Category: The Big City Blog
The Big City Blog: Bar Roma’s Chef’s Table dinner, new bird exhibit at Notebaert Nature Museum, “skinny sips” at Cantina Laredo and more
Jan 16, 2018
The Notebaert Nature Museum's new exhibit aims to introduce the public to some of the world’s most exotic and fascinating birds by...
Jan 10, 2018
“(Zanies) is tight and traps the energy of the crowd. That little room literally shakes with laughter most nights. It’s magic.”
The Big City Blog: Still feeling the Christmas spirit after the fact? Check out these extended holiday activities and exhibits
Dec 30, 2017
ZooLights includes lights synchronized to holiday music, animal-shaped yard decorations and activities like trains, a Ferris wheel and...
Dec 14, 2017
The Field Museum’s "Free Days" are back in 2018. This includes an entire month of free basic admission for Illinois residents during Free...
Oct 27, 2017
Lucky for us, the foliage hasn’t quite reached its peak yet in Chicago, so grab a friend and your portable camera and check out some of...
The Big City Blog: Three Chicago-area local haunted houses perfect for a frighteningly good time this Halloween season
Oct 11, 2017
Complete with an eerie churchyard, cemetery, dark castle-like rooms and narrow passageways, this facility is a feast for the senses.
Sep 29, 2017
The fields of Chase Park will be converted into a campground with real campfires, marshmallow roasting, food, live music and professionally...
The Big City Blog: City Winery’s river domes, Wicker Park-Bucktown fall dinner crawl, Nature Museum’s “Backyard Adventures” exhibit and more
Sep 25, 2017
City Winery Chicago will be offering “river dome” seating for dining guests who want to enjoy a view of the river and city skyline...
The Big City Blog: I lost my shoe in a mosh pit, but what else is new? Riot Fest is everything I love about punk music brought out into the open
Sep 19, 2017
I lost my shoe in the mosh pit, had it returned in two parts, and then held on to it as a few strangers lifted me up into the sea of crowd...
The Big City Blog: Adult scavenger hunt at Lincoln Park Zoo, Friday Night Flights beer fest in Ravenswood, North Coast after parties and new happy hours
Aug 21, 2017
After a summer full of sampling local craft beers across Chicago’s neighborhoods, the final Friday Night Flights beer festival of the...