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Navy Pier Summer 2018: Fireworks and more!

Navy Pier Summer 2018: Fireworks and more!
Navy Pier is getting into gear for the summer season with 15 weeks of special programming. Here are the highlights: Fireworks are back The Aon Summer Fireworks return to Navy Pier  Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, The 10-minute firework display synchronized to music take place every Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. and Saturday at 10:15 p.m. This... Read more »

Review: Pretty Woman the musical at Chicago's Oriental Theatre

Review: Pretty Woman the musical at Chicago's Oriental Theatre
Last night was the big night–the highty-anticipated World Premiere of the Broadway-Bound “Pretty Woman: The Musical” at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre. All the stars were out on the red carpet being interviewed, while television crews elbowed for prime position and iphones were held high in order to capture those instagram moments. The excitement was evident as... Read more »

Chicago Flower and Garden Show kicks off spring in Chicago

Chicago Flower and Garden Show kicks off spring in Chicago
Spring is in bloom, March 14-18 at Chicago’s Flower & Garden Show at Navy Pier Whether you are a serious gardner or just tired of winter the Chicago Flower & Garden Show is your ticket to an early spring. Every year around this time thousands of visitors pour into Navy Pier to bask in the... Read more »
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Birds of Paradise add color to a gray Chicago winter at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Birds of Paradise add color to a gray Chicago winter at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
How about a taste of New Guinea’s exotic Birds of Paradise to brighten your day? The new exhibition Birds of Paradise: Amazing Avian Evolution, opens today (January 18) and runs through June 16, 2018 at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. The exhibit features equal parts natural history, photography and science that gives visitors an in-depth look into the lives of birds-of-paradise.... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »