Archive for July 2016

Tall Ships in Chicago: A guide to all 14 ships

Tall Ships in Chicago: A guide to all 14 ships
Why are the Tall Ships in Chicago? Tall Ships America organizes the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® annual series of tall ship races and maritime port festivals to celebrate their rich maritime heritage and traditions and to inform the general public about the transformative power of adventure and education under sail®. This is Chicago’s 8th time hosting... Read more »

Insider's guide to Chicago Tall Ships Festival

Insider's guide to Chicago Tall Ships Festival
I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by …English Poet Laureate John Masefield. Tall Ships have a mystery, a glamour—they appear in literature in Joseph Conrad’s The Mirror of the Sea and Henry... Read more »

Spectators guide for the Race to Mackinac

Spectators guide for the Race to Mackinac
A favorite summer spectator event for many Chicagoan’s is the annual Chicago Yacht Club’s Race to Mackinac–the longest annual freshwater sailing race in the world. This is the 108th year for the event that will feature 326 boats participating in the 333-mile journey from Chicago to Mackinac Island. The excitement has been building throughout the... Read more »
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Lincoln Park Zoo announces new African penguin exhibit

Lincoln Park Zoo announces new African penguin exhibit
A unique, endangered species, the African penguin, aka, jackass penguin and black-footed penguin will be coming to Lincoln Park Zoo. Move in day is October 6, 2016. The zoo has been making preparations for nine male and four female African penguins who will be calling the new Robert and Mayari Pritzker Penguin Cove home. Their new digs,... Read more »

Chicago International Film Festival Winning Poster 2016

Chicago International Film Festival Winning Poster 2016
After a global competition, the Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF) has selected their winning poster design for the 2016 Festival that will take place in Chicago from October 13th through October 27th. The announcement was made last night at the Festival Launch Party hosted at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in the West Loop. And the winner... Read more »

Chicagos old post office gets green light to begin redevelopment

Chicagos old post office gets green light to begin redevelopment
Chicago’s old post office, a dinosaur of a building encompassing 2.5 million-square-feet of crumbling art deco architecture that was designed by Graham, Anderson, Probst & White and built in phases from 1921 to 1932, may finally be getting its deserved place in the sun according to today’s announcement from City Hall. After sitting vacant and... Read more »
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Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole mark the battle lines in War Paint `

Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole mark the battle lines in War Paint `
“There are no ugly women, only lazy ones,” Helena Rubinstein The audaciously named “War Paint,” Goodman Theatre’s world premiere production, pits mid 20th-century cosmetic giants Helena Rubinstein (Patti LuPone) and Elizabeth Arden (Christine Ebersole) in a decades long competition for top dog in the beauty biz. Not unlike the “war paint” historically used by North American... Read more »

Tall Ships Chicago 2016: Highlights and events

Tall Ships Chicago 2016: Highlights and events
Beautiful, majestic Tall Ships from around the world will be gathering at Navy Pier for the Tall Ships Chicago Festival July 27th through July 31st. It’s been three years since the popular Tall Ships have visited the windy city.  Their most recent Chicago visit was 2013, before that was 2010. This year 14 vessels will... Read more »

Taste the best of Chicago at the Green City Market Chef BBQ

Taste the best of Chicago at the Green City Market Chef BBQ
Picture Lula Café, Honey Butter Fried Chicken, Girl and the Goat, Intro, North Pond, The Publican, Swift & Sons, Travelle, Bessy Q, The Peninsula, Green River, Mercat A La Planxa, Frontera Grill/Topolobampo and about 100 other of Chicago’s top restaurants side by side. No fighting Chicago traffic, trying to find parking or waiting weeks, sometimes... Read more »
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Navy Pier turns 100: a look back and ahead

Navy Pier turns 100: a look back and ahead
Chicago’s Navy Pier officially hits the century mark on Friday, July 15, 2016. The 100-year celebration will kick off at 10 am. featuring a day filled with fun events, special activities and free giant slices of Eli’s cheesecake. At 6:30 pm. Chicago Shakespeare Theater will perform the Bard’s romantic comedy, “Twelfth Night,” for free, on... Read more »
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