After Labor Day weekend’s goodbye to the lazy days of summer, a re-energized city welcomes autumn with fall fests, a new theater season, blockbuster art shows and fun outdoor explorations. Here are some of Chicago’s best happenings this fall.
They say that laughter is the best medicine, so skip the doctor’s office and take in a show instead at any of these five top comedy venues here in Chicago.
No matter whether a youngster likes to read, draw, create something or enjoys photography or history, there is likely to be an art exhibit in the Chicago area that would appeal to young or older children.
The following guide notes an outstanding theater company that could be overlooked because its neighborhood is known for shopping.
The following wonderful exhibits feed the curiosity gene with some answers, more questions and stimulating thoughts about life: past, present and future.
Here are five places to take a long weekend trip that include lodging suggestions that shouldn’t over-stretch the wallet.
No matter what religion you profess, if you like art and architecture, you should tour some of the churches in your city or in towns you visit.
There’s nothing wrong with going to a theater to enjoy a classic or new play, but if you wish you could do something more active than applaud, you’re in luck.
Sometimes it’s fun to cobble together a walking tour of diverse places that capture the heart of the big city.
Taking in a museum on a date gives you talking points beyond the trite astrological sign and six degrees of school or city separation.
Anytime is a great time for youngsters to express themselves through art. But when school lets out for summer vacation, kids have more time to try a fun art medium such as clay or film making. Chicago is rich in camps and classes with an art focus.
With all of the festivals taking place in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, there is something for everyone almost every summer weekend.
Art plus food, cocktails, chocolates or music equals a fun or romantic date when couples look beyond the obvious.
Whether you are downsizing, upgrading, working on a second home or merely tired of an old look, consider consulting an expert. These five designers and groups have all been featured in home and interior newspaper sections and magazines but have different approaches.
Put that creativity to use with Chicago’s best filmmaking classes and workshops.
Sometimes a little nudge is needed to recognize women’s contributions to the professions and the world.
Even though Chicagoans know their city has world-class museums, it sometimes takes a head’s up about a special exhibit to move busy people away from their routines.
Winter is perfect for starting a new indoor project. Get all of the supplies you need from Chicago’s best art stores.
If you need extra motivation to act and add something different to your life, think of 2014 as an opportunity to take a foreign language class.
When you need visuals to celebrate 2014’s appearance, think fireworks.