Archive for August, 2011

5 Things To Do Around…the United Center!

From murals telling the history of proud workers to a world-class arena for professional sports and entertainment, there’s so much to see and do around the United Center! Treat yourself to something sweet: At BomBon Café (36 S. Ashland Ave.) you can not only sample custom cakes, sweets and pastries, but also enjoy something savory [...]

Today’s Freebies: Wednesday, August 31

In-Fashion: The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival In-Fashion: The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival runs through September 8.  The festival celebrates all the elements of an outstanding shopping experience, including culinary offerings and will feature exclusive events, designer and celebrity appearances, trunk shows, exciting entertainment and more! Enjoy Prix Fixe Menus and Free Fun for Foodies: Enjoy [...]

5 Things to Do in…Avondale & Irving Park

From hot dogs you’ll want to line up for to nights filled with music, theater and dance, there’s so much to do in Avondale and Irving Park! Sample gourmet sausages and encased meats: You might think Hot Doug’s “Sausage Superstore” at 3324 N. California Ave. is simply restaurant selling hot dogs in a town known [...]

Today’s Freebies: Tuesday, August 30

In-Fashion: The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival In-Fashion: The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival runs through September 8.  The festival celebrates all the elements of an outstanding shopping experience, including culinary offerings and will feature exclusive events, designer and celebrity appearances, trunk shows, exciting entertainment and more! Enjoy Prix Fixe Menus and Free Fun for Foodies: Enjoy [...]

5 Things to Do in…Brighton Park and McKinley Park!

From a visit to an old-fashioned soda brewery to an iconic 24-hour, South Side diner , there’s so much to do in Brighton Park and McKinley Park! Take a cool dip, or a shaded stroll: At McKinley Park (2210 W. Pershing Rd.), you can not only enjoy an outdoor pool, a wading lagoon and water [...]

Today’s Freebies: Monday, August 29

Get out on this beautiful day and visit the Field Museum! Stop by to see Sue the T.Rex at the Field Museum, which is FREE to Illinois residents today!   For more information about Chicago’s free museum days, click and/or share this link: http://bit.ly/freedays In-Fashion: The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival In-Fashion: The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival [...]

Today’s Freebies: Saturday, August 27

In-Fashion: The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival In-Fashion: The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival began Friday and runs through September 8.  The festival will celebrate all the elements of an outstanding shopping experience, including culinary offerings and will feature exclusive events, designer and celebrity appearances, trunk shows, exciting entertainment and more! Grand Opening of the LEGO Imagination [...]

Today’s Freebies: Friday, August 26

The In-Fashion: The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival starts today with a tons of free events including an early morning kickoff with Carson Kressley, a styling event with Project Runway Designer Mondo Guerra, prix fixe menus at chic restaurants, a free concert with an act fresh from Lollapalooza, events just for kids and so much more! Here’s [...]

Peace, Love and Soul: 5 Ways to Celebrate Soul Train in Chicago!

Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Soul Train at five fun events in Chicago, happening now through September 5! The television show, which showcased the music of artists like Sly Stone, Stevie Wonder, and Chaka Kahn, got its start in Chicago and became the longest-running nationally syndicated program in television history! FREE Soul Train Photo Exhibition: [...]

3 Ways to Experience the Best of Chicago SummerDance!

If you haven’t been to Chicago SummerDance yet, you’ve only got a few more weeks to enjoy this beloved Chicago festival. Here are three events not to miss! Hit the dance floor with Chicago’s own DJ Casper on a rare DJ night. Earning his nickname because he almost always wears white, Casper became a celebrity [...]