The Fulton Market District, located in Chicago’s West Loop, is having its annual Spring afternoon open house on Saturday, May 9, 2009 from 12 noon to 5 P.M. Chicagoans […]
It’s that time of year again when Chicagoans get a chance to watch local birds migrate back home home for the spring. The Chicago Park District is putting on a birding workshop on May 9th to help all interested to learn about birds, go bird watching and make a bird craft to take home.
While Cinco de Mayo does not until Tuesday, get a jump on the celebration of an important Mexican victory over the French on May 5, 1862, with the three-day Cinco de Mayo Festival this weekend in Douglas Park, 1401 S. Sacramento.
In May, Blues Heaven Foundation offers a free 90-minute tour of the historical landmark, Chess Records Studio to any guest that arrives between 12-1pm. In the ’50s and ’60s, Chicago’s Chess Records was one of the country’s foremost labels for electric blues and rock ‘n’ roll with recording artists, including Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, John Lee Hooker, Etta James, Buddy Guy and a cavalcade of others.
Called Sunday in the Park with Civic, a percussion ensemble from the Civic Orchestra of Chicago’s MusiCorps program offers a free, family-friendly, interactive chamber program for children Sunday May 3 at Indian Boundary Park in the Rogers Park neighborhood.
The $12 Chicago Theater tour encompasses historical and architectural highlights of this grand old dame of theaters, including the grand lobby areas, majestic auditorium and backstage space (when possible). During the tour, you willl hear about the visionaries who opened The Chicago Theatre, whose influence on popular entertainment in Chicago is still recognized today. Tours also include the photo exhibit in The Chicago Theatre’s lower lobby, “Chicago: Three Centuries of Theatres.”
If you vote today in the FAN Favorite FANatic contest on the Ted’s Montana Grill website, they’ll email you a coupon for a free burger.
Today marks the opening at the Museum of Science and Industry of “Harry Potter: The Exhibition” which will make its home here until late September, 2009. The ticketed exhibition […]
Carvel Ice Cream turns 75 years old this year, and to celebrate, it’s giving away a free Iceberg drink concoction, which is made by blending any of your favorite soda flavors with ice and vanilla flavoring topped with a scoop of Carvel’s famous premium soft serve ice cream. To get yours, stop by the Wilmette Carvel Ice Cream shop on Thursday, April 30, from 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. (the only Illinois location is in Winnetka at 3232 Lake Street in Willmette). Telephone is (847) 853-1800.
Free Comic Book Day is a single day – the first Saturday in May (May 2 in 2009) – when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE to anyone who comes into their stores.
Are you ready for some blues? The Chicago Blues Festival takes over Grant Park this weekend — June 12-14 — and continues to be the largest free blues festival […]
Check out some beloved springtime bulbs this weekend at the AMERICAN DAFFODIL SOCIETY’S FREE ANNUAL SHOW AND CONFERENCE at the the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois, a near-north suburb of Chicago. More than 1,000 daffodils will be on view at the free show’s juried competition.
Looking for something out of the ordinary to do to on Mother’s Day? Check out the free Sunday Salon Series where the talented duo of Julie Bentley and Kuang-Hao Huang present an eclectic Mother’s Day program which includes Britten’s A Charm of Lullabies and Messiaen’s Poemes pour Mì, as well as songs by Poulenc, Adams and Corigliano.
Take a long lunch break and join Classical Mondays at the Chicago Cultural Center for an free afternoon concert of classical music as violinist Jasmine Lin and cellist Jacob Braun perform Homage II for violin and cello as well as Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Cello.