Archive for March 2016

Chicago events preview: the first weekend of April 2016

Chicago events preview: the first weekend of April 2016
No fooling, tomorrow’s April 1st, and Show Me Chicago has pulled together a fool-proof itinerary for weekend fun from the many happenings around town. The DOC10 Film Fest What’s up doc? Fans of documentary films are going to love this event. Instead of sorting through the tons of documentary films out there, the Doc10 Film... Read more »

Chicago Summer 2016 Film Series at Millennium Park

Chicago Summer 2016 Film Series at Millennium Park
Year four of Chicago’s highly popular Summer Film Series at Millennium Park kicks off the season at 6:30 pm. Tuesday, June 21 with Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. The 1986 John Hughes classic staring Matthew Broderick follows the misadventures of a high school student who skips school to take his girlfriend and reluctant best friend on... Read more »

Butler Review: Northlight's Butler a name you should know

Butler Review: Northlight's Butler a name you should know
Butler now running at Northlight Theatre, not to be confused with “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” –a film focusing on African American history that tells the story through a mostly black cast–has its own amazing true, yet not widely known, story to tell. Benjamin Franklin Butler, a name you may not know but should is the... Read more »
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Chicago Summer Festivals 2016: Calendar of summer festivals and events

Chicago Summer Festivals 2016: Calendar of summer festivals and events
Click here for Show Me Chicago’s Summer Festivals and events for 2017. It’s time to think summer, Chicago. Show Me Chicago’s annual calendar of Chicago’s biggest and best festivals and events for the summer of 2016 is up and running.  Make sure to put your favorites on your calendar and check back for more as... Read more »

Short Shakespeare at CST: The perfect introduction to the Bard

Short Shakespeare at CST: The perfect introduction to the Bard
William Shakespeare, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language, can be a little scary for the uninitiated. His poetic rhythm is not the language we typically hear on the streets of Chicago. That’s why Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s (CST) Short Shakespeare! programming is the perfect introduction to the Bard–and not just for children. The... Read more »

Brick by Brick at the MSI: LEGO creations beyond imagination

Brick by Brick at the MSI: LEGO creations beyond imagination
LEGO lovers are in for an adventure of a lifetime at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry’s new temporary exhibit Brick by Brick, that opened March 10. Not only LEGO fans, but budding architects, full blown architects and fun-lovers of all ages should enjoy this LEGO spectacular. The larger than life exhibition literally takes... Read more »
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Chicago Flower and Garden show: Spring in full bloom

Brookfield zoo garden
From a ginormous butterfly with a 14-foot wingspan, a 33-footlong snake and a breathtaking, 11-foot-tall peacock to new varieties of flowers, edibles and other plants, this year’s Chicago Flower and Garden show is a preview of spring in full bloom. The show opens today, March 12th and runs through March 20th in Navy Pier’s Festival... Read more »

China's First Emperor and His Terracotta Warriors at The Field Museum

China's First Emperor and His Terracotta Warriors at The Field Museum
An amazing discovery—almost stranger than fiction–took place over 40 years ago when a farmer, digging a well in his field, discovered one of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th century—a necropolis (prehistoric burial ground) created for China’s First Emperor, Qin Shihuangdi (pronounced, chin she-wong-dee), as a place he could continue to rule in the afterlife.... Read more »

St. Patrick's Day 2016: Seven ways to celebrate in Chicago

St. Patrick's Day 2016: Seven ways to celebrate in Chicago
Chicago is, hands down, the best place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, outside of the Emerald Isle. While other cities may dye water in a fountain green or paint a green stripe down the center of the street, Chicago turns the Chicago River, that runs through the center of town, a brilliant shade green that... Read more »
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Chicago Food Truck Fests: 2016 season schedule

Chicago Food Truck Fests: 2016 season schedule
Chicago has gone from a city that banned food trucks–or made it almost impossible for them to operate–to a city that welcomes them with open arms. Case in point, for the second year in a row, the city of Chicago’s Small Business Center (SBC) in the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) is... Read more »
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