Archive for March 2015

Title and Deed Chicago: A Review

Title and Deed Chicago:  A Review
Can something be both haunting and fiercely funny? Pulitzer prize wining, author and playwright Will Eno’s “Title and Deed” which is making its Midwest premiere at Chicago’s Lookingglass Theatre has been called both haunting and fiercely funny.  Strangely enough that’s a pretty accurate description. Eno hammers away at the big questions–asking, “what’s it all about”... Read more »

Chicago Blues Festival 2015 Lineup: Buddy Guy Headlines

Chicago Blues Festival 2015 Lineup: Buddy Guy Headlines
Robert Johnson is The Father Muddy Waters is The Son Jimi Hendrix is The Holy Spirit …This is the Holy Trinity of The Blues. Sweet home Chicago, home to the classic Chicago blues style will be navigating Muddy Waters with this year’s soul felt line-up of blues legends from the past to the present at... Read more »

Ravinia Festival Hot List for 2015

Ravinia Festival Hot List for 2015
There’s something for everyone at Ravinia Festival, Chicago’s popular summer concert extravaganza under the stars.  North America’s oldest and seemingly its most diverse music festival, that has been compared to an outdoor Carnegie Hall, kicks off its 2015 season on June 13th (through September 12th). Whether sitting on the expansive lawn, under a canopy of... Read more »
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Auditorium Theatre’s 125th Season: Made in Chicago Movie Series and More

Auditorium Theatre’s 125th Season: Made in Chicago Movie Series and More
The Auditorium Theatre’s 125th Anniversary season celebration continues tonight, March 19, with its Made in Chicago Movie Series. The Lobby of the Theatre will be transformed into a “Batcave” to celebrate the free screening Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster hit, “The Dark Knight.” The evening kicks off at 6 p.m. with a Superhero photo booth, a special... Read more »

March Madness 2015: Best Fan Bars in Chicago

March Madness 2015: Best Fan Bars in Chicago
Let the Madness Begin  The 77th edition of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is here. The madness got the green light on March 17th and will continue to surprise, stun and shock fans until a winner prevails. We’ll find out who that winner is at the championship game on April 6th–when all bets are off. ... Read more »

Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago

Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago
Ten years in the making, the new exhibition Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design opens at 10 a.m. tomorrow on the steps of the Art Institute with a green ribbon-cutting ceremony that includes local and Irish dignitaries and bagpipes for St. Patrick’s Day (details at the bottom of this post). The major exhibition, the first of... Read more »
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First Wives Club Musical at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre

First Wives Club Musical at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre
Husbands Come and Go…but girlfriends are forever Wednesday night marked the opening night for the pre-Broadway run of the “First Wives Club” musical at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph St.). It was an unusually beautiful evening for early March in Chicago. The stars were shinning above and on the red carpet below. The highly-hyped... Read more »

Chicago Summer 2015: Calendar of Festivals and Events

Chicago Summer 2015: Calendar of Festivals and Events
Show Me Chicago has put together our annual calendar of Chicago’s biggest and best, oldest and newest festivals and events for the summer of 2015.  It’s time to party Chicago. Put these events on your calendar and check back for more to be added as dates are announced/confirmed. Click here for updated September calendar and... Read more »

7 Signs of Spring in Chicago

7 Signs of Spring in Chicago
Finally it’s spring in Chicago. I became aware of it immediately when Rainbow Cone opened their doors for the season on Friday. I started looking for more signs of spring.  They are everywhere.  There’s no need to check the calendar, just watch for these signs and you’ll know it’s spring. 1. From the dirty little... Read more »
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Review: The Diary of Anne Frank at Writer's Theatre

Review: The Diary of Anne Frank at Writer's Theatre
“There are no walls, no bolts, no locks that anyone can put on your mind.”—Otto Frank A cup of coffee, a warm bath, a breath of fresh air, a movie, things that most of us take for granted are what they longed for… As we enter the theater, we enter the world of Annelies Marie... Read more »