Weekend 101: Oct. 19-21

Weekend 101: Oct. 19-21 ("Swan Lake" at Joffrey Ballet)

Victoria Jaiani in Swan Lake (Photo by Cheryl Mann.)

The weekend is almost here and there are a variety of can’t-miss events, including the start of Joffrey Ballet’s newest season, two music festivals, a wine tasting experience, and multiple events for Halloween fun. “Swan Lake” Oct. 17-28 Chicago The Joffrey Ballet opens its 2018-2019 season with Christopher Wheeldon’s “Swan Lake,” which is returning to

Navy Pier: Chicago’s Lakefront Treasure

Navy Pier: Chicago’s Lakefront Treasure

People’s Energy Welcome Pavilion (Photo by Heidi Zeiger Photography.)

The transformation continues as Navy Pier steps boldly into its second century. Exciting new spaces and dynamic new programing continue to wow the millions of guests who visit the Pier each year. As the People’s Pier, we’ve been expanding our dining, retail, and entertainment offerings and evolving the Pier into an accessible, year-round centerpiece for

Bright Promises Foundation 2018 Awards Mark 149th Year of Accelerating Innovation in Chicago’s Child-Serving Community

Bright Promises Foundation 2018 Awards Mark 149th Year of Accelerating Innovation in Chicago's Child-Serving Community

On Tuesday, Sept. 25, stormy skies couldn’t dampen the excitement for the celebration of Bright Promises Foundation’s 2018 Awards. Nearly 300 philanthropists, civic and business leaders, current and past grant recipients, and honored guests gathered in the breathtaking Cathedral Hall of the University Club for Chicago for this joy-filled and inspirational occasion, which marked the

18 Fulton Market Restaurants You Need to Check Out

18 Fulton Market Restaurants You Need to Check Out

Aba (Photo by Christina Slaton.)

The West Loop is the neighborhood bounded by the Chicago River to the east, Grand Avenue to the north, Ashland to the west, and I-290 to the south. It has exploded with activity in the past 10 years; at any given moment, you’ll find umpteen construction cranes, all hell-bent on urban domination. All these new

Help People Affected by Disasters Big and Small

American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois CEO Deployed to North Carolina After Hurricane Florence

Join us in supporting the American Red Cross. Your Disaster Relief gift will help people affected by disasters such as storms and countless other crises. Your gift will not only help with immediate needs like food and shelter, it will also put people on the road to recovery and guide communities as they better prepare

8 Luscious Apple Recipes That Scream Autumn

8 Luscious Apple Recipes That Scream Autumn

October is National Apple Month and the timing is perfection. Farmers markets and grocery stores are teeming with apple varietals, piled high in gleaming pyramids of green, yellow, and red. How important are apples to our produce economics? Consider this: In 1904, the celebration of the humble apple lasted but a week. The USApple Association is

Real Estate: 5 of the Most Light-Filled Properties on the Market in Chicagoland

Real Estate: 5 of the Most Light-Filled Properties on the Market in Chicagoland

There’s a nip in the air and the snow will soon be falling, but these light-filled Chicagoland homes are a sure cure for the winter blues. 200 Burnham Place, Evanston $1.899 million Located steps from Dempster Beach, this architecturally significant landmark six-bedroom home boasts a Daniel Burnham addition with a bright and airy conservatory, and

Better Makers: WorldWideWomen Hosts a Day of Power and Possibility for Bay Area Girls

Better Makers: WorldWideWomen Hosts a Day of Power and Possibility for Bay Area Girls

Arts and Entertainment Panel at WorldWideWomen Girls' Festival (Photos by Nikki Ritcher Photography.)

The third annual WorldWideWomen Girls’ Festival that took place on Saturday, Oct. 6 at Santa Clara University was a day of power and possibility for thousands of girls and their families from around the Bay Area. The festival attracted around 2,000 girls and their families with more than 100 activities hosted by 70 Bay Area companies and organizations.

Weekend 101: Oct. 12-14

Weekend 101: Oct. 12-14 (Boo! at the Zoo — Brookfield Zoo)

Remember your visit to Brookfield Zoo’s Boo! at the Zoo with a photo in front of one of the Halloween-themed peek boards. (Photo courtesy of Brookfield Zoo.)

This week marks the beginning of an annual film festival in Chicago and a Halloween event in Brookfield. Plus, make a difference at a wine walk in Wilmette, explore some of Chicago’s coolest buildings, celebrate Oktoberfest in Evanston, and more. Chicago International Film Festival Begins Oct. 10 Chicago More than 150 films will be featured

Weekend 101: Oct. 19-21 ("Swan Lake" at Joffrey Ballet)

Weekend 101: Oct. 19-21
By Anna Carlson

Navy Pier: Chicago’s Lakefront Treasure

Navy Pier: Chicago’s Lakefront Treasure
By Navy Pier

Bright Promises Foundation 2018 Awards Mark 149th Year of Accelerating Innovation in Chicago's Child-Serving Community

Bright Promises Foundation 2018 Awards Mark 149th Year of Accelerating Innovation in Chicago’s Child-Serving Community
By Bright Promises Foundation

18 Fulton Market Restaurants You Need to Check Out

18 Fulton Market Restaurants You Need to Check Out
By Julie Chernoff

American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois CEO Deployed to North Carolina After Hurricane Florence

Help People Affected by Disasters Big and Small
By American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois

8 Luscious Apple Recipes That Scream Autumn

8 Luscious Apple Recipes That Scream Autumn
By Julie Chernoff

Real Estate: 5 of the Most Light-Filled Properties on the Market in Chicagoland

Real Estate: 5 of the Most Light-Filled Properties on the Market in Chicagoland
By Tate Gunnerson

Better Makers: WorldWideWomen Hosts a Day of Power and Possibility for Bay Area Girls

Better Makers: WorldWideWomen Hosts a Day of Power and Possibility for Bay Area Girls
By Jessica Gliddon

Weekend 101: Oct. 12-14 (Boo! at the Zoo — Brookfield Zoo)

Weekend 101: Oct. 12-14
By Anna Carlson