Archive for February, 2012

Play Jenga or Pinball on a Casual Date Night

There are many bars in Chicago that not only stock a great selection of beers and liquors; they also keep boxes of games available for entertaining their patrons. We’ve got plenty of great suggestions for a great casual date night. 

175 Ways to Love Chicago: 5 Ways to See Chicago’s Influence on World Architecture

Listen in as Lynn Osmond, President and CEO of the Chicago Architecture Foundation, lays out a few of the many ways that Chicago’s manmade masterpieces and master plan for city development have inspired architects and cityscapes around the world.

175 Ways to Love Chicago: Steve Dahl’s 5 Essential Chicago Sports Experiences

Broadcasting personality Steve Dahl, creator of the Steve Dahl Podcast Network, has been reporting, reflecting on and affecting (by mistake, as he explains below) Chicago sports for decades. Read on to hear his five favorite ways to be a fan in one of the greatest sports towns in the world.

175 Ways to Love Chicago: Kerry Wood’s 5 Essential Chicago Sports Experiences

With seven professional sports teams, and historic Wrigley Field, built in 1914 and nicknamed “The Friendly Confines”, Chicago is the best town to be a fan! Chicago Cubs’ pitcher Kerry Wood shares 5 Essential Chicago Sports Experiences.

175 Ways to Love Chicago: 5 Ways to Experience Chicago’s History and Traditions

From celebrating St. Patrick’s Day Traditions, to looking for historic homes, we’ve asked Alderman Edward Burke, the longest serving alderman in Chicago history, to share his 5 favorite ways to experience the Chicago history and traditions that are sometimes hidden in plain sight.

175 Ways to Love Chicago: 5 Places Sure to Inspire a Smile (or a Laugh)

Photo of Diana Martinez, courtesy The Second City. The Second City is known worldwide as a training ground for comedy heavyweights—think Bill Murray, Tina Fey and Jane Lynch—and as an unstoppable incubator of fun. Diana Martinez, President of The Second City, shares five places that are sure to put a smile on your face.

175 Ways to Love Chicago: 5 Things Celebrities Say They Love Most about Chicago

When Billy Dec, contributor on Windy City Live and local restaurateur/nightclub owner (Sunda, Rockit and Underground), asked 50 celebrity friends—like Dan Aykroyd, Kate Walsh and John Legend—what they love about Chicago, they downright gushed! Read on to discover what they love about Chicago, or watch video interviews on Billy Dec’s blog, A Chicago Thing.

Things To Do This Weekend: February 24 – 26, 2012

From the Field Museum’s brand new Genghis Khan exhibition opening this Friday to a free admission Neighborhoods of the World celebration at Navy Pier, and the Chicago Cultural Center’s free Peace on Earth Film Festival of thought-provoking cinema, there are tons of fun (and many free) things to do this weekend, Friday, February 24 through [...]

The Secrets of Mummies, “Unwrapped” by Technology

Mummy in a Storage Box, Photo by Ron Testa, Courtesy The Field Museum. We talked to Field Museum staff to learn more about how the museum’s scientists used digital technology to virtually “unwrap” more than 20 mummies from Egypt and Peru, and about the unexpected discoveries they made. See the new exhibition Opening the Vaults: Mummies, [...]

175 Ways to Love Chicago: 5 Favorite Ways to Experience History in Chicago

Photo courtesy The Palmer House Hilton. The Palmer House Hilton Hotel is steeped in history: it first opened its doors in 1871 and has been in continuous operation ever since. That’s why we’ve asked Ken Price, Director of Public Relations and resident historian of the hotel, to share his 5 favorite ways to experience Chicago’s [...]