Category: Chicago events

Broadway In Chicago free summer concert returns to Millennium Park

Broadway In Chicago free summer concert returns to Millennium Park
One of the most popular events of the summer season, the Broadway In Chicago  annual free BROADWAY IN CHICAGO SUMMER CONCERT, returns tonight, Monday, August 13 at 6:15pm, to the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park (201 E Randolph St). “This is the highlight of the summer for Broadway fans – it’s like ‘Broadwaypalooza’,” says Eileen LaCario, Vice President of Broadway... Read more »

Tempel Lipizzans: a good bet for summer entertainment

Tempel Lipizzans: a good bet for summer entertainment
Chicago is lucky to have the world’s largest, privately owned herd of Lipizzan. The beautiful, typically white horses, are known for their exquisite performances of equestrian dressage.  The original horses first arrived in the Chicago area 60 years ago in 1958 when founders Tempel and Esther Smith imported twenty Lipizzans from Piber, Austria to take up residence on... Read more »

Jazz Along the Lakefront summer series kicks off tonight at Navy Pier

Jazz Along the Lakefront summer series kicks off tonight at Navy Pier
Local jazz artists are set to take the Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park at a free, weekly music series, co-curated by Jazz Institute of Chicago Get ready to enjoy 90 minutes of jazz nearly every Friday starting tonight (July 6) through August 24 at the free Jazz on the Lakefront Series Water Colors Presented by CIBC.  The series... Read more »
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Chicago Riverwalk Opening Weekend Celebration: Pyrotechnic waterfalls, boat rides, tours, fishing and more

Chicago Riverwalk Opening Weekend Celebration: Pyrotechnic waterfalls, boat rides, tours, fishing and more
It’s party time on Chicago’s Riverwalk this weekend. The opening weekend celebration showcases all the exciting happenings and things to do along this magnificent 1.25 mile stretch that cuts through the heart of the city. “The three-day Chicago Riverwalk celebration (May 18-May 20) will offer an extravaganza of music, art, architecture, fireworks and more,” said Mark... Read more »

Midsummer Night’s Dream tea at J.W. Marriott & Joffrey Ballet at the Auditorium Theater

Midsummer Night’s Dream tea at J.W. Marriott & Joffrey Ballet at the Auditorium Theater
Midsummer Night’s Dream Tea at J.W. Marriott inspired by the Joffrey Ballet production The Joffrey Ballet’s North American Premiere of Midsummer Night’s Dream at Chicago’s Auditorium Theater, by internationally renowned Swedish choreographer Alexander Ekman is like no other. The Bard would never recognize his original tale as the full-length contemporary ballet, running now through May 6, is nothing like its namesake. Ekman’s... Read more »

A Taste of Iceland comes to Chicago

A Taste of Iceland comes to Chicago
A Taste of Iceland officially arrives in Chicago today. Last night, the media was given a preview of what awaits visitors to Iceland at a special reception at the  Baptiste & Bottle restaurant. Guests sampled the Nordic cuisine and spirits that are popular in Iceland, meet with representatives from the island and learned about the bargain fares... Read more »
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Go hog wild at Baconfest Chicago: What's on the menu for 2018?

Go hog wild at Baconfest Chicago: What's on the menu for 2018?
Baconfest Chicago turns ten this year and it’s hotter than ever. This year’s fest, coming to UIC Forum (725 W. Roosevelt) Friday and Saturday, April 6 and 7, will feature over 140 restaurants, highlighting nearly 50 of the best chefs in the city. The 2018 menu is full of new trends and surprises.  From its’ relatively... Read more »

Where's spring? See a preview at Macy's Flower Show

View this beautiful floral display then look up at the store’s magnificent Tiffany dome  built in 1907 the largest glass mosaic of it's kind. Photo: Carole Kuhrt-Brewer
Spring seems to be having a hard time finding its way to Chicago this year with the coldest Easter in 22 years predicted for this Easter Sunday, April 1 (no April’s fools). Locals are getting impatient. If you just can’t wait, head to Macy’s Flower Show, “Once Upon a Springtime” at their State Street Store... Read more »

Millennium Park summer events calendar 2018

Millennium Park summer events calendar 2018
Get your calendars ready for a summer full of fun and special events including city festivals, SummerDance, the Grant Park Music Festival, the summer film series and more taking place in Millennium Park. The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and its partners are pleased to present a diverse lineup of Chicago artists... Read more »
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Is Chicago the best city to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

Is Chicago the best city to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?
Is Chicago the best city to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Those of us who celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago already know the answer. YES! Of course, it is. Now there’s proof. With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner and at least $5.9 billion expected to be spent for the holiday this year, the personal-finance website WalletHub just... Read more »