, Jonathan Safran Foer and more to explore this year’s theme “ANIMAL: What Makes Us Human.” Tickets are going fast with the festival kicking off on the “Day of the Dead,” November 1st and running though November 10th at various... Read more »
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Bookmania 2013 at Harold Washington Library Center: A Celebration of Children's Literacy

Bookmania 2013 at Harold Washington Library Center: A Celebration of Children's Literacy
Bookmania 2013, the free, day-long children’s book festival at the Harold Washington Library Center (400 S. State St.), celebrates children’s literacy on Saturday, November 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The 20th annual event, targeted for children ages 3 to 10 years of age and their families will showcase books, storytelling, music and theatre... Read more »

Chicago Halloween Events 2013: Fireworks, Parades, Fests, Haunts and More

Chicago Halloween Events 2013: Fireworks, Parades, Fests, Haunts and More
The Halloween season in Chicago is upon us. The countdown continues with parades, fireworks, haunted houses, fests and more filling the calendar all the way into November. Here are some of Show Me Chicago’s favorite upcoming events. Navy Pier Head to Chicago’s top visitor attraction, Navy Pier, for a one-stop Halloween celebration. Step inside Navy... Read more »

Favorite Poem Project Chicago: What's Your Favorite Poem?

Favorite Poem Project Chicago: What's Your Favorite Poem?
The Favorite Poem Project and Chicago’s own Poetry Foundation are seeking to document the role of poetry in the lives of Chicagoans through  their just announced Favorite Poem Project: Chicago. Do you have a favorite poem? The Chicago Poetry Foundation wants to know. For me it’s probably Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” because I... Read more »
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Rick Bayless in Cascabel: A One of a Kind Dining and Theatre Adventure

Rick Bayless in Cascabel: A One of a Kind Dining and Theatre Adventure
Lookingglass Theatre, Frontera Grill and Silverguy Entertainment announced today, the return of Rick Bayless in Cascabel: Dinner – Daring – Desire–a theatrical adventure featuring a sumptuous feast, world-class circus acts, and a tantalizing love story starring celebrity chef Rick Bayless. If you missed out on this the first time in 2012, here’s your second chance.... Read more »

Open House Chicago 2013: Explores Chicago's Greatest Places and Spaces

Open House Chicago 2013: Explores Chicago's Greatest Places and Spaces
Get up close and personal with Chicago at the Chicago Architectural Foundation’s (CAF) third annual Open House Chicago (OHC) that explores over 150 of Chicago’s greatest places and spaces in 15 diverse city neighborhoods. The free public event takes place this weekend, October 19 and 20 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days). The self-guided tour... Read more »

Chicago Marathon 2013: Guide to Chicago Marathon Restaurant Deals

Chicago Marathon 2013: Guide to Chicago Marathon Restaurant Deals
Chicago restaurants are gearing up for the crowd of over two million people expected to come out for this Sunday’s 2013 Chicago Marathon. The street party atmosphere and carb-loading have already begun.  So whether you’re one of the 45,000 runners or part of the two million spectators it’s time to get your plan in place... Read more »
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The Watch Public Street Art Sculptures: Bring Colorful Superheroes to Chicago's Pioneer Court

The Watch Public Street Art Sculptures: Bring Colorful Superheroes to Chicago's Pioneer Court
They’re hard to miss, 16 brightly-colored Superheroes called “The Watch” have been installed in Pioneer Court Plaza (401 N. Michigan Avenue) –former site of the controversial Marilyn Monroe statue–as part of Chicago Ideas Week. This time around the sculptures by Hebru Brantley, the 2013 Artist in Residence for Chicago Ideas Week (CIW), serve a duel... Read more »
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