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
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
Celebrate the French National day on Saturday, July 13th 2013 in Daley Plaza!
Daley Plaza, Chicago
From 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
French pastries and crepes, music concerts, and all day!
There are also celebrations going on at the Chicago French Market that shouldn’t be missed!
Le Bouchon’s head chef, Jean Claude Poilevey and sous chef, Oliver Poilevey will be presenting cooking demonstrations between 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and french folk music performances as well as champagne tastings! Quelle merveille!
Saturday, July 13th- FREE Admission
Chicago French Market: 131 N Clinton St Chicago, IL 60661
11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Bastille Day is the name given in English-speaking countries to the French National Day, which is celebrated on 14 July each year to celebrate the “storming of the Bastille (castle) to end the French Revolution. In France, it is formally called La Fête Nationale.
This Saturday, support literacy awareness by watching the dragon boat races race throughout the south bend of the Chicago River. There will also be music, food, crafts, and cultural performances for spectators.
Dragon boats come from an ancient Chinese tradition, but it is still a very popular water sport around the world! Each dragon boat team is made up of 20 paddlers, 1 drummer, 1 steersperson and up to 4 alternating athletes- there is also a women’s racing class too among others! According to the Major League of Dragon Boating website, 60% of participants are female! The event is FREE and will take place outdoors.
Saturday, July 13, 2013, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ping Tom Memorial Park
300 W. 19th St.
Chicago, Ill. 60616
ALSO! International Dragon Boat Festival- Saturday, July 27, 2013
Lake Arlington- Arlington Heights, IL
8:00 … Read More »
Register on the website: http://makeupshowmixer.eventbrite.com/
Wednesday, June 12th at 7:00 pm
Held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, this epic fashion display features pieces made entirely from plants! Proceeds from this flora and fauna event benefit the Garfield Park Conservatory.
Click here to view the website!
Night of Summer Light: Brazilian Blowout will be the second annual benefit held by the Junior Committee of The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation in Chicago. All proceeds from A Night of Summer Light will benefit the Foundation’s work in fostering awareness and understanding of Bipolar Disorder among Chicago-area high school students, parents and faculty.
The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation is dedicated to fostering awareness, understanding and research for early-onset Bipolar Disorder. The Foundation is on a QUEST FOR THE TEST™ to find an empirical test for Bipolar Disorder so that early detection becomes a reality.
The Foundation was founded in memory of Ryan Licht Sang who passed away at the age of 24. For more information please visit: www.questforthetest.org
The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation
875 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611