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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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'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.
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.