Archive for June 2017

Public Art Chicago Riverwalk: A giant deer & more

Public Art Chicago Riverwalk: A giant deer & more
Large Scale Art by Tony Tasset, Scott Reeder, Candida Alvarez and Other Chicago Artists comes to the Riverwalk this summer  A giant 12-foot high 20-foot long white-tailed deer on Chicago’s Riverwalk between Franklin and  Lake was causing many visitors, both on land and water, to do a double-take yesterday. The lifelike Deer sculpture is the... Read more »

My take on the Chicago Theater critic Hedy Weiss controversy

My take on the Chicago Theater critic Hedy Weiss controversy
Chicago’s long-time theater critic for the Chicago Sun Times and WTTW-TV, Hedy Weiss, has been the target of many in the city’s theater community for a review she wrote on “Pass Over,” a play that is currently running at Chicago’s highly respected Steppenwolf Theatre (through July 9). The world-premiere play by Antoinette Nwandu, directed by... Read more »

NHL Draft Fan Fest: Schedule of events

NHL Draft Fan Fest: Schedule of events
Neon Trees will perform at NHL Draft Fan Fest today The Chicago Blackhawks, in conjunction with the National Hockey League have put together an interactive fan fest as part of the NHL Draft. The fan fest taking place today, Friday June 23 (3 to 9 p.m.) and tomorrow Saturday, June 24 (9 a.m. to 3... Read more »
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Make Music Chicago celebrates the Summer Solstice with 170 free events

Make Music Chicago celebrates the Summer Solstice with 170 free events
Make Music Chicago celebrates everyone’s ability to make music. Summer is big in Chicago. The city, arguably, offers the largest line-up of festivals, outdoor concerts and movies of any city in the country. Although we’ve already been celebrating this very special time of year, the first day of summer deserves special recognition. Make Music Chicago,... Read more »

Chicago Bike Week 2017: Schedule of events

Chicago Bike Week 2017: Schedule of events
Pit stops, free food, parties, contests and more are just part of the fun at the 26th annual Chicago Bike Week produced by Active Transportation Alliance. With Chicago recently being named the #1 cycling city by Bicycling magazine, the mark is high for the city to keep up it’s lofty reputation which, in part, is... Read more »

Taste of Chicago 2017: Get an early taste on Daley Plaza

Taste of Chicago 2017: Get an early taste on Daley Plaza
Can’t wait to get a taste of this year’s Taste of Chicago? Head to Daley Plaza (50 W. Washington) on Wednesday, June 21, from 11 am to 2 pm, for a mini-taste complete with food and entertainment. Avoid the crowds, or put together your game plan for the big event at this year’s Taste of... Read more »
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Chicago Gourmet announces extraordinary line-up for its 10th year in Chicago

Chicago Gourmet announces extraordinary line-up for its 10th year in Chicago
Champagne toast and Mindy Segal’s chocolate cake set the stage for eXtraordinary event Chicago, recently named, best restaurant city in America by Condé Nast Traveler, is proving it in a big way. Chicago Gourmet and the Illinois Restaurant Association have partnered with the Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago Architecture Biennial and the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust,... Read more »

Parade at Writers Theatre: more relevant now than ever

Parade at Writers Theatre: more relevant now than ever
There are many things I love about the South including grits and shrimp along with my husband–a bred and born Louisiana boy. There are other things, not so much. And although the South has changed a lot since the early 20th century–there are still pockets of prejudice in the South and throughout the country–yes Chicago,... Read more »

Muddy Waters Mural on State Street: dedication and tribute schedule

Muddy Waters Mural on State Street: dedication and tribute schedule
A special performance and dedication ceremony for the nine-story Muddy Waters Mural on State Street is being held as a kick off to the Chicago Blues Festival, June 9-11 in its new home, Millennium Park. The dedication will take place at noon, June 8th on the sidewalk in front of the building where the mural... Read more »
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Murakami show at the MCA: East meets West

Murakami show at the MCA: East meets West
A larger-than-life exhibition: Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg OPENS today, June 6th and runs through September 24, 2017 at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art before traveling to the Vancouver Art Gallery in Winter 2018 and to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth in Summer 2018. Blurirng the boundaries between East and... Read more »