Archive for November 2015

Top 5 things to do in Chicago on black Friday weekend beyond shopping

With a peaceful protest planned for today (11 am. to ?, Friday, November 27) from the Chicago River to Water Tower Place, you may want to put aside your shopping plans along the Mag Mile for another day (or shop on State Street, if you must). There’s so much more to do in Chicago than... Read more »

Holiday Calendar Chicago 2015: Tree lighting, parade, zoolights & more

Holiday Calendar Chicago 2015: Tree lighting, parade, zoolights & more
There’s a lot more than turkey this Thanksgiving in Chicago. A host of activities are lighting up the holiday calendar starting with the official Chicago Tree Lighting Ceremony on Tuesday. This year’s big tree will tower over Michigan Avenue in Millennium Park as it is reflected in the “Bean.” It should be a beautiful sight... Read more »

Chicago Architecture Biennial: Five Fantastic Tours

Chicago Architecture Biennial: Five Fantastic Tours
The City of Chicago and its suburbs provide an architectural showcase for the world from Frank Lloyd Wright’s prairie style masterpieces to Louis Sullivan’s authentic, American style designs and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s handsome, sleek black steel skyscrapers. This fall the Chicago Architecture Biennial (CAB)–is exploring all dimensions of architecture–offering a platform for radical... Read more »
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Holiday Theater Chicago 2015: something old, something new and something beautiful

Holiday Theater Chicago 2015: something old, something new and something beautiful
Every year about this time, Chicago Theater starts rolling out their holiday shows. Many have become traditions returning every year like Goodman’s A Christmas Carol, (Nov. 14-Dec. 27) and Joffrey’s The Nutcracker (Dec. 4-27). Others shows you can expect to see somewhere during the season include the classics including It’s a Wonderful Life by American... Read more »

Free meals, First Lady Cruise and more for Veterans on Veterans Day

Free meals, First Lady Cruise and more for Veterans on Veterans Day
Today is Veterans Day–a day when we give thanks to the men and women who have served our country in the military during war and peacetime. Thank you and Happy Veterans Day to all those who serve and have served in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and National Guard. We honor you... Read more »

Veterans Day celebrations 2015: Chicago and suburbs

Veterans Day celebrations 2015: Chicago and suburbs
“There on the beaches of Normandy, I began to reflect on the wonders of these ordinary people whose lives are laced with the markings of greatness. At every stage of their lives they were part of historic challenges and achievements of a magnitude the world had never before witnessed.”— Tom Brokaw, “The Greatest Generation” As... Read more »
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Field Museum celebrates Native American Heritage Month with Taloa

Field Museum celebrates Native American Heritage Month with Taloa
A special celebration, Taloa, named for a Native American word meaning “to sing,” will take place today at Chicago’s Field Museum. The event celebrates the launch of the new 4-part radio series Taloa, on the WFMT Radio Network. The WFMT series will explore musical connections between contemporary American Indian and Māori composers. Today’s launch, occurring... Read more »

The Nutcracker: Farewell Performances of Robert Joffrey’s Classic Ballet

The Nutcracker: Farewell Performances of Robert Joffrey’s Classic Ballet
What has become a fabric of Chicago’s holiday season, Robert Joffrey’s Ballet “The Nutcracker” celebrates its 28th and final year this year, in 2015 with a 24-performance engagement at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, December 4 – 27, 2015. Joffrey Artistic Director Ashley Wheater comments “Robert Joffrey’s “The Nutcracker” has... Read more »

Early Warning: 2016 dates announced for Chicago summer festivals

Early Warning: 2016 dates announced for Chicago summer festivals
If these warm November days have you thinking summer, you are not alone. Chicago’s  Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events announced today the dates for the 2016 city sponsored festivals and events along with highlights for each—subject to change. The 2016 city calendar kicks off May 7 with the Kids and Kites Festival and... Read more »
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Chicago Events for November and December 2015

Chicago Events for November and December 2015
Hello, November. It’s hard to believe that in a little over a week we’ll be ice skating at McCormick Tribune Ice Rink (opens 11 a.m., Saturday, November 14) in Millennium Park and on The Ribbon in Maggie Daley Park at 337 E Randolph Street, (weather permitting). Chicago’s Official Christmas Tree will be illuminating Chicago’s Cultural... Read more »
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