Archive for April 2018

Midsummer Night’s Dream tea at J.W. Marriott & Joffrey Ballet at the Auditorium Theater

Midsummer Night’s Dream tea at J.W. Marriott & Joffrey Ballet at the Auditorium Theater
Midsummer Night’s Dream Tea at J.W. Marriott inspired by the Joffrey Ballet production The Joffrey Ballet’s North American Premiere of Midsummer Night’s Dream at Chicago’s Auditorium Theater, by internationally renowned Swedish choreographer Alexander Ekman is like no other. The Bard would never recognize his original tale as the full-length contemporary ballet, running now through May 6, is nothing like its namesake. Ekman’s... Read more »

Oklahoma! A-OK at the Marriott Theatre

Oklahoma! A-OK at the Marriott Theatre
Marriott sticks to what they do best putting on a Broadway-esque musical on a relatively small stage resulting in a high-energy production Sometimes it’s OK to log off Facebook, turn down the disturbing news of the day, quit worrying about whether Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un are going to blow up the world and a take a step back... Read more »

Review: 9 to 5 The Musical on stage at the Den Theatre

Review: 9 to 5 The Musical on stage at the Den Theatre
9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL that just opened at the Den Theatre in Chicago is one of a laundry list of films that have been reworked for the stage, some successfully such as Monty Python’s Spamalot (2005) others not so much. In the last several years Chicago has seen more than its share of these including... Read more »
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Art Festival summer calendar of events for 2018

Art Festival summer calendar of events for 2018
With 22 major art festivals throughout Chicagoland (and one in Milwaukee, Wisconsin), 2018 promises a reason to get out and enjoy the summer season while viewing the exciting scope of original works from world-class artists along with the festival atmosphere. Daley Plaza Art Markets, Fridays, May 11, June 22, July 13, and August 10, 8 am. to... Read more »

A Taste of Iceland comes to Chicago

A Taste of Iceland comes to Chicago
A Taste of Iceland officially arrives in Chicago today. Last night, the media was given a preview of what awaits visitors to Iceland at a special reception at the  Baptiste & Bottle restaurant. Guests sampled the Nordic cuisine and spirits that are popular in Iceland, meet with representatives from the island and learned about the bargain fares... Read more »

Theatre Review: Smart People at Writers Theatre

Theatre Review: Smart People at Writers Theatre
This is my “there it is kind of play.”…  Playwright Lydia R. Diamond Glencoe, April 4, 2018. With today marking the 50 year anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr’s. assassination in Memphis, you’d think we would have learned a thing or two about race. And, yes, we have gotten closer to King’s dream but we still... Read more »
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Go hog wild at Baconfest Chicago: What's on the menu for 2018?

Go hog wild at Baconfest Chicago: What's on the menu for 2018?
Baconfest Chicago turns ten this year and it’s hotter than ever. This year’s fest, coming to UIC Forum (725 W. Roosevelt) Friday and Saturday, April 6 and 7, will feature over 140 restaurants, highlighting nearly 50 of the best chefs in the city. The 2018 menu is full of new trends and surprises.  From its’ relatively... Read more »