Archive for October 2017

Chicago Calendar of Holiday and Winter Events 2017

Chicago Calendar of Holiday and Winter Events 2017
The 104th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, the opening of the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink and the Maggie Daley Park Ice Skating Ribbon, the CSO, Caroling at Cloud Gate, the Dance-Along Nutcracker, the Wreathing of the Lions,  Do-It-Yourself Messiah and more. Get your calendars ready! With Halloween events winding down, Chicago is revving up its winter and holiday engine from... Read more »

Chicago Humanities Festival Fallfest explores belief

Chicago Humanities Festival Fallfest explores belief
“We may live in a secular age but by no means have we escaped the turbulence of clashing beliefs. The recent violent defense of Confederate statues is just one extreme example of how far people will go to maintain their view of history and identity.  “Consider also how in flux the line between church and... Read more »

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago celebrates 50 with a vibrant new look

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago celebrates 50 with a vibrant new look
“Johnston Marklee understands the strength of our Josef Paul Kleihues-designed building, and they carry a deep respect of history throughout their architectural practice.” Madeleine Grynsztejn, Pritzker Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago  Los Angeles-based architects Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee of Johnston Marklee (JML) have completed a major redesign of select public spaces of the... Read more »
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Say goodbye to Kobe Lincoln Park Zoo’s female polar bear

Say goodbye to Kobe Lincoln Park Zoo’s female polar bear
Sad, sad news to report from Lincoln Park Zoo (LPZ). On October 19, the animal care staff at LPZ made the difficult but humane decision to euthanize Kobe, the zoo’s female polar bear. Hopes were high when Kobe arrived at the zoo this March to join Siku to start a family at the zoo’s new $15-million Polar... Read more »

Chicago International Film Festival 2017: three films with local roots

The 2017 Chicago International Film Festival is screening three U.S. Indies with Chicago roots this year. “Blueprint,” “Chasing the Blues” and “Rogers Park” all frame different neighborhoods in the city. All three made their World Premieres at the fest and are worth seeing. In addition, 9 out of 53 films in the Shorts category have Chicago roots (you... Read more »

Chicago International Film Festival 2017: What to see

Chicago International Film Festival 2017: What to see
The 53rd annual Chicago International Film Festival is now up and running at the AMC River East 21, (322 E. Illinois) bringing the glamour of Cannes and Sundance to the Windy City with big name actors and directors, red carpet ceremonies and much more. If you are following the fest you’ve probably heard about “Marshall,” “Lady Bird” and Guillermo... Read more »
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Open House Chicago 2017: What to see

Open House Chicago 2017: What to see
One of the largest architecture festivals in the world, the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) Open House Chicago (OHC) will take place this weekend, Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15 (9 to 5 both days–some sites have shorter hours so check before you go) at more than 200 sites in 20 city neighborhoods and two... Read more »

Review: Taming of the Shrew at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Review: Taming of the Shrew at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
 “Thy husband is thy lord, thy life, thy keeper” …Katharina, Act 5, Scene 2, Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew” It’s 1919, Wilson is President, women are demonstrating for their rights and in Chicago, the Columbia Women’s Club has chosen to present Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew” for their ametuer theater series.  Due to a relentless... Read more »

Orphée et Eurydice at the Lyric Opera House

Orphée et Eurydice at the Lyric Opera House
Lyric’s 63rd season New production by John Neumeier features Lyric debut of The Joffrey Ballet Je frémis, je languis, je frissonne, je tremble, je pâlis.” (“I shudder, I languish, I shiver, I tremble, I grow pale.”) Orphée et Eurydice, by Christoph Willibald Gluck, is based on the mythological character Orpheus. It belongs to the genre... Read more »
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Cubs postseason kickoff celebration: you're invited

Cubs postseason kickoff celebration: you're invited
It’s postseason…let the celebration begin Even if you haven’t scored any postseason tickets to the Cubs playoff games, the Cubs want you to be part of the celebration. JUST ADDED… Fans can root for the National League Central Champion Chicago Cubs at the Park at Wrigley when the team plays the Washington Nationals for National... Read more »
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