African Festival Of The Arts Starts FridayThe festival kicks off at 1:00 Friday afternoon and runs through Labor Day. The Ohio Players will headline the finale on Labor Day, Monday Sept. 2.
Confusion Continues Over Standardized Testing In ChicagoDespite state and federal pressure, Chicago is delaying new standardized tests for 90 percent of CPS. The question remains: Will the city and CPS stick to their guns?
CBS Chicago Hosting Red Cross TelethonIt will take place Tuesday from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m.
CBS Chicago First Tweet: Obama Predicts Two Terms In White House As it turns out, he was half right.
Chicago On YouTube: The Best Music Video (And Song) In ExistenceIs Jan Terri's "Losing You" the best representation of Chicago in the form of a music video? Mason Johnson finds out...
Chicago On The Internet: 'Mob Wives'Mob Wives Chicago, what does it do for Chicago's image? Let's find out...
Guide: Chicago Korean Festival 2012Chicago celebrates more heritages than most people realize. Latino, German, Polish, Chinese... the list goes on. Out of all the summer festivals, there’s one that seems to get overlooked despite its importance: the Chicago Korean Festival. Being overlooked aside, the Chicago Korean Festival has become one of the largest ethnic festivals in the city. No matter your background, you should check out this great event.
How To Be A Karaoke All StarKaraoke! It's not for the weak. If you want to become a karaoke expert, if you think you have what it takes, this is the article for you.
Guide To Pitchfork Music FestivalHaving been running music festivals since 2005 (R.I.P. Intonation Festival!), Pitchfork is a saavy crew of promoters at this point. No longer the minor league for Lolla, the fests now regularly trade headliners (Hot Chip and Feist have both played Lolla previously; Vampire Weekend are pulling off the rare Pitchfork-Lolla-Pitchfork appearance) and the audience might be less 20-something face-painted scenesters and more 30-year-olds with blankets. But audience-schmaudience! Let’s talk about the entertainment.
Best Chocolate Spots In ChicagoAre you looking to make your heart just a little more happy? Better blood pressure? How about giving your skin a little more TLC? Fortunately the little thing known as chocolate can do all of that for you. Just make sure that it’s dark.
Cure For Boredom: July's Great EventsMy mom said if I don’t go outside at least five times this month she’ll ground me and I won’t be able to play any videogames. So I made a list. It's a list of five things I want to do in July. You might like this list. Here it is.
Best BBQ Summer Side DishesIn the barbecue genre, smoked proteins are, and always will be, the big hog on the menu. In many cases, they are dominant to a fault. Other menu items become a distant afterthought, to the point where a side dish may consist of a single, sad slice of discount white bread. Thankfully, some of the best local ‘cue joints are wise to the importance of backing up the headliners with stellar supporting dishes, and adding a gourmet flair to the far corners of the menu. Here are some of the standouts.
4th Of July Fests & Fireworks In The SuburbsYou can’t have a Fourth of July without fireworks. Fortunately, Navy Pier isn’t the only place to go to watch them. Many of the Chicago suburbs are also hosting their own displays, many accompanied by food fests and as they say, “fun for the whole family.” (Except that 13-year-old who thinks everything is uncool, including fireworks.)
Movies In The Parks: Summer's SaviorHonestly, we’re not sure why it took us so long to realize there should be a movie playing outside in a park every day of the summer. You go to the beach, you play some sports, maybe you just grill all day and do cannonballs in the pool, but then you want to gather up and watch a good-timey movie with the gang. We’ve rounded up some of our own favorite Movies in the Parks below!
Downtown Sound: Music In The ParkIf you hadn’t noticed, summer has completely and totally arrived to the third coast. And spoiled kids that we are, the city is yet again throwing us a series of free Monday concerts downtown at the magical picnic-place marvel that is the hairnet, er, Jay Pritzker Pavilion. Cut out of work early, bring your good flask and your bad wine, and set up a picnic blanket for this summer’s fine lineup.