Posts in category "Chicago events"

A preview of spring at the Chicago Flower and Garden Show

The Chicago Flower and Garden Show arrives at the perfect time of the year. As we patiently await spring outdoors, all we need to do is step inside Festival Hall at Navy Pier where we are greeted to a full blown palate of colors, ideas and merchandise. We stopped by today while exhibitors were frantically... Read more »

Chicago Summer Festival & Events Calendar 2017

Chicago Summer Festival & Events Calendar 2017
Show Me Chicago’s annual calendar of Chicago’s biggest and best festivals and events is up and running for its sixth year, 2017.  Make sure to put your favorites on your calendar and check back for more as the calendar will be updated throughout the season as more events are added and dates announced. MAY 2017... Read more »

Odysseo rising in Chicago: Watch the amazing spectacle unfold

The most impressive and immense big top on the planet – Standing 125 feet tall and covering a surface area of 58,397 square feet – the size of the adjacent Chicago Bears’ football fieid-has risen on Soldier Field’s South Lot in preparation for the much anticipated Midwest debut of Odysseo on April 1. What is... Read more »
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Show Me Chicago's top things to do in Chicago this weekend

Show Me Chicago's top things to do in Chicago this weekend
Another three day weekend beckons. With February weather acting more like May, it’s a great time to enjoy all the city has to offer. You may want to start your day with a run along the lakefront path, ice skating in Millennium Park or the Maggie Daley ice ribbon. Or how about a trip to... Read more »

Chicago Summer Festival dates for 2017 city lakefront fests & events

Chicago Summer Festival dates for 2017 city lakefront fests & events
For a comprehensive list of all Chicago neighborhood and area summer festivals for 2017, click here. Here is the line-up of Chicago’s City Festivals and events for 2017. Kids and Kites Festival May 6, 2017 The unofficial kick-off for city sponsored fests is the family friendly 19th Annual Kids and Kites Festival coming to Cricket... Read more »

Show Me Chicago's top things to do this weekend

Show Me Chicago's top things to do this weekend
As the holiday season winds down and the New Year kicks in, we start to shift gears as the last of the holiday celebrations wane. With 2017 officially here, we are now looking forward to Chicago Restaurant Week coming up January 27 – February 9, 2017 and Chicago Theatre Week running February 9 through February 19,... Read more »
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Old Town School of Folk Music launches New Year Kickoff open house

Old Town School of Folk Music launches New Year Kickoff open house
Old Town School of Folk Music (4544 N. Lincoln Avenue) is launching their first ever New Year open house–a three day event that kicks off tomorrow, Thursday January 5 (through Saturday, January 7). The New Year Kickoff features a series of open house-style classes, music jams and workshops with something for everyone. No experience required.... Read more »

Chicago year in review: highs and lows for 2016

Looking back on 2016–a very long year both because it contained an extra day (leap day) and an extra second tacked on to the end of the year–and because so much happened both good and bad. Here are some of the highlights–the good, the bad and the ugly from 2016. The Ultimate High After a... Read more »

Show Me Chicago's top 9 things to do October 21, 22 and 23

1. The Halloween Gathering & Parade It’s year two for the the Chicago Cultural Mile’s Halloween Gathering Festival and Parade. The gathering takes place this Saturday, October 22 starting at 2 pm. (until 5 pm.) with a Festival in Millennium Park and Sir George Solti Garden. The Spectacle Parade steps off along Columbus Dr. from... Read more »
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Show Me Chicago's look at the week ahead

Fall in Chicago signals a return to our cultural roots. Sure we still have our deep dish but along with it we are serving up some deep thoughts with a side of culture. Here’s Show Me Chicago’s survey of the cultural landscape for the week ahead. Culture Chicago Ideas Week Our first “look ahead” entry,... Read more »