Archive for September 2016

Show Me Chicago's top 6 things to do this weekend

Wondering what to do this weekend with the days turning a little cooler? Art, music and food add color to this fall weekend’s line-up of events. Or, if you dare, you can scare up some fun at a Halloween haunted house. Here are our top picks for things to do this weekend. 1. West Town... Read more »

Chicago Fall Theater: 10 shows to see beyond Hamilton

If you can’t get or afford tickets to Hamilton. Don’t despair. Chicago, in our opinion (and not just ours), has some to the best theatre in the country. Here are ten fine production from quality Chicago Theaters in no particular order (as different shows will appeal to different tastes) that we recommend. 1. Julius Caesar... Read more »

Unexpected sightings at EXPO Chicago

Love Stream #2 2012. Randy Polumbo. Hand blown glass welded aluminum. Airstream Trailer part of the Whoville collection at the Peninsula Chicago. Photo: Carole Kuhrt-Brewer
EXPO Chicago, the larger than life Art Festival being held this weekend at Navy Pier, is fun even if you can afford the high price tags on many of the cutting edge art works from artists and galleries around the globe. For a $20 day pass you can see amazing art and sculpture, grab a... Read more »

Show Me Chicago's top 7 things to do this weekend

The first weekend of fall serves up a potpourri of food and art events with two of Chicago’s biggest events, EXPO CHICAGO and Chicago Gourmet, teaming up for an art-filled weekend. 1. Expo Chicago Over 3,000 artists represented by 145 international galleries, 22 countries and 53 cities are in town this week for the fifth... Read more »

Chicago Fall Arts Calendar of Exhibitions and Events for 2016

Chicago Fall Arts Calendar of Exhibitions and Events for 2016
EXPO ART WEEK ushers in Chicago’s Fall Art Season kicking off with tonight’s citywide gallery walks and EXPO CHICAGO. Here are Exhibition and Event Highlights for the Fall Season The Arts Club of Chicago | The Arts Club of Chicago at 100 celebrating the centennial anniversary and featuring highlights from the permanent collection and special... Read more »

Chicago Plan to combat rodents announced

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS) have just announced a new pilot program that may solve Chicago’s rat and rodent problem without using poison. Rodents, especially rats, have been a growing problem in the city with many approaches tried–but without hoped for results. The new plan that is being... Read more »

Show Me Chicago's top 5 things to do in Chicago this weekend

Officially, this is the last weekend of summer and it looks like another hot one. Here are Show Me Chicago’s top five picks for the weekend. 1. Lakeview Taco Fest Who doesn’t like tacos? Festers at the Lakeview Taco Fest can take their pick from an eclectic variety of offerings from traditional chicken, beef and... Read more »

The Chicago Botanic Garden's Regenstein Learning Campus is something special

The Chicago Botanic Garden's Regenstein Learning Campus is something special
The Chicago Botanic Garden’s Regenstein Learning Campus, truly, is something special. The Learning Center, nestled on seven magnificently landscaped acres, offers a living laboratory for learning. The welcoming campus encompasses four areas where nature and knowledge intersect: a nature play garden, the learning center, a children’s growing garden and a water garden area. Here’s what they... Read more »

Open House Chicago 2016 sites, dates & info

Open House Chicago 2016 sites, dates & info
The Chicago Architecture Foundation’s (CAF) Open House Chicago (OHC), the popular annual event that gives participants an opportunity to visit a diverse selection of Chicago’s public buildings, factories, historic mansions, private clubs, sacred spaces, schools, professional offices and cultural institutions has announced its sites for 2016. The CAF held its first Open House in 2011 offering... Read more »

Show Me Chicagos Weekend Six: 6 things to do in Chicago this weekend

If you think that summer is over after Labor Day Weekend. You are wrong. Would you believe that there is more to do this weekend than Labor Day weekend. With the summer festival season still going strong, a ton of Oktoberfest celebrations are hitting the calendar along with a hint of Halloween haunts and happenings... Read more »
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