Monday, July 11, 2016

"Minions" Movie in Daniel Webster Park July 12

Minions, the 2015 prequel to the animated hit Despicable Me (2010), will be screened at Daniel Webster Park, 1401 S. Indiana Ave. Tuesday July 12, 2016. The movie will screen at approximately  8:30 p.m. (dusk). The movie should end by 10:01 p.m.

The film traces the origins of Grus minions as they seek the most villainous bad guy around to serve and end up assisting (and obstructing) super-villain Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock). Minions grossed over $1.1 billion worldwide making it the second highest-grossing animated film and the highest grossing non-Disney animated film.

Movies in the Parks is presented by Bank of America. This presentation is underwritten by the Greater South Loop Association.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Free Concert in Women's Park July 7, 2016

The annual Concert in Women’s Park & Gardens, 1827 S. Indiana Ave.(behind the Clake House Museum) – Presented by Lakeside Bank and VanderCook College of Music will be held Thursday July 7. A family drum circle demonstration will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by the concert at 7 p.m.
The concert will feature marches, show tunes and classics performed by VanderCook’s Graduate Concert Band.

6:30 p.m. – Family Drum Circle Demonstration
7:00 p.m. – Concert Begins

    Sunday, July 3, 2016

    Gearing up for the Taste of Chicago

    The annual Taste of Chicago doesn’t start until July 6, but they’ve been gearing up for the event for several days now. The Taste runs July 6 – July 10 in Grant Park. Admission is free.

    For more information on the event, including how to purchase concert and Chef Du Jour tickets, click here.

    Saturday, July 2, 2016

    South Loop author pens “100 Things to do in Chicago Before You Die”

    Local author Molly Page wants you to enjoy 100 things in Chicago…before you die! Page, a freelance author from the South Loop, has written an insider’s guide—100 Things to do in Chicago Before You Die—to some of the best that Chicago has to offer. Originally from St. Louis, Page has really embraced the city and all it has to offer. A lover of history and architecture, Page has assembled some interesting sites to see and experience. For example, did you know that there is a magic show at the Palmer House Hilton? And have you visited the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool in Lincoln Park? You’ll also discover the best blues club in the city and it’s probably not the one you’re thinking of right now.

    Page has lived in Chicago for five years and has grown to love her adopted city. 100 Things to do in Chicago Before You Die is published by Reedy Press, a publisher specializing in local-interest guidebooks. The book is available at bookstores everywhere and at At Amazon, Page’s book is the number one bestseller in Midwest US Travel Guides.

    Wednesday, June 22, 2016

    Around the South Loop

    Construction is moving along with the DePaul Arena and the new Marriott Hotel. Below are some images taken from the west building of McCormick Place. The new construction will change the face of Cermak…we hope for the better.

    The DePaul arena rises on S. Indiana and Cermak. 

    The Marriott hotel rises just east of the arena.

    The old American Book Company building will be connected to and part of the
    new Marriott Marquis.

    To the west of S. Indiana the view isn't as promising.

    Wednesday, June 15, 2016

    South Loop Farmers Market returns tomorrow

    The South Loop Farmers Market located at 1936 S. Michigan Ave. (parking lot of Second Presbyterian Church) returns May 16, 2016. The market will be open every Thursday from 4 – 8 p.m. through October.

    The market will feature a selection of 25-40 vendors selling fresh fruit, vegetables, plants, flowers, baked goods, meats, and some prepared foods. The market will also include weekly children’s activities and a monthly cultural performance program (education, literary, and music) in the sanctuary of Second Presbyterian Church.

    Wednesday, June 8, 2016

    19th Annual Benefit: A Walk Through Time

    Sunday, June 12, 2016
    House Walk from 1:00-4:00pm
    Reception & Silent Auction from 4:00-5:00pm

    Glessner House Museum
    1800 S. Prairie Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616
    $50 per person / $40 for members (coupon code required)

    This very special tour provides attendees with the rare opportunity to visit the interiors of several historic homes in the Prairie Avenue Historic District. See beautifully carved wood moldings, leaded glass windows, fireplaces in elaborate tile, mosaic, and marble, and much more! Glessner House Museum is also included on the tour as well as historic Second Presbyterian Church with its landmarked Arts and Crafts interior and collection of Tiffany windows. Clarke House Museum will be open to the public for free that afternoon as well.  Following the tour, attendees are invited to return to the museum for a reception and silent auction, featuring theatre tickets, Chicago memorabilia, collectibles, architectural fragments, and other items of interest.

    Glessner House Museum
    Preview auction items (new or 2016!) and place absentee bids.

    Absentee bids will be accepted from 9:00am on Monday June 6, 2016 through 5:00pm on Friday June 10, 2016. Bidding re-opens at 12:30pm on Sunday June 12 and closes at 4:45pm.

    Kimball House

    To purchase tour tickets, click here.

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