The Best Of Paris In Chicago

September 12, 2011 2:32 PM

Just the sound of Yves Montand’s voice and it’s over. I need my fix like some kind of junky on a street corner, quivering for the sweet smell of butter and lord help me, a cigarette. I hate the word Francophile, but I’ll be the first to admit that France has some kind of strange (at times unhealthy) hold on me. If you are yearning for the city of light, it’s easy to get your fix right here, and hey, the coffee is better too. Amusez-vous!

Manual Cinema

I can’t imagine a better way to spend an evening or afternoon. This isn’t cheeky dialogue and sock monkeys. The performances are brilliant. Live scores. Great design. Splendid performance.

The geniuses behind, Manual Cinema, a contemporary shadow puppetry performance group based in Chicago, are puppeteers/graphic artists Julia Miller, Drew Dir and Sarah Fornace, with musician/composers Kyle Vegter and Ben Kauffman. Their shows combine handmade shadow puppetry, cinematic motifs, and live sound manipulation to create mesmerizing theatrical stories.

La Boulangerie

2569 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647

La Boulangerie, a branch of Cook Au Vin,  is an authentic french bakery & pastry shop located at the corner of Milwaukee and Logan Blvd, just steps away from the blue line.Need just a quick fix of Nutella? Done. They offer small single serving packets for you to enjoy on the way home. Swing by during the day or after work and snag a freshly-baked baguette, croissant, country-style loaf of bread, or French pastry. Their famous savory or sweet crepes are available all day long too.

Hours: La Boulangerie is open 7 days a week.

Monday: 12pm – 7pm

Tuesday to Sunday: 8am to 7pm

harris The Best Of Paris In Chicago

Paris Opéra Ballet

Harris Theater
205 East Randolph Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

Considered “one of the world’s greatest companies,” (Ballet News UK) the Paris Opéra Ballet makes its Chicago debut in a week-long engagement, launching the company’s 2012 North American Tour with their first American performances in more than a decade. The full 154-member company will perform two diverse programs—Giselle, and a program of mixed repertoire to include Suite en blanc by Serge Lifar, Roland Petit’s L’Arlésienne, and Le Boléro by Maurice Béjart—accompanied by the Grant Park Orchestra in a first-ever collaboration with the Harris Theater.

06.27.12 / 7:30PM
06.28.12 / 7:30PM

Mixed Repertoire:
06.29.12 / 7:30PM
06.30.12 / 2:00PM
06.30.12 / 7:30PM
07.01.12 / 2:00PM




1564 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622-2008
(773) 862-4882‎

This is one of Chicago’s oldest and largest used bookstores. Three floors. Dusty. Charming. Perfect. Sound like a famous Paris bookstore to you? Myopic has thousands of books to keep you busy and inspired. Fiction, art, architecture, music, film, philosophy, science, cooking…you name it, it’s at Myopic. They are open late, every day of the week.

Markets, Markets, Markets with the Local Beet

Chicago farmer’s markets are in full bloom and there is no better time than now to enjoy summer’s bounty. The Local Beet, a web resource dedicated to local food, includes a “farmer’s market locator” to help you find a market in your neighborhood. That’s right, any day of the week it’s you and the freshest food the Midwest has to offer. What could be better? The website is also chock full of great recipes, articles, a CSA guide, and much more.

The Umbrella Music Festival: European Jazz Meets Chicago, November 2nd & 3rd

Umbrella Music is a Chicago-based collective dedicated to presenting jazz and improvised music. The group has pooled resources to provide consistent performances and promote Chicago as an international hub for cutting-edge jazz. These efforts culminate in over 170 concerts per year and an annual international festival. The festival kicks off with the European Jazz Meets Chicago. The event collaborates with six to ten European consulates and cultural institutions to invite talent from each participating country.

Stephanie Lu Jokich

Stephanie Lu Jokich

Stephanie Lu Jokich is a lover of all things travel, food, and drink. She encourages you to invite her to dinner with her project Good Food.


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