Archive for July 2021

Goodman Theatre is back live with Mean Girls

Goodman Theatre is back live with Mean Girls
If you can’t wait to get back to live theatre, your wait is over The Goodman Theatre returns to the live stage this weekend with its Chicago premiere production of the Off-Broadway smash hit—School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play. Get ready to LOL at School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play as reigning queen bee... Read more »

Broadway in Chicago is back: the 2021-2022 Season

THE CURTAIN RISES AGAIN! Broadway in Chicago is back! We at Show Me Chicago couldn’t be more excited  The 2021-2022 Broadway in Chicago season kicks off October 5. 2021, with an exciting line-up of shows including two pre-Broadways, Paradise Square and THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, four direct-from-Broadway productions Disney’s FROZEN, WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME, COME FROM AWAY, MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL and... Read more »

National Cheesecake Day 2021

National Cheesecake Day 2021
Calling all cheesecake lovers. How would you like to win FREE cheesecake for a year?Eli’s Cheesecake, a Chicago original for 41 years, is celebrating National Cheesecake Day with a citywide treasure hunt and free cheesecake.Mark you calendar for July 30–National Cheesecake Day. And Eli’s Cheesecakes 41st birthday.But the fun begins on July 26th.THE CONTESTWin a... Read more »
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The Forester Hotel celebrates its Grand Opening in Lake Forest

The Forester Hotel celebrates its Grand Opening in Lake Forest
It’s been a long time coming but the North Shore suburb of Lake Forest (pop. 20,000) has its 2nd hotel in nearly a century. The Forester, A Hyatt Place Hotel, which celebrated its grand opening last night, officially opened its doors in April 2021 and has been doing just fine with a 70% occupancy rate in... Read more »

Windy City Smokeout 2021: It’s a wrap

Windy City Smokeout 2021: It’s a wrap
The first major festival since the pandemic, last weekend’s Windy City Smokeout, is history. If the huge crowds in United Centre’s parking lot C were any indication–Chicago is ready to party. Bands, beer, BBQ & more Country music fans were treated to some of the Nation’s top performers including Darius Rucker, Dierks Bentley and Jon... Read more »

Blue Bottle opens its first Chicago café: More than just coffee

Blue Bottle opens its first Chicago café: More than just coffee
Blue Bottle Coffee, the Northern California-based specialty coffee company established in 2002, has become a global leader in environmentally-friendly specially coffee spawning cafés from California to Asia. Until now Chicagoan’s could only get the trendy brew by traveling to another city or by subscription–a popular option. Not surprisingly Chicago is Blue Bottle Coffee’s number one... Read more »
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Head to State Street for summer fun at Sundays on State

Head to State Street for summer fun at Sundays on State
 Sundays on State (that great Street) kicks off tomorrow, Sunday, July 11 between 11am-8pm. The free admission summer festival will close the street to traffic from Lake to Madison on select Sundays throughout the summer. The fest will resemble a giant community block party featuring food, performances, family activities and more than 70 on-street activations. In addition retail,... Read more »

Taste of Chicago To-Go: Who, what & when

Taste of Chicago To-Go: Who, what & when
Taste of Chicago To-Go offers food from over 40 eateries, music, dance and events in Chicago neighborhoods including Humboldt Park, Garfield Park, West Englewood and across the city Here’s what you need to know to go WHO: Taste of Chicago To-Go food vendors and food trucks; Chicago Band Roster musicians; author Marisel Vera; Taste of Chicago favorites Eli’s... Read more »

Becoming Jane at the Field Museum explores the life and legacy of Jane Goodall

Becoming Jane at the Field Museum explores the life and legacy of Jane Goodall
Perhaps best known for her groundbreaking work with chimpanzees, Dr. Jane Goodall revolutionized the way scientists study the natural world challenging how people picture scientists, both in terms of research techniques and gender roles in the field. A special exhibit, Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall, at the Field Museum explores her life... Read more »
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Chicago Fireworks 2021: Chicago’s lakefront fireworks are on

Chicago Fireworks 2021: Chicago’s lakefront fireworks are on
MAYOR LIGHTFOOT ANNOUNCES JULY 3RD FIREWORKS TO CELEBRATE CHICAGO’S REOPENING AND INDEPENDENCE DAY WEEKEND  Fireworks will be visible from multiple locations along the lakefront In a last minute announcement yesterday, Mayor Lightfoot said the city will have have an Independence Weekend Fireworks Celebration on July 3rd. “Putting on a grandiose fireworks display to celebrate both... Read more »
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