Archive for 2014

Airline Highway Soars in Broadway-Bound Production at Steppenwolf Theatre

Airline Highway Soars in Broadway-Bound Production at Steppenwolf Theatre
The Hummingbird Motel sits along a desolate stretch of Louisiana’s “Airline Highway” in playwright Lisa D’Amour’s (Detroit, Cherokee) Broadway bound world premiere of “Airline Highway” now on stage at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre. The Hummingbird is one of many tattered single occupancy motels on the road leading to the glitz and glamour of the Big Easy. D’Amour... Read more »

Chicago Restaurant Week 2015: Time to Make Reservations

Chicago Restaurant Week 2015: Time to Make Reservations
Chicago Restaurant Week (CRW) 2015 really needs to add an “s” to week as this year’s week is actually two weeks. Restaurant week/weeks starts Friday, January 30 and continues through Thursday, February 12—just in time to celebrate an early Valentine’s Day lunch or dinner. This year’s popular Chicago Restaurant Week event will be featuring over... Read more »

Review: Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose at the Raven Theatre

Review: Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose at the Raven Theatre
It’s no mystery why “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose” is filling the house at Chicago’s Raven Theatre. The show is a real gem. The play, adapted from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original short story, “The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle” (an archaic term for a gemstone) is elementary, in that it... Read more »
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“A Christmas Carol,” Second City Style: Twist Your Dickens or Scrooge You!

“A Christmas Carol,” Second City Style: Twist Your Dickens or Scrooge You!
With the “holiday season” starting earlier and earlier every year, it is about this time of the season that many have had a little too much Christmas. For those of you to whom this applies, may we suggest Second City’s “Twist Your Dickens or Scrooge You!”  It’s fun, funny and creative in a style that... Read more »

Pericles Review at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Pericles Review at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Villains, pirates, goddesses and kings are all part of the tumultuous journey on Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s (CST) stage when “Pericles”, the Prince of Tyre, is forced to flee his land fearing for his life after solving the secret riddle of tyrannical King Antiochus ((Sean Fortunato). An eerie stage décor showcases a half-dozen heads on poles confirming... Read more »

Maggie Daley Park: Opening Day Controversy

Maggie Daley Park: Opening Day Controversy
Two years and $60 mil later, Maggie Daley Park, (phase one) is about to open. On Saturday, the quarter-mile ice skating ribbon and the children’s playground will finally be accessible to the public–but not without controversy. With many already angered over the loss of nearly 900 large established trees that had to be destroyed in... Read more »
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Why You Should Put Winter WonderFest on Your Christmas To-Do List

Why You Should Put Winter WonderFest on Your Christmas To-Do List
It’s a beautiful sight, walking through Navy Pier’s Winter WonderFest. You may even hear sleigh bells ring, if you’re listening, and see the snow glistening–all while keeping warm and cozy at this one-of-a-kind indoor winter playground. The Fest, nestled in a 170,000-square-foot arena, is a heady mix of Disneyland dazzle and North Pole spirit with... Read more »

Five Special Holiday Events for December 2014

Five Special Holiday Events for December 2014
You better watch out and you better get out soon if you are hoping to catch any of Chicago’s holiday happenings before they melt away just like Frosty. Here are some of Show Me Chicago’s favorites for December 2014: 1. Caroling Tea at the Art Institute of Chicago Get into the holiday spirit on Saturday,... Read more »

One of a Kind Show: Some of Our Favorite Things

Look out for Chicago’s own 4 Tamara Nicole, on the cutting edge of the Chicago fashion scene. Tamara promises the creation pictured here and priced at $2,249 truly is one of a kind. Check out her line of black and white fashion creations for “strong, chic women” at her booth 9111. Photo: Chris Hehman
Show Me Chicago was fortunate to be invited to preview the One of a Kind Show at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart– far from the maddening crowds–who were lining up for the 11 a.m. opening bell on Thursday. The show, now in its 14th year in Chicago, has become a must-stop-shop for many looking for that one... Read more »
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Shedd Aquarium Pup 681 Needs a Name

Shedd Aquarium Pup 681 Needs a Name
A miracle of sorts has been unfolding this fall at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium where an orphaned baby sea otter pup has been receiving around the clock care to save her life. Stranded sea otter pups require extensive care to survive…and this little pup’s situation was urgent.  Pups typically stay with their mothers until they are... Read more »
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