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  • Free Chicago museum days 2015

    Don’t miss free days at Chicago’s world-class museums — a great way to show off the city to out-of-town friends, or just get out of the cold. View image | gettyimages.com Free museum days for Illinois museums: Chicago Children’s Museum – Target Free First Sundays and Kraft Free Family Night Free admission for kids 15 and under. First Sunday of every month, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and every Thursday evening from 5-8 p.m. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago Free every Tuesday for IL residents. Art Institute of Chicago Admission to the Art Institute of Chicago is free to IL residents every Thursday, 5-8pm. Discounts for city ... Read More »
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    Riverwalk Fine Art Fair 2014

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  • Exploring the Chicago Cultural Center

    Exploring the Chicago Cultural Center

  • Create your own sculpture tour!

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Long Grove Fests & restaurants

Photo by Richie Diesterheft (https://www.flickr.com/photos/puroticorico/2130165438/in/photolist-5rs5Po-4faF4z-4feDYj-4feDHq-4feDV9-4feDEE-4feE2y-4feDNL-75NonM-4feE57-5rs6kC-5rnN6P-5rs71G-5rnMAn-5rnM2z-4feDzG-4faECk-4feE8b-4faFvt-4feDBG-4faFrZ-4faFCM-4faFAa-4faEP6-4feEfN-75Sgxj). Used under CC license 2.0. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Like clockwork, the next Long Grove fests are coming: Chocolate fest: May 15-17 Strawberry fest: June 26-28 Apple fest: September 25-27 I strongly suggest checking out nearby restaurants for some delicious options, and to avoid the crowds once you’ve had your fill of apple donuts and local kitsch: Smokin’ T’s BBQ (1260 S Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills) Real Urban Barbecue ... Read More »

Chinese New Year 2015

Lion dance at Chinese New Year

View image | gettyimages.com Chicago’s Chinese New Year just keeps growing, so your best bet to celebrate isn’t just in Chinatown. Be sure to stop by The Shops at North Bridge through March 1, as there are deals galore, including cooking and calligraphy classes. Friday, February 19: 12pm, Chinese New Year Kickoff at the Chicago Cultural Center. at the Cultural Center, take your ... Read More »

Chicago Theatre Week expands

Goodman Theatre

If you’re afraid you’ve missed out on Chicago Theatre Week, think again. It’s expanded this year to February 22, 2015, with more theaters and options. $15 and $30 ticket options abound, in every part of the city. Check out their Twitter feed for the latest (tickets go fast) at @chicagoplays or search it out online. Highlights like Music Hall and The Addams ... Read More »

Why women should care about the auto show

View image | gettyimages.com Admittedly, I’m rare among female friends for an interest in automobiles. I love the sleek looks,  and, well, speed. But truthfully, I’n not the only one who feels this way, as last year, 54% of the attendees to the Chicago Auto Show were female, according to Forsythe Research.   “What used to be viewed as overwhelmingly ... Read More »

Birthday deals 2015

Birthday deals

Whether your birthday’s next week or in another 364 days, good deals can be snagged with just a little effort. Below are favorites and some new ones. Remember to use your email newsletter throwaway address – but one that you can actually check, starting on day one of your birthday month.   Benihana’s $30 off the birthday boy/girl’s tab for signing ... Read More »

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