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Tag - Family

Matt KirouacHe was your first main man; the guy who taught you what it means to be a real man. Take some time to say thanks to Dad this Father's Day by treating him to some one-one-time with the kid he loves the most. Here are eight ideas for celebrating Father's Day in Chicago with the awesome dad in your life.

Family Friendly Fall Kids

Chicago bids adieu to summer in style: trees get dressed in their autumnal best, pumpkin patches pop up and urban harvest festivals offer all those seaonsal flavors you've missed. There are hundreds of opportunities for fall family fun. Here are seven things we're looking forward to this autumn in Chicago.

Springtime Family Shows at City Winery

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 12:00 AM by Amy Bizzarri

City Winery

Fine wines and kids usually don't go hand in hand, but the City Winery Chicago (1200 W. Randolph St.), a 30,000-sq.-ft., fully-functioning winery, concert hall and Mediterranean eatery is inviting families to celebrate spring with a variety of kid-friendly programming. 

Art and Faith of the Creche at LUMA

Friday, December 20, 2013 12:00 AM by Amy Bizzarri

Water Tower Winter This past Sunday, the kids and I took a break from Mag Mile shopping and took a moment to remember the true reason for the Christmas season. We stepped into the Loyola University Museum of Art, just across from the historic Water Tower,and took some quiet time to soak in the current exhibit, Art and Faith of the Crèche: The Collection of James and Emilia Govan. This touching exhibit shows how artists across the globe depict the Nativity, and makes for an interesting, relaxing and thoughtful break from holiday shopping.

Scrooge - Blog

Photo courtesy: Dean LaPraire

Ah, 1977. Back when gas was 63 cents a gallon and the cost of a new home was essentially what a year and a half of college tuition is now: $62,500. It's also the year John Travolta showed us what it takes to be king of the disco floor in the record-breaking film, "Saturday Night Fever."

Leisure suits and affordable gas prices may have gone the way of dodo birds and handwritten letters, but one thing still endures: Goodman Theatre's beloved production of A Christmas Carol, which begins its amazing 35th anniversary production starting November 17 through December 29.

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