Each week, we feature one Instagram photographer who will get to feature their photos and videos on Choose Chicago's Instagram account all week long, part of our new #TakingOverChooseChicago series. This week, we chose Sean Hopkins. Enjoy!
There is certainly no shortage of festivals during the Chicago summer season. But how often do you have the chance to attend a festival that gives back? CrEATefest is a brand new outdoor festival happening Sunday, August 9, that celebrates food, art and community.
Near the corner where the Second City found its first home (one of many) near a laundromat, Perennial Virantattracts a vast range of visitors who are drawn close to its magic alchemy of culinary preparations that includes pickling, preserving and a range of other preparations.
spectacle is fantabulous, a fantasia of freak-show worthy contortionists,
law-of-physics-defying acrobats and aerialists flying without a net. But for
all its irresistible eye-candy, "Pippin" is also one of the most profound
musicals around. Running through Aug. 8 at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, "Pippin" draws
you in with its wild parade of jaw-dropping marvels. And then, somewhere
between the gasp-inducing knife-throwing act and the fire-juggling giants, it
Made in Chicago with premium ingredients, Eli's Cheesecakes are the best
in the city and beyond. They've been the sweet, celebratory dessert for
many a Chicago birthday and anniversary, but they also make for a sweet
indulgence on even a rainy Monday afternoon or a late Friday night
fridge raid. In honor of National Cheesecake Day, Eli's Cheesecake of
Chicago will be hosting a grand celebration from through Sunday, August 2. Why all the hoopla? It's Eli's Cheesecake's
Chicago's cycling infrastructure has grown a considerable
amount in recent years. With new bike lanes being built every year (including
many protected bike lanes), and the city's bike-sharing program "Divvy" being
introduced in 2013, more and more people are becoming comfortable with the idea
of biking in the city.
Perhaps one of Chicago's greatest
assets is its recognition as the birthplace of house music in the early 1980s.
A genre that has since traveled the globe and now solicits stronger
associations - for many people - with Europe than the United States, house has
influenced countless subsequent genres of electronic music and helped define
dance music as we know it today. And though it's now well
There's pretty much only one thing on Chicagoans' minds this week: Lollapalooza. Luckily, festgoers and non-festgoers alike can get a taste of the weekend early at LollaShop.
LollaShop, now in its fourth year outside of the festival, is the one-stop shop for everything you need for Lollapalooza. Tucked in Block Thirty Seven, the pop-up has a mix of official Lollapalooza gear, brand collaborations and featured Chicago artists and designers offering up everything from flower crowns to