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The Park at Wrigley Holiday Events from Christkindlmarket to Santa's Workshop

The Park at Wrigley Holiday Events from Christkindlmarket to Santa's Workshop
The Park at Wrigley will transform into a winter destination with attractions including an ice rink, the Christkindlmarket, a  holiday tree, Santa’s workshop and more Just when you thought you’d have to “wait until next year” to head to Wrigley Field, sources behind The Park at Wrigley have announced a blizzard of winter events and... Read more »

Chicago Calendar of Holiday and Winter Events 2017

Chicago Calendar of Holiday and Winter Events 2017
The 104th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, the opening of the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink and the Maggie Daley Park Ice Skating Ribbon, the CSO, Caroling at Cloud Gate, the Dance-Along Nutcracker, the Wreathing of the Lions,  Do-It-Yourself Messiah and more. Get your calendars ready! With Halloween events winding down, Chicago is revving up its winter and holiday engine from... Read more »

Open House Chicago 2017: What to see

Open House Chicago 2017: What to see
One of the largest architecture festivals in the world, the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) Open House Chicago (OHC) will take place this weekend, Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15 (9 to 5 both days–some sites have shorter hours so check before you go) at more than 200 sites in 20 city neighborhoods and two... Read more »
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Stars of Lyric Opera perform free concert at Millennium Park

Stars of Lyric Opera perform free concert at Millennium Park
The Lyric Opera kicks off its 2017 season this Friday, September 8th with a free “Stars of Lyric Opera Concert” at Millennium Park. Sir Andrew Davis will be conducting an array of top stars of the Lyric Opera such as Andriana Churchman, Anthony Clark Evans, Dmitry Korchak, Emmett O’Hanlon, J’Nai Bridges, Eric Owens, Matthew Polenzani... Read more »

Solar Eclipse 2017: What you need to know to watch the eclipse, where to see it and how to protect your eyes

Solar Eclipse 2017: What you need to know to watch the eclipse, where to see it and how to protect your eyes
The solar eclipse will take place in Chicago, starting at 11:54 am, Monday, August 21 when the moon will begin to block our view of the Sun. The sky will continue to get darker covering up to 87 percent of the sun by 1:19 pm. For the best view, try to find an unobstructed area... Read more »

Broadway in Chicago free Millennium Park concert showcases the best of Broadway

Broadway in Chicago free Millennium Park concert showcases the best of Broadway
A summer favorite, the free Broadway in Chicago concert that showcases music and dance performances from some of Broadway in Chicago’s hottest musicals returns for 2017 on Monday, August 14 at 6:15 p.m. on the Jay Pritzker Pavilion stage in Millennium Park (201 E Randolph St). Eileen LaCario, Vice President of Broadway In Chicago calls... Read more »
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Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Chicago Picasso sculpture at a restaging event of the 1967 unveiling at Daley Plaza

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Chicago Picasso sculpture at a restaging event of the 1967 unveiling at Daley Plaza
The Chicago Picasso, Pablo Picasso’s large-scale civic sculpture in Daley Plaza–the first of its kind in America–turns 50 next week. When the sculpture was unveiled in 1967–it was done so with much controversy. Was it a work of art or a cruel joke? The work, for which the 85-year-old Picasso refused payment, calling it his gift... Read more »

Summer in Chicago: Floating Museum on Chicago's waterways showcases art, music and more

Summer in Chicago: Floating Museum on Chicago's waterways showcases art, music and more
A new pop up installation, River Assembly, featuring a mobile art gallery, music and special programming is coming to a waterway near you. The project, part of the Floating Museum, a collaborative arts organization that creates temporary, site-responsive installations throughout Chicago will be showcasing this new exhibit throughout the month of August. “The Floating Museum... Read more »

Go Green: Earth friendly ideas from local gardens

Maps were available for the self-guided tour. Photo: Carole Kuhrt-Brewer
Does your garden need a facelift? If you are tired of cutting the grass, using pesticides and raking leaves, there are alternatives. Yesterday “Go Green Wilmette” presented what has become their annual (since 2013) Go Green ‘Alternative Yard’ tour–part of a year round effort that offers educational  seminars, film showings, book discussions, and gatherings and... Read more »
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NHL Draft Fan Fest: Schedule of events

NHL Draft Fan Fest: Schedule of events
Neon Trees will perform at NHL Draft Fan Fest today The Chicago Blackhawks, in conjunction with the National Hockey League have put together an interactive fan fest as part of the NHL Draft. The fan fest taking place today, Friday June 23 (3 to 9 p.m.) and tomorrow Saturday, June 24 (9 a.m. to 3... Read more »
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