Archive for August 2015

Chicago Fall Festival and Events Calendar for 2015

Chicago Fall Festival and Events Calendar for 2015
Although it seems Chicago’s summer festivals get all the buzz, Chicago’s Fall Festival Calendar gives summer a run for the money. If you like the great outdoors there’s still lots of time to soak up all the ingredients that make summer festivals what they are: the music, the food, the beverages…and all that jazz pretty... Read more »

Breaking News at Chicago Botanic Garden: Spike will bloom Sunday

Breaking News at Chicago Botanic Garden: Spike will bloom Sunday
“Spike,” the world’s smelliest plant who’s been keeping many Chicagoans on edge awaiting his smelly debut is about to come into bloom (more or less). According to trusted sources, it looks like tomorrow is the day that “Spike” will finally deliver his highly anticipated scent (with a little help from his friends) kicking off at... Read more »

Chicago Botanic Garden: World’s smelliest plant about to bloom

Chicago Botanic Garden: World’s smelliest plant about to bloom
Since August 6th people have been waiting to catch a whiff of the world’s largest and smelliest flowering plant, titan arum (Amorphophallus titanum), also called the corpse flower, nicknamed, “Spike” at the Chicago Botanic Garden. The wait actually began in 2003 when the garden acquired nine titan arum seedlings that they planted in their semi-tropical... Read more »
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Chicago Jazz Festival and Jazz Club Tour

Chicago Jazz Festival and Jazz Club Tour
Every Labor Day weekend for nearly four decades, jazz lovers and jazz newbies have flocked to Chicago to soak up the Windy City’s thriving jazz scene at the Chicago Jazz Festival. Chicago’s reputation and legacy as one of the world’s top jazz destinations dates back over 100 years to Jelly Roll Morton and King Oliver.... Read more »

BMW Championship installs fan putting green on Riverside Plaza

BMW Championship installs fan putting green on Riverside Plaza
Chicago’s latest public art installation is an interactive putting green on Riverside Plaza. With the BMW Championship coming to town September 14th through the 20th, the PGA Tour is offering Chicago Golf enthusiasts an on-site putting green. The 12-foot by 16-foot arch, designed by famed artist Christophe Gauspohl, replicates the 17th hole at Conway Farms... Read more »

Caitlyn Jenner to headline at Chicago House Speaker Series

Caitlyn Jenner to headline at Chicago House Speaker Series
Olympian and recent winner of the 2015 Arthur Ashe Courage Award, Caitlyn Jenner will serve as the keynote speaker for this year’s Chicago House Speaker Series luncheon in November. For the past 30 years, Chicago House, located in Chicago’s Edgewater community, has served as the Midwest’s oldest provider of housing for those impacted by HIV/AIDS... Read more »
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Dirty Dancing captures a magic moment in Chicago

Dirty Dancing captures a magic moment in Chicago
‘Dirty Dancing — the Classic Story On Stage’ opened Wednesday night to a full house at Chicago’s Cadillac Place Theatre. Eleanor Bergstein’s stage adaptation of the popular 1987 summer film, ‘Dirty Dancing,’ has been seen by millions during its ongoing global tour (since 2004)–providing a lively escape, especially for fans of the movie. The high-energy... Read more »

The Iceberg Wedge Salad is a no show at Petterino’s

The Iceberg Wedge Salad is a no show at Petterino’s
Petterino’s has a new menu. They have a Lobster Roll for $27.95 served with French fries. This seems a little pricy but I will withhold my judgement until someone treats me to one. In the meantime I will contend myself with many of the less pricy Lobster Rolls around town including: Luke’s Lobster ($16); Acadia’s... Read more »

Chicago Gourmet: Who will be Chicago's Punch King

Chicago Gourmet: Who will be Chicago's Punch King
Now in its eighth year, Chicago Gourmet, the popular culinary bash thrown in Millennium Park by Bon Appétit that’s on the must do list for passionate foodies, wine lovers and party people will be coming to town on September 26 and 27 with an even bigger menu of events. The newest of these happenings is... Read more »
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Farmers Market Series: Loyola Market not just for students

Farmers Market Series: Loyola Market not just for students
Never on a Monday, seems to be the refrain for Chicago Farmers Markets albeit for the lone Loyola Farmers Market who’s Monday “night” market (3 p.m. to 7 p.m.) is the perfect place to stock up on fresh produce for the week or treat yourself to a tamale, taco or some ice cream. The market,... Read more »
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