| Mar 13, 2013
The turn of the millennium was a heady time for many Chicago cultural institutions. Cheap loans, high investment returns and swelling endowments spawned a slew of new attractions along the lakefront and around downtown.
The Art Institute built its Modern...
| Nov 7, 2013
Cookie, the Brookfield Zoo's resident 80-year-old cockatoo, was in fine form Tuesday morning.
The last remaining member of the west suburban zoo's original animal collection when it opened in 1934, he squawked with excitement — a piercing,...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 9:06 AM
We hope you will join us at our 2011 Annual Dinner Gala with keynote speaker, former mayor and long-time supporter of Little City, Richard M. Daley, at the John G. Shedd Aquarium on Saturday, November 12 at 7 p.m.
Invite your guests to a delightful...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 10:04 AM
Friday, October 28
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 a.m. (evening only option ends at 10:00 p.m.) John G. Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Drive
Evening-Only Event: $25 per person; $20 for Shedd members....
| Nov 13, 2011
| 6:46 PM
When Marshown Means woke up after undergoing surgery for more than two hours, the 6-year-old boy opened his eyes and smiled, his family said minutes after seeing him.
The family breathed a collective sigh of relief when they learned the young boy...
| May 28, 2012
| 7:19 AM
Spring Break Staycation Ideas:
Pizza-PJ Movie Marathon
Frozen pizzas, your favorite family movies, PJ's, for a great movie marathon.
Buy a Citipass! Get admission to the Shedd Aquarium, The Field Museum, Skydeck...
| May 28, 2012
| 7:55 AM
Tips for Easter Egg Coloring:
Be creative. These recipes are merely suggestions. There may be many other things in your house, like onion skins or red cabbage, which will work as well.. Make sure that the water is hot when you mix in the dry ingredients....
| Apr 29, 2011
| 2:17 PM
Richard Daley leaves office this month as one of the most ambitious mayors Chicago ever had, a political heir who embraced and transcended his birthright but whose hands-on drive to improve the city he loved did not always match his reach.
| May 12, 2011
From the elegant galleries of the Art Institute of Chicago to the stately halls of the Field Museum, the blend of modern culture and modern museum management has created etiquette issues your grandmother's curator could not have imagined.
| 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...
| 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...