Lisa Allen


Explore Wrigleyville Christmas (heated snow domes and all!) December 14, 2018

December 15
947 W. Roscoe
This new festival brings four heated snow domes to Wrigleyville with various themes including an ice cave, the North Pole, a tropical dome, and a Christmas wonderland plus snowboard demonstrations and artwork projected onto nearby buildings. Afterwards, hit various Christmas-themed pop-up bars around the neighborhood at Deuce’s & the Diamond Club, Country Club, and Stretch Bar & Grill.

Frozen Themed FREE Family Night Out December 5, 2018

Lincoln Park’s shopping and entertainment destination, NEWCITY Lincoln Park, along with Chabad Lincoln Park will be hosting a special ‘Frozen’ themed Hanukkah celebration and Menorah lighting ceremony. Guests meet their favorite ‘Frozen’ characters and hear live performances by Gan Gani and the Moadon School Choir, see ice carvings and more!

Sunday December 9th from 5pm until 7pm. Lightning the Menorah will take place at 5:30pm

NEWCITY Lincoln Park Plaza (1457 N Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60642)

Old Holiday Flicks on the Big Screen Again December 4, 2018

Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal. ArcLight Cinemas is bringing back old holiday movies to the big screen for their Let It Snow movie series:

Home Alone
Monday, December 10 at 7:30 p.m.

Tokyo Godfathers
Tuesday, December 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Die Hard
Monday, December 17 at 7:30 p.m.

If you love the show, FRIENDS…check this out! November 28, 2018

Broadway In Chicago just announced tickets to FRIENDS! The Musical Parody will go on sale on Wednesday, December 5. FRIENDS! The Musical Parody will play Broadway In Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place for a limited engagement Feb. 12 – March 3, 2019.

FRIENDS! The Musical Parody is the comedic musical that lovingly pokes fun at TV’s Friends, celebrating the adventures of your favorite group of 20-something friends as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in 1990s Manhattan.

It’s a typical day at New York’s only coffee shop, Central Perk, until an unexpected runaway bride enters the picture and kicks the whole gang out of second gear! The new musical recreates our favorite moments from all 10 years of Friends through an uncensored, fast-paced, music-filled romp.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday December 5th!

Haunted Christmas November 26, 2018

So if the snowstorm didn’t give you that warm holiday feeling and you’d rather rewind to Halloween instead….this might be for you:

The creators of the 13th Floor Haunted House Chicago (Melrose Park) are continuing a twisted holiday tradition sure to fright and delight holiday revelers looking to reimagine the holiday spirit. Terrifying audiences across the nation, Krampus: A Haunted Christmas will open in Chicagoland for two days only: December 7 and 8 from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm each evening. Krampus: A Haunted Christmas is sure to provide a much-needed break from carol singing and tree trimming, as the spirits of Christmas come to life.

Sidewalk Prophet Project November 12, 2018

Our voice guy here at the station has discovered some incredible talent in a homeless man and is helping make a dream come true. Now THIS is making a difference in Chicago, check it out!

Here’s a link to get involved:

Write THANK YOU notes to our veterans November 8, 2018

The Willows Hotel (555 W Surf St) welcomes guests and the public to an A Million Thanks letter writing event on Veterans Day (November 11) from 10am to 2pm. A Million Thanks is a nonprofit organization that supports active, reserve, and veteran military by sending millions of letters of gratitude directly to soldiers. During this event, The Willows Hotel will offer participants a pen and card to write a personal letter to a soldier in need of encouragement.

The Great Outdoors Back On The BIG SCREEN! November 7, 2018

I’ve always LOVED this movie (I could quote the whole thing!) Besides what’s not to love about a Chicago story AND our favorite actors like John Candy and Dan Akyroyd back on the big screen!

It’s happening tonight at ArcLight Cinemas on Clybourn and they call it Lights, Camera, Cocktails. They’re doing a whole series of different throwback movies, but tonight is my favorite, The Great Outdoors!!

