Archive for 'Neighborhood Itineraries'

175 Ways to Love Chicago: 5 Great Shopping Neighborhoods

Photo courtesy The Edit Some of Chicago’s most beautiful sights are tucked away on the racks of designer boutiques. Fashion expert Kiran Advani shows us where to spy one-of-a-kind finds for both men and women, and tells us where to refuel and see-and-be-seen along the way.

175 Ways to Love Chicago: Alpana Singh’s 5 Favorite Neighborhoods for Dining

Chicago is teeming with unforgettable culinary delights like the one-of-a-kind creations at Moto and authentic world flavors on Argyle Street and Devon Avenue. To get a taste, follow Alpana Singh, Master Sommelier, Chicago restaurateur, and host of Check, Please!, as she takes us on a culinary adventure to five of her favorite dining destinations.

Plan Your Perfect Valentine’s Day Date, Part 1: Romantic Dining

It’s hard to believe, but that day of romance and red paper hearts is only a few weeks away! Our dining guide will help you (or your loved one) plan a fantastic night out for Valentine’s Day.  

Great Holiday Date Nights in Chicago

Ice skate in Millennium Park or take a wintry stroll on Promontory Point. Watch a double feature of holiday movie classics, or two-step at a honky tonk concert. No matter what makes you jolly, we’ve got a few ideas to help you plan a special date night in Chicago this holiday season!

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 28 – 30, 2011

From Chicago International Children’s Film Festival screenings to Chicago Artists Month gallery events to Halloween fun all over the city, there are tons of things to do this weekend!  Get a head start on your weekend plans with these highlights! Don’t miss great art, dance, music and film happenings throughout the city this weekend! Catch [...]

4 Ways to Discover Bridgeport’s Artistic Side, October 21-23

You can nourish your body and your soul during this weekend’s Chicago Artists Month events in Bridgeport! Take an artsy trek through this neighborhood and discover great exhibitions, open studios, art walks, and more. Visit JAWAchic (Jewelry And Wearable Art Chicago), at the Zhou B Art Center and discover an exhibition of fine art jewelry. The show [...]

6 Ways to Explore Pilsen During Chicago Artists Month

Chicago Artists Month offers you so many ways to connect with artmakers!  Here are five ways to check out the art scene in Pilsen this weekend. Visit over 75 Pilsen-area studios, alternative spaces, galleries, and cafes Saturday and Sunday during the Pilsen Open Studios.  Pick up maps and board buses to different sites at Colibri [...]

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 Spots to See Art in River North and West Loop this Weekend

From open studios to gallery tours and art expositions, here are six spots in Chicago’s downtown River North and West Loop areas where you can connect with artists and their work during the upcoming weekend at Chicago Artists Month events. Venture Inside an Architect’s Studio Kick off the weekend on Thursday 10/6 with a visit inside [...]