Archive for June 2015

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett Cheek to Cheek at Ravinia

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett Cheek to Cheek at Ravinia
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett transported the Ravinia Festival crowd to “Heaven” this Friday and Saturday evening at two-sold-out concerts with their inspired renditions of jazz classics. Even unseasonably cold weather and pouring down rain couldn’t dampen the spirit of Friday night’s audience. And when things heated up on Saturday night–the pair got an equally... Read more »

Farmers Market Series: Inside guide to the Green City Market

Farmers Market Series: Inside guide to the Green City Market
Today, Show Me Chicago visits Chicago’s Green City Market for the third installment in its Chicago Farmers Market series. Although virtually all Chicago Farmers Markets have some organic products, Chicago’s Green City Market has the reputation of being the greenest of the green. The market is a magnet for serious cooks, foodies and chefs from... Read more »

Moby Dick at Lookingglass Theatre: A Whale of a Production

Moby Dick at Lookingglass Theatre: A Whale of a Production
Moby Dick opened this weekend at Lookingglass Theatre in a whale of a production that, once again, cements the reputation of the Tony award-winning Lookingglass Theatre as the best of the best. Their treatment of Herman Melville’s age-old classic story of Captain Ahab and his obsession to get revenge on a huge white whale who... Read more »
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On Your Feet! Musical will knock your socks off

On Your Feet! Musical will knock your socks off
“On Your Feet!” the Broadway Bound musical based on the real life story of seven-time GRAMMY® winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband Emilio, the legendary producer-musician-entrepreneur opened Wednesday at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre. The show landed on its feet at Wednesday’s opening receiving the red carpet treatment with lights, cameras and action along with... Read more »

Farmers Market Series: This little piggy went to Wilmette

Farmers Market Series: This little piggy went to Wilmette
Today, Show Me Chicago visits the Wilmette market for the second in its Chicago Farmers Market series. Technically, Wilmette is not a Chicago market, it a suburban market. It is also not, technically, a Farmers Market, it is a French Market. Wilmette is a near north suburb of Chicago, located 4 miles from the Chicago... Read more »

Make Music Chicago 2015: Events and Performances

Make Music Chicago 2015: Events and Performances
Make Music Chicago 2015, presented by Rush Hour Concerts, brings a full day of free musical performances and events to Chicago this Sunday, June 21. This is year five for the Chicago celebration which is part of a worldwide day of music that takes place in more than 700 cities and is known internationally as, Fête de la Musique, The annual... Read more »
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Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup 2015: Parade Route and Rally

Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup 2015: Parade Route and Rally
Stanley is back in Chicago where he belongs. Once again, the city of Chicago will be pulling out all stops to honor the hometown Chicago Blackhawks with a parade and rally. For the third time in six years the B-Hawks have pulled it off by bringing home the coveted cup. Is this getting old? Not... Read more »

Farmers Market series: Beyond the berries

Farmers Market series: Beyond the berries
I have a confession to make, I geek out for farmers markets…and I am not alone. Since 1994, the number of farmers markets in Illinois has quadrupled, with similar numbers across the country as reflected on the graph pictured here from the USDA. The business of Farmers Markets is no small potatoes. But is it... Read more »

City Winery Riverwalk on the Chicago Riverwalk

City Winery Riverwalk on the Chicago Riverwalk
Just in time for the weekend with the summer season gearing up, City Winery Riverwalk opens today (Friday, June 12) on the new Marina Plaza located on the south bank of the Chicago River between Dearborn and State Streets. Things continue to move swimmingly, along the city’s new spiffed up Riverwalk, with newly opened restaurants Island... Read more »
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Martini Day: Where to find $5 martinis in Chicago

Martini Day: Where to find $5 martinis in Chicago
Five dollar martini’s are alive and well, at least for one day. On June 19th, National Martini Day, you can get yours shaken, stirred, on the rocks or straight up for $5 at many Chicago watering holes. From movies, to politics, to literature, martinis play a role in our society. The typical martini served at... Read more »
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