Archive for August 2010

Art Institute of Chicago: Experience Rare Masterworks from Seven Centuries of Art: in The Gray Collection to Open September 2010 at the AIC.

  Painting by Kandinsky. A Pictorial Who’s Who of Seven Centuries of Significant Art from Rubens to Picasso. Visitors to the Art Institute of Chicago’s new exhibition “Gray Collection: Seven Centuries of Art ” opening September 25, 2010 will view a truly remarkable collection of art including works from Rubens, Tiepolo, Degas, Picasso and more.... Read more »

Chicago Jazz Fest 2010: A Guide to the Chicago Jazz Fest featuring Nicole Mitchell, Ramsey Lewis, Kurt Elling and more.

  Nicole Mitchell to star at Jazz Fest. The 32nd Annual Chicago Jazz Fest promises to be something very special.  This year’s event will take place over four days at three separate locations: Millennium Park, the Chicago Cultural Center and Grant Park.  Four stages will offer free jazz music in Grant Park, including the Young... Read more »

Chicago Events: August 27 through August 29, 2010

North Avenue Beach. Another Busy Summer Weekend. Summer fun is still on the horizon but hurry, next weekend is Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer in Chicago and the official closing of the beaches.  There are some beach related activites along with the manadory summer fests, art happenings, bike rides and more in Show... Read more »

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago: MCA Announces their STAGE 2010/11 Season.

Redmoon Theater, The Astronaut’s Birthday. Photos provided by Artist. Theater, Dance, Music Remixed at MCA Stage Series. The MCA is working to make itself the top multidisciplinary destination in the country. Their ambitious stage series for the 2010/11-season goes a long way in accomplishing their vision.  With ticket prices ranging from free to $30, with... Read more »

Theater in Chicago. Timeline Theatre's Frost/Nixon Brings Alive Good Nixon and Bad Nixon.

David Frost (Andrew Carter, seated center) talks strategy with his team Jim Reston (Matthew Brumlow, from left), Bob Zelnick (Don Bender) and John Birt (Dennis Grimes) as they prepare to interview President Richard Nixon in TimeLine Theatre’s Chicago premiere of FROST/NIXON by Peter Morgan, directed by Louis Contey. For more information, visit Photo by... Read more »

PEPSI® TALL SHIPS® CHICAGO 2010: Kick Off First Full Day with a Marching Procession

  The HMS Bounty built for the 1962 movie, Mutiny on the Bounty, can be viewed at this year’s Tall Ship Festival. Wednesday, August 25, 2010. WHAT:                 Crew Welcome Walk. and Dock Street March, 11:00a.m. Tall Ship crew members, Morgan Park High School Marching Band, Chicago Sports Teams Mascots, Navy Pier Buccaneers and Patch the... Read more »

Yanga Fest Chicago Celebrates African American Arts and Culture at Chicago's DuSable Museum.

YANGA FEST: A Fusion of Arfican and Mexican Culture. DuSable Museum’s annual celebration of art, music, words and dance formerly known as “The Arts & Crafts Festival” will now be known as YANGA FEST.  In addition to a new name, the festival has a new look, a new date and a new focus.  The festival... Read more »

Theater in Chicago: A Look at Light Opera Works Four-Star Production of Carousel the Musical.

  Natalie Ford (Julie Jordan) and Cooer David Grodin (Billy Bigelow) star in the Light Opera Works of Carousel. The Background. It’s 1873, Ulysses Grant has just started his second term as president, the Civil War is recent history, the fifteenth amendment guaranteeing the right to vote to all MEN regardless of race color or... Read more »

Chicago Events: Gold Coast Art Fair, the Black Crowes, Transformers and more August 20 through 22, 2010.

The Weekend Wrap. As always Chicago is serving an electic menu of events for the weekend. Get out and make the most of this summer weekend so you can store up some warm memories to get you through the cold days of winter 2010-11. Friday, August 20, 2010. Gold Coast Art Fair. 53 years-old and... Read more »

Tall Ships Chicago 2010: A Guide to the Festival and a Look at 16 Breathtaking Tall Beauties.

Tall Ships Chicago 2010: A Guide to the Festival and a Look at 16 Breathtaking Tall Beauties.
Ahoy Matey! Calling all sailing affectionados. With the magnificent Chicago skyline as the backdrop, more than 20 Tall Ships, from around the world, will sail into Navy Pier for six days of festivities celebrating and exploring Chicago’s rich maritime heritage. PREVIEW. Learn their story and see the beauty of 16 of the Tall Ships coming... Read more »