Archive for January 2016

Art Institute of Chicago names new president

Art Institute of Chicago names new president
Robert M. Levy, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Art Institute of Chicago has named James Rondeau the new President and Eloise W. Martin Director of the museum. Rondeau will succeed Douglas Druick, who is retiring after more than 30 years of service at the Art Institute. After an extensive international search, the... Read more »

Chicago Theatre Week stages free events and tours

Chicago Theatre Week stages free events and tours
Chicago Theatre Week, an annual celebration of the city’s rich theatre tradition, February 11 – 21, that offers tickets at $30, $15, or less to over 115 productions has gotten even better for 2016. This year the League of Chicago Theatres has added a series of FREE special events as part of Theatre Week. These... Read more »

Shakespeare 400: a yearlong celebration of the Bard

Chicago is throwing a really big yearlong party celebrating the past 400 years since the death of the Bard in 1616. The all encompassing celebration, Shakespeare 400, brings together the city’s world-class institutions and welcomes leading artists from around the globe to celebrate, interpret and re-imagine Shakespeare’s work. Spearheaded by Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s Artistic Director... Read more »
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Chicago Winter Festivals 2016: Top ten list

Chicago Winter Festivals 2016: Top ten list
Chicago Winter Festivals seem to get bigger and better each year. The line-up for 2016 should keep the party going until the summer festival season hits in May. There’s lots to celebrate this winter. In February alone, there’s Valentine’s Day, Superbowl, Chinese New Year and Mardi Gras (not to mention Groundhog Day and Leap Day)... Read more »

Academy Award Nominees for the 2016 Oscars

Academy Award Nominees for the 2016 Oscars
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Thursday announced the nominees for the 88th annual Oscars. “The Revenant” topped the list of Academy Award nominations with12 nods including one for best picture. “Mad Max: Fury Road,” came in second receiving a total of 10 nominations including one for best-picture. Those who want to... Read more »

Chicago Museums Free Admission Days for 2016

Chicago Museums Free Admission Days for 2016
Click here for list of free admission days for 2017 With museum prices easily topping out at over $100 for a family of four–many people can’t realistically afford the cost of a museum visit. That’s why Museum Free Days which are offered by most Chicago museums (typically to Illinois residents with valid proof of residency)... Read more »
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10 questions with Dylan Lauren

Dylan Lauren, creator of Dylan’s Candy Bar, was in town over the holidays to check out her Chicago store. Already being a fan of her Mag Mile candy shop, Dylan’s Candy Bar (445 N. Michigan Avenue) and her father, Ralph Lauren’s clothing line, restaurants and home decor, I wanted to learn more about Dylan, the... Read more »

Sketch Comedy Festival 2016: information and highlights

Sketch Comedy Festival 2016: information and highlights
The 15th annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival kicks off today with 165 groups performing 186 shows at Stage 773 (1225 W. Belmont). Sketchfest continues daily through January 17th. Performances will feature award-winning ensembles from National and International festivals along with groups who have proven outstanding in their field. The little festival that could started out with a ragtag assortment... Read more »

Restaurant Week 2016: Reservations now open

Restaurant Week 2016: Reservations now open
Earlier today you grabbed those hot theatre tickets for Chicago Theatre Week, now it’s time to make your reservations for Chicago Restaurant Week 2016. Some of the hottest restaurants in Chicago–a total of 354–are offering special deals with prix fixe menus starting at $22 for lunch and $33 and/or $44 for dinner (excluding beverages, tax... Read more »
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Chicago Theatre Week 2016: The hottest shows

Chicago Theatre Week 2016: The hottest shows
Chicago Theatre Week tickets go on sale today, January 5, 2016 at 10 am. The fourth annual celebration of Chicago’s rich and diverse theatre landscape offers tickets to over 100 productions at prices ranging from free to $30–with most productions pricing their tickets at either $15 or $30. The week, which actually runs 11 days... Read more »
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