Archive for March 2020

How American Theatre is coping with the invasion of COVID-19

How American Theatre is coping with the invasion of COVID-19
With COVID-19 changing the world as we know it into an invisible enemy, one of the hardest hit institutions is the American Theatre which has been completely shutdown until further notice. If and when theaters will reopen and life will be back to normal, no one knows for sure. As a member of American Theater... Read more »

Show Me Chicago’s self-guided tour of outdoor public art in the Loop and nearby

Show Me Chicago’s self-guided tour of outdoor public art in the Loop and nearby
If you live in Chicago, you probably know about “Cloud Gate” (aka, The Bean), “The Picasso” and the twin Lions that stand guard in front of the Art Institute of Chicago but you may have missed some of the city’s other wonderful public art installations. Since most stores and cultural institutions are currently closed and... Read more »

Mayor Lightfoot orders Chicago Lakefront closed to public

Mayor Lightfoot orders Chicago Lakefront closed to public
Despite, Mayor Lightfoot’s warning yesterday that she would close the Lakefront if  excessive numbers of people continued to gather there, many people defied her warning. This necessitated further action today. In order to bend the curve of COVID-19, the Mayor has issued an executive order to close the Chicago’s Lakefront, Riverwalk and 606 Trail, effective immediately until further... Read more »
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Test your memory with 5 fun quizzes

Test your memory with 5 fun quizzes
If you’re tired of hearing about the Coronavirus, working on jigsaw puzzles and cleaning your closets, this quiz is for you. We will list the questions at the top of the post with the answers at the bottom of the post (no cheating). 1. Can you name “The Seven Dwarfs” from “Snow White and the... Read more »

Milwaukee Summerfest 2020 moves fest to new dates

Milwaukee Summerfest 2020 moves fest to new dates
In what is probably the first of many Summer Festival postponements and cancellations, Milwaukee World Festival has announced a change in dates for “The World’s Largest Summer Festival.” In yesterday’s statement President & Chief Executive Officer of Milwaukee World Festival, Inc., Don Smiley said,  “The music industry has been profoundly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and most live events... Read more »

Good news it’s spring in Chicago: A sign of hope

Good news it’s spring in Chicago: A sign of hope
COVID-19 is messing with life as we know it but it can’t stop spring. On Tuesday, I decided to stop by the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe and check it out. I wasn’t alone. The parking lot was jammed. In the garden, people were everywhere (so much for social distancing). It was the middle of... Read more »
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Broadway in Chicago updates cancellations due to COVID-19

Broadway in Chicago has revised their scheduling for upcoming productions saying “the safety and health of our patrons, staff and theatrical companies is our top priority.” The revisions listed here include some cancellations including “GOSHEN” originality scheduled for May 22-31, 2020 at Broadway Place House; “What the Constitution Means to Me’ scheduled for April 14-19... Read more »

Chicago puts temporary hold on ticketing, towing and debt collection

 The City of Chicago will be temporarily suspending debt collection practices and non-safety related citations and impounds, as well as penalties for late payment Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today announced that the City of Chicago will be temporarily suspending debt collection practices and non-safety related citations and impounds, as well as penalties for late payment taking... Read more »

St. Patricks Day in the shadow of COVID-19: Two Green Rivers and a Guinness

St. Patricks Day in the shadow of COVID-19: Two Green Rivers and a Guinness
Chicago, the city named the #1 place to celebrate St. Patricks Day will be taking things a little slower today as our new normal has shut down many of our decades old traditions–not to mention restaurants and bars. Dyeing the River Green One of our most famous traditions, dyeing the Chicago River green, sadly has... Read more »
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All restaurants and bars in Illinois to be closed

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has just ordered all restaurants and bars across the state to be closed to dine-in customers. As the state continues to take aggressive action to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, Pritzker announced that all bars and restaurants in the state of Illinois will be closed to the public,... Read more »