Archive for 'Literary Chicago'

175 Days to Love Chicago: Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest

Historic Printers Row You’re in for mystery, romance, humor and so much more when storytellers, book peddlers and the literarily inclined take over the South Loop for the always captivating Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest! With over 100 events and readings and 200 book stalls to explore, there’s something for everyone at our page-turner [...]

175 Days to Love Chicago: Uptown Poetry Slam

Watch the sparks fly as performance poets battle at the Green Mill! In its 25th year, the Uptown Poetry Slam is the oldest poetry slam in the world and our 175 Days to Love Chicago pick for Sunday, May 20.

175 Days to Love Chicago: Poesia en Abril: Susurros

Visit the Poetry Foundation Feel the power of language when world-renowned poets Miguel Barnet of Cuba and Ana Rossetti of Spain read from their work at the Poetry Foundation, our 175 Days to Love Chicago pick for Saturday, April 7. This free admission reading is part of a city-wide festival celebrating Spanish-language poetry called Poesia en [...]

175 Days to Love Chicago: PechaKucha’s 5th Anniversary

For 5 years now, PechaKucha Night has been bringing creative minds in Chicago together for an evening of lightning-fast presentations, networking, and fun.  Witness this riotous and amusing evening for yourself tonight.

175 Ways to Love Chicago: 5 Favorite Ways to Experience History in Chicago

Photo courtesy The Palmer House Hilton. The Palmer House Hilton Hotel is steeped in history: it first opened its doors in 1871 and has been in continuous operation ever since. That’s why we’ve asked Ken Price, Director of Public Relations and resident historian of the hotel, to share his 5 favorite ways to experience Chicago’s [...]

Where to Find Pie on The Magnificent Mile (and 4 More Reasons to Stop By Our Mag Mile Visitor Center)

Of course the Magnificent Mile is a great place for holiday shopping and dining, but did you know that the city’s Water Works Visitor Information Center can help you make the most of your visit? It may also be the only Visitor Information Center in the country that is home to a delicious pie café! From [...]

5 Ways To Experience the Arts in…Uptown!

With long-standing history as a thriving entertainment district, Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood has developed a rich creative reputation over the years. From dynamic publishing events to hot jazz in a Prohibition-era bar, here are some great ways to check out the arts scene in Uptown! 

Explore Chicago’s Buy Local Guide: Independent Bookstores

Start checking off your holiday shopping list! Explore Chicago encourages you to support local businesses during this 2011 holiday season as part of  a city-wide “Buy Local” campaign. From children’s titles to one-of-a-kind artist publications to bestselling fiction, read Chicago authors and buy a variety of literature for your loved ones by checking out the following [...]

Things To Do This Weekend: October 14 – 16

From a month-long celebration of the arts in Chicago to an exclusive chance to peek behind-the-scenes at some of Chicago’s most recognizable landmarks, there are tons of fun things to do this weekend! Take a behind-the-scenes look at some of Chicago’s most notable buildings during openhousechicago 2011, October 14 & 15. This weekend, the Chicago [...]

6 Things to Do in…Printers Row!

From historic jazz clubs to independent bookstores, there’s so much to do in Printers Row! – Cool out to some hot jams: At the Jazz Showcase (806 S. Plymouth Ct.) you’ll not only enjoy historically fine music, but in a location that’s the second oldest jazz club in the country! Every single day of the [...]