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Classical Music in Chicago: A Fall Preview

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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.


EXPO Chicago Returns for Third Year to Navy Pier

EXPO Chicago

For a third year in a row, Chicago will be transformed into the contemporary art hub of the world for a week thanks to EXPO Chicago, the International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art.


You're Invited: The Dinner Party Live

The Dinner Party

Here's your exclusive invite to a fab, star-studded dinner party.

The Dinner Party is a monthly show broadcast live on the Sun Times-Splash Section website in front of a live audience. Hosted by Elysabeth Alfano, an arts and culture journalist, former gallery owner and TV and stage producer, this outstanding dinner series promises impromptu performances as well as fun and interesting conversation. Alfano invites three national or Chicago celebs - mostly


Art in Chicago: Museum Exhibits Opening in September

'David Bowie Is' lead

Autumn in Chicago - cooling temperatures, changing trees, football, and museums?

When thinking about fall in the city, art might not be the first thing that comes to mind, but September is one of the busiest and active months for museums - almost all major museums are opening a new exhibit this month.

Learn about five of the exhibits opening during the month of September, as well as two exhibits not to miss before they close.


Three Comedy Shows to See This Week

Kyle Kinane Benefit

This week Chicago is getting double doses of Kyle Kinane as well as a number of other great shows. Here's what you're in for this week.


Weekend Alert: September 12-14

World Music Festival

We've lost summer in name only - the weather is still gorgeous and there's plenty to do in Chicago this weekend! From a historical tour of one of the city's most eclectic neighborhoods, to some outstanding music festivals, and a Mexican food & culture extravaganza hosted by some celebrity chefs, there's a good amount with which to fill your schedule. Hop to it, okay?


Five Fun Parent/Teen Adventures in Chicago

Weekend Alert - Blog - Chicago Fall

Now that I'm officially the mother of a teenager (yikes!) I'm constantly on the lookout for fun activities that give us a chance to bond. I firmly believe that families that take the time to participate in fun new activities together are the families that experience (at least a little bit less) teenage drama. Here are five fun Chicago adventures that will give you a chance to laugh and play once again with your kid (trapped inside the body of a teenager).

 


The Fine Arts, a Piano Palace & a Preacher Man: Three Great Chicago Moments to Discover

Fine Arts Building

Chicago has seen dozens of daily newspapers come and go over the past century has publishing empires have waxed and waned. One of the greats that is no longer with us is the Chicago Daily News which saw its last edition run off the presses in 1978.

Fortunately, the Daily News photo archive found its way into the collection of the Chicago History Museum and thousands of these images are available online. I've pulled out three of the best in order to give you a few


Midnight Circus Returns This Fall

Midnight Circus

One of my favorite acts in Chicago is coming to a park near you this September and October! Midnight Circus is a group of immensely talented performers that travel from park to park in this great city to put on a first class show all while bringing communities together.


Choose Chicago Weekly Instagram Series, August 31-September 5

Floyd McCraney Instagram

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 Floyd McCraney. Enjoy!  


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