When you hear the words “international film festival,” the idea of overly artsy, impossible-to-understand films complete with subtitles might spring to mind. But as the Chicago International Film Festival – now in its 52nd year — runs from Oct. 13 to Oct. 27 downtown at the AMC River East, it aims to be anything but…Read more→

Visiting Chicago? If you’ve already been to the Bean, museums and Navy Pier, try something new and step off the beaten path and into one of the city’s 77 unique neighborhoods. Each has one-of-a-kind places to shop, eat and explore. Need a little guidance? No problem. This weeks spotlight: South Loop     Summary: As…Read more→

With the Cubs in the playoffs – and possibly headed to the World Series for the first time in over 70 years – many baseball fans are hopeful the curse of the Billy goat is broken this year and the team wins the series for the first time since 1908. But with playoff tickets selling…Read more→

This year hasn’t been kind to music-lovers with the deaths of several well-known stars – including Price and David Bowie — whose loss was felt by fans across the world. But on Monday, Nov. 7, the spirit of the two larger-than-life musicians will come alive during a tribute concert called “We Can Be Heroes” a…Read more→

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