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Get Ready For Good Times In June

Saturday May 31, 2014


There's so much to look forward to in June, from Father's Day celebrations to the annual Chicago Gay Pride Parade (pictured). In between, of course, are a number of insanely entertaining street festivals, outdoor music concerts and visual arts events. Find out all the happenings in this month's events guide.


Make Plans To Attend 'Chicago Craft Beer Week'

Thursday May 15, 2014


Through May 25, craft beer enthusiasts may indulge in the best of what the Windy City has to offer during Chicago Craft Beer Week. This year's theme is Chicago: A City of Neighborhoods.


Get Ready For 'Carrie,' 'The Doll's House Project,' More In May

Tuesday April 29, 2014


While we're still waiting for the weather to warm up outside, thankfully the theater season continues on a red-hot streak. Coming to the stage in May are "Carrie: The Musical" and "The Doll's House Project: Isben Is Dead."


Dinner With A View From The Ledge

Monday April 28, 2014


Here's some pretty exciting news for those who are big fans of architecture. You can now dine at the top of the Willis Tower during breakfast or dinner in Skydeck Chicago.


Explore The Ultimate Chicago Brunch Guide

Wednesday April 16, 2014


One of the most frequent questions I get is: Where should I go for brunch? That's why I decided to crank out this wildly comprehensive Chicago Brunch Guide, so that every possible scenario is at your fingertips. From bountiful buffets to unconventional finds close to major attractions, I've pretty much covered all the bases.


Chicago Sports Museum Opens To Much Fanfare

Friday April 4, 2014


The first-ever Chicago Sports Museum debuts the same week as the Cubs home opener. And what a year to do it as the Cubs celebrate 100 years in 2014.


Splashy New Restaurants, More Light Up April

Monday March 31, 2014


We're not even halfway through the year and Chicago's already experienced an impressive showing in restaurant and bar openings. And it's not even the quantity; there are some really great spots opening, such as the artsy Fulton Market Kitchen (pictured) in the West Loop. We've got the scoop on additional new restaurants as well as a number of prominent goings-on in our monthly events guide.


Macy's 'Secret Garden' In Full Bloom

Sunday March 23, 2014


Through April 6, flower show fans may indulge in the annual Macy's Flower Show, which this season offers a "Secret Garden" theme. In addition to elaborate exhibitions, there are events throughout the store, including gourmet dining tips from local chefs, advice from floral experts and florally inspired fashion shows.


'Chicago Chef Week' Returns, Exploring The West Loop, More

Thursday March 13, 2014


Chicago's culinary community proves to be a tight-knit one once again as a number of high-profile chefs participate in the annual Chicago Chef Week. It takes place March 16-21 all over the city and suburbs. It's an opportunity for diners to check out the likes of James Beard winner Paul Kahan (Blackbird, Nico) as well as highly regarded restaurants such as GT Fish & Oyster, Mexique and Tanta.


Women's History Month, St. Paddy's Day & More Events Highlight March

Friday February 28, 2014


March is such a busy month in Chicago.

It's partially because the city's finally ready to thaw, but also due to Mardi Gras, St. Patrick's Day and Women's History Month celebrations. Oh, and baseball season is back!

We're thrilled about them all--especially the birthday of our great city--and you can find out about all the local happenings in our awesome monthly guide.


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