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Celebrate the Auditorium Theatre's 125th Anniversary Season

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The Auditorium Building in is one of the best-known designs of the architectural design duo Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan. At the time of its completion in 1889, it was the tallest building in the city and largest building in the United States. The building's theater was the first home of the Chicago Civic Opera and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and through the years has also hosted political conventions and even Grateful Dead tours.

This year, the Auditorium Theatre will be


Drink and Be Merry at St. Alphonsus Oktoberfest This Weekend

Oktoberfest

Don some lederhosen, raise your stein, and enjoy this year's St. Alphonsus Oktoberfest! Come out to the corner of Lincoln and Wellington this weekend to participate in one of the biggest Oktoberfest celebrations in Chicago.


Weekend Alert: September 26-28

Chicago Gourmet

Lots to do this weekend. Lots. Eat some five-star food courtesy of all-star chefs at Chicago Gourmet, drop everything and dance at the David Bowie Variety Hour, slurp til you burp at the Shaw's Oyster Fest Block Party, and see some of the city's coolest museums for free. The choice(s) is/are yours ... you get the idea.


Seven Fun Ways to Celebrate Fall at the Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo

Our family loves the Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago's very own zoo located in charming Lincoln Park. It's educational, it's fun and ... it's free! As a Chicago mom with two kids ages 5 and 13, I can't tell you how many times I've visited our beloved zoo. The Lincoln Park Zoo is one of the best spots to celebrate fall in the city, thanks to the lovely Autumnal colors. Here are seven fun and interesting things to do this fall at the zoo.


The Chicago International Children's Film Festival: More Than a Fun Movie Date with the Kids

Chicago Children's International Film Festival

The 31st Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival kicks off on October 24 with more than 270 films from over 50 countries - and our family can't wait! Selected from more than 3,000 entries at venues across the Chicago including the Facets Cinematheque (1517 W. Fullerton) and the Music Box Theatre (3733 N. Southport), these movies always rise above the usual Hollywood kid fare and offer everything from funny to spooooooky films, all with a unique,


Seven Perks That Make for a Totally Rad Family Weekend at Chicago’s Hard Rock Hotel

Hard Rock Hotel Chicago

Whether you're a rockstar or just a rockin' family, Hard Rock Hotel Chicago is the place to stay if you're looking for a red carpet rockin' weekend in Chicago. Housed in the historic, polished black granite Carbide & Carbon building, an art deco gem, this modern hotel features all the comfort, style and attention to detail that today's rockstars demand, while staying perfectly in tune with visiting families and kids. Here are seven perks that make for a totally rad family weekend at


Design Harvest - September 20th-21st

Design Harvest

Calling 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


Chow Down at the 2nd Annual Sam Adams Lakeview Taco Fest This Weekend

Sam Adams Lakeview Taco Fest

Taco 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 happy.


Weekend Alert: September 19-21

Fall Aerial

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. 


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).

 


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