Archive for January 2011

New Public Art Installation on Chicago's Mag Mile Celebrates the Heart with 100 Giant "Hearts a Bluhm."

Hearts to Bloom in the Snow.Monday, January 31, 2011.  One hundred artist designed giant hearts will be in bloom along North Michigan Avenue for the entire month of February.  Big-hearted individuals and corporations including the Chicago Cubs, White Sox, Blackhawks, Bulls and others across the city are supporting Northwestern Memorial’s Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute’s (BCVI) “Hearts... Read more »

Broadway in Chicago is Looking for Chicago's Worst Dancer: Do You Have What it Takes to Be Bad?

If you think that YOU or someone you know may be the “Worst Dancer in Chicago,” Chicago Dance and Broadway In Chicago is looking for you.  In conjunction with the dance spectacular Burn the Floor coming to The Bank of America Theatre for a two week engagement, February 1 through February 13, 2011, Broadway in... Read more »

The Trinity River Plays: Regina Taylor's Ambitious Trilogy Makes its Chicago Debut at the Goodman Theatre.

Iris (Karen Aldridge) gets a lesson in beauty from her cousin Jasmine (Christiana Clark) in the first of the three plays, Jar Fly. Chicago, Thursday, January 27, 2011. There’s a lot going on in Regina Taylor’s The Trinity River Plays that kick off 2011 at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre.  The The Trinity River Plays are a... Read more »

Chicago Cubs Unveil First Ever Cubs Fans Official Illinois License Plate: See It First on Show Me Chicago.

Calling All Chicago Cub Diehards. Chicago, Wednesday, January 26, 2011.  Chicago Cubs fans won’t have to wait until next year to strut their Cubbie pride.  The newly designated official Chicago Cubs License plate was unveiled today with Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts, Hall of Famer Ernie Banks and Secretary of State Jesse White doing the honors.... Read more »

What the Rest of the Country is Saying About Rahm Emanuel's Chicago Residency.

Rahm Emanuel meets with the press after the Illinois Appellate strikes down his Chicago Residency, Jan. 24, 2011. Tuesday, January 25, 2011. Once again, Illinois politics is in the news with yesterday’s surprise ruling by the Illinois Appellate Court that Rahm Emanuel, candidate for mayor of Chicago in the February 22, 2011 primary, does not... Read more »

Chicago Theatre Downstairs Presents an Oscar 2011 Preview With the Experts: Get the Inside Scoop on Who Will Win.

Chicago, Tuesday, January 25, 2011.  It you think it takes “True Grit” to watch the “Black Swan” self-destruct in front of you on the screen, are a member of “The Social Network” and feel that all Gold Bald Men are “Biutiful” then you will most likely be tuned in the the 83rd Annual Academy Awards... Read more »

Chicago Dining Deal: Petterino's Celebrates it's 10th Anniversary With a $10 Menu.

Petterino’s at 150 N. Dearborn. The Deal. Petterino’s, the sophisticated dining establishment in the heart of Chicago’s Theater District, is turning 10.  They will be celebrating the occasion on Monday, February 7, 2011 with a special three-course prix fixe menu for $10.  The selections start with a choice of soup or salad appetizer:  Caesar Salad... Read more »

NFL Championship Game: The Best Places to Watch the Game for Bears and Packers Fans.

The untimate insult--a cheesehead on a Bear.
Packer’s Friendly Places. A Packer Oasis in the Windy City. Watch the game at the number one Pack-friendly bar in town,  Wills Northwoods Inn. You’ll think you’re in Wisconsin at Wills Northwoods Inn. Any Packer fan will feel safe and at home in this Lakeview shrine to Wisconsin. From the Brewers to the Badgers to... Read more »

Beware of Men Wearing Green: Pictures and Trivia Showcasing Packer Fans in Chicago.

Green Bay Packer Fans showing their support. Thursday, January 20, 2011. The NFC Championship Game brings the Green Bay Packers to Soldier Field to face the Chicago Bears this Sunday (3p.m.).  Along with the GBP come the GBP fans commonly referred to as Cheeseheads–one word not two. In honor of the occasion (and in an... Read more »

Chicago Auto Show 2011: A Guide to the Show and a Sneak Preview of the Concept Cars.

See what’s on tap for the future at the Chicago Auto Show. What to Expect. Chicago, January 19, 2011. The 103rd, Chicago Auto Show is just around the corner.  You’ll need your walking shoes for what is the largest Auto Show in North America–covering 1.2 million square feet.  Nearly 1,000 different vehicles will be on... Read more »