Category: Chicago events

Chicago Architecture Center River Cruises & walking tours spring 2021 schedule

Chicago Architecture Center River Cruises & walking tours spring 2021 schedule
Chicago Architecture Center (CAC) Walking Tours and River Cruises are back. The popular architectural tours kick off April 17 with classic downtown and neighborhood walking tours and Chicago’s #1 boat tour –the Chicago First Lady River Cruise. Walking Tours Walking Tours for Chicagoans and visitors alike to discover or rediscover the city’s classic architecture and... Read more »

The Friends Experience to reopen in Chicago

The Friends Experience to reopen in Chicago
 Tickets for “The Friends Experience” go on sale Friday, February 12, at 12 p.m. CST  Although they won’t be dyeing the Chicago River green this year and the St. Paddy’s day parades will be virtual, you can still celebrate with your “Friends” on March 17–(through May 31) at “The Friend’sExperience.” The bigger than life exhibit from Monica’s... Read more »

Chicago’s legendary Drake Hotel turns 100

Chicago’s legendary Drake Hotel turns 100
Historic Hotel to Turn 100 on December 31, 2020 offering specials to mark the event What are you doing New Year’s Eve? Check $100 room specials and more at the bottom of this post. The Drake Hotel holds a treasure chest of history from the “Roaring ‘20’s (1920’s) to the Masked ’20’s (2020). It’s with... Read more »
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Taste of Chicago pandemic style

Taste of Chicago pandemic style
No worries about rain, heat or humidity at this year’s “Taste of Chicago To Go.” If you are craving a “Taste of Chicago,” don’t despair. The city has put together an impressive series of virtual events along with an awesome line-up of food vendors for “Taste of Chicago To Go” from July 8 through July... Read more »

Memorial Day Weekend Chicago: What’s open what’s not in 2020

Memorial Day Weekend Chicago: What’s open what’s not in 2020
 As part of Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot’s all-hands-on-deck public safety strategy, the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC), the Chicago Police Department and other City departments and agencies have  joined together to emphasize that safety is a priority when celebrating the 2020 Memorial Day weekend.   “Even as we face an unprecedented public health... Read more »

Memorial Day 2020: Not just business as usual

Memorial Day 2020: Not just business as usual
Remember when Memorial Day Weekend (pre covid-19) was the kick off to everything we love about Chicago. Not so much this year. Here’s a look at Memorial Day Weekend 2020 and a look back: 2020 Time to head to the Riverwalk (sorry closed); rent a kayak on the Chicago River (sorry closed): Bike the Drive... Read more »
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NBA All-Star Weekend 2020: Parties, events and Kanye giveaway

 (L-R) Corey Shapiro, Teheran Jones and Don C celebrate with Moët & Chandon at the annual Jordan All Star Weekend Party on February 14, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images for Moët & Chandon) (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images for Moët & Chandon )
A-list athletes, artists, and musicians descended upon Chicago this weekend for the NBA All-Star Weekend. Not since 1988 has this All-Star event come to the city, making this celebration bigger than ever, With tickets to the main event, Sunday’s All-Star game, going for 4-figures, not everyone can go to the game but that is only... Read more »

Guide to Lincoln Park Zoo’s ZooLights 2019

Guide to Lincoln Park Zoo’s ZooLights 2019
It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays. One of Chicago’s most popular holiday traditions, ZooLights, returns this holiday season on Friday, November 29th. ZooLights illuminates the zoo with more than 2.5 million lights and hundreds of dynamic displays. The zoo is transformed into a twinkling winter wonderland for 28 nights complete with ongoing programs... Read more »

Chicago Ideas Week 2019

Chicago Ideas Week 2019
Chicago Ideas Week  (October 12 – 17) is a five-day festival that brings together some of the most influential speakers from around the globe to share and discuss large and small ideas that could transform the world. If that sounds too lofty or cerebral–it doesn’t have to be–but it can be depending on what programs you choose to... Read more »
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How to navigate Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet 2019

How to navigate Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet 2019
Bon Appetit presents Chicago Gourmet was back this week for its 12th edition, Lights, Camera, Napkin. The popular culinary festival showcases a series of related events from after hours parties, the always popular Hamburger Hop, the NEW this year “The Big Chill(i) Chili Cookoff” and lots more. The main event, the weekend fest  in Millennium Park,... Read more »