Archive for January 2018

Reagan and Gorbachev go head to head at Goodman Theatre's 'Blind Date'

Reagan and Gorbachev go head to head at Goodman Theatre's 'Blind Date'
History comes alive when US president Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, the world’s two most powerful leaders in 1985, meet at the 1985 Geneva Summit in Rogelio Martinez’s Blind Date now playing at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre through February 25. No one knows exactly what was said in those private moments between Gorbachev, Reagan and other prominent players... Read more »

Ravinia announces dates for this summer's Tommy with Roger Daltrey

Ravinia announces dates for this summer's Tommy with Roger Daltrey
“You didn’t hear it. You didn’t see it. You won’t say nothing to no one ever in your life.”  The Who Today’s announcement from Ravinia that legendary frontman of The Who Roger Daltrey will be performing the band’s most iconic masterpiece this summer, the groundbreaking Tommy, on June 23 and 25, is a warm reminder that as we brave the... Read more »

Chicago Restaurant Week 2018: Show Me Chicago's 12 best deals

Chicago Restaurant Week 2018: Show Me Chicago's 12 best deals
Time to make reservations, if you haven’t already Chicago Restaurant Week-actually two weeks–starts tomorrow (January 26) and runs through  February 8, 2018.You can go for lunch, brunch and dinner depending upon the restaurant you choose. With more than 370 restaurants on this years roster, it’s hard to know where to start. On the Chicago Restaurant... Read more »
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Top 5 things to see before they are going, going, going, gone

Top 5 things to see before they are going, going, going, gone
Are you a procrastinator? You think you have all the time in the world to see a show, a performer or a special exhibition so you put it off. When you finally decide to go, it’s gone. Here are some things you may want to see before they, too, are gone. Turandot Only one more... Read more »

Birds of Paradise add color to a gray Chicago winter at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Birds of Paradise add color to a gray Chicago winter at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
How about a taste of New Guinea’s exotic Birds of Paradise to brighten your day? The new exhibition Birds of Paradise: Amazing Avian Evolution, opens today (January 18) and runs through June 16, 2018 at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. The exhibit features equal parts natural history, photography and science that gives visitors an in-depth look into the lives of birds-of-paradise.... Read more »

Traitor review: Powerful world premiere at A Red Orchid Theatre

Traitor review: Powerful world premiere at A Red Orchid Theatre
They called him a traitor for telling the truth Politics as usual set the foundation for Traitor, a powerful examination of the human condition, deception and desperation. Brett Neveu has taken Henrik Isben’s An Enemy of the People, written in 1882, and transformed it into a story that works seamlessly in today’s troubled times. Whether to... Read more »
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Chicago's Field Museum to unveil flying reptiles and world's largest dinosaur

Chicago's Field Museum to unveil flying reptiles and world's largest dinosaur
First “Jurassic World,” now the real world Last August, Chicago’s Field Museum made a really big announcement that a new resident dinosaur –the world’s largest– would be installed in the museum in spring of 2018.  The 122-foot Patagotitan mayorum (pat-uh-go-tie-tan my-or-um) who we will call ‘Pat’ until the museum gives it an official name will be the centerpiece in the Museum’s main... Read more »

The Park at Wrigley: winter events and activities

The Park at Wrigley: winter events and activities
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. Winterland at the Park offers ice skating, curling competitions, lessons, ice carving and more You could say Wrigleyville is ahead of the curve with a hotbed of cold weather action on tap in the Park at Wrigley. In December, it was ice skating and the Christkindlmarket.  NOW... Read more »

Chicago Athletic Association Hotel: the perfect spot for a staycation

Chicago Athletic Association Hotel: the perfect spot for a staycation
Is cabin fever getting the best of you? Are you tired of putting on layers over layers of clothes just to run to the store to get more comfort food? Have you already broken your New Year’s resolution to exercise more and eat less? This is the year I decided to embrace winter. Little did... Read more »
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Chicago Theatre Week 2018: Tickets and Information

Chicago Theatre Week 2018: Tickets and Information
Tickets Go On Sale Tuesday, January 9 at 10 am CST The annual celebration of Chicago’s second to none theatre scene, Chicago Theatre Week (CTW), kicks off February 8th (through the 18th) just in time for Valentine’s Day. Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, January 9 at 10 am CST. They are first come, first served with popular productions selling out... Read more »
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