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Free Blues Traveler Concert at Harry Caray's Navy Pier

Magnificent Mile | StreetervilleIf Blues Traveler's "four" had been a cassette tape I would have worn the reels off of it. Fortunately I had it, and still do, on CD so I can play it over and over if I want. I'll be doing that a lot...

Eight Days Of Jazz

The Chicago Jazz Festival doesn't officially start until August 30, but the city will be gearing up to the fest with concerts all week long, including one with star trumpeter Wynton Marsalis. The...

Chicago Air & Water Show Parking and Transportation Tips

Gold Coast, Lincoln Park“Free”.  It’s the second-greatest four-letter word in the English language (next to “Beer”). While Chicago is a wonderful city, we all know that it can be a bit rough on the wallet. Fortunately,...

Pick a Magician Out of Your Hat: Chicago Magic Competition

Lincoln ParkChicago has a long history of magic and magicians, so it's only fitting that this Sunday the Chicago History Museum is hosting the Chicago Magic Competition. Ten finalists will compete, and the...

Perseid Meteor Shower Viewing Party on Chicago's Beaches

Chicago is not the best place for viewing the stars. The light polution makes picking out even the brightest of constellations nearly impossible unless you're at the Adler Planetarium. There are some...

One Last Potter Party

River NorthJ.K. Rowling's new book may be for adults, but that doesn't mean you have to give up Harry Potter just yet. OpenBooks is hosting one last Potter party, a magical evening filled with trivia, nostalgia...

The Photo Show at Cole's

Logan SquareFor the last two and a half years Cole's Bar has featured local artists on its walls. Their next exhibit, opening August 20, is their first photography-only display. You can meet the artists that...

Out in the Park at Six Flags Great America

Join me and other LGBTQ people from Chicago and celebrate Gay Pride at Out in the Park at Six Flags Great America -- ALL DAY LONG!Saturday September 8, 2012 And DO! stay for the bonus exclusive...

Cara & Marcus Leshock Talk Lollapalooza, People Watching & Dragons [VIDEO]

Back in the media section at Lollapalooza, Cara Carriveau runs into WGN's Marcus Leshock. These two have both covered the festival since it started, so here they are sharing a bit about what it's...

Lollapalooza Afterparty at Hard Rock Hotel

The LoopLollapalooza!  You'd have to be in a coma not to know that the annual music festival was this past weekend, but I suspect that even the comatose were aware of the extravaganza in Grant Park.  I fully...

Lolla-ssentials

Lollapalooza is here! I'll be heading to the fest shortly with my bag full of essentials: Phone It's a phone! It's a camera! It's the #1 Lolla-ssential (besides tickets, of course). Phone charger...

LollaLIVE!

Grant Park | Museum CampusLollapalooza is this weekend! Every year I go with my good friend Cara Carriveau. She's the daytime jock on popular radio station 101.9 The Mix, so that means we get some pretty cool access. Starting...

Rubber Ducky, You're The One (of 30,000)

Rubber duckies aren't just for bathtubs. 30,000 will be racing in the Chicago River on August 9. The spectacle is a fundraiser for Special Olympics. You adopt a duck for $5 or get a Quack Pack (six...
"Sullivan & Son" Cast: (L to R): Ahmed Ahmed, Steve Byrne, Owen Benjamin, Roy Wood Jr.

Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour

Old Town“Sullivan & Son” is a formal name for a stand-up comedy show, and since not one of the  comedians involved – Steve Byrne, Owen Benjamin, Ahmed Ahmed, and Roy Wood Jr. – had anything resembling “...
How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular

Children & Vikings & Dragons, Oh My!

West LoopKids and animatronics go together like dragons and Vikings. They've come a long way since I was a wee one fascinated by the Country Bear Jamboree at King's Island and Abraham Lincoln at Disney World...

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