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Love Never Dies - We Give It Away

ChicagoValentine's Day may have come and gone, but we know that Love Never Dies. At least not when Andrew Lloyd Weber is involved!The sequel to Phantom of the Opera is making its U.S. debut next week. Just...
Foodgasm: Ashley Simone

Have you had a Foodgasm lately?

ChicagoNowadays it seems as if television networks are not too happy with many of the television shows that they put out considering how many are cancelled after just one season. Though there seem to be...

Perk UP: Comic rescue is on the way!

Old TownSecond City, the acclaimed Chicago comedy troupe, now has a new space to showcase its talent: they were one of the opening acts of the new UP Comedy Club, located in Piper's Alley. UP is a 285 seat...

Snow White at The Emerald City

Lincoln ParkThe Preschooler is a hard sell. She understands that most magic is really just an expression of knowledge that is not commonly known. She understands that actors are not really the characters they...

And the Oscar Goes To...Music Box Theatre

LakeviewWhether you're going to an Oscars party or watching at home with your cat, knowing something about the nominees makes the show more enjoyable. Music Box Theatre can help you feel like a star with...
A Catered Affair

Chicago Premiere * A Catered Affair *

ChicagoI was doing my friend Cheryl Coons’ hair today and she was telling me about Porchlight Theater’s newest stage play, A Catered Affair. (She’s on the board at Porchlight.) I love old movies and movie...
Filming in Chicago - 2012

Who's Filming in Chicago?

ChicagoEvery year film buffs in Chicago look forward to hearing or reading about what Hollywood backed film is coming to Chicago to use our lovely city as it's backdrop or, if we're lucky, the film will be...
Churri Burger at Everest Burger

Review of Everest Burger

Chicago Area, North Suburbs, Suburbs, IllinoisWhen you think of burgers you probably think of beef and grease. You may think of a burger joint as a place where the floors are sticky and your stomach feels like you just ate a brick. Everest...
Chicago Live! Up Comedy Club

Chicago Live! New Home at Second City's Up Comedy Club

Old TownEntertainment. Chicago History. Emerging Artists and Huge Stars. You can have them all, up close and personal, at the new season of CHICAGO LIVE! with my favorite master of ceremonies, WGN...

The Foreigner at Provision Theater

Have you ever overheard a conversation not meant for your ears and pretended you weren’t listening?  Imagine being mistaken for a foreigner who speaks no English, yet you do speak English and you...
Blizzard '67

Blizzard '67

ChicagoAs the blizzard of February 2010 fades into the past, and the winter of present seems to be eerily warm,  another storm is brewing.  Chicago Dramatists delivers a punch with a new play, Blizzard ’67...

Art & Wine Closeout Sales This Weekend

River North, West LoopWine for sale: The bad news is that Just Grapes is closing its doors on January 31. The good news is that they'll be continuing online, and between now and next Tuesday they've got some inventory to...

A Workshop For Everyone: The Artist's Way

Below is a past blog I did for The Artists' Way Class. Bodhi Spiritual Center is now having a new class to "Rekindling The Artist's Way" it runs Mondays, Oct. 15 to November 5 @ 6:30 -9:30p Cost is $...

The Trocks: Dude Looks Like a Lady

The Loop"Is this really happening?" The man sitting behind me at the Harris Theater, about 12 rows back from the stage, spent the first half-hour gawping incredulously to his friends, over and over, over the...

Chicago Hotels are Packaging Romance in the Windy City

Chicago, Grant Park | Museum Campus, The Loop, River NorthRomance is in the air. Valentine's Day is nearing and this year you want to do something really special for your loved one, but what? Some of downtown Chicago's best hotels are taking the guesswork...

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