Archive for January 2019

List of Chicago museums and theaters closed Wednesday due to extreme cold

List of Chicago museums and theaters closed Wednesday due to extreme cold
With the City of Chicago facing record breaking low temperatures starting tonight, there are many closings, in addition to all CPS schools, for Wednesday, January 30, 2019. With the kids out of school, you may be thinking of taking them to a museum or show but check first as a lot are closing for the... Read more »

Million Dollar Quartet at the Marriott Theatre: A jam session like no other

Million Dollar Quartet at the Marriott Theatre: A jam session like no other
A twist of fate. leads to an epic jam session A crowd-pleaser from start to finish, Million Dollar Quartet at the Marriott Theatre had the packed house rock’n to the immortal songs of Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley as the cast recreated that magical jam session that took place at Sun Records in Memphis on December... Read more »

91st OSCARS® Nominations complete line-up

91st  OSCARS® Nominations complete line-up
LOS ANGELES, CA – Actor-comedian and Oscar®–nominated writer Kumail Nanjiani and actress–producer–director Tracee Ellis Ross announced the 91st Oscars® nominations today (January 22), live from the Academy’s headquarters in Beverly Hills via a global live stream. To view the live stream, click on the video at the bottom of this post. Nanjiani and Ross announced the... Read more »
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Show Me Chicago's 5 top picks for weekend fun

Show Me Chicago's 5 top picks for weekend fun
Spend a Day at The Beach Beat the winter blues by hitting The Beach Chicago – a free, public art installation on display at Navy Pier’s Aon Grand Ballroom from Saturday, January 19 through Sunday, February 3.  The public art installation is an interactive exhibit that transforms the Pier’s iconic 18,000-square-foot space into an indoor beach inviting Chicagoans and visitors... Read more »

Chicago Theatre Week 2019: Tickets and information

Chicago Theatre Week 2019: Tickets and information
The 7th annual celebration kicks off the Year of Chicago Theatre February 7 – 17, 2019 Chicago Theatre Week 2019, the seventh annual celebration, will showcase over 100 theatre productions from neighborhoods throughout the city and suburbs over a 10-day period including two weekends from February 7 to February 17, 2019. Top shows and theatres including Broadway In... Read more »

Show Me Chicago's best bets on where to eat for Chicago Restaurant Week 2019

Show Me Chicago's best bets on where to eat for Chicago Restaurant Week 2019
Good News: Due to the Polar Vortex during Chicago Restaurant Week (CRW), the dates have been extended for 5 more days. Scheduled to end Thursday, February 7 it will now be extended through February 12.  Many of Chicago’s most celebrated restaurants are back for Chicago Restaurant Week (CRW) 2019 that, once again, will be dishing... Read more »
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Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical now playing at Chicago’s Oriental Theater

Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical now playing at Chicago’s Oriental Theater
Fans of the best-selling Percy Jackson book series or the movie, are sure to enjoy this musical adaptation of “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical” now playing at Chicago’s Oriental Theater through Sunday, January 13. The story, in a nutshell, follows Percy, a teenager who has newly discovered powers that he can’t understand or... Read more »

My Best Gift Ever

My Best Gift Ever
This year I received my best gift ever. No it isn’t a 5-carat emerald or a pricey Macallan Lalique 62 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky. It’s something even better. It is Google’s video Home Hub (sorry Alexa–no hurt feelings, I hope). Somehow I missed hearing about the Google Video Home Hub when it came out earlier this year.... Read more »