Tag Archives: Neighborhood Trek

4 Ways to Discover Bridgeport’s Artistic Side, October 21-23

You can nourish your body and your soul during this weekend’s Chicago Artists Month events in Bridgeport! Take an artsy trek through this neighborhood and discover great exhibitions, open studios, art walks, and more. Visit JAWAchic (Jewelry And Wearable Art Chicago), at the Zhou B Art Center and discover an exhibition of fine art jewelry. The show [...]

6 Ways to Explore Pilsen During Chicago Artists Month

Chicago Artists Month offers you so many ways to connect with artmakers!  Here are five ways to check out the art scene in Pilsen this weekend. Visit over 75 Pilsen-area studios, alternative spaces, galleries, and cafes Saturday and Sunday during the Pilsen Open Studios.  Pick up maps and board buses to different sites at Colibri [...]

6 Spots to See Art in River North and West Loop this Weekend

From open studios to gallery tours and art expositions, here are six spots in Chicago’s downtown River North and West Loop areas where you can connect with artists and their work during the upcoming weekend at Chicago Artists Month events. Venture Inside an Architect’s Studio Kick off the weekend on Thursday 10/6 with a visit inside [...]

Explore Chicago’s Social Media Week in Action: Foursquare Bus Tour

Last week, Explore Chicago hosted a one-of-a-kind social media excursion during Social Media Week: an exclusive bus tour inspired by Explore Chicago’s Foursquare badges! Led by Tim Samuelson, the city’s Cultural Historian, we visited nearly 15 eligible Foursquare check-in locations throughout the city – more than enough to earn both Explore Chicago’s On Location and Chicago Blues [...]

5 Things to Do in…Auburn Gresham!

From Creole and Cajun delights to a neighborhood street fest, there’s so much to do in Auburn Gresham! Wander through an urban oasis: Auburn Park (406 W. Winneconna Pkwy.) has natural delights that don’t require a lot of running around – in fact, it’s much better to stroll. Enjoy moments of peace and quiet as [...]

5 Things to Do in…Garfield Ridge, Clearing

From kolackys (a traditional Polish cookie) to chili, there’s so much to do (and eat) in Garfield Ridge and Clearing! Enjoy a bit of butter: There’s no such thing as a diet once you’re inside the Pticek & Son Bakery (5523 S. Narragansett Ave.) – this family loves its butter. Grab a few kolackys (a [...]

6 Places to Explore on North Clark Street in Andersonville

AirTran’s in-flight magazine GO highlights 6 must-sees in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood, from trendy home shopping and funky art galleries to affordable Swedish cuisine. Check out Street Scene: North Clark Street. Recent Posts 6 Places to See Artists at Work This Summer 5 Places that Tell Chicago Rock Music History 5 Things to Do at the [...]

5 Things to Do in…West Ridge!

From sweet international delights to fabric rich enough to clothe a queen, there’s so much to do in West Ridge and Devon Avenue! Sample something new and sweet: Devon Avenue has some of the most concentrated number of Indian and Pakistani restaurants in Chicago. Some of the most unique cuisine, however, comes in the form [...]

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 [...]