Archive for January 2020

Roe at the Goodman Theatre explores the personal stories behind Roe vs Wade

Roe at the Goodman Theatre explores the personal stories behind Roe vs Wade
“You didn’t give a damn about Roe the person—all you cared about was Roe the case!” –Norma; Act II, Scene II Smart, witty and at times funny, “Roe” made its Chicago Premiere Monday night at Goodman Theatre. The show tackles a very serious and highly emotional subject–legalized abortion–that has caused a divide in America since... Read more »

City of Chicago to host Cannabis Resource Fair

City of Chicago to host Cannabis Resource Fair
The City of Chicago will host a free first ever Cannabis Resource Fair this Saturday, February 1. The day-long Fair (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) at UIC Forum (725 W. Roosevelt Rd) will feature an opportunity for residents to connect with cannabis businesses, industry experts, social equity leaders, advocacy groups, government agencies and legal aid organizations. Six... Read more »

E-Scooters are back in Chicago for 2020 but will they stay?

E-Scooters are back in Chicago for 2020 but will they stay?
Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) today released the results of the City’s first-ever electric scooter pilot program Chicago joined the ranks of many other cities last summer offering its first ever pilot program for e-scooters. Last year’s pilot project went from June 15, 2019 to October 15, 2019. Ten companies were issued permits for e-scooters by... Read more »
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Grease returns to its Chicago roots at the Marriott Theatre

Grease returns to its Chicago roots at the Marriott Theatre
Grease, the iconical coming of age high school musical, that was born in Chicago in 1971 then went on to Broadway glory in 1973 and following that became the highest-grossing musical film of its time in the Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta 1978 film version, is back in a new revival at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire. It seems that... Read more »

Tour of acclaimed Obama portraits coming to Chicago

Tour of acclaimed Obama portraits coming to Chicago
The National Portrait Gallery (NPG) has just announced that a five-city tour of the portraits of President Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald will be making its first stop in Chicago. The historic portraits, commissioned by President Obama before his departure from office, mark the first time that African American artists have... Read more »

A bright new look for the Adler Planetarium

In Celebration of its 90th Anniversary, the Adler Planetarium Unveils New Brand   The universe may be 14 billion years old, but the Adler Planetarium’s (1300 South Lake Shore Drive) look is brand new—for the first time in its 90 year history.  More than just a logo, the new Adler identity is a beacon of hope for... Read more »
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Chicago Restaurant Week: Where to dine in 2020

Chicago Restaurant Week: Where to dine in 2020
The 13th annual Chicago Restaurant Week (CRW), January 24 through February 9, features more than 400 restaurants including 350+ restaurants in the city and nearly 50 in the suburbs.  CRW 2020 is the biggest ever. With so many restaurants and only 17 days to try them out at “bargain” prices it is important to choose carefully. Specially curated prix fixe menus are... Read more »

Academy Award nominees for 92nd Oscars

Academy Award nominees for 92nd Oscars
92ND OSCARS® NOMINATIONS JUST ANNOUNCED IN LOS ANGELES, CA. Actor-producer John Cho and producer-actress-writer Issa Rae announced the 92nd Oscars® nominations today (January 13), live from the David Geffen Theater at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, opening later this year, via a global live stream on Oscar.com, Oscars.org, the Academy’s digital platforms, an international... Read more »

Chicago Museum Free Days 2020

Chicago Museum Free Days 2020
Even with museum prices often out of reach for many families and individuals there is no reason to stay away–you just need to plan ahead. Literally every one of Chicago (and the area’s) world-class museums offer special deals along with free general admission on certain days each year (typically to Illinois residents with valid proof... Read more »
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