Archive for September, 2011

Explore Chicago’s Social Media Week in Action: Foursquare Bus Tour

Last week, Explore Chicago hosted a one-of-a-kind social media excursion during Social Media Week: an exclusive bus tour inspired by Explore Chicago’s Foursquare badges! Led by Tim Samuelson, the city’s Cultural Historian, we visited nearly 15 eligible Foursquare check-in locations throughout the city – more than enough to earn both Explore Chicago’s On Location and Chicago Blues [...]

5 Chicago Artists Month Events Happening in the Loop

It’s Chicago Artists Month in October! From sculptures to comics, from text to video, there are so many different art forms – and artists – to see this month!  Here’s a guide to weekend arts events happening in the Loop, September 30 – October 2: See Art in the Letters On Friday 9/30, come to the opening [...]

Things To Do This Weekend: September 30 – October 2, 2011

From celebrating the 175th anniversary of Chicago’s historic Clarke House Museum with free, family-friendly events to shopping local and sustainable design in West Town, there are tons of things to do this weekend in Chicago – and many of them are free! Make a day of it with a museum excursion (or two, or three) [...]

Today’s Freebies: Thursday, September 29

From Oktoberfest at Navy Pier to tons of museum free days, here are Thursday’s freebies and must sees! For even more Chicago fun, visit www.explorechicago.org! Experience German Culture! Celebrate Oktoberfest at Navy Pier, runs through October 10.  Look out for the Oktoberfest tent, which is fully decked out in traditional German and Bavarian style, and treat yourself to [...]

Explore Chicago’s Social Media Week in Action: Photo Walks

Last week, the Explore Chicago team put social media into action during Social Media Week with Greeter-guided photo walks to four iconic Chicago neighborhoods: Chinatown, Bronzeville, Old Town and the Loop. Follow our adventures in the photo recap below and get tips on how you can discover these neighborhoods in a whole new way using social media! Did [...]

5 Things to Do in Ravenswood During Chicago Artist Month!

It’s Chicago Artist Month in October! All month long you can connect with visual artists all over the city with free exhibitions, open studios, art walks and more. Here’s a guide to weekend arts events happening in Ravenswood, September 30 – October 2: 1. Kick it Off (September 30, 7-11pm) The Chicago Artists Month kick-off [...]

Things To Do This Weekend: September 23 – 25, 2011

From celebrity chef-spotting at Chicago Gourmet 2011 to putting on your Lederhosen for an Octoberfest celebration at Navy Pier, there are tons of things to do this weekend in Chicago – and many of them are free! Treat your taste buds and see local celebrity chefs: Head to Millennium Park this weekend for Chicago Gourmet [...]

Today’s Freebies: Thursday, September 22

From a free Chicago Symphony Orchestra concert and the finale of the World Music Festival in Millennium Park to a Hubbard Street Dance Chicago discussion of Twyla Tharp at the Art Institute of Chicago, here are Thursday’s freebies and must-sees! For even more Chicago fun, visit www.explorechicago.org! Take a Free Tour During Social Media Week! #smw11 We know that social media [...]

Today’s Freebies: Wednesday, September 21

From a free World Music Festival concert in Millennium Park to Social Media Week tours and events here are Wednesday’s freebies and must-sees! For even more Chicago fun, visit www.explorechicago.org! Take Free Daily Tours of Chicago and Earn a New Foursquare Badge During Social Media Week #smw11 We know that social media and mobile phones have [...]

Today’s Freebies: Tuesday, September 20

From free tours of Chicago’s Old Town and Hyde Park neighborhoods to a live radio broadcast with World Music Festival artists, here are Tuesday’s freebies and must-sees! For even more Chicago fun, visit www.explorechicago.org! Plus, mark your calendars for a free Chicago Symphony Orchestra concert on 9/22! Take Free Daily Tours of Chicago and Earn a New [...]