Archive for May 2014

Festival del Taco: Chicago’s New Summer Fest Celebrates the Stuffed Tortilla

Festival del Taco: Chicago’s New Summer Fest Celebrates the Stuffed Tortilla
Savor the flavor of Mexico at Chicago’s newest neighborhood festival, Festival del Taco, kicking off in Little Village at 26th Street and Kostner this Friday, May 30 through Sunday, June 1. Festival del Taco joins some of Chicago’s favorite returning fests this weekend including Maifest Chicago in Lincoln Square, Do Division, on where else but... Read more »

Auditorium Theatre Chicago: 25 Things You Should Know About “The Eighth Wonder of the World”

Auditorium Theatre Chicago: 25 Things You Should Know About “The Eighth Wonder of the World”
Did you know that Chicago is home to “The Eighth Wonder of the World?” The Auditorium Theatre, a model for cutting-edge technology when it was constructed in 1889, was called “The Eighth Wonder of the World.” How it has survived, re-invented itself, and played host to many of the who’s who of generations is a... Read more »

Randolph Street Market: Win Free Tickets on Show Me Chicago

Randolph Street Market: Win Free Tickets on Show Me Chicago
Randolph Street Market, the country’s largest urban antiques market, kicks off summer this weekend (May 24 and 25) at their outdoor market/festival at 1340 W. Washington Street. Unlike some other season openers this one promises to be a winner. The market, that has been going strong for 11 years, offers great shopping in a festival-like... Read more »
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Vieux Carré Bares Its Soul at Chicago’s Raven Theatre

Vieux Carré Bares Its Soul at Chicago’s Raven Theatre
In 1938, when Tennessee Williams began writing Vieux Carré, the 27-year-old was a very different man than he was in 1977, when the play came full circle–hitting the Broadway stage only to crashland after five performances. One wonders, if the play had been completed earlier and mounted in the 1940’s or 50’s when Williams was... Read more »

Taste of Chicago 2014: Get a Leg Up on Food Lineup

Taste of Chicago 2014: Get a Leg Up on Food Lineup
This year’s Taste of Chicago food lineup is look n’ good.  The tasty mix of diverse offerings reflect Chicago’s vibrant restaurant scene and should go down easy with Taste-goers. Exciting new restaurants–including some that weren’t even around last year–like Spritz Burger are on this year’s menu. Of course, the traditional favorites that make Taste, Taste—like... Read more »

Mayfest 2014: What's On Tap At Chicago Fest

Mayfest 2014: What's On Tap At Chicago Fest
It’s party time as the 18th annual Mayfest Chicago hits the streets of Lakeview this weekend to kick off what many consider to be the city’s first official bash of the summer of 2014. Mayfest has something for all ages.  Fest-goers can munch on traditional festival food, sip cool (and warm beverages) and chill with... Read more »
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Millennium Park Chicago: Heads Up for Plensa's "1004 Portraits" Installation

Millennium Park Chicago: Heads Up for Plensa's "1004 Portraits" Installation
Look out for some “big girls” coming to Chicago this summer when Jaume Plensa’s “1004 Portraits,” sculpture installation takes over Millennium Park.  The larger-than-life exhibition opens June 18 in celebration of the Park’s 10th anniversary. Things are sure to be looking up for visitors to the Park when they will be greeted by Plensa’s four... Read more »

Motown the Musical Rocks Chicago

Motown the Musical Rocks Chicago
The Motown sound roared into Chicago’s Oriental Theater Thursday night for the opening of Motown the Musical—electrifying the souled-out crowd. The Tony award winning show–in town, fresh from NYC, on the first stop of its national tour–arrived in high style with a red carpet reception which had the who’s who of Chicago media elbowing their... Read more »

Studs Terkel Festival: “Let’s Get Working" Celebrates a Chicago Legend

Studs Terkel Festival: “Let’s Get Working" Celebrates a Chicago Legend
Let’s Get Working, a new Chicago festival, will honor Chicago legend, Louis “Studs” Terkel through concerts, discussions, listening stations, performances, screenings, and soapbox debates reflecting the broad range of his work. The FREE festival kicks off today, May 9th, and continues through Sunday, May 11th at UChicago’s new Logan Center for the Arts (915 E. 60th... Read more »
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TILT Chicago: A Thrill Ride One-Thousand Feet in the Sky Atop 360 CHICAGO

TILT Chicago: A Thrill Ride One-Thousand Feet in the Sky Atop 360 CHICAGO
TILT!, the highly anticipated “thrill ride” atop 360 CHICAGO (formerly John Hancock Observatory) has just announced that it is up and running and will officially open to the public on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 9 a.m. Originally scheduled to open in early April, TILT! adds a new angle from which to view the city.... Read more »
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