Author: Heidi Kohz

  • Valentine’s Day in Chicago

    If you’re looking to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Chicago, you’re going to love this list! The Windy City sure is romantic. There are so many places, whether it’s an evening between sweethearts, a group of friends, or just a great night out with your single friends. If you’re still looking for ways to celebrate your…

  • A Chorus Line: Chicago Style

      Porchlight Music Theatre has done it again. They close their 2018/2019 season with a spectacular version of A Chorus Line. This production is not for the theatrical company faint of heart, as it has won numerous Tony awards and a Pulitzer Prize for drama. It is also the seventh longest-running Broadway show. The cast…

  • Fancy Plants Cafe Now Open for Dinner

    Fancy Plants Cafe Now Open for Dinner

    Just off of Broadway in the heart of Lakeview East is a newly opened delightful cafe that has recently started serving dinner. Step inside Fancy Plants Cafe and it’s a quaint, inviting coffee shop that just happens to be all plant based. They serve Dark Matter coffee and Rishi teas, and have a wonderful selection…

  • Art Deco Nutcracker is a Sweet Production

    The Nutcracker ballet has been performed for 126 years all over the world. Premiering in 1890, it was originally only performed in Russia taking place 14 times in its first three seasons. It was a sensation from the start and has been a tradition at the holidays ever since. it holds many a fond memory…

  • Giving Furiously This Season

    In honor of the season of giving, Furious Spoon is partnering with Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) throughout November and December. This kicks off the Chicago-based restaurant’s #GiveFuriously initiatives and will offer an opportunity for diners, fans and followers to give back in various ways. Proceeds raised will go directly to CCH for community programs, advocacy and more.…

  • Art-inspired beverages at Travelle

    Art-inspired beverages at Travelle

    Through the end of the year, and possibly longer, you can imbibe some pretty spectacular cocktails newly offered at Travelle, at the Langham Hotel.  They’ve taken their cues from famous works of art and created cocktails to reflect them. Here is a sampling of what you can find: Midori Garden – evocative of Hiroshi Yoshida’s “In…

  • Pink Taco Feeds Communities in Need on Thanksgiving Partnering with Inspiration Corporation to Provide Meals This Holiday Season

    Pink Taco, the iconic, playful Mexican brand, hosts its inaugural Thanksgiving Dinner providing holiday meals to Chicagoans in need. Partnering with Inspiration Corporation, a non-profit organization helping participants exit homelessness and poverty while increasing self-sufficiency, the River North restaurant invites over 100 individuals and families to celebrate the holiday with a hot meal. “Our staff looks forward to…

  • Ian Maksin Brings the World Together Through Music

    There are some artists that just stand out in a way that defies explanation. They are so driven by their art, whatever genre, that they work tirelessly, constantly evolving and presenting to the world.  One of those artists is Chicago’s own Ian Maksin. Born in Russia, he began playing cello at the tender age of…

  • HQ Beercade River North Celebrates One Year of Their Themed Brunches

    HQ Beercade River North Celebrates One Year of Their Themed Brunches

    Headquarters Beercade’s River North location recently celebrated 1 year of their Disney-themed brunches and I was on hand to partake in the festivities. The beautiful Sunday afternoon (days like these are waning, for certain) did not keep many a partier away for this occasion. HQ does events called Bippity Boppity Booze Brunch (Disney themed, as…

  • Chicago Air & Water Show Specials to Help You Enjoy This Year's Show

    Chicago Air & Water Show Specials to Help You Enjoy This Year's Show

    Well, it’s that time of year – large planes buzzing downtown as they prepare for the annual waterfront extravaganza. You can always bring your gear and set up along the lakeshore, but there are many ways to enjoy the show (and some food and drink specials too).  Check out these special places and deals to…

  • Grab your passport! 20th annual world music festival Chicago announces the full schedule of musicians from around the world!

    Performances in 17 venues across the city include the all-night Ragamala at the Chicago Cultural Center, an “El Grito” celebration of Mexican Independence at Millennium Park, the Global Peace Picnic in Humboldt Park and World Music Festival meets the World Dumpling Fest at Navy Pier and much more The world will come together from September 7…

  • Weber Grill Restaurant in Schaumburg to Open a Grill Academy

    Weber Grill Restaurant in Schaumburg to Open a Grill Academy

    The first dedicated grilling school in Chicagoland will open in August 2018 Weber Grill Restaurants announces that they will open the first dedicated grilling school in Chicagoland and their second Weber Grill Academy at their Schaumburg location at 1010 N. Meacham Rd. in early August 2018. The 700-square foot, three-season, custom-designed learning facility will be located…