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Chicago’s After Christmas Holiday Events

Chicago’s After Christmas Holiday Events
It’s not over until it’s over…the end of Chicago’s after Christmas events has been greatly exaggerated. Yes, Christkrindlmarket has closed and the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival is a distant memory but the lights are still shinning bright throughout the town and the stores and windows are still dressed in their holiday best. If you were... Read more »

New Years Eve 2014 Chicago: Top 25 Celebrations

New Years Eve 2014 Chicago: Top 25 Celebrations
New Year’s Eve 2014 in Chicago is a night for parties and celebrations. Where to go? How much to spend?  With enough choices to make your head spin even before your first drink, it’s hard to know what to do.   If you are planning a night on the town and haven’t made reservations, we’re here... Read more »

A Seat at the Bar With Ernest Hemingway

A Seat at the Bar With Ernest Hemingway
Dateline: Havana, Cuba, 1950.  Cuba before Castro, especially in the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s was the place to be. Hollywood stars, a who’s who of organized crime figures, politicians and those who wanted to be where the action was headed to the luxury hotels, casinos, nightclubs, marinas and the grand prix car races–all part of ... Read more »
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How I Learned to Celebrate Christmas

How I Learned to Celebrate Christmas
ChicagoNow held its monthly Blogapalooz-Hour last night between 9 and 10 p.m. The assignment was to “Write about something you learned or experienced since you woke up this morning.” We were unable to participate last night but felt this was an important topic so following the challenge and one hour time limit…here goes. Since I... Read more »

Chicago Restaurant Week 2014: Online Reservations Now Open

Chicago Restaurant Week 2014: Online Reservations Now Open
The highly anticipated 7th Annual Chicago Restaurant Week 2014, kicking off January 24, announced today that online reservations are now open. Four days and 40 new restaurants have been added to this year’s foodies fest putting a grand total of more than 250 of Chicago’s finest dining destinations in the mix. This year’s culinary celebration... Read more »

Chicago Theatre Week 2014: A Valentine Week Treat

Chicago Theatre Week 2014: A Valentine Week Treat
Even through we are now knee-deep in mistletoe and holly, it won’t be long before Valentine’s Day is upon us with an extra special treat for 2014–Chicago’s Second Annual Theatre Week. The 2014 Chicago Theatre Week, February 11 through February 16, will feature over 100 productions.  New to this year’s Theatre Week is a partnership... Read more »
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New Years Eve Chicago 2014: Navy Pier Fireworks, Parties and Cruises

New Years Eve Chicago 2014: Navy Pier Fireworks, Parties and Cruises
Countdown to the New Year 2014 at Navy Pier with fireworks parties, kids activities and cruises on Tuesday, December 31. It’s not just another Tuesday, when Navy Pier pulls out all the stops for a full day and night of festivities. The fun starts at 10 a.m. and goes all the way to the wee... Read more »

Redmoon Winter Pageant 2013: A Spectacle of Light in the Dark of Winter

Redmoon’s Winter Pageant will shine bright in the dark of winter with Indian dance, hip-hop, machines, puppets and other things that go bump in the night when the 15th annual Redmoon Winter Pageant kicks off Friday, December 13 at their massive new warehouse space in Pilsen. Redmoon’s robust history of puppet and object-based theater burst onto... Read more »

Ten Iconic Gifts That Say Chicago

What's more Chicago than the famous lions that guard the doors of the Art Institute of Chicago's Michigan Avenue entrance. These beautifully crafted bookends are sure to please anyone who loves the Windy City. The lions, inspired by Edward Kemeys's (American, 1843–1907), are perfect on an office desk or for bookshelves at home. The lions are cast in polyresin stone and mounted on a wooden base.12" x 10" each. The lion's are available at the Art Institute of Chicago gift shop in the museum or online for $215 for the pair.
It’s crunch time…13 more days to find that iconic gift that says Chicago. Hello, Chicago, can you hear me? Here are ten gifts that we think anyone would like even if they’re not from Chicago.Subscribe to Show Me Chicago by email If you would like to keep in touch with what’s happening in Chicago, like... Read more »
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Auditorium Theatre Chicago Names Michelle Obama Honorary Chair for 125th Season

Auditorium Theatre Chicago Names Michelle Obama Honorary Chair for 125th Season
The Auditorium Theatre of Chicago has named First Lady Michelle Obama as honorary chair for their historic 125th Season. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Amy Rule will serve as Honorary Co-chairs. Today’s announcement celebrates the milestone 125th Anniversary of this Chicago institution that has been called “the eighth wonder of the world” by many. Built in... Read more »
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