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4 Awesome Spots to Catch the Air & Water Show - by Land and by Lake

Castaways Air and Water Show

The Chicago Air and Water Show, one of the summer's most thrilling spectacles, kicks off on August 16-17. The U.S. Navy Blue Angels, the U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights and many more experts in speed will hit the skies over our fair city. While you can always catch the Air & Water Show from pretty much anywhere on the lakefront from Fullerton Avenue to Oak Street, here are four ways to view the show in comfort and style.


Zoovies - Lincoln Park Zoo's Wild Take on Movie Night

Lincoln Park Zoo

It's movie night. You have some freshly popped popcorn ready, an ice cold soda in hand, and a couple boxes of candy as you look upon the silver screen next to your friends, family, and some flamingos ... Flamingos? I'll explain.


Hidden Gems on the University of Chicago Campus

University of Chicago

On a trip to Hyde Park, most folks stop by some of the neighborhood's star attractions: the Museum of Science and Industry, the Court Theatre, and perhaps a stop at the Medici on 57th Street for some pizza and conversation.

First-time visitors and seasoned South Siders might also do well to check out a few of the lesser-known gems (architectural and other) right nearby on the University of Chicago campus. Here's a quick tour of three fascinating moments that are worth your


Great Music, Eats and Gardens - Sheffield Garden Walk & Music Festival

Street fest, check. Live music, check. Gardens, check.

Possibly the greatest street festival in Chicago, the Sheffield Garden Walk & Music Festival,  is taking place in Lincoln Park this weekend, July 19th and 20th.  This is the 46th year that residents of Lincoln Park have opened their gardens up to the public for your viewing pleasure.


Weekend Alert: July 18-20

Chicago

We're halfway through July already? Where's the summer gone?

Regardless, here are some awesome events to check out this weekend, including Pitchfork, the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, and some other popular festivals. Don't be filled with regret when everyone else is at these and you're not.


It’s AShore Thing at Navy Pier - Parade of Boats

AShore Thing

It's been asked by the greatest poet of our generation, Drake, "Oh you fancy, huh?" If you answered this question with the Iggy Azalea's, "I'm so fancy," well it just so happens one of the fanciest events this summer, AShore Thing, is taking place this weekend, July 19th at Navy Pier.

Aside from the shameless pop music references, everyone should Visit AShore Thing this Saturday, hosted by Michigan Avenue Magazine and the Chicago Yacht Club. Be at the official


Rock 'n' Roll Your Body into Shape at the Chicago Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon & 5K Race 2014

Rock N Roll Running Festival

Do you happen to enjoy running and rock 'n' roll music, because if so, there isn't a more perfect event for you this weekend. Usually when you work out, you probably have rock music blasting through your earbuds. Well, this Sunday the 20th, leave the earbuds at home. I'll explain.


Step aboard the Pioneer Zephyr: Chicago's Record Breaking Streamliner

Silver Streak Pioneer Zephyr

Get ready to travel back in time to May 26, 1934, when you step aboard the Pioneer Zephyr for a record breaking "ride" from Denver to Chicago. This slick, stainless steel, diesel-powered railroad train, built by the Budd Company in 1934 for the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad (CB&Q), was created to advertise the speed and glamour of passenger rail service in the United States.


Chicago Humanities Festival Announces Pre-Festival Event Lena Dunham: Not That Kind of Girl

Lena Dunham

For 25 years, the Chicago Humanities Festival has celebrated the questions that shape and define us as individuals, communities and cultures. Vibrant, year-round programming and a fascinating Fall Festival will give you the chance to engage with some of the world's most brilliant minds.


Ridin' Divvy: Biking the Loop/River North/Old Town

Divvy Loop

Warm weather is upon us, and there's no better way to get out and see the city than by bike. This summer in our Ridin' Divvy series, we're featuring a different Divvy itinerary each month to help locals and visitors explore different neighborhoods by bike. Last time, we took you along the lakefront. This month, we're riding through the Loop and River North, starting at the Art Institute of Chicago, before ending in Old Town at the Second City.


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