Archive for April, 2011

5 Things to Do…in Greektown and the West Loop

Chicago’s Greektown and West Loop neighborhoods are located on the city’s Near West Side. Here are a few ideas that will help you plan a fun and easy day in the area: Head to Chicago’s Greektown neighborhood for lunch (our neighborhood guide and google map will give you some great dining ideas). Opa! Next, head [...]

5 Things to Do at the….Chicago Cultural Center

The beautiful, landmark Chicago Cultural Center is one of the city’s ten most popular attractions and is considered one of the most comprehensive arts showcases in the United States, presenting more than 800 free cultural programs a year. The Cultural Center is one Chicago’s many Always Free Attractions. Here are five things to do while [...]

Photo of the Day

Flickr photographers Eric Allix Rogers took this photo of a weekly jazz brunch at The Backstory Cafe in the Experimental Station, in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood. The Experimental Station is an incubator of independent cultural initiatives, featuring 61st Street Farmers Market, Blackstone Bicycle Works, the Cafe and the Invisible Institute.

Today’s Freebies: Tuesday, April 19th

Crawl into a giant clam shell & a tiny dwelling in the exhibit “Without You I’m Nothing”. The MCA is FREE on Tuesdays: (http://bit.ly/mcaart) Go green in an Earth day-inspired talk about organic & sustainable foods, Chicago History Museum, 6:30-8pm: (http://bit.ly/fJGk2c) Artist Balint Zsako weaves botanical prints & anatomical diagrams together in intricate, humorous collages. [...]