This year marks the 20th annual Black Harvest Film Festival. While the festival officially kicked off on the first, there are still plenty of events to catch before it draws to a close on the 28th. Here are a few on our list.
As I waited to speak with Colin, a young girl had just walked through the door and inquired about a job. While she didn’t have an appointment, Colin briefly spoke with her and quietly gave me the “one second” gesture. He managed to throw in a few comical one-liners before telling her to come back at 5 p.m. for a trial run as a hostess.
Each week, we feature one Instagram photographer who will get to feature their photos on Choose Chicago's Instagram account all week long, part of our new #TakingOverChooseChicago series. This week, we chose Barry Butler. Enjoy!
According to Travelocity's new Shark Week-themed website,
Chicago is more than 1,200 miles away from the nearest shark. That's
not true at all though. Nestled along the shore of Lake Michigan just
east of the South Loop neighborhood, Shedd Aquarium is home to 11 different species of sharks and routinely keeps close to 20 on display, primarily in its stunning Wild Reef exhibit.
In honor of Shark Week, Chicago Like A
Local had the opportunity to
Ready for a fun weekend? Well of course you are, that's why you're here. But this time we've got an especially diverse lineup of activities for you to check out, including one of many music festivals, the incomparable Magritte exhibit at the Art Institute, a day on the racetrack, and the Air and Water Show. Let's do this.
Charna Halpern is the owner of iO and one of the most influential people in improv. After 19 years at iO's Clark Street location, tonight iO opens at its new home of 1541 N Kingsbury. Please join Charna and the rest of the Chicago improv community at iO both tonight and on August 29th and 30th for their grand opening. Here's a bit about the new space and the journey it took to get there.
Been looking for an adults night out lately? Lincoln Park Zoo has you covered with just that Friday night, but let that just be a jumpstart into an amazing weekend. Chicago's got free cultural activities, music, food, and Bronzeville's finest marching in the Bud Billiken Parade. Pretend to wind things down with the energetic Northalsted Market Days on Sunday, and you've got yourself a packed weekend schedule. Enjoy!