Archive for August 2017

Field Museum to be home for world's largest dinosaur: Can you say Patagotitan mayorum?

Field Museum to be home for world's largest dinosaur: Can you say Patagotitan mayorum?
Big news at the Field Museum The The Field Museum has announced a new resident dinosaur will be moving into Stanley Field Hall late spring of 2018. The new dinosaur made from the fossil bones of Patagotitan mayorum (pat-uh-go-tie-tan my-or-um) is 122 feet long. To get a perspective on this, picture two accordion CTA buses end-to-end.... Read more »

Chicago museums offering free admission this week for Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students

Chicago museums offering free admission this week for Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Museums in the Park have announced a week of free general admission for Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students to 12 of the city’s museums in celebration of the 2017-2018 school year. The week kicks off this Sunday, August 27th through Saturday, September 2rd with an impressive list of Chicago’s top cultural... Read more »

The 53rd Chicago International Film Festival poster contest ...and the winner is

From Turkey...
The  53rd Chicago International Film Festival, (CIFF) coming to Chicago October 12 through October 26, 2017 unveiled the winning poster for 2017 at a kick-off event Tuesday night at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. The CIFF  brings an array of electrifying, challenging and entertaining feature, Indie and documentary films along with directors, actors and producers from around the... Read more »
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Hamilton Tickets: new block of seats to go on sale for Chicago Hamilton

Hamilton Tickets: new block of seats to go on sale for Chicago Hamilton
The hottest ticket in town, HAMILTON, the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, told through a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, now playing at The PrivateBank Theatre, has just announced that a new block of tickets will go on-sale starting at 10 am. on August 29, 2017. Here’s what... Read more »

Gypsy at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston entertains all

Gypsy at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston entertains all
GYPSY, the tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters’ success, based on the true story of the famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee and her sister actress, June Havoc, opened Saturday at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston for a short run (August 19 through 27). The Music Theater Works production directed by Rudy Hogenmiller is... Read more »

Solar Eclipse 2017: What you need to know to watch the eclipse, where to see it and how to protect your eyes

Solar Eclipse 2017: What you need to know to watch the eclipse, where to see it and how to protect your eyes
The solar eclipse will take place in Chicago, starting at 11:54 am, Monday, August 21 when the moon will begin to block our view of the Sun. The sky will continue to get darker covering up to 87 percent of the sun by 1:19 pm. For the best view, try to find an unobstructed area... Read more »
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Chicago Air and Water Show 2017: Top spots to watch this year's show

Chicago Air and Water Show 2017: Top spots to watch this year's show
It ‘s hard to believe that this year is Chicago’s 59th annual Air and Water Show. The show, that is expected to draw an estimated 2 to 3 million viewers to town, not surprisingly is one of the largest free spectator events in the country. This year’s show, Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20... Read more »

Chicago's Field Museum to host specimen ID Day

Chicago's Field Museum to host specimen ID Day
Living just steps from the historic Green Bay Trail–that was traversed in the 1600s by French explorers Joliet and Marquette, then later used as a route by the Potawatomi Indians to hunt and set up camps–our family has found a number of artifacts. We have often wondered, are they rocks…or tools the Native Americans used... Read more »

Broadway in Chicago free Millennium Park concert showcases the best of Broadway

Broadway in Chicago free Millennium Park concert showcases the best of Broadway
A summer favorite, the free Broadway in Chicago concert that showcases music and dance performances from some of Broadway in Chicago’s hottest musicals returns for 2017 on Monday, August 14 at 6:15 p.m. on the Jay Pritzker Pavilion stage in Millennium Park (201 E Randolph St). Eileen LaCario, Vice President of Broadway In Chicago calls... Read more »
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OVERRIDE: A Billboard Project coming to Chicago this August

OVERRIDE: A Billboard Project coming to Chicago this August
Imagine looking up on your way to work and seeing horses marching across the Eiffel Tower or Palm Trees swaying in the breeze across Chicago’s iconic skyline. No, you didn’t over-do things last night. What you are seeing is real. It’s all part of Chicago’s latest Public Art initiative, OVERRIDE coming to city billboards August... Read more »