Spring into Festival SeasonWe can’t help but daydream about springtime in Chicago as we are being teased with glimpses of 60-degree weather, putting away the winter jackets, and smelling the flowers. Coming out of the winter cave, getting back into all of the Chicago events can be a hassle. Spring is the season that warms up Chicagoans and... Read more »
Where to Watch the OscarsThe 88th Academy Awards promises to deliver on big laughs, big wins, and perhaps a few upsets. Host Chris Rock is sure to skewer big name movies stars in attendance, including nominees Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio, in a night that may finally see him take home the gold. Where will you be when the... Read more »
A Movie Review: ‘Risen’Movies that center around religion are not necessarily terrible, but they definitely have a less than favorable track record. On the spectrum of quality for the genre, “Risen” falls somewhere in the middle. Director Kevin Reynolds (“Waterworld,” “Tristan & Isolde”) returns to the big screen for the first time in a decade to bring audiences... Read more »
Brooks Hart Enters the Dinner Lab February 24The only thing fancier than a dinner party is a “secret” dinner party where you are only allowed to know where you will be eating the day before you arrive. That’s what you will experience at Dinner Lab. On Wednesday, Feb. 24, join the talented Chef Brooks Hart as he prepares a delectable menu featuring crowd-pleasing favorites... Read more &...
Chicago Valentine’s Day Date OptionsValentine’s Day weekend is one of the busiest times for Chicago’s theatrical events as couples venture out into the cold for a night of romance, drama, and good eats. Though it may be difficult to wade through the variety of shows going on, it’s smart to determine which ones are really worth your time and... Read more &...
The Ruff Draft: An Album Chicagoans Should HearChicago music fans are always excited to hear fresh sounds and new beats. One of the freshest artists on the scene is Justin Ruff, who introduced his debut album, “The Ruff Draft,” at the Foundation Room in January. Ruff’s sound is a sensual blend of R&B, jazz, scat and pop music, one that Ruff describes... ...
Revolution Brewery 5th Anniversary Party at the RivieraAt a time when craft beers are thriving in Chicago, Revolution Brewery continues to lead the pack among local brewers. The Logan Square-based brewery recently turned 5-years-old and it is hard to argue that any local brewery has had more success during this time. Revolution celebrated their anniversary by hosting a massive, sold-out party and... Read more »
Social Enjoyments are more than skinnyBy Deme Kopulos In an industry dominated by Jack, Jim, Bud and Captain SOCIAL is a brand making a vibrant statement on shelves and in bars around the city. Leah Caplanis, CEO of SOCIAL Enjoyment has a specific vision for a product made to compliment women who embrace a life that embodies health and wellness... Read more »