Better Makers: Chicago Shakespeare Theater Honors Key Philanthropists and Actors
Five-hundred GALA 2018 attendees enjoyed a one-night-only performance in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare Theater (Photo by Johnny Knight Photo.)
Since 1986, Chicago Shakespeare Theater has been dazzling Chicagoans with award-winning, Shakespeare-inspired performances. Founded by the current Artistic Director, Barbara Gaines, the regional Tony Award-winning theater performs for schools and neighborhoods throughout Chicagoland and on stages around the world. CST is now housed in one of the city’s most iconic destinations, Navy Pier. On June
Will Travel for Food: 8 Food Festivals Worth the Flight to Visit
Feast Portland (Photo by Aubrie Le Gault.)
As culinary tourism becomes ever more popular, foodies are traveling far and wide searching for exotic ingredients and dining at bucket-list restaurants. Food festivals have become the new music festival, from Chicago Gourmet to the Mango & Food Festival on the tiny Caribbean island of Nevis. Here, an in-depth look at Nevis’ unique food fest
3 Perfect Road Trips from the Bay Area
Summer’s the time to skip the airport and hit the open road. Whether you’re a foodie, a hiker, have young kids, or are just a kid at heart, we’ve put together three perfect itineraries departing from the Bay Area offering family adventure, outdoor escape, or a romantic getaway. For Romance Bring that special someone on
5 Upcoming Charity Golf Events in Illinois
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In the mid-swing of summer, with a little over 200 golf courses spanning the Chicagoland area alone, it can be tricky finding the right game for you. As a way to help narrow down some of those options while also inspiring some do-good on the green, below we have listed five upcoming charity golf events
5 Things to Do: July 20-22
This weekend, don’t miss the celebration of Special Olympics’ 50th Anniversary right here in Chicago, plus festivals featuring everything from tacos and tamales to art from around the world. 50th Anniversary of Special Olympics July 17-21 Chicago Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Special Olympics with events like the Unified Soccer Tournament, Global Day of Inclusion
Covenant House: Supporting Chicago’s Homeless Youth
Photos courtesy of Covenant House.
Covenant House has been coming to the aid of homeless and at-risk teens for 45 years, but if this is the first time you’re hearing about them, get ready to see the impact of their work take hold in our city. The organization only opened up an Illinois chapter a little over a year ago,
Fashion Trends: 6 Western-Inspired Pieces for Summer and Fall
Pony up to one of the season’s wildest fashion trends by roping western-inspired accessories into your warm-weather wardrobe — and riding them straight through fall. 1. Mignonne Gavigan Kinsey Scarf Necklace in Pink For the ultimate in chic, effortless style, pair a classic white tee with this beaded scarf necklace. $425, Elements Chicago, 706 N.
The Best Plant-Based Dairy, Seafood and Meat Substitutes
Impossible Burger (Photo courtesy of Impossible Foods.)
The popularity of plant-based diets has exploded in recent years, and when you look under the hood, it’s easy to understand their appeal. After all, plant-based foods contain zero cholesterol, less saturated fat, and often far fewer calories than their traditional counterparts. Following a vegan diet has been shown to lower blood pressure and reduce
Shedd Aquarium: Behold the Beauty at BLU on Aug. 18
The Shedd Aquarium Auxiliary Board invites you to a night of celebration at BLU: Behold the Beauty! This year, BLU highlights the new special exhibit, Underwater Beauty. From 7 p.m. to midnight, you’ll enter a world of shimmer, color, pattern, and rhythm, where jellies pulse, eels ribbon, and a rainbow comes alive with reef fishes.