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Sunday Bloody Sunday: Brunch, bloodies and improv

Sunday Bloody Sunday: Brunch, bloodies and improv
What better way to kick off Sunday morning than with bottomless Bloody Marys and some yummy chicken & waffles followed by a few laughs. Second City’s Sunday, Bloody Mary Sunday, held Sunday mornings in their 3rd floor UP Comedy Club is your answer. The brunch starts at 11 a.m. with an impressive selection of treats... Read more »

Lollapalooza 2015: Getting there (and home again)

Lollapalooza 2015: Getting there (and home again)
With over 300,000 people expected, getting to Lollapalooza can be a challenge. But with a little planning it doesn’t have to be. First, know where you are heading. There are two entrances to the Grant Park festival. The Main Entrance is at Michigan and Congress. There is an additional entrance to the north at Columbus... Read more »

Lollapalooza 2015: A survival guide

Lollapalooza 2015: A survival guide
Lollapalooza 2015 is heading to Chicago this Friday through Sunday. Street closures are already in place while Grant Park is busy getting its act together to host what has become a very hot ticket. This year’s headliners include: Paul McCartney, The Weeknd, alt-j, Alabama Shakes (Friday); Metallica, Sam Smith, Alesso, Tame Impala (Saturday); and Florence... Read more »
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Summer in Chicago: 10 things to do before it's too late

Summer in Chicago: 10 things to do before it's too late
There’s a ton of things to do in Chicago during summer–but, it seems, there is never enough time. Subtle signs of upcoming fall keep appearing. Signs like the Chicago Bears Training Camp starting July 30th; the back to school sales at Target and Walmart; and the new fall and winter clothes appearing on store racks... Read more »

Green City Market Chef BBQ Benefit: A Peek Inside

Chef's including Frontera Grill/Topolobampo/Xoco's Rick Bayless, pictured here, mingle with the guests and are happy to answer questions. Here the guests line up to sample Rick's tasty and spicy Huarache de Chivo--Grilled Sandal Corn Masa Cake, Goat Barbacoa, Oaxacan Pasilla Tomato Sauce and Three Sisters Black Beans. Photo: Carole Kuhrt-Brewer
The Green City Market Chef Benefit BBQ, held in Chicago’s picturesque Lincoln Park, is a cross between a festival and a gourmet picnic. The event, now in its fifteenth year, is a favorite not only for attendees but for the chefs and vendors. Everyone is friendly and in a good mood. Even a little rain... Read more »

Chicago Festivals and Events: Pitchfork to Sheffield Music Fest and more July 17-19

Chicago Festivals and Events: Pitchfork to Sheffield Music Fest and more July 17-19
1. Taste of River North Taste of River North offers upscale bites from neighborhood establishments including The Kerryman, Kinzie Chophouse, Farmhouse and more along with great music and merchants. LIVE bands include Rod Tuffcurls & The Bench Press, Sixteen Candles, and Waters. July 17-19, River North, Kingsbury and Erie Street, 630 N Kingsbury. Taste hours: Friday,... Read more »
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Make Music Chicago 2015: Events and Performances

Make Music Chicago 2015: Events and Performances
Make Music Chicago 2015, presented by Rush Hour Concerts, brings a full day of free musical performances and events to Chicago this Sunday, June 21. This is year five for the Chicago celebration which is part of a worldwide day of music that takes place in more than 700 cities and is known internationally as, Fête de la Musique, The annual... Read more »

Bloomingdale Trail: A guide to Chicago's 606 Trail

Bloomingdale Trail: A guide to Chicago's 606 Trail
Over a decade of dreaming, public and private fundraising, bake sales, two years of heavy lifting and $95 million later, the Bloomingdale Trail or The 606 is a reality. The concept, to turn a littered unused rail line into an elevated trail, was first proposed at the City’s Logan Square Open Space Plan meeting in... Read more »

Taste of Chicago: What's New for 2015

Taste of Chicago: What's New for 2015
The Taste of Chicago is shaking things up this year by offering a broad range of food and entertainment experiences for all tastes. At yesterday’s press preview at Alpana Singh’s Boarding House restaurant, an enthusiastic Mayor Emanuel praised the city’s food scene by calling Chicago the Culinary Capital of the World. This year’s Taste will... Read more »
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Summer Festivals Chicago: New for 2015

Summer Festivals Chicago: New for 2015
Although festivals, where copious amounts of alcohol are consumed, were born in the Middle Ages before there even was a Chicago, it could be argued that newbie Chicago does the whole festival bit second to none. Windy City festivals emphasize musical entertainment, food and family fun while celebrating our many unique neighborhoods and attractions. It seems... Read more »
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