Category: Chicago

Lycee French Market returns to Chicago on Nov. 11 and 12

Holiday shopping in Chicago gets a French twist this weekend when the Lycée French Market opens at the Lycée Francais de Chicago. The 13th annual event takes place a few weeks earlier this year, allowing you to get your holiday shopping started – before Thanksgiving! Located at the French international school’s Lincoln Square campus, the... Read more »

Chicago families can explore global cultures at first-ever Global Kids WorldFest on October 21

Living in a diverse city like Chicago, it often feels like you can explore different cultures just from driving from neighborhood to neighborhood across the city. But, there are those special moments when cultures converge in one place, creating a diverse world cultural microcosm where you can seemingly span the globe just by walking from... Read more »

Historic Route 66 starts and ends in Chicago - Find the landmark signs in the city's Loop neighborhood


French illustrator Yann Legendre sets artistic tone for Lycée French Market: Designs 8th Poster for the Annual Holiday Market

For more than a decade, Chicagoans have started their holiday shopping à la française with a trip to the Lycée French Market. The market’s mix of high quality French goods and foods, enjoyed while listening to the sounds of French music and conversation, is what makes it one of the most unique holiday shopping experiences... Read more »

Chicago artist Jim Bachor turns street potholes into works of mosaic art

We’re in the middle of winter here in Chicago, and with the snow, cold and slush comes the inevitable potholes. Yes, everyone who survived last year’s polar vortex knows that once the snow, cold and slush are gone, we’re left with potholes. And, lots of them. In fact, last year, at the end of January,... Read more »

Chicago's top chefs take guests on a French culinary journey at Passport to France

To many of us, the third Thursday of November marks the release of the year’s Beaujolais Nouveau. Across the globe, people get together to grab a glass and celebrate the vin premier. But, to me, the third Thursday of November isn’t just about the release of a new wine. Rather, it’s a global celebration of French food, wine and culture. And, that’s why I... Read more »

9 ways to celebrate Día de los Muertos with your family in Chicago

Walking through the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago, it’s easy to see the excitement building among its residents and visitors to celebrate Day of the Dead (or Día de los Muertos). Store walls are decorated with dancing skeletons. Bakery shelves are lined with sugar skulls. Brightly colored paper flags flap in the breeze over narrow alleyways. And, miniature skeletons sit,... Read more »

Top 5 multicultural events for families in Chicago this weekend - September 19, 20 and 21

It’s definitely starting to feel like fall in Chicago. To celebrate the change of seasons, you can choose from Oktoberfests, apple festivals, harvest festivals and more, making fall one of my favorite times of the year. Here is the Raising World Citizens list of the top five multicultural events for families in Chicago this weekend... Read more »

8 great things to do in Chicago with your family this summer

It goes without saying that Chicagoans deserve a long, hot summer. After spending way too much time stuck indoors this winter, we’re anxious to make the most of the warmer temperatures and celebrate the start of our well-deserved summer. All it takes is one look at Chicago’s lakefront or city streets to see that Chicagoans... Read more »