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New Block of 'Hamilton' tickets on sale

New Block of 'Hamilton' tickets on sale
A new 18 week block of tickets for “Hamilton” at CIBC Theatre (18 W. Monroe) will go on-sale today. Tickets will be available for performances through September 2, 2018. Starting at 10 am. today, December 5, tickets will be available at the CIBC Theatre Box Office, the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line (800-775-2000) and online. The CIBC... Read more »

Macys Holiday Windows: Here's a look

Believe in magic
The 50th Annual Holiday Windows at Macy’s on State Street are now on display through January 7, 2018. This year’s windows celebrate all the Reasons to Believe. You can stay warm and see them in the gallery below or head to State St. between Washington and Randolph and see them in person. Then make sure to turn the corner on Randolph... Read more »

Video: 2 nights and a day @ Chicago Gourmet

Video: 2 nights and a day @ Chicago Gourmet
Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet, perhaps the nation’s most respected culinary event, turned 10 this year. To celebrate its first decade, the planning team pulled out all the stops with some pretty cool events–almost all of which SOLD OUT–a pretty big deal with price tags ranging from $40 plus to near $2000 for travel packages for... Read more »
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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 »

WingFest Chicago 2017: Who makes Chicago's best wings?

An aerial view of the crowd. Photo: Carole Kuhrt-Brewer
Who makes Chicago’s best wings? Everyone has their favorites. This past Sunday 3000 wing fans sampled all the wings they could eat at the 18th annual Chicago WingFest at the UIC Pavilion. 30 of Chicago’s best wing restaurants went head to head in a hot competition to see who can create the best wings in... Read more »

Oscars Best Picture snafu: Here's the transcript

Oscars Best Picture snafu: Here's the transcript
If you didn’t make it up until 11:15 pm. last night for the announcement of the Oscar for Best Picture, you missed what may have been the snafu of the century. Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced the WRONG picture–La La Land–with “several hundred million” viewers watching. Many turned off the television at that point... Read more »
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2017 Chicago Cubs Convention passes to go on sale for $108

2017 Chicago Cubs Convention passes to go on sale for $108
The Chicago Cubs have just announced that passes for the 2017 Cubs Convention will go on sale this Friday, November 18. The price: $108 for a three day pass–an iconic number and a real bargain–compared to the prices paid for World Series tickets. 2017 marks the 32nd year for the annual Cubs Convention that gives... Read more »

Show Me Chicago's Top 8 things to do this weekend

The Chicago Marathon Marathon fever is everywhere whether you’re a runner, a watcher or just trying to avoid the traffic. Roads are already closed but the official race featuring over 40,000 runners from all 50 states and more than 100 countries doesn’t step off until very early Sunday morning (October 9) with staggered times. The... Read more »

Unexpected sightings at EXPO Chicago

Love Stream #2 2012. Randy Polumbo. Hand blown glass welded aluminum. Airstream Trailer part of the Whoville collection at the Peninsula Chicago. Photo: Carole Kuhrt-Brewer
EXPO Chicago, the larger than life Art Festival being held this weekend at Navy Pier, is fun even if you can afford the high price tags on many of the cutting edge art works from artists and galleries around the globe. For a $20 day pass you can see amazing art and sculpture, grab a... Read more »
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Chicago Plan to combat rodents announced

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS) have just announced a new pilot program that may solve Chicago’s rat and rodent problem without using poison. Rodents, especially rats, have been a growing problem in the city with many approaches tried–but without hoped for results. The new plan that is being... Read more »
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