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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 »

Newsies the musical: Extra, extra read all about it

Newsies the musical: Extra, extra read all about it
Disney’s Newsies, the musical based on the true tale of a ragged band of teenaged ‘newsies,’ who sticks it to the man is in Chicago for a short run at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (now through August 7). The ‘man” actually is two men, the powerful nineteenth century publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst who... Read more »

Thaddeus and Slocum: a story in black and white

Thaddeus and Slocum: a story in black and white
A lot has changed since 1908–much of which we’d like to forget ever happened. But playwright Kevin Douglas, a Lookingglass Theatre ensemble member, doesn’t want us to forget. Douglas, who’s black, recalls growing up watching old comedies and movie musicals. As he grew older, he says, “I began to realize that most of the people... Read more »
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Leap Day: 10 Fun Facts

Leap Day: 10 Fun Facts
Hello all you “leapers” and happy birthday. Today is February 29th—a date that occurs only once every four years. But why? The additional calendar day is based on some tricky mathematical formula with the end result keeping the vernal equinox (the day in spring when we have equal hours of day and night) on or... Read more »