Highland Park announces cancellation of some upcoming events due to tragic shooting

In light of the tragic shooting at the City of Highland Park Fourth of July Parade, the City of Highland Park announces the cancellation of the following upcoming community events:• Food Truck Thursdays, July 7 and July 14• Takeout Tuesday at The Lot, July 12• World Music Fest at The Lot, July 16 Ravinia Festival.... Read more »

Summer festival watch 2022: Taste of Randolph

Summer festival watch 2022: Taste of Randolph
Chicago’s Iconic Street Festival “Taste of Randolph” Celebrates 25th Anniversary This Weekend It’s hard to believe that it’s been 25 years since the first Taste of Randolph. Randolph Street was good then but it is even better now. Although some restaurants and businesses did take a hit during the pandemic they are coming back strong. This... Read more »

Art Institute of Chicago's iconic lions are taking a short leave from their Michigan Avenue watch

Art Institute of Chicago's iconic lions are taking a short leave from their Michigan Avenue watch
People walking by the Art Institute of Chicago starting next Tuesday, June 14 will do a double take as they see two very empty spaces on either side of the AICs Michigan Avenue entrance.One of Chicago’s most beloved attractions the iconic Art Institute lions will be removed for restoration. The lions who have been part... Read more »
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Summer Festival watch 2022: Taste of Highland Park

Summer Festival watch 2022: Taste of Highland Park
We all know the City of Chicago is a hotbed for summer festivals. But did you know that there is a lot happening in the suburbs? And not just on thee 4th of July. North suburban Highland Park–a little over 20 miles north of the city–has just added a special events space called THE LOT,... Read more »

Chicago Summer Festival Watch 2022: Wicker Park Fest

Chicago Summer Festival Watch 2022: Wicker Park Fest
Chicago’s biggest street festival is back for its 18th season. Wicker Park Fest is alive and well and ready to rock with over 50 live bands,, arts, crafts, family activities, food and drinks coming July 22 through July 24. Dove’s Luncheonette one of the many unique restaurants in Wicker Park Home to one of Chicago’s hippest and... Read more »

Chicago Festival Watch 2022: Mayfest Ravenswood returns

Chicago Festival Watch 2022: Mayfest Ravenswood returns
Things are shaping up for an exciting summer in 2022. Almost all of our favorite festivals are returning. The latest to announce in person festivities is Mayfest Ravenswood–one of Show Me Chicago’s favs–kicking off Memorial Day weekend (not to be confused with the other Mayfest – – Lakeview Mayfest which kicks off one week earlier... Read more »
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Paul Cezanne blockbuster retrospective comes to the Art Institute of Chicago

Paul Cezanne  blockbuster retrospective comes to the Art Institute of Chicago
It’s hard to believe that it has been 70 years since the Art Institute of Chicago has put together a major expedition of Paul Cezanne’s work. One of the most important artist in art history, Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) was a French artist and Post-Impressionist painter whose work laid the foundation for the transition from popular... Read more »

Chicago's new casino: and the winner is

Chicago's new casino: and the winner is
CHICAGO —Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced today that the City has selected Bally’s Corporation to be the recipient of its sole casino license and the developer to create a world-class casino-resort and entertainment experience in Chicago on the site of the Tribune Publishing Center.   Not the best kept secret For over a week word has been... Read more »

Ravinia Festival Tickets for 2022 Summer Season

Ravinia Festival Tickets for 2022 Summer Season
Set your alarm! Tickets go on sale starting at 8 am., tomorrow, May 4, for Ravinia Festival. 2022 summer season, which runs from May 20 through September 18. No more long lines at the box office Grab a cuppa coffee, your computer or phone and go online. Tickets to all summer concerts can be purchased here or... Read more »
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Objects in Sculpture at the Art Institute of Chicago

Objects in Sculpture at the Art Institute of Chicago
A new exhibit challenges our spatial expectations Designer Jonathan Muecke (American, born 1983) challenges and redefines relationships between form and functionality, spatial perception and materiality in a new exhibit, Objects of Sculpture, opening May 26 (through October 10, 2022) at the Art Institute of Chicago.###########################Does color have shape? What is the texture of scale? Is... Read more »
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