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Posts from October 2015

Hyatt Regency O'Hare Hotel


What’s a visit to the World’s Greatest Airport mean? Well, perhaps you’re waking up early to get on that flight to see your son graduate from college on the West Coast. Or maybe you find that you need to stay an extra day to finish up some work whilst meeting with collegial colleagues in the Loop. If you need to be close by for a quick departure, I'd recommend a stay at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare.

East of Eden at Steppenwolf Theatre Company

At Steppenwolf this fall, the stage is hosting a 25-year reunion among some of the storied theater company's renowned artists. With "East of Eden," adaptor Frank Galati reunites with director Terry Kinney and actor Francis Guinan almost exactly a quarter of a century after the three teamed up for another John Steinbeck story, "The Grapes of Wrath."

Chicago Artists Month - Migrations in Black and White

October brings a lot of exciting annual events to the city but few are as expansive or innovative as Chicago Artists Month. Celebrating its 20th annual event, this year's festivities pull out all the stops with concerts, exhibits, performances, films and basically everything that represents Chicago art in all of its forms. The events run through Nov. 15 and are truly all-encompassing, covering independent artists and their works all over the city. Here's a general guide to some standout Chicago Artists Month events:

Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Best of luck to all runners competing in the 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, this Sunday, Oct. 11! Chicago will be cheering you on all 26.2 miles of the race course. For spectators who'll be in town for the race, here are a few tips for getting the very best out of one of the premier athletic events in the country.

Harris Theater - Mix at Six

Here's a perfect pairing: an outstanding performance at Chicago's premier Harris Theater over cocktails. MIX at SIX, a happy hour performance series, offers patrons a fun mix of pre-show socializing and networking followed by a one-hour performances to be enjoyed while sipping craft cocktails. Even better, Chicago's top food trucks will be pulling up to offer tasty bites. It's a series that's set to become the happiest happy hours in the city.

Museum of Science and Industry

There is so much to see and do at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, where 14 acres of exhibits and experiences promise fun (and educational!) moments for all. This fall, the museum hosts a number of special activities, from a robot block party to a STEM career fair. Here are 10 amazing things to experience at MSI this autumn:

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