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 »

Here's the latest dirt on Navy Pier's first ever luxury hotel

Here's the latest dirt on Navy Pier's first ever luxury hotel
CHICAGO, July 12, 2018. After two years of planning and negotiations, ‘ground’  has been broken on Navy Pier’s–yet to be named-–first ever hotel–scheduled to be up and running in Spring of 2020. The massive project, headed by ACRON, a global real estate investment firm and Maverick Hotels & Restaurants, a leading hotel management and development company is expected... Read more »

Peter Pan takes audiences to new heights at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Peter Pan takes audiences to new heights at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
 “The reason that Peter Pan has endured for so long is because it inspires imagination, hope, and freedom.” Amber Mak Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s (CST) summer productions are always something special. This summer’s offering, Peter Pan – A Musical Adventure, is no exception. Most of us are familiar with the story about the boy who wouldn’t grow up, based on J.M. Barrie’s beloved... Read more »
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Waitress: A fun evening at the theater any way you slice it

Waitress: A fun evening at the theater any way you slice it
Waitress made its long anticipated Chicago debut at Broadway In Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) this Tuesday for a limited three-week engagement July 3 – 22, 2018.  Inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s 2007 film, Waitress, the musical is the slice of life story of Jenna (Desi Oakley), a waitress and expert pie maker who is stuck in an abusive... 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 »

The Cher Show pre-Broadway Premiere: Will it be the smash everyone's expecting?

The Cher Show pre-Broadway Premiere: Will it be the smash everyone's expecting?
“The show “needs work… “I’m not supposed to say that, but I don’t care.”  That’s what Cher said after she sneaked into a preview of “The Cher Show” last week during its pre-Broadway premiere run at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph). Although she didn’t totally pan the show, admitting that it was better than she... Read more »
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This weekend's extreme heat and some tips for surviving it

This weekend's extreme heat and some tips for surviving it
Summer in Chicago–some love it, some hate it–but there is no doubt it is here. Festival season is in full swing, the 4th of July and Taste of Chicago are just around the corner and things are getting hot–like near 100 degrees–on the thermometer and 105-115 on the heat index. This is probably too much... Read more »

Bounce Sporting Club Rooftop: Get ready to party

Bounce Sporting Club Rooftop: Get ready to party
Bounce Sporting Club (324 W. Chicago Ave. 312-313-7300), the upscale sports bar out of New York that arrived in Chicago’s River North neighborhood last fall has added a rooftop–just in time for summer (if it ever arrives). THE DRINKS The roof atop the 3-story building is a fun, casual spot to soak up some rays (or... Read more »

Z Bar: inspired alfresco rooftop destination opens at The Peninsula Chicago

Z Bar: inspired alfresco rooftop destination opens at The Peninsula Chicago
The new Z Bar that opens today at The Peninsula Hotel in Chicago offers a luxury alfresco destination for those looking for something extra. The space evokes a James Bond  timeless sophistication and elegance, with iconic views, international cuisine and inspired drinks. Set above Chicago’s magical Michigan Avenue, Z Bar celebrates the city while guiding visitors on an immersive... Read more »
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Chicago Museums: Top 5 must see exhibitions

JOHN SINGER SARGENT John Singer Sargent & Chicago’s Gilded Age will run at the Art Institute of Chicago from July 1 through September 30, 2018. The exhibition explores the art of American portraitist John Singer Sargent (1856–1925)–the most sought-after portraitist of his generation-–with a focus on his numerous Chicago connections.  Using the lens of Sargent’s work, the exhibition explores the... Read more »
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