Archive for February 2017

Hamilton Tickets: New Block of tickets for Chicago 'Hamilton' to be released

Hamilton Tickets: New Block of tickets for Chicago 'Hamilton' to be released
If you haven’t seen Hamilton yet, now is your chance. Producer Jeffrey Seller and Broadway In Chicago announced the addition of 16 more weeks for HAMILTON at The PrivateBank Theatre (18 W. Monroe). The tickets will go on sale on this Tuesday, February 28 at 10 am. Ticket prices for Hamilton, which most critics agree... Read more »

Oscars Best Picture snafu: Here's the transcript

Oscars Best Picture snafu: Here's the transcript
If you didn’t make it up until 11:15 pm. last night for the announcement of the Oscar for Best Picture, you missed what may have been the snafu of the century. Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced the WRONG picture–La La Land–with “several hundred million” viewers watching. Many turned off the television at that point... Read more »

Show Me Chicago's top things to do this weekend

89th annual Oscars Awards ceremony, Sunday, February 26 Just in case you can’t make the gala Oscar ceremony at Dolby, no worries, Chicago is pulling out the red carpet or at least the flat screens for viewing parties around town. Perhaps the biggest is the annual blast at the Gene Siskel Film Center on Sunday,... Read more »
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Academy Awards 2017: Test your Oscar IQ with Show Me Chicago's Oscar trivia quiz

Academy Awards 2017: Test your Oscar IQ with Show Me Chicago's Oscar trivia quiz
2017 marks the 89th year that America has been honoring the stars of the silver screen with what has become popularly know as “The Oscars.” The awards ceremony dates back to 1929 with honorees names reading like a who’s who of film history. This week, Oscar Week, kicks off the countdown to the big show–the... Read more »

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

Show Me Chicago's top things to do in Chicago this weekend
Another three day weekend beckons. With February weather acting more like May, it’s a great time to enjoy all the city has to offer. You may want to start your day with a run along the lakefront path, ice skating in Millennium Park or the Maggie Daley ice ribbon. Or how about a trip to... Read more »

Merce Cunningham at the MCA: a 20th century icon you should know

Merce Cunningham at the MCA: a 20th century icon you should know
Who is Merce Cunningham? If you don’t know, you aren’t alone. But after viewing the Museum of Contemporary Art’s (MCA) retrospective exhibition, Merce Cunningham: Common Time, you’ll walk away with full knowledge and respect for this 20th icon who almost single-handedly set the world of dance spinning–transforming its nature and status–making him one of the most... Read more »
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Endangered Francois’ Langur born at Lincoln Park Zoo

Endangered Francois’ Langur born at Lincoln Park Zoo
Lincoln Park Zoo’s newest resident, an endangered Francois’ Langur is sure to put a smile on your face. The very special, adorable primate was born on February 6, at the zoo. The infant is the seventh successful offspring of Lincoln Park Zoo’s breeding pair, Pumpkin (dam) and Cartman (sire), and a part of the Francois’... Read more »

Show Me Chicago's top 12 things to do in Chicago this weekend & beyond

1. Auto Show February 11-20, McCormick Place The Chicago Auto Show brings 1,000 vehicles to McCormick Place from electric and concept cars to driverless cars and more from February 11-20. Free-$13. McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive. 2. Speed dating via the Centennial Wheel Thursday, February 9 Calling all singles for Speed Dating on... Read more »

Year of Public Art in Chicago: What's ahead for 2017

Year of Public Art in Chicago: What's ahead for 2017
Art is alive and well in Chicago with a host of art and creative events on tap for 2017–the year Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events have declared  the “Year of Public Art.” In addition, to the outstanding exhibitions at our museums, we can look forward to some blockbuster... Read more »
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Valentine gift idea: how about a shelter dog?

Maggie, Fiest/Mix, Female, Estimated Age: 7 months.
If you are looking for something beyond a dozen red roses or a box of chocolates for your Valentine, how about a shelter dog (or cat)? Orphans of the Storm animal shelter in Riverwoods (2200 Riverwoods Road) is holding a special “Find the Love of Your Life” adoption event (along with other special valentine activities) from... Read more »