Archive for April 2017

Chicago Farmers Market calendar for 2017

Chicago Farmers Market calendar for 2017
Chicago Farmer’s Market Season officially opens May 11 on Daley Plaza Although there have been some indoor markets and French markets throughout Chicago’s winter, the official outdoor summer market season kicks off Thursday, May 11, at the Daley Plaza Market. In addition to the fresh produce, plants, unique Chicago-made products and eclectic street food offered... Read more »

Al Fresco dining: Chicago's hottest rooftops & patios for 2017

Al Fresco dining: Chicago's hottest rooftops & patios for 2017
Al Fresco dining is back on the menu in Chicago with many outdoor spots already open and others opening soon. There’s no lack of places to grab a bite outdoors from improvised spaces with a few tables and chairs set up in the alley to pricey rooftop offerings.   Every year for the past six... Read more »

Chicago Riverwalk kicks off summer 2017 with daylong celebration

Chicago Riverwalk kicks off summer 2017 with daylong celebration
Chicago is throwing a big party to kick off the completion of the Chicago Riverwalk and the official start of the 2017 summer season on Saturday, May 20 with a variety of mostly free events from 9:00 a.m to 9:00 pm. The celebration offers a preview of the summer programming that will take place along... Read more »
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Millennium Park Summer Film Series lineup for 2017

Millennium Park Summer Film Series lineup for 2017
Chicago’s popular summer series returns with 14 feature films, Tuesdays June 13 through September 5 The Millennium Park Film Series, a favorite rite of summer for Chicagoans and visitors kicks off Tuesday, June 13 with the Chicago classic The Blues Brothers, filmed in the Windy City back in 1980–and the second place finisher in last years’ audience choice vote. Other highlights include: Caddyshack; a 30th... Read more »

Find out what’s happening in Chicago with Chicago's Data Portal

Find out what’s happening in Chicago with Chicago's Data Portal
Car towed? Going out of town and wondering where to park? Trying to avoid construction traffic? Looking to see where to eat outdoors in your neighborhood? Wanting to find out where TV shows and movies are being filmed? No worries. Chicago has an app (and website) for that. In an ongoing attempt to “improve city... Read more »

Chicago Cubs World Series Ring Close-up

Chicago Cubs World Series Ring Close-up
Last night was the  Chicago Cubs World Championship Ring Ceremony at Wrigley Field, marking a first and a new era for Cubs baseball. Symbolic of the years of waiting, hoping, heartbreak, curses and then “waiting for next year,” the ring provided by Jostens–a leading provider of high-end custom jewelry for professional sports teams–commemorates the Cubs’ historic 2016... Read more »
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10 Easter Brunches and Buffets that will have you hoppin’

10 Easter Brunches and Buffets that will have you hoppin’
You better hop to it if you’re planning on dining out this Easter. Easter makes its appearance this year on Sunday, April 16th. Easter can take place as early as March 22 (but not again until 2285) and as late as April 25 (in 2038). All this Easter confusion does have a logical explanation. The... Read more »

Millennium Park events calendar for summer of 2017

Millennium Park events calendar for summer of 2017
Hundreds of Free Cultural Events, Nature Programs,  Public Art and More At a press conference last Friday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Choose Chicago, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and the Millennium Park Foundation announced that Chicago’s Millennium Park has become the #1 attraction in the Midwest and among the top 10 most-visited... Read more »

Destiny of Desire review: Goodman stage sizzles with lies, secrets & desire

Destiny of Desire review: Goodman stage sizzles with lies, secrets & desire
Passion, Deception, Forbidden love On a stormy night a world away two baby girls are born–one to privilege, one to poverty. What will be their destiny–their fate? Karen Zacarías’ drama unfolds in the Chicago premiere of Destiny of Desire taking the audience on a 2 1/2 hour theatrical rollercoaster ride that explores race, gender and class... Read more »
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