Come be in the audience at Pritzker Pavilion on June 11 for a free taping of the hilarious weekly news quiz from NPR and Chicago Public Radio, Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! as they move their regular live taping to the great outdoors. Play along as they answer questions and mock the news in a whip-smart review of the week’s events
Any of you folks love to watch the latest chefs? Well, this weekend is for you as the Top Chef TV Tour is coming to town MAy 30 and 31, showcasing chefs Antonia Lofaso, who was on the show as a contender from the Chicago-based season, and Chicago’s own Radhika Desai (ex-Between Boutique Cafe and Lounge), who competed in Season 5: New York.
The cast of the smash hit Million Dollar Quartet will be performing a free concert at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park on Tuesday, June 2, 2009, at 6:30 p.m. Chicago’s beloved musical was inspired by the famed 1956 recording session that brought together legendary rock ‘n’ roll icons Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley.
Come join the party as Navy Pier kicks off the summer season of fireworks with a Memorial Day Fireworks Spectacular on both Saturday and Sunday night. Come to the lakefront and join in as the city kicks off Chicago’s favorite season with a soundtrack featuring classic and modern day songs sure to put you in the summertime mood.
The Kane County Cougars are offering a great free ticket promotion on Tuesdays throughout the whole summer as part of the national Kraft Cheese Singles promotion. Here are the details: If you bring a Kraft Singles wrapper to the Kane County Cougars ballpark, you can buy one ticket and get one free during the Tuesday Night Tickets promotion, which runs through September 1, 2009.
The annual Chicago Memorial Day Parade will take place on Saturday, May 23rd in downtown Chicago. The free parade honors veterans, active duty military personnel, and those who have […]
This two day festival features the historic architecture and cutting edge design of the River North Community. It will showcase the areas renowned dining and art scene with live music.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the free Chicago Farmers Markets and downtown folks wander over to Daley Plaza every Thursday to buy flowers, food and other fresh products from local gardens. The free Daley Plaza Farmers Market is open every Thursday from May 14 to Oct 15, 2009 andis perfect for anyone who works downtown or who takes the CTA. It provides direct access to over seventy vendors providing the highest quality fruits, vegetables and fresh cut flowers to the neighborhoods of Chicago.
The Randolph Street Market Festival encompasses several smaller markets incuding the Chicago Antique Market, Indie Desiger Market, Fancy Food Market, the Global Goods Bazaar and more.
The 14th annual Korean Street Festival features a mix of traditional and contemporary Korean entertainment, food, vendors and more.
In this day of billion-dollar stadiums, multimillion-dollar athletes and $100 tickets, minor league baseball can be a good deal – for the entire family. While not free, visiting the Kane County Cougars, Windy City ThunderBolts and the Joliet JackHammers to watch some good baseball can be had at a bargain price for the whole family.
Aleksandar Hemon & Jacob Weisberg: The Future of the Book, A Conversation About the Art of Writing and Publishing
Two of the most compelling voices in contemporary letters, fiction writer Aleksandar Hemon and Jacob Weisberg, writer, editor and online publishing pioneer, will discuss the future of literature and journalism. They will explore the art of writing and publishing, truth in reporting versus truth in fiction, the effect of technology on literature and journalism, and Chicago as a dynamic place to write and publish. The event is presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs Publishing Initiative.
Take steps for Crohn’s & Colitis is CCFA’s national evening walk and celebration and the nation’s largest event dedicated to finding cures for digestive diseases.
Chicago Sister Cities will host the 4th annual Chicago Sister Cities International Festival on Daley Plaza.
This exhibit demonstrates McCutcheons talents as a perceptive artist, author, and social commentator through seldom-seen original ink drawings and representative examples of his published works.