Chicago History Museum
1601 North Clark Street
Chicago , Illinois
Admission: $14 adults
Date(s) – Until January 5, 2014
The Ebony Fashion Fair began in 1958, and over the next 50 years the traveling fashion show blossomed into an American institution that raised millions for charity and helped Johnson Publishing Company reach audiences.
Show organizers overcame racial prejudice to bring the pinnacle of Europe’s premier fashion to communities that were eager to see, in real time and space, a new vision of black America that was the hallmark of Ebony and Jet magazines. Eunice Johnson took over as producer and director in 1963, and under her direction, the traveling show took on new heights as she expanded her cachet and power within fashion circles.
Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair recreates the experience of the Ebony Fashion Fair through the story of Mrs. Johnson … Read More »
Museum of Science and Industry:72nd Annual Christmas Around the World & Holidays of Light- Until 1/5/2014
Stroll through beautifully decorated trees while various traditional folk music performances are happening from a wide range of cultures!
“As always, the Museum’s 45-foot Grand Tree takes center stage in the Rotunda with more than 30,000 red, green and white twinkling lights and hundreds of ornaments and trimmings. More than 50 smaller trees are beautifully decorated by volunteers from Chicago’s ethnic communities to represent their various cultures and holiday traditions. This custom began for local families in 1942 as a United Nations Day salute to the Allies during World War II. From a first year featuring only a dozen trees, the annual exhibit has grown into a forest of dazzling trees and homemade displays, created by dedicated volunteers.
Stroll through the trees, enjoy intermittent falling “snow” and savor the performances on the Holiday Stage. School choral groups perform during the week, and … Read More »
This event has become a Chicago tradition and is great for families and small groups. Santa greets audience members and the night begins with a Christmas Carol Sing-Along before watching timeless classics White Christmas AND/or It’s a Wonderful Life. Tickets have been on sale since November 1st so order yours ahead of time by calling the “Box Office.”
Advance tickets are:
Single Feature: $12
Double Feature: $17
Children under 13: $10 or $15 double feature
Here is the link to see show times: http://www.musicboxtheatre.com/collections/30th-annual-music-box-christmas-show
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
1200 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607
Sweets and Wine Pairing. Embrace your sweet tooth. Chocolate. Wine. Seems like a perfect pairing. A power couple, even. But, each can be independently delicious. And, chocolate can be tricky to match. It often likes to stand alone. Wine, though, can be persistent and adventurous in the pairing, with a decadent, delicious flavor sensation. Thus, we will pair the deepest, darkest of chocolate with an array of harmonious wine selections. Sticky and sweet, spicy and raw. We are simply obsessed!
City Winery will pair up with our neighbors at Katherine Anne Confections, pairing some sweet wines with some sweet treats. Don’t worry if you’re not that into sweet wines, the wines will range from sweet to slightly sweet and off-dry wines. The sweet treats will be handcrafted, custom, innovative truffles! Aromas, textures, spice and wine! Bring … Read More »
The Chicago French International School is throwing their 9th Annual Fall French Market Friday through Sunday on November 8-10th. With more than 60 venders, including activities for children, this is an event that has much variety to offer. The General Admission to the market is only $5.00 while students of the school and children are free. We’ve looked ahead at the schedule and these are a few things we are excited about:
Friday Night Fete on Nov. 8th:
$35 when purchased online by Wednesday, $45 at the door
This is a definitely a French-Mexican fusion fiesta with Mexican cuisine and mariachi bands performing while shoppers are first to see what’s available in the market. Vender categories available include jewelry, fashion, art, bath and body, gourmet, and home decor. There will be a drawing available with more than seven prizes valued at … Read More »
Final Farmer’s Market Day: – October 30, 7:00 am
This will be the last day for all markets this season. Lincoln Square Farmers’ Market will be open on this day. Western Brown Line Station Parking Lot, Leland Avenue and Giddings Street.
This legendary group originated from Havana and is considered to be part of the “Golden Age of Latin Music.” Chicago is the perfect venue this month as they play with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Downtown!
(from website) The legendary musicians of the Buena Vista Social Club sparked a worldwide love affair with Cuban music with their first release in 1997, which was later included in Rolling Stone’s list of the greatest albums of all time. Original members Guajiro Mirabal, Eliades Ochoa, Omara Portuondo and Barbarito Torres come to Symphony Center for a night of the infectious energy that made the group an international phenomenon. Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca, “one of the most gifted, adventurous spirits of his generation” (The Guardian)opens the program.
Click here to get your tickets!
This elegant dinner soiree celebrates it’s 25th Anniversary this year as hundreds and even thousands gather at secret locations in Chicago, Paris, Rome, and all over the world. The concept is different as it is pretty much BYO-everything, but it promises to be a unique experience to share with friends!
The event starts at 6:30 p.m. when participants walk downtown from official meeting points that they select when they register. The cost is $35 per person and there are tables of two (bring your own table, white cloth, and dinner) and travel together to a secret premiere location and meet hundreds of other Chicagoans elegantly dressed in white. If you pay an extra $5 you will be a member and get the first notice about the 2014 Diner En Blanc. Check their Facebook and Pinterest pages for amazing “white” recipe ideas.
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Chicago State University Foundation presents “An Evening with Smokey Robinson”
Annual Scholarship Fundraiser on September 19 to feature “Motown Legend” Smokey Robinson
The Chicago State University Foundation (CSUF) will host their 19th
on Thursday, September 19 on the CSU campus. The Scholarship
Fundraising Concert, emceed by Windy City Live’s Val Warner, will take
place at the Jones Convocation Center (JCC) beginning at 8 p.m. (Doors
open at 7:00). Funds raised at this event will support CSU students pursuing
their educational goals.
The CSU Foundation is pleased to host this first time scholarship
fundraising concert featuring Robinson, who was once pronounced by Bob
Dylan to be America’s “greatest living poet”. Smokey Robinson’s career
spans over four decades of hits. His numerous awards include the Grammy
Living Legend Award, NARAS Lifetime Achievement Award, Honorary
Doctorate (Howard University), Kennedy Center Honors and the National
Medal of Arts Award from the President of the United States. He has also
been inducted into … Read More »
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: http://www.grantparkmusicfestival.com/
Summer Dance at Michigan Ave./Balbo– These events run a … Read More »