Archive for April 2019

Hamilton: The Exhibition showcases the story of America

Hamilton: The Exhibition showcases the story of America
Hamilton: The Exhibition posts new questions about Hamilton’s life and the founding of America, ultimately leaving us to ask the question — how can we leave our own legacies for future Americans? “Hamilton: The Exhibition,”  based on Lin-Manuel Miranda’s blockbuster “Hamilton: An American Musical”opened today on Chicago’s Northerly Island. Never before has something like this been done. The... Read more »

Taste of Chicago gets it right with food lineup for 2019

Taste of Chicago gets it right with food lineup for 2019
Taste of Chicago welcomes 37 new Chicago-based restaurants, food trucks and shared kitchens Taste of Chicago, the 39th edition, according to Commissioner of the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), Mark Kelly, “Is not your grandma’s Taste.” And he’s right. You may remember back in 2010, Taste was on shaky... Read more »

Chicago Riverwalk 2019 opening week celebration

Chicago Riverwalk 2019 opening week celebration
lt’s party time at the Chicago Riverwalk celebration Monday, May 13 through Sunday, May 19 The City is inviting everyone to experience Chicago’s second waterfront during a preview of summer programming, the week of May 13 through May 19. Visitors will see and experience Art on theMART, new works of public art, fireworks, tours, kayaking,... Read more »
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Imagine the Moon at the Adler Planetarium explores the moon and its relationship to Earth

Imagine the Moon at the Adler Planetarium explores the moon and its relationship to Earth
Maybe you knew that December 24, 2018 was the 50th anniversary of Apollo 8, the first manned mission to the moon. Instead of watching the moon rise from earth, Apollo 8 astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and William Anders saw the earth rising from the lunar orbit, photographed it and did a live broadcast. “The vast... Read more »

Jersey Boys: Oh what a night at Chicago's Auditorium Theatre

Jersey Boys: Oh what a night at Chicago's Auditorium Theatre
The Four Seasons returned to Chicago Tuesday night for a limited one-week engagement of the hit musical “Jersey Boys” that brings alive the sounds of the 60’s and 70’s– and “Oh What a Night” it was. I say this every time I see this addictive musical that just keeps giving. It’s no wonder the show returns... Read more »

Laurie Simmons: Big Camera Little Camera at Chicago's MCA focuses on myths of our society

Laurie Simmons: Big Camera Little Camera at Chicago's MCA focuses on myths of our society
Big Camera/Little Camera (1976), depicts a small toy camera next to the one given to Simmons by her father: Simmons says, ‘I put the two cameras together for scale, and as a metaphor – real life versus fiction.” Laurie Simmons: Big Camera/Little Camera, a major survey of the work of Laurie Simmons at the Museum of Contemporary... Read more »
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