| Jan 6, 2014
| 2:42 PM
Ex-Cub and current Tampa Bay Ray David DeJesus will host his karaoke fundaiser, “Strike a Chord,” Jan. 16 at American Junkie along with the David DeJesus Family Foundation and Cubs Charities. The benefit will raise money for ALS research and...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 9:39 AM
Don't let a little inclimate weather keep your family cooped up. These indoor play spaces offer a perfect opportunity for the whole brood to get out and get moving.
Play tunnels and inflatables, development toys and soft foam...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
New Year's Eve is just six days away. Do you have your dinner reservations yet?
If not, I've got a few extras. More than 130, actually.
As I've done for the last 13 years (and 18 of the last 20), I've made reservations, in my name, at restaurants...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 10:45 PM
The physical elements of the current spectacular attraction visiting Chicago Shakespeare Theater from the United Kingdom consists of the following: one puppet (hollow cardboard head and cloth body) and one table (rectangular, prosaic).
| Oct 22, 2013
| 8:59 AM
During a span of 17 days, I visited nine of the most talked about haunted houses in Illinois. Most were entertaining, most made me flinch at least once or twice and most sold extremely average, lukewarm pizza at their concession stands (you would think...
| Dec 12, 2013
Former Chicago White Sox pitcher Jose Contreras on Dec. 2 listed his seven-room condominium unit on Lake Shore Drive on the Gold Coast for $849,900.
Contreras, 42, a Cuban defector and a key part of the Sox's 2005 World Series-winning team, left the Sox...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 11:10 AM
Her friends call Donna Saffaei, 22, a "super fan" of Veronica Roth's Divergent series of books.
They may be right.
Having finished her exam at the University of Iowa in Iowa City on Monday, Saffaei, who over the past week reread the first two books...
| Oct 25, 2013
Great wisdom about artistic endeavor can come from all kinds of weird sources. Last week it came from the mouth of a puppet with a hollow head and a cloth body.
This particular puppet is the star of "The Table," the truly amazing show from the touring...
| Dec 13, 2013
At one point in the rarely produced Shakespearean comedy "The Merry Wives of Windsor," which opened Wednesday night at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater as a manic farce, a married woman named Mistress Page receives what seems be a love letter. "What, " she...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 7:58 PM
Breakfast with Tomten
Eat pancakes with Tomten (Swedish for Santa) at this popular annual event. Don’t forget a camera to snap a pic of your kids with the man of the hour. Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark St. (773-728-8111, samac....
| Dec 8, 2013
| 1:20 PM
So here's an example of why the Q Brothers, the Chicago-based arts entrepreneurs, have established such a formidable reputation for themselves. In their new hip-hop version of "A Christmas Carol," the ghost of Jacob Marley makes an appearance as a...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 11:50 AM
The Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, dubbed this season's Christmas Ship, arrived this morning at Navy Pier with more than 1,200 trees for needy families, officials said.
The ship arrived at the pier on time at 8:30 a.m., said Capt. Dave Truitt. The trees...