Archive for March 2011

Chicago Symphony Orchestra April 2011 Highlights with Maestro Riccardo Muti Back at the Helm.

Italian Maestro Riccardo Muti during a press conference at the Salzburg Festival in 2009 in Salzburg. Photo credit: Getty Images. Chicago, Thursday, March 31, 2011.  After a rocky start in the first year of his highly anticipated residency as CSO Music Director, Riccardo Muti has returned in good health and will be performing his beloved... Read more »

Interconnected: Dramatic New Public Art Exhibit to Shine in Chicago's Millennium Park.

Sculptor Yvonne Domenge’s 13-foot tall Tabachin Ribbon at Millennium Park’s South Boeing Gallery. Interconnected: The Sculptures of Yvonne Domenge. Yvonne Domenge. Chicago, Wednesday, March 30, 2011. Chicago’s Millennium Park will come alive this season with four large-scale sculptures by the acclaimed Mexican artist Yvonne Domenge gracing the Park’s Boeing Galleries from April 6, 2011 through... Read more »

Chicago Cubs 2011: Opening Day Festivities.

The Boys of Summer are Back. Even though the temperature will be stretching to hit 50 degrees on Friday, Chicago Cubs fans will be coming out of hibernation to celebrate the start of baseball season and the new optimism it brings.  Get ready to bleed Cubbie blue–Next Year is Here.  And here are the opening... Read more »

Chicago Author Events for April 2011: One Book Chicago, Audrey Niffenegger, Sister Souijah and more.

The Lobby of Chicago’s Magnificent Harold Washington Library Center. Mark Your Calendars. Chicago, Monday, March 28, 2011. The Chicago Public Library has put together a fascinating calendar of FREE programs and author events for the month of April. Monday, April 4: International author Donna Leon. Author Donna Leon, who is know for the Commissario Cuido... Read more »

Chicago's Northlight Theatre Presents the World Premiere of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility.

l. to r., Sadler (Marianne) and Kettenring (Elinor). Photo Credit: Michael Brosilow. Friday, March 25, 2011. It was a very different time, two hundred years ago, when “Sense and Sensibility” was written “By a Lady”.  The lady, Jane Austen, as well as her characters lived in England in the midst of “The Regency Era” (1795-1837). ... Read more »

A Look at Elizabeth Taylor's Chicago Connections Through the Years on Show Me Chicago.

Chicago, Thursday, March 24, 2011. British-born, film goddess Elizabeth Taylor who died yesterday at age 79, surrounded by her family at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, had some interesting Chicago connections.  The slideshow below showcases some of her Chicago sightings and connections from 1950 through 1988.

Before the Pyramids Brings Rare Egyptian Artifacts to Chicago's Oriental Institute Museum

Before the Pyramids Brings Rare Egyptian Artifacts to Chicago's Oriental Institute Museum
Chicago, Monday, March 21, 2011.  A new exhibition, “Before the Pyramids: The Origins of Egyptian Civilization”, opens Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at the Oriental Institute Museum. Nearly 130 artifacts from the Predynastic and Early Dynastic periods (ca. 4000-2685 BC) in Egypt will be showcased in the exhibit.  The exhibition offers visitors a rare look at... Read more »

Show Me Chicago's Guide to Body Worlds at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry.

This plastinate of an old man shows a posture of old age. Copyright: Gunther von Hagens, Institute for Plastination, Heidelberg, Germany.
Body Worlds Explores “The Cycle of Life.” © Gunther von Hagens, Institute for Plastination, Heidelberg, Germany. “Aging is not a sudden event, rather it is a gradual biological process. It begins at birth and progresses inexorably through life ending at death. “ Chicago, Friday, March 18, 2011.  Body Worlds & The Cycle of Life makes... Read more »

Victory Gardens Announces The Chicago One-Minute Play Festival 2011.

Victory Gardens Announces The Chicago One-Minute Play Festival 2011.
Chicago, Thursday, March 17, 2011. For approximately 17 cents per play, Chicago theater-goers can view 90 one-minute plays by about 45 established and emerging playwrights at The Chicago One-Minute Play Festival scheduled for May 15 and 16 at the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater. The event which will be held in the Zacek-McVay Theater, is a... Read more »

God of Carnage Pits Dueling Couples in a Comic Dissection of Parenting at Chicago's Goodman Theatre.

Veronica (Mary Beth Fisher) and Michael (Keith Kupferer) invite the Raleigh’s over for coffee and caflouti to discuss a disagreement between their two sons. No Laughing Matter. Chicago, Wednesday, March 16, 2011.  Yasmina Reza’s triple Tony Award-winning “God of Carnage” that opened Monday at the Goodman Theatre takes its audience on a rollicking roller coaster... Read more »