Archive for October 2015

NEWCITY Chicago: Grand Opening Weekend

NEWCITY Chicago: Grand Opening Weekend
NEWCITY in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood has been under development for some time–actually many years. While many of the retail establishments, residences, entertainment venues and restaurants have been opening throughout the spring, summer and fall of 2015, this weekend marks the official grand opening. The  exciting new development on an 8.5-acre site located at the intersection... Read more »

Halloween 2015: Ten don't miss events

Halloween 2015: Ten don't miss events
It’s almost here…Halloween 2015. If you’re still looking for some new tricks, treats and events, here are ten events that you won’t want to miss. New this year...Dylan’s Candy Bar Dylan’s Candy Bar, offers two floors of gourmet candies and treats in their beautifully designed space on the Mag Mile (445 N. Michigan) right next... Read more »

Chicago International Film Festival Review: Women He’s Undressed

Chicago International Film Festival Review: Women He’s Undressed
If you’re hoping, because of the title, that this is a review for an X-rated film, you can STOP READING now. “Women He’s Undressed” is not that. Instead “Women He’s Undressed” is the extraordinary story of a Hollywood legend from Australia, named Orry-Kelly, that history had forgotten. Sometimes called, the greatest man that nobody knew, acclaimed... Read more »
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Chicago Cultural Mile Halloween Gathering and nighttime parade

Chicago Cultural Mile Halloween Gathering and nighttime parade
Chicago’s Cultural Mile will be hopping this weekend with a brand new Halloween celebration dubbed the Chicago Cultural Mile Halloween Gathering. The community event will kick off at 2 p.m. with world-renowned institutions including the Field Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Columbia College Chicago and others offering an artist’s holiday... Read more »

CSO at the Movies presents On the Waterfront

CSO at the Movies presents On the Waterfront
CSO at the Movies, a popular series at Symphony Center since its inception in 2004, will be kicking off its 2015-2016 season with Elia Kazan’s Academy Award® winning film “On the Waterfront” featuring Leonard Bernstein’s original score performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) on Friday, October 23 at 8 p.m. The magical evening features “On the... Read more »

Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony moves to Millennium Park

Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony moves to Millennium Park
Chicago’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held in Millennium Park in 2015 for the first time ever, starting a brand new Chicago tradition. Calling Millennium Park “Chicago’s new winter campus”  Michelle T. Boone, Commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events said “The ice skating rink in Millennium Park, Caroling at Cloud... Read more »
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Treasure Island: a short review of the Mary Zimmerman adaptation

Treasure Island: a short review of the Mary Zimmerman adaptation
Ahoy mates, the ship has arrived at Lookingglass Theatre. The treasure is in Mary Zimmerman’s fine tuned production of Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel “Treasure Island” highlighted by Todd Rosenthal’s striking visuals. From the get go “Treasure Island” at Chicago’s Lookingglass Theatre was anticipated to rock the boat in a big way when the production set... Read more »

WAC Crawl Chicago: Major cultural crawl through the Wabash Arts Corridor

WAC Crawl Chicago: Major cultural crawl through the Wabash Arts Corridor
It’s coming…the WAC Crawl 2015. What’s WAC, you ask? WAC is Chicago’s newest cultural hotspot. The Wabash Arts Corridor, founded in 2013, centered along Wabash Avenue from Van Buren to Roosevelt, has been described as Chicago’s “living urban canvas.” It is comprised of eight educational institutions, 19 galleries, 14 performance spaces, five major hotels and... Read more »

CAF Open House Chicago: the 11 most iconic sites

Chicago Architecture Foundation’s (CAF) Open House Chicago (OHC), the largest architectural festival in Chicago takes place this weekend October 17 and 18. With over 200 of Chicago’s greatest spaces and places in 20 city neighborhoods and Evanston–it’s good to plan ahead. Here are 11 of the most iconic sites to get you started. The hours for... Read more »
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Vintage Garage Chicago: Last sale of the season showcases retro Chicago

Vintage Garage Chicago: Last sale of the season showcases retro Chicago
Like vintage? Looking for a retro Halloween costume? How about a retro aluminum Christmas tree from the 1950’s? Or the coup de grace, two wooden stadium seats from Wrigley Field. Vintage Garage Chicago has it all. You never know what you’ll find. Vintage Garage Chicago is literally held in a parking garage at 5051 N. Broadway.... Read more »