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Taste of Chicago Preview June 19, 2017

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.



Niall Horan with Jimmy Fallon…going…METAL? hahahaha June 14, 2017



Freebies Rule! June 8, 2017

‘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

Have Fun!



Oak Forest Plant Exchange 6/4/17 May 31, 2017

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!



Liam Payne stops by the Mix to chat with Lisa May 19, 2017



When you’re first stage dive doesn’t go well… May 16, 2017



Harry Styles Performs LIVE on the Today Show May 9, 2017


The Chainsmokers crash prom at Huntley HS!! May 1, 2017

Talk about an unforgettable prom….



James Arthur slows it down even more for The Tonight Show April 26, 2017



Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence! April 24, 2017

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,
-Dominican University,
-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



Clean Bandit Stops By The Mix April 18, 2017

Fans breaking into dressing rooms….pre-show workouts AT the show venues….check it out 🙂



Ed Sheeran performs his latest on The Tonight Show! April 18, 2017



Imagine Dragons “Believer” April 12, 2017

Because who hasn’t thought about fighting Dolph Lundgren? lol



1-D mashup of solo singles April 10, 2017

Why wait for a real reunion when people can digitally reunite the guys?!



Shawn Mendes and John Mayer duet April 7, 2017



Making Out With Pillows? Ew. March 29, 2017



Rihanna Gets Embarrassed?? Really?! March 21, 2017

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!



Hey Green Thumbs! It’s Back!! March 16, 2017

The 170th Annual Chicago Flower & Garden Show runs March 18-26, at Navy Pier. Show hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both Sundays, and Monday through Wednesday; and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

One of the most cherished annual events at Navy Pier, the Chicago Flower & Garden show draws upwards of 40,000 garden enthusiasts and newbies each year from across the Midwest. In fact, the show’s roots can be traced as far back at 1847!

With all this Chicago spirit and love, you have to be asking, “What does this have to do with the show?” Well, in honor of this city in a garden, the 2017 show theme will be applauding all that is wonderful about Chicago’s neighborhoods, cultural institutions and green scene. (Which happens to be a lot!) From urban design innovations to cutting-edge food fusions to leaner and greener living, Chicago is where ideas are born and built.

To keep up on the latest Flower and Garden show news, visit the Chicago Flower and Garden website at www.chicagoflower.com.



National Day of Unplugging is TOMORROW! March 2, 2017

With National Day of Unplugging coming up on March 3 (tomorrow!!) So I guess I better tell you this stuff now…

Did you know:
>> 77% of women and 68% of men spend 3 hours or more per day on their computer, phone, or tablet. Half of women and 41% of men spend 5 hours or more per day looking at a screen.

*** NATIONALTODAY.COM DAY OF UNPLUGGING SURVEY ***
(survey of 1,000 Americans, conducted Feb. 14, 2017)

>> TOP 3 MOST INTERESTING INSIGHTS ABOUT OUR DEVICES
#1: When I have down time, I spend it on my phone, computer, or tablet (35%)
#2: I spend more time interacting with people online than I do in person (13%)
#3: I feel like I’m addicted to my phone (13%)

>> MOST AMERICANS SPEND 3+ HOURS A DAY ON THEIR DEVICES
75% of Americans spend 3+ hours per day on their computer, phone, or tablet. 48% spend 5 hours or more per day looking at a screen, while 13% spend 10 hours or more.

>> TOP 5 PLACES AMERICANS SPEND THE MOST TIME LOOKING AT THEIR PHONES
#1: When I wake up (32%)
#2: When I’m in bed going to sleep (26%)
#3: On work breaks (20%)
#4: In the bathroom (10%)
#5: On my morning commute (4%)

>> BED ISN’T JUST FOR SLEEPING ANYMORE
For 58% of Americans, bed is the most popular place to check their phone, be it when waking up (32%) or when going to sleep (26%).

>> RANKING OF THE TOP 3 DEVICES AMERICANS SPEND THE MOST TIME ON
#1: Smartphone (76%)
#2: Computer (17%)
#3: Tablet (7%)

>> MEN CARE SLIGHTLY MORE THAN WOMEN ABOUT THEIR SOCIAL MEDIA IMAGE
5% of women say they closely monitor how many “likes” they get on social media, compared to 7% of men who say the same.



Alicia Keys Impressions of Adele, Gwen and more!! March 1, 2017

The Alphabet Song is amazing! And the Meow Mix jingle is right behind that one. hahahaha ENJOY!!