Category: Art


Chicago’s City Wide Symphony Orchestra Celebrates its 70th Season Long-standing relationship with Chicago Park District and Jefferson Park Community

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9th May

CHICAGO, March 10, 2017:  The City Wide Symphony Orchestra (CWSO) is one of Chicago’s most unique, historic community orchestras and they will perform a free concert for the public in Jefferson Park on June 11th, 2017 to celebrate their 70th Season.

“It is a privilege to perform this free concert, in appreciation of the seven decades of support from the people of Jefferson Park and surrounding communities. It will truly be a great celebration of two great leaders of the orchestra: our founder, Fanny Hassler, and our long-time music director Chung-Yoon Park.” said Bret Popper, President of the orchestra board.

The concert will take place in the Jefferson Park Fieldhouse located at 4822 N. Long Ave. between 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. There will be a reception immediately after with coffee and snacks.

The orchestra plans to perform musical pieces that are historic favorites … Read More »



Check out “Feathers” A Tango Journey from Tango 21 Dance Theater

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16th August

Chicago, IL (August 15, 2016) — Tango 21 Dance Theater presents Feathers: A Tango Journey at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts on August 19, 20 and 21, 2016.

Like the birds in the sky, we are on a journey and sometimes it takes a storm to reveal one’s true nature. Feathers: A Tango Journey tells the story of three women who meet by chance in an airport and share their tales of love, loss and the search for a path home.

Full of entrancing tango music and dance … prepare to fall into tango’s embrace! With a cast of actors, dancers, singers and musicians, Feathers: A Tango Journey was created, written and choreographed by Jorge Niedas and Liz Sung. It is the creative pair’s third original production using the uniquely expressive art and discipline of Argentine tango to tell contemporary … Read More »



Valentine’s Day Option: La Creperie in Lakeview

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9th February

If you are near the intersection of Clark & Diversey, which is quickly becoming a foodie destination, make sure that trying La Creperie is on the agenda!

This cozy French cabin is located across the street from Landmark Theaters and even has a fireplace to boot! It is incredibly convenient that if you bring in your ticket stubs from seeing a movie you will even get a free chocolate crepe- what could be better?

Serving the neighborhood since 1972, their website claims they are the oldest creperie restaurant in the U.S. It was closed for a brief stint in 2013 after the owner’s son passed away and then reopened quietly again in 2014.

It has the perfect ambiance for a romantic dinner date or just meeting with friends. If you can get the coveted table in front of the fireplace warmth you will … Read More »



Valentine’s dinner option: La Ciudad- A Romantic Escape to Mexico City from Chicago’s Uptown Neighborhood

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4th February

La Ciudad, which means “The City” in English, is an Uptown gem located near the intersection of Sheridan and Wilson. This Mexican grill and café features modern flavors alongside traditional recipes common in Mexico City.

Don’t worry if you don’t speak Spanish, the staff is multi-lingual and has great explanations of the menu items. Pricing is very accessible and make sure to try the Horchata Agua Fresca!  It’s a chic café setting that’s very intimate with a select number of white-clothed tables. The deep red walls feature black and white photography from places in Mexico City.

On Valentine’s Day weekend starting February 13th and every second Saturday, between 7-9:00 p.m. there will be a full mariachi band playing live Mexican music.



“El Tango Cafe” Show Midwest Tour in Chicago

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14th January

 

El Tango Cafe Tour adds one extra show in Chicago for ONE NIGHT ONLY– don’t miss it!

 

El Tango Café tells the story of one man’s transformation after stumbling into a beautiful tango cafe filled with friendship, love and heartbreak. Featuring a cast of 17 dancers, singers and actors, El Tango Café was inspired by an actual tango cafe that

used to be on Chicago’s Ashland Avenue.

Full of entrancing tango music and dance… prepare to fall into tango’s embrace! El Tango Café was created, written and choreographed by Jorge Niedas & Liz Sung of Tango 21 Dance Theater. Tango 21 Dance Theater was established by Jorge Niedas and Liz Sung to use the

uniquely expressive art and discipline of Argentine tango to tell compelling stories. The company is comprised of Chicago artists who are passionate about tango and believe that dance is a lifelong avocation. Tango 21 Dance Theater is dedicated … Read More »



Chicago Theatre Week

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11th February

Any shopper will tell you that this is the best time of year to get a sweet deal, but whoe knew that in Chicago this extended to restaurants and even the theater?! We may have had one brutal winter but like any true Midwestern lady, this will not keep us down and coped up for months at a time! After our last post about Chicago Restaurant Week, we are thrilled to follow up the occasion and announce that Chicago Theater Week starts TODAY!

This event is happening and there are more than 100 productions all over the city to prove that Chicago really IS “the current theatre capital of America!!” What’s even more thrilling is that prices for each show are only $15 or $30. That’s right, only $15 or $30!!!  So whether you are celebrating Valentine’s with someone special or … Read More »



Flamenco Show + Dinner at Cafe BaBaReeba

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21st January

 Monday, February 24- Flamenco Dinner Show

Cafe BaBaReeba- 2024 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL

Enjoy the traditional music and dancing of Spain by ‘Cuadro “El Payo”‘ at our Flamenco Dinner Show! Reservations are taken for dinner at 6:00PM and the show begins at 7:00PM. Event cover is $15 per person, plus tax. Phone reservations required; please call 773-935-5000 for registration and payment. (from website)

See more on Cafe BabaReeba’s website



Opening the Vaults: Wonders of the 1983 World’s Fair

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21st January

Featuring rare artifacts from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, The Field Museum celebrates an epic event in Chicago’s history 120 years later.

The Field Museum– through September 7, 2014

Excerpt from website: The Field Columbian Museum opened to the public on June 2, 1894. Originally conceived as a commemoration of the Fair, not as a natural history institution, it became a source of civic pride. Over time, certain departments were eliminated, such as Industrial Arts, forming the natural history museum you know today.

Tickets: And all the permanent exhibitions! $31 for adults, $21 for children (3-11), and $25 for students and seniors (65+)  Read more on the website…



Restaurant Week 2014

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21st January

January 24th – February 6th

Over 280 Chicago restaurants

Restaurant Week gives local foodies and visitors an opportunity to enjoy prix fixe menus from more than 280 participating restaurants ($22 lunch, $33 and/or $44 dinner). Last year’s restaurant week served over 500,000 diners in ten days, but for the first time has been extended to a 14 stretch!

To kick off the week, a First Bite’s Bash fundraiser dinner at Union Station will be hosted by Chef Paul Kahan for $125.00. Funds will benefit Gilda’s Club and Pilot Light.

This event is organized by Choose Chicago. Making reservations in advance is recommended and can be booked through EatItUpChicago.com

 



Last Call for Art & Appetite

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21st January

Now through Monday, January 27, 2014

Art Institute of Chicago

111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Open daily 10:30–5:00
FREE on Wednesdays all day and Thursday 5:00- 8:00pm

This exhibit celebrates the kitchen with 100 paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts featuring masterpiece “slices” from the 18 – 20th centuries. Some of Chicago’s most prominent chefs like Graham Elliot (Graham Elliot) and Heather Terhune (Sable Kitchen and Bar) have stopped by and contributed recipes to an online cookbook.This is it’s last week on display at the Art Institute and you don’t want to miss this modern journey of true culinary art!

American artists have used food to both celebrate and critique their developing society; express ideas relating to politics, race, class, gender, and commerce; and investigate American identity. This exhibition brings together over 100 paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts from the 18th through the 20th century, along with … Read More »



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Valentine’s Day Option: La Creperie in Lakeview

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Valentine’s dinner option: La Ciudad- A Romantic Escape to Mexico City from Chicago’s Uptown Neighborhood

La Ciudad, which means “The City” in English, is an Uptown gem located near the intersection of Sheridan and Wilson. This Mexican grill and...