Archive for 2016

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 »

Show Me Chicago's top 7 things to do this weekend

After a whirlwind of activities the past few weeks from the Chicago Cubs World Series victory and parade to the Trump victory, you may be wondering what’s next. Here’s Show Me Chicago’s top 7 picks for this weekend in Chicago. 1. Go wild at the MSI In the past, the Museum of Science and Industry... Read more »

$15 million polar bear habitat to open at Lincoln Park Zoo

$15 million polar bear habitat to open at Lincoln Park Zoo
 Lincoln Park Zoo Announces Opening Date for New Polar Bear Exhibit Winter is coming early to Lincoln Park Zoo when their new Walter Family Arctic Tundra exhibit opens for public viewing on November 17. The $15 million facility replaces the zoo’s considerably small polar bear enclosure, which closed in 2014. The 11,000 plus square-foot exhibit... Read more »
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Chicago Cubs Celebration of the Century captured on Instagram

On a picture perfect November day in Chicago the city celebrated the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series after a 100 + year wait at what’s being called the Celebration of the Century. Five million fans were on hand for the celebration that is ranked as the 7th largest human gathering in history. Here’s a... Read more »