Archive for August 2014

Chicago Botanic Garden: Labor Day Weekend Events, Dining and Activities

The esplanade offers a sea of changing vistas and colors, depending upon the season. Photo: Chicago Botanic Garden.
Chicago Botanic Garden offers a mini-escape from the urban jungle with something for all ages from one to 101. The Garden offers year round shows, activities, educational programs, demonstrations and events. Here is a look at the Garden and what’s on tap for the Labor Day weekend.The Chicago Botanic Garden is at 1000 Lake Cook... Read more »

RPM Steak: Chicago's Newest Hotspot to See and Be Seen

RPM Steak: Chicago's Newest Hotspot to See and Be Seen
RPM Steak, sister to the trendy celebrity magnet, RPM Italian opened their chic contemporary doors Tuesday in the River North Neighborhood at 66 W. Kinzie. If RPM Steak follows the lead of other ventures put together by the Lettuce team of R.J., Jerrod and Molly Melman and celebrity couple Giuliana and Bill Rancic, it looks... Read more »

Dinosaur 13: The Incredible Story of Sue Before She Arrived at Chicago’s Field Museum

Dinosaur 13: The Incredible Story of Sue Before She Arrived at Chicago’s Field Museum
Sue, Chicago’s beloved resident dinosaur, is the subject of Dinosaur 13, a documentary that was released earlier this year at Sundance and is currently running at Gene Siskel Film Center. In short, the documentary covers the bizarre saga of Sue from the discovery of the first fossils in 1990 at the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation,... Read more »
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Chicago International Film Festival 2014: Tickets and Highlights

“Clouds of Sils Maria” (Director: Olivier Assayas • Switzerland, Germany, France) features Juliette Binoche in this psychological drama about an older actress who agrees to re-stage the play that launched her career 20 years earlier. Co-stars Kristen Stewart.
No need to head to Toronto or Sundance, with The Chicago International Film Festival, the oldest competitive film festival in North America, bringing more than 150 feature-length and short films to Chicago’s AMC River East 21 Theater (322 E. Illinois St.) this October. Celebrating 50 years in 2014, the festival showcases “both innovative new work from... Read more »

Clark After Dark and Other Chicago Summer Festivals for August 21-August 24

Clark After Dark and Other Chicago Summer Festivals for August 21-August 24
Jump-start your weekend tonight at the sixth annual Clark After Dark. The fun fest, called summer’s last “Hoo-ah,” benefits Illinois service members and their families while showing all a good time. Tonight’s party kicks off at 4 p.m. (through 10 p.m.) with live music by 16 Candles (Voted Chicago’s Best Cover Band), Liquidated Damages and... Read more »

Chicago Dancing Festival: Nation’s Largest Free Dance Festival Kicks Off Today

Chicago Dancing Festival:  Nation’s Largest Free Dance Festival Kicks Off Today
The 8th annual Chicago Dancing Festival kicks off today with a free opening night dance extravaganza, “Classics and Creations,” at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance. The “sold out” 7:30 p.m. show will be simulcasted for those without tickets to view on the massive outdoor screen at Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. The... Read more »
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Broadway in Chicago 2014 Summer Concert Tonight in Millennium Park

Broadway in Chicago 2014 Summer Concert Tonight in Millennium Park
Tonight’s the night for Broadway In Chicago’s spectacular free summer concert in Millennium Park. The concert, that kicks off at 6:15 p.m. at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park (201 E Randolph St), showcases an amazing line-up of past, present and future Broadway in Chicago musicals. “This is our favorite night of the year,... Read more »

Horses of Honor: Public Art Installation Honors Chicago Police Fallen Heroes

Horses of Honor:  Public Art Installation Honors Chicago Police Fallen Heroes
Horses of Honor, 50+ life-size statues of Chicago Police Horses, decorated by local and international artists, will soon be be on display along the Mag Mile and other prominent area locations. Although it looks like a lot of fun, these equines serve a purpose.  Unlike the controversial Marilyn (Monroe) statue of a few years ago,... Read more »

National Root Beer Float Day: Where to Celebrate in Chicago

National Root Beer Float Day: Where to Celebrate in Chicago
Root Beer Floats have been around since the end of the 19th century when Frank Wisner invented the first root beer float–called a “black cow.” The inaugural float was simple. Just add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to a tall glass of root beer and enjoy. That still works today but because nothing is... Read more »
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Do-Rite Donuts: Fried Chicken And Donuts Come Together in Streeterville

Do-Rite Donuts: Fried Chicken And Donuts Come Together in Streeterville
Do-Rite Donuts is doing it right at their new Streeterville locale that opened Friday at 233 E. Erie St.  The new digs, Do-Rite Donuts and Chicken, has added fried chicken sandwiches to its menu (this location only). The fried donuts and chicken combo–sure to touch the hearts (and souls) of Chicago’s comfort food junkies–offers the... Read more »
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