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Posts from April 2014

Wrigley Field Beer Liz Garibay

The baseball history loving world has embarked on a season long celebration of 100 years of Wrigley Field.  While the majority of us Cub fans can wallow in our misery of never having witnessed a major league championship, we can certainly bask in the glory of cheering on our team in one of the world's grandest sport cathedrals.  Although the ballpark is my own personal holy place, what makes Wrigley Field particularly special for me is the historic neighborhood she calls home.  And her saloons help tell her story.  

Chicago Gourmet

Presented by Bon Appétit, Chicago Gourmet is one of the greatest days of the year on the Chicago foodie calendar. It is a celebration of food and wine showcasing more than 150 of Chicago's finest restaurants and chefs, as well as hundreds of renowned vintners, spirit makers, and premium breweries not to be missed. Read on for a little somethin' somethin' for you to wet your appetite enough to get you through until it hits Millennium Park September 26-28.

SELF workout in the park

Ladies! Are you ready to sculpt that irresistible beach bod for the summer, or simply get back in shape after a winter of laziness? SELF Magazine's iconic active lifestyle event, Workout in the Park, returns to Grant Park for its 21st year, Saturday, May 17 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Starring celebrity host Bob Harper, trainer on "The Biggest Loser" and #1 New York Times best-selling author, Workout in the Park brings thousands of women together for energizing workouts, beauty treatments and delicious, healthy treats.

12 Can't Miss Events At CIMMfest This Week

Monday, April 28, 2014 12:00 AM by Katie Karpowicz

CIMM fest 2014

Festivals in Chicago are good and plenty but not many are as unique and eye opening as the Chicago International Movies and Music Festival, returning for its sixth year May 1-4. CIMMfest brings music and film makers from across the globe together to illustrate the two mediums' inseparable ties throughout history. It brings four days of concerts, screenings, panel discussions and interviews to Chicago's Logan Square and Wicker Park neighborhoods--99 events in 96 hours to be exact!

National Travel Tourism Week

Join Choose Chicago and The Illinois office of Tourism on Friday, May 2 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Goose Island Wrigleyville before the Cubs and Cardinals face off in a classic rivalry game and help us celebrate tourism and the benefits of taking time off. The event is free and open to the public. You'll hear live music from Chicago's very own Ghosthouse. Plus, we will be giving away great prizes including a chance to see the Cubs play in St. Louis later this summer.

Mother's Day

This Mother's Day, Chicago will be buzzing with appreciation for the woman who sat through all of your band concerts and soccer tournaments, and waited up late for you with a smile on her face. Luckily, there's a Mother's Day brunch to match your mom: dress up in your Sunday best, order her a mimosa, and thank Mom for being there when you needed her most! Here are ten special spots to treat your mom for Mother's Day in just two weeks on Sunday, May 11, 2014.

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