Archive for July, 2011

5 Chicago Fashion Designers to Check out Now!

Fashion Focus Chicago returns for its 7th year to showcase some of Chicago’s top designers through runway shows at Millennium Park and locations throughout the city, as well as a variety of free and affordable shopping events and other exciting industry happenings. But you don’t have to wait for the fall to get your hands [...]

This Weekend’s Freebies: July 30-31

From an interactive performance of Romeo and Juliet this weekend in Millennium Park to a Neighborhood Festivals, here are Saturday and Sunday’s freebies and must-sees! Also, bust a move at Millennium Park’s free Saturday Workouts, and at free dance lessons in Grant Park during Chicago SummerDance. For more summer fun, visit: www.ExploreChicago.org/summer Enjoy Free Concerts and Theater [...]

Today’s Freebies: Friday, July 29

From the 7th Annual Printers Ball to a Soul Train Friday Night Groove, here are Friday’s freebies and must-sees! For more summer fun, visit: www.ExploreChicago.org/summer Bring Your Own Picnic and Enjoy Free Classical Music in Millennium Park! Finnish guest conductor Hannu Linto leads the The Grant Park Music Festival in a performance of a work by his [...]

Today’s Freebies: Thursday, July 28

From the kickoff of the Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz series in Millennium Park to the annual Newberry Library Book Fair, here are Thursday’s freebies and must-sees! For more summer fun, visit: www.ExploreChicago.org/summer Discover Music at Free Concerts and Musical Screenings! Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz series returns to Millennium Park on Thursday withTruth Be Told: Celebrating [...]

5 Things to Do in…Wicker Park and West Town

From vegetarian dining to used books and record shopping, there’s so much to do in Wicker Park and West Town! Plus, try our free interactive trek for your mobile phone! – Eat your greens: If you’re vegetarian, or just want to enjoy a delicious meatless meal, then Wicker Park and West Town have restaurants perfect [...]

Today’s Freebies: Wednesday, July 27

From SummerDance in Irving Park to five free movie screenings, here are Wednesday’s freebies and must-sees! For more summer fun, visit: www.ExploreChicago.org/summer Discover Music at Free Concerts and Musical Screenings! Bring your lunch and enjoy this afternoon’s Grant Park Music Festival open rehearsals at Jay Pritzker Pavilion, part of Millennium Park’s daily, free admission Lunchbreak Music Series, at 11am-1:30pm [...]

Today’s Freebies: Tuesday, July 26

From casual classical concerts in Millennium Park to free art, music, and tours on and near the Magnificent Mile, here are Tuesday’s freebies and must-sees! For more summer fun, visit: www.ExploreChicago.org/summer B.Y.O.Picnic to Two Casual Classical Concerts in Millennium Park Enjoy two Grant Park Music Festival open rehearsals today as part of the Park’s daily, free admission Lunchbreak [...]

Today’s Freebies: Monday, July 25

From the closing concert of Millennium Park’s acclaimed Downtown Sound: New Music Mondays series to Movies in the Parks and Family Fun activities, here are Monday’s freebies and must-sees! For more summer fun, visit: www.ExploreChicago.org/summer Music Millennium Park’s daily free admission Lunchbreak Music Series presents Jazz, Blues, and Beyond: Chicago Jazz Philharmonic at 12 Noon.  Bring your [...]

Today’s Freebies: Saturday, July 23

From plenty of fun at Millennium Park to a Soul Train dance party in Grant Park , here are Saturday’s freebies and other must-sees!  For info about tons of other summer fun, visit www.ExploreChicago.org/summer. Make the most of this weekend! Check out ten awesome things – from free concerts in Millennium Park to exciting dragon [...]

5 Things to Do in…Back of the Yards!

From exploring the history of this “City of the Big Shoulders” to discovering the neighborhood’s present-day Hispanic character and culture, there’s so much to do in Back of the Yards! – Take stock of the Stockyards: Chicago’s stockyards were the inspiration for this neighborhood’s name, but those times have long passed. The Yards and Chicago’s [...]