Thursday, November 4, 2010

South Loop Connection Roundup

Animal Wellness Center: Working Hard to Open
According to Dr. Steven Andres, the South State-N-16th Animal Wellness Center, 1601 S. State St., he's still hoping to open some time this month. Contractors are currently working to build out the space.

The "White City" surrounds the Court of Honor

The Devil in the White City Finally Coming to the Big Screen?
Yesterday's RedEye reported that Leonardo DiCaprio was set to play serial killer H.H. Holmes. According to Internet Movie (IMDb), there were plans for movie versions of Eric Larson's nonfiction bestseller set for release in 2011 and 2013 respectively. RedEye also reported that DiCaprio was signed on as a producer. Perhaps his clout will ensure that this film will finally be made. We can't wait to see the recreation of the 1893 World's Fair on the big screen.

Discover Some New Italian Wines
This Friday, South Loop Wine Cellar, 1442 S. Michigan Ave., will be featuring "Italian varietals you probably haven't tried." The wine-tasting is 7-9 p.m. Cost is $5 (wine club members free).

A Midsummer Night's Dream opens at the Civic Opera House
The Lyric Opera of Chicago takes on the Shakespeare-inspired opera. Catch a free pre-opera lecture an hour before each performance. Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $66 - $207. 20 N. Wacker Drive, (312) 332-2244, Listen to a brief mp3 preview by Sir Andrew Davis.

Historic South Loop Trolley Tour
Take a trolley tour of  the South Loop Sunday afternoon, December 5. South Loop Neighbors (SLN) president Dennis McClendon, is one of the area’s most knowledgeable residents. He will give two, one and a half hour tours at 12 noon and 2:00 p.m. departing from in front of Dearborn Station. McClendon will cover the history and architecture of the whole South Loop. As an extra added attraction, Bar Louie at the Dearborn Station will be giving all trolley tour participants 20 percent off any food purchases that day!

Dearborn Station 47 W. Polk St.

Chicago Code To Debut in February
Fox TV will debut Chicago Code (formerly known as Ride-Along) on February 7, 2011 at 9 p.m., the day after the Super Bowl. The show filming around Chicago, stars Jennifer Beals and Jason Clarke.

Jennifer Beals  plays superintendent Teresa Colvin and Jason Clarke plays Chicago detective Jarek Wysocki in Fox TV's new police drama Chicago Code.

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