Archive for July 2019

'Music Man' at the Goodman Theatre is somethin' special

'Music Man' at the Goodman Theatre is somethin' special
 “I always think there’s a band, kid.” – Harold Hill Goodman Theatre closes out its 2018/2019 Season with a major revival of “The Music Man,”  Meredith Willson’s feel-good musical comedy about con man Harold Hill, who stumbles upon River City, Iowa with the grand promise of a marching band, but lacking even an iota of musicality.... Read more »

Here's the most popular foods at Taste of Chicago

Here's the most popular foods at Taste of Chicago
Taste of Chicago 2019 is history. The final day of the 39th annual food and music fest was yesterday. So now we can go back to our diets. But before that let’s take a look at what we ate. The numbers are in. The festival featured more the 300 menu items from 80 eateries, including 36... Read more »

Humboldt Park Alligator story takes on a life of its own

Humboldt Park Alligator story takes on a life of its own
See ya later alligator It’s been 3 days since an alligator was sighted in Chicago’s Humboldt Park Lagoon and the story (and probably the alligator) just keeps getting bigger. The 4-to-5 foot reptile now has a name, Chance the Snapper; a twitter account–actually 2 twitter accounts (@HumboldtGator & @HumboldtParkGator); an Instagram account #humboldtgator; his own... Read more »
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Chalk Howard Street Festival showcases the eclectic Rogers Park neighborhood

Chalk Howard Street Festival showcases the eclectic Rogers Park neighborhood
Chalk one up for Rogers Park A family-friendly festival, Chalk Howard Street, coming to Rogers Park July 20 will showcase the street’s shops, restaurants and global cuisine along with Chalk Art from some of the world’s finest artists. The neighborhood of Rogers Park–one of Chicago’s 77 neighborhoods–on the northernmost edge of the city could be described at... Read more »

Taste of Chicago 2019: What's new? What's happening?

Taste of Chicago 2019: What's new? What's happening?
Taste of Chicago has been a summer tradition for 39 years but it never gets old. This year’s festival, July 10–14 in Grant Park, will feature new and returning elements that make the world’s largest free-admission food festival a summertime favorite. Here’s a look. THE FOOD Taste started with food and food is still a big part... Read more »

Cows Come Home to Chicago's Mag Mile

Cows Come Home to Chicago's Mag Mile
They’re back. If you were around in 1999, you probably remember, Cows on Parade. That summer, under the leadership of Lois Weisberg, commissioner of Cultural Affairs, Chicago rolled out a public art installation like no other that drew both locals and visitors to the city in droves. Fiberglass cows, 300 life-sized bovines–decorated by local artists were everywhere and... Read more »
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