Archive for May 2018

Breaking news at the Field Museum: countdown to the debut of MAXIMO

Breaking news at the Field Museum: countdown to the debut of MAXIMO
If you’ve been following the progress of the new installations in the Field Museum’s iconic Stanley Field Hall surrounding MAXIMO, the Titanosaur (the world’s largest dinosaur)–here’s an update. Yesterday a flock of detailed, life-sized replicas of giant flying reptiles–also known as pterosaurs–arrived at the Field Museum. Move-in day was tricky with doors being removed in order to... Read more »

Randolph Street Market kicks off 2018 outdoor season

Randolph Street Market kicks off 2018 outdoor season
Randolph Street Market, the country’s largest urban antiques market, kicks off its summer season this weekend (May 26 and 27) with a “garden party”  at their outdoor market/festival at 1340 W. Washington Street. Named USA Today’s “Top 10 American Flea Markets” and an “An authority on Stylish Living” by Sophisticated Living Magazine, the Randolph Street Market has been featured in... Read more »

A sneak peek and guide to Ravinia's new dining pavilion

Ravinia Dining Pavilion. Photo: Carole Kuhrt-Brewer
The skies were gray, the winds were blowing but spirits were high at last Thursday’s Hard Hat preview of Ravinia’s new Dining Pavilion. Originally built in 2007, the Pavilion has undergone a major rejuvenation by architect Michael Barnes of Wight & Company with the interior design by Mark Knauer of Knauer Incorporated. The new Dining Pavilion, run by Levy Restaurants... Read more »
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Chicago Riverwalk Opening Weekend Celebration: Pyrotechnic waterfalls, boat rides, tours, fishing and more

Chicago Riverwalk Opening Weekend Celebration: Pyrotechnic waterfalls, boat rides, tours, fishing and more
It’s party time on Chicago’s Riverwalk this weekend. The opening weekend celebration showcases all the exciting happenings and things to do along this magnificent 1.25 mile stretch that cuts through the heart of the city. “The three-day Chicago Riverwalk celebration (May 18-May 20) will offer an extravaganza of music, art, architecture, fireworks and more,” said Mark... Read more »

Taste of Chicago: Food and restaurant line-up for 2018

Taste of Chicago: Food and restaurant line-up for 2018
Taste 2018 includes 26 NEW vendors representing a 63% increase from 2017 Sandwich King Jeff Mauro and Mayor Rahm Emanuel went one on one yesterday at the press conference announcing the lineup of restaurants and food trucks that will participate at the 38th Annual Taste of Chicago – the world’s largest free food festival – this July 11–15 in Grant... Read more »

Navy Pier Summer 2018: Fireworks and more!

Navy Pier Summer 2018: Fireworks and more!
Navy Pier is getting into gear for the summer season with 15 weeks of special programming. Here are the highlights: Fireworks are back The Aon Summer Fireworks return to Navy Pier  Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, The 10-minute firework display synchronized to music take place every Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. and Saturday at 10:15 p.m. This... Read more »
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Big News from the Field Museum: Moving-in day is near for world's largest dinosaur

Big News from the Field Museum: Moving-in day is near for world's largest dinosaur
The Titanosaur is coming Last August, The Field Museum announced that their beloved dinosaur SUE, the T Rex, would be moved to a special room of her own in the museum to make way for the world’s largest dinosaur who would be installed in Stanley Field Hall in the spring of 2018.  That day is almost... Read more »

AIC showcases the works of "master of the macabre" Ivan Albright

AIC showcases the works of "master of the macabre" Ivan Albright
 ”There are few paintings as alarming as those of Albright.’They upset with one blow the ramparts of our tastes, our affectivity, our aversions.”      French painter Jean Dubuffet The Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) is showcasing the works of Ivan Albright (1897-1983) on the 100th year anniversary of Albright’s premier at the Art Institute. The exhibition “Ivan Albright: Flesh”... Read more »

Millennium Park Film Series line-up for the summer of 2018

Millennium Park Film Series line-up for the summer of 2018
Chicago’s popular summer series returns Tuesday, June 5  The Millennium Park Summer Film Series, a favorite rite of summer for Chicagoans and visitors,  kicks off Tuesday, June 5 with the 1988 classic cult film Hairspray.  Other highlights include:  Get Out in collaboration with the Gene Siskel Film Center’s Black Harvest Film Festival on July 24, a double feature of WALL-E and Crash in collaboration with the One Earth Film... Read more »
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Highlights from the James Beard Foundation Awards at the Lyric Opera of Chicago

Highlights from the James Beard Foundation Awards at the Lyric Opera of Chicago
(Chicago, May 8, 2018) Last night’s nearly four hour long James Beard awards ceremony at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, emceed by Carla Hall, not only honored the nominees and winners but it honored equality through its theme “RISE” with attendees and participants wearing vibrant pins and holding signs stating what they rise for, from “equality”... Read more »
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