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UPDATES: Weekend Events In Chicago This Summer

Posted 08.30.2013 | Chicago


22 Can't-Miss Festivals And Other Summer Events

Posted 06.01.2013 | Chicago

With Memorial Day weekend already a memory and the temperatures rising, summer is officially in full swing in Chicago. As such, each weekend Chicag...

Artwork Is Work

Nora Younkin | Posted 06.10.2013 | Arts
Nora Younkin

Artwork is work. Art does not come into existence in a single fell swoop of expressive resolution. Art is not a hobby to a professional artist. Art is labor. Choreographer, painter, composer: these are occupations.

Fashion of the Opera (PHOTOS)

Justin Barbin | Posted 12.12.2012 | Chicago
Justin Barbin

High fashion met high art as local Chicago designers paraded their latest collections, accompanied by sweeping arias from the world's most famous operas at The American Chamber Opera's Fashion of the Opera.

Scotland Re:Designed Fashion Event (PHOTOS)

Justin Barbin | Posted 12.10.2012 | Chicago
Justin Barbin

Forget kilts and tartan prints, Scotland's hottest designers made a stopover in Chicago to showcase their latest collections that spanned couture womenswear, jewelry, and interior design.

Style From The Streets Of Chicago

Justin Barbin | Posted 11.28.2012 | Style
Justin Barbin

It's time to layer and bundle up. Before we go off and enjoy pumpkin-everything at our favorite bakeries or stomp through the piles of leaves, let's take a look back at a few fashionable festival goers from the end of summer!

Windy City Street Style: Summer Festival Wrap Up (PHOTOS)

Justin Barbin | Posted 11.26.2012 | Chicago
Justin Barbin

It's time to layer and bundle up. Before we go off and enjoy pumpkin-everything at our favorite bakeries or stomp through the piles of leaves, let's take a look back at a few fashionable festival goers from the end of summer!

Windy City Street Style: Renegade Craft Fair (PHOTOS)

Justin Barbin | Posted 11.12.2012 | Chicago
Justin Barbin

Boasting over 300 craft artists from across the country, the Renegade Craft Fair left many a wallet a bit lighter thanks to booths that ranged from recycled time piece jewelry to food-shaped plushies to knick knacks from the past and present.

Fashion's Night Out Chicago (PHOTOS)

Justin Barbin | Posted 11.07.2012 | Chicago
Justin Barbin

Stylish Chicagoans took hold of Michigan Ave. Thursday evening for Fashion's Night Out, the grand finale of the Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival.

Windy City Street Style: North Coast Music Festival (PHOTOS)

Justin Barbin | Posted 11.06.2012 | Chicago
Justin Barbin

When electronic dance music takes focus at a summer festival, prepare yourself for the onslaught of neon bracelets, baby pacifiers and chiseled abs. North Coast had its fair share of kooky costumes, but I also saw quite a few stylish looks.

Windy City Street Style: Mad Decent Block Party (PHOTOS)

Justin Barbin | Posted 10.28.2012 | Chicago
Justin Barbin

Even though the Mad Decent Block Party was less than decent due to its abrupt end, I had the chance to hang out with the lucky few who actually got to enjoy the music and snap some photos of the best dressed at the block party.

Mad Decent Block Party Chicago (PHOTOS)

Justin Barbin | Posted 10.24.2012 | Chicago
Justin Barbin

Nestled along a two-block stretch in the West Loop, Mad Decent Block Party made its Chicago debut to a rapturous reception.

Northalsted Market Days 2012 (PHOTOS)

Justin Barbin | Posted 10.17.2012 | Chicago
Justin Barbin


PHOTOS: Bud Billiken Parade, Market Days & More This Weekend

Posted 08.10.2012 | Chicago

With August well under way, the end of summer is just around the corner. And while this comes as good news for sweater advocates, the rest of us c...

Things to Do in Chicago This Weekend

Mark Nilsson | Posted 08.09.2012 | Chicago
Mark Nilsson

The summer is getting away from us! We've now entered August and the clock is ticking to get out and enjoy the great weather in this living and breathing city.

Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend

Mark Nilsson | Posted 10.02.2012 | Chicago
Mark Nilsson

In a city like Chicago, I have found that there's never a lack of something to do, but finding that thing can be quite a challenge. Here's a short list of good ideas for ways to spend this summer weekend.

Things to Do in Chicago, Weekend of July 27-29

Mark Nilsson | Posted 09.26.2012 | Chicago
Mark Nilsson

Here are two great things to do in Chicago this weekend: The Wicker Park Fest, featuring local artists, local bands and local restaurants, and Taste of Lincoln Avenue, where you can see 40 bands on five stages.

Weekend Plans: Shakespeare, Leather & Gore

Posted 05.25.2012 | Chicago

As Chicagoans -- police and protesters, particularly -- continue to recover from the stresses of the city's hosting of the NATO summit, a long holiday...

Things To Do This Weekend: Wine, Derby And Occupy Festival

Posted 05.11.2012 | Chicago

NATO hits Chicago next weekend, and chances are it will cramp your social life. So get the most out of this weekend--it's not like you have to worry a...

Chicago Weekend Plans: Tequila, Treats And Trekkies

Posted 05.04.2012 | Chicago

While we understand that the intermittent drizzles (and lightning, and hail) may make it tempting to stay inside all weekend, fight the urge to celebr...

Weekend Plans: Films, Cheese And Zombies

Posted 04.27.2012 | Chicago

While you may be busy counting down the minutes til some sick events this summer, that's no reason to let this weekend pass by uncelebrated. Just beca...

Weekend Plans: Prints, Girl Food And Antique Jewelry

Posted 04.20.2012 | Chicago

Hey, Chicago! Hey Chicago, hey, we're over here. There you go. We know Friday is a big day, but once you're done celebrating, you may want to get up o...

Chicago Weekend Plans: Reptiles, Fashion And Sister Spit

Posted 04.13.2012 | Chicago

This week, Chicago's individuality in the country's cityscape shone through. We established ourselves as quirky eaters, nontraditional daters, creativ...

Weekend Plans: Beer, Bunnies And Bill & Ted

Posted 04.06.2012 | Chicago

Between cold shoulders swinging at Dida Ritz, Rahm and the "Mob Wives", it seems like Chicagoans have had their fair share of rough times this week. W...

Weekend Plans: Joan Rivers, Lies And Smoking The Goat

Posted 03.30.2012 | Chicago

Whether you win the big bucks or not tonight, there's no shortage of tempting excursions offering to separate you from your money this week. (We're ta...