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Chicago International Film Festival 2014: Tickets and Highlights

“Clouds of Sils Maria” (Director: Olivier Assayas • Switzerland, Germany, France) features Juliette Binoche in this psychological drama about an older actress who agrees to re-stage the play that launched her career 20 years earlier. Co-stars Kristen Stewart.
No need to head to Toronto or Sundance, with The Chicago International Film Festival, the oldest competitive film festival in North America, bringing more than 150 feature-length and short films to Chicago this October. The festival, celebrating 50 years in 2014, showcases “both innovative new work from around the globe as well as films that... Read more »

Clark After Dark and Other Chicago Summer Festivals for August 21-August 24

Clark After Dark and Other Chicago Summer Festivals for August 21-August 24
Jump-start your weekend tonight at the sixth annual Clark After Dark. The fun fest, called summer’s last “Hoo-ah,” benefits Illinois service members and their families while showing all a good time. Tonight’s party kicks off at 4 p.m. (through 10 p.m.) with live music by 16 Candles (Voted Chicago’s Best Cover Band), Liquidated Damages and... Read more »

Chicago Dancing Festival: Nation’s Largest Free Dance Festival Kicks Off Today

Chicago Dancing Festival:  Nation’s Largest Free Dance Festival Kicks Off Today
The 8th annual Chicago Dancing Festival kicks off today with a free opening night dance extravaganza, “Classics and Creations,” at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance. The “sold out” 7:30 p.m. show will be simulcasted for those without tickets to view on the massive outdoor screen at Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. The... Read more »
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Broadway in Chicago 2014 Summer Concert Tonight in Millennium Park

Broadway in Chicago 2014 Summer Concert Tonight in Millennium Park
Tonight’s the night for Broadway In Chicago’s spectacular free summer concert in Millennium Park. The concert, that kicks off at 6:15 p.m. at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park (201 E Randolph St), showcases an amazing line-up of past, present and future Broadway in Chicago musicals. “This is our favorite night of the year,... Read more »

National Root Beer Float Day: Where to Celebrate in Chicago

National Root Beer Float Day: Where to Celebrate in Chicago
Root Beer Floats have been around since the end of the 19th century when Frank Wisner invented the first root beer float–called a “black cow.” The inaugural float was simple. Just add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to a tall glass of root beer and enjoy. That still works today but because nothing is... Read more »

Newberry Library Book Fair 2014 and Bughouse Square Debates

Newberry Library Book Fair 2014 and Bughouse Square Debates
The 30th annual Newberry Library Book Fair kicks off tomorrow, Thursday July 24th at noon through Sunday, July 27th.  Chicago’s favorite book sale features more than 120,000 used books in over 70 categories from cookbooks to collectibles–most priced under $2.00. Some special finds this year include: Autographed titles by three Nobel Peace Prize winners (Barack... Read more »
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Midsummer Checklist: Chicago Summer To Do List

Midsummer Checklist: Chicago Summer To Do List
Tomorrow is July 15, the mid-point of summer. The days are getting shorter, the angle of the sun is noticeably changing and the frenzy is picking up. In a month, or less, the start of school will be on the horizon with pumpkin lattes, wool sweaters and football games not far behind. Summer in Chicago... Read more »

Festival del Taco: Chicago’s New Summer Fest Celebrates the Stuffed Tortilla

Festival del Taco: Chicago’s New Summer Fest Celebrates the Stuffed Tortilla
Savor the flavor of Mexico at Chicago’s newest neighborhood festival, Festival del Taco, kicking off in Little Village at 26th Street and Kostner this Friday, May 30 through Sunday, June 1. Festival del Taco joins some of Chicago’s favorite returning fests this weekend including Maifest Chicago in Lincoln Square, Do Division, on where else but... Read more »

Studs Terkel Festival: “Let’s Get Working" Celebrates a Chicago Legend

Studs Terkel Festival: “Let’s Get Working" Celebrates a Chicago Legend
Let’s Get Working, a new Chicago festival, will honor Chicago legend, Louis “Studs” Terkel through concerts, discussions, listening stations, performances, screenings, and soapbox debates reflecting the broad range of his work. The FREE festival kicks off today, May 9th, and continues through Sunday, May 11th at UChicago’s new Logan Center for the Arts (915 E. 60th... Read more »
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Shakespeare's 450th Birthday: How "Will" Chicago Celebrate?

Shakespeare's 450th Birthday: How "Will" Chicago Celebrate?
“The wheel is come full circle” with Chicago pulling out all the stops for a birthday blast celebrating William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday on April 23—coincidentally the same day Wrigley Field turns one-hundred (kind of makes one wonder how Wrigley will be doing in another 350 years). Around the world, Shakespeare’s 450th birthday kicks off the... Read more »
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