Archive for August 2018

The new Chicago Architecture Center is spectacular

The new Chicago Architecture Center is spectacular
A new space and a new name, the former Chicago Architectural Foundation (CAF) is now the Chicago Architecture Center (CAC) and has moved to a new location Be ready to be wowed at the Chicago Architecture Center’s new digs at 111 East Wacker Drive. The 20,000-square-foot-center designed by the world-renowned Chicago-based architecture firm Adrian Smith... Read more »

Anything Goes in Cole Porter's delightful musical romp through the 1930's at Music Theater Works

Anything Goes in Cole Porter's delightful musical romp through the 1930's at Music Theater Works
Nearly 100 years ago a book penned by P.G. Woodhouse and Guy Bolton was transformed into what became the runaway Broadway hit, Anything Goes–heralding a “new” age, where as the song says, Anything Goes. The original Broadway production opened in 1934 at the Alvin Theatre (now Neil Simon Theatre) with music and lyrics by Cole Porter and starring Ethyl Merman belting out... Read more »

Top 12 things to do in Chicago before summer ends

Top 12 things to do in Chicago before summer ends
Don’t let all those Halloween displays popping up in stores around town scare you. There still a lot of summer left. But nothing lasts forever. So it you’ve been putting things off. Now is the time to get out there. Here is a baker’s dozen (thirteen) events that won’t disappoint. Neighborhood and City Festivals Chicago... Read more »
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60th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show returns this weekend

60th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show returns this weekend
Highlights for 2018 include U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights, U.S. Navy Leap Frogs and the F-35 Demonstration Team The City of Chicago’s 60th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show returns to Chicago’s lakefront this weekend, Saturday August 18 and Sunday, August 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.  The show, which draws over... Read more »

Broadway In Chicago free summer concert returns to Millennium Park

Broadway In Chicago free summer concert returns to Millennium Park
One of the most popular events of the summer season, the Broadway In Chicago  annual free BROADWAY IN CHICAGO SUMMER CONCERT, returns tonight, Monday, August 13 at 6:15pm, to the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park (201 E Randolph St). “This is the highlight of the summer for Broadway fans – it’s like ‘Broadwaypalooza’,” says Eileen LaCario, Vice President of Broadway... Read more »

John Singer Sargent exhibition at Art Institute of Chicago showcases Chicago ties

John Singer Sargent exhibition at Art Institute of Chicago showcases Chicago ties
When we think of John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), most us picture his exquisite portraits memorializing the rich and powerful–from upper-class families and society matrons to President Theodore Roosevelt. Known as the leading portrait painter of his time, Sargent created nearly 900 oil paintings, mostly portraits. But there is a lot more to the artist than these portraits. The current... Read more »
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