Join us for an evening of film and fine craft cocktails! Lights, Camera, Cocktails is a monthly screening series that pairs top bars and bartenders with a favorite movie to create a three-drink menu using the film for inspiration. At each event, guests will enjoy a pre-screening cocktail in ArcLight’s modern-designed café bar. Staff from the evening’s featured bar partner will be on hand to meet and mingle with guests before they head over to the theater to pick up complimentary popcorn and their second movie-inspired cocktail to enjoy while watching the featureD film. Following the screening, guests are invited back to the café for a wrap party to discuss the film and savor their third cocktail.

Bastille, Marshmello + String Quartet “Happier” November 6, 2018

New Imagine Dragons song MACHINE November 1, 2018

Sam Smith & Calvin Harris PROMISES October 25, 2018

Paula Abdul Falls Off Stage October 23, 2018

Bebe Rexha performs on Kimmel October 19, 2018

Street Closures and Openings for Chicago Marathon this Sunday October 4, 2018

Street closures and openings
Mile Description Anticipated closure Anticipated opening
1 Columbus Dr.: Start to Grand Ave. 7 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
1 Grand Ave.: Columbus Dr. to State St. 7 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
2 State St.: Grand Ave. to Jackson Blvd. 7 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
3 Jackson Blvd.: State St. to LaSalle St. 7 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
3/4/5 LaSalle St.: Jackson Blvd. to Stockton Dr. 7 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
6 Stockton Dr.: LaSalle Dr. to Fullerton Dr. 7 a.m. 11:45 a.m.
6 Fullerton Dr.: Stockton Dr. to Cannon Dr. 7 a.m. 11:45 a.m.
7 Cannon Dr.: Fullerton Dr. to Sheridan Rd. 7 a.m. 11:45 a.m.
7 Sheridan Rd.: Diversey Pkwy. to Belmont Ave. 7 a.m. 11:45 a.m.
8 Inner Lakeshore Dr.: Belmont Ave. to Sheridan Rd. 7 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
8 Sheridan Rd.: Inner Lakeshore Dr. to Broadway 7 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
9 Broadway: Sheridan Rd. to Briar Pl. 7 a.m. 12:15 p.m.
10 Broadway: Briar Pl. to Diversey Pkwy. 7 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
10 Clark St.: Diversey Pkwy. to Fullerton Pkwy. 7 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
11 Clark St.: Fullerton Pkwy. to Webster Ave. 7 a.m. 12:45 p.m.
11 Webster Ave.: Clark St. to Sedgwick St. 7 a.m. 12:45 p.m.
11 Sedgwick St.: Webster Ave. to North Ave. 7 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
12 North Ave.: Sedgwick St. to Wells St. 7 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
12 Wells St.: North Ave. to Walton St. 7 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
13 Wells St.: Walton St. to Wacker Dr. 7 a.m. 1:15 p.m.
13 Wacker Dr.: Wells St. to Franklin St. 7 a.m. 1:15 p.m.
14 Franklin St.: Wacker Dr. to Monroe St. 7 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
14 Monroe St.: Franklin St. to Jefferson St. 7 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
14 Jefferson St.: Monroe St. to Adams St. 7 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
14/15 Adams St.: Jefferson St. to Damen Ave. 7 a.m. 1:45 p.m.
15 Damen Ave.: Adams St. to Jackson Blvd. 7 a.m. 1:45 p.m.
15/16/17 Jackson Blvd.: Damen Ave. to Halsted St. 7 a.m. 2:15 p.m.
18 Halsted St.: Jackson Blvd. to Taylor St. 7 a.m. 2:30 p.m.
18/19 Taylor St.: Halsted St. to Loomis St. 7 a.m. 2:45 p.m.
19/20 Loomis St.: Taylor St. to 18th St. 7 a.m. 2:45 p.m.
20 18th St.: Loomis St. to Halsted St. 7 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
21 Halsted St.: 18th St. to Canalport Ave. 7 a.m. 3:15 p.m.
21 Canalport Ave.: Halsted St. to Cermak Rd. 7 a.m. 3:15 p.m.
21/22 Cermak Rd.: Canalport Ave. to Wentworth Ave. 7 a.m. 3:30 p.m.
22/23 Wentworth Ave.: Cermak Rd. to 33rd St. 7 a.m. 3:45 p.m.
23/24 33rd St.: Wentworth Ave. to State St. 7 a.m. 3:45 p.m.
24 State St.: 33rd St. to 35th St. 7 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
24 35th St.: State St. to Indiana Ave. 7 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
24 Indiana Ave.: 35th St. to 31st St. 7 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
25 31st St.: Indiana Ave. to Michigan Ave. 7 a.m. 4:15 p.m.
25/26 Michigan Ave.: 31st St. to Roosevelt Rd. 7 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
26 Roosevelt Rd.: Michigan Ave. to Columbus Dr. 7 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
26 Columbus Dr.: Roosevelt Rd. to Finish 7 a.m. 6

