Archive for January, 2012

175 Ways to Love Chicago: 5 Reasons Chicago is the Greenest City

From its growing number of rooftop gardens to miles and miles of new bike paths, Chicago is greener by the day! Helen Cameron, Owner of Uncommon Ground, shows us what makes Chicago one of the greenest cities in the world.

Table for Two and a Half, Please

Photos courtesy of SUSHISAMBA Rio Discover four Chicago restaurants that cater to kids, without sacrificing on flavor. Kids and adults alike can enjoy inventive, flavorful meals at these family-friendly hot spots, which serve kid-sized versions of adult favorites.

This Week’s Museum Free Days: January 30 – February 5

Celebrate February, African American History Month, at the DuSable Museum of African American History or at the Museum of Science and Industry, where you can learn about African Americans working to conserve, research, and distribute energy. Enjoy this week’s museum free days, for the week of Monday, January 30 through Sunday, February 5.

175 Ways to Love Chicago: 5 Ways to Love Chicago Classical Music

With Chicago’s glorious concerts halls and theaters, you can be moved by the some of the best music in the world in some of the most beautiful places. We asked classical music expert and General Director of Chicago Opera Theater Brian Dickie to tell us who to listen for and where to find them.

Photo of the Day: A New Bakery in Uptown

Today’s Photo of the Day by Brandon Harris dovetails perfectly with today’s 175 Ways to Love Chicago: 5 Ways to Love Uptown post. Brandon snapped this photo of Baker & Nosh, a brand new bakery in Uptown which sells handmade breads as well as artisan snacks and cheeses. Click here to view the full-sized photo. [...]

175 Ways to Love Chicago: 5 Ways to Love Uptown

The NEW Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center A hub for theater and music  for over 100 years, you can always find something new and exciting to see and do in Uptown. Take these tips from Jackie Taylor, Founder and CEO of the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, for a few ways to experience great food [...]

Plan Your Weekend: January 27-29

From lucky feasts and parades to celebrate Chinese New Year, to a free admission, family-friendly fest at Navy Pier, check out our picks for Friday through Sunday, January 27 through 29.

175 Ways to Love Chicago: 5 Reasons Chicago Nightlife Is Awesome!

When the stars come out in Chicago, dance floors across the city come alive! Listen as DJ Matt Roan lays down some of the reasons that Chicago’s club scene is so stellar.

Photo of the Day: Hidden Gems in Grand Crossing

Photographer Eric Aliix Rogers spends a lot of time exploring Chicago by bike, photographing homes with an interesting history. His recent blog post documents a ride along 76th Street in Chicago’s Grand Crossing neighborhood, where he discovered two homes dating back to 1888, depicted at center and right, above. The house in the center has had a [...]

Snow Days Chicago Presents Free Fun for the Whole Family

When was the last time you waddled in step with a penguin, watched a team of dogs pull a sled with ease, or witnessed an artist transforming snow into a beautiful sculpture? Put on your puffy coat and head to Navy Pier this weekend, where you can see all this (and more!) during Snow Days [...]