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 Jeff Lewis. Enjoy!
all designers and design enthusiasts! Design Harvest, a West Town
design and arts festival, will be hitting the street today and tomorrow. The best local home and garden designers
will come together to create a design marketplace that locals and
visitors of West Town can come and enjoy. The design objects on display
will range from vintage and antique, to environmentally-conscious
modern. Many of the objects have been recycled, re-used, and redesigned
so that you can
Honey, brisket, and flourless chocolate cakes are to Rosh Hashanah as turkey is to Thanksgiving and disdain for humanity is to the general holiday shopping season. The Jewish New Year, taking place September 24 through 26, brings a sea of luscious dining specials at restaurants throughout Chicago.
booth upon taco booth will be lining up on Southport Avenue for the
second annual Sam Adams Lakeview Taco Fest! This weekend, September 20-21 will
be the second showcase for the Taco Fest, and man are we
When most Chicago residents and visitors think about the city's LGBT community, the bars and restaurants of Boystown are the first things that come to mind. While a fun Saturday night along Halsted is never a bad plan, don't limit yourself. The Chicagoans that make up our LGBT population are a proud and talented group with much more to offer than dinner and drinks. Take an eye-opening peek into of the most anticipated cultural events of the year when Reeling32: The Chicago LGBT
It's the first official weekend of the fall! Chicago's got some fantastic cultural events for you to enjoy, including the return of EXPO Chicago, a free concert from the CSO, huge headliners at Common's AAHH! Fest, and more. Throw on that windbreaker and have yourself a ball.
You might already recognize Lottie's Pub: It's been playing the role of a classic Chicago neighborhood bar, "Molly's," in the "Chicago Fire" television series. The series filmed at Lottie's before building a set replicating the bar at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios. When
"Molly's," a.k.a. Lottie's, is on fire in Season 1 of the series,
the team of firefighters not only puts out the blaze but also pool
together to buy the bar.
Located 12 miles south of the Loop, the community of Pullman is a
fantastic place to visit for any history or architecture aficionado.
Created via the might and domineering influence of George Pullman,
noted railroad car industrialist, this former company town has a mix of
architecture that includes former railroad executive homes, row houses
for the common man, and the simply exquisite Hotel Florence, which was named after George's favorite daughter.
At Chicago's Smart Love Preschool,
the children have been busy all year round, growing the food they have
at snacktime in their very own garden. The preschool is part of Smart Love Family Services (SLFS),
an outstanding Chicago based organization that seeks to better the
lives of children and families through counseling, early childhood
education and parenting programs.
Chicago's classical season kicks off in late September; by
October, the notes are flying. The
variety of music is often staggering, from big symphonies in swanky concert
halls to organ music in elegant cathedrals to new music in small clubs with a
full bar. This fall, you can hear old
favorites or expand your mind - often in the same week. It's going to be a great season.