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A suburban bar with sensational bands, once again, rocked last night when City of the Weak and Echo Black performed at the House of Music and Entertainment, better known as H.O.M.E., in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

Chicago Riverwalk

Chicago's DCASE (Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events) hosts a Chicago Riverwalk kick-off celebration that highlights how much fun you can expect to have this summer.

As Amazon.com devours mom and pop stores like a ravenous Pac Man, one business is standing up to them. From 2009 to 2015, the number of independent bookstores in America grew by 35%.  There are enough independent bookstores in Chicago to warrant a couple of top-10 lists.

Monday Night Sunset Cocktail Cruise Aboard Yacht

Free tickets, anyone? Hop aboard the Comp Train, Goldstar’s popular promotion that features complimentary tickets to tons of fun events throughout the country.

Angela Mortellaro as Rita

Two one-act operas written 25 years apart.  The first explores the longing for the ideal of beauty; the second deals with the repercussions of finding it.

There is a new restaurant in town and it’s tasteful, fresh and fun and can satisfy the taste buds of anyone! The Grill House opened its doors recently and I was given the opportunity to sample their fare for dinner with the owner, Louis Liagridonis.

Mississippi Crafts Center

With all of the tools at our fingertips nowadays, travel planning is simultaneously easy and overwhelming.

Chicago Gospel Music Festival

The Chicago Gospel Music Festival returns for its 33rd year this summer. Taking place on June 1 and 2, this year's festival headliners include The Canton Spirituals, Israel & New Breed, “Oh Happy Day”: Chicago Choirs Celebrate the Music of Edwin Hawkins, The Walls Group, The Tri-City Singers Reunion and many more.

Bacon wrapped Sausage from Bangers and Lace at Baconfest 2018

A true bacon fan waxes rhapsodic about the 10th annual Baconfest Chicago.

In Argentina, gelato is more than a dessert: it is a social tradition that is held dear any time of day, any season of the year. FRÍO Gelato (3721 N. Southport) is bringing this tradition to Lakeview and the results are superb.

Summer begins when Buckingham Fountain is turned back on for the season. ComEd and the Chicago Park District have joined forces for the fourth year in a row to "Switch On Summer."

A precocious toddler... A lost beloved bunny... A superhero Dad... A singing Mom... And dancing laundry supplies. What could go wrong? Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical is back at Emerald City Theatre, and it is great fun for ALL ages!

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