This stylish and swanky hotel has hosted presidents, movie stars and notorious gangsters. Among downtown Chicago hotels, the Renaissance Blackstone stands out as one of the finest, most elegant luxury hotels on Michigan Avenue. Near Grant Park and a mere 3 blocks from Michigan Lake, The Chicago Institute of Art, Navy Pier, Millennium Park and the Field Museum are all within minutes of our doorstep.
The FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island is an outdoor amphitheater located on the man-made peninsula, Northerly Island, in Chicago, Illinois. Opening June 2005, the venue is a temporary structure, with the season running from June until September. Known as the "Venue with a View", the amphitheater has views of Lake Michigan, Burnham Harbor, Soldier Field and the Chicago Skyline.HistoryThe venue lies on the former site of Meigs Field. On March 30, 2003, Mayor Richard M. Daley ordered a midnight demolition of the airfield. The construction crew excavated six large X's on the runway. Daley stated the continued operation of the airfield was a threat to Chicago's cityscape, using the events of 9/11 as a reference. The airfield was set to continue operation until 2011, when it would be turned over to the City of Chicago. No one within state or city government were consulted on the demolition besides Daley. The Federal Aviation Administration fined the city $33,000, with an additional one million paid in grants.In August 2003, construction crews were sent in to continue demolition of the airfield. Originally, the space was planned to become an aviation museum. Daley refuted the plan and proposed the space become a lakefront park and nature reserve. Within the allocated 91 acres, Northerly Island was born. Over four acres were set aside for the forthcoming music venue.
It's not an Art Class--It's an ART PARTY! Scratch the structure. Lose the lecture. Bottle & Bottega is all about friends, a canvas, and a bottle of wine. The only lesson to learn: You DO have an inner artist just waiting to be realized!
Sod Room is a unique and eco-friendly, indoor playspace located in the South Loop neighborhood of Chicago. Sod Room is committed to providing a healthy and meaningful play experience for children by utilizing only safe, sustainable and responsibly made toys and materials for its playspace. Sod Room features recycled cork flooring, low VOC paint, reclaimed wood and is uniquely designed to utilize as much natural light as possible. Beyond the playspace, Sod Room offers a multitude of workshops and classes to assist you in your quest to becoming a more eco-minded parent. Sod Room also features a retail boutique which offers local, organic, fair trade, and recycled products and gifts for children and parents as well as a private event space for parties. We invite you to Love the Earth and Play!
With a history dating as far back as the 1800’s when the building belonged to The Chicago Illuminating Company, a predecessor of ComEd, the space boasts an urban, contemporary flair and reflects the resurgence of the South Loop neighborhood. Operated under the direction of Marta Michulka since 2004, the venue is noted for premier events including corporate and social, galas, weddings, product launches and film shoots.
19 East is now owned and managed by Food For Thought, Chicago's premium catering company. Marta Michulka will continue to operate the property and venue immediately adjacent at 2110 South Wabash Avenue. It will be marketed under the name of the Chicago Illuminating Company.
“I look forward to working with Food For Thought to leverage special event opportunities that showcase the unique qualities of both venues,” said Michulka.
Nancy Sharp, Food For Thought’s Chief Executive Officer, notes that the acquisition was a natural choice given the resurgence of the city’s Cultural Mile. “South Michigan Avenue has seen an explosion of growth in civic, retail, cultural and business development,” says Sharp. “What were once traditional manufacturing buildings, are now hosting the finest events in the city. We are thrilled to be a part of this South Loop renaissance, which has also attracted many prominent hoteliers and restaurateurs to the neighborhood. The investment into the Cultural Mile is the perfect representation of the Food For Thought brand,” adds Sharp.
Coup d'état is an intimate lounge and live-venue.
More than a nightclub, Coup d'état is quite literally a blow against the current state of lounge and nightlife culture in Chicago. Comfortable, chic and most definitely sexy, it combines rustic charm and modern design. Primitive futurism maybe? Yes it looks good in magazines, but it feels even better.
It's the perfect spot to relax, sip a well made cocktail and chill with friends. Cozy up to the bar or lounge on a banquette. You know how certain records just make you feel sexy? The right room has the same power.
Welcome to Chicago, 1929 and welcome to Tommy Gun's Garage! We offer a sit-down dinner wit some of the finest hooch in the da city brought to you by da flappers and gangsters as well as an Audience Interactive Roaring 20's Musical Comedy Revue. We're the hottest smash on South Wabash!
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Indie-Art Media is an Arts Entertainment and Media Production Company that specializes in both the Commercial and Independent Industries. IAM is dedicated to enhancing and nurturing clients of all mediums. Comprised of a multitude of professional Partners and Affiliates, Indie-Art Media fulfills the needs and vision of each client through a highly skilled team of creators and entrepreneurs. Indie-Art Media thrives on fulfilling community and commercial needs. As a result, we have established a hub for clients and artists to network, collaborate and hone their artistic abilities.
Hello Sea Beast fans! This page is here to keep everyone updated on the status of our "Puppet Meltdown" puppet slams. We'll be posting our call for submissions/volunteers, dates and times when we are ready to gear up for the next slam!
The Arie Crown Theater is located in Lakeside Center at McCormick Place, just 2.5 miles south of downtown Chicago. It is accessible via a wide variety of public transportation methods and ample parking is available.