Archive for December 2017

Embrace Winter: Ten ways to enjoy Chicago cold

Embrace Winter: Ten ways to enjoy Chicago cold
I confess. I am a summer person. I love to go barefoot, soak up the sun and chill out in outdoor cafes. I try to extend the season as long as I can by wearing my flip flops deep into November. But at some point, I submit. I eat lots of comfort food, read books,... Read more »

Show Me Chicago's top stories from 2017

Typically at this time of the year we look back before we leap ahead. You’ll see the big stories from 2017 everywhere but you may want to look back at some smaller Chicago stories that we covered on Show Me Chicago and see what they mean for the future or just to remember. Hollywood in... Read more »

First Bites Bash 2018 tickets are now on sale

First Bites Bash 2018 tickets are now on sale
One of Chicago’s favorite foodie events, First Bites Bash (FBB), that showcases the best of Chicago cuisine, has announced the date for this year’s gala that is the kick off to Chicago Restaurant Week.  General admission tickets are $125 per person but, if you hurry, you may be able to get in on the limited... Read more »
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How I completed my holiday shopping without spending a dime and so can you

How I completed my holiday shopping without spending a dime and so can you
I don’t want to sound like a commercial for Amazon Prime but if your holiday budget is smaller than your holiday gift list, this deal may just be for you. Being pressed for time, I decided to finish my holiday shopping online this Monday. I knew what I wanted and figured I could get my... Read more »

Joffrey Ballet's reimagined 'Nutcracker' for Chicago

Joffrey Ballet's reimagined 'Nutcracker' for Chicago
The Nutcracker, a beloved ballet adapted by Alexandre Dumas Père from the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, set to music by Tchaikovsky, was first performed at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, Russia in 1892, setting the stage for what has become a beloved classic throughout the world. Especially in America. The Nutcracker made its American premiere on,... Read more »

Oscars Documentary Features Shortlist: Here's a look at the 15 named

Oscars Documentary Features Shortlist: Here's a look at the 15 named
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 films in the Documentary Feature category will advance in the voting process for the 90th Academy Awards®. One hundred seventy films were originally submitted in the category. The 15 feature documentaries all have a story to tell. Many can be previewed online, at... Read more »
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Review: 'Q Brothers Christmas Carol' a dickens of a show

Review: 'Q Brothers Christmas Carol' a dickens of a show
There’s a new Carol in town. The new Carol, “Q Brothers Christmas Carol,” is based on an old Carol that most of us know very well: The traditional much loved “A Christmas Carol” now being performed at many venues around town including the Goodman Theatre. The new, “Q Brothers” Carol,” originally mounted at Chicago Shakespeare... Read more »

New Block of 'Hamilton' tickets on sale

New Block of 'Hamilton' tickets on sale
A new 18 week block of tickets for “Hamilton” at CIBC Theatre (18 W. Monroe) will go on-sale today. Tickets will be available for performances through September 2, 2018. Starting at 10 am. today, December 5, tickets will be available at the CIBC Theatre Box Office, the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line (800-775-2000) and online. The CIBC... Read more »

Tracy Letts' timing on target in 'The Minutes'

Tracy Letts' timing on target in 'The Minutes'
Tracy Letts, the writer of Linda Vista and August: Osage County, captures the pulse of politics in today’s America with his scathing new comedy “The Minutes” now running at Steppenwolf Theatre and slated for Broadway this spring.  Letts uses the lens of the mid-sized town of “Big Cherry” to expose the ugliness behind some of our most closely-held... Read more »
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