Archive for April 2020

Sign of the times: The Art Institute lions get a new look

Sign of the times: The Art Institute lions get a new look
A sign of the times The Art Institute of Chicago’s iconic lions who have been known to don wreaths during the holiday season and Chicago Bears helmets during the kick off to the pro football season are getting a new look. Following local protocol,“Chicago Together! Make a Mask, Give a Mask, Wear a Mask,” the... Read more »

Try a taste of Napa Valley with Stags’ Leap Winery while you shelter in place

Try a taste of Napa Valley with Stags’ Leap Winery while you shelter in place
It was 80 degrees and sunny yesterday in Napa Valley when we joined Stags’ Leap Winery for a Virtual Wine Tasting on Instagram Live. It was a bit windy, but nothing to complain about considering it was 44 and overcast outside my window. The half-hour escape gathered like-minded vino lovers, sipping wine, learning about growing... Read more »

Cancellations for upcoming Chicago festivals and events

Cancellations for upcoming Chicago festivals and events
The first of the big city festival and event cancellations were announced this morning. Although many of the BIG festivals and events, including Blues and Gospel Fest, have been cancelled there is still some hope that smaller fests may be held. In today’s press release, the City said, “It is with regret, the City of... Read more »
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Virtual Wine Tastings with Stags’ Leap Winery: a perfect way to shelter in place

Virtual Wine Tastings with Stags’ Leap Winery: a perfect way to shelter in place
With necessity being the mother of invention, during the global lockdown, one of the more creative “inventions” is the virtual wine tasting. You may not be able to go to Napa (or Sonoma or wherever your dream vineyard may be), in person, but many wineries are offering “virtual’ tastings. Last Thursday evening, I attended my... Read more »

COVID-19: A photo journey through our new world

Could necessary shifts in our way of life as we fight COVID-19 pave the way for a more humane society? The coronavirus has turned the world as we know it upside down. We are repeatedly reminded to shelter in place, wash our hands, wear a mask while being bombarded with growing death counts from COVID-19,... Read more »

Will Lollapalooza be cancelled & what about the rest of the fests?

Will Lollapalooza be cancelled & what about the rest of the fests?
It’s hard to believe that it was only 5 weeks ago that Show Me Chicago published our annual list of Summer Festivals. Even through COVID-19 was making small waves in the U.S. with the first cases being announced, summer seemed far off. At the time it seemed inconceivable that any festivals would be cancelled. Although... Read more »
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Nothing can stop Mother Nature--not even the Coronavirus

Nothing can stop Mother Nature--not even the Coronavirus
Take a spring walk, you never know what you’ll find The worst thing about being healthy in a pandemic is being stuck at home. The best think about being healthy in a pandemic is being stuck at home. Finally you have time to do the things that you always said you didn’t the have time... Read more »

2020 A.C. (after coronavirus): the new normal in pictures

2020 A.C. (after coronavirus): the new normal in pictures
Empty streets and plazas, social distancing, face masks, no parades, no sports, no school, no live theater or concerts, no dining out. It’s a new world that only a short time ago none of us would have imagined. This is the face of COVID-19. Here’s a look: Subscribe to Show Me Chicago by email If... Read more »

Chicago restaurants: open-air Saturday market at Acadia & pickup & delivery throughout the city

Chicago restaurants: open-air Saturday market at Acadia & pickup & delivery throughout the city
The two Michelin-starred Chicago restaurant Acadia, along with many other restaurants and bars closed due to the Coronavirus, have, by necessity, found creative ways to stay in business and help feed those sheltering in place. The closures of restaurants across America has left many chefs and farmers with food and produce piling up with no where to go.... Read more »
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