FREE Yoga Event at Navy Pier September 5, 2018

On September 15, guests are invited to officially kick off the Fall into Yoga series by participating in the first-ever VibeUP Yoga Social at Navy Pier. FREE and open to all ages and fitness levels, the festival promotes relaxation and rejuvenation ahead of the fall season, with access to a series of yoga sessions and a wellness marketplace from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Polk Bros Park Performance Lawns. Interested individuals must register online in advance and bring their own mats to the event.

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Registration, Check-in and free giveaways

9:15 a.m. – 10 a.m. Yoga 1 – Slow Flow
Slow-paced session, focused on breath and fluid movement

10:15 a.m. – 11 a.m. Yoga 2 – Vinyasa
Fast-paced session, focused on seamless transitions of postures using breath

11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Mindful Market Mingle
Market/mixer, featuring live DJ, free food and beverage samples, giveaways from wellness partners/yoga studios and more

12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Yoga 3 – Slow Flow and Meditation
Slow-paced session, followed by guided meditation

Field Museum gets boozy to celebrate 125 years! August 29, 2018

Raise a glass to the Field Museum’s 125th birthday with the science of alcohol

This September, celebrate the Field Museum’s 125th anniversary at a pop-up installation at Logan Square’s nationally acclaimed cocktail bar The Whistler. Join them for birthday drinks and listen in on talks with scientists on the history, science, and uses of alcohol.

The front windows of The Whistler will be transformed into a diorama featuring original specimens from the 1893 World’s Fair, where the Field Museum got its start. You’ll be able to get up close to a scene with Field Museum specimens including a red panda, a skeleton of a wolverine, and a cast of a dinosaur bone. Inside, bar-goers will be able to examine mini-dioramas that can be rented out from the museum’s N. W. Harris Learning Collections.

Throughout the month, scientists will be on hand to talk booze—how the brewing process works, what we know about drinking in ancient Egypt and Peru, and how scientists use alcohol to preserve scientific specimens.

Here’s a programming schedule:

Sunday, September 9, 6pm—7pm: Biology of Beer, a talk with Field researcher Matthew Nelsen and Brewer Marty Scott of Revolution Brewing, about the science of alcohol

Tuesday, September 18, 7pm—8pm: Hard Stuff, a talk with Field Curator Ryan Williams and Lucas Livingston of the Art Institute on ancient brewing practices in Egypt and Peru

Sunday, September 30, 6pm—7pm : Pickled, an interview with Field’s Collections Assistant Kayleigh Kueffner and Staff Scientist Holly Lutz about preserving animals in alcohol

Madonna’s Truth Or Dare Back for ONE DAY ONLY August 24, 2018

Madonna: Truth or Dare
Tuesday, September 4

Location: ArcLight Cinemas, 1500 N. Clybourn

Madonna: Truth or Dare covers the Queen of Pop’s controversial 1990 Blonde Ambition Tour during the peak of her fame and in support of her fourth studio album, Like a Prayer. Directed by Alek Keshishian, this documentary was the highest grossing documentary of all time until Bowling for Columbine in 2002. Madonna, who just celebrated her 60th birthday, caused near riots during her documentary’s Cannes screening in Paris.

Ed Sheeran and Don McLean August 21, 2018

This is like, singer/songwriter perfection right here.

Weird Al performs with Weezer August 10, 2018

Taylor Swift duets with Bryan Adams August 6, 2018