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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 »

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


9/18- Chairs for Charity

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6th September

Join us for Chicago Home + Garden magazine’s fourth annual Chairs for Charity event as we auction off vintage chairs given new life by Chicago’s top designers. Get exclusive access to 15 one-of-a-kind chairs from Tony Stavish, Alison Victoria, Linc Thelen, Rob Colosi-McCann, Tiffany Brooks, and more. While bidding on your favorite chairs, enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres and complimentary Peroni beer and cocktails from Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Tickets are $35. Auction proceeds and a portion of ticket sales will benefit Designs for Dignity. (from website)

Click Here for Tickets! 



Wednesday, September 18th 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Cost: $35


Cosentino Center Chicago

1060 W. Division St.

Chicago, IL 60642


Beat the Heat, Before it’s Gone!

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15th August

It’s unanimous that summer in Chicago is nothing to miss! So since we are already in August- gasp! We are?!- Yes, since it’s already August we want to send out a reminder to get your summer on while you still can! If you’ve been so busy with graduations, weddings, family parties, work, etc., do NOT panic! There is still time to enjoy this fantastic season before the wardrobe change begins!

Let’s stick to the basics…

Summer Concerts in the Park: There are eight (8) performances left in the Millennium Park Music Festival between now and August 17th. Times vary and if you can’t make it to an evening concert you can still catch a rehearsal performance usually happening midday on the day prior to the actual concert.

Here is the schedule link for these shows:

Summer Dance at Michigan Ave./Balbo– These events run a … Read More »

NOSH Weekly Food Fest in Wicker Park on Saturdays

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7th August

From late June to autumn’s arrival, The NOSH will showcase small-batch, artisan foods prepared and served onsite or prepackaged in the region by Chicago-area food entrepreneurs. An all star and rising star roster of the region’s top food minds, from chefs to artisans, butchers to bakers, makes The NOSH a bona fide culinary wonderland. An equally selective catalog of merchandise for cooking and serving will also be available for market-goers. We give sustainable and socially positive production practices a prized place at our table. Bring your appetites to The NOSH at Wicker Park for new food and a new outdoor market experience. (from the NOSH website)


Nosh in Wicker Park: More than 30 vendors


11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and every Saturday through October.

A.N. Pritzker School, 2009 W. Schiller St.

Concerts at Chicago Botanical Gardens

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19th June

Wow! Did you know that the beautiful Chicago Botanical Gardens has free concerts for the public to picnic while enjoying the beautiful scenery? We didn’t either! All summer long there are summer evening concerts Monday – Thursdays usually starting at 7:00 p.m.!

Some of our favorites are the Carillon Concerts of maestros playing the bells on the bell tower. Their website reads that the tower was crafted in Holland, and it’s bronze bells have a range of four octaves as one of the few hand-played carillons in the nation. These concerts run on Mondays through September and have a free pre-concert tour of the Carillon.  See the list of Carillon Concerts by clicking here.

We also love the Tuesday night option of Music on the Esplanade and Cocktails! On Tuesday the 25th, Hector & Mari Fernandez, along … Read More »

Come Celebrate with Bon Macaron Chicago!

15th June

Bon Macaron Chicago at Bow Truss Coffee – 6/20

Thursday, June 20th 

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Bon Macaron Chicago Pop-Up

@ Bow Truss Coffee River North
406 N Wells St
(Kinzie / Hubbard Street)

Handcrafted Macarons-  $2.00/ ea.
Financiers- $1.50 ea. (French blueberry muffins)

*Flavors vary but Chocolate, PB&J , Strawberry Vanilla, Mojito Lime Mint, Mango Passion Fruit will be available 

We are so excited about this event and hope that you will stop by to try to delicate parisian treats and an espresso! What else could be more exciting on a Thursday afternoon than a culinary escape from the office?

Meet Chef Catherine

Bon Macaron Chicago launched in 2013. Chef/Owner Catherine Cooper, is a Chicago native. She trained in Paris, France and earned a diploma in classical French cuisine and macaron production. The finest French or Swiss Chocolate and fruit used for fillings. Classic and playful flavors are offered.Website: www.bonmacaronchicago.comFacebook:  Bon Macaron ChicagoTwitter @bonmacchicago 


Pre Makeup Show Mixer-6/7

5th June

Register on the website:

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