Monthly Archives: September 2012

Creation of the Sand Mandala | Navy Pier

The people have asked and the people shall receive. Back by popular demand, the Tibetan Monks of Drepung Gomang Monastery in India join us here at Navy Pier for another weekend of meditation, peaceful prayer, and stunning art creation. The Monks last visited Chicago back in August and drew large crowds curious to witness their…

Charna Halpern at Four Star Comedy Fest | Navy Pier

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Navy Pier’s brand new Four Star Comedy Fest on October 6 is going to be quite the comedy event! The entire day is chock-full of great acts and big names. And, we’ve got another big announcement for all you improv fans! We’ve been talking up Jimmy…

Four Star Comedy Fest | Navy Pier

As the saying goes, laughter is the universal medicine. If you’re in the need for a remedy to help brighten up your week, and who isn’t, then have we got the thing for you! Navy Pier is excited to present the debut of a brand new comedy festival called Four Star Comedy Fest on Saturday,…

Sunday in the Park with George | CST

Witness the 2012/2013 Chicago Shakespeare Theater season get things started by taking in tonight’s opening of Sunday in the Park with George! This beautiful Pulitzer Prize and Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical drama, which originally premiered Off-Broadway in 1983, has since made its way to Broadway, journeyed to London, and revisited New York and London…

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart | CST

The Chicago Shakespeare Theater has been home to some pretty interesting productions over the years and if you’re into innovative, international and emotionally gripping theater, then you’re in for a real treat with The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart. The play, which mixes music, song, folklore, and dance into its story, is being presented by…

Oktoberfest at Harry Caray's Tavern | Navy Pier

Oktoberfest may be a German tradition, but it’s also a 16-day celebration enjoyed by Chicagoans of all nationalities and backgrounds. Because what’s not to like? Beer served up by the liter, huge soft pretzels, bratwurst, bratwurst, and more bratwurst … sounds like the perfect kind of party! We highly recommend that you get your Oktoberfest…

An Afternoon at World Music Festival | Navy Pier

It’s one of those classic fall days, still warm enough, but perfect weather for a light sweater and scarf, especially with that slight breeze coming off of Lake Michigan. I’ve got a cold one in front of me and am shimmying along to the hot rhythms of a little samba. Could this day get any…

Tips for the PSI Career Fair | Navy Pier

The job hunt can often feel long and fruitless. You submit your interest and resume to a couple dozen companies a week and maybe hear back from one of them – and that’s on a good week. Personnel Strategies Inc. (PSI), a company devoted to bringing together employers and a diverse group of candidates, wants…

Special Attractions at EXPO Chicago | Navy Pier

Starting tomorrow, EXPO Chicago, the International Exposition of Contemporary/Modern Art and Design, begins its four-day stint in Navy Pier’s Festival Hall and art enthusiasts and philocalists couldn’t be happier. The show brings together 100 top art galleries for exhibitions and a number of high-profile speakers, such as New York Magazine art critic, Jerry Saltz, for…

Where Have They Gone, Georges?

You’ve been thinking about your Sunday trip to the Art Institute of Chicago all week, dreaming about the calming effects a quiet stroll through the galleries will have on you after another long and hectic work week. Finally, the day arrives. You know exactly where you’re headed first: Second Floor, Medieval to Modern European Painting…