Category: Chicago events

Chicago In Tune music festival: 575+ shows

Chicago In Tune music festival: 575+ shows
Chicago is alive with the sound of music throughout its neighborhoods–activating the streets, plazas and parks. From the Blues in Bronzeville to Jazz in Engelwood to Dance on Chicago’s Riverwalk to Indies in Wicker Park, 575+ free and ticketed events are on tap throughout the city–now through September 18 with the city’s first ever “Chicago In... Read more »

Millennium Park Summer Music Series 2021: Here's the lineup

Millennium Park Summer Music Series 2021: Here's the lineup
Whoever said nothing happens on a Monday is wrong. After a crazy busy weekend of Lolla and neighborhood fests, Chicago is not ready to quit. Tonight is the kick off for the always popular Millennium Park Summer Music Series.— featuring a nearly all-Chicago lineup filled with debuts, new works, commissions and special collaborations. The series... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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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