Archive for September 2015

Chicago Botanic Garden's Surprise: Corpse Flower Blooms

Chicago Botanic Garden's Surprise: Corpse Flower Blooms
You may remember the hoopla a couple of months ago around the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Corpse Flower, named Spike. The long lines, the media circus–all waiting for the foul smell that was promised to be the world’s largest and smelliest flowering plant. And then, pretty much nothing. A forced opening with just a slight odor... Read more »

Chicago Gourmet 2015: Looking Good

American Express, one of the event sponsors, provided a welcoming space for guests as they entered the Chicago Gourmet grounds. Photo: Carole Kuhrt-Brewer
Day one of Chicago Gourmet 2015, edition “8” was looking good with smiles all around from the mayor, the chefs and the crowd. Here’s a look. Subscribe to Show Me Chicago by email If you would like to keep in touch with what’s happening in Chicago, like us on Facebook or subscribe to Show Me... Read more »

Chicago Gourmet 2015: Plan Your Day

Chicago Gourmet 2015: Plan Your Day
Chicago Gourmet 2015 returns to Millennium Park this weekend. This is year eight for the hot ticket event that is once again SOLD OUT. If you are lucky enough to have tickets, here are some highlights to help you plan your day. Cooking Demos Check out the the Bon Appétit Main Stage and Bon Appétit... Read more »
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Halloween Events Calendar 2015: 63 Days of Halloween Happenings

Halloween Events Calendar 2015: 63 Days of Halloween Happenings
Halloween comes early in Chicago with many hallowed happenings kicking off this week including Fright Fest at Six Flags Great American and a Bloody Rock Musical. The Halloween events calendar escalates throughout October to the big Halloween Day/night celebrations which just happen to fall on a Saturday this year. But it doesn’t end there. Those... Read more »

Disgraced at Goodman Theatre dishes up food for thought

Disgraced at Goodman Theatre dishes up food for thought
A celebratory dinner turns sour when inner demons explode and cultures collide in “Disgraced” at Goodman Theatre in Chicago. The blistering production, which opened Monday night at the Goodman’s Albert Theatre, exposes the landscape of prejudice in the “politically correct” world of 21st century urban America. In the capable hands of the play’s original director,... Read more »

Expo Chicago: a showcase for whats hot in contemporary art

Expo Chicago: a showcase for whats hot in contemporary art
Expo Chicago 2015, the modern art show featuring 140 of the world’s leading international galleries returned to Navy Pier’s Festival Hall for its fourth edition last night amid all the glitter and glamour that Chicago could conjure up. Opening night festivities included the Museum of Contemporary Art’s (MCA) Vernissage, or ‘varnishing day,’ the French term for... Read more »
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BMW Championship 2015 Showcases PGA's Young Superstars

BMW Championship 2015 Showcases PGA's Young Superstars
The 2015 BMW Championship, originally the Western Open, is an old tournament (1899) with a fresh new look. With Tiger’s star falling—now 272 on the tour—other stars are rising, many of whom are talented 20-somethings who are changing the face of  golf. Twelve substantial players that are in their 20’s are standouts on the tour... Read more »

BMW Championship 2015: A Fan Guide

BMW Championship 2015: A Fan Guide
On a picture perfect day for golf, the BMW Championship teed off today for its week-long tournament (September 14-September 20) at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Illinois. The crowd was small compared to what it will be later in the week but the excitement and anticipation was large–making it the perfect day to... Read more »

Chicago Gourmet Mod Mex: Ten tips from celebrity chefs

Chicago Gourmet Mod Mex: Ten tips from celebrity chefs
“Mod Mex & Mod Mix” Chicago Gourmet’s special celebrity chef event focusing on “The New Face of Mexican” once again, rocked it at Saturday’s food and drink extravaganza hosted by rock star chef Rick Bayless at Kendell College. The program began with breakfast and a wake-up cocktail of passion fruit and tequila, followed by a... Read more »
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Chicago Museum Week: Deals and special events

Chicago Museum Week: Deals and special events
With museum admission rates at an all-time high–costing a family of four as much at $100–Chicago Museum Week presents the perfect opportunity to explore Chicago’s world-class cultural institutions for little or no money. The first-ever Chicago Museum Week will kick off Thursday, October 1 through Wednesday, October 7 with special discounts and events from 12... Read more »
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