Tag Archives: Millennium Park

175 Days to Love Chicago: An Exaltation of Place

Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park The Grant Park Chorus begins its 50th Anniversary celebration with two free admission performances of a world premiere work in Millennium Park. The program of classical music, An Exaltation of Place, presented by Grant Park Music Festival, is our 175 Days to Love Chicago pick for Friday, June 15.

175 Days to Love Chicago: Bike to Work Week

Bike to Work Week is back, June 11-15! With a downtown bike commuter rally, free outdoor spin classes at Cloud Gate and free screenings of bike-themed films like Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, this FREE week-long celebration–and our 175 Days to Love Chicago pick for Monday, June 11–is sure to make Chicago a little greener and a [...]

175 Days to Love Chicago: Chicago Chamber Musicians: The Magic of Three

Experience the enchanting medley of wind, strings and piano as Grammy Award-winning jazz virtuoso Paquito D’Rivera and brilliant composer and pianist Gabriela Lena Frank join the Chicago Chamber Musicians on the Harris Theater stage for their 25th anniversary concert, The Magic of Three, our 175 Days to Love Chicago pick for Thursday, March 29.

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.

Explore Chicago on a FREE Instagreeter Tour!

Looking for a fun way to Explore Chicago this summer? Instagreeter offers FREE informal, on-the-spot guided walks of the Loop, Millennium Park, Hyde Park, Old Town, and our newest neighborhood outpost, Pilsen, this summer. Drop in any time within the hours that Instagreeter is offered – no registration required. Perfect as a last-minute alternative for guests looking to [...]

[VIDEO] See Hakim at Music Without Borders in Millennium Park

Music Without Borders continues with Dandana: A Celebration of Muslim Voices featuring the modern dance beats Hakim (“The Lion of Egypt”) and passion, devotion, and incantation of the Alim Qasimov Ensemble of Azerbaijan. B.Y.O.Picnic! Millennium Park, Pritzker Pavilion, 6:30pm. Click here for concert info. Related Posts: Today’s Freebies and Must-Sees: Thursday, June 16

Explore Chicago this Summer with Family Adventures and Activities!

Explore the city with fun activities and treks, including family adventures, scavenger hunts, neighborhood tours, and much, much more! Family Adventures July 1 – August 27 Select Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm Explore Chicago with affordable, fully-guided adventures created just for families! These exciting one-day adventures feature plenty of hands-on activities to [...]

5 Summer Events to Buy Tickets for NOW!

Here are a few popular events, for foodies, families, bike fans, and summer concert lovers  that tend to sell out early—so get your tickets now! Summer Music Fests: Tickets are still available for Lollapalooza (August 5-7), Pitckfork Music Festival (July 15-17), and the new Dave Matthews Band Caravan (July 8-10). Or head to Millennium Park on [...]

Memorial Day Recap

Good morning! In case you were out enjoying Chicago’s beautiful summer weather yesterday, here’s a recap of the suggested itineraries, free events, and trip planning tools that we highlighted: Welcome to the Urban Excursions Blog! Top 5 Free and Fun Events This Week, Monday, May 30 – Sunday, June 5 5 Things to Do…If You’re [...]

5 Things to Do if you’re headed to….Downtown Sound in Millennium Park

It’s no secret that Millennium Park is the place to be on Monday nights this summer: the highly anticipated FREE concert series, Downtown Sound: New Music Mondays, has returned to the park, featuring an eclectic mix of music discoveries. This week’s concert features Phosphorescent, fresh from Cochella, and The Campbell Brothers, masters of the steel guitar. [...]