Archive for June 2018

This weekend's extreme heat and some tips for surviving it

This weekend's extreme heat and some tips for surviving it
Summer in Chicago–some love it, some hate it–but there is no doubt it is here. Festival season is in full swing, the 4th of July and Taste of Chicago are just around the corner and things are getting hot–like near 100 degrees–on the thermometer and 105-115 on the heat index. This is probably too much... Read more »

Bounce Sporting Club Rooftop: Get ready to party

Bounce Sporting Club Rooftop: Get ready to party
Bounce Sporting Club (324 W. Chicago Ave. 312-313-7300), the upscale sports bar out of New York that arrived in Chicago’s River North neighborhood last fall has added a rooftop–just in time for summer (if it ever arrives). THE DRINKS The roof atop the 3-story building is a fun, casual spot to soak up some rays (or... Read more »

Z Bar: inspired alfresco rooftop destination opens at The Peninsula Chicago

Z Bar: inspired alfresco rooftop destination opens at The Peninsula Chicago
The new Z Bar that opens today at The Peninsula Hotel in Chicago offers a luxury alfresco destination for those looking for something extra. The space evokes a James Bond  timeless sophistication and elegance, with iconic views, international cuisine and inspired drinks. Set above Chicago’s magical Michigan Avenue, Z Bar celebrates the city while guiding visitors on an immersive... Read more »
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Chicago Museums: Top 5 must see exhibitions

JOHN SINGER SARGENT John Singer Sargent & Chicago’s Gilded Age will run at the Art Institute of Chicago from July 1 through September 30, 2018. The exhibition explores the art of American portraitist John Singer Sargent (1856–1925)–the most sought-after portraitist of his generation-–with a focus on his numerous Chicago connections.  Using the lens of Sargent’s work, the exhibition explores the... Read more »

Chicago Blues Fest features local and national artists including Mavis Staples

Chicago Blues Fest features local and national artists including Mavis Staples
The 35th Annual Chicago Blues Festival comes to Millennium Park (201 E. Randolph St.) June 8 through June 10. The Blues Festival will spotlight the great Chicago-born music tradition with live performances by the genre’s leading artists at Millennium Park’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion. Headliners on the Jay Pritzker Pavilion stage will perform from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.... Read more »

Review: 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas at Lookingglass Theatre

Review: 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas at Lookingglass Theatre
“Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work.” — Daniel  Burnham Lookingglass Theatre Company, known for making the impossible possible, has once again tackled what some might think the impossible by adapting Jules Verne’s science fiction... Read more »
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Imperial Lamian: The Wok Up Window is now open for lunch

Imperial Lamian: The Wok Up Window is now open for lunch
Let’s Boba! What’s Boba, you ask? That depends upon who you ask. In Taiwan, BOBA is a slang term used for “big breast” or “big-breasted female”. In Chicago at Imperial Lamian (and the U.S, in general) it has taken on the meaning of tapioca ball due to its spherical shape. These bobas are typical of those you’ll... Read more »