Tag Archives: Literary Trek

6 Things to Do in…Printers Row!

From historic jazz clubs to independent bookstores, there’s so much to do in Printers Row! – Cool out to some hot jams: At the Jazz Showcase (806 S. Plymouth Ct.) you’ll not only enjoy historically fine music, but in a location that’s the second oldest jazz club in the country! Every single day of the [...]

5 Things to Do…in Jackson Park!

From a Japanese garden to lakeside golf, there’s so much to do in Jackson Park and the Museum of Science and Industry! Become a scientist at any age: At the Museum of Science and Industry (a.k.a. MSI) (57th St & Lake Shore Drive) everyone from kids to adults will love exploring exhibits new and old. [...]

5 Things to Do in…Wicker Park and West Town

From vegetarian dining to used books and record shopping, there’s so much to do in Wicker Park and West Town! Plus, try our free interactive trek for your mobile phone! – Eat your greens: If you’re vegetarian, or just want to enjoy a delicious meatless meal, then Wicker Park and West Town have restaurants perfect [...]

5 Things to Do in…Back of the Yards!

From exploring the history of this “City of the Big Shoulders” to discovering the neighborhood’s present-day Hispanic character and culture, there’s so much to do in Back of the Yards! – Take stock of the Stockyards: Chicago’s stockyards were the inspiration for this neighborhood’s name, but those times have long passed. The Yards and Chicago’s [...]

A Hyde Park Afternoon: 7 Picks from the Oriental Institute

Historic Hyde Park is a treasure trove of cultural and educational riches. This Urban Excursion was written by staff at the Oriental Institute: Discover a40-ton sculpture from Assyria, a 17-foot tall statue of King Tut and so much more at this free admission museum, which has plenty of hands-on activities for families! Walk along the Midway: The Midway [...]

A ‘Must See’ Guide to the FREE Printer’s Row Lit Fair

There are so many readings, cooking demonstrations, and panel discussions, going on during the annual free admission Printers Row Lit Fest (happening this weekend, June 4-5)  that we asked Danielle Chapman, Director of Literary Programming for the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture, for a list of her must-sees: Every visit to the Printers Row Lit Fest [...]