Archive for April 2015

Show Me Chicago's Weekend 10: Top Ten Things To Do In Chicago

Show Me Chicago's Weekend 10: Top Ten Things To Do In Chicago
The Weekend 10…could easily be the weekend 10,000 with all that’s on tap for this weekend including the kick off for the Summer Festival season; the NFL Draft and the fan-friendly “Draft Town”  plus perfect weather for flying a kite. Here is Show Me Chicago’s Weekend 10…for the other 9,990 things to do this weekend–you’re... Read more »

Al Fresco Dining: Hot List For Chicago's Coolest Places

Al Fresco Dining: Hot List For Chicago's Coolest Places
Al Fresco dining season 2015 is open with something for everyone from the pricey rooftop offerings on Sixteen’s Terrace in Trump Tower to hot dogs at Wiener Circle. Every year for the past four years Show Me Chicago has put together a list of our favorites. For 2015, we are taking a look at some... Read more »

NFL Draft Chicago: Free Wings (Vegan) and Scantily Clad PETA Girls

The NFL Draft kicks off today with a special lunchtime Helmet Installation at Pioneer Court from noon to 1 p.m. The program will offer an opportunity for fans to view the larger-than-life helmets of every NFL team, “pig-out” on vegan wings along with a chance to win tickets to the NFL Draft taking place this... Read more »
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Ravinia Ticket Sales to General Public: What’s Hot, What’s Sold Out

Ravinia Ticket Sales to General Public: What’s Hot, What’s Sold Out
Another sign of summer. Ravinia tickets to the general public go on sale tomorrow, Tuesday, April 28. Gaga (tickets) are gone-gone while many other of Ravinia’s hottest tickets are going fast. Why, you may ask, when ticket sales don’t open until tomorrow? Ravinia, a not-for-profit, gives their financial supporters first shot at purchasing tickets–well over... Read more »

NFL Draft Chicago: Getting Around Draft Town

NFL Draft Chicago: Getting Around Draft Town
The 80th Annual NFL Draft (Player Selection Meeting) which has been held in New York since 1965, touches down in Chicago this year for the first time since 1964. In addition to the big event, the draft, which kicks off Thursday, April 30 (through Saturday, May 2) at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, there is... Read more »

Talk Like Shakespeare Day: A Quick Primer On How To Talk Like The Bard

Talk Like Shakespeare Day: A Quick Primer On How To Talk Like The Bard
Today is Talk Like Shakespeare Day.  The day, originated by Chicago Shakespeare in 2009, celebrates the Bard by what could be referred to as Shakespeak–a chance to throw a few “thee-s” and “thou-s” into your speech in observation of the annual holiday. Nearly four centuries after his death in 1616, Shakespeare is a name that is... Read more »
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Art Institute of Chicago Gets $500 Million Gift of Art

Art Institute of Chicago Gets $500 Million Gift of Art
The Art Institute of Chicago has received one of the largest gifts in its history–an impressive trove of artworks from the collection of retired plastics engineer and philanthropist Stefan Edlis and his wife Gael Neeson. Edlis, age 89 and a veteran of WW II, has called Chicago home since the age of 25. The donation,... Read more »

Earth Day Quiz: How Green Are You

Today is Earth Day. The first Earth Day took place 45 years ago on March 21, 1970, which was the first day of spring that year. Newspaper editor John McConnell, proposed the idea of Earth Day at a UNESCO Conference on the Environment in 1969. Originally the observance was to remind people of their shared... Read more »

Chicago Gospel Music Festival 2015: Lineup and Preview Events

Chicago Gospel Music Festival 2015: Lineup and Preview Events
The 30th Chicago Gospel Music Festival returns, May 29 through May 31, to the city where the genre was born more than 80-years ago. The free admission festival in Millennium Park celebrates the genre’s deep Chicago roots showcasing local and national artists along with traditional choirs and contemporary urban gospel music. This year’s headliners include... Read more »
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Carousel Lyric Opera of Chicago Review

Carousel Lyric Opera of Chicago Review
The Lyric Opera of Chicago has chosen, Carousel, the most operatic of all the musicals in the Rodgers and Hammerstein’s stable of productions for their spring musical theater selection. The show, which opened Saturday (through May 3rd), is an epic production featuring a who’s who of stars from Broadway, the world of ballet, television and... Read more »