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Posts from March 2014

A Guide To Classical Music in Chicago

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 12:00 AM by

CSO - Playing Music - Blog

Chicago's classical music scene is one of the best things about living in Chicago.  The variety of music covers the very old to the brand new, large ensembles in lush concert halls to chamber music in intimate venues.  You'll find some of the world's best musicians and composers who call Chicago home; and you'll hear top players from around the globe.  The audience is as diverse as the music, dress code is mostly casual, and tickets are often more affordable than sports events.  So find your classical jam and get an earful of Chicago.

Chicago Improv Festival 

Calling all comedy nerds, this is your opportunity to get some one-on-one face time with eleven huge names in comedy! The 17th Annual Chicago Improv Festival is right around the corner and some of your favorite comedy icons will be in town both performing and teaching workshops. The workshops are held on Saturday, April 5th and Sunday, April 6th. These tend to sell out, so make sure to snag a spot before they're all gone.

Thrifty Spring Shopping in Ukrainian Village

Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:00 AM by Amy Bizzarri

Le Thrift

Is your closet ready for spring? Is your wallet low in cash? Here's a solution: Le Thrift, a mod, upscale Chicago consignment shop, will help you sell your own duds while scoring new ones. Having just expanded into its newest location at 1821 W. Chicago Ave in Ukrainian Village, Le Thrift is the perfect spot to spring shop for designer clothing and accessories while sticking to a budget.

Weekend Alert: March 21-23

Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:00 AM by Emmy Carragher

River View

Happy almost-weekend, Chicago - and happy first day of Spring! The city is springing into the season by welcoming back the MLS soccer season, joining in on some Lincoln Park Zoo adventures, raising a beer to toast the spring, and much more. Find out how you can get in on the official-springtime action this weekend in Chicago with your Weekend Alert.

March Madness

‘Tis the season of March Madness once again! You've filled out your work, family, friends and possibly the Warren Buffet bracket respectively, and now you're ready for the Madness to begin. Go out with friends and fellow alumni to catch all the ups and downs, blowouts and upsets of the NCAA championship tournament this March at some of these great sports bars in Chicago.

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