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Top 5 things to see before they are going, going, going, gone

Top 5 things to see before they are going, going, going, gone
Are you a procrastinator? You think you have all the time in the world to see a show, a performer or a special exhibition so you put it off. When you finally decide to go, it’s gone. Here are some things you may want to see before they, too, are gone. Turandot Only one more... Read more »

Pier Park Navy Pier: Rides, tickets & hours

Pier Park Navy Pier: Rides, tickets & hours
Chicago’s Pier Park, a summer amusement park on Navy Pier, opens for the season today, May 8th at 10:00 a.m. Although the new Centennial Wheel (opened May 2016) runs year round, the rest of the park is only open seasonally. Pier Park offers a variety of activities for all ages including a climbing wall that... Read more »

Show Me Chicago's 10 things to do this weekend & beyond

St. Patrick’s Day is Friday, but that’s old news. The city has been celebrating St. Patrick since the beginning of March with green rivers, green beers, the wearing of the green, parades and crawls. Sunday is St. Joseph’s Day. Not a lot of fanfare–a smattering of red–yet the day has some wonderful traditions including the... Read more »
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Snow, oh no! 10 ways to cope

Snow, oh no! 10 ways to cope
If the snow only could have waited one more week, Chicago would have broken an amazing record. A winter without snow. The last measurable Chicago snow came on December 17th before the official start of winter. With spring, only one week away–on Monday, March 20th–we came close but, no cigar. Snow in March, is no... Read more »

Show Me Chicago's top 15 things to do this weekend & beyond

Show Me Chicago's top 15 things to do this weekend & beyond
It’s March. We’re beginning to experience the winds of change as winter turns to spring. Baseball is on the horizon, parades are back, and the annual Chiditarod Shopping Cart race, this Saturday, along with St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are already turning the city a premature green. So what to do this first weekend of March?... Read more »

Show Me Chicago's top things to do this weekend

89th annual Oscars Awards ceremony, Sunday, February 26 Just in case you can’t make the gala Oscar ceremony at Dolby, no worries, Chicago is pulling out the red carpet or at least the flat screens for viewing parties around town. Perhaps the biggest is the annual blast at the Gene Siskel Film Center on Sunday,... Read more »
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Show Me Chicago's top 12 things to do in Chicago this weekend & beyond

1. Auto Show February 11-20, McCormick Place The Chicago Auto Show brings 1,000 vehicles to McCormick Place from electric and concept cars to driverless cars and more from February 11-20. Free-$13. McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive. 2. Speed dating via the Centennial Wheel Thursday, February 9 Calling all singles for Speed Dating on... Read more »

Show Me Chicago's top things to do this weekend in Chicago

1. Lunar New Year Dinner Wednesday February 9, 6-9 pm 2017 Lunar New Year Dinner sponsored by the Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce Make reservations for the Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce’s Chinese Lunar New Year event on Wednesday February 9 at the Phoenix Restaurant (2131 S. Archer Ave.) The dinner will feature a traditional... Read more »

Show Me Chicago's top things to do this weekend

Here are Show Me Chicago’s top picks for January 26 through January 30. Also, don’t forget, the Chicago International Puppet Fest listed in last weekend’s top things to do continues around town through January 29th. 1. Soxfest January 27-29 at the Hilton Chicago The three-day annual SoxFest fan gathering at the Hilton Chicago on January... Read more »
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Show Me Chicagos top 12 things to do January 19 to 24

Show Me Chicagos top 12 things to do January 19 to 24
The third weekend in January looks to be an interesting one. Bookended by Inauguration Day of our 45th President–love him or not so much– on Friday, January 20 there’s a mix of Trump protests and celebrations from marches to Moscow Mules (get it–Moscow, Russia)–but so far no white elephants. Events at the other end of... Read more »
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