Arts & Culture
If you think independent bookstores in Chicago only sell books and magazines, think again. The following community-focused independent bookstores offer a slew of activities and events for readers of all ages.
Memorial Day parades and ceremonies in Chicago are a chance to thank veterans and active service members.
Don’t let the heat beat you this summer. Cool off by exploring these new Chicago museum exhibits.
If you want to go off the beaten path in Chicago, check out the following specialty bookstores.
From burlesque shows to trivia nights, the Chicagoland area offers numerous opportunities for fans of the “Star Wars” films to celebrate May the Fourth.
After months of snow, ice and cold weather, it’s time to embrace the warm weather of spring. From kite flying to festivals, celebrating the arrival of spring in the Chicagoland area has never been so fun.
Whether you want to learn about compost or find out how you can save an endangered species, the Chicagoland area has numerous activities planned for Earth Day.
From learning about haikus to open mic night, the Chicagoland area offers numerous opportunities for you to learn and experience poetry. Keep the following events in mind when planning how to celebrate National Poetry Month.
From comedy to drama, the Chicagoland area offers numerous opportunities to see a play by award-winning directors. Get your theatre fix by checking out the following productions.
From art to cover bands, you can celebrate spring at numerous festivals in Chicago. Grab your friends and get ready for a fun weekend with these upcoming events.
On March 14, you can have your pi and eat it, too. Pi Day is a great way to celebrate pi with a slice of pie. To get started, check out the following events.
If you want to observe Women’s History Month, get ready for a hands-on experience. From volunteer opportunities to online resources, the Chicagoland area offers ways to celebrate notable women in history as well as ways to help girls today.
When it comes to romance, some local theaters think Sinatra, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Rogers and Hammerstein have nailed it.
Among the many wonderful ways to celebrate African American culture and history this month, these noteworthy events are great options to consider.
With the spring season already on the horizon, this might be a great time to make a reservation for that much anticipated evening at the theater. These select performances come highly recommended.
As the weather gets colder and snowier, this may be just the right time to take up a new hobby or learn more about knitting. The following arts and crafts stores offer lots of creative ideas.
For strummers who want to develop their knowledge of repertoire and technique, chord progression or rhythm patterns, these music schools are sure to peak the interest of students at all levels.
A prestigious institution of higher learning once graced with educational lectures from our president elect, The University of Chicago is an ideal place to visit during the 2013 inaugural ceremony. These important landmarks in Hyde Park are well worth considering at this historic time.
From learning how to turn on a computer to setting up a business network, computer classes can help those who need the basics or just want to improve their skills. The Chicagoland area offers a variety of locations for computer classes ranging in price from free to more than $100.
For all those hoping to catch a great exhibit in the new year ahead, these upcoming features are well worth considering.
- History Of Tornadoes In Chicago AreaThe massive EF-4 tornado to hit Moore, Okla., is rare, but twisters with that kind of force have hit the Chicago area in the past, and have been extremely deadly.593
- Local Storm Chaser Describes ‘Sickening, Deafening Roar’ Of Oklahoma TornadoA south suburban man whose hobby is chasing storms was in Moore, Okla., on Monday when a massive tornado devastated the town, killing at least 24 people.224
- High School Duo Has Never Missed A Day Of ClassThey say no one's perfect, but one school in the far southwestern suburbs has not just one, but two students who have achieved perfection in one area.136
- Deadly Oklahoma Tornado Serves As Reminder To Prepare For Disasters“Tornado sheltering basics involved three steps – get in, get down and cover-up. The overall goal is to avoid flying and falling debris by putting as many barriers between you and the tornado as possible,” according to one expert at the National Weather Service in Norman, Oklahoma.121
- Lightning Strikes Damage Two Homes OvernightAt least two homes in the Chicago area were struck by lightning overnight as heavy thunderstorms plowed through the region.198
- Police Seek Help Identifying Female Homicide VictimPolice are asking for help to identify the body of woman or teen girl found strangled and badly burned in a Northwest Side Avondale neighborhood Dumpster Sunday night.137
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- Marquette County Convention & Visitors Bureau Post Game Show Giveaway May 10, 2013Listen to The Score’s Baseball Post Game Show for your chance to win a $100 lodging gift certificate from the Marquette County Convention & Visitors Bureau!