Show Me Chicago's 5 top picks for weekend fun

Show Me Chicago's 5 top picks for weekend fun
Spend a Day at The Beach Beat the winter blues by hitting The Beach Chicago – a free, public art installation on display at Navy Pier’s Aon Grand Ballroom from Saturday, January 19 through Sunday, February 3.  The public art installation is an interactive exhibit that transforms the Pier’s iconic 18,000-square-foot space into an indoor beach inviting Chicagoans and visitors... Read more »

Chicago Theatre Week 2019: Tickets and information

Chicago Theatre Week 2019: Tickets and information
The 7th annual celebration kicks off the Year of Chicago Theatre February 7 – 17, 2019 Chicago Theatre Week 2019, the seventh annual celebration, will showcase over 100 theatre productions from neighborhoods throughout the city and suburbs over a 10-day period including two weekends from February 7 to February 17, 2019. Top shows and theatres including Broadway In... Read more »

Show Me Chicago's best bets on where to eat for Chicago Restaurant Week 2019

Show Me Chicago's best bets on where to eat for Chicago Restaurant Week 2019
Good News: Due to the Polar Vortex during Chicago Restaurant Week (CRW), the dates have been extended for 5 more days. Scheduled to end Thursday, February 7 it will now be extended through February 12.  Many of Chicago’s most celebrated restaurants are back for Chicago Restaurant Week (CRW) 2019 that, once again, will be dishing... Read more »
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Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical now playing at Chicago’s Oriental Theater

Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical now playing at Chicago’s Oriental Theater
Fans of the best-selling Percy Jackson book series or the movie, are sure to enjoy this musical adaptation of “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical” now playing at Chicago’s Oriental Theater through Sunday, January 13. The story, in a nutshell, follows Percy, a teenager who has newly discovered powers that he can’t understand or... Read more »

My Best Gift Ever

My Best Gift Ever
This year I received my best gift ever. No it isn’t a 5-carat emerald or a pricey Macallan Lalique 62 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky. It’s something even better. It is Google’s video Home Hub (sorry Alexa–no hurt feelings, I hope). Somehow I missed hearing about the Google Video Home Hub when it came out earlier this year.... Read more »

New Year's Eve Fireworks in Chicago: locations and information to ring in 2019

New Year's Eve Fireworks in Chicago: locations and information to ring in 2019
New this year Chicago will be ringing in 2019 in several locations along the the Chicago River above the Chicago Riverwalk from Lake Street to Lake Shore Drive: Fireworks displays,, choreographed to music, will be launched along the Chicago River at the five following locations: Franklin Street bridge Clark Street bridge Wabash Avenue bridges.  Two... Read more »
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Jamie Allan puts magic into the holidays with iMagician

Jamie Allan puts magic into the holidays with iMagician
“Harry Houdini meets the 21st century.”-Gazette iMagician Jamie Allan, the United Kingdom’s original “technology magician,” has brought his special brand of magic across the pond to Chicago for its U.S. premiere. His show, currently running at Harris Theatre, “iMagician: It’s Magic Beyond Belief,”  through December 30 uses a combination of high-powered laser beams, digital tablets,  iphones–even... Read more »

Amazon Go stores: A new concept in shopping hits the Chicago market

Amazon Go stores: A new concept in shopping hits the Chicago market
Chicago may have lost the battle for the new Amazon Headquarters but we are the first city outside of Seattle to get Amazon’s latest innovation, their Amazon Go stores. The new concept which Amazon tested for over a year was initially rolled out in Seattle in January 2018. The company’s fourth and the first outside its hometown—opened... Read more »

Joffrey Ballet’s Nutcracker: a holiday favorite at the Auditorium Theatre

Joffrey Ballet’s Nutcracker: a holiday favorite at the Auditorium Theatre
The wonderful story of “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” written by German author E. T. A. Hoffmann in 1816 never gets old. The ballet adapted by Alexandre Dumas (“The Three Musketeers” and “The Count of Monte Cristo”) from Hoffmann’s story, with music by Tchaikovsky was first performed at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, Russia in 1892.... Read more »
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Hairy Who at the Art Institute of Chicago

Hairy Who at the Art Institute of Chicago
Trendsetters in the 1960’s the Hairy Who return in a 50 year anniversary celebration of their groundbreaking work Hairy Who? An engrossing exhibition now running at the Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) through January 6, 2019, looks back 50 years at the work of six young–at the time–Chicago based artists. The boldly unconventional artists known as... Read more »