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Movies in the Park 2012

Updated 5/19. The Chicago Park District is showing movies in Millennium and smaller parks throughout the city, starting on 7 June and showing through 9 September. There are kid movies (like Mary Poppins Returns)...

Paddy's On The Square Family Time

Long Grove Chocolate Fest

Updated 3/19. This year, this chocolaty fest will be from 17-19 May. Long Grove is in the northwest suburbs, about 10-15 minutes from Rt. 53 and Lake Cook Road. While entrance to this fest...

Daphne by Dessa Kirk

Create your own sculpture tour!

Chicago has a lot of outdoor sculptures (which means large and FREE!).  There are the obvious:  the Bean, the Picasso in Daley Plaza, the lions in front of the Art Institute.  Then there are...

Paper Machete band

Paper Machete brings humor to Uptown revue

The Green Mill is usually known for jazz, but its Saturday afternoon standby, Paper Machete, adds some much-needed humor to the local and national political, and pop culture scenes. Add in some music, cabaret, puppetry...

I can't believe I happened on Rick Bayless' salsas. I've used these previously for some great meals.

A tiny Aldi trip: What you’ll find

I’ve been shopping at Aldi for a few years now, ever since they did a big expansion and added a ton of stores. Now, I’m wondering why more people aren’t shopping there all the...