Archive for April, 2012

The Art of Crafting a Great Cocktail in Chicago

Mixology is about the craft, and sometimes even the sheer science, behind the ingredients, the presentation, and above all, taste of a great beverage. In Chicago, it’s not hard to find restaurants and bars that prize cocktails mixed to please their patron’s palates.

175 Days to Love Chicago: STRIKE! Chicago Labor History

The Haymarket Tragedy was a powder keg for labor reform in 19th century Chicago. Experience this and other cornerstones of labor history on this engaging interactive tour led by Tim Samuelson, the City’s Cultural Historian. STRIKE! Chicago History Tour, happening on Saturday, on May 5, is our 175 Days to Love Chicago pick for May 1.

175 Days to Love Chicago: Preview of Upcoming Events

Celebrate Chicago’s 175th anniversary this year with 175 Days to Love Chicago, featuring the following events taking place over the next 10 days, April 25 – May 4, 2012.  From dining and shopping deals created exclusively for this celebration and guided tours of the city, to marquee special events, 175 Days to Love Chicago offers [...]

175 Days to Love Chicago: Kimpton Chicago’s 175th Birthday Promotion

Kimpton Chicago wants to say “HAPPY BIRTHDAY!” to the Second City that is first in our hearts. Enjoy a special hotel package, our 175 Days to Love Chicago pick for Monday, April 30.

175 Days to Love Chicago: Little Walter’s Birthday featuring Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues

Honor the man whose amplified blues harp stylings revolutionized the Chicago Blues sound and beyond when Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues take the Old Town School of Folk Music stage to celebrate Little Walter’s Birthday, our 175 Days to Love Chicago pick for Sunday, April 29.

175 Days to Love Chicago: CAF River Cruise

You haven’t really experienced Chicago until you’ve seen it from the river. Hop on board the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s River Cruise for our 175 Days to Love Chicago pick for Saturday, April 28, and get to know the story behind Chicago’s spectacular skyline. Get a discount on this popular tour with a special code, listed [...]

175 Days to Love Chicago: Chicago From Above: Follow Adham Fisher on the ‘L’ through the City’s Neighborhoods

While Adham Fisher races against the clock to break the world record for going to all 144 ‘L’ stops in a row, for our 175 Days to Love Chicago pick for Friday, April 27, we suggest that you, too, explore Chicago’s neighborhoods on the ‘L,’ but perhaps at a slightly more relaxed pace.

175 Days to Love Chicago: Uncovered & Rediscovered: Stories of Jewish Chicago

Celebrate the Jewish experience and impact throughout Chicago’s history when you experience Movers, Shakers and History-Makers at the Spertus Institute. It’s the fifth chapter in Spertus’ FREE eight-part series Uncovered & Rediscovered: Stories of Jewish Chicago, and it’s our 175 Days to Love Chicago pick for Thursday, April 26.

175 Days to Love Chicago: Motherhood the Musical

The joyous journey of becoming and being a Mom is the subject of the new show, Motherhood the Musical, our 175 Days to Love Chicago pick for Wednesday, April 25. In honor of Chicago’s 175th birthday, $17.50 tickets are available for select performances with a special code, listed below.

175 Days to Love Chicago: Lincoln Park Conservatory’s Spring Flower Show

Take a deep breath and enjoy fragrant and colorful blooms at the Lincoln Park Conservatory’s Spring Flower Show. This free showcase runs through May 13, and is our 175 Days to Love Chicago pick for Tuesday, April 24.