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 »
The Daily Method in Bucktown is hosting a special night for moms called “All About She! The A-Z of Fertility” for staying healthy and sharp!
Join The Dailey Method® Sharp Mamas and Shine Chicago for an evening all about you and your journey as a mom. Whether it’s preparing for baby or if you’re already a mom this event brings together the best resources Chicago has to educate, enlighten and empower women through all stages of motherhood whether it be infertility, pre-natal and post-partum health (as seen on their website). Click to register!
Thursday, July 17th
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 23, 6 pm
South Shore Cultural Center. South Shore Opera Celebrates Black Composers
South Shore Opera Company of Chicago celebrates Black Composers in a free concert on February 23, Saturday, 6 p.m. at South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 South Shore Drive.Too-seldom-heard opera excerpts, scenes and songs will introduce South Shore Opera’s fifth anniversary season celebrating classic and new Black Composers. Enjoy lyrical and haunting and complementing modern music from Adolphus Hailstork’s opera Paul Laurence Dunbar: Common Ground, arias of Florence Price and Lena McLin, and instrumentals and arrangements by Black composers.
Our artists are Jonita Lattimore, Joelle Lamarre, Brandon Brown, Jeffrey Burish and Kirk Walker, under guest music director Renee Baker and accompanist Peter Slavin, and with strings.
This free, non-ticketed concert is funded through a grant by the Chicago Community Trust, and takes place at South Shore Cultural Center Saturday, February … Read More »
This lights festival has been a Chicago tradition for 21 years and is packed with fun, FREE events that are stylishly festive along the Mag Mile. Stores even have extended their shopping hours!
There is an entire schedule for friends, family or just to check out on your own. Here are some of our favorites!
Reindeer on the River
Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago
November 17, 2012 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. 401 N. Wabash Avenue
Reindeer on the River promises a cheerful afternoon of
entertainment showcasing several VIP guests – two live
reindeer and Santa! Enjoy this complimentary event with
photos with reindeer and Santa, hot cider and cocoa,
holiday-themed takeaways for children and more!
3:00pm – 8:00pm at the Riverwalk.
Complimentary Italian Hot Chocolate
Harry Caray’s 11:30am – 5:00pm
Stop by Harry Caray’s during Lights Festival and receive a
complimentary Italian hot chocolate. Offer valid from
11:30am – 5:00pm.
ZED451 Rooftop Wrap Party
739 N. … Read More »
Are you getting a little stressed this week? Do any Chicago Teachers Union members or Parents with out-of-school Children need a quick pick-me-up?
This Wednesday through Friday, stop by our Wicker Park/Bucktown location between 10am and 5pm for our $2 Cupcake & Coffee (or Milk) special.
We have plenty of seating, toys and free wifi. It’s time to take a break!
1944 North Damen Avenue
Over 100 of Chicago’s finest restaurants and chefs will be featured at this event in Millennium Park!
Gourmet tastings, cooking demonstrations and many other events will fill the schedule with a full menu of options conducted by some of the biggest names in the restaurant industry. Some dining events are already sold out, so be sure to make your reservation and not miss this event!
Click here for more information!
15 Ways 20-Somethings Ruin Their Twenties
We’ve all been there. Here’s an excerpt from the Thought Catalog blog:
1. Letting themselves get out of shape. If you’ve ever watched The Biggest Loser and questioned the contestants desire, based on their struggles — you’ve never been out of shape. You’ll find that the rumors are true, and your metabolism moves slower than a snail at the DMV as you get older. If you continue washing down brownies with Mountain Dew and discounting the value of working out, you will pay. I assure you that once you’ve officially gotten out of shape, it’s so much harder to get fit. The mere sight of a treadmill will make you want to run anywhere but on it.
2. Spending substantial amounts of money on farfetched concepts. Buying several lottery tickets, playing the slot machines and joining pyramid schemes are all poor decisions, with … Read More »
Even though it’s good to lend a helping hand, you’ve still got to make sure all your angles are covered! Check out Suze Orman’s helpful check list BEFORE opening your pocket book to give someone a personal lend. Click HERE to read Suze’s list!
Check out this Video: Beyonce and her Snuggie-Wearing Copycat! 😉 http://youtu.be/iwDbx3Lqppg
Taste of Latin America: Food, Wine & Art Festival
Friday to Sunday, August 24-26, 2012
Friday: 5:00pm to 9:00pm | Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am to 9:00pm
3600 to 3828 W Armitage, from Central Park Ave to Avers St., Chicago
Block Federation Club, FREE Entrance to Festival
Unlike other big-city food festivals, Taste of Latin America is food-centric and stays completely true to its purpose- to celebrate and showcase the very best that Chicago’s finest Latin American restaurants and chefs have to offer. The goal is to give attendees a true and varied Latin American culinary and cultural experience.
More than 25 of Chicago’s top Latin American restaurants will set up their kitchens in the events’ Restaurant Row- offering attendees plates of what can truly be described as ‘the finest Latin American food in the 42nd parallel.
Many types of Latin American cuisine will be represented including Argentina, … Read More »