Archive for 2016

Show Me Chicago's top 6 things to do this weekend

It’s December in Chicago. The city is aglow in holiday lights. Shopping is on the minds of many with this weekend offering two unique events for shoppers and even those who don’t normally like to shop, Plus there’s lots to do for those who just want to have fun. Here is a line-up of six... Read more »

Chicago Winter Overnight Parking Ban and other cold weather information

Chicago Winter Overnight Parking Ban and other cold weather information
Tomorrow is December 1st. Do you remember what that means? It means Chicago’s annual Winter (snow or no snow) Overnight Parking Ban goes into effect at 3 a.m. Even though, as of yet, Chicago hasn’t even experienced a flurry–no matter–if your car is parked in any of the restricted areas you will be stuck with... Read more »

2016 Guide to Holiday Theater in Chicago from traditional to irreverent

2016 Guide to Holiday Theater in Chicago from traditional to irreverent
It’s the most wonderful time of the year when Chicago rolls out their holiday theater offerings. Chicago theater-goers are fortunate to have a huge roster of shows from which to choose with more than 250 theaters throughout the Chicagoland area–offering a rich and varied theater community ranging from storefront, non-union theaters to the most renowned... Read more »
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MCA announces exciting new design concept for Museum

MCA announces exciting new design concept for Museum
Madeleine Grynsztejn, Pritzker Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, has announced the names of the creative team that will reimagine many of the MCA’s public spaces as part of an architectural redesign of the building.  The redesign will stay inside the original 12,000 square-foot footprint of the building in order to create public... Read more »

50+ inches of snow predicted for Chicago: Ten fun in town escapes to help survive the winter of 2017

50+ inches of snow predicted for Chicago: Ten fun in town escapes to help survive the winter of 2017
Are you ready Chicago? Wind chills, arctic air, polar vortex, below zero temperatures and 50 plus inches of snow is what lies ahead for Chicago this winter, if you believe the Farmers’ Almanac. The Almanac has been predicting weather for over 225 years using what they call a top-secret formula, involving a complicated mathematical system... Read more »

Magnificent Mile Lights Festival: info & street closures

Magnificent Mile Lights Festival: info & street closures
It looks like after Chicago’s summer-like-fall that winter is arriving right along with the BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival tomorrow Saturday, November 19. With temperatures expected to plummet more than 40 degrees from Thursday and Friday’s 60’s and 70’s, it will feel more like the holidays we’ve come to know, love and expect in... Read more »
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King Charles III at Chicago Shakespeare Theater: To see or not to see

King Charles III at Chicago Shakespeare Theater: To see or not to see
The compelling comedy-drama King Charles III, that opened Wednesday at Chicago Shakespeare Theater offers an insightful look at what might happen–when and if–Charles, Prince of Wales, becomes king. The prince, who turned 68 on November 14, 2016, has been a-prince-in-waiting for a very long time. In real life, while waiting, Prince Charles has pursued many... Read more »

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 »

Christmas in Chicago: Show Me Chicago's official 2016 holiday calendar

Show Me Chicago’s holiday calendar of events for 2016: The dates you need to know. The holiday season is upon us–coming just a little earlier and lasting a little longer each year. Here are the really big events of the season which kicks off this week–and continues into the New Year. Christkindlmarket Chicago When: The... Read more »
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Meet Siku: A sneak peek at Lincoln Park Zoo’s new Polar Bear

Meet Siku: A sneak peek at Lincoln Park Zoo’s new Polar Bear
Six-year-old Siku seems to be enjoying his brand new 15-million dollar digs at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo. And why shouldn’t he. His home–the Walter Family Arctic Tunda–features a winding stream, a waterfall, a swimming pool, diving areas, climbing hills and a million-dollar view of the Chicago skyline. At a media preview today we were treated... Read more »