Archive for May 2017

Chicago Air and Water Show 2017: Information and lineup

Chicago Air and Water Show 2017: Information and lineup
The 59th annual air and water show brings the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights, U.S. Navy Leap Frogs, F-35 Heritage Flight and the F-22 Demonstration Team to Chicago’s lakefront August 19 & 20 The City of Chicago has just released the lineup for the 59th Annual Chicago Air and Water... Read more »

Taste of Chicago Restaurant Lineup for 2017

Taste of Chicago Restaurant Lineup for 2017
67 food establishments, 17 new vendors, Celebrity Chef du Jour & the CH Distillery Cocktail Lounge & Wine and Beer Garden are on the menu for the 37th annual Taste of Chicago in Grant Park on July 5 through July 9 Media types, chefs, city officials and Taste organizers huddled at La Sardine (111 N... Read more »

A peek inside the National Restaurant Association & BAR show

Big name celebrity chefs like Rick Bayless shared recipes and techniques. . Photo: Carole Kuhrt-Brewer
The 2017 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show® (NRA) and the BAR, Beverage Alcohol for Restaurants show were in Chicago this week from Saturday, May 20-Tuesday, May 23 (BAR show Sunday and Monday). The NRA is the most comprehensive trade show for the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry in the U.S. and abroad. The BAR... Read more »
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Hey Chicago: Are you ready for Friday Night Flights?

Hey Chicago: Are you ready for Friday Night Flights?
Are you ready for Friday Night Flights? No it’s not a typo. Chicago will be turning on the flights on selected Friday evenings this summer. Illinois Craft Brewers Guild and Choose Chicago have teamed up to showcase Chicago’s growing craft beer and brewery scene. Did you know Chicago is becoming a leader in the Craft... Read more »

Night Out in the Parks: over 1,200 things to do in Chicago this summer

Night Out in the Parks: over 1,200 things to do in Chicago this summer
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Park District Superintendent and CEO Michael P. Kelly have just announced the fifth summer season of Night Out in the Parks. The 2017 Night Out in the Parks series brings over 1,200 events including movies, concerts, theater and more the city’s 77 community parks with programs running from June 12... Read more »

My Fair Lady at the Lyric: a musical of epic proportions

My Fair Lady at the Lyric: a musical of epic proportions
For the past five years the Lyric Opera has been closing out its spring season on a high note by presenting a series of blockbuster musicals including “The Sound of Music,” “The King and I,” “Oklahoma,” and “Carousel.” The popular musical series has become a hot ticket, seemingly getting hotter each season with near sellout... Read more »
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Pier Park Navy Pier: Rides, tickets & hours

Pier Park Navy Pier: Rides, tickets & hours
Chicago’s Pier Park, a summer amusement park on Navy Pier, opens for the season today, May 8th at 10:00 a.m. Although the new Centennial Wheel (opened May 2016) runs year round, the rest of the park is only open seasonally. Pier Park offers a variety of activities for all ages including a climbing wall that... Read more »

Taste of Chicago 2017: Complete Music Lineup

Taste of Chicago 2017: Complete Music Lineup
Headliners for Taste of Chicago 2017 include Alessia Cara, Café Tacvba, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Passion Pit and The O’Jays & more—in Grant Park, July 5–9 The City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) has released the full music lineup for the 37th Annual Taste of Chicago, July 5–9,... Read more »

Grant Park Music Festival 2017: What you need to know to go

Grant Park Music Festival 2017: What you need to know to go
 Grant Park Music Festival opens its 2017 Season on Wednesday June 14 in Millennium Park Opening night of the Grant Park Music Festival (GPMF) has been a Chicago tradition for more than 80 years and is always an occasion for celebration. This year the GPMF 10-week summer series kicks off on Wednesday, June 14, at... Read more »
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