Archive for May 2016

Centennial Wheel: What you need to know before you roll

Centennial Wheel: What you need to know before you roll
Chicago’s newest landmark, the Centennial Wheel, already being called America’s next great Wheel, is a welcome addition to our second to none skyline. The completion of the towering 200-foot wheel celebrates the 100th-year anniversary of Navy Pier—thus the name, “Centennial Wheel.” It is only fitting that Chicago as the birthplace of the very first Ferris... Read more »

Tug of War at CST: centerpiece of Chicago's Shakespeare 400

Tug of War at CST: centerpiece of Chicago's Shakespeare 400
Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s (CST) epic six-hour production of Tug of War: Foreign Fire brings the work of the Bard alive 400 years after his death. Adapted and directed by CST’s Artistic Director Barbara Gaines, Tug of War is made up of two productions that include six Shakespeare histories–the first, Tug of War: Foreign Fire is... Read more »

Top ten things I didn't expect to see at the NRA Show

10. Rick Bayless talking Culinology on the World Culinary Stage. Photo: Carole Kuhrt-Brewer
The NRA + BAR Show (National Restaurant Association), that called it a wrap yesterday after four days in the Windy City, is one of the biggest conventions that comes to Chicago. The show brings together over 42,000 foodservice buyers and more than 2,200 vendors in McCormick Place’s North, South and Lakeside Centers. It’s big business... Read more »
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Statue Stories Chicago: More statues are talking

Statue Stories Chicago: More statues are talking
It seems that you can hardly go a block in Chicago without seeing a statue or a sculpture. There’s Chicago athletes like Ernie Banks in front of Wrigley Field or Michael Jordan at the United Center. There’s media stars from Chicago’s past such as Jack Brickhouse on Pioneer Plaza, Irv Kupcinet at Wacker & Wabash... Read more »

Taste of Chicago 2016 food lineup is second to none

Taste of Chicago 2016 food lineup is second to none
Taste of Chicago, the world’s largest free food festival, is looking good for 2016 with 69 of the city’s most exciting restaurants lining up to participate in the 36th Annual culinary celebration. City officials including Mayor Rahm Emanuel and some of Chicago’s top chefs were on hand this morning at Chicago’s new hotspot MAD Social... Read more »

The magic of Cinderella scores big at the Auditorium Theatre

The magic of Cinderella scores big at the Auditorium Theatre
Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre has been host to a number of exciting shows throughout its 126 year history from rock concerts and dance to many one-of-a-kind events. While just a little over a week ago broad-shouldered football types touched down on the stage for the NFL Draft, last Wednesday fleet-footed dancers celebrating the 60th anniversary season... Read more »
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Americas Cup World Series Chicago Events & Info

Americas Cup World Series Chicago Events & Info
Click here for updated information. The Louis Vuitton Americas Cup World Series will be taking place this June 10th through June 12th for the first time ever in its 165-year history in Chicago and the first time ever on freshwater. You’ve most likely heard about America’s Cup but may not know exactly what is all... Read more »

Chicago Farmers Markets 2016 outdoor line-up

Chicago Farmers Markets 2016 outdoor line-up
A sure sign of summer in Chicago is the return of the city’s outdoor Farmers Markets. The good news is–they’re back!  Although a sprinkling of markets opened in April, the official City of Chicago’s 2016 summer market season kicks-off this Thursday, May 12 at the Daley Plaza Farmers Market. (Dearborn St. and Washington) The market,... Read more »

Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf: A Parody

Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf: A Parody
What is Writers Theatre’s inaugural production of Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf: A Parody, now playing in their intimate black box Gillian Theatre, all about? Anyone who is a fan of classic theater should be able to figure this out rather quickly. Death of a ________? Streetcar Named ________? ____  _____ ___ Virginia... Read more »
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Al Fresco Dining in Chicago: What's hot for 2016

Al Fresco Dining in Chicago: What's hot for 2016
Click here for our picks for 2017 Chicago’s al fresco dining landscape just keeps getting hotter with new rooftops, patios, secret gardens and more adding to the city’s numerous offerings. Every year since 2011, Show Me Chicago has put together an annual sampling of what’s out there. Once again, after a long cold winter, Chicagoans... Read more »