Archive for February 2011

Art Institute of Chicago: A Preview of Kings, Queens and Courtiers Direct from Paris to Chicago's Art Institute--its only North American Stop.

Preview the Show Before You Go. Chicago, Monday, February 28, 2011. A new exhibition “Kings, Queens, and Courtiers: Art in Early Renaissance France” went on view yesterday at the Art Institute of Chicago.  This is the first major exhibition devoted to this period in French history.  The major portion of the exhibition takes place during... Read more »

Chicago Mayor-Elect Rahm Emanuel Announces his Transition Team.

Chicago Mayor-Elect Rahm Emanuel Announces his Transition Team.
Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel stands between appointees to his transition team. From left to right are: Reverend Dr. Byron Brazier, David Mosena, Judy Erwin, Emanuel, Sarah Pang, Felicia Davis, Rebecca Gonzalez and Steve Koch. Chicago, Friday, February 25, 2011.  Late yesterday morning, Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel named his transition co-chairs.  The seven member team represents a diverse... Read more »

Chicago Dance: Joffrey Ballet Announces its 2011-2012 Season.

CHICAGO, February 24, 2011.  Ashley C. Wheater, Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet, is proud to announce the company’s 2011-2012 season, titled New Generation.  The four program season will kick off October 12, 2011 with Yuri Possokhov’s story-ballet DON QUIXOTE. Program I: Don Quixote.The Joffrey Ballet will launch its 2011-2012 season with Yuri Possokhov’s story-ballet... Read more »

The Many Faces of Rahm Emanuel on Show Me Chicago.

Rahm Emanuel becomes Mayor-elect with 55% of the vote--declaring victory the evening of February 22, 2011.
Chicago Elects a New Mayor. Chicago, Wednesday, February 23, 2011. Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel was elected mayor of Chicago yesterday with slightly over 55% of the vote.  Hopes are high for the former top adviser to two U.S. presidents to rescue Chicago from its financial woes and create unity.   In... Read more »

Chicago Mayoral Race 2011: Election Day Information

Chicago Mayoral Race 2011:  Election Day Information
Chicago, Tuesday, February 22, 2011.  Today is election day in the City of Chicago. Please make an effort to participate in today’s Municipal General Election. A large turnout is expected as this is the first time in 64 years that there has not been an incumbent for mayor on the ballot. In addition to the... Read more »

Chicago 2011 IKC Cluster of Dog Shows Brings 10,000 Canine's to Chicago's McCormick Place.

Last years Best in Show for Day 1 was a boxer. Chicago, Monday, February 21, 2011.  Over 10,000 purebred dogs from 167 breeds will be competing for “Best in Show” and other awards at this year’s 2011 International Kennel Club Cluster of Dog Shows this weekend–February 26 and 27. The International Cluster of Dog Shows... Read more »

Chicago Restaurant Week 2011: A Guide to the Deals and 10 Top Picks on Show Me Chicago.

This upscale Mexican treasure with critically acclaimed Rick Bayless in charge has been around since 1989.  Recently awarded a coveted one-star from the Michelin Guide, Restaurant week specials for lunch only offer a great opportunity to try or return to this beloved and respected Chicago original.  445 N. Clark Street, 312 661 1434.
Experience Chicago’s World-Class Culinary Scene at Bargain Prices. Chicago, Friday, February 18, 2011. The fourth annual Chicago Restaurant Week, kicks off today, with more than 200 restaurants offering three-course prix fixe lunches for $22 and dinners for $33 and $44. The popular event, produced by the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau continues daily through February... Read more »

Chicago Mayoral Race 2011: Rahm Emanuel Visits 50 Wards in 50 Hours.

Chicago Mayoral Race 2011:  Rahm Emanuel Visits 50 Wards in 50 Hours.
A Snapshot of Chicago’s Diverse Neighborhoods with Rahm Emanuel. Chicago, Thursday, February 17, 2011. Over the past two days, Rahm Emanuel criss-crossed Chicago, visiting all 50 wards in 50 hours. Rahm stopped at local schools, restaurants, and businesses in neighborhoods across the city to listen to voters and discuss their ideas for Chicago.  Pictured below... Read more »

Chicago's Goodman Theatre World Premiere of "Mary" Pushes the Buttons of Political Correctness.

(l to r) James (Scott Jaeck), David (Alex Weisman), Jonathan (Eddie Bennett) and Dolores (Barbara Garrick) sit down to a family dinner while Mary (Myra Lucretia Taylor) tends to them in Thomas Bradshaw’s Mary. Chicago, Wednesday, February 16, 2011. Goodman Theatre took a chance with its world premiere production of “Mary” which opened Monday evening... Read more »

Chicago Mayoral Race: Candidates Debate the Future of Arts, Theater and Culture in Chicago.

The League of Chicago Theatres Partners with Community Organizations for Debate. Chicago, Tuesday, February 15, 2011. Anyone who cares about the arts won’t  want to miss this Thursday’s mayoral candidate debate focusing on the quality and future of the arts in Chicago. The hour-long, commercial-free, debate will be broadcast live on ABC 7 from the... Read more »