Category: Millennium Park events

The Bean is back: Millennium Park begins cautious reopening

The Bean is back: Millennium Park begins cautious reopening
Chicago reopens Millennium Park today for residents and visitors with limited hours, groups of 10 persons or less,  facial coverings and social distancing Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) just announced that Chicago’s most-visited attraction, Millennium Park, will begin cautiously reopening today.  The park will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Neighboring Maggie... Read more »

Stars of Lyric Opera perform free concert at Millennium Park

Stars of Lyric Opera perform free concert at Millennium Park
The Lyric Opera kicks off its 2017 season this Friday, September 8th with a free “Stars of Lyric Opera Concert” at Millennium Park. Sir Andrew Davis will be conducting an array of top stars of the Lyric Opera such as Andriana Churchman, Anthony Clark Evans, Dmitry Korchak, Emmett O’Hanlon, J’Nai Bridges, Eric Owens, Matthew Polenzani... Read more »

Broadway in Chicago free Millennium Park concert showcases the best of Broadway

Broadway in Chicago free Millennium Park concert showcases the best of Broadway
A summer favorite, the free Broadway in Chicago concert that showcases music and dance performances from some of Broadway in Chicago’s hottest musicals returns for 2017 on Monday, August 14 at 6:15 p.m. on the Jay Pritzker Pavilion stage in Millennium Park (201 E Randolph St). Eileen LaCario, Vice President of Broadway In Chicago calls... Read more »
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Millennium Park Summer Film Series lineup for 2017

Millennium Park Summer Film Series lineup for 2017
Chicago’s popular summer series returns with 14 feature films, Tuesdays June 13 through September 5 The Millennium Park Film Series, a favorite rite of summer for Chicagoans and visitors kicks off Tuesday, June 13 with the Chicago classic The Blues Brothers, filmed in the Windy City back in 1980–and the second place finisher in last years’ audience choice vote. Other highlights include: Caddyshack; a 30th... Read more »

Millennium Park events calendar for summer of 2017

Millennium Park events calendar for summer of 2017
Hundreds of Free Cultural Events, Nature Programs,  Public Art and More At a press conference last Friday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Choose Chicago, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and the Millennium Park Foundation announced that Chicago’s Millennium Park has become the #1 attraction in the Midwest and among the top 10 most-visited... Read more »

Thanksgiving Calendar of Events: Don't Miss Events November 25 through 30

Thanksgiving Calendar of Events: Don't Miss Events November 25 through 30
Thanksgiving week in Chicago offers a lot more than just shopping. There’s the parade, the official tree lighting ceremony, family theater and more. Show Me Chicago has put together a calendar of Thanksgiving week events so you won’t be left out in the cold–unless you want to be. Tuesday, November 25th 2014 Christmas Tree Lighting... Read more »
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Midsummer Checklist: Chicago Summer To Do List

Midsummer Checklist: Chicago Summer To Do List
Tomorrow is July 15, the mid-point of summer. The days are getting shorter, the angle of the sun is noticeably changing and the frenzy is picking up. In a month, or less, the start of school will be on the horizon with pumpkin lattes, wool sweaters and football games not far behind. Summer in Chicago... Read more »

Broadway in Chicago's Musicals for 2013-14 from Wicked to Motown plus Free Preview Concert

Broadway in Chicago's Musicals for 2013-14 from Wicked to Motown plus Free Preview Concert
Broadway in Chicago is bringing back some of its biggest blockbusters including Wicked along with some highly anticipated musicals, new to Chicago, including the launch of the National Tour of Motown The Musical. You can get a free preview of the upcoming season this Monday, August 5 at 6:15 at the Broadway in Chicago Summer... Read more »

Chicago Events May 30-June 4: It's Da Weekend Calendar on Show Me Chicago

Chicago Events May 30-June 4: It's Da Weekend Calendar on Show Me Chicago
There’s an old song from the Broadway Musical Carousel by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein that pretty much describes Chicago’s spring of 2013: “March went out like a lion, Then April cried and stepped aside, And along came pretty little May, May was full of promises But she didn’t keep ’em quickly enough for some,... Read more »
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Chicago Millennium Park Summer Film Series: A Look at the Dynamic Dozen

June 4                  Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones-Live at the Checkerboard Lounge in 1981.         Blues guitarist Buddy Guy owned the Checkerboard Lounge in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood when the Rolling Stones stopped by for a chance to play with Muddy Waters who coaxes them to the stage, one by one. 1981 (97 min.)
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) have announced an exciting new film series that will premiere this summer at Millennium Park’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion.  The official kickoff date for the series is Tuesday, June 18.  The kick-off will include a brief tribute to Roger Ebert, honoring Chicago’s Pulitzer... Read more »
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