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Posts from August 2015

Chicago Gourmet 2015

No one needs reassurance or additional encomia to know that Chicago is everyone's kind of food town. From elaborate crudite to charming charcuterie, Chicago has you covered. 

Case in point,  Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet will be returning this year to Millennium Park from September 25-27. Presented by Bon Appetit, this elaborate celebration brings together 150 restaurants and chefs for celebrity chef demos, wine and spirit tastings, and a number of new events.

Stars of Lyric Opera

Featuring hundreds of free events and exhibitions, May through September, the Millennium Park Summer Celebration gives both Chicagoans and visitors the chance to enjoy the best of summer in one of the most beautiful urban parks in the world. One of the celebration's most anticipated events will hit the stage of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion on Friday, Sept. 11, at 7:30 p.m.: Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium ParkPack a picnic and spread a blanket out on the lawn for a seriously star-studded evening - both in the sky above and on the stage.

Dirty Dancing

Cinematic production values? Check. Score full of instantly recognizable pop hits? Plot taken straight from a beloved movie? Check and check. "Dirty Dancing" has all the requisites of a hit, and that's just what it is. The musical based on the 1987 movie of the same name opened in in 2004. It's been playing continuously since.

Assassination Theater

Peruse the openings on Chicago stages this past week and you'll stumble across the provocatively named "Assassination Theater." The company's goals are as eyebrow -raising as its name.

"If I've done my job," said AT founder and investigative journalist Hillel Levin, "people will leave the show finally knowing who really killed JFK."

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