Archive for October 2016

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

1. Chicago Cubs in the World Series The 7-game series for 2016’s best team in major league baseball moves to Wrigley Field for Game Three on Friday, October 28, Game Four on Saturday, October 29 and Game Five on Sunday, October 30. Hopefully, Sunday will bring Chicago’s 108 wait for the title home. If not,... Read more »

Hamilton review: A show that lives up to its hype

Hamilton review: A show that lives up to its hype
My name is Alexander Hamilton And there’s a million things I haven’t done But just you wait, just you wait… Alexander Hamilton, perhaps the least known of our country’s founding fathers*–known by many only as the dude on the ten dollar bill, who died over 200 years ago–has been causing near hysteria across the country... Read more »

What was life like in the U.S. 108 years ago?

What was life like in the U.S. 108 years ago?
I’m trying not to get ahead of myself here but I keep hearing that the last time the Chicago Cubs won a World Series was 108 years ago. That would be 1908. What was life like back then? Just to get a perspective on the world in 1908 and how things have changed, I did... Read more »
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Tattoo exhibit at the Field Museum sheds new light on the ancient art

Tattoo exhibit at the Field Museum sheds new light on the ancient art
Besides walking by the many tattoo shops in our town or seeing the amazing variety of tattoos on people of all shapes, sizes and ages, I had never given much thought to tattoos. That is until visiting the Field Museum’s new exhibition, TATTOO, opening today. Upon visiting the exhibition at Tuesday’s media preview, I was... Read more »

Show Me Chicago's top 9 things to do October 21, 22 and 23

1. The Halloween Gathering & Parade It’s year two for the the Chicago Cultural Mile’s Halloween Gathering Festival and Parade. The gathering takes place this Saturday, October 22 starting at 2 pm. (until 5 pm.) with a Festival in Millennium Park and Sir George Solti Garden. The Spectacle Parade steps off along Columbus Dr. from... Read more »

Show Me Chicago's look at the week ahead

Fall in Chicago signals a return to our cultural roots. Sure we still have our deep dish but along with it we are serving up some deep thoughts with a side of culture. Here’s Show Me Chicago’s survey of the cultural landscape for the week ahead. Culture Chicago Ideas Week Our first “look ahead” entry,... Read more »
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Show Me Chicago's top 9 things to do this weekend

1. Open House Chicago The Chicago Architecture Foundation’s 6th annual Open House Chicago (OHC) takes place this Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16. Experience Chicago’s second to none architecture in 20 neighborhoods and more than 200 sites. New this year is LondonHouse Chicago (Wacker and Michigan); CTA Skokie Shops (7519 North Paulina Street); CTA... Read more »

Light Opera Works offers an uplifting evening of Jule Styne hits

Light Opera Works offers an uplifting evening of Jule Styne hits
The music of Jule Styne (December 31, 1905 – September 20, 1994), perhaps one of the greatest and most prolific songwriters of the 20th century, is being showcased by Light Opera Works (LOW) in a delightful fast-paced review of his greatest hits at the Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston now through October 16. Oldies but... Read more »

Show Me Chicago's Top 8 things to do this weekend

The Chicago Marathon Marathon fever is everywhere whether you’re a runner, a watcher or just trying to avoid the traffic. Roads are already closed but the official race featuring over 40,000 runners from all 50 states and more than 100 countries doesn’t step off until very early Sunday morning (October 9) with staggered times. The... Read more »
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Chicago International Film Festival 2016: Why go?

Chicago International Film Festival 2016: Why go?
The 52nd Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF), coming to town October 13th through October 27h, is Chicago’s version of Sundance, Tribeca and Telluride. Some may be surprised to learn that the Chicago International Film Festival is North America’s longest-running competitive film festival. Founded, 14 years before Sundance, in 1964, by Artistic Director Michael Kutza (who... Read more »
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