Starved Rock Kayak Tour – Everything You Need to Know Before You Go

For our 18th wedding anniversary my husband booked us an outdoor adventure. I was excited for us to do something together that involved being outside in the fresh air and something that involved physical activity. He had booked a kayaking tour in Starved Rock Illinois. The photo below this paragraph is the one used on […]

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STAR WARS: The Rise of Skywalker Debuts New Trailer at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago

On April 12th, Director/Writer J.J. Abrams and Producer Kathleen Kennedy were joined by stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Kelly Marie Tran, Oscar Isaac, Billy Dee Williams, Naomi Ackie, Joonas Suotamo and Anthony Daniels, and droids BB-8 and D-0, for a panel discussion at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago, moderated by Stephen Colbert. It was a […]

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Mercury Theater Chicago Announces Summer Extension of Little Shop of Horrors

Seymour Krelborn is in search of an escape from his poverty-stricken life on an urban skid-row. He discovers a mysterious carnivorous plant, which survives on human blood.  This man-eating plant quickly blossoms into a fully-fledged local attraction and propels Seymour to success. Before long, Seymour discovers the plant’s extra-terrestrial roots and its’ ultimate desire for […]

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Learn About Black Creativity at the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago

There is always something exciting worth learning about at the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago. This year’s Juried Art Exhibition is the largest in its history. The gallery, displayed annually at MSI since 1970, features more than 170 dynamic art works from professional and aspiring African-American artists, including youth artists. The Juried Art Exhibition is the nation’s longest-running […]

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THE ART DECO NUTCRACKER Coming to Chicago’s Studebaker Theatre

A&A BALLET ANNOUNCES STELLAR PRINCIPAL CAST FOR “THE ART DECO NUTCRACKER” American Ballet Theatre Soloist Katherine Williams to Dance Sugar Plum Fairy CHICAGO – A&A BALLET (A&A), under the artistic direction of Anna Reznik and Alexei Kremnev,has announced the principal casting for “The Art Deco Nutcracker” (© 2017 Alexei Kremnev), which will be performed at Chicago’s Studebaker Theatre at 410 S. […]

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ILLINOIS’ LIFE-SIZE, BILINGUAL “STORYLAND” EXHIBIT RETURNS TO KOHL CHILDREN’S M– USEUM

GLENVIEW, IL – Kohl Children’s Museum today announced that the traveling exhibit “Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites,” will be on display at the Museum from Tuesday, September 25, 2018 through Sunday, January 13, 2019. The exhibit allows kids to immerse themselves in the life-sized worlds of award-winning children’s books. Children can build literacy skills […]

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THE 54TH CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

THE 54TH CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OCTOBER 10 – 21, ANNOUNCES FIRST WAVE OF OFFICIAL SELECTIONS Mimi  Plauché, Artistic Director of the Chicago International Film Festival, today announced the first 25 films that will be shown at the 54th Chicago International Film Festival, running Oct. 10 – 21, 2018 at AMC River East, 322 E. Illinois St. The longest-running competitive film festival in North […]

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Summer Brain Games with the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago

This is a #sponsored campaign by the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago. Families in Chicago are having such a fun time together engaging in science experiments. The Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) knows that there is a real phenomenon with kids over the summer called “summer brain drain” where kids lose a lot of […]

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