Archive for March 2017

A preview of spring at the Chicago Flower and Garden Show

The Chicago Flower and Garden Show arrives at the perfect time of the year. As we patiently await spring outdoors, all we need to do is step inside Festival Hall at Navy Pier where we are greeted to a full blown palate of colors, ideas and merchandise. We stopped by today while exhibitors were frantically... Read more »

Show Me Chicago's 10 things to do this weekend & beyond

St. Patrick’s Day is Friday, but that’s old news. The city has been celebrating St. Patrick since the beginning of March with green rivers, green beers, the wearing of the green, parades and crawls. Sunday is St. Joseph’s Day. Not a lot of fanfare–a smattering of red–yet the day has some wonderful traditions including the... Read more »

Ravinia Festival's hot list & ticket information for 2017

Ravinia Festival's hot list & ticket information for 2017
Ravinia Festival, North America’s oldest music festival, released its line-up for their 2017 today featuring more than 140 events from June 3 through September 17, 2017. Tickets are available to donors beginning March 22 and go on sale to the general public on May 9, exclusively, here. Hot tickets for 2017 include John Legend in... Read more »
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Chicago Summer Festival & Events Calendar 2017

Chicago Summer Festival & Events Calendar 2017
Show Me Chicago’s annual calendar of Chicago’s biggest and best festivals and events is up and running for its sixth year, 2017.  Make sure to put your favorites on your calendar and check back for more as the calendar will be updated throughout the season as more events are added and dates announced. MAY 2017... Read more »

Snow, oh no! 10 ways to cope

Snow, oh no! 10 ways to cope
If the snow only could have waited one more week, Chicago would have broken an amazing record. A winter without snow. The last measurable Chicago snow came on December 17th before the official start of winter. With spring, only one week away–on Monday, March 20th–we came close but, no cigar. Snow in March, is no... Read more »

St. Patrick's Day: a guide to the parade, dyeing the river green & where to watch

St. Patrick's Day: a guide to the parade, dyeing the river green & where to watch
St. Patrick’s Day celebrations come early this year with the Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the Dying of the Chicago River happening this Saturday, March 11th. Chicago, whose St. Patrick’s Day events rival those of Ireland, has some great traditions tied to its festivities. One is dyeing the Chicago River green. The tradition of... Read more »
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WingFest Chicago 2017: Who makes Chicago's best wings?

An aerial view of the crowd. Photo: Carole Kuhrt-Brewer
Who makes Chicago’s best wings? Everyone has their favorites. This past Sunday 3000 wing fans sampled all the wings they could eat at the 18th annual Chicago WingFest at the UIC Pavilion. 30 of Chicago’s best wing restaurants went head to head in a hot competition to see who can create the best wings in... Read more »

Odysseo rising in Chicago: Watch the amazing spectacle unfold

The most impressive and immense big top on the planet – Standing 125 feet tall and covering a surface area of 58,397 square feet – the size of the adjacent Chicago Bears’ football fieid-has risen on Soldier Field’s South Lot in preparation for the much anticipated Midwest debut of Odysseo on April 1. What is... Read more »

Show Me Chicago's top 15 things to do this weekend & beyond

Show Me Chicago's top 15 things to do this weekend & beyond
It’s March. We’re beginning to experience the winds of change as winter turns to spring. Baseball is on the horizon, parades are back, and the annual Chiditarod Shopping Cart race, this Saturday, along with St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are already turning the city a premature green. So what to do this first weekend of March?... Read more »
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SafeHouse Chicago: Do you know the secret password?

SafeHouse Chicago: Do you know the secret password?
There is finally a SafeHouse in Chicago. But you’ll need a password to get in. What’s the password, you ask? Sorry I can’t say. I can tell you that SafeHouse Chicago is headquartered below the city streets somewhere in River North, and it will officially open its covert location to the public TODAY, March 1... Read more »
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