Archive for 2014

Halloween Costumes: 26 Easy Halloween Costumes From A to Z

Halloween Costumes: 26 Easy Halloween Costumes From A to Z
If you still don’t know what you or your kids are going to be/wear for Halloween, here are 26 easy, breezy ideas from A to Z—just in the stitch of time. A simple base for starting these and many other costumes is to use tights or leggings and a long sleeved t-shirt in appropriate colors–... Read more »

Nik Wallenda Chicago Walk: 50 Stories Above the Windy City

Nik Wallenda Chicago Walk: 50 Stories Above the Windy City
In perhaps the most daring and challenging tightrope walk yet, Nik Wallenda will attempt to walk 50 stories above the Chicago River on a five-eighths-of-an-inch wide wire for a distance of more than two city blocks. The November 2nd walk will consist of two parts: Part one of the walk will step off high-in-the sky... Read more »

26 Reasons to Love Chicago

26 Reasons to Love Chicago
After walking around Chicago yesterday on a beautiful Sunday, having a late breakfast at Ceres’ Table then hanging out at Millennium Park before going to the Joffrey Ballet’s final performance of Swan Lake at the Auditorium Theatre, I got to thinking how lucky we are to live in Chicago—for so many reasons. Here are 26... Read more »
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Diwali in Chicago: Food,Traditions and Celebrations

Diwali in Chicago: Food,Traditions and Celebrations
Diwali, an important festival for Hindus, is being celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains this week.   Often described as a festival of lights, Diwali is the time to celebrate new beginnings. Diwali or Deepavali means “row of lamps” in Sanskrit. As with many holidays, Diwali is based on a legend celebrating the return... Read more »

Chez Moi: A Culinary Tour of France in Chicago

Chez Moi: A Culinary Tour of France in Chicago
Chez Moi, an intimate French bistro in Lincoln Park transports guests to France in Chicago via their authentic menu, wine pairings and trappings–from the twinkling lights and dark wooden beams to the French posters and wall art. The name, Chez Moi, literally translates to “My Place.” The chef and co-owner Dominique Tougne, who began cooking... Read more »

World Premiere Review of Amazing Grace: Beyond the Hype in Chicago

World Premiere Review of Amazing Grace: Beyond the Hype in Chicago
The Bank of America Theatre’s opening night crowd for the world premiere pre-Broadway run of Amazing Grace brought out an eclectic mix of the who’s who of Chicago and New York’s arts, music, political and social scene—from the ponytail clad Dee Snider to former Chicago Alderman Ed Burke—all (or almost all) shouting their approval at... Read more »
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Foo Fighters Sonic Highways Series Kicks off at Chicago's Cubby Bear

Foo Fighters Sonic Highways Series Kicks off at Chicago's Cubby Bear
Chicago’s Cubby Bear will be host to tonight’s series kick off of the Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways–an eight-part HBO documentary series, created by frontman Dave Grohl, that digs deep into the heart and soul of America’s musical identity. The band will perform a concert at 11 p.m. at Cubby Bear following the screening. A small... Read more »

Open House Chicago 2014: Free Access to Chicago’s Greatest Architectural Gems

Open House Chicago 2014: Free Access to Chicago’s Greatest Architectural Gems
The Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) is holding a giant “Open House” this weekend (October 18 and 19) showcasing more than 150 of the city’s greatest spaces and places from 18 neighborhoods. Open House Chicago (OHC) is a free public event that gives participants an opportunity to visit a diverse selection of Chicago’s public buildings, factories, historic... Read more »

Chicago Fashion Focus Week 2014 Events

Chicago Fashion Focus Week 2014 Events
Chicago will be looking good this week when it turns the spotlight on the Windy City’s booming fashion scene with a week-long series of events. Fashion Focus Week, kicking off today, is a citywide celebration of Chicago’s Fashion landscape–from the art and fashion industry to its emerging and established fashion designers, boutiques and more. Highlights... Read more »
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Chicago International Film Festival: Ten Films to See

Chicago International Film Festival: Ten Films to See
The Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF) kicks off at 6 p.m. tonight with a Gala opening night presentation featuring August Strindberg’s classic story “Miss Julie” at Chicago’s Harris Theater followed by a Golden Anniversary celebration at the Chicago Cultural Center. “Miss Julie” Director Liv Ullmann, along with star Colin Farrell, Festival Jury Member Kathleen Turner,... Read more »
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