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  • Be A Part of the Fun: Interactive Dinner Theater in Chicago September 19, 2017
    When people hear "dinner theater," they may beg to do anything else. But Chicago is home to some hilarious interactive shows that, yes, feature meals—but more importantly, highlight the fun factor. Eye rolls are replaced with gut-busting laughs, and you won’t want the fun to end. Grab a date or a group of friends for […]
  • 7 Things You Didn't Know About Lincoln Park Zoo September 19, 2017
    Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo is a popular destination for tourists, and is also a local hangout. It's an especially nice place to spend time when the weather's nice and you want to enjoy the outdoors. Whether you’re new to the city or not, we bet that you’ll learn something new about Lincoln Park Zoo from […]
  • Chicago Shakespeare Adds Another Jewel to its Crown: Innovative New Theater Now Complete September 18, 2017
    Much to the delight of theater fans, Chicago Shakespeare Theater has completed construction on quite the new addition: The Yard is the newest theater at Chicago Shakespeare's expansive Navy Pier campus. Chicago Shakespeare now boasts three theater spaces; in addition to the Courtyard Theater and the theater Upstairs, The Yard is the newest venue. The ribbon cutting […]
  • Bottomless Bubbles + A Buffet With Filet Mignon: Why You Must Brunch at Maple & Ash September 18, 2017
    Located in a chic new building where State and Rush converge in the city’s Gold Coast neighborhood, Maple & Ash continues to receive attention as one of the city’s compelling new steakhouses, with an outside seating area that draws looks from passers-by and a menu curated by Chef Danny Grant that has received thoughtful accolades […]
  • Weekend Alert: Cubs, Concerts, Comedy Plus All Things Art & Architecture | September 15-17 September 14, 2017
    We are gearing up for an exciting fall season, but first we've got to get our last bits of summer through a number of outdoor activities this weekend — soak it all in with this urban explorer itinerary. Then stop by the many creative (Expo Chicago & Chicago Architecture Biennial top the list) and exciting […]
  • VeganMania 2017: Five Reasons to Visit Chicago's Premier Vegan Festival September 14, 2017
    VeganMania is Chicago's premier celebration of all things vegan and wonderful. From cooking demos to veggie-focused workshops and of course, delicious treats galore, there's something for everyone at this foodie fest Even if you're not vegan, it makes for a wonderful opportunity for anyone looking to incorporate more fruits, veggies, and meat-free items into a […]
  • Three (Family-Friendly!) Fall Festivals You Won't Want to Miss This Autumn in Chicago September 13, 2017
    Chicago has so many wonderful summer festivals with every weekend in June, July and August packed with a festival for every taste, cuisine and musical genre. Thankfully, the fun doesn't end Labor Day weekend. There are plenty of wonderful, fall festivals planned in neighborhoods across the city. Here are three kid-friendly, fall festivals in Chicago you […]
  • A Dramatic Gateway to Millennium Park: The Loop's Brand New L Station September 13, 2017
    What makes a great public transit facility, you ask? I'd say it is a well-lit space to wait for the next train, combined with compelling architecture, public art, and easy access for people with physical handicaps. Such a station now graces the eastern side of the Loop 'L' trains, as the stunning Washington/Wabash Station opened for […]
  • Cochon555 Comes to Chicago September 12, 2017
    Pork lovers, get ready. On October 1,14 chefs from 14 cities across the country will face off in Chicago for Grand Cochon, the epic national finale of Cochon555, a head-to-tail cooking competition that crowns the winning chef “King or Queen of Porc.” In anticipation of the event, we talked to Travelle Kitchen + Bar's Chef Ricardo Jarquin, […]
  • Chicago's Fountains: An Interview with Author Greg Borzo September 12, 2017
    As we continue to support Chicago's Year of Public Art, I thought of Chicago's Fabulous Fountains, which happens to be a new book by local author Greg Borzo. Greg has written about a vast range of Windy City topics over the years, and he's one of the go-to experts when people want thoughtful commentary on such […]