Chicago's Best Kids' Concert Venues: S.P.A.C.E.Just north of Chicago in Evanston, S.P.A.C.E. Is doing what urban dwellers thought impossible... bringing cool to the suburbs. S.P.A.C.E. stands for Society for the Preservation of Art and Culture in Evanston, and despite the lofty name, they do live up to their goal.
Chicago's Best Kids' Concert Venues: Old Town School Of Folk MusicOld Town School of Folk Music (OTSFM) is the largest independent community arts school in the United States. Numerous classes are offered for adults and children. The school is also home to a fantastic, small theatre. The acoustics are excellent and even in the balcony and no seat is further than 45' from the stage...
Chicago's Best Kids' Concert Venues: Lincoln Hall, SchubasLincoln Hall hosts Chicago Families in the Loop's hit series for the swing set, Brunch & Boogie, that runs once every several months. These big extravaganzas sell out fast and feature live bands, sweet swag bags, high-end raffles, and loads of sponsors with activities, info, and snacks. A special brunch menu is available at the bar, although not included in the event cost...
Chicago's Best Kids' Concert Venues: Reggie's Rock ClubChicago's south loop, or low side, is home to Reggie's, a sweet space with excellent sound and a triple threat. Reggie's Rock Club is a performance space on one side. Attached is Reggie's Music Joint, a restaurant/ bar with a smaller stage. Finally, Record Breakers is a music themed store where you can buy anything from band tees and memorabilia to CDs, DVDs, and hard to find vinyl.
Guide To McFetridge Sports CenterWeather wimps can get their skate on year-round at McFetridge Sports Center, the city's only public indoor rink. Even when the weather outside is frightful, you can take to the ice for exercise or fun at their NHL-size ice arena with seating for 1,200 spectators. McFetridge also boasts the city's only public indoor tennis courts, a tennis pro shop, snack shop and ice skate rental...
Get Ready For Chicago's Upcoming ExposCheck out these boat and car expos if you're considering a purchase, or go walk around anyway, just for fun and to keep out of the cold. The dreams are free.
Chicago's Best Kids' Concert Venues: Beat KitchenChicago's northwest side is home to a small bar with one of the biggest line-ups for the way underager’s and their parents. Every weekend, the booster seats go on the bar stools and families come by to rock together. Beat Kitchen has excellent food on funky menus, sandwiched between vintage record album covers...
Top Three Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks In Chicago ‘Tis the season for ice skating. Chicago's winter is here to stay. Well, for a few long months anyway, so get out and enjoy it. There are a plethora of outdoor rinks (10 to be exact) within the city limits, open November 28th-February 28th. Here are the three best!
Chicago's Best Sled Hills A day of sledding in Chi-Town requires some planning and usually entails loading up the car and making a drive. Still, we've discovered some gems over the years. Here are our favorites.
Guide To Elmhurst In Fair Or Foul WeatherElmhurst, Chi-town's suburban cousin to the West, is a fun place for day tripping year round. Here’s a list of all the things you can do in Elmhurst year-round, no matter what type of weather Mother Nature offers up!
Guide To The John Hancock CenterThe Hancock, as locals call it, is in the Streeterville area of Chicago, and is still a formidable building at 100-stories and 1127-feet (344 m). Tourists gawking up at its heights sometimes fall prey to pickpockets...
Family Fun Guide To Chicago's Greek TownChicago is a mini United Nations, with a multicultural feast of neighborhoods. It's great to be able to travel the world with your kids without the jet lag. One of our favorite areas is Greek Town, just west of downtown Chicago.

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