Archive for June 2014

Milwaukee Summerfest 2014: Top Ten List (Beyond the Music)

Milwaukee Summerfest 2014: Top Ten List (Beyond the Music)
Everyone knows Milwaukee’s Summerfest, The World’s Largest Music Fest,” that is now underway in Milwaukee has awesome music. But there’s more. Show Me Chicago was in Milwaukee for the opening of Summerfest 2014 and a look behind the scenes. Here are the top ten things we liked beyond the music. 10. The Food. Cheeseheads and... Read more »

Magritte Exhibition Chicago Explores the Man Under the Bowler Hat

Magritte Exhibition Chicago Explores the Man Under the Bowler Hat
Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938, making its final stop in Chicago, after opening last September at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City before heading to the Menil Collection in Houston in February, opens today at the Art Institute of Chicago (through October 13, 2014). The major exhibition focuses on the... Read more »

Milwaukee Summerfest 2014: Win Free Tickets on Show Me Chicago

Milwaukee Summerfest 2014: Win Free Tickets on Show Me Chicago
Congratulations, Amanda, Tyler, Carrie and Doug the winners of the tickets to Milwaukee Summerfest 2014. Thanks to everyone who participated. The contest is now closed. Show Me Chicago is giving our readers a chance to win tickets to Summerfest 2014.  The highly anticipated fest kicks off this Wednesday, June 25 and continues through July 6... Read more »
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Chicago Summer Festivals 2014: Wicker Park Green Music Fest

Chicago Summer Festivals 2014: Wicker Park Green Music Fest
Green living takes center-stage at this weekend’s 6th annual Wicker Park Green Music Fest.  This environmentally-conscious Chicago Summer Festival sets itself apart from others by mixing great bands with eco-minded vendors. Two stages programmed by Wicker Park’s own Subterranean will feature non-stop live music all weekend with the sounds from cutting-edge local groups to national... Read more »

Outdoor Dining: Chicago’s Hottest Spots

 mEAT.  Enjoy the hEAT at mEAT. Cool off on their recently installed sWINGS for a fUN time.  Their sidewalk starts swinging every evening at 5 p.m.  You may want to get there early to grab one of the prime seats. 3339 N Halsted
What’s not to love about Chicago’s outdoor dining spaces. There is something for every occasion, every mood and every budget from the $21 a pop cocktails on The Terrace at Trump to the $2.50 PBR’s (on Tuesdays) at the Twisted Spoke–$3.25 other days. With official summer kicking off this weekend we have put together a... Read more »

Taste of Randolph Street Festival 2014: A Mecca for Foodies and Music Fans

Taste of Randolph Street Festival 2014: A Mecca for Foodies and Music Fans
The 16th Annual Taste of Randolph Street Festival kicks off this weekend in what is arguably the hottest food corridor on the planet. That would be Randolph Street in the Windy City’s rock’n West Loop neighborhood. Over 100,000 festival-goers will be holding court along a six-block stretch of Randolph Street from Peoria to Racine that... Read more »
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Chicago Restaurant Review: Eduardo’s Enoteca

Chicago Restaurant Review: Eduardo’s Enoteca
Eduardo’s Enoteca in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood is a welcoming oasis just off the busy Division Street corridor and a stone’s throw from the Rush St. mecca. The intimate space seduces you with its romantic atmosphere and semi-tropical outdoor patio. Inside, warmth radiates from the 20′ high rafters to the comfortable banquet seating and tables... Read more »

Top Chicago Outdoor Events: Theatre, Movies, Arts Summer 2014

Top Chicago Outdoor Events: Theatre, Movies, Arts Summer 2014
Chicago packs a boatload of outdoor events into its summer calendar from the Millennium Park film series, to Chicago Shakespeare Festival in the parks and more. Here are some events that you may want to add to your summer calendar from downtown Chicago to Aurora. Millennium Park Film Series The 2nd annual Millennium Park summer... Read more »

Chicago Public Art Celebrates The Art Of Sitting

Chicago Public Art Celebrates The Art Of Sitting
Chicago will be welcoming its tired, poor, huddled masses and others this summer with public art installations made for sitting. A quick check around town shows some pretty cool seats (perfect for hot days) are popping up in some unlikely places in Chicago this summer. First the Chicago Cubs kicked off their 100-year celebration of... Read more »
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Summer Theatre Chicago 2014: What Not to Miss

Summer Theatre Chicago 2014: What Not to Miss
Chicago’s Summer Theatre landscape promises that even if the sun doesn’t come out tomorrow, Chicago will still have a hot summer. The summer of 2014 offerings from our city’s more than 200 producing theaters are bigger, better and hotter than ever. So escape to the mystical world of theatre with one or more of these... Read more »
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