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International Beethoven Festival Returns To Chicago

Edgewater | UptownWhether you know classical music or not, you do know Beethoven. The legendary composer is worthy of his own festival, and he's got one. This year the Beethoven Festival returns to Chicago from...

Cooling off at Pulaski Park

If you are looking for a great place to cool off, Pulaski Park is the perfect place to go. Since the beginning of summer I had been hearing a lot of buzz about Pulaski's water playground, and decided...
Amy Aiello interviewing Deluka at Lollapalooza 2011

Be A Rock Star Reporter At Lollapalooza

Dream job alert: HipGeo wants you to report on Lollapalooza! Well, you if you upload a video telling them why you should and they really, really like it. If you win you'll get $500 and get to...

Zanies Comedy Club Celebrates Grand Opening in Rosemont

RosemontGet your laugh on at the new Zanies Comedy Club in Rosemont!   Their grand opening celebration was last Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony along with free admission to their shows on July 6 and 7...

Driving, Parking, and Traveling Tips for The Taste of Chicago

Grant Park | Museum CampusParking is brutal. There’s no two ways about it. Street parking, which is usually hard to find in the area, is nonexistent during Taste of Chicago. There are some nearby lots, but they cost a pretty...
Join the Chicago Photography Center for a visit to a Blueberry Farm

"Pic" a Peck of Blueberries: Blueberry Farm Visit for Chicago Photography Center

When I was a kid we used to visit U-Pick-It farms. I've got fond memories of those trips, especially the taste of the fresh, ripe fruit that I picked myself. I hadn't hit my shutterbug days yet, but...
Pierzynski, Konerko homer photo courtesy of Chicago White Sox

Batter Up at Texas de Brazil

River NorthYou may never be served a pitch by a Major League Baseball player, but you can be served dinner! The Chicago White Sox players' wives are hosting their annual White Sox Celebrity Server Event at...
Photo courtesy of Entertainment Cruises

Save 25% on Odyssey Champagne Dinner Cruises

Magnificent Mile | StreetervilleThe Odyssey is the largest cruise vessel on Lake Michigan. They offer dining and dancing and the best views of Chicago available - from the lake! Book a cruise from now through July 1 with code...
Color Jam; Photo courtesy of Chicago Loop Alliance

The Loop Is Jammin' With Color

The LoopWe're used to traffic jams in the Loop. This summer they're going to be a lot more colorful. Today the Chicago Loop Alliance unveiled Color Jam, and art installation by Jessica Stockholder. Buildings...
I Am Going to Change the World

Oh to Change the World

River WestChicago Dramatists does it again.  The final offering of their 2011/2012 season is an amazing work by resident playwright Andrew Hinderaker.  The plot can be summed up as such: John Chapman has big,...
Chicago SummerDance Festival; photo credit Kymberly Janisch

Chicago SummerDance Schedule Announced

Grant Park | Museum CampusGet out your dancing shoes! The SummerDance Festival returns for another year to Chicago's Grant Park. From July 19 through September 16 you can learn how to dance with lessons and live music on...
Adler Planetarium; Photo credit Nick Ulivieri

Adler, Museum of Science & Industry Free This Week

Grant Park | Museum Campus, Hyde ParkToday through Friday you can get free general admission to both the Adler Planetarium and the Museum of Science & Industry! Today and tomorrow you can also get into the Field Museum of Natural...

100 Days Of Chicago: Vote for our Top 10!

ChicagoFor the last 100 days a different photo of Chicago has been featured on our home page. There are shots of neighborhoods, the skyline, our river and lake, and, of course, the "bean". They're gorgeous...
Johanna Cook, Momma Cuisine

Take a Summer French Market Tour with Buick & Momma Cuisine

Chicago, SuburbsAs the founder of Momma Cuisine, Johanna Cook believes that cooking fresh from scratch should be easy and tasty. This summer she'll be touring six Chicagoland French Market locations and showing us...
Photo courtesy of Museum of Contemporary Art

Free Admission at Museum of Contemporary Art; NATO Museum Closings

Grant Park | Museum Campus, Magnificent Mile | Streeterville, Hyde ParkTomorrow the Museum of Contemporary Art is offering free admission in honor of "Art Museum Day". This is followed by closings Saturday through Monday. Other museums that are being closed due to the...

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