Posts in category "Chicago events"

One of a Kind Show: Perfect for Mother's Day ideas

One of a Kind Show: Perfect for Mother's Day ideas
The first annual One of a Kind Spring Show opens tomorrow in Chicago at The Mart (222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza) just in time for Mother’s Day shopping and more. The three-day show, April 29–May 1, features 300 artists selling their wares, fashion shows, gourmet demonstrations, live musical performances by the Old Town School of... Read more »

Chicago celebrates the Bard with a fireworks spectacular and more

Chicago celebrates the Bard with a fireworks spectacular and more
No need to wait until Memorial Day for fireworks this year, thanks to Shakespeare. Chicago is staging a spectacular celebration for Saturday, April 23, 2016 complete with fireworks marking the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s death–and coincidentally the day on which the Bard was born 52 years earlier. Tomorrow’s special events are part of Chicago’s Shakespeare... Read more »

Mother’s Day Giveaway: Win a pair tickets to The King and I at Chicago’s Lyric Opera

Mother’s Day Giveaway: Win a pair tickets to The King and I at Chicago’s Lyric Opera
PLEASE NOTE: The contest is closed and the winner has been notified. Thanks to all who entered. There certainly are many deserving mothers out there and many thoughtful sons and daughters. It was really hard selecting a winner–if it were up to me everyone would win. The Lyric Opera has asked Show Me Chicago to... Read more »
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NFL Draft 2016: A guide to Draft Town for families and fans

NFL Draft 2016: A guide to Draft Town for families and fans
Although the NFL Draft is still nine days away, construction has already begun on the 900,000 square foot Draft Town in Chicago’s Grant Park. For the second year in a row Chicago will be hosting the 81-year-old National Football League Draft, also known as the player selection meeting. The annual event is where National Football... Read more »

April events Chicago: Cubbies, White Sox, film, dance, beer & more

April events Chicago: Cubbies, White Sox, film, dance, beer & more
Just as April showers bring May flowers, Chicago’s April events warm things up for the start of Chicago’s summer festival season that officially kicks off the first weekend of May. Until then enjoy all that April has to offer. Dance Month Put on you dancing shoes, Chicago. April is “Dance Month” with a host of... Read more »

Broadway in Chicago Summer Concert 2016 Line-up

Broadway in Chicago Summer Concert 2016 Line-up
You’ve got to get up every morning with a smile on your face And show the world all the love in your heart Lyrics from Carole King’s “Beautiful” Broadway In Chicago has some “Beautiful” plans in store for fans of big-time musicals with their just released line-up for their annual Chicago Summer Concert. The free... Read more »
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Chicago events preview: the first weekend of April 2016

Chicago events preview: the first weekend of April 2016
No fooling, tomorrow’s April 1st, and Show Me Chicago has pulled together a fool-proof itinerary for weekend fun from the many happenings around town. The DOC10 Film Fest What’s up doc? Fans of documentary films are going to love this event. Instead of sorting through the tons of documentary films out there, the Doc10 Film... Read more »

Chicago Flower and Garden show: Spring in full bloom

Brookfield zoo garden
From a ginormous butterfly with a 14-foot wingspan, a 33-footlong snake and a breathtaking, 11-foot-tall peacock to new varieties of flowers, edibles and other plants, this year’s Chicago Flower and Garden show is a preview of spring in full bloom. The show opens today, March 12th and runs through March 20th in Navy Pier’s Festival... Read more »

Sketch Comedy Festival 2016: information and highlights

Sketch Comedy Festival 2016: information and highlights
The 15th annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival kicks off today with 165 groups performing 186 shows at Stage 773 (1225 W. Belmont). Sketchfest continues daily through January 17th. Performances will feature award-winning ensembles from National and International festivals along with groups who have proven outstanding in their field. The little festival that could started out with a ragtag assortment... Read more »
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Chicago's upcoming events for winter 2016

We made it through the holidays and now we can look forward to a whole new year of our favorite events plus a pretty impressive line-up of new ones. Looking into our crystal ball for January, here’s what we see. Tomorrow we get the details on the ninth annual Restaurant Week and will pass them... Read more »
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