Archive for December 2015

Year in review: Show Me Chicago looks back at 2015

Year in review: Show Me Chicago looks back at 2015
As Show Me Chicago looks back on 2015, we see some wins and some losses. Some of the biggest wins for Chicago were in the arts, entertainment, theater and dining columns. Big wins include the James Beard Awards coming to Chicago from NYC (where they had been forever) and blowing everyone away–so much so that... Read more »

New Years Eve Chicago: Best places to ring in 2016

What are you doing New Year’s Eve? Do you have unlimited funds and energy? Or are you looking for something causal and budget friendly? Either way, you are in luck. There are literally thousands of celebrations in town, near town or a short ride in any direction. We’ve included some new buzz worthy spots and... Read more »

Pop Art Design Exhibition at the MCA: A sneak peek

Pop Art Design Exhibition at the MCA: A sneak peek
The Pop Art Design exhibition which opens tomorrow (Saturday, December 19) at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) showcases the work of many of the most important artists from the pop art period including Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, Roy Lichtenstein, Charles Eames, George Nelson and others. Here’s a sneak peek. The Jones Chair The perfect... Read more »
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Merry, Merry Chicago: CSO holiday concert featuring The von Trapps

Merry, Merry Chicago: CSO holiday concert featuring The von Trapps
Chicago, are you ready for a brand new holiday tradition? The Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) has put together an original holiday concert, Merry, Merry Chicago that seems destined to become a family favorite. The show replaces the CSO’s popular Welcome, Yule! concert that gave its farewell performances last December after a 20-year run. The new... Read more »

Loop Link: Chicago’s first bus rapid transit corridor arrives

Loop Link: Chicago’s first bus rapid transit corridor arrives
Chicago’s first bus rapid transit corridor dubbed the Loop Link is set to open, on schedule, on Sunday, December 20—just in time for winter. The Link which has been under construction for nearly 10 months and caused horrific traffic problems during construction should speed things up for commuters. Although the new service is expected to... Read more »

The Lion King returns to Chicago filled with pride

The Lion King returns to Chicago filled with pride
The musical stage adaptation of Disney’s The Lion King, now in its 18th year, is perhaps the most popular stage musical in the world.  Since its Broadway premiere on November 13, 1997, 22 global productions have been seen by more than 80 million people bringing in over a billion dollars. And the show just keeps... Read more »
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Review: Beautiful The Carole King Musical

Review: Beautiful The Carole King Musical
The national touring production of Beautiful–The Carole King Musical opened Wednesday night on its first stop–Chicago’s Oriental Theatre. A full house was on-hand for the show that’s been taking Broadway by storm since its opening nearly two years ago at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre–garnering  a host of Tony and Drama Desk Awards, plus the 2015... Read more »

Holiday Tea at the Drake Hotel: a Chicago tradition

Holiday Tea at the Drake Hotel: a Chicago tradition
Holiday Tea in the Palm Court at Chicago’s Drake Hotel is a tradition for many. Although the Drake’s Palm Court is not the only place in town to participate in this time honored ritual, it is often the first place that comes to mind when wanting to indulge. For tea in its most classic British... Read more »

Chicago White Sox Holiday Garage Sale: find that perfect gift for your sports fan

Chicago White Sox Holiday Garage Sale: find that perfect gift for your sports fan
Chicago White Sox Charities (CWSC) will hold their annual Holiday Garage Sale this Saturday, December 5 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Magellan Scout Lounge at U.S. Cellular Field. The garage sale offers a broad range of sports goodies including team apparel, autographed memorabilia, game-used items and promotional giveaways–mostly at garage sale prices... Read more »
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