Saturday in April is just another beautiful spring day - unless you're a record
collector. In recent years Record Store Day has
drawn more and more general music fans in addition to hardcore vinyl
collectors. In-store performances, special releases and big sales draw patrons
from all over the country to support their local records stores and Chicago is
never one to miss a celebration. This year's Record Store Day lands on April
At last, Chicago springtime is here just in time for a lovely holiday weekend. Celebrating Easter this weekend? Leave the ham at home and enjoy Easter brunch at some very special spots around Chicago. Looking to get down, get down, get down tonight? Funk Fest is rolling into town this weekend just in time. Still looking for things to do this weekend? We've got you covered.
Every spring, kids in Chicago step out into the sunshine and embrace the wind at the Chicago Kids & Kites Festival, an annual tradition established by our former mayor and kite enthusiast, Richard M. Daley. This year marks the 16th annual festival, and will be held on Saturday, May 3 at Cricket Hill in Montrose Harbor, from 10am - 4pm. Arrive early: 5,000 free kite kits will be gifted the first 5,000 children!
lucky in so many ways. We've built ourselves up as a national leader in arts,
culture and dining and the opportunities that come our way prove that the work
was worth it. This month, our local music scene says hello to a new type of concert,
one that American Girls (and boys) should get excited about.
lodging options are popping up all over the city - including the very first Virgin Hotel in the world. Here's a look at where to
stay now, as well as a few places to keep on your radar for later this year.
always a solid weekend outing option but specialty karaoke parties can really
up the fun, and Chicago's Original
Rap Karaoke seems to have found a permanent new home in Jerry's Sandwiches of Wicker
Park. By day, the spot serves up dozens of weirdly wonderful sandwich
combinations, but on the third Saturday of every month local rap favorite Psalm One (pictured above) and her band of
hip hop enthusiasts turn
This week, the Just For Laughs team is taking over Chicago, scouring the city for top stand-up talent. They will be scouting at UP Comedy Club, The Playground, Jokes and Notes and Timothy O'Toole's. Check out the details below and catch as many shows as you can - most of them are free!
Announced last week, TripAdvisor revealed its 2014 top U.S. destinations as voted by traveler reviews and your very own Chicago has landed at number two! Chicago's ranking surpasses San Francisco from last year, and sits just behind New York. Coming just on the heels of U.S. Travel Association's IPW conference being held in Chicago, the city couldn't be more jazzed to hear the news.
Easter is upon us, and while most associate this holiday with candy and brunch, there's more to Easter eating than Cadbury and mimosas. Like rabbit and carrots, for instance. Here are several spots in Chicago cooking up tasty renditions of these two most apropos ingredients.