Archive for March 2011

March Madness 2011: Best Fan Bars in Chicago

Who’s in your final four? Let the Madness Begin.Chicago, Tuesday, March 15, 2011. The NCAA  men’s basketball tournament 2011 is bigger and better than ever this year with 68 teams and three weeks of playoffs–so get your game plan ready. The Madness starts today and continues through the National Final on April 4, 2011.  Show... Read more »

Rock Musical Hair Lets the Sun Shine In at Chicago's Oriental Theatre.

Chicago, Saturday, March 12, 2011.  The National Touring Company of Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical arrived in Chicago Tuesday for a two-week engagement of Diane Paulus’ 2009 Tony Award Winning Broadway revival.  The energetic cast, most of whom weren’t born when the original Hair debuted in New York in 1967, brought a new high... Read more »

Chicago Saint Patrick's Day 2011: Top Places to Celebrate from the Parade to the Pubs.

Dyeing to Celebrate from Green Martini’s to Green Rivers.Chicago, March 10, 2011. It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day–and once again Chicago is pulling out all the stops. The original St. Patrick’s celebration began in Ireland in the 1600s as a relatively quiet one-day break from Lent to honor their patron saint, Patrick, with feasting and alcohol.... Read more »

Chicago's Harris Theater Announces the Paris Opera Ballet's First-Ever Chicago Engagement: Tickets and Information on Show Me Chicago.

Giselle, copyright Julien Benhamou. From Paris, France to Paris on the Prairie.Chicago, Wednesday, March 9, 2011.   In conjunction with tonight’s  Harris Theater Benefit gala, Fanfare for an Uncommon Woman: A Celebration of Joan W. Harris on her 80th Birthday, the Theater has confirmed a June 2012 weeklong engagement by the Paris Opéra Ballet. All performances... Read more »

Chicago Summer Festivals 2011: Dates Announced for Blues Fest, Air and Water Show, Jazz Fest and More.

Get Your Calendars Ready.Chicago, Monday, March 7, 2011. The Chicago Festival Season 2011 kicks off on May 7th with the 13th Annual Kids and Kites Festival at Lincoln Park. Highlights include free kits for children to design and create their own kite,  Kohl’s Story Bus, Giant Kite Flyer, Face Painting, Roaming Variety Entertainment, Arts and... Read more »

Chicago's Lookingglass Theatre presents Laura Eason's World Premiere Stage Adaptation of Ethan Frome.

Mattie and Ethan make a passionate life-altering decision
Chicago, Tuesday, March 8, 2011. One hundred years ago in 1911, Edith Wharton’s novella (1862-1937) “Ethan Frome” was published.  The tale of a poor and sensitive farmer held back from his potential by a series of tragic events became an American classic and required reading in many high school’s curriculum.  Now Lookingglass Theatre Ensemble member... Read more »

Happy Birthday Chicago: The City Celebrates it's 174th Year with Free Cake and Cupcakes.

A past birthday celebration at the Chicago History Museum. Friday, March 4, 2011. Chicago is looking good for her age.  On this day in 1837, the City of Chicago was incorporated with a population of 4170.  Today’s Chicago is hovering around 2.9 million citywide–add the rest of Cook County and you’re talking over 5.3 million. ... Read more »

One Book, One Chicago Selection for 2011 Announced.

One Book, One Chicago Selection for 2011 Announced.
Chicago, Thursday, March 3, 2011.  Mayor Richard M. Daley and officials from the Chicago Public Library have named Neil Gaiman’s novel, “Neverwhere” as this year’s One Book, One Chicago selection. Gaiman, born in England in 1960, has turned out an amazing number of works–primarily in the arenas of fantasy, comics, graphic novels, supernatural fiction and... Read more »

Chicago Flower and Garden Show 2011: All You Need to Know Before You Go.

  A Taste of Spring on Chicago’s Navy Pier. Chicago, Wednesday, March 2, 2011.  Get ready for a taste of spring and summer at this years Chicago Flower and Garden Show  kicking off Saturday, March 5 through Sunday, March 13. Thirty inspirational gardens designed by top gardening and landscaping companies will be featured at this... Read more »

Chicago Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel Names Desiree Rogers to His Seven-member 2011 Inaugural Committee Co-Chairs Team.

Chicago, Tuesday, March 1, 2011.  Early this morning Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel, Treasurer Stephanie Neely and City Clerk elect Susana Mandoza named the seven co-chairs who will organize the inauguration of Chicago’s three city-wide elected officials.  The inauguration along with a series of events to be held city-wide will take place on May 16, 2011.  The... Read more »