Adler Planetarium is handing out free solar eclipse glasses (while supplies last)
Here’s where you can get yours!
Daley Plaza: Thursday, August 17 @ 7:00 am
South Grant Park (Roosevelt/Indiana): Thursday, August 17 @ 2:00 pm
Lagunitas Brewing Company: Friday, August 18 @ 12:30 pm
Local Non-Profit Hosts Illinois’ Largest School Supply Distribution Event & Activity Day
WHAT: On Wednesday, August 9, Back 2 School Illinois (B2SI) will host the organization’s largest school supply distribution event at the Broadway Armory Park. Nearly 14,000 Back 2 School kits, filled with more than 420,000 school supplies will be distributed to underserved students to begin the school year.
WHEN: Wednesday, August 9th | 8:30 a.m. — 3 p.m.
–8:30 a.m- Four semi-trucks full of school supplies will arrive at the Broadway Armory where hundreds of volunteers will unload and sort the school supply kits.
–11 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.- More than 400 students ages 6-12 will take part in numerous interactive activities and demonstrations that seek to encourage, inspire and educate the children in a fun-filled atmosphere
–11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.- School supply kit distribution
WHERE: Broadway Park Armory | 5917 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60660
WHY: For over a decade, B2SI has sought to ensure that all Illinois students have the tools they need to prepare them for not only the upcoming academic year, but to develop the confidence they need for successful futures. In 2016 alone, B2SI provided more than 890,000 of its signature school supply kits to nearly 30,000 students from low-income families. The long-term goal is to provide the more than one million Illinois children from low-income families each year with the school supplies they need to succeed. For more information and for details about additional upcoming events, please visit www.b2si.org.
37th ANNUAL TASTE OF CHICAGO PREVIEW
Enjoy a “taste” of Chicago’s favorite food and music festival featuring 3 Taste of Chicago food vendors and food trucks. New this year: live painting by a Street Art & Graffiti Alley artist (11 a.m.-2 p.m.) and a March of the Puppets procession (noon-1 p.m.).
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at DALEY PLAZA, 50 W. Washington St.
The 37th Annual Taste of Chicago is July 5–9 in Grant Park with hours 11 a.m.–9 p.m., Wednesday–Friday, and 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Taste is a cultural experience for all your senses – featuring Chicago food, music, arts and family fun. For more information on the FREE admission festival, visit tasteofchicago.us. Join the conversation on Facebook at Taste of Chicago and follow us on Twitter, @TasteofChi (#TasteofChicago) and Instagram, @ChicagoDCASE (#TasteofChicago).
Please NOTE: Food Vendors will be vending for cash; no tickets required.
‘Free Days’ Return to Field Museum for Illinois Residents
Museum to Offer Free Basic Admission on Certain Days from July to December
Illinois residents must show valid proof of residency. Visit fieldmuseum.org/freedays for details.
Here’s the free days:
August 10, 28, 31;
September 10, 11, 23 (ID Day), 24;
October 9, 22, 23, 31;
November 12, 19;
December 3, 24; from 9am to 5pm
The Field Museum is at 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive
June 4, 2017 from 10am until 1pm
City Hall Gazebo
15440 S. Central Avenue
Oak Forest, IL 60452
Bring a plant, take a plant
Streetscape Plant Exchange
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Splitting hostas? Thinning lilies? Digging out daffodils?
Why not share them with your neighbors? Participation is easy…you bring a plant, you take a plant. The more you bring, the more you take.
All we ask is that you bring your plants in containers clearly marked to identify the plants. The more people who participate, the more plants we can offer.
We will also have experts on butterfly gardening, who will inform us of how we can help save the Monarch butterfly in our very own backyards.
Don’t miss the Rose presentation at 11 a.m. by Frank DeVries, Rosarian-Master Gardener. Mr. DeVries will be sharing his Rose knowledge and answering questions.
Come join us!
Talk about an unforgettable prom….
Driehaus Design Initiative will celebrate the future of fashion at The 16th Annual Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence on Friday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m. and you are invited!
The event features a runway show highlighting the talents of top emerging Chicago fashion design students. At Vintage Studios (700 S. Desplaines Street).
The elegant fashion soirée will be emceed by Sylvia Perez, News Anchor/Reporter on Fox 32 Chicago, and includes a pre-party with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, live entertainment, a live auction, and an exclusive VIP after-party.
The first place designer will win $7,500, including photography & make-up for the production of a lookbook, a garment display at Neiman Marcus Michigan Avenue, and additional media opportunities. The second and third place designers, as well as the five honorable mention designers will win cash honorariums.
I think this is so cool to have our own design schools here in Chicago putting themselves on the map of the fashion world in such a cool way!
Local fashion and design schools participating are:
-Columbia College Chicago,
-The Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago,
-the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Reserved seating VIP tickets are $300 and include access to the VIP after-party.
General admission tickets are $175. For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.DriehausDesign.org.
If you’ve never been to a fashion show before, you’re not the only one. I just wanna go and see if it’s anything like the scenes in Zoolander. I’m kidding. I’m pretty sure it’s not. hahaha
Fans breaking into dressing rooms….pre-show workouts AT the show venues….check it out 🙂
Because who hasn’t thought about fighting Dolph Lundgren? lol
Why wait for a real reunion when people can digitally reunite the guys?!
She live-streamed her own reaction to her sex scene on the show, Bates Motel. And believe it or not, she gets a little embarrassed. I know…I was surprised, too!