| Jun 3, 2011
| 8:46 AM
Close your eyes, reach in, and grab a fun Chicago deal for the weekend from this Friday afternoon assortment:
- Earlier this week, I told you about all the free Chicago museum days coming up. Saturday June 4 and Sunday June 5 are a Bank of America free...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 3:06 PM
Before actors, musicians and artists of all types thrill us, much work behind-the-scenes must take place to make it all possible. The stars behind the curtain are seldom seen or heard by our readers, but they have a valuable view and impact on Chicago&...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 10:19 AM
Anyone ever tell you history is dull, tedious and irrelevant? Not us. And for some particularly fascinating and relevant insights into black history, ditch the textbooks and head to these stage shows, which explore everything from the politics in...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 12:10 PM
Chicago’s largest museums are offering many free days to Illinois residents this month, with most of them following up with more free days in February.
The free days are the result of a revision of a state law regarding the Chicago Park District...
| Mar 4, 2012
| 5:22 AM
CHICAGO -- Chicago will be celebrating its 175th birthday today.
Sunday marks the day the city was incorporated -- March 4, 1837 -- and there will be events across the city to mark the occasion.
The Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St. the North...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 7:26 AM
Dark Girls - Platinum - Halloween Costumes - Rabbi Shmuley - Schoolhouse Rock - Steven Brill - Doyle & Debbie Show - Billy Corgan - Ziggy Marley
Monday, October 10
Screen and discussion with Bill Duke
| May 28, 2012
| 9:14 AM
Night of 100 Stars Gala
Saturday, April 14
The DuSable Museum of African American History
Fanfares Catering, Inc.
742 East 95th Street
6 chicken breasts,...
| May 20, 2011
| 2:34 PM
Meeting Jeremy Winters happened by chance--or perhaps it was fate. When he arrived at WGN studios for the Chicago mayoral debate on Jan. 27, there was only one seat available in the audience--and it was right next to Tribune Standards Editor Margaret...
| May 31, 2011
| 2:51 PM
Far be it from The Frugalista to discourage you from patronizing Chicago's museums. If you have a favorite institution and you can afford it, by all means, become a member. But assuming you don't join everything, here's a list of museum free days and...
| Dec 12, 2008
These days, it seems the South Side neighborhood of Hyde Park has been put on the map as the stomping grounds of President-elect Barack Obama.
There are walking tours that show off his favorite restaurants and coffee shops, magazine and newspaper...
| May 24, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Seven-year-old Aaron Headrick, whose father is in the Navy, was looking Monday at an ancient piece of Greek pottery while the curator explained the story depicted on it: Odysseus escaping from the cave of Polyphemus by getting the Cyclops drunk......