Time Out Market reopens: Here’s the line-up of opening weekend events

Time Out Market reopens: Here’s the line-up of opening weekend events
Time Out Market adds additional vendors and celebrates Opening Weekend from Thursday, June 17 to Sunday, June 20th Back in October 2019 (which seems a lifetime ago) the highly anticipated opening of the Time Out Market in the Fulton Market District was a big event. Little did we know it then that the world as... Read more »

Chicago Presents 16 exciting summer events in city neighborhoods

Chicago Presents 16 exciting summer events in city neighborhoods
The summer of 2021 looks to be more exciting than ever with 16 innovative happenings in Chicago neighborhoods presented by Chicago Presents. Take in the sights and sounds of Chicago’s vibrant neighborhoods with these cultural events. What is Chicago Presents Chicago Presents is an initiative of Arts77, Chicago’s arts recovery plan.  DCASE and the Walder Foundation have... Read more »

Summer Calendar of Festivals and events: Chicago 2021

Summer Calendar of  Festivals and events: Chicago 2021
They’re back! It’s looking like the summer of 2021 is going to be the real deal with an exciting line up of summer festivals, concerts and neighborhood blowouts. Although not everything is back–it looks like we’ll have to wait until 2021 for Jazz fest, Blues Fest, the 57th Street Art Fair, Andersonville Midsommarfest and others... Read more »
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Rainbow Cone is a rite of summer for Chicagoans

Rainbow Cone is a rite of summer for Chicagoans
Thanks to the expanding fleet of Rainbow Ice Cream trucks, brick and mortar stores and online ordering, it’s easier than ever to get Chicago’s iconic Rainbow Cone. 95 years ago, when husband and wife Joe an Katherine Sapp, opened the first Rainbow Cone in 1926 at 9233 S. Western that was only place to get... Read more »

Chicago loses another Michelin starred restaurant

Chicago loses another Michelin starred restaurant
With COVID restrictions being lifted, more restaurants re-opening every day and beloved festivals returning, it comes as a surprise to hear that after two and a half years in the West Loop, contemporary Japanese Michelin-starred tasting menu restaurant Yūgen (652 W. Randolph St.) has announced its closing as of Saturday May 29, 2021. Chef Mari... Read more »

Arlington International Racecourse: 2021 season

Arlington International Racecourse: 2021 season
Since 1927 Arlington International Racecourse has  epitomized everything about the Sport of Kings through the best of Thoroughbred racing in a setting rooted in deep in tradition. So much more than just a racecourse, the parklike grounds, paddock, seating areas and dining venues have been a draw for horse racing enthusiasts, newcomers, visitors and families.... Read more »
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Ravinia Festival is back: Here’s the 2021 Schedule

Ravinia Festival is back: Here’s the 2021 Schedule
Once again after a year silenced by the pandemic, the sound of music will be heard at Ravinia starting July 1. The 2021 programming schedule will feature 64 concerts with Ravinia’s signature mix of genres, includig classical, jazz, rock & pop, Broadway, Country, Dance, Family programs and more. “More than ever before, we look forward... Read more »

Michelin Star & Bib Gourmand winners: Chicago 2021

Michelin Star & Bib Gourmand winners: Chicago 2021
Michelin has just announced their 2021 star and Bib Gourmand winners. 24 star Chicago restaurants and 58 Bib Gourmand restaurants made the cut. New Bib Gourmands include two 2-star restaurants and one new 1-star restaurant, listed here. Ever (West Loop 2-Stars) Curtis Duffy, original illustration by Paul Brewer 1340 W. Fulton Chef Curtis Duffy and Michael... Read more »

Chicago Cultural Center historic restoration & reopening

Chicago Cultural Center historic restoration & reopening
The restoration of the Chicago Cultural Center’s Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall and Rotunda brings back to life a lost treasure of architecture and decorative arts A Chicago treasure, the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington), which has been closed since March 2020 will reopen on June 2, 2021. The reopening not only... Read more »
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Chicago Architecture Center River Cruises & walking tours spring 2021 schedule

Chicago Architecture Center River Cruises & walking tours spring 2021 schedule
Chicago Architecture Center (CAC) Walking Tours and River Cruises are back. The popular architectural tours kick off April 17 with classic downtown and neighborhood walking tours and Chicago’s #1 boat tour –the Chicago First Lady River Cruise. Walking Tours Walking Tours for Chicagoans and visitors alike to discover or rediscover the city’s classic architecture and... Read more »