Archive for September 2019

2019’s Best Cities for Vegetarians and Vegans: Where does Chicago rank?

2019’s Best Cities for Vegetarians and Vegans: Where does Chicago rank?
Is it time to celebrate veggies? Yes. With October 1, World Vegetarian Day and November 1, World Vegan Day–let the celebration begin. A 2019 Harris Poll commissioned by the Vegetarian Resource Group, about ten million U.S. adults are vegan or vegetarian. If you are a vegan or vegetarian you may be interested in the study by WalletHub... Read more »

How to navigate Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet 2019

How to navigate Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet 2019
Bon Appetit presents Chicago Gourmet was back this week for its 12th edition, Lights, Camera, Napkin. The popular culinary festival showcases a series of related events from after hours parties, the always popular Hamburger Hop, the NEW this year “The Big Chill(i) Chili Cookoff” and lots more. The main event, the weekend fest  in Millennium Park,... Read more »

The Kings Speech at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

The Kings Speech at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
“You can’t call me Bertie, only my family calls me Bertie” The North American Premiere of David Seidler’s “The King’s Speech” at Chicago Shakespeare Theater brings the remarkable story that inspired the 2010 Academy Award-winning film, “The King’s Speech” to the stage. The battle to overcome a chronic stammer by Albert, Duke of York–the man who becomes King George VI (Harry Hadden-Paton)... Read more »
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The cast of Hamilton Chicago will help to register voters on National Voter Registration Day

The cast of Hamilton Chicago will help to register voters on National Voter Registration Day
In true democratic style, the cast of HAMILTON CHICAGO will join Cook County Clerk Karen A. Yarbrough to help register voters, today, on National Voter Registration Day. When: Today, September 24, 11am to 1pm. Where:  In front of CIBC Theatre, 18 W. Monroe Who: HAMILTON Chicago Company and Cook County Clerk Karen A. Yarbrough What: National Voter Registration Day is designed... Read more »

Oslo: a remarkable story of humanity at Chicago's Broadway Playhouse

Oslo: a remarkable story of humanity at Chicago's Broadway Playhouse
A true story about how a human approach can mend high fences The Timeline production of “Oslo,” a remarkable story about the unlikely friendships between countries, makes its Chicago premiere at Broadway Playhouse. This true story showcases the path two longtime enemies–Israel and Palestine–follow to find a way that no one thought possible to reach an agreement that... Read more »

EXPO Chicago 2019: an overview

EXPO Chicago 2019: an overview
Entering its eighth year, EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art hosts more than 135 leading international exhibitors EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art is considered by many to be the opening of the fall art season. Hosted within Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, EXPO CHICAGO’s eighth edition is... Read more »
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The American Craft Exposition showcases outstanding works of art at Chicago Botanic Garden

The American Craft Exposition showcases outstanding works of art at Chicago Botanic Garden
The 35th Annual American Craft Exposition (ACE), a juried exhibition and sale of fine craft at Chicago Botanic Garden, features a variety of art including paintings, metal work, wood working, jewelry, ceramics, fiber art and more. The show kicked off on a beautiful evening last Thursday with a gala preview party benefiting the North Shore University Health System.... Read more »

Chicago Architecture Biennial: Let the conversation begin

Chicago Architecture Biennial: Let the conversation begin
If you have attended the last two Chicago Architecture Biennial’s (CAB) you may be a little surprised when you visit “…and other such stories,” the city’s third edition of its biennial. The promise of this year’s biennial is to explore how architecture shapes our communities, cities and environment through a lens to our past in order to... Read more »

The Band's Visit: an uplifting story of human kindness

The Band's Visit: an uplifting story of human kindness
“Once not long ago, a group of musicians came to Israel from Egypt, you probably didn’t hear about it. It wasn’t very important” …the introduction to “The Band’s Visit” Sometimes music speaks louder than words. That is the case when an Egyptian Police Band find themselves in a remote village in the middle of the Israeli desert–where... Read more »
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Ferrari Fest! luxury vehicles, vino and Italian fare

Ferrari Fest! luxury vehicles, vino and Italian fare
Picture this. You’re casually strolling down Monroe St. heading east towards Clark and you come upon a sea of red. You have just arrived at the 22nd annual Ferrari Fest. Free for all residents and visitors, this community event sponsored by Italian Village Restaurants will feature over 50 Ferraris (not all are red) along with their owners lining... Read more »