Archive for March 2014

15 Things You Probably Don't Know About Chicago

15 Things You Probably Don't Know About Chicago
Last week BuzzFeed published a list of “50 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Chicago.”  Then, not to be outdone, the Chicago Sun Times published their list of “25 Things You Actually, Probably Didn’t Know About Chicago,” with observations from Neil Steinberg and Choose Chicago. Now it’s Show Me Chicago’s turn. Here is our definitive... Read more »

Chicago White Sox New Food Choices: I’ll Have the Bacon on a Stick

Chicago White Sox New Food Choices: I’ll Have the Bacon on a Stick
No longer is it just peanuts and Cracker Jack at ball parks across America. Every year the food offerings get more creative with this year’s food line-up at The Cell looking to be batting at least .500. Just ask, Brooks Boyer, White Sox senior vice president of sales and marketing, who has invited the media... Read more »

Spring Break Chicago: Ten Creative Places for Family Fun

Spring Break Chicago: Ten Creative Places for Family Fun
Whether you are coming to Chicago with the kids for spring break or you are already in town and trying to put together your staycation plans–there’s lots to do. Here are ten ideas that, for the most part, won’t break the bank and should be fun for a broad range of ages. Artsy Check out... Read more »
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Lost and Found: An Exhibition of Outsider Art Explores the Mystery of Harry and Edna

When Chicago-based photographer and artist Jeff Phillips purchased 30 boxes of Kodachrome colored slides at a St. Louis thrift shop, little did he know what he’d find or where it would lead him. After going through 499 of the unmarked slides, he still had no clue of who the couple might be.  Finally on the... Read more »

Spring 2014: Where to Enjoy a Taste of Spring in Chicago

After this winter’s polar vortex, spring 2014 is having a hard time showing it’s colors. For those who can’t wait a minute longer, there are some amazing gardens taking root indoors around the Windy City. So if you are seeing more of this… Than this... Here’s Where to Go… Macy’s Secret Garden Hidden away on... Read more »

TILT Atop Chicago’s John Hancock: Are You Ready?

TILT Atop Chicago’s John Hancock: Are You Ready?
360 CHICAGO (formerly John Hancock Observatory) has just announced a new attraction, TILT, that will offer those who are brave enough a whole new and thrilling angle to see Chicago. If you think the Willis Tower’s “Ledge” glass boxes that extend out 4.3 feet from their Skydeck at 1,353 feet in the air are frightening,... Read more »
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Celebrate the Arrival of Spring with Holi, Purim and St. Joseph Day

Celebrate the Arrival of Spring with Holi, Purim and St. Joseph Day
Although St. Patrick’s Day gets all the buzz, there are three festivals that are worth adding to your calendar this spring: Holi, Purim and St. Joseph Day.  The three festivals are all wonderful celebrations connoting the history and traditions of Indian, Nepalese, Jewish and Italians.  Here is a brief primer on each: Holi What: The... Read more »

Museum of Science and Industry to Sell Images from Museum Collection to Public

Museum of Science and Industry to Sell Images from Museum Collection to Public
The Museum of Science and Industry announced today that they will be selling more than 190 unique images from their collection to the general public. “These images highlight the amazing history, architecture and iconic exhibits and artifacts that have made the Museum what it is today,” said Kathleen McCarthy, the Museum’s director of collections. “We... Read more »

St. Patrick’s Day: Top Ten Ways to Celebrate in Chicago

St. Patrick’s Day: Top Ten Ways to Celebrate in Chicago
Chicago is, hands down, the best place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, outside of the pearly gates.  While other cities may dye the water in a fountain green or paint a green stripe down the center of the street, Chicago turns the Chicago River, that runs through the center of the city, a brilliant shade... Read more »
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Summer Festival Calendar: A Guide to Chicago’s Popular Street Fests for 2014

The first sign of summer in Chicago has arrived with the Summer Festival Calendar busting out all over.  Here’s the skinny on some of the best of the fests…with more to come. Click here for Show Me Chicago’s annual list of more than 100 summer festivals and events for 2014. Do-Division May 30 – June... Read